This dramatic Modernist oil on masonite portrait of a "Lady of Quality" is fresh from the estate of a Palm Beach collector. The painting is by Vic Tor (signed lower right) and combines his trademark vibrant and iridescent use of color and surreal quality with many years of study of the history of fashion. Vic Tor was born in Indiana and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago for six years with Isabel Steel McKinnon Rubbreck and was influenced by modern master Hans Hoffman. Vic Tor' ...click for details
This wonderful 1950s mid-century Modern porcelain and lucite lamp comes straight out of a Miami Beach estate and features a dashing sophisticated man in a peach-colored dinner jacket, perhaps an impresario, on the lamp's base. Overall dimensions of the lamp are 18 inches high x 10-7/8 inches wide x 10-1/4 inches deep. The unique parchment shades measure 16 inches in diameter on the bottom shade and 12-3/4 inches in diameter on the top shade. To the top of the shade is 27-1/2 inches. Way cool ...click for details
This unusual mechanical bar masquerades as an American lowboy, but the inside elevates and a conceals spaces to hold all sorts of barware...glasses, julep cups, bottles, etc. The top is divided vertically into two leaves. When you pull them up and outward from the center, the mechanism operates flawlessly and the interior elevates. No one is the wiser about what the case contains. Dimensions are 30-1/4 inches high x 31-1/2 inches wide x 16-1/2 inches deep. When both leaves (which are mirrored) a ...click for details
Murray Belkin (American, mid-to-late 20th century) painted "The Lady In Green", this Modernist surreal and dreamlike oil on canvas circa 1950. Dimensions are 39 x 17 inches, sight size and 40.5 x 18.5 inches framed.
Theo (Theodore ) Shoudy (American, b. 1881 Brooklyn, NY), the Hudson River Valley Impressionist, painted and signed this great oil on board fall scene circa 1946. A painter and teacher, Shoudy studied at Adelphia College, the prestigious Arts Student League, and with William Merritt Chase and Jane Peterson. He has exhibited widely and has won awards in the New York area in the 1930s-1950s. He is listed in "Who Was Who in American Art". Dimensions: 12 x 16 inches, sight size, and 18-3/ ...click for details
This circa 1965 hand blown glass wine bottle from Blenko Glass is eye-popping in the ruby red color and in the large size...25 inches in height by 4-1/4 in diameter at the base. Of ruby red crackle glass, it has no chips, cracks or repairs. It is pristine and would be a great addition to your other Blenko glass for a grouping or as a solo piece.
William Blenko arrived in this country in 1893 and began blowing glass. He started a factory in 1909 in Point Marion, PA and later in Clarksburg, WV. ...click for details
ALFONS BACH (American, 1904-1999) painted this Modernist oil on board depiction of Florida Sailboats circa 1950s-60s. Signed l.r., it measures 24 x 20 in., sight size, floating in a frame with overall size 27-3/4 x 23-3/4 in. Born in Magdeburg, Germany, Alfons Bach studied architecture at the University of Berlin and at the Reimann School. He came to the U.S. in 1926 and established an industrial design firm in 1932 in New York City. In 1937 he moved to Stamford, CT, becoming president of the Am ...click for details
This wonderful 1930s Eames-era podium/lectern/register stand was made by the St. Louis firm Royal Bond, Inc. It is lighted and would be terrific in your foyer or up front in your restaurant. Dimensions: 46 inches high; lecturn measures 15 x 18 inches; base 11 inches in diameter. Very good condition.