Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lee Reynolds; Sailboats

Reynolds was born Lee Reynolds Burr in Los Angeles in 1936.  He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1962 with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and by 1965 had started his Vanguard Studios in Beverly Hills.  The studio's mission was to produce decorative works of art in the form of avant-garde sculptures and paintings.  Vanguard employed a variety of artists to meet this goal, and all pieces are signed with the 'Lee Reynolds' signature.  Works from the prolific studio have become quite collectible in the last few years.  This large and very decorative signed abstract piece in a pointillist/ cubist manner depicts sailboats on the water.  The work is done in soft muted colors and the mood is calm and relaxing.  40.5" h., 50" l.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Paul Evans Cityscape Style Coffee Table

I'll take Manhattan!  Paul Evans cityscape style coffee table.  Cool and modern brushed and polished chrome coffee table with 4 foot square glass top.  It would make a great centerpiece in any living room that can handle a lot of seventies style.  48" square, 15.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rway Furniture Double Bow Front Chest

The last few, which were also the first few, pieces we have featured by Rway furniture were on the sophisticated and well designed modern side.  This one is on the sophisticated and well designed classic side.  The double bow front mahogany chest by Rway has eight ample drawers with patinated brass hardware and sits on carved feet.  It would be great in a bedroom or living/ dining room, but would also make a nice double vanity in a bathroom.  60" l., 22" d., 36" h.  American, c. mid 20th c.  SOLD   

Baker Furniture Chippendale Style Mirror

Keeping it classic today with this large and impressive Chippendale style mahogany framed bevelled mirror by Baker Furniture.  31.5" w., 55" h.  American, 2nd half 20th c.  SOLD

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kroehler Furniture MCM Chest

It's all in the details....  While Kroehler produced some great looking case goods pieces, including several lines designed by Gilbert Rohde, we don't come across them very often.  This tall chest is one of three pieces we've just brought in from what seems to be a fairly rare series.  We couldn't find any other examples.  The series is sharply designed and each piece has interesting design details.  This five drawer dresser has a slim top drawer and four full depth drawers below, two of which are divided.  The drawer pulls and knobs are patinated brass with turquoise enamelled inset centers.  The legs have ebonized decoration with circular brass discs.  36" w., 18" d., 47" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD        

Friday, May 19, 2017

Italian Flower Basket Lamp

Very decorative flower basket lamp with gold woven ceramic basket and white porcelain flowers. (base only)  24" h., 10" diam.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

Italian MCM Bowl

Great design on this Italian MCM ceramic bowl with sputnik and abstact pattern.  8.5" diam., 4.5" h.  Italian, c. 1960's  SOLD

Lucite Table Lamp

This lamp pairs lucite and faux suede for an end result that's as stylish today as when it was made in the 1970's.  35" h., 6.5" square.  Shade available by special order.  (base only)  American, c. 1970's  $150.00     

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Little Things

Smaller items at MTA arriving regularly......

Lucite Vanity Mirror

Large and stylish double-sided round vanity mirror with lucite frame and hexagonal lucite base.  20" h., 17.5" w. 8" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co., Thumbprint Dish

One of Elsa Peretti's most iconic designs for Tiffany, the Thumbprint is still produced today and still a decorating favorite.  This signed piece from the series is handblown in cobalt Venetian glass.  11" diam., 3" h.  Italian/ American, 20th c.  SOLD

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Raymond Loewy for Mengel Furniture, Pair of Chests

Raymond Loewy was one of the most important industrial designers of the twentieth century and we have been fortunate to have had a number of his pieces pass through the shop.  Below is a grouping of a few of our favorites.  Please check out his official website for more information on his very interesting life and career.
This pair of bachelor chests was designed by Raymond Loewy for Mengel furniture in the 1950's.  It's pretty rare to find cerused oak pieces from this period in their original condition.  Due to wear, they usually get refinished.  The link below features a pair that have been lacquered in black.
The pair we are offering are in excellent vintage condition and are in our top tier of favorite pieces.  The chests have an elegant simplicity that could work in a more sophisticated urban setting as well as a cool cottage or beach house.  The four drawer chests have their original brushed aluminum bar pulls.  34" l., 19" d., 32" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lucite Two-Tier Table

Clean-lined, stylish and versatile two-tier table with lucite sides and cream plexiglass shelves.  36" l., 12" d., 24" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Curtis Jere Flower Cart

Flower Power.  One of the more colorful Curtis Jere wall sculptures we have featured, this signed piece depicts a flower cart with an umbrella, "fleurs" sign and polychrome bunches of flowers.  American, c. 1980's  31" l., 22" w., 7" d.  SOLD

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bust of Alexander the Great

Nice decorative plaster bust of Alexander the Great on a wooden base by Marko of  N.J. 15" h., 9" w., 11" d.  American, c. mid-20th c.  SOLD

Maison Jansen Style Nesting Tables

Smart and sophisticated set of three solid brass nesting tables, in the style of Maison Jansen, with fluted legs and smoked glass tops.  Largest, 24" l., 14" d., 22" h.  Italian, c. 1960's  SOLD