Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pair of "Haeger" Ceramic Lamps

Pair of lamps produced by Haeger Pottery.  Haeger was founded in 1871 near Chicago and is still producing finely crafted pieces today.  Each lamp is done in a drip glaze in varying tones of greens and blues.  The lamps are mounted on brushed brass bases and are being sold without shades.  32" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Italian Tole Table

The Rite of Spring!  A symphony of dancing tole flowers and leaves with original paint form the base of this very fresh and pretty coffee table.  The glass top is supported by three stems that spring up from the base.  It is a fantastic piece that would add a fanciful element to a living room, sun porch, etc.  Unfortunately the chartreuse sofa is sold, but it would look great with a variety of colors and styles.  32" diam., 18" h.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Karl Springer Style Expanding Dining Table

If you like to entertain and you like beautiful modern things, this is the table for you.  This expandable brass and glass table is of the style and quality of Karl Springer and Mastercraft but is not signed.  It has two brass framed glass panels which slide out and lock into place to turn a table for six into a table for ten plus.  The construction and mechanisms are top quality.  52" l., 42" w., 30" h.  When extended 104" l.  American, c. 1970 SOLD

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pair of Pagoda Hanging Lanterns

These are a real show stopper!  This substantial pair of pagoda style hanging lanterns have a definite 1950's Hollywood feel.  Each well constructed gilded lantern has three decorated metal sections from which many rows of crystal drops are suspended.  The tops of the lanterns have intricate pierced metal work decorated with celluloid flowers.  Each lantern has four candle sockets and a very long chain and cord with plug.  24" l., 12" diam.  American, c. 1950's SOLD

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tole Table Lamp

This handsome tole candlestick lamp has a painted tole shade with swag decoration and a tri-lite function.  20" h., 10" diam.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

French Empire Mirror

Outstanding French Empire carved giltwood mirror.  This exceptional mirror features a Napoleonic Imperial Eagle, floral and acanthus decoration.  It retains it's original glass as well as the original Parisian maker's label.  There have been some restorations over the last nearly two hundred years, but they don't detract from the beauty of this truly regal piece.  36" h., 29" w.  French, early 19th c.  SOLD

Saturday, March 16, 2013

"Tomlinson Furniture Co., Sophisticate Collection" Desk and Chair

Tomlinson Furniture was arguably the finest maker of it's day.  Their Sophisticate Collection was described in one of their ads as "a collection for those who seek to create individualized interiors that reflect their own personalities and their own confident appreciation of those exquisite things that make for a fuller life".  This desk and coordinating chair from the collection would aptly be described as exquisite things.  The desk has an elegant but informal design.  It has five drawers including a divided file drawer.  The rounded sides are tambour style and the finished back has two book shelves.  The coordinating chair has a wonderfully sleek tall back rest, gently tapered legs and an upholstered seat.  Desk, 55" l., 25" w., 29 1/2" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

F. J. Newcomb Mirror with Candle Arms

Newcomb Advertisement, c.1919

Elegant carved and gilded mirror made by the F.J. Newcomb Company of New York.  This impressive mirror has a twist border, floral and acanthus decoration and is topped with a classical urn and swag.  Two candle arms extend from the bottom of the mirror.  36" h., 19" w.  American, c. 1920  SOLD

Friday, March 15, 2013

C. Jere Style Maple Leaf Sculpture

Large patinated brass maple leaf wall sculpture.  This piece is of the style and quality of Curtis Jere but is unsigned.  It can be hung vertically or horizontally.  40" h., 30" w. as pictured. American, c. 1970  SOLD

"Edward Wormley for Drexel" Coffee Table

 This iconic table was designed by Wormley in 1949 as part of the Drexel Furniture Company's Precedent line.  37" diam., 18" h.  American, c. 1949 SOLD

Bronze Hunt Scene

Handsome bronze depicting a Scottish hunt scene.  The beautifully composed scene shows a Scottish hunter in traditional garb who is holding the reigns of his horse and appears to be calling his hound.  The hound is busy examining the day's hunt which is slung over the saddle of the horse.  All the figures, the Scotsman, the horse, the hound and the stag are very finely detailed.  13" h., 15" l., 8" w.  European, mid-19th c.  SOLD

"Borghese Company" Acanthus Bookends

Classic pair of gilt acanthus leaf chalkware bookends produced by the Borghese Company.  They have metal bases and both the bases and backs retain their original seafoam green paint.  6 1/2" h., 4 1/" w.  American, c. 1950  SOLD

"Hickory Chair Co." Leather Chair

Elegant Hickory Chair Company arm chair upholstered in cream leather.  The frame is ebonized with fluted legs, casters and decorative tacks.  The leather shows signs of wear but this actually seems to suit the piece and adds to the character while toning down the formality.  American, c. 1950  SOLD

Italian Tole and Giltwood Mirror

Large and impressive tole and carved giltwood mirror with a classic floral and vine design.  The vines spray from an ebonized and gilt urn at the top of the mirror and from a large flower at the bottom.  60" l., 30" w.  Italian, c. 1940  SOLD

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Brass Side Table

Smart little faux bamboo brass table with ball feet.  The table has a laminate top with brass banding and is very versatile.  24" h., 15 1/2" diam.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Monday, March 11, 2013

"Thomasville Furniture Co." Faux Bamboo Cabinet

Palm Beach chic, faux bamboo, painted cabinet by Thomasville.  This piece makes a great display cabinet or bookcase and would be beautiful in a dining room, living room or den.  It would also be perfect in a bathroom for toiletries, towels, etc.  It has it's original paint finish with soft tones of pale yellow, cream and gold, a lit interior and two stationary glass shelves 79" h., 42" l., 16" w.  American, c. 1970's SOLD

"Lillian Kemp" Sofa

Long, sleek, and vibrant, this chartreuse sofa was custom made by The Morse Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids for the Lillian Kemp Interior Design House of New York.  It is smartly tailored, top quality and retains it's original upholstery which is in excellent condition.  The two seat cushions and four back cushions are all down filled.  90" l., 32" w., 26" h. (back)  American, c. 1964  SOLD

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Luck of the Irish Contest

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day we want to find out if you have the luck of the Irish..... and also thank our loyal blog followers.  At some point during the next seven days we will be posting an item with an Irish flag pictured in the post.  The item may be new to the blog or it may be an item that we are reposting.  It may be an antique, vintage or new piece.  It will definitely have a retail value of over $200.00.  The first person to phone us at 905.885.4000 and tell us they would like the item will receive it as a gift from us.  Once the piece is claimed, we will post that it has been won. May the luck of the Irish be with you, but you needn't be Irish to win!  Also, if you haven't yet registered for noticications of blog updates, now would be a good time to do so for a little jump on the competition.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Sea Urchin Votives

Delicate and very pretty mouth blown glass votive holders.  They also make great little vases for a few sprigs of flowers.  4" h., 4" diam.  New, SOLD

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chinese Modern Brass Coffee Table

Very chic large brass coffee table with a lightly smoked beveled glass top.  The frame of the table is composed of polished, patinated and ebonized brass and has Asian inspired decorative brackets on two sides of each leg.  38" square, 15" h.  American, c. 1970  SOLD

"La Barge" Italian Regency Mirror

High style and high quality La Barge double framed, carved wood and gesso, Italian Regency style mirror.  The frame is silver leafed with gold and black accents.  43 1/2" h., 27" w.  Italian, c. 1960's  SOLD

Monday, March 4, 2013

Oli Goldsmith; "4 Litmus Vests and a Hot Crossed Sham"

Multi-layered and very textural mixed media on canvas by Oli Goldsmith.  This vibrant piece is rich with iconic Oli imagery and his quirky musings.  54" h., 48" w.  Canadian, SOLD

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Parian Ware Bust

We are really liking Parian ware porcelain these days.  If you are thinking of starting a collection of something, these very decorative busts look beautiful as a grouping.  This bust of a child is quite charming and nicely detailed.  9" h., 6" w.  English, late 19th c. SOLD

Brass Candlesticks

Pair of classic, nicely patinated brass candlesticks with fluting detail and oval bases.  10" h., 4" diam.  American, 1st half 20th c.  SOLD

Mid-Century Vase

Beautiful shape and color on this turquoise mid-century ceramic vase.  The vase has an asymmetrical opening and is decorated with a series of blue freeform ovals.  10" h., 6: diam.  American c. 1950's SOLD

Friday, March 1, 2013

Italian Swan Table

Elegant swan motif brass table/ stand with a tripod base.  Each leg of the base has a swan's head supporting the brass edged glass top and each of the three feet are webbed.  14" diam., 39" h.  Italian, c. 1970  SOLD

Neoclassical Bench

A neoclassical style bench made by Nettle Creek of Indiana.  Nettle Creek produced fine home accessories up until the mid 1970's.  This attractive bench has it's original paint and upholstery, both of which are in great condition.  The bench is upholstered in a butter yellow damask.  21" l., 14" w., 18" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD