May 27, 2015

Amethyst and Honey Amber Blenko Bowl


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Excellent condition Blenko pedestal bowl with honey colored amber base with amethyst purple stemmed bowl. A very nice piece it measures 14 inches in diameter and 7 inches tall. It retains the original ‘Block B’ label dating it from 1982 to 1999.

Available now at at our Tualatin store, 8380 SW Nyberg St, Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm, 503-612-0020.

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May 27, 2015

Cut Crystal Vase Possibly English, Possibly Antique


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This has the look and heft of age but glass in general is a bit outside my area of expertise (being a generalist and all…). I’d guess that this is possibly a late 19th Century piece, and perhaps of English origin.

It is a high quality piece, in very good condition. All the cuts are sharp-edged with no flea bites or other damage. When exposed to UV light is fluoresces, but very faintly.

It is 8 inches tall and 6 inches in maximum diameter.

$95

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May 26, 2015

Cool Danish Chair, Again (Dammit) . . .


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Just over two years ago we had this chair. In fact, after a close comparison of the pictures and the actual item I’m sure we had this very chair, not just one like it.

We still have the same problem we had then, namely I’m not sure who made it.  As I noted the first time around:

I should know who the designer or manufacturer is but after looking through about 10,000 pictures without success* I’m giving up. I do know that it was made in Denmark.

*Or with severely limited success. One of our associates did find others like this one, but the folks that had them didn’t know who the designer was either.

For sale one neat chair. I love the attention to detail and that the horizontal members which hold the back rest also act as built-in sculptural handle. That is a sign of considered craftsmanship and good design.

In excellent condition and it stands about 31 1/2 inches tall.  $135

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May 25, 2015

Closed Today For Memorial Day


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Monument For the 20th Maine, Little Round Top, Gettysburg

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

I recently had the honor of visiting Gettysburg for the first time. A too brief visit but I did see places that are still important in the memory of my people, and important too for our nation. It was surreal to look across a landscape where over 50,000 people were killed, wounded, captured, or were missing with their fates unknown. In just one battle, just one place, just one act in a too long bloody drama.

In honor of all those who have fallen in service to the nation we will be closed today in recognition of Memorial Day.

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May 24, 2015

Closed Monday For Memorial Day!


 

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Vermont Calvary Monument, Gettysburg

The Community Warehouse and Estate Store in both our Portland and Tualatin locations will be closed tomorrow, Monday May 25th in observation of Memorial Day.

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Battlefield Monuments, Gettysburg

May 24, 2015

Angry Mrs. Fox Bottle


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Vintage 1974 Jim Beam figural bottle with an unhappy looking female fox.

For our purposes Mrs. Reynard; not happy and with a cocked rolling-pin at the ready.

She stands 13 inches tall to the plume on her hat.

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May 23, 2015

Ceiling Fixtures, House Of Ugly Meets House Of Not Bad


So there is always more work than time and occasionally the way to get through it easiest is to process several related pieces at the same time.

Hence this post featuring two very different but interesting light fixtures.

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First, classic Craftsman elegance from Rejuvenation. A nice antique looking brass Arts & Crafts piece, usually fixed to the ceiling but hanging on chains for the picture. Four lights with stained glass diffusers. In measures about 21 inches across and 25 tall.  Overall it is in good condition but the wires have been cut close to the top of the pendant rod and should be replaced (a relatively easy task). $125 As Found

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Annnnnnd on the opposite end of the design spectrum we have this slightly overly elaborate swag lamp. A bit Art Nouveau meets Rococo. About 29 inches tall, with three main bulbs and an additional one below. In good condition, $50

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May 23, 2015

Mid-Century Modern Teak Credenza!


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Nice but aged teak credenza, use as a fine sideboard or press into service for other storage needs. It measures 53 1/2 inches wide, 17 3/4 deep and stands 31 inches tall. In an interesting bit of asymmetric design there is a column of five drawers in the right and a single sliding door hides a large storage cabinet on the left. It is in fair condition with some damage to the top and left edge as shown in the slide show below.

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May 22, 2015

La Vie En Orange: Dave Rowland 40/4 Chair Set


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A nice pair of vintage 40/4 chairs by David Rowland in mandarin orange. They were designed so that one could stack 40 chairs in a space only 4 feet tall, hence the 40/4 name.  They were designed by Dave Rowland and the line was introduced in 1963. Only one year after its inception the 40/4 was awarded the grand design Gran Prix at the esteemed Triennale di Milano.

They are in good condition. We’re selling them as a pair and they are currently at our Tualatin store,  8380 SW Nyberg St, Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm, 503-612-0020.

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May 22, 2015

Swell Danish Teak Credenza


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Measuring 78 3/4 inches wide, 19 3/4 inches deep and 32 inches tall this is a great storage cabinet. There are four center drawers flanked but two large cabinets accessible by sliding doors.

A very nicely constructed sideboard that was made in Denmark. I’m not sure who the designer or maker was but it looks to be a 1960’s vintage piece. Available at our Tualatin Estate Store , 8380 SW Nyberg St, Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm, 503-612-0020. $995

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