Friday, December 15, 2017

Holiday Deliveries

We will be offering free delivery this Sunday, December 17th.  The sleigh will be heading out from Hamilton to Toronto and Port Hope, and all points in between.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pair of Chinoiserie Side Tables

Lovely pair of Chinoiserie side tables in gold with hand-painted interior/ garden scene.  They come with custom glass tops, and they make perfect small drinks tables.  As always, it's worth the drive to Hamilton.  But we are delivering until mid-week next week as well.  19" h.  13.5" diam.  c. 1950's  $395.00 for the pair 
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with minor paint loss.

Chapman Brass Chandelier

Where the deer and the antelope play....  Classic Chapman brass antelope/ ibex/ ram's head chandelier, captured earlier this week.  Shot on the range during a photo break en route back to Canada.  Currently on display in the shop.  Very substantial and beautiful polished brass chandelier with black parchment shades with gold metallic interiors.  30" diam., 21" h.  American, c. 1970's  $450.00
Condition:  Chandelier in excellent vintage condition.  Shades in very good-good vintage condition.


Hekman Console with Stools

Deck the hall or living room, bedroom, etc. with this handsome and hospitable Asian Modern console and pair of matching stools by Hekman.  The three drawer console has patinated brass hardware and details.  The stools have patinated brass casters and details.  The pineapple (symbol of hospitality) patterned upholstery is original.  It's a great set for a foyer and putting on shoes and boots, or anywhere a smaller table and a little extra seating might be required.  55.5" l., 15.5" d., 27" h.  American, c. 1970's  $395.00 for the set
Condition:  Excellent-very good vintage condition.

Pair of Neoclassical Style Lamps

Classic and elegant pair of gilded metal, ribbed columnar table lamps with lion's head detail.  31" h., 13" sq.  American, c. 20th c.  $250.00 for the pair
Condition:  Bases are in excellent vintage condition.  Pleated silk shades are in very good vintage condition.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ralph Lauren Duke's Host Chair

The Ralph Lauren Duke's Host Chair.  If this production version is too much for you with its zebra patterned upholstery, gold frame, and $4,200.00 USD price, our vintage model upholstered in chocolate velvet with a dark bronzed wood frame might make more sense.  It's the perfect 'throne' for watching season 2 of The Crown!  28" w., 26" d., 41" h.  American, 20th c.  $1,250.00
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Maitland Smith Candlesticks

Add some presence to your holiday table, mantel, or anyplace a little decorative punch is needed with this substantial pair of polished chrome and brass candlesticks by Maitland Smith.  16.5" h., 6" diam.  American, c. 1970's  $150.00 for the pair.  
Condition:  Very good vintage condition

Mont Style Buddha Table Lamp

Beautiful Buddha head table lamp in the style of James Mont.  This unique, Asian Modern/ Hollywood Regency style lamp has a painted and gilded plaster base and its original gold leafed parchment shade.  28" h., 12" diam.  American, c. 1960's  $225.00
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Queen Anne Style Mirror

Carved, antiqued/ splatter finish giltwood Queen Anne/ Hollywood Regency style mirror.  Very nice.  Very decorative.  40" h.  24" w.  American, c. 1960's  $225.00 
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Brass Library Lamp

Handsome, classic, patinated brass swing arm library lamp.  The original black parchment shade has a metallic gold and black marbelized interior.  It has newer wiring.  26.5" h., base, 7" diam.  Swings out to 14"  American, c. 1960's  $150.00  
Condition:  Very  good-good vintage condition.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Oli Goldsmith; New Works

We are pleased to present a brilliant collection of new work by Oli Goldsmith, currently on view at M. T. A.

Hardly Boys, Around the World Variation
24" x 24"
Mixed media on board

Winston as Cuppa Noodles
30" x 30"
Mixed media on board

Bathing Whilst Not Painting
24" x 24"
Mixed media on board

Hardly Boys, Traditional Canadian Home Variation
30" x 30"
Mixed media on board

30" x 30"
 Mixed media on board

40" x 40"
Mixed media on board

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Wishing Peace on Earth and Peace of Mind

Last year's Christmas windows were about 'building love'.  This year's are about finding peace.  As in the past, inspiration was taken from our December charity and current events.  Our December charity this year is  Last month, Healthy Minds Canada (formerly the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation) announced that it was merging with and combining resources to strengthen the capabilities of both organizations.  " is the only national network of young leaders transforming the way we think about mental health.  With initiatives and programs designed with the input of young people at every step, we will end stigma in our generation."  With the charity and current events top of mind, the 'Wishing Peace on Earth and Peace of Mind' windows came into being.  The idea was to create one window to represent peace on earth and the other to represent peace of mind.  Whereas last year's windows were bright and bold, I wanted this year's to be calm and quiet.  The execution was pretty straight forward.  I began by learning how to make an Origami dove.  The first few were a little tricky, but by the time I had made 400, it was like Zen and the art of paper folding.  They were then strung on fishing line like strings of popcorn garland.  Next I cut out and painted the earth and the silhouette.  Then there was some forest foraging for fallen branches from which to hang the doves.  Finally the messages were painted on paper squares, hung with twine and everything was installed.
During the month of December, we will be donating ten percent of the profits from each sale to  If you would like to learn more about this exceptional organization or donate directly, please visit their website at
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, peace on earth, and peace of mind for the season and for 2018!