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White Metal Coat Rack with Multi-Colored Hooks

for the Norman Series, Italy 1970s

Mid Century Desk by Luciano Frigerio for the Norman Series, Italy 1970.
Presidential desk by the Italian designer Luciano Frigerio for the „Norman“ series in 1970. Elegant design without losing the functional quality. Luciano Frigerio puts the two things he loves the most together: playing the piano and creating unique furniture. He developed the „Norman“ series with its remarkable signs: Piano keys.

Materials and Techniques: wood, copper
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1970 – 1979
Date of Manufacture: 1970

Height: 73,50 cm, Width: 185 cm, Depth: 96 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use

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Space Age Coat Rack

with Wooden Spheres, Italy 1970s

This fantastic coat rack is made of chrome-plated aluminium. The lively and interesting tubes run from the base of the coat rack to the top of it, where they finish with XL wooden spheres. This rare furnishing element is also equipped with an umbrella stand.

Materials and Techniques: chrome, hardwood, polished
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1970 – 1979

Height: 196 cm, Width: 53 cm, Depth: 54 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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Mid-Century Modern Travertine Animal Sculptures

Italy 1970s

This lovely set of four travertine animal sculptures in brutalist style impresses with its minimalist form. Handmade from travertine stone in the 70s this set will delight all art Mid-Century Modern lovers and collectors who prefer the brutalism movement. Minimalist in style with soft curves and lines, they may be displayed as works of art or as contemporary witnesses of this special era. All pieces are weighty and beautifully tactile with characterful marbling and natural cracking.
Two of them – the elephant and the rhino – are branded. The elephant was made by the Italian factory Cerri Nestore & C. The Rhino was created by the Italian factory Frattelli Mannelli from Florence which is very well known for travertine. These two animals are a little darker and heavier than the dromedar and the turtle. All in all the perfect eyecatcher for every Mid Century Modern enthusiast!

Materials and Techniques: travertine, hand-crafted
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1970 – 1979
Date of Manufacture: ca 1970

Height: 12 cm, Depth: 5 cm, Width: 17 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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Mid-Century Modern Italian Wooden Magazine Rack

Italy 1970s

This lovely magazine rack has a characteristic form which is typical for the time of the 70’s. It has a brown wooden middle part with laquered white newspaper holders with cut outs at each side. A georgeous addition to every living room or entrance hall.

Materials and Techniques: hardwood, lacquered
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1970 – 1979
Date of Manufacture: ca 1970

Height: 47 cm, Depth: 25 cm, Width: 50 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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SOLD Mirror

Italy 1960s

Height: 185 cm, Width: 76 cm, Depth: 44 cm

Italian glazed ceramic leopard sculpture

Italy 1970s

This extraordinary Italian ceramic Leopard sculpture from the 70s is one of the most fierce statement pieces! Nowadays you find them back in contemporary and eclectic interiors. This Leopard – often referred to as Cheetah – is in very good vintage condition for its age, with no damage to be seen at all. This typical hand-sculpted and hand-painted ceramic sculpture has a lot of fine detail, even the teeth are perfectly intact. This is important because they are the first thing that is seen.

Materials and Techniques: Glazed Ceramic

Place of Origin: Italy

Date of Manufacture: 1970s

Period: 1970 – 1979

Height: 83 cm, Width: 52 cm, Depth: 38 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. 

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A set of sound speakers

 by Toshiba, 1970s

This set of two XXL sound speakers by Toshiba will impress your surroundings due to several factors. On the one hand, the exceptional size of this loudspeakers stands out and on the other hand, they convince with their design. The two speakers have a wide teak frame with small, handmade ornaments and are covered with a fabric whose design is typical for this period. The four circles of the pattern are kept in warm colours, starting from a yellow shade and becoming brown towards the edge. The soundspeakers are checked by our craftsmen and are working properly.

Toshiba Corporation, founded in 1875, is a Japanese multinational company headquartered in Tokyo. It was one of the biggest manufacture of personal computers and consumer electronics.

Manufacture: Toshiba

Materials and Techniques: Fabric, Teak

Place of Origin: Japan

Date of Manufacture: 1970s

Period: 1970 – 1979

Height: 78 cm, Width: 60 cm, Depth: 8 cm

Condition: Fair. Wear consistent with age and use.

Please note that there are a few imperfections in the fabric.

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Metal Sculpture in the Style of Alexander Calder

France, 1970s

These very graceful metal scultpures in red and black evoke the grandios works of Alexander Calder. No matter from which perspective you look at them, their shapes and curves are very impressive. A symbol of lightness, elegance and movement!
The two sculptures are made of thin, light metall, painted in red and black with some small abrasions due to their age. One object consists of two different parts that belong together. This method gives the piece something floating. The other one is fixed by three small clamps. All two have something playful about them. Like two birds interacting with each other.

Alexander Calder (born July 22, 1898, Pennsylvania, U.S. – died November 11, 1976, NY) was an American Artist best known for his innovation of the mobile suspended sheet metal and wire assemblies that are activated in space by air currents. Visually fascinating and emotionally engaging, those sculptures – along with his monumental outdoor bolted sheet metal stabiles, which only imply movement – make Calder one of the most-recognizable and beloved modern artists.

Materials and Techniques: Metal

Place of Origin: France

Date of Manufacture: 1970s

Period: 1970 – 1979

Height: 31 cm, Width: 40 cm, Depth: 3 cm

Condition: Good, consistent with age and use.

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Floor Vase

by Hugo Leven, Germany 1900

An ornamental floor vase designed by Hugo Leven featuring a female figure among gingko leaves. The vase is made of silvered pewter. 

Hugo Leven studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule and then at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. For some time he worked in his father Louis Leven’s studio, had numerous contacts with French artists who influenced him greatly, and quickly became known. Engelbert Kayser hired him as the first employee in his studio. From 1895 to 1904 Leven designed numerous models for Kayserzinn; his works had a lasting influence on the pewter foundry of Art Nouveau. He also worked for the Kreuter company in Hanau and other companies that produced metal, silver and stoneware, such as B. Koch & Bergfeld and WMF. From 1904 to 1909 he lived in Bremen. In 1906, Leven’s works were on display at the third German arts and crafts exhibition in Dresden; he also took part in world exhibitions etc. From 1909 to 1933 he taught at the Drawing Academy of the Technical School for the Precious Metals Industry in Hanau, of which he became director. His students included Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Christian Dell and Herbert Zeitner. In 1933 he lost his job. After the Second World War, he led the reconstruction of the drawing academy, which resumed operations in 1947.

Leven’s style is determined by ornamentally arranged but naturalistically modeled depictions of plants and animals. In 2001/2002 an exhibition was held about Leven and his work in the Hanau History Museum in the Philippsruhe Castle in Hanau and in the Zons District Museum.

Materials and Techniques: silvered pewter

Place of Origin: Germany

Date of Manufacture: 1900

Period: 1900s

Height: 70 cm

Condition: Good, consistent with age and use. Some signs of wear.

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