Modest Designs

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Modest Designs

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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen Lighting Co.
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Floor Lamps
Brass
Solid brass with cruciform base for Hansen Lighting of New York. Beautiful old example of this simple and elegant design. Features two sockets with chain pulls and original diffuser ...
John Vesey
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Vintage 1950-1959 Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Rare cocktail table from John Vesey's famous 1958 collection. Polished aluminum spokes connecting to a central nut, with original octagonal glass top. Model V-59 in the John Vesey ca...
Ingrid Atterberg, Upsala Ekeby
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Vintage 1950-1959 Sweden Table Lamps
Glossy gold-brown and white twisting stripes over matte brown glazed base. Made as lamps.
Walter Charak, Charak Modern
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Brass, Macassar
Sexy one-drawer desk with extravagantly grained Macassar ebony surface on mahogany legs with brass stretchers and corner decoration. Has a raised drawer front detail, mirrored-imaged...
Phillip Lloyd Powell
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Shelves
Beautiful and beautifully constructed set of solid dark walnut wall-mount shelves. Each shelf rests on a carved butterfly back bracket, with exposed tenon pins, angled side supports,...
Oscar Niemeyer, Amir Farr
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Daybeds
Bench or daybed designed by Amir Farr in consultation with Oscar Niemeyer for the famous Strick House, Niemeyer's only completed residential commission in the United States. Due to h...
Maurice Jallot
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Vintage 1940-1949 France Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Walnut
Cream-lacquered table with gilt metal sabots and gold and silver-leafed eglomisé glass top.
Venini
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Vintage 1940-1949 Italy Table Lamps
Great early pair of glass rod canister lamps with nickeled brass hardware and glass ball finial. Internal light gives beautiful mood lighting. Original light-switch finishes to metal...
Pichon a Uzes
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Vintage 1960-1969 France Table Lamps
Rustic modern lamp with modernist sgraffito design. Thin profile. An unusual studio piece by the famous French Riviera ceramic house. Signed to underside.
Ronald Hayes Pearson
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Candlesticks
Bronze
Space Age solid bronze candlesticks for or Metal Arts Co. Rochester, NY.
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Vintage 1950-1959 Italy Table Lamps
Handsome reeded drum blanc de chine table lamps with walnut neck and single socket. Unsigned but probably Italian pottery. Lamps are 21" to top of socket.
Carl Bergsten
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Early 20th Century Sweden Side Tables
Oak
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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