Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Streamline Moderne Floor Lamp


Distinctive Streamline Moderne style floor lamp with an enamelled metal, inverted dome shade which attaches to a milk glass diffuser.  The tapered stand has a brushed brass top and bottom with a pearlized and textured brown vinyl wrapped center.  The base is brushed brass.  Three-way switch.  Very smart looking piece of fine lighting!  67.5" h., 17.5" diam.  American, c. 1940's-50's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Jens Risom, Pair of Lounge Chairs

'The Answer is Risom'.  Jens Risom had a wonderful design philosophy... "good design means that anything which is good by itself will go with other things."  Jens Risom began his career in his home country of Denmark, but emigrated to the United States in 1939.  In 1941 he began collaborating with Knoll.  The "Jens Risom Collection" was featured in Knoll's first catalogue.  After his service in WW II, Jens Risom ended his relationship with Knoll and started his own firm, "Jens Risom Design".  Over his illustrious 70 year career, he designed some of the most beautiful pieces of modern American furniture.  In addition to being an exceptional designer, he was also a great marketer.  In the early 60's he collaborated with famed fashion photographer Richard Avedon to produce the 'The Answer is Risom' campaign.  These lounge chairs were featured in the campaign.  They were also featured in the 2014 'The Answer is Risom' exhibition at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT.  This pair of lounge chairs are understated yet elegant, simple yet sophisticated, modern yet warm...and very comfortable.  The frames are walnut and the seat and back cushions are upholstered in a very easy neutral fabric.  31" h., 23" w., 23" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.  
Examples of Jens Risom's work can be found in many major institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Cooper-Hewitt, and the National Design Museum. 









Monday, February 26, 2018

Chrome and Glass Coffee Table


Modern, clean-lined, very versatile Baughman style coffee table with a thick glass top and chrome base.  46" l., 23.5" w., 15.5" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD

Friday, February 23, 2018

Drexel 'Modulus' Chest and Stand



These are the companion pieces to the desk posted earlier in the week.  They are both from the campaign style 'Modulus' series by Drexel.  Both are made of teak with painted metal pulls and details.  Great size, design and condition.  Chest, 30" w., 18" d., 30" h.  Stand, 19" w., 15" d., 25" h.  American, c. 1966  $550.00 for the pair
Chest:  Excellent vintage condition.  Stand:  Very good vintage condition with minor marking to the top.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Drexel 'Modulus' Campaign Style Desk





Pretty rare.  Very nice.  This lovely campaign style teak desk was made by Drexel for their Modulus collection.  Over the last decade, we've had a windfall of exceptional Drexal pieces, but never had or even seen any pieces from this series.  This is one of three pieces from the series, new to the shop today.  Its date of production is August of 1966.  46" w.,  18" d., 30.25" h.  American c.1966  $575.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.  
     

Karl Springer Style Console


Super stylish, seventies chic, Karl Springer style waterfall console table.  The console has a solid wood frame which is wrapped in raffia and lacquered.  53" l., 16" d., 29.5" h.  American, c. 1970's SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Kroehler Sectional Seating Group

1977.  Studio 54 opens its doors.  Abba's "Dancing Queen" is topping the charts.  Disco dancing bottoms are adorned with Jordache's horses and Gloria's swans.  In fashion as well as interior design, bold is best and orange is king.  It is 1977 and this sectional seating group is purchased for a new Great Lakes lake house.  It was made by Kroehler Furniture as part of their 'Citation' collection.  It was pretty luxe at the time.  The construction is top notch and the set has stood the test of time nicely both from a quality as well as a design perspective.  The orange velvet upholstery is original and in great vintage condition.  The foam in the cushions and the metal springs in the frames are also in great shape.  While the upholstery has a lot of life left in it, the quality of the set makes it a worthy candidate for reupholstering down the road, and another 4 decades of life.  The sections can be arranged as shown, as a three seater sofa, or as three individual chairs. 33" w., 33" d., 18" h. seat, 33" h. sides.  American, c. 1977  SOLD      
Condition:  Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.










Saturday, February 17, 2018

Morrocan Style Side Table


A little exotique to end the week.  Very decorative Moroccan style vintage side/ drinks table with a carved and painted hexagonal top and base.  Handmade and well done.   20" h., 20" diam.  20th c.  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Henredon Quatrefoil Table


Unique side table by Henredon with a quatrefoil, mahogany inlay top and a base composed of two semicircles.  22" h., 26" diam.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Baker Furniture Console


Beautiful Baker.  Asian Modern, rosewood console table by Baker Furniture, new to the shop today.  It has oval cutouts on either side and scrolls at the base.  It would make a perfect hall table, but it could also function nicely as a small desk.  42" l., 15" d., 30" h.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Good vintage condition with some color and finish variations.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Classic Leather Wing Chair


The Classic Leather Company is the oldest manufacturer of leather upholstered furniture in the U.S., and each piece of furniture is still crafted by hand in North Carolina.  This very high quality, classic, vintage wing in a deep cognac leather has a solid wood frame and carved wood legs.  It is extremely comfortable and in beautiful condition with just the right amount of patina.  Similar models today by Classic Leather retail for around $4,000.00 U.S.  40" h., 33" w., 30" d.  American, c. 1970's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Ralph Lauren Ottoman


Luxurious Empire/ Neoclassical  style ottoman designed by Ralph Lauren for Henredon.  The frame is mahogany stained wood with carved claw feet and a brass circular medallion on each side.  The seat cushion is upholstered in a textured velvet which has the look of mohair.  18" h., 23" square.  American, c. 20th c. SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.

Sheaf of Wheat Table



Made iconic by Coco Chanel, the wheat sheaf table has remained a decorating classic.  This one has a substantial, well crafted bundle of wheat and a thick rope tie.  The  base will accommodate a larger top as well if a cocktail table size is desired.  16" h., 23" diam.  Italian, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Faux Bamboo Bench

Not too big, not too small.  There's something just right about this faux bamboo upholstered bench/ ottoman.  The legs are carved and lacquered in black.  The seat is upholstered in its original ivory vinyl.  19.5" h., 19.5" square.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.

Italian Marquetry Stand



Pretty, elegant, Italian made small chest/ stand with inlaid top, sides and drawer fronts.  It would be perfect as a bedside table, in a hallway or next to a chair as a lamp table.  24" w., 14" d., 29" h.  Italian, 20th c.  $395.00
Condition:  Very good vintage condition.

Pair of Danish Modern Chairs for John Stuart

These beautifully designed and very sculptural chairs were made for John Stuart of New York.  They are often attributed to Finn Juhl.  John Stuart did retail Finn Juhl designs during this period.  A desk of his that we featured last year had both the John Stuart and the France and Son (maker) labels.  They also bear a strong resemblance to the 'Model 48' armchairs he designed for Baker at the same period.
https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/chairs/finn-juhl-armchair-model-48/id-f_6035823/
They retain their original upholstery, but would really benefit from a relatively simple refresh/ reupholstering.  31" h., 25" w., 23" d.  Danish, c. 1950's  $975.00 for the pair    
Condition:  Frames in good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  Upholstery in fair but usable vintage condition.