Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Villanis, Wiinblad, and More

Hi folks! I'm busy prepping furniture in preparation for the spring and summer season, but that doesn't mean I don't have my eye out for some choice collectibles to grace your lovely homes.

For the lovers of Art Nouveau: this pretty spelter bust of Judith, she of Biblical fame.  Judith cut off the head of the Assyrian officer Holofernes -- hence the sword below her face.  Perfect for the kick-ass woman in your life.  Unsigned, but looks to be modeled after the work of famed French sculptor Villanis.

For lovers of Mid-Century Modern: a figural candleholder/vase by Bjorn Wiinblad, the celebrated Scandinavian designer.  Looking at his whimsmical heads and faces, you can see where Jonathan Adler got his inspiration for his Utopia line.  This particular piece is porcelain and produced by Rosenthal.

Finally, for those who love Deco: a pair of miniature English silverplate trophy cups to adorn your shelves.  From the 30s-50s, these are unengraved and sit on adorable little plinths.  Who deserves a trophy?  You do!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My Fastest Sale!

. . .  this antique wrought iron table is generously sized for the patio and has that industrial charm.  No wonder it was in the shop for only 2 hours before selling!