Friday, July 19, 2019

Animal Art






Instant art wall.  These lovely pen and ink/ watercolors of wildlife in the wild are very nicely rendered and professionally framed.  They would make a perfect addition to a cottage, country place, kids room.... One is signed with the initials E.M. Appx. 17.5" w., 16" h.  $295.00 for the set
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Kindel Coffee Table



If you've got the space, this classic, elegant, handcrafted coffee table by Kindel has the style.  It's big (52" diam.) and beautiful, with a bit of a Chinoiserie influence.  The mahogany top has a handpainted border and the octagonal base is also handpainted.  This table retailed for around $3,500.00 U.S. when it was new.  52" diam., 18" h.  American, c. late 20th c.  $695.00
Condition:  Very good-good vintage condition with light surface wear and older touch-ups to the rim of the top.    

Friday, July 12, 2019

Brass Etagere




The right piece at the right price.  Super versatile and super stylish 70's brass and glass etagere.  49" h., 31" w., 17" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Framed Slate Board


Decorative Crafts Table


Decorative Crafts of Greenwich, CT has been designing and importing fine furniture since 1928.  They are known for their superior craftsmanship, quality and classic designs.  This Italian made, marble-top table by Decorative Crafts has rich cherry veneers, ebonized columns and patinated bronze decoration.  Similar tables currently produced by Design Crafts retail for around $3,000.00 U.S.  25.5" h., 24" diam.  Italian, c. late 20th c.  $495.00   
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Italian Faience Charger




From the wonderfully imaginative world of Italian ceramics comes this fine 19th c. faience charger with a beautifully painted scene of a Middle Eastern ostrich hunt.  16.75" diam., 2" d.  Italian, c. 19th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

Mt. Airy Furniture Casalinda Collection Cabinet





The Mount Airy Furniture Company is not as well known as some other North Carolina makers, but they produced many lines of very beautiful furniture over their history, particularly during the 1960's.  We've featured a number of pieces by Mt. Airy and this is definitely a favorite.  It is from their 'Casalinda Collection' (Beautiful House), and is a two-piece cabinet in bleached walnut.  The top piece has two doors, with carved fronts and patinated brass pulls and decoration, which open to a compartment with two stationary shelves.  To the right, two glass paned doors flank a glass paned panel.  The doors open to a compartment with two stationary shelves.  The top piece looks great centered or asymmetrically placed.  The bottom part of the cabinet has a bi-fold door that opens to a compartment with one stationary shelf.  There are four ample drawers, and to the right is a single door which opens to a tall compartment.  This is a real statement piece that would work beautifully with a wide variety of styles.  It also has a ton of storage!  76" h., 72" l., 19" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Pair of Staffordshire Greek Revival Vases





Pictures don't really do this stunning pair of Staffordshire Greek Revival vases justice.  The quality and condition are excellent and the colors are rich and vibrant.  They have Neoclassical scenes on the front and back and have gold paint decorated handles, rims and bases.  Similar styles, in what seems to be a very rare color, have been attributed to F & R Pratt as well as Samuel Alcock.  The other examples I've found have only been 'signed' with a pattern number and other factory marks similar to this pair.
https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/urns/pair-of-signed-f-r-pratt-earthenware-grecian-roman-themed-greek-key-vases/id-f_9670651/
Both factories operated out of Staffordshire and produced similar Greek Revival pieces of the highest quality.
It's pretty remarkable how well these have survived the test of time, both from a condition as well as a design perspective, considering they are around 170 years old.  13" h., 6.5" diam.  British, c. 1850  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent-very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Neoclassical Screen


The big screen!  It's big (8 feet high).  It's beautiful.  It's dramatic.  It's neoclassical.  This three-panel screen has 6 antiqued mirror panes and 6 panes with giltwood rope and ebonized ball decoration.  We couldn't find a designer or maker.  It feels a little like a Donghia piece.  The only other example we could find is on 1stdibs and that one has a fruitwood frame.  https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/more-furniture-collectibles/home-accents/screens-room-dividers/three-panel-neoclassical-style-mirrored-screen/id-f_12622272/ The quality and construction are top-notch.  The design possibilities are limitless.  8' h., Each panel is 2' wide and 1.5" d.  American, c. 20th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.      

Friday, July 5, 2019

Baker Furniture French Louis XV Style Desk




Beautiful Baker Furniture Louis XV style writing desk with cabriole legs, a scalloped apron and three drawers.  The center drawer has a working key lock.  It's a nice smaller scale, just right for a laptop...or letter writing!  49.5" w., 22" d., 28" h.  American, c. 1950's  $595.00  
Condition:  Good vintage condition with some wear to the finish in expected places and a warm aged patina.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

MCM Harbor Painting


Bold, bright and very decorative MCM oil on canvas painting of a harbor scene.  The painted wood frame is original.  Great cottage art!  53" h., 43" w.  American, c. 1970's  $375.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

D.I.A./ Baughman Chrome Tables


Cool, clean and very versatile pair of Design Institute of America/ Baughman side tables.  The chrome frames are very substantial and have inset glass tops.  26" w., 26" d., 21" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.