Category: Antiques

Jupiterlicht Stage Cinema Spotlight, 1920’s Berlin

JUPITERLICHT

MADE IN GERMANY

A very rare early German cinema/stage light, which has been rewired with a period fabric cord.  Would be a very stylish decorative living room piece.  The wiring can handle up to 500 watts, but for domestic use, such as using it next to a sofa, 40-100 watts would be sufficient.  It currently has a 40 watt bulb fitted, which I find ideal to read under.

The construction is very solid, with many pieces made of a light alloy and a cast iron base.  The height adjustable handle is made of ebonized bakelite.  The original glass and internal reflector are in exceptional condition.  The wiring had been redone for domestic use, with an on/off switch attached to the cord and a new period style plug.  The fixture and base have been repainted.  At a point in it’s life, someone hand-painted the light housing, so it had to be sanded, in order to achieve a smooth finish.  The light has some dings, as expected of a period item, which evidently got lots of use.

During the 1920s, Berlin was one of the worlds premier film, cabaret and arts centres.  The classic movie, Metropolis was filmed during this period.  Jupiterlicht must have been the most advanced and desired lighting during the era.

There are very few surviving Jupiterlicht lights from this period, none of which seem to be for sale.  It’s also highly unusual to see one, which had been made for the North American market.  Truly a rare piece!

Offered at $1595.- SOLD

The item will ship in two boxes by UPS.  It must be insured for the full sale amount.  Please be in contact for shipping and handling charges.

International shipping offered.  Delivery is available throughout New England and the boroughs of New York City.

     

Four Handmade Early 19th Century Hitchcock Chairs

Offering a set of four handmade Hitchcock chairs. Circa 1820-1840. They have a nice patina, with an old shellac finish present. The chairs recently received a coat of very fine museum quality English wax. All the joints are very stable and the chairs feel very solid. There are nice details of a skilled craftsman, with carving marks and nicely turned legs.

Most Hitchcock chairs are painted black, but these happened to be finished Yellow Pine & hardwood. Under one of the chairs, there is very faint painted lettering, showing to whom the chairs were made. I haven’t been able to make out the entire name. The chairs came from a farmhouse in Western Massachusetts and were likely made locally, with some parts potentially from the Hitchcock Co.  In 1818, the Hitchcock company started in the business of selling chair parts.

 SOLD

Please be in contact for shipping and handling charges. They could ship UPS, with two chairs to a box. Freight is another option. International shipping can be arranged.

   

Pierre Cambier (1914-2001) Watercolour of Paris

A Lovely watercolour by the famous French artist, Pierre E. Cambier.  Offered in a lovely old frame with wavy glass. It’s a fine example of his work and exhibits a lively composition in brilliant colours. Signed in ink or watercolour and titled in pencil by the artist.

Framed 17″ x 20″ | Unframed 8 3/4″ x 12 1/4″

Offered at $350.- SOLD

Please be in contact for shipping and handling charges. International shipping is offered.

  

Pierre Cambier (1914-2001) Watercolour of Paris Street Scene

A Lovely watercolour by the famous French artist, Pierre E. Cambier.  Offered in a lovely old frame with wavy glass. It’s a fine example of his work and exhibits a lively composition in brilliant colours. Signed in ink or watercolour and titled in pencil by the artist.

Framed 17″ x 20″ | Unframed 8 3/4″ x 12 1/4″

Offered at $350.- SOLD

Please be in contact for shipping and handling charges. International shipping is offered.

  

Antique Early American Armchair Upholstered in Hessian Cloth

SOLD

Offering a lovely early 20th century armchair in an earlier style. It has been upholstered in natural Hessian Cloth. The chair frame is very solid and displays desirable age and wear to the wood. The finish is original, with a recent fine English wax coating added. There is a very small piece of missing wood on the bottom of the left front leg, which is to be expected of an antique chair. I’m not 100% which type of wood the chair was constructed from. It’s certainly very hard!

The chair has very simple lines and a natural look, which make it versatile. It’s very wide and comfortable. The chair would go brilliantly next to the rustic 1840’s Empire Worktable, which I also have listed.

This item is offered for local collection. It’s also offered for shipment by UPS or freight service. It can be delivered throughout New England and the New York City area.

Please be in contact for shipping and handling charges, which will obviously vary by delivery method.

Antique Cast Bronze Horse

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A lovely antique cast bronze horse, with two screws holding the two sides together. All original, very heavy and solid. It was once painted white and there are areas with the paint still visible.Fantastic as a decorator piece. The horse is a brilliant size for a side table, fireplace mantle or as a door-stop. An equestrian enthusiast would be delighted by this brilliantly made horse.There are no makers marks on the exterior of the piece or country of origin. Very likely made in the USA.Please be in contact for shipping and handling charges. It’s likely this item could be shipped USPS Flat Rate Priority.For international shipping, please be in contact for rates. Extra handling charges apply to items sent overseas. Shipping rates will vary to Hawaii, Alaska and US Overseas Territories.

Carved Victorian French Chair

French Victorian Mahogany Carved Chair

Circa 1880-1890s

Art Nouveau

Floral Carved Detail with Fleur De Lis Motif

Offering a highly detailed carved floral chair, with many Art Nouveau characteristics. It has been upholstered in tan Hessian cloth, which is a very natural and fashionable fabric.  The chair is black, with some of the mahogany showing through.  The finish has been waxed and has a lovely low gloss patina.  It’s structurally sound, with springs and horsehair in the interior construction.  New batting was added for a comfortable and shapely cushion.

National and international shipping is offered.  Local pick up by appointment.  Delivery  is available throughout  New England and the New York City area.

Offered at $1500.- SOLD