Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Waltham Mirror with Clock

It may be time for a new mirror.  This is a very beautiful and unusual piece.  Neoclassical gilded wood and gesso mirror and working clock (newly cleaned and serviced) by Waltham.  I can see this in a historic home in the Hudson Valley with charcoal walls and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the river.  Yes, it would be a great mirror for my dream home!  38" l., 24" w.  SOLD

Savory Roasting Pan

At the root of all great meals is great cookware.  We don't do a lot of kitchenware, but we couldn't pass up this vintage enamelware roasting pan.  It was just too good looking.  18.5" l., 12" w., 8" h.  American, 1st half 20th c.  SOLD

Ship's Wheel Mirror

Happy Summer!  As our thoughts turn to sea, sand and lakeside living, what better accessory to kick off the season?  This wood framed ship's wheel mirror would be right at home in a cottage, beach house, kid's room, etc.  30" diam.  American, c. 1940's  SOLD

Lucite and Glass Tray

Lovely serving tray with a glass base, engraved lucite edge and twisted lucite handles.  21" l., 12" w., 1.75" h.  American, c. 1950's  $95.00

London Bar Advertising Sign

We took a break from the drive to take advantage of a nice photo op. for this 1940's enamelled metal sign. It has cool graphics and rich coloring and advertises the "London Bar and Cafeteria" and  "The Shires".  In the shop now, it would make a great hip addition to a kitchen, dining room, bar, etc.  40" h., 25" w.  c. 1940's  $375.00

Art Deco Mirror

Very decorative Baroque/ Art Deco style mirror framed mirror.  29" h., 23.5" w.  American, c. 1940's SOLD

Milo Baughman for the Design Institute of America; Dining Table

Milo Baughman for the Design Institute of America, expandable chrome and glass dining table.  "Leaves" on each side separate to reveal center section which lifts up to add 2 feet in length to the table.  While it is a sleek and chic yet very functional dining table, especially where space is a consideration, it would also make a fantastic desk.  61" l. expanding to 85", 39" w., 29.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  $1,175.00  SALE $795.00

Finn Juhl for France and Son, Rosewood Desk

Finn Juhl was a Danish architect, interior and industrial designer credited with bringing Danish Modern to America in the 1940's.  He had a long and successful design career and among his achievements were lines of furniture for Baker, collaborations with General Electric, and designing the United Nations Trusteeship Council Chamber in NYC.  His honors include five gold medals at the Milan Triennale in the 1950's, a 1978 Royal Designer for Industry Award in London, and a 2010 Wallpaper Design Award.
This stunning rosewood desk was designed by Finn Juhl for France and Son of Denmark and retailed by John Stuart in New York.  It retains both the France and Son as well as the John Stuart metal labels.  This impressive piece of furniture is a testament to Danish Modernism and fine design.  Every detail has been carefully thought through down to the bowtie drawer pulls.  Originally, the desk was able to be ordered in different configurations and sizes.  This piece has one bank of drawers which may be positioned on either the left or right side.  Another example of a larger model may be seen here.  
If you're looking for a desk which is also a statement piece with a perfect mix of form and function, look no further.  63" l., 31.5" d., 28" h.  Danish, c. 1960's  $3,400.00  SALE $1,750.00
 Finn Juhl
 Finn Juhl pieces at the Design Museum, Denmark


Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, Pair of Arm Chairs

Super chic pair of chrome flat bar lounge chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.  The chairs have been newly upholstered, and the polished chrome is in great condition.  They are darker in person than in the photos; deeper gray with black and brown threads in the weave of the fabric.  Very comfortable.  American, c. 1970's  28.5" w., 31" d., 26" h.  $3950.00 for the pair

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, Sofa

Cool and sleek tufted sofa designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.  The sofa retains its original faux leather upholstery, in near mint condition, and has a chrome base and legs.  It has all of its original labels including one with the manufacture date.  72" l., 31.5" d., 31.5" h.  American, c. 1969  $1,750.00

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin

Milo Trifecta.  Just in, Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin tufted sofa and pair of arm chairs.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Alabaster Urn

Classic alabaster urn which functions nicely as a vase, candle holder or on its own as a decorative object.  12" h., 8" diam.  20th c.  SOLD

Wheat Sheaf Compote

This is the companion piece to the candlestick holders listed earlier.  The compote has a Carrera marble bowl and stepped base with a pedestal composed of gilt metal wheat.  12" diam.  12" h.  Italian, c. 1950's  $175.00

Wheat Sheaf Candlestick Holders

Made iconic in decorating by Coco Chanel, the wheat sheaf motif strays from the classic table application here.  This elegant pair of candlestick holders have Carrera marble bases and gilt metal wheat sheaf with bronze holders.  9" h.  Italian, c. 1950's  $150.00 for the pair

Large Clam Shell

Very large and deep natural clam shell with a wonderful undulating form.  The shell is in excellent condition and has nice coloring both inside and out.  It is a great decorative accessory and could also be used as a vessel for serving chilled oysters or shrimp on ice.  The possibilities are as vast as the sea!  14" l., 10"w.,  6 1/4" h.  SOLD

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Chapman Table Lamp

Very fine and handsome table lamp by the Chapman Lamp Company with a brushed brass and leather wrapped columnar base and the original marbelized lamp shade with gold interior which is in excellent vintage condition.  35" h., 16" diam.  American, c. 1960's  $295.00 

Century Furniture Table

Chippendale style, mahogany, single drawer side table by Century Furniture.    The drawer front and sides are handsomely carved and the top has inlaid banding.  27" l., 14" w., 25" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Pair of Wooden Table Lamps

Classic wooden columnar table lamps with hand painted decoration on the bases and shades.  26" h., 14" diam.  c. 1960's  $250.00 for the pair

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

John Widdicomb Asian Modern Cabinet

Beautiful Asian Modern cabinet or server by John A. Widdicomb in the style of Renzo Rutili.  The cabinet has an olive green oil drop finish with cherry blossom, bird and butterfly decoration.  The doors, with patinated brass hardware, open to a compartment with two pull-out drawers and an adjustable shelf.  48" l., 18" d., 32" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Preppy Pagoda Windows

Strange bedfellows.  Our June windows marry two of our favorite (if somewhat incongruous) styles, East Coast Prep and Asian Modern.  We've always loved the pagoda shape and decided to Pulitzer it up with preppy pink and green.  The side panels reference the simplicity of the Japanese flag.  The Asian Modern black lacquered chairs, in the style of James Mont, are by Century Furniture, c. 1970's.  $1,250.00 for the pair  


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Century Furniture Bombe Chest

Finely crafted and very decorative bombe three drawer chest with an ivory paint finish by Century Furniture.  42" l., 19" d., 33" h.  American, c. 1960's  $695.00

Fish Sculpture

Big Fish!  This original mixed media work has a papier mache and wire frame body and great natural coloring and texture.  It would be a unique decorative addition and conversation piece for a cottage, beach house, etc......  45" l., 21" h., 10" w.  20th c.  SOLD

Wheat Sheaf Table

Milk, eggs, bread, wheat table.  The staples.  Harvested yesterday in the states and pictured in its natural environment during a photo break en route back to Canada as well as in the shop.  The wheat base with rope tie has a nice warm patina and the thick glass top has a bevelled edge.  36" diam., 18" h.,  Italian, c. 1950's  $875.00