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Welcome to the World of Design!

Founded in 1989 by a civil engineer Mr. Sam Rabie. After discovering the beauty and timelessness of rock crystal and colored quartz, natural and beautiful minerals formed in the earth over millions of years. Sam’s passion for the crystal quickly turned into a career change from which he has never looked back.

Sam diligently cultivated the finest resources for rock crystal from all over the world, Europe, Asia and South America. Having humbly begun by designing and manufacturing a wide selection of rock crystal prisms, WOD has evolved into one of the nations leading and most diversified suppliers of rock crystal.

With meticulous attention to detail primarily providing prisms for the lighting industry and manufacturing the best of “one of a kind” accessories such as candlesticks, obelisks, centerpieces, boxes, etc…in addition to customizing lighting fixtures. These matchless pieces are hand carved and hand polished from all natural semi-precious stones some are accented with ormolu, wrought iron and giltwood.

Sam’s love of Antiques led him, while traveling the world for his Rock Crystal to begin assembling the most outstanding collection of Period European Antiques. This passion has grown into a remarkable source of the finest quality 17th to 20th century furnishings and objects of art, you see history brought to life and become reality when you visit his 12,000 square foot showroom filled to overflowing with a grand selection of lighting fixtures, furniture, art, architectural pieces, garden and decorative accessories where we help create the century you want to live in.

We invite you to explore and enjoy our website, introducing you to our company and a small portion of our extensive inventory.

 

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19c Pair of French Provential Carved Walnut Armchairs Finely Carved

19c Pair of French Provential Carved Walnut Armchairs Finely Carved

Unusual American 19c Finely Inlaid Tilting Table With Mechanism

Unusual American 19c Finely Inlaid Tilting Table With Mechanism

Pair of Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Cut Glass Twelve Light Chandeliers

Pair of Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Cut Glass Twelve Light Chandeliers

Pair Regence Style Bronze 2 Light Sconces With Cherubs

Pair Regence Style Bronze 2 Light Sconces With Cherubs

Pair Continental Renaissance Style Walnut Upholstered Armchairs

Pair Continental Renaissance Style Walnut Upholstered Armchairs

Mid 19c Italian Neo-Classical Finely Carved Carrera Marble Bench

Mid 19c Italian Neo-Classical Finely Carved Carrera Marble Bench

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Jeweled Porcelain Mounted Three Piece Clock Garniture

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Jeweled Porcelain Mounted Three Piece Clock Garniture

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Cut Crystal Eight Light Chandelier

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Cut Crystal Eight Light Chandelier

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Twenty-Five Light Chandelier

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Twenty-Five Light Chandelier

Fine 19c Gem Stone Overlay and Ormolu Mounted One Door Cabinet

Fine 19c Gem Stone Overlay and Ormolu Mounted One Door Cabinet