Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Contemporary Industrial Steel and Oak Table

Handcrafted from refurbished materials of oak wood with handmade steel joinery.

Handcrafted in Ohio, USA by Cleveland Art

Dimensions: 108” long x 30” wide x 30” high

Can accommodate standard height dining chairs for seating of 8-10 people. Perfect as a long console table for an entry way or retail shop, as well as buffet for a dining room. 

Price: Sold

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Thonet Bentwood and Cane Armchair Model No. A 283 F



Constructed of bent beechwood with a plywood seat and cane back. Armchair model no. A 283 F, designed by Gustav Adolf Schneck, Stuttgart / Thonet-Mundus 
Vienna, before 1931.

Provenance: Washington, D.C. and before Vienna, Austria

Good vintage condition. Recently refurbished to ensure structure and refinished with a clear gloss.

Price: Sold

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Thonet furniture:

In 1830, Michael Thonet began experimenting with what was soon to be known as "bentwood" furniture and it was not long before Thonet and his sons were producing this furniture on an industrial scale. The name Thonet quickly became synonymous with a high standard of exquisite craftsmanship and Thonet's bentwood products soon joined the ranks of the most famous and most imitated furniture products of modern times.

During the late 19th century, many bentwood furniture designs were created by Thonet, with the help of unknown artists and artisans. However, by the turn of the century, a new design trend had emerged, and furniture manufacturers recruited renowned artists and architects of the time to create innovative new products. Throughout the early 20th century, the volume, expertise and reach of the Thonet Company’s manufacturing capabilities attracted many of the world’s leading designers: Otto Wagner, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier’s, and Mies Van der Rohe.

Adolf Gustav Schneck (1883-1971):

Schneck was a German architect, furniture designer, and professor and Head of the Department of Furniture and Interior Design at the Württ. Staatl. He is associated with the Bauhaus style and the New Building. 


The interiors for houses 17 and 18, designed by Otto Niedermoser and Karl Bräuer, show furniture designed by Schneck: fanned iteration of the A63F, the A413F as a side chair, and dining chairs painted “pale green”. His bentwood furniture designed has become synonymous with the Werkbund Estate.















Thursday, August 2, 2018

Decorative Renaissance Revival Chair

With Renaissance style carved motifs and resembling the form of the Italian Sgabello chair of the Renaissance period.

Constructed of finely carved oak with a great rich patina. With a highly decorative carved back connected by curved arms above a shaped seat, supported by front cabriole legs with hairy paw feet joined with stretchers to rear spindle shaped legs. The chair back or splat is high carved on the front, topped with a foliate and acanthus leaf flanked on either side by curling dragons around a central shell resting upon two acanthus leaves and two hairy paw feet. The chair arms are curved and terminate into serpent heads topped with leaves.

American, circa 1900

Under the chair: a metal band which represents recent restoration work to firm the seat.

Two antique partial labels – most text is illegible – “chair” “ton, N.Y” "Brandt".

Likely indicating the chairmakers name or retail shop address in New York. The chair was likely retailed by New York firm Stickley-Brandt (1891 - 1918). The label likely looked like this one picture here. However the design is in the manner of R.J. Horner. Research has found that chairs at auction and in private collections with labels of R.J. Horner were then copied by Stickley-Brandt. I have not found evidence just yet if Stickley-Brandt and Horner worked together or quite possibly employed similar craftsmen. 

The chair is in the style and period of prominent furniture-maker R.J. Horner & Co of New York who made furniture from 1885 – 1915. Horner is known as making some of the greatest, handcrafted oak furniture of this period. Oak furniture was very popular during the early 20th century in America due to a shortage of walnut. Horner’s furniture was highly decorative and carved in the Renaissance revival style and commonly depicted carved animals, such as dragons and winged griffins, with elaborate scroll and foliate work, including many pieces supported on ball and claw and hairy paw feet.

Dimensions: H: 38 in x W: 13.5 in x D: 20 in

Price: $Sold

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1960s Italian White Murano Glass Table Lamps – Pair

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