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Adrian Pearsall Furniture

Adrian Pearsall (USA, 1925-2011)

Adrian Pearsall designed some of the most exuberant and expressive American furniture of the 1950s and ’60s. For verve and vivacity of form, he surpasses even Vladimir Kagan — whose work is the emblem of swinging, sexy mid-20th century modernism. Pearsall gave his imagination free rein, and his flamboyant, eye-catching styles are icons of what has become known as “Atomic Age” design.

     Pearsall studied architectural engineering at the University of Illinois before opening his Pennsylvania furniture company, Craft Associates, in 1952, and that training shows in many designs. A Pearsall trademark, for example, is a lounge chair with an exceptionally tall, trapezoidal back, which give the pieces a skyscraper-like silhouette. Pearsall also had a talent for so-called “gondola” sofas — long, low-slung pieces with upswept ends. Many of Pearsall’s sofas and chairs are supported not by legs, but on gently arced walnut skids.

     Pearsall also had a gift for tables, in particular glass-topped side and coffee tables with frames that have the look of an Alexander Calder stabile. As you will see from the offerings on these pages, Adrian Pearsall had flair, and his work adds an attention-getting, sculptural exclamation point to any décor.

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Set of Five Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates B...
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Brutalist Tables
Laminate, Resin
Paying homage to Paul Evans' sculpted bronze series, this matched set of five tables by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates features black laminate tops and nature motifs in a sculpted...
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Adrian Pearsall Wave Chaise
Modern Drama
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Adrian Pearsall Wave Chaise
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaises Longues
Wood, Fabric
Wave chaise by Adrian Pearsall. Fully restored and reupholstered.
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Adrian Pearsall Gondola Sofa
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Adrian Pearsall Gondola Sofa
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Walnut
Wonderful daybed sofa by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, USA, 1960s. Very comfortable, and can be used both as a sofa and as daybed. The American walnut frame shows exquisite cra...
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Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Brutalist Cof...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass
Beautiful Brutalist style coffee table designed by Adrian Pearsall and manufactured by Craft Associates. The table is fantastic, it is made of a wooden base with a resin finish. The des...
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Adrian Pearsall High Back Walnut Armchair in Green...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Velvet, Walnut
A vintage high back armchair, produced circa 1960s by American designer Adrian Pearsall, upholstered in green, crushed velvet, against a walnut frame. Good vintage condition, with origi...
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Pair of Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Table L...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Walnut
Elegant pair of Adrian Pearsall table lamps for Modeline. Created out of walnut, lamps are in amazing unrestored original condition. Double shades for each lamp are original. Measuremen...
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Adrian Pearsall Wall-Mounted Cabinet or Bar
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Cabinets
Large version of this well-known example by Adrian Pearsall. Measuring 48" in diameter, this wall-mounted cabinet is rendered in applied resin that is finished to resemble pewter or sil...
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Set of Three Triangle Stools by Adrian Pearsall fo...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Stools
a matched set of three vintage 1960's triangle upholstered stools designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, with tapered walnut legs and brass casters.
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Large Brass Base Swivel Pouf Ottoman by Adrian Pea...
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Brass, Leather
Swivel ottomans by Adrian Pearsall for Comfort Designs. Brass base with new leather upholstery.
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Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Modern Sofa with Walnu...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Very nice Adrian Pearsall mid century modern walnut sofa with built in end tables and new upholstery.
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Adrian Pearsall Kidney Shape Coffee Table on a Wal...
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Nice kidney shape glass top coffee table on solid walnut base.
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Adrian Pearsall Oiled Walnut Lounge Chair, New Uph...
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Newly upholstered Adrian Pearsall lounge chair.
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Adrian Pearsall Oiled Walnut End Table
Soho Treasures
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Adrian Pearsall Oiled Walnut End Table
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Very nice Adrian Pearsall walnut end table with glass top.
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Pair of Jacks End Tables by Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Pair of mid-century modern Jacks Tables by Adrian Pearsall.
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Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Modern Walnut Base, He...
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables
Glass, Walnut
Very nice mid century modern heart shape top coffee table by Adrian Pearsall.
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Mid Century Adrian Pearsall Kidney Shape Coffee Ta...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Vintage-modern coffee table, features beautifully sculpted black lacquer base with large rectangular glass top. Designed by Adrian Pearsall. Base measurements - 34w 18d 15h Please con...
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Pair of Tall Table Lamps by Adrian Pearsall for Cr...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Pair of lamps in teakwood designed in the 1950s by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. A matching pair has original shades and finish. They Stand a bit taller than average table lamp ...
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Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Pair of Loung...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Modern Lounge Chairs
Green Fluffy Adrian Pearsall lounge chairs.
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Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Glass Top Din...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tables
Glass, Walnut
This Craft Associates table by Adrian Pearsall is in great condition, with a sculpted walnut base and a glass top.
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Pair of Adrian Pearsall Glass Top Side Tables
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Glass, Walnut
This is a fantastic pair of sculpted walnut Adrian Pearsall side tables with kidney bean-shaped glass tops.
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Adrian Pearsall Glass Top Planter Coffee Table
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Walnut
Adrian Pearsall coffee table features a sculpted walnut base and a shaped glass top from his Planter Collection with a special section to place your foliage.
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Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair
Automaton
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Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Walnut
Adrian Pearsall of Craft Associates is one of Mid-Century's most prolific names in atomic design. This beautiful lounge chair features original orange upholstery and a walnut frame. In ...
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Adrian Pearsall Rocking Wave Chaise Lounge for Cra...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Late 20th Century American Chaises Longues
Ultrasuede, Walnut
Rocking wave chaise lounge on a walnut base with original chocolate brown ultra-suede fabric by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.
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Adrian Pearsall Sectional Sofa
Azalea Modern
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Adrian Pearsall Sectional Sofa
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Adrian Pearsall Sectional Sofa. Each Section Measures: 77"W x 32.5"D x 30.5"H / 14.5" Seat Height
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Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Azalea Modern
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Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair and Ottoman Ottoman: 27"x 24" 14.5"H
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Adrian Pearsall Set of Six Dining Chairs
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Adrian Pearsall Set of Six Dining Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Adrian Pearsall graduated from university with a degree in architectural engineering. He left the architectural field after two years and founded “Craft Associates,” which became one of...
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Vintage Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Secti...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1950s American Sofas
Fabric, Walnut, Wood
A vintage mid century modern sectional sofa designed by Adrian Pearsall and made by Craft Associates. Two Pieces sectional sofa set. These two sections six feet long which can be put e...
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Adrian Pearsall Magazine Rack for Craft Associates...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands
Resin, Wood
Brutalist Magazine rack by Adrian Pearsall made in sculpted polyresin over wood . This work was very much inspired by Paul Evans.
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Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Dining Table
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Dining Room Tables
Glass, Wood
A sculptural Mid-Century Modern dining table by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.
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Mid Century Pair of Upholstered Adrian Pearsall Lo...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Vintage-modern pair of upholstered lounge chairs, features tufted backs and tapered legs, designed by Adrian Pearsall. Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer.
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Rare Adrian Pearsall Serpentine Sofa
Very Vintage LA Gallery
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Rare Adrian Pearsall Serpentine Sofa
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Stunning serpentine sectional sofa designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. The sofa is upholstered in an orange crushed velvet and is in fantastic with minimal wear to commens...
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Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
Stripe
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Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Walnut
Diminutive pair of walnut lounge chairs by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. The spare, curvy lines and low-slung stance make these sexy beauties the seating equivalent of an Alfa-R...
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Adrian Pearsall Leather Wing High Back Chair for C...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Walnut
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s. Dimensions: 40.5″ H x 33″ W x 35″ D. Seat height 18″. ...
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Mid-Century Luxe Swivel Lounge Chair Designed by A...
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Ultra-modern Mid-Century lounge chair with swivel base design. With a highly stylized seamless Silhouette, this chair features an arched barrel back design with chic symmetrical winged ...
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Adrian Pearsall Swiveling Club Chair in Original F...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1970s American Swivel Chairs
Bentwood, Upholstery
Swiveling barrel back club chair in a periwinkle blue and rose flame stich upholstery. Low slung and extremely comfortable with wide, loose cushions. Matching chair with headrest and ot...
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Adrian Pearsall Wingback Lounge Chair
Danish Modern LA
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Adrian Pearsall Wingback Lounge Chair
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Walnut
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1950s. Dimensions: 29.5″ H x 28.5″ W 28″ D, seat height 16.5″...
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Adrian Pearsall Swivel “Cone” Chairs for Craft Ass...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
Designer: Adrian Pearsall Manufacturer: Craft Associates Period/Style: Mid Century Modern Country: United States Date: 1960’s Dimensions: 34″H x 29″W x 29″D Seat Height 17.5″ Materials...
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Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Bench
Modern Drama
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Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Bench
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Mohair, Walnut
Sculptural walnut frame bench by Adrian Pearsall. Fully restored. Refinished base. Newly upholstered in mohair.
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Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
Tom Gibbs Studio
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Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates
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Adrian Pearsall Gondola Sofa
CONVERSO
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Adrian Pearsall Gondola Sofa
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Wood
Pearsall for Craft Industries, sofa, loose pillows and plinth base veneer sub-base. Completely restored.
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Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Pair of Wingback Lounge...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1950s American Wingback Chairs
Velvet, Wood
A beautiful pair of wingback chairs designed by Adrian Pearsall. Sculptural, solid wood frames. New cushions and upholstery.
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1960 Adrian Pearsall Illuminating Globe with Stand...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Globes
Brass, Paper, Walnut
Walnut base in great condition. Globe has some browning and areas of loose and missing paper. Still a great looking piece, especially when illuminated.
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Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair #1806-C
Horseman Antiques Inc.
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Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair #1806-C
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Adrian Pearsall chair #1806-C for Craft Associates. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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Extra Long Adrian Pearsall Sofa for Crafts Associa...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Walnut
An Adrian Pearsall sofa for Crafts Associates, model 2408, with sculptural walnut leg supports. Extra long version of this sofa. New fabric suggested. Cushions not available.
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Vintage High Back Lounge Chairs by Adrian Pearsall...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
Vintage Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates model 2056-C high back lounge chairs. These gorgeous chairs are newly upholstered in an oatmeal color fabric.
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Adrian Pearsall Swivelling Club Chair with Ottoman...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1970s American Swivel Chairs
Bentwood, Upholstery
Inspired design and functionality from Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. This swivelling barrel chair is low slung with a curved head rest. Paired up with the triangular shaped otto...
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Adrian Pearsall Designed Walnut Framed Sofa, USA, 1960s
Talisman
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Adrian Pearsall Designed Walnut Framed Sofa, USA, ...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Sofas
Linen, Walnut
A walnut framed linen upholstered sofa designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, USA, 1960s. Fully reupholstered by Talisman.
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Pair of Mid-Century End Tables by Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Walnut
Classic Adrian Pearsall walnut and glass tables
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Pair of Lounge Chairs on Plinth Base
Flavor
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Pair of Lounge Chairs on Plinth Base
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Pair of mid-century modern lounge chairs. Has a walnut and black lacquered plinth base. Loose, tufted cushioned seat and back.
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Pair of Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Resin Sided Swiv...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1970s Central American Swivel Chairs
Resin
A Pair of Brutalist Resin Sided Swivel Rocking Chairs by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates USA 1970s Fully rebuilt and Reupholstered by Talisman
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Adrian Pearsall Sofa with Marble End Tables
Vintage Looks
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Adrian Pearsall Sofa with Marble End Tables
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Fabric, Marble, Wood
An extra long daybed or sofa designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. It comes with inlayed Italian marble end tables and the original upholstery. Extremely clean and ready imm...
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American Modern "Custom" Brutalist Coffee Table by...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
the body overall decorated with spheres and swirls with a custom made hinged door on the side for interior storage, made special for pearsall for client
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Jacks Coffee Table by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Fu...
Adrian Pearsall
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Maple
The classic Jacks Coffee Table designed by Adrian Pearsall. We've taken the time to completely restore this piece from the base up, including a freshly cut piece of elliptical glass, tr...
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High Back Lounge Chair by Adrian Pearsall for Craf...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Walnut
Dramatic high back lounge chair by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, model 2056-C. Angular back creates visual impact as well as comfort. Chair is upholstered in original tweed like...
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Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Sofa
Hudson Supermarket
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Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Sofa
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Wood
Vintage sofa designed by Adrian Pearsall in brutalist style.
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Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Etagere
Hudson Supermarket
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Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Etagere
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines
Glass, Metal
Brutalist Etagere by Adrian Pearsall
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Set of Six American Modern Walnut "Commander" Dini...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
High upholstered back and set over a dark walnut sculpted frame.
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Pair of Black Lacquered End Tables by Adrian Pears...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Side Tables
Glass, Wood
Pair of black lacquered end tables, inset glass tops resting on sculpted form walnut base, X-stretchers with legs ending in tapered points, by Adrian Pearsall for Lane, American 1960s. ...
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Adrian Pearsall Walnut Side Table for Craft Associ...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Formica, Walnut
Designer: Adrian Pearsall Manufacturer: Craft Assocciates Period/Style: Mid Century Modern Country: United States Date: 1960s Dimensions: 16.75″H x 19″W x 19″W Materials: Walnut, Formi...
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Pair of Adrian Pearsall Bedside Tables
Corinne Robbins
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Pair of Adrian Pearsall Bedside Tables
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Glass, Walnut
Unique walnut nightstands with open base shelf.
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