A cheery yellow pendant light shade fixture. Made of steel with a yellow painted enamel finish on the top side and pristine clean white underside to reflect light. The waved shade is 20″ in diameter, the height is 7″. It is light enough to be supported exclusively by the swagged clean white cord (10′ included) with plug. This listing is for one light, although we have a second pendant available listed separately both in excellent vintage condition.
Measurements: 20″ diameter, 7″ tall
This sinewy form transcends this washboard from its former functional place in history to an object of simple, minimalist beauty. Start a collection of these once ubiquitous utilitarian objects, each ribbed board shoulders its own story. Imagine a wall in your loft devoid of liitle but a well curated collection of washboards. We have had friends that have rocked collections of domestic artifacts such as clothes pins, wood clothing hangers, rolling pins, … Washboards have sufficient cachet to have captured the attention of star artist Chuck Close. The New York Times style magazine “The Collections of Artists” selected Close’s collection among four art luminaries. What is but one of the objects of his attention? Washboards! This is an early National washboard marked patented December 21, 1897, Chicago, Saginaw, Memphis.
Measurements: 24.5″ tall, 12.5″ wide, 2 .75″ deep
This retro plastic pencil and pen display, marked made in Italy, was purchased in 1985. It assures orderly storage and a built in pencil sharpener! Functional and definitely hip enough to display on a desk in office or counter for convenient use. It shows use but is in good vintage condition.
Measurements: 3″ tall x 3″ wide x 3″ deep
Two stately, ornate pairs (4) of brass drapery tie backs are perfect additions to complement windows and drapes in your beautiful Victorian era home. There is a cross central to the design as well as other debossed filligree typical of the era. Tie back your drapes with authentic period cast brass hardware.
Measurements: 3.5″, 3.0″ on center holes, 1.5″ wide, 1.25″ deep
This retro cool watch from the late 80s was made from flecked granite material with copper tone metal. The minute and hour hand are housed in a similar copper tone circle with glass crystal face. Otherwise, the granite and other details are exposed. There is a triangle in deep cobalt blue that appears to be screen printed on to the granite. One can still see the detail of the granite through the design which adds contrast to the position of the silver tone clock hands. It is in very good condition. It has the original #18 genuine leather gridded black band. We purchased it while visiting a shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico at that time. Exhaustive research has never unearthed anything comparable or anything related to an 80s era company called Wristrock. The makers marks on the back indicate it has a movement made in Japan and was made in Hong Kong. The battery is a standard watch battery.
Measurements: 35 mm clock face, 40 mm casing, 17.00 mm strap width
Swatch watch collectors have the High Tech 2 on their list of must haves! This model is rarely found or sold. It was originally purchased in 1984. Retro, rare, and highly collectible this vintage men’s 34 mm diameter GA101 watch was produced for the Fall – Winter 1984 Swatch Collection. Its black band is plastic, its front is clear with visible movement, gray hour and minute hands and a red second hand. Like all Swatch watches of that era, it is a Swiss quartz, battery operated analog watch which is water resistant to 3 Bar/100′. It has a new battery. It is in good vintage condition, some light scratches and wear indicative of use, see photographs.
Measurements: 34.00 mm diameter case, 9.00 mm thick case, 17.00 mm strap width
This gorgeous three piece set includes one bowl, a tray insert, and a glass bowl insert. Two of the three pieces could be used independently of the others. An ideal use would be for an hors d’oeuvre that should remain cold. Imagine: ice in the bowl, shrimp arranged on the tray, a cocktail sauce in the glass bowl. Or, better, the elegance and beauty of caviar presented in this refined vessel. Marked Nan Swid with sticker “Made in China” this bowl was created prior to 1982 when Nan Swid and Addie Powell left Knoll International and founded SwidPowell.
Known for producing objects with form and function, SwidPowell commissioned pieces from internationally known architects. Architects included Richard Meier, Robert A.M. Stern, Frank Gehry and other design luminaries. The wares they produced ranged from silver to porcelain, candlesticks to tea pots.
The two pieces are silver plated, the third, glass. All pieces are in very good to excellent vintage condition.
Measurements: 10″ diameter x 4.75″ tall, glass bowl 3.5″ x 2.25″
The perfect size vessel to hold pencils, pens, or posies on your desk or table. Hand thrown, it was initialed by the artist, purchased at a summer art fair in the mid-west in the early 70s. It has an blue and rust colored glaze which is appropriate for the organic craft era in which it was made and purchased. Would be nice as a start to or and addition to collection of similar period work.