Friday, June 29, 2018

Bullseye Mirror

Handsome, gold gilded and ebonized, carved wood, Federal style convex mirror with eagle and olive branch decoration.  We've featured a number of similar style mirrors over the years, and this is one of the smaller ones.  It would be a great piece to add a little light and life to an art wall, hallway, powder room, etc.  26" h., 18.5" w., 2" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

East Coasting into the Weekend......

Nantucket Sound nautical map in antiqued frame.  40" w., 32" h., 1.5" d.  American, c. 1923   SOLD Driftwood bird sculpture on driftwood base.  19" h., 20" w., 26" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD  Chinoiserie Lamp with pleated fabric shade  31" h., 16" diam. 20th c.  SOLD  All in very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Mastercraft Furniture Co.; Pair of Chests

Understated elegance and fine craftsmanship define this handsome pair of chests by Mastercraft Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids.  Each three drawer chest has burl drawer fronts with carved detail and patinated brass escutcheons with ring pulls.  Timeless.  Each chest, 35" w., 21" d., 27.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Marble-Top Table

Nice modern lines and details on this Mahogany coffee table with patinated brass discs and inset thick Italian marble tiles.  60" l., 18.5" d., 14.5" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Baker Furniture Regency Style Sofa

Strikingly beautiful, Baker Regency style sofa in original upholstery with down filled cushions, tapered wood legs with brass capped feet, and original patinated brass medallions on the arm rests.  This is all original from the Fifties and an heirloom quality piece that will be worth reupholstering for generations to come.  For right now, the condition of the upholstered cushions is very good.  The upholstered frame is in good vintage condition with age appropriate wear mainly to the arm rests and piping on the back rest.  I doubt you will ever see another one.  88" l., 31" w., 30" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

American of Martinsville Credenza

Another stunner from American of Martinsville.  Wonderful craftsmanship and design on this long, lean, assymetrical walnut credenza.  The door on the left opens to a compartment with three drawers.  To the right are six drawers, two of which have carved hour glass decoration which serve as the pulls.  The credenza comes with the two original walnut framed, tapered mirrors.  74" l., 18.5" w., 31.5" h.  American, c. 1960's SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with very minor age appropriate wear.
Coordinating tall chest and stand available.

Saarinen for Knoll; Executive Armchair

Freshly picked and all original Executive Armchair by Saarinen for Knoll.  A true modern classic.  31" h., 25" w., 20" d.  American, c.1960's  SOLD
Condition: Very good original condition with age appropriate wear.

Holiday Hours

We will be closed on Saturday June 30th for the Canada Day long weekend.  Happy Canada Day everyone!  Very happy to be celebrating a quarter-century in this beautiful country!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Brass and Glass Table Lamp

Lovely MCM table lamp with a pale salmon glass body with green flecks that sits on a brass base with three brass balls.  The brass column has finely engraved banding.  Newer shade.  35" h., 13" diam.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD  
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  

American of Martinsville Credenza

American Beauty.  Modern credenza by American of Martinsville with a black lacquered case, four mahogany-front drawers and two mahogany-front cabinet doors with cane detail.  Each door opens to a compartment with one stationary shelf.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good restored condition.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ebonized and Gilded Mirror

Classic, elegant and nicely crafted, ebonized and gilded wood framed mirror.  It is very similar in style and craftsmanship to Friedman Brothers Decorative Arts mirrors that we have featured.  The paper backing has been replaced so the original label is gone.  Beautiful details abound from the woven and gilded frieze to the Greek key corner decoration.  51"l., 33.5" w.  American, c. early 20th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and minor paint loss.

Curtis Jere Swan Sculpture

Swan song?  Likely not.  We continue to find very special Curtis Jere pieces like this sensational, very large and dramatic swan wall sculpture.  The bronze head and neck of the swan are elegant and nicely detailed.  The feathers are composed of brass rods which radiate harmoniously from the body which is also composed of brass rods.  It packs a big, yet understated, decorative punch.  53" l., 39" w., 3.5" d.  American, c. 1980's SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Tomlinson Chinoiserie Cabinet

Ooh la la.  You don't see something like this everyday.  Chances are you'll never see another one exactly like it again.  The lime green, mottled, factory finish was custom ordered in the early sixties on this extra ordinary Chinoiserie Chippendale style cabinet by Tomlinson.  It has all the bells and whistles.  Taking it from the pagoda top, there are four bells and a decorative finial.  Below is a Greek key band.  The fretwork doors with bronze carp pulls open to a velvet-lined, lit interior.  There are two adjustable glass shelves with etched plate rails, and an adjustable wood shelf below.  A pair in cream were recently included in Gianluca Longo's favourites on 1st dibs. were sold, and listed for $23,000.00 for the pair.  93" h., 42.5" w., 17" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear and minor restoration.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pair of Chrome Table Lamps

Seventies chic pair of chrome table lamps with domed shades, double sockets and substantial bases.  20" h,  14.5" diam. (shade).  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with very minor age appropriate wear.

Ralph Lauren Ottoman

Luxurious Empire/ Neoclassical  style ottoman designed by Ralph Lauren for Henredon.  The frame is mahogany stained wood with carved claw feet and a brass circular medallion on each side.  The seat cushion is upholstered in a textured velvet which has the look of mohair.  18" h., 23" square.  American, c. 20th c. SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Pair of Danish Modern Chairs for John Stuart

These beautifully designed and very sculptural chairs were made for John Stuart of New York.  They are often attributed to Finn Juhl.  John Stuart did retail Finn Juhl designs during this period.  A desk of his that we featured last year had both the John Stuart and the France and Son (maker) labels.  They also bear a strong resemblance to the 'Model 48' armchairs he designed for Baker at the same period.
They retain their original upholstery, but would really benefit from a relatively simple refresh/ reupholstering.  31" h., 25" w., 23" d.  Danish, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Frames in good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  Upholstery in fair but usable vintage condition.