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Pair of Robert Mallet-Stevens Fir armchairs
By Robert Mallet-Stevens
Located in Hudson, NY
France with windowpane lattice sides and back, circa 1927. Mortise and tenon construction. Produced by Pierre Dariel. Acquired from Alan Moss, NYC.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Side Chairs

Materials

Fir

Rare Edward Wormley Rosewood and Brass Floor Lamp for Hansen
By Edward Wormley, Hansen
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful, subtle floor lamp, with three-sided, tapering shaft and brass base and fixtures. Three-way cluster socket. Fantastic design. Stamped "Hansen, New York" to underside of base.
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Vintage 1950s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Rosewood

Maison Jansen Steel, Bronze and Leather Campaign Chair
By Maison Jansen
Located in Hudson, NY
Chic folding chair with neoclassical styling. Leather seat and arm straps, with solid flat bar steel frame and bronze paw feet and knob handles. Produced in Italy for Maison Jansen.
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Vintage 1960s French Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Jules Leleu Bronze Mounted and Inlaid Console Table
By Jules Leleu
Located in Hudson, NY
France, two-tier, bow-fronted table with three frieze drawers inlaid with mother of pearl and ebony flower bursts, mirror-paneled lower section, and wonderfully variegated grey and b...
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Vintage 1930s French Console Tables

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Marble, Bronze

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Custom Brass Curule Bench for the Kandell Residence
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Hudson, NY
Likely one-of-kind solid cast brass stool bench, weighing roughly 75 lbs, that stood at the entrance foyer to the Penthouse apartment at the original Ritz Carlton on Park Ave. South....
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Vintage 1950s American Benches

Materials

Brass

Pair of Large Modernist Ceramic Table Lamps by Zaccagnini
By Ugo Zaccagnini
Located in Hudson, NY
Hand-decorated, white glaze on brown pottery, employing abstract geometric patterns, signed to underside with artist cipher and “For B. Altman & Co.”, circa 1950s. Ceramic base is...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Custom Brass Cocktail for Kandell Residence
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Hudson, NY
Unique, one-of-a-kind, solid cast brass table with original 1” thick green glass top, circa 1953. The smallest of the three faux bois bamboo-form low tables we have available, all fr...
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Set of Four Rare Dining Chairs by Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner for Forma
By Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Hudson, NY
Brazil, circa 1956, delicately carved hardwood frame with hand caned seat. Remnant early Forma Moveis S/A label and Brazilian import stickers to underside.
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Bubinga

Rare Poul Kjaerholm PK59 Oak-topped Coffee Table
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Hudson, NY
Matte chrome-plated steel frame with figured oak veneer top, circa 1957. Stamped for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark to underside stretcher. The PK-59 table has been out of production f...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Occasional Table with Tray
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Hudson, NY
From the 1957 Janus line, this elegant side or snack table has a burl Carpathian elm top on dark stained mahogany tripod base. Dunbar gold metal tag to the underside. Tray is 18" ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Elm

Minimalist Side Chair in the Manner of Donald Judd
By Donald Judd
Located in Hudson, NY
Simple architectural lines in solid Douglas fir belies refined detailing and construction, such as subtle carved edge-shaping in the seat and backrest, circa 1980s. Unmarked.
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Vintage 1980s American Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Pair of Musical Instrument Lamps by Frederick Weinberg
Located in Hudson, 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.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Parchment Paper

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