Complete Vintage Lowenbrau Advertising Piece A871

Not only is it the entire beer wagon, the horses, the deliverymen, it’s also in the original cardboard boxes, original wrapping in the original crate. All for Lowenbrau, German, late 1950s – early 1960s.

Löwenbräu is the iconic Munich beer with roots that go back to 1383, deeply embedded in that city’s culture and history.

Price on request.

 

17th Century Spanish Renaissance Vargueno Desk F1233

Massive, 17th Century Spanish Renaissance Vargueno Desk in Walnut, consisting of an ornate fall front adorned with latches, escutcheons, medallions, knobs, centered with a hasp and lock plate, all of pierced iron covering the original red velvet. When opened, the desk reveals a lavish fitted interior of 19 drawers and doors mounted with gilt shell pulls, columns and moldings all inlaid with ebony and bone. The sides of the case are also fitted with similar iron work and massive bail handles, the case raised on an appropriate later stand of sled feet supporting spiral turned columns centered with a Romanesque colonnade between roundels and topped with finials. Given its age, the condition of the desk is excellent. 62″h x 45″w x 18″d.

Price on request.

Major Waggaman’s Boots A870

A pair of well-worn leather riding boots from the estate of Major Waggaman. We’ve recently acquired a number of fine pieces from this Montecito estate. Boots 18″ high.

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Mexican Jesus Mask M698

Carved, painted wooden mask from Mexico in the image of Jesus.

Price on request.

Monterey Straw Ivory Gentleman’s Dresser F1232

The classic Monterey gentleman’s dresser, this one in Straw Ivory with a glorious aged patina. 35w x 21d x 49.5h.

Price on request.

Celtic Folk Art Cupboard F1231

Dark wood, nicely carved little cupboard. We’re calling in Celtic, something distinctively northern about this one. Fine example of folk art work. 33w x 26h x 9d.

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Spanish Revival Hand-Embossed Leather Screen F1230

Pretty imposing and quite the piece. This is a hand-embossed leather 3-piece screen, perfect to display in its own right. Some imperfections and one panel has some of the leather missing. As is. Three panels are 72h x 23.5w each.

Price on request.

Monterey Classic Old Wood Bookcase F1229

To think of the literary treasures this bookcase has held over the years! Now it can hold yours. Monterey classic old wood bookcase with floral and wrought iron accents. 36w x 12d x 56h.

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Monterey Classic Old Wood Dresser F1228

These classics never fail to impress. Here’s another stunning example. Monterey classic old wood dresser with floral decoration. Double branded. 34w x 18d x 39h.

Price on request.

Monterey Classic Green Keyhole Bed F1227

Here’s a beauty: a Monterey Classic Keyhole bed, this one in green with floral and wrought iron accents. Full size, 57″w x 47.5″h (headboard) and 23.5″h (footboard).

Price on request.

17th Century French or Italian Chest of Drawers F1220

The front rippling out in waves presages the later development of bombé furniture that would so mark the 18th century, but this rare piece has its feet firmly in its own century and the early Baroque. It’s truly fantastic. Museum quality. In terrific condition.

51″ wide x 24″ deep x 36″ high.

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17th Century Italian Chest F1225

From top to bottom, from its gloriously finished lid to its wonderful carvings, wrought iron carrying handles and lion’s paw feet, this fabulous chest glows, a testament to the care with which it has been treated and preserved over the years. From the estate of an important Pasadena collector.

61″ long x 24.5″ deep x 26″ high.

Price on request.

!7th Century Italian Decorative Lintel F1226

Carved, painted and gilded, with the image of a bishop at its center in the act of benediction, this may have surmounted an altar or adorned an alcove in a church or perhaps most likely, a private chapel. A beautiful example of the early Baroque, its carved design in low relief being its particular glory.

59″ high x 57″ across.

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Park French Map of Toluca Lake 1936 A869

Fabulous in every way. The new minted celebrity enclave of Toluca Lake, with its Lakeside golf club and proximity to the Santa Anita racetrack, celebrated its exclusive roster of property owners (top of the list is Bing Crosby) with this swankily deco style map. The design decor was executed by artist and architect Park French.

21.5″ x 29.5″.

Price on request.

Born in Denver, CO on Dec. 13, 1881, Park McKee French graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and studied art in NYC under Robert Henri.  He settled in Los Angeles in 1922 and further studied at the Chouinard School under Dike, Sheets, and Barse Miller.  Most of his career was spent as an art director for the movie studios and architect for the homes of stars Pickford, Fairbanks, and Talmadge.  He died in Los Angeles on March 16, 1974.

In 1923,  investors bought and developed the land later known as Toluca Lake as “Toluca Lake Park”. This initial venture failed, but a new group soon took over, renaming the development company “The Toluca Lake Company”. With a “vision of creating a first ‘bedroom community’ for Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley”, the company formally changed the name of the community to simply Toluca Lake and adopted as their logo the “swan on rippled water” image still associated with the community today. Soon members of the film colony began to move there. It’s still pretty swell there.

18th Century Spanish Colonial (Original) Tapestry-Back Bench F1223

Its original Bargello needle-point back further distinguishes this handsome and austere Spanish Colonial bench. The seat is upholstered in an apricot velvet that, though not new, and faded and spotted in a few places, is in usable condition. All in all, a touchstone piece of the period.

46″ long x 24″ deep x 47.5″ tall.

Price on request.

17th Century Italian Console F1222

The top of this glorious piece is one solid slab of walnut. A wonderfully harmonious carved table. And it has a drawer. From one of the finest collections of furniture we have ever encountered.

65″ long x 36″ wide x 32″ high.

Price on request.

Catalonian Spanish Chairs Set Of 3 F1221

This trio of chairs is the real deal, from an extraordinary collection of furniture we’ve been lucky enough to acquire.

44″ tall x 20″ deep x

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Monterey Classic Old Wood Drop-front Desk with Hutch Shelves and Chair F1219

All original red crackle finish! Score! This desk is such a beauty. Impeccable. Space-saving and useful, but all you see is beautiful. And as for the chair… perfection.

73″ tall x 17″ deep x 33″ wide.

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California Primitive Folk Furniture Tall Drawer Unit F1218

How we love these folk pieces, homemade, solid, worn with use, made beautiful by time. The patina on this one is really extraordinary: it almost counts as abstract painting, with an impression of animal hide about it. The grooves in the side for shelves tell us this was an element of a built-in, perhaps in a work room, and only add to its visual interest..

Measures 58″ tall x 18″ deep x  25″ wide.

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Spanish Revival Fire Screen A868

The delicacy and elegance of this screen set it apart from others in the style. We think it’s pretty special: light and graceful.

36″ x 70″.

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Ruth L. Erlich Houses Descending A Hillside Oil on Canvas P1101

This is our second canvas by Los Angeles painter Ruth Erlich (P754a is definitely worth a look too). Immensely sophisticated and skillful work by an engaged (and socially engaged) member of the California art community, and a helluva painter of the mid-century, and before and beyond. In this painting you can see the influence of the differing modernist styles, seamlessly synthesized into a very personal one.

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Canvas 14″ x 18″, frame 22″ x 26″.