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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Ben Seibel Orb Jenfredware Bookends in Copper
Ben Seibel
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Bookends
Copper
Copper bookends by Ben Seibel for Jenfredware, 1950s.
Oak Cube Side Tables California Design, 1970s
Unknown
Vintage 1970-1979 United States Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Oak
A pair of oak cube side tables. Rounded corners with nice circular joinery details. Floating base.
Three Iron and Glass Triangular Tables, 1950s
Margaret Bruton
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Iron
Three 1950s triangular tables with iron frame and removable puddle glass tops. Hand-hammered metal feet. Original finish with a nice patina, 1950s. The last photo shows a set of M...
Jane and Gordon Martz Ceramic Lamp
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 segmented design with incised decoration. Signed in the clay and includes a Marshall Stu...
Jane and Gordon Martz Ceramic Lamp
Marshall Studios, Gordon & Jane Martz
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Monumental ceramic table lamp by Jane and Gordon Martz for their company, Marshall Studios. Segmented triple stack design with a dark olive glaze. Incredibly large original walnut fi...
Solid Bronze Abstract Sculpture by Eli Karpel
Eli Karpel
Vintage 1970-1979 United States Modern Abstract Sculptures
Bronze
Solid bronze abstract sculpture by Eli Eli Karpel (1916-1988). Rotating ebonized wood base. Signed by the artist. A native of New York, Karpel earned a master of fine arts deg...
Midcentury Wall Mount Coat or Hat Rack, France,...
Unknown
Vintage 1950-1959 France Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands
Iron, Wood
Wall-mounted coat rack. Iron and wood. Made in France, 1950s.
Pair of Stacking Stools Sweden
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1960-1969 Sweden Mid-Century Modern Stools
Birch
A pair of birch stacking stools. Curved edge seat. The leg bends have the fingered joinery identical to Alvar Aalto. Stamped, "Made in Sweden" and includes the importers st...
Midcentury Teak Wastebasket, 1950s
Vintage 1950-1959 Sweden Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets
Teak
Midcentury wastebasket or trash can, in teak. Beautiful grain with a white interior, 1950s.
Iron and Wood Shelf, 1950s
Unknown
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Iron, Wood
1950s iron and wood shelf. Solid wood shelves and iron frame. Well-built and extremely sturdy. The design includes tabs on the back so that it can be attached to a wall, if desired.
Walnut and Brass Gerald Thurston Adjustable Hei...
Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Mid-20th Century United States Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Walnut
Pair of 1950s walnut and solid brass table lamps designed by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Solid brass balls unscrew to allow for sliding height adjustment. New custom American mad...
Chair by Olavi Hanninen for Mikko Nupponen, Fin...
Olavi Hanninen
Vintage 1950-1959 Finland Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Elm
Solid elmwood chair with leather backrest, by Olavi Hanninen for Mikko Nupponen, Finland, 1959.

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