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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Muriel Coleman
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets
Iron and expanded metal wastebasket or catch all from the 1950s.
Danny Ho Fong
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and St...
Cane, Iron
Woven cane and iron catch all. Removable basket top. Great for magazines, textiles. towels, or ??? 1950s.
Vintage 1960-1969 Japan Mid-Century Modern Vases
Intricate handcrafted bamboo ikebana vase. Signed, 1950s.
Mid-20th Century Japan Mid-Century Modern Vases
Minimalist bronze Murashi-do tea ceremony vase, with presentation box. Signed, Japan, 1950s
Don Knorr, Vista Furniture
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Steel, Mahogany
Philippine mahogany and steel bookcase by Los Angeles based Vista Furniture Company. Expanded metal backing with a solid steel frame. There are three positions to adjust shelves. Pro...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1950-1959 Italy Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic lamp by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, with a repeating sgraffito design and Rimini blue glaze. Measures: New parchment shade: 16" diameter x 11.5" high Dimensions wi...
Vintage 1950-1959 Japan Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardi...
1950s ceramic Ikebana planter from Japan. Signed illegibly and faded label.
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1940-1949 Finland Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Early Alvar Aaalto coffee table in birch. Excellent unrestored condition, with a beautiful grain. The original owner had a glass top made for the table and kept it protected througho...
Isamu Noguchi
Mid-20th Century Japan Mid-Century Modern Garden Ornaments
Midcentury solid cast iron Ikebana vessel from Japan. There are three legs. Unsigned.
Middletown Manufacturing Co.
Vintage 1940-1949 United States Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Dual neck lamp by Middletown Manufacturing Co. 1949. Nickel-plated. Incredible quality and condition. In the fall of 1949, the lamp appeared on the cover of the influential Walke...
Allan Gould
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Iron, Wood
Allan Gould side table with mixed hardwood top and steel base. Produced in limited quantities for the designer's own company, Allan Gould Design (New York City), 1955.
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Side table or stool by Los Angeles-based company Inco, 1950s. Maple top and iron legs.

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