Category: American

Vintage 1930s Western Electric Desktop Telephone, Rotary Dial, Beautiful, Refurbished, Working

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Offering a stunning antique 1930s Western Electric desktop telephone with a remarkably durable polished semi-gloss black finish. This is a model 202 Art Deco style desktop telephone from Western Electric. Dated to 1936. The telephone has been meticulously refurbished in a semi-gloss powder coat black enamel to match the finish of the Western Electric ringer box. Inside the ringer box there are excellent network components, which work perfectly with the all new original style brown cotton covered wiring. The ringer sounds fantastic. The original model E1 “Bulldog” heavy bakelite receiver has excellent functionality and calls are crisp. All the cords are in new condition, with a modern matching style modular line cord. The telephone is ready to plugin and use. This is an exceptionally well refurbished phone with an original Western Electric wall mounted ringer box in very fine condition to match the refurbished model 202 telephone. Western Electric designed their phones for uncompromising reliability and durability. This is the finest example of a telephone from the era you can find. Ready for use right out of the box.

The telephone has been tested extensively during the refurbishment process on live telephone lines and works perfectly with crisp clear sound quality, dials perfectly and rings brilliantly. For a 80 year old telephone, the sound quality is just as good as a modern phone, if not better! Click for details.

Antique Hepplewhite Farmhouse Table, Circa 1800-1820

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Offering a gorgeous antique New England Hepplewhite drop-leaf farmhouse table with wood peg joinery. Circa 1800-1820. The farmhouse table originated from the Deerfield area or surrounding valley in Western Massachusetts. It’s very solidly made, with nice period handcrafted details in the construction. The Hepplewhite farmhouse table is made of pine. Both leaves are held by a pivoted cutout on two sides, so one leaf can be dropped and one left up. Four adults can be seated at this table and it’s exceptionally sturdy for everyday use, given its age. The history is present in a wonderful worn patina to the surfaces and joinery. There are plenty of scratches and a very old dark spot left behind from a candle holder. It has a lovely simple rustic feel.

The simplicity of an antique country Hepplewhite table lends itself well to both traditional settings and more contemporary spaces alike. Perfect for a period home, or modern city loft with limited dining space. The drop leaf compact style makes it perfect for a sideboard table too. Click here for more details.

Vintage Telephones

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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.

Large Antique Oil on Canvas, Gentlemen in Formal Attire, Lovely Original Portrait

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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 City 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″

Portrait of Boy In Sailors Outfit, Signed Lombardi 1947, Oil on Canvas

PORTRAIT OF A BOY, 1947
By Joseph Lombardi
Oil on Canvas
Signed
Deco Frame
Listed Artist
13″ x 16″
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Offering a portrait of a handsome little fellow in a sailors outfit.  Painted in 1947 and shows very well in it’s original Art Deco frame.  The painting style is loose and comfortable.  Great use of light and shadow.  The colours are bright and the surface is clean.  No noticeable cracks or rips in the canvas.  A very well painted portrait with a natural sparkle in the subjects eyes.  There is some texture to the paint surface, as the painting was done on a textured canvas.
Will ship by UPS insured for the full sale price within the US.
International shipping available.

A Lovely Working 1920’s Victrola Full Size Gramophone- Fantastic Original Condition

Offered at $995.-  Was $1295.- SOLD

A 1920’s full size Mahogany Victrola VV-XIa. It’s complete with the motor working well. The motor had been taken out and cleaned, including the motor springs. It plays very well. The motor governor has a missing counter weight, which means after winding it up, the turntable just needs a light push to get it going. The springs hold a fantastic amount of energy, giving this Victrola an excellent amount of playing time. Mechanically it will play records for a very longtime to come.

The mahogany case to this Victrola has an original finish, which shines nicely. It has normal wear, dings and scratches to the finish. The original lacquer fiinsh has some cracked areas, but this is to be expected of an old finish. It shows very nicely. The Victrola has been cleaned and waxed with a fine museum wax, giving it a fantastic shine! Definitely a very solid fully functional Victrola. The bright work is excellent and the nickel plating is exceptionally well preserved.

The Victrola comes with a 1927 music catalog, some needles and a few records. A very enjoyable piece!

   

Shipping available by freight. Local pick up/collection available by appointment. Delivery available throughout New England and the boroughs of New York City. Please be in contact for freight company options. Buyer responsible for shipping & handling fees. Only fully insured freight carriers will be used.

We will help to arrange freight shipping to any location, accompanied by close communication throughout the shipping process.