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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.

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The finest typewriter in gloss black. The love letters. The adventure stories. This little number is only $895. What else can you say! It’s mint and worth every penny. World’s Finest Royal Portable Typewriter 1934, NYC

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Offered at $795.- SOLD

A primitive folk styled antique oil painting of a gentleman. It was found in upper New England and is either American or early Canadian. The surface is typical of a painting from the early 1800s. It has one small paint chip on the forehead and a few spot at the bottom corner. The painting has a cracked surface, but the paint appears well secured. It’s a bit dark and has a very old varnish on the surface. The painting was carefully cleaned recently.

Will ship by UPS. International shipping is available. Please be in contact for shipping to your location. Buyer responsible for shipping and handling fees.

 

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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.

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Sailboat in Boston, 1891

By R. Bates

Titled “Victory For The Title”

Offered at $475.- SOLD

Offering a lovely painting of a sailboat at the shore in Boston. Painted by a well trained artist, as displayed by technique, composition and colour. There appears to be a crew of three individuals. The details are finely painted and the use of colours are sharp and brilliant. It’s a rather old painting with a bit of paint chipping at the very top. Overall the painting is well preserved and clean. 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.
The gold & copper leaf frame is in nice condition, with a repair made at the middle of the bottom. There is a wire intact on the back.
   
The painting will ship by UPS. Insurance for the full amount of the purchase price will be added to your invoice. There is a $20 handling fee, which includes proper packaging and a box specifically made for shipping fine art. Please be in contact for shipping charges. Buyer responsible for all shipping and handling fees.
International shipping offered.

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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.

   

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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.

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