Category: European

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

 

Impeccable 1930s Imperial ‘Good Companion’ Portable Typewriter
Designer: Hildalgo Moya
Date of Manufacture: 1935
Serial Number: AB212
Impeccable Cosmetic & Mechanical Condition

Offering a 1930s Art Deco Imperial ‘Good Companion’ Portable Typewriter in impeccable condition. It’s been fully refurbished, with original high gloss black paint. The Imperial portables from this era were all hand assembled to a high level of excellence. It shows minor signs of use and everything works flawlessly. The typewriter received a meticulous cleaning, servicing/adjustments, and a new ribbon. It was disassembled for cleaning. The chrome plating is in excellent condition, with only minor signs of use. All the original paint has been carefully cleaned, polished and waxed. A very high quality wax was used on the paint for a deep “showroom” shine. The rubber platen is in fine condition. There’s a significant historical value to these early Imperial portables in this level of condition. The typewriter comes with an original carrying case, which is in good condition for its age, with wear to the corners and some surface wear. The carrying case has a very nice clean felt interior. The original leather handle has some wear from age, but is reinforced by a steel core, so it’s very sturdy. The typewriter comes with a high quality reprint of the original manual. It takes many days to refurbish a typewriter. It’s ready for regular daily use.

There are very few early Imperial models around in this level of cosmetic and functional condition. The typewriter is a joy to use. The Royal Warrant displayed on the right side was awarded to the Imperial Typewriter Company by His Majesty King George V, for their ingenuity and beautiful Art Deco inspired styling. The Imperial ‘Good Companion’ captured the hearts of writers & musicians, including Ernest Hemingway and John lennon. This portable typewriter is an exceptionally well designed machine with stunning luxurious looks, but is also an important piece of history from the WWII era. A rare find in this condition. The early portable Imperials were considered the Rolls Royce of typewriters.

The typewriter draw band (carriage cord) comes with a one year warranty against breakage. If the draw band should ever need replacing, we will replace the draw band. Shipping not included for this warranty coverage. The warranty is available to buyers within the US only.

Dimensions: Approximately 12″W x 5.5″H x 12″D (carrying case)

Price: SOLD

Note: The typewriter will be professionally packaged and ship fully insured via UPS Ground within the US.

Note: The typewriter will be professionally packaged and ship fully insured via UPS Ground within the US. Domestic Shipping: $38.-USD

Note: International shipping by request only. Please be in contact for exact international shipping rates to your country. Additional shipping fees apply to Alaska and Hawaii.

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.
SOLD
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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.

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.

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Portrait of a Stunning Young Lady, By George Hill, Dated 1930

Portrait of a Beautiful 1930s Lady
Dated 1930
By George Hill (1898-1969)
Stunning Large Scale Painting in Gilt Frame
Oil on Canvas
Framed 39″ x 43″
Offered at $2400.- SOLD

Offering a beautifully painted portrait of a young lady in a seated pose, with Classical styled clothing. The style has it’s roots in the 19th Century Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. There are several features, which indicate Pre-Raphaelite elements and overall feel. The composition and colours are exceptional. A very well painted portrait, with fantastic detail. The painting is nearly scaled to life-size, therefore the painting is rather large.
The gilt frame is of a very high quality, consisting of two frame layers. The gilding is in fine condition, with only minimal areas of it scratched off. The frame is very well constructed and heavy. Definitely suited to a finely painted portrait. It appears the frame was custom made from the same period, meaning it was likely original to the painting.
There are many fine cracks and puckers in the painting, but no missing paint or fading. Vibrant colour and details make it timeless. The paint seems to be firmly affixed to the high quality canvas. The painting hung over an old New England fireplace mantle, hence the distressed texture to the paint surface.
She’s absolutely lovely!
Please email inquire@hartonginternational.com for further details.
Various shipping methods offered. Please be in contact for shipping & handling charges. International shipping offered.

Oil Painting of a Gentleman | Large 19th Century Victorian Portrait

19TH Century Portrait of a Gentleman
By Florence A. Ross (1870-1949)
RHA (Royal Hibernian Academy)
Framed 30″x36″(canvas approximately 23 1/2″x 29 1/4″)
Oil on Canvas
Large Portrait
SOLD
Offering a large oil painting of a Victorian gentleman. The painting is of Irish origin and was painted by a very skilled artist. The details are incredibly well executed and the use of shadows, light and proportions make the portrait exceptionally lifelike. The portrait is almost full scale, hence the painting is fairly large. It’s surrounded by a fine looking vintage frame, with a strong wire on the back.
The letters RHA appear before the artists signature.  RHA is a Dublin based institution, founded in 1823.  The institution was originally chartered by 30 Irish artists to promote the arts.  Florence A. Ross had attended the RHA.
The painting has some distress and repairs to the skin on the forehead and cheek. There are two small torn areas on the left side and some very small areas of missing paint. The canvas is tightly stretched and well secured. I can imagine the portrait rested above a fireplace for many years, which explains the missing paint.
     
Please be in contact for shipping and handling charges.  International shipping is offered.

Oil Painting of Venice | Dated 1874-1875 | Titled and Signed

Cloister of San Gregorio
1874-1875
Oil on Canvas
Stretched & Not Framed
By D. Mailland Armstrong
Venice, Italy

Offering a lovely painting of a Venice scene. Painted by a well trained artist, as displayed by technique, composition and colour. The details are finely painted and the use of colours are sharp and brilliant.  It’s a rather old painting with some damage, but still shows many of the details.  I consider it Shabby Chic!  There are no rips to the canvas and the stretcher is strong.  The painting has been lightly cleaned and varnished. The details about the painting are present on the back of the painting, with a title, name of artist and location.  The lettering is likely original to the painting and appear to be written in an old hand.
SOLD
  

The painting will ship by UPS.  Insurance for the full amount of the purchase price will be added to your invoice.  There is a $10 handling fee, which includes proper packaging and a box specifically made for shipping fine art.  Buyer responsible for all shipping and handling fees.
International shipping offered.