Thursday, August 6, 2020

Large 19th Century Chinese Brass Jardinière or Planter

With dragon handles and dragon and flame of life brass adornments to the body of the urn.


China, circa 19th century


Dimensions:  H:  16.5” (to top of dragons) W: 24” (from dragon to dragon) D: 15.5”


Price: $630.00

Monday, August 3, 2020

Mid-Century Rosewood Magazine or Record Holder

Bruksbo, Bagn Mobelindustri mid-century modern rolling magazine or record caddy. Features dark, highly figured rosewood with 6 compartments and a long handle. Label on base. Good overall condition with age related wear. 


Norway, circa 1960s or later


Dimensions: H: 17.5”  W: 13.5” L: 16”


Price: $600.00

IMPORTANT: We are very happy to obtain a proper delivery quote based on your location. Please contact us and provide your zip code and if this going to a house /apartment and if there are stairs.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

18th Century Chinese Blue & White Ginger Jar

A baluster form lidded jar decorated with large peony flowers and foliates. Four shizi (lion dog / foo dog) heads are applied in relief form on all sides. The lid is adorned with a shizi (lion dog / foo dog) shaped blue knob.


In Chinese culture the shizi dog symbolizes power and strength of character. The Peony (牡丹) is the national flower of China; this flower signifies richness, opulence, beauty, honor and high social status. A symbol of spring, it is also used as a metaphor for female beauty and reproduction. Pictured in full bloom, the peony symbolizes peace.


China, circa 1840


Dimensions: H: 15” Dia: 7.5”

Price: $1,300.00

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

A Pair of 1950s Gerald Thurston Table Lamps

A very hard to find early design pair of lamps by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. A striking bent-neck, hooded desk lamp with base. Black enameled base, brass neck, and black aluminum hood. Controlled by a rotating switch at top of head, this beauty throws a lot of light on your workspace area and a fun design off the back. The clean lines and classy minimalist design are guaranteed to make this lamp a showstopper on any surface.


American, 1950s


Gerald Thurston (Designer),

Lightolier (Manufacturer)


Price: $625.00


Dimensions: 7” diameter (base)

H: 20” approximately


Gerald Thurston (born in 1914, U.S.A) was one of the most innovative American lighting designers of the postwar era. He earned acclaim for his lamps and lighting fixtures, which exemplified the streamlined forms and sleek materials of the mid 20th century. His long-term work with lighting company Lightolier over the course of the 1950s and 1960s resulted in some of his most iconic lamps, which are still coveted by collectors today.




Some slight wear to the brass, base, hood and knob –  nothing noticeable, but otherwise in fantastic vintage condition. These have been rewired with new gold fabric cords and a new bulb and switch socket.

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Painted Victorian Chest of Drawers

Honeywood's Painted Tiger Oak Chest of Drawers

Constructed of tiger oak wood. Two small drawers over two long graduating drawers. Drawers have the original brass pulls. Standing on slightly curved cabriole legs with new polished brass castors.


American, circa 1910


Made in Rochester, New York by George J. Michelsen Furniture Company

Retailed and sold in Washington DC’s furniture company, House & Herrman



H: 35” 

W: 48” 

D: 23 ¼” 


Original label on the back reads:

“House & Herrman, Washington DC, George J. Michelsen Furniture Company, Manufacturers of furniture 736 North Water T Rochester, N.Y.”

Painted number on the back reads: “242”

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Price: $850.00
(art work is available too)

Read more about DC’s historic Victorian era furniture row:



To bring this chest up-to-date it has been sanded, stained, painted and covered in wax to enhance the tiger oak grain. Sections of the paint are smooth or impasto (thick textured surface).

The chest is in excellent vintage condition; the drawers open smoothly and the chest stands solid.

Please remember that this is a vintage piece, therefore it will show signs of character and slight wear unless otherwise specified. That being said we do refurbish all of our pieces to a good standard.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

"Surreal Mist" Painting By Rolph Scarlett

"Surreal Mist" Gouache on Paper
By Rolph Scarlett

Gouache on paper.
Signed "Scarlett" to lower left corner.
Framed under glass in gold frame:
Framed dimensions: H: 16 3/8   W: 19”
Sight dimensions: H: 10 3/4" W: 13 7/8"

Rolph Scarlett (Canada, 1889 - 1984) was a jeweler, artist, and acclaimed Hollywood set designer whose career spanned 75 years. There are currently over 800 of his designs on exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. His greatest works included sculptured jewelry, geometric paintings, and his modern industrialist stage designs of the 1920s.

In 1928 he moved to Hollywood, California where he became a very successful stage and set designer. In the mid-1930s he met the director of the Museum of Non-objective Art in New York ( Hilla Rebay). He became her close associate and advisor in organizing and running the museum. He was Chief lecturer at the museum (1939 -1946) teaching the new modernism and abstraction to the new generation of artists in the New York art community. Hilla Rebay would introduce him as “Rolph Scarlett, my great find”. So considerable was her enthusiasm for Scarlett, that she and Solomon Guggenheim bought over sixty of his paintings and monotypes for the museum. After Kandinsky and Bauer, there was more of Scarlett’s work in the collection than any other artists. He participated in many of the museum exhibitions and galleries and was regularly exhibiting his work in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Art Museum, the Art Institute in Chicago, the Modern Age Gallery in N.Y., the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

Condition: Great

For additional information and a more accurate shipping quote, please contact Honeywood Studio.

Local Washington, D.C. delivery can be arranged.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

"The Ceiling of the Paris Opera" Lithograph By Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall Frontispiece For "Le Plafond De L'opéra De Paris" 1965

A lithograph frontispiece for the book "Le Plafond de l'Opéra de Paris (The Ceiling of the Paris Opera)" printed by Jacques Lassaigne (Paris: André Sauret, 1965) and created by Marc Chagall.


Depicting dancing figures, instruments, and animals in a black heavy line and colored in water colour style of a variety of greens and oranges.

 Medium: Original color lithograph

Year of work: 1965

Catalogue Raisonne: Mourlet #434

Reframed by Framebridge: 2020

Sight size: H: 12 ¼” x W: 9”
Frame size: H: 21 1/3”  x  W: 16 ¾”

Price: $1,300.00

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Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

Marc Chagall was born on July 7, 1887, in Vitebsk, Russia. From 1907 to 1910 he studied in Saint Petersburg, at the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts, and later with Léon Bakst. In 1910 he moved to Paris, where he associated with Guillaume Apollinaire and 

Chagall visited Russia in 1914 and was prevented from returning to Paris by the outbreak of war. He settled in Vitebsk, where he was appointed Commissar for Art in 1918. He founded the Vitebsk Popular Art School and directed it until disagreements with the Suprematists resulted in his resignation in 1920. He moved to Moscow and executed his first stage designs for the State Jewish Chamber Theater there. After a sojourn in Berlin, Chagall returned to Paris in 1923 and met Ambroise Vollard. His first retrospective took place in 1924 at the Galerie Barbazanges-Hodebert, Paris. During the 1930s he traveled to Palestine, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, and Italy. In 1933 the Kunsthalle Basel held a major retrospective of his work.

During World War II Chagall fled to the United States. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gave him a retrospective in 1946. He settled permanently in France in 1948 and exhibited in Paris, Amsterdam, and London. In 1951 he visited Israel and executed his first sculptures. The following year the artist traveled in Greece and Italy. During the 1960s Chagall continued to travel widely, often in association with large-scale commissions he received. Among these were windows for the synagogue of the Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem (installed in 1962); a ceiling for the Paris Opéra (installed in 1964); a window for the United Nations building, New York (installed in 1964); murals for the Metropolitan Opera House, New York (installed in 1967); and windows for the cathedral in Metz, France (installed in 1968). An exhibition of the artist’s work from 1967 to 1977 was held at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, in 1977–78, and a major retrospective was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1985. Chagall died on March 28, 1985, in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.

“Le Plafond de l'Opéra de Paris"

In 1963 Chagall was commissioned by France’s Minister of Culture, André Malraux, to paint a new ceiling for the Paris Opera. His choice of Chagall, however, caused enormous controversy. Many felt a ceiling painted by a modern artist would clash with the Baroque style of the rest of the theater. “They really had it in for me,” noted Chagall, “It is amazing the way the French resent foreigners. You live here most of your life. You become a naturalized French citizen… work for nothing decorating their cathedrals, and still they despise you. You are not one of them.” Nevertheless, Chagall designed a sumptuous ceiling, drawing inspiration from the works of composers, Mozart, Wagner, Mussorgsky, Berlioz and Ravel. This detailed documentary contains dozens of color lithographic sketches and preliminary designs, as well as an original lithographic frontispiece and a poster-sized color plate of the final plan for the ceiling. Following its successful unveiling, Chagall remarked on his intention, “Up there in my painting I wanted to reflect, like a mirror in a bouquet, the dreams and creations of the singers and musicians, to recall the movement of the colorfully attired audience below, and to honor the great opera and ballet composers.” Text in French. Cramer 61. Sorlier 88. Sorlier Collection 434.

Large 19th Century Chinese Brass Jardinière or Planter

With dragon handles and dragon and flame of life brass adornments to the body of the urn.   China, circa 19 th century   Dimensions:  H:  1...