Third time is not a charm! I really thought I had a chance this round but no luck. I was swiped in the last 10 seconds on several auctions. Well played my adversaries, please send photos your spoils.
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Mid Century Modern Miniature Low Upholstered Bench
The bench features a walnut frame and a hand painted wooden cushion and tubular metal legs.
Mid Century Modern Miniature Cabinet & End Tables
The set consists of a TV or Stereo cabinet and 2 matching end tables. All are done in a laminated walnut over a blond wood. All the edges are shown and mortised to give the set a 'thin edge / Herman Miller' feel. Very 1950s. The doors on the cabinet pivot open and the drawers in the end tables are completely finished with mortised corners. All have metal handles too.
Mid Century Modern Miniature Mushroom Lamp
The lamps are made of painted wood shades and bases with tapered metal shafts and tiny metal on-off switches on the bases.
Mid Century Modern Miniature Walnut Dining Table
This table is made of solid walnut and is Scandinavian inspired. It has breadboard ends and is beveled on the underside.
Mid Century Modern Miniature Bookcase & Books
This bookcase is made of solid walnut. The books are all made of wood and hand painted. Some are not completely painted and are meant to be stacked or shelved where the sides don't show.
Mid Century Modern Miniature Coffee & End Table set
The coffee table set is Scandinavian inspired and made of solid walnut.
Mid Century Modern Miniature Living Room Hand Crafted
The sectional with its hand painted abstract hand painted fabric design also sports tiny taper brass legs. The coffee table is Scandinavian inspired and made of solid walnut.
(All information and images above are from ebay listings by seller decoray)
A little more information on Paul R. MacAlister from The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
U.S. designer in Chicago. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II in its Department of Training Devices, along with designer Henry Glass, under the head of its design program, Cleveland designer Viktor Schreckengost. MacAlister came to Chicago in 1946 to reorganize design at Montgomery Ward, and to conduct a color survey for them. He was one of the first designers to venture into television. He later served as a consultant and appeared frequently on the NBC Home Show. He developed and mass-produced a "Plan-a-Room" kit with scale furniture and room layouts that could be used to plan and organize home spaces for consumers.
MacAlister was president of the Industrial Designers Institute (IDI) in 1953. He founded, and for many years chaired, IDI's pioneer national design awards program, which began in 1951 and continued until 1965. He was awarded IDI Fellowship, which was honored by IDSA when it was formed in 1965 by IDI and other organizations. He lived in Lake Bluff, IL.