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Leigh Keno

Appraiser and Private Dealer

Leigh Keno knows a thing or two about antiques: Not only was his father an antiques dealer, but in addition to running his eponymous New York-based auction house, Keno is also an appraiser, a private dealer and a celebrated television personality.

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Dealer Location: Paris Saint Ouen, FR
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Marble
Pair of Bronze Table Lamps by VAN HEECK
Peter Van Heeck
Bronze, Marble
Two bronze lamps on black marble bases.
Rare Paul Evans Wave-Front Console
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Rare Paul Evans Wave-Front Console
A sculpted steel wave-front console, signed and dated Paul Evans 1971. This outstandingly rare and beautiful 8ft. console of exceptionally elegant proportions is made to wall mount. The...
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Dealer Location: auribeau sur siagne, FR
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Formica
"Compas" desk by Jean Prouvé
Metal, Formica
"Compas" desk by Jean Prouvé in metal and formica.
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Brass
Rare Oscar Torlasco Balance Ceiling Light for Lumi...
Metal, Brass
Ceiling Lamp
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Coen De Vries Wall Mount Coat Rack With Hat Shelf
Coen de Vries
Metal
1950's enameled metal with colored sheet metal hooks. Manufactured by Pilastro.
"Gio" Lounge Chair By Sergio Rodrigues
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
"Gio" Lounge Chair By Sergio Rodrigues
Sergio Rodrigues
"Gio" lounge chair with jacaranda frame and upholstered seat. Designed by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1958. From the offices of Manchete TV and Editora in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio...
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Brass
Pair of 1950's Wall Lights by Arlus
Metal, Brass
bracket metal arm with swivel arm, painted black metal, brass, custom made modern shades
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Shagreen
Pair of Shagreen Stools
Shagreen
Pair of Green Shagreen Stools
Caned back arm chair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Caned back arm chair with brass sabots and vintage Spinneyback leather. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
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Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Unusual Horn and Bone Chest of Drawers
Highly unusual bone and horn parquetry veneer three drawer chest in an all over tumbling block pattern. Made in the last quarter of the 20th century.
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Steel, Glass
2 Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee / Side Tables ...
Angelo Ostuni, O-Luce
Brass, Steel, Glass
Chic pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern double level tables with panels of glass cantilevered over an angular enameled steel frame; glass is pierced and capped with round brass finials....
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Canvas, Wood
Pair of Yellin Stools
Metal, Canvas, Wood
Wood, Canvas, & Metal Stools
Poul Henningsen "Plate" Ceiling Lamp
Poul Henningsen "Plate" Ceiling Lamp
Hard to find ceiling lamp made of solid brass rings; designed for the Langelinie Pavillion in Copenhagen. The design of this lamp was inspired by the pattern of rings in the water surro...
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Blue beveled mirror by Fontana Arte
Glass
Italian curvy all glass beveled mirror with section in blue glass by Fontana Arte, c. 1960.
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Stainless Steel
One of a Kind Stainless Steel "Pine Tree" by Harry...
Harry Bertoia
Stainless Steel
An early experimental work by Bertoia, as he investigated the influence of nature on his work. A simple cross base and stem, support a stack of 20 adjustable stainless spray branches, e...
Ox Weathervane
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Dealer Location: Litchfield, CT
Ox Weathervane
Attributed to Howard & Co., Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Ca. 1854-67. The imposing size suggests that this Ox Weathervane was made on commission for a large barn. It is perhaps the lar...
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce
Pair of large lacquered metal and brass wall sconces designed by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce. Item location: Brooklyn, New York (by appointment)
Exceptional Walnut Hepplewhite Console Table
Exceptional Walnut Hepplewhite Console Table
A beautiful example of the Hepplewhite period, this table has a rare original alabaster inset top with rectangular inlay in the center of the base, flanked with oval shaped inlay at the...
Anatolian Kurdish Rug
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Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Anatolian Kurdish Rug
The design type of this carpet harkens back to a classical Ottoman Turkish variant known as “large pattern Holbein” due to the proliferation of the type in the paintings of the sixteent...
New Hampshire Settee
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Dealer Location: York County, PA
New Hampshire Settee
NEW HAMPSHIRE SETTEE, FOUND IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE TOWN OF DOVER, CA 1800: This marvelous, country windsor settee was recently found in the basement of the public library in Dove...
German Noah's Ark with 180 Animals as well as Noah...
A magnificent hand painted flat-bottomed Noah’s Ark complete with Noah, his wife and two sons. It comes with a staggering 180 plus hand carved and painted animals and birds, and unusual...
Extraordinary Patriotic Memorial Beadwork
Extraordinary Patriotic Memorial Beadwork
Patriotic memorial beadwork on velvet, made by a Racine, Wisconsin woman for her husband, Vincent DiGaudio, in 1924. This well-executed and extraordinarily graphic textile features nume...
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Dealer Location: New Orleans, LA
Materials & Techniques: Silver Plate
Important Art Deco Monoplane Portable Bar Set
Silver Plate
This outstanding Art Deco "Portable Bar" set is both a rare and nostalgic reminder of the glamorous days when the cocktail reigned supreme. Made in the form of a monoplane, this silverp...
Lion Garden Figure
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Dealer Location: Litchfield, CT
Materials & Techniques: Iron
Lion Garden Figure
Iron
Probably English. Lion figures were used as guardians of estates and often come in pairs. This early example has great form and sculptural appeal.
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Dealer Location: Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
ROLEX - Everest
Beautiful and rare Rolex celebrating the climb on Mt. Everest. This watch is reference number 5504 and was made in approximately 1958
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Metal: Sterling Silver
Victorian Sterling Mounted Match Strike, London, 1...
Sterling Silver
An antique English purple Ribbed crystal match strike with an unadorned sterling silver mounted collar. Made in Birmingham, England Dated 1899 fully hallmarked, very good condition. Som...
Van Cleef Arpels Gold Tortoiseshell Cuff Links
Exceptional VCA 18K tortoiseshell cufflinks. Square shape with rounded corners. Black enamel center with 18k ring and tortoise shell border. Most unique and rare cufflinks
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Dealer Location: West Hollywood, CA
Metal: Platinum
J Auricoste Steel French aviator's flyback chronog...
Platinum
J Auricoste SS civilian version of French aviator's flyback chronograph circa 1960's. 38.5mm diameter case with black elapsed time bezel screw down case back, mint condition glossy blac...
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Dealer Location: West Hollywood, CA
Metal: 18k Gold
Rolex 18K Pink Gold Oyster Perpetual Date ref. 150...
18k Gold
Rolex 18K Pink Gold Oyster Perpetual Date ref # 1503, man's 34mm diameter case with smooth bezel serial # 55x,xxx circa 1960 with beautiful silver satin dial with pink applied elongated...
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Dealer Location: West Hollywood, CA
Metal: Stainless Steel
Laco (Lacher & Co) Type 2 dial B-Uhr German WWII L...
Stainless Steel
Laco (Lacher & Co) Type 2 dial rare B-Uhr of the German WWII Luftwaffe. 55mm diameter military observer's chronometer. Very nice collector's example with original Type II matte black di...
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Medium: Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Canvas
C'mon Get Happy
Deborah Kass
Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Canvas
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Dealer Location: East Hampton, NY
Materials & Techniques: Steel
Set of Six (6) Gaetano Pesce "BERNINI 543 Broadway...
Gaetano Pesce
Steel
Set of six (6) hard to find "543 Broadway" chairs by Gaetano Pesce in deep blue resin and stainless steel frame, nylon feet and metal springs. These chairs are very comfortable. EACH i...
Pair of "Eva"  Side Chairs by Koefoeds Hornslet
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Rosewood
Pair of "Eva" Side Chairs by Koefoeds Hornslet
Rosewood
Pair of "Eva" armed side chairs. The rosewood frames have vertical slats on the back rest. The seats upholstered in champagne gold crushed velvet. Both chairs are burn marked with the "...
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Chrome, Plastic
Panasonic Space Capsule TV
Chrome, Plastic
B/W Panasonic TV with plastic case and chrome tripod base and antennae designed and produced in 1969. A collectible electronic device and space-age object, still in demand by stylists...
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Dealer Location: Culver City, CA
Materials & Techniques: Chrome, Formica, Wood, Lacquer
Graphic Mid-Century Modern Dresser with Nine Drawe...
Chrome, Formica, Wood, Lacquer
This 1950s chest of drawers was clearly inspired by the Dutch art movement “De Stijl." The dresser features nine drawers including a locking one for valuables located at the top center....
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Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Mirror
Midcentury Cheval Mirror
Mirror
Very useful free standing chrome framed cheval mirror with adjustable position supported by a sculptural base-mount
Arteluce High Tech Wall Sconces
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Dealer Location: Portland, OR
Materials & Techniques: Plastic
Arteluce High Tech Wall Sconces
Plastic
HIGHTECH
Masterpiece Folk Carving Of A Horse, Last Quarter ...
This is hands-down the best folk carving of a horse in this scale that I have ever encountered. Some observers have likened the form to a Elie Nadelman bronze or a Bill Traylor drawing,...
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Dealer Location: Litchfield, CT
Materials & Techniques: Cherry
Rare Chippendale Candlestand with Sliding Drawer
Cherry
Probably Connecticut, ca. 1770. Cherry A candlestand having a round top above a sliding candle drawer supported by a well defined turned shaft ending on snake feet. Provenance: From ...
Painted Blanket Chest
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Dealer Location: Litchfield, CT
Materials & Techniques: Paint
Painted Blanket Chest
Paint
Probably New York State, ca. 1790-1800 Painted decorated with an eagle surrounded by a wreath flanked by potted flowers. The chest is supported by shoe feet.
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Pair of Rare Bannister Back Armchairs
Wood
One of pair in original paint. Second in old black paint over black with pieced feet and stretcher. Both with carved arms. Probably of Long Island or Connecticut shore origin, in the N...
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Iron
19THC ORIGINAL NAUTICAL SHIP & ANCOR IRON ANDIRON...
Iron
FOLKY & VERY UNUSUAL ANDIRONS NAUTICAL 19THC CAST IRON SHIP & ANCOR ANDIRONS.THIS WONDERFUL ORIGINAL WORN PATINA ANDIRONS ARE GREAT FOR A BEACH HOUSE AND ARE IN GREAT AS FOUND CONDITION...
Boeing 314 Pan-American 'Clipper' model
An exceptional and very stylish 1938 boardroom model of the legendary flying-boat with all aluminium detailing, windows and propellers, the tripod mounted on a polished solid mahogany g...
Pair of Art Deco Sconces with Skyscraper Design in...
Pair of Skyscraper style sconces with streamlined tier design and fluted capped details. Light illuminates from various tiers and top opening. Newly electrified.
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Dealer Location: Gloucestershire, GB
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Macassar Ebony And Satinwood Art Deco Desk
Wood
A very stylish, and of fine quality, circa 1930s, French Art Deco desk, of elegant proportions, in Macassar ebony and satinwood, that will make a statement in any setting.
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Rare and Unique Paul Frankl "Skyscraper" Cocktail ...
Paul Frankl
A museum worthy example. Illustrated in "Paul T Frankl-Modern American Design"
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Leather, Rubber
1920s Alfa-Romeo P2 race car tinplate toys.
Leather, Rubber
A group of exceptionally rare Alfa-Romeo P2 tinplate toys by CIJ (Compagnie Internationale Jouets), Paris, liveried in the racing colours of different European countries, in this instan...
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Sterling Silver, Enamel
“Stoplight Jigger” cocktail measure in Sterling si...
Sterling Silver, Enamel
A very fine Sterling silver cocktail jigger by American company Gorham, with enamelled red, yellow and green marks to signify 'caution' when measuring small, medium and large drinks. Si...
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Louis Baugniet (1896-1995).
Marcel Louis Baugniet
“Autocomposition” (1929). An original, abstract Art Deco automotive design project in pencil, crayon and gouache, signed and dated 'Baugniet, 1929'. Triple-step mounted, framed a...
French Art Deco Coffee Side Table
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Dealer Location: Long Island City, NY
French Art Deco Coffee Side Table
French Art Deco side/coffee table with an ebonized wood base and a mirrored top.     
Original 'FN Motorcycles' poster by Marcello Nizzo...
Marcello Nizzoli
A rare original poster for FN Motorcycles by Marcello Nizzoli. Linen mounted, framed and glazed.
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Pair of Blue Lady Chairs by Marco Zanuso
Metal
Designed by Marco Zanuso for Arflex these chairs won the Fist place in the 1950 Milan Triennia
HANAU Lamp
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Dealer Location: Hudson, NY
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum, Mirror
HANAU Lamp
Aluminum, Mirror
Light green laquered metal with aluminum and mirror reflector; nickel- plated metal. Model name: "Kleine Hohen Sonne", Original Hanau Manufactured by: "Ges.m.b.H.", Germany; 1920-30's...
"Soar" Porcelain Sculpture by Sueharu Fukami
Sueharu Fukami
Porcelain sculpture with seihakuji pale-blue glaze. On a solid walnut stand. Nr 3 from an edition of 8.
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Earthenware
Exceptional Vessel by Guido Gambone
Earthenware
One of the best Gambone pieces I have ever offered. The elemental ship's hull form and powerful abstract decoration suggest that the origins of the great Gambone's inspiration were as a...
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Dealer Location: auribeau sur siagne, FR
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Glass, Fiberglass
Elephant armchair by Rancillac
Steel, Glass, Fiberglass
2d edition engraved in the resin in the back 57/100
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Abstract Female Nude Sculpture
Wood
An ebonized carved wood sculpture in an abstract female nude form. This sculpture has a great patina and is beautiful from every angle. American, circa 1950.
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Dealer Location: San Leandro, CA
Materials & Techniques: Mirror, Lucite
Large OpArt Lucite and Mirror "Floating Cube" Cloc...
Mirror, Lucite
Large Lucite Clock Sculpture consisting of a mirrored cube clock "floating" in a large Lucite box....a very effective and well executed piece of functional OpArt.