Thursday, May 17, 2018

Holiday Hours

The shop will be closed on Saturday.  Wishing everyone an enjoyable and relaxing long weekend!

Pair of Carver's Guild Mirrors

Majestic pair of top-quality, carved giltwood mirrors by Carver's Guild.  Each beveled mirror has a frame with rope twist decoration, acanthus swags, pineapple finials, and is topped with an intricately carved flower basket.  43" h., 22" w., 1.75" d.  American, c. 20th c.  $650.00 for the pair  On Hold
Condition:  Near mint.

Koch and Lowy Floor Lamp

Sleek chrome floor/ reading lamp by Koch and Lowy with adjustable height, dome shade that tilts and swivels and a dimmer switch.  Base 9.25" w., 6.25" d. 34.5" - 45.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  $350.00
Condition:  Good vintage condition with some surface wear.  

Pair of Daystrom Stools

So livable.  A great pair of stools made by Daystrom with polished chrome frames and original black faux crocodile seat upholstery.  21" h. seat, 28.5" h. back, 19" w., 21" d.  American, c. 1970's  $450.00 for the pair
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Pair of Haeger Elephants

A lucky find times 2.  The elephant is generally considered a symbol of good luck and good fortune.  In China, India and Africa, the elephant is a symbol of beauty, power, dignity, intelligence and peace.  We're not making any promises regarding good fortune, but we can guarantee this pair of Modernist Royal Haeger ceramic elephants will add a nice decorative element to your home (apologies in advance)... for relatively peanuts.  16.5" h., 16.5" l. 6" w.  American, c. 1950's  $195.00 for the pair 
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with original labels on bases.

Mies Barcelona Style Coffee Table

Late 20th century, high quality, classic Mies van der Rohe Barcelona style coffee table.  The square glass top is 1/2" thick.  The 'X' base is solid polished chrome and very substantial.  A decorating classic.  40.25" square, 18" h.  American, c. late 20th c.  $750.00  
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Milo Baughman for Directional; Open Arm Lounge Chair

Mint Milo.  This one is a Wow!  In the last decade, I don't think I have seen an upholstered piece of this age in such unbelievable original condition.  It's showroom fresh and has perhaps become even more stylish with age.  The fabric is a beautiful cut velvet in tones of cream, taupe and beige.  It was designed by Milo Baughman for Directional.  Directional was founded in 1950 by Bud Mesberg, and was one of the first companies to embrace original furniture design.  Included in their roster of designers were Paul Evans, Kip Stewart, Paul McCobb, Vladimir Kagan and Milo Baughman.  It's finds like this that make all those miles worthwhile.  29" h., 29" w., 26" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Near mint.

LaBarge Eglomise Mirror

This is the largest size, and a less common horizontal format, of the LaBarge eglomise style mirrors.  This one is a stunner.  The glass frame is reverse painted and gold leafed with a floral, Chinoiserie design.  The piece is artist signed and dated in the lower left corner.  The mirror is beveled and the outer and inner metal borders of the frame have a gold finish.  51" w., 41" h.  American, c.1980's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with very minor surface wear.

Pair of Stangl Horse Head Vases

Rare and regal pair of ceramic horse head vases by Stangl Pottery.  Stangl began in N.J. in 1814 and produced both dinnerware and decorative ceramics until 1978.  This pair of rare horse head vases were produced from 1942-1944.  They are large, very decorative and nicely detailed with a beautiful variegated green glaze.  13.5" h., 13" w., 6" d.  American, c. 1940's  $595.00 for the pair

Edward Wormley for Dunbar; Burl and Glass Coffee Table

10/10.  Invest in the best.  Edward Wormley (1907-1995) was an American furniture and interior designer who was born in Chicago and started his career as an interior designer for Marshall Fields.  He left Marshall Fields for the Dunbar Furniture Company, and in 1944 was charged with modernizing Dunbar's furniture lines.  He had a long and successful career as Dunbar's director of design until the company was sold in 1970.  He is widely recognized as one of the leaders in bringing modern design to America.  His work has been shown in major exhibitions, including the Boston Museum of Art in 1951, the Triennale XIII in Milan in 1964, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1983.  His designs can be found today in the M.F.A. in Boston and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Montreal.  This table was designed by Wormley for Dunbar and is perfectly timeless in its simplicity and balance of modernity and warmth.  The base is Olive burl and the top is 3/4 inch thick glass.  The table is in nearly mint condition and retains its metal Dunbar tag.  This table is currently retailing for up to $15,000.00 CAN.  But as always, quality, design and value are our hat trick here in Hamilton.  17" h., 41.5" diam.  American, c. 1960's  $2,750.00  
Condition:  Near mint.
Wormley in the 1950's with a Dunbar chair

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Sligh Furniture Co. Writing Desk

Deja vu.  This classic leather-top writing desk by Sligh is very similar in style to the desk we posted two weeks ago, but about 100+ years later.  The desk has a center drawer with a pair of patinated brass pulls.  To the left, there are two drawer fronts but a single drawer of double depth with removable file dividers.  To the right are two drawers, a shallower top and a deeper bottom.  The leather top has gold embossing. 46" w., 23" d., 29.25" h.  American, c. 1960's  $650.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb; Pair of Side Tables

Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, these side tables are cool, clean-lined and thoroughly modern.  Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings was arguably the most important designer in America in the 1930's and 40's.  After opening a shop on Madison Avenue in 1936, he became the designer of choice for such prominent Americans as tobacco heiress Doris Duke, Alfred A. Knopf and Thelma Chrysler Foy.  His style would best be described as modern historicism.  He was heavily influenced by Ancient Grecian design and the vocabulary of the classical world.  That being said, his designs did, during his time, and still do feel fresh and completely modern.  Some of his best known and most iconic pieces were produced during the time he worked as a designer for Widdicomb Furniture, from 1943-1956.  There is a casual elegance and rich simplicity to his work during that period that few others have been able to achieve, but many have tried to copy.  24" h., 30" d., 18" w.  American, c. 1950's  $595.00 for the pair
Condition:  Good usable vintage condition with age appropriate wear and some veneer loss to edges.

 Gibbings by Karsh
 Dietrich in Charles James in front of a Gibbings table (Vogue, Oct. 1944)
Gibbings interior