San Gabriel – Hand-tinted Pictorialist Photograph P1399

Gauzily dreamy in the the early twentieth century pictorialist manner, this photograph conveys the charm of California's long ago San Gabriel. Pictorialism is the name given to an international style and aesthetic movement that dominated photography during the later 19th and early 20th centuries. There is no standard definition of the term, but in general it refers to ...

William A Eskey (1891-1937) San Juan Capistrano Etching P1398

Romantic view of San Juan Capistrano by the sensitive William A Eskey. Born in Sistersville, WV on Aug. 21, 1891. Eskey fought in France during WWI and studied art there after the war. When he returned to the U.S., he settled in North Hollywood, CA. He made his first dry point etching in 1928 while a ...

Anders Aldrin – Alameda 1940 P1397

A 1940 view of the "Island City", by California's great plein air visionary painter, Anders Aldrin. Anyone with a feel for Oakland will register approval of the way he has captured the eternal mood of that city with this long ago glimpse of a hugger-mugger group of buildings at a sleepy intersection. Oil on canvas 13.5" x17", frame ...

19th Century California Still Life of Oranges P1396

This unsigned oil carries all the promise of California in its luscious depiction of plenty, at a time when the American settlers were arriving in their thousands from the East. In the general imagination, literal fruitfulness was embodied in California's legendary, emblematic, and now, alas, largely vanished orange groves. Health and wealth and happiness to follow, these were ...

Vernon Morse WWII Original Art for Propaganda Poster P1395

This is happy propaganda, so radiant and confident one can almost believe the war was won on attitude. Good, that is. In fact it was won by sheer superiority in resources and manufacturing and a huge war effort on the part of the civilian populations as well as the military. This now exists as a ...

Modernist Farm Implements Still Life by “Whitey” 1951 P1394

To call such a dynamic painting a STILL life is to render the term faintly ridiculous. Large as it is, it still seems to explode off the canvas and beyond the frame. Signed "Whitey 1951", it has driven us crazy not to know more about this terrific painter. It puts the zeit in geist. Oil on canvas ...

Monterey Classic Old Wood RARE Daybed SOLD F1401

Super rare example of a Monterey Daybed from the classical period -- we don't ever ever see these! This piece is also from the stunning collection of a local Los Angeles family, bought original and new from the local furniture store back in 1929 and has been in the same family ever since. Till now, that is. ...

Monterey Classic Old Wood Prohibition Bar Cellarette F1399

We love it when these delightful Prohibition Bars come into the shop and they never stick around long! Here's another Monterey Classic Old Wood Cellarette. This beauty is from the collection of a local Los Angeles family, bought original and new from the local furniture store back in 1929 and has been in the same family ever ...

Monterey Classic Old Wood Dinette Table with two leaves F1398

Monterey Classic Old Wood Dinette Table with two leaves. This table is from the collection of a local Los Angeles family, bought original and new from the local furniture store back in 1929 and has been in the same family ever since. Till today, that is. Now it's sitting in our shop waiting to become part of ...

Monterey Classic Old Wood Keyhole Dining Chairs F1397

Monterey Classic Old Wood Keyhole Dining Chairs, set of four. These gorgeous, branded chairs are from the collection of a local Los Angeles family, bought original and new from the local furniture store back in 1929 and have been in the same family ever since. Till today, that is. Now they're in our shop waiting ...

Andre C. Lambert Etching P1384

Andre C. Lambert rare Spanish etching. Signed, #36 of 100. Price on request. André Lambert (1884-1967) was a French born artist who designed theatrical costumes, make-up; but is especially known for his erotic art. He studied in Munich under H Van Habermann followed by further study in Paris. Amongst his earliest jobs was working on the German ...

Andre C. Lambert: Spanish Scene Etching P1383

Rare Spanish scene by Andre C. Lambert, signed, etching 1917. #43 out of 100. 16 x 19. André Lambert (1884-1967) was a French born artist who designed theatrical costumes, make-up; but is especially known for his erotic art. He studied in Munich under H Van Habermann followed by further study in Paris. Amongst his earliest jobs ...

Prescott Chaplin: “The Gambler” Block Print P1382

Prescott Chaplin hand tinted limited series block print of "The Gambler." Marked #32 of 60. 1930, 13 x 16. Price on request. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 10, 1897, Chaplin studied with Bellows, Chase and Max Bori at the CSFA.  He was active in Los Angeles from the 1930s until his death on May 20, 1968. ...