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Furniture from the 1950s is often called mid-century modern. What's appealing about this period is that the pieces show a cleaner line or form than pieces from earlier periods.

While these pieces have elements of mass-production, they all show the hand of a master craftsman. They're functional, easy to use, and are often of higher quality than the furniture that's built today. Esteemed furniture dealer Alan Moss displayed the following items on the show:

Shaped Sofa with Notched Back

By Edward Wormley for Dunbar

American, 1950s

Machine-Made Axminster Red Wool Carpet

By Jean Picart Le Doux

France, 1950s

White Mohair-Woven Chair

By Jean Royere

1940s

Gilt-Decorated Sculptural Sunburst Mirror

Circular sunburst-form with frame composed of bronze nails

American, 1970s

Burl Walnut and Sycamore Bar

By Tommi Parzinger

American, 1940s

Bronze Organic-Form Coffee Table

By Fred Brouard

French, 1970s

Dore Bronze Four-Tier Occasional Table

By Maison Jansen

Dore Bronze frame from 1940s, French Chinoiserie decorated black-lacquered trays from late 1800s

Mahogany Uplit Floor Lamps

By Tommi Parzinger

American, 1950s

Ceramic Vases

By Jouve

French, 1950s

Chandelier

By Lobmeyr

Austrian, circa 1970

Resources

Special thanks to Alan Moss of Alan Moss Studios for sharing these beautiful pieces. For more information or to purchase any of these items, visit alanmossny.com.

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Anonymous
March 4, 2009
Fantastic show. Fantastic pieces. For people who want to start collecting and learning more, they should check out sites like wright20.com, lushpad.com and LAModern.com.
Anonymous
March 4, 2009
Fantastic show. Fantastic pieces. For people who want to start collecting and learning more, they should check out sites like wright20.com, lushpad.com and LAModern.com.
Anonymous
March 3, 2009
As a former Antique dealer I was really impressed with the pieces displayed on the show today