Thursday, December 19, 2019

Selig (attr.) Egg Chair and Ottoman

Looking for that perfect holiday gift for someone with great MCM eggspectations (sorry) this year?  We've got just the thing.  New to the shop today is this beautiful egg chair and ottoman by Selig (attr.).  It is as comfortable as it is good looking.  The upholstery is vintage, but not original.  Chair: appx. 41" h., 33" w., 30" d.  Ottoman:  18" h., 21" w., 21: d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with light wear.

Holiday Hours

The shop will be open Friday and Saturday from 11-4 and then closed for the holidays.  We will reopen on Friday January 3rd.  Happy Holidays!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

John Widdicomb Hollywood Regency Chest

I have this problem.  I fall in love with these exuberant pieces and picture exactly where and how they could be used to make a room come alive.  Then as I'm driving back to Canada, I usually think....damn, what have I done?  No one will see the possibilities.  Fortunately, I have enough clients who love a broad mix and know just how to make the perfect interior cocktail. we have MCM (Mid-century Majestic) at its finest.  This Louis/ French Provincial/ Hollywood Regency style chest by John Widdicomb is a 10 out of 10.  I've never seen better craftsmanship and the condition is near mint.  Hand carved, hand painted, nine drawer chest in an antiqued white finish with embossed and gold paint decoration.  The ornate pulls are patinated bronze and four of the drawers have dividers.  There is a custom glass top.  "Decorating is Fun"  - Dorothy Draper  ...or at least is should be.  69" l., 21" d., 33.5" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear. 

Drexel 'Consensus' Desk

The consensus is....this is a stunner.  From the Drexel 'Consensus' collection, this simply sophisticated, seventies chic, ash desk has three drawers with a curved center drawer.  The base and pulls are brushed brass.  Note the very handsome ash wood grain on the top.  It's finished on the back, so it can float in a room.  54" w., 30" d. 30.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good-good vintage condition with a fair bit of patina on the brass and a few minor imperfections to the finish.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Carolina Mirror Co. Mirror

Simple, chic, seventies, brushed brass and polished chrome framed mirror with beveled glass.  A very well made and substantial mirror by the Carolina Mirror Company.    38" h., 25.25" w.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  One faint surface scratch to the brass in the upper left corner.

Iggy Perrelli; 'M-5'

Oil on board
66" x 24"

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Our 20/20 Vision

Our holiday windows look forward this year.  We're looking forward to 2020 and a new year, a new decade, and a new chapter.  We just purchased a new old house in our new old town.  We're very happy to let everyone know we're going 'home', and moving back to Port Hope!  For our friends and clients who have been so helpful and supportive while we searched throughout Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia before we realized Port Hope was always where we belonged, thank you for your input, enthusiasm and support.  Once we settle in, I'll be searching for a Port Hope location for the shop.  In the meantime, the Hamilton shop will be open until March.  We'll be posting new hours after the holidays.  Wishing everyone all the best for the holidays and the new year!!


Saturday, December 7, 2019

Rway Chest

This midwestern blond beauty was made by the Rway Furniture Company of Sheboygan Wisconsin.  The sleek, clean-lined chest in bleached mahogany has four slightly bowed drawers which sit on a platform base.  38.25" w., 19" d., 32.5" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition: Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and a few minor veneer blemishes.  The top and drawer fronts are in super shape and the piece shows beautifully. 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

'Magic Box' Desk/ Cabinet by Mummenthaler and Meier (attr.)

Originally designed by Swiss architects Ernst Mummenthaler and Otto Meier, the teak 'Magic Box' is a super stylish and functional desk with many shelved compartments, a single drawer and a writing surface with additional arms that fold out.  The desk surface and drawer slide back into the unit and the sides close to form a cabinet when not in use as a desk.  There is a key lock with a set of keys to secure the cabinet.  Closed;  32.5" w., 21.5"d 45.5" h.  Fully open; 64.5" w., 30" d., 45.5" h.  c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.