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


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.


For inquiries and questions, please email us at HoneywoodStudio@gmail.com 












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.

 

Condition:

 

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.


For inquiries and questions, please email us at HoneywoodStudio@gmail.com 












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

 

Dimensions:

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”


For inquiries and questions, please email us at HoneywoodStudio@gmail.com 

Price: $850.00
(art work is available too)

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

http://www.streetsofwashington.com/2010/06/grogans-furniture-store-on-7th-street.html

 

http://www.archivingwheeling.org/blog/house-herrmann-fire

 

 

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.







Large 19th Century Chinese Brass Jardinière or Planter

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