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Porter & Plunk

About Porter & Plunk
Established by John Gilmer in 2004, Porter & Plunk specializes in 19th and 20th Century American and European antique and vintage furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories, with a focus on the rare, unique and sculptural piece that defines a room or space. John has made Porter & Plunk a favorite shopping destination in Palm Springs. An accomplished architect and interior designer, John melds the modern, eclectic and classic to create a contemporary, 21st century environment. His work is timeless and comfortable, exhibiting a fresh, innovative approach with a classical sensibility. The antiques and vintage pieces that he offers through Porter & Plunk reflects this aesthetic. We feature works by noted 20th Century designers Tommi Parzinger, Karl Springer, Paul Evans, Milo Baughman, Laverne, Gio Ponti, Paul Laszlo, T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings, James Mont, Edward Wormley, Charak, Dunbar, Grosfeld House, Widdicomb, Mastercraft, Brown Saltman, Fontana Arte, Seguso and Barovier.
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Pair of 1920s Sevres Art Deco Urns
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of Art Deco vases of baluster form with covers. A beautiful glaze in various blue, aqua, green and gold tones. The vase is raised on gilt bronze feet and marked C.H Sevres. Thes...
Category

20th Century French Art Deco Porcelain

Materials

Bronze

Mid-Century Italian Parchment and Mahogany Chest
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A six drawer chest with parchment drawer fronts, brass legs and handles, in a ribbon mahogany case. Elegant and light, this chest would be a lovely accent to any room.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Pair of 1960’s Italian Lounge Chairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of sculptural Italian lounge chairs, with amazing curves and a dynamic silhouette. Reupholstered in a modern blue tweed, with painted legs.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Modernist Swiss Ceramic Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A single green and black glazed ceramic lamp in a modernist abstract geometric pattern. Top is unglazed black ceramic with painted wood base and cap. Large scale is very striking. He...
Category

20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood, Ceramic

Draped Plaster Floor Lamps in the Manner of John Dickinson
By John Dickinson
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A sculptural John Dickinson style plaster of Paris lamps. Plaster 'fabric' drape with tied bow at the top. They have been newly painted and re-wired with a silver cord. 52" to top of...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Plaster

Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Modern Marble Top Side Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Side table in the style of Vladimir Karan with sculptural walnut base and marble top by Adrian Pearsall.
Category

20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Uno Ahrens Style Wing Chair
Located in Palm Springs, CA
John Gilmer for Porter & Plunk reproduction of a 1930's Swedish chair by Uno Ahrens, featured in David Adler's Clow House in Lake Forest, and shown in Erik Wettergren's "The Modern D...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Hollywood Regency Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Desk in Cerused Oak by Jay Spectre
By Jay Spectre
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Wonderful desk in Cerused oak with round drawer pedestal and glass top for Century Furniture. Incredibly versatile piece with great scale. Metal label in drawer reads "Century Jay Sp...
Category

20th Century American Streamlined Moderne Desks

Materials

Oak, Glass

Pair of Mastercraft Bronze Demilune Vitrines
By Mastercraft
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Two bronze and beveled glass demilune cabinets by Mastercraft. Incredible quality. Internally illuminated, with one glass shelf. Top is an interesting textured bronze. A pair of door...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass, Bronze

French Louis XVI Jansen Style Brass-Mounted Mahogany Commode
By Maison Jansen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely three-drawer commode made of light and dark stained mahogany with brass mounts in the style of Maison Jansen's early 20th century work. Drawers feature brass trim, key escut...
Category

20th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Silvered Mid-Century Modern Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A chic pair of 1970s ceramic lamps with a new pewter metal finish. Unique double handle design creates a sculptural statement for any space. Wood cap and base. Brass finials. Shades...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Marbro Murano Caged Glass Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company, Murano 5
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1960s Hollywood Regency Murano caged glass lamp by Marbro. Smoky topaz glass with a quilted diaper texture encased by an iron filigree cage. Original giltwood base. Cleaned and rewir...
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Balloon Wingback Chairs
By Grosfeld House
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A sculptural pair of balloon wingback chairs with carved legs in the manner of Grosfeld House. Two sets of chairs four available.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

French Art Deco Bronze Floor Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good French Art Deco floor lamp, circa 1920s. Great quality and lovely patina to very decorative sculpted base and shaft. Newly wired with silk French braid cord and a triple socke...
Category

20th Century French Art Deco Floor Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Italian Wood Cherub Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of vintage late 19th or early 20th century Baroque style carved wood sconces, featuring three arms with cherubs holding a candlestick. Electrified. A unique feature is the wax...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Wood

Pair of 1970s Brutalist Wall Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of 1960s steel brutalist sconces with amber glass globes. Very sculptural with a large scale.
Category

20th Century Spanish Brutalist Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Neoclassical Arrow Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of Hollywood Regency painted metal three light sconces in the form of a quiver holding arrows with gold ends. Most likely French, 1940s or 1950s.
Category

20th Century French Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Swedish Grace Period Candleholders
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Two pairs of Swedish brass and glass candle holders. Measures: Taller flower is 5" H, shorter flower is 3.75" H. Consisting of two pairs, one set with cornflower blue glass cups, and...
Category

20th Century Swedish Art Deco More Candle Holders

Materials

Brass

19th Century Mahogany Chest of Drawers
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good Hepplewhite bowfront chest of drawers in figured mahogany with string inlay and a banded top. A lovely size for a bedroom or as a nightstand, English, circa 1820s-1830s.
Category

Antique 19th Century British Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

Hollywood Regency Tole Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A large vintage tole eight-light chandelier with flower and leaf accents. Original paint finish in vibrant greens, turquoise and white.
Category

20th Century Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Tôle

Aldo Tura Parchment Bar Cart with Brass Cornucopia
By Aldo Tura
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A bar cart by Aldo Tura in goatskin, 40" wide including handle 37.25 " wide without handle. Accented with decorative brass wheels, handle and cornucopia and bunches of grapes. Refini...
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Guy Lefevre Maison Jansen Brass and Glass Dining Table
By Maison Jansen, Guy Lefevre
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Extendable "Alexandra" dining table designed by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen, in solid brass with red felted glass top. One leaf, with two brass legs that drop down in the center to...
Category

20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Brass

19th Century Bronze Tazza by Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Levillain, F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good 19th century Italian bronze neo-greque footed Tazza with scrolled handles and arge, round centrepiece, in the centre with a round relief medallion with an antique classical sc...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Decorative Bowls

Materials

Bronze

Pair of 19th Century French Empire Armchairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good pair of period 19th century fauteuil with new velvet upholstery, circa 1810-1820, mahogany with carved accents to the arms. They display all the classical elements of the last...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Empire Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Pair of Italian Steel and Brass Side Tables
By Maison Jansen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good pair of Italian steel and brass side tables with thick glass tops. Rams head and hoof mounts, In the style of Maison Jansen. Marked "Italy" on one foot. Height of each table i...
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Side Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

1970s Angular Brass Consoles with Matching Mirrors
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Two tone brass wall hung consoles with matching mirrors. Sold as a set of one console and one mirror. Two sets available. Mirror 36” H x 24” W x 3” D Console 17” H x 23.5 ” W ...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Brass

California Studio Pottery
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely piece of California Studio pottery, with a speckled pale grey blue glaze.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Set of Cenedese Scavo Murano Glass Candle Holders
By Cenedese
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Lovely and rare pink Murano glass candle stick holders by Cenedes in the scavo technique. Signed. Large 16.75" H Diameter 4.25" Medium 13" H Diameter 4.25" Smal...
Category

20th Century Italian Glass

Materials

Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Breccia Antica Marble Lamp
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen Lighting Co.
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A chic Breccia Antica aggregate marble column lamp in the style of Robsjohn-Gibbings. New antiqued brass fittings.
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Breccia Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Lamp
By Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A chic and rare mid-century modern table lamp in wrought iron, in the style of Glenn of California, Maurizio Tempestini and Salterini. Rewired with new cord and socket. Shade for dis...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of 19th Century Japanese Porcelain Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A stunning pair of 19th century Japanese Imari porcelain vases with period gilt bronze mounts. Unique coloration with blue and orange panels containing floral and bird motifs. Profes...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Italian Modern Table Lamp, 1970s-1980s
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A sculptural Italian chrome lamp with four arms and sockets under a textured, smoked acrylic and chrome shade, on a central column with flared base. Large-scale for a real statement.
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

19th Century Opaline Flame Pendant Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good late 19th-early 20th century neoclassical, Empire style pendant chandelier. An opaline glass "flame" hangs by three brass chains from a crown canopy with original blue paint. ...
Category

Antique 19th Century Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

1960s Hollywood Regency Coffee Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A Baker coffee table, circa 1960, with a elongated diamond like top on four Doric column legs on a cross stretcher. Top is inlaid with figured and flamed bleached mahogany, in a grey...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Swedish Grace Brass Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of very nice Swedish Grace Art Deco period sconces. Two reeded arms come off a scalloped and reeded shield back. Fantastic quality. Rewired for US.
Category

20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Italian Mid-Century Mezza Filigrana Murrain glass lamps attrib. to Dino Martens
By Aureliano Toso, Dino Martens
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good pair of Italian Mid-Century Mezza Filigrana Murrain glass lamps attributed to Dino Martens for Areliano Tosso. Each baluster form swirls with citron, white, gold and bronze ...
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass, Lucite

Pair of 19th Century English Regency Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A nice pair of English Regency sconces, with two bronze arms and a central tapered column back. The central piece is of cut and mirrored glass, with accents of ruby glass. Most likel...
Category

Antique 19th Century British Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of Spanish gold-tone metal tubular sconces, with two Edison base sockets. Newly wired for US use, with new painted backplates. Two pairs of sconces available. Similar in style...
Category

20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Set of Four French Brass Sconces Attributed to Leleu
By Maison Leleu, Jules Leleu
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A set of four Mid-Century Modern French sconces, attributed to Jules Leleu but not marked. Each sconce has been rewired and takes a US candelabra base bulb. New, solid brass, shaped ...
Category

20th Century French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Fauteuil
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A large and imposing late 1800s, early 1900s French Louis XVI-style armchair with carved wood frame painted in a distressed off-white color. The oval seat back features a carved twis...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier by Hart Associates LA
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A Minimalist angular six-light chandelier. Six brass rods form a central group and spread out to each light. Brass bobeche cap each rod. In the style of Solaris.
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Mid-Century brass chandelier with a "sheaf of wheat' growing out of a vase form, surrounding a twisted central stem. Six lights with glass bobeche and reeded, twisted brass arms. Pos...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

French Art Deco Side Table
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A sculptural side or occasional table in faux grained wood. Shaped columnar support rests on a flat base with stepped edge detail that curves up to support the glass top. The base re...
Category

20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

1930s French Art Deco Side Table
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely small side table with inset mirror top and a floating shelf. Four legs that are offset from the corners and rotate around the table create a dynamic piece. French, circa 193...
Category

20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Vintage 1980s Coffee Table with Patinated Brass Cylinder Legs
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A chic coffee table with four cylinder legs that grasp the thick square glass top. The legs are brass with a dark gunmetal patina. In the style of Karl Springer and Pace. Measure: O...
Category

20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Monumental Turned Wood Floor Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A robust dark mahogany floor lamp with new brass double socket cluster fittings and silk French braid cord. Shade for display only.
Category

20th Century British Georgian Floor Lamps

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of 1980s Cube Lounge Chairs
By Steve Chase
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of 1980s club chairs in new ivory wool bouclé. Chic "floating cube" design on a recessed satin brass base with a nice seam detail at the rear. Attributed to Steve Chas...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Hollywood Regency Lounge Chairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of 1970s glam Hollywood Regency high back lounge chairs in original velvet upholstery. The low arm swoops up to a high back with a loose back cushion, tufted with three button...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Mid-Century Neoclassical Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of lamps with matte glazed ceramic in cornflower blue and white with grey decoration. Each lamp is unique, with a hand drawn classical figure in Roman togas. Rewired with new ...
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Michael Taylor for Baker End Table
By Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An end table or nightstand by Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture's New World collection. refinished in a pale grey stain.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century French Empire Gilt Bronze Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A great quality 19th century gilt bronze lamp with finely chased neoclassical detailing. Tripod base supports a tapered shaft with decorative mounts, surmounted by a 'petal' form top...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Empire Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of 1980s Chrome and Marble Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A chic pair of chrome lamps with marble discs that can be used to display objects. Rewired with new double cluster sockets and French braid cloth cord. Shades for display only.
Category

20th Century American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Carrara Marble, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Brass Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage chrome and brass modernist table lamp with one socket. Rewired with new socket and French braided silk cord. Similar in style to Paul Evans 'Cityscape' lamps. Height to top o...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Pair of 19th Century Japanese Bronze Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of bronze Meiji period lamps highly decorated with elephant head handles and ornate birds on flowering branches in the centre, top and base. Carved panels surround the central...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Cantilever Chairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A gorgeous pair of lounge chairs with a bronze finish base. Newly upholstered.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Hollywood Regency Brass, Crystal and Lucite Sconces
By Palwa
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of opposing three arm sconces in brass with crystal drops and Lucite accents in the style of Palwa.
Category

20th Century European Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Four Italian Brass 'Skyscraper' Chairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Four skyscraper style brass chairs with new hair-on-hide upholstery. Circa 1970's, with an Art Deco, Hollywood Regency feel.
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chairs

Materials

Brass

Bronzed Faux Bamboo Valet
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Chic Mid-Century Modern valet stand in bronzed brass faux bamboo with an oval cufflinks tray above an ebonized wood coat hanger and pants rack. Base is 13" x 13".
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Coat Racks and Stands

Materials

Brass

Set of Three Italian Nesting Stools
By Gio Ponti
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Lovely set of nesting stools with tapered ash legs and woven rush seats in the manner of Gio Ponti. Measures: Large: 20" wide, 16.5" deep, 18" high. Medium: 17&quot...
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Rush, Ash

Pair of Fully Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of fully upholstered armchairs. The lounge chairs have been completely restored and reupholstered in Maharam Kvadrat felted wool.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

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