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MID-CENTURY MODERN IN PASADENA

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Sat
Oct 15
8am to 4pm
2011

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A one-day sale of the entire contents of this 1952 home by architects Smith & Williams. This property was built for the family as a showcase for their collection of local art by names such as Jirayr Zorthian, William Millarc, and Leonard Edmondson. Join us for a look inside one of Pasadena’s Mid-Century gems and see if you can identify Conrad Buff’s seamless 1966 room addition!

This beautifully designed home was tastefully decorated, thoughtfully balancing contemporary style and comfort with sleek furnishings, eye-catching lighting and unique accessories. The design is complemented by a well-edited contemporary art collection, chosen from talented undiscovered artists and established names.

FURNITURE:

An exciting collection of iconic, original Mid-Century designer pieces INCLUDING:
· Eames ‘OTW’ table with black top
· Several George Nelson for Herman Miller pieces
· George Nelson for Herman Miller lamp table
· Eero Saarinen for Knoll ‘Grasshopper’ chair, with original upholstery
· PAIR of Eero Saarinen for Knoll tulip side tables (20”H 22.5”L)
· Floor standing lighted globe designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar

Alongside designer furnishings, superb examples of Modernist design executed in fine hardwoods and custom upholstery round out the stylish interior

Mobile walnut bar unit (32.5” wide, with two leaves, each measuring 15.75”)
Unusual 39” round Italian walnut game table with etched bronze top, along with four corresponding upholstered chairs
Rectangular oak cocktail table with glass panels
Fabulous modular walnut shelving in varying lengths

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Vintage Modern dining table with coordinated seating for six

Queen size headboard in walnut with black lacquer insets
A very nice vintage mid century walnut daybed

UPHOLSTERY

An elegant tuxedo style sofa with custom LANZETTI upholstery
Stylish Ico Parisi Italian inspired small club chair in good quality chenille hopsack
Comfortable sleeper sofa, covered in nubby beige fabric
PAIR of low profile, Herculon upholstered modern recliners

OCCASIONAL

Expandable slat bench (56” closed)
Square walnut end table with white laminate top
Danish modern tri-corner side table
Trio of walnut and iron nesting tables

OUTDOOR

Brown-Jordan outdoor dining set, with seating for four
Pair of iron and canvas butterfly chairs
Japanese stone and iron lanterns
60’s Spanish iron and glass hanging lantern
A good selection of potted plantings, including mature specimens and hardy succulents

ART:

William Millarc(1920 - 1957) ‘Self Portrait’, (29” x 23.5”) oil on canvas; Exhibited: ‘Memorial Exhibition’, Pasadena Museum of Art, June-July 1959, on loan by Dr. and Mrs. Siegel
William Millarc (1920 - 1957) (32.5” x 22”) painting, signed and dated 1952
Bernice Lee “Burr” Singer (1912 - 1992), ‘Clown’, gouache
Leonard Edmondson (1916 - 2002, California) ‘Made in USA’, 17/50 lithograph
Leonard Edmondson (1916 - 2002, California) ‘Drive-In’, (11.5” x 16.5”) AP lithograph
Phil Latimer Dike (1906 - 1990), watercolor
Paul Sarkisian (1928 -) ‘Mood’, 1954 painting (35” x 56”)
Edward Biberman (1904 - 1986), ‘The Unseen Wind’, 1934, (20.5” x 15”) etching 78/100, pencil signed
Edward Biberman (1904 - 1986) ‘Mayan Head’ serigraph, pencil signed and numbered 199/225
Robert William Hansen (1924 -), ‘Man-Men XVIII’, (48” x 24”) lacquer on board
Grace MacFarland Small (1902 - 1990), oil on canvas
Jirayr Zorthian (1912 - 2004), (18” x 24”) drawing
Robert W. Brown (Californian) ‘Regatta’ Ed 98

POTTERY AND SCULPTURE

Diana Gregory Scott, ‘Terry at Twenty’, 1986 fiber art (silk, wire, cotton, metallic thread, acrylic (48”H 40”W 3.5”D)
Jacob Eiler Bang (1901 - 1983, Denmark) Female figural studio art pottery
Large floor standing stoneware candlestick by Santa Barbara, California studio artist Oscar Bucher (1931 - )
A fantastic, Outsider Art sculpture of a mysterious cat, created from pieces of welded iron

DECORATIVE:

A very nice selection of floor and tabletop lamps including:
A beautiful pottery lamp inspired by the works of Robert Maxwell, with all original elements including a matching teak finial
A good-looking Italian pottery lamp base in warm shades of brown
PAIR of slick chrome and black metal low spotlights

Minton ‘Ancestral’ china service
Lovely Russian brass samovar with tray and accessories

COLLECTIONS:

Fantastic, fascinating objets d’art gathered during around the world
Decades-long accumulation of toys, games, and dolls, as well as a collection of school pennants, patches and pin backs - many wonderful vintage finds here!

A small but nice selection of jewelry including cultured pearl necklaces, a lovely sterling silver Georg Jensen brooch, silver and turquoise squash blossom necklace, and attractive costume jewelry

PHOTOGRAPHY, BOOKS AND RECORDS

Photography equipment and accessories
MINOX portable projection screen

Books on a broad variety of subjects including science, history travel, reference, topics on Judaica, young adult and popular fiction, a few cookbooks and general interest

A modest collection of records, covering show tunes musicals and some jazz

Travel buffs will LOVE the great vintage late 40’s matched luggage set!

HOME:

Useful everyday items including:
Kenmore canister vacuum cleaner
A small assortment of power tools, hand tools and hardware
A large accumulation of items no kitchen should be without: small appliances, cookware, bake ware, and serving pieces, kitchen tools, and tableware
IBM Selectric typewriter
Home electronics
Home health care items: IQAir purifier, Doctor’s scale, portable wheelchair, canes and walking sticks
A selection of bed, bath and table linens

Ladies clothing, including some great vintage styles from the 60’s and 70’s, warm winter coats and a beautiful mink

As always, there is much more not shown in photos. Come on out, shop with us and have a great time!

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