Chinese Modern Pair of end tables in the style of the flamboyant NY and Hollywood designer James Mont. Excellent condition, made by Kittinger circa 1960. Long and low-slung form in black lacquer with inset marble top and brass fretwork. The marble has black, gray and taupe striations. Excellent condition. The tables each measure 25.5 wide x 24.5 inches deep x 21 inches high. This iconic style is often called Hollywood Regency or Regency Moderne; it is characterized by the bold use of color and contrast often with metallic and glass accents meant to signify both opulence and comfort. It is named for the early movie-making industry of southern California as typified by the glamorous homes of the actors and actresses of Hollywood's "Golden Era" of the 1920s through the 1950s. James Mont designed many fabulous pieces of furniture for movie stars such as John Barrymore and Paulette Godard, as well as other wealthy, celebrated, and sometimes notorious people. 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
Japanese Edo period bronze and copper hikite circa 1850. A hikite is a recessed cabinet door pull particular to Japanese furniture. Foo lion motif hand worked in repousse with hand made steel pins joining the panel to the frame. Measures 7.5 x 4.25 inches.
Important Chinese Ceramics from the J. M. Hu Family Collection, Sotheby's New York, June 4, 1985 sale. Hardcover catalogue with dust jacket in pristine condition.
Antique Indian pierced brass breakfast or lamp table. The base of the table was entirely pierce cut by hand in India circa 1860. It has been artisan fitted with a wood base and a thick glass top. Strong and sturdy. Measures 32 inches wide and 29 inches high. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
"The Masters Book of Ikebana," first edition, published in 1966 by Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha Publishers, Tokyo, Japan. Background and principles of Japanese flower arranging, with lessons from the masters of the Ikenobo School in Kyoto, the Ohara School in Osaka, and the Sogetsu School in Tokyo. Edited by Donald Richie and Meredith Weatherby. The original plastic dust cover is wrinkled but the book is in excellent condition both inside and out. Gorgeous tea green brocade cover with bamboo calligraphy signature panel and rice paper title panel. Stunning color prints, many tipped-in. Measures 14 x 10.75 inches.