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Modest Designs

Established in 20031stDibs seller since 2004

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Eric Hoglund Engraved Glass Bowl
By Kosta Boda, Erik Hoglund
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rarely seen early Surrealist/Expressionist Erik Hoglund glass bowl depicting beastly dogs with over-emphasized musculature and dimensionality. Diamond etched "'Boda H 290/1153' to base.
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Decorative Bowls

Materials

Glass, Art Glass

Pair of William Lescaze Sconces
By William Lescaze
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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...
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Vintage 1930s American Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Porcelain

Carl Bergsten Swedish Grace Period Itarsia Occasional Table
By Carl Bergsten
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Graceful solid oak table with various inlaid wood decoration on the tray-form top. Nordiska Kompanient metal tag to underside dates the table to 1926-1927, during Bergsten's tenure a...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Side Tables

Materials

Oak

Gabriella Crespi Steel and Copper Charger
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large charger or tray is in beautiful original condition. Stamped "Gabriella Crespi Breva".
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Serving Bowls

Materials

Copper

Pair French Art Deco Burlwood Tabourets
By Pierre Chareau
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modernist period French Art Deco curule-form stools in figured walnut with aluminum and Macassar Ebony banded feet. Unmarked but in the style of Pierre Chareau or Jacques Adnet.
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Ilonka Karasz Art Deco Tea Pot
By Ilonka Karasz
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic 1928 design in silver plate and ash wood, by one of the few pioneering American women designers of the early 20th century. Made by Paye & Baker, USA. Unsigned.
Category

Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Sheffield and Silverplate

Materials

Silver

Thonet Secessionist Armchair Attributed to Otto Wagner
By Otto Wagner, Thonet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unusual bentwood chair with flaring side arms, upholstered in Secessionist-style fabric. Thonet stamp to interior frame.
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Vintage 1910s Austrian Vienna Secession Armchairs

Materials

Bentwood

Venetian Glass Sculpture by Artist Attilio Polato
By Livio Seguso, Attilo Polato
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Postmodernist pop sculpture of a Minimalist green cactus on clear glass stand, circa 1970. One of a series of artist designed sculptures produced in the studio of Livio Seguso Vetri ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Pair of Dunbar Janus End Tables with Tiffany Tiles
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rare pair of walnut side tables, model # 5831, with inlaid Tiffany favrile glass tiles, from Edward Wormley's celebrated Arts & Crafts influenced Janus collection of 1957.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

Josef Hoffmann Fledermaus Chairs for J & J Kohn
By Jacob & Josef Kohn, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early example of the model 728. chair in beech bentwood with original leather seats and brass square tack border.   
Category

Vintage 1910s Austrian Vienna Secession Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

Tommi Parzinger Floor Lamp
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant wrought iron floor lamp by Tommi Parzinger.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Wrought Iron

George Nelson 4-Drawer 'Basic Group' Dresser
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For Herman Miller, Primavera wood chest of drawers with ebonized wood legs and aluminum pulls, c. 1950. Retains aluminum foil manufacturers label.  
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

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