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It’s been many years since the vintage typewriter revival started, and the trend is here to stay. We frequently stock fully refurbished 1920s & 1930s models from Royal and Imperial. The Royal typewriters were manufactured in NYC, and they’re built to last many lifetimes. The Imperial typewriters were manufactured in the UK, and are incredibly pleasing to the eye, with lots of chrome, beautiful contours and also built to last many lifetimes. There are a lot of typewriters out there, but finding an early example carefully refurbished and brought back to its full glory is a rarity. All our typewriters are meticulously cleaned, polished, waxed and mechanically serviced, resulting in a reliable machine with beautiful time-warp looks, feel and typing from a bygone era. They’re a real treat to admire and type on.

The typewriter above is a Royal Model P from the early 1930s. It has tabulation, which is an unusual feature for this model. The mocha two-tone brown is outstanding. For more information on this model, please visit Hartong International on Etsy.

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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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CSL Pastel of Woman
YOUNG WOMAN IN BLUE, c.1880-1895
English Portrait Painter
Pastel on Paper
Monogrammed “CSL”
Framed 17.5″x 20.5″
SOLD

Offering a pastel on paper drawing of a lovely young woman in blue.  She appears to be in her 20’s.  The pastel drawing is rather loose and more of a sketch.  Likely a quick portrait in pastel for a possible oil painting.  The colours are vibrant, with incredible detailing in the face.  Her eyes are amazing and tell a story.  Her face is beautiful, but  naturally less than symmetrical.  She’s certainly a beautiful young woman.  The pastel drawing is well preserved and framed behind glass.
I removed the pastel from it’s frame to have a closer look and clean the interior glass.  The monogram is very close to the edge of the paper, which appears to have been trimmed during it’s history.  It’s glued in a few spots to a board and I was able to shine a light through most of the drawing.  There are no watermarks, a few small rips and creases present.  There are three oil spots, starting on her chest, a bit below is a very small one and a larger one on her blue dress.  The monogram, “CSL” had been written quickly, as opposed to the attention paid with the monogram in his oil paintings.
International shipping available.  The glass will be removed for overseas shipment, leaving the drawing and frame.  It’s too risky to ship glass internationally.

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A late 18th century English oak sofa, with fresh sand coloured linen upholstery. The construction is mostly hand-carved oak, with a delightful curved pine back and pine bottom boards. There are early hand forged Rosehead nails throughout. The sofa also has nails from the 19th and 20th century, as it had been reinforced and repaired over the years. It’s very sturdy and firm. The finish appears to be original and has been refreshed with a coat of fine museum quality wax. Definitely a fine updated example of a late 1700s sofa.

The edging and fabric give it a slightly later Regency era look with a Jane Austen feel. It’s rather small for a sofa, by modern standards. It would make a brilliant bench for the foot of a king size bed or as a foyer sofa. It’s best suited to moderate use, but definitely a sturdy old English oak piece, with a rich history.

Please feel free to ask any further questions! It’s an adorable piece, which could suit many locations in a dwelling.

Offered at $3200.- SOLD

  

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.

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A handmade English Oak Neoclassical chair from the Edwardian Period. The hand-carved details are fantastic. The seating surface and seat back, have a Neoclassical styled figure embossed into the leather. There is a small torn area in the leather seating surface, which doesn’t affect the integrity of the chair. You’ll notice, the chair legs are slightly irregular and signs of hand construction are present. The Shellac finish appears to be old, but in fine condition.

With the slight irregularities in the legs and bracing, the chair is very solid and rather smart looking. A full sized adult can comfortably sit in this chair.

I could see the chair used for an entry hall or placed next to a small table. It has a lot of character and the details are interesting to look at.

The chair will ship by UPS. Please be in contact for shipping charges to your location. International shipping is offered. Buyer is responsible for shipping & handling charges. All furnishings ship with a great deal of care, and are insured for the full sale price.

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Offered at $450.- SOLD

A lovely original Aquatint Engraving of Oxford, from 1802. It’s a very large engraving with fine details and excellent colouring. There is a very slight bit of foxing at the top of the engraving. The overall condition is good and is clean of any serious damage. It’s an impressive print, in size and overall condition.

The frame is black and likely from the later part of the 19th century. The glass is wavy, which is very desirable, as it shows the print was framed a very longtime ago.

It’s remarkable, how little the architecture has changed in busy Oxford, since the Industrial Revolution! Besides street lights, cars and bicycles, the picture hasn’t changed much.

Published by Wm. De La Motte, Oxford, April 14th 1802.

Please be in contact for shipping charges. Insured UPS Ground is offered on this piece. There is a $30.- handling fee, for proper packaging, specified for art work. Buyer is responsible for all shipping related charges.

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