Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lee Reynolds; Sailboats

Reynolds was born Lee Reynolds Burr in Los Angeles in 1936.  He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1962 with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and by 1965 had started his Vanguard Studios in Beverly Hills.  The studio's mission was to produce decorative works of art in the form of avant-garde sculptures and paintings.  Vanguard employed a variety of artists to meet this goal, and all pieces are signed with the 'Lee Reynolds' signature.  Works from the prolific studio have become quite collectible in the last few years.  This large and very decorative signed abstract piece in a pointillist/ cubist manner depicts sailboats on the water.  The work is done in soft muted colors and the mood is calm and relaxing.  40.5" h., 50" l.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Paul Evans Cityscape Style Coffee Table

I'll take Manhattan!  Paul Evans cityscape style coffee table.  Cool and modern brushed and polished chrome coffee table with 4 foot square glass top.  It would make a great centerpiece in any living room that can handle a lot of seventies style.  48" square, 15.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  $750.00  SALE $495.00

Milo Baughman for the Design Institute of America; Dining Table

Milo Baughman for the Design Institute of America, expandable chrome and glass dining table.  "Leaves" on each side separate to reveal center section which lifts up to add 2 feet in length to the table.  While it is a sleek and chic yet very functional dining table, especially where space is a consideration, it would also make a fantastic desk.  61" l. expanding to 85", 39" w., 29.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  $1,175.00  SALE $875.00

Finn Juhl for France and Son, Rosewood Desk

Finn Juhl was a Danish architect, interior and industrial designer credited with bringing Danish Modern to America in the 1940's.  He had a long and successful design career and among his achievements were lines of furniture for Baker, collaborations with General Electric, and designing the United Nations Trusteeship Council Chamber in NYC.  His honors include five gold medals at the Milan Triennale in the 1950's, a 1978 Royal Designer for Industry Award in London, and a 2010 Wallpaper Design Award.
This stunning rosewood desk was designed by Finn Juhl for France and Son of Denmark and retailed by John Stuart in New York.  It retains both the France and Son as well as the John Stuart metal labels.  This impressive piece of furniture is a testament to Danish Modernism and fine design.  Every detail has been carefully thought through down to the bowtie drawer pulls.  Originally, the desk was able to be ordered in different configurations and sizes.  This piece has one bank of drawers which may be positioned on either the left or right side.  Another example of a larger model may be seen here.   
If you're looking for a desk which is also a statement piece with a perfect mix of form and function, look no further.  63" l., 31.5" d., 28" h.  Danish, c. 1960's  $3,400.00  SALE $1,950.00
 Finn Juhl
 Finn Juhl pieces at the Design Museum, Denmark


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rway Furniture Double Bow Front Chest

The last few, which were also the first few, pieces we have featured by Rway furniture were on the sophisticated and well designed modern side.  This one is on the sophisticated and well designed classic side.  The double bow front mahogany chest by Rway has eight ample drawers with patinated brass hardware and sits on carved feet.  It would be great in a bedroom or living/ dining room, but would also make a nice double vanity in a bathroom.  60" l., 22" d., 36" h.  American, c. mid 20th c.  $975.00   

Baker Furniture Chippendale Style Mirror

Keeping it classic today with this large and impressive Chippendale style mahogany framed bevelled mirror by Baker Furniture.  31.5" w., 55" h.  American, 2nd half 20th c.  $595.00

Baker Furniture Chippendale Style Table

Timeless pie crust edged, tilt-top tea table by Baker Furniture.  This elegant, Chippendale style table has handsomely carved claw and ball feet and a carved column.  29.5" diam., 29.5" h.  American, 2nd half 20th c.  $650.00

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kroehler Furniture MCM Chest

It's all in the details....  While Kroehler produced some great looking case goods pieces, including several lines designed by Gilbert Rohde, we don't come across them very often.  This tall chest is one of three pieces we've just brought in from what seems to be a fairly rare series.  We couldn't find any other examples.  The series is sharply designed and each piece has interesting design details.  This five drawer dresser has a slim top drawer and four full depth drawers below, two of which are divided.  The drawer pulls and knobs are patinated brass with turquoise enamelled inset centers.  The legs have ebonized decoration with circular brass discs.  36" w., 18" d., 47" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD        

Friday, May 19, 2017

Italian Flower Basket Lamp

Very decorative flower basket lamp with gold woven ceramic basket and white porcelain flowers. (base only)  24" h., 10" diam.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

Italian MCM Bowl

Great design on this Italian MCM ceramic bowl with sputnik and abstact pattern.  8.5" diam., 4.5" h.  Italian, c. 1960's  SOLD

Lucite Table Lamp

This lamp pairs lucite and faux suede for an end result that's as stylish today as when it was made in the 1970's.  35" h., 6.5" square.  Shade available by special order.  (base only)  American, c. 1970's  $150.00     

Wednesday, May 17, 2017