Friday, June 30, 2017

Canada Day

Michael Thomas will be closed July 1st for Canada Day.  Happy 150 Canada!  

Pictured is one of the first Canadian Maple Leaf flags to be produced c. 1966 on display for Canada Day in our old Port Hope shop.  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Gerald Thurston for Stiffel; Table Lamp

Quintessential MCM table lamp by Gerald Thurston for Stiffel.  This modern and sophisticated table lamp has a black enamelled metal and brass base and four brass rods with ball finials that support a black enamelled cup and enamelled metal diffuser.  The lamp retains its original burlap wrapped shade.  The base and shade are in good vintage condition with wear to the metal and shade.  SOLD

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Waltham Mirror with Clock

It may be time for a new mirror.  This is a very beautiful and unusual piece.  Neoclassical gilded wood and gesso mirror and working clock (newly cleaned and serviced) by Waltham.  I can see this in a historic home in the Hudson Valley with charcoal walls and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the river.  Yes, it would be a great mirror for my dream home!  38" l., 24" w.  SOLD

Savory Roasting Pan

At the root of all great meals is great cookware.  We don't do a lot of kitchenware, but we couldn't pass up this vintage enamelware roasting pan.  It was just too good looking.  18.5" l., 12" w., 8" h.  American, 1st half 20th c.  SOLD

Ship's Wheel Mirror

Happy Summer!  As our thoughts turn to sea, sand and lakeside living, what better accessory to kick off the season?  This wood framed ship's wheel mirror would be right at home in a cottage, beach house, kid's room, etc.  30" diam.  American, c. 1940's  SOLD

Lucite and Glass Tray

Lovely serving tray with a glass base, engraved lucite edge and twisted lucite handles.  21" l., 12" w., 1.75" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

London Bar Advertising Sign

We took a break from the drive to take advantage of a nice photo op. for this 1940's enamelled metal sign. It has cool graphics and rich coloring and advertises the "London Bar and Cafeteria" and  "The Shires".  In the shop now, it would make a great hip addition to a kitchen, dining room, bar, etc.  40" h., 25" w.  c. 1940's  SOLD

Art Deco Mirror

Very decorative Baroque/ Art Deco style mirror framed mirror.  29" h., 23.5" w.  American, c. 1940's SOLD

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, Pair of Arm Chairs

Super chic pair of chrome flat bar lounge chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.  The chairs have been newly upholstered, and the polished chrome is in great condition.  They are darker in person than in the photos; deeper gray with black and brown threads in the weave of the fabric.  Very comfortable.  American, c. 1970's  28.5" w., 31" d., 26" h.  SOLD

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin

Milo Trifecta.  Just in, Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin tufted sofa and pair of arm chairs.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Alabaster Urn

Classic alabaster urn which functions nicely as a vase, candle holder or on its own as a decorative object.  12" h., 8" diam.  20th c.  SOLD

Wheat Sheaf Compote

This is the companion piece to the candlestick holders listed earlier.  The compote has a Carrera marble bowl and stepped base with a pedestal composed of gilt metal wheat.  12" diam.  12" h.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

Wheat Sheaf Candlestick Holders

Made iconic in decorating by Coco Chanel, the wheat sheaf motif strays from the classic table application here.  This elegant pair of candlestick holders have Carrera marble bases and gilt metal wheat sheaf with bronze holders.  9" h.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

Large Clam Shell

Very large and deep natural clam shell with a wonderful undulating form.  The shell is in excellent condition and has nice coloring both inside and out.  It is a great decorative accessory and could also be used as a vessel for serving chilled oysters or shrimp on ice.  The possibilities are as vast as the sea!  14" l., 10"w.,  6 1/4" h.  SOLD

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Chapman Table Lamp

Very fine and handsome table lamp by the Chapman Lamp Company with a brushed brass and leather wrapped columnar base and the original marbelized lamp shade with gold interior which is in excellent vintage condition.  35" h., 16" diam.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Century Furniture Table

Chippendale style, mahogany, single drawer side table by Century Furniture.    The drawer front and sides are handsomely carved and the top has inlaid banding.  27" l., 14" w., 25" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Pair of Wooden Table Lamps

Classic wooden columnar table lamps with hand painted decoration on the bases and shades.  26" h., 14" diam.  c. 1960's  SOLD

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

John Widdicomb Asian Modern Cabinet

Beautiful Asian Modern cabinet or server by John A. Widdicomb in the style of Renzo Rutili.  The cabinet has an olive green oil drop finish with cherry blossom, bird and butterfly decoration.  The doors, with patinated brass hardware, open to a compartment with two pull-out drawers and an adjustable shelf.  48" l., 18" d., 32" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fish Sculpture

Big Fish!  This original mixed media work has a papier mache and wire frame body and great natural coloring and texture.  It would be a unique decorative addition and conversation piece for a cottage, beach house, etc......  45" l., 21" h., 10" w.  20th c.  SOLD

Wheat Sheaf Table

Milk, eggs, bread, wheat table.  The staples.  Harvested yesterday in the states and pictured in its natural environment during a photo break en route back to Canada as well as in the shop.  The wheat base with rope tie has a nice warm patina and the thick glass top has a bevelled edge.  36" diam., 18" h.,  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Chinese Tray Table

Two-tier brass tray table with handcarved frame.  Each substantial, scalloped edge, removable tray is engraved with figural and flora decoration.  24" h., 20" diam. Chinese, Early 20th c.  SOLD

Thonet Bentwood Chair

The perfect desk chair by Thonet.  Bentwood with white vinyl upholstered seat and back.  31" h., 19" w., 19" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Kroehler Furniture MCM Desk

This very versatile piece by Kroehler is one of three pieces we've 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 piece functions nicely as a desk with bookcase or display cabinet above.  It would also work well as a server.  The drawer knobs are patinated brass with turquoise enamelled inset centers.  The legs have ebonized decoration with circular brass discs.  60" h., 33" w., 22" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD