Saturday, January 30, 2016

Pair of Brandt Side Tables

Handsome pair of Brandt Furniture mahogany single drawer side tables with inset Italian marble tops, fluted legs with brass capped feet and patinated brass galleries.  29" l., 22" w., 23" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Brass and Glass Column Lamps

Classic glass column lamp with warm brushed brass base and capital and a natural colored fabric shade.  27" h., 15" diam.  SOLD

Early American Portrait

Beautifully painted, charming oil on canvas portrait of a young man against a landscape backdrop.  The painting retains its' original faux bois frame.  19.5" h., 17.5" w.  American, c. late 18th c.  SOLD

Brass and Marble Drum Table

Great little occasional table with a brass open drum form base, ball feet, and a marble top.  16" h., 16" diam.  American, 1970's  SOLD

Modern Brass Lamps

Modern and sophisticated brushed brass conical lamps with linen shades.  24" h., 16" w.  New, SOLD

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rococo Gilt Wood Framed Mirror

Wonderfully ornate and impressive gilt wreath form mirror with floral and acanthus leaf design.  49"h., 33"w.  Italian, c.1950  SOLD

Wheat Sheaf Table Lamp

Made iconic by Coco Chanel (as seen on a coffee table in her Rue Cambon apartment above), the wheat sheaf motif has remained a decorating classic.  This stylish wheat sheaf lamp has a carved and polished marble base and a new shade.  30" h., 16.5" diam.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

Mercury Lamp

Mercury, the patron god of financial gain, eloquence and luck, is handsomely depicted on this ebonized and patinated brass lamp.  While we can't guarantee you this sophisticated little lamp will bring you great fortune or financial gain, we can guarantee it will be a smart addition to any room in your home.  16" h., 8.5" diam.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Henredon Stands

Elegant and timeless,  these two drawer chests by Henredon have pull out shelves and brass ring drawer pulls.  They would work nicely as bedside stands or as sofa tables.  26" l., 16" w., 22" h.  American, c. 2nd half 20th c.  SOLD

Aruba Blue

We couldn't wait to get these beautiful pieces in the window.  They really pop against the Benjamin Moore Aruba blue (2048-30).

Spring in the Shop

The forsythia are in bloom at Michael Thomas.  A sure sign that spring is around the corner.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Italian Keyhole Mirror

Keyhole shaped mirror with a distressed gold painted carved wood frame.  47" l., 25" h.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

Henry Link Chinoiserie Cabinet

If you're looking to add a warm pop of color to a room, this very decorative cabinet by Henry Link might fit the bill.  The lit display cabinet has patinated brass metalwork on the glass doors and two adjustable glass shelves.  Below, the server has two paint-decorated doors with Asian landscape scenes.  The doors open to a compartment with a large divided drawer and storage below.  The two pieces sit on a dark stained wood platform base.  81" h., 36" l., 18.5" w.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Brass Framed Mirror

Clean lined and modern, this simple yet sophisticated beveled mirror floats inside a brushed brass frame.  42.25" h.,  32.25 w.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Pair of Chrome Side Tables

This pair of large chrome tables have smoked glass tops which sit on brass frames.  They would work well as side tables and also when used together as a coffee table.  American, c. 1970's.  25" square, 21" h.  SOLD

Milo Baughman Dining Table, Chairs and Credenza

No one will care about your cooking when your dining room looks this super stylish!  This set was produced by Founders Furniture and is attributed to Milo Baughman.  The Honduran Mahogany pedestal dining table has a polished aluminum edged base and two leaves which attach to each end.  The grain in the leaves is perpendicular to the grain in the table for an interesting modern design effect.  The table comes with its' original table pads which along with the leaves are in their original felt zippered bags.  The very comfortable six chairs are in their original blue velvet which is in near mint condition.  They have just been professionally cleaned as well.  The credenza has polished aluminum accents on each end and on the base.  The two center doors open to four drawers.  The doors on each end open to two adjustable shelves.  This is the chicest set we have seen in a long time and in terms of design, quality and condition, one of the best we have ever had in the shop.  Table, 68" l., 38" w., 28.5" h.  with leaves, 8' 4".  Credenza, 78" l., 19" w., 30" h.  American, c. 1970  SOLD


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bergere Chair

Petite Louis style Bergere chair with antiqued wood frame and contemporary upholstery.  The hip blue and white patterned upholstery juxtaposed with the ornate frame give this little chair a lot of decorative punch.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for Drexel Furniture, Credenza

Designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for the Declaration Collection by Drexel, this beautiful credenza of rich, warm walnut has two sets of three drawers with brass and walnut knobs which flank centre doors that open to three more drawers.  72" l., 20" w., 31" h.  American, c. 1960 SOLD

Century Furniture Company Chair


Friday, January 8, 2016

Pair of Chinese Figures

Decorative pair of jolly looking bearded Chinese figures in glazed earthenware.  Both bases and figures are signed M. White '48.  15" h., 5" square bases.  American, c. 1948  SOLD

Japanese Four-Panel Screen

Beautifully hand painted gold leaf on silk Japanese screen depicting a mountain scene with a pair of thatched houses surrounded by trees.  The houses overlook a lake with two figures in a boat.  The cerulean blue in the mountains and lake is very striking against the gold background, and the loose painterly brushstrokes give the screen a somewhat modern feel.  It would work well as a focal point in any room and is a great size to use above or as a headboard.  66" l., 36" h.  Japanese, 1st half 20th c.  SOLD

Chapman Table Lamp

Chapman Lamp Company of Massachusetts, which is still in existence today, is known for making some of the most beautifully designed and best quality lamps in the world.  This monumental, Hollywood Regency style lamp has a highly textured, faux stone, plaster base and retains its' original shade and the original Chapman showroom tags.  New custom shade available at an additional charge.  44" h., Base, 11" diam.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Happy 2016!

We hope everyone had a very happy holiday season and that the new year is off to a good start.  We are going to be resuming our regular postings today, but thought this would be a good one to kick off the new year.  A friend shared this story on Facebook this morning and it seemed timely, and timeless, and worthy of another share.  Happy 2016!   

The 92 year old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.  Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.  After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready.  As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window.  "I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight year old having just been presented with a new puppy.  "Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room....just wait."  "That doesn't have anything to do with it," she replied.  "Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.  Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged, it's how I arrange my mind.  I already decided to love it.  It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up.  I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do.  Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away, just for this time in my life."  She went on to explain, "Old age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what you've put in.  So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories.  Thank you for your part in filling my memory bank.  I am still depositing."  And with a smile, she said: "Remember the five simple rules to be happy: 1. Free your heart from hatred.  2. Free your mind from worries.  3. Live simply.  4. Give more.  5. Expect less."

Monday, January 4, 2016

American of Martinsville Tall Chest

Another interesting modern design from American of Martinsville, this tall chest features two sliding doors that open to drawers that slide out.  Below are five graduated drawers with perfectly simple brass knobs sitting inside of concave circles.  45" h., 40" l., 18 1/2" d.  American, c. 1960's SOLD