Friday, September 29, 2017

Another Happy Customer

How much is that doggie in the window....NFS, but he bought a pair of chairs, a lamp, and entered the contest.  He thought he might sniff out the $500.00 certificate.


We will be opening and closing a little early tomorrow.  We will be opening at 10:00 a.m. but closing at 1:00.  Apologies for any inconvenience.  Also, tomorrow is the last day to enter our contest to win a $500.00 MTA gift certificate.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday.  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

World Globe

It's a smalls world after all.  Restocking this week with lots of smalls like this nice MCM globe with hairpin metal base.  30" h., 17" diam.  American, c. 1963  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.  

Good Form Chair

Cool and comfortable, Streamline Moderne aluminum chair by Good Form.  The seat and back rest are adjustable and the chair retains its original aqua leatherette upholstery.  We paused for a photo-op en route back from the states over the weekend.  Something just felt wright about the shot.  32" h., 26" w., 21" d.  American, c. 1940's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.  The upholstery is in excellent condition and the aluminum is in very good vintage condition with no dents or scratches.  Some marks on the bars next to the base of the seat and on the back support, but no rust or pitting.

Hostess Doily Stretcher

When everyday objects become art.......Wonderful graphics on this wood framed doily stretcher made by the Hostess Company of Chicago.  It would look great hanging on a wall as 'Utilitarian Art' and it comes with a history.  Judging from the holes on the main wood 'stretcher' area, it was well used.  That being said, if you would like to use if for function rather than form, I'm sure a lot more doilies could be stretched!  25" square.  American, c. 1920's  SOLD
Condition:  Good vintage condition.

Chinese Chippendale Style Mirror

Stunning, carved giltwood, Chinese Chippendale style mirror.  This impressive, highly decorative mirror has an outer frame composed of flowers and scrolling acanthus leaves, and is topped with an intricately carved tree flanked by a pair of birds.  45" h., 28.5" w.  Italian, 1st half 20th c.  SOLD  
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Curtis Jere Fishing Sculpture

If you're really organized and already starting to think about holiday gifting for the lover of fishing in your life (and the dream fly fishing trip to The Seychelles isn't in the cards this year) this is it.  This beautifully detailed and very substantial mixed metal Curtis Jere wall sculpture depicts three boys fishing on a dock in front of a fishing shed.  The piece is signed and dated.  50" l., 18" h., 5" d.  American, c. 1972  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Pair of Spoon Back Chairs

I'm thinking bedroom or maybe library or foyer.  These Neoclassical style, spoon back slipper chairs have a lot of style, but they've been enjoyed over the last half century.  They show well and are structurally sound, but if you look very closely, you will see a few old age wrinkles.  While the original labels are gone, the quality is very good and reminiscent of some of the Tomlinson and Henredon pieces we have featured over the years.  35" h., 22" w., 20" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Fair-good vintage condition with wear to the wood frame, minor caning loss and patination on the brass tacks and feet.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Brass Urn Lamp

This one's a beauty.  Classic and substantial brass urn lamp on an ebonized wood plinth with brass feet.  The shade is original and has a marbleized/ oil drop interior.  34" h., 14" diam.  American, c. 1940's  SOLD
Condition:  The base is in very good vintage condition, and the shade is in good vintage condition with minor wear.  

Federal Style Mirror

Handsome, gold gilded, carved wood, Federal style convex mirror with eagle and acanthus decoration.  30" h.,  22" w.  American, c. 1940's  SOLD
Condition:  Good vintage condition with minor paint loss and touch-ups, and crazing to the mirror.

Chinoiserie Lamp

Classic Chinoiserie style table lamp with engraved brass and wood base and original silk shade.  26" h., 14" w., 9" d. American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Base is in very good vintage condition.  Shade is in fair to good vintage, usable condition with minor marks.

Asian Modern Fireplace Tool Set

Sophisticated set of James Mont/ Asian Modern style fireplace tools with brass based holder.  Add some Hollywood Regency glamour to your hearth!  American, c. 1960's  30" h., base 6.5" square  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with very minor wear to the metal.

Pair of Gunlocke Chairs

Smart pair of MCM walnut arm chairs by Gunlocke.  The chairs retain their original leathette on the upholstered seat cushions.  23" w., 20" d., 30" h.  American, c. 1960's.  SOLD
Condition:  Good vintage condition with minor wear and color variation to the wood.  

Sunburst Wall Hanging

Large and very decorative Jere style metal sunburst wall hanging with mirrored center panel.  30" diam., 5" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pair of Club Chairs

This pair of chartreuse club chairs have the look, feel and patination of leather, but they're Naugahyde.  They have great classic lines and would add a nice pop of color to a den, living room, etc.  They have lived a life but have a lot more to live, and are super comfy.  Both chairs are in good vintage condition with minor cracking and minor color variation on the arm rests and wear to the wooden legs.  American, c. 1950's.  30" w., 30" d., 34" h.  SOLD    


This contest is really simple.  Yesterday we posted images of our 'School' windows.  There are brown paper lunch bags with hand painted letters spelling out school courses.  There is a $500.00 MTA gift certificate in one of the bags.  From left to right, these are the course names:
  • LAW
  • I.T. 
If you guess the correct letter in the correct course name, you will win the $500.00 gift certificate.  (In the event of more than one correct guess, the winner will be chosen from a draw.)  In the event that no one chooses the correct bag, then whomever chose the bag closest to the winning letter will win.  (In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen from a draw.)

How to enter:  Stop into the shop to enter, or enter on line.  For an online entry, please send your guess to  Include the course name, the letter in the course name, and in the subject heading of the email write 'Contest'.

When to enter:  The contest starts today and ends on September 30th.  The winner will be announced on October 4th.

Who can enter:  Everyone can enter!  You don't need to be a resident of Hamilton, or Ontario, or Canada!!  Only one entry per person please.     

*No purchase necessary.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

School Windows

Late for School/ It's in the Bag.  Due to some east coast hooky playing, our Back to School window installation was a little late this year.  So now they're just our 'School' windows.  The four Marcel Breuer Cesca style stools are surrounded by brown paper lunch bags with hand painted letters spelling out school courses.  We are making amends for our tardiness with a contest, and a chance to win a $500.00 Michael Thomas gift certificate.  There is a $500.00 MTA gift certificate in one of those lunch bags.  Check back tomorrow for all the details.