Mid-Century Modern and Design


Alderfer Auction invites the sale or purchase of Mid-Century Modern and Design works including contemporary paintings, sculpture, furniture, lighting, ceramics and more. Whether you are a first time consignor or seasoned collector, we are happy to walk you through the process and answers any questions you may have.



Herman Miller

Hans Wegner

Gino Russo

Harry Bertoia

George Nakashima

Wharton Esherick

Paavo Tynell

Accepting Consignments

  • Paul Evans
  • Phillip Lloyd Powell
  • Paavo Tynell
  • Han Wegner
  • Charles and Ray Eames
  • Thayer Coggin
  • Dunbar
  • Paul McCobb
  • Richard Schultz
  • Edward Wormley
  • Tommi Parzinger
  • Isamu Noguchi
  • Bill Stephens
  • Vladimir Kagan
  • Wendell Castle
  • Marcel Breuer
  • Charles Pollock
  • Milo Baughman
  • Fritz Hansen
  • The Planner Group
  • Michael Coffey
  • George Nelson
  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
  • Karl Springer
  • Jens Risom
  • Paul Frankl
  • Wharton Esherick
  • Mira Nakashima
  • Robert Whitley
  • Warren McArthur
  • Directional
  • Craft Associates
  • Paul Frankl
  • Charles and Ray Eames
  • Alexander Girard
  • Warren Platner
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Arne Jacobsen
  • Widdicomb
  • Thonet


I was pleased with every aspect of my arrangement with you (the salesperson) and the Company…I just want to let you know, from the first time we met until the auction pick up yesterday everyone from your company was not only professional but very pleasant to be around. Your company should be very proud to have so many workers that do their work like they are happy to be doing it. I was pleased with every aspect of my arrangement with you and the Company. - B.K., seller



You knocked it out of the park with your auction sold price…

“Great job Alderfer!  You really knocked it out of the park with the your auction sold price on my Ranulph Bye Watercolor painting. It received the 6th highest result for Bye Watercolor out of 416 auction records per AskArt.  4 of the 5 higher were oils.  Only one watercolor was higher, Sedgwick Station, Philadelphia, that sold in March, 2008, just before the sub-prime crash.” - California Seller