Friday, October 26, 2018

Leather Wing Chair

Sophisticated Seventies.  The original label is gone from this 1970's wing chair, but it is very high quality and very well constructed.  The leather is dyed a soft and sophisticated shade of dove gray.  A nice feature of this chair is the leather wrapped legs, which make it feel more modern.  36" h., 30" w., 29" d.  American, c. 1970's  $650.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Chrome Console

Sinuous Seventies.  This super stylish 1970's console has a polished chrome frame with saber legs and curved, brushed chrome sides.  The two-tier table has a clear glass top and black glass lower shelf.  50" l., 18.5" d., 30.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  $775.00  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate minor surface wear.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Drexel Cerused Oak Server/ Bar

Form, finish and function, this Drexel server/ bar has a winning combination of all three.  I find it hard to believe it was ever used.  It's in nearly mint condition and has all the original factory labels, and two extra handles in a Drexel envelope.  The piece has a beautiful cerused (bleached) finish and brushed brass handles and pulls.  The top slides open to a black laminate surface.  The two drawers are felt lined.  Below the drawers are three doors which open to a compartment with one adjustable shelf.  The piece is on casters and finished on all sides so it can be floated in a room.  40" w., 19" d., 32" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD Condition:  Near mint.  

Ralph Lauren Bench

Like a classic polo, Ralph Lauren furniture will just keep getting better with age.  This timeless bench/ ottoman is covered in a rich and luxurious Ralph Lauren velvet.  The wooden legs are carved with shell decoration and webbed feet.  54" l., 20" w., 18.5" h.  American, c. 20th c.  $650.00
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

Friday, October 19, 2018

Revere Magazine Holder

I've seen equal design attributions to Norman Bel Geddes and Fred O. Farr for this  chrome magazine holder made by Revere.  Either way, it's a great quintiscentally Streamline Moderne design with flexible scrolls that move to hold multiple magazines on each side of the center bar.  17" h., 10" w., 8" d.  American, c. 1940's  $350.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates; Pair of "Jacks" Tables

Table sculpture.  These handsome, modern classics were designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.  The sculptural solid walnut bases support asymmetrical (original) glass tops and they can be used lengthwise or widthwise.  24" w., 20" d., 19" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.    

Ridinger Equestrian Prints

A sophisticated set.  These equestrian hand-colored prints by Ridinger are early 20th c. versions of the 18th c. originals.  The frames are 1950's.  28" h., 22" w.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Pair of Leather Wing Chairs

Missing:  Roaring fire.  Good book.  Throw.  Glass of red.  Dog.  Add, and your crisp fall evening is perfectly set.  New to the shop, this beautifully crafted pair of classic leather wings and ottomans by North Carolina maker of fine leather furniture, Leathercraft.  They are still making leather furniture today, and a similar leather chair and ottoman retail for between $3,700.00 and $4,500.00 for a single chair and ottoman.  These chairs and ottomans are upholstered in a rich mahogany/ oxblood leather with patinated brass upholstery tacks. Chairs, 40" h., 33" d., 30" w.  Ottomans, 17" h., 24" w., 19" d.  American, c. 20th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Councill Chippendale Style Pembroke Table

Fine furniture.  Handsome mahogany Chippendale style Pembroke table by Councill Furniture.  The table has a single drawer with a polished brass pull.  It would pair nicely with the Pembroke table by Century posted earlier.  28" w., 21" d., 27" h.  American, c. 1960's  $350.00
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Pair of Charlotte Chair Co. Neoclassical Chairs

Sophisticated pair of Neoclassical/ Empire style chairs with carved and gold paint decoration, original upholstery and brass-capped feet.  34" h., 20" w., 17" h.  American, c. 1950's  $450.00 for the pair
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Henredon Ottoman

Pretty Henredon tufted ottoman in original ivory silk upholstery with salmon and green fringe and salmon piping.  18" w., 18" d., 18.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Italian Bar Cart

Elegant, well-crafted and very substantial Italian three-tier bar cart with brass gallery and floret decoration on the handle and wheels. 33" h., 36" w., 17.5" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and a warm, aged patina.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Pair of Hollywood Regency Style Lamps

If you would like to make decorating a little more affordable, we've got you covered.  These lamps pretty much decorate a room on their own.  They are monumental and spectacular!  The polychromed plaster king and queen figures stand on ornate bases.  The gold leafed parchment shades are original.  49" h., 16" diam.  American, 1960's  $875.00 for the pair
Condition:  Bases are in very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  Shades are in good condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Dorothy Draper for Henredon; Bombe Cabinet

Designed by Dorothy Draper as part of the Viennese Collection for Henredon, an original ad called out this "exceedingly impressive bombe cabinet" as the "pride of the collection."
In 1923 Dorothy Draper 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 Henredon and Ficks Reed, 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 under the leadership of legendary designer Carleton Varney.  Their website is well worth a look.  It includes a history of Ms. Draper and the company, as well as some historical images of her work.
Dorothy Draper is credited with inventing a style known as "Modern Baroque", and elements of that style are apparent in this exuberant piece she designed for Henredon.  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.  "Unusual and dramatic, it will adapt to most any decor...a handsome addition to your dining room, or be a focus of interest in your living room or foyer."  86" h., 67" w., 14.5" d.  American, c.1963 $2,750.00
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

Snail with Cushion

If you visit The Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, don't miss the new addition to their collection, Jeff Koons' Snail with Cushion.  Just kidding.  This is a new addition to the shop.  It is an indoor/ outdoor stool in the form of a snail with cushion, generally described as Italian.  24" w., 12" d., 18.5" h.  Italian, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with some flaking.

Leonid Gechtoff; The Mystic Orient (Cairo)

When I first saw this painting it reminded me of Orientalist works by Louis Comfort Tiffany that I had seen over the years.  The painting is entitled The Mystic Orient (Cairo) and it was painted by Leonid Gechtoff in 1938.  Leonid Gechtoff (1883-1941) was born in Odessa and that is where he recieved his early art education.  When he was in his twenties, he and his parents fled Odessa because of the possibility of conscription into the army.  They moved to Cairo and lived there for several years.  While he was in Egypt, he painted many city and genre scenes that brought him acclaim in the "Orientalist-enamored European art world."  He was heavily influenced by the work of Vincent van Gogh, and on a pilgrimage to Holland to see van Gogh's work, he met his future wife, Etya.  After they married, they lived in Holland, Indonesia, Java, and Manila before eventually settling in Philadelphia in 1921.  Gechtoff had a very successful career in America that lasted up until his early death at the age of 58 in 1941.  His wife went on to success in the art world as a gallerist in San Francisco with the East-West Gallery.  One of his daughters, Sonia, went on to become an acclaimed Abstract Expressionist and a mainstay of the New York art scene.  She was married to the ground-breaking Abstract Expressionist, James Kelly.
This beautiful Cairo street scene is an oil on canvas done in Gechtoff's trademark heavy impasto style.  His handling of color and light is wonderful as he moves from dark, rich jewel tones in the foreground back to bright pastels.  The ornate, gilded frame is original.  Canvas, 29" w., 24" h.  Frame, 38" w., 34" h.  American, c. 1938  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.