Modernism Blogs

  • Ric Emmett wrote this book as a sequel to his first Gomo book:  The Adventures of Gomo the Rubber Duck which was published in 2012.   Starting Gomo for President in 2012, he set it aside while he finished his book on Amercian Art Deco Furniture which was published in 2015.   All the notes he made for this book as well as what photos went with what text were very clearly marked by Ric so both Iza Emmett and Amanda MacMaster were able to bring the book to life!

    27 June 2016
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  • Wonderful Paul McCobb designed gentleman's chest tall. Bi-folding doors cover five pull-out drawers and a slew of cubbies for added storage. Two additional drawers on the top as well as a fold up mirror and electrical outlet for your shaver. This chest retains it's original factory finish, which is in an 8+ condition. It measures 50" tall by 48" wide and 19" deep. Original label in top drawer.  Rare to find an original Irwin Collection green finish in the Calvin Line.

    08 June 2016
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  • This is an antique Art Nouveau etagere in bamboo with chinoiserie detail decorating each shelf surface. It is very good condition, with a minor chip here and there in the chinoiserie, as shown. This can be purchased alone or with one or both of our other bamboo pieces to make a suite.

    08 June 2016
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  • What's the difference between vintage and antique?
    This is a question that is important to us at because our dealers use these words often. We are here to clear up any confusion!
    The simple definitions:
    VINTAGE: The word VINTAGE describes an item that is at least 20 years+ old. 
    ANTIQUE: The word ANTIQUE describes an item that is 100 years old or older. 

    31 May 2016
  • When Marjorie Goldman of Piano Nobile told me she was designing "Florida Everglades Wallpaper" I tried to imagine what she was thinking.   Little did I know how excited I would be when I saw the first samples:  Whimsical designs inconrporating the Everglades' birds and flowers set on backgrounds that emulate the various colors that form the backdrop for Everglades wildlife.   Marjoire tells me she grew up going to the 'Glades and was fascinated by everything she saw.

    06 May 2016
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  • 08 - 10 April 2016
  • There is an Art Deco Jewel in Ormond Beach.   The "31 Supper Club" at 31 West Granada Boulevard is a must see!   Created in the best Art Deco tradition, the interior has actual period pieces by Wolfgang Hoffmann, Gilbert Rohde, Paul Frankl and many other great designers of the period.  The blue-neon enhanced bar is from the 1930's.

    21 March 2016
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  • There are few people that have had the incredibly interesting life that Kevin has had.   Here he shares his Interior Design of a great apartment in Central Park with a Spanish TV station.  Subtitled of course!!

    02 March 2016
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  • This might have gone unnoticed except that I believe this is an incredible achievement in attempting to guard the wonderful Art Nouveau architecture of Buenos Aires in particular!   The even to launch this very good guide of the important Art Nouveau buildings is on March 26, 2016.  We congratuate Willi Pastrana and the Art Nouveau Society of Buenos Aires for this achievement!

    02 March 2016
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  • Back in 2012 when Ric and I decided to move our MODERNISM.COM domain name into a portal for other dealers, we had three goals:  

    1.   Maintain the high quality of merchandise for which Modernism Gallery was known.  

    2.  Provide a safe place for our clients to shop without having to worry about fraudulent transactions or dealers that did not live up to their promises and

    02 March 2016 - 02 March 2017
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