I Always Prefer a Treat....

I Always Prefer a Treat….

“Predictive Dream XXXIV” by Katsuyo Aoki, Japan, 2012
Japan
2012
Each unique “skull” in the Predictive Dream Series is made of cast porcelain with white glaze and comes with the Plexi wall-mounting box and certificate of authenticity. Since her first solo exhibition in 2001 at Gallery LE DECO in Tokyo, Aoki has gone on to receive numerous awards and has been featured in exhibitions at the Saison Modern Art Museum in Karuizawa and the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art in Kawasaki. She was also selected for the prestigious Greenwich House Pottery Artist in Residency Program in New York. The past and the present collide in Aoki’s “Predictive Dream” series of porcelain skulls. Her work has sold successfully at major international auction sales. For the artist the use of ceramics as her preferred material is a method of expression through which she is able to incorporate various decorative styles, patterns, and symbolic forms. In her work, Aoki alludes to “historical backgrounds and ideas, myths, and allegories.”

Dimensions: Each approximately 7.5 x 6.5 x 8.5in. (19.1 x 16.5 x 21.6 cm.)
Price
contact dealer
Condition*
Excellent.
Measurements
height: 7.5″
depth: 8.5″
width/length: 6.5″
Specifications
Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: Cast Porcelain with White Glaze
Creator: By Katsuyo Aoki
Photography
provided by Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary
Location
Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary
65 Bleecker Street
New York City, NY, 10012
Phone: 212-673-0531
E-Mail: tnmerrill@att.net

Ref.: U121004905325

Colorful [Re]Imagination

Colorful [Re]Imagination

 

 

 

Pair of Colorful Striped Vintage Armchairs by Mauro Oliveira

Italy and USA
Circa 1970 & Updated 2012
A pair of vintage fiberglass armchairs originally Sergio Mazza and updated with colorful vinyl striped by Brazilian artist, Mauro Oliveira. Mauro has named this unique pair of chairs — Hard Candy. Each piece is coated in hard resin. Each chair is hand signed by the artist, Mauro Oliveira and dated 2012. Seat height is 14″; back height is 25 1/2″.

Price
contact dealer

Condition*
Excellent condition

Measurements
height: 25 1/2
second height: 14 in. (36 cm)
depth: 32 in. (81 cm)
width/length: 32 in. (81 cm)

Specifications
Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: Fiberglass, vinyl and resin
Creator: By Mauro Oliveira

Photography
provided by 1stdibs

Location
Pegaso Gallery Design
6812 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
Phone: 323-456-4452
E-Mail: pegasogi@yahoo.com

Ref.: 12061881881658

 

 

 

El Dorado Dining Room

This amazing hand-blown, hand-made glass chandelier is a custom piece I designed for a project in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It was realized by the amazing glass artist Ernesto Cruz in his workshop and studio in Tlaquepaque, Mexico. Ernesto has created incredible custom chandeliers and sconces for numerous homes I’ve designed and I find his work to be sublime. His illuminated works of art are perfect comment-inspiring pieces that become the focal point of any space. Let us create a unique piece for you…if you dare.

 

Good Design is Timeless….

Frits Henningsen – Settee

 

Denmark
c. 1940
Light oak sofa upholstered in grainy cream colored leather with nail head trim, Denmark, circa 1940.

 

Price
contact dealer

 

Condition*
Very Good

 

Measurements
height: 39.75 in.
depth: 25.5 in.
width/length: 4 ft. 10 in.

 

Specifications
Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: Oak, Leather, nail heads
Creator: Frits Henningsen

 

Photography
provided by 1stdibs

 

Location
Almond Hartzog Gallery
111 Rhode Island Street
Suite 3
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Phone: +1.415.355.1200
E-Mail: Info@almondhartzog.com

 

Ref.: 1110139086260

 

 

Serene Bronze

 

 

Josef Engelhart Bronze Sculpture

Austria
circa 1900
Small bronze tabletop sculpture. Unsigned

Price
$1,650

Condition*
excellent

Measurements
contact dealer

Specifications
Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: bronze
Creator: unknown

Photography
provided by Casa Bauhaus

Location
Casa Bauhaus
14 Palma de Mallorca
San Miguel Allende, GTO, 37750
Phone: 415.272.8769
E-Mail: jmeaney69@gmail.com

Ref.: U110921915214

 

 

Charles II Japanned Cabinet on Stand

Charles II Japanned Cabinet

Sublime statement piece for any interior....

A Rare Charles II Black & Gilt Japanned Cabinet With Original Gilding

Britain
CIRCA 1685
The arched crest surmounted above the two door cabinet decorated with pavilions and figures in a river landscape, opening to a fitted interior of ten variously sized drawers; raised on a stand having an elaborately carved apron incorporating foliate and floral motifs; raised on square baluster-form legs joined by X-form stretchers.

Condition*
Contact Showroom Directly

Measurements
height: 7 ft. 1 in.
depth: 21.5 in.
width/length: 41 in.

Specifications
Number of items: 1
Creator: unknown

Photography
provided by Hyde Park Antiques, Ltd.

Affiliation
The Art and Antique Dealers League of America

Location
Hyde Park Antiques, Ltd.
836 Broadway
New York, NY, 10003
Phone: 212-477-0033
E-Mail: info@hydeparkantiques.com

Dealer Ref.: 8291-670
Ref. : U1011038545154

 

 

Pair of Double Level End Tables by Maison Jansen

Circa 1950 Elegant Pair of Double Level Mirrored End Tables / Side Tables in Solid Brass by Maison Jansen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maison Jansen (House of Jansen) was a Paris-based interior decoration office founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen and continuing in practice until 1989. Jansen is considered the first truly global design firm, serving clients in Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East by 1900.

Maison Jansen provided services to the royal families of Belgium, Iran, and Serbia; Elsie de Wolfe, the German Reichsbank during the period of National Socialism; and Lady Olive Baillie’s Leeds Castle in Kent, England.
The firm’s most published work was for the U.S. White House during the administration of John F. Kennedy.

The tables are of the highest design and manufacturing quality and feature an incised gallery, fluted legs and finial feet. It is possible to substitute stone or another material for tops, if desired. Sold as a Pair.

Measurements: height: 21 in./depth: 15 in./width/length: 23.5 in. Materials/Techniques: Solid Brass Frames

Photography provided by Thomas Gallery Ltd

Thomas Gallery Ltd
315 E 91st Street
New York, NY, 10128
Phone: 212-688-6100
E-Mail: info@tomthomasgallery.com

The Legendary Tester Bed by Frances Elkins

English style Canopy bed designed by Frances Elkins for Evelyn Marshall Field’s Syosset NY home, which was a joint project by Elkins and Syrie Maugham.

This dramatically carved bed features posts emulating ribbon bound bamboo stalks surmounted by a pierced canopy, terminating in “root ball” feet.

The bed is featured in Pauline Metcalf’s “Syrie Maugham” and similar examples were used in Michael Taylor’s iconic “Syrie” rooms as illustrated in Stephen Salny’s book “Michael Taylor Interior Design.”

Provenance available.

USA 1930′s/$52,000/Mint-restored. Lacquer to buyer’s specification.

Measurements:height: 7 ft. 11.5 in./depth: 48 in./width/length: 7 ft.

Creator: Frances Elkins

Photography provided by Antiques du Monde

Antiques du Monde
By Appointment
San Francisco, CA, 94526
Phone: 925-984-4493
E-Mail: admhome@me.com

 

Happy 126th Birthday Mies!

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Today would have been Mies van der Rohe’s 126th birthday.

In honor of the Pioneer Architect our friends at Google have commissioned a “Google Doodle” for the occasion.

The Washington Post reports on Google’s tribute and YouTube has a video piece with more details.

1970′s John Dickinson African Side Table

Only a few names from the furniture and interior-design world cross over from collectors to popular culture. Charles and Ray Eames, Marcel Breuer, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi… and recently John Dickinson. Dickinson, who died in 1982, was one of the 20th century’s most whimsical designers.

Born in Berkeley Calif., and trained at Parsons School of Design in New York, Dickinson returned to San Francisco to establish his design practice in 1956. Dickinson’s decorating was equally tailored. He was a modernist who acknowledged Jean-Michel Frank and Robsjohn-Gibbings as influences.

Each piece of furniture was meant to sit in its own space. Once he carpeted a coffee table, so it matched the rug underneath it.

An elegant, intelligent man, Dickinson became the darling of San Francisco society in the 1960′s Dickinson created a total look. ”What I do is always mine,” he said. ”I think this idea that everyone pays lip service to — that a room should reflect the client more than the decorator — is utter nonsense. My rooms always end up looking like me.’

African Side  Table - 1970′s cast concrete, steel side table. Condition: *several hairline cracks in legs as pictured, dried glue to top (removable). Measurements: height: 21 in./diameter: 16 in.

Price: $19,000

Photography provided by Sultana

 

 

Sultana
600 California Avenue, #111, Treasure Island
Treasure Island, CA, 94130
Phone: 415-902-9040
E-Mail: sultanashowroom@gmail.com