Imperial Classic Leather Top Bench RARE SOLD F833

Imperial furniture sometimes has a line, a sinuous suggestion of curve underscoring its monastic simplicity and masculine plainness that makes certain pieces seem to dance. Which is certainly the case with this breathtaking little bench as one also delights in its understated wrought iron braces and supports, Classic wood finish, and original leather top. A ...

Marshall Laird Gothic/Baroque Double Lectern c 1925 F835

Really superb double (two-sided) lectern made by Marshall Laird, gothic with baroque carvings, the whole in solid walnut, with a capacious cabinet as its base, basically hand carved and finished, almost no machining. Best remembered for his custom made furniture for many of the large Spanish Revival Homes that cropped up all over Southern California during the ...

Kliegl Bros Spotlight with decorative trim from The New York Hippodrome c. 1910-20 SOLD L478a

This extremely rare survival must have come to us through a space-time portal: one of the original stage lights from the fabled (and enormous!) New York Hippodrome! The little chimney on the roof of the housing tells us that it started its life as an arc light and then was converted to electricity in the ...

Fantasia Yellow, Cream & Blue Bread Plate M555

Fantasia yellow, cream & blue bread plate with two hummingbirds drinking nectar. Plate is Priced $65. A Brief History of Touristware As it turns out, Mexican popular art was extremely popular in the 20′s and 30′s in the United States. There were major Mexican art exhibits in Los Angeles and New York during that time, and there was ...

Fantasia Yellow, Cream & Blue Salad Plate M554

Fantasia yellow, cream & blue salad plate with an antelope. Priced $95. A Brief History of Touristware As it turns out, Mexican popular art was extremely popular in the 20′s and 30′s in the United States. There were major Mexican art exhibits in Los Angeles and New York during that time, and there was a traveling exhibit ...

Roycroft Arts & Crafts Copper and Brass Plate Bookends (Pair) A532 SOLD

Utterly simple, serviceable and beautiful.  The ideals of the Arts & Crafts movement embodied. Roycroft was a reformist community of craft workers and artists which formed part of the Arts and Crafts movement in the USA. Elbert Hubbard founded the community in 1895 in the village of East Aurora, Erie County, New York, near Buffalo. Participants were known as Roycrofters. The work and philosophy of the group, ...