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Pair J. Ingvard Jensen Teak Rolling Bookshelf Side Tables
By J. Ingvard Jensen Odense
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome and masculine pair of Danish Modern rolling bookcase side tables raised on chrome casters. Divided into three shelving sections, each table has two adjustable shelves in two...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish End Tables

Materials

Rosewood

Giant Hans Hedberg Ceramic Egg Boxes
Located in Brooklyn, NY
13" and 10" ceramic egg sculptures with glazed surfaces that mimic actual eggs. Very pop meets organic modernism. The larger one is about the biggest egg box Hedberg made. Hans Hedbe...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Pol Chambost Blue Craqueleur Lamp with Original Shade; Signed
By Pol Chambost
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Deep blue crackle glaze lamp with small fu dog medallion decoration. Original shade has matching blue trim. Ceramic vase was originally made as a lamp base. Signed to underside "Pol ...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Luciano Gaspari Glass Sculpture on Custom Lamp Pedestal
By Luciano Gaspari, Salviati
Located in Brooklyn, NY
c. 1960, Italy, the cast clear glass modernist Spazialismo work is the largest of three sizes, and weights approx. 20lbs. It was produced by murano glass maker Salviati, where Gaspar...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Rare Pair Robsjohn-Gibbings Side Tables
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1961, from a small collection for Baker Furniture produced just for one year. Beautiful European Walnut with delicately reeded legs. This line marks the transition from Gibbing's Ame...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

Edward Wormley Pedestal Bar Cabinet in Olive Burl model 6302D
By Edward Wormley
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pedestal Cabinet/ Dry Bar by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, introduced in 1963, in natural olive burl with hinged door and dark mahogany interior cabinet. Original paper label on bottom.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Mahogany, Olive

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Chest of Drawers
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb 6-drawer cabinet in beautiful original finish dark walnut, with brass legs, and raffia cane wrapped handles. Signed with cloth Widdicomb ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Cane, Walnut

1970s Steel and Bronze Canopy Bed
By Don Cameron
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fabulous four-poster queen bed frame in steel with bronze elements. From a Bergen County, New Jersey estate decorated over multiple decades by Tommi Parzinger, this bed was purported...
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Vintage 1970s American Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Steel

Set of Three Vintage "Spring" Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Possibly custom-made, these rustic modern corkscrew-form tables are constructed from heavy solid wrought iron and old repurposed wood tops. All three tables are 12” diameter; heights...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Side Tables

Materials

Iron

Tripod Floor Lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen Lighting
By Hansen Lighting Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Solid brass tripod floor lamp model 206, first introduced in 1950. This example is likely from the early 1970s and retains a clean, tarnish-free high-polish brass finish with a light...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Enzo Mari Lucite Sculpture
By Enzo Mari
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Lucite cube with internal red sphere.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Lucite

Peter & Molgaard Hvidt Rosewood Secretary
By Peter Hvidt, Soborg Mobler
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome, masculine 6-drawer dresser with recessed pulls, topped with drop-front desk fitted with drawer and storage cubicles. On enameled metal legs with rosewood block feet. Retain...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Secretaires

Materials

Steel

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