Monday, March 31, 2014

"Crams Superior Map of New York"

This colorful, nicely patinated, linen backed wall map of New York was published by The George F. Cram Company of Chicago.  It features detailed views of New York City and Long Island.  50 1/2"l., 40" h.  American, c. 1930  SOLD

"Bradley and Hubbard" Letter Holder

Bradley and Hubbard was founded in 1852 in Meriden, Connecticut and was best known for producing fine metal pieces; sculptures, bookends, vases, etc., as well as decorative lighting.  A brief and interesting history of the company is available on the Smithsonian Institution website:
This large, ornate and very decorative gilded metal letter opener features an image of a Renaissance boy in the center surrounded by acanthus leaves and ribbon detail.  It is signed on the base.  11" l., 5" w., 11 1/2" h.  American, c. 1915 SOLD

Walnut Arm Chair

This is one cool chair.  It has a wonderfully sculptural walnut frame with brass accents on the arms and brass caps on the feet.  It retains its original naugahyde upholstery which is in excellent condition.  In addition to looking great, it is really comfortable.  27" l., 25" w., 30" h.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD

Carlton House Desk

Legend has it that the Carlton House style of desk was originally designed in the 18th century for the Prince of Wales, who later became George IV, by George Hepplewhite.  It was named after Carlton House which was the London residence of the Prince of Wales.  This handsome burl walnut example has the classic "U" shaped top with four center drawers, sloped drawers on either side and an embossed leather writing surface.  Below is a long center drawer with two side drawers.  The desk sits on four tapered, fluted legs.  The desk comes with a coordinating caned back chair with upholstered seat cushion.  54" l., 25" w., 38" h.  American, 20th c.  SOLD

Chinoiserie Papier Mache Tray and Stand

It's always interesting when a piece comes with historical documentation.  This exceptional tray and stand came with the 1968 bill of sale from James Robinson Antiques in New York.  James Robinson was founded in 1912 and they remain one of the finest antique stores in the city today.  In 1968, the tray and stand sold for $750.00.  Calculating for inflation, that would work out to just over $5,000.00 today.  The papier mache tray is beautifully decorated with pagodas, birds and a bridge against a backdrop of flowers and trees.  It has a custom-cut piece of glass which may be inset on the base of the tray to protect it.  The carved wood stand is ebonized with gilt decoration.  This is a striking piece that would make a casually elegant addition to a living room, den or library- as a coffee or side table.  32" l., 24" 1/2" w.,  17" h.  English, c. Early 19th c. SOLD

Thursday, March 27, 2014

"Janus Collection for John Stuart" Pair of Chests

This pair of chests coordinate with the previous pieces listed from the Janus Collection by the Mount Airy Furniture Company for John Stuart, N.Y.C.  The chests are also made of bleached walnut and have patterned inlay on the tops and sides.  Each chest has three drawers, and they would function beautifully beside a bed or sofa.  Each, 26" l., 16" w., 25" h.  American, c. 1960  SOLD

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BASTILLE // Pompeii at The British Museum

We haven't posted any music in a while, but we thought this would be a good song to start a new season of art, antiques, furnishings, and music from the road.  This was recorded exactly a year ago, on March 26, 2013, at the British Museum.  It's a beautiful acoustic version of a great song.... and kudos to The British Museum for trying to stay relevant to a younger audience!

Lucite Lamp

Large and dramatic lucite table lamp composed of three geometric panels, with original lucite finial.  Base only, 12" diam., 34" h.  American, c. 1970  SOLD

"Janus Collection for John Stuart" Credenza

This piece is a ten out of ten.  In terms of design, craftsmanship, condition and function, it has it all.  This stylish credenza was designed as part of the Janus Collection by the Mount Airy Furniture Company for John Stuart, N.Y.C.  It is made of bleached walnut and has patterned inlay on the cabinet doors as well as on the top and sides.  There is an abundance of storage.  The center has six drawers, four small and two large.  Flanking, doors open to four more drawers on either side.  It would function beautifully as a dresser in a bedroom or as an entertainment unit.  72" l., 19" w., 31 1/2" h.  American, c. 1960  SOLD

Olexander Wlasenko; "Drive"

From Olexander's latest body of work and newly framed, the inspiration for this work comes from the film "Les Tricheurs".  "Les Tricheurs" is a comedy of manners about a group of young Parisians enjoying the bohemian lifestyle in the late 1950's.  They live between the left bank of Saint-Germain-des-Pres and right bank suburbs of Paris.  Pascale Petit plays Mic (short for Michele).  She's behind the wheel--tonight.  Charcoal on paper.  Framed, 25 1/2" h., 79" l.  SOLD

"Muller and Barringer for Kittinger" Coffee Table

We were fortunate to find another smaller version of this iconic table that we had in the shop last year.  It was designed by Theodore Muller and Isabel Barringer for Kittenger Furniture Co.  This beautiful "lotus" table was introduced in 1940 and has an open cylinder black lacquered base with a gilt, lacquered and oil drop finished wood top.  42" diam., 15" h.  American, c. 1950  SOLD

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sheraton Chair

Lovely period Sheraton chair with original paint decoration and rush seat.  American, c. 1830's  SOLD

Gryphon Bench

Neoclassical wrought iron X-frame bench with gilt gryphon decoration on the seat and floral decoration on the frame.  19" h., 24" l., 13" w.  American, c. 1920's  SOLD

Hand Hammered Brass Bucket

This English, nicely crafted, brass hand hammered bucket has a wrought iron swing handle and supports with copper rivets.  It would work well as a cachepot or next to a fireplace with logs or kindling.  15" diam.,  9 1/2" h.  English, c. 19th c.  SOLD

Chinese Chippendale Style Arm Chair

This timeless Chinese Chippendale style, faux bamboo arm chair would make a great occasional chair or desk chair.  It has its original upholstery which is in great condition.  Back ht. 38", Seat 31" x 31" American, c. 1970  SOLD

Friday, March 21, 2014

Tole Cachepot/ Bucket

Beautiful large tole cachepot or ash bucket with gilt Chinoiserie decoration all around.  12" h., 13" diam.  English, c. late 19th c. SOLD

Thursday, March 20, 2014

D. Smith; Landscape

This loosely painted, impressionistic oil on canvas depicts a very pleasant bucolic landscape scene.  A  tree lined road in the foreground meanders through golden fields and past a barn and farmhouse.  In the background, sweeping hills rise up to a somewhat moody summer sky.  The painting retains it's original frame and is signed en verso "D. Smith".  32 1/2" l., 26 1/2" h.  American, c. 1st half 20th c.  SOLD

Dr. Martin Wilckens; "Wall Panels, Natural History of Farm Pets"


These are additional prints to those that were previously listed......We are very excited to offer these rare and exceptional original first edition prints of Dr. Martin Wilckens' "Naturgeschichte der Hausthiere" (Natural History of Farm Pets) taken from the original folio.  They were published in Germany by Theodor Fischer in 1878.  Each print is newly and handsomely framed in a black shadowbox frame.   33" l., 33" w.  German, c. 1878  $650.00 each 

Advertising Lamp

"Fashionable" chrome gooseneck advertising lamp.  This unusual lamp was made for Revlon cosmetics in the 1950's and would be a unique accessory for a desk, dressing table or office.  16" h., 12" l., 6" w.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD

Adjustable Chrome Floor Lamp

Cool chrome floor lamp.  The height is adjustable and the shade rotates and pivots.  It is all original and in good working order.  60" h., 32" l., 16" w.  American, c. 1950  SOLD