Friday, October 26, 2018

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.  

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

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.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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.  





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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb; Dining Table and Chairs

Sometimes you just have to have it.  This exquisite dining suite, by the incomparable T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, has had one owner since it was purchased in the early 1950's.  The owner saw the set in a spread in House Beautiful and knew she had to have it.  The designer, Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings was arguably the most important designer in America in the 1930's through the 1950's.  After opening a shop on Madison Avenue in 1936, he became the designer of choice for such prominent Americans as tobacco heiress Doris Duke, Alfred A. Knopf and Thelma Chrysler Foy.  His style would best be described as modern historicism.  He was heavily influenced by Ancient Grecian design and the vocabulary of the classical world.  That being said, his designs did, during his time, and still do feel fresh and completely modern.  Some of his best known and most iconic pieces were produced during the time he worked as a designer for Widdicomb Furniture, from 1943-1956.  There is a casual elegance and rich simplicity to his work during that period that few others have been able to achieve, but many have tried to copy.  Gibbings designed this dining table and chairs for Widdicomb.  The table has saber legs and a contrasting mahogany banded border.  It is shown without any leaves but comes with two.  The chairs have a rich blue, textured velvet upholstery and are extremely comfortable.  Table; 68" l., 40" w., 29" h.  Leaves; 18" each.  Fully extended, 104"  Arm chairs; 34" h., 23" w., 24" d.  Sides; 34" h., 21" w., 24" d.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  One chair leg has an older repair.  







Saturday, October 6, 2018

Fulton Lamp Co. of NY, Art Deco Torchiere



A few of our favorite things.  This substantial and impressive floor lamp, by the Fulton Lamp Company of NY, combines Art Deco and Chinoiserie design for a gorgeous result.  The base is ebonized metal with gold pagoda decoration.  The column is patinated brass and the tube is ebonized metal.  The torchiere holder is patinated brass with ebonized metal leaves decorated with gold.  The milk glass torchiere shade is original and has an Art Deco floral design.  It has newer wiring.  American, c. 1930's  SOLD
Condition:  Good vintage condition with wear to the base and patination of the brass.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Robinson Furniture Desk



Lovely French Provincial style desk by Robinson Furniture.  The desk has three drawers, a leather top with gold embossing, and it's just the right size.  31" w., 21" d., 29.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Arthur Umanoff for Raymor; Set of 3 Stools


California cool, modern stools designed by Arthur Umanoff for Raymor of California.  The frames are enamelled iron and the seats are made of maple slats.  The back rests are rush.  They are great looking, comfortable and easy care (no upholstery).  Seat 28" h., back 40" h. 18" w., 20" d.  American, c. 1950's SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.