Our May windows celebrate the work of internationally acclaimed artist and Master Printmaker David Blackwood. Our inspiration for the backdrop to his etchings came while looking through Black Ice, the book which accompanied his 2011 exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Black Ice; David Blackwood Prints of Newfoundland. Early in the book is a photograph of David Blackwood's studio in Wesleyville, Newfoundland. The photograph is striking and at first glance looks like a painting with the deep red of the studio and it's black roof and white trim set against a background of pale sky, shimmering icy blue sea and lush green grasses. In our interpretation, one window of the studio looks out to the land and the other looks to the sea. In keeping with the spirit of Newfoundland, everything was handmade and hand-painted. The etchings featured are Passing the Rostellan and Wesleyville from the Alder Ridge.
David Blackwood's studio, Wesleyville, Newfoundland, September 2009
Sleek, custom Mid-Century credenza with an ebonized frame and blonde face. Three drawers are flanked by doors which open to compartments with adjustable shelves. 72" l., 20" w., 31" h. American, c. 1960's $950.00
Sophisticated and finely crafted pair of side tables designed by Gerry Zanck for Gregori. Each two-tiered table has an inset Travertine marble top, a top and bottom drawer with elegant polished brass pulls, and brass decoration on each leg. The tables are finished on all sides. 24" l., 18" w., 24" h. American, c. 1950's SOLD
Very fine and elegant two-tiered brass bar cart with glass shelves. The cart has a substantial brass handle, brass galleries and pineapple finials. The cart is in excellent condition and rolls very smoothly. 37" l., 22" w., 32" h. Italian, c. 1950's $1,350.00
Pair of modern, yet warm, walnut tables with great lines and nice details designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California. Each two-tiered table has two drawers with ebonized pulls. 30" l., 21" w., 20.5" h. American, c. 1960's SOLD
Handsome mate to the previously posted side tables, this coffee table by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California has clean modern lines and features a beautiful bookmatched walnut veneer top. 32" square, 16" h. American, c. 1960's SOLD
Smart and sleek little pair of mid-century stands with brass hardware and decoration, and glass tops. Each stand has a single drawer and two doors which open to a storage compartment. 22.5" l., 13" w., 20" h. c. 2nd half 20th c. SOLD
Exceptional Chinoiserie style antiqued brass console with inset beveled glass top and Greek key brackets at each corner. It's the perfect piece to add some Hollywood Regency punch to a foyer, living room or dining room. 60" l., 18" w., 28" h. American, c. 1970's SOLD
Cool, casual and unique pair of custom walnut tables with caned sides and inset glass tops. Each table has a single drawer with patinated brass hardware and a shelf below for storage or display. The label inside one of the drawers reads Jordan A. Truthan. Jordan Truthan was a celebrated interior decorator who worked internationally. 22" l., 15" w., 23" h. American, c. 1960's SOLD
Large and impressive brass sculpture of a sailing ship by Curtis Jere. 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, particularly those of the 1960's and 70's, have become highly praised and sought after today by collectors. 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 those 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 ship sculpture is signed and dated 1976. It would make a great modern nautical addition to a home, cottage, beach or boathouse. 46" l., 8" w., 41 1/2" h. American, c. 1976 $875.00
Last night while we were getting the shop ready for the big sale today, a couple of our favorite customers stopped in to say hello. One of them ended up in the front window test driving a Wolfgang Hoffmann chair. Do you think she liked it?? Have a great weekend!