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Mid-Century Modern1710 of 2640Mid Modern Decor - Signed (Canadian)Gerald Thurston Tripod Table Lamp
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Posted 4 years ago


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These are all signed D Ayers. Some with the wood type some with the date. Some with all of the above. I cannot find any information online about Doug Ayers. Just his pieces. I've contacted galleries that have sold his pieces and Wood carvers associations etc and everyone seems to be at a loss. Can you help? They are beautiful!

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
  2. Quinnsterman Quinnsterman, 4 years ago
    Great Stuff! Those are really cool. They look to me to be different kinds of woods? I am not sure though.
  3. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
    A very beautiful and special group. Clearly a very accomplished wood artist.
  4. shakermakr, 3 years ago
    Hi NLF6114,

    Doug Ayers was a sculptor based in Mendocino, CA. He experimented with various media before settling on fine woods. He also had an art gallery in town. He died in 1986, I believe.

    I've been fascinated by his work since stupidly passing on a vase at a flea market a little while back, and I think it's criminal that there's so little information available online (or elsewhere )about his life.

    I have some contacts who might be able to help flesh out a bio for you. Drop me a line at andrew dot romano at gmail if you're interested in discussing further.

    I'm a journalist as well as a fan of California modernist design, so this kind of research is right up my alley.


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