Author: Jason Hartong

I've been an antiques and fine art collector/dealer for over 10 years. My antiques business is centered around European and North American furniture, primitives, vintage technology, vintage typewriters and fine art. For more information about my antiques & vintage business, visit: www.hartonginternational.com or email: inquire@hartonginternational.com I also have a degree in Art History from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and a Postgrad in Landscape Architecture from Oxford, England. For more information about landscape design services, please call: 1 413 931 1255

1916 Victor Victrola VV-X Phonograph

Victrola VV-X Phonograph
Dated 1916
Full Serial # VV-X- 267294J
COMPLETELY ORIGINAL!
VERY NICE OAK CASE
ALMOST FLAWLESS!

A completely original Victor Victrola in very fine condition.  It’s been looked at carefully, and the oak finish has never been tampered with or restored.  It has been thoroughly cleaned and polished.  There are no signs of any varnish or shellac.  The oak finished models originally came with a waxed finish.  The doors and hinged top open and close, as they should.  All the hinges and knobs are in fine condition, with the original patina.  The nickel-plated interior brightwork is all in great order and received a light cleaning.  Mechanically, the Victrola is also in excellent working order, with a loud and crisp soundbox.  The spring holds an incredible amount of energy, as it will play many records on one full winding.  There is a good supply of needles in the hopper, off to the left rear side.
The original sticker is present on the rear, with all the various patents visible.  The interior number plate and Victrola logo are in excellent condition.  It’s incredible how fine this machine is, considering it’s age.  It came from an estate and likely did not move, from the very day it was delivered.
There are only a few very small dings on the wood cabinet and a few very small scratches on the top lid.  The felt turntable pad is completely original and does show signs of age and wear.  The felt can easily be replaced with an identical new one, for a very low cost.  I haven’t replaced it, as I want to offer this Victrola in completely original condition.
I have never seen a Victrola or other phonograph in ORIGINAL CONDITION, this finely preserved.  It’s ready to entertain for another 95 years, with proper care.  Bring it home, wind it up and enjoy the collection of records, which come with it.  Many of the discs are dated 1906 and are single-sided.  There are a few Harry Lauder records included.  On request, I can provide a full list of recordings, which go with this Victrola VV-X.  Additional photos available.

Local collection/pick up would be most desired.  The buyer can arrange freight shipping at buyers expense, with no seller handling provided.  Although, I can assist with arranging a delivery to a freight company or pick up.  For a fee, the Victrola can be delivered throughout New England, Boston and the New York City area. 

Offered at 1,295.-SOLD

  

  


Empire Work Table Made In New England | Circa 1840s

19TH CENTURY EMPIRE WORK TABLE
MADE IN NEW ENGLAND
Circa 1840s
Lovely turned legs in a spooled style
Excellent Dovetailing!
Exceptional Patina!
 
A fantastic example of country American Empire.  It’s all original, with some of the green paint still visible, especially around the drawer.  The entire piece has received a coat of wax to bring out the depth of the original finish.  The base and legs appear to have once been painted in a period green, which must have been semi-removed long ago.  It was an estate find from a farmhouse, with many items having been untouched for a very longtime.  The wear and patina are so attractive and give testament to the age of this piece.
In very solid condition, with nicely working hinges and smooth gliding runners.  The table is mainly made of mahogany, with drawer bottom, back and sides of pine.  All dovetails are strong, within the drawer.
Local pickup would be desired.  Delivery can be arranged throughout New England, Boston and New York City. 
‘White glove’ shipping available.
SOLD
              

GE Electric Oscillating Fan | Patented 1911

ANTIQUE GE ELECTRIC FAN
EXCELLENT BRASS FITTINGS AND BLADE
REFURBISHED
Patent: Nov. 1911
Type: AOU Form: AB
New period style wiring and power cord
Cleaned/oiled motor and bearings
Wick in fine condition and has been oiled
Oscillation gearbox opened and new grease added
A VERY NICE PERIOD FAN IN BRILLIANT WORKING ORDER

A fantastic antique GE fan!  It has a very smooth motor and hums along very nicely.  The oscillation gearbox works as it should.  All the brass fittings are bright and the GE badge is without dings.  There is one very small ding at the top corner of one fan blade.  Otherwise, the fan blades are unmarked, but have plenty of scratches, which were revealed when an older repaint was removed.  The fan blades could be buffed to a “like new” condition, but I believe in leaving a bit of wear on antique and vintage items.  As you can see the cast iron parts have some surface imperfections, there is a very tiny paint chip on the gearbox corner and the paint has a few scratches here & there. The three speed switch works perfectly, with strong connections.  The combination of the cast iron parts painted black, with bright brass and a red twist fabric cord, are a very fetching combination.
Definitely a must have for anyone interested in antique fan technology or a very nice decorator piece.
The fan is very heavy, due to its time tested solid construction.  It weighs nearly 20 lbs.  Packaged it would ship at around 22 lbs.
Offered at $275.- SOLD
    

18th Century Bavarian Pine Armoire

18th Century Bavarian Armoire/Cabinet
Hand constructed in pine
Understated floral motif on door and drawer
5’tall x 37 1/2″wide x 20″deep
The piece was bought in Munich during the 1970s and shipped to the States.  There is a painted detail at the top, showing a marriage date of 1876 and the first letters of the given names of the couple.  The piece is much older than the wedding gift date.  There is a lock plate of the door, in the form of a bird, which dates the armoire/cabinet to the late 18th century.  There is no longer a key available and the door can be kept closed, with a later edition hand carved latch.
Inside, there is shelving and two small hidden drawers at the very top.  The bottom drawer slides freely and deep.
The piece is very solid given it’s age. Much of the peg construction is intact and still holding the piece together.  There were some nails added in the 19th or early 20th century in various discrete places, to add additional support.
There are a few repairs, which are blended in rather nicely around the hinges to the door and at the bottom of the drawer.  Two supports, which act as feet, had been added to the bottom and are hidden by the exterior panels.  They appear to be in a metric size and were probably added before it was imported in the 1970s.
Overall, it’s a very charming rustic piece, with very nice original touches.  The painted areas and character are very understated, which make it a perfect addition to any decor.  I could see it in a country home or equally fitting to a city loft.
    
Offered at $1195.- SOLD

Diehl 1920s Desk Fan

Diehl Electric Oscillating Desk Fan
Vintage 1920s
Made in New Jersey
Constructed of Cast Iron 
REFURBISHED
New period fabric wiring throughout!
Cleaned and oiled motor
3 speed switch and a couple oscillating positions
16″ blade & measures 21 1/2″ from top to bottom

This is a fantastic Diehl oscillating fan!  It has been completely gone over, with new period style wiring, a thorough cleaning, paint and an oiled motor.  Both the wiring to the motor and the power cord have been replaced.  Definitely an exceptional example of a solid vintage fan.  It runs smoothly and is very quiet.  The three speed switch works just as it should.
The black paint, with a touch of gold coloured wiring, makes this fan versatile in any home or office decor.
Beginning in the late 19th century, Diehl was started by a German motor expert.  Using state of the art engineering, Diehl was known for high end products.
  
Offered at $250.- SOLD

Circa 1850s Amish Primitive Rocking Chair

Primitive Amish Rocking Chair
Circa 1850s
Original stain/colouring
Solid Peg Construction
Hand Carved Pine

Offering a Primitive Amish rocking chair from the mid-19th century.  Completely hand made with many pieces carved with simple tools.  It’s in very solid condition.  Being a Primitive, it does rock slightly to the left and is pleasant to sit in.  The arms happen to be just the right height and the high back is slightly bowed, making it very comfortable.  There is plenty of original wear in the right places.
It was bought from an estate in Indiana.  Most of the farmhouse furnishings were of the same period, with many fine Amish items.  At some point, someone had applied a lacquer over the original finish, in a well done manner.  It does look very fresh, yet has a lovely worn patina.  I’m very fond of the colouring and wear on the arms.
Offered at $350.- SOLD

Pansies in oil on canvas

A lovely small oil painting created in Massachusetts and framed by, Meekins, Packard & Wheat, Inc., of Springfield, MA.  The backing paper shows the label of the long gone department store, which was once very prominent in Western Massachusetts.  The frame itself is rather delicate and has some corner damage. This happens to be common with old gilded plaster frames.

The details and composition are charming and the artist was certainly trained.  The painting certainly shows a great deal of Realism in technique.  No signature is present, so the artist is unknown.

Circa 1910-1920

Offered at $365.-SOLD