Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Guildhall" Console

Elegant and sophisticated mahogany console table made by Guildhall Craftsmen for the Eaton's College Store.  This piece features bronze decoration on the top and base, and gracefully curved legs with acanthus leaf capitals and claw feet.  It's a beauty.  38" l., 14" w., 33 1/2" h.  Canadian, mid 20th c. SOLD

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Modern Chest of Drawers

Crisp, clean, white, custom made chest of drawers.  This stylish piece has got solid wood construction with a white laminate surface.  It has a curved frame and three drawers.  48" l., 24" w., 32" h.  American, c. 1970's SOLD

Chrome and Glass Tables

These well designed, modern tables have very substantial polished chrome "X" bases and smoked glass tops.  They would function nicely, when used individually, as bedside or sofa tables or as a coffee table when placed next to each other.  22" square, 15" h.  American, c. 1970 SOLD

"Red Lion Furniture Co." Desk

The Red Lion Furniture Company was founded in 1907 in Red Lion, PA and produced pieces of exceptional quality and design.  During the period this desk was made, Red Lion was in collaboration with designers such as Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen as well as other leading designers of the period.  Pieces produced by Red  Lion were amongst the first pieces to be exhibited through The MoMA's  Department of Industrial Design.  The Department was established in 1940.  This desk is another example of the great designs produced by Red Lion.  It is made of blonde mahogany and has a long center drawer and three drawers on either side, including two deep file drawers.  48" l., 26" w., 30" h.  American, c. 1940's SOLD

Ava Gardner in front of her Red Lion chest of drawers (from the same collection as the desk above) c.1949

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chrome Arm Chair

Chic, Milo Baughman style polished chrome arm chair with ribbed, upholstered seat and back cushions.  The chrome is in fantastic condition and the cushions, as well as the fabric frame, are zippered for easy removal and cleaning.  Seat is 22" w., 18" l. Back is 31" h.  American, c.1970's  SOLD

Italian Ceramic Lamp

Hand-painted with Provencal colors and an interesting design mix of geometrics and what appear to be peacock feathers, this lamp is a great little decorative accent piece.  11" h.  Italian, first half 20th c. SOLD

Italian Glass Jars

Cool collection of aqua colored, lidded, glass jars.  There are seven jars, and the sizes range from six to twelve inches high.  They are embossed with various designs and are all marked on the base "Made in Italy for Crownford China" and dated with  years from 1965-1969.  Italian, c. 1960's SOLD

Art Deco Vase

This classic Art Deco smoky crystal vase is faceted, quite chunky and a fine quality piece.  10" h., 5 1/2" w.  American, c. 1930's  SOLD

Monday, August 20, 2012

"Ruder Furniture Company" Server

Made by the Ruder Furniture Company of New York, this finely crafted, French Provincial style server has a marble top, lined and divided silver drawer and storage below.  There is also a shelf which pulls out for additional serving space.  42" l., 20" w., 37" h.  American, c. 1950  SOLD

Secretary and Desk Chair

In the style of Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller (no label), this secretary has great form and function.  It has clean, modern lines and folds up neatly when not in use.  The key lock top flips down to a writing surface, one key lock compartment and seven open compartments.  Below, the key lock doors open to a large storage compartment with one shelf.  This piece is perfect for a laptop, and a great space saving solution.  It comes with a coordinating chair.  40" l., 14" w., (32" when desk is open) 57" h.  American, c. 1940's  SOLD

"Thomasville" Server

Smart and sophisticated Chinese Modern server by Thomasville.  This piece has a burl inlay top which opens to a heat-resistant serving surface.  The two burl inlay doors open to a felt lined flatware drawer and one adjustable shelf.  The substantial brass hardware has a subtle Asian influence.  40" l., 18" w., 33" h.  Top when open measures 60 1/2".  American, c. 1970 SOLD

Friday, August 17, 2012

Vintage Interior Decorating Magazines

We are offering a fantastic assortment of vintage interior decorating magazines which include a selection of "House and Garden", "House Beautiful", "Better Homes and Gardens", "Canadian Homes and Gardens" and "Architectural Digest".  They range in period from the twenties to the early seventies, and are chock full of great vintage ads, period furniture, and decorating articles such as "How many ways can you arrange a conversation grouping?"  $5.00 to $20.00 each

"Union National Furniture Co." Dining Table and Chairs

Exceptional Chinoiserie dining table and chairs by Union National of New York.  The dining table has a mahogany top with ebonized and hand painted decoration.  It has a double pedestal base which is also ebonized with gold leaf and painted decoration, and bronze feet.  There are two leaves and a custom made, thick, opaque black glass top (not shown).  There are five side chairs and one arm chair.  These classic, lyre back chairs are ebonized and feature hand painted scenes and gold leaf decoration.  They have been recently reupholstered in a beautiful, embossed, lattice fabric.  Table (as shown) 62" l., 42" w., 30" h.  American, c. 1950's SOLD

"Henredon" Credenza

Elegant credenza by Henredon.  This cabinet has rich burl inlay on the top and door fronts.  The center doors open to three drawers.  The side doors open to shelved compartments.  It has tapered legs with brass feet and understated brass pulls on the doors.  There is an inset marble top as well.  72" l., 19" w., 30" h.  American, c.1950's  SOLD

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chinoiserie Lacquered Cabinet

This very vibrant piece was custom made for Sibley's of New York in the early 1950's.  It has two lower drawers and two doors above which open to three smaller drawers and a compartment with one shelf.  It has very decorative bronze mounts and hardware and large handles on either side for carrying.  48" l., 19" w., 42" h.  c. 1950's SOLD