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50s jensen high fidelity speaker guide
Rare Vintage 1958 Jensen Triaxial Ultra High Fidelity Speaker Build Plans Manual This is an ultra rare original vintage 1958 Jensen Guide to High Fidelity Loudspeakers in Home and Institution. Put out by the Jensen Manufacturing Company. It was a manual of enclosure requirements, specs and loudspeaker components for architects, contractors, interior decorators. Today it is an invaluable guide to the space, structure, components and assembly aspects of fine mid century modern speaker systems. Jensen felt that the enclosure was an important functional acoustic element of the complete speaker system. Its size and acoustic principle had to be coordinated with the loudspeaker components in order to secure the best results with the available space and sought-for degree of performance. The plans included in the manual are considered the best by Jensen based on the companies research program. Manual is complete and in good condition still. Lite signs of age and use. Does have a name wrote on the front, a ink stamp on the bottom right corner for the for the business that used this. 11" x 8-3/8" , 36 pages. Please see the larger picture below that lists contents. If your into vintage mid century quality Jensen speakers this is a must have. Basic plans, specs and information will enable enclosures to be built to the Jensen recommendations for premium sound









$89.00
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atomic mid century fred press style fish
                          tray
This is a crazy cool looking vintage 1950's large metal serving tray. Serve up some retro atomic food, drinks, or displaying on the bar or wall. Black background with colorful modernist pink/blue skeleton fish. Measures 21-3/4" x 15-3/4". Tray is unsigned, reminescent of work by Fred Press? Although there are a few spots of rub wear to the black finish, and I can feel some roughness on the one end, it looks amazing on display. Back side shows rubs, surface scuffs/scratches. Add an adhesive hanger to the back and hang for wall art. A unique vintage addition for your mid-century, danish, modern decor!



$55.00
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culver mid century ice bucket
Sgnd CULVER mid century ICE BUCKET 22K gold Hollywood Regency Mad Men Bar wTongs! an amazing vintage heavy glass ice bucket with tongs straight from the 1950's. Produced by Culver Ltd. The 22 kt Gold pattern is called Antiqua. So perfect for entertaining! Besides the impressive mod gold accent the bucket features real brass rings on each side. The bucket is signed "© Culver Ltd". It measures 5" tall, 5-3/4" dia. It is in very nice condition with no chips, chiggers, cracks or repairs. The heavy gold accent is shiny and bright. Displays nicely. If you look closely and get the lighting just right you can see that the thin top edge line above the wider band does show some wear, but its not noticable and does not detract from its overall refined appearance. The metal claw ended tongs are done in a shiny mirrored gold finish and measure 6-3/4" in length. Tongs work great, display well even though they have lite signs of age and use. You'll be serving drinks in Mad Men, Hollywood Regency style with this gorgeous mid-century ice bucket!








$49.00
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curtis jere, modernist, sculpture, town,
                          trees,
CURTIS JERE Signed Modernist Wall Art SCULPTURE Town Trees RARE Mid Century! This is a stunning vintage hand made modernist wall sculpture by the renown design group Curtis Jeré under the direction of Artisan House. Although the art was promoted as a single artist "C. Jeré, it was the work of Jerry Fels (1917-2007) and Curtis Freiler . This sculpture is an original amazing work of modernist art and is signed © C. Jeré. It is an extremely rare and seldom seen Jeré sculpture of a small town with tree line. Large size, quite impressive, 53" length x 25" height x 2" deep. Produced in the California studio in the 1960's. From the applied coloring to the attention given to detail, it is very impressive! Changes in lighting and background coloring gives it an appearance of a misty dawn setting to mid-day sun sharpness. The use of a variety of materials and multi-layering gives it a realist appeal. It is complete and is all original, from the custom aged pattina to the enameled touches. Steel with brass. No breaks, missing parts, or repairs. Here is your chance to own an original, unique wall sculpture for your mid-century, moderinst, eames, danish modern, decor! C Jere modernist sculptures were featured in several popular mid-century magazines, and were marketed as "museum quality art for the masses". Their sculpture's have become increasingly popular and highly sought after by decorators, collectors. Values are increasing yearly and should prove to be good investments. Professional packaging for safe arrival. Due to size, lower 48, continential shipping only.








$1295.00
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Bijan Designer Sculpture Brass Art Metal
                          Flower Display
Fresh from an estate  is this fabulous mid-century modernist floral display. It is a torch cut metal & resin sculpture by the "Father of Metal Sculpture" Bijan J. Bijan. This early Bijan sculpture represents one of the unique art processes designed by Bijan. By using the natural richness of brass metal and green stone-like resins, its easy to see why his works are highly sought after. The piece stands approx. 30" in height and 20" wide, 14" deep. Hand signed "Bijan". The sculpture is mounted on a dark stained wood block base measuring 6-1/4" x 6-1/2". Its sweeping long metal stems with the weighty resin stone flower centers is finely balanced, the thought process of the sculptor, to allow the work of art to stand independently on its small wood base. A slight breeze allows the flowers to sway gently as their real counterparts. Over time and display the sculpture has gathered some dust and is in need of a gentle cleaning. It is complete, all original, still in very nice condition with no damage or repairs. The brass shows normal oxidation and wear from its age and cutting but still displays nicely.The wood blocks finish has some scratches on the top from where the display was turned around and rubbed the finish. Placed in front of a natural light source or by a lamp the brass shines and the green resin flower plumes seem to glow with color! Early on most people were not aware of his works, but large corporations and the stars of Hollywood like Frank Sinatra, Carol Burnett, and Joey Bishop, were and purchased some of his works for personal display. Bijan is now renown for his many types of sculptures, paintings, invented techniques, and for many impressive industrial works of arts that are on display around the world. His earlier works such as this floral sculpture are getting hard to find and are becoming highly collectible.









$225.00









c. jere, curtis jere, starburst,
                          sunburst, wall sculpture,
 From an estate, offered for auction, is this unique vintage mid-century brutalist metal wall sculpture. Designed and handcrafted by William & Bruce Friedle, in their New York City metal shop, circa 1960's. This beautiful oval sunburst w/birds sculpture is a wonder to behold. Steel and brass, rays of golden rods tipped in black and a flock of copper birds in flight. Wall mount bracket and legs on the back hold the sculpture away from the wall for a floating effect. It measures 20" x 38" x 4", overall. Done in abstract form, it is quite impressive! It is complete and is all original.  I did not notice any mark, but it is an authentic Friedle Brothers work.  It has a custom aged patina. No broken, missing parts, or repairs. Welds are in good condition.  Form has a couple of slightly off rays from storage,  but these can easily be returned to the original position. The Friedle's originated the sunburst design that dominated the mid century era. Its a great example of their unique handcrafted work.  This would make an amazing and unique wall sculpture for your mid-century, modernist, eames, danish modern, decor!







$350.00
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hans bolling danish modern teak wood
                          bojensen era figure
Vintage DANISH MODERN Mid-Century HANS BOLLING 13" TEAK Wood Viking Bojensen era This is a fantastic highly collectible vintage 1950's figurine toy. Designed by Hans Bolling and made in Denmark. This not so fierce "Viking Warrior" is the perfect addition to any Danish or Mid-Century Modern decor. He stands 13" in height. Solid teak wood with hand painted eyes, fur beard, red felt cape. Original "Made in Denmark" blue and white label on his pipe. He is in nice condition still considering he over 60 years old. No cracks, chips, repairs. The felt is slightly faded.






$145.00
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mid century modern circle of sound knoll
                          eames speakers
Mid Century Modern "CIRCLE OF SOUND" Zenith Omni Directional Cone SPEAKERS Knoll Eames Era! This is a vintage set of retro looking omnidirectional speakers from an estate. The "Circle of Sound" models were first offered by Zenith in the late 60's, this model in the square style was offered in the early 70's. Super cool retro modern design with white cones, walnut laminate square bodies, orange tweed speaker fabric, black hard plastic trim and pedestals. Each measures 14" H, 9" x 9". Each weighs 9 lbs. They are complete. These speakers have been tested,and sound great! Cosmetically, very nice overall stilll. Lite marks, some rubs to the corners and edges of the laminate. No cracks, chips, repairs to the hard plastic trim or pedestals. A fab set of vintage speakers to go with your retro stereo, phono system.








$125.00
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seth thomas suspense alarm clock retro
                          50s
Vintage RETRO Seth Thomas SUSPENSE Alarm Clock RED Lucite eames kartell panton! This is an amazing looking vintage alarm clock. Produced by Seth Thomas, model "Suspense". Clear curved lucite stand, red metal seemingly floating cylinder houses the movement. It measures 4-1/2" wide and 4" deep. It has a buzzing type alarm. Sweep second hand. The clock is in good condition, running strong and keeps accurate time. The original label is still inplace underneath. The white hands and numbers stand out nicely against the red face. There is a couple of lite rub marks on the lucite. No chips, cracks or repairs. Goes well with any retro, mod, Kartell, Panton, Eames decor.


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designer, dorothy thorpe, mad men, roly
                          poly, mid century,
DOROTHY THORPE MAD MEN Silver Band Rim ROLY POLY Punch Set Bowl w/Glasses!
This is a mid-century modern, Dorothy Thorpe designed 1" silver band Roly Poly punch bowl and glasses set from an estate. Just like the glasses Don Draper uses on the popular Mad Men TV series! These are the real thing! Circa. 1960's. Designed by Dorothy Thorpe (1901-1989) and decorated with sterling silver overlaid rims. It is a 14 piece set. Set has the large roly poly silver band punch bowl, measuring 11 1/2" across the widest point, 10" across the rim and it about 7-1/2" tall. 11 silver band roly poly glasses, 2-3/4" tall, 3-1/4" across the widest point, and 2-3/4" across the rim. 1 silver band cup with handle (found with the set included, not pictured) and 1 plastic ladle. The set is in very nice condition overall. No chips, chiggers, cracks or repairs. The silver-plating has tarnished as expected, and I have not tried to polish, I'll leave that to you. The 1" band on the punch bowl does show streak like wear and silver loss most of the way around. See pictures below. It to has tarnished with time. The glasses are in excellent condition and although the silver band has tarnished on these too, there is no silver loss, rub wear or signs of use to the glasses. Same for the cup. Plastic ladle is in good condition with no chips or cracks. A popular replacement company online sell's this vintage set for well over $600. Not here. Its a great vintage set to use








$255.00
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mid century rosenthal netter italy
                          designer ashtray
Mid Century Rosenthal Netter Italy Danish Modern Eames Era Cubist Dish Ashtray! This amazing mid-century modern ashtray was made by Rosenthal Netter. It has its original "Created in Italy for Rosenthal Netter, label on the bottom and is impressed "Italy" also. Woven cubist design in black, brown, golden yellow, and sienna glaze. Perfect style and coloring for a Danish Modern decor. Raised rests on two of the corners are hard to note, so it could be easily be used as a mint dish. 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" x 1-1/4". Very nice condition. No chips, cracks, hairlines, discoloring or repairs.



$35.00
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Designer Ben Seibel Eden Mikasa
                          Dinnerware Set

This is an outstanding complete set of vintage dinnerware, in a service for six, with some accessory pieces. Designed by the renown American industrial designer, Ben Seibel (1918-1985), for Mikasa. It doesn't get better then this in vintage designer dinnerware! Good quality heavy china. The pattern is called "Eden". Fabulous pink and white coloring with real "flower power" appeal. Unique modernist style, vibrant color, distinctive form. Its easy to see why Seibel's designs are highly sought after. The subtle differences in this set make it stand out from the crowd of typical dinnerware and elevate it to the heights of dinnerware done by other prolithic designers such as Eva Zeisel and Russell Wright. Each and every piece in this set is in outstanding condition. No chips, cracks, chiggers, hairlines or repairs. The high gloss glaze is fabulous still! I don't see any notable utensil scratches or signs of use. It comes from an estate so I can't say if it was ever used but if its was it was very little and its obvious the set was cherished and handled carefully. A highly collectable and a wonderful addition to your table. List and pictures below. The set will be professionally packed and shipped for safe arrival.
  • 39 piece in all.
  • 6- 10.-1/2" dinnerplates
  • 6 - 7-1/2" sandwich/salad plates
  • 6 - 6-1/2" soup bowls
  • 6 - 5-1/2" ice cream/fruit bowls
  • 6 - 6-1/4" saucers
  • 6 - 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" coffee/tea cups
  • 1 - 8-3/4" x 2-1/2" vegatable serving bowl
  • 1- 4" tall cream pitcher
  • 1 - lidded sugar bowl













$175.00
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Mid Century Dorothy Thorpe Roly Poly Bar
                          Glases in Rack
8 Vtg Dorothy Thorpe Eames era Silver Roly Poly Bar Glasses Mid Century Mod 60s This is a set of 8 vintage, retro Mad Men/Dorothy Thorpe style roly poly rocks glasses from an estate. Set comes with its original retro mid-century modern stylish chromed carrier! The glasses have silver rims, sides fading to clear glass bottoms. Each glass is 3-1/4" tall. Everything is in excellant condition. No chips, cracks or fleabits to the glasses. The silvering is shiny and bright. The come from an estate and don't appear to have been used much. The caddy has an nice textured chromed finish with ball feet and accents and has no breaks or repairs. Caddy measures approx. 8" x 8" x 15". A fantastic retro set for the bar or patio!






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Retro Orange Bradley Alarm Clock

Vintage RETRO Bradley ORANGE & WHITE Travel Windup ALARM CLOCK Panton EXC in BOX! This is a nice vintage Bradley Travel Alarm Clock. It comes from an estate, complete with instruction/guarantee paper and original box. Doesn't look like its been out of the box much. Retro bright red/orange case and face. Shiny gold metal trim. Large white numbers and hands make reading a breeze even when your half asleep! Wound it up, set the alarm, runs great, keeps good time, and alarm rang at correct time. Clock measures 3" dia and about 1-1/4" height when closed up in the case. No date on the paperwork or box, my guess would be 60's or 70's. Fun retro vintage alarm clock for your next trip!






$22.00





Vickie Lindstrand Kosta Boda Bird Cage
                            Prism Art Glass
Signed VICKE LINDSTRAND of KOSTA Sweden Prism Art Glass 60s BIRDS in CAGE Rare 60's! Exquisite hard to find art glass design by Vicke Lindstrand (Victor Emanuel Lindstrand 1904-1983) for Kosta Boda of Sweden. Regarded as one of the world's foremost artists in his field. Its easy to see why when viewing his stunning 'Birds in a Cage' design . Clear triangle, prism, engraved birds behind bars. Done in the 1960's, engraved signature " Kosta 92415 Lindstrand" on base. 4" in height, approx 3-1/2" on each side. A little over 2 lbs. Perfect on display or as a paperweight. Almost perfect condition. A few minor scratches on the bottom, a tiny chigger bite on one bottom corner and a very tiny flea bite on the top edge. Not visible in pictures due to their size. Not noticable unless your looking for them, just trying to describe this as accurately as possible. This piece is hard to photograph due to its prism like properties. I've used a green felt background to show the details. It also shows some fingerprints and smudges from handling. It is a stunning mid-century modern piece that would be a beautiful addition to any collection.








$285.00
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Raymor Mod Cat
Fabulous mid-century modernist trivet/spoon rest/tray. This unique figural cat was designed by Arthur Umanoff for Raymor. Quite illusive! Great modernist form. Pottery with green glazed center, and brown simumlated wood texture body. Marked on the back 871. Excellant condition, not chips, cracks or repairs. Nice coloring. Fine age crazing to the green glaze. 12-3/8" tall, 3-1/2" wide.




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Lucite Candle Holder Set
RETRO LUCITE CANDLES & HOLDERS! Teak wood bases, three green lucite balls hold the green lucite candles.  Very nice condition.


$27.00
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Hertha Bengtsson for Rorstrand
Unique large heavy Chamotte stoneware vase.   Designed by Hertha Bengtsson for Rorstrand, Sweden, in the 1950's.  Painted mark,  R, three crowns, Sweden,  HB.  Unglazed  band, with rough cork like texture on the top.  Speckled looking brown glaze on roughed surface around the bottom and rim. Inside has full brown glaze with lite specks of the stoneware showing through also.  7-1/2" tall.  5-1/2" across the rim, and 7" across the base. Excellant condition.


$150.00
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                          errors. Outstanding vintage 1950's European Ceramic Vase! Tall shapely tapered, pointed, oval form, stylized geisha holding flower, handpainted underglaze.  Lite charcoal irregular striped lines overall. Original Decor Main label on the bottom front.  Penciled 8110 Cemas on the bottom. 14-1/4" tall, 3-1/4" x 2-1/4' on the top opening. Base is 4-1/8" x 2-1/2". . Excellant condition.  More stunning then the pictures project.


$165.00
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ikora candle set WMF IKORA Art Deco Silver Plate Bowl & Candle Holders Mid Century Modern RARE!This is a stunning vintage 1961 table set by WMF. The pedestal starburst mint/candies dish and candle stick holders. Produced in Germany by the renown WMF (Würtemburgische Machin Fabrik factory). Designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Featured in "WMF Ikora Metalwork from the 1920's to the 1960's" by Carlo Burschel | Heinz Scheiffele. Each piece features silver plating, with the unique Ikora finish that was special to WMF. Strong mid-century modern influence. The Ikora finish gives these pieces a textured 3-D look that has never been duplicated by other metalwork's. The bowl has the starburst design in the center with ikora finish around, plain rim and underside, pedestal. Bowl is marked with the impressed with tower mark and WMF Ikora Germany Silverplate. It measures 5-7/8" across and 3-1/8" tall. The candleholders are marked WMF Ikora mark with the tower, Germany E.P. Brass. Each measure 4-3/4" x 2-3/4" x2-1/2". These pieces are stunning on display although they do have lite signs of age and use. Surface scuffs, scratches, and rubs. No dents or dings. The sheen makes it hard to photograph the scratches and rubs. Even with the wear the set is still quite impressive. Pieces of Ikora metalwork by WMF are hard to find now, quite coveted and considered valuable collector’s items.  







$45.00

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Heager Ameba Ashtrays
ROYAL HAEGER Vintage MOD Eames Era ASHTRAYS Art Pottery. Set of matching vintage 1950's Royal Haeger Art Pottery ashtrays. Stylish mid-century modern design. Each signed on the bottom, Royal Haeger ©1008 USA. Brilliant white textured snow like glaze. Excellant condition on both. No chips chiggers cracks or repairs. Each measure 9-3/4" in length, 6-3/4" at the widest point, and 1-1/4" tall. Fabulous set for any retro, mid-century, danish modern decor.


$39.00




stylized rooster
MID-CENTURY STYLIZED ROOSTER PLANTER! Excellant condition.  Unmarked, maker unknown.
5-1/2" tall. Gorgeous green glazed pottery,  nice flowing form.

$22.50
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stylized deer figure
MID-CENTURY STYLIZED DEER FIGURE!  6-1/2" tall.  Very nice condition. Unmarked, maker unknown.  Unusual style that would look great in any mid-century decor.

$35.00
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Mod
                          Gense ashtray
GENSE SWEDEN 50'S DESIGNER STEEL ASHTRAY! Like new in original box. 8" across, 1-1/4" tall.  Fabulous mod pattern. With form and design like this piece its easy to see why Gense has been awarded so many prestigious award.  Marked on the back  AS  8/18 Stainless.  Top piece comes off for easy clean-out.

$65.00
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bo
                          fajans ashtray
IMPRESSIVE VINTAGE 50'S Ewald Dahlskog for BOBERG FAUANSEFABRIK ( BO FAJANS) LARGE  BOWL /ASHTRAY.  Heavy pottery. 11-1/2" across, 2-3/8" across. Excellant condition.  Very stylish form gorgeous blue green satin glaze.  Signed on back.  A wonderful piece for all who collect and enjoy Scandinavian art pottery.

$85.00
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