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Pair of Dunbar 'Janus' Lounge Chairs
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960-1969 United States Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
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...
Vintage Pair of Carl Auböck Bronze and Leather...
Carl Auböck
Vintage 1950-1959 Austria Bookends
Nice vintage pair of solid bronze biomorphic bookends with hand-stitched leather sleeves. Stamped "Aubock Bronze" to each example.
Hans Wegner Teak Drop-Leaf Dining Table
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950-1959 Europe Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
One of the best Wegner table designs. Teak top and curved legs are beautifully offset by the solid brass leaf mechanism. A wonderful marriage of form and function. Branded to the und...
Paul Frankl Mahogany Console Table
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1940-1949 United States Console Tables
One of Frankl's most elegant designs. A totally modern take on chinoiserie motifs, this table incorporates sharply sabred legs and ribbed center pedestal. We are happy to offer this ...
Rolakan Tapestry by Barbro Nilsson
Barbro Nilsson, Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Vintage 1960-1969 Sweden Tapestries
Signed tapestry in the Narcos (water lilies) pattern. Beautiful weaving alluding to traditional Swedish design motif. This example is larger than typical for this design (26.5" ...
Chic Brutulist Dining/Center Table by Max Papiri
Max Papiri
Vintage 1970-1979 Italy Dining Room Tables
Fantastic cast aluminum dining table base in a hard organic form, with 56" D glass top. From the atelier of Mac Papiri, an important but somewhat obscure designer for mid-1960-1...
Pewter and Bronze "Wave" Vase by Svenskt Tenn
Svenskt Tenn, Björn Trägårdh
Vintage 1930-1939 Sweden Vases
Great 1930s design by Bjorn Trägårdh under the supervision of company director Josef Frank for the illustrious Swedish home furnishing store Svenskt Tenn. Undulating, tapered clover ...
Rare Custom Robsjohn-Gibbings Wastebasket
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1930-1939 United States Home Accents
Fully documented walnut wastepaper basket with two brass ring handles from a 1938 custom interior by Robsjohn-Gibbings. This is part of a library suite we acquired directly from the ...
Boris Tabacoff Armchair
Boris Tabacoff
Vintage 1960-1969 France Armchairs
Spage age chromed steel and cream skai upholstered chair. As comfortable as it is chic.
Enzo Mari Lucite Sculptures
Enzo Mari
Vintage 1950-1959 Italy Abstract Sculptures
Three Lucite cubes each with a floating steel inclusion, from the Progressione di Tre series. For Danese.
Gilbert Rohde East Indian Laurel Secretary Cabinet
Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde
Vintage 1930-1939 United States Art Deco Cabinets
Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller, circa 1934. From the desirable East Indian Laurel Group, this line exemplified chic American Art Deco. With ebonized lacquered trim and nickel plated...
Rare Paul Kiss Wrought Iron Mirror Signed
Paul Kiss
Vintage 1920-1929 France Wall Mirrors
Hand chased and hammered wall mirror with intricate chain and tassel magnificently formed in iron. Paul Kiss was a student of Edgar Brandt and the only Art Deco metal worker to rival...

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