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Vintage Eames for Herman Miller Square Rolling Side Table Universal Base 2 Available

Vintage Eames for Herman Miller Square Rolling Side Table Universal Base 2 Available

Another icon of mid-century modern design by the famed duo of husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames: The Universal Base Table. These two are small with a 20-inch x 20-inch square top and only 25.5 inches tall. Perfect as a side table or bedside table for your mid-century modern home or in your industrial loft! The Eames Universal Base table was first introduced in 1961. This pair are circa 1970s and both have the Universal cast aluminum base and feet plus black steel pedestals and vinyl rimmed tabletops; one in white and one in faux wood grain laminate. They are also both on casters making them very handy indeed. We have priced these per table so all you need do is decide if you want the white one or the wood grained one. And if you can’t decide…you should have them both!

Price: $895


Art Deco Machine Age International Style Chrome & Black Desk Gilbert Rohde Attribution

Art Deco Machine Age International Style Chrome & Black Desk Gilbert Rohde Attribution

Phew! (Big Deep Sigh) This incredible desk has been in my personal collection for over 30 years! It is a big step for me to decide I have no place to put it in my downsized life. So, once again, my loss is your gain. It is an incredible piece of American furniture history. Attributed to Gilbert Rohde for Troy Sunshade and categorized in many design styles; Art Deco, Machine Age, Streamline Modern, Art Moderne, International Style, and Bauhaus to name the ones I can think of. It features a shallow rectangular body of painted wood with a shallow center drawer providing knee space and three drawers on each side. The handles or pulls are painted tubular steel running horizontally the length of each drawer. The body is supported by three chromed tubular steel legs with the outside pair joining in a flattened arch just under the desktop; and the middle leg curving under the body of the desk. A horizontal chrome tube connects the three legs at the floor. The top overhangs slightly and is banded in triple ridge aluminum banding with the valleys painted black. The top itself is comprised of two materials. The sides above the drawered sections is also known by many names; Bakelite, Catalin or Cat-O-Lite, to name three. And the center section is a red faux leather sometimes called Fabrikoid. This “optometrist desk” as it is sometimes called was designed circa 1934. It is in wonderful antique condition. We have only cleaned and polished this piece rather than restoring as we felt it shows nicely with its age-related flaws.

Gilbert Rohde (1894-1944) was the son of a cabinetmaker and born and raised in New York. He is considered one of America’s premier furniture and industrial designers who helped to define American Modernism. Particularly from the late 1920s to WWII as a designer and advisor for Herman Miller Inc. But Herman Miller was not the only company where he initiated modern design. You can include Heywood-Wakefield, the Widdicomb Company, and Troy Sunshade in the list and his early work was sold at Lord and Taylor. Rohde was educated in New York City public schools, but it was a 1927 trip to France and Germany that solidified his future in design and style. He was a designer, a teacher, and a tireless advocate for modern furniture and interiors in American homes, apartments, offices, and commercial and institutional settings. His work was published in design and architecture magazines and newspapers and is held in museums worldwide. According to internet articles “Gilbert Rohde, by focusing on design for mass production, hoped to make modern design the national style of America and to bring modern design to the greatest number of consumers”.

The Troy Sunshade Company was founded in 1887 by Frank Douglas and Gus Stouder and is still in business today but they don’t make furniture! In the beginning they produced carriage sunshades but seeing the need to change with the times particularly during the Great Depression when they developed a new enterprise: Chrome Furniture. They continued this venture and expanded it through the 1950s and 1960s until the furniture division was sold to Gleason Corporation of Milwaukee in 1970. Today Troy Sunshade manufactures a large line of cloth products. Gilbert Rohde was a main thrust in the design of their chrome furniture during the 1930s.

You won’t find a more beautiful and fitting piece of 1930s American furniture design. Make it yours!

Price: $7,495


Art Deco Machine Age International Style Chrome & Black Console Table Gilbert Rohde Attribution

Art Deco Machine Age International Style Chrome & Black Console Table Gilbert Rohde Attribution

This phenomenal table has been in my private stash for over 30 years! It is time for it to be shown off instead of stashed away. So, here it is an incredible piece of American furniture history. Attributed to Gilbert Rohde for Troy Sunshade and categorized in many design styles; Art Deco, Machine Age, Streamline Modern, Art Moderne, International Style, and Bauhaus to name the ones I can think of. It appears in the Troy Sunshade 1937 catalog as the 191 Console Table. It features shallow center drawer of painted wood with a pull that is a short small horizontal tubular steel knob. This drawer hangs from the underside of the top and is supported by a chrome steel strap that is connected to the front legs. The top is then supported by chromed tubular steel legs with the front pair having a cane loop at the top and the back pair being a continuous flattened arch piece. All support the top just under its front and back edges. A horizontal chrome tube connects the legs from front to back at the floor. The top overhangs the body slightly and is banded in triple ridge aluminum banding with black paint in the valleys. The top itself is comprised of a multi-named product; Bakelite, Catalin or Cat-O-Lite, to name three. This incredible piece is in great antique condition and will go with so many design styles from Art Deco to modern.

Gilbert Rohde (1894-1944) was the son of a cabinetmaker and born and raised in New York. He is considered one of America’s premier furniture and industrial designers who helped to define American Modernism. Particularly from the late 1920s to WWII as a designer and advisor for Herman Miller Inc. But Herman Miller was not the only company where he initiated modern design. You can include Heywood-Wakefield, the Widdicomb Company, and Troy Sunshade in the list and his early work was sold at Lord and Taylor. Rohde was educated in New York City public schools, but it was a 1927 trip to France and Germany that solidified his future in design and style. He was a designer, a teacher, and a tireless advocate for modern furniture and interiors in American homes, apartments, offices, and commercial and institutional settings. His work was published in design and architecture magazines and newspapers and is held in museums worldwide. According to internet articles “Gilbert Rohde, by focusing on design for mass production, hoped to make modern design the national style of America and to bring modern design to the greatest number of consumers”.

The Troy Sunshade Company was founded in 1887 by Frank Douglas and Gus Stouder and is still in business today but they don’t make furniture! In the beginning they produced carriage sunshades but seeing the need to change with the times particularly during the Great Depression when they developed a new enterprise: Chrome Furniture. They continued this venture and expanded it through the 1950s and 1960s until the furniture division was sold to Gleason Corporation of Milwaukee in 1970. Today Troy Sunshade manufactures a large line of cloth products. Gilbert Rohde was a main thrust in the design of their chrome furniture during the 1930s.

This is an iconic, beautiful and fitting piece of 1930s American furniture design. Make it yours!

Price: $4,495


Baker Furniture French Provincial Country Style Bachelor’s Chest of Drawers

Baker Furniture French Provincial Country Style Bachelor’s Chest of Drawers

When we find a gorgeous piece of furniture of this high quality and from a maker of such high regard, we must have it to offer to you! This Country French Provincial style bachelor chest is circa mid-late 20th century by Baker Furniture. The wood grain and color on this incredible chest is exceptional. Plus, it is comprised of a beautifully detailed case that is fitted with four drawers of equal depth. Two narrow drawers on top and two full width drawers as the bottom two. The drawers are fitted with ornate antique brass handles and key escutcheons that accent the carved drawer fronts wonderfully. The sinuous cabinet apron has a beautiful scroll and feather carved design. The front legs are grooved and flow seamlessly into the delicate curved scroll of the foot.

Baker is one of the most prestigious names in furniture! They were founded in 1890 by Siebe Baker, an immigrant from the Netherlands as an interior woodwork and door company. Three years later they made their first piece of furniture. In 1910 Siebe’s son, Hollis S. Baker, joined the company as a salesman and throughout most of Baker’s existence it was a family-controlled business, even being sold and repurchased in the 1920s-1930s. Baker is considered a design legacy and over the years they have produced furniture designed by such greats as Donald Desky and Kem Weber in the early 20th century, Finn Juhl in the mid-20th century, and John Saladino and Barbara Barry in the late 20th century. They have introduced many award-winning furniture collections including, during the 1940s and 1950s, Far East Collection, the first Asian furniture collection manufactured in the USA; and Palladian Collection an Italian neo classic design. Then, in the 1960s and 1970s the introduction of  country English and French Provincial featuring the reproduction of choice antiques from the home of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. After decades of being in the Baker family hands, in 1969 it was sold to Magnavox then in 1986 to Kohler Co. It remains today a part of Kohler and operates out of North Carolina. Still one of the top names in furniture.

This great Baker chest will be awesome in any room of your home. Use it in an entry with mirror above and chair beside. Use it in a living room between a pair of lounge chairs. Use it in your master bedroom as a much-needed oversized nightstand. Or, use it in a guest room for just the right amount of storage. Use it anywhere! Just make it yours.

Price: $2,495


Scandinavian Modern Teak 3 Drawer Small Vintage Chest Marked Made in Denmark

Scandinavian Modern Teak 3 Drawer Small Vintage Chest Marked Made in Denmark

Sometimes you just need a perfect small chest and here it is. Its not too small. And not too large. It is just right! Scandinavian Modern and made in Denmark circa 1970s-1980s. It is comprised of all teak veneer in typical Danish design with no hardware on its three equal height full-width drawers. It is just right for a small entry, dining room or living room. Or, use it as a nightstand. Of course, it is just right for your mid-century modern or Scandinavian Modern home, but it also complements many other décor styles such as modern country or industrial loft. This is the perfect little chest and just right for many places. We know you love it. Make it yours!

Price: $995


Scandinavian Modern Teak Single Drawer Nightstand or Tiny Desk by Faarup Mobelfabrik

Scandinavian Modern Teak Single Drawer Nightstand or Tiny Desk by Faarup Mobelfabrik

This awesome piece can be a nightstand. It can be a tiny narrow desk. Or a tiny narrow desk nightstand! Made circa 1970s or 1980s of all teak veneer by Faarup Mobelfabrik in their classic clean lined Scandinavian Modern style. Its simple U-shape with a single drawer and teak handle will complement many décor styles in addition to its Danish design roots, including mid-century modern, modern country, and industrial loft.

Information about Faarup Mobelfabrik is little and far between but we have discerned it was founded in its namesake Danish town by the Hallas family sometime prior to WWII. According the founder’s, Sigurd Halla, sons, Johannes and Einar August, Faarup Mobelfabrik was one of Denmark’s largest producers of fine wood case goods. In addition to their success in Denmark they were exported to the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Like most Scandinavian Modern design their pieces were sought after for their high quality, beautiful materials, and classic lines. These classic and beautifully designed pieces came from collaborations with many renowned designers including Ib Kofod-Larsen, Svend Age Larsen, Jorgen Linde, and Kurt Lovig. In 1989 they merged with the Danish Tvilum-Scanbirk Group which has since been acquired by American Masco Corporation.

This will be a great little nightstand/desk for your guestroom. Make it yours!

Price: $795


Drexel Declaration 3 Drawer Bachelor Chest by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall

Drexel Declaration 3 Drawer Bachelor Chest by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall

Boy! Are we loving these Drexel Declaration pieces we just acquired at the shop or what!? This one is a three-drawer walnut bachelor chest. The Declaration collection by Drexel was designed by the duo of Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall in the 1960s. This chest happens to have been made in June of 1963 according to the stamp on the back. The design is so beautiful and cries Mid-Century Modern with its rectangular cabinet housing the three drawers lifted off the floor by a recessed base of round tapered legs and apron. Each drawer is adorned with two white porcelain ball knobs on a brass shaft. The top drawer is slightly less deep than the two bottom drawers which are of equal size. Simply stunning! It will look fabulous as intended in your bedroom providing nice storage. But it would look equally fabulous as a small credenza in your entry, living room, or dining room.

Kipp Stewart, a celebrated American designer, born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania did not lead a charmed childhood. Sent to California to live with distant relatives at a young age, you could call him a self-made man. His furniture designing fate was sealed at 15 when hitchhiking to school he passed a storefront shop and studio on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles with pencil industrial drawings in the windows and fell in love with them. Kipp worked hard, turning down a track and field scholarship at USC and instead enrolled at Chouinard Art Institute in the late 1940s. Again, he worked very hard days and nights becoming a renowned artist, architect, and award-winning designer. He currently resides in Carmel, California and is still painting.

Alexander Stewart Orton MacDougall was born in the late 1920s in Pasadena and grew up in a Green and Green house which he credits for his fascination and love of design. Judged early with a learning disability which he obviously overcame, Stewart attended Chouinard Art Institute after a short time in the Navy. He then went to work for Victor Gruen and Associates where he met his mentor Rudolf Baumfeld who had studied under Le Courbusier. With this association, his design and artistry paths were sealed. Striving always for simple lines without fussiness. It is clearly apparent throughout his work whether in furniture, boats, golf clubs, or sculpture. He currently splits his time between Montecito, California and Nantucket with his wife of many many years and lifetime muse, still working on projects each day.

Drexel Furniture Company was founded in 1903 in Drexel, North Carolina by six business men for a total investment of $14,000.00. Sam Huffman, one of the initial founders, managed the enterprise until his death in 1935 when his son, Robert O. Huffman took the helm. By 1950 under the younger Huffman’s leadership Drexel had grown from a small factory to a leader in furniture manufacturing. They acquired other furniture companies along the way and by the late 1950s employed 2300 workers. The 1960s had them adding industrial and hospitality furniture to their lines. In 1968 the were purchased and Drexel Enterprises became Drexel Heritage Furnishings, Inc. They continued to add to their styles and lines and were sold again and then in 1986 became part of Masco Corporation one of the country’s largest furniture manufacturers. They are now based in High Point, NC and operate ten factories in North Carolina and one in South Carolina and are one of the leading furniture manufacturers in the world.

This is an iconic piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture design and should be yours.

Price: $2,295


Pair Rosewood Mid Century Square End Table Cabinets

Pair Rosewood Mid Century Square End Table Cabinets

Wow! These rosewood cabinet style end tables are absolutely incredible! These were designed by the original owner in 1966 and created for him by an artisan. They are comprised of gorgeous vertical grain rosewood on all four sides with double opening doors on the front of a square cabinet which floats above the floor on a recessed black painted pedestal base. The rosewood horizontal grained top is so beautiful but does have some slight darkening in spots from age or use. Black painted metal hasp bar closure on the doors and the black hinges are the only ornamentation. Leaving the rosewood as the star. When I first saw these substantial end tables, they were flanking a Milo Baughman Lawson style sofa. What an impression. Their large scale but simple lines and breathtaking material make these just what the designer ordered. You must make them yours.

Price: $2,395


Vintage Black Turned Leg Drawered End Table with Matador and Bull Tile Insert Top

Vintage Black Turned Leg Drawered End Table with Matador and Bull Tile Insert Top

Olé! Toro! Sorry, I can’t help myself. Talk about a one-of-a-kind piece. This is it. This vintage end table, side table, or bedside table will look fabulous in your Hacienda! It is comprised of a black painted tall table with four turned legs with stretchers from front to back and a single drawer. The painted finish has a perfect aged patina that only comes from age and use. And, the pull on the drawer is made from a 1957 Mexican Peso. Outstanding! The top has an off-centered tile insert with a hand painted bullfight scene depicting both matador and bull. The bullfight scene is signed by what we believe to be Zenón; however, we have yet to find information on the artist. The tiles do have some age and use cracks, but it only adds to its charm. This will look fabulous with many design stiles and has a myriad use. It could even be used in the kitchen or bar area with its tile top. We know you love it. Make it yours.

Price: $1,195


Mid Century Modern Blonde Cerused Oak Parsons End Tables Style Wormley for Dunbar

Mid Century Modern Blonde Cerused Oak Parsons End Tables Style Wormley for Dunbar

Oh, my goodness we are in love here at the shop with these gorgeous 1950s vintage mid-century modern blonde or cerused oak Parsons end tables. They are unmarked but done in the style of Edward Wormley for Dunbar. The simple yet elegant form of a typical Parsons table is enhanced by their yellow cerused finish on the beautiful oak grain. The yellow looks like it has been wiped with a bit of black to bring out the grain even further. Simply stunning! Talk about a go anywhere go with anything pair of tables….these are them! You must make them yours….now.

Price: $2,495


Ello Black Glass and Gold Anodized Aluminum Small Server Credenza Cabinet

Ello Black Glass and Gold Anodized Aluminum Small Server Credenza Cabinet

Wow! What a gorgeous and elegant cabinet. In the style of and attributed to Ello. It is comprised of a pair of slab ends that double as the legs which are covered in gold anodized and brushed aluminum laminate and two sets of double opening doors which are fronted with black glass and adorned with brass finger pull handles. The top is also a piece of black glass. There are some age-related flaws. Please examine photos.

Ello furniture was founded in Chicago by Lothar Molton in 1956, a few years after fleeing Nazi Germany with his family. In 1968 he moved the company to Rockford, Illinois and in 2010 is closed its doors. Ello’s motto was Contemporary Furniture of Distinction combined with Function plus Spectacular Glamour.

Ello’s motto perfectly describes this stunning cabinet. You should make it yours.

Price: $2,495


Five Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Ivory Lacquered Cabinets and Two Corner Units with Brass Plated Bases

Five Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Ivory Lacquered Cabinets and Two Corner Units with Brass Plated Bases

Oh, my goodness. These are fabulous! Designed circa 1970s by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Two of the greatest names in 20th Century furniture design and manufacturing. This sought after seven-piece set is comprised of three 3-drawered units, two 2-doored units, and two corner units. They can be configured in so many many ways. Each unit is lacquered in a beautiful ivory color and is perched upon a brass plated recessed base. These will make gorgeous pieces for your master bedroom, your dining room, family room, living room, or even an entry hall. They will make a perfect place to display art or a base for a flat screen TV. Not to mention the storage they provide.

Milo Baughman, a 20th Century genius of design, was born in Western Kansas in 1923 but was moved a year later by his family to Long Beach, California. He created Milo Baughman Design Inc. in 1947. Thayer Coggin was born in 1922 in Denton, North Carolina. Twelve years later his family moved 25 miles north to High Point. His first love was furniture and Milo’s was design and in 1953, after the two met, history was made in American furniture by one of the greatest collaborations in the industry.

These cabinets are a product of that collaboration. They should be yours.

Price: $9,995


Hickory Manufacturing Co. Campaign Style Chests a Vintage Pair

Hickory Manufacturing Co. Campaign Style Chests a Vintage Pair

Looking for a pair of outstanding bedside chests? Look no further. These campaign style chests by Hickory Manufacturing Co. are just what the designer ordered! Chest number one is configured with four drawers; one shallow drawer above a brass decorative band and three deeper drawers below which are adorned by awesome campaign style pulls. Chest number two is configured with the same shallow drawer above the decorative brass strap band with a double door cabinet compartment below and each door is adorned by the same interesting campaign style handles. Although I am so not sure what species of wood comprises these cabinets, I am sure it is gorgeous. It has beautiful grain and coloring. These cabinets are in wonderful condition; however, if you run your hand across the tops you can feel a bit of roughness indicating a slight raise in the grain; however, it is not visually distracting. In addition to making great night stands these cabinets would be very handsome flanking a fireplace or sofa. Or, butt them together for one long chest. No matter how you decide to use them, they will make you happy you made them yours.

Price: $4,495 $2,247


Paul McCobb Planner Group 3 Drawer Chest for Winchendon

Paul McCobb Planner Group 3 Drawer Chest for Winchendon

This three drawer chest from Paul McCobb’s Planner Group for Winchendon is a perfect example of mid-century-modern elegance and simplicity. This one is in wonderful vintage age appropriate condition. There is a slight ring in the finish only of the top. The bronze colored simple pulls add just the right ornamentation to the warm colored wood. Perfect for the bedroom, dining room, living room or entry.

Paul McCobb (1917-1969) was best known for his furniture designs. His Planner Group for Winchendon Furniture Company was one of the best-selling lines of furniture of the mid 20th century. It was continually produced from 1949 until 1964. His other furniture lines include The Calvin Group, Directional, and The Irwin Group all by Calvin Furniture; The Connoisseur Collection by H. Sacks and Sons; and Predictor by O’Hearn Furniture.

Price: $3,995 $2,500


Antique Shabby Chic Painted Early American Federal Night Stand

Antique Shabby Chic Painted Early American Federal Night Stand

Shabby Chic and adorable. Two descriptions for this great antique Early American Federal style night stand. It was painted or “antiqued” this gorgeous robin’s egg blue sometime in the 1950’s or 1960’s and it is just right and in style for today’s chalk painting rage. It has a few nicks to its finish but they only add to the look. It would be wonderful in a child’s bedroom or a “lady’s retreat”. We do have the complete bedroom set listed here on our website in case you are interested.

Price: $395 $195


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