David Segel: Abstract Still Life, 1950 P1488

David Segel abstract still life, 1950. Oil on canvas. 20 x 30 Unframed.

David Segel (1921-2005) was an internationally acclaimed and respected artist. After studying at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, and the Art Institute of Chicago, David moved to Paris to work and teach, and began what would be a prolific career.

He has been shown in galleries from Paris, France, to Los Angeles, California, including the Whitney Museum in New York City.

His passion for art surfaced in a collection of mediums: Oils, bronze and wood sculptures, and dramatic sketches. Over the years, countless art lovers have added Segel’s work to their collections, including Stevie Nicks, Barbra Streisand, and the Whitney Museum itself.

Albert J Londraville: Japanesque Fantasy/Illustration (1963) P1487

Albert J Londraville “Japanesque” Fantasy/Illustration. Oil on board, unframed, 18 x 24.

Biography of Albert J Londraville from the Archives of askART

Scenic artist at MGM who attended Otis Art Institute and studied with Nicolai Fechin; An Exhibition of Paintings — Pastels — Drawings — Serigraphs by Albert Londraville, The Pasadena Art Museum, December 23 through January 22, 1956; exhibited with California Art Club and Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity; won $500 in the John F and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship fund, LAT, December 7, 1952, page D 11; exhibited in drawing show at LA Art Assn., LAT, February 22, 1953, page D 9; won a prize at the 1954 annual of Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity at the LA Museum, per LAT, May 14, 1954, page A 9 and May 23, 1954, page E 7; OMS at Pasadena Art Museum, per “Londraville Paintings Reflect Nature’s Poetry,” LAT, January 8, 1956, p. D 6; and other refs. on the historic LAT(ProQuest)

Albert J Londraville: Female Nude (1960) P1485

Albert J Londraville female nude in grayscale tones. Oil on board, unframed, 20 x 30. Circa 1960.

Price on request.

Biography of Albert J Londraville from the Archives of askART

Scenic artist at MGM who attended Otis Art Institute and studied with Nicolai Fechin; An Exhibition of Paintings — Pastels — Drawings — Serigraphs by Albert Londraville, The Pasadena Art Museum, December 23 through January 22, 1956; exhibited with California Art Club and Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity; won $500 in the John F and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship fund, LAT, December 7, 1952, page D 11; exhibited in drawing show at LA Art Assn., LAT, February 22, 1953, page D 9; won a prize at the 1954 annual of Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity at the LA Museum, per LAT, May 14, 1954, page A 9 and May 23, 1954, page E 7; OMS at Pasadena Art Museum, per “Londraville Paintings Reflect Nature’s Poetry,” LAT, January 8, 1956, p. D 6; and other refs. on the historic LAT(ProQuest)

Albert J Londraville: Male Nude (1960) P1484

Albert J Londraville seated male nude. Circa 1960. Oil on board, 20 x 30.

Biography of Albert J Londraville from the Archives of askART

Scenic artist at MGM who attended Otis Art Institute and studied with Nicolai Fechin; An Exhibition of Paintings — Pastels — Drawings — Serigraphs by Albert Londraville, The Pasadena Art Museum, December 23 through January 22, 1956; exhibited with California Art Club and Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity; won $500 in the John F and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship fund, LAT, December 7, 1952, page D 11; exhibited in drawing show at LA Art Assn., LAT, February 22, 1953, page D 9; won a prize at the 1954 annual of Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity at the LA Museum, per LAT, May 14, 1954, page A 9 and May 23, 1954, page E 7; OMS at Pasadena Art Museum, per “Londraville Paintings Reflect Nature’s Poetry,” LAT, January 8, 1956, p. D 6; and other refs. on the historic LAT(ProQuest)

Albert J Londraville: Agnes Moorehead (c. 1950) P1483

Albert J. Londraville portrait of actress Agnes Moorehead, circa 1950. Unframed, oil on board.

Price on request.

Biography of Albert J Londraville from the Archives of askART

Scenic artist at MGM who attended Otis Art Institute and studied with Nicolai Fechin; An Exhibition of Paintings — Pastels — Drawings — Serigraphs by Albert Londraville, The Pasadena Art Museum, December 23 through January 22, 1956; exhibited with California Art Club and Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity; won $500 in the John F and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship fund, LAT, December 7, 1952, page D 11; exhibited in drawing show at LA Art Assn., LAT, February 22, 1953, page D 9; won a prize at the 1954 annual of Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity at the LA Museum, per LAT, May 14, 1954, page A 9 and May 23, 1954, page E 7; OMS at Pasadena Art Museum, per “Londraville Paintings Reflect Nature’s Poetry,” LAT, January 8, 1956, p. D 6; and other refs. on the historic LAT(ProQuest)

Albert J. Londraville: Female Nudes, two-sided P1486

A;bert J Londraville, two female nude studies. One side is impressionist, the other side has a woman with a scarf and necklace. Oil on board, 20 x 30, unframed.

Biography of Albert J Londraville from the Archives of askART

Scenic artist at MGM who attended Otis Art Institute and studied with Nicolai Fechin; An Exhibition of Paintings — Pastels — Drawings — Serigraphs by Albert Londraville, The Pasadena Art Museum, December 23 through January 22, 1956; exhibited with California Art Club and Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity; won $500 in the John F and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship fund, LAT, December 7, 1952, page D 11; exhibited in drawing show at LA Art Assn., LAT, February 22, 1953, page D 9; won a prize at the 1954 annual of Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity at the LA Museum, per LAT, May 14, 1954, page A 9 and May 23, 1954, page E 7; OMS at Pasadena Art Museum, per “Londraville Paintings Reflect Nature’s Poetry,” LAT, January 8, 1956, p. D 6; and other refs. on the historic LAT(ProQuest)

David Segel: Still Life (1950) P1481

Gorgeous midcentury still life from David Segel. Oil on canvas, framed. 17 x 32.

David Segel (1921-2005) was an internationally acclaimed and respected artist. After studying at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, and the Art Institute of Chicago, David moved to Paris to work and teach, and began what would be a prolific career.

He has been shown in galleries from Paris, France, to Los Angeles, California, including the Whitney Museum in New York City.

His passion for art surfaced in a collection of mediums: Oils, bronze and wood sculptures, and dramatic sketches. Over the years, countless art lovers have added Segel’s work to their collections, including Stevie Nicks, Barbra Streisand, and the Whitney Museum itself.

Gladding McBean Deco Exterior Landscape Glazed Vase CA625

Green-turquoise Gladding McBean vase in perfect deco style. Use on your patio or ? Has some minor repairs. 12 x 7.75. See chip on base, photos.

Price on request.

Koken Deco Barber Chair F1429

Beautiful green leather and chrome deco-era barber chair from Koken. Super condition.

Price on request.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Koken Barbers Supply Company crafted thousands of these chairs for barbers throughout the country. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Koken was more than just the largest barber supply company in the United States; it was also the brand of barber chair.

The company’s founder, Earnest E. Koken, held patents for several important barber supply products. One of these was a hydraulic-powered barber chair, for which the company eventually became renowned.

In the 1950s, the Koken Barbers Supply Company went out of business.

Craftsmen used only the finest materials to manufacture many models of Koken barber chairs. Many examples feature tufted leather seats, padded arm and foot rests, and frames constructed of quarter-sawn oak or walnut. The frames sometimes often featured elaborate wood carvings. On these chairs, even the metalwork was elaborate. The seat brackets, parts of the footrest, and the base all have beautiful scroll designs and high-quality craftsmanship. Some of the most valuable antique Koken chairs feature working hydraulic lifts for which the company was famous.  — adapted from antiques.lovetoknow.com

Theo A. Kochs Black Antique Barber Chair F1428

Antique Theo A. Kochs black leather barber chair. Nice patina on the ironwork.

Price on request.

About Theo A. Kochs’ Chairs:

The Theo. A. Kochs Company was one of the first companies to be in the barber supply business. It was established in Chicago during the late 1800’s (estimated to be around 1871).

Kochs barber chairs are made with high quality materials, that’s why they are reputable. Before the turn of the 20th century, most of the company’s barber chair designs were made of wood (mostly Walnut, Cherry or Mahogany) with elaborate ornamentation. The earlier models, which were plainly named No. 9, No. 5 or No. 25, had a separate footstool. These models didn’t have mechanisms for adjusting the height, so the company charged extra for an accessory to raise the seat.

Aside from barber chairs, Kochs also sold barbers’ furniture such as stools, barber poles, mirror and dressing cases, mug cases, shelf cases, cabinet brackets, work-stands, wash-stands, hall racks, towel cases and looking glasses. Almost all of their models have remarkable engraving that’s typical of the Kochs brand.

Emil J. Paidar Black Barber Chair F1427

Emil J, Paidar classic black leather barber chair. “Eagle Russia” razor strap. Mint.

Before the Kokens and Belmonts, Paidar barber chairs ruled the barber chair market in the United States. The Emil J. Paidar Company was based in Chicago and has been the leading manufacturer of barber chairs until the late fifties. The company has been making these chairs since the early 1900’s. As the market leader, Paidar’s designs were generally the baseline and were often imitated by competing manufacturers.

J. Paul Burnham: River Landscape P1479

California river landscape with mountain range in background. Classic Golden State. Framed.

John Paul Burnham was born in Illinois on August 14, 1883.  John Paul was the son of architect Franklin Burnham, and a resident of Los Angeles by 1900.  By 1910 he had a home in South Pasadena and was a magazine illustrator.  He worked there as an artist until his death on Feb. 8, 1956.

Exhibited:  Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1928.

Source: Edan Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940”

Anders Aldrin: Eucalyptus near Silver Lake P1480

Anders Aldrin oil on board of “Eucalyptus near Silver Lake.” Evocative impression of iconic Los Angeles scene. 12 x 14, unframed.

Price on request.

Bauer small Rebekah vase B775

Bauer light green small Rebekah vase. Some cracking to finish; please see photos. 8.75 x 5 x 5.

Price on request.

Gladding McBean Square Classic Jardiniere CA624

Gorgeous turquoise-green glazed Gladding McBean classic jardiniere. 8 x 8 x 8.

Price on request.

Gladding, McBean is a ceramics company located in Lincoln, California. It is one of the oldest companies in California, a pioneer in ceramics technology, and a company which has “contributed immeasurably” to the state’s industrialization. During the heyday of architectural terra cotta, the company “dominated the industry in California and the Far West.”

In 1934, Gladding, McBean introduced the Franciscan Pottery line of dinnerware and art ware, named after the Franciscan friars who established missions throughout California in the 18th and 19th centuries. The lines were very successful. In 1937, Gladding, McBean and Co. purchased the Catalina Clay Products Division of Santa Catalina Island Co.. The company closed the pottery moving all molds and equipment to the Glendale plant. The company continued to use the tradename of Catalina Pottery on select dinnerware and art ware lines produced in the Glendale plant until 1942. In 1940, the company introduced the hand-painted embossed pattern Franciscan Apple, and in 1941 Desert Rose. Both patterns became the company’s most popular patterns. The company introduced fine china dinnerware in 1942 and due to World War II, discontinued all art ware lines.

Gladding McBean Art Deco Exterior Landscape Vase CA623

Green Gladding McBean vase in perfect deco style. Use on your patio or ? Has some minor repairs. 12 x 7.75.

Price on request.

Gladding, McBean is a ceramics company located in Lincoln, California. It is one of the oldest companies in California, a pioneer in ceramics technology, and a company which has “contributed immeasurably” to the state’s industrialization. During the heyday of architectural terra cotta, the company “dominated the industry in California and the Far West.”

In 1934, Gladding, McBean introduced the Franciscan Pottery line of dinnerware and art ware, named after the Franciscan friars who established missions throughout California in the 18th and 19th centuries. The lines were very successful. In 1937, Gladding, McBean and Co. purchased the Catalina Clay Products Division of Santa Catalina Island Co.. The company closed the pottery moving all molds and equipment to the Glendale plant. The company continued to use the tradename of Catalina Pottery on select dinnerware and art ware lines produced in the Glendale plant until 1942. In 1940, the company introduced the hand-painted embossed pattern Franciscan Apple, and in 1941 Desert Rose. Both patterns became the company’s most popular patterns. The company introduced fine china dinnerware in 1942 and due to World War II, discontinued all art ware lines.

Stirrup Room Dance and Dine Cocktails 1950’s Lucite and Steel Baker City Geiser Grand Hotel

Heres a true Oregon Artifact From the Restoration of the Geiser Grand hotel once owned by my dads First Cousin. He began restoration and helped save parts of downtown. But he had to sell the beast as it was a money pit. Imagine being the first one in to help restore this mighty old Grand Hotel.

So more about the Stirrup room at the Geiser. This sign would have hung in the street side. Its double sided although one side has cracked. The other in great shape. Made of inch thick Lucite. I also have the original Neon Can that once hung on the corner tower go the Geiser Also taken off in the 1970’s and saved by my Family. Now warehoused in California.

Sign is large and currently disconnected and not working. 4 x 8

The Geiser Grand Hotel is a historic hotel in Baker City, Oregon, that opened in 1889. It received a restoration and reopened in 1993 after closing in 1968. Decorations include mahogany columns up to a high ceiling, Victorian-style chandeliers, and a stained glass ceiling. It was known as “the Queen of the Mines” during Gold Rush times and described as being the finest hotel between Portland, Oregon and Salt Lake City with the third elevator built west of the Mississippi River.

[2] Architecture

The hotel was built in an Italianate Victorian architecture style designed by architect John Bennes,[3][4] and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing property within the Baker Historic District.[5] Originally named Hotel Warshauer for hotel proprietor Louis F Cook. the hotel opened in November 1889. According to Oregon Encyclopedia, Bennes made “modifications” to the hotel and didn’t arrive in Baker until 1900. An original postcard of the hotel states that the hotel was built and owned by the Baker Brothers. According to the Oregonian newspaper, Mr. Geiser bought the hotel in 1900 and in 1901 planned “another story” (which obviously was not built), a reconstructed interior, and the installation of all the latest conveniences and appliances. The hotel was renamed and reopened on January 1, 1902 with the name Geiser Grand Hotel. Information on what modifications Bennes made has not been found, all sources give Bennes complete credit for the building.

Hotel occurrences and stories

A 1906 story in the Reading Eagle titled Baker City Has No Poor gave an account with the hotel as a setting, with the story concluding that “Baker City was the most fortunate place in the country.”[6]

In 1959 a clerk helped apprehend a pair of robbers at the hotel by complaining of arthritis and getting the robbers to tie her up loosely and then freeing herself to call the police as they left.[7] Country music singer Presley Wayne Spriet gave his last performance at the hotel the night before his death in 1997.[8]

Based on various reported sightings, the hotel may be haunted.[9][10]

Bennes is believed to have come from Bohemian stock, although he may have been born in Peru, Illinois, and came to Baker City from Chicago ca. 1900

Vintage unsigned Oil on Canvas Board American Indian Teepee Landscape Londraville Collection.P1476

Another Great piece from the Londraville Collection. He knew many Artists of the period as he was very active at MGM painting Backdrops for them from 1947-1967. From the Vault of Works found in the collection. Beautiful Structural Landscape Realism. Board dates to 1920-30’s recently professionally cleaned/Framed. Size 10 x 14 Price on request.

Biography of Albert J Londraville from the Archives of askART

Scenic artist at MGM who attended Otis Art Institute and studied with Nicolai Fechin; An Exhibition of Paintings — Pastels — Drawings — Serigraphs by Albert Londraville, The Pasadena Art Museum, December 23 through January 22, 1956; exhibited with California Art Club and Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity; won $500 in the John F and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship fund, LAT, December 7, 1952, page D 11; exhibited in drawing show at LA Art Assn., LAT, February 22, 1953, page D 9; won a prize at the 1954 annual of Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity at the LA Museum, per LAT, May 14, 1954, page A 9 and May 23, 1954, page E 7; OMS at Pasadena Art Museum, per “Londraville Paintings Reflect Nature’s Poetry,” LAT, January 8, 1956, p. D 6; and other refs. on the historic LAT(ProQuest)