Esoteric Survey

San Diego, CA

About Esoteric Survey

Esoteric Survey is focused on post-war design, with an emphasis on California, Japan, and the obscure. Based in San Diego, California.

Esoteric Survey

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Alvar Aalto
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Vintage 1940-1949 Finland Mid-Century Modern Stools
Leather, Bentwood
Low back stool by Alvar Aalto with perfect patina. Original leather seat.
Paul Mayen, Habitat
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Acrylic
1960s translucent white acrylic table lamp designed by Paul Mayen for Habitat. Red rotating switch and metal rods piercing the shade.
Gabriella Crespi
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Vintage 1950-1959 Unknown Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets
Bamboo, Rattan
A set of three 1950s rattan with copper rim bowls or baskets. One retains a 1950s Raymor label. Dimensions: 15.25" x 2.5". 10.75 x 5.75. 12.25 x 6.5.   
Unknown
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls
Wood
1950s handcrafted wood catch all or fruit bowl.
Doug Ayers
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Mid-Century Modern Vases
Wood
A pair of 1960s handcrafted wood vases. One has a striking orange resin. Both are signed by the artist. Dimensions: 14" x 13" 11" x 9.5".
Design Line, Bill Curry
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Wood
1960s lamp designed by Bill Curry for Design Line. Complete with original packaging. The base is pink painted wood. It appears to be unused.
Mel Smilow
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Mid-20th Century United States Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Walnut
A pair of slatted side tables with tapered legs by Mel Smilow. Great construction details. Can also be stacked. 1950s.
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States American Modern Paintings
Oil Paint
1954 painting on board by Vernon Smith. Inscribed on verso. Original frame.   
Don S. Shoemaker
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Vintage 1960-1969 Mexico Mid-Century Modern Bookends
Cocobolo
A substantial pair of cocobolo bookends by Don Shoemaker. Produced is his studio in Senal, Mexico, Signed, 1960s.
Smith-Victor
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Vintage 1940-1949 United States Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Metal
1940s studio lamp designed by Roland Smith for Smith Victor. Fully adjustable boom. Red metal ball counterweight and red wood handle. Includes original bag. Signed on the base: J...
Robert Arneson
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Expressionist Ceramics
Clay
Ceramic bowl by Robert Arneson. The applied design is a great example of the artist's transition into Funk. Signed. Robert Arneson was a California artist and professor of cerami...
Unknown
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal
A pair of 1950s enameled metal lamps with perforated adjustable shades. Great original condition.

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