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Modernage American Art Deco Bookcase Vitrine

This American art deco bookcase vitrine cabinet t was manufactured and retailed by Modernage Furniture, New York ca 1933. The cabinet is of American walnut veneers with solid walnut pulls. The cabinet has an indented foot, two doors on the bottom half open to reveal a shelf. A drawer separates the top which has two glazed doors covering adjustable shelves and an open center with two adjustable shelves. The bottom doors and the glazed doors have locks with the original keys. The cabinet has been refinished and is in excellent condition. It is 36“ wide, 14 ½” deep, and 72 ¼” tall.

Modernage American Art Deco Black Lacquer Side Table Short

This American art deco black lacquer end table was made and retailed by Modernage Furniture Company in New York City. They proclaimed themselves in the 1930’s as “the largest modern furniture store in America”. The table is 12” wide, 25” long and 22” high. The table has been refinished and is in excellent condition. This is the shorter version of the table.

American Art Deco Modernage Asymmetrical Chair and Ottoman

This unusual American art deco asymmetrical chair and ottoman was purchased in 1933 by the original owners from Modernage Furniture New York. The chair had been re-upholstered several times, but the original owner’s son graciously provided a 1939 photograph of him sitting in the chair…we have reupholstered it in the same style and material as original. The chair, with one side higher than the other is very comfortable and allows for a variety of sitting positions. The chair is 36” deep and 32” wide. The tall arm stands at 32” high, the low arm is 23” high and the seat height is 18”. The ottoman stands at 15" high, and is 14 1/2" by 14 1/2".

A Very Elegant American Art Deco Sofa by Modernage, New York

This streamline sofa was purchased from the Modernage Furniture Company in 1934 by the original owners.  The sofa sits on four ebonized wood legs.  The sides are a quarter-circle covered in black vinyl as are the arms and back.  The inner section of the sofa including the cushions is upholstered in beige ultra-suede. Its design was probably inspired by Donald Deskey's sofa designs for Radio City Music Hall. The couch is 79” wide x 31 ½” high x 36 ¾” deep.  The seat height is 19 ½”.

Pair American Art Deco Modernage Streamline End Tables

This pair of American art deco end tables was made for and retailed by the Modernage Furniture Company in New York City, the largest “Moderne” furniture store in America in the 1930’s.  The curved supports link the rectangular base with the top…and are bisected by a shelf.  The tables each measure 25” x 12” and are 26” high.

Modernage American Art Deco Leather Club Chair

This stylish and comfortable club chair was made and retailed in the 1930’s by the Modernage Furniture Company of New York. Its “speedboat” design echoes the period desire for streamlining. The chair has been newly reupholstered in soft dove gray leather and measures 34” wide x 34” deep and is 32” high. A similar chair is reproduced in a Modernage advertisement in the February 1934 edition of Arts & Decoration. IT IS PICTURED in Ric Emmett's Book AMERICAN ART DECO FURNITURE

Pair of White Lacquer Modernage End Tables

This pair of white lacquer American art deco end tables was made for and retailed by the Modernage Furniture Company in New York City, the largest “Moderne” furniture store in America in the 1930’s.  The curved supports link the rectangular base with the top…and are bisected by a shelf.  The tables each measure 25” x 12” and are 26” high.

Small American Art Deco Writing Desk and Chair

A fascinating small American Art Deco writing desk with conforming chair. Made and retailed by the Modernage Furniture Company, New York ca. 1933. The trapezoid shaped desk is constructed of walnut and walnut veneers. The front of the desk pulls out and becomes a chair. There is a shelf inside the desk for storage as well as swing out drawers on each side with chromed pulls. The seat has been recovered in soft leather. The desk is 28” wide on one end and 18” wide at the rear end. The chair is 14 ¾” deep and 30” high.

Modernage American Art Deco Coffee Table

This American art deco black lacquer coffee table was made and retailed by Modernage Furniture Company, New York. Modernage promoted their location at 162 East 33rd St as “East of the Empire State” (Building). The table has been re-lacquered and has a black mirror inset into the top. The table is 36” long, 18” wide and 17” high. It is in excellent condition.

Modernage American Art Deco Black Lacquer Side Table

This American art deco black lacquer end table was made and retailed by Modernage Furniture Company in New York City. They proclaimed themselves in the 1930’s as “the largest modern furniture store in America”. The table is 12” wide, 25” long and 26” high. The table has been refinished and is in excellent condition. This is the taller version of the table.

American Art Deco Skyscraper Bookcase by Modernage, New York

This three part bookcase was made by Modernage Furniture Company in New York in the mid 1930’s.  The section on the left has two adjustable shelves and can be placed on either the left or the right side of the tower.  The lower section of the tower has eight cubby holes of various shapes and two locking doors for liquor and wine storage.  Each door has a separate lock and a red handle.  When the doors are closed, the handles appear solid.  The top section is for vertical liquor bottle storage, the bottom has a fixture for horizontal wine storage.  The top section of the tower has six cubby holes for books or display.  Bookcases such as this were made in sections so they could be easily moved in and out of small Manhattan apartments.  The bookcase has been refinished in its red and black lacquer, has its original keys and an original metal and enamel tag Modernage” on the back.  The bookcase is 84” high x 77” wide x 12” deep.  

American Art Deco Desk by Modernage, New York

This American art deco desk was made and retailed by Modernage, New York ca 1934. Modernage described themselves in a 1935 advertisement as “America’s foremost modern furniture establishment” The desk in natural wood with an ebonized indented base and matching black drawer pulls features three drawers on the left side and a center drawer. The right hand side is rounded with three rounded shelves and three spaces for books. The desk is 30 high, 45” wide and 20”deep.

American Art Deco Skyscraper Bookcase by Modernage

This American art deco bookcase in the Skyscraper style was made by Modernage.  It is shown in a brochure they produced titled “Shadows of Magnitudes” between 1929 and 1933.  In it they state that it is inspired by Hugh Ferris (Hugh Ferris 1889 – 1962) the famous American delineator, but the obvious inspiration was Paul Frankl, whose Skyscraper bookcases were the rage of that period.  The bookcase is constructed of black and red lacquered wood and contains numerous cubbyholes, doors and drawers as it rises skyward.  The bookcase is in two parts for easy handling and is 75” high x 41” wide and 16” deep.

American Art Deco Five Drawer Chest by Modernage, New York

This handsome American art deco five drawer chest was made by Modernage, one of the dominant furniture companies in New York during the 1930’s. Constructed of exotic veneers with ebonized wood handles, the chest sits on a recessed ebonized wood base. The chest is 44” tall, 32” wide and 18” deep.

American Art Deco Coffee Table by Modernage

This American art deco coffee table was made and retailed by the 1930’s by Modernage, the largest “Moderne” furniture store in America.  Constructed of rock maple, the table is blond with brown veining, the rectangular top and base are connected by a pair of curved supports.  The table measures 36” wide x 16” deep and is 15” high.

Modernage American Art Deco Streamline Design Coffee Table

This stunning American art deco streamline design coffee table was retailed in the 1930s by Modernage in New York City. Two curved supports on each end link the top with the shorter base. Presented in walnut and ebony stained wood, the table measures 36" x 17" and stands 16" high. 

Pair American Art Deco Modernage Side / End Tables

This pair of American art deco end tables is from the 1930s and was designed and made for the New York furniture retailer Modernage. The tables, with a rectangular base and top, have a circular support which contains an ample shelf for books, papers, magazines or family photographs. The tables each measure 25” wide x 12” deep and 22” high.

Black Lacquer Art Deco End Tables

This pair of Modernage American art deco end tables match the Modernage coffee table (AF040) and the three pieces will make a stunning living room ensemble. The end tables can be sold separately. The tables have been relaquered in high gloss black lacquer and measure 25” wide x 12” deep x 22” high.

Ben Mildwoff Art Deco Coffee Table

This American art deco coffee table was designed by Ben Mildwoff in 1940 and retailed by Modernage Furniture Corporation in New York City. The table consists of an ebonized round wood base, three leaves of curved glass and a circular glass top. The table is 36" in diameter and sits 18" high.

American Art Deco Black Lacquer Coffee Table

This stunning American art deco coffee table was retailed in the 1930s by Modernage in New York City. Two curved supports on each end link the top with the shorter base. Freshly relacquered in high gloss black, the table measures 36" x 17" and stands 16" high.

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