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.

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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Vintage Drafting Table, Fantastic Metal Hardware, Great Patina

Vintage Drafting Table

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Please see our latest vintage 1920s drafting table. It’s identical to this one.

Offering a unique vintage 1940’s-50’s drafting table. The fantastic cast iron hardware and knobs are an excellent example of original industrial design. The base is made of very solid oak and maple hardwoods with a pine tabletop surface. Excellent patina and desirable vintage wear to the wood surfaces. The cast iron hardware is completely functional and very sturdy. The table along with having a tilt function, is also height adjustable. It has been lovingly waxed and cleaned.

The piece is perfectly suited as a small dining table, kitchen island or desk. Excellent for small spaces in need of versatility. The ability to adjust the height makes the table perfect for use with chairs or tall stools. The industrial design lends itself well to plenty of uses in various locations. Whether it be a compact city loft or a cottage, this table will provide limitless options.

The wax finish is excellent for future care with a quick buff every so often. The table top has plenty of scratches and wear, which give testament to its age and prior use. The underside of the table top is unfinished.

Dimensions: 42″L x 31″D x 30.5″H (Height adjustable to 40.5″) The base/legs are 26.5″L x 26″D

US continental shipping and international shipping available by air freight.

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″

A Review of Hartong International, By Salvaged Grace

“Volume doesn’t matter in a shop with pieces as elegant, sophisticated, and restrained as Hartong International. It’s clear that Jason Hartong, the proprietor who has a background in art history, selects his inventory with care. Most pieces are of European descent and although they may be pedigreed, the shop feels very timeless and distinguished.”  For more, visit Salvaged Grace.

Antique 19th Century Rosewood Chair With Ivory Inlay

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Offering a 19th century Asian hand carved rosewood and burled exotic wood chair. The construction certainly points to the mid 19th century, as the chair was constructed with wooden pegs, noticeable on the joining of the arms and back. There are nails, which were likely added when the chair was fitted with a replacement caned seat. The nails appear to be of early 20th century vintage. Given it’s age, there are a couple splits in the wood, which do not impact it’s function. A lovely chair with plenty of antique charm. Strong and complete!The Ivory and exotic wood inlays are finely detailed and show a figure climbing a tree limb. There appears to be an older repair to the head of the figure, which isn’t Ivory, but is very presentable and blends in rather well. One small area of a tree branch detail also appears to have an older repair present.The overall shape and fine hand-carved details are unique and very beautiful. It would certainly give a warm handmade antique presence to any decor. A rare 19th century piece of Chinese furniture. It has a bespoke feel. It’s a comfortable chair to sit in, but is most definitely a decorative piece and mean’t to be admired.

Please feel free to be in contact for more details.

Local pickup available by appointment.  Shipping within the US by UPS. Please be in contact for shipping rates. 
International shipping available.  Please inquire about shipping rate.
Buyer responsible for shipping & handling.

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.