Monday, December 1, 2008

eBay Find of the Day: 20th Century 5 Charity Auction

Hey there! I hope everyone who's reading this Stateside had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and everyone abroad had a lovely autumn week. I didn't get nearly as much done as I needed to, but it was nice to play hookie for a couple of days. Anyway, it seems that the new eBay widget isn't working very well (sorry about that!). So until I figure something else out, I guess I'll do this the old-fashioned way ...

The big news on eBay this week is Winnipeg, Canada-based online gallery Modern Love's fifth annual 20th Century Design + Decorative Arts Auction. The auction, which benefits the Canadian Cancer Society, features iconic, pedigreed midcentury designs, all in pristine condition.

Some of the items I'm lusting after:

George Nakashima Four-Drawer Chest for Widdicomb. Current bid: $510

Eames DAR Shell Chair for Herman Miller. Current bid: $610

Charlotte Perriand Low Wooden Stool. Current bid: $760

Four Herman Miller Eames Shell Chairs. Current bid: $295

Hans Wegner Chair for Knoll. Current bid: $510

Anna Castelli RoundUp Storage Unit for Kartell. Current bid: $51

Eero Saarinen Tulip Task Chair for Knoll. Current bid: $103

Ettore Sottsass Valentine Typewriter for Olivetti. Current bid: $200

Eames Rocker Chair T-Shirt. Buy it Now for $28

Check out the entire auction selection right here; bidding ends the evening of Monday, December 8. Even if you don't bid -- and most of these items are way out of my league, too -- pop over just to drool over the stunning photographs and to read up on your 20th century design history.

1 comment:

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

That blue shell chair is, sigh, so perfect.


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