Archives for posts with tag: Mid-Century Modern

Pair of geode bookends:
geode book ends
Asking: $15
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: NW DC
Thoughts: I love this look, and these kinds of things are often a lot pricier than you might expect.

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Pair of farmstead pendant lights:
farmstead pendant lights
Asking: $200
Condition: “Like new.”
Dimensions: Pendant: 16″ Diam. x 16″ H; Ceiling Plate: 4.5″ Diam.; Cords have been cut to 46″
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: Pretty cool in the right kitchen.

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Pair of Drexel nightstands:
pair of Woodbriar series by Drexel nightstands
Asking: $120
Condition: “Beautiful.”
Dimensions: 24 1/2″ W x 24 1/2″ T x 18″ D
Location: Baltimore, MD
Thoughts: The orange background is reflecting on them in the photo, and that was throwing me at first, but I think in a non-orange, eclectic bedroom these would look cool and not dated.

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Pair of side tables with spooled legs:
antique side tables with spool legs
Asking: $150
Condition: “Very good.”
Dimensions: 15″ W x 15″ D x 27″ T
Location: Fairfax, VA
Thoughts: I’d consider replacing the wood knobs (nothing too crazy though!), but I adore the spooled legs.

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Pair of MCM upholstered benches:
pair of MCM bench stools
Asking: $260
Condition: “Benches in good to very good vintage condition. A few light stains, but they are not too noticeable unless looking closely.”
Dimensions: 23″ W x19″ D x 19″ H
Location: Catonsville, MD
Thoughts: I’m not crazy about the fabric (it looks a little dated to me), and the price is high if you were going to reupholster them, but the shape is great. And the seller is right, these are very versatile.

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I’m really on the fence about both of these (and would need to see them in person to be swayed either way), but they piqued my interest. They’re from the same seller.

MCM blue ceramic and brass lamp:
MCM blue and brass lamp
Asking: $65
Condition: “Very, very good condition considering its age.”
Dimensions: 39″T
Location: Chantilly, VA
Thoughts: I wish the shade didn’t look quite so ’70s, but I think this could have potential in the right setting.

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Geometric tortoise shell lamp:
tortoise shell lamp
Asking: $50
Condition: “Good condition”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Chantilly, VA
Thoughts: Again, I’d have to see this in person–it might be wretched, but there’s enough of a chance that it’s awesome that I’d consider checking it out.

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I will not be surprised if these are snatched up before I have a chance to hit publish. This is what CL is all about–cool finds for cheap, cheap, cheap.

Queen-size wicker bed frame:
wicker bed frame
Asking: $35
Condition: ”Good condition except for one strand starting to unravel.”
Dimensions: Not provided (queen size)
Location: Fairfax, VA
Thoughts: Simple, “modern” way to bring in some texture to the bedroom.

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MCM/Campaign sideboard:
MCM Campaign buffet sideboard
Asking: $65
Condition: ”Excellent condition” except for “some water damage to the back left corner on the top of the buffet.”
Dimensions: 40″ wide x 20″ deep
Location: Shepherd Park, NW DC
Thoughts: I wouldn’t know how to repair the water damage, but I bet you could easily hide it with a tray or something. I absolutely love this little guy.

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P.S. “Have a hundred?” will be an irregular series of posts featuring pieces that you can purchase for $100 or less. Hopefully. That’s my intention anyway…

I’ve recently been feeling the pull back to Craigslist and to this blog. History would suggest that the pull won’t last, but let’s look at some unique finds and good deals while it’s in effect, shall we?

Pair of green barrel chairs:
Vintage hollywood regency barrel with green upholstery
Asking: $500 for the pair [though there are multiple postings with prices up to $650]
Condition: ”Some scrapes”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Not provided
Thoughts: The dearth of information in this listing is probably a bad sign, but I’m so drawn to the color and shape of these that I still had to share.

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Another green chair:
Green Wool Button-Tufted Side Chair
Asking: $200 OBO
Condition: ”Excellent condition. Solid construction, real wood legs. Recently reupholstered.”
Dimensions: 30″ tall x 23″ wide x 24″ deep. Seat height 14.5″
Location: Takoma, DC
Thoughts: Not sure why my first to finds are green chairs, but this one is pretty fantastic too–and totally different with it’s MCM design. Love the upholstery and the brass detail on the top.

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MCM Recliner:
MCM Recliner 
MCM Reliner lounge chair
Asking: $450
Condition: ”The naugahyde is in very good vintage condition with minimal wear marks. It was built very well and is incredibly sturdy; it reclines like the day it was made.”
Dimensions: 37″ wide x 34″ deep x 42″ tall with a seat width of 22.5″ and a seat depth of 20″
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: If the naugahyde doesn’t feel too cheap/plasticky, someone should jump on this. The color is great, and the shape is super fun, if you’re into MCM design. I also like that you don’t see this design all over the place (like the lovely but ubiquitous Eames lounger).

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Yesterday’s small goods hunt resulted in a number of open tabs featuring lamps, so I decided to make those their own post.

Pair of ginger jar lamps:
pair of ginger jar lamps
Asking: $150
Condition: ”Excellent working condition.”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Arlington, VA
Thoughts: Aren’t these lovely? The colors are gorgeous. But even so, without shades (more expensive and harder to pair with bases than you might realize), I think I’d offer $100 and see what they said.

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Pair of funky red lamps:
pair of red spool lamps
Asking: $50 Reduced to $40
Condition: Not described (but they obviously work)
Dimensions: 28″ Tall
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: I’m curious about what these are made of. The funky spindle-like design makes me smile.

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Retro ceramic turquoise lamp:
mcm ceramic turquiose lamp
Asking: $95 OBRO (R=”reasonable”)
Condition: “In working condition.”
Dimensions: 32″ Tall, 8″ Wide
Location: Sterling, VA
Thoughts: Loving the shape, color and design of this. Bummed that it doesn’t come with a shade.

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Pair of triple-chandelier brass lamps:
pair of triple-chandelier brass lamps
Asking: $65 (unclear whether that’s for the pair of per lamp)
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Waldorf, MD
Thoughts: I’m not sure about these, but they intrigue me enough to include them. If they don’t look cheap in person (they might), they could be really fun.

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MCM crescent-shaped double lamp:
MCM crescent-shaped double lamp
Asking: $95
Condition: “Excellent vintage condition”
Dimensions: 29″ Tall
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Thoughts: The sculptural design makes this pretty special. It doubles as a piece of art.

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Pair of MCM chairs:


Asking: $400 (OK, offer a bit less) [No longer available]
Condition: Chrome loss on one arm of each chair; original upholstery in good condition
Location: Frederick, MD
Thoughts: Seller speculates that they might be Milo Braughman for Thayer Coggin, which sell for bushels more on 1stdibs. But they’re unmarked, and I’m certainly no expert. The chrome loss would bug me, but if you can look past that, they’re not bad at all.

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Walnut dresser:


Asking: $500 (a bit high, I think; lowball) [No longer available]
Condition: A little chipping
Location: Columbia Heights, MD
Thoughts: I wouldn’t pay $500, but it’s got good lines.

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Danish Modern wall unit:


Asking: $600 (probably fair, but I’d try to get it for a little less) [No longer available]
Condition: Good
Location: Annandale, VA
Thoughts: I feel like this is something Emily Henderson would use and style the crap out of. Yes, I think that’s correct.

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