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Modest Designs

Established in 20031stDibs seller since 2004

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Vintage Pair of Carl Auböck Bronze and Leather Bookends
By Carl Auböck
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nice vintage pair of solid bronze biomorphic bookends with hand-stitched leather sleeves. Stamped "Aubock Bronze" to each example.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Bookends

Materials

Bronze

Two Bronze Occasional Tables by Paul M. Jones
By Paul M. Jones
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Chic high quality tables in solid flat bar statuary bronze with 3/4" bronze glass top. Can be purchased separately. Smaller table is 17" H x 18" x 18".
Category

Vintage 1960s American Side Tables

Materials

Bronze

Extremely Rare Paavo Tynell Table Lamp #9220
By Paavo Tynell, Taito Oy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Extremely rare and unusual table lamp by Paavo Tynell. Brass with original paper shade. Stamped "Oy Taito" on underside of socket.
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Handwoven Flat-Weave Carpet by Sigvard Bernadotte
By Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Neutral background with bold geometric design. "SB" insignia on bottom.
Category

Vintage 1940s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Pair of French Chased Wrought Iron Sconces after Paul Kiss
By Paul Kiss
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Art Deco modernist Gothic design recalls the Statue of Liberty, with its spiked crown and raised torches. Hand-worked wrought iron two-arm sconces, with original patina and milk glas...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Wrought Iron

Rare Paul Frankl Cork and Mahogany Kneehole Desk
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Brooklyn, NY
C. 1940s, American, the mahogany eight- drawer desk encased in cork veneer on four sides, with book storage-well on the reverse. Bakelite and brass pulls. For Johnson Furniture Co.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Mahogany, Cork

Nickeled Brass and Lucite Barcart by Treitel Gratz
By Treitel Gratz
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Super high-quality nickeled flatbar brass bar cart, on chrome casters, with Lucite handles. Bottom shelf functions as a serving tray. Made by legendary metal shop, Treitel Gratz, kno...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Lucite

Enormous Gabriella Crespi Bark and Chrome Center Bowl
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wonderful mix of organic and space age materials. Raw cork gives a rough-hewn texture to the bowl exterior, which is rimmed with a sleek chromed brass lip. Rim bears incised maker's ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Decorative Bowls

Materials

Cork

Custom Billy Haines Occasional Table
By William Billy Haines
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed in the mid-1940s for the estate of Jean Howard and Charles K. Feldman, this sweet little table has beautiful proportions and detailing with angled legs and raised top. Black...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

Two Massimo Vignelli Pendant Lights for Venini
By Massimo Vignelli, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Striped cased glass pendants.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Just Andersen Danish Bronze Chandelier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant, solid bronze chandelier with high-quality casting and wonderful hot patina in dark and medium bronze with verdigris highlights. Classic Danish deco acanthus leaf and flower ...
Category

Vintage 1930s Danish Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Bronze and Ceramic Lamps by Enzo Missoni
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Black ceramic base encased in a solid bronze organic form. Rewired with US socket.
Category

Late 20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

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