Saturday, August 31, 2019

Italian Console Table/ Desk

It's all in the mix.  This Italian beauty is super sophisticated both in style and mix of materials.  The console/ desk has a patinated brass frame with an elegant lattice gallery and cane wrapped legs.  The black Vitrolite glass top is original.  The frame is marked "Made in Italy".  We haven't been able to attribute it to a specific designer, but it's definitely a top-notch designer/ maker.  31.5" h., 43" w., 17" d.  Italian, c. 1940's-50's SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear, mainly to glass surface.

Etienne Kohlmann for D.A.D.O.; Art Deco Table

Invest in the best.  This very rare Art Deco table was designed by French architect and designer Etienne Kohlmann (1903-1988) for D.A.D.O. in 1928.  The curvilinear, asymmetrical, lacquered table represents Art Deco design at its height and at its best.  There's no doubt to attribution on this one.  It retains its original signed brass tag, and we were able to pull up an exhibition image from 1928 featuring the table.  Kohlmann pieces are rare to find, but there are a few examples on 1st dibs.
28" h., 22.25" w., 18" d.  French, c. 1928  SOLD
Condition:  Very good restored condition with very minor imperfections to lacquer.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

August Hours

The shop will be open by appointment (or chance) for the remainder of August.  If you’d like to get in touch, please phone us at 416.407.1269. Thanks!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Brass Log Holder

Sorry folks.  Fireplace season is right around the corner.  If you're looking for the perfect place for storing your firewood, it doesn't get much better.  This large English log bin with lion mask handles is just about the best.  It would also make a fantastic cachepot, magazine holder, etc., etc...  20" diam., 15" h. British, early 20th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and patina.

Neoclassical Style Arm Chair

"Until very recently people were literally scared out of their wits by color.  Perhaps this was a hangover from our Puritan ancestors.  But whatever the reason, brown, grays and neutrals were the only shades considered 'safe'.  Now we know that lovely, clear colors have a vital effect on our mental happiness."  - Dorothy Draper; 'Decorating is Fun' 1939.  This lovely Neoclassical style arm chair is sure to have a positive effect on your mental happiness!  The carved wood frame has an antiqued ivory finish with green painted accents and a caned back.  The feather filled seat cushion is upholstered in a charmingly cheerful pink gingham fabric.  There is no makers label, but the quality is top notch.  34" h., 24" w., 24" d.  American, c. late 20th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Federal Style Mirror

"Out of many, one".  Classic carved and gilded wood framed mirror with reverse painted glass panel.  The glass panel is decorated with an American Eagle surrounded by 13 stars.  36" h., 21.5" w.  American, c. 1930's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Japanese Screen

This signed, four panel Japanese screen with a beautiful water lily scene was made of multi-layered Washi paper pasted onto a wooden frame.  Then gold leaves were added and hand painted.
It would work well as a focal point in any room, and is a great size to use above or as a headboard.  72" l., 36" h.  Japanese, mid-20th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Gunnar and Lotte Bostlund Lamp

Perfect lighting.  Did you ever see 'Interiors' the 1978 film by Woody Allen?  If you didn't, it's definitely worth a watch for a number of reasons.  If you did, you might agree that this subtle and sophisticated lamp would have worked very well on set, and Eve (Geraldine Page) would have approved for sure.  It reminded me of the film as soon as I saw it.  The tones and proportions on this matte glaze ceramic table lamp by Gunnar and Lotte Bostlund are just about perfect.  The fiberglass shade is original.  24" h., 12" diam.  c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Burke Tulip Table and Arm Chairs

Nothing beats a happy meal.  For the best in cheerful dining, we offer this modern classic dining set.  The four arm chairs and tulip table, in the style of Saarinen for Knoll, were manufactured by Burke of Dallas.  The chairs are fiberglass with aluminum bases.  The table has a laminate top and an aluminum base.  The table base as well as the chair bases are newly, professionally restored to their original lustre.  Table, 55" l., 36" w., 29" h.  Chairs, 32" h., 24" w., 22" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage and restored condition with age appropriate wear.  The table top is in very good condition with one very small blemish and a few small marks