Thursday, February 23, 2017

Maison Jansen Style Tables

Sophisticated and elegant pair of side tables in the style of Maison Jansen.  These substantial and well crafted tables have brushed chrome bases with polished brass accents and inset glass tops.  29" l., 19" w., 17" h.   American, c. 1970's  SOLD  

Mid-Century Bust

Beautiful mid-century female bust in black matte glaze ceramic.  There are markings on the bottom, but unfortunately they are not legible.  Great decorative piece.  17" h., 9.5" w., 3.5" d.  c. 1960's  SOLD

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sheaf of Wheat Table

We have had a nice selection of  wheat sheaf tables (made iconic by Coco Chanel and as seen in her Rue Cambon apartment above) over the years, and posted one recently.  They are all slightly different and this one also has an extra little bundle of wheat in the center.  It has a beautifully toned gold finish, a substantial, well-crafted bundle and a rope tie. 36" diam., 18" h.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

La Barge Hollywood Regency Mirror

High style and high quality La Barge double framed, carved wood and gesso, Hollywood/ Italian Regency style mirror.  The frame is silver leafed with gold and black accents.  43 1/2" h., 27" w.  Italian, c. 1960's SOLD

Century Furniture Asian Modern Chairs

Wonderful scale, quality and design on this pair of Asian Modern chairs by Century Furniture Company.  The chairs have horseshoe backs with geometric carved back rests, and retain their original Chinese medallion damask upholstery which is in excellent vintage condition.  28" h., 26" w., 23" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Lightolier Chandelier

Stylish 1970's, five-arm, wood, brass and glass dome chandelier by Lightolier.  We've seen this chandelier attributed to Gaetano Sciolari.  While he did work with Lightolier, we can't say for sure it is one of his designs.  23" diam., 21" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Erwin-Lambeth for John Stuart, Sofa

This is an 8.75 foot '10'!  Our sofa selections seem to be pretty popular lately and this one is exceptional.  It makes sense, if you've looked at buying a great quality new sofa lately.  For a new sofa of this quality, you are likely to pay between six and ten thousand dollars.  Even for the same quality vintage sofa, that seems the norm.  This curved-back sofa by Erwin-Lambeth for John Stuart retains its original cream upholstery which is in near mint vintage condition.  It is long and luxurious and very comfortable.  The frame is solid wood and the cushions are down filled.  105" l., 37" d., 24" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Friday, February 17, 2017

Chrome Cart

Chic and sleek two-tiered chrome, glass and caned cart on casters.  It would make a great bar cart or server, particularly where space is limited.  45" l., 18" w., 27.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Hickory Furniture Credenza

Cool and casual with a nice cottage/ beach house feel, this credenza by Hickory has three center drawers with patinated bail pulls which are flanked by doors.  Each door opens to a compartment with one shelf.  Below two large drawers provide additional storage.  60" l., 19" d., 32" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Replogle World Globe on Lucite Stand

I don't think we've ever described a globe as chic before, but it's a fitting adjective.  This is a sensational piece and unlike any we have seen.  LeRoy M. Tolman was the cartographer of the globe, and it is beautifully illustrated.  It swivels on a thick and heavy lucite stand.  The base is weighted and covered in black acrylic and gold metal.  It is very decorative and would be just as at home in a living room as in a study, den or bedroom.  Stand, 47" h., 24" w., 12.5" d.  Globe, 16" diam.  American, c. 1970's  $650.00 SOLD

Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen for France and Daverkosen, Modular Tables

This pair of modular tables was designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen, manufactured by France and Daverkosen, and retailed in the U.S. by John Stuart.  Each table has a shield-shaped top and three slim patinated brass legs.  They may be used as side tables, stacked, or used together as a small coffee table.  Originally they were sold individually and could be arranged in a variety of ways as seen in this post.  Each table is stamped with the maker, manufacturer and retailer's mark.  Danish, c. 1952  SOLD

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 long top drawers (one with dividers) and two sets of doors below.  On the right side, the doors open to a compartment with an adjustable shelf.  The left side has an adjustable shelf and two vertical dividers for larger platters, etc.  60" l., 20" d., 31" h.  American, c. 1960  SOLD

Fostoria Glass Chinoiserie Table Lamp

The Lalique look.  This sophisticated Fostoria Glass lamp has a frosted and clear glass urn base decorated all around with figural and floral Chinese motifs.  The base sits on a black glass plinth and the lamp comes with the silk shade as pictured.  24" h., 15" diam.  American, c. 1940's  SOLD

Italian Brass Bar Cart

Very fine and elegant two-tiered brass bar cart with glass shelves.  The cart has a substantial brass handle, brass galleries and pineapple finials.  The cart is in excellent condition and rolls very smoothly.  37" l., 22" w., 32" h.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

Saturday, February 18th

We will be opening 2 hours later than usual tomorrow, Saturday the 18th, at 1:00 p.m.  We are heading out ahead of schedule for our buying trip and Karen will be in the shop for the afternoon.  Thanks, and have a great weekend.  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

American of Martinsville Tall Chest

Handsome Neoclassical tall chest by American of Martinsville.  The chest has six drawers, three of which have dividers, with burled fronts and patinated brass circular pulls.  The top and sides have decorative patterned inlay.  52" h., 38" w., 20" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


We are giving away our 3' x3' plywood building blocks that we made for our "Build Love, Not Walls" Christmas window.  As the new Secretary of Education has been confirmed in the U.S., we think it would be great if we could donate them to a neighborhood school and send that message out to the kids.  Any teachers or P.T.A. parents out there interested, please let me know.
Update:  The blocks have now found a new home at a local school here in Hamilton.  Thanks for that!

Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Vases

Made by the Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Company of Roseville, Ohio, these very large and impressive vases have a wonderful drip glaze of cream, brown and blue over a turquoise base.  lg.  26" h., 12" diam.  med.  18" h., 12" diam.  American, c. 1930's  SOLD

Paul McCobb for Calvin, Pair of Tables

Smart and sophisticated, yet understated, pair of tables designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin.  The walnut tables have rich, warm graining and brushed aluminum trim on the legs.  They work well individually as side tables or together as a coffee table.  30" square, 16" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Federal Style Mirror

Handsome, gold gilded, carved wood, Federal style convex mirror with Eagle and acanthus decoration.  30" h.,  22" w.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Patrick Nagel Print

Is it too soon to bring this back?  No, I think it's a perfect time right now.  We need a little of Patrick Nagel's Eighties and his New Wave-Pop Art, and the wonderful individuality and creativity of the time.  Dancing at Area and Limelight in NYC, Kieth, Andy and Jean-Michel, Parachute, Matinique and Agnes b.  A time when 10,000 Maniacs were on the radio and not in the White House.  A time when we were enjoying the Style Council and not fearing Bannon and what was going to happen with the National Security Council.  Hope this takes you back to a happier day if only for a moment.  It's as far as I can gather, an advertising piece for Nagel's 1985 book of illustrations.  Best part is the pink neon collar!  37" h., 27" w., 2.5" d.  American, c. 1985  SOLD

 Nagel in his studio
Illustration for Duran Duran album cover

Davis Cabinet Company Table

Classic two-tiered, single drawer table/ cart by Davis Cabinet Company with patinated brass hardware, legs and casters.  26" l., 21" d., 24" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

John Widdicomb Sofa

Winter off-white!  This super stylish MCM sofa by John Widdicomb is long, luxurious and in almost mint vintage condition with its original upholstery.  It has a single, tufted seat cushion and three back and two arm cushions.  The sofa has been attributed to Robsjohn Gibbings and as you can see, it looks great with the Gibbings coffee table.  However, I have not found any documentation stating that he was the designer and the original label does not mention Gibbings.  The attached link shows the sofa reupholstered in another fabric, but in need of reupholstering again. The original cream upholstery suits this exceptional sofa perfectly and it has been newly, professionally cleaned.  American, c. 1960's  96.5" l., 36.5" d., 27" h.  SOLD