Tag: interior

Antique Leather Bound Dictionaries, Colourful Illustrations and Complete, Printed 1904

Offered at $180.- SOLD

A Standard Dictionary of The English Language, printed 1904. London & New York. Complete from A to Z, in a two volume set. Many lovely colourful illustrations and They’re leather bound. The bindings are tight, but the leather is a bit worn, but they have a fantastic patina.

They’re very heavy and large. A fantastic look for any table or shelf. Certainly a word sleuths handy companion or perfect for expanding vocabulary knowledge.

They’ll make your home look highly intelligent. Indeed, instant ambience of a well learned individual!

They’re a bit heavy, so please be in contact for shipping to your location. USPS or UPS are offered. Buyer responsible for shipping & handling charges.


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.

Vintage 1950’s Dress Form In Fantastic Condition

Offered at $335.- SOLD

A lovely vintage 1950’s dress form. Adjusts upwards to approximately 5’10”. It has several internal adjustment rods, which help to adjust the shape to however you desire. It’s a great decorative piece and could serve as a place to display your favourite dress or leave it bare and enjoy the lovely shadow it casts on the wall. It’s also fully functional, for the crafty crowd.

Very well made and has a nice neutral colour, which would serve a contemporary or traditional setting, equally well. There are a few scratches to the paint on the base, but this is to be expected for a vintage item.

Will ship by UPS or USPS. It comes apart, so the dress form will fit in one box, perfectly! International shipping available. Buyer is responsible for shipping and handling fees. Please be in contact for shipping to your location.

Jupiterlicht Stage Cinema Spotlight, 1920’s Berlin

JUPITERLICHT

MADE IN GERMANY

A very rare early German cinema/stage light, which has been rewired with a period fabric cord.  Would be a very stylish decorative living room piece.  The wiring can handle up to 500 watts, but for domestic use, such as using it next to a sofa, 40-100 watts would be sufficient.  It currently has a 40 watt bulb fitted, which I find ideal to read under.

The construction is very solid, with many pieces made of a light alloy and a cast iron base.  The height adjustable handle is made of ebonized bakelite.  The original glass and internal reflector are in exceptional condition.  The wiring had been redone for domestic use, with an on/off switch attached to the cord and a new period style plug.  The fixture and base have been repainted.  At a point in it’s life, someone hand-painted the light housing, so it had to be sanded, in order to achieve a smooth finish.  The light has some dings, as expected of a period item, which evidently got lots of use.

During the 1920s, Berlin was one of the worlds premier film, cabaret and arts centres.  The classic movie, Metropolis was filmed during this period.  Jupiterlicht must have been the most advanced and desired lighting during the era.

There are very few surviving Jupiterlicht lights from this period, none of which seem to be for sale.  It’s also highly unusual to see one, which had been made for the North American market.  Truly a rare piece!

Offered at $1595.- SOLD

The item will ship in two boxes by UPS.  It must be insured for the full sale amount.  Please be in contact for shipping and handling charges.

International shipping offered.  Delivery is available throughout New England and the boroughs of New York City.