Friday, August 10, 2018

Maitland Smith Book Lamp


A good book light is hard to find.  This handsome book lamp was designed by Maitland Smith and has a base made up of a bronze roman bust, quill and ink bottle atop four leather bound art books.  The embossed leather shade has a marbleized interior.  23" h., 16" w., 9" d.  American, c. 20th c.  $350.00 
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Palladio Chair



Italian accent.  This graceful, Neoclassical, cast metal accent chair by Palladio retains its original gold gilt and antiqued ivory paint finish.  It has a stylized lyre back with ribbon and garland detail.  The seat cushion is upholstered in a subtle shade of seafoam green velvet.  33" h., 18" w., 18" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Pair of Kittinger Furniture Co. Chairs

I've passed this building a few times over the last couple of years and often wondered if it was a Kittinger showroom, office, workshop or warehouse.  It was on the route today, after having just purchased a pair of beautiful chairs made by Kittinger in the 1920's.  I thought it would make a good backdrop for a photo of the chairs.  I went in to ask if I could take a photo in front of their building an met Ray, the current owner of Kittinger Furniture.  As it turns out the building is showroom, office, workshop and warehouse.  He was extremely gracious and gave me a personal tour and a history lesson.  It was like being a kid in a candy store...or a middle-aged antique dealer looking behind the curtain of a favorite maker.  Many of my favorite, and the most beautiful, pieces in the shop over the last decade were made by Kittinger.  I knew they had done many pieces for The White House (before the current admin.) including the chair President Obama sat in for his inauguration.  Hearing the stories first hand and seeing all the ephemera was amazing.  Seeing the attention to detail, care in handcrafting, and pride in workmanship still present today was somehow very reassuring.  This pair of Jacobean influenced chairs by Kittinger exhibit all the qualities for which the company is known, and they have stood the test of time beautifully.  The Naugahyde upholstery is newer.  37" h., 26" w., 20" h.  American, c. 1920's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and minor restoration.














Druce and Co. Ltd., Elbow Chair




Best in show.  'A most interesting piece of Lacquer work in Chinese Style' by Druce and  Co., Ltd. of Baker Street London.  This very elegant Chinoiserie style 'elbow' chair is finely crafted with hand painted decoration in gold.  It retains its original brass tag.  The Druce ad from 1910 features the chair and other pieces from the collection.  37" h., 22" w., 22" d.  English, c. 1910  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and minor restoration.

Faux Bamboo Ceramic Lamps


Palm Beach chic pair of Hollywood Regency style ceramic table lamps with faux bamboo raised latticework and original wooden finials.  30" h. to finial top, 9" diam.  American, c. 1960's  $395.00 for the pair.
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Waterfall Desk

Halston, Gucci, Fiorucci.  It's the greatest 1970's waterfall/ Parsons style teal laminate desk, but would also work nicely as a small kitchen table or console. 50" w., 30" d., 29.5" h.  American, c. 1970  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

MCM Upholstered Bench


This MCM newly reupholstered Risom/ Probber style bench is vibrant and versatile, long and lean, cool and clean-lined.  The frame is walnut.  The cushion is firm and comfortable.  60" l., 19" d., 16.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Frame is in very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  Upholstery is in excellent restored condition.

Sheaf of Wheat Table


We love our grains, and our classics.  Classic sheaf of wheat table with a nicely patinated, substantial, tied bundle.  The glass top is 3/4" thick.  35" diam., 18" h.  c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Pair of Chapman Table Lamps




Stunning pair of Hollywood Regency style Chapman table lamps.  The lamps have oil rubbed parchment shades accented with gold banding and gold marbleized interiors.  The columnar bodies have a leather finish with brushed brass accents and scroll bases.  36" h., 18" diam.  American, c. 1960's  $695.00 for the pair
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Long Weekend

We will be closing Friday at 1 p.m. and closed this coming Saturday for an extended buying trip.  Enjoy the long weekend!

Friday, July 27, 2018

F.B. Decorative Arts Gilt Mirror


Another beauty by F.B. Decorative Arts of N.Y.C.  The mirror has a carved and gilded wood frame with fleur-de-lis, acanthus and floral decoration.  The mirrored glass is beveled.  43" h., 27.5" w., 1.75" d.  American, c. 1960's  $395.00
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.  

Nessen Table Lamp

Nessen (contd.) A few decades later comes this cool, clean, modern brass table lamp with original parchment shade from the Nessen Company.  27" h., 15" diam.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.