Monday, September 26, 2016

The Maine Thing

Time flies!  It seems like just yesterday I was a young 40 something embarking on the Michael Thomas adventure.  This week we are ringing in my new half century in Maine, and other parts New England.  While we are away, the shop will be closed from Tuesday through Friday, and we will resume normal business hours on Saturday, October 1st.  If you would like immediate assistance, please phone 416.407.1269 or email us at michael@michaelthomasantiques.com.  Thanks and have a great week!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Britt Randle; Tree

Britt Randle; Tree, 2016
Mixed media on paper
33" x 33" framed
$1,650.00

Otto Gerdau Sling Chair and Ottoman

Not a follower?  Don't want the same Eames chair and ottoman that all your friends have?  How about this pair?!  The Otto Gerdau Company was established in 1872 in New York.  During the mid-twentieth century, they were known for their innovative designs and high quality.  This very stylish and comfortable chair and ottoman were made in Italy for Gerdau. Both pieces are padded and ribbed and the chrome frames have a satin finish.  Italian, c. 1960's  $1,250.00 

Britt Randle; Untitled


This exceptional piece by Britt is part of a newer series of works.  The "canvas" of this piece is composed of archivally preserved found documents.  The initial under drawings were inspired by images from the documents.  He then archivally layered a multitude of materials including pencil, ink, crayon and metal.  The result is a sensational, richly textured, work of art that has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.  53" h., 41" w.  Canadian, c. 2016  $3,600.00

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Louis Salon Chair

Louis XVI style salon chair with caned back and seat, and upholstered seat cushion in chartreuse velvet. 20" w.  16" d., 38" h.  American, c. 1960's  $195.00

Brass Carriage Lamp

Large, handsome and very classic, this brass carriage lamp with an American Eagle finial, is electrified and may be used on a table or hung on a wall.  American, c. 1950's  $250.00

Mid-Century Cube Chair

Fall color.  This cool MCM cube chair has its original pumpkin velvet upholstery which is in great vintage condition.  The sides are framed in pecan with chrome corners.  The square base is also pecan.  The original labels have been removed, so not sure of the designer or maker, but the quality is very good.  33" l., 34" d., 27" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Tole Lamp

Continuing with our Mid-Century Trad. theme today is this classic tole lamp with ornate bronze base.  The body of the lamp has a black background and Asian influenced, gold foliate and bird decoration.  The newer black parchment shade has a gold foil lining.  24.5" h.  15" diam.  American, c. 1940's  $195.00

Marble Drinks Table

Charming little side/ drinks table; just the right size for a cocktail and a few hors d'oeuvres.  The top is Carrera marble and has a pierced, patinated brass gallery.  The skirt and fluted legs are antiqued and gilded wood.  15.5 l., 12.5 w., 18.5 h.  American, c. 1950's  $150.00

Century Furniture Louis XVI Style Chair


Pretty, very decorative, Louis XVI style bergere chair by Century Furniture.  The chair has an antiqued wood frame and its original polished cotton upholstery which is in very good vintage condition.  36" h. (back) 24" w., 21" d.  American, c. 1970's  $450.00

Pair of Bronze Louis XV Style Sconces

Elegant pair of gilded bronze Louis XV style three-arm wall sconces.  They have new wiring and new candles.  19"h., 13" w., 9" d.  French, c. early 20th c.  $650.00 for the pair

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture, Barrel-Back Chair


Designed by Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture, this beautiful (and very comfortable) fruitwood barrel-back chair has newer upholstery in a cool icy blue velvet,  30" h., 26" w., 21" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD