Category: European

Vintage 1930s Style Imperial ‘Good Companion’ Portable Typewriter, Fully Refurbished, Impeccable

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Offering an impeccable Imperial ‘Good Companion’ portable typewriter. It’s in fully refurbished condition, with black satin original crinkle paint. The Imperial portables from this era were all hand assembled to a very high level of excellence. It shows very minor signs of use, and everything works perfectly. The Imperial typewriter was disassembled and received a meticulous cleaning, servicing, a new ribbon, and extensive testing. The type bars and slugs have been cleaned for sharp type quality. All the original paint has been carefully cleaned. It’s an exceptionally beautiful machine from 1940. There’s a significant historical value to these early Imperial portables in this level of condition.

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Portrait of Young Lady, Early 20th Century

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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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A Beautiful Antique English Oak Sofa Covered in Linen and Regency Styled Edging, c.1790’s

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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.

A Neoclassical Edwardian English Oak Chair, Hand Carved and Leather Details, Solid Condition

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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.

Aquatint Engraving of Magdalen Tower, From The Bridge, Oxford, Printed in 1802, Very Good Condition, Large Original Engraving

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.

French Village Scene, Paul Louis Salvan (1877-1962) Beautiful Impressionist Oil Painting

Paul Louis Salvan (1877-1962), French

Oil on Canvas, Size 27cm x 35cm

Offering an early Paul Louis Salvan painting.  He’s a listed French painter and well sought by collectors.  Definitely late 19th century and an early work for the artist.  Impressionistic in painting style and of rural France, which was a favourite of many artists from the period.  The colours are brilliant and the style is fairly loose, with a fine grasp of scale and composition.

The painting is in fantastic condition, with no cracks or surface wear.  The colours are bright and the painting is clean.  The framing is likely original.  The rear of the stretcher has the dimensions, 35cm x27cm and an anchor emblem stamped into the top stretcher.  The frame does show typical wear to the gilt and black paint.

Overall a fine little painting from a known French artist.  A very nice piece!

Offered at $1100.- SOLD

Please contact us for shipping and handling.  International shipping is offered.

More Antique Furnishings Coming in February

In February, we will begin listing many of our latest acquisitions. There will be several antique tables, Barn-wood tables, French hand-carved chairs, an 18th century English sofa, oil paintings, a lovely Victrola and much more. Check back often, as items will be added over a period of weeks.

Meanwhile, many antique and vintage items are available on Etsy.

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