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  $795.00
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  $850.00
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






Friday, July 6, 2018

Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini; Patio Set

Even if you're pretty green when it comes to design, and you don't know Jack Nicklaus about MCM, you'll have to agree this threesome is a hole in one.  This patio set was designed by Florentine designer Maurizio Tempestini (1908-1960) and produced by the John B. Salterini Company.  John B. Salterini emigrated from Italy to New York in the 1920's and began producing the finest and highest quality iron furniture from his Brooklyn studio in the 1930's.  Initially he was producing pieces mainly for the New York "establishment".  Eventually the company expanded production to meet the growing demand for their furniture, but still maintained the highest standards of quality and design.  The pair of chairs are from the "ribbon" series.  The rare two-tier table has a white glass inset on the lower tier and a clear piece on top.  Chairs, 32" h., 20" w., 22" d.  Table, 27" h., 35" w., 26" d.  American, c. 1950's SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  2 small chips on underside of clear glass that are barely noticeable.






Thursday, July 5, 2018

Brass and Reed Lamp

Cool and unique MCM table lamp with a brass and reed wrapped base and newer shade.  28" h., 15" diam.  American, c. 1960's  $150.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

American of Martinsville Tall Chest



Great looking, great graining, great condition and loads of storage.  Who could ask for anything more?  Solid and well built American of Martinsville tall chest with two doors that open, with sculptural pulls, to three drawers and an open compartment with two dividers.  Below are two ample drawers that open with sculptural cut-out pulls.  61" h., 40" w., 18.5" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.