Thursday, February 28, 2019

Adolphe Mouron Cassandre; Willi's Wine Bar Poster

The wonderfully graphic and quintessentially Art Deco image for this poster was created in 1935 by the renowned French poster artist A.M. Cassandre.  It was created for an unknown beverage company, but never used by the company.  In 1984 Willi's Wine Bar in Paris purchased the image from the estate of Cassandre and used it for the first of their annual posters.  This is an original first edition lithograph from the 1984 printing by Henri Mouton.  Framed, 39.5" h., 27.5" w.  French, c.1984  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with a very minor professional restoration to the top border.

Robert Sonneman Floor Lamp

A vintage Sonneman table lamp, bedside at the Beverly Hills home of Elton John.

Robert Sonneman started designing innovative lighting in the 1960's and launched his first company, now called SONNEMAN-A Way of Light, in 1967.  He is still working today and has won numerous design awards over the years.  His lighting designs are included in many prestigious private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston.  This 1970's chromed metal floor lamp by Sonneman is cool, clean and thoroughly modern.  It has a rectangular base and a substantial 52" x 1.5" flat bar body.  It has 5 sockets and a switch on the body.  (base only)   64" h., 11" w., 8" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and very minor finish wear.

Pair of Bamboo Campaign Chairs

Safari chic pair of folding bamboo Campaign style chairs with rush seats and backs, and a hint of Charlotte Perriand.  36" h., 20" w., 25" d.  c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Curtis Jere Modern Leaves Sculpture

We've had Curtis Jere pieces with the original hang-tags before, but I can't remember ever having one with the original foil label.  That's just a little bonus on this beauty.  The modern leaves sculpture features mixed metals and both torch and straight cut leaves.  The leaves and some of the branches can be adjusted and the sculpture can be hung horizontally, vertically or at an angle.  It is signed and dated.  54" x 30", 7" d.  American, c. 1979  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.    

MCM Bar Cart

Sharp looking and very functional MCM bar cart with a polished brass frame and black laminate surfaces.  The cart has drop-leaves, a single divided drawer and rolls smoothly.  32" w., 18.25" d., 34.25" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Pair of Brno Chairs

'Mies goeth before the falls.'  This classic pair of Mies flat-bar Brnos are in the shop now, but ready to take pride of place in your home.  The frames are chromed metal and the upholstery, which we believe to be original, is an oatmeal colored weave.  31.5" h., 22.5" w., 22.5" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good-good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Family Day/ Presidents' Day Weekend

We will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday for the long weekend.  If you're celebrating Family Day or Presidents' Day, have a happy and safe long weekend!  In honor of Presidents' Day is this (partially) presidential offering.  These are limited edition sulphide paperweights, or cameos, by Baccarat.  They are 20th century versions of the 19th century paperweights for which Baccarat is famous.  The cameos were carved by various French sculptors and are signed.  They depict Kennedy, Hoover, Monroe, Thomas Paine and Napoleon Bonaparte.  J.F.K. has a garnet red background, Hoover's is cobalt blue.  Monroe's is deep orange.  Napoleon's is garnet and Paine's is blue opaline.  Appx. 3" diam., 1.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  $50.00 each
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

John Kazann; Abstract Paintings

John Kazann was an original member of Phoenix Gallery in N.Y.C.  Phoenix Gallery opened in 1958 and was one of what would come to be known as The 10th Street Galleries.  In the 1950's and early 1960's, younger artists decided to stop trying to court the favor of more established uptown galleries and began opening artist-run cooperative spaces on and around East 10th Street in the East Village.  A number of older and more established artists like Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline already had studios in the area and their presence was a draw for emerging artists.  The founders and original artist members of the galleries that made up the '10th Street Scene' were relatively unknown.  However, many established artists joined early on and many important careers were begun and nurtured while members at one of the 10th Street Galleries.  Members at the various galleries in the 1950's and 1960's included Elaine de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, Alex Katz, Philip Pearlstien, George Segal, Rudy Burkhardt, Al Held, Al Jensen and Philip Guston.  Imagine what an exciting time this must have been in New York as America was overtaking Europe as the capital of modern art and the Village was at the epicenter.
This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a piece of  N.Y.C. and American Modern Art History.  These large, impactful, bold abstract paintings were done by John Kazann prior to his membership at Phoenix Gallery.  One was painted in 1953, one in '54 and one in '55.  They are oil on canvas and each has been newly professionally cleaned, varnished, restretched on new stretchers and framed (black wood frames).  51" w., 53" h.  American, c. 1953, 1954, 1955  SOLD
Condition:  Very good - good vintage and restored condition with age appropriate wear.




Friday, February 8, 2019

Cleo Baldon/ Campaign Style Chair

From our 'fotos of furniture in fields' series......a unique and very cool Cleo Baldon/ Campaign style arm chair by Continental Furniture of California.  The frame is painted metal with wooden bar arms and feet.  The seat cushion and back rest are upholstered in their original olive Naugahyde.  32" h., 22" w., 19" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Curtis Jere 'Raindrops' Sculpture

The Holy Grail.  The Curtis Jere 'Raindrops' sculpture is arguably the most sought after of their designs.  It has become an interior design favorite as seen here in interiors by designers including David Hicks, David Jimenez, Emma Jane Pilkington, Palmer Weiss and Sara Gilbane.  We've been on the lookout for one for years and have finally acquired one.  This one is a beauty.  It's the largest size they made, the copper/ bronze/ brass version, and it's signed.  Purchased by an interior designer in the early 1970's, it has had only one owner since it was purchased.  It's a pretty magnificent sculpture with its scale and mix of materials, colors and textures.  The piece can be hung horizontally, vertically or at an angle, and the drops and 'arms' are adjustable.  Versions of this piece average into the 4 to 5 thousands, and a very similar version is currently listed at over $10,000.00 CAN.  
We feel confident that for this version, in this size, and in this condition, its about the best value out there.  64" l., 28" w., 8" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD 
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

David Jimenez
Emma Jane Pilkington

Palmer Weiss and Sara Gilbane
David Hicks