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Modest Designs

Established in 20031stDibs seller since 2004

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Pair T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Walnut Slipper Lounge Chairs
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant tailored lounge chair is one of the most famous designs by TH Robsjohn-Gibbings, and perfectly reflects his understated brand of stripped-down modernism. By reducing ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Gerhard Berg Teak "Mama Bear" Armchair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sexy, quintessential Mid-Century Scandinavian design, reminiscent of Hans Wegner's Mama Bear chair. Beautiful old-growth teak arm rests and legs, with fully padded seat upholstered i...
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Vintage 1950s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Kalmar Floor Lamp with Cantilever Reading Light
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Floor lamp with white enamel torchiere shade over cantilever reading light with mustard yellow enameled shade that can be adjusted for height by simply slipping it up or down the chr...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Marble, Enamel, Chrome

(3) Venini Fasce Orizzontale Globe Pendants or Shades
By Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Smoked glass shades with vibrant red, green and blue horizontal stripe. These are easily converted to hanging globes, which we can do on spec for an additional fee. Can be purchased ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Pair Vintage Italian Brass and Black Enamel Table Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The stem and base are comprised of alternating polished brass and black enameled brass bands. An elegant design with a slightly Space Age feel. Wired with a single upright socket. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Peter Hvidt for Thorald Madsen, Pair of Petite Teak Cabinets
By Peter Hvidt, Thorald Madsens Snedkeri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of small chests of drawers in teak over birch. Slightly tapering body, brass pulls, and wonderful dark patina add to the overall elegance. A versatile size, the pair work well a...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Carole Stupell Quartz Crystal Specimen Table Lamp
By Carole Stupell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large example of Carole Stupell's classic studio-made table lamp. The natural Quartz crystal rests on a two-tier bean-shaped silvered wood base. The original custom shade mirrors t...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Quartz

Allan Gould, American Walnut and Enameled Steel Side Table
By Allan Gould
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Simple and practical design that effectively conveys the California Craft sensibility through proportion and material. The rounded square figured-walnut top floats on the slender su...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Tables

Materials

Steel

Erik Mattsson, Swedish Grace Intarsia Inlaid "Vikingar" Cabinet
By Erik Mattsson 1
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Swedish Art Deco "Vikings" cabinet, designed by master architect/designer Erik Mattsson, inlay by Mjolby Intarsia, A.B, for Westbergs Mobler, Tranas. Mixed wood marquetry inlay on ...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Cabinets

Materials

Macassar, Mahogany, Rosewood

Fontana Arte, Large Brass Framed Mirror
By Fontana Arte
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant and large rectangular brass framed wall mirror with gently tapering sides. Backed with wood panel.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Brass

Pair American Art Deco Curved Glass Console Tables by Ben Mildwoff
By Ben Mildwoff, Modernage Furniture Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fabulous vintage pair of curved glass and ebonized wood console tables, designed by Ben Mildwoff and manufactured by his industrial glass company. Incredibly contemporary looking, this true Art Deco design epitomizes the early modernist fascination with creating high design through humble industrial materials. Immigrating to New York City early in the last century, Ben Mildwoff founded a successful industrial glass manufacturing company. With an interest in art and design, he eventually became a designer of mid-century modern furniture, working in glass. His designs graced the homes of his NYC society friends, fitting seamlessly alongside the designs of Paul Frankl, Donald Deskey, and the other stars of NYC modern...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Console Tables

Materials

Glass

Lorin Marsh Mixed Metal Rolling, Swiveling Cocktail / Coffee Table
By Lorin Marsh
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Comprised of three swiveling circular tiers made from polished and satin brass, copper and chrome plated steel resting on recessed rolling casters
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Copper, Steel

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