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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


Mid Century Modern Black Bent Steel Tube Armchair with New Orange Upholstery

Mid Century Modern Black Bent Steel Tube Armchair with New Orange Upholstery

Sometimes you need just the right little side chair. One that you can move from here……to there. Light and versatile but full of style. This is it. Comprised of a bent steel tube frame that has a fresh coat of black paint with an upholstered seat and small curved upholstered back that has been reupholstered in a great orange and black fabric with a series of circles. Its awesome mid-century modern shape and style will go beautifully with your mid-century modern décor but also in your industrial loft or modern country home. Don’t hesitate to make this treasure yours. Do it now.

Price: $995


Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Modern Bench Newly Upholstered

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Modern Bench Newly Upholstered

I’ve had this treasure hidden in my private stash for many years, but we are trying to live in a small space and since I have yet to find a place for it have decided to offer it to you. It was designed by one of the most renowned icons of mid-century modern design, Edward Wormley, and produced by the famed Dunbar Furniture. We recently had it reupholstered but have left the gorgeous original almost black finish on the frame as I adore the age patina it has acquired. The patina may not appeal to you and it can easily be refinished for a small fee if you so desire. The fabric we chose is from our vintage fabric collection. Its wonderful geometric design is done in aqua blue, avocado green, and white clipped velvet which is reminiscent of Jack Lenor Larsen’s fabrics. The parsons style frame has six legs with stretchers front to back between pairs of legs and is supported lengthwise by a high stretcher that is highlighted with brass accents. I can’t describe how stunning it is. I hope the photos do it justice.

Edward J. Wormley was born in 1907 in Oswego, Illinois and passed away an icon of mid-century design in 1995. He began his career in the interior design studio of Marshall Field & Company department store after having attended the Art Institute of Chicago from 1926-1928. In 1931 he was recruited by Dunbar. He quickly became the Design Director and remained so for the next three decades making Dunbar a name to be reckoned with in mid-century furnishings. This partnership is considered one of the most historically meaningful between a designer and a manufacturer. A quote from Wormley sums up the mid-century modern movement wonderfully as well as today’s design ethics: “Modernism means freedom-freedom to mix, to choose, to change, to embrace the new but to hold fast to what is good.”

Horse drawn carriages and furniture seem to be an odd combination, but it worked for Dunbar. They began as a manufacturer of custom horse drawn buggies for the gentry class. When autos took over the roads, Dunbar wisely switched to manufacturing fine furniture and became one of America’s premier fine furnishings companies. In 1931 destiny brought young designer Edward J. Wormley to Dunbar and the rest as they say, is history. Wormley brought a global presence and design to Dunbar ushering them into the mid-20th century and making the Dunbar name synonymous with high quality and good design. Together they became icons of 20th century winning numerous awards and accolades. Dunbar today continues this legacy.

This timelessly designed bench is absolutely gorgeous! You must make it yours.

Price: $5,995


White Fine Furniture Asian Ming Chinoiserie Style Off White Lacquer Display China Cabinet

I can visualize in detail what you will display in this fabulous Asian style cabinet. Maybe your grandmother’s wedding china, or your own, if you chose one. Maybe a collection of rare antique books, or just your guilty pleasure romance novels. Maybe your crystal barware or mid-century modern art glass. Whatever it is you want to display this gorgeous cabinet will show them off beautifully. Particularly with its mirrored back and display lighting. It is comprised of a simple rectangular cabinet with little embellishment apart from brass hinges and handles and its Asian style footed base. It has a lovely off-white rather marbleized lacquer finish. The top portion offers a beveled glass view of whatever is displayed inside. Each side has one panel of glass and the front three with the two outer panels being doors and the center stationary. The back is mirrored. The bottom portion has closed storage for those items you don’t want to display comprised of a set of double opening doors behind which are drawers and a single door with shelf storage behind. This piece is both beautiful and practical and was made by White Fine Furniture of Mebane, North Carolina circa 1970s.

White Fine Furniture was founded in 1881 in Mebane, North Carolina by brothers, David A. and William E. White. Their father, Stephen A. White, was the co-founder of Mebane. Unfortunately, he had soiled the family name by acquiring a great amount of debt and his sons vowed to repay their father’s creditors. Thus, was the catalyst behind their venture. It was incorporated as White-Rickel Furniture Company in 1896 but by 1899 Rickel had relinquished his interest and the name was changed to White Furniture Company. They repaid their father’s debts and more. They were always a cutting-edge company and were the first Southern furniture manufacturer to utilize electricity. In 1905 they were awarded a contract with the US government to supply furniture to military personnel working in the Panama Canal. Later supplying furniture for army officers throughout the US and the Far East. They’ve won awards and furnished the famed Grove Park Inn. My research did not uncover when exactly they began calling themselves White FINE Furniture but fine it was. Unfortunately, as with many US furniture and other manufacturers, the 1980s hit hard. They were purchased by Hickory Furniture Company and eventually closed the doors in 1993 after over 100 years of fine furniture building.

We have fallen in love with this cabinet and its history here at our shop. We know you will love it too. Make it yours.

 

 

 

Price: $2,195


White Fine Furniture Asian Ming Chinoiserie Style Off White Lacquer Oval Dining Table

If you are looking for a dining table that is just a little different……this is it. Made by the White Fine Furniture Company of Mebane, North Carolina circa 1970s. It is oval or is that a racetrack shape? Or maybe we just call it a rectangle with rounded corners. Well that is if you have one or both leaves inserted. Without the leaves it is a square with rounded corners. It has a lovely off-white rather marbleized finish and the Ming style turned under foot on its tapered legs. It boasts a bowed front apron, even on the leaves, which makes it look much nicer if you like to have the leaves stay in place. There is a decorative groove around the circumference of the top about three inches in from the edge and on the legs. When looking at this table I am reminded of James Mont’s designs. It is stunning and somewhat Hollywood Regency.

White Fine Furniture was founded in 1881 in Mebane, North Carolina by brothers, David A. and William E. White. Their father, Stephen A. White, was the co-founder of Mebane. Unfortunately, he had soiled the family name by acquiring a great amount of debt and his sons vowed to repay their father’s creditors. Thus, was the catalyst behind their venture. It was incorporated as White-Rickel Furniture Company in 1896 but by 1899 Rickel had relinquished his interest and the name was changed to White Furniture Company. They repaid their father’s debts and more. They were always a cutting-edge company and were the first Southern furniture manufacturer to utilize electricity. In 1905 they were awarded a contract with the US government to supply furniture to military personnel working in the Panama Canal. Later supplying furniture for army officers throughout the US and the Far East. They’ve won awards and furnished the famed Grove Park Inn. My research did not uncover when exactly they began calling themselves White FINE Furniture but fine it was. Unfortunately, as with many US furniture and other manufacturers, the 1980s hit hard. They were purchased by Hickory Furniture Company and eventually closed the doors in 1993 after over 100 years of fine furniture building.

We have fallen in love with this dining table and its history here at the shop. We think you will love it too. Make it yours.

 

 

 

Price: $2,495


White Fine Furniture Asian Ming Chinoiserie Style Off White Lacquer Dining Chairs Six

This set of six Asian style dining chairs are fabulous! They would look great around an Asian style or traditional table, but they would look even more stunning in juxtaposition around a mid-century modern or industrial dining table. You could use them alone or add a pair of host and hostess chairs in a complementary shape and design. They are comprised of a wood frame that boasts a lovely off-white lacquer rather marbleized finish. Their gently curving Ming style sides and center splat along with caned seats, which are covered with a loose cushion, provide just the right amount of comfort for a long leisurely dinner. They are extremely sturdy and well-made by White Fine furniture of Mebane, North Carolina circa 1970s.

White Fine Furniture was founded in 1881 in Mebane, North Carolina by brothers, David A. and William E. White. Their father, Stephen A. White, was the co-founder of Mebane. Unfortunately, he had soiled the family name by acquiring a great amount of debt and his sons vowed to repay their father’s creditors. Thus, was the catalyst behind their venture. It was incorporated as White-Rickel Furniture Company in 1896 but by 1899 Rickel had relinquished his interest and the name was changed to White Furniture Company. They repaid their father’s debts and more. They were always a cutting-edge company and were the first Southern furniture manufacturer to utilize electricity. In 1905 they were awarded a contract with the US government to supply furniture to military personnel working in the Panama Canal. Later supplying furniture for army officers throughout the US and the Far East. They’ve won awards and furnished the famed Grove Park Inn. My research did not uncover when exactly they began calling themselves White FINE Furniture but fine it was. Unfortunately, as with many US furniture and other manufacturers, the 1980s hit hard. They were purchased by Hickory Furniture Company and eventually closed the doors in 1993 after over 100 years of fine furniture building.

We love these chairs here at the shop. We know you will love them too. Make them yours.

 

Chair:

  • Height – 40 Inches
  • Width – 22.50 Inches
  • Depth – 22 Inches
  • Seat Height – 17 Inches
  • Inside Seat Width – 22 Inches
  • Inside Seat Depth – 17.50 Inches
  • Inside Back Height – 24 Inches
  • Weight – 17.3 Pounds

 

Crated Size:

  • Height – 48 Inches
  • Width – 78 Inches
  • Depth – 32 Inches
  • Weight – 310 Pounds

 

 

Price: $2,895


Hollywood Regency Silver Leafed Parsons Console Table and Mirror Set

Hollywood Regency Silver Leafed Parsons Console Table and Mirror Set

If you are looking for a striking piece for a small entry….you have found it! It will be perfect. It has the simple classic lines of an authentic Parsons table with the glamour of a true silver leaf finish. Hollywood Regency at its finest. If you don’t need a piece in an entry, use it as a make-up vanity or maybe in your living room. It is a small wonderful set and we know you love it. Make it yours.

Price: $1,295


Set of Four Natural Teak Indonesian Ming Style Dining Armed Chairs with Upholstered Seats

Set of Four Natural Teak Indonesian Ming Style Dining Armed Chairs with Upholstered Seats

I adore this set of four dining chairs! They are made in Indonesia from natural teak and just waiting for you to add the perfect fabric on their drop-in seats. They are sinuously carved and sanded and feel absolutely wonderful when you run your hand over their curves and carvings. The five spokes of the back splat have a center round medallion with a carving of leaves and floral motif. The arms curl back on themselves at the front like a vine and end with the carving of a delicate leaf. Simply beautiful. If you have a small dining area in your kitchen, these would be perfect. If you have a dining spot in your sunroom or bedroom, these would be perfect. If you have a game table in your living room, these would be perfect. If you have a……..well…..you get the idea, these would be perfect! Make them yours.

Price: $1,995


Two-Tone Chevron Pattern Rattan Wicker Tall Back Chair with Spiral Arms

Two-Tone Chevron Pattern Rattan Wicker Tall Back Chair with Spiral Arms

I don’t know if this came from a Paris café or a tropical island. I just know I love it!!!! If you are looking for an outstanding accent chair that will take center stage….this is it. Comprised of a solid wood frame that is covered with a woven two-toned black and natural rattan wicker in a chevron or diamond pattern. It has a tall rounded back and its arms swoop down and around ending in an interesting and beautiful spiral. You could obviously use it in a garden room or sunroom, but it would be incredible in an entry or a hall maybe your living room or bedroom and even as a host chair at the dining table. It will highlight many design styles as well. From Hollywood Regency to mid-century modern it will be just that spark you need. Make it yours.

Price: $1,295


Chrome Tube Vintage Mid-Century Modern Four Arch Full-Size Headboard

Chrome Tube Vintage Mid-Century Modern Four Arch Full-Size Headboard

If you are looking for an outstanding headboard for a guest room or maybe a young person’s bedroom. Look no further. This is it. Comprised of a series of four round chrome tube arches with each outside loop acting as the legs. The arches are connected by a horizontal rectangular chrome tube. It looks rather like an abstract cityscape and is oh so cool! All it needs is a Hollywood frame and for you to make it yours.

Price: $1,495


Mid Century Modern Chrome Cube Tuxedo Sofa in Style of Knoll or Baughman

Mid Century Modern Chrome Cube Tuxedo Sofa in Style of Knoll or Baughman

I..am..in..love..with..this..sofa!!!! This fabulous mid-century modern chrome-based sofa in the style of the famed Florence Knoll or maybe Milo Baughman is incredible. Called a tuxedo style sofa with the back and arms at the same height; but with three loose seat cushions, three loose back cushions, and two loose arm cushions, sometimes called a cube sofa. It does not wear its original upholstery. We are told it was reupholstered some years ago. Most will want to recover but for me there is something about the way the black satin stripe has faded to a fabulous eggplant purple ombre that is just wonderful. However, we have priced it accordingly. This very comfy sofa is classic mid-century modern and will look incredible in your mid-century modern home or industrial loft. But, equally as great in an over-the-top Hollywood Regency setting. You must make this yours.

 

Price: $2,795


Trio of Tribal Drums Carved Wood and Animal Hide

Trio of Tribal Drums Carved Wood and Animal Hide

We are in love with these tribal drums here at the shop! We do not know their exact age or country of origin, but we love them regardless. They are just what the designer ordered! There are three in three sizes. The largest is of carved wood in a rather hourglass shape with a hair-on hide for the top. The medium sized one is also carved wood in the semi-hourglass shape but has a naked hide for the top. Both are large enough and would make such interesting little side tables with just enough room to place a cocktail or cup of coffee. The smallest one is conical in shape and is completely covered in hair-on zebra hide. You can see the striped hide pattern on the top, but the sides are twisted strips of cut hide. This one makes an awesome pedestal or looks fabulous alone displayed on a shelf, as do they all. So, you see you don’t just have to use them for their intended purpose as a musical instrument….you can use them decoratively! You must make them yours.

Price: $995


Tuxedo Mod Loveseat Sofa in Jack Lenor Larsen Style Fabric

Tuxedo Mod Loveseat Sofa in Jack Lenor Larsen Style Fabric

Yeah Baby! What an incredible 1970’s tuxedo love seat. It wears its original Jack Lenor Larsen style geometric velvet fabric like a true Mod legend. The rich rusts and browns show the chevron pattern off to its fullest. The tuxedo styling with the back level with the arms and the loose back cushions makes it very comfy indeed. And, its loveseat length is a perfect size for a study, den, or bedroom. It will look fabulous in your industrial loft or mid-century modern home. You just need to make it yours.

Price: $2,295


Pair of Aubergine Scoop Swivel Lounge Chairs with Metal Base by Barbara Barry for HBF

Pair of Aubergine Scoop Swivel Lounge Chairs with Metal Base by Barbara Barry for HBF

If you are looking for a beautiful pair of contemporary lounge chairs that speak to the past….look no further! This pair of Scoop lounge chairs designed by the legendary Barbara Barry are modern yet familiar in form. Their modern look is enhanced by their brushed steel base. The four prong base swivels and is self-centering making them the perfect conversational and TV viewing chairs you will find. Produced by HBF a leader in exquisitely crafted and exceptionally constructed products they will last more than a lifetime. Combine that with Barbara Barry’s timeless design and you have a classic.

Barbara Barry is an internationally known award-winning designer. She is known for her streamlined and elegant designs that speak of luxury and comfort. Her design philosophy being that living simply with quality is the highest form of luxury. Her firm not only does residential and commercial interior design but has partnered with companies such as Baker, Henredon, Kallista, Kravet, and Tufenkian producing celebrated home products. Barry’s designs and collections are sold worldwide in fine stores and design centers.

HBF, formerly known as Hickory Business Furniture, was founded in 1979. They are currently a subsidiary of HNI Corporation and manufacture and supply furniture to corporate, hospitality, and residential environments. Their products represent the finest in contemporary design yet remain timeless in appeal. They work with renowned designers worldwide.

This pair of royal purple swivel chairs will make you feel like royalty. Even if you have them recovered. Make them yours.

Price: $2,295


Antique Chinese Round Center Table Hand Carved Elm

Antique Chinese Round Center Table Hand Carved Elm

We are so in love with this incredibly beautiful center table. This gorgeous antique comes from China circa 1850-1900 at the height of the Victorian era when Asian imports were all the rage. It could have been an antique at that time so could be older. You must look closely at the photos and take note that the 45 wide top is made of one, yes, I said one, piece of wood! Also notice the warm rich patina of the hand carved wood which can only become this beautiful from age and use. There is even a small triangular patch on the top’s edge where a craftsman carefully and skillfully repaired an imperfection. The center table has an interesting history. It is typically round or octagon and slightly taller than a dining table and its original intended use was to stand in the center of the entry hall to facilitate business transacted between the landowner and his tenants. As estates evolved so did the center table and when business transactions moved to a manager’s office the center table became a thing of beauty representing grandeur rather than business. Today we still use a center table in our foyers but with homes having smaller entries we have expanded their use to other areas of our homes. Maybe the living room, master bedroom, library, or office. Wherever you decide to use this magnificent piece….you first need to make it yours.

Price: $3,995


Modern Zig Zag Stepped Plexiglass Clad Console Table or Credenza in Black and Teal

Modern Zig Zag Stepped Plexiglass Clad Console Table or Credenza in Black and Teal

Oh, my goodness! Just look at this fabulous modern console table. Or is it a credenza? No matter what you call it you must call it phenomenal. Comprised of a plexiglass clad construction with a stepped base in glossy black which has two openings that could be originally for speakers but here in the shop we have filled them with books. I could also see them showing off great objects’ d’art. The base is topped with a thick teal plexiglass clad top. The overall look is absolutely stunning! I can’t help thinking of Michael Graves’ designs when gazing upon it. It will be incredible in your entry, living room, dining room, or hall. Or, use it to support a large TV. You need to make it yours.

Price: $2,495


Gloss Black Verner Panton Chair Classic Molded S Chair by Vitra Signed

Gloss Black Verner Panton Chair Classic Molded S Chair by Vitra Signed

This. This iconic mid-century modern chair. Originally designed in 1956 and first produced in 1965. Hailed as the first chair to be made completely in one piece without legs. It has gone through many material transitions from polyester strengthened with fiberglass to thermoplastic polystyrene which led to Baydur, a high-resilience polyurethane foam which was varnished. In 1968 these last two versions began serial production and were sold by Herman Miller. But the polyurethane was not sufficiently durable, and the chairs began looking shabby over time, so production of the chair was halted in 1979 until 4 years later when the Panton Chair Classic began being produced in a more durable polyurethane structural foam. It wasn’t until 1999 that a less expensive and durable chair began production using polypropylene. This Panton Chair Classic will look fabulous where you decide to use it.

Verner Panton, who wrote design history with his Panton Chair, was born in Gamtofte, Denmark in 1926. He planned to be a painter but at his parent’s persuasion attended the Technical University of Odense to study architecture. Soon he moved on to the Royal Academy of the Arts, Copenhagen where he studied until 1951. His first professional employment was with Arne Jacobsen’s design studio from 1950 to 1952. He is reported as saying he learned more from Jacobsen than anyone else. However, Panton went his own way and founded his own independent studio in 1955. Always having a passion for bright  colors Panton designed an extensive collection of textile designs. Panton is known to say, “Color is more important than form” and “One sits more comfortably on a color one likes”. His designs for complete immersion in color, light, and form are iconic. Panton’s most productive years were the1950s and 1960s. The 1970s Post Modernism was not as suited to his organic, pop form language. But the revival of 1960s chic in the 1990s led to a new increased audience and many of his designs were reintroduced. He died an icon of mid-century modern design in Copenhagen on September 5, 1998.

Vitra, a Swiss family-owned furniture company in Birsfelden, Switzerland, was started and became a success by chance. It was founded by husband and wife Willi and Erika Fehlbaum in 1950 by 1953 they had discovered the work of Charles and Ray Eames and were obsessed. They obtained the license to produce their pieces bringing the Eames furniture to Europe in 1957. They obtained the license and began producing many other mid-century icons of design i.e. alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, George Nelson, and Verner Panton. In later years other great names joined Vitra i.e. Jasper  Morrison, Maarten van Severen, and Antonio Cittero to name a few. Their success is extraordinary. Even after a devastating fire in their factory in Weil am Rhein which led to their grand endeavor of the Vitra Campus which houses many outstanding structures designed by iconic designers the likes of Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, and Alvaro Siza. The Vitra Design Museum by Frank Gehry is an amazing work housing an amazing collection of chairs and other furniture and serves as an independent foundation dedicated to the research and popularization of design and architecture. They have also salvaged and moved to their campus historic structures such as the Dome and a petrol station design by Jean Prouve from 1953. The campus is now also the home to the flagship store Vitra Home Collection and the Vitra Slide Tower. Successful to be sure.

What an awesome iconic chair to add to your collection and your home. You must make it yours.

Price: $1,195


MCM Lane Alta Vista Hexagon Coffee Table Walnut and Smoked Glass Style 1121 04

MCM Lane Alta Vista Hexagon Coffee Table Walnut and Smoked Glass Style 1121 04

This is an incredible mid-century modern coffee table by Lane Alta Vista! It is marked with Style No. 1121 04 and dated 2/12/71. Its hexagon shape, rounded window opening sides, and smoke glass top give it tremendous eye appeal and storage. Its walnut veneer finish is gorgeous. And, just the little touches of black accents it has are perfect. The openings are edged in black and the recessed base, which makes it look somewhat like it is floating off the floor, is black. Plus, the base conceals casters that make this great looking coffee table so versatile and easily moved. I read on another description for one of these tables that it was the ultimate cathouse. I believe they meant it was a perfect house for cats! HA! But seriously this is a beautiful coffee table and wonderful example of mid-century modern design. You need to make it yours.

Price: $1,695


MCM Herman Miller Action Office I Roll Top Desk by George Nelson and Robert Propst

MCM Herman Miller Action Office l Roll Top Desk by George Nelson and Robert Propst

When we saw this desk setting in the office of the home where we obtained it, I think I may have gasp! It is so beautiful. This is the Action Office I roll top desk or A01. The first generation of the Herman Miller Action Office group. It was the brain child of Herman Miller Research Corporation under the direction of Robert Propst with George Nelson as Design Director. It was first produced in 1964 and ended its production in 1968 with the introduction of Action Office II. This magnificent example of mid-century modern design was the forerunner to the office cubical. There were two models made. One for standing to work and this one for being seated. The thought was to promote concentration by providing change. Its tambour door was meant to increase work production by allowing you to close the roll top on your uncompleted work at night and open it right up to start in again in the morning, as well as providing privacy. Action Office was awarded the Alcoa Industrial Design Award in 1965. The combination of materials is true George Nelson and make this piece shine. This example has an unusual blue color to its end panels. Not quite turquoise. Not quite steel blue. Not quite robin’s egg blue. Combine that with gorgeous walnut of the roll top, the aluminum legs, white plastic laminate desktop, and you have something beyond incredible. Plus, the roll top conceals a compartment in the back for hanging file folders and there are four individual pencil drawers across the front. Do not let this icon of mid-century design get away. Make it yours!

Price: $8,995


Maitland Smith Hollywood Regency Tessellated Stone Veneer U Shaped Console Sofa Table

Maitland Smith Hollywood Regency Tessellated Stone Veneer U Shaped Console Sofa Table

We fell in love with this gorgeous Hollywood Regency console sofa table and had to get it for the shop so we could offer it to you. Made by Maitland-Smith, providers of fine home furnishings and circa 1980s-1990s. It is comprised of a tessellated marble veneer in a fabulous rosy-rusty creamy coloration. It has a brass inlay in its edges and the front is scalloped and flows gently into an airfoil or wing shape for the u-shape’s legs creating a stunning silhouette. This table is extremely solid and well-constructed which is only outdone by its beauty. That beauty is subtle and sneaks up on you taking center stage upon examination of its intricacies. You must make it yours.

Maitland Smith, currently a division of Heritage Home Group, was founded in 1979 by a well-known London antique dealer and designer. Originally located in Hong Kong to reproduce 18th-century furniture and accessories such as Chippendale mahogany dining chairs and other finely carved and hand-crafted pieces. Use of unique materials i.e. bronze, brass, porcelain, coromandel, wrought iron, leather, shagreen, lacquer, and eggshell required sourcing efforts throughout Southeast Asia. In 1981 their home base shifted from Hong Kong to the Philippines where they built their own manufacturing operation. This change allowed for a broader product offering, greater freedom of creativity to their designers, and better control over their product resulting in higher quality pieces. They were able to add more modern designs to their offerings and additional unique materials such as stone mosaic, rattan, coconut shell, faux tortoise shell, mother of pearl and many other unusual mediums. Each one of their hand-made pieces is a work of art.

Price: $3,395


Black Leather Flat Bar Brno Chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe & Lilly Reich from Gordon Intl

Black Leather Flat Bar Brno Chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe & Lilly Reich from Gordon Intl

The Brno MR50 cantilever chair is one of my very favorite iconic chairs. And these two, which are circa late 20th century, are outstanding and in my favorite color….black. The “official” holder of the license to produce the Brno chair is Knoll; however, many claim the design is in the public domain and able to be produced by anyone. And, they do. One of the best companies making them and, in my opinion, closest in quality to Knoll, is the maker of this pair, Gordon International. The chair was designed in 1930 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with much assistance, albeit unrewarded in her lifetime, from Lilly Reich for the renowned Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic. The form is influenced by and roughly based on the earlier cantilevered chair designs by Marcel Breuer and Mart Stam. Interestingly, although there were 24 tubular Brno chairs in the Tugendhat House, there was only one flat bar example which was in the master bedroom. Due to this fact the flat bar chair was not put into mass production until after 1958 when Phillip Johnson requested of Knoll to produce them for his design of the Four Seasons restaurant. The original design was tweaked somewhat, in particular adding padding to the seat and back for more comfort, with approval from Mies.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies on March 27, 1886 in Germany. He was commonly referred to as Mies. He changed his name to reflect a higher societal standing. He is considered one of the pioneers of modernist design in both architecture and furnishings. Early in his career he worked in his father’s stone carving shop and several design firms. Then, moving to Berlin, he worked alongside Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius. He was director of the famed Bauhaus, an influential school of modern design. But in 1932 fled Germany and the Nazi regime, along with their opposition to modernism, by moving to the United States and Chicago specifically where he headed the architecture school at the Armour Institute of Technology now the Illinois Institute of Technology. Some of his famed architectural designs are the Barcelona Pavilion, 1929; Villa Tugendhat, 1930; Crown Hall on the IIT campus; IBM Plaza, Chicago; 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago; the Farnsworth House; and many more. He is credited with the design of the Barcelona chair and table, the Brno Chair, and the Tugendhat chair. Mies died after a successful career on August 17, 1969.

Lilly Reich was born in Berlin in 1885. In 1908 using her expertise in embroidery she went to work for the Wiener Werkstatte, a visual arts production company of designers, artists, and architects, of the famed designer, Josef Hoffmann. By 1911 she returned to Berlin and began to design furniture and clothing and work as a window decorator. That was the beginning of a full and successful career which included work at the Deutscher Werkbund, a group similar to the Wiener Werkstatte; designing a working-class flat in the Berlin Gewerkschaftshaus; becoming the first woman elected to the governing board of the Deutscher Werkbund; and working at the Messeamt in Frankfurt organizing and designing trade fairs. It was at the latter where she met Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the two began a collaboration on many projects together including the Barcelona Pavilion and the Tugendhat House along with their furnishings. Lilly was very talented but, according to the times because of being a woman, unrecognized in her accomplishments during her lifetime. She had a personal relationship with Mies but did not immigrate to the United States staying in Germany. Consequently, after the bombing of her studio in 1943, she was sent to a forced labor organization where she remained until 1945. She was released at the end of the war and began working on the revival of the Deutsche Werkbund but died in 1950, due to complications of her internment, before she saw its re-establishment.

Gordon International, Freehold, New Jersey was established in 1967 and provides solutions for interiors specifiers. They now have 20 sales teams across North American and a showroom presence in most major cities. They have a production facility of upholstery, assembly, and manufacturing output with an expansive inventory. Their primary product design now coming out of Italy with their established relationships with Italy’s most successful design teams but still producing design classics. They provide furnishings for both contract and residential needs.

If you are looking for an iconic and classic pair of chairs…….look no further. Make these yours.

Price: $2,495


Chinese Porcelain Fish Bowl on Stand with Round Glass Top as Dining or Center Table

Chinese Porcelain Fish Bowl on Stand with Round Glass Top as Dining or Center Table

We fell in love with this when we saw it and knew it was a must have for the shop. This extremely large Chinese fish bowl is beautiful on its own but placing it on a wood stand and then topping it with a round piece of 3/8 inch thick glass makes it dynamite! The porcelain planter has an overall black background with a pink, yellow, and celadon floral design with a few butterflies scattered about. Two large medallions with a white background depicting Chinese warriors on horseback adorn the front and back. The upper rim has a floral design and the interior is decorated with koi. It is simply stunning! You could use this as a center table in your entry. Or, in your living room or sitting room flanked with a pair of larger scale chairs. And it would be equally as incredible as a breakfast table or small dining table……maybe in your sunroom or Florida room. You just need to make it yours.

Price: $1,395


Mid Century Modern Burke Division for Brunswick Tulip Style Swivel Low Stools Set 5

Mid Century Modern Burke Division for Brunswick Tulip Style Swivel Low Stools Set 5

Woo Hoo! Just look at these great little swivel stools! Five of them. Done in the style of Eero Saarinen’s Tulip base stool. But these are by the Burke Division for Brunswick. They have their original bright yellow-orange vinyl upholstered seats and are on a black swivel four-star tulip base that we have restored. They will look fabulous around a low eating bar in your MCM home or your industrial loft. Or maybe in a game room!

Brunswick you may know better for pool tables and bowling balls but in 1952 they began manufacturing school furniture and gymnasium equipment and, obviously, benches, chairs, stools, and other equipment for bowling alleys and pool rooms. In 1963 Burke, Inc. was added as one of the many companies they purchased to produce these furnishings. Burke, Inc. was already making wonderful mid-century modern furniture. However, in 1969, even though it was successful, Brunswick decided to sell off its school furniture business to concentrate on its many many other endeavors. They remain in business today.

We know you love these. How could you help but!? Just make them yours!

Price: $1,995


4 DKX-2 Wire Bikini Shell Chairs w/ X Bases & Hot Pink Bikinis by Eames for Herman Miller

She wore an itsy bitsy teeny wennie not so yellow hot pink bikini………………..oh! Hello! I know. I get carried away. But how could you not with these absolutely over-the-top cool set of four wire shell chairs with hot pink, yes, I said hot pink, bikini covers? They are on solid X bases and we have ordered new boot feet for them. When the Eames designed the wire shell side chair for Herman Miller in the 1950s it was inspired by trays, dress forms, and baskets. Versatility was one of the Eames design edicts so this chair could be configured in multiple ways. It could be purchased on a variety of bases and without any covering, with a full cover, or with this the half cover which has been nick-named….the bikini. This set of four are circa 1960s.

Charles Eames was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1907. Ray Kaiser Eames was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. They met at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and were married in 1941. They moved together to California and continued their design work they began together at Cranbrook. A commission, which they acquired from the government during WWII to produce molded plywood splints and stretchers, launched a career producing iconic mid-century modern furnishings which are still fresh and sought after today. The Eames and their association with Herman Miller were the partnership of the century. If you want to learn more about Charles and Ray please visit Eames Office, the Eames Official website.

Herman Miller started life as Star furniture Co. in Zeeland, Michigan in 1905 a producer of high-quality furniture. Becoming Michigan Star Furniture Co in 1919, and then in 1923, when long time employee Dirk Jan De Pree and his father-in-law purchased 51% of the company stock, it was renamed Herman Miller Furniture Company. And remained so until the 1960s when it became Herman Miller, Inc. Until the 1930s they produced only traditional wood furniture, but the Great Depression caused a need for change and they hired modernist Gilbert Rohde who took the company in a new successful direction. Upon Rohde’s death in 1944 he was replaced by none other than the renowned George Nelson. Working with the likes of not only Charles and Ray Eames but Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Girard, and Robert Propst, to name just a few, Nelson lead Herman Miller to became one of the finest names in furniture and design.

These icons of mid-century modern design will look incredible around your mid-century modern table. And if you don’t have a table, check out our other listings. Just be sure to make these awesomely wonderful chairs yours.

Price: $4,995


6 Modern Style Vintage Dining Chairs Velvet Scoop Seats Bernhardt Flair for Hibriten

6 Modern Style Vintage Dining Chairs Velvet Scoop Seats Bernhardt Flair for Hibriten

If you have been looking for just the right set of modern style chairs…….look no further! These are incredibly handsome. They have a gorgeous wood frame of oak or ash with lovely curved scoop seat and high backs. They are upholstered in their original velvet which is a warm and wonderful coffee-with-cream color. Although three of the chairs are of a slightly different tone, they look lovely together. There is some slight fading. They have their original tags underneath stating Flair for Hibriten Furniture. That places them circa 1970s not only from their modern design style, but the fact that by 1982 Bernhardt had dropped their Flair Division and the Hibriten Furniture name. This amazing set of six dining chairs are stunning and comfortable statement makers.

Bernhardt Furniture was established in 1889 by John Mathias Bernhardt and has been going strong for over 125 years. He spent many years out west in Oregon Territory. After a serious illness, traveling back home to Lenoir, North Carolina and working as a logger in the densely forested foothills of Grandfather Mountain. He went to work for Caldwell Land and Lumber Company and while working there he convinced them to build a railroad to move lumber and supplies. He then purchased his own sawmill and began buying timber. The next step of manufacturing his own furniture followed soon after bringing the birth of Bernhardt Furniture. He became known as a man of integrity, giving back to his community and for producing high quality furniture. A legacy was born. It was carried on and improved upon by his sons, George Bernhardt and John Christian Bernhardt, and eventually his grandson, Alex Bernhardt Sr. Through the years they grew, expanded, diversified, bought other companies, sold other companies, created divisions, and let them go. Two important names in all the comings and goings were Flair and Hibriten. Bernhardt Furniture remains a family owned company with Alex Bernhardt Jr. is now the 4th generation to be involved. They continue John Mathias’ legacy of integrity, high-quality furnishings, and giving back to their community.

These dining chairs are just what the designer ordered. You must make them yours!

Price: $2,995


Modern Pedestal Dining Table w/ Brass Trim Attributed to Bernhardt Hibriten Flair Division

Modern Pedestal Dining Table w/ Brass Trim Attributed to Bernhardt Hibriten Flair Division

We are really loving this outstanding modern dining table we just got into the shop. It has a central pedestal base with brass trim which allows for lots of knee room and chair space. It is a nice size on its own but has two leaves that make it phenomenal. The leaves even have the same thick outer edge design as the main part of the table so leaves can be left in all the time and it looks complete. It is made of the most gorgeous wood and the top has a chevron inlaid design on each end. The wood has an oak-like grain but of some special portion of the tree or milling process. It could be ash. We attribute it to Bernhardt Hibriten Furniture’s Flair Division. We do that for two reasons. One because the chairs that accompanied it are tagged “made by Flair for Hibriten Furniture Company”. And, two, because we have researched and seen other like tables by them. We have assessed the age to be 1970s due to its style and when the Flair name was being used. By 1982 Bernhardt had dropped their Flair Division and the Hibriten Furniture name going only by Bernhardt Furniture. This amazingly beautiful table is sure to be a showstopper.

Bernhardt Furniture was established in 1889 by John Mathias Bernhardt and has been going strong for over 125 years. He spent many years out west in Oregon Territory. After a serious illness, traveling back home to Lenoir, North Carolina and working as a logger in the densely forested foothills of Grandfather Mountain. He went to work for Caldwell Land and Lumber Company and while working there he convinced them to build a railroad to move lumber and supplies. He then purchased his own sawmill and began buying timber. The next step of manufacturing his own furniture followed soon after bringing the birth of Bernhardt Furniture. He became known as a man of integrity, giving back to his community and for producing high quality furniture. A legacy was born. It was carried on and improved upon by his sons, George Bernhardt and John Christian Bernhardt, and eventually his grandson, Alex Bernhardt Sr. Through the years they grew, expanded, diversified, bought other companies, sold other companies, created divisions, and let them go. Two important names in all the comings and goings were Flair and Hibriten. Bernhardt Furniture remains a family owned company with Alex Bernhardt Jr. is now the 4th generation to be involved. They continue John Mathias’ legacy of integrity, high-quality furnishings, and giving back to their community.

This awesome table will make a great statement no matter your design style. You need to make it yours!

 

Price: $2,995


Drexel Declaration 6 Drawer Dresser with Mirror by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall

Drexel Declaration 6 Drawer Dresser with Mirror by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall

Wow! We are loving these Drexel Declaration pieces we just acquired at the shop. This one is a six-drawer walnut dresser 801-120 with a mirror 801-220. The mirror can be attached to the dresser or hung separately. The Declaration collection by Drexel was designed by the duo of Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall in the 1960s. This chest and mirror happen to have been made in August of 1962 according to the stamp on the back. The design is so beautiful and cries Mid-Century Modern with its rectangular cabinet housing two stacks of three drawers each which is lifted off the floor by a recessed base of round tapered legs and apron. Each drawer is adorned with a single white porcelain ball knob on a brass shaft. Simply stunning! It will look fabulous as intended in your bedroom providing lots of storage. But it would look equally fabulous as a credenza in your entry, living room, or dining room. You could choose to hang the mirror with it or use the mirror elsewhere.

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 they were purchased again, 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.

You know you love this iconic piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture design. Make it yours.

Price: $2,895


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


Chin Hua Night Stand or End Table Cabinet by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture

Chin Hua Night Stand or End Table Cabinet by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture

This is one of those little cabinets everyone needs yet they are so hard to find. You need it in your living room at the end of the sofa, so you have a place for all the remotes, your reading material, or maybe even your knitting. It is also the perfect little cabinet for a small hall or entry. Maybe in a bathroom. Not to mention, as intended, beside the bed. This useful and versatile cabinet is part of the original Chin Hua collection designed by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture in 1975. The entire collection was retired in1998 after a 23-year successful run. So successful that Century Furniture reissued the collection in 2012. And it is no wonder they revived it. The Chin Hua Collection was one of Century’s most revered collections of all time. However, this gorgeous piece is not part of the new collection and is only available vintage. Playing with the Hollywood Regency and Chinoiseries style Sobota designed this piece beautifully. It is comprised of a white ash burlwood cabinet with ebonized maple accents and brass hardware. It has a single full-width drawer above a pair of double opening doors providing ample storage.

Raymond Karl Sobota (1914-2010) is an award-winning American furniture designer. He attended and obtained his degree in design from Kendall College of Art and Design in his native home of Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating in 1946 Sobota apprenticed with his namesake and uncle, a furniture designer as well, Karl Schmidt, who designed for Berkey and Gay Furniture Company. He apprenticed for seven years leading to his designing for Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co., the Mt. Airy Furniture Co., Hekman Furniture and finally Century Furniture for whom he designed from 1952 until 1995. He designed all the company’s wood furniture during that time totally over 150 collections. The most notable being Citation, Chin Hua, Claridge, and the Henry Ford Museum and the British National Trust collections. Sobota is credited for helping to making Century Furniture the industry leader it is today.

Century Furniture Company, one of the world’s largest privately owned upper-end residential furniture manufacturers, was founded in 1947 by Harley Ferguson Shuford, Sr. When first formed Century Furniture was a selling agent for local upholstery lines. But as soon as a year later Shuford had built a case goods plant in Hickory, North Carolina and that started it all. Harley Shuford along with his siblings and children acquired company after company expanding into upholstered furniture, chair manufacturing, and even a leather division. Century has made it through feast and famine in the furniture business and today retains their long-standing role as a leading force in the American home furnishings market.

Whether you call this an end table cabinet, a night stand, or just a small cabinet…….you should call it yours.

Price: $1,195


Vintage Chin Hua Low Dresser or Credenza by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture

Vintage Chin Hua Low Dresser or Credenza by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture

If you are looking for a dynamic credenza for your entry hall or living room. Or a buffet for your dining room. Or a low dresser for your bedroom. You have found it! This long low cabinet is part of the original Chin Hua Collection designed by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture in 1975. The entire collection was retired in1998 after a 23-year successful run. So successful that Century Furniture reissued the collection in 2012. And it is no wonder they revived it. The Chin Hua Collection was one of Century’s most revered collections of all time. However, this gorgeous piece is not part of the new collection and is only available vintage. Playing with the Hollywood Regency and Chinoiseries style Sobota designed this piece beautifully. It is comprised of a white ash burlwood cabinet with ebonized maple accents and brass hardware. With a bank of three equal-sized drawers on either end and a pair of double opening doors in the center which cover another stack of three drawers.

Raymond Karl Sobota (1914-2010) is an award-winning American furniture designer. He attended and obtained his degree in design from Kendall College of Art and Design in his native home of Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating in 1946 Sobota apprenticed with his namesake and uncle, a furniture designer as well, Karl Schmidt, who designed for Berkey and Gay Furniture Company. He apprenticed for seven years leading to his designing for Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co., the Mt. Airy Furniture Co., Hekman Furniture and finally Century Furniture for whom he designed from 1952 until 1995. He designed all the company’s wood furniture during that time totally over 150 collections. The most notable being Citation, Chin Hua, Claridge, and the Henry Ford Museum and the British National Trust collections. Sobota is credited for helping to making Century Furniture the industry leader it is today.

Century Furniture Company, one of the world’s largest privately owned upper-end residential furniture manufacturers, was founded in 1947 by Harley Ferguson Shuford, Sr. When first formed Century Furniture was a selling agent for local upholstery lines. But as soon as a year later Shuford had built a case goods plant in Hickory, North Carolina and that started it all. Harley Shuford along with his siblings and children acquired company after company expanding into upholstered furniture, chair manufacturing, and even a leather division. Century has made it through feast and famine in the furniture business and today retains their long-standing role as a leading force in the American home furnishings market.

This amazing Chin Hua cabinet is just what the designer ordered. You must make it yours.

Price: $2,795


Vintage Asian Rosewood Garden Stool or Barrel Drum Table with Brass Inlaid Design

Vintage Asian Rosewood Garden Stool or Barrel Drum Table with Brass Inlaid Design

Nothing earth shattering. Just an attractive little Asian style stool or side table. Versatile and beautiful. It is comprised of gorgeous older rosewood with its warm and ruddy coloration. And it has a delicate inlaid brass design of running horses and vegetation on its round seat, or shall we say, table top. It is barrel shaped like a drum table. Or one of the fabulous ceramic garden seats. It could be used as a small stool in your dressing room. Or a side table in your sitting room. Or maybe a drink table in your living room. Its Asian styling will go nicely with many many decorating styles from mid-century-modern to highly traditional and everything in-between. Did I say nothing earth shattering? I think I was wrong! Just look at all it can do or be! So, whether you call this a garden bench. Or a stool. Or a drum table or barrel table……..you need to call it yours.

Price: $995


Mid Century Machine Age Aluminum Goodform Arm Chairs by General Fireproofing Set 6

Mid Century Machine Age Aluminum Goodform Arm Chairs by General Fireproofing Set 6

Holy cow! We are loving these Goodform chairs by General Fireproofing at the shop. Anodized brushed aluminum, machine age, industrial, mid-century. What more could you want? Oh right. They are anodized a gold color. Gold! Or kind-of gliver. A little silvery with a gold tone. Not sure exactly how to describe it. Two of them are slightly darker gold with less silver with a little extra detail so you can use those as the host and hostess chairs. They are currently upholstered in a wool-like woven beige fabric, but we don’t think its original. It is in good condition and clean and ready to use but…..Wow! Would they ever look fantastic in new leather, vinyl, or maybe mohair! They have a slightly rolled back which is such a cool detail and the arms are partially upholstered for comfort. The little bit of difference the two chairs have besides their color is a V-shaped overlay detail of aluminum on the front curve of the arm. Their stretchers and cross bars enhance their industrial look and make them sturdy enough to stand up to a family of teenagers or…elephants whichever you have! Ha!

The General Fireproofing Company or GF began in 1902 in Youngstown, Ohio. They were originally manufacturers of building materials. But when the building industry took a downturn in 1907 the put their efforts into producing steel office furniture. Their first 4-drawer steel file cabinet came to fruition in 1910 and the first fireproof safe in 1912. And, GF has the distinction of producing the largest selling commercial office desk in the world with their production of the 1600 series metal desk which was made from 1925 well into the 1970s. Although ALCOA designed the first all-aluminum office chair in 1924 General Fireproofing was not far behind when they produced their first chair in1929. 1932 gave birth to the Goodform seating line with a single model. However1935 saw ten additional models introduced. They continued to produce new models and designs through 1939. But with the onset of WWII, GF ceased all regular production to manufacture aircraft parts. After the war the plant was again regeared to begin making their office furniture. In 1948 something miraculous happened. They collaborated with the renowned Raymond Loewy to create the Mode-Maker line of executive desks. Alas, as things go sales declined in the 1970s and many of their lines were discontinued. The company was bankrupt by 1989.

Iconic. Handsome. Sturdy. And a set of six! Use these around your dining table or in your office. Hurry and make them yours.

Price: $2,295


Large Chin Hua Entertainment Storage Armoire by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture

Large Chin Hua Entertainment Storage Armoire by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture

You say you never have enough storage? Well this gorgeous cabinet will solve that issue for you and do it beautifully. Or, use it for its intended purpose as an entertainment cabinet to hide all your electronics. This outstanding piece of furniture is part of the original Chin Hua collection designed by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture in 1975. The entire collection was retired in1998 after a 23-year successful run. So successful that Century Furniture reissued the collection in 2012. And it is no wonder they revived it. The Chin Hua Collection was one of Century’s most revered collections of all time. However, this gorgeous piece is not part of the new collection and is only available vintage. Playing with the Hollywood Regency and Chinoiseries style Sobota designed this piece beautifully. It is comprised of a white ash burlwood cabinet with ebonized maple accents and brass hardware. It has tall double opening doors which hide a huge open area for a large monitor if you wish; or install shelves for storage of clothing, bedding, towels, or maybe games. And below is a shorter set of double opening doors covering shelved storage. The top shelf has pullouts originally designed for electronics but will make storage of anything easier.

Raymond Karl Sobota (1914-2010) is an award-winning American furniture designer. He attended and obtained his degree in design from Kendall College of Art and Design in his native home of Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating in 1946 Sobota apprenticed with his namesake and uncle, a furniture designer as well, Karl Schmidt, who designed for Berkey and Gay Furniture Company. He apprenticed for seven years leading to his designing for Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co., the Mt. Airy Furniture Co., Hekman Furniture and finally Century Furniture for whom he designed from 1952 until 1995. He designed all the company’s wood furniture during that time totally over 150 collections. The most notable being Citation, Chin Hua, Claridge, and the Henry Ford Museum and the British National Trust collections. Sobota is credited for helping to making Century Furniture the industry leader it is today.

Century Furniture Company, one of the world’s largest privately owned upper-end residential furniture manufacturers, was founded in 1947 by Harley Ferguson Shuford, Sr. When first formed Century Furniture was a selling agent for local upholstery lines. But as soon as a year later Shuford had built a case goods plant in Hickory, North Carolina and that started it all. Harley Shuford along with his siblings and children acquired company after company expanding into upholstered furniture, chair manufacturing, and even a leather division. Century has made it through feast and famine in the furniture business and today retains their long-standing role as a leading force in the American home furnishings market.

Even though you may not need an entertainment cabinet don’t overlook the plethora of things this handsome wonderful cabinet can house. Make it yours.

Price: $2,495


Mid Century Modern Samsonite Bar or Counter Stools 1 Set NOS 3 Black

Mid Century Modern Samsonite Bar or Counter Stools 1 Set NOS 3 Black

GREEN SET SOLD – ONLY BLACK SET AVAILABLE.   Holy cow! We found these fantastic stools in their original boxes still in the garage of this estate. The tag on the bottom says August 1975! Made by the Samsonite Furniture Company. There are two sets of three adjustable bar stools or counter stools. One set in black Naugahyde. One set in what they called asparagus green Naugahyde that we swear is avocado green! We are pricing them per set of three, but they look awesome mixed. Just look at the photos. They are armless with a scooped shaped seat covered in Naugahyde either black or green. They swivel, they adjust, they have a foot ring and it adjusts too. What more could you need or want? Well maybe you would like the original boxes and ALL the original hang tags and assembly instructions.

Samsonite, best known for their luggage, was founded in Denver in 1910 by Jesse Shwayder. Jesse was born and raised in the late 19th century American West but found himself in his 20’s in New York selling luggage for the Seward Trunk and Bag Company. However, he had a dream. A dream of going home along with a dream of owning his own company. He did just that. That company was first named Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company. However, its name was changed in 1965 to Samsonite honoring its best-selling product. Jesse Shwayder named the line as such for its incredible strength which he likened to the Biblical character, Samson. The first 60-70 plus years Samsonite was operated by the Shwayder family and went through many expansions and changes. One of those expansions was into the furniture market. But by the 1970s they were bought out by the Beatrice umbrella. Again, going though many expansions and changes and……cutbacks too and changing hands many times. After all those years, the luggage portion of Samsonite is back in Denver operating from their original location. And, the furniture portion is operating as it did from its beginning in Murfreesboro, Tennesse. Samsonite Corporation and Samsonite Furniture are now separate companies.

Pick black. Pick asparagus (nah avocado). Pick both. Let us know if you want the original boxes and make these yours!

Price: $1,195


Trio of Small Black Iron Frame White Marble Topped Tables for Indoors or Out

Trio of Small Black Iron Frame White Marble Topped Tables for Indoors or Out

If you are looking for little tables for a small sitting area…….look no further. Whether it is indoors or out! This trio is comprised of a pair of small side tables and a diminutive rectangular coffee table. Their frame is black painted iron. The legs being square stock and the top being angle iron to accept the marble. The legs on the coffee table are larger stock than the side tables. Each leg is finished with a round flat foot. The white Carrara marble tops are gorgeous with beautiful gray veining and lots of wonderful age patina. They are reminiscent of a design by Florence Knoll. These great mid-century modern tables would be perfect in a garden room, living room, or sitting room. Or on your patio, porch, or deck. Use them together or separate. Just make them yours.

Price: $1,195


Mid Century Modern Desk by Robert John Co. Walnut White Steel Frame & Laminate Top

Mid Century Modern Desk by Robert John Co. Walnut White Steel Frame & Laminate Top

This wonderful mid-century modern smaller size office desk has been a real puzzle. It has taken much research and I’m still not sure I know about the Robert John Co. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their tag says Makers of Contemporary Furniture and that this desk is. When I google them all I come up with is other pieces of furniture being offered that were made by them, but I can’t find any history on the company. And, several listings say the piece was designed by Robert John but made by Knoll. I have not found supporting evidence of that statement! No matter. This is a fabulous desk with a walnut box cabinet containing three equal size drawers that are adorned with cool black and white handles. It is surrounded by a white painted metal frame which accents the walnut wonderfully and a white laminate work surface. This was originally in an architect’s office. I can see why. It has awesome lines and is beautifully designed. This desk is just the right size for a home office. Not as big as an executive desk but a little bigger than a writing desk. Fabulous! Fabulous style! Fabulous size! Fabulous condition! Make it yours.

ATTN: Since originally writing this I have obtained three vintage brochures of Robert John furnishings and this desk is from their Steelwood collection of the 1960s. I still do not know history of the company.

Price: $2,795


Eames Herman Miller PSCC-A-4 Pivoting Task Shell Chair Pair on Contract Base w/Casters

Eames Herman Miller PSCC-A-4 Pivoting Task Shell Chair Pair on Contract Base w/Casters

Holy Moly! Are these cool or what? I really dislike using the word rare, but these are RARE. You may see singles but hardly ever a pair. Not to mention they are very handsome. Officially called the PSCC-A-4 chair or pivoting task shell chair on adjustable contract base with casters. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller and part of the Fiberglass Series. This task chair gets its unique look from the factory-made attached seat cushion and lumbar support which could be chosen in thick or thin pads or a combination of the two like this pair. Created out of the minds of the Eames to provide more comfort with its specifically designed pads so that it could potentially be used longer thereby providing more work productivity. Gee thanks Charles and Ray! Ha! These two are in the parchment colored fiberglass with rust colored Naugahyde pads and excellent condition. (Note: Dog not included!)

Charles Eames was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1907. Ray Kaiser Eames was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. They met at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and were married in 1941. They moved together to California and continued their design work they began together at Cranbrook. A commission, which they acquired from the government during WWII to produce molded plywood splints and stretchers, launched a career producing iconic mid-century modern furnishings which are still fresh and sought after today. The Eames and their association with Herman Miller were the partnership of the century. If you want to learn more about Charles and Ray please visit Eames Office, the Eames Official website.

Herman Miller started life as Star furniture Co. in Zeeland, Michigan in 1905 a producer of high-quality furniture. Becoming Michigan Star Furniture Co in 1919, and then in 1923, when long time employee Dirk Jan De Pree and his father-in-law purchased 51% of the company stock, it was renamed Herman Miller Furniture Company. And remained so until the 1960s when it became Herman Miller, Inc. Until the 1930s they produced only traditional wood furniture, but the Great Depression caused a need for change and they hired modernist Gilbert Rohde who took the company in a new successful direction. Upon Rohde’s death in 1944 he was replaced by none other than the renowned George Nelson. Working with the likes of not only Charles and Ray Eames but Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Girard, and Robert Propst, to name just a few, Nelson lead Herman Miller to became one of the finest names in furniture and design.

Price: $3,995


Eames PSC Orange Vinyl Upholstered Pivoting Side Shell Chair on Contract Base a Pair

Eames PSC Orange Vinyl Upholstered Pivoting Side Shell Chair on Contract Base a Pair

We are so excited to offer this extraordinary pair of mid-century modern chairs. They are officially called pivoting side shell chair on contract base or PSC. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames and produced by Herman Miller in their Cincinnati plant circa 1960s. Their beautiful Alexander Girard orange vinyl upholstery is in incredible condition and is the perfect counterpoint to the greige color of the fiberglass shell. And, as the name indicates, they swivel on their beautifully polished aluminum four-point base on black shaft. Their original white nylon glides are still in place and in good order. This pair would be wonderful in your living room, dining room, office, bedroom……..well any room. And everyone knows they look fabulous in a mid-century modern home, but I think they even look fabulous in a traditional setting. They are a design classic.

Charles Eames was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1907. Ray Kaiser Eames was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. They met at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and were married in 1941. They moved together to California and continued their design work they began together at Cranbrook. A commission, which they acquired from the government during WWII to produce molded plywood splints and stretchers, launched a career producing iconic mid-century modern furnishings which are still fresh and sought after today. The Eames and their association with Herman Miller were the partnership of the century. If you want to learn more about Charles and Ray please visit Eames Office, the Eames Official website.

Herman Miller started life as Star furniture Co. in Zeeland, Michigan in 1905 a producer of high-quality furniture. Becoming Michigan Star Furniture Co in 1919, and then in 1923, when long time employee Dirk Jan De Pree and his father-in-law purchased 51% of the company stock, it was renamed Herman Miller Furniture Company. And remained so until the 1960s when it became Herman Miller, Inc. Until the 1930s they produced only traditional wood furniture, but the Great Depression caused a need for change and they hired modernist Gilbert Rohde who took the company in a new successful direction. Upon Rohde’s death in 1944 he was replaced by none other than the renowned George Nelson. Working with the likes of not only Charles and Ray Eames but Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Girard, and Robert Propst, to name just a few, Nelson lead Herman Miller to became one of the finest names in furniture and design.

The Eames shell chair first appeared to the marketplace in1950. It has undergone many styles and iterations. This is but one. You should make them yours.

Price: $2,295


White Art Deco Hollywood Regency Chaise with Loose Pillows & Rolled Arm & Back

White Art Deco Hollywood Regency Chaise with Loose Pillows & Rolled Arm & Back

I feel so special and maybe a little decadent whenever I lounge in a chaise and this one doubles that feeling! This circa 1980s-1990s chaise was made amid the Art Deco and Hollywood Regency revival that was storming the design world at that time. And, it is doing again. This beautiful chaise boasts a single rolled arm which curves seamlessly into the rolled ¾ length back. It has a fully upholstered base and feet, single long seat cushion, and five loose back pillows. It is covered in a gorgeous white checked jacquard that you may choose to use, it is in good enough condition, or replace. This would be perfect paired with a sofa in your living room or alone in your sitting room. And, it will work with many design styles. We know you love it. Make it yours.

Price: $2,395


Vintage Scandinavian Modern Pair of Square Open Cube Side Tables in Teak

Vintage Scandinavian Modern Pair of Square Open Cube Side Tables in Teak

Sometimes you just need little tables. Something light and small you can move from here to……….there. Something eye-catching with multiple uses. Look no further. You’ve found them. These little vintage Scandinavian Modern treasures are perfect. Perfectly comprised of teak wood. And its old growth teak wood so they are warm and wonderful with beautiful grain. Perfect little square. Almost a cube but with open sides. Two sides are completely open with a crossbar at the floor which forms the sled-like legs. Two sides have crossbars just under the top. The joinery is perfectly and skillfully made as part of the design. Awesome. They are simple and simply marvelous. Use them as side tables. Put them together as a small coffee table.  Use them as TV trays! Use them in your living room, family room, sun room, bedroom, or …….. anywhere! Use them however you would like. Just make them yours.

Price: $1,195


Hans Wegner CH 35 Chair for Carl Hansen and Son Vintage Scandinavian Modern in Teak

Hans Wegner CH 35 Chair for Carl Hansen and Son Vintage Scandinavian Modern in Teak

Hans Wegner changed the way the world looked at furniture. And this CH 35 chair is just one of the reasons why. Its sculptural silhouette combined with its rich material selection make it a feast for the eye. Not to mention its comfort albeit minimal look. The CH 35 chair is but one in the series of chairs designed by Wegner in the pursuit of the perfect chair. To my mind he could have stopped after this one! Comprised of warm luxurious teak for the frame and rich black leather for the seat. Following Wegner’s design ethic “there is nothing superfluous about it, no unnecessary details”….it draws on the joinery and materials for its beauty.

Wegner,1914-2007, was born in Tonder, Denmark. He apprenticed with a master cabinetmaker and when he was 15 designed and made his first chair. Studying at The Danish School of Arts and Crafts he eventually, after working in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moller’s architectural office, found his way to Johannes Hansen and Michael Laursen. In 1940 making his first mass produced chair, a rocking chair. for Laursen. 1943 found him opening his own studio and in 1949 he began his partnership with Carl Hansen and Son. He championed modernism, craftsmanship and Nordic functionality and drew on the Chinese furniture designs for inspiration becoming a multi-award-winning designer with pieces in many museum’s collections worldwide. And, although best known for his chairs, did create incredible cabinetry, desks, tables, beds, and lighting.

Carl Hansen started his business, Carl Hansen and Son, in the early 1900s. His son, Holger, of the “son” in the name began running the business in 1949. At that time, he began a collaboration with yet unknown designer, Hans Wegner, that would last a lifetime producing most of Wegner’s award-winning designs. Carl Hansen’s grandson, Knud Erik Hansen, now heads the company which continues to produce some of Wegner’s pieces along with many other well-known furniture designers.

This gorgeous iconic CH 35 Chair by Wegner is no longer in production, so don’t hesitate. Make it yours.

Price: $3,495


Hollywood Regency Chrome Square Glass Top Coffee Table After Milo Baughman

Hollywood Regency Chrome Square Glass Top Coffee Table After Milo Baughman

I’d say this coffee table is the epitome of Hollywood Regency! Shiny, a little glass, and the awesome juxtaposition of classic Chinese Chippendale! This table has sometimes been attributed to Milo Baughman for DIA but that, according to our experts, is not true. And, it has been said recently, if its chrome it must be Milo. That is also not true. What is true is this table has incredibly beautiful lines and high-quality construction which is in the style of Milo Baughman. And it’s chrome. The reality is, we haven’t been able to definitively discover the maker of this lovely table but who cares when it looks as marvelous as this one does. It is a large square table comprised of a chrome rectangular tube frame with a Chinese Chippendale styled lattice top design. The Chippendale design provides the support for the recessed glass top. Simple and simply amazing. This fabulous table will add just the spark to brighten up a ho-hum living room and even become its focal point. All you need do is make it yours!

 

Price: $2,995


Paul McCobb Planner Group Pair Sliding Door Cabinets on Bench Platform Mid Century

Paul McCobb Planner Group Pair Sliding Door Cabinets on Bench Platform Mid Century

In all my years in this business I have never seen these Paul McCobb Planner Group pieces for Winchendon in person and they are stunning! This three-piece set is comprised of two 1512 cabinets with grasscloth covered sliding doors adorned by round recessed handles. And the 1544 solid maple splayed leg bench platform base. They are all in the natural maple finish. The Planner Group was made as a modular system which achieved great acclaim by architects, designers, and magazines for its simplicity, scale, refined lines, and versatility. It was so popular it remained in constant production from 1950 to 1964. And it has become a sought after mid-century modern design icon for those same reasons.

This set’s designer, Paul McCobb (1917-1969), is a 20th Century design genius. He wanted to be an artist from childhood and studied drawing and painting for a time but left to enlist in the Army in 1942. Only serving a short time as he was medically discharged in 1943. McCobb was first noticed while working as a design and decorating consultant for Martin Feinman’s Modernage Furniture in New York City in 1948. While there he met B.G. Mesberg who later became his business partner in the Planner and Directional furniture lines. And, although best known for his furniture designs, he also designed radios, televisions, hi-fi consoles and other household items. He won many awards and is represented in museums around the world. His other well-known furniture lines are Predictor, Calvin Group, Directional, Irwin Group, and Connoisseur Collection.

You can use this three-piece set in so many fabulous configurations. Use the cabinets together on the base, place one on the base and one on the floor, stack the cabinets and leave the base as a bench, or let your imagination soar. You just need to make them yours.

Price: $3,695


Vintage Saarinen Style White Tulip Base Table Light Woodgrain Laminate Top

Vintage Saarinen Style White Tulip Base Table Light Woodgrain Laminate Top

Handsome and totally classic mid-century modern design. That is how we describe this Saarinen style tulip table. This one is most likely Burke which has become collectible and sought after in its own right. Comprised of a white painted cast aluminum tulip base with a faux light woodgrain laminate top with the typical back beveled edge. This one is a little shorter than a dining table and not large in diameter. Making it just right for a game table, lamp table, bedside table, or a little breakfast spot in a bedroom or sunroom. We are sure this is just what you were looking for. Make it yours.

Price: $1,225


Pair Post-Modern Hand-Crafted Maple Chairs Signed Brice B. Durbin 1996

Wow! We are in love with these Post-Modern treasures! I don’t know whether you should use these interesting and wonderful maple hand crafted chairs or put them on a pedestal. Comprised of solid maple. The back and back legs are in the shape of a capital printed “I” and the front pair of legs an “H” with the crossbar set low. There is a square crossbar from the front to the back tying the sets of legs together. A thinner square formed of planks of maple makes up the seat which is supported by the tops of the “H” uprights and intersects the column of the “I”. The seat has a “U” shape slightly carved in it that perfectly cradles your rump. These would be the perfect spot to sit to put on your shoes or they could double as night stands or side tables. Maybe that extra seating you need in the kitchen. Surprising to their hard and blocky look they are quite comfy. The chairs are signed by the artist, Brice B. Durbin, and dated March 1996 in Topeka, Kansas. We have been unable to locate him or find any information about him. But whoever and wherever he is, he did a marvelous job!! You need to make these yours.

Price: $1,295


Mid Century Modern Reclining Lounge Chair and Ottoman Style of Wormley for Dunbar

Mid Century Modern Reclining Lounge Chair and Ottoman Style of Wormley for Dunbar

Talk about comfort with style! This just may be the comfiest but best-looking duo I’ve experienced in a long time. The chair has continual reclining positions so can recline just a little or a lot and everything in-between. Whatever level of comfort your body desires at the time. They are done in the style and quality of Edward Wormley for Dunbar and from the mid-century modern era. But there are small differences such as only wood legs and not a crossbar. And we haven’t located an exact example of them for maker verification. Plus, since we believe they were reupholstered at some point in their life, they do not have a tag. No matter. They are wonderful and in fabulous condition. The upholstery is usable; however, we think a new luscious fabric would make this set incredible, so they are priced accordingly. The foam in the cushions is still soft but could use a little fluffing with some additional polly wrap. All in all, if you are looking for a comfy yet stylish reading spot or a great place to view Netflix, look no further. Make this set yours!

Price: $2,495


Mid Century Modern Rosewood Ebony Chrome Milo Baughman or Knoll-Style End Table

Mid Century Modern Rosewood Ebony Chrome Milo Baughman or Knoll-Style End Table

Save me from myself and buy this wonderful Mid Century Modern rosewood, ebony and chrome Milo Baughman style or Knoll style end table! I keep trying and trying to find a spot for this one in my own home.  All the style of the great designers, Milo Baughman, George Nelson, Florence Knoll, etc. but no markings and I haven’t been able to document. Rosewood and Ebony wood as well as the chrome are in excellent condition. Absolutely wonderful table. You need to make it yours.

 

Price: $1,995


Mid Century Contempora Dining Chairs by William Clingman for J. L. Metz Set of Six

Mid Century Contempora Dining Chairs by William Clingman for J. L. Metz Set of Six

If you are looking for a set of dining room chairs that combine the glamour of Hollywood Regency, the lines of mid-century, and the pizzazz of Art Deco……you found them! This set of six gorgeous cherry and Carpathian elm burlwood high back dining chairs are part of the Contempora line designed by William J. Clingman for the J. L. Metz Furniture Company. It is reported Mr. Clingman spent two months in Italy where he studied new Italian furniture prior to designing his Contempora line. It shows. Their details abound. From their metal sabots on the tips of the round tapered legs and metal shoulders to their burled slat back and weathered cherry frame. This set of six is sporting an awesome tomato red upholstered seat. You can’t help but fall in love with these beauties. Make them yours.

Price: $3,295


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