April 18, 2014
Here’s a showpiece!
54 inches wide, 21 1/2 inches deep and 50 1/2 inches tall. Solid oak corner columns and drawer fronts. The top and door faces appear to be veneer but they are in great condition. Two shallow drawers for flatware (one is even lined), two big doors access storage and there is a large drawer below.
In excellent condition, $850.
April 17, 2014
Approximately 36 inches tall and the top is about 13 inches square. It would make a nice accent piece with a big plant upon it or as a place to show off your favorite local potters work. In our pictures the best I could find was a lidded jar by Pacific Stoneware , Bennett Welsh’s famous Portland company.
The stand is in good condition and we’re asking $120. the Jar is good except for one chip on the lid so we’re letting it go for $30.
April 17, 2014
Fresh in! Six very nice dining chairs with webbed seats and backs on hardwood frames. I’m not sure where these originally came from but they’re high quality and it shows.
Each chair measures 33 inches tall, 20 wide and 21 deep.
$600 for the lot.
April 16, 2014
This cool old pine cabinet that was probably the bottom of a two piece section. Consensus around the water cooler is that it pre-dates the American Civil War. It measures 20 1/2 inches deep, 57 1/2 inches wide and 31 tall. There are three drawers and a central cabinet and it’s in good condition for a piece pushing two centuries old. $335
We also have a pair of nice mid-century modern lamps. They are about 39 1/2 inches tall with the shades. $150
Personally I love the juxtaposition of the old and new.
April 15, 2014
Patented “John Bull” eye wash cup from around 1917. John Bull is to our British friends what Uncle Sam is on this side of the pond.
The cup is 2 3/4 inches tall and in perfect condition. The John Bull brand mark and patent number/date are embossed on the base.
April 15, 2014
a tale by a cockroachtold
best friends a cat
whod have thunkthought of that
Vintage copy of the once incredibly popular Archy and Mehitabel series.
It’s a pretty inspired piece of work. The author, Don Marquis, was tasked with writing a newspaper column six days a week (can you imagine that grind?). To fill space he invented the character of a reincarnated free-verse poet/cockroach that would type pieces in the after hours by laboriously jumping from key to key. This roach was best friends with a cat and this unlikely duo became the subjects of his best remembered work.
The original Archy and Mehitabel volumes were published beginning in the late 1920′s although the newspaper pieces are earlier. There is plenty of social commentary on the era and there is a reflective element in looking at the humor of the time.
Our copy is a later edition from 1953 and is illustrated.
April 14, 2014
This is a sweet antique piece! A nice Victorian era washstand with a tile back splash featuring lily pads and a fossil bearing marble top. It’s in great condition and at 39 inches wide it is big enough to be meaningful storage but it’s not overwhelmingly huge.
April 13, 2014
Tomorrow we bomb the house.
Not really. We’ll just be in St. Johns* at the Colony (7525 N Richmond Ave) with a little mobile set up as part of Portland Flea. 10 to 4 it’s going to be a ton of fun.
I know some of the other folks who’ll be there and I know they have really great stuff for sale. There will also be music, food and perhaps a bit of tom foolery.