Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mastercraft Vitrine Cabinet




Mastercraft was founded in 1947 and was known for producing high quality furniture with bold, innovative designs which were rooted in classic forms.  In 1974 Mastercraft was acquired by Baker Furniture.  They continued with the tradition of making statement pieces and some of their most interesting and decorative furniture was made during this period.  This black lacquered, brass and glass cabinet is a great example of some of their more stylish seventies work.  It has three glass shelves and is lit by two spot lights.  It works nicely as a display cabinet but would also work well as a bar or bookcase.  Some of the other pieces from this series are worth a look.  Please click on the links to check them out.  https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/storage-case-pieces/cabinets/mastercraft-black-lacquered-patinated-bronze-cabinet/id-f_6728403/  https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/storage-case-pieces/credenzas/black-lacquered-brass-credenza-mastercraft/id-f_3262012/   https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/tables/console-tables/mid-century-modern-mastercraft-brass-console-table/id-f_6834593/        
80" h., 36" w., 15.5" d.  American, c. 1970's  $1,250.00

Friday, March 24, 2017

Toni Hamel; Works from "The Land of Id"

 The Weathermen, 2016
Oil on canvas
24" x 24" framed
$3,100

Opening Night, 2016
Oil on canvas
24" x 24" framed
$3,100.00

Davis Cabinet Company Table


Classic two-tiered, single drawer table/ cart by Davis Cabinet Company with patinated brass hardware, legs and casters.  26" l., 21" d., 24" h.  American, c. 1950's  $275.00

Faux Bamboo Table

The perfect little drinks table, this small burl finish table has a scalloped top and faux bamboo legs.  18" diam., 18" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

John Wisner for Ficks Reed Far Horizon Collection, Nesting Tables

Great form and function on this set of three nesting tables designed by John Wisner for Ficks Reed's Far Horizon collection.  The tables have rattan frames and their original laminate tops.  Largest, 25" l., 17"d., 24" h.  American, c. 1950's  $250.00 for the set

John Wisner for Ficks Reed Far Horizon Collection, Table

Ficks Reed was founded in 1885 and produced rattan furniture on par with McGuire.  Over its long history, it collaborated with noted designers such as Dorothy Draper, Paul Frankl and John Wisner.  This Asian Modern rattan, faux stone, glass top table was designed by Wisner for the "Far Horizons" collection and would work well as a small coffee table or side table.  26" l., 20" d., 16" h.  American, c. 1950's  $350.00
 Ficks Reed ad from House and Garden, c. 1955

 Dorothy Draper for Ficks Reed at The Greenbrier Hotel

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lane Tall Chest

More campaigning!  This is the handsome companion piece to the previously posted Lane campaign style chest.  The tall chest also has six drawers and patinated brass pulls with decorative brass hardware.  They make a great looking pair.  American, c. 1970's  48" h., 36" w., 18" d.  SOLD

Lane Furniture Campaign Chest

We're making room this week for some great pieces like this classic campaign style chest by Lane Furniture.  The chest has six ample drawers with patinated brass pulls and decorative brass accents.  62" l., 18" d., 30" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Spring Cleaning

It's not feeling too much like spring out there today, but we are starting our spring cleaning anyway.  We have a few beautiful pieces that didn't find a new home during our sale, so we are reducing the prices a little further in hopes of making some room for new arrivals.  We are also taking some new markdowns.  If you subscribe to the blog, these won't show up in your inbox as they are not new listings, so please check out the blog directly.

Curtis Jere (attr.) Sunburst with Geese


Some fly south.  These guys drove north yesterday.  In our continued effort to be the leading Canadian retailer of cool wall sculptures, and particularly pieces by Curtis Jere, we bring you this mixed metal sunburst sculpture with Canadian Geese.  To our knowledge, Jere pieces are usually signed.  This one is not, but we have consistently seen it attributed to Curtis Jere.  https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/wall-mounted-sculptures/beautiful-curtis-jere-mixed-metal-starburst-wall-mounted-sculpture-birds/id-f_5277793/  Either way, it is a sensational piece.  39" l., 20" h.  American, c. 1970's  $495.00  SALE  $375.00

Faux Bamboo Armoire



This spectacular armoire was made in Brooklyn, NY in the late 19th century and has been in the same family ever since.  It features a pair of key locking mirrored doors and two key locking drawers below.  It has hand carved faux bamboo detailing throughout and turned finials on the pediment and corners.  The interior is currently outfitted for hanging clothing, but shelves could be added easily.  Modern or Victorian, modest or grand, whatever the size and style of your home, this piece would make a warm, wonderful and functional addition.  93" h., 54" l., 24" w.  American, c. 1890  $3,400.00  SALE  $1975.00

Casimir Szarkiewicz; Still Life with Bust

Casimir Szarkiewicz (1906-1972) was a Polish artist who lived and painted in Upstate New York for most of his life.  When I first saw this painting, something about it reminded me of the work of one of my favorite artists, Giorgio de Chirico.  I'm not sure if it is the subject matter, the way he has handled the light, or the colors he has chosen for this still life with Beethoven, a piano and a violin.  In any case, it is a very appealing oil on board that is nicely painted, and it packs lots of decorative punch.  The painting retains it's original hand-carved, hand-painted frame.  45" x 32"  American, c. 1940's  $775.00  SALE  $495.00