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Custom T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Walnut Cocktail Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Hudson, NY
This simple walnut veneered table was part of a full-house interior custom-designed by Robsjohn-Gibbings on the UES in 1937-1938. Fully documented and with a letter from the family. ...
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Vintage 1930s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Ugo Zaccagnini Ceramic Lamp
By Ugo Zaccagnini
Located in Hudson, NY
Interesting op-art design of stylized birds in black and white glaze over matte brown base. Recalls the early work of MC Escher. Signed to underside. Measured to socket. Base measure...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Carl Bergsten Swedish Grace Period Itarsia Occasional Table
By Carl Bergsten
Located in Hudson, 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

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Oak

Strick House Daybed by Amir Farr
By Amir Farr, Oscar Niemeyer
Located in Hudson, NY
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...
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Vintage 1960s American Daybeds

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Fir

Rare Jacques Borker Rug
By Jacques Borker
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful, intricately designed medium pile wool carpet by one of the most important and influential textile designers of the 20th century. Not as well-known at Jean Lurcat, but cons...
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Vintage 1950s French Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Intarsia Box by Enrico Bernardi
By Enrico Bernardi
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautifully inlaid marquetry mix-woods box depicting a surrealistic piazza landscape on the top, and faux-brick sides. Initialed on the image and signed and dated 1950 in the box in...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Custom Bar/Cabinet for Kandell Residence
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Hudson, NY
Unique, one-of-a-kind, two-door cabinet in exotic hardwood with solid cast brass bamboo frame, and black glass work-surface top, designed as a livingroom bar for the Kandell Penthous...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Brass

French Modernist Nickel Bronze and Frosted Glass Chandelier
By Jean Boris Lacroix
Located in Hudson, NY
c. 1930, in the style of Jean Boris Lacroix, top level construction with heavy gauge solid brushed nickel bronze supports and heavy cast glass shades, from the estate of Alan Moss.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Polaroid Desk Lamp by Walter Dorwin Teague
By Walter Dorwin Teague
Located in Hudson, NY
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...
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Vintage 1930s American Machine Age Table Lamps

Materials

Acrylic

Thonet Secessionist Armchair Attributed to Otto Wagner
By Thonet, Otto Wagner
Located in Hudson, 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

Ilonka Karasz Art Deco Tea Pot
By Ilonka Karasz
Located in Hudson, 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.
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Sheffield and Silverplate

Materials

Silver

Gio Ponti Style Modern Italian Library or Dining Table
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hudson, NY
Sharply tailored mahogany writing or dining table with single side drawer and sculpted legs ending in brass sabots. Measure: Drawer is 20.5" deep and 19.25" wide.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Mahogany

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