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Edward Wormley for Dunbar 3-Tier Side Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Architectural Edward Wormley design in mahogany with curved bentwood drawer pull, gallery trimmed top, reverse leg taper, and leather capped feet. An interesting modern update on an ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Petite Chip-Carved Cocktail Table, Attrib. Aldo Tura
By Aldo Tura
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unusual and beautifully carved and constructed coffee table. The trestle base is intricately channel and chip carved, mounted with upward curving glass top secured by large brass cap...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Chic Pair French Lacquered Wood and Gilt Bronze Side Tables
By Guy Lefevre, Maison Jansen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant pair that work equally well as end tables or nightstands. The tabletops are lacquered in a deep burgundy red, with finished mahogany secondary wood. Raised on square gilt bro...
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Bronze

Tommi Parzinger Bar Cabinet Model 159
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Figured birch cabinet on plinth with sexy mahogany inlay racing stripe. The interior is fitted with drawers and fixed shelves. From a Parzinger decorated Bergan County, NJ interior, ...
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Vintage 1950s American Cabinets

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Birch, Mahogany

Pair Charles Dudouyt Oak Armchairs
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome, masculine carved solid oak chairs with modernist carved arms and sharply sabred legs. Produced by LA GENTIlHOMMIERE, Paris. Upholstered in a golden silk damask.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

Fireplace Set Attributed to Danny Alessandro
By Danny Alessandro
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fireplace set comprised of chrome fire tools with black enameled handles on 4" thick solid Lucite base, chrome log holder with black leather sling and pair of steel andirons.
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Vintage 1970s American Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

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Lucite

Polaroid Desk Lamp by Walter Dorwin Teague
By Walter Dorwin Teague
Located in Brooklyn, 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

Gio Ponti Style Modern Italian Library or Dining Table
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brooklyn, 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

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Mahogany

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

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Walnut

Jorge Fick, Large Gouache and Watercolor Painting, C. 1971
By Jorge Fick
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Jorge Fick (American, 1932-2004), Small Rain, mixed media on paper, pencil signed "J. Fick" lower right, 27" x 19.5" (sight). Jorge Fick rose to the top of the 2nd Generation Abs...
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Vintage 1970s American Paintings

Materials

Paint

Early "Metropolitan Chair", Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen for Fritz Hansen
By Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An iconic 'Metropolitan Chair' designed by Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen in 1950. Frame in solid beech with backrest and seat in teak plywood. The name of the chair comes from t...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Beech, Teak

Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Pair Mahogany End Tables
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An early example of Edward Wormley's sophisticated Modernism. Stepped two-tier end tables with subtle Chinoise elements to the carving of the base. These retain the original dark mah...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Mahogany

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