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California Modernist Style Fiberglass Chaise Lounge
By Architectural Fiberglass
Located in Rochester, NY
California modernist style sculptural fiberglass chaise lounge with rubber coated tubular steel framework. For exterior pool side patio garden. Great looking, circa 1950s. Look at al...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Steel

California Modernist Ceramic Bird Sculptures by James Lovera
By James Lovera
Located in Los Angeles, CA
California Modernist ceramic bird sculptures by James Lovera.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Stoneware

California Modernist Glazed Ceramic Bird Sculpture by Doyle Lane
By Doyle Lane
Located in Los Angeles, CA
California Modernist Glazed ceramic bird sculpture by Doyle Lane.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

California Modernist Ceramic Plaque Wall Art by Frank Matranga
By Frank Matranga
Located in Los Angeles, CA
California modernist ceramic plaque wall art by Frank Matranga.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

California Modernist Abstract Mixed-Media Painting, Signed Altman, circa 1970s
Located in Peabody, MA
A California modernist abstract mixed-media painting with collage, circa 1970s signed Altman.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper

'Village in Tuscany', California Modernist woman artist, SFAA
By Dora Masters
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A semi-abstracted study of a Tuscan townscape with warm terra-cotta roofs and stucco hues of saffron and crimson. Signed lower right, 'D. Masters' for Dora Masters (American, 1916-...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Reclining Nude', California Modernist
By Michael Decker
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Drawn by Michael Decker (American, 20th century) circa 1975 and stamped, verso, with certification of authenticity. A lyrically-drawn, pen and ink figural showing a woman reclining ...
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1970s Impressionist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

Large Allan Adler California Modernist 14k Gold Tie Bar or Money Clip
By Allan Adler
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine large Allan Adler California modernist 14k gold tie bar or money clip. With checkered pattern to the slightly convex front bar. Simply a wonderful piece of gold-smithi...
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Mid-20th Century Modernist Cufflinks

Materials

14k Gold

'Monterey Pier', California Modernist, Woman Artist, Santa Cruz Art League
By Muriel Backman
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left "Muriel Backman" for Muriel Durgin Backman and dated 1955. An elegant, Cubist-derived, mid-century view of the old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, California. A ly...
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1950s American Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Watercolor, Gouache, Handmade Paper

'Diamond Auto Electric', California Modernist oil
By Keith Longcor
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed verso, 'Keith Longcor', dated 1989 and titled, 'Diamond Auto Electric'. A kinetic, post-industrial landscape showing a view of various automobiles parked on a garage forecour...
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1980s Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Board

History Farm, California Modernist OIl Painting
By Wade Hoefer
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Wade Hoefer was born in 1948 in Long Beach, CA. In 1972 he earned an M.F.A. at California College of Art and Craft in Oakland, CA. ...
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1980s Modern Still-life Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media

'Jazz Quartet', Santa Cruz, California Modernist
By Jonathan Taylor
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Taylor' and painted circa 2000. A substantial, Post-Impressionist oil showing a view of four jazz musicians performing on an elevated stage. Jonathan Taylor is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Post-Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

California Modernist Ballet Dancers Ink Drawing
By Francis De Erdely 2
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Francis de Erdely (Hungarian: Erdélyi Ferenc) (1904–1959) was a Hungarian-American artist who was renowned in Europe and the United States for his powerful figure paintings and drawi...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

Arthur Court Faceted Quartz California Modernist Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A large, over the top statement ring by Arthur Court of San Francisco, California. Ring features a tension set large chunk of cut quartz in an electroplated brass shank. A finger s...
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Vintage 1970s Modernist Cocktail Rings

Materials

Quartz

Manor Shadian (Iran / California) Modernist Abstract Oil Painting 21st C.
Located in San Francisco, CA
Manor Shadian (b.1931 Iran / California) Modernist Abstract Oil Painting 21st C. Fine modernist oil on canvas by listed Iranian / Californian artist Manor Shadian. This is a large ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

'San Francisco', Mid-century California Modernist Watercolor
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A vibrant expressionist watercolor showing a view of San Francisco and the bay contrasted against a semi-abstracted colorist background. Signed lower right, 'Provenzano' for Sam Pr...
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1960s American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Milton Cavagnaro Sterling Silver Exotic Wood California Modernist Necklace
By Milton Cavagnaro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
California studio exotic wood pendant necklace with applied hand forged sterling design created by Milton Cavagnaro of Mill Valley, California. Pendant measures 2" square and suspen...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Milton Cavagnaro Sterling Silver Ebony Kinetic California Modernist Earrings
By Milton Cavagnaro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare, abstract modernist kinetic sterling silver and ebony earrings created by Milton Cavagnaro of Mill Valley, California. Earrings inner decorative piece spins freely within the s...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Hoop Earrings

Materials

Sterling Silver

Surrealist Figurative Aquatint Etching California Modernist Sculptor Artist
By Jack Zajac
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jack Zajac, American, born 1929 1964 Etching and aquatint hand printed on Fabriano paper, pencil signed and editioned. Edition Roman Numeral III Image: 12 9/16 x 8 5/8 in. (31.9 x 2...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Surrealist Figurative Aquatint Etching California Modernist Sculptor Artist
By Jack Zajac
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jack Zajac, American, born 1929 1964 Etching and aquatint hand printed on Fabriano paper, pencil signed and editioned. Edition Roman Numeral III Image: 12 9/16 x 8 5/8 in. (31.9 x 2...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Surrealist Figurative Aquatint Etching California Modernist Sculptor Artist
By Jack Zajac
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jack Zajac, American, born 1929 1964 Etching and aquatint hand printed on Fabriano paper, pencil signed and editioned. This one is also dedicated and signed by famed American painter...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Surrealist Figurative Aquatint Etching California Modernist Sculptor Artist
By Jack Zajac
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jack Zajac, American, born 1929 1964 Etching and aquatint hand printed on Fabriano paper, pencil signed and editioned. Edition Roman Numeral III Image: 12 9/16 x 8 5/8 in. (31.9 x 2...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Max Finkelstein Aluminum Construction California Modernist Studio Sculpture
By Max Finkelstein 1
Located in Pasadena, CA
Aluminum sculpture entitled "Square Plus #2" created in 1969 by Max Finkelstein of Los Angeles, California. Sculpture measures 16" height by 12" wide by 4" deep and is in very good v...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum

Early Laura Andreson California Modernist Ceramic Stoneware Bowl
By Laura Andreson
Located in Pasadena, CA
Large Laura Anderson stoneware bowl measuring 3.5" in height by 11.25" diameter. Signed Laura Anderson, 1949. In very good vintage condition. The following bio was taken from the ...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Surrealist Figurative Aquatint Etching California Modernist Sculptor Artist
By Jack Zajac
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jack Zajac, American, born 1929 1964 Etching and aquatint hand printed on Fabriano paper, pencil signed and editioned. This one depicts winged angels. Edition Roman Numeral III Ima...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Surrealist Figurative Aquatint Etching California Modernist Sculptor Artist
By Jack Zajac
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jack Zajac, American, born 1929 1964 Etching and aquatint hand printed on Fabriano paper, pencil signed and editioned. This one depicts lovers embracing Edition Roman Numeral III Im...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Surrealist Figurative Aquatint Etching California Modernist Sculptor Artist
By Jack Zajac
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jack Zajac, American, born 1929 1964 Etching and aquatint hand printed on Fabriano paper, pencil signed and editioned. Edition Roman Numeral III Image: 12 9/16 x 8 5/8 in. (31.9 x 2...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Surrealist Figurative Aquatint Etching California Modernist Sculptor Artist
By Jack Zajac
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jack Zajac, American, born 1929 1964 Etching and aquatint hand printed on Fabriano paper, pencil signed and editioned. Edition Roman Numeral III Image: 12 9/16 x 8 5/8 in. (31.9 x 2...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Surrealist Figurative Aquatint Etching California Modernist Sculptor Artist
By Jack Zajac
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jack Zajac, American, born 1929 1964 Etching and aquatint hand printed on Fabriano paper, pencil signed and editioned. Edition Roman Numeral III Image: 12 9/16 x 8 5/8 in. (31.9 x 2...
Category

1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Surrealist Figurative Aquatint Etching California Modernist Sculptor Artist
By Jack Zajac
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jack Zajac, American, born 1929 1964 Etching and aquatint hand printed on Fabriano paper, pencil signed and editioned. Edition Roman Numeral III Image: 12 9/16 x 8 5/8 in. (31.9 x 2...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Vintage California Modernist Fireplace Tool Set by Luther Conover
By Luther Conover
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern three piece fireplace tool set designed by Luther Conover of Sausalito, California circa 1950's. This set features a heavy cast iron ring stand and includes a poke...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

Materials

Iron

Untitled (Sausalito Hillside, California, Modernist Oil Painting, Houses, Trees)
By Hugh Weller
Located in Denver, CO
Vintage Modernist landscape of houses on a hill in Sausalito, California, by Hugh Weller (1898-1982), original oil painting on board depicts houses and trees on a hillside in colors ...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

R. Nye Opal Jade Pearl California Modernist Studio Sterling Silver Necklace
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid century modernist sterling silver necklace with a beautiful granulation technique by R. Nye of Southern California. Necklace pendant measures 6.25" in length and features an opa...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Jade, Opal, Pearl, Sterling Silver

Antique California Modernist Abstract Landscape Signed Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American impressionist oil painting of California by Maurice Auguste Del Mue (1875 - 1955). Oil on canvas, circa 1928. Signed lower right and dated. Displayed in a period ...
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1920s Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

R. Nye Sterling Silver Opal Coral California Modernist Hamsa Studio Necklace
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handmade mid century modernist necklace with etched design technique by R. Nye of Southern California. Pendant measures 5" in length and features a Mexican opal cabochon and and ang...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Pendant Necklaces

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Coral, Opal, Sterling Silver

Paul Kasper California Modernist Studio Artist Cadmium Plated Sculpture
By Paul Kasper
Located in Pasadena, CA
Cadmium plated steel table sculpture by listed artist Paul Kasper of Whittier, California. Sculpture measures 25" in height by 20" wide. Unsigned. Acquired directly from the artist's...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Jack Nutting Handmade Copper Wood California Modernist Studio Sculpture
By Jack Nutting
Located in Pasadena, CA
Handmade copper sculpture on wood base created by Jack Nutting of San Francisco, California. Sculpture stands 5.75" by 2.5" wide by 2.5 deep. Signed JN 11/81, 2 on the bottom. From t...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Copper

Jack Nutting Coral Pearl Sterling Silver California Modernist Ring
By Jack Nutting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare, handmade sterling silver, coral and pearl American modernist ring created by Jack Nutting of San Francisco. Ring is a finger size 5.5 - 6 and is unsigned. From the estate of ...
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Vintage 1970s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Coral, Pearl, Sterling Silver

Mona Trunkfield Sterling Silver Amethyst Handcrafted California Modernist Brooch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's California studio sterling silver and hand faceted amethyst kinetic brooch created by artist Mona Trunkfield of San Diego, California. Brooch measures 4" in length by 2.25" w...
Category

Vintage 1970s Artist Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, Sterling Silver

Night Light, Signed Aquatint Etching California Modernist Woman Artist
By Susan Hall
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Susan Hall lives and works in Point Reyes Station, California, a town in the heart of the Point Reyes National Seashore. This pristine wilderness area is dominated by a mosaic of bay...
Category

1970s American Modern Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Shtetl Village Doodka Player Judaica Jewish California Modernist Artist Etching
By Boris Deutsch
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Boris deutsch was born in krasnagorka lithuania june 4 1892 died in los angeles 1978.Entered the polytechnic school in riga 1905.School of applied arts berlin 1912. Settled in l.A. 1...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Mixed Media, Watercolor

'Floral Still Life', Bay Area Abstract, California Modernist Woman Artist
By Janice Haefner
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left, 'Haefner' for Janice Haefner (American, 1919-2002) and painted circa 1965. A substantial mid-century oil abstract comprising adjoining and overlapping areas of pr...
Category

1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

'Red Glider', Large California Modernist oil, Modesto Urban Landscape, Airplane
By Keith Longcor
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Keith Longcor' (American, 1944-2015) and dated, '2002'; additionally titled verso, 'Airplanes from a Parking Garage- Modesto CA'. A substantial Modernist landsc...
Category

Early 2000s Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

1960s Abstract California Modernist Copper Enamel Sculpture On Walnut Base
Located in Pasadena, CA
Abstract modern enamel sculpture on walnut base, circa 1960. Sculpture measures 23.5" x 16.5". Unsigned and in very good vintage condition showing some signs of wear in keeping with ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Enamel

'Women with Flowers', Early Los Altos California Modernist, Floral Still Life
By Janice Haefner
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed verso, on stretcher bar, 'Janice Haefner' (American, 1919-2002) and painted circa 1960. A substantial mid-century, Expressionist figural abstraction showing two women seated ...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

George Nobuyuki for Sy Allan Designs California Modernist Studio Ceramic Lamp
By Geo. Nobuyuki Kimura, Sy Allan Designs
Located in Dallas, TX
A Minimalist lamp designed by Hawaiin ceramic artist G. Nobuyuki for Sy Allan Designs of California. A Classic form with masterful executed green glaze. Shade not included. Measur...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Location Proposal Iris Print Ed. 12 Architectural Study LA CAlifornia Modernist
By Cindy Bernard
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Cindy Bernard’s career spans nearly three decades and she is best known for photographs and projections that explore the relationship between cinema, memory, and landscape including ...
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1990s American Modern Landscape Prints

Materials

Color

'Still Life, Yellow and Blue', Woman Artist, Los Angeles, California Modernist
By Vera Indenbaum
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left, 'Vera' and painted circa 1975. A bold and vivid Post-Impressionist still-life painted with a bright palette and bravura brushwork. Vera Indenbaum painted and exh...
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1970s Modern Still-life Paintings

Materials

Paper, Oil

'Woman in Red', California Modernist, San Francisco Bay Area Modernism, Thiebaud
By Robert George Gilberg
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Gilberg' and painted circa 1955. A woman, drawn in variegated shades of ruby and garnet red, poses on a bed with incised details. Born in Oakland, Robert Geor...
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1950s Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Oil Pastel, Paper

'Abstracted Sunset in Scarlet and Ochre', Woman Artist, California Modernist Oil
By Janice Haefner
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Certification of authenticity stamped verso for Janice Haefner (American, 1919-2002) and painted circa 1965. A substantial mid-century oil abstract comprising adjoining and overlapp...
Category

1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

'Fishermen on Hermosa Beach' Large & Early Los Angeles California Modernist Oil
By Thomas Nash
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Thomas Nash' and painted circa 1900; additionally, signed and titled verso 'Hermosa Beach, Drawing in the Fish Net'. A turn of the 20th century, panoramic coast...
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1910s Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Board

'Pierrot in Blue', Large Figural Oil by Early Los Altos, California Modernist
By Janice Haefner
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Haefner' for Janice Haefner (American, 1919-2002) and painted circa 1960; additionally signed, verso, and with artist address. This life-time member of the Pac...
Category

1960s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Pair of Early Modernist Armchairs by Vista of California for Stow Davis
By Stow Davis, Vista of California
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of early California modernist armchairs by Vista of California for Stow Davis. Measures: 22 in. arm height.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Faux Leather, Walnut

Pair of Early Modernist Armchairs by Vista of California for Stow Davis
By Vista of California, Stow Davis
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of early California modernist armchairs by Vista of California for Stow Davis. Measures: 22 in. arm height.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Faux Leather, Walnut

Stunning Modernist Floor Lamp by TYE of California / Angelo Testa
By Angelo Testa, TYE of California
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning modernist floor lamp by Tye of California / Angelo Testa, Classic midcentury iron tripod base, wonderful large ceramic pottery ball with Angelo Testa pattern, signed "TYE" r...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Iron

Rare 3-Seat Sofa Designed by Lou Hodges, California Design Group 1970 Modernist
By Lou Hodges
Located in Buffalo, NY
Extremely rare 3-seat sofa designed by Lou Hodges for California Design Group in the 1970s. Cantilever design oak frame features rounded edge, all original condition, retains origina...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Barney Reid Enamel California Abstract Modernist Pendant Necklace
By Barney Reid
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Abstract fish design in enamel over copper pendant necklace created by Barney Reid of San Diego, California. Pendant measures 2 7/8" in diameter and suspends from a 22" cord that is...
Category

Vintage 1950s Modernist Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Copper

Robert Trout Sterling Silver Pearl California Studio Modernist Starburst Brooch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large scale sterling silver and pearl starburst brooch created by woodworker and jeweler Robert Trout of Southern California. Trout's woodworking, jewelry and furniture were includ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Modernist Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Sterling Silver

Modernist Drawbridge Bay Area California Landscape
By David Fleming
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous painting titled "Drawbridge" by David Fleming (American, 20th Century). Signed "Fleming" lower right. Santa Cruz artist David Fleming graduated from San Jose State Unive...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

'Modernist American Landscape', Merritt College, Oakland, Stanford, California
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, in gouache, 'Herb Saylor' for Herbert Saylor (American, 1916-1991) and painted circa 1945. Art educator Herbert Saylor first studied art at the Albright Art Scho...
Category

1940s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pastel

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