Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Widdicomb Furniture Co." Chest

Extremely fine quality, campaign style, tall chest of drawers by Widdicomb with beautiful tone, graining and finish.  This is the companion piece to the previously listed chest.  Also available are a matching pair of side tables and a beautiful king size bed and frame.  Chest measures 40" l., 21" w., 44" h.  American, mid 20th c.  SOLD

Gilt Mirror

Great ornate statement piece, this large gilt mirror will add a nice punch to any room.  46" h., 32" w.  American, 2nd half 20th c. SOLD

Friday, December 30, 2011

Bamboo Lamps

Casually chic pair of very unusual bamboo table lamps with original bamboo shades.  These lamps give off a wonderfully warm light.  30"h.  American, mid 20th c.  SOLD

"Widdicomb Furniture Co." Chest

Extremely fine quality, campaign style chest of drawers by Widdicomb with beautiful tone, graining and finish.  70" l., 21 1/2" h., 32" h.  American, mid 20th c. SOLD

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Very cool, very chic, mirrored-top, chrome console table.  American, c.1970 SOLD

James Mont style Chinese Moderne Chairs

Sensational pair of high gloss, black lacquered armchairs in the manner of James Mont, by Century Furniture Company. They have traditional Asian elements with brass accents. Seats are upholstered in a faux leopard. Seat height is 17 inches.  American, mid 20th c. SOLD

Modern Lamp

Square wooden base with brass trim on this large lamp that casts a very warm light.  43" h. American, c.1960's SOLD

"Drexel Furniture Co." Bench

Smart little tailored bench with newer upholstery by Drexel.  53" l., 20" w., 30"h.  American, mid 20th c.  SOLD

"Henredon Furniture Co." Credenza

Impressive, long, neo-classical style credenza by Henredon. 83" l., 19 1/2 " w., 33" h.  American, mid 20th c.  SOLD

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mahogany Bookcase

Mahogany bookcase with carved Greek key design in a contrasting stain.  43"l.,  13"w.,  58"h.  American, c.1910 SOLD

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pinecone Lantern (good to gift)

This great looking metal lantern was designed to fit over the "Fraser Fir" votive (as shown).  6 1/2" h.  New, SOLD

Oli Goldsmith; "It Sure is Good to not be Real"

Wonderful nostalgic and child like images mix with lots of Oli's poetic ramblings in this mixed media work on canvas.  Metallic paints on the very colorful patchwork background add an additional layer of richness to this piece.  44" l.,  30" w.  Canadian, 2011 SOLD

Merlot and Chardonnay Candles (good to gift)

Lightly scented pillar candles with notes of Merlot or Chardonnay.  3"x 3" 3"x 5" and 3"x 7"  $9.50-$16.50

Hurricanes (good to gift)

Hand-etched hurricanes/ vases in an assortment of patterns.  10 1/2" h., 7"w.  New, $74.50 each

Sunday, December 4, 2011

"Baker Furniture Co." Console Table

Beautiful walnut and burled walnut two tiered console table with faux bamboo legs, by Baker Furniture.  American, mid 20th c. 54"l., 141/2"w., 28"h. SOLD

Friday, December 2, 2011

Artichoke Sculptures (good to gift)

Classically elegant, cream porcelain artichoke sculptures.  Available in two sizes, 10 1/2" h. and 14" h.  SOLD

Porcelain Trays (good to gift)

Porcelain trays with lattice designs.  Available in a variety of designs and colors.  8"l., 6 1/2"w. SOLD

Olexander Wlasenko "Tub Shock"

Charcoal on paper depicting a pivotal scene from an Italian film of the early sixties "Fists in Pocket".  28 l., 20 1/2" h.  framed.  Canadian, 2011 SOLD

Mid Century Chest

Very elegant lines, proportions and hardware on this finely crafted mid-century chest of drawers.  64"l., 20"w., 32"h.  American, c.1950's SOLD

"Drexel Furniture Co." Table and Chairs

Beautiful Neo-Classical style table and chairs by Drexel Furniture.  Table is a round table which measures 44" in diameter and 30" high.  It has 3 leaves, each of which measure 12".  Total length with all leaves in is 80".  There are six chairs, 4 side chairs and 2 arm chairs, which have been newly reupholstered in a cream cotton velvet.  Each chair has an antiqued brass medallion on it's x back.  American, c. 1959  SOLD

Votivo Candles (good to gift)

Great new scents for winter and the holidays.  Burn time is 50 hours +  $29.95

"Drexel Europa" Sideboard

Clean lines, nice manageable size, and interesting hardware on this sideboard which is the companion piece for the Drexel table and chairs.  52"l., 21"w., 33"h.  American, c.1959 SOLD

Amaryllis Serving Tray (good to gift)

Hand-made, wooden, decoupage serving tray with a vibrant amaryllis design.  Other sizes and styles available.  20"l., 14"w.  New, $44.95

Helene Cenedese; "Carcasse 3"

This piece is from a series inspired by Helene's time spent in the Arctic. The way Helene works with line and shape,  as well as the way she layers and overlaps area of flat color to create the tension in her work feels akin to some of the Colorfield artists and Rothko in particular. Mixed media on canvas, 60" w. and 48" h. SOLD

Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Drexel Furniture Co." Cabinets

Very smart Drexel Chinoiserie Cabinets with cerused oak doors and pagoda pulls. Each cabinet is 36"l., 12"w., 34"h. American, c.1950 SOLD

Christmas Future

 During the month of December 10% of the profits from every sale at Michael Thomas, whether it is a candle, a piece of furniture, or a painting, will be donated to the Children's Aid Society of Northumberland County.  The Children’s Aid Society of Northumberland is a not for profit organization that has been serving this community since 1895. They offer a broad range of services including child protection, family support, foster care, counselling, adoption services, prevention services....... and hope for a lot of kids for the future.

Christmas Present

This year's Christmas window was conceived with our charity of the season, The Children's Aid Society, in mind.  I wanted a window that would be playful and colorful.  I started with the material this time as inspiration.  I bought yards and yards of red and green felt, not sure exactly where I was going with it.  Felt has a nice, nostalgiac feel, kid-like simplicity and warmth to it.  I wanted to take this somewhat old-fashioned material in a modern direction.  After cutting lots of masonite and felt, lots of painting (the lime green trees were a last minute idea) and lots and lots of spray adhesive, the modern forest with red doves flying overhead is finished just in time to bring in the month of December and the Christmas season.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mahogany Secretaire

Very classic lines and nice managable size on this mahogany secretaire with beveled glass doors.  46"l., 17"w., 73"h. American, mid 20th c. SOLD

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sufjan Stevens- Chicago

More music from the road.....I heard this song on my road trip this week.  It had been so long since I last heard it, I had forgotten how much I love it.  It is a beautiful song about one of the best cities in the world.   The music starts 2 minutes into the video.

Hand-hooked Pillows (good to gift)

New styles have just arrived in our classic hand-hooked wool pillows with cotton velvet backs.  These pillows are designed in Vermont and are available in a variety of new styles including "First Mate", "Ski", "Sleeping Dogs" 18"x18" and "Chris-Craft" 14"x20"  New,$79.00 each

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Modern Wing Chair

Hip take on a traditional wing chair with contemporary details and styling.  New, SOLD

Monday, November 21, 2011

Olexander Wlasenko; "The Embrace"

"The Embrace" is a charcoal drawing on paper whose source is a still from a 1964 French film entitled  "Le Peau douce" (The Soft Skin) by Truffaut.  The film deals with infidelity, conflict and ultimately revenge.  A pivotal moment is captured in this piece by Olexander.  It is an attempt at reconciliation between the main character Pierre Lachenay, a successful writer and director of a literary magazine, and his wife.  26" l. x 19" w. framed.  Canadian, 2010 SOLD

Olexander Wlasenko

We are pleased to now be representing Olexander Wlasenko.  Olexander is a Canadian artist of Ukrainian descent.  His Ukrainian heritage has had a strong influence in both his life and his art.  Olexander's work has often mirrored social realism and Ukrainian and Eastern European history.  Currently, European film stills of the sixties are his main source of inspiration.  Olexander's medium of choice is pigment on paper.  This is, in his words, "because of the form's immediacy and because it evokes neo-classicism".

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tokyo Milk Products (good to gift)

Check out our full line of Tokyo Milk products including parfum, shea butter triple milled soaps, body lotions and bubble bath.  Tokyo Milk has been featured in Women's Wear Daily, Vogue, Bazaar and is one of Oprah's Picks.  $10.00 -$30.00

"Simpatico" (good to gift)

Simpatico products including candles, bath products and perfumes.  Simpatico products are made with all natural, hand blended ingredients and come in a broad range of sophisticated scents. $9.95 - $27.95

Friday, November 18, 2011

Oli Goldsmith; "Sway"

A favorite new work by Oli, Sway is a bit pared down and has clearer, more focused images. The figures shimmer as well as sway.  41" l., 33" w.  Canadian, 2011  SOLD

"Baker Furniture Co." Credenza

Very classic Baker Furniture credenza with ebonized columns, brass mounts and three drawers over three locking cabinets  68" l.,  18 1/2" w., 36"h.  American, mid 20th c. SOLD

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Exotic Birds" Serving Tray (good to gift)

Handmade, wooden, decoupage serving trays with matching serviettes and linen tea towels. They come in a variety of beautiful designs and shapes.  Tray shown is 14" in diam.  Trays SOLD

"Fraser Fir" (good to gift)

Fraser Fir from Thymes is back.  This is our favorite scent collection for the holidays with a mix of  Siberian Fir, cedarwood and sandalwood.  There are several new additions to the collection this year, including decorative pinecone metal lanterns, velvet gift boxed aromatic candles, and individual triple milled soaps.  $8.95 - $49.95

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"Henredon Furniture Co." Chest

While I can't attribute this directly to Dorothy Draper, it was at the least influenced by her designs.  Dorothy Draper started the first interior design company in the U.S. in 1923 and later designed many pieces for Henredon Furniture during the forties and fifties.  This beautiful, neo-classical, 6 drawer chest has fantastic hardware and is decorated with hand painted gold leafed accents.  36"l.,  19"w.,  51 1/2"h.  American, c.1950 SOLD

Monday, November 14, 2011

"100 Lucky" Poker Chips (good to gift)

Vintage "Lucky.. interlocking, washable" plastic poker chips in red, white and blue.  Each box contains 100, 1 1/2" chips.  (12 boxes available) American, c.1940's SOLD

Porcelain Map Trays (good to gift)

These porcelain trays make great change trays, key trays, soap dishes, etc., and each one features a different continent.  7" l., 5" w.  New, $37.50 each

Mid-Century Chest

Very elegant lines, proportions and hardware on this finely crafted mid-century chest of drawers.  40"l., 20"w., 50"h.  American, c.1950's SOLD

Sunday, November 13, 2011

James Mont Chinoiserie Cabinet

Cerused oak Chinoiserie cabinet in the style of James Mont.  41"l., 15"w., 63"h. American, c.1950 SOLD