Saturday, May 31, 2014

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.  Framed, 28" l., 24" h.  Canadian, c.1940's SOLD

Halfred Tygesen; "Danish Trawler"

Halfred Tygesen (1890-1951) 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.  This oil pastel painting depicts a "typical Danish trawler in the Danish Harbour of Skagen".  It has its original frame and backing which has Tygesen's signature and description of the piece.  24" l., 20" h.  Canadian, c. 1946  SOLD

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sofa/ Bed

This handsome sofa does double duty as a double bed.  Perfect for a den, office or living room, it has a chrome frame and newer upholstery with zippered cushions.  80" l., 35" w., 35" h.  American, c. 1940's  SOLD

Happy Birthday

We have been holding onto this piece for this big day.  Congratulations to our good friends Val and Joel on the new addition to the family.  This beautiful filly was born early this morning and this vintage lamp is for the "horsery" (horse nursery).

Rattan Chairs

Modern yet warm, these smart looking rattan chairs have iron frames and iron legs .  25" l., 22" w., 29" h.  Multiples available.  All SOLD (temp. out of stock, will reorder)

Chrome and Glass Side Table

Sharp looking, nice quality, two-tiered chrome and glass side table.  23" l., 27" w., 24" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Don Chadwick for Herman Miller" Modular Chair

Iconic chair designed by Don Chadwick for Herman Miller.  This super comfortable chair has its original upholstery which is in great vintage condition and the Herman Miller label on the base.  26" h., 27" l., 30" w. American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Pair of "Warren Kessler" Lamps

This stunning and elegant pair of Warren Kessler ebonized bronze Neoclassical lamps have their original eagle finials and newer shades.  36" h., 18" l., 13" w.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Friday, May 23, 2014

Pair of "Frederick Cooper" Lamps

Sensational pair of Asian Modern, patinated brass lamps by Frederick Cooper of Chicago.  The lamps have their original, beautifully made silk lined fabric shades and original filigree finials.   35" h., 21" l., 13" w.   American, c. 1940's  SOLD

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Partners Desk

Handsome and substantial walnut partners desk.  The desk has three top drawers with two felt topped slides.  Below, the left pedestal has three drawers and the right pedestal has one drawer with dividers and a large file drawer.  The drawer fronts all have burl walnut veneers.  On the finished back, there is one long felt topped slide.  60" l., 36" w., 30" h.  c. 1920's  SOLD

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dr. Martin Wilckens; "Wall Panels, Natural History of Farm Pets"

Well, we saved the biggest and best for last.  This is the last from the series of first edition prints of Dr. Martin Wilckens' "Naturgeschichte der Hausthiere" (Natural History of Farm Pets) taken from the original folio which was published in Germany by Theodor Fischer in 1878.  If you are an admirer of the work of Georgia O'keefe or just looking for a very unique piece of art for your home or cottage..... this is one of the most interesting prints we have had in the shop.  37 1/2" l., 43" h.  German, c. 1878  $895.00

"Cow's Skull: Red, White, and Blue", 1931
Georgia O'Keefe (American, 1887-1986)

Friday, May 16, 2014

"Kittinger Furniture Co." Desk and Chair

Handsome, finely crafted, Jacobean style desk and chair by Kittinger Furniture.  The desk has four drawers with original brass pulls and is finished on the back so it can float in a room.  Both the desk and the chair have been professionally refinished.  The chair is newly upholstered in a gray, cream and tan ticking stripe which keeps the nearly one hundred year old pair feeling fresh and contemporary.  Desk, 41" l., 21" w., 30" h.  American, c. 1920's  SOLD

Monday, May 12, 2014

Harold Town; Pair of Drawings

Sometimes things are not quite what they appear.  Sometimes they are more.  This is one such case.  This early Harold Town drawing was framed with the same style frame as the drawing posted last week.  We thought it was a single drawing of a young male nude.  When we took the drawing out of the frame looking for information, we discovered on the reverse, another wonderful sketch of a young woman on a sofa.  The male nude is relatively monochromatic while the very energetic drawing of the woman has a lively mix of colors similar to the female nude posted last week.  Framed 31" l., 24 1/2" w. SOLD

Hepplewhite Style Bench

Classic and elegant Hepplewhite style, mahogany upholstered bench.  This timeless piece has a double shield back with beautiful carving and inlay.  The salmon colored, newer upholstery is in excellent condition.  50" l., 19" w., 38" h.  American, c. 1st half 20th c.  SOLD

"White Furniture Co." Chest

Asian Modern chest of drawers by White Furniture Company with patinated brass pulls and nice details.  32" l., 18" w., 31 1/2" h.  American, c. 1970's SOLD

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Toni Hamel

We are pleased to report that a selection of Toni's drawings from "The Lingering" series are currently being featured in a number of U.S. and Canadian publications including "Slice" and "Room".

Thursday, May 8, 2014

"Heywood Bros." Chaise Longue

If you've been looking for a casual yet sophisticated piece to add texture and warmth to a room, your chase is over.  This wonderful chaise by Heywood Bros. (later the Heywood Wakefield Company) is in all original, great condition and is structurally very sound.  It would be perfect for a sun room, bedroom, living room or den.  75" l., 27" w., 22" h.  American, c. 1900  SOLD

"Ansonia Clock Co." Mantel Clock

Classic Ansonia eight-day mantel clock with gilded columns and face and a faux marble, metal case.  14"l., 6" w., 12" h.  American, marked patented 1882.  SOLD

Iron Floor Lamp

Modern iron floor lamp with a telescopic rod and adjustable height.  The fiberglass shade is original. 57"-80" h., 16" diam.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Harold Town; Female Nude

Harold Town (1924-1990) was a Canadian artist who was a founding member of the "Painters Eleven", a group of Toronto abstract expressionist painters which included Jack Bush, William Ronald, Jock Macdonald and Oscar Cahen.  The Painters Eleven were heavily influenced by contemporary post-war American artists such as Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollack.
Harold Town graduated from Ontario College of Art in 1945.  After graduation, Town became an illustrator for ad agencies and magazines such as Maclean's and Mayfair.  This very early drawing was done around the time he graduated from O.C.A.  The back reads "Harold Town, sketch of girlfriend Valentine, about '47-'49".  It is a nicely rendered drawing of a female nude done mainly in black and white with highlights of pink, blue and yellow.   Framed, 31" l., 24 1/2" w.  SOLD