Friday, September 30, 2011

Aria from Diva - Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez

"Diva" is an iconic and beautiful film from1982 with a fantastic soundtrack.  If you haven't seen this film (or even if you have) and have the opportunity to do so, it's definitely worth a watch. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oak Secretary

Beautiful oak secretary with an eclectic style mix.  Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts and Chippendale influences mesh seemlessly in this very beautiful, well proportioned piece.  Top drawer drops open to reveal desk 96" h., 48" l., 21" w.(36" w/desk open) c. 1900 SOLD

Art Deco Chest

Exquisite ribbon mahogany tall chest of drawers with step back two over four.  Top drawer of the four has beautiful book matched mahogany veneers.  c.1930's.  SOLD

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hand-hooked Pillows

Back for fall, hand-hooked wool and cotton velvet pillows with great graphics, designed in Vermont.  New, 79.00 each

Side Chairs

Nicely styled dining or occasional chairs framed with decorative tacks.  New, SOLD

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oli Goldsmith "Sea Source"

Mixed media on canvas. Dinosaurs, sailboats, snowmen and happy hearted paramecium...who could ask for anything more?  Canadian, 2011 SOLD

Oli Goldsmith "Alphabird"

New work by Oli; Mixed media on canvas; birds, big smiles, knick knacs and kic bacs..... elephants on a camouflage of wonderful colors.  Canadian, 2011  SOLD framed

Biedermeier Card Table

Elegant demi-lune shape, opening up into a round top with concealed drawer at back.  Drawer has attached leg which supports table when opened and flat.  When open, 50" in diameter, 30"h. When closed, 50"l., 25"w. c.1830 SOLD

"Baker Furniture Co." Secretary

Very handsome, Louis style, walnut secretary made by Baker Furniture Co.  Drop-front opens to leather writing desk.  Base features three locking drawers.  46"l., 21"w., 88"h.  American, mid 20th c. SOLD

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BT featuring JES - Every Other Way

I had this up for a bit and took it down.  I have had lots of emails asking to re-post.  Here it is.   Enjoy.

Monday, September 19, 2011


We just got back the newly rewired original chrome light fixture from the Drugstore Cabinet, and it is now installed and looking very cool!  For all the details, please check out the original posting of the cabinet.

"Lightolier" Pendant Lamps

Set of three, hip, brass pendant lamps with decorative bead work by Lightolier.  11" diameter, 15"high.  American, c.1950 SOLD

"Widdicomb Furniture Co." Dining Table

Great form and great function on this beautiful Yew wood dining table by the John Widdicomb Furniture Co.  When closed with the drop-leaves down it is only 21" wide, 38" long and 29" high.  However, there are four leaves (in pristine condition in their original wood storage case) measuring 13 1/2" each.  When all leaves are in and the drop-leaves are up, it extends to 87".  The table has tapered, carved legs with brass feet.  American, mid 20th c.  SOLD

"Nystrom" Globe

Large, raised-relief, topographical desk globe manufactured by the Nystrom Globe Co.  20" diameter.  American, c.1950's. SOLD

Leather Top Desk

Very classic, nice sized, fruitwood desk with embossed leather top, brass feet and key locking drawers. Pull-out leather top shelves on either side.  43 1/2" l., 23 1/2" w., 29"h.  American, mid 20th c.  SOLD

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Windows at Michael Thomas

Thanks for all the emails on the blog!  There have been some requests by those who aren't able to make it to the shop to see more of what it looks like.  I thought a good place to start would be the windows.  Over the past few years, it has been a lot of fun coming up with ideas for them and then trying to create them.  My interest in visual display, if not started, was definitely peaked while I was working at Tiffany & Co. in NYC.  While I was there, Gene Moore, the master of window dressing, was the V.P. for window-display.  He was a creative genius and a really nice man. When I was opening the shop, I received a great gift from my friend Alan Delavigne.  It was his own personal copy of "Windows at Tiffany, the Art of Gene Moore".  If you have a chance to check it out, it is a wonderful and beautiful book for inspiring creativity of all sorts.

Here is a link to some of the windows at Michael Thomas o

Friday, September 16, 2011


Something good with which to end your week.  Candi Staton was a soul and gospel singer who had a big hit with "Young Hearts Run Free" in the seventies and then went on to do this song in the early 90's with The Source.  I always loved it and it has recently been redone in a big way by Florence and the Machine.  enjoy.

Ebonized Wall Shelf

Elegant, ebonized mahogany wall shelf with gold decoration, one drawer and an embossed leather top.  24"l., 11"w., 26"h.  American, c.1940 SOLD

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Marble Console Table

Impressive and  unique console table with marble top and steel and bronze base.  63"l., 20"w.,  32"h.  American, 2nd half 20th c. SOLD

Pedestal Table

Beautiful details and exceptional craftsmanship on this very fine pedestal table with ebonized base and book matched top.  55" diameter, 29" high.  American, 2nd half 20thc. SOLD

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New works by Oli Goldsmith

Here is a preview of a few of the new paintings by Oli.

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What's New......

We have just returned from a great buying trip (and a little R & R in the Hamptons and the Berkshires after a fantastic summer at Michael Thomas....thank you to all for that!).  We are really looking forward to the fall and continuing to bring you wonderful pieces of furniture, art and decorative accessories! 

Here's what you can expect over the next week and the rest of September.....
  • New works by Oli Goldsmith
  • New works by Michael Krauss
  • Beautiful pieces of furniture by
    • Baker Furniture (including a lg. mid century secretaire)
    • Widdicomb (including a Robsjohn Gibbings upholstered chair and an ash dining table)
    • American of Martinsville (including a very cool pair of low cabinets in white)
    • A number of very classic pieces by Hickory Chair (including a set of four mahogany upholstered chairs)
    • Lots of other great things.........

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tole Chandelier

Very unique tole chandelier with antiqued ochre paint and glass and wooden beads. 31" h. 18" w. Italian, c.1950 SOLD