Modest Designs

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Modest Designs

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Vintage 1950-1959 Sweden End Tables
Custom two-tier oak dowel tables with 1/2 inch textured glass shelves. The simple designs belies marvelous construction technique such as invisible inset shelf supports, and each gla...
Sergio Rodrigues
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Vintage 1960-1969 Brazil Floor Lamps
Palmwood
Solid column of palm wood lathe carved into enormous (and heavy) tapering floor lamp. Unsigned, but likely a South American design. Floor dimmer on/off switch. Total height with sh...
Rude Osolnik
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Vintage 1970-1979 United States Desks and Writing Tables
Cherry, Mahogany
Beautiful example of early 1970s woodwork design. Sensuously sculpted and hand finished Cherry and Mahogany desk in an earthy modern style that evokes the Utopian sensibility of the ...
Tommi Parzinger
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Vintage 1940-1949 United States Cabinets
Beautiful lacquered Tommi Parzinger Originals chest, with sectioned felt-lined silverware drawer and two interior shelves.
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Club Chairs
Classic and iconicly elegant lounge chair design in ebonized wood with upholstered seat. Tightly tailored form on thin saber legs, and sharp angular upholstered seat exudes wonderful...
Tommi Parzinger
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Cabinets
Figured birch cabinet on plinth with sexy mahogany inlay racing stripe. The interior is fitted with drawers and fixed shelves. Unsigned but from a Parzinger decorated Bergan County, ...
Walter Dorwin Teague
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Vintage 1930-1939 United States Machine Age Table Lamps
Acrylic
Iconic Machine Age design in aluminum, enameled metal and bakelite. Rare complete lamp with original celluloid diffuser, socket and switch, in great working condition. Paper label on...
Ole Wanscher, A.J. Iversen
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Vintage 1940-1949 Denmark End Tables
Two-tier three-drawer side tables in highest quality Cuban mahogany. Typical Wanscher design employing masculine, British Chippendale influenced elements, impeccably handmade by one ...
Roy Sheldon
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Benches
Nutwood
Beautiful Butternut (white walnut) example of Sheldon's Nakashima-esque natural wood creations. Signed to underside.
Hans-Agne Jakobsson, AB Markaryd
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Vintage 1950-1959 Sweden Wall Mirrors
Rarely seen large wall mirror version of a hand mirror design. Laminated bentwood teak frame with mirrored glass and brass hanging ring. With paper label verso.
Gilbert Poillerat
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Vintage 1940-1949 France Wall Mirrors
Elaborate wrought iron craftsmanship in the manner Poillerat.
André Arbus
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Vintage 1930-1939 France Floor Lamps
French standing lamp with tapered octagonal carved sycamore stem on solid cast bronze tripod base with stylized bronze fittings, circa 1930s.

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