October 11, 2013
Let’s make this clear, I screwed up. We had more than eight of these and I didn’t recognize that they were Vico Magistretti’s famous ‘Carimate‘ chair, first produced in 1963.
But we have eight left . . . which is something. They are in fair condition, measure about 19 inches deep, 22 1/2 inches wide and 30 inches tall. They have padded and upholstered seats.
From the few markings we can find upon these, they were distributed by Thonet’s American division, based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Given the wide range of paint jobs and such, we’re selling them individually.
October 10, 2013
The walls have eyes. And a tail.
And they can tell time, but are fortunately silent on what they see and when they didn’t see it.
This is a battery operated (two c cell) Kit-Cat Klock in good condition. Given the Kit-Cat label on the front and the use of batteries for power it is probably 1980’s vintage.
It works and keeps time well but sometimes the movement of the eyes and the twitching of the tail is less impressive than one might hope, but at least it’s not dead yet.
October 10, 2013
Vintage yellow Dansk Paella Pan, roughly 13 3/4 inches in diameter. The handle shape indicates that it belongs to the Kobenstyle line, designed by Jens Quistgaard and first introduced in 1955/1956. Early production was in Denmark but moved to France in the mid-1960′s.
The ink stamp on the back indicates that it was made in France and places production roughly around 1965. It is in very much used condition, with a fair amount of chips along the edge.
Available at the Estate Store West in Tualatin 503.612.0020
October 8, 2013
Hmmm, here’s a double bit of strangeness. In the years I’ve been here the glass axe or hatchet we recently had was the first one I’d seen. Now we’ve gotten two more, with in the course of two weeks
This one is perhaps the more interesting of the pair as it fits with our ongoing infrequent ‘souvenirs from small towns’ series.
It is clear glass, flashed red on one side with hand applied gold letters which read “Souvenir of Mazeppa, Minn.”
Mazeppa is a small town in south-eastern Minnesota, with a 2010 population of 842. Interestingly the town was named after a romantic poem by Byron.
I wonder, if we use the date of 1907 from our previous piece to establish a probable date for this piece if this is something that someone collected on a trip to the old homestead. Something to remind them of home before returning to their new life in the city, or further west?
There is a small chip on the axe blade but otherwise it is in fine shape. It measures about 6 1/2 inches long.
October 7, 2013
1950’s Jadeite (or Jadite) mug with the Fire King Oven Ware Made In USA mark. It is 3 1/2 inches tall and has the classic D-shape handle. It is in excellent condition.
October 6, 2013
From Portland’s own Sunnyside Masonic Lodge.
Two plates, a bowl and a cup.
Vintage institutional grade china and in excellent condition.