Time Flies………….

Posted by admin on May 6, 2012 at 9:41 am

Almost 2 weeks since I posted here.  The shoppe sold most of the larger pieces I mentioned last on markdown and a bunch of other painted pieces besides, so Gloria and I have been busy getting things ready to come over and Ali’s been out looking for nice items to add.  I had to make a run to upstate New York, also, and that’s kept me away from the keyboard, too.

Found a nice French styled Cheval mirror.  Its not old, but looks great in its distressed white finish.  The small wall mirror with the original handpainted horse profiles is vintage, though, and in its original frame.  The mirror was missing when found, but a new mirror’s been cut and installed.

This is a very large vintage cast bronze 12-light chandelier.  The original decorative ceiling plate and chain are there, too.  These were generally made in Spain around the time of the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s.  This chandelier is a bit more than 2 feet across.

All the demilunes are vintage and date from the early 20th Century up t the 1930s.  The one on the left is large and stands almost at countertop height.  The smaller ones are standard size and the center one, painted in ASCP Chateau Gray, is out on approval.  The difference in size is dramatic.  The large demilune is 38″W x 14″D x 30″H and priced at $148.  The standard demilunes are $34 each.

We moved the large French dining table and caneback chairs to the center of the front room.  Its painted in a soft distressed black and the stained top has a matching black inlay that runs the perimeter of the table.  Each leg has a decorative carving at its upper knee.  The table and chair set is priced at $625.

This old kneehole style desk originally sold from the former John Wanamaker store in King of Prussia in the 1960s.  The original makers tag was still attached underneath the top.  Modified French style bale drawer pulls are original to the piece.  Its finished in ASCP Olde White with the top stripped and resealed in 3 coats of poly.  This sold immediately at $295.

Gloria worked on this antique Empire bureau and we brought it into the shop early last week.  Beautiful condition and finished in ASCP Country Gray, it measures 45″W x 22″D x 34″H and priced at $295.

 

The sideboard and the china cabinet are Jacobean in style and a match from the same dining set.  They were made by the Reaser Furniture Company of Gettysburg, PA in 1924 and the maker’s tag is still attached to the vintage china cabinet’s back.  Finished in ASCP White, both are in excellent condition.  The interior of the china cabinet is finished in ASCP Chateau Gray and is a great contrast to the outside color and the ironstone displayed inside.  The buffet/sideboard measures 66″W x 22″D x 40″ H and has already sold.  It was priced at $395.  The matching china cabinet is 65″H x 14″D x 38+”W and is priced at $275.

 

A group of vintage lamp tables and an old tea table in various styles.

The shoppe has a few of these nice stained glass windows displayed.  All are vintage or antique by age and in excellent shape.  The size is nice for that area where light is enjoyed, but a bit of privacy desired.  They also make great area “breaks” when hung from ceilings, beams, etc.

Well, the end for today, but the sign sums up one of my life tenets.  Looking for a few days of comfortable temperatures, low humidity and sun.  Off to cut the lawn at the shoppe.

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