Thursday, June 14, 2018

Leslie Diamond for Conant Ball; Lounge Chair

Newly reupholstered lounge chair designed by Leslie Diamond for Conant Ball.  There's a definite nautical feel, especially in royal blue, to this comfortable spindle back chair.  It would be a great cottage or beach house addition, but would add a nice colorful punch to any home.  34" h., 29" w., 26" d.  American, c. 1960's  $675.00  SALE $495.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Pair of Chrome Table Lamps

Seventies chic pair of chrome table lamps with domed shades, double sockets and substantial bases.  20" h,  14.5" diam. (shade).  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with very minor age appropriate wear.

Ralph Lauren Ottoman

Luxurious Empire/ Neoclassical  style ottoman designed by Ralph Lauren for Henredon.  The frame is mahogany stained wood with carved claw feet and a brass circular medallion on each side.  The seat cushion is upholstered in a textured velvet which has the look of mohair.  18" h., 23" square.  American, c. 20th c. SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

American of Martinsville Chest

American Beauty.  We've had many beautiful pieces by American of Martinsville over the years, and this is one of the best!  Six drawer walnut chest with great modern lines and nice details like the wrap around drawer pulls and the faceted feet.  Normally we don't show the mirrors with chests as they can feel a little dated.  This is the exception.  The mirror feels very modern and is shown attached with brackets.  It also has hooks for hanging, but if you would rather not use the mirror, it is removable.  60" l., 18.5" d., 30.5" h.  Mirror, 43.5" h., 25.5" w., 2" d.  American, c. 1960's  $975.00  SALE $750.00 
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with very minor restoration.

Curtis Jere; Pair of Spray Wall Sculptures

Large and very decorative pair of abstract wall sculptures by C. Jere.  Each sculpture is composed of two substantial "bundles" of painted and patinated steel rods that are joined to form a wave/ spray/ fan form.  36" h., 33" w., 5.5" d.  American, c. 1970's  $650.00 for the pair  SALE  $450.00 for the pair
Condition:  Good vintage condition with patina to rods.  One sculpture has a replaced hanger.  

Mies Barcelona Style Coffee Table

Late 20th century, high quality, classic Mies van der Rohe Barcelona style coffee table.  The square glass top is 1/2" thick.  The 'X' base is solid polished chrome and very substantial.  A decorating classic.  40.25" square, 18" h.  American, c. late 20th c.  $750.00  SALE $595.00  
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Pair of Danish Modern Chairs for John Stuart

These beautifully designed and very sculptural chairs were made for John Stuart of New York.  They are often attributed to Finn Juhl.  John Stuart did retail Finn Juhl designs during this period.  A desk of his that we featured last year had both the John Stuart and the France and Son (maker) labels.  They also bear a strong resemblance to the 'Model 48' armchairs he designed for Baker at the same period.
They retain their original upholstery, but would really benefit from a relatively simple refresh/ reupholstering.  31" h., 25" w., 23" d.  Danish, c. 1950's  $975.00 for the pair  SALE $650.00 for the pair  On Hold
Condition:  Frames in good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  Upholstery in fair but usable vintage condition.

McGuire Credenza

To quote a wise, design savvy friend, "McGuire never misses the mark".  This custom made credenza hits the bullseye with the casual sophistication that has become their hallmark.  The inspired mix of materials on the chest includes bamboo, cane, leather, and wood.  The sides have bamboo frames, legs and stretchers, and caned center panels.  The eight wooden drawers are faced with bamboo veneer and have patinated brass pulls.  The top has a faux tortoise/ crackle finish protective overlay.  69" l., 22" d., 33.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  $1,475.00  SALE $950.00
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with very minor age approriate wear.

Red Lion Furniture Chest

Ava Gardner's chest!  In 1949 when Movieland magazine visited the actress in her Nichols Canyon, L.A. home, she was photographed in front of the same Red Lion chest of drawers.  The writer reported that Gardner opted for a room-by-room approach to decorating, and selected blond-wood "modern" furniture.  The home was also featured in the March 2006 issue of Architectural Digest.
    The Red Lion Furniture Company was founded in 1907 in Red Lion, PA and produced pieces of exceptional quality and design.  During the period this chest was made, Red Lion was in collaboration with designers such as Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen as well as other leading designers of the period.  Pieces produced by Red  Lion were amongst the first pieces to be exhibited through The MoMA's  Department of Industrial Design.  The Department was established in 1940.  We have featured a number of pieces by Red Lion in the past, including this same chest.  It was a favorite then and still is now.  The blond mahogany six drawer chest has nice modern lines, great proportions and  handsome patinated brass hardware.  60" l., 20" d., 31" h.  American, c. 1940's  $850.00  SALE $450.00  (comes with matching mirror, not pictured )
Condition:  Front and sides are in very good vintage condition.  Top is in good-fair vintage condition with some color variance and marks.

Pair of Stangl Horse Head Vases

Rare and regal pair of ceramic horse head vases by Stangl Pottery.  Stangl began in N.J. in 1814 and produced both dinnerware and decorative ceramics until 1978.  This pair of rare horse head vases were produced from 1942-1944.  They are large, very decorative and nicely detailed with a beautiful variegated green glaze.  13.5" h., 13" w., 6" d.  American, c. 1940's  $595.00 for the pair  SALE $395.00 for the pair

Heywood Wakefield Credenza with Bookcase

Gentlemen prefer blondes.  At least this week.  But we always like the softened Streamline Moderne lines and warm, mellow tones of Heywood Wakefield.  Just in, this beautiful credenza with bookcase/ display cabinet in their 'wheat' finish.  The cabinet has six adjustable shelves (which are flat on one side and have plate rails on the other) and three sliding glass doors.  Below, the credenza has four ample drawers.  The bottom drawer extends the full width of the piece.  On either side are doors which open to compartments with one adjustable shelf.  This would be a wonderful focal point in any room and it provides tons of storage.  54" w., 18" d., 72" h.  American, c. 1948  $1,250.00  SALE $625.00

Sligh Furniture Co. Writing Desk

Deja vu.  This classic leather-top writing desk by Sligh is very similar in style to the desk we posted two weeks ago, but about 100+ years later.  The desk has a center drawer with a pair of patinated brass pulls.  To the left, there are two drawer fronts but a single drawer of double depth with removable file dividers.  To the right are two drawers, a shallower top and a deeper bottom.  The leather top has gold embossing. 46" w., 23" d., 29.25" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.