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Modest Designs

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2 Pair Early Hans Wegner Round Chairs
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic set of JH-501 teak arm chairs with cane seats. This is an especially beautiiful and early set. The color of the wood and cane on the backs has aged so wonderfully that we hav...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Early Dunbar Cocktail Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An early example of Edward Wormley's transition to modern furniture design. Mahogany frame with inset leather top. Dunbar brand to underside.
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Vintage 1940s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather

Rare Pair of Josef Hoffmann Wingback Chairs
By Josef Hoffmann, Jacob & Josef Kohn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Model 666, circa 1905, stained beech bentwood frame with Secessionist style upholstery. Early J. & J. Kohn paper label to underside.
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Club Chairs

Materials

Beech

Charlotte Perriand Leather and Chrome Desk Lamp
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant design for Jumo lighting from the late 1930s with the extra-rare leather wrapped base. Beautiful counter-balance movement.
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Vintage 1930s French Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Three Large Berndt Friberg Vases
By Berndt Friberg
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Brown vase from 1945 14" $3700, green vase from 1956 12.75" ($4600), Blue vase from 1963, 11" ($3300). Each vase hand signed Friberg with hand, and letter corresponding with date of ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Nice Pair of Ole Wanscher Rosewood Armchairs for AJ Iversen
By Ole Wanscher, A. J. Iversen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With original leather seats, circa 1961. This model was presented at The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark, 1961. They were described as “.. an extre...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Rosewood

Italian Six-Arm Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Chic, architectural design in brass, glass and enameled metal. Six upright lights sit on a green metal grid that is suspended by three brass rods.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Rare Pair Gilbert Rohde #3770 Six-Drawer Dressers
By Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This rare design for Herman Miller features a curved case in opulent tropical wood veneer with sold hardwood handles, in a masculine streamlined design, with the surprising addition ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Stainless Steel

Boris Tabacoff Armchair
By Boris Tabacoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Spage age chromed steel and cream skai upholstered chair. As comfortable as it is chic.
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Vintage 1960s French Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Monumental Ceramic Vase by Bitossi
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Possibly unique with its enormous 32" height and spare modern glyph glaze decoration. Attributed to ceramicist Aldo Londi. Signed and labeled to underside. Distributed by Raymor.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Gabriella Crespi Brass Picture Frame, Signed
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Small, handsome brass frame from the illustrious Italian designer. Signed.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Picture Frames

Materials

Brass

Custom T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Walnut Cocktail Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, 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

Materials

Walnut

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