RARE T H Robsjohn Gibbings Widdicomb mid century modern coffee table circa 1950. Excellent condition with original label underneath. Measures 72.5" long by 16.5" high by 18.5" wide at the center. Classic modern design, hand made with simple clean lines. Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905–1976) was a British-born architect and furniture designer. He studied architecture at London University. He afterwards worked briefly as a naval architect, designing ocean liner interiors, and then as art director for a motion picture studio. In 1926, he became a salesman for an antiques dealer who specialized in Elizabethan and Jacobean furniture, and Robsjohn-Gibbings was assigned prominent accounts such as Elizabeth Arden and Neiman Marcus. In the late 1930's and 1940's he was the most important decorator in America. After opening a shop on New York's Madison Avenue in 1936, Robsjohn-Gibbings proceeded to design houses from coast to coast for such scions as Doris Duke, Alfred A. Knopf, and Thelma Chrysler Foy.
Louis XV period walnut leather top desk, Loire Valley, circa 1780. Retains its original keys and leather surface. Measures 61.75 inches long, 27.5 inches deep and 30.5 inches high. Gorgeous heavy stock walnut makes this desk a stunning piece of furniture. A drawer over a door on each side of the generously proportioned knee space (easily accommodates a chair at 21.25 inches wide and 26.5 inches high); recessed center compartment with matching drawer. New glass top over original green hand tooled leather. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Striking geometric abstract lunarscape painting entitled "The Beginning" by Michiel Gloeckner (born 1915, died 1989), signed and titled verso, circa 1974. Oil on canvas. Exhibited: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (1960), Munich Kunstverein (1966), Galerie 5, Paris (1972-1976), etc. Collections include: Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA. Well listed in Davenports, AskArt, etc. Dimensions: 29" H x 23" W in original Gloeckner frame.
A geometric abstract oil on board by well-listed Connecticut and Rhode Island artist Virginia M. Hogan. Listed in Who Was Who in American Art, Davenport's, Mallet's, Ask Art, etc. Provenance: See sticker (verso) for 1955 South County Art Association, RI, and estate label per John E. Woodmansee III. Newly custom matted and framed. Dimensions, framed: 37.5" W x 34.25" H; artwork: 23" W x 19" W.
An unusual 19th century Continental hand painted tole tray with brass handles, depicting an Italian pastoral landscape on a cream color background with floral sprays and neoclassic scenery, newly custom mounted as a tray table with faux bamboo legs and cross stretchers. Tray circa 1880. Dimensions: 32" W x 21.5" D x 22" H.