What's It Worth? Mid-Century Magic

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The 1950s to 1980s are the hot trend today.

When we first went into the antique business in the 1980s, no one wanted that ugly (at the time) 1950s and ’60s modern-ist design; the bizarre clock in your mom’s kitchen or the odd Danish-designed table in your parents’ den was not so much collectible as old hat.

In the grand spirit of “everything old is new again,” from around 2005, these mid-century modern pieces started to enjoy a renewed hipness, especially among twentysome-things.

Fast forward to today, and these Jetsons- and Sputnik-era (also called “Eames-era) designs often characterized by asymmetrical shapes, spikes, suns and bubbles are fascinating, and add a breath of the unexpected to your office or home.

They range from organic curves and clean lines in the furniture of Charles Eames, Paul Evans, Joseph Eichler, Knoll and Hans Wegner to small occasional tables with a bubble or constellation design by Edward Wormley or Dunbar.

There are also watches and jewelry set in silver and gold and signed by David Webb, Ed Weiner, Sam Kramer (famous for his mushroom mark), Adler, Bacharach, Bergman, Ball, Brynner, Gilbert Albert, and Pardon (of particular importance).

These designs are not for everybody; many think they are gaudy and overbearing.

And therein lies the appeal. If you have any fantastic, unusual pieces of Danish, Scandinavian or Mexican design from the ’50s to the ’70s, pay us a visit. Or we can make a house call. We buy entire estates or one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

When selling gold, each piece should not just be put on a scale, but valued for its historical and artistic qualities.
Always buying diamonds, fine wristwatches, pocket watches and expensive jewelry. Gold is high; sell NOW!

Mail in your items (we can send you an envelope/package to send in your goods), we will call you for a consultation when we receive your package. We can deposit money into your account.

House calls? Yes — we can meet you at our store, your home, or your attorney’s office.

No estate too small or too large.

JEFF HESS, Owner & Appraiser.
Comments, questions or suggestions for this column, please send to jeffreyphess@aol.com.
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