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Pair of Dunbar 'Janus' Lounge Chairs
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dark stain mahogany frame with tufted upholstery seats, shows all the subtle details in wood carving and upholstery for which Dunbar is renowned. From the 1957 Janus line designed by...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Mahogany

Mahogany and Saint Gobain Glass Cocktail Table Attributed to Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Interesting circa 1940s French modernist design employing the high/low mix strongly associated with the designs of Jacques Adnet in this period. Chunky, almost rustic slab mahogany v...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Art Glass, Mahogany

Elegant Osvaldo Borsani (attrib) Cocktail Table
By Atelier Borsani Varedo, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
c. 1950, mahogany, ash, fruitwood, the round top clad in starburst pattern mahogany veneer with central brass star inlay, over three round tapered and sharply sabered legs, with chan...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

Parchment Topped Coffee Table, Attr. Atelier Borsani Varedo
By Atelier Borsani Varedo, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant low cocktail table with natural goatskin tiles on top, and beautifully carved base and figured legs. Unsigned but exceptionally well made table attributed to Borsani.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Goatskin, Hardwood

Pair of Musical Instrument Lamps by Frederick Weinberg
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Table or wall lamps in the shape of a guitar and lute. Paper shade with metal frame with back-lit bulb with a Picasso-like sculptural sensibility.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Parchment Paper

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Occasional or Center Table for Baker
By Baker Furniture Company, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant neoclassically styled centre or lamp table from the rare one year collaboration with Baker furniture in 1961. The fluted walnut center pedestal sits on a brass rimmed base. T...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Rosewood and Aluminum Sidetables by Luxus
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of side tables designed by Osten and Uno Kristiansson for Luxus of Sweden.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Aluminum

French Modernist Nickel Bronze and Frosted Glass Chandelier
By Jean Boris Lacroix
Located in Brooklyn, NY
c. 1930, in the style of Jean Boris Lacroix, top level construction with heavy gauge solid brushed nickel bronze supports and heavy cast glass shades, from the estate of Alan Moss.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Custom Bar/Cabinet for Kandell Residence
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique, one-of-a-kind, two-door cabinet in exotic hardwood with solid cast brass bamboo frame, and black glass work-surface top, designed as a livingroom bar for the Kandell Penthous...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Brass

Rare Ward Bennett Settee and Side Chair in Vintage Fabric
By Brickel Associates, Ward Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bent ash frame with remarkably clean original mod striped cotton velvet upholstery. The chair frame is in a lighter stain wood but otherwise matches. Chair is 23" wide. Brickel Assoc...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Settees

Materials

Ash

Pair of Wharton Esherick (attrib) Counter Stools
By Wharton Esherick
Located in Brooklyn, NY
c. 1950s/60s, biomorphic carved walnut or redgum seat on three hickory legs joined by staggered dowels, all mortise and tenon construction with exposed tenon joints on legs and seat....
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Vintage 1950s American American Craftsman Stools

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Walnut, Hickory

Pair T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Tiered Side Tables
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An early architectural Gibbings design, c. 1940s, in mahogany. The slightly elongated bottom shelf disrupts the overriding simplicity. Widdicomb labels. Table tops are 28" long.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Mahogany

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