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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 $995.- 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 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″

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“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.

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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.

It’s not very often you see a folding chair from this era, in fully functional condition! Brilliant style.

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.


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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.

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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.

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