Thursday, November 16, 2017

Red Lion Stand

The little Red Lion.  This is the companion piece to the previously posted Red Lion chest.  It is a three drawer (bottom drawer is double depth) stand in blond mahogany with patinated brass pulls.  Nice little bedside stand.  American, c. 1940's  SOLD
Condition:  Good vintage condition with some marks and wear to the finish.

Mushroom Floor Lamp

Back by popular demand.....we picked another mushroom floor lamp/ table.  This one is brushed chrome with a lucite table.  The original white plastic mushroom shade gives off a soft warm light.  51" h., 15" diam.  American, c. 1970's  $250.00 
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with minor marking on the shade and base.

Pair of Tufted Velvet Chairs

"Seasoned yet season-less, Chili Oil is an earthy brown based red that adds flavorful definition to the spring 2018 palette."  That color description, borrowed from Pantone, seems to work for this smart pair of tufted velvet, chrome cantilevered chairs.  We're not sure if they qualify as 'Chili Oil' or plum, but the brown based red color is very rich and particularly luxurious in velvet.  Unfortunately the original label is missing, but they are very high quality (Patrician?), very comfortable and in excellent vintage condition.  30" h., 24" w., 19" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Chrome and Glass Table Lamps

Bold and Beautiful.  Colossal pair of Seventies chic, polished chrome and smoked glass table lamps with original shades.  42.5" h., 18" diam.  American, c. 1970's  $350.00 for the pair
Condition:  Bases in excellent vintage condition.  Shades in usable vintage condition with some marks but no tears.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Empire Console

As a kid, growing up in Pennsylvania, my best friend's grandmother was an antique dealer.  From about the age of six or seven, we were on her coattails most weekends checking out tag sales, antique markets, auctions, etc.  When a piece was very special, she used to say it "has the magic."  This piece is the whole magic show.  This early 19th century Empire console features a large handcarved giltwood eagle with outstretched wings atop a giltwood ball.  The carved and gilded top has a thick inset piece of marble with beautiful coloring and pattern.  The carved and gilded base has faux finished decoration.  The piece is in very good vintage condition and has been professionally restored with some moulding expertly recreated and replaced.  Most likely American (but possibly English) Early 19th c.  32.5" h., 32.5" w., 17.5" d.  $2975.00  SALE $1450.00

Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for Drexel Declaration; Dining Set

We love finding original catalogs/ ads/ literature for pieces.  In addition to the pleasure of getting to see pieces in their vintage settings, it makes the blog posting a breeze. We can never match the word play of Mid-Century advertising execs., so we just respect and repeat their copy.  Below is an original ad for the Declaration series designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for Drexel from the late 1950's...."Declaration represents a new frontier in American Furniture fashion." ....."a contemporary approach to Early Americana!  Designs as pure and honest as homespun, inspired by Shaker simplicity, interpreted in time-honored, deep brown walnut.  Details as smart as silk." The details on this set are pretty smart.  Our favorite is the chair spindles.  The set has three side chairs and one arm chair.  The table is a drop-leaf and comes with one additional leaf.  The simplicity of the set is reminiscent of Shaker designs and is part of what makes it just as fresh and contemporary, but also as timeless, today as when it was designed in the late 1950's.  The chairs and table are in excellent vintage condition.  Table; Leaves down, 42" w., 26" l., 29" h.  Leaves up, 62" l. Leaves up with 22" leaf, 84" l.  American, c. 1950's  $1,275.00  SALE  $975.00

Century Furniture Company Asian Modern Chairs

Pair of Century Furniture Company black lacquered Asian Modern chairs with brass accents and silk upholstered seat cushion in the style of James Mont.  30" h., 27" w., 26" d.  American, c. 1960's  $1,250.00 for the pair  SALE $795.00 for the pair

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

It's our Hamiversary

Today marks two years since we opened in Hamilton.  Thank you to our clients old and new for your continued support, friendship and encouragement.  There are so many ways and places to shop these days.  We are grateful to all of you who choose to shop with us and visit us regularly on the blog and on social media, but very happy that so many of you still take the time to come into the shop for a visit, a chat and the 'old school' shopping experience.  You keep it real, interesting and fun..... and I'm sure we will figure out the answers to the American political situation, the best place to live in North America, how to deal with the effects of A.I., and the meaning of life very soon.
To celebrate our two year anniversary we will be having an anniversary sale.  The sale starts tomorrow and below is a sampling of pieces that will be included in the sale.  This is just a sampling.  So please stop in, give us a call or send us an email if there is a piece you are interested in that is not listed.  Thanks very much!

Opening eve at MTA

Johnson Furniture Console

Classic Johnson Furniture mahogany console from their handcrafted Guild Collection.  It has a green marble top and green leather inset door panels.  The key lock doors open to a compartment with one adjustable shelf.  The definition of classic "fine furniture".  42" l., 15" d., 32" h.  American, c. 1960's  $875.00  SALE  $525.00

Barnard and Simonds Table and Chairs

The Barnard and Simonds Furniture Company was founded in New York in 1898, moved to Michigan in 1959, and was purchased by Baker Furniture in 1967.  They specialized in very fine quality American and English Country reproductions and adaptations.  We love this classic leather games/ library/ breakfast table and chairs with brass tacks and mahogany faux bamboo legs.  The table has gold embossing and a slightly scalloped skirt.  A set of four chairs without the table in similar condition recently sold on Chairish and was listed at $3,800.00 U.S.
A set of two similar chairs is also available currently.
Two of the chairs we are featuring are in good vintage condition with some cracking but no tears and the leather is still very soft.  Two of the chairs are in very good vintage condition with a very small amount of cracking, no tears, and very soft leather.  The table is in excellent vintage condition.  We have only ever come across one other piece by Barnard and Simonds which we sold a few years ago.  It was a screen (pictured) and it was also very handsome and beautifully crafted.
Table; 32.5" square, 28" h.  Chairs; 25" w., 22" d., 29" h.  American, c. 1940's  $1,950.00 for the set  SALE $1,450.00

Louis XVI Style Bouillotte Table

Elegant Louis XVI style mahogany double drawer table with gold embossed leather-top slides.  The Carrara marble top is trimmed with a mounted brass gallery and the tapered, fluted legs have brass capped feet.  24.5" diam.  29.5" h.  American, mid-20th c. $595.00  SALE $395.00

Faux Ostrich Console Table

Parsons style console wrapped in tan faux ostrich.  48" l., 18" w., 25" h.  American, c. 1970's  $595.00  SALE $195.00