Friday, July 27, 2018

F.B. Decorative Arts Gilt Mirror


Another beauty by F.B. Decorative Arts of N.Y.C.  The mirror has a carved and gilded wood frame with fleur-de-lis, acanthus and floral decoration.  The mirrored glass is beveled.  43" h., 27.5" w., 1.75" d.  American, c. 1960's  $395.00
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.  

Nessen Table Lamp

Nessen (contd.) A few decades later comes this cool, clean, modern brass table lamp with original parchment shade from the Nessen Company.  27" h., 15" diam.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Walter von Nessen for Chase; 'Continental' Coffee Service




Wonderful Streamline Moderne, with a hint of Chinoiserie, coffee service designed by noted American designer Walter von Nessen for Chase.  The set includes the chrome and Bakelite pot, creamer, sugar bowl and original tray.  It's rare to find a complete set, especially with the original tray.  It is also found at the Met.  American, c. 1934  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Drexel Biscayne Chest



"Biscayne sets a happy, modern mood in your living, dining and bedrooms!  Honey-smooth walnut; bright brass leg tips; space-saving drawer arrangements are such delightful differences."  This smart eight drawer chest is from the Drexel Biscayne series and has an interesting asymmetrical drawer arrangement, slim, rectangular brass bar pulls and brass leg tips.  57" l., 18" d., 32" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and some finish variations.

New Works by Olexander Wlasenko

We are very pleased to present a collection of exceptional new charcoal drawings by Olexander.

Metro
Charcoal on paper
29" x 44" unframed
$2,950.00

Waltz
Charcoal on paper
22" x 72" unframed
$4,100.00

Dream Logic
Charcoal on paper
14" x 48" framed
$3,000.00

Stand des fleurs
Charcoal on paper
9" x30" unframed
$1450.00

Doorway
Charcoal on paper
12" x 60" unframed
$2,900.00

Rain
Charcoal on paper
24" x 16" unframed
$1,550.00

Sleeping Couple
Charcoal on paper
12" x 36" framed
$2,100.00

Bande a part
Charcoal on paper
18" x 30" unframed
$1,800.00

Trans Euro Express
Charcoal on paper
13" x 30" unframed
$1,600.00

Looking Back
Charcoal on paper
24" x 29" framed
$2,150.00

Pierre Cardin Table Lamp


Seventies chic, Pierre Cardin (attr) table lamp with a brass and ebonized wood base.  The white parchment shade with semi-gloss finish is original.  31" h., 18" w., 12" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Michael Taylor for Baker; Dining Table and 8 Chairs

"A room should not be 'too perfect'.  Perfection in every detail usually makes a room look studied, formal, rather dull, and even forbidding."  Words of wisdom from one of AD's "20 Greatest Designers of All Time" and "Interior Design Legends".  Michael Taylor (1927-1986), in addition to being one of America's top designers of all time and creating the cool and casual, yet sophisticated "California Design Style" that became his trademark, was also an accomplished furniture designer.  This casually sophisticated set was designed by Taylor for Baker Furniture.  The two-toned table has his signature interlocking brass rings on the nicely detailed, beveled, open apron.  The table legs have concealed casters trimmed in brass.  There are two additional leaves.  There are 8 Asian Modern style chairs (2 arm and 6 side), also designed by Taylor for Baker.  The seat cushions have newer upholstery.  This is one of the nicest sets we have featured in the shop.  The timeless design has stood the test of time very well for the last 60+ years and will likely stand up just as well in 2078 as today.  You never go wrong with a modern classic.  Table,  66" l., 42" w., 29" h.  Leaves, 18" each.  Fully extended table is 102" long.  Arm chairs, 22" w., 18" d., 36" h.  Side chairs, 20" w., 17" d., 35" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.      










Blanc de Chine Figural Lamp



Exquisite Hollywood Regency style, highly detailed, porcelain Blanc de Chine Asian figural lamp with pierced, pagoda-style brass base.  39" h., 15" diam.  c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Century Furniture Co.; Chinese Chippendale Style Bench


This is the matching bench to the chairs posted earlier.  Century Furniture Co. Chinese Chippendale/ Palm Beach style bench with faux bamboo frames and original, nature-inspired "Goldenrod" upholstery.   36" w., 14" d., 25" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Century Furniture Co.; Pair of Chinese Chippendale Style Chairs


Pretty by Nature.  Century Furniture Chinese Chippendale/ Palm Beach style pair of chairs with faux bamboo frames and original, nature-inspired "Goldenrod" upholstery.  36" h., 19" w., 18" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD 
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Kipp Stewart for Drexel; 'Suncoast' Tall Chest


This five drawer tall chest, by Kipp Stewart for Drexel,  is the companion to the dresser posted yesterday.  It has the same great design details including brushed brass rectangular pulls and knobs, and brass banding and stretchers.  The top and fourth drawers are divided and have their original, removable dividers.  The top drawer has its original change/ accessory tray.   American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and very minor restoration to back corner.

Conch Shell Table Lamp



We sell seashells.  Wonderful and unique James Mont style painted plaster table lamp with a driftwood form body and a base in the form of a conch shell sitting on a sand mound.  The shade is original.  American, c. 1950's  $250.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and minor restoration.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kipp Stewart for Drexel; 'Suncoast' Chest





Coastal or landlocked, it's always a beautiful view if you choose 'Suncoast'.  The cool and casual 'Suncoast' series was designed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel Furniture.  This six drawer chest has great design details including brushed brass rectangular pulls and brass banding and stretchers.  The top and middle drawers have their original, removable dividers.  The top drawers have their original change/ accessory trays.  Coordinating tall chest and night stand available.  56" l., 18" d., 30" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good-good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and marks.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Bernice Fenwick Martin; Waterfall Near Morrison Lake (Muskoka)

I didn't know too much about Canadian Art when I moved here 25 years ago.  Even though my degree was in Art History, never once was a Canadian artist mentioned in school.  No discussion of Group of 7, Painters 11, etc.  One of my favourite parts of MTA has been the discovery of the abundance of exceptional art here in Canada, both historical and contemporary.  In particular, I have loved finding and researching paintings by women artists who were contemporaries of and painted with the Group of 7.  They were under appreciated at the time and for many years after, but are finally beginning to receive proper recognition.  One such artist was Bernice Fenwick Martin.

Waterfall Near Morrison Lake (Muskoka)
Oil on board
17.5" x 14" framed
SOLD