Saturday, November 28, 2015

Taschen

If you're looking for stocking stuffers for design loving family members or friends, this season we have a beautiful series of smaller format hardcover art and design books by Taschen.  $24.95

Hollywood Regency Mirror

Very large and very decorative Hollywood Regency style mirror with ornate giltwood frame.  53" h., 36" w.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Friday, November 27, 2015

Le Corbusier LC4 Chairs

Le Corbusier (1887-1965) was born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris in Switzerland and moved to Paris in 1917.  Widely regarded as the most important architect of the 20th century, he was also a gifted painter, writer, urban planner and designer.  One of his most iconic designs is the LC4 Chaise Longue.  Designed in 1928, the chair was called the "relaxing machine" as it mirrors the body's curves and has an infinite amount of sitting angles.  The frame is movable and adjusts from upright to full recline.  Examples of the LC4 chaise longue can be found in the permanent collections of many museums including the MoMA in NYC.  This pair of chairs, in their original black leather, was manufactured by Cassina and each chair is signed and numbered.  Cassina has the exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation to produce the LC4.  The chairs come with the original documentation from Cassina.  63" l., 22 1/2" w., 33" h.  Italian, 20th c.   SOLD

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Russel Wright for Conant Ball, Tall Chest

Russel Wright (1904-1976) was an American Industrial designer who revolutionized the way people lived.  He believed design starts with the dinner table, which is the center of the home, and then should work outward to furnishings, interiors, architecture and landscaping.  Wright, throughout his long and very successful career, designed everything from table ware and appliances to textiles and furniture.  He worked with great manufacturers like Steubenville Pottery and Conant Ball Furniture to produce his designs.   He and his wife Mary, with whom  he partnered professionally, wrote several books on "living" including "Guide to Easier Living" in which they wrote "Good informal living substitutes a little head work for a lot of legwork. It doesn't need wealth, but it does take thought, some ingenuity and resourcefulness, and more than a little loving care to create a home that is really your own."  They are widely credited with inventing lifestyle marketing.   
This thoroughly modern, very solid maple chest by Russel Wright for Conant Ball has eight ample drawers and great functionality.  41" h., 40" w., 20" d.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Mid-Century Italian Bar/ Desk



It's easy to imagine Sophia or Gina sexily sauntering up to this chic, Ponti-style bar in a Rome apartment in one of their iconic 1950's films.  The key locking drop front has an inset landscape and opens to a compartment for bottles or glasses.  The drop surface can also be comfortably used as a writing or laptop desk.  The key locking lower case doors open to a compartment with one adjustable shelf.  If you're looking for a piece to add some cool, mid-century vita to your casa....  69" h., 38" w., 16" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pair of Wheat Sheaf Candle Sconces

Made iconic in decorating by Coco Chanel, the wheat sheaf motif strays from the classic table application here.  This pair of wheat sheaf candlestick holders would add a sophisticated and  decorative pop to a dining room, foyer or living room.  19"l., 21" h., 5" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

Goumot Labesse Pair of Busts


Beautiful pair of bisque porcelain busts of a boy and a girl on cobalt and gilt bases.  Each bust is signed Porcelaines; Goumot Labesse; Limoges France.  15.5" h.  French, 20th c. SOLD

Brass and Glass Nesting Tables

Substantial set of two solid brass and thick bevelled glass nesting tables with an Asian Modern influence.  20" l., 17 1/2" w., 21 1/2" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lucite Table Lamp

This ultra-stylish lucite table lamp has a stepped base on four square feet, which supports four columns capped by a pagoda style top.  The black parchment shade is new.  31" h., 19" diam.  American, c. 1970  SOLD

Olexander Wlasenko; "Movie Theater"

A little naughty in nature, this image was inspired by the film, "Love at Twenty".  As the title implies, the short film explores the idea of first love.  Antoine is infatuated with Colette.  They go to a movie together.  Just as the darkened theater can be the site of fantasy, it can also be a place of unrequited love.....   Framed, 62" l., 30" h.  SOLD

Edward Wormley for Drexel Furniture, Chest of Drawers

Designed by Edward Wormley in 1947 as part of the "Precedent" collection for Drexel Furniture Co., this chest is made of lustrous silver elm.  While it is thoroughly modern, the arrangement of drawers and the hardware recall earlier architect and drafting cabinets.  48"l., 19"d., 32 1/2"h.  American, c.1947  SOLD

"The Rolling Stones"







Published by Taschen and produced in close collaboration with the band, "The Rolling Stones" boxed special edition is "the definitive, authorized, illustrated history of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band".  With over 500 pages of incredible images from some of the world's greatest photographers including Helmut Newton and Annie Leibovitz, and a foreward by President Bill Clinton, it is also the ultimate holiday gift for the Stones fan in your life.  SOLD

Century Furniture Company Asian Modern Chair

Century Furniture Company black lacquered Asian Modern chair with brass accents and silk upholstered seat cushion in the style of James Mont.  30" h., 27" w., 26" d.  American, c. 1960's SOLD

Olexander Wlasenko; "The Descent"

The Descent was inspired by a 1965 French thriller starring Marie-France Pisier in the role of Anna.  In this scene, the mysteriously seductive cabaret singer descends to the stage.  Anna recognizes someone in the audience.  Her facial expression can't conceal her wariness.  Will the show go on?  Charcoal on paper  78" l., 36" h.  $4,300.00

Mount Airy Furniture Company Credenza


One of the most extraordinary pieces we have featured, this impressive piece by Mount Airy Furniture is in the style of Renzo Rutili and is comprised of four individual cabinets on a separate base.  The two center cabinets have mahogany frames and gold-leafed doors with ornate filigree pulls.  One cabinet has an adjustable shelf while the other has an adjustable shelf as well as a slide-out bottom shelf.  The center cabinets are bookended by smaller cabinets with caned doors that open to an adjustable shelf in each unit.  102" l., 19" w., 30" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pair of Blanc de Chine Lamps



Chic Blanc de Chine porcelain figural table lamps with brass bases and new fabric shades.  33" h., 6 1/2" l., 5" w.  c. 1940's  SOLD

Octagonal Tray Table

Octagonal cocktail table with faux bamboo, ebonized base and removable top with a mottled finish.  39" diam.  18" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Bert England for Johnson Furniture, Credenza

This piece was designed by Bert England for Johnson Furniture, and originally purchased at John Stuart in Manhattan.  John Stuart was a high end furniture retailer with shops in New York and Grand Rapids.  Just as modern today as when it was designed over fifty years ago, the credenza has eight drawers with patinated brass handles and a door which opens to a compartment with one adjustable shelf.  Patinated brass trim on the legs and frame add a nice tailored finish.  72" l.,  20" d., 31" h.  American, c. 1960  SOLD

Hickory Chair Company Leather Wingback

Perfectly patinated burgundy leather wing chair with brass tacks by Hickory Chair Company.  42" h. (back), 30" w., 25" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Pair of Drexel Furniture Side Tables


Elegant pair of side tables with beautiful wood tone and grain, ebonized columnar legs with brass capitals and bases, and ebonized ball feet.  26" l.,  22" w., 23"h.  American, c. 20th c.  SOLD

Milo Baughman Style Pair of Arm Chairs

Classically modern, these handsome chairs retain their original glen plaid upholstery which is in excellent condition.  In addition to being great looking, they are extremely comfortable.  25" h. (back), 31" w., 33" d.  SOLD

Tommi Parzinger Style Candle Sconces

Dramatic pair of brass, six-arm candle sconces in the style of Tommi Parzinger.  27" h., 15" w., 6" d.  American, c.1950's  SOLD

Bert England for Johnson Furniture, Credenza


Designed by Bert England for Johnson Furniture, this long, ebonized credenza features four drawers over center doors with large brass filigree drop pulls which open to additional drawers and storage compartments.  Doors on either end open to storage compartments with adjustable shelves.  80" l., 20" w., 32" h.  American, c. 1960  SOLD

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Address and Phone

Our new address is:
318 Dundurn Street South, No. 2
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4L6

tel: (289) 389-2000
email: michael@michaelthomasantiques.com

Friday, November 13, 2015

Before, During and Open!

Hope to see you on Saturday, but just in case you can't make it, here are some pictures of the new Michael Thomas.  The first couple of shots are what the space looked like when we took it over a few months ago.