Friday, November 8, 2013

Ever Since Apartment Therapy's Scavenger Abandoned Craigslist For The KRRB Listings I've Tried To Kinda Help Out Here And There. Wanna See What Kinda Trouble We Can Get Into In LA? Sure Ya Do! Status: Not My Turf!

Greetings from Los Angeles, California - Large Letter Postcard

Wow, before you look through what I found on the LA craigslist take a moment and look at the asking prices for what pops up when you use key words like Danish Modern, Mid Century or Eames!  Take a deep breath before you do.


White Marble Conference Table - $800 (Brentwood (Sunset and Bundy))

"White Marble Conference Table = $800
Lenght: 78 inches
Width: 4ft
VERY HEAVY... need at least two strong guys to move it

If you see this posting, then the items are still available.

Dear God.  That's a Marble Top Florence Knoll dining table / desk!  I would GLADLY pay the $800 asking for that!


high circle bar table- rustic metal base - $75 (chinatown)

"85 obo. awesome solid bar table, super heavy, Perfect for a loft, mid century home. Don't have enough room for it. wood on the outside, dont know what kind of material is in the center- but it looks like marble. could be a type of formica. check out the pics"

Maybe not the most glamorous tulip base but it is quite interesting.


Leather Replica Couch + Ottoman - $400 (Marina Del Rey)

"The Florence style Sofa measures just over 80" long, and is 32" deep. BLACK. Little over a year old, bought for $900. Ottoman is same style as sofa. Black. Retails for $250. Pick up in Marina Del Rey"

What a bargain!  


mid century coffee table - $50 (Los Feliz)

"Long, low, rectangular coffee table. Wood + white surface."

Again!  What a bargain!


Danish Modern Side Table with Magazine Rack - $75 (Reseda)

"Cute Danish Mod teak side table with built in magazine rack. In good condition but the wood should be oiled."

Not all the deals are big dollar items, there's good stuff for us cheap folks too!


panther center table is fiberglass, perfect for your home - $225 (van nuys ca.)

"panther coffee table, in good condition, is fiberglass, which is excellent for your beautiful home, interested call 818-744-XXXX thanks, God bless"

OK, this was just too weird to leave out!  Paint that Panther bright pink and stick in your living room!


Ultra Sturdy Desk / Magazine Rack - $25 (Covina, CA)

"this is a metallic-frame vintage table that can be used as a magazine / record rack.
some cosmetic wear on top and minor cracks on the bottom piece, but overall looks great.

approx dimensions: 14" x 26" x 48"

price firm, first come first serve in order of appointment.
please leave number if interested
located in Covina off Grand Ave.

thanks for looking!"

Love that industrial look?  Got lots of magazines?


***Mid Century Modern Chesterfield set - $1300 (Culver City )

"Up for sale is a awesome Chesterfield mid century modern set in excellent condition.HIGH QUALITY PIECE.DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT DEAL!!



SOFA $1300"

I'd love to find a reasonably priced Chesterfield.  If this were here in St. Louis I'd have to go check it out.


Comfortable Black Leather Wooden Chair - $70 (TORRANCE)

"In good condition is a leather and wooden chair.
Very comfortable, very nice, very sturdy.

Cash only..

I forget what this chair is called but they look super comfy and this would be a good price even here.


Hans J Wegner = SHELL LOUNGE CHAIR - mid century modern - danish - $550 (Culver City)

"Selling a beautiful reproduction of Hans J Wegner ch07 - 3 legged shell chair

beautiful 1960s danish modern chair ---

black wood with ivory leather !!!



At $550 this might look pricey but you'd be hard pressed to find another available at that price (I think!)...And it just screams Mid Century Modern Icon!


  1. Hi Mr. Mod-

    The $70 chair is called the Luna chair....dates from 1970. Still being reproduced today but even if this one is not vintage; a bargain nonetheless:

    1. Hi Jennifer.

      Thanks! It was right there on the tip of my tongue! Doesn't it look so comfy?

  2. Hey Mr. Modtomic! Nice L.A. finds. That is my Danish Magazine table! I'm trying to unload some inventory fast. Not working!

    1. Hi Rhan.

      Huh?! That's weird. Your little table is like a life raft bargain in a raging sea of over priced MCM! Note that the long coffee table got snatched up!