Friday, August 17, 2018

Fine Arts Furniture Co. Stand




Handsome, Neoclassical style stand by The Fine Arts Furniture Company of Grand Rapids.  The stand has three ebonized and gilded columns, an ebonized top and brushed brass medallions.  A great display piece for a sculpture, decorative glass, ceramic object, etc.  37.5" h.  12" diam.  American, c. 1960's  $295.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Baker Furniture Credenza



Fabulous Baker nine drawer chest/credenza with fluted pilaster detail and patinated brass pulls.  Classic.  76" l., 19" w., 31" h.  American, c. 1960's  $975.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Jules Heumann for Metropolitan Furniture; Cube Chair


Seventies chic cube chair 'floating' on wood platform base, designed by Jules Heumann for Metropolitan Furniture of San Francisco.  The chair is all original and the camel colored upholstery is in very good vintage condition.  It is a well constructed chair and very comfortable.  The timeless, modern design and high quality will make this a candidate for reupholstering down the road.  30" h. (to cushion top) 34" w., 34" d.  American, c. 1970's  $750.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tubular Chrome Chair and Ottoman



This chair and ottoman have been attributed to Milo Baughman, but we can't say for certain.  https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/lounge-chairs/mid-century-modern-pair-of-tubular-chrome-lounge-chairs-ottoman/id-f_9170641/
In any case, it's a great looking set and super comfortable.  The seat and back cushions are removable.  We're not completely sure of the purpose....easy transport, cleaning? The grey and black checkerboard upholstery is newer.  29" h., 32" d., 36" w.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear, mainly to armrests.

Arredoluce Triennale Style Floor Lamp






Light fantastic!  Three-arm brass, marble and enamelled metal Arredoluce Triennale style floor lamp.  The brass arms are adjustable as are the metal shades.  It is unmarked but very high quality and definitely in the top tier of lamps we have featured.  The metal shades and counterweights have been professionally restored.  Height, up to 71".  Base, 12" diam.  Arms, 32" l.  Shades, 4.5" diam.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Marble base is in mint condition.  Shades and counterweights in excellent restored condition.  Brass in very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

Paul McCobb for Winchendon; Planner Group Coffee Table


When decorating, a good Planner is always worthwhile.  Designed by Paul McCobb as part of the "Planner Group" series for Winchendon Furniture of Massachusetts, this coffee table is elegant simplicity at its modern best.  60" l., 18" d., 14" h.  American, c. 1950's  $795.00
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Maitland Smith Book Lamp


A good book light is hard to find.  This handsome book lamp was designed by Maitland Smith and has a base made up of a bronze roman bust, quill and ink bottle atop four leather bound art books.  The embossed leather shade has a marbleized interior.  23" h., 16" w., 9" d.  American, c. 20th c.  $350.00 
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Palladio Chair



Italian accent.  This graceful, Neoclassical, cast metal accent chair by Palladio retains its original gold gilt and antiqued ivory paint finish.  It has a stylized lyre back with ribbon and garland detail.  The seat cushion is upholstered in a subtle shade of seafoam green velvet.  33" h., 18" w., 18" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Pair of Kittinger Furniture Co. Chairs

I've passed this building a few times over the last couple of years and often wondered if it was a Kittinger showroom, office, workshop or warehouse.  It was on the route today, after having just purchased a pair of beautiful chairs made by Kittinger in the 1920's.  I thought it would make a good backdrop for a photo of the chairs.  I went in to ask if I could take a photo in front of their building an met Ray, the current owner of Kittinger Furniture.  As it turns out the building is showroom, office, workshop and warehouse.  He was extremely gracious and gave me a personal tour and a history lesson.  It was like being a kid in a candy store...or a middle-aged antique dealer looking behind the curtain of a favorite maker.  Many of my favorite, and the most beautiful, pieces in the shop over the last decade were made by Kittinger.  I knew they had done many pieces for The White House (before the current admin.) including the chair President Obama sat in for his inauguration.  Hearing the stories first hand and seeing all the ephemera was amazing.  Seeing the attention to detail, care in handcrafting, and pride in workmanship still present today was somehow very reassuring.  This pair of Jacobean influenced chairs by Kittinger exhibit all the qualities for which the company is known, and they have stood the test of time beautifully.  The Naugahyde upholstery is newer.  37" h., 26" w., 20" h.  American, c. 1920's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and minor restoration.














Druce and Co. Ltd., Elbow Chair




Best in show.  'A most interesting piece of Lacquer work in Chinese Style' by Druce and  Co., Ltd. of Baker Street London.  This very elegant Chinoiserie style 'elbow' chair is finely crafted with hand painted decoration in gold.  It retains its original brass tag.  The Druce ad from 1910 features the chair and other pieces from the collection.  37" h., 22" w., 22" d.  English, c. 1910  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and minor restoration.

Faux Bamboo Ceramic Lamps


Palm Beach chic pair of Hollywood Regency style ceramic table lamps with faux bamboo raised latticework and original wooden finials.  30" h. to finial top, 9" diam.  American, c. 1960's  $395.00 for the pair.
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Waterfall Desk

Halston, Gucci, Fiorucci.  It's the greatest 1970's waterfall/ Parsons style teal laminate desk, but would also work nicely as a small kitchen table or console. 50" w., 30" d., 29.5" h.  American, c. 1970  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.