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OCT
20
2015

Parzinger

By mwilcox

Parztable

This table was designed by Tommi Anton Parzinger (1903–1981) . Parzinger was a German furniture designer and painter, born in Munich in 1903. He later moved to New York in 1932, starting his first company in 1939, his works were collected by famous clients, including Billy Baldwin, Marilyn Monroe, and a number of high-fashion New York families. Parzinger's last showroom, on East 57th Street, was closed not long after his death in 1981. His focus turned to Expressionist painting during the final 15 years of his life, no longer working on designing furniture.

The company Parzinger had created, Parzinger Originals, was given to his friend Donald Cameron. Pat Palumbo, the owner of the gallery that sold Parzinger's pieces, worked with Cameron after Parzinger's death on reproductions of his work based on his original working sketches. Values can be quite high for one of a kind or low production pieces,  this table by Parzinger often lists with presale estimates at auction of up to $12,000.00 for examples in very good condition, and even examples in need of some restoration rarely go for less than $4500.00.