Thursday, January 26, 2017

Brass and Glass Console

Brass frame console with glass top.  It is fairly long and low and fairly simple, so it would accommodate a large painting or mirror above it without detracting from the piece.  52" l., 14" d.,  26" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Pair of Lane Tables

Sharp in design and looking, MCM walnut, single drawer end tables by Lane Furniture Company.  They work well as end tables or night stands.  29" d.,  21.5" w.,  21.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Smiths of England Art Deco Clock

Super sleek Art Deco/ Art Moderne 8 day manual wind clock by Smith's of England.  The clock has a polished chrome base and a metal and mirrored dial with a beveled pale peach glass face.  8.5" l., 2.5" d., 8.25" h.  English, c. 1930's  SOLD

Brass Table Lamps

Smart, modern, hexagonal brushed brass table lamp with a taupe cotton drum shade.  30" h., 17" diam.  New, SOLD

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Baker Furniture Hollywood Regency Coffee Table

Described as "Palm Beach chic perfection", this substantial coffee or cocktail table by Baker has a thick glass top with a scalloped and stepped brass pie crust edge.  The hexagonal, faux bamboo, wood base is stained in a deep rich mahogany.  42" diam.  18" h.  American, c. 1970  SOLD

Baughman Style Sofa


Love everything about this super stylish sofa.  The clean, modern DW design is timeless.  It is extremely comfortable, and the newer pin-striped upholstery is very handsome and in excellent condition.  Since it was reupholstered, there are no original labels, but it is quite similar in style to sofas by Milo Baughman.  84" l., 34" d., 24" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

United Furniture Stands

This smart pair of two-drawer, diamond-front nightstands or end tables are the companion pieces to the chest that was previously listed.  23" w., 16" d., 24.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

United Furniture Tall Chest

Great lines and interesting details on this United Furniture tall chest.  The chest has two long top drawers and four diamond-front bottom drawers (two single depth and two double depth).  40" l., 19" d., 43" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Friday, January 13, 2017

Milo Baughman (attr.) for Founder's Furniture, Dining Table and Chairs

This set was produced by Founders Furniture and is attributed to Milo Baughman.  The dining table has a diamond patterned inlay top and comes with two leaves.  The set of six wood framed chairs, which are extremely comfortable, retain their original deep blue, basket weave, velvet upholstery.  The upholstery is in excellent condition.  Table, 60" l., 40" w.  Each leaf is 20".  American, c. 1970  SOLD







Glass Table Lamps

Mouth-blown textured glass table lamps in off white with off white linen drum shades.  29" h., 17" diam.  New, $350.00 each

Thursday, January 12, 2017

B. Altman Louis Chair


Made in Italy for B. Altman, N.Y.C., this wood framed Louis chair with original leather upholstery sits fairly upright and would make a great desk or occasional chair.  Both the wood and the leather are handsomely patinated.  Italian, c. 1930's  SOLD

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dorothy Draper for Henredon's Viennese Collection, Breakfront Cabinet

Dorothy Draper was born in 1889 in Tuxedo Park, NY into a wealthy and privileged family.  In 1923 she established the first interior design company in the United States.  During her long and very successful career she designed fabric lines for Schumacher, furniture for Ficks Reed and Henredon, interiors for hotels (including The Drake in Chicago and The Carlyle in NYC) restaurants, department stores, corporate offices, jets and automobiles.  Dorothy Draper and Company is still in business today and their website is worth a look.  It includes a history of Ms. Draper and the company as well as some historical images of her work.  http://www.dorothydraper.com/  
Draper is credited with inventing a style known as "Modern Baroque" and elements of that style are apparent in this exceptional piece she designed for Henredon's Viennese Collection.  The two-piece cabinet has a bombe base with three drawers.  Each drawer has a pair of patinated brass acanthus drawer pulls and a decorative escutcheon.  The lit display cabinet has glass doors and sides and two shelves with scalloped edges.  The interior is painted in a green which is virtually spot on Pantone's 2017 color of the year, Greenery.
The identical cabinet is available right now in Chicago, but shopping in Hamilton has its advantages.  In this case, saving over $11,000.00.  https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/storage-case-pieces/vitrines/dorothy-draper-viennese-collection-display-cabinet/id-f_802380/    
86" h., 67" w., 14.5" d.  American, c. 1963  $3,900.00



Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sligh Chest of Drawers

Beautifully crafted five drawer chest on casters by Sligh.  This Empire influenced tiger maple chest has a rich warm tone and wonderful graining.  It is in near mint condition.  40" l., 22.5" d., 46" h.  American c. 1938  SOLD

Friday, January 6, 2017

Faux Bamboo Gilt Mirror

Large and impressive carved gilt wood mirror with faux bamboo columns and acanthus and shell decoration.  53" h., 36" w.  Italian, c. 1960's  SOLD

Wiley NYC Wall Sculpture

This large and rare Jere era wall sculpture by Wiley is one of the nicest we have come across.  The piece is composed of various types and colors of metal and depicts a very detailed Brooklyn Bridge with a boat below and the Manhattan skyline in the distance.  54" l., 38" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Pair of Chrome and Faux Fur Chairs


If you're looking to add some animal magnetism and some 1970's cool to a room, this hip pair of chrome chairs fit the bill.  The seat covers are upholstered in white faux fur with naugahyde backs and snap onto the chrome frames.  The covers are original and in excellent vintage condition.  32" h., 19" w., 21" d.  American, c. 1970's.  SOLD

Davis Cabinet Company Mirror

Gilded and carved wood, mirror framed mirror with Acanthus bundle decoration by Davis Cabinet Company.  39" h., 25" w.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Paperie and Chinoiserie

Inspiration for our latest windows came while watching First Monday in May.  It is a captivating documentary about what goes into the making of the Met Gala event and the related exhibition at the museum.  In this case, it was China: Through the Looking Glass.  For the event, there was a monumental installation of a 12,500 pound Chinoiserie vase covered in over 250,000 stems of white roses created by designer Raul Avila and his team.  I knew Raul back in the day in NYC and it was a nice surprise to see him featured in the film, and also to see where life and his phenomenal talents have taken him.  I still remember receiving one of the most beautiful floral arrangements I have ever seen as a gift from him.  It was an antique clay pot filled with what seemed like a hundred pale multi-colored roses.  I still have the pot and he still seems to like working with roses, but obviously on a pretty grand scale these days.  I loved the idea of covering something, like my window walls, in fresh roses but lack the Met/ Vogue budget, and needed something a little more long lasting.  I thought about various materials and decided to experiment with plain white copy paper.  With considered crumpling and tearing, the paper seemed to take on a somewhat floral, but definitely sculptural quality.  Several hundred sheets, many clear push pins, and a few sore fingers and thumbs later, the walls were covered.  A nice textural backdrop with an interesting play of light was created for this very unusual pair of sculptural, asymmetrical, fan-backed, 1940's chairs.  SOLD










Mid-Century Arm Chair

We compare this MCM chair to a favorite sweater.  It is comfortable, cozy and it just kind of feels right.  The original upholstery is in nice vintage condition.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Bracket Back Sofa

This is one of the finest pieces we have featured over the last eight years, and one of my personal favorites.  It was designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.  Edward Wormley was the design director for Dunbar Furniture for many years.  He was also one of the top designers of the 20th century, and was on par with the likes of Florence Knoll and George Nelson.  He was at the forefront of bringing modernism into American homes in the mid-20th century.  We have featured a number of pieces he designed while working with Drexel, but this is the first we have had that he designed during his lengthy tenure at Dunbar.  It kind of has it all...timeless design, great functionality (especially for those who love to entertain, as it seats four very comfortably) and it is in what I feel comfortable calling mint vintage condition.  The Asian Modern fabric is just as timeless as the design of the sofa. https://www.1stdibs.com/search/?q=edward+wormley+bracket+back  90.5" l., 31.5" d., 27.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
http://www.edwardwormley.com/lookbook/



   

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had Happy Holidays and that 2017 is off to a good start!  We are kicking off the new year with our annual  January sale.  Almost everything in the shop (excluding art) is going to be marked down from 20% to 60%.  We will be posting a selection of sale items over the next few days.  If there is a piece you have had your eye on and want to know the sale price before we post it, please give us a call or send us an email and we will be happy to let you know the new price.