Thursday, August 15, 2019

August Hours

The shop will be open by appointment (or chance) for the remainder of August.  If you’d like to get in touch, please phone us at 416.407.1269. Thanks!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Brass Log Holder

Sorry folks.  Fireplace season is right around the corner.  If you're looking for the perfect place for storing your firewood, it doesn't get much better.  This large English log bin with lion mask handles is just about the best.  It would also make a fantastic cachepot, magazine holder, etc., etc...  20" diam., 15" h. British, early 20th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

Neoclassical Style Arm Chair

"Until very recently people were literally scared out of their wits by color.  Perhaps this was a hangover from our Puritan ancestors.  But whatever the reason, brown, grays and neutrals were the only shades considered 'safe'.  Now we know that lovely, clear colors have a vital effect on our mental happiness."  - Dorothy Draper; 'Decorating is Fun' 1939.  This lovely Neoclassical style arm chair is sure to have a positive effect on your mental happiness!  The carved wood frame has an antiqued ivory finish with green painted accents and a caned back.  The feather filled seat cushion is upholstered in a charmingly cheerful pink gingham fabric.  There is no makers label, but the quality is top notch.  34" h., 24" w., 24" d.  American, c. late 20th c.  $450.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Federal Style Mirror

"Out of many, one".  Classic carved and gilded wood framed mirror with reverse painted glass panel.  The glass panel is decorated with an American Eagle surrounded by 13 stars.  36" h., 21.5" w.  American, c. 1930's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Japanese Screen

This signed, four panel Japanese screen with a beautiful water lily scene was made of multi-layered Washi paper pasted onto a wooden frame.  Then gold leaves were added and hand painted.
It would work well as a focal point in any room, and is a great size to use above or as a headboard.  72" l., 36" h.  Japanese, mid-20th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Gunnar and Lotte Bostlund Lamp

Perfect lighting.  Did you ever see 'Interiors' the 1978 film by Woody Allen?  If you didn't, it's definitely worth a watch for a number of reasons.  If you did, you might agree that this subtle and sophisticated lamp would have worked very well on set, and Eve (Geraldine Page) would have approved for sure.  It reminded me of the film as soon as I saw it.  The tones and proportions on this matte glaze ceramic table lamp by Gunnar and Lotte Bostlund are just about perfect.  The fiberglass shade is original.  24" h., 12" diam.  c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Burke Tulip Table and Arm Chairs

Nothing beats a happy meal.  For the best in cheerful dining, we offer this modern classic dining set.  The four arm chairs and tulip table, in the style of Saarinen for Knoll, were manufactured by Burke of Dallas.  The chairs are fiberglass with aluminum bases.  The table has a laminate top and an aluminum base.  The table base as well as the chair bases are newly, professionally restored to their original lustre.  Table, 55" l., 36" w., 29" h.  Chairs, 32" h., 24" w., 22" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage and restored condition with age appropriate wear.  The table top is in very good condition with one very small blemish and a few small marks    

Friday, July 26, 2019

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 glass tops and they can be used lengthwise or widthwise.  23.5" w., 19.5" d., 19.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  $975.00 for the pair
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.   

Thursday, July 25, 2019


The shop will be closed from Saturday, July 27th to Wednesday, August 7th.  We will reopen on August 8th.

Lurelle Guild; Pair of Compotes for American Aluminum Co.

A swell set.  Lurelle Guild (1898-1985) was an industrial designer at the forefront of American Modern design during the Art Deco period and beyond.  This swellegant set of compotes were designed by Guild and produced by the American Aluminum Company.  They are composed of aluminum and glass and feel as modern today as when they were designed 85 years ago.  The compote, as well as other Guild designs, can be found in the permanent collection of The Met.  13.75" diam., 5.5" h.  American, c. 1934  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Adrian Pearsall 'Jacks' Table

It's all fun and games.  Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates 'Jacks' table.  Classic MCM design with sculptural walnut base and thick glass top.  60" l., 20.25" d., 16.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  $975.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.
Framed metal Bingo board.  30" h., 22" w.  c. 1960's  $125.00

Italian Gilt Mirror

Perfect powder room or foyer Italian carved gilt mirror.  29" h., 18" w., 2" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Billy Haines Chair

Invest in the best.  This beauty was designed by legendary interior designer Billy Haines.  The first image is one that we featured a few years ago.  The second image is the chair we're offering today.  The foam and upholstery need to be replaced on this one, and the price includes a new cushion and upholstery with your own fabric.  30" h., 26" w., 21" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

Friday, July 19, 2019

Animal Art

Instant art wall.  These lovely pen and ink/ watercolors of wildlife in the wild are very nicely rendered and professionally framed.  They would make a perfect addition to a cottage, country place, kids room.... One is signed with the initials E.M. Appx. 17.5" w., 16" h.  $295.00 for the set
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Kindel Coffee Table

If you've got the space, this classic, elegant, handcrafted coffee table by Kindel has the style.  It's big (52" diam.) and beautiful, with a bit of a Chinoiserie influence.  The mahogany top has a handpainted border and the octagonal base is also handpainted.  This table retailed for around $3,500.00 U.S. when it was new.  52" diam., 18" h.  American, c. late 20th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good-good vintage condition with light surface wear and older touch-ups to the rim of the top.    

Friday, July 12, 2019

Brass Etagere

The right piece at the right price.  Super versatile and super stylish 70's brass and glass etagere.  49" h., 31" w., 17" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Framed Slate Board

Decorative Crafts Table

Decorative Crafts of Greenwich, CT has been designing and importing fine furniture since 1928.  They are known for their superior craftsmanship, quality and classic designs.  This Italian made, marble-top table by Decorative Crafts has rich cherry veneers, ebonized columns and patinated bronze decoration.  Similar tables currently produced by Design Crafts retail for around $3,000.00 U.S.  25.5" h., 24" diam.  Italian, c. late 20th c.  $495.00   
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Italian Faience Charger

From the wonderfully imaginative world of Italian ceramics comes this fine 19th c. faience charger with a beautifully painted scene of a Middle Eastern ostrich hunt.  16.75" diam., 2" d.  Italian, c. 19th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

Mt. Airy Furniture Casalinda Collection Cabinet

The Mount Airy Furniture Company is not as well known as some other North Carolina makers, but they produced many lines of very beautiful furniture over their history, particularly during the 1960's.  We've featured a number of pieces by Mt. Airy and this is definitely a favorite.  It is from their 'Casalinda Collection' (Beautiful House), and is a two-piece cabinet in bleached walnut.  The top piece has two doors, with carved fronts and patinated brass pulls and decoration, which open to a compartment with two stationary shelves.  To the right, two glass paned doors flank a glass paned panel.  The doors open to a compartment with two stationary shelves.  The top piece looks great centered or asymmetrically placed.  The bottom part of the cabinet has a bi-fold door that opens to a compartment with one stationary shelf.  There are four ample drawers, and to the right is a single door which opens to a tall compartment.  This is a real statement piece that would work beautifully with a wide variety of styles.  It also has a ton of storage!  76" h., 72" l., 19" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.