Posts Tagged ‘Modern Classic’

Colorful [Re]Imagination

Colorful [Re]Imagination




Pair of Colorful Striped Vintage Armchairs by Mauro Oliveira

Italy and USA
Circa 1970 & Updated 2012
A pair of vintage fiberglass armchairs originally Sergio Mazza and updated with colorful vinyl striped by Brazilian artist, Mauro Oliveira. Mauro has named this unique pair of chairs — Hard Candy. Each piece is coated in hard resin. Each chair is hand signed by the artist, Mauro Oliveira and dated 2012. Seat height is 14″; back height is 25 1/2″.

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Excellent condition

height: 25 1/2
second height: 14 in. (36 cm)
depth: 32 in. (81 cm)
width/length: 32 in. (81 cm)

Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: Fiberglass, vinyl and resin
Creator: By Mauro Oliveira

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Pegaso Gallery Design
6812 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
Phone: 323-456-4452

Ref.: 12061881881658




Good Design is Timeless….

Frits Henningsen – Settee


c. 1940
Light oak sofa upholstered in grainy cream colored leather with nail head trim, Denmark, circa 1940.


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Very Good


height: 39.75 in.
depth: 25.5 in.
width/length: 4 ft. 10 in.


Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: Oak, Leather, nail heads
Creator: Frits Henningsen


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Almond Hartzog Gallery
111 Rhode Island Street
Suite 3
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Phone: +1.415.355.1200


Ref.: 1110139086260



Pair of Double Level End Tables by Maison Jansen

Circa 1950 Elegant Pair of Double Level Mirrored End Tables / Side Tables in Solid Brass by Maison Jansen.










Maison Jansen (House of Jansen) was a Paris-based interior decoration office founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen and continuing in practice until 1989. Jansen is considered the first truly global design firm, serving clients in Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East by 1900.

Maison Jansen provided services to the royal families of Belgium, Iran, and Serbia; Elsie de Wolfe, the German Reichsbank during the period of National Socialism; and Lady Olive Baillie’s Leeds Castle in Kent, England.
The firm’s most published work was for the U.S. White House during the administration of John F. Kennedy.

The tables are of the highest design and manufacturing quality and feature an incised gallery, fluted legs and finial feet. It is possible to substitute stone or another material for tops, if desired. Sold as a Pair.

Measurements: height: 21 in./depth: 15 in./width/length: 23.5 in. Materials/Techniques: Solid Brass Frames

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Thomas Gallery Ltd
315 E 91st Street
New York, NY, 10128
Phone: 212-688-6100

1970′s John Dickinson African Side Table

Only a few names from the furniture and interior-design world cross over from collectors to popular culture. Charles and Ray Eames, Marcel Breuer, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi… and recently John Dickinson. Dickinson, who died in 1982, was one of the 20th century’s most whimsical designers.

Born in Berkeley Calif., and trained at Parsons School of Design in New York, Dickinson returned to San Francisco to establish his design practice in 1956. Dickinson’s decorating was equally tailored. He was a modernist who acknowledged Jean-Michel Frank and Robsjohn-Gibbings as influences.

Each piece of furniture was meant to sit in its own space. Once he carpeted a coffee table, so it matched the rug underneath it.

An elegant, intelligent man, Dickinson became the darling of San Francisco society in the 1960′s Dickinson created a total look. ”What I do is always mine,” he said. ”I think this idea that everyone pays lip service to — that a room should reflect the client more than the decorator — is utter nonsense. My rooms always end up looking like me.’

African Side  Table - 1970′s cast concrete, steel side table. Condition: *several hairline cracks in legs as pictured, dried glue to top (removable). Measurements: height: 21 in./diameter: 16 in.

Price: $19,000

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600 California Avenue, #111, Treasure Island
Treasure Island, CA, 94130
Phone: 415-902-9040

American 1940s Martini Glass Trade Sign

Swingin’ 1940′s martini glass trade sign from a cocktail lounge in Denver. What an impact when illuminated!  Great displayed up high or on the floor as a cocktail table. Wonderful original blue paint surface.

“Along with helium, xenon and krypton, neon was first extracted from the air in the late 1890s. Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers discovered a category of gases missing from the periodic table and the Greek names they assigned to these elements paid tribute to their occult source. Helium refers to the sun, in whose chromosphere it was traced; xenon means strange (as in xenophobia, which warns against foreigners); and krypton implies that the gas is cryptic, in need of decoding. Neon simply identifies something new, enigmatic and unclassifiable.” Guardian U.K. 

Price $10,500. Condition Expected patina from use as a trade sign. Very stable and substantial. Has been rewired by an electrician. Two sockets near the base do not work.
Measurements: height: 36 in/depth: 13 Base/width/length: 31 Top

Materials/Techniques: Sheet metal and iron.

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Location Urban Country
218 Main Street
Venice, CA, 90291
Phone: 310 315 1927


End Tables by Michael Taylor

A pair of 1960s End Tables by Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture Company

“Michael Taylor made decorating history. Whatever he did or didn’t do made news. He changed the way we live. Opened it all up. Aired it out. Declined reverence. Scorned pretense. He gave himself to design with intensity and passion.”

Paige Rense, Former Editor-in-Chief Architectural Digest

315 Spring St
New York, NY, 10013