I've been buying extraordinary objects for 40 years. Five novels have emerged from my obsession with 20th century's rare designs. Some of my collection is for sale.
Vintage pair of frank Lloyd Wright style copper and amber glass ceiling drops. I collect frank lloyd Wright original objects, and these seem to be his except I can not find images in the literature, Dated from the 20’s or 30’s. all original with solid copper structure and perfect, original amber glass panels. 16” drop. 18” wide. Beautiful addition to a Wright home. If they are proven to be FLW, the price is a steal. good wiring. Ready to hang.
Circa 1870. Red brass central body with amusing path for the gas to reach the burners. Professionally converted to electricity with bordello red-glass period gas shades.36” Long x 18" Across
Largest flat glass diffuser hanging light in the world. This monster has a flat, hand-blown opal white glass shade that’s 22 inches across. The original fixture has a mirrored interior and sports an amazing ten socket starburst socket cluster circa 1890. Professionally rewired. 52” drop. 22” diameter.
d chair paul frankel 27" High x 24.5" Wide x 31" Deep. Early original from a 1928 design. black lacquer with usage wear.
Carved Lobi chair from Burkima Faso on the Ivory Coast. Circa 1945. Carved goat head at top and carved snakes, decorated with Portuguese coins. 59"l x 37" h x 13"w.
From the Walter Rudin Residence in Wisconsin, 1959, purchased personally from the second owner. 78" x 78' x 15". Mahogany plywood. Free shipping in US.
Operay multibeam surgical lamp. 1930’s. Aluminum and mirrors. This is the holy grail of 20th century industrial lighting. Two rare versions of this lamp exist. This one is by far the coolest machine age lamp on the planet.. Light from a single every day lightbulb gets focused onto six fixed mirrors which send a single concentrated glow below them. In medicine, it was a method of removing shadows from the surgical field. Works perfectly. Ready to hang over a table in an industrial loft, or a BED!!!, or to light up a special object. 48” from mirror to mirror. 60” drop.
An early example of the work of legendary 20th century artist, Chuck Close, discovered in his former residence.