A lovely small oil painting created in Massachusetts and framed by, Meekins, Packard & Wheat, Inc., of Springfield, MA. The backing paper shows the label of the long gone department store, which was once very prominent in Western Massachusetts. The frame itself is rather delicate and has some corner damage. This happens to be common with old gilded plaster frames.
The details and composition are charming and the artist was certainly trained. The painting certainly shows a great deal of Realism in technique. No signature is present, so the artist is unknown.
Offered at $365.-SOLD
YOUNG LADY WITH DOG
Signed and Dated 1938
A pre-WWII portrait of a lady seated in period clothing with a small dog. The painting is signed, but the name of the artist is hard to read. The painter obviously had formal training, as the proportions and composition are well thought out. It appears to have been created over several sittings, with many layers of paint present. It’s a vibrant painting in both colour and subject. The plaster copper leaf frame is complimentary to several details within the painting. The frame has a few small repairs to the plaster, which are blended in rather well and only noticeable with a close inspection. The frame measures 24″x31″.
I was told it was painted in Massachusetts. The subject in the painting is holding a cigarette, but be assured the painting itself has no offensive smells.
This portable gramophone manufactured in England, is a rare front-crank early HMV101 model. It dates to 1925 and has been lovingly cared for all these years. For it’s age, it shows only minimal wear and works perfectly. It has been throughly cleaned and the motor/gearing has been serviced. The original interior mahogany wood, felted turntable pad and nickel-plated fittings are all in fantastic original condition. Everything works as it should.
The exterior Rexine leather cloth covering is in great condition, considering it’s an 86 year old gramophone. There are the odd scuffs, scratches and bubbles. The fabric has been treated with a nice wax to condition and preserve the black material. The carrying handle was replaced with an appropriate reproduction leather one, as the old one’s leather had perished. All the exterior nickel-plated fittings were taken off and polished. All the accessories are present. The soundbox arm has what would appear to be a dent, but after close inspection, it was manufactured with a flat spot near the rear in order to clear the top cover when closed.
It’s a remarkable piece of early 20th century entertainment history, which includes four 78 records to enjoy. Again this is a rare HMV 101 model, with the windup crank located on the front. Shortly after this gramophone was introduced, the hand crank was relocated to the side and the hoppers(needle holders) were also moved to the outside corner of the case.
A truly functional collectable, ready to be taken on a summer picnic or used throughout the house. Below you will find a video of the gramophone in action and many photographs.
Just added a set of nine additional 78 records, held in a Radio Corporation of America case, made of Rexine leather cloth and cardboard. Dated 1918. There are two Harry James records, one Perry Como, one Les Brown, one Alvino Rey, two Glen Miller, one Benny Goodman and a combo of Pinetop Smith & Artie Matthews.
Offered at $475.- SOLD
Will Ship Internationally
MasterCraft desk fan manufactured in 1947. It’s a truly well-built piece of vintage American manufacturing. Built just after World War II, it’s 8″ fan blade runs like an airplane propeller.
It runs very smoothly and fast. The motor and bearings have been cleaned, then lubricated. The fan also has been rewired, with a new power cord. There is one speed controlled by an on/off switch. This retro desk fan creates a massive amount of airflow for a unit measuring 10.5″ in height. The Chrome fittings and fan blade have been cleaned/ polished. The steel and cast iron parts received a fresh coat of paint.
This fan was built to last forever and it just received it’s 64 year service. It’s ready to give that retro look and quality to your office or home. It does have an oscillating mechanism at the rear, which does not work. I believe the gearing has worn away from years of use. It doesn’t affect the overall purpose or look of this brilliant desk fan. This is a solid metal original and after running for awhile the motor housing will become hot to the touch. This is normal, as there is no plastic on this fan.
Offered at $95.-SOLD
Offering a Jean Jansem lithograph of a seated Ballerina. The limited edition print is number 36 of 120 and signed Jansem on the right hand bottom in pencil. It’s a lovely composition in monochromatic colours. Circa 1970-1981
The condition of the print is, Fine. It’s matted in a tasteful silvered frame, which measures approximately 23 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches. The backing is untampered and displays the sticker of the Associated American Artists, which closed in 1981. The New York AAA was run by Reeves Lewenthal. Prints brought to market by the now defunct gallery, have become very desirable to art collectors, with prices steadily inclining.
Offered at $950.-usd SOLD