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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Knoll, Jens Risom
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cotton, Maple
Knoll 652 webbed lounge chair deigned by Jens Risom for Knoll. Black cotton straps and maple frame. Early Knoll International label.  
Unknown
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and St...
Midcentury magazine or log holder. Perforated metal, iron frame and solid brass tubing.
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1940-1949 United States Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Oak
A pair of black cerused oak lamps from the 1940s. Brass hardware and milk glass inner shades. High quality construction. New black linen shades. Measure: Shades 15" diameter...
Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail T...
Walnut
Milo Baughman walnut dowel table or bench by Glenn of California. Designed to be used as a coffee table, bench, or platform for case goods. Walnut sides and legs, with hickory dowels...
Ward Bennett, Lehigh Furniture Company
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail T...
Aluminum, Wood
Designed by Ward Bennett for Lehigh Furniture Company. From Bennett's Column X Collection, which was launched in 1959. Solid aluminum base and wood top with black satin finish.
Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1950-1959 Japan Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Linen, Wood
A pair of 1950s cylinder lamps. Teak tripod legs with brass fittings and natural linen shades. Made in Japan.
Unknown
Vintage 1950-1959 Sweden Mid-Century Modern Tray Tables
Teak
Removable top tray table. Molded teak top and solid teak base. Made in Sweden, 1950s.
Kurt Versen, Kurt Versen
Mid-20th Century United States Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal
Two-arm table lamp with original green paint by Kurt Versen, 1950s.
Arthur Umanoff
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Iron, Walnut
Arthur Umanoff side table with compass legs. Metal display rack for magazines. Iron frame around the walnut top, 1950s.
Marshall Studios, Gordon & Jane Martz
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Ceramic table lamp by Jane and Gordon Martz for their company, Marshall Studios. Glazed white striped design. Signed in the clay. Original walnut finial. New shade.
Allan Gould
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Iron
Upholstered iron lounge chair and ottoman by Allan Gould, for his New York-based company, Allan Gould Designs Inc. 1950s Ottoman measures: 19.5" D x 20" W x 17" H.
Genaro Alvarez
Vintage 1950-1959 Mexico Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass
Handmade mosaic table by Genaro Alvarez. Glass mosaic over wood, with a solid brass frame. Signed on the back. Made in Mexico, 1950s. The Mexican modernist artist lived and worked...

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