Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Italian Waste Basket

Smart little waste basket with faux bamboo wood frame, wood base and caned side panels.  14.5" h.  10.25" square.  Italian, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Milo Baughman Style Bench

Cool, clean Milo Baughman style upholstered bench with a polished chrome base and upholstered seat cushion in vibrant apple green linen blend fabric.  36" l., 16" d., 18" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Base is in excellent vintage condition.  Upholstery is in good-fair vintage condition with slight color variations, but very usable.

Mastercraft Chest

Beautifully crafted by Mastercraft Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids, this handsome two drawer chest has burl inlay on the top, sides and drawer fronts.  It is finished on the back, so it can be floated in a room.  Its height makes it a great stand for a television, chest beside a bed, or on its own with a large mirror or piece of art above it.  34" w., 18" d., 23.25" h.  American, c. 1970  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Kindel Furniture Stands

Keeping it classic.  Finely crafted, elegant pair of French Regency style stands by Kindel Furniture.  The single drawer stands have brass knobs and decoration, and wire doors.  The stands come with the original pale blue fabric curtains that attach to the inside of the doors (not shown).  24" w., 18" d., 25" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.  

Drexel Faux Bamboo Chair

Cheerful in chartreuse. Looking for a pleasant pop of color in a room?  The only thing that could make this faux bamboo, Hollywood Regency style chair by Drexel pop more pleasantly is a woman dressed in Lilly Pulitzer standing next to it!  The wood frame is lacquered in ivory with deep chartreuse accents.  The seat cushion is upholstered in its original chartreuse velvet.  36" h. back, 19" h. seat, 20" w.,  19" d.  American, c. 1974  SOLD 
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Georgian Writing/ Architect's Table

I continue to purchase beautiful antique pieces for my historic Hudson Valley house overlooking the river.  Then I return home and I am once again faced with the realization that I don't have said dream home.  One day the dream may become a reality, but for now, my loss is the shop's gain.  Today, the gain comes in the form of this wonderful Georgian writing/ architect's table.  This period mahogany table/ desk has an adjustable top with its original gold embossed, green leather writing surface.  There is a pull out writing surface on the side and a single drawer in the front with the original patinated brass pull.  The sides and front have contrasting inlaid banding.  While the desk is over 200 years old, it is timeless both in style and in function.  It is the perfect size for a lap top, and there is ample leg room.  31.5" h., 24" w., 18" d.  American, c. 1800  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with minor veneer loss.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pair of Neoclassical Style Lamps

Classic and elegant pair of Neoclassical style gold leaf plaster lamps with swag, acanthus and ram's head decoration.  The pleated silk shades are original.  36" h., 14" diam.  American, c. 20th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Bases and shades in very good vintage condition.

Chinoiserie Charger

Large and very decorative handpainted tole charger with Chinoiserie decoration.  20" diam., 2” d.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Set of Bronze Stag Girandoles

Handsome set of bronze girandoles with "stag in forest" design.  This is a wonderful winter decorating grouping, but this set of candle holders would look fantastic on a mantle or sideboard all year long.  The bronze has a heavy verdigris patina which tones them down a bit, giving them a sort of elegant cottagey/ country house feel.  The hand cut crystal prisms are all present and accounted for, and all original.  Center, 18" h., 17" l., 3" w.  American, c. 1840  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.  

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Faux Bamboo Mirror

Hollywood Regency with a hint of Palm Beach, this carved wood, faux bamboo mirror is very versatile.  City, country, or beach, it would be right at home.  44" h., 26" w., 2" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Brutalist Lion Sculpture

We've often seen this metal lion sculpture attributed to C. Jere and listed for as much as $600.00 USD.  It is not signed and we feel pretty confident it is not a Jere piece.  That being said, it is a great decorative piece and nicely crafted.  The expressive face and body are made of heavy gage, painted steel wire and the base is painted metal.  18" h., 18" w., 5" d.  American, c. 2nd half 20th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Brass and Lucite Floor Lamp

Seventies chic, lucite and brass floor lamp in the style of Cedric Hartman.  The lamp has an octagonal polished brass base, stationary square lucite rod, and a telescopic brass arm attached to a pierced oblong shade.  The lamp extends from 38" to 56" h.  Base, 9.5" l., 4" w.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
As always, there is value in shopping at MTA.
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with minor surface wear.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Raymond Loewy for Mengel Furniture, Tall Chest

Raymond Loewy was one of the most important industrial designers of the twentieth century, designing everything from automobiles to logos for cigarette packaging.

Please check out his official website for more information on his very interesting life and career.

We have been fortunate to have had a number of his pieces pass through the shop over the last decade.  Below are a few of our favorites.  

The cerused oak chest below, designed by Loewy for Mengel Furniture, is a 10 out of 10 in terms of design, quality and condition.  It's pretty rare to find cerused oak pieces from this period in such excellent original condition.  Due to wear, they usually get refinished.  The color of this six drawer chest is a warm grey with olive tones.  The chest has its original polished chrome bar pulls.  It's a beauty.  45" h., 34" w., 19" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.


Laurel Brutalist Lamp

Very stylish Brutalist table lamp by the Laurel Lamp Company.  The brass body has a nail relief sculpture mounted on the front and back.  It comes with its original shade but would look great with a black parchment shade.  32" h., 17" diam. (as shown)  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Lamp is in very good vintage condition.  Shade is in good-fair, usable vintage condition with a few creases on the back.  

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Beacon Hill Louis XV Style Desk

Coup de foudre!  What's not to love?  This elegant, finely crafted desk was made in France for Beacon Hill.  The desk has a single drawer with patinated bronze acanthus handles, cabriole legs, a lightly distressed/ antiqued finish and square head nails.  Above are shelves and two drawers with patinated bronze pulls.  44" w., 23" d., 40" h.  French, c.1960's  SOLD     
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Charles Carman Trunk

This is a pretty special piece.  The trunk is almost 200 years old and was made by Charles Carman, Saddle, Harness, Cap and Trunk Makers.  At the time it was made, they were located at 27 Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Poughkeepsie was still fairly small with a population of about 3,000 and no paved roads at this point.  Commerce was carried on by sloops, and four sailing ships left for New York City each week.  Charles Carman would likely have exported these to NYC.  He may have also retailed them in Poughkeepsie.  Steamboats landed at the foot of Main Street every night to take passengers to Albany and New York City.  A smaller trunk such as this one would have been perfect for shorter steamboat trips.
This domed top trunk has a wood body covered in hide with leather straps and metal tacks.  It has an iron lock and iron handles.  Both handles are in tact.  The interior of the trunk still has its original blue paper lining and even retains its original label.  This outstanding historical, museum worthy, object would make quite a showpiece in a home or cottage.  28" l., 14 1/2" w., 12" h.  American, c. 1820's  SOLD

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Baughman Style Tub Chair

Going round in circles.  We couldn't decide whether to reupholster this super stylish Baughmanesque tub chair by Broyhill Premier.  It has great lines and great bones.  It's extremely comfortable and the polished chrome frame is in excellent condition.  The original upholstery is passable, but it would look fantastic with a 2018 refresh.  We'll let you decide.    36" w., 28" d., 27" h.  American, c. 1970's SOLD
Condition:  Upholstery in fair vintage condition.  Chrome and frame in excellent vintage condition.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Bullseye Mirror

Handsome, gold gilded, carved wood, Federal style convex mirror with eagle and acanthus decoration.  30" h.,  22" w.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.