Friday, May 31, 2019

Edward Wormley for Dunbar; Pair of Stands

These are the coordinating stands to the pair of chests by Edward Wormley for Dunbar listed yesterday.  They're a nice compact size but offer lots of style and a nice amount of storage.  The single drawer stands have the same simple yet sophisticated details as the chests; leather wrapped plinth bases, gently rounded tops and side panels and inset drawer pulls.  16" w., 13" d., 25" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Curtis Jere Sailboat Sculpture

We're having a regatta!  This is the newest of the three large Jere boat sculptures currently in the shop.  This one is a beauty and features seven copper sailboats with verdigris detail in full sail on the sea.  The waves are composed of copper rods.  Each boat has one or two copper flags.  48" l., 21" h., 7" d.  American, c. 1970's  $475.00  
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Russell Woodard Sculptura Dining Set

This iconic "Sculptura" five-piece dining set by Russell Woodard has a lot going for it.  To start, it's great looking and works well indoors or out.  The sculptural chairs do double duty as dining or occasional chairs, and the woven wire makes them light and easy to move.  They are very comfortable.  The octagonal table seats up to eight and the chalk white finish and simple, modern design allows the set to mix well with other chair styles.  The wire mesh on the table and chairs is in perfect condition.  Chairs, 32" h., 26" w., 23" d.  Table, 28.5" h., 48" w., 48" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Edward Wormley for Dunbar; Pair of Chests

Invest in the best.  These outstanding, matching, five-drawer chests in lustrous bleached mahogany were designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.  It's all about the subtle yet sophisticated details with these two.  The chests have leather wrapped plinth bases and gently rounded tops and side panels.  The drawers have inset pulls and the top drawer of each chest has two dividers.  Both chests have their original paper labels.  34" w., 20" d., 31" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Gone Fishin’

We’ll be back in the shop on Thursday May 30th.  Stay tuned, we’ll have lots of fantastic new finds when we reopen.  Have a great week!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

MCM Bench

Handsome. This MCM Risom style bench is just the right size and just the right style. It has been professionally restored and newly reupholstered in a smart, modern Knoll fabric. 48” l., 18” w., 21” h. c. 1960’s SOLD
Condition:  Excellent restored condition.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Mastercraft Furniture Company Dining Table and Chairs

Mastering the art of fine dining is always easier when you begin with a beautiful dining room.  This stunning, very sculptural, finely crafted dining table and chairs by Mastercraft Furniture Co. are the perfect beginning to decades of delicious dinners (breakfasts and lunches too).  Whether it's an intimate dinner for 2, a party of 10, or something in between, this table is very accommodating.  It starts off small, but has four leaves and very comfortably seats 10.  The four chairs have caned backs and their original leather seat cushion upholstery.  If four chairs is all you need, you're set.  If you want to add more now or over time, there are many options as the style (and combination of wood cane and leather) allows them to mix well with a wide variety of styles and materials.  The table comes with its original pads.  Table, 44" l., 40" w., 29" h.  Each leaf is 15" so the table extends to 104".  Chairs, 31" h., 20" w., 20" d.  American, c. 1960's  $2,750.00 for the set  SALE $1,750.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.      

Gordon Furniture Company; Pair of Side Tables

It's all about the mix with this very handsome pair of side tables by Gordon Furniture Company.  Two tiers of burl with inset beveled glass and cane are joined by polished brass, faux bamboo rods.  Decorative brass balls and wooden ball feet complete the mix.  26" d., 22" w., 20" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Century Furniture Co., Pair of Side Tables

With a nod to the elegance and exoticism of Art Deco, these strikingly beautiful side tables by Century feature inlaid Amara Ebony tops and ebonized wood legs with brushed nickel feet.  They will arrive ready to fill a wide range of functions from sofa/ cocktail tables to bedside stands and bring an element of timeless sophistication to wherever they reside.  23" w., 20" d., 19.25" h.  American, c. late 20th c.  $1,450.00 for the pair  SALE $995.00 for the pair
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Laurel Lamp Co. Brutalist Lamp

Sensationally chic, slightly Brutalist lamp by the Laurel Lamp Company.  The lamp has a nail sculpture affixed to the front and back of the lucite body and sits on an enameled metal base.  36.25" h., 15" diam.  American, c. 1960's  $895.00  SALE $495.00
Condition:  Very good vintage with age appropriate wear.

Curtis Jere 'Skyscraper' Lamp

Elevating the table lamp to fine art and taking our Curtis Jere Collection to dramatic new heights.....The 'Skyscraper' Lamp.  It's's's's for sale.  The lamp is composed of a series of stacked chrome cubes on an ebonized wood base.  It is topped with an oversized, substantial chrome shade.  The body of the lamp is up-lit from a bulb within the base which is operated from a toggle switch on the cord.  The shade is illuminated independently by a switch on the socket.  The lamp is signed with a metal tag on the base.  36" h., 17.5" w., 17.5' d.  American, c. 1970's  $2,250.00  SALE $1,750.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

Pair of Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs

A well dressed power couple.  The Saarinens are looking well-turned-out today, and ready for town or country in perfectly tailored, timeless houndstooth.  The Executive Armless Chairs were designed by Saarinen for Knoll and have been professionally restored and reupholstered.  They are the rarer model with fiberglass backs.  31.5" h., 20" w., 18" d.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent restored condition.

Edward Wormley; Pair of Precedent Chairs

Edward Wormley (1907-1995) was an American furniture and interior designer who was born in Chicago and started his career as an interior designer for Marshall Fields.  As a furniture designer he worked with major makers including Dunbar and Drexel, and is recognized as one of the leaders in bringing Modernism to the American public.  His furniture designs were shown in the early 1950's at the Good Design Exhibitions put on by the MoMA.  The exhibitions showcased top cutting-edge designers of the period including Eames, Nelson and Bertoia.  His work has been shown in other major exhibitions including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1951, the Triennale XIII in Milan in 1964, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1983.  His designs can be found today in the MoMA, the M.F.A. in Boston and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Montreal.  This handsome pair of chairs were designed by Wormley as part of the Drexel 'Precendent' collection.  There was a 20 page pull-out featuring the collection in the August 1947 issue of House and Garden.  The pieces were described as livable, suitable, matchable and interchangeable, amongst other "bles".  The ads are fantastic and artfully illustrated.  In addition to being livable, likeable and comfortable, these chairs are also available!  They have been expertly restored and newly reupholstered in a rusty gold boucle.  The new cording is a thick nylon in keeping with the original design.  Also in keeping with the original design, the piping on the cushions is rounded and the cushions are reversible.  Modern classics.  24.5" w., 28.5" d., 31.5" h.  American, c. 1947  $2,950.00 for the pair  SALE $1,950.00 for the pair
Condition:  Excellent restored conditon.

 Wormley with a later, similar chair design for Dunbar

Playboy, July1961  
Nelson, Wormley, Saarinen, Bertoia, Eames, Risom