Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Trio of 1955 Maple BENTWOOD Side CHAIRS Stamped ROXTON Canadian Mid Century Modern Thonet

Here is a rarely seen trio of classic Canadian designed Mid Century Modern Chairs. They are bentwood maple, all three with date & manufacturers stamps 1955 Sept. 2 Roxton 500 Waterloo Que. On the bottoms Roxton Mills was a fairly well known Furniture Manufacturer in Quebec . They did primarily traditional style furniture but in the 1950’s to compete with the new Modern Styles being introduced by the likes of Russel Spanner at Ruspan , and Jan Kuypers at Imperial , they introduced a modest selection of more modern designs. On page 63 of the Design In Canada Book (Gotlieb and Golden 2004 ) they discuss Roxton Mills . These three chairs are example of that attempt at Modern Design. Clearly influenced by similar Thonet Chairs of the era and the bentwood techniques of Herman Miller with their Eames designed chairs, these stand out on their own. The unique tapering to the bentwood legs give it a very light look while the thick seat base provides sturdy comfort. These have seem some use with a few cigarette burns, and a bit of seam separation on one seat. However I like the look they have taken on with years of use, an honest patina. These chairs have character. Structurally they are solid, a testament to their well thought out design. Depth (back to front) is 20 1/8 inches, the Width is 16 inches, Seat height is 17 ½ inches and the backrest height is 31 inches. Sadly in Canada we haven’t championed our Mid-Century Modern design pieces as much as we should. However with the rising interest in Russel Spanner and Jan Kuypers work amongst other, that does seem to be slowly changing over the last 20 years or so. Get in on these chairs before everyone else catches on.. $299.99 for the 3.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Vintage MURANO Italy Glass TABLE LAMP Barovier & Toso Real GOLD LEAF Inclusions LABELED Italian

Here is a stunning Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp made by the Barovier and Toso Glass company of Murano Italy. It is from their Cordonato d’Oro series which contained actual Gold leaf inclusions in the glass. Here is some information about the company I found on the internet: Barovier & Toso was formed in 1936 with the merge of two glasshouses - Vetreria Artistica Barovier, and Ferro Toso. the company was first known as Ferro Toso Vetrerie Artistiche Riunite S.A. up until 1942, and then Barovier & Toso. Chief designer Ercole Barovier created many well known designs, including Crepuscolo, Brillantati, Zebrati, Acanto, and of course the popular ribbed design Cordonato d'Oro. This particular table lamp measures 20 inches tall approximately. It’s sensuous ribbed form and extensive use of real gold leaf inclusions screams luxury. This one still has its original label attached to the bottom. It will need re-wiring (something I recommend to everyone who purchases a vintage lamp). A professional can do this , or one can purchase kits from your local lighting/hardware store if you are feeling handy. It has what appears to be a small flaw in the glass on the bottom stem. It is not readily visible, and is only truly noticeable with a light shining through the glass itself. I mention it for accuracies sake. This lamp will become the focal point for any room that it occupies. This one was originally purchased in the late 1950’s early 1960’s era. I have found one or two on 1stdibs.com with none under $1800 usd, and even on ebay none have sold for less than $1000usd. They are a very desirable pieces that are not often avaible on the open market. Don’t miss out on this one priced at $799 Canadian. Please feel free to email me any questions you may have, or if you need any more pictures. I have lots of other Mid-century modern pieces of furniture and lighting for sale at www.timecapsuleretro.blogspot.ca. , or at our retail location in Dunnville. We also have a facebook group page that I update my hours and list smalls on at https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/7046785902/. Or Search Time Capsule Dunnville on Facebook and feel free to join up

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Hours for the week ending Dec 15 2019

Monday-Closed Tuesday-Closed Wed.-10:00am-5:00pm Thur.-10:00am-5:00pm Fri.-10:00am-5:00pm Sat.-11:00am-5:00pm Sunday-Closed as i am taking the Boys to see Santa!....SANTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Four 1962 SHAW WALKER Model 420 CHAIRS Vintage RETRO Eames Mod

For sale here are 4 Vintage Shaw Walker Model 420 Guest Chairs with Arm. Designed in the early 1960s this particular group have date stamps from 1962, 1968 and 1970. Shaw Walker was basically the gold standard in office furniture in the 1930s through to the 1950s. Their office chairs from that era are considered classics of American Machine Age design. This group demonstrates that Shaw Walker continued cutting edge chair design well into the 1960s as well. Aluminum legs and frames, with great wrap around back and arms. Although I have not been able to find out who designed these, they where clearly influenced by the Knoll No 71 executive arm chair designed by Eero Saarinen . The legs do have some minor wear scratches. I imagine these could be polished out. The upholstery is a bit faded with, some spots of discoloration, but no tears or holes. However the cushioning has hardened, and it would be best to replace it. These would look absolutely stunning if you where to re-upholster them The chairs measures 21 inches front to back, 17 inches at the seat height, 26 inches wide, 32 inches high at the back, and the arms are 24 inches high. Each chair has the Shaw Walker Badge on the back of the chair and they still have their paper labels attached to the underside of each seat. These have a great stance . Very Mod. I did manage to find a listing for some of these chairs online at 675.00 for each chair http://bgantiquesandinteriordesign.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=394422 . or you could buy mine for $375.00 for the set of 4

Thursday, November 7, 2019

We opened...over a week ago....oops

So i flaked on announcing here that we are now opened. Have been for nearly 2 weeks now. Hours are as follows Mon-Closed Tuesday-Closed Wed.-10am-5pm Thursday 10Am-5pm Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 11am-5pm Sunday 11am-5pm Sundays are a bit hit or miss as i do set up at antique, collectable and records shows throughout the year and those are usually on a Sunday. Also my son still take priority over anything else in my life so if i have to run and pick him up from school or take him to a doctors appointment i may have to close for part of the day. I do update the Store's Facebook page with any hour changes daily. https://www.facebook.com/groups/7046785902/?ref=bookmarks Feel Free to join Hope to see you Cheers Jay

Monday, October 21, 2019

Opening Soon! I swear!

Here are some pictures of one of the store's display windows. More pictures to come. I will be opening soon.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Progress update at the Retail space

Some of the art is now up on the walls. The Records bins are slowly filling up, and more and more boxes are coming out of storage. Moving along nicely.