Tag: Vintage

Vintage Telephones

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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.

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

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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 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 Jackson Folding Chairs, Boston, c.1890-1910 -Rare

 

We just listed a set of 4 wood folding chairs of the same vintage. Click here for details.

Offered at $340.- SOLD

Two antique Jackson Folding Chairs of Boston. Definitely a rare find! These are completely functional slat bottom chairs, with the original stickers on the back from Jackson Folding Chair. Very well designed and they have a fantastic shape. They’re very comfortable and solidly constructed. The original finish is present, with the typical scuff, scratch and wear of untampered pieces of this age. They appear to be constructed of hardwood and pine.

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


A Sturdy Antique 19th Century Rush Seat Hitchcock Chair

Offered at $325.- SOLD

A 19th century Hitchcock chair, with a very sturdy rush seat. There is very subtle original stenciling over the classic Hitchcock black paint. The seating surface looks to have a bit of age to it, but in very good condition and very tight. The chair construction is completely intact and comfortable.

Use it to complete a collection of Hitchcock chairs or mix it into a classic or shabby chic decor.

The chair was acquired in New England, which is home to the Hitchcock company.

The chair will ship by UPS. 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.

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

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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.

     

Antique Early American Armchair Upholstered in Hessian Cloth

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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.