Salon was inspired by the 1965 Italian film Io la conoscevo bene, which translates as I Knew Her Well. The film follows a small town girl who wants to make inroads into the Roman entertainment industry. With Salon, Olexander had Edward Hopper's isolated paintings in mind. The deserted scenario feels evacuated of a human presence. Inner dramas are concealed behind closed doorways and urban portals.
If you are looking for a piece to add a little Hollywood Regency style drama to a room, this substantial coffee table would fit the bill. The gilded metal base has four double scroll legs with decorative ring accents which support a 3/4" thick piece of circular glass. 40" diam., 15" h. American, c. 1950's SOLD
We've been in our new home in Hamilton for just over a month now and we are sincerely grateful for the enthusiastic welcome and all the good wishes and support from the community. It has been a wonderful month filled with visits from old clients and friends and lots of interesting conversations and great interactions with our new neighbors.
For this year's Christmas window, we decided to go old school and traditional with handmade wreaths and garlands, fresh fruit, early antiques and art, and packages tied up with string. With all that is happening in the world today, we felt a little comfort was in order. 'Tis the season for comfort and joy, tradition and nostalgia.One tradition which is very important to us and we are happy to continue, is donating a portion of our December sales to charity. For this year's charity, we will be giving to the Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton. Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an independent, not-for-profit housing program which has been dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing by building homes in partnership with families in need since 1991. Five percent of profits from every sale in December will be donated to HFHH. http://www.habitathamilton.ca/
We wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season and thank you again for making our introduction to Hamilton so warm and welcoming.
These timeless and elegant side tables by Kittinger Furniture Company feature lustrous satinwood veneers, patinated brass galleries with Greek key design, and each table has two double-sided drawers. 25" l., 17" w., 25 1/2" h. American, c. 1960's SOLD
Handsome drop-leaf Empire table with pedestal base. This classic table would be great for a condo. or smaller space as it works well as a console table when not in use as a dining table. When fully extended the table measures 54" l., 42" w., 30" h. When closed, 22" l., 42"w., 30" h. American, c. mid 19th c. SOLD
Striking in both its pristine condition as well as its sleek lines, this gorgeous cabinet has two doors which lock individually. The hinges were designed as part of the decoration and define the gently curved corners. The interior of the cabinet has six shelves and two drawers. 44" h., 42" l., 21" w. 2nd half 20th c. SOLD
Created and shown during her artist residency at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery earlier this year, Seaworld is part of the Land of Id series, a collection of drawings and paintings which focus on our ill-devised relationship with the natural environment and its consequences.
We were very happy to find an article on one of our favorite 20th century American designers in the July/ August 2015 "Elle Decor". We were even happier to recently find these two pairs of chairs that he designed for Lloyd Manufacturing Company. While Kem Weber is still relatively unknown outside of collecting circles, pieces he designed can be found in the permanent collections of the MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. "Long before midcentury modernism became popular, this German born designer and architect brought streamlined style to Hollywood." He was well ahead of his time as a designer and his designs were pretty cutting edge for the period as exemplified in these 1930's streamlined modern chairs. The chairs retain their original naugahyde upholstery which is in excellent condition. Two of the chairs have rectangular back rests and two have oval rests. They are being offered in pairs. 31" h., 21" w., 21" d. American, c. 1930's SOLD
Originally designed in the early 1930's by Walter Von Nessen, this iconic, brass, swing-arm desk lamp is a mid-century model by Nessen Studios. It retains its original linen drum shade which is in excellent condition. 17" h., 15" diam. American, 2nd half 20th c. SOLD
Edward Wormley was an American designer at the forefront of introducing Modernism to the American public. His furniture was shown in the early fifties at the Good Design Exhibitions put on by the Museum of Modern Art. The Exhibitions showcased top cutting edge designers of the period including Eames, Nelson and Bertoia. This seven drawer tall chest was designed in 1947 as part of The Drexel Furniture Company's Precedent line. We have had a number of pieces from this collection over the years, but this is the first in the darker finish. 43" h., 32" l., 19" w. American, c. 1947 SOLD
Smart little pair of two tiered tables by Baker Furniture with inset engraved brass tops. The tables are on casters and may be used separately as side tables or together as a small coffee table. Each table is 18 1/2" square, 15" h. American, c. 1970's SOLD
Very versatile, rarer piece from Heywood Wakefield in their sable finish. The lower cabinet has a drawer and two doors which open to a compartment with an adjustable shelf. The top unit also has a drawer and three shelves for books or display. 63" h., 46"l., 20 1/2"w. American, 1950's SOLD
The pineapple has been a universal symbol for hospitality and welcome for many centuries. These nicely patinated, bronze pineapple candle sconces would make a perfect addition to a foyer, dining room or especially an entry way with their positive symbolism. 15" h., 9" w. American, 1st half 20th c. SOLD
Over the past few years we have had a number of great pieces designed by Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville, but this is the first one from the "Urban Suburban" line. The clean lined, nine drawer chest has contrasting drawer handles with patinated brass accents and contrasting legs and stretchers. It definitely has a more urban than suburban feel to it, but would work just as nicely in a bungalow in Brampton as a loft in Leslieville. 62" l., 19" w., 29" h. American, c. 1960's SOLD
This fine set of four chairs (2 arm and 2 side) was made by the Old Colony Furniture Company. The frames are walnut with caned backs and upholstered seat cushions. The turquoise patent leatherette upholstery is original and in excellent condition. The punch of color gives these classic chairs a nice contemporary feel. American, c. 1960's SOLD
Anytime we see an original box with a piece of furniture that is over fifty years old, it is a definite kick. It was just an added bonus with this exceptional Henredon dining table. The pecan table has a faux bamboo apron and legs, and is incredibly versatile. When closed it is only 39 1/2" in diameter. It has two leaves (in their original box, and still in the factory wrapping) which measure 20" each. When fully extended, the table opens to 80". American, c. 1960's SOLD
If you're getting the impression that we are fans of the designs of Bert England, you would be correct. This pair of tables was designed by England for the Johnson Furniture Company 'Forward Trend' Collection. Each features a polished Carrara marble top with a drawer below. The legs have brass accents and brass capped feet. 28" l., 20" w., 23" h. American, c. 1960 SOLD
Black lacquered Chinoiserie bar cart on casters with hand painted decoration and mother of pearl inlay. Bottom doors open to a compartment for storing bottles or glasses. 33" l., 18" w., 31" h. American, c. 1950's SOLD
Perfect for a foyer or behind a sofa, this very decorative console by Drexel has a faux marble top with a Greek key border, and a Greek key design on the apron and legs. 60" l., 15" w., 25" h. American, c. 1970 SOLD
This piece comes from the Milling Road Collection by Baker Furniture and has a cool and casual, almost beachy vibe. The two center doors with natural woven seagrass open to a compartment with one adjustable shelf. The doors are flanked by three drawers on either side. The top drawers have patinated brass handles. 81" l., 19" w., 30" h. American, c. 1960's SOLD