February 11, 2013
Here’s and interesting chip and dip style dish (or four variety pickle emporia). It is triangular in form with three shallow bowls and the back of the rooster lifts off to expose a central well.
It is marked in the bottom B.B.K Made In USA 229. B.B.K is the mark of Brad B. Keeler and this work was made by his short lived California company after World War Two. The company foundered in the early 1950′s after Mr Keeler died from a heart attack in 1952 at the youthful age of 39.
It is in very good condition and measures about 13 inches across and 65 1/2 inches tall. there s a cut out slot in the back of the chicken for a spoon. Since the spoon is missing I’m not sure if this was sold with a ceramic spoon or if the end user was supposed to supply their own.
February 10, 2013
We have three of these carved nesting tables. Given the size break-down I think there may have been a fourth which is now missing. Regardless they are still pretty nice and would work well as a set or individually.
They are in good condition and have carved legs and horizontal stretchers. The two larger tables are marked “Made In China.” Although there has been a great proliferation on the market of fake “Made in China” antiques, these don’t seem to be one of those items. I suspect they were sold in the 1980′s given that they show minor signs of use but don’t have a ‘fake’ looking finish which tries to fool one into thinking they are old pieces.
The largest table measures 19 inches wide, 14 inches deep and 26 1/2 inches tall.
February 8, 2013
We were surprised and pleased to get this fabulous set of four Hans Wegner “Sawbench” chairs (a.k.a. the sawbuck or savbukstolen chair).
Originally designed for Carl Hansen & Son in 1951 these fit securely with the peak years of some of Wegner’s most famous designs. For example the iconic Wishbone Chair was designed just the previous year and this is only four years after he designed his famous rocking chair.
When we first received them they were pretty dirty but thanks to an intrepid volunteer (Thanks Evy!) they are now presentable. Now that the dirt is gone I’d consider them to be in good condition with some minor and appropriate signs of age. Wear includes one smallish sized linear tear in a seat, some slight water marks and slight variations in the color of the wood from sunlight and such.
They are useable as is or you could re-upholster and/or refinish them and they would be stunning pieces.
$1200 for the set of four.
February 7, 2013
We have only one of these neat chairs. It is cleverly constructed so that the horizontal members which hold the back rest also act as built-in sculptural handle.
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.
It is in excellent condition and it stands about 31 1/2 inches tall. $135
*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.
February 7, 2013
After squishing the small alien squelching across the kitchen floor you realize you forgot to prepare a main course for tonight’s dinner party and guests are expected in moments. You heat up a fine copper bottomed saute pan with a few tablespoons of oil, whip up a quick batter and thinly slice the alien. The first guests arrive and with the hour no one notices how well the”calamari” pairs with the Nabooian Blossom Wine.
They will notice the table and you can say “Oh, this little thing? It’s something I found on a little over oxygenated primitive planet orbiting an obscure G-type main-sequence star at the edge of the galaxy. No big deal.”
This table is in like new condition and it measures 72 inches long, 36 inches wide and the usual (30 inches) height.