Saturday, May 21, 2016

Andy Warhol for Chanel, No. 5 Lithograph

We were very excited to get this stunning piece back from our framer.  If you are looking for Art that really Pops, this may be the piece.  It is a Warhol lithograph of a Chanel No.5 bottle and it bears the Warhol Foundation and Chanel copyright marks.  The image was created by Warhol in the 1980's, but not used until after his death.  The lithograpgh has has been backed on canvas and is in a shadow box frame.  66" h. 50" w.  American/ French c. 1997  SOLD

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tomlinson Table

From the "Sophisticate" line by Tomlinson, this smart little table works well as a side table or a coffee table.  It has a patterned inlay top and a single drawer.  32" l., 28" w., 18" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Chinoiserie Secretary

Elegant, lacquered, Chippendale style Chinoiserie secretary with highly decorative painting.  This piece really needs to be seen in person to be appreciated.  It is beautifully lacquered and hand painted with figural, architectural and natural motifs.  The piece features a drop front desk which opens to slots for letters, stationery, etc.  The top has two doors which open to compartments for display.  36" l., 16" w., 86" h.  first half 20th c.  SOLD


If you are unable to find convenient parking when visiting the shop, Aberdeen Gardens has offered short term parking for our clients.  Their parking lot is located just south of 318 Dundurn.  It is your first right past the shop when you are travelling south on Dundurn.  Please don't be confused by the photograph.  It is of our old Port Hope shop, but it is our favorite 'car in front of store' shot.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for Drexel, Cabinet

Designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for the Declaration line by Drexel, this hip, two-piece cabinet has some great design details.  The top of the cabinet has its' original white glass adjustable shelves and is lit on both sides.  The base has three drawers with their original white glass knobs and two doors which open to a lit compartment with one adjustable shelf.  The light is activated automatically when the doors are opened.  The cabinet would work beautifully as a bookcase in a living room or den or as the focal point in a modern kitchen or dining room.  48" l., 20" w., 71" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD  

Mt. Airy Furniture Credenza

Handsome Asian Modern Credenza by Mt. Airy Furniture.  The credenza has three drawers across the top with patinated brass quatrefoil pulls.  Below, two center doors, which open to two deep drawers, are flanked by a pair of drawers on either side.  76" l., 19" w., 31" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Milo Baughman for Glenn of California, Credenza

This is one of the nicest pieces we have had in the shop since we reopened.  Designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California, this two-piece credenza is modern, casually sophisticated, warm and very functional.  Caned door fronts with leather pulls open to compartments with adjustable shelves.  Four drawers with ebonized pulls provide additional storage.  60" l., 18" w., 70" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Pair of Leaf Chairs

We're starting the long weekend a little early.  It's a warm and sunny day here in Hamilton and we're heading outside.  While these newly powder coated and reupholstered chairs are great for the garden or patio, they are so nice looking you might be tempted to keep them inside.  One chair of the pair is a springer, but both are extremely comfortable.  They are upholstered in a taupe, heavyweight cotton with cream piping.  American, c. 1940's  SOLD

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Short Drive on the Long Weekend

If you're looking for a nice day trip for the upcoming long weekend, you might want to head to the "waterfall capital of the world".  Hamilton, amongst its' other attractions, is home to more than 100 waterfalls and cascades, most of which are located on or near the Bruce Trail.  The Bruce Trail is a lush hiking trail which cuts through Hamilton and follows the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, for nearly 900 km.

Bruce Trail Waterfalls

If you would like to do something outdoors, but not feeling like a hike, the Royal Botanical Gardens is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.  They just completed their new Rock Garden and guided tours are available.  

If you're into architecture, Hamilton has some great eye candy.  Even within the grittier pockets of the city, there are architectural beauties.  
Bank of Montreal Building

Canadian National Railways Building

Art Deco Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Station

Art Moderne Port Authority Building

Architectural details everywhere!

Medical Arts Building

Lister Block (before and after recent restoration)

If you find residential architecture more to your liking, or are looking to do some house hunting, there is a wealth of interesting homes a few blocks from the shop.  A variety of different residential architectural styles and interesting gardens makes a walking tour a worthwhile way to spend an hour or two.  

Gems of Hamilton Residential Architecture

Dundurn Castle

If you're coming for the day, plan on lunch or an early supper in the neighborhood.  A couple of our favorite restaurants are The Aberdeen Tavern, Bread Bar and Brux House.  The Aberdeen Tavern is just around the corner, but all are walking distance from the shop.

Aberdeen Tavern

Brux House

If you're staying overnight or not in a hurry to get back home, there are some excellent wineries/ restaurants within an hour's drive of Hamilton.  We haven't tried too many yet, but our favorite to date is Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery in St. David's.  The restaurant has an inviting casual atmosphere and the food is very good.  

We are always happy to give recommendations for places to stay, other types of things to do and other types of restaurants in the area....and beyond.  If you would like additional info., please feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email.   
We are doing lots of restocking this week, so there will be lots of beautiful things to see in the shop if you can make it out to Hamilton this Saturday.  If you can't please check out the blog for updates.  

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

It was nice to see Hamilton included in this top 10 list.  Please check out the link below to see why Hamilton is in the company of Marseille, France; Seoul, South Korea; and Melbourne, Austrailia.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Rope and Tassel Bar Cart

Two-tiered gilt metal and glass bar cart with a rope and tassel design.  The cart holds three bottles and rolls very smoothly.  30" l., 16" w., 26" h.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Pair of Italian Gilded Mirrors

Twice the beauty!  Exceptional pair of hand-carved and gilded mirrors.  Each mirror has an urn form crest with swag and acanthus motifs.  The swag and acanthus motifs continue below the crest with one large swag draping the top of the beveled glass.  46" h., 23" w.  Italian, c. 2nd half 20th c. SOLD

Widdicomb Dining Table and Eight Chairs

Very finely crafted and beautifully designed dining table and chairs by Widdicomb.  This set has a great vibe.  It's classic yet feels quite contemporary.  It can easily go in either direction depending on how the rest of the room is furnished and accessorized.  The table has nice details which include a gilded border on the skirt and brass accents on the top of the legs and feet.  There are three leaves which are 18" wide each.  The set has eight chairs which is pretty rare.  There are six side chairs and two arm chairs.  They are upholstered in a very cheerful Chinoiserie fabric and are extremely comfortable.  Table, 66.5" l., 45" w.  (with leaves can extend to 120.5") Chairs, 32" h. back 18" h., seat 20" w. (side) 23" w. (arm)  American, c. 1960's  SOLD 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Drexel Marble-Top Side Tables

Classic and casually elegant marble-top side tables by Drexel.  The fluted column bases have ball feet and brass bands.  The marble has wonderful coloration and patterning.  18" diam, 18.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD