Thursday, September 26, 2019

Curtis Jere Leaves Wall Sculpture



Fall foliage!  Very large and very graceful bamboo leaves wall sculpture in brass by Curtis Jere.  This elegant wall sculpture can be hung horizontally or vertically.  It's signed and dated.  46" h., 22" w., 5" d.  American, c. 1980  $575.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and patina.


Thomasville Chest


Thomasville is best known for their high-quality, traditional furniture designs which they have been producing for over 100 years.  They did take some successful detours to Modern though, particularly during the 1960's and 70's.  This is one example.  This handsome three drawer chest has an ebonized top, ebonized wood and chrome pulls and a chrome platform base.  It's a great size, and would work just as well in a living room, den or office as in a bedroom.  46" w., 18" d., 30" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

This week......

We will be closed on Friday and Saturday this week, but open on Thursday from 11-5.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Italian Cat o' Nine Tails Sconce



More Italian gold....and a bit of color on this large and unusual gilt and polychromed tole 2-candle sconce with cat tail and floral decoration.  32" h., 20" w., 9" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  $350.00
As always, it's worth the drive to Hamilton, but we happily deliver too.  http://www.davidneliganantiques.com/product/pair-of-italian-painted-tole-wall-sconces/
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Neoclassical Lamp



Great proportions on this tall, very substantial marble and patinated brass Neoclassical column lamp.  The black parchment shade has a gold interior.  36" h., 15" w., 15" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Wheat Sheaf Sconces



Hollywood harvest.  Elegant Hollywood Regency style 4-arm and 2-arm gilt metal sheaf of wheat candle sconces.  4-arm, 27" h., 25" w., 7" d.  2-arm, 23" h., 17" w., 6" d.  Italian, c. 1950's  $250.00 and $150.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Laurel Lamp Co. Table Lamp

Cardin/ Klein/ Halston-esque stylish 1970's table lamp by Laurel Lamp Co.  The base and neck are chromed metal and the ribbed body is ceramic with a cream glaze.  The tapered square shade is original.  29" h., 18" w., 18" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  The shade has some creasing which isn't visible when lit.  

Friday, September 13, 2019

La Barge Chinoiserie Mirror




Another beauty by La Barge.  This large Chinoiserie style mirror has a carved gilt wood frame with a faux bamboo border and hand painted decoration.  The mirrored glass is bevelled.  44", 34" 1.5" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Lucite Lamp



Super 1970's chic, solid lucite lamp with brass accents and original black gloss shade.  30" h., 17" diam.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Desk by Peter Lovig Nielsen for Dansk Design





I'll bet you've never seen this feature before on a desk.  The movable top slides to reveal secret storage compartments on the left and right side.  This rare desk was designed by Peter Lovig Nielsen for Dansk Design.  It has three drawers, one of which locks.  The back is finished, so it can be floated in a room.  It's a great size and glistens like it's fresh from the showroom floor.  52" l., 27" d., 28.5" h.  Danish, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear. 

Driftwood Table Lamp


Natural beauty.  These vintage driftwood lamps are getting much harder to find, particularly with their original shades.  This one, from a lodge in Upstate NY, has a great form and size.  It has its original burlap shade which gives off a wonderfully warm glow when lit.  28.5" h., 16" w., 10" d.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Monday, September 9, 2019

John Van Koert for the Drexel Profile Collection; Chest of Drawers



Profiles in MCM.
"The fluid sculptural quality of each piece of Profile by Drexel has a lived-with feeling....unlike most contemporary.  Its warm inviting walnut anticipates your touch, caresses your home.  Soft accents of silver hardware give new elegance, and harmonize easily with your accessories.  Truly fine construction and good taste distinguishes Profile".  The copy, as well as the design of this chest by American Modernist designer John Van Koert, stand the test of time nicely.  The six drawer chest has a divided top, second and fifth drawer.  The chest as well as the hardware are both very sculptural, and the piece has a great looking "profile".  34" l.,  21" w., 48" h.  American, c.1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good condition with age appropriate wear and very minor restoration.
The original Profile ad was designed by noted illustrator Robert McGinnis who also designed movie posters for Breakfast at Tiffany, Barbarella and James Bond films.
The profile of  "Woman at Door" is a work by Olexander Wlasenko whose source is the 1964 French film entitled  "Le Peau Douce" (The Soft Skin) by Truffaut.  The film deals with infidelity, conflict and ultimately revenge. This pictures a passage- a passing from one room to another, from one state of mind to another...  36" l., 29" h. framed.  $1,750.00

Vista Allegre for Mottahedeh; Pair of Vases



Sunshine on a cloudy day.  Starting the week off with this bright and beautiful pair of vases by Vista Allegre for Mottahedeh.  Vista Allegre was founded in 1824 in Portugal and granted the title of Royal Factory five years after they opened.  Mottahedeh began in the U.S. in the early 20th century as designers and importers of fine porcelain.  They initially focused on museum quality reproductions of antique pieces.  The company is still going strong today.  This pair of large Empire style vases have a lovely lemon yellow high gloss glaze on their bodies with white glaze on their bases and tops.  They have gold accents throughout and gold handles.  16" h., 9" w., 6" d.  Portuguese, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Pino De Luca Mirror




If you're going to go decorative, go for the gusto!  This very decorative mirror by Pino de Luca has a gilded and antiqued carved wood frame with gilded metal flowers and gilded metal Acanthus finials.  53" h., 22" w., 2" d.  Italian, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and very minor restoration.

Curtis Jere Brooklyn Bridge Wall Sculpture




Representing Brooklyn.  Beautiful, big and beefy Brooklyn Bridge wall sculpture by Curtis Jere.  This one is a show stopper and it's signed and dated.  57" l., 22.5" h., 5" d.  American, c. 1976  SOLD  
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville; Credenza





This handsome credenza was designed by Merton Gershun for the Dania line by American of Martinsville.  Like the other pieces we've featured by Gershun, this credenza is beautifully crafted and very substantial.  There are three graduated drawers with louvered fronts on the left.  To the right, two doors with patinated brass handles open to three drawers with their original lacquered fronts, and a divided compartment.  The tapered legs and stretchers have brass accents.  60" l., 19" w. (inc. handles), 30" h.  American, c. 1960's SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Curtis Jere Park Scene Wall Sculpture



Charming, signed Curtis Jere polychromed mixed metal park scene wall sculpture.  50" l., 24" h. 4.5" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar

Luxurious, understated elegance and timeless modernity.....this sleek and sumptuous sofa was designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.  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 beautiful and very comfortable sofa by Wormley has walnut legs and stretchers and has been reupholstered within the last decade in a pale gold velvet.  88" l., 34" d., 26.5" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
As always, it's good to compare prices before you buy....  https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/sofas/rare-dunbar-sofa-edward-wormley/id-f_15214982/
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.