Friday, February 22, 2019

Curtis Jere Modern Leaves Sculpture

We've had Curtis Jere pieces with the original hang-tags before, but I can't remember ever having one with the original foil label.  That's just a little bonus on this beauty.  The modern leaves sculpture features mixed metals and both torch and straight cut leaves.  The leaves and some of the branches can be adjusted and the sculpture can be hung horizontally, vertically or at an angle.  It is signed and dated.  54" x 30", 7" d.  American, c. 1979  $575.00
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.    

MCM Bar Cart

Sharp looking and very functional MCM bar cart with a polished brass frame and black laminate surfaces.  The cart has drop-leaves, a single divided drawer and rolls smoothly.  32" w., 18.25" d., 34.25" h.  American, c. 1960's  $495.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Neoclassical Style Bench

Elegant and well crafted Neoclassical style bench by Hibriten Furniture Company.  The bench has an ebonized wood frame with gold paint decoration and caned sides.  The tufted seat cushion is upholstered in its original gold velvet fabric.  In addition to being very nice looking, it's also nice and slim.  So it might be just the right fit for those hard to fit spots.  50" l., 13.5" w., 30.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  $550.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Classical Head Studies

There was an instant attraction to these Classical head studies.  It may have been because they reminded me of a favorite work, Song of Love, by a favorite artist, Giorgio de Chirico.  The late 19th/ early 20th c. drawings are not signed, but they are beautifully rendered and now beautifully framed.  They have been given new life and a new modernity in their black shadow box frames.  They are mounted on top of the mats to show their raw edges.  29.5" h., 24.5" w. framed.  c. late 19th/ early 20th c.  $550.00 each, $975.00 for the pair.
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and new frames.        

Pair of Brno Chairs

'Mies goeth before the falls.'  This classic pair of Mies flat-bar Brnos are in the shop now, but ready to take pride of place in your home.  The frames are chromed metal and the upholstery, which we believe to be original, is an oatmeal colored weave.  31.5" h., 22.5" w., 22.5" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good-good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Family Day/ Presidents' Day Weekend

We will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday for the long weekend.  If you're celebrating Family Day or Presidents' Day, have a happy and safe long weekend!  In honor of Presidents' Day is this (partially) presidential offering.  These are limited edition sulphide paperweights, or cameos, by Baccarat.  They are 20th century versions of the 19th century paperweights for which Baccarat is famous.  The cameos were carved by various French sculptors and are signed.  They depict Kennedy, Hoover, Monroe, Thomas Paine and Napoleon Bonaparte.  J.F.K. has a garnet red background, Hoover's is cobalt blue.  Monroe's is deep orange.  Napoleon's is garnet and Paine's is blue opaline.  Appx. 3" diam., 1.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  $50.00 each
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

John Kazann; Abstract Paintings

John Kazann was an original member of Phoenix Gallery in N.Y.C.  Phoenix Gallery opened in 1958 and was one of what would come to be known as The 10th Street Galleries.  In the 1950's and early 1960's, younger artists decided to stop trying to court the favor of more established uptown galleries and began opening artist-run cooperative spaces on and around East 10th Street in the East Village.  A number of older and more established artists like Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline already had studios in the area and their presence was a draw for emerging artists.  The founders and original artist members of the galleries that made up the '10th Street Scene' were relatively unknown.  However, many established artists joined early on and many important careers were begun and nurtured while members at one of the 10th Street Galleries.  Members at the various galleries in the 1950's and 1960's included Elaine de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, Alex Katz, Philip Pearlstien, George Segal, Rudy Burkhardt, Al Held, Al Jensen and Philip Guston.  Imagine what an exciting time this must have been in New York as America was overtaking Europe as the capital of modern art and the Village was at the epicenter.
This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a piece of  N.Y.C. and American Modern Art History.  These large, impactful, bold abstract paintings were done by John Kazann prior to his membership at Phoenix Gallery.  One was painted in 1953, one in '54 and one in '55.  They are oil on canvas and each has been newly professionally cleaned, varnished, restretched on new stretchers and framed (black wood frames).  51" w., 53" h.  American, c. 1953, 1954, 1955  SOLD
Condition:  Very good - good vintage and restored condition with age appropriate wear.




Wednesday, February 13, 2019

West Michigan Furniture Company; Baughman/ Campaign Style Desk

A winning campaign by West Michigan Furniture Company.  This Baughman/ Campaign style modern beauty features bookmatched olive burl veneers and two flush mount drawers.  The brass X-base has a soft warm patina, but could be polished to a brighter shine.  It is finished on all sides so it can float in a room.  54" w., 24" d., 28.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  $1,750.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and patina with minor marks on brass base.  

Friday, February 8, 2019

Curtis Jere 'Skyscraper' Lamp

Elevating the table lamp to fine art and taking our Curtis Jere Collection to dramatic new heights.....The 'Skyscraper' Lamp.  It's's's's for sale.  The lamp is composed of a series of stacked chrome cubes on an ebonized wood base.  It is topped with an oversized, substantial chrome shade.  The body of the lamp is up-lit from a bulb within the base which is operated from a toggle switch on the cord.  The shade is illuminated independently by a switch on the socket.  The lamp is signed with a metal tag on the base.  36" h., 17.5" w., 17.5' d.  American, c. 1970's  $2,250.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

Cleo Baldon/ Campaign Style Chair

From our 'fotos of furniture in fields' series......a unique and very cool Cleo Baldon/ Campaign style arm chair by Continental Furniture of California.  The frame is painted metal with wooden bar arms and feet.  The seat cushion and back rest are upholstered in their original olive Naugahyde.  32" h., 22" w., 19" d.  American, c. 1960's  $375.00  On Hold
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.