Tag: New England

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

SOLD

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″
SOLD
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.

A Lovely Working 1920’s Victrola Full Size Gramophone- Fantastic Original Condition

Offered at $995.-  Was $1295.- SOLD

A 1920’s full size Mahogany Victrola VV-XIa. It’s complete with the motor working well. The motor had been taken out and cleaned, including the motor springs. It plays very well. The motor governor has a missing counter weight, which means after winding it up, the turntable just needs a light push to get it going. The springs hold a fantastic amount of energy, giving this Victrola an excellent amount of playing time. Mechanically it will play records for a very longtime to come.

The mahogany case to this Victrola has an original finish, which shines nicely. It has normal wear, dings and scratches to the finish. The original lacquer fiinsh has some cracked areas, but this is to be expected of an old finish. It shows very nicely. The Victrola has been cleaned and waxed with a fine museum wax, giving it a fantastic shine! Definitely a very solid fully functional Victrola. The bright work is excellent and the nickel plating is exceptionally well preserved.

The Victrola comes with a 1927 music catalog, some needles and a few records. A very enjoyable piece!

   

Shipping available by freight. Local pick up/collection available by appointment. Delivery available throughout New England and the boroughs of New York City. Please be in contact for freight company options. Buyer responsible for shipping & handling fees. Only fully insured freight carriers will be used.

We will help to arrange freight shipping to any location, accompanied by close communication throughout the shipping process.

A Beautiful Antique English Oak Sofa Covered in Linen and Regency Styled Edging, c.1790’s

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A late 18th century English oak sofa, with fresh sand coloured linen upholstery. The construction is mostly hand-carved oak, with a delightful curved pine back and pine bottom boards. There are early hand forged Rosehead nails throughout. The sofa also has nails from the 19th and 20th century, as it had been reinforced and repaired over the years. It’s very sturdy and firm. The finish appears to be original and has been refreshed with a coat of fine museum quality wax. Definitely a fine updated example of a late 1700s sofa.

The edging and fabric give it a slightly later Regency era look with a Jane Austen feel. It’s rather small for a sofa, by modern standards. It would make a brilliant bench for the foot of a king size bed or as a foyer sofa. It’s best suited to moderate use, but definitely a sturdy old English oak piece, with a rich history.

Please feel free to ask any further questions! It’s an adorable piece, which could suit many locations in a dwelling.

Offered at $3200.- SOLD

  

Shipping available by freight. Local pick up/collection available by appointment. Delivery available throughout New England and the boroughs of New York City. Please be in contact for freight company options. Buyer responsible for shipping & handling fees. Only fully insured freight carriers will be used.

We will help to arrange freight shipping to any location, accompanied by close communication throughout the shipping process.

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.


Aquatint Engraving of Magdalen Tower, From The Bridge, Oxford, Printed in 1802, Very Good Condition, Large Original Engraving

Offered at $450.- SOLD

A lovely original Aquatint Engraving of Oxford, from 1802. It’s a very large engraving with fine details and excellent colouring. There is a very slight bit of foxing at the top of the engraving. The overall condition is good and is clean of any serious damage. It’s an impressive print, in size and overall condition.

The frame is black and likely from the later part of the 19th century. The glass is wavy, which is very desirable, as it shows the print was framed a very longtime ago.

It’s remarkable, how little the architecture has changed in busy Oxford, since the Industrial Revolution! Besides street lights, cars and bicycles, the picture hasn’t changed much.

Published by Wm. De La Motte, Oxford, April 14th 1802.

Please be in contact for shipping charges. Insured UPS Ground is offered on this piece. There is a $30.- handling fee, for proper packaging, specified for art work. Buyer is responsible for all shipping related 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.