September 20, 2014

Mid Century Modern Rattan & Steel Chairs

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These are unmarked but are great design. Very similar to period chairs made in Hong Kong and imported by Calif-Asia imitative of the style of John Salterini. Ours are 28 inches deep, 29 1/2 wide and 31 1/2 inches tall. In good condition with appropriate wear. They started out a sort of light sage green but the seat side has faded somewhat.

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September 20, 2014

Sale Today!

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1/2 price on all items under $20, both locations. 10 am to 4 pm.

Can’t make it ?

No sweat we’ll be doing it next Saturday too!

Really, we just have too much small stuff and it has to go. Or else I need to break things faster . . .hmmmm now there’s an idea.

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September 19, 2014

Staffordshire Dogs

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Once upon a time these graced the hallowed halls of Meier & Frank. Then for a few decades they graced someone’s home. Along the way one dog attempted flight, but without the aid of well-funded aerospace program it was a short trip, with a sudden and devastating stop at the end. Luckily the medevac crew was nearby and the broken leg was soon mended.

In good condition otherwise. 10 inches tall.

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September 19, 2014

Are You Being Served?

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The homicidal bitchin’ that goes down in every kitchen to determine who will serve and who will eat.
Democracy – Leonard Cohen

Heavy duty silver plate lidded warmer or server with divided interior tray. This would be a great dinner party piece or maybe for the upcoming holiday gluttony season. It is about 22 inches long, 13 wide and 8 tall.

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September 18, 2014

Tualatin Fab Finds: Eastlake Dressing Chest

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We get a lot of great stuff at the Tualatin location (8380 SW Nyberg St. Open 7 Days, 10 am to 4 pm, 503 612 0020) and I’ve been negligent in promoting them.

Here’s the beginning of an effort to rectify that problem.

Late 19th century dressing chest with marble tops, glove boxes, a big mirror and candle/lamp shelves. It’s a bit Victorian Gothic with classic elegance and rugged anachronism. It is 21 inches deep, 47 wide and 82 tall. In very good condition.

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September 18, 2014

Hand-Turned Hawaiian Bowl

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Handcrafted By Dan Deluz of Hawaii (1934- 2004). Deluz was a roofing contractor who turned to wood-turning after his business failed and made a name for himself as a 3D artist.

This is a smallish bowl, about 4 1/2 inches in diameter but is an excellent example of his craftsmanship.

It is in perfect condition and is signed on the bottom.

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September 18, 2014

Overstock Sale! This Saturday! And More!

Saturday sales!

We’ve got to move these little things, and free up some shelf space.

This Saturday, next Saturday and the two after that we’re running an inventory clearance sale.

Everything under $20 is half price.


Both Locations.

Four Saturdays.

What have we wrought?


September 17, 2014

Sweet American Of Martinsville Coffee Table

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The four pointed aluminum ‘star’ inserts make this instantly identifiable as a product of American of Martinsville. As is typical for large and medium sized furniture manufacturers during the 1960’s they produced numerous pieces in the line, so that one could outfit an entire household in matching pieces.

This is a low coffee or cocktail table, 60 inches long, 17 wide and about 15 tall. It is in good condition and is available at our Tualatin location, 8380 SW Nyberg St, open seven days from 10 am to 4 pm (503 612 0020).

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September 16, 2014

Gaze In Wonder At Reflected ‘Beauty’

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Ohhh, ahhhh, isn’t that purty?

Imagine how nice it’d be with your reflection in it . . . or you could hide behind it and then the mirrors would just reflect an empty room and that might be OK too.

A nice, heavy 3 panel folding screen with beveled edge mirrors. It measures 70 1/2 inches tall and each panel is about 18 1/2 inches wide.


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September 16, 2014

Japanese Map Plate

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This was a new piece of material culture to me and I’ve seen a lot of maps over the years and yes, I even have a favorite map (or maybe three).

It not only interesting as a piece of functional art but as a culture statement. The plate dates to the early 19th century, ca., 1830. The form of map is a tad bit older, roughly 1000 years and is often attributed to a monk named Gyōki (668–749). It was an early attempt to show in graphic form the entire country of Japan and the basic form has remained in use ever since.

There are interesting variant maps. Some show a Land of Women along an edge. Others have a Land of Pygmies. Both are unfortunately missing on our version.

The plate is in excellent condition and serves as a reminder of how much there is to learn in the world and how much we grow accustomed to a particular version of what we’ve learned, however obsolete it may become. It measures 11 3/4 x 15 inches.

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