Saturday, September 22, 2018

Modern Bar Cart

Raising the bar cart.  Cool, clean, Baughman style two-tier polished chrome and glass bar cart on casters.  29" w., 18" d., 28" h.  American, c. 1970's  $395.00
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

Mastercraft Table

Another September show stopper!  This will be your 'forever table'.  It is truly timeless and mixes well with modern or classic.  Mastercraft mastery is exquisitely displayed here in design, quality and function.  The table starts as a round.  It is pictured as a round and with one leaf.  There are two more leaves!  Each leaf is skirted.  There are four legs which drop from the top of the base for additional support when more than one leaf is added.  The top is solid wood with burl veneer and a patterned inlay border.  The base is ebonized with gold leaf decoration.  10/10.  50" diam. as a round, 30" h., Each leaf is 20" and when fully extended the table is 110" long.  American, c. 1960's  $2,750.00
Condition:  Top and leaves are in excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  Base is newly, professionally re-ebonized and leafed.      

Friday, September 21, 2018

Italian Tassel Table

Tassels and tiers.  Lovely three-tiered, gilded, twisted metal tassel table.  Two tiers have glass shelves and one is mirrored.  31" h., 17" diam.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and some loss of silvering on the mirror edges.

Chinoiserie Secretary

"Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!  Live!  Live!  Live!"  -Auntie Mame  I think the same can be said about design.  This magnificent Chinoiserie Secretary is an 'all you can eat' kind of design feast!  It had me at the finials.  Gilded Chinese figures adorn the top of this two piece, ebonized, embossed and hanpainted secretary.  The two key-lock doors open to an array of drawers, secret compartments, cubby holes and shelves.  Below, the key-lock, drop-front desk opens to reveal more drawers, cubby holes and secret compartments.  Below that are two small and two large drawers.  This one really has to be seen to be fully appreciated.  I was told it was purchased about 20 years ago for $10,000.00 U.S.  90" h. (top of finial) 29" w., 32" d.  20th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, September 20, 2018


Our new windows celebrate the art of master printmaker David Blackwood.  The inspiration came in part from works he has done based on nautical flags.  (The handpainted canvas flags in the windows spell out his name.)  Inspiration also came from a great affection for David.  Some of the best memories of the Port Hope shop revolve around conversations about art and life shared during his regular visits.  His generosity with his knowledge, advice, stories and humor have added so much to the shop experience over the years.  Often when I brought a historical piece of Canadian art into the old shop, he had a story about, knew, worked or studied with the artist.  Nothing beats a living, first-hand art history lesson.  The history lessons sometimes included an intriguing trip to Yorkville and the Toronto gallery scene during the 1960's and 1970's.  Sometimes it was Vancouver, other times the east coast.  In addition to invaluable art lessons, he has been an inspiration, through example, in life lessons....marching to the beat of your own drum, following your passions, working hard and staying the course.  Through his art, teaching, championing and mentoring young artists, he has and continues to make the art world a kinder, more beautiful and more authentic place.
The etchings displayed in the windows are Dante's Barque, 2011 and The Wesleyville Under Construction, 2012

 The International Code:  Flags for David Judah, 2005

The Wesleyville Under Construction, 2012
17.75" x 20.5" framed

 Dante's Barque, 2011
20.5" x 17.25" framed 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Gordon Furniture Company; Pair of Side Tables

It's all about the mix with this very handsome pair of side tables by Gordon Furniture Company.  Two tiers of burl with inset beveled glass and cane are joined by polished brass, faux bamboo rods.  Decorative brass balls and wooden ball feet complete the mix.  26" d., 22" w., 20" h.  American, c. 1960's  $495.00 for the pair
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Baker Furniture Etagere

Saturday classics....more fine furniture.  Beautiful five-shelf mahogany etagere with a single drawer with polished brass pull and a glass top.  55" h., 17" w., 17" d.  American, c. 1960's  $395.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Century Furniture Pembroke Table

Certified fine furniture.  This classic, single-drawer, mahogany Pembroke table was made by Century Furniture based on a design from a piece in the Henry Ford Museum.  When Henry Ford opened his museum of Americana in 1929 he said "I am collecting the history of our people as written into the things their hands made and used."  The museum was created to give greater appreciation of an outstanding history of craftsmanship and design in America.  Century Furniture has, and continues to this day, to add to the outstanding history of craftsmanship and design in America.  32" w., 18" d., 28" h. (30" d. with leaves extended).  American, c. 1960's $450.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.    

Friday, September 14, 2018

Italian Table

Sweet side/ drinks table with a gilt metal floral base and a glass top.  18" h., 18" diam.  Italian, c. 1950's  $225.00  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Italian Bar Cart

Form and function.  Handsome fruitwood bar cart with inset brushed brass panels and brass decoration on the handle.  33" w., 17" d.,  28.5" h.  Italian, c. 1960's  $295.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and patination to the brass.

Italian Chair

Nice legs!  This Italian chair has an ebonized metal frame with elegant lines and a rush seat.  Great desk/ occasional chair.  33" h., 16" w., 16" d.  Italian, c. 1960's  $150.00  On Hold
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Fornasetti Style Nesting Tables

Pretty, set of three, Fornasetti style nesting tables with ebonized wood frames and decorative tops.  The tops have lifelike butterflies and leaves pressed between a background fabric with woven metallic gold threads and clear vinyl.  Each table, 17" h., 15" diam.  American, c. 1950's  $150.00 for the set of three.
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.