Modest Designs

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Modest Designs

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Carl Malmsten
Vintage 1930-1939 United States Dressers
Handsome solid oak three-drawer chests with a bevel-edge drawer and Art Deco influenced drawer pulls. Incredible original condition. Widdicomb metal tag and illustrated in the 1938 c...
Pepe Mendoza Pulls
Pepe Mendoza Pulls
$1,200 / item
Pepe Mendoza
Vintage 1950-1959 Mexico Mounted Objects
Mid-century Pepe Mendoza drawer pulls in brass with ceramic inlay. The larger is signed with impressed manufacturer's mark [Mendoza Hecho en Mexico]. Three pieces total.
Warren McArthur
Vintage 1930-1939 United States Desks
Black lacquered top and drawers in aluminium tube base, with aluminum handles. Original lacquer finish.
Arne Vodder, Sibast Furniture
Vintage 1950-1959 Denmark Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Handsome pair of four-drawer teak dressers with curved teak-veneer plywood pulls. With "George Tanier Selection" stamp to back of each commode.
Gustavsberg, Wilhelm Kåge
Vintage 1940-1949 Sweden Ceramics
Rustic one-of-a-kind, hand thrown stoneware pottery centerpiece bowl vase with lovely etched design. For Gustavsberg. Signed, with studio insignia, date letter, and stamped Farsta fi...
Rude Osolnik
Vintage 1970-1979 Swivel Chairs
Great example of early 1970s studio woodwork with sculptural three-sided carved cherry seat with leather(ette?) upholstery and brass tack border. Seat swivels on a sculpted and chise...
Enzo Missoni
Late 20th Century France Table Lamps
Black ceramic base encased in a solid bronze organic form. Rewired with US socket.
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1940-1949 United States Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Simple early modern design by Edward Wormley for Dunbar distinguishes itself my its great proportions, chunky geometric shape, and wonderful dappled mahogany veneer. Original finish ...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Sofas
Chic gold velvet upholstered sofa with down back and side cushions and sprung seat. Beautifully carved mahogany feet. This is an extremely well built and comfortable sofa, with typic...
William Lescaze
Vintage 1930-1939 United States Wall Lights and Sconces
White porcelain wall lights designed by the great Swiss modernist architect. This pair is nicely minimalist, eschewing the usual pull chain, and embellished with the simplest brass t...
John Vesey, Paul M. Jones
Vintage 1980-1989 United States Modern Center Tables
High quality 1970-1980s era table with brown parchment clad top on modernist tripod base. The form is after a John Vesey design and may be a later Paul M. Jones interpretation. Unsig...
Wiener Keramik, Berthold Löffler
Antique 1900-1909 Germany Table Lamps
Incredible reversed-tiered torchiere table lamp with hand-painted starburst design. The underside of the tiered levels are pierced to project a light pattern downward. Bertold Loffle...

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