Koch & Lowy Robert Sonneman Floor Lamp

Robert Sonneman Lamps

We have been the proud owners of a few Robert Sonneman lamps. Sonneman lamps have that retro futuristic vibe we are just in love with. This Post Modern Robert Sonneman lamp was designed for Koch & Lowy and most likely dates from the 1980s. The tall 76-inch floor lamp has four long aluminum tubular poles that flower upward to cradle a bowl-shaped torchiere shade. The lamp is bolted to a heavy cast iron base formed in a low-profile pyramid shape. Hidden inside the dome shade is a powerful halogen bulb and silver reflector. The lamp is equipped with a foot switch dimmer, so the brightness can be adjusted from mellow mood lighting to a bold wall washing effect. read more

kohler mid-century bathroom sink

Kohler Mid-Century Bathroom Sink

This classic Kohler Mid-Century bathroom sink has angled corners and looks like it was designed for tighter spaces. It is an 18-inch x 20-inch model, and has a date stamp of July, 1964. This ultra heavy duty commercial grade cast iron sink has a “glass-like vitreous china” finish and appears to be a Kohler “Chesapeake” model ledge lavatory. However, this one has clean smoothed edges as opposed to a raised border wrapping around the front of the Chesapeake. This particular Kohler wall sink is a “leg support model”, requiring two bathroom sink leg supports under the front end for proper and safe installation. Leg support sinks can be identified by a lack of a rear back panel and mounting holes, and there should be two small tabs molded into the cast iron underneath the sink to hold the leg mounts. We found this sink stuck in the mud in the woods outside a residence. It had been there for decades. The exterior was cleaned with simple Comet cleanser, and there were only a couple of small rusty orange spots that need extra attention. Much of the flaky and pitted rust underneath has been removed with elbow grease and a bag of steel wool pads. There is one noticeable chip in the upper right top corner and one very small chip in the lower left bottom edge, as well as some minor scuffing and haziness around the lower back of the bowl area from years of normal use and cleaning. read more

vintage bathroom sink legs

Bathroom Sink Leg Supports

[phpbaysidebar title=”Bathroom Sink Leg Supports” keywords=”bathroom chrome legs” num=”10″ siteid=”1″ category=”20081″ sort=”BestMatch” id=”2″]  This pair of 1950s mid-century chrome bathroom sink leg supports is designed to support classic cast iron wall-mount lavatory sinks. The heavy-duty pair of Sears Homart brand lavatory legs pictured above were found in a basement complete and in excellent condition with their original box. Here’s the copy from the original label on the box: read more

Harvest Gold Mid-Century Wallpaper

We recently found five matched unused rolls of Thomas Strahan vinyl mid-century wallpaper. Each roll is bigger than a modern double roll, measuring 70 square feet. There is a grand total of 350 square feet, which is actually enough to start and finish a significant project. The unpasted vinyl-acrylic wallcovering has a subtle floral & dot pattern on an ultra-mellow harvest gold background. This high-quality vintage wallpaper is screen printed, giving it a hand-finished quality, and you can see the little imperfections and the raised ink on close inspection. The wallpaper is in excellent condition with no spotting or discoloration from age. Four rolls are still in their original plastic. We opened one roll to see the full pattern and inspect the quality, but it is unused and uncut. Rolls measure 20.5 inches in length. read more

mid-century chandelier

Progress Lighting Mid-Century Modern Chandelier Ceiling Fixture

This Progress Lighting mid-century modern chandelier ceiling fixture is equal parts traditional and space age. The five-arm light fixture is made of shiny chrome tubular steel and holds clear glass globe hurricane shades. The arms swoop downward and sharply upward to a vertical position. Large chrome cylinders house the bulb sockets and hold the shades snugly in position. The fixture is hung by a 21-inch silver swag lamp style chain (links can be removed to shorten the fixture height). It’s a classy blend of traditional and modern, perfect for the dining room or entryway, but would make a bold statement in the living room, too. This mid-century modern chandelier was restored to excellent cosmetic condition with chrome polish, ultra-fine steel wool and old-fashioned elbow grease. read more

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