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Modern Furniture Design
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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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.

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100-Record Retro American Seeburg Select-O-Matic V-200 Jukebox
Located in London, GB
100-Record Retro American Seeburg Select-O-Matic V-200 Jukebox, American, c. 1955 Dimensions: Height 149cm, width 91cm, depth 68cm This stylish vinyl jukebox is a classic Americ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Chrome, Brass

Riluc, Mousse Side Table, Titanium Copper Designed in 2013 by Toni Grilo
Located in Porto, PT
The mousse collection presents an ingenious table system, allowing versatile configurations. You can choose between a side table, a coffee table, a low table, or a console.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel

Coco de Mer Coffee Table Bronze High Gloss by À Nous Deux
Located in Sochi, RU
Coco de Mer coffee table as part of the Travelling collection, featuring a sculpted curving form with oval lacquered top and curved base. Available in two saturated colors of patinat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

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Wood

Solid Wood Horn Floor Standing High Fidelity Speaker Model FS-1 by A for Ara
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An embrace with the art of high fidelity sound. Aesthetically inspired, acoustically driven state-of-the-art audio equipment, unlike anything else on earth, designed and crafted in N...
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2010s American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

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Gold Leaf

Corset Music Stand with Adjustable Height and Angle
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Crafted from the highest musical grade of California Claro Walnut and polished brass, the Corset Music Stand by Taylor Donsker is designed to elevate the experience of the musician a...
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2010s American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

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Brass

Vintage Italian 18 Karat Yellow Gold Twisted Hoop Earrings
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A gorgeous pair of simple hoop earrings with a twisted ribbing profile. They are finished in a brilliant high-polish and just glow! Both are sealed to the underside with the Italian ...
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20th Century Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

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Gold

Silver Plate Commemorating the Royal Marriage of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips
Located in London, GB
Silver plate commemorating the Royal Marriage of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips English, 1973 Plate: 2cm, diameter 22.5cm Case: Height 3.5cm, width 28cm, depth 28cm This fine ...
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Late 20th Century English Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

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Silver

Estate Italian 18k Yellow Gold Open-Link Bracelet w/ 138 Diamonds
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Just magnificent! This gorgeous estate 18 karat Italian yellow gold open-link bracelet is characterized by a ribbed and textured link surface with an overall matte finish; three link...
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20th Century Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

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Gold

Art Deco Revival White Full Body Vintage Plastic Mannequin, 1980s, France
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Deco Revival white full body vintage plastic mannequin, which was designed and manufactured, 1980s, France. The mannequin shows geometric and cubism inspired features. The body ...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

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Plastic

Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flowers, Vase F by Ettore Sottsass
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
F vase made for the collection of twenty-seven woods for Chinese Artificial flowers vase by Ettore Sottsass, Edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 numbered...
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1990s Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

Twenty-Seven Woods, Chinese Artificial Flower Vase Alpha by Ettore Sottsass
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Twenty-seven woods for a Chinese artificial flower vase alpha by Ettore Sottsass, edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed and numbered pieces, number ...
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1990s European Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

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Brass

Lungolinea Leather Ping Pong Table by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
The Lungolinea leather ping pong table is a vision, a desire to ambitiously reinterpret the classics. It demonstrates the sophistication and ingenuity of Italian design and craftsman...
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2010s Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

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Chrome

Unootto All Black Marble 8 Player Poker Table by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
Unootto is a reinterpretation of the traditional professional poker table, making the A-game stylish and sophisticated. This one-of-a-kind octagonal poker table features a unique ...
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2010s Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

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Marble

Golf Inspired Chess Set in White Bird's-Eye Maple by Agresti
Located in New York, NY
White bird's-eye maple and erable. Hand-painted golf chessmen.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Birdseye Maple

Agresti Passione Di Gioco Black Mahjong Mah-Jongg Game in Polished Ebony
Located in New York, NY
Ebony polished mahjong with ruthenium brass parts.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Ebony

Agresti Wood Marble Golf Club Chess Set
Located in New York, NY
White bird’s-eye maple and green marble chess set. Hand painted Golf chessmen.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Birdseye Maple

Red Multi-Game Set in Briar and Mahogany by Agresti
Located in New York, NY
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Mahogany

Large Hand-Built Model of Wooden Pond Yacht
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Large and elegant wooden pond yacht ship model. High quality, hand-built. Made in mahogany with painted hull and lead keel. The boat is named "Tulle". Set onto a custom wood stand...
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Early 20th Century Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

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Lead

Agresti Walnut Casino Royale Multi Game Backgammon Chess Roulette Poker Chess
Located in New York, NY
Multigame chest in matte Canaletto walnut with brown leather handles. It contains roulette, rake, Roulette/Craps/Bridge carpets, chips, chess, chessboard, backgammon, mahjong, poker,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Walnut

Large Rosewood Pond Yacht Ship Model
Located in Nordhavn, DK
A very elegant wooden pond yacht ship model. High quality, hand-built. Hull and mast made in rosewood with fine details. Set onto a custom wood stand to hold the ship upright and s...
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Mid-19th Century Danish Antique Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Rosewood

Polished Black Multi-Game Set in Polished Ebony by Agresti
Located in New York, NY
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

Agresti Notte Di Giochi Black Multigame in Polished Ebony
Located in New York, NY
Polished ebony multigame. Contents chess, backgammon, dice, domino, playing cards and poker chips.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Ebony

Agresti Casinò Passion Multigame in Red Briar and Mahogany
Located in New York, NY
Red briar and mahogany multigame, polished finish, leather handles. Contents: 36 cms mahogany roulette, rake, 365 poker chips, bosso chessmen, backgammon, poker dice, leather cups, d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Mahogany, Leather

Pinch Table White Bronze by À Nous Deux
Located in Sochi, RU
Thumbprint coffee table rest on a curved base. Exquisitely tactile concave top suggests the functional use. This sculptural piece with soft, rounded edges, perfect for onboard a yach...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

You and Me Wooden Top Standard Ping-Pong Table in Oak and Black by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Oak

You & Me Wooden Top 180 Ping Pong Table in Walnut and White by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Walnut

RS3 Wood Football Table in Black by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

You and Me HPL Top Ping-Pong Table 180 in Black by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
It’s a ping-pong table. Small 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 desk, Craft tabl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Laminate

You & Me Wooden Top 220 Ping Pong Table in Walnut and Black by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Walnut

You & Me HPL Top Ping Pong Table 220 in Black by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

You & Me HPL Top Ping Pong Table 220 in White by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

You & Me Wooden Top 220 Ping Pong Table in Oak and Black by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Oak

You & Me Wooden Top 180 Ping Pong Table in Oak and White by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Oak

You and Me HPL Top Standard Ping-Pong Table in White by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
The “You and Me” ping-pong table is a standard sized game table that doubles as a dining table. All the sportiness that it gets from the net, the bats, and the balls, can be put in t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Laminate

RS3 Wood Football Table in White by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

You & Me Wooden Top 220 Ping Pong Table in Oak and White by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Oak

You & Me Wooden Top 220 Ping Pong Table in Walnut and White by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Walnut

RS Stationary Ping Pong Table in Black by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
RS# Ping Pong regulation-sized table is a standard sized game table. Built from high-quality materials, it is perfect for either indoor or outdoor use. The black finish table tennis ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

You & Me HPL Top Ping Pong Table 180 in White by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
It’s a ping-pong table. Small 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 desk, craft tabl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

You & Me Wooden Top Standard Ping Pong Table in Walnut and Black by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Walnut

You & Me Wooden Top 180 Ping Pong Table in Walnut and Black by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Walnut

You & Me Wooden Top 180 Ping Pong Table in Oak and Black by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Oak

RS3 Wood Football Table in Stainless Steel by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Stainless Steel

You & Me Wooden Top Standard Ping Pong Table in Walnut and White by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Walnut

RS Stationary Ping Pong Table in White by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
RS# Ping Pong regulation-sized table is a standard sized game table. Built from high-quality materials, it is perfect for either indoor or outdoor use. The black finish table tennis ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

Lladro The Guest Small Figurine by Rolito, Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
White and black porcelain figurine with a silver gloss created by Rolito for The Guest by LLadró Atelier collection with a white base attached to the piece. This piece is renowned de...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

The Guest by Ricardo Cavolo Figurine. Small Model. Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
This piece is the contribution by the prestigious designer Ricardo Cavolo to The Guest, the creative project inviting cutting-edge artists from around the world to customize this fas...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

Maharam Bear by Pin-Up
Located in New York, NY
Maharam Bear by Pin-up 003 Harbor Initially created for Pin–up’s Fall/Winter 2016/2017 issue, the Bear is handmade by a small-scale Canadian producer from Loam, a high-quality Itali...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

Lladro The Kiss Couple Sculpture in Golden Luster by Antonio Ramos
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain sculpture of a representation of the work of the painter Gustav Klimt with great decoration with different types of gilded luster. This piece, inspired by the most famous w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Guest Figurine Large Model by Ricardo Cavolo. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
This piece is the contribution by the prestigious designer Ricardo Cavolo to The Guest, the creative project inviting cutting-edge artists from around the world to customize this fas...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Rocking Chicken Ride Figurine in Green by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain figurine designed by Jaime Hayon with a modern design highlighting the green color and touches of gilded sheen. Like all the pieces in Jaime Hayon's The Fantasy coll...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro the Love Explosion Couple Figurine by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain figurine designed by Jaime Hayon with a modern design of a family decorated with bright colors and golden luster. Like all the pieces in Jaime Hayon's The Fantasy co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Winged Beauty Woman Sculpture by Francisco Polope. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition, gloss finish porcelain sculpture of a woman with beautiful white wings, embellished with blue and white enamel. Half woman, half goddess, the protagonist of this pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Beautiful Catrina Figurine by Raul Rubio. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition Mexican Bella Catrina figurine in black gloss finish porcelain, adorned with three handmade flowers. The people of Mexico have a special relationship with death, to t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

Maharam Bear by PIN-UP
Located in New York, NY
Maharam Bear by PIN-UP 001 Terracotta Initially created for PIN–UP’s Fall/Winter 2016/2017 issue, the Bear is handmade by a small-scale Canadian producer from Loam, a high-qualit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

Lladro Mandrill Mask in Black and Gold by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain piece inspired by traditional African masks with a bold, contemporary and modern design of great decorative power. A collection that brings together three different animals...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro the Guest Small Figurine by Devilrobots, Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain figurine with black gloss on its face, hands and feet created by Devilrobots for The Guest by Lladró Atelier collection with a white base attached to the piece. This piece ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Guest Small Figurine by Paul Smith, Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain figurine with a brightly colored finish created by Paul Smith for the collection The Guest by LLadró Atelier with a white base attached to the piece. This piece is renowned...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain