October 30, 2014
This is an interesting old piece, a drop front secretary in dark oak. All the components appear to be solid quarter-sawn timbers. It is 29 1/2 inches wide, 39 1/2 inches tall and 16 inches deep. I’d guess it is from the 1920’s if not earlier. It is in good condition with a few minor dings.
It is at our Tualatin location 8380 SW Nyberg St.
October 29, 2014
Seriously BIG pieces of art. Too big to photo decently so please bear with the dodgy images or come check it out in person.
This three panel (triptych) art work appears to date from the 1970’s. It is made of jigsaw cut wood block glued to a heavy composition board backing. Among the three panels two of them bear old bank property inventory tags suggesting, nay declaring that these were once bank lobby art.
We have no idea who made the work. If you do shoot me an email (ed at communitywarehouse dot org).
When assembled it is about 234 inches wide (a.k.a. 19.5 feet). It is in fair condition and would need some restoration to be a museum quality specimen.
Our price at the moment $1950. Why $1950? Well, we need a number and that is a number. It is also year zero in calculating radiocarbon years before present. This momentarily made sense in 1950 when they figured out how to do radiocarbon dates. It seems utterly foolish now but shows that real scientists don’t round to the nearest thousand. More reasonably, $1950 is about $100 per linear foot.
We reserve the right to change the asking price (up or down) pending new info, idle whims and deals too good to refuse.
Yes, we are having an art sale this Saturday. ALL ART IS 50% off, including this diminutive piece.
October 28, 2014
Tennis and racquet ball saver – Keeps ‘Em Factory Fresh by storing them under the proper pressure (as indicated by the built-in gauge). Are your balls “dead,” unresponsive, lacking bounce? No problem. 6 to 8 weeks in the press will bring them back like new.
About 9 1/2 inches tall.
October 27, 2014
Thanks to the foresight and prodding of the forces of order and progress (i.e., April, without whom nothing would work right around here) we’re having several sales in the coming weeks.
Since I’m easily confused we’ve created this handy list to keep it straight and I thought you might want to know about the sales too.
Tualatin: 8380 SW Nyberg St
Art Sale: November 1, 50% of all art and Yellow Tag Saturday 50% off yellow tags
20% off everything November 15
December 6 Yellow Tag Saturday 50% off yellow tags
20% off everything December 13
Portland: 3969 NE MLK
Art Sale: November 1, 50% of all art
November 2 Yellow Tag Sunday 50% off yellow tags
Happy Hour November 20 4-7 pm 20% off everything
December 7 Yellow Tag Sunday 50% off yellow tags
Happy Hour December 18, 407 pm 20% off everything
October 27, 2014
Classic Italian mid century modern bowl, made in Italy for Raymor. It is in good condition excepting some small glaze pops on the rim. The bowl measures about 10 inches in diameter and just under 5 inches tall.
October 25, 2014
Swell King sized mid-century modern head-board. Unfortunately we have neither rails nor the foot board.
In good condition, possibly Danish manufacture. The pattern is #356 and the finish is Fresco Walnut, whatever that may be.
October 25, 2014
This is a legacy piece. Some one swore they’d fix it (and didn’t and for a change it wasn’t me) then I forgot (repeatedly) to find a key for the lock and then . . .well, you get the idea. Finally after an extended stay in the Tualatin kitchen (as shown above) it is ready to sell.
This is a useful little piece, probably English and likely dating to the 1930’s. There are two glass doors separated by a burl veneer panel. Each door has a lock but we didn’t find a key that worked in our collection. The shelves are glass suggesting it might be best as a display case, rather than really loading it with heavy bound volumes.
It measures about 47 inches tall by 412 inches wide and 12 inches deep.
October 24, 2014
Wow. This might be the nicest piece we’ve had all year. It was made in Richmond Virginia in 2006; somehow made it out here and we’ve been incredibly fortunate in getting it.
It was made by Ron Puckett, a contractor and bespoke furniture maker featured in some really swanky venues.
Even though it is pushing a decade old the table is in great condition. There are a couple faint watermarks but they blend in nicely (I didn’t see them at first). I’d guess that it is cherry with ebony inlay as a single large rectangle measuring 42 inches across, 72 long and 30 tall.
Original retail was merely $5450 (plus sales tax). We’re thinking $1950 is a good asking price. Offers will be considered of course, as usual some will be considered longer than others.