Sunday, December 23, 2018

Happy Holidays!

We will be closed for the holidays and reopen on January 3rd.  On Saturday, December 29th we will be in town and open by chance or appointment.  Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Curtis Jere Bridge Wall Sculpture


Beautiful Brutalist bridge wall sculpture in mixed metals with polychromed boats by Curtis Jere.  60" l., 32" h., 2.5" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Harden Leather Wing Chair


Classic form and classic color in this completely comfortable leather wing chair in Charleston green with brass tacks by Harden Furniture.  43" h., 32" w., 28" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.


Curtis Jere Flower Wall Sculpture


Lots of texture and visual interest in this bold and beautiful flower wall sculpture by C. Jere.  The large leaves are torch cut and the poms are made of thin brass rods.  It packs a big decorative punch.  48" h., 32" w., 4" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Britt Randle; Untitled




A sensational new work by Britt.  Archivally preserved texts form the 'canvas' for this abstract mixed media done primarily in black and white, but with small hits of color and metallics.  The work is behind glass in a natural wood frame.  53" h., 41" w.  Canadian, c. 2018  $3,600.00

Italian Rope and Tassel Wall Shelf

A great decorative accessory for living, dining, bedroom or bath, this Italian wall shelf has four glass shelves in a gilt metal frame with rope and tassel design.  53" h., 12" w., 8" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  $250.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Wheat and Sword Sconce



A uniquely Italian, creative combination of seemingly disparate items....sword, wheat and bow...that work beautifully together in this three candle wall sconce.  38" h., 12" w., 9" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Britt Randle; Untitled


Untitiled
Mixed media on paper
29" x 29" framed
$1,400.00

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Christmas Tins

This year's Christmas windows, as in the past, were inspired by our December charity.  They were also inspired by our tenth anniversary (which is the tin anniversary).  Our December charity is Food Banks Canada.  FBC is the only national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with hunger.  They do this today through support of over 500 food banks across Canada as well as by finding ways to reduce and eliminate hunger in the future by influencing policy through research, awareness raising and advocacy.
The 'Christmas Tins' windows started with many rolls of tin foil.  I wanted to do a modern take on old fashioned paper garland chains.  After cutting, folding and forming somewhere north of 1,000 pieces of foil, the links in the chains were joined and hung to make a fairly delicate garland curtain.  The Christmas trees were made with inverted pot pie tins with painted bottoms.  The color palette is a 1950's Christmas palette which works nicely with the pair of Saarinen chairs.  I thought those chairs would have sold as soon as I brought them into the shop, but everything happens for a reason.  They were just the right pieces to finish off the windows.
During the month of December, we will be donating ten percent of the profit from each sale at MTA to Food Banks Canada.  If you would like to learn more about this wonderful organization or donate directly, please visit them at https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season!  May your Christmas tins be filled with love, good memories and tasty treats.





Friday, November 30, 2018

Milo Baughman for D.I.A.; Console Table


More Milo.  This clean-lined, modern, chrome and glass console was designed by Milo Baughman for the Design Institute of America and functions nicely as a console, server, or desk.  60" l., 19" w., 27" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Nautical Prints by Ackermann







Set of six beautifully framed, handcolored aquatint, nautical prints published by Ackermann with artwork by W.A. Knell and N.S. Fielding.  24" l., 12" h. each.  British, c,1840  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Drexel Campaign Chest


A classic campaign style chest by Drexel which works nicely as a side table or a small coffee table.  29.5" w., 17.5" d., 19.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Chrome Floor Lamp

Cool, clean, modern chromed metal floor lamp with adjustable height globe and weighted base.  Extends to 60" h., 10" diam. base.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Wheat Sheaf Table


We find them.  You like them.  We search for more.  This is one of the larger wheat sheaf tables we have featured both in terms of the bundle of wheat and the diameter of the glass top.  42" diam., 16" h.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and a tiny imperfection on the underside bevel.  

Monday, November 19, 2018

Dennis H. Osborne; "Pipes and Cards"


Dennis Henry Osborne (1919-2016) was an Irish artist whose body of work spans over 60 years.  He was part of the Euston Road School of Naturalist painters, but also worked in a Modernist Cubist style.  In the early 1950's, Osborne exhibited in London at the Royal Academy and the New English Art Club.  He spent much of the remainder of the decade in North America where he exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Museum, Montreal Museum of Fine Art and other noted museums and galleries.  He returned to Ireland in the 1960's where he continued to paint and exhibit until his death in 2016.  Pipes and Cards, 31" x 25" framed, oil on board.  Irish, c. 1952  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.  


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb; 'X' Bench





Gibbings gold.  What's life without the occasional indulgence?  And if you're going to indulge, you might as well invest in the best.  It doesn't get much better than this.  This exceptional bench was designed by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb.  It has been meticulously restored to its original glory with new gold boucle upholstery and foam.  It's the perfect piece to add an element of casual sophistication (and additional seating) to a living room, bedroom, or any room in the house.  58" l., 22" d., 18" h.  American, c. 1950's SOLD
Condition:  Mint restored condition.  

Century Chinese Chippendale Chair



Very beautiful Chinese Chippendale style arm chair by Century Furniture Co. with carved and lacquered wood frame.  The rust velvet upholstery is original.  41" h., 25" w., 25" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Pair of Bevan Funnell Tables



These quintessentially British tables by Bevan Funnell feature pie-crust tops with bookmatched flame mahogany inlay and carved columns, legs and feet.  They would make a handsome pair of drinks tables, or side tables where space is limited.  22" h., 16" diam.  British, c. 1950's  SOLD for the pair
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

Italian Tulip Table


A bright and bountiful bouquet of tulips form the base for this Italian gilt metal table.  The glass top is just the right size for use as a smaller coffee or cocktail table, but a larger or smaller piece of glass would suit it nicely as well.  It's an interesting and equally decorative take on the classic wheat sheaf table.  30" diam., 18" h.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

North Hickory Furniture Co. Wing Chair


We've got a convocation of eagle mirrors and a few wings in the shop right now.  This brown (lower photo is truer to color) leather wing was made by the North Hickory Furniture Company of North Carolina.  It has carved wooden legs and patinated brass tacks.  40" h., 30" w., 25" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.