Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Baker Furniture Hollywood Regency Coffee Table

Described as "Palm Beach chic perfection", this substantial coffee or cocktail table by Baker has a thick glass top with a scalloped and stepped brass pie crust edge.  The hexagonal, faux bamboo, wood base is stained in a deep rich mahogany.  42" diam.  18" h.  American, c. 1970  $675.00

Baughman Style Sofa

Love everything about this super stylish sofa.  The clean, modern DW design is timeless.  It is extremely comfortable, and the newer pin-striped upholstery is very handsome and in excellent condition.  Since it was reupholstered, there are no original labels, but it is quite similar in style to sofas by Milo Baughman.  84" l., 34" d., 24" h.  American, c. 1970's  $1,275.00

United Furniture Stands

This smart pair of two-drawer, diamond-front nightstands or end tables are the companion pieces to the chest that was previously listed.  23" w., 16" d., 24.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

United Furniture Tall Chest

Great lines and interesting details on this United Furniture tall chest.  The chest has two long top drawers and four diamond-front bottom drawers (two single depth and two double depth).  40" l., 19" d., 43" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Friday, January 13, 2017

Milo Baughman (attr.) for Founder's Furniture, Dining Table and Chairs

This set was produced by Founders Furniture and is attributed to Milo Baughman.  The dining table has a diamond patterned inlay top and comes with two leaves.  The set of six wood framed chairs, which are extremely comfortable, retain their original deep blue, basket weave, velvet upholstery.  The upholstery is in excellent condition.  Table, 60" l., 40" w.  Each leaf is 20".  American, c. 1970  SOLD

Glass Table Lamps

Mouth-blown textured glass table lamps in off white with off white linen drum shades.  29" h., 17" diam.  New, $350.00 each

Thursday, January 12, 2017

B. Altman Louis Chair

Made in Italy for B. Altman, N.Y.C., this wood framed Louis chair with original leather upholstery sits fairly upright and would make a great desk or occasional chair.  Both the wood and the leather are handsomely patinated.  Italian, c. 1930's  SOLD

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dorothy Draper for Henredon's Viennese Collection, Breakfront Cabinet

Dorothy Draper was born in 1889 in Tuxedo Park, NY into a wealthy and privileged family.  In 1923 she established the first interior design company in the United States.  During her long and very successful career she designed fabric lines for Schumacher, furniture for Ficks Reed and Henredon, interiors for hotels (including The Drake in Chicago and The Carlyle in NYC) restaurants, department stores, corporate offices, jets and automobiles.  Dorothy Draper and Company is still in business today and their website is worth a look.  It includes a history of Ms. Draper and the company as well as some historical images of her work.  
Draper is credited with inventing a style known as "Modern Baroque" and elements of that style are apparent in this exceptional piece she designed for Henredon's Viennese Collection.  The two-piece cabinet has a bombe base with three drawers.  Each drawer has a pair of patinated brass acanthus drawer pulls and a decorative escutcheon.  The lit display cabinet has glass doors and sides and two shelves with scalloped edges.  The interior is painted in a green which is virtually spot on Pantone's 2017 color of the year, Greenery.
The identical cabinet is available right now in Chicago, but shopping in Hamilton has its advantages.  In this case, saving over $11,000.00.    
86" h., 67" w., 14.5" d.  American, c. 1963  $3,900.00

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Fostoria Glass Chinoiserie Table Lamp

The Lalique look.  This sophisticated Fostoria Glass lamp has a frosted and clear glass urn base decorated all around with figural and floral Chinese motifs.  The base sits on a black glass plinth and the lamp comes with the silk shade as pictured.  24" h., 15" diam.  American, c. 1940's  $225.00  SALE $175.00

Sligh Chest of Drawers

Beautifully crafted five drawer chest on casters by Sligh.  This Empire influenced tiger maple chest has a rich warm tone and wonderful graining.  It is in near mint condition.  40" l., 22.5" d., 46" h.  American c. 1938  SOLD

Curtis Jere Bicycle

The Curtis Jere design house was founded in California in 1963 and produced sculptural works ranging from the representational to the highly abstract.  Works produced by the company have become highly praised and sought after today.  Writer Mitchell Owens wrote a two page article on the history of C. Jere for the November 2010 issue of Elle Decor.  In it he remarks that "Today Jere pieces are attracting the admiration of leading dealers in vintage chic".  He goes on to note that after launching in 1963, Jere sculptures were distributed by Raymor, a cutting edge studio in New York City, and retailed at Gump's in San Francisco and other high end retailers in several major cities across the U.S.  This high wheel bicycle is made of painted metal with a painted wood seat.  It is signed and dated and able to be hung on a wall or stand freely.  34" h., 29' l., 6" w.  American, c. 1982  $450.00  SALE $295.00 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hickory Furniture Credenza

Cool and casual with a nice cottage/ beach house feel, this credenza by Hickory has three center drawers with patinated bail pulls which are flanked by doors.  Each door opens to a compartment with one shelf.  Below two large drawers provide additional storage.  60" l., 19" d., 32" h.  American, c. 1960's  $850.00  SALE $695.00