Tag: Edwardian

Large Antique Oil on Canvas, Gentlemen in Formal Attire, Lovely Original Portrait

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SOLD

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 Very Unique Antique Office Chair, Made by Sikes of Philadelphia, Circa 1906-1916, A Rare Piece

Offered at $675.- SOLD

An exceptionally well made swiveling office chair by Sikes of Philadelphia. The company was known for quality and innovative designs. The wood is in fantastic condition, the mechanicals work very well and the ebony leather is in brilliant condition. The leather was recently conditioned/cleaned and is free of any tears or damage. The leather has a lovely worn patina, with some light cracking, which adds to it’s charm. The internal cushioning is in fantastic condition.

It’s a very comfortable desk chair. The back support is adjustable and allows you to recline slightly, determined by how much pressure you use, while leaning back. The wood wheels are intact and roll nicely.

The Sikes company information is available online, if you would like to know more about the history. The chair was made during a short period of time, while the Sikes company briefly located to Philadelphia, before returning their factory to New York State. The company was founded in 1859.

The chair will ship by UPS and the shipping is very reasonable. 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.

GE Electric Oscillating Fan | Patented 1911

ANTIQUE GE ELECTRIC FAN
EXCELLENT BRASS FITTINGS AND BLADE
REFURBISHED
Patent: Nov. 1911
Type: AOU Form: AB
New period style wiring and power cord
Cleaned/oiled motor and bearings
Wick in fine condition and has been oiled
Oscillation gearbox opened and new grease added
A VERY NICE PERIOD FAN IN BRILLIANT WORKING ORDER

A fantastic antique GE fan!  It has a very smooth motor and hums along very nicely.  The oscillation gearbox works as it should.  All the brass fittings are bright and the GE badge is without dings.  There is one very small ding at the top corner of one fan blade.  Otherwise, the fan blades are unmarked, but have plenty of scratches, which were revealed when an older repaint was removed.  The fan blades could be buffed to a “like new” condition, but I believe in leaving a bit of wear on antique and vintage items.  As you can see the cast iron parts have some surface imperfections, there is a very tiny paint chip on the gearbox corner and the paint has a few scratches here & there. The three speed switch works perfectly, with strong connections.  The combination of the cast iron parts painted black, with bright brass and a red twist fabric cord, are a very fetching combination.
Definitely a must have for anyone interested in antique fan technology or a very nice decorator piece.
The fan is very heavy, due to its time tested solid construction.  It weighs nearly 20 lbs.  Packaged it would ship at around 22 lbs.
Offered at $275.- SOLD