Monday, September 30, 2013

"Mario Buatta for John Widdicomb Furniture Co." Chinoiserie Cabinet

I can't recall using the word "exquisite" to describe a piece that we have featured.  However, in this case, I can't think of a better adjective.  This exceptional cabinet was designed by legendary designer and decorator Mario Buatta for Widdicomb Furniture.  Over the past few decades, Mario Buatta's clients have included Barbara Walters, Malcolm Forbes, Henry Ford II, and a commission to redesign Blair House in Washington, D.C.
This cabinet is beautifully decorated and features a carved and gilded Greek key design, handpainted and embossed flora and fauna, faux bamboo carved legs and a faux painted marble top.  There is a custom-cut piece of glass for the top as well.  The two locking doors open to two drawers and an adjustable shelf.  This is a show stopper.  43" l., 21" w., 36" h.  American, c. 2nd half 20th c.  SOLD

Thursday, September 26, 2013

"Maitland Smith" Demilune Console Table

Elegant demilune console table by Maitland Smith.  The console has an antiqued teal finish, tessellated marble top with a carved floral garland and fluted, tapered legs.  46" l., 14" w., 34" h.  American, c. 2nd half 20th c.  SOLD

Mahogany Nesting Tables

Elegant set of four, larger than usual, mahogany nesting tables with tapered legs and contrasting wood inlay.  Largest, 28" l., 17 1/2" w., 30" h.  American, c. 1940's  SOLD

Olexander Wlasenko; "Stand"

In this wonderful new work by Olex, inspired once again by the Italian film "Eclipse", Monica Vitti is portrayed in a moment of contemplation.  She ponders many things, her relationships, her family, her future.   It is both a portrait and a still life.  Framed, 78" l., 46" h. SOLD

"La Barge" Mirror

High style and high quality La Barge double framed, carved wood and gesso, Italian Regency style mirror.  The frame is gold leafed with antiqued glass.  43 1/2" h., 27" w.  Italian, c. 1960's  SOLD

Art Deco Sideboard

Nice looking and very nicely priced mahogany sideboard with two compartments, two drawers, and streamlined modern pulls.  48" l., 19" w., 34" h.  American, c. 1940  SOLD

Wood Table with Stainless Steel Top

Can't get away this fall, we will bring the island to you!  This cool table is well constructed and very versatile.  It would make a great kitchen island or work table.  The holidays are coming, so pull up some stools and you could seat eight to ten people comfortably.  73" l., 43" w., 33" h.  American, 1st half 20th c. SOLD

Monday, September 23, 2013

Olexander Wlasenko; "Turn"

Sensational new work by Olexander Wlasenko.  This is one of Olexander's as well as one of our favorite pieces to date.  It was inspired by a scene in the 1962 Italian film, L'eclisse.  L'eclisse (Eclipse) is about a young woman who breaks up with an older lover and then has an affair with a confident young stockbroker.  With a Roman piazza as a backdrop, Vitorria, Monica Vitti, turns to glance at the very handsome Piero, Alain Delon.  What will happen next? Framed, 78" l., 44" h. SOLD

Mahogany Drop-Leaf Dining Table

This handsome mahogany dining table has traditional styling but would be great mixed with modern.  It has two drop-leaves and three additional leaves which can be added.  It has eight faux bamboo legs and brass feet.  In addition to being very attractive, this table is also very versatile.  When closed, it measures just 26" long.  When the leaves are extended it measures 60", but with all three leaves added it is 96" long.  42" w., 28" h.  American, c.1950's  SOLD

Friday, September 20, 2013

"Haeger" Vase

Large, dark sea green, modern vase by Haeger.  9 1/2" l., 10" h., 5" w.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Modern Chest of Drawers

Nice size and lines on this modern chest of drawers.  It has one slightly bowed top drawer and three drawers below (one drawer is double) with great looking hardware. 32" l., 18" w., 43" h.  American, c. 1950  SOLD

"Century Furniture Co." Pair of Leather Chairs

Great quality and nice value on this pair of leather wing chairs by Century Furniture.  These chairs have classic styling with dark brown leather and brass tacks, and are a little oversized making them extra comfortable.  American, 2nd half 20th c. 40" l., 47" h., 31" w. SOLD

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"Butler" Magazine Holder

Stylish Mid-Century blonde oak magazine holder with metal mesh panels by Butler Furniture.  16" l., 9 1/2" w., 12" h. American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Cranberry Glass Lamp

This timeless and elegant lamp has lived a life for almost one hundred years and is still shining brightly.  The cranberry glass is decorated with gold floral and leaf decoration and the metal is also gilded.  It would take any room up a few notches on the sophistication scale.  34" h.  American, c. 1920's SOLD

Monday, September 16, 2013

Art Deco Mirrored Tray

Very Hollywood.  This Art Deco mirrored tray has elegant, sculptural lines and is accented with glass ball fasteners.  20" l., 14" w., 2 1/2" h.  American, c. 1940  SOLD

Mohair Club Chair and Ottoman

Luxurious Art Deco style vintage club chair and ottoman.  This beautiful set has recently been reupholstered in a mushroom color pure mohair fabric.  Mohair is one of the oldest textile fabrics in use and is known for its  luster and sheen as well as it's durability.  It lasts a lifetime and gets even more beautiful as it ages.  The cushions on the chair and ottoman are part feather filled so in addition to being lovely to look at, both pieces are extremely comfortable.  Both pieces are trimmed in a silk bullion fringe.  Chair, 36" h. (back), 30" w. (arm to arm), 35" l.  Ottoman, 32" l., 24" w., 17" h.  c. 2nd half 20th c. SOLD

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tole Lamp

While this tole lamp and the sconce previously listed are from two different places, they are a perfect match.  This lamp has an identical shade and decoration and the base is decorated with the same vine motif.  It is a nice little classic lamp with a soft, warm light.  19" h., 10" l., 6" w.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Tole Sconce

Need a light?  This is a great little, single candle, tole sconce with handpainted gold decoration.  It would add just the right amount of light in a hallway, foyer, or wherever a little extra illumination and or decoration is needed. 12" h., 6" diam.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Saturday, September 14, 2013

"Kindel Furniture Co." Butler's Chest

Very finely crafted 20th c. version of a classic butler's chest.  This elegant piece by Kindel Furniture of Grand Rapids features four drawers with handsome, original brass pulls, tambour doors which open to reveal three cubby holes for files, letters, etc., and a pull out surface for writing.  40" l., 19" w., 50" h.  American, c. 1950's SOLD

Pair of Walnut and Cane Cabinets

Harvey Probber/ Finn Juhl style pair of walnut cabinets with cane door fronts.  This cool and casual pair of very versatile cabinets look great side by side or when separated flanking a fireplace, a window, or on either side of a room.  Each cabinet measures 30" l., 19" w., 29" h,  American, c. 1960 SOLD

Mahogany Chest

This custom, modern mahogany chest of drawers has wonderful color and graining, and very interesting elliptical cut out drawer pulls.  It's an easy size to work with and would be great in a bedroom, but also right at home in a living room, den or foyer.  46" l., 20" w. 32 1/2" h.  American, c. 1960's SOLD

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Italian Side Table

Small but sophisticated side table with tapered, fluted and gilded column, glass top and marble base, with brass accents.  18" h., 15" diam.  Italian, c. 1950's SOLD

Frosted Glass Lamp

This classic frosted glass lamp has a rich, satin-like texture which is highlighted by the glow of the gold foil interior of the shade.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Pair of Iron Horse Heads

Great style and patina on this pair of large and very heavy (appx. 20lbs. each) cast iron horse heads.  They would look great on a book case, mantel, chest of drawers, or anywhere an interesting decorative focal point is required.  11" l., 11" h., 5" w.  American, early 20th c.  SOLD

Italian Tole Ice Bucket

Very decorative, Italian, urn shaped lidded ice bucket with handpainted decoration.  The piece is decorated on the body, back and front, as well as the lid and footed base.  12" h., 9" diam.  Italian, c. 1950's SOLD

"New Haven Clock Co.", Mt. Vernon Banjo Clock

Classic and rare early 20th c. New Haven Clock Co., banjo clock.  This handsome, key wind clock is all original, and has a mahogany case, brass decoration and features an image of Mt. Vernon.  It keeps great time and only has to be wound once a month.  40" h., 12" l. 4 1/2 " w.  American, c. 1911 SOLD

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pair of Art Deco Copper Embossed Works

In the style of Rockwell Kent, this fantastic pair of framed, embossed copper works feature a male and female farm worker.  They are beautifully rendered and retain their original matting and frames.  24 1/2" l., 20 1/2" w.  American, c. 1940  $250.00 for the pair

"Posing Patterns", by L.E. Broome

Got any beautiful friends....vain or wanna' be models, this is the best gift book ever.  Posing Patterns has all the best advice and poses for the posers.  Published in 1958 it is a classic!  American, c. 1958  SOLD

Lucite Magazine Holder

Chic lucite magazine holder with a thick lucite handle.  The condition is excellent.  14" l., 10" w., 10" h.  American, c. 1970  SOLD

Pair of Studio 54 Lamps

Cool pair of 1970's white glass globe lamps with orange plastic bases.  Bedside, on either side of a mantel, or pretty much anywhere, this pair of lamps would add a hip element to any home.  8" h., 7" diam.  American, c. 1970  SOLD