Modest Designs

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Modest Designs

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Robert Sonneman, Kovacs
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Floor Lamps
Marble
Classic design. Marble base with chromed stem and cone shade.
Venini
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Vintage 1950-1959 Italy Bottles
Glass
Beautiful early example of this Classic Venini design. Extra-long neck and bright yellow stripe on dark blue base. Venini label sticker covers most of the acid stamp.
Osvaldo Borsani
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Vintage 1950-1959 Europe Dining Room Tables
Maple, Rosewood
Wonderful example of Italian organic design from the early 1950s. Sculpted four-legged maple pedestal base with highly figured bookmatched rosewood top. Retains the Tecno label.
Jacques Borker
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Vintage 1950-1959 France Western European Rugs
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...
Hoffer
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Vintage 1950-1959 France Patio and Garden Furniture
Whimsical and surprisingly comfortable outdoor furniture. Elastic cord is woven into the shape of a spider web on a metal hoop, with collapsible legs. Chairs can be hung for storage.
Erwine & Estelle Laverne
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Lounge Chairs
Lucite
Manufactured by Laverne International, USA. From the "Invisible Group" series. Original fuzzy red cushion.
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...

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