Saturday, November 28, 2015


If you're looking for stocking stuffers for design loving family members or friends, this season we have a beautiful series of smaller format hardcover art and design books by Taschen.  $24.95

Hollywood Regency Mirror

Very large and very decorative Hollywood Regency style mirror with ornate giltwood frame.  53" h., 36" w.  American, c. 1950's  $595.00

Friday, November 27, 2015

American of Martinsville Tall Chest

Another interesting modern design from American of Martinsville, this tall chest features two sliding doors that open to drawers that slide out.  Below are five graduated drawers with perfectly simple brass knobs sitting inside of concave circles.  45" h., 40" l., 18 1/2" d.  American, c. 1960's $595.00

Le Corbusier LC4 Chairs

Le Corbusier (1887-1965) was born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris in Switzerland and moved to Paris in 1917.  Widely regarded as the most important architect of the 20th century, he was also a gifted painter, writer, urban planner and designer.  One of his most iconic designs is the LC4 Chaise Longue.  Designed in 1928, the chair was called the "relaxing machine" as it mirrors the body's curves and has an infinite amount of sitting angles.  The frame is movable and adjusts from upright to full recline.  Examples of the LC4 chaise longue can be found in the permanent collections of many museums including the MoMA in NYC.  This pair of chairs, in their original black leather, was manufactured by Cassina and each chair is signed and numbered.  Cassina has the exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation to produce the LC4.  The chairs come with the original documentation from Cassina.  63" l., 22 1/2" w., 33" h.  Italian, 20th c.  One chair sold, one available,   $1,950.00

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Russel Wright for Conant Ball Chest

Russel Wright (1904-1976) was an American Industrial designer who revolutionized the way people lived.  He believed design starts with the dinner table, which is the center of the home, and then should work outward to furnishings, interiors, architecture and landscaping.  Wright, throughout his long and very successful career, designed everything from table ware and appliances to textiles and furniture.  He worked with great manufacturers like Steubenville Pottery and Conant Ball Furniture to produce his designs.   He and his wife Mary, with whom  he partnered professionally, wrote several books on "living" including "Guide to Easier Living" in which they wrote "Good informal living substitutes a little head work for a lot of legwork. It doesn't need wealth, but it does take thought, some ingenuity and resourcefulness, and more than a little loving care to create a home that is really your own."  They are widely credited with inventing lifestyle marketing.   
This thoroughly modern, very solid maple chest by Russel Wright for Conant Ball has eight ample drawers and great functionality.  41" h., 40" w., 20" d.  American, c. 1950's  $695.00

Mid-Century Italian Bar/ Desk

It's easy to imagine Sophia or Gina sexily sauntering up to this chic, Ponti-style bar in a Rome apartment in one of their iconic 1950's films.  The key locking drop front has an inset landscape and opens to a compartment for bottles or glasses.  The drop surface can also be comfortably used as a writing or laptop desk.  The key locking lower case doors open to a compartment with one adjustable shelf.  If you're looking for a piece to add some cool, mid-century vita to your casa....  69" h., 38" w., 16" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pair of Wheat Sheaf Candle Sconces

Made iconic in decorating by Coco Chanel, the wheat sheaf motif strays from the classic table application here.  This pair of wheat sheaf candlestick holders would add a sophisticated and  decorative pop to a dining room, foyer or living room.  19"l., 21" h., 5" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  $250.00 for the pair   

Goumot Labesse Pair of Busts

Beautiful pair of bisque porcelain busts of a boy and a girl on cobalt and gilt bases.  Each bust is signed Porcelaines; Goumot Labesse; Limoges France.  15.5" h.  French, 20th c.  $450.00 for the pair

Kittinger Furniture Company Credenza

The Kittinger Furniture Company has a long history of producing some of the world's finest handcrafted furniture.  They were established in 1866 and are still producing furniture with the same care, detailing and innovation for which they have been known for a century and a half.  Kittinger Furniture is found in some of the world's finest homes and establishments including the White House.  Pieces can be found in the West Wing, Roosevelt Room, Cabinet Room and several other locations throughout the White House.  The blue chair that President Barrack Obama sat in on Inauguration Day was made by Kittinger.  It takes company craftsmen over 50 hours to make a single chair.  Kittinger fine craftsmanship and attention to detail are evident throughout this impressive cabinet.  The pagoda style "birdcage" display top features a faux bamboo hand carved frame, metal cage work, a mirrored glass back, two stationary glass shelves and a crown of brass feathers.  The base has two key locking center doors that open to a compartment with two adjustable shelves.  The key locking side doors also open to compartments with two adjustable shelves.  72" l., 18 1/2" w. 80" h.  American, c. 1960's  $2,750.00    

Brass and Glass Nesting Tables

Substantial set of two solid brass and thick bevelled glass nesting tables with an Asian Modern influence.  20" l., 17 1/2" w., 21 1/2" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

American of Martinsville Cabinet

Known for their innovative modern designs and interesting combinations of materials, American of Martinsville pieces have become increasingly collected over the last decade.  This two-piece, blond mahogany cabinet by American of Martinsville has a base with two doors and pulls with caned inserts.  The doors open to a compartment with one stationary shelf.  The top has sliding glass doors that open to a compartment with three stationary shelves.  39" l., 15" w., 63" h.  American, c. 1950's.  $750.00

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lucite Table Lamp

This ultra-stylish lucite table lamp has a stepped base on four square feet, which supports four columns capped by a pagoda style top.  The black parchment shade is new.  31" h., 19" diam.  American, c. 1970  SOLD