Thursday, March 21, 2019

Vintage STARBURST 24 inch CLOCK Mid CENTURY Modern MCM Retro Eames Era ATOMIC Sunburst

For sale here is a nice example of a vintage chrome metal Starburst clock, made by the Ingram Clock Co. of Toronto. I believe this one to be from the 1950’s era. This one measures 24 inches diameter across (tip to tip). It features fantastic chrome Starburst or Sunday style arms. I Believe it may have originally have had a plastic or glass face cover, but that is no longer present (taken into account when pricing. It does retain its original plug in clock mechanism, and it still keeps time very well. The thin red second hand does have a bend in it. It can be bent back straight, but I will leave that up to the new owner. The chrome is in fantastic shape very bright and shiny. These starburst clocks were an iconic decorative piece during the 60’s and early 70’s. They look fantastic on any wall and can really bring a nice retro feel to any room. $149

LARGE Vintage WEST GERMAN Retro FLOOR VASE 21 inches tall Fat Lava MCM MOD Jasba Keramik

For sale here is a unique vintage West German made Large Size Floor vase. Made by the Jasba Keramik company of West Germany In the 1970s. It features a bold orange a green colour scheme. Unique almost shell like shaped surface details done in orange interspersed over a green field. It measures 6 1/2 inches Diameter opening at the top and 21 1/2 inches tall. It does have a few tiny places where the glaze didn’t take (hardly noticeable) It is free from cracks or damage, or repairs and is in excellent condition. Would make a great addition to any Mid Century Modern Styled room. Or add some retro flair to any contemporary style room $99

Thursday, March 14, 2019

THESE ARE NOW SOLD Vintage SPACE AGE Chrome FLOOR & Table LAMP Acrylic DOME Shade Eames Era MCM Retro Mid Century Modern PAIR

THESE ARE NOW SOLD here is a stunning matching Space Age floor and table lamp. Finished in Chrome and smoked acrylic dome shades, they have a futuristic look that was typical of Space Age design during the late 1960’s and 1970’s. Each one features 3 sockets for bulb, and have an adjustable dimmer switch. The original oversized bulbs (included) in combination with the domed shades provide a unique glow that would look fantastic in any mod loft or apartment. The floor lamp measures 59 Inches tall, and the shade measures 18 Inches In Diameter, with the table lamp measuring 29 1/2 Inches tall and the shade having a diameter of 18 Inches. The chromes is very shiney with very few scratches. The dome shades do have some scuffs and scratches, but I imagine these could be buffed out. The shades are free from cracks or breaks. Overall this is a stunning pair. NOW SOLD

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

1950s MCM Table LAMP Pottery FIBREGLASS Shade Mid Century Modern Retro Fat Lava Walnut $199

For sale here is this wonderful table lamp. It is ceramic or pottery with a wonderful mottled green surface that brings to mind the arts and crafts movement. However the torchiere style milk glass inner shade, and original green fibreglass outer shade with walnut base and neck, clearly indicate it’s a product of the 1950s Mid Century Modern movement. It is a large lamp measuring 34 1/2 inches tall, with the outer green fibreglass shade having a 17 1/2 diameter, and the base is 7 inches in diameter. There is a small seam separation to the wood at the neck. There are no chips or cracks. It is such a unique piece that would be the centre piece to any room. It really is a stunner. $199.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

1930s KEM WEBER for LLOYDS Chrome CHAIR Bent TUBLAR Steel LABLED Art Deco Heywood Wakefield Streamline Moderne 699

For sale here is this exceptional chromed bent tubular steel chair manufactured by The LLoyds Company, for the Heywood Wakefield Company. I know this because it has the remnants of a rarely found label on the under arm of the chair. These are almost always missing. The design has been attributed to KEM Weber who was the head of design for Lloyds starting in the mid 1930’s continuing right up to the war. He designed many successful chairs, tables, dressing sets and other items for Lloyd’s, using primarily bent tubular chromed steel as a material. Like his contemporary’s Raymond Loewy and Richard Dreyfuss, Weber is considered one of the pioneers of the American Streamlined Moderne / Art Deco movement during the 30’s in architecture ,industrial design and furniture. The original seat cover does have a few very small scratches of splits which I have taken close ups of with a tape measure to give you an idea of sizing. The chrome is in good vintage condition with some scuffs and tarnishing primarily near the base (taken into account when pricing) . I personally prefer items to show their age a bit through honest usage wear, and retain their original surfaces where possible , but I realize others prefer items to look brand new, I imagine these flaws could be addressed fairly easily, with a good buffing of the chrome, and a quick patch to the cover, or a new cover all together. The chair measures 18 inches seat height at the knee, 20 inches wide arm to arm, 31 inches tall at the back with an arm height of 25 1/2 inches approximately. This is your chance to acquire a labeled piece from a genuine pioneer and icon of Early American Modernism. It was designers like Weber and others who laid the groundwork for the Mid Century Modernists such as Eames, Nelson and others. Many of these items were lost to the scrap drives of the war effort and finding one in any condition (let alone retaining and original label) is tough. $699