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SOLD 3/18

SOLD 3/18

Pair of 1960's tubular chrome chairs - need recovering.

$295 each

A whole bunch of chairs by DESIGN INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (DIA)
 in iridized silk - most silk is stained in various ways and needs recovering.

Metal is burnished lacquered brass

$495 each

Stamped made in Denmark spindle chair


Michael Taylor for Tomlinson

Needs complete makeover.

$850 pair

Pair of armchairs by CENTURY

$375 ea

French or Belgium transitional chairs with double diamond backs - very hard to find quality and design

6 for $1200

Ward Bennett for Brickell

$350 each

Coming soon - 1970's Sofa for DIRECTIONAL
(Posted 3/10)

1950's - Adrain Pearsall for CRAFT ASSOCIATES


Recently re-upholstered and lacquered.


Very heavy weight and of excellent construction - wide seat width -

these walnut Hollywood Regency style club chairs
are the perfect pair to make over with a lacquer and a re-upholstery...

550 each

Very unusual and rare 1950's flat arm chairs - flat arm goes around the back as well.
Excellent vintage condition. Sits slightly low - 16.5" - but large scale and wide seats.

Needs reupholstery.

$1500 pair

Dunbar set of 4 club chairs

$300 ea

backs of 2 need re-caning - we do that.


High quality chair



We can custom make this sofa if you are interested

This sofa ottoman/chaise was recently custom designed and fabricated
by our upholstery department for an elegant high end spa.

Do you have something in mind?

Rats - it sold too quick. Didn't get a picture of the table and 8 chairs

SOLD - 1/20

Pair of Milo Baughman chrome chairs in original excellent condition fabric

SOLD 1/26
Thanks Emily

(listed 1/19)

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin circa 1960's

One of the hardest sizes to get in streamlined low-profile sofas

9 feet wide
25" High
32" Deep
20" Seat Depth
17" Seat Height

SOLD - 1/20

(listed 1/20) - Set of 6 American Danish Modern walnut dining chairs.

Original Mid Century Modern Vintage condition

Retains original paper labels with delivery date of 1968

Woven backs are free of damage


(listed 1/19) American Danish Modern spindle back lounge chair
Circa 1950's in excellent condition



Late 1970's early 80's Italian made chair - very tall back


Saarinen for Knoll pair of armchairs - needs recover

$300 each


Italian Chair by Chiavari

1960's - needs a little luvin'


An assembled set of 6
Very Heavy Chrome Chairs

All armchairs - circa 1960's


Signed 1960's Danish Bar Stools - good quality and well made

$275 ea

Set of 6 walnut chairs - 1950's - with a very clean form
and high quality construction (see the legs)

$875 set

Italian design and manufactured set of 6 steel chairs in ultra contemporary form.
Originally cost $3500 -

consignor asking $975

Can there be any doubt these are special? Hardly none.
This is the iconic chair designed by Milo Baughman in the 1960's.
It is still covered in original Jack Lenor Larsen fabric.
In very good original vintage condition.

Matched pair


Adrian Pearsall Gondola sofa


Pair of late 1940's Captain's chairs

$450 pr

Matched pair of chrome 1960's chairs


1960's slope arm sofa - streamlined


Exceptionally Long and rare sofa designed by Paul McCobb (Directional)

Needs reupholstering


SOLD 2/6


1950's 2 piece sectional with attached chaise. Multiple walnut legs capped in brass, all hardwood construction and the advanced style for the period - makes this a very desirable look and form.


Pair of 1950/60's Hollywood Glam lounge chairs - with rolled arms and back.
Clean crisp form; sloping arms with cutoffs; the whole chair sits on a wood surround.

Excellent style to re-make into many interesting creations.


SOLD 1/13

Wow - wonderful Adrian Pearsall gondola sofa with original label "Craft and Associates"

SOLD 12/20


1950's Italian Lounge Chair.
Before and after pictures of Re-Upholstery and lacquer coming soon

SOLD  1/13

1960'S Eames style lounge and ottoman in rosewood Mfg by Charlton (in vinyl)

SOLD 12/10

Set of 4 Italian chrome chairs 1960's


1960/70's lounge chair and ottoman - fine


Set of acrylic bar stools mfg by "Lion in Frost" - 1970's


Pair of 1940's-50's fan back chairs

SOLD 12/1

1960'S PACE Corp - all original condition set of 8 leather and chrome chairs

SOLD 12/17

Set of 6 SOLD 1/10

This set of 4 Charles Hollis Jones acrylic and chrome chairs are now recovered in Ostrich Style Leather.
The deep channeled backs are particularly difficult to do well when reupholstering.
If you have upholstered items you're thinking about recovering - give us a call - or send an email of the items/s and we'll give you a free quote.


SOLD and recovered

SOLD and recovered

SOLD 1/23

1949 James Mont style Greek Key chairs - set of 6 - one arm

SOLD 2/7

1950's Scandinavian Chair

You'll be the only one on your block with one of these.


Made in Sweden set of 6 side chairs

$495 set

Wonderful set of EIGHT - 1960's Italian style dining chairs - 2 arms and 6 sides



Early 1980's Postmodern CANTONI - $1295.00


Early 1980's Postmodern CANTONI


Set of 6 Jens Risom Danish aArmchairs

$450 each

Outstanding Quality

1960/70's BONE chairs attributed to Enrique Marcel - Colombia -




John Widdicomb set of 6 solid wood and in excellent original lacquer condition - circa 1965


EXCEPTIONAL 5 piece Milo Baughman sectional sofa group - circa 1969. This set is Baughman's masterpiece in original fabric with 2 back tables and the large center "Lazy Susan" coffee table - all in exotic Rosewood veneers and the sofas mounted on a continuous serpentine set back plinth base - (also in rosewood).



    - designed for a number of furniture companies starting in the mid-1940s until his death, including Calif-Asia, Mode Furniture, Glenn of California, The Inco Company

Milo Ray Baughman, Jr., was one of the leading modern furniture designers of the second-half of the 20th century. His uniquely American designs were forward-thinking and distinctive, yet unpretentious and affordable. His prolific and highly influential work continues to be copied, reinvented and revived in the new and secondary decorative arts markets by contemporary furniture designers and , Pacific Iron, Murray Furniture of Winchendon, Arch Gordon, Design Institute America, Woodard, George Kovacs, Directional, Henredon and Drexel, among others. He is most famous, however, for his longtime association with Thayer Coggin Inc., of High Point NC, which began in 1953, and lasted until his death in 2003. He also lectured broadly on the state of modern design, extolling the positive benefits of good design on the lives of human beings, and helping to define and shape the discussion for years to come.

Born in Goodland Kansas on October 7, 1923, Baughman moved with his family in his infancy to Long Beach California.

    At the age of thirteen, his family built their house and young Milo was handed the task of designing both the interior and exterior. Following high school he served for four years in the Army Air Forces during World War II during which time he was active in designing officer's clubs. After the war he returned to Souther California to study product and Architectural Design at the Art Center School of Los Angeles and at Chouinard, which later became the California Institute of the Arts.

   Upon completing his studies, he was hired to work at the Frank Brothers furniture store as an interior and custom furniture designer. The store had the distinction of being the first west coast all-modern specialty store, and proved to be a good launch pad for his career. While there he established "Furniture Forum" with Georgia Christensen, an important early publication on modern design complete with photos, dimensions, pricing, as well as designer photos and biographies. He left Frank Brothers in 1947 to establish "Milo Baughman Design Inc.," and quickly did commissions for Glenn of California and Pacific Iron, helping to place these companies at the forefront of a new California modernist design movement. The "California Modern" collection created for Glenn of California in 1948, along with Greta Magnusson Grossman, using mainly walnut, iron and formica, and put forth a distinctive Los Angeles style.

   Next, the large furniture manufacturer Drexel invited him to their Noth Carolina headquarters to create a major collection. Following this, Murray Furniture of Winchendon Massachusetts  introduced "The Milo Baughman Collection" in 1952. An earlier desk design from 1948 for Winchendon was later included in the Whitney Museum  exhibition "High Styles: Twentieth Century American Design," in 1985. During this time, Milo found time to run his own custom design shop with Olga Lee in Los Angeles from 1951-1953. Lee contributed hand printed fabrics, wallpaper, lamps, and accessories to go alongside Baughman's furniture designs; both offered their services as interior consultants.

    In 1953 his 50 year association with Thayer Coggin Inc. began, and by the 1960s and 1970s, his new collection was eagerly awaited at the High Point Market every year. Some of his most famous and iconic designs come from this period, including the "951-103" chair, circa 1962, "820-400" chaise (1954), "989-103" Lounge Chair, and "955-304" Sofa. He was highly regarded among his peers, and his quick wit and clear reflection were always in demand as he spoke about modern design.

Milo Baughman was inducted into the Furniture Designer's Hall of Fame in 1987.


Furniture that is too obviously designed is very interesting, but too often belongs only in museums.
When I left Art Center, I thought Modern design would change the world. Now, I no longer have such lofty hopes, but perhaps the world is just a bit better off because of it. In any event, good Modern has already proven to be the most enduring, timeless and classic of all design movements.
With an ongoing interest in 1950s and 1960s design, a lot of my work has been reintroduced and been very well-received. Increasingly, architects are using these mid-century classics from the pioneer producers of this period. I understand because I admire these as well, but it's a bit unfortunate for current designers with new interpretations of Modern. Going back to the 'classics' is playing it safe, which limits opportunities for new concepts in design.


Very nice Danish Modern slipper chair - wide bottomed - ready to go - $395


1950/60's PAUL MCCOBB pair of lounge chairs in unusual form - vintage condition - fabric on one nearly mint. Very heavy and well constructed - $1895 SOLD
matching sofa ALSO SOLD.

9 footer - original 1969 white vinyl - SOLD

Rare and unusual Frederick Weinberg dining/breakfast set - circa 1950's 60's - $1350.00

Outstanding large and heavy - well constructed Danish Modern chairs - $1500 pair

Iconic Milo Baughman chrome and original leopard print fabric chairs - circa 1969


We can reupholster everything in the store - pick your fabric - get the yards - transform your chair or sofa. Mid Century Modern is about design and quality. Timeless items that will last the decades.

We also take outside work on pieces you may own. Send email pictures and get a free no obligation quote at:

Robsjohn style - 695.00

Selig "Z" chair - $850

Milo Baughman design for Thayer Coggin pair of Danish Modern loung Chairs - SOLD

Nice heavy Danish Modern style chair - $595

Set of 4 1950's Asian Moderne style sidechairs - SOLD



Pair of 1960's Warren Platner lounge chairs for KNOLL re-covered in KNOLL chartreuse fabric -



air of signed and labeled 1965 Warren Platner chairs for Knoll - recover in a Knoll geometric fabric - now in the Andy and Amy Jent Denver Estate - SOLD

Milo Baughman high back chrome and rattan dining chairs - SOLD - 6/28 - now in the Susan Baten Palm Springs Estate.

1960's Erwin-Lambeth sectional pit group. -SOLD

Matched pair of great club chairs -
Needs reupholstery



Set of 4 carved and lacquered chairs $695

$125 each - 10 available

Swedish Bedemeir Revival chairs - $475
Swedish Bedemeir revival armchairs mfg Rom Weber - rare - $495