Large 1920s “Young Ladies Having Tea” Portrait Oil Painting by John Holiver

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Large 1920s portrait painting by John Holiver. Displayed in the 1927 Ohio State Fair Exhibit of Fine Arts. The oil painting displays an attractive young lady in pearls with a friend having tea. The portrait painting resides in a gilded frame. There’s a small repair on the back of the canvas with a small area of in-painting just to the right of the young lady in green. The young woman in the foreground has a thin surface scratch on her left arm. Some minor wear to the edges of the gilded frame. On the rear is a sticker from the Ohio State Fair Exhibit of Fine Arts with the name of the artist and a date. There’s no signature or date present on the canvas. Click for more details.

Dimensions: 25.5″x 29.5″

 

Large Vintage Drafting Table, Oak & Pine Construction, Cast Iron Knobs

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Offering a large antique oak and pine drafting table made by Hamilton. The cast iron knobs and hardware are fantastic. The base is made of solid oak and the large table surface is made of solid pine with a beautiful wood grain, patina and vintage surface wear, with a very minor warp from front left to rear right. Everything is completely functional and exceptionally sturdy. The drafting table has a tilt function, and is also height adjustable. It has been carefully cleaned and waxed.

The piece is perfectly suited as a dining table, kitchen island or an office desk. Excellent versatility. The ability to adjust the height makes the table perfect for use with chairs or stools. The industrial design lends itself well to plenty of uses in various decor environments. Whether it be a compact NYC loft or a home office, this table will provide limitless options. Click for more details.

Dimensions: 48″W x 34″H x 37.75″D (Height adjustable to approximately 42″)

Note: The drafting table will ship fully assembled via our “white glove” delivery service throughout the US. Please be in contact for shipping rates to your location. Buyer is responsible for the cost of shipping. Etsy does not provide a freight shipping calculator for large furniture items, so please be in contact for shipping rates to your area.

Note: International shipping provided via air freight. Please be in contact for shipping rates to your country. For international shipping the table will be disassembled and crated. Charges for a custom wood shipping crate are in the $250 range.

1930s Royal ‘Standard’ Model O Portable Typewriter, Fully Refurbished, Glossy Black

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Offering a gorgeous refurbished 1930s Royal Model O portable typewriter with its original carrying case. The typewriter had been partially disassembled for refurbishment, adjustment, and cleaning. It has also been professionally polished and waxed. There are a few of tiny touchups, some tiny paint chips, minor waviness in the paint, small scratches and minor imperfections/dust particles in the old glossy paintwork. For being approximately 90 years old, the paintwork is excellent. All the glass keys are clear and clean. The nickel plated metal parts have been cleaned, with some minor patina to the alloy and galvanized metals. Due to the exceptional glossiness of the enamel paint, a clear reflection of the antique table surface can be seen on the painted surfaces. The typewriter has pica for a typeface, which is the larger 10 characters per inch. A new high quality black & red ribbon has been installed, and the platen is very smooth with very minor signs of use. All the letter slugs were individually cleaned for crisp type quality. There’s a new extra strong hemp draw-band attached to the mainspring. Several springs were also replaced. There are no reproduction rubber feet available for Royal portables of this era. All four rubber feet are hard, but grip a table surface nicely. One of the rubber feet has the inside edge missing, but it’s not visible, unless you turn the typewriter over. Just make sure to always lock the typewriter into its carrying case to keep the feet and other parts from getting damaged while in transit. Mechanically, the typewriter is in mint working condition. It types impeccably well, with crisp typeface. An extensive typing test was done to make sure everything moves and operates smoothly. The Royal ‘Standard’ Model O is one of the most reliable vintage typewriters from the era, and incredibly easy to use.

The portable Royal comes with its original carrying case, and a printed copy of the manual. There are signs of use and age to the carrying case, with corner & surface wear. A few edges of the rexine leather cloth had to be reattached with an adhesive, which is common for a 90+ year old typewriter case. The case has been fully cleaned. It also received a coating of a polymer polish on the inside and outside surfaces, which is semi-gloss, and dry to the touch. The lock works very well. Just press it firmly when you wish to close it.

This is one of the nicest Royal Model O ‘Standard’ portable typewriters you will find. A lot of hours went into the refurbishment, and it shows! Click for more details.

1930s Royal Typewriter, Fully Refurbished

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Offering a stunning refurbished 1930s Royal Model O (Model A) portable typewriter. The typewriter has deep glossy paint with satin black crinkle details. The typewriter had been partially disassembled for refurbishment, adjustment, and cleaning. It has also been professionally polished and waxed. There are some tiny 1-2 millimeter size paint chips in various spots, very minor imperfections and dust particles in the old ultra glossy paintwork. Near the rear body screws there’s some chipped paint and several old touchups and a couple of new touchups to the glossy paintwork. The top cover is very glossy and has two very thin lines of wear to paint at the left back corner crease & righthand side crease near the platen, and both are nearly invisible unless you’re looking for the two spots. All the glass keys are clear, glossy and clean. The chrome plated metal parts have been cleaned. Due to the exceptional glossiness of the enamel paint, a clear reflection of the antique table surface can be seen on the painted surfaces. The typewriter has pica for a typeface, which is the larger 10 characters per inch. The Model A has tabulation, which wasn’t available on the Model O ‘Standard’ variation. A new high quality black & red ribbon was installed. The top paper rubber guide rollers have some minor splits, but they’re still soft and work properly. All the letter slugs were individually cleaned for crisp type quality. The rubber platen is very smooth. The typewriter types impeccably well, with crisp typeface. An extensive typing test was done to make sure everything moves and operates smoothly. The Royal Model A & Model O varieties are some of the most reliable vintage typewriters from the era, and incredibly easy to use.

The portable Royal comes with a carrying case. There are signs of use and age to the carrying case, with corner & surface wear. The case has been fully cleaned. It also received a coating of a polymer polish, which is semi-gloss, and dry to the touch. The lock works very well. A handsome clean carrying case, and a fine companion to the typewriter.

This is one of the nicest Royal Model A/Model O portable typewriters you will find. Many days went into the refurbishment, and it shows! Click for more details.

1924 Vintage Karl Anderson Portrait of Young Woman, Original Pastel Drawing

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Offering a gorgeous 1920s near life size portrait of a young woman, by Karl Anderson (1874-1956). Signed and dated 1924. Pastel and Charcoal on natural coloured paper. Framed in mahogany with the original wavy glass present. Karl Anderson used a very simple palette in most of his drawings, consisting of black, red and white. His works can be found around the world in museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art & the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The artwork has been examined inside the frame with a loupe. For more details, click here.

Size: 15″x19″ Window: 13.5″x17.5″

Stunning Vintage 1940s Western Electric Red Telephone, Rotary Dial, Refurbished, Fully Working

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Offering a stunning vintage 1940s Western Electric 302 red desktop telephone. This is a model 302 Deco style desktop telephone from Western Electric, which started production in 1937. It was their first model with the ringer encased inside the telephone. Prior to the 302 model, all of their telephones had a separate wall mounted ringer box. The telephone has been meticulously refurbished, with gorgeous glossy red enamel. The ringer sounds fantastic. The original model F1 heavy bakelite receiver has excellent functionality and calls are crisp. All the cords are in new old stock condition, with a modern style modular line cord plug. The telephone is ready to plugin and use. This is an exceptionally well refurbished phone. Western Electric designed their phones for uncompromising reliability and durability. This is a very fine example of a model 302 telephone from the era. Ready for use right out of the box. Click here for more details.

Large Original Portrait Painting By Aiden Lassell Ripley, Young Woman In Riding Attire, Signed & Dated 1935

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Large portrait painting by Aiden Lassell Ripley (American, 1896-1969) of Lexington, Massachusetts. Untitled. Watercolour signed and dated 1935. The portrait painting displays an attractive young lady in outdoor or riding attire. It has not been examined outside the frame, but it’s possible there’s a name or title on the rear. This painting was acquired in Western Massachusetts, so it’s likely the background scenery is of the Berkshires. Painted in late autumn or winter of 1935. The colours are vibrant for a watercolour of this age, with no age related issues. Fantastic details and composition. No damage to the watercolour. The mat has some spotting and a small light stain on the bottom right side corner. The portrait is framed in a large intricate gilded frame. Some minor water damage to the plaster of the gilded frame along the bottom portion, with a few small pieces of missing plaster. The portrait painting can hang as it is, or the watercolour can be re-matted and the gilded frame repaired.

Dimensions: 32.5″ x 38.5″ (window 19.5″ x 24″)

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Aiden Lassell Ripley was an American artist and conservationist, known for his outdoor scenery and commissioned paintings. He worked in both watercolour and oil paint. Many of his works reside in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum and other prominent American museums.

 

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