Monday, March 26, 2012

Empire Table

Handsome, classic, mahogany Empire style oval table with scroll base.  36" l., 24" w.,  29" h.  American, first half 20th c. SOLD

"Watershed" Magazine

The Spring 2012 issue of Watershed has arrived.  Watershed is a beautifully designed, well written, quarterly magazine which focuses on the people, places and stories of Northumberland, Prince Edward County and Quinte.  Complimentary copies are available at Michael Thomas.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Halfred Tygesen; Seascape

One of Tygesen's more moody paintings, this piece has wonderful smoky tones and the original hand-carved frame which compliments the mood and the colors perfectly.  28" l., 24" h.  Canadian, c.1930's SOLD

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Halfred Tygesen Paintings

These three signed paintings by Tygesen all retain their original frames.  All three are nicely painted scenes.  The landscape is likely in Ontario.  The original backings were removed so there is no information about the locations or subjects.  Each of the paintings have been removed from their frames and had the glass cleaned and new acid free backings added.

Halfred Tygesen; Landscape

28" l., 24" h.  Canadian, c.1930's  SOLD

Halfred Tygesen; Seascape

24" l., 20" h.  Canadian, c.1930's  SOLD

Halfred Tygesen; Seascape

24" l., 20" h. Canadian, c.1930's SOLD

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Red Lion Furniture Co." Tall Chest

Another piece of exceptional quality and design from the Red Lion Furniture Company.  This five drawer chest features a beautiful mahogany parquetry drop down door which opens to reveal two sliding drawers with sectioned interiors.  Three lower drawers have patinated brass finish pulls and escutcheons.  44 1/2" l., 20" w., 47" h.  American, c. 1950's. SOLD

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Walnut Credenza

Warm walnut tones and rattan doors give this cabinet a nice, natural feel.  60" l., 16" w.,  27" h.  American, c.1960 SOLD

Pine Cupboard

Very early pine stepback cupboard.  This piece has beautiful proportions, a warm patina and original glass.  58" l.,  19" w., 83 1/2"h.  American, c.1820 SOLD

"Heywood Wakefield" Chest

Great streamlined modern design on this twelve drawer chest by Heywood Wakefield.  It is from their "Encore" series and is in their "champagne" finish.  60" l., 20" w., 34" h.  American, c.1952 SOLD

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Red Lion Furniture Co." Chest

 This blond mahogany, six drawer chest is an example of the design excellence of The Red Lion Company.  It has great, clean lines, is very nicely proportioned and has beautifully designed hardware.  36" l.,  20" w.,  43" h.  American, c.1940's SOLD

Hand-hammered Table Lamp

This great looking hand-hammered table lamp is made of chrome plated brass.  23 1/2" h., 16" diam.  New SOLD

Swan Table

Very decorative gilted wood swan table with an oval marble top.  24" l.,  18" w., 21" h.  Italian, c.1950  SOLD

Biedermeier Style Chair

Beautiful lines on this very well made, upholstered, Biedermeier style occasional or desk chair.  American, 1st half 20th c. SOLD

"Imperial Furniture Co." Nesting Tables

Elegant set of hand-painted, ebonized nesting tables made by the Imperial Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  22" l., 16" w.,  23" h.  American, c.1940 SOLD

Neoclassical Mirror

Impressive Neoclassical style mirror with gilted wood frame, acanthus decoration and Neoclassical scene in plaster relief plaque.  48" l., 28" w.  American, 1st half 20th c. SOLD

Pair of Asian Paintings

This very decorative pair of paintings which I believe to be Chinese are nicely painted and nicely framed.  They were originally purchased in New York in the 1950's.  19" h. 15 1/2" w. SOLD

Saturday, March 10, 2012

"Thomasville Furniture Co." Credenza

Asian influenced credenza with wonderful tone and graining, inlaid top, and great hardware by Thomasville.  72" l.,  19" w.,  31" h.  American, 2nd half 20th c. SOLD

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Halfred Tygesen; "Stone Boats in the Baltic Sea"

In this pastel painting by Tygesen, he is depicting boats coming from the Danish Isles, Bornholm to Copenhagen, with granite stone.  It has been recently re framed and matted.  It is signed on the front in pastel.  The original backing which was signed and dated and describes the scene has been retained.  34" l., 31" h. framed.  Danish/ Canadian c.1937 SOLD

Halfred Tygesen; "Summer Day in the Danish King's Park"

This pastel painting by Tygesen shows a beautiful bucolic Danish scene with Beechwoods flanking a winding path.  While this piece depicts a Danish landscape, it was painted in Canada.  It has been recently re framed and matted.  It is signed on the front in pastel. The original backing which was signed and dated with a description of the scene has been retained.  34" l., 31" h. Danish/ Canadian c.1937 SOLD

Monday, March 5, 2012

"American of Martinsville" Desk

This is one of the most beautiful desks we have had in the shop.  The condition is pristine and the design is fantastic.  American of Martinsville was founded in 1906.  By the mid 20th c. they became known for their design leadership, high quality, and focus on breadth of production rather than depth.  That limiting of production of each style is why you rarely come across the same piece twice today.  47" l.,  29" w.,  29" h.  American, c.1960 SOLD

Sunday, March 4, 2012

"Thomasville Furniture Co." Cabinet

Great streamlined design on this lit cabinet by Thomasville.  The left side has a full length door which opens to both stationary and adjustable wooden shelves.  The right side has two stationary wood shelves and two picture lights as well as four adjustable glass shelves.  78" h.,  18" w., 41" l.  American, 2nd half 20th c. SOLD

Friday, March 2, 2012

Hand-hooked Pillow

Another great hand-hooked wool and cotton velvet pillow.  This really sweet faced Yellow Lab has a very nice disposition and was designed in Vermont.  18"  New $79.00

Louis Style Chairs

Our very popular tufted Louis style chairs with weathered oak frames are back in stock.  These chairs are very versatile stylistically and function nicely as dining or occasional chairs.  New $250.00 each

Ebonized Oak Table

Ebonized oak table with claw feet and massive pedestal base (on casters) American, c.1900 42" diam.  29 1/2" h.  SOLD


Classic, nicely proportioned pine bookcase with glass doors and hand-hammered copper hardware.  51" l., 12" w.,  53 1/2" h.  American, early 20th c. SOLD

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ceramic Lamp

Crackle finish ceramic lamp with a beautiful organic shape and a brushed stainless base and finial.  27" h.  New Temporarily sold out