Monday, April 30, 2012

Halfred Tygesen (1890-1951)

Halfred Tygesen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and came to Canada in 1926.  He had attended art school in Denmark and became a member of the Danish Royal Academy.  In Canada, Tygesen introduced a technique for pastel "painting".  He travelled across the country painting scenes from Stanley Park in Vancouver to the Ontario countryside.  He also painted Danish landscapes and seascapes based on drawings he had done before he moved to Canada.  While he was quite prolific and sold through a wide variety of channels, including the Eaton College store, his paintings are becoming increasingly harder to come by.

Halfred Tygesen; "Winter Landscape"

For those of you already missing winter and longing for the beauty of snow covered hills and fields, this is just for you.  Tygesen captures winter's softness and light beautifully in this landscape where the white snow turns to lavenders and violets in the shadows and the pine trees shimmer with hits of orange.  24" l., 19 1/2" w.  Canadian, c.1930's  SOLD

Halfred Tygesen; "Winter Landscape" (2)

24" l., 19 1/2 " w.  Canadian, c. 1930's SOLD
If purchased as a pair, SOLD

"Lane Furniture Co." Cabinet

Modern yet warm, this two piece cabinet by Lane Furniture Company has a credenza with three ample drawers and a small cabinet for storage as the base.  The top display cabinet is lit and has glass shelves with plate rails.  An interesting feature of this piece is that the door on the base is two sided.  One side is walnut and the other is a natural fiber.  They can be switched out for different looks.  54" l., 18" w., 75 1/2" h. American, c.1960 SOLD

Art Deco Charger

Beautifully painted and colored charger with an image of an antelope on a background of vines, bordered in a free form geometric pattern.  The plate is signed on the front with the initials C. P. F. and inscribed on the reverse with the initials C. F. and the date 1924.  11 1/2" diam.  Italian, c. 1924 SOLD

"Clifford Art Studios, N. Y.", Wall Sconce

Decorative acanthus plaster wall sconce/ shelf made by Clifford Art Studios of New York.  9" h., 8" w.  American, c. 1940 SOLD

Porcelain Figure

Very sweet, hand-painted  figure of a young Chinese girl.  c. 1950's  13" h.  5" w. SOLD

Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Century Furniture Co." Chairs

In the style of James Mont, these very chic Chinese Modern chairs by Century Furniture Company have traditional Asian elements with brass accents.  The frames are lacquered and the seats are upholstered in a bronze and cream striped silk fabric.  American, mid-20th c. SOLD

French Fish Service for 12

Extraordinary hand-painted fish service comprised of tureen and colander, large serving platter, crouton or condiment dish, 12 plates and 12 bowls.  This set has wonderful colors and detail and is in mint condition.  French, c.1930's  SOLD

Friday, April 27, 2012

Knocking on Heaven's Door

Heard on the road this week....I first heard Antony Hegarty's uniquely beautiful voice about four years ago as the lead singer for a band called "Hercules and Love Affair".  Instantly I was reminded of some of my favorite vocalists from the eighties like Alison Moyet and Marc Almond.  While in New York this past week, I heard this song and the unmistakable voice.  It was from an earlier band of Antony's that I didn't know called "Antony and the Johnsons"....a nice find.

Hercules & Love Affair - Time Will

......and more from Antony Hegarty.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nautical Sconce

Electrified double candle wall sconce with hand-painted shades.  The shades are beautifully painted with lively seascapes and framed in decorative trim.  12" h. 12" w. American, c. 1940 SOLD

Cane Back Chairs

Form and function on this set of four walnut chairs with cane backs.  The seat cushions are currently upholstered in a moss green cotton velvet, but they would look great in a natural linen, or a wide variety of other fabrics.  Mid-20th c.  SOLD

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Henredon Furniture Co." Bombe Commode

Very stylish, ornate, bombe chest by Henredon Furniture Co.  This piece, inspired by the classical Louis style French design, has wonderful curves, carving and brasses.  44" l.,  20" w.,  35" h.  American, 2nd half 20th c.  SOLD

Pair of Candlestick Lamps

Pair of ebonized wooden candlestick lamps with new, fabric trimmed, black paper shades. 30" h., 14" w.  American, 1st half 20th c.  SOLD

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mahogany Chest

Custom made piece for Sibley's of N.Y., this seven drawer (four over three) mahogany chest has a unique modern design and a very interesting arrangement of drawers.  40" l., 20" w., 44" h.  American, c. 1950 SOLD

"F.B. Decorative Arts, N.Y." Federal Style Mirror

Impressive Empire style mirror by F.B. Decorative Arts of New York.  The frame is gilt wood with carved columns and acanthus decoration.  The glass panel has reverse decoration with an American eagle and garland swag.  48" l.,  28" w.  American, mid-20th c. SOLD

Pair of Mahogany Side Tables

Elegant pair of figured mahogany side tables with decorative inlay.  Each table has a drawer with bronze pulls.  22" l., 22" w. 27 1/2" h.  American, c.1940's SOLD

Pair of Chinese Chippendale Chairs

This is an exceptional pair of upholstered Chinese Chippendale style chairs.  The beautifully crafted frames are mahogany, and they are upholstered in a very attractive damask fabric.  The seat cushions are feather.  36" h., 26" w., 26" l.  American, mid-20th c. SOLD

Classical Bust

Nicely patinated, concrete, classical female bust.  14" h., 8" w. 20th c. SOLD

Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Kindel Furniture Co." Chest

A perfect size for a foyer, living room or bedroom, this Chippendale style, block front chest has great proportions and beautifully toned mahogany.  It is finely crafted and has Chippendale style brasses and key lock drawers.  42" l., 22" w., 37" h.  American, 1st half 20th c. SOLD

Art Deco Chest

This very handsome, streamlined, ribbon mahogany chest has an ebonized base and four drawers.  The top drawer features beautiful variegated mahogany veneers arranged in a checker board pattern.  46" l.,  20" w.,  36" h.  c.1930's SOLD

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hand-hammered Table Lamp

Smart, sophisticated, double gourd lamp in a hand-hammered chrome finish. 31" h., 14" w.  New, SOLD

Architectural Renderings

Well painted, original architectural renderings done in watercolors.  These three "modern" interiors are very appealing and would make a great set for a kitchen, dining room, bar, etc.  24" l., 17 1/2" h.; 17 1/2" sq.;  24" l., 16 1/2" h.  American, c. 1950's SOLD

Ceramic Table Lamp

This sculptural table lamp has a wonderful organic shape with earth toned glazes.  It has it's original shade which is in perfect condition and gives off a very warm light.  33"h., 13" l., 9" w.  American, c.1940"s SOLD

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mozart Bust

Very decorative ceramic bust of Mozart in a matt cream glaze.  12" h., 8" w.  American, c.1960 SOLD

Friday, April 13, 2012

"John B. Taylor" Equestrian Mug

From one of the oldest stoneware companies in the U.S., Louisville Stoneware, which was founded in 1815 and is known for their Kentucky Derby themed pottery, this mug has a handsome brown lustre glaze and classic horse motif.  4" diam., 6" w/ handle, 5" h.  signed on base.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

"Kittinger Furniture Co." Cart

Another fine piece by Kittinger Furniture Co.  This bar/ tea cart/ table has shield shaped drop leaves with contrasting mahogany inlaid borders.  The legs are fluted with capitals.  There are drawers on both sides which are also inlaid with contrasting mahogany borders, and each drawer has a bronze escutcheon and pull.  36" l., 22" w., 30" h. with leaves down.  48" wide when fully extended.  American, c. 1940 SOLD

"Kittinger Furniture Co." Chairs

These very fine klismos chairs by Kittinger are made of mahogany and are beautifully crafted. There are four side chairs and one arm chair.  There is another arm chair to the set which I will be including.  However, it is in need of repair.  The chairs have been recently reupholstered in a beautiful Hermes-like patterned fabric.  They date from the first half of the 20th c. SOLD

Monday, April 9, 2012

"Drexel Furniture Co." Chinoiserie Cabinet

One of the nicest Chinoiserie Cabinets we have had, this piece is ebonized and hand painted, with a gold leaf, lit interior and glass shelves with plate rails.  55" l., 80" h., 14" w.  American, mid 20th c.  SOLD

Friday, April 6, 2012

"Baker Furniture Co." Desk

Elegant, finely crafted, figured mahogany, Chinese Chippendale style desk by Baker Furniture Company. The mahogany has a very handsome tone and grain.  The desk is finished on both sides and may be used as a partners desk.  72" l.,  36" w.,  30" h.  American, c.1960 SOLD

Chrome and Glass Coffee Table

Great looking coffee table with chrome base, glass top and nice modern lines.  50" l.,  22" w., 16" h.  American, c. 1970 SOLD

"Baker Furniture Co." Companion Desk

There is an identical desk available to the one listed above.  If sold as a pair SOLD

Thursday, April 5, 2012

"John Stuart" Tall Chest

Another very stylish piece by John Stuart of New York.  This tall chest has two doors on top which open to reveal four drawers.  Below are two additional drawers. The doors and drawers are caned.  The front is framed in chrome and has a chrome base.  40" l., 19 1/2" w., 56 1/2" h.  American, c.1970 SOLD

Pair of French Empire Style Chests

Exceptional pair of French Empire style chests.  These classic three drawer chests have finely chased bronze drawer pulls, capitals and mounts. They each have their original marble tops.  49" l., 20" w., 34" h.  Early 20th c.  SOLD

Companion Chest


"John Stuart" Credenza

Super chic white lacquered credenza by John Stuart.  Very Studio 54.  This piece has six drawers which flank two doors.  The two doors open to reveal three more drawers.  The drawer and door fronts are caned and are framed in chrome.  The base is also chrome.   76" l., 19 1/2" w., 30" h.  American, c. 1970 SOLD

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Burl Maple Desk

Very pretty burl maple desk with brass gallery and hardware, and paint decoration.  34" l., 17" w., 29 1/2" h.  American, c.1940 SOLD

Glass Vase

Beautiful hand-made glass vase with a milky white body wrapped in clear banding. 9" h.  New. SOLD