April 20, 2015

Max Klein Plastic Desk Organizer


Chaos is order on a level you don’t understand.
E. W. Londris


If you feel the need to understand it you have several options and perhaps the easiest way is to impart order on the small part of chaos you can control.

For example, your desk.

Thanks to the efforts of the famed plastics firm of Max Klein Inc. (Baraboo, Wisconsin) we have this desk top organizer. It’s in great condition and measures about 6 1/2 inches deep, 8 3/4 inches wide and 5 inches tall.

The company was founded in the late 1950’s and was acquired by Consolidated Foods in the early 1970’s. It survived as a stand alone company under the guidance of Max for some time after.  Given the bright orange color I’d guess this was made in the mid to late 1970’s.

April 20, 2015

Raku Art Pottery Vase


Sweet little globular form vase. Signed by the potter but not with such clarity that I’ll say who it was.

About 5 1/4 inches tall and 4 1/4 in diameter.

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April 20, 2015

Cute Vintage Portland Desk/Table


Cute as all get out petite vintage desk. 32 inches wide, 19 deep and 27 inches tall. Has a single drawer with original label and a slide out writing shelf.

The label indicates that this is the West Made Desk (the 50 Year Desk) and was made right here in Portland. The firm was founded in 1917 by Percy Smith (resident of SW Greenwood Road whose home is now on the National Register) and by 1922 had made quite a splash in the office furniture industry (see Furniture Manufacturer and Artisan, January 1922 “Succeeds Where Four Other Firms Failed” for an overview).

In great condition this has one drawer and a pull out writing shelf.

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April 19, 2015

Jennie; Baby; A Century Of Progress; Thunderbird Motor Inns; M-m-m Good


A handful of silver plated flat ware with interesting engravings or notation. Listed here, detailed pictures in the slide show at the end.

Vintage Rogers Brothers fork monogrammed “Jennie“. Good condition

Baby fork by Imperial Silver, marked “Baby“. Very nice piece,

Chicago 1933, Century Of Progress World’s Fair souvenir spoon. Featuring the Hall of Science on the bowl and Fort Dearborn on the handle. Fair condition, $5

Thunderbird Motor Inn teaspoon, good condition, $4 SOLD

1950’s Campbell soup baby or butter knife. Etched “M-m-m Good” and featuring a Campbell’s kid in chef’s hat. Good condition, $5 SOLD

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April 19, 2015

Antique Storage Chest


Nice old storage chest with hand cut dovetail corners. It measures 37 1/4 inches wide, 18 3/4 deep and is 19 1/2 inches tall when the lid is closed. It is in very good condition and when we got it was lined with the May 20, 1951 Oregonian society/entertainment section.

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April 18, 2015

Spring Pastel & Steel Chairs


Turquoise and pale yellow vintage chairs. Manufactured by All Steel Equipment of Aurora, Illinois. In good condition, the only notable defect being a small rip in the seat upholstery of the turquoise specimen.

32 inches tall to the top of the back and sold individually.

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April 18, 2015

Sculptural Edge Mid Century Coffee Table And Wedge Side Table

An interesting pair of unmarked but probably American walnut colored tables, likely 1960’s vintage and we’re selling them individually.

Sculptural edge coffee table, 60 inches long, 20 inches wide and standing 14 1/2 inches tall. In good condition and it has three small drawers too. $145


Classic ‘space-wedge’ mid-century form, also with the upturned sculptural edge. It is 30 1/2 inches long, 21 1/2 at the wide end and stands 18 1/4 inches high. In good condition like the coffee table. $85

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April 17, 2015

Hexagonal 1920’s Spanish Mission Revival Side Table


An interesting piece covered by a 1919 patent for the method of decorating the top using a sand blaster and colorant. That patent is an excellent indicator that the table was most likely made in the 1920’s.

It measures about 25 inches across and stands about 17 inches tall. It is in good condition with appropriate wear for its age.

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April 17, 2015

Flashy Vintage Skate Box

IMG_2127Wicked. Cool.

Vintage cool-kid grade red and blue with white stripe skate box. In great shape it measures 15 inches by 12 inches by 6 3/4. Great for re-purposing or just showing off.

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April 16, 2015

Fantastic ‘Blossom’ Spoon


Beautiful vintage sterling spoon made in Denmark and marked Morgensen. Part of the “Blossom” pattern designed by Orla Morgenson, active between 1948 and 1975. The bowl and handle are hand hammered and attached to the cast flower.

A very nice piece in excellent condition it measures about 4 1/2 inches long.

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