Friday, December 7, 2018

Italian Scroll Coffee Table


If you've been looking for a great Italian gilt metal coffee table, but the round ones we've featured don't work for your space, this might be the answer.  This coffee table has a substantial gilt base with scroll and acanthus design and a 1/2" thick oval top.  56" l., 26" d., 16.25" h.  Italian, c. 1950's  $550.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Britt Randle; Untitled




A sensational new work by Britt.  Archivally preserved texts form the 'canvas' for this abstract mixed media done primarily in black and white, but with small hits of color and metallics.  The work is behind glass in a natural wood frame.  53" h., 41" w.  Canadian, c. 2018  $3,600.00

Italian Rope and Tassel Wall Shelf

A great decorative accessory for living, dining, bedroom or bath, this Italian wall shelf has four glass shelves in a gilt metal frame with rope and tassel design.  53" h., 12" w., 8" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  $250.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Library Steps Lamp




Originally purchased at Bloomingdale's, N.Y.C. in the 1950's, this elegant table in the form of library steps with embossed leather has an attached wooden lamp with its original shade.  The silk shade was "custom tailored for Bloomingdale's by Diane".  58" h., 18" w., 28" d.  American, c. 1950's  $450.00
Condition:  Very good condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

Wheat and Sword Sconce



A uniquely Italian, creative combination of seemingly disparate items....sword, wheat and bow...that work beautifully together in this three candle wall sconce.  38" h., 12" w., 9" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  $225.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Turner Chinese Chippendale Style Mirror




Turner Classic Mirrors.  While Turner is best known today for their 1950's and 60's modern mirrors and wall art, https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/mirrors/wall-mirrors/large-mod-pop-art-silver-bubble-mirror/id-f_10189681/ they also produced some very beautiful classic styles.  https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/mirrors/convex-mirrors/large-ornate-federal-admiral-eagle-convex-mirror/id-f_10908181/   
This large and very impressive Chinese Chippendale/ Hollywood Regency style mirror has a molded composite frame that has been designed and finished to look like hand carved gilded wood.  57" h., 31" w., 5" d.  American, c. 1960's  $695.00
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Britt Randle; Untitled


Untitiled
Mixed media on paper
29" x 29" framed
$1,400.00

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Christmas Tins

This year's Christmas windows, as in the past, were inspired by our December charity.  They were also inspired by our tenth anniversary (which is the tin anniversary).  Our December charity is Food Banks Canada.  FBC is the only national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with hunger.  They do this today through support of over 500 food banks across Canada as well as by finding ways to reduce and eliminate hunger in the future by influencing policy through research, awareness raising and advocacy.
The 'Christmas Tins' windows started with many rolls of tin foil.  I wanted to do a modern take on old fashioned paper garland chains.  After cutting, folding and forming somewhere north of 1,000 pieces of foil, the links in the chains were joined and hung to make a fairly delicate garland curtain.  The Christmas trees were made with inverted pot pie tins with painted bottoms.  The color palette is a 1950's Christmas palette which works nicely with the pair of Saarinen chairs.  I thought those chairs would have sold as soon as I brought them into the shop, but everything happens for a reason.  They were just the right pieces to finish off the windows.
During the month of December, we will be donating ten percent of the profit from each sale at MTA to Food Banks Canada.  If you would like to learn more about this wonderful organization or donate directly, please visit them at https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season!  May your Christmas tins be filled with love, good memories and tasty treats.





Friday, November 30, 2018

Milo Baughman for D.I.A.; Console Table


More Milo.  This clean-lined, modern, chrome and glass console was designed by Milo Baughman for the Design Institute of America and functions nicely as a console, server, or desk.  60" l., 19" w., 27" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Milo Baughman for D.I.A.; Dining Table and Chairs

Party Planning.  Do you find your dinner parties are lacking a little lustre lately?  Maybe it's not your cooking or your conversation.  Perhaps it's your dining room that needs a little shine.  Add some sparkle to your holiday entertaining this year with this super chic set of modern Chinese Chippendale style chrome dining chairs.  They were designed by Milo Baughman for the Design Institute of America and are well crafted and very substantial.  They have been recently reupholstered in a luxurious charcoal grey velvet.  There are 2 arm chairs and 4 side chairs.  The coordinating table was also designed by Baughman for the D.I.A.  American, c. 1970's  Arm Chairs, 38" h., 22" w., 21" d.  Sides, 38" h., 19" w., 20" d.  Table, 60" l., 34" w., 28" h.  Chairs $2,450.00 for the set.  Table $1,250.00  Table and chairs $3,200.00
Condition:  Excellent-very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.
As always, it's worth the drive to Hamilton, or we can arrange delivery in plenty of time for the holidays.  https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/dining-room-chairs/dia-milo-baughman-chrome-chinese-chippendale-armchairs-set-of-eight/id-f_10057941/






 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Nautical Prints by Ackermann







Set of six beautifully framed, handcolored aquatint, nautical prints published by Ackermann with artwork by W.A. Knell and N.S. Fielding.  24" l., 12" h. each.  British, c,1840  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Drexel Campaign Chest


A classic campaign style chest by Drexel which works nicely as a side table or a small coffee table.  29.5" w., 17.5" d., 19.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.