Monday, February 24, 2014

Neoclassical Floor Lamp

Elegant Neoclassical floor lamp of ebonized wood, brushed chrome, brass and cut crystal, with acanthus leaf and swag decoration.  66 1/2" h., 15" diam.  American, c. 1940's  SOLD

"Sessions" Mantel Clock

Handsome, ebonized wood case mantel clock made by the Sessions Clock Co.  The clock is a key wind, chiming clock and has a gilt metal face and feet.  The front is decorated with two pairs of Corinthian columns and painted faux marble.  17" l., 7" w., 13" h.  American, c. 1900  SOLD

Grant Tray

This pressed glass tray was produced by Bryce, Highbee and Company in 1885 (the year of Ulysses S. Grant's death) and features what is known as the "Patriot and Soldier" design.  General Ulysses S. Grant in the center is surrounded by a star pattern.  The ribbed and raised sides are trimmed with a beaded edge.  An example of this plate can be found in the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Museum in New York.  9 1/2" square.  American, c. 1885 SOLD

Brass Table Lamps

While these substantial brass lamps are new, they have a graceful teardrop form reminiscent of 1940's designs.  28" h., 20" w.  New  SOLD

Friday, February 21, 2014

Glass Table Lamp


"Rogers" Coffee Service

This four piece brushed stainless coffee service was made by Rogers and is comprised of a serving tray, lidded coffee pot and creamer, all with decorated handles, and a sugar bowl.  It would make a stylish addition to a mid-century dining room or kitchen.  Tray, 15 1/2" l., 12" w.  American, c. 1960

Lucite Table/ Vanity Mirror

Chic pivoting lucite framed mirror on a lucite stand.  This large mirror would be a great piece for a bathroom, bedroom or on a console in an entryway.  32" h., 15" l., 9" w.  American, c. 1970  SOLD

"George Nelson for Howard Miller Clock Co." Wall Clock

This modern, electric wall clock was designed by George Nelson for the Howard Miller Clock Company.  It has a black metal case and white face with large black Arabic numerals and a red second hand.  14" diam., 4" w.  American, c. 1968  SOLD

Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Drexel Furniture Co.", "Exponent" Bar Cart

When the Exponent Collection was introduced by Drexel in the sixties, it was advertised as "The "Now" look for the fashion conscious person of today."  This bar/ serving cart was likely designed by Kipp Stewart, and if not designed by him personally, heavily influenced by his designs for Drexel.  The cart has a tambour cover which opens to two serving shelves.  The top shelf flips open to a storage compartment for bottles.  Below the lower shelf is a drawer for accessories.  There is an additional shelf of black glass on the base.  The cart has ball casters with  brass covers, and brass handles on the sides.  34" l., 18" w., 38" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Pair of Mouth-blown Glass Vases

This pair of mouth-blown vases date to the early 20th century and were in the same family for decades.  They have a rich honey color and interesting texture.  12" h., 6" diam.  American, c. early 20th c.  SOLD

"Stiffel" Table Lamp

Classic French Empire Style, double candlestick table lamp by Stiffel.  This very elegant "genie" style, patinated brass lamp sits on a marble base and retains it's original marbelized shade.  American, c. 1960's SOLD

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Federal Style Mirror

Handsome Federal style mirror in gilded metal.  It is a nice size for a powder room or to use as a decorative accent on a smaller wall.  17" l., 13" w. American, c. 1940's

Art Deco Bowtie Box

It is doubtful you will ever find another one of these.  While the original function might not have been to hold bow ties, it seems like a likely guess based on the shape.  That said, it could serve a variety of functions today other than holding bow ties.  It would make a great jewelry box, desk accessory, etc.  The wood compartments or drawers turn 360 degrees on a center axis.  The center knob and small handles are made of Bakelite.  13" l., 7" w., 5 1/2" h.  American, c.1940's  SOLD

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

"Janus Collection for John Stuart" Tall Chest

Handsome tall chest from the Janus Collection by the Mount Airy Furniture Company for John Stuart, N.Y.C.  The walnut chest with patterned inlay has three top doors which open to three separated compartments and a long shelf.  Below are four graduated drawers.  46" l., 19" w., 46" h.  American, c. 1960  SOLD

Pair of "James Mont" Style Bronze Floor Lamps by "Frederick Cooper"

Frederick Cooper began producing fine, handcrafted lighting in Chicago in 1923.  The company is still in business today, still located in Chicago, and they are still producing some of the finest and most beautifully designed and crafted lamps in the world.  This stunning pair of bronze lamps was made by Frederick Cooper in the early 1960's.  They are in the style of James Mont and are beautifully cast and decorated with Asian influenced designs.  Each lamp sits on an ebonized piece of wood and a marble plinth.  This is without question the most exceptional pair of lamps we have offered to date.  61" h., 12" in diameter at the base.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Art Deco Mirror

Elegant Art Deco mirror with silverleaf wood frame.  The silverleaf frame is ornately carved with shell, floral and ribbon design and the mirrored glass is etched with a complimentary floral and ribbon motif.  30" l., 17" w.  American, c. 1927 SOLD

"Mastercraft Furniture Co." Quatrefoil Table

With a nod to French Empire design, this sophisticated table by Mastercraft has a burl top, columnar brass legs and a brass and burl x-base.  The quatrefoil or "four leaf" top is supported by acanthus columns with ring and claw foot decoration.  The base is decorated with a center finial.  23" l., 23" w., 21" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

"Lurelle Guild" Stratford Compote

Lurelle Guild (1898-1985) was an industrial designer at the forefront of American Modern design during the Art Deco period and beyond.  This iconic compote was designed by Guild and produced by the American Aluminum Company.  It is composed of aluminum and glass and feels as modern today as when it was created eighty years ago. The compote, as well as other Guild designs, can be found in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.  13 3/4" diam.  5 1/2" h.  American, c. 1934  SOLD

Monday, February 17, 2014

Heads and Tales

Hopefully everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable long weekend whether you were celebrating Family Day in Canada or Presidents' Day in the States.  We took a little winter break and headed south on Friday morning.  We didn't get too far south, but had a fantastic time visiting some very interesting galleries and museums, playing in the snow, and of course searching for great pieces to bring back for the shop.  It was a real head trip.  It seemed like everywhere we went, we happened upon and were inspired by heads.  There was the Roman Bust of a Boy ca. AD 140, a Head of Augustus Caesar from 30 AD, Houdon's Life Mask of the Marquis de Lafayette from 1785, an ancient horse head cast, skulls, and a modern sculpture that needed heads.  The coolest head we saw was the one we brought back for the shop.  It is a 1970's Neoclassical style head of a young boy.  The black resin head is mounted on a square chromed base.  The head is beautifully detailed, and while definitely classic, the materials give the piece a very hip, modern feel.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Thursday, February 13, 2014

"Beswick" Art Deco Wall Mask

This beautiful and sculptural mask in the form of a girl with a hat is quintessentially Art Deco.  It is another very rare piece by Beswick.  Beswick produced this piece in various colors in a gloss finish, but this example is in the exceptionally rare white matt glaze.  6 1/2 " l., 6" w.  English, c. 1933 SOLD

"Revere" Copper Wall Vase

The Revere Copper Company was started by Paul Revere in 1801 in Massachusetts.  By the time this unusual wall vase was made, the company, through various mergers and acquisitions, was headquartered in Rome, N.Y.  From 1935-1941, the company produced a line of high quality "giftware" and commissioned the services of well known industrial designers to produce luxury goods with a clean, modern look.  This wall vase has a circular copper back plate and a spherical copper vessel which is held in place by a brass ring.  It would look great with a few tulips or a small plant.... or on it's own as a sculptural, decorative wall piece.  11 1/2" diam.  American, c. 1930's SOLD