February 26, 2015

Wooden Figural Mold


Wooden cookie or butter mold, probably from Scandinavia. It measures about 2 3/4 inches wide and 16 3/4 inches long. It features two similar yet slightly different figures.

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February 26, 2015

A Bird In The Hand Is Very Pheasant


I’m not sure if the first time I’ve windexed a pheasant . . .  OK, it is.

I have cleaned many things with window cleaner over the years. Fine furniture, antique paintings, rare collectibles, my hands, pets, but never a stuffed pheasant.

Some days I love my job.

The taxidermy was well done and overall it is in good condition. There is a Washington State Game Tag from the 1940’s attached to the base.

When it came in it was pretty grimy, likely from years of sitting on a shelf in the Diogenes club smoking room. Or maybe it was just regular grime as it didn’t stink like smoke. Regardless it weathered the cleaning process well* and is now ready for a new home.

The bird is about 15 inches tall and 23 inches from beak point to tail tip.

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*Fine detailing was not done so if you’re a clean freak there is still room for some work

February 25, 2015

120 Colored Blocks



Almost anyone can assemble something interesting with interlocking blocks. What can you do with 120 3/4 inch square wooden cubes? Get this set and find out!


February 25, 2015

Large Rabbit Vase By Dean


Large pottery vase or petite umbrella stand by Debbie Dean (a.k.a. Clay Rabbit & Cordon Bleu Pottery) of Woodland, Washington. It stands almost 14 inches tall and is 8 inches in diameter. Signed and dated 1990 and in great condition.

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February 24, 2015

Sweet Antique Hand-Painted Tray


Antique or semi-antique china tray with hand painted floral decoration intimating the coming of spring. It is signed “Parry” but it otherwise unmarked. Our best guess is that it dates to ca., 1900 plus or minus 20 years or so. In great condition and measuring about 11 3/4 square.

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February 24, 2015

Four Champagne Flutes


Set of four champagne flutes with heavy frosted and faceted bases. They came to us in a box well covered in dust from a southern California retailer.

It appears to be the original packaging which suggests a future use: They’d make a great wedding gift. They’re a lot cheaper than original retail. This means that you can afford to give a gift for the next* wedding too.

Approximately 9 3/4 inches tall.

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* Unless it is already the next one, in which case . . . third time’s the charm?

February 23, 2015

Antique Meriden Cruet Set


Antique cruet set by the Meriden Silverplate Co. It stands about 14 1/2 inches tall and likely dates to the late 19th century.

Unlike most of these we see it still has all the containers AND they all have the same matching etched design.  They’re in good condition and the glass has a faint purple tinge typical of solarized pre-WWI manganese bearing glass.  The stoppers have an embossed letter ‘L’ and the silver plate is not perfect suggesting this is a good usable set, rather than a museum piece.

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February 22, 2015

Sugasawa for Tendo Mokko ‘Heron’ Rocking Chair


Fabulous mid-century modern rocking chair. Originally designed around 1966 by Mitsumasa Sugasawa for Tendo Mokko, this was the winner of the prestigious Kitaro Kunii Industrial Arts Prize in 1996. A design that continues to win prizes after 30 years? That’s impressive.

It is called the Heron Chair and is made of made of bent and glue laminated Japanese oak. It a fabulous bit of construction, each side panel has no joints, just differently shaped pieces of wood glued together to form everything.

The chair measures 33 inches deep, 22 1/2 wide and 36 tall. We suspect the upholstery is not original but it’s hard to tell at they are still making the chair with more modern coverings. This chair has minor wear: scratches on the base of the rockers. light hand-wear at the ends of the arm, that sort of thing. All this makes me suspect that it is a vintage piece rather than a newer copy.

We’re asking $850 for this is an iconic piece of mid-century design.

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February 21, 2015

Mid-Century Wood Block Bookends


If wood-working were fashion these bookends would be the antithesis of the designs at Fashion Week. In other words they are simple yet basically functional.

Each bookend is about 7 1/2 inches tall by 5 1/2 inches  by 2 1/2 and weighs nearly 4 pounds. They’d nicely display your collection of vintage paperback pulp fiction and could hold a nice number of hardback firsts. I’d not rely on them for holding your reference collection in place unless you can keep it a bit sparse. A few books perhaps like a dictionary, a thesaurus, a copy of Benet’s Reader’s and maybe one or two more. They would probably not hold the OED in place, even the compact version.

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February 21, 2015

Mid-Century FDB Mobler Chair Set


Set of four Folke Palsson for F.D.B Mobler (Denmark) dining chairs. Designed around 1950 as the J 77 side chair this set is in good condition with age appropriate wear and the usual labels and impressed stamps.  About 30 3/4 inches tall to the top of the back.

We are selling four of them, in black, as a lot for $285 but we also have one white painted one now SOLD

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