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Mid Century Modern & Fin de Siecle Treasures

The following 360+ photos will give you some insight into the scope of the offerings we will have. As we continue to add more photos, detail & captions, please check back.

Treasured offerings, collected over a lifetime, include:

Mid-Century modern Danish furniture for kitchen, living, dining, study & bed rooms including: a cobalt blue, nubby fabric sofa & matching armchair, 2 pair of side chairs with black vinyl seats: one pair in walnut in style of Erik Kirkegaard, one pair with original label by Alfred Sand, Norway. Also a 42" round kitchen table, vintage patterned laminate melamine top & metal base frame.This seats four but has insert which extends table to seat 6 (42" round without insert, 60" x 42" with). A teak table with pull up leaf extension to seat 6, has original label by Alfred Sand, Norway  (50"x39.5" without extension, 80"x39.5" with), also a set of Danish high back chairs with black vinyl seats by Koefoeds, Hornslet, a teak sideboard with sliding doors & also a coffee table stamped Mersman.

Three vintage bamboo recliners by Franklin plus a pair of Papasan bamboo rocking armchairs with ottomans by Fort Smith Furniture Co., AR. Also a bamboo sofa, purchased in 1988, with new cushions.

Antique parquetry cabinet in walnut with dark walnut & birch veneer strips & inlays, ormolu details,  two drawers, glass doors in front of two adjustable/notched wood shelves, tambour doors on bottom, a marble top & key, all with original patina and slight veneer loss.

Pair of vintage oval top wicker bookshelves, each with 4 shelves, plus several other wicker chairs & shelves.

Set of 3 Mid-century vinyl & chrome tube high back dining chairs.

Pair of vintage upholstered armchairs with kick pleat bottom, one in batik fabric, the other a floral pattern, both by Cox. Mfg. Co., Hickory, NC.

Vintage cedar-lined blanket chest on casters, in wood & black vinyl top by Lane.

Regency-style 4-legged, round coffee table with bamboo-style wood turnings, also a 4-tier shelf in same style.

Numerous, brilliant & heavy pieces of vintage Bohemian glass, in ruby-, amethyst-, emerald- , cobalt- & gold-to-clear in the form of vases, tumblers & glasses, also decanter & cordial sets & goblets by Egermann & Murano.

Vintage Bohemian Splatter art glass vase by Kralik & blue & white pottery pieces & folk art pottery by Gmundner. 

Extra special 18C Bohemian goblet with painted blue ribbons & florals & another in ruby red with painted floral & gold detail.

Large 1850s 3-dimensional painted relief covered urn with gold trim by Old Vienna.

Vintage goblet by Kramsach in white-to-cobalt with blue ribbon & hand-painted floral, also ribbon lattice bowls by Dresden.

Empire-period Tulip painted vase with gold trim by Meissen, also 2-piece painted floral footed dish with gold by Augarten.

Wine decanter on black iron stand from Austria.

Various table lamps, including a pair in English porcelain floral designs by Ainsley, also a vintage brass floor lamp with round glass surround table & two pull switch chains.

Antique porcelain plates, cups & saucers, covered servers by Meissen, Augarten, Dresden & Old Vienna. Vintage figurines by Meissen & Augarten,  including an amazing rearing 12" Lipizzaner without rider.

Hardcover books include individuals & sets on history, philosophy & ancient culture from the 1930s-1960s, including Durant's Philosophy of Civilization series &  Churchill's World War II complete set & books on Greek & Roman mythology. Others include: Gibbons' Decline & Fall of The Roman Empire;  three volumes by Barbara Tuchman; Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History in two volumes; Sorenson's Kennedy, first edition; Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Fourth Edition; Brosse, Chaland, & Ostier's One Hundred Thousand Years of Daily Life, 1960 Edition; A Visual History; Europe in Photographs, 248 photogravure photo plates with notes, 1952 Edition; Goode's School Atlas, 1948 Edition; Mrs. Simon Kander's The Settlement Cookbook, 1941 Edition; Mrs. L. T. Meade's A Gay Charmer, 1910 Edition; Burrows' The Dead Sea Scrolls;  Sachar's A History of the Jews;  Clemen's Religions of the World; Havelock Ellis' Studies in the Psychology of Sex, two volumes. Numerous hardcovers in German including sets on Goethe, Grillparzer, Nestroy, Schnitzler, Springer, as well as others on Vienna, Salzberg, Austrian culture, music & art.

Etched & cut lead glass decanters, bowls, pitchers & servers, also fine crystal wine, champagne & aperitif glasses.

Various fine vintage porcelain pieces by Augarten , Old Vienna & others.

Several antique Persian carpets, a vintage white Flokati shag rug, plus a few modern carpets from India.

Pair of teak dressers with formica tops, 6 drawers each, a matching end table with 2 drawers & knee hole writing desk with 7 drawers, in Mid-century style, all by Lane.

A pair of new coffee & end tables with cane & glass insets, also two glass curio wall cabinets with shelves, all by Bombay Company.

Numerous vintage hand-carved wood items from Austria, including masks, a pipe on stand, plates, bowls, covered boxes & whimsical troll sculptures.

Several vintage hand-carved cigarette holders from Albania.

Some ladies clothing, including vintage polyester by DiFini, vintage short jackets by diANE  Imports, vintage ski sweaters including Geiger, also a brown mink coat & mink wrap & hat & some vintage ladies jewelry. Two of the staff members will be wearing some to show off so be sure to ask.

Several book shelves & end tables in wood, some painted dark brown, also a 7ft tall Deco-style shelf in white paint with curves & many compartments.

Over 50 framed original etchings in various sizes (will add dimensions to captions as quickly as we can), primarily of Austrian cityscapes & landscapes in the "fin de siecle" style (end of the 19thC), 90% are signed, some with a location, including many circa 1919-1940 by Luigi Kasimir (1881-1961) & his son Robert Kasimir (1914-2002), many aquatints by Hans Figura (1898-1978), as well as framed original watercolors on paper by Josef Eidenberger (1899-1991), Franz Gerasch (1826-1906).

Also of special interest is a framed original watercolor signed Ernst Graner (1865-1906), with the provenance on the verso, the label when it was exhibited at Kunstlerhaus in Vienna in 1930. Also numerous assorted black & white & color lithograph prints. More detail to follow about the framed art as we continue to add captions to photos, below.

Assorted vintage china sets including white with gold stripe pattern #1414 by Rosenthal  & 'Pink Viennese Rose' by Wiener Augarten, as well as a tea/luncheon set with red stripe & various servers with a blue band & flower pattern by Augarten.

Various kitchen items including vintage Corning, Proctor-Silex & Pyrex, cast iron skillets & dutch oven with handle, covered sauce pans, teak bowls, cutting boards & more.

Please check back as we continue to discover more. We thank you for your interest in our sales!

--Annette Markward, Refreshing Estate Sales, Austin, TX