Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Modern Furniture Design

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”


     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.


     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

Italian Signed Vintage Romeo Rega Brass and Chrome Plated Checkers Game
Italian Signed Vintage Romeo Rega Brass and Chr...
Romeo Rega
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Games
Brass, Stainless Steel, Chrome
This ultra chic and modern signed Italian Romeo Rega checkers game has sculptural components. It is great just even as a decorative object or for real playing checkers. It is from th...
Ali Punching Bag

Ali Punching Bag

By Giorgetti S.p.A.
Ali Punching Bag
Giorgetti S.p.A.
2010s Italian Modern Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather
White saddle leather punching bag with black powder coated suspension chain and hardware. Measures: Diameter 13” x 43” long.
Reference Book on French 1940s Design "Les Decorateurs des Annees 40"
Reference Book on French 1940s Design "Les Deco...
Bruno Foucart & Jean-Louis Gaillemin
1990s French Modern Books
Paper
An excellent reference book on the major French interior designers from the 1940s. Included is work by Jacques Adnet, Andre Arbus, Rene Drouet, Maxime Old, Rene Prou, Jules Leleu, Je...
Hermanos Calavera, Jefe in Mahogany by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda
Hermanos Calavera, Jefe in Mahogany by Miguel a...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Hardwood, Mahogany, Maple, Oak
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera ...
Hermanos Calavera, Traicionera in Walnut by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda
Hermanos Calavera, Traicionera in Walnut by Mig...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Hardwood, Maple, Oak, Walnut
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera(...
Hermanos Calavera, Diablo in Mahogany by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda
Hermanos Calavera, Diablo in Mahogany by Miguel...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Toys and Dolls
Hardwood, Mahogany, Maple, Oak
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera(...
Hermanos Calavera, Jefe in Walnut by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda
Hermanos Calavera, Jefe in Walnut by Miguel and...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Hardwood, Maple, Oak, Walnut
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera ...
Hermanos Calavera, Conquistador in Mahogany by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda
Hermanos Calavera, Conquistador in Mahogany by ...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Wood, Hardwood, Mahogany
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera(...
Hermanos Calavera, Diablo in Walnut by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda
Hermanos Calavera, Diablo in Walnut by Miguel a...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Wood, Hardwood, Walnut
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera(...
Hermanos Calavera, Traicionera in Mahogany by M...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Hardwood, Mahogany, Maple, Oak
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera(...
Pair of Christian LaCroix Custom Store Displays...
Christian Lacroix
Late 20th Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Steel, Steel
A pair of bent and enameled tubular steel display stands made expressly for fashion designer, Christian Lacroix, each comprising three individual components: a solid, round base, an ...
RAF Harrier Jet Aircraft Boardroom or Dining Table
Rolls Royce
21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Dining Room Tables
Absolutely beautiful boardroom table with 26 polished titanium blades, fitted onto a custom made steel and perspex base, underneath 10mm toughened glass. Unique and sits up to nine o...
Dominie Jet Aircraft Mirror
1990s British Modern Wall Mirrors
A highly polished engine cowling's leading edge, from a Dominie Twin Jet Business Aircraft. Fitted within the centre of the cowling a mirror.  
Zane Grey, "Tales of the Angler's Eldorado, New...
Zane Grey
Early 20th Century American American Modern Books
Zane Grey, "Tales of the Angler's Eldorado, New Zealand", first edition, published in New York by Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1926. In original blue cloth binding without its dust ...
Ralph Lauren Leather and Gold-Plated Polo Watch...
Ralph Lauren
1990s American Modern Jewelry Boxes
Gold Plate, Leather
This great supple brown stitched eight leather box by Ralph Lauren has gold-plated hardware of the design of a polo match. It has a lock and two keys housed inside the leather pouch....
Italian Signed Gucci Wood, Leather& Brass Rams ...
Gucci
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes
Brass, Leather, Wood
This fabulous Italian hallmarked Gucci two part round box and or humidor is a great combination of leather, wood, cork and brass. It would be a great desk accessory, library or cockt...
Black Polished Poker Set with Crystal Top by Ag...
Agresti
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games
Wood
Poker box in polished black wood with crystal top. Set contains dices and 480 poker chips.
Golf Inspired Chess Set in White Bird's-Eye Map...
Agresti
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games
Birdseye Maple
White bird's-eye maple and erable. Hand-painted golf chessmen.
Red Multi-Game Set in Briar and Mahogany by Agr...
Agresti
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games
Red like passion! Shining and sharp like the mind of the high rollers! Red briar and African mahogany, sewn leather and attentive design for your gambling afternoons. Polished Red Br...
Polished Black Multi-Game Set in Polished Ebony...
Agresti
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games
Wood
On rainy days or a night with friends, bring Las Vegas to your living room. Our multi-game set features: chess with 8.3 Staunton chessmen, checkers, backgammon, dominoes, cards, poke...
Rs #3 Wood Football Table in Stainless Steel by...
RS Barcelona
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Games
Stainless Steel, Wood
RS #3 wood football table pits black jerseys against white on a black field. Players are based on a vintage design with splayed legs which allows for better ball control and finesse.
You & Me Ping Pong Table in Standard White by R...
RS Barcelona
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Games
Wood
It’s a ping-pong table. Standard sized, with a surface, a design, and a structure that gives it full playability. But, it's also a large dining table, a conference table just right f...
You & Me Wooden Top Standard Ping Pong Table in...
RS Barcelona
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Games
Oak
It’s a piece of fine furniture and a ping-pong table. Standard sized, with a wood veneer surface and solid wood legs, a design, and a structure that gives it full playability. When n...
RS #3 Wood Football Table in Stainless Steel by...
RS Barcelona
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Games
Stainless Steel, Wood
RS #3 wood football table pits black jerseys against white on a black field. Players are based on a vintage design with splayed legs which allows for better ball control and finesse.
You & Me Wooden Top Standard Ping Pong Table in...
RS Barcelona
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Games
Walnut
It’s a piece of fine furniture and a ping-pong table. Standard sized, with a wood veneer surface and solid wood legs, a design, and a structure that gives it full playability. When n...
You & Me Wooden Top 180 Ping Pong Table in Oak ...
RS Barcelona
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Games
Oak
It’s a piece of fine furniture and a ping-pong table. Small sized for those with less space, with a wood veneer surface and solid wood legs, a design, and a structure that gives it f...
RS# Stationary Ping Pong Table in Black by RS B...
RS Barcelona
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Games
Wood
RS# Ping Pong regulation-sized table HPL top and Iroko wood legs making is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
You & Me Ping Pong Table in Standard Black by R...
RS Barcelona
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Games
Wood
It’s a ping-pong table. Standard sized, with a surface, a design, and a structure that gives it full playability. But, it's also a large dining table, a conference table just right f...
RS# Folding Ping Pong Table in Black by RS Barc...
RS Barcelona
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Games
RS# Ping Pong regulation-sized table with folding mechanism and wheels that allow for easy movement and storage of the table when it's not in use. The top is of white HPL making is s...
RS# Stationary Ping Pong Table in White by RS B...
RS Barcelona
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Games
Wood
RS# Ping Pong regulation-sized table HPL top and Iroko wood legs making is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
You & Me Ping Pong Table 220 in Black by RS Bar...
RS Barcelona
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Games
Wood
It’s a ping-pong table. Medium sized for enthusiasts with less space, with a surface, a design, and a structure that gives it full playability. But, it's also a large dining table or...
You & Me Wooden Top Standard Ping Pong Table in...
RS Barcelona
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Games
Walnut
It’s a piece of fine furniture and a ping-pong table. Standard sized, with a wood veneer surface and solid wood legs, a design, and a structure that gives it full playability. When n...
Italian Costume Runway Necklace in Gold and Blu...
Justin Joy
2010s Italian Modern Collectible Jewelry
Italian runway necklace in gold and blue by Justin Joy. Contains Jaipur stones.
Italian Costume Runway Necklace in Violet and P...
Justin Joy
2010s Italian Modern Collectible Jewelry
Stunning Italian runway necklace in violet and pink. Jaipur stones hanging off a chain filled with Rhinestones from Svarowski. Marked: JJ, Justin Joy.
Angel #1 Unique Gold Necklace from Jewellery De...
Noussoma
2010s Greek Modern Collectible Jewelry
Gold
Angel #1 was the first piece created by hugely talented jewellery designer Costas Domnidis, founder of Noussoma, as part of his Angel Collection. A very elegant and delicate piece th...
Angel #2 Unique Gold Necklace from Jewelry Desi...
Noussoma
2010s Greek Modern Collectible Jewelry
Gold
Angel #2 is a unique creation by hugely talented jewelry designer Costas Domnidis, founder of Noussoma. A very elegant and delicate piece of a more undefined human form, it is an 18-...
Puiforcat Playing Ring with Blue Leather Uphols...
Puiforcat
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Games
Sterling Silver, Leather
Puiforcat playing ring by Jean E. Puiforcat. Product must be purchased within the North American region.  
Pink Turbomeca Helicopter Mirror
Vintage 1980s British Modern Table Mirrors
From a Puma helicopter jet engine our skilled craftsmen have created a vanity mirror from a turbine within a RR Turbomecca Turmo II1 C4 Puma engine. 43 pink powder coated fans blades...
Grey Jet Cowling Aircraft Chair
21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Chairs
Created from a challenger 601 engine cowl, painted Matterhorn White, with a black / white painted under-curtain. Fully upholstered with premium grey leather. Many hours of skilled po...
Rolls Royce Sea Harrier Jump Jet Aircraft Clock
Rolls Royce
Vintage 1980s British Modern Aviation Objects
Crafted from a Pegasus (Sea Harrier Jump Jet) HP Fan, our skilled craftsmen have created with Stator Blades a detailed clock. The mirror comprises of 68 titanium stator blades, 56 wh...
Tri Star Console Table
21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Console Tables
This table has been imaginatively designed as a console table. The wing itself supported either side with two 70mm plywood edges, red lacquered to a high gloss finish. The console ha...
Modern Bronze Sculpture "Concert Pianist"
Mid-20th Century Modern Musical Instruments
Metal, Bronze
A modern bronze sculpture of a flowing concert pianist. He wears a gilt bow tie and plays the grand piano. Signed "Ruth B., 1992" Edition 2/3.
You & Me Wooden Top 220 Ping Pong Table in Waln...
RS Barcelona
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Games
Walnut
It’s a piece of fine furniture and a ping-pong table. Medium sized for those with less space, with a wood veneer surface and solid wood legs, a design, and a structure that gives it ...

Bechstein Model S Baby Grand Piano

By Bechstein Piano Company
Bechstein Model S Baby Grand Piano
Bechstein Piano Company
Vintage 1930s German Modern Musical Instruments
Mahogany
Bechstein piano are always high on the list when considering the worlds finest piano makers. The pianos are hand made in Germany, and made by the finest artisans using the finest mat...
Sauter Accentro Studio Piano Designed by Peter ...
Peter Maly
Early 2000s German Modern Musical Instruments
Peter Maly is one of the worlds most pioneering designers of modern furniture and interior spaces. In cooperation with Sauter, they have designed pianos that hold traditional values ...
Kawai GE 20 Baby Grand Piano
Kawai
2010s Japanese Modern Musical Instruments
Kawai pianos have drawn upon years of intelligent engineering and technical artistry to create the superb instruments in the GE Series. The result is pianos that offer rich and full ...
Sterling Silver Circular Compass
Late 20th Century Modern Scientific Instruments
Classic sterling silver circular compass; approx. 2” diameter; convenient thumb grip opening. We offer complimentary Initial or Monogram engraving. In your pocket or on the go!     
Tin Plinth by Jenny Nordberg
Jenny Nordberg
2010s Swedish Modern Abstract Sculptures
Tin
Jenny Nordberg created the tin plinth with the cubical geometry of the classical gallery plinth in mind. The material in the plinth however - tin, is maybe less classical. Often work...
Braun P4 Record Player Designed by Dieter Rams,...
Dieter Rams
Vintage 1980s German Modern Musical Instruments
Aluminum
Braun P4 turntable direct drive, fully automatic. Legendary turntable designed by Dieter Rams and Peter Hartwein in 1984. Record player with original Braun (MC) pickup system with ne...
1980s Children's Vespa Scooter
Late 20th Century European Modern Children's Furniture
Plastic
Lovely Iittle electric Vespa Di Bimbino - child's ride-on scooter Battery Operated Children's Toy - Piaggio model - hard plastic. Italian model PX 200 E - 1980s. A must have for ...
Ebb Louise Earrings, Limited Edition Sculptural...
2010s American Modern Collectible Jewelry
Gold, Brass, Oak
Overlapped layers of white oak and brass limbs fall in fan-like, face framing fronds. Their scale is bold and elegant with sculptural and unique form made lightweight through the use...
Martin Baker Tornado Ejector Seat
Martin Baker
Vintage 1980s British Modern Chairs
Intrepid design offer this seat retaining the original components, but have highly polished the aluminium components. The seat has embark on a 150 hours restoration project to polish...
Boeing 777-200 Fan Blade Sculpture
21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Mounted Objects
Visual stunning! Rarely available, a highly polished aircraft fan blade Boeing 777-200 mounted to a custom-made pedestal with slow rotation. The blades geometry offers a wonderful...
Vintage Round Brooch Silk Enamel Gold-Tone Chai...
Sascha Brastoff
Late 20th Century American Modern Collectible Jewelry
Metal
Gorgeous vintage round and layered brooch of dyed silk, enameled metal, and gold-tone chain signed Sascha 87 New York. This brooch is in excellent vintage condition. We believe this ...
"Grayson Perry" Book by Jacky Klein, Signed by ...
Jacky Klein
20th Century English Modern Books
Paper
"Grayson Perry", by Jacky Klein, published by Thames & Hudson, 2010. First paperback edition in 256 pages with over 300 colour images. Signed by Perry. A lovely volume, in very go...
1960s Malibu Competition Surfboard
Vintage 1960s American Modern Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Wood
This vintage 1960s Malibu Competition longboard has a beautiful pale yellow glaze. A burgundy stripe runs along its centre. It's perfect for the surfboard connoisseur or the nautical...
"Madonna 66" the Complete Set of Original Polar...
Richard Corman
Vintage 1980s American Modern Photography
The original, Unique Polaroids of Madonna from Photographer Richard Corman’s 1983 photoshoot presenting the future cultural icon on the Precipice of Fame, six weeks before the releas...
Whitney 1989 Biennial Catalog with 53 Artist Si...
Jeff Koons
Vintage 1980s North American Modern Books
Paper
Softcover catalog of the 1989 Whitney Biennial, distinguished by 53 artist signatures, on the pages corresponding to the images and descriptions of their works. Most likely autograph...
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