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04202016

Read more about Airstream office spaces on Vintage and Main. These beautiful Mid Century are ageless and so incredibly versatile. Click here for full details.

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Vintage telephones add so much charm and elegance to a room or office. Western Electric made the finest telephones in the world, with all metal bases and time tested bakelite handles. Their telephone technology was above and beyond the competition. A 1930s model 202 with an E1 handset like the one above was the pinnacle of telephone design during the Deco era. There’s nothing like dialing a call on a clickity clack sounding refurbished rotary dial, as it makes every call feel important. The separate ringer box which accompanied this model had beautifully cast brass bells, making a beautiful sound, much like the sound one would hear while watching a Hollywood film of the 1930s with a telephone in the scene.

In order to keep elegant old telephones alive and working, Hartong International fully refurbishes each model with an obsessive attention to the fine details. The 1930s Western Electric Model 202 displayed above is offered for sale in our store. Like all the vintage and antique telephones we carry, they have been fully refurbished with stunning glossy paint, new or inspected NOS wiring and updated networks to work on all traditional telephone lines. Many of our telephones can be used on cable internet based telephone services with a simple adapter. The example pictured has a beautiful Italian leather base pad, which keeps your furniture free of scratches and allows the telephone to stay in place when dialing a call.

Visit our store for more excellent examples of stunning vintage and antique telephones in full working order.

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The finest typewriter in gloss black. The love letters. The adventure stories. This little number is only $895. What else can you say! It’s mint and worth every penny. World’s Finest Royal Portable Typewriter 1934, NYC

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Offering an exceptionally beautiful early 20th century portrait of a seated young lady in traditional 19th century Dutch dress. The oil painting is rather large at 38″ x 38.25″ framed. Unframed it measures approximately 31″ x 31″. The signature is unknown, with the initials “MW” visible. The painter was very skilled, with excellent knowledge of composition, shadow, colour and proportion. The subject is painted with a fairly tight style, with looser brush strokes in the background. 
The painting is in excellent antique condition, with a couple of very small minor scratches to the upper left of her head. There is a small hole in the middle of the orange necklace, which is approximately .25″ in diameter and only noticeable on close inspection. The overall paint surface is free of any major cracks, with only minor craquelure on the lefthand side in the white painted sleeve. A very old repair is present on the rear righthand side upper corner, with a small patch done properly. Only on very close inspection can you see a slight inconsistency of the paint texture and colour around the old repair. As for the frame, there is plaster loss at the corners and some minor scratches. Overall excellent antique condition.
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Vintage Drafting Table

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Offering a unique vintage 1940’s-50’s drafting table. The fantastic cast iron hardware and knobs are an excellent example of original industrial design. The base is made of very solid oak and maple hardwoods with a pine tabletop surface. Excellent patina and desirable vintage wear to the wood surfaces. The cast iron hardware is completely functional and very sturdy. The table along with having a tilt function, is also height adjustable. It has been lovingly waxed and cleaned.

The piece is perfectly suited as a small dining table, kitchen island or desk. Excellent for small spaces in need of versatility. The ability to adjust the height makes the table perfect for use with chairs or tall stools. The industrial design lends itself well to plenty of uses in various locations. Whether it be a compact city loft or a cottage, this table will provide limitless options.

The wax finish is excellent for future care with a quick buff every so often. The table top has plenty of scratches and wear, which give testament to its age and prior use. The underside of the table top is unfinished.

Dimensions: 42″L x 31″D x 30.5″H (Height adjustable to 40.5″) The base/legs are 26.5″L x 26″D

US continental shipping only. No shipping to Alaska, Hawaii or US Overseas Territories. No international shipping available on this item.

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Offered at $995.- SOLD

Offering an early 20th century (1900-1910) antique oil painting of two gentlemen and a young butler. Unsigned, but this was generally the case with many portraits from this era. The original frame, which is no longer present, would have displayed a brass plate with the family name and the artists details. This portrait was painted by a highly skilled painter, with an excellent grasp of using loose brush strokes for a formal painting. A very desirable style, showing great skill. The artist was very gifted and likely schooled in Europe. This painting was obtained in the New York area.

The condition of the painting is excellent, with no areas of significant damage. A very fine example with some creases showing the stretcher from behind. It has a beautiful clean finish and a glossy older varnish present, which has protected the paint. The frame is suited well to the painting, but not the original frame.

Size: 19.5″x30.5″

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Hartong International has joined Second Shout Out. SSO is a vintage lifestyle marketplace, with a selective handpicked variety of goods ranging from classic Jaguar motorcars to 17th century Primitive antiques. You can even acquire a home on Cape Cod or take a vintage shopping tour of Italy. Visit us on Second Shout Out.

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