Unique Side Table by TH Robsjohn-Gibbings USA c. 1956
Circular walnut top floating on a solid-walnut dowel structure with 4 tapering legs. A strong example of Gibbings' custom work in the mid 1950's incorporating a bit of eastern influence. Provenance: Thomas B. Davis Residence - Rancho Mirage, CA. h. 24" diam. 30"
Pair of 849 Lounge Chairs by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina Italy c. 1956
Low lounge chairs with great curves. Dark mahogany architectural structure cradles the upholstered seat and back. A classic Frattini design, recently upholstered in blue-gray velvet. h. 29.5" w. 33" d. 29" Seat: h. 16.5" Arm: h. 21"
"Erode," Bronze Bench by Alexandre Logé France 2006
Studio made bench of roughly finished cast bronze legs and supports. Hand worked finish and irregular surfaces. Upholstered seat cushion. Each bench is made to order in France with a 12-15 week lead time. C.O.M. 2 yards. h. 17" w. 35" d. 14.5"
Unique Lamp Table by TH Robsjohn-Gibbings USA c. 1956
Rectangular walnut top floating on curvy solid walnut dowel structure with tapering legs. A strong example of Gibbings' custom work in the mid 1950's with a bit of eastern influence. Provenance: Thomas B. Davis Residence, Rancho Mirage, CA. h. 23.75" w. 30" d. 24"
Outstanding cabinet designed by James Dolena and most likely built by Peterson Studios. Two doors with one interior shelf, coral-colored, lacquered silvered-metal mounts, and thick lucite door-pull. Dolena was known as a modernist architect with a preference for classic detailing, and he occasionally designed furniture for his projects. Provenance: Private collection - Bel Air, CA. h. 37" w. 63" d. 19.5"
Rectangular table by Paul Frankl. Most likely a custom piece with a natural finish to the cork. Recently refinished - excellent condition. Illustrated: Paul T. Frankl and American Design. Pg.145 for an example of this form pictured on display in Frankl's Rodeo Drive gallery in Beverly Hills, CA. c. 1940. h. 16.25" w. 27" d. 18"
"Big Foot" Cocktail Table by Paul Frankl. USA c. 1950
Large-scale low table by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Corp. Amorphic top of cork-wrapped wood with 3-fin legs of solid mahogany. A great form by Frankl. Recently refinished and in excellent condition. h. 14.5" w. 72" d. 35.5"
Rare desk and chair designed by Deskey and produced by Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Corp. Walnut top and drawer boxes with copper plated steel supports and details. A very rare set that perfectly represents Deskey's design aesthetic from the early 1930's. Illustrated: Donald Deskey, Decorative Designs & History. Pgs. 89, 101 & 178, all show variations of the chair from this set. Desk: h. 27" w. 44" d. 24" Chair: h. 31" w. 16.5" d. 21" seat h. 17.5"
Rare Pair of Sconces #1638 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte Italy c. 1960
Smooth & textured white satin glass diffusers, and brass mounts. One standard sized Candelabra socket per sconce. New sockets and wiring. *Chips to glass that that are not visible when the sconces are installed. h. 13.5” w. 4” d. 7.5”
Custom designed architectural console table. Ebonized wood frame with floating top of thick slab lucite with beveled edges. Lucite top has been replaced and wood has been touched up and polished. h. 36.5" w. 80" d. 13.75"
Rare Three Door Floating Cabinet by Gio Ponti for M. Singer & Sons. Italy c. 1950
Mahogany cabinet raised on tapering legs. 3 knife-edge doors, set into a beveled frame so that they appear to float. Interior drawers and open shelves. *This cabinet was studio-made in Italy and marketed here in the states through M. Singer & Sons. h. 37.5" w. 71" d. 17.5"
Rare Multilight Chandelier by Biancardi & Jordan. Italy c. 1955
Great architectural light fixture with oxidized brass and black-painted tubular metal structure. A total of 15 candelabra sockets dispersed throughout the fixture. A strong model from this lesser known design duo. h. 25" body h.52" overall with drop diam. 48"
Brass shows signs of age and oxidation. All sockets and wiring have recently been replaced.
Ceramic Tabel Lamp by C.A.S. Vietri. Italy c. 1952
Small scaled ceramic table lamp. Raised circular bumps with green glaze and cream colored background. 2 candelabra sockets. Signed on underside, C.A.S. (Ceramiche Artistica Solimene) Vietri. h. 19" diam. (shade) 9.5"
Ceramic base is in excellent original condition. Wiring, sockets and shade are all new.
Rare cocktail table of rosewood with great structural details. Top comprised of two glass panels with open center. Lower slanted panels for storing magazines, etc. Signed on underside. A fantastic design. *Published: Ico Parisi: & architecture. Pg. 221. h. 15.5" w. 31" d. 31"
Excellent condition. Wood has recently been refinished. Glass seems to be original.
3-Drawer Console Table by Paolo Buffa Italy c. 1952
Extraordinary table of teak, mahogany & burled wood with light wood inlays. Bowed center front section, three drawers with cast brass pulls and brass mounts on legs. An excellent example of the cabinet making in Cantú during the 1950's. Excellent condition, recently refinished. h. 31" w. 67" d. 17"
Excellent condition. Wood has recently been refinished.
Unique Pair of Side Tables by James Dolena USA c. 1946
Rectangular tables with architectural bases and carved foliage fronts. Ivory colored lacquer with crackle finish. These tables were custom designed by James Dolena for a Bel Air residence and most likely produced by Peterson Studios. h. 24" w. 17" d. 30"
Excellent condition. These tables were recently touched up and cleaned.
Early & Rare Hanging Light by Pietro Chiesa Studio Italy c. 1931
Elegant fixture of nickeled metal with beautifully machined elements. Clear glass panels and opaque glass tubes. Each tube conceals one standard edison socket. Metal has recently been re-plated and all wiring and sockets have been replaced. *This fixture comes with a letter of attribution by the Gio Ponti Archives. Ponti and Chiesa were already working closely together when Ponti invited Chiesa to be the artistic director of Fontana Arte in 1933. h. 22" diam. 17" overall h. 40"