MID CENTURY DESIGNER HAUL | WHAT VINTAGE ITEMS BROUGHT RESELLER

The errors were not impressed with these thought. They looked like junky motel art because of the cheap frames. These may be the most valuable art pieces in the place. Hi i’m george. The antique nomad come with me as i wander the country in search of valuable vintage, amazing, antiques and cool collectibles.

We’ll, buy, sell and trade at antique mall shops and shows estate sales, flea markets, thrift stores anywhere people go to find really interesting things that just aren’t made anymore so come on. Let’s.

Go hello! Everybody! This is george, the antique nomad and today i am doing a removal that’s. What i refer to it as when we’re, taking furniture from a house and taking it to sell elsewhere. This is a consignment, sales situation and i am in st petersburg florida.

I’m in a lovely condominium on the gulf of mexico. Let’s. Show you a little bit of tampa bay. If we can, here is the view to the southeast, we are at the very tip of st petersburg in the maximo area. Let’s, see if we can get past there and you can see the rather quickly growing skyline.

In the background there. Let’s, see if we can get in on that, a little bit better, that’s, downtown saint pete, and we have a lot of marinas and waterfront property here. This is a very nice condominium.

You can see they have a nice outdoor pool, but that’s, not why we’re here. We are not here for recreation. Today we are here to remove some really nice furniture for sale. So let’s. Take a look: now: it’s, not just furniture.

We’ll show you the other things in this hall when we get them unpacked, but we’ll start with the dining room furniture. This is haywood wakefield, and this is the dog bone shape with the chairs. Here this is 1950s furniture.

This was modernist in its time. It came in a very pale blonde color, which is very popular, this wheat, color and then a rather neutral tone called champagne. But what’s? Great? Are the designs and the shapes and the condition is very good.

On these pieces we’ve got the hutch, the sideboard, the dining table. The chairs have been recovered in very appropriate upholstery and let’s. Take the table cover off and see the condition. Well, i’m glad to see the condition of the finishes good, because these finishes are a little bit hard to restore.

It can be done, but people want them in good condition. These sets sell for somewhere in the six to eight hundred dollar range. Typically for the table and chairs and then the other pieces oftentimes in the five to six hundred dollar range, each this rounded corner cabinet is especially nice.

So this is in the champagne finish. The champagne was a little darker. Champagne and wheat were two of their primary finishes. The lighter blonde finishes have been more popular in the marketplace traditionally, but the champagne, if it has a nice glow to it like these pieces, do, is actually starting to become more popular because it’s.

A better match with teak furniture, which is so popular amongst modernists. Now we see a couple of leaves for the table here and then another piece here. This is french. This is an old paper box. It would have been a store display.

It’s, got great drawers and things with drawers are very popular. These days it says crayon and there’s, all sorts of different things that were sold here aquarelles, so this would have actually been for art supplies originally, and this looks to me to be something that was probably done.

Judging by the logo on the side, let me move this other table leaf. I would say, based on this logo, that this piece probably dates to sometime around the 1930s, because it has a nice art deco. Look to the graphic on the floor here are the curtis giray birds.

This is a good decorative item as well. Curtis gerais is a trade name and the fellows who were involved with it were the original designers and creators of renoir and matisse copper jewelry in the 1950s.

Then they applied those skills to metal wall, art and sculptures in the 60s and 70s and early 80s. They are very popular now they’re, considered very good design amongst the modernist crowd, and then we have these really great bamboo stools.

I do not know who the designer of these is, and i will have to look into that. Some of these were designer made and haywood wakefield did indeed do furniture of this type in that era, so it is entirely possible.

It is theirs. They have vinyl seats, they’re all in good condition. They’re fixed, they don’t swivel. Looking at the bottom, i would say that maybe they do swivel and they just need a little bit of grease or something like that to make them work better.

So that will be something to explore as well, but this type of furniture obviously does well in florida because it’s got that tropical look in this room. They’ve left us a very nice little modernist desk.

This is quite substantial and heavier than it looks. This is teak. I believe it’s. Danish. The design, certainly is i don’t, see any maker mark in the drawers. Usually you look to the left of a drawer.

If you’re going to find one on a drawer, so we’re, going to turn it around gently and see if there might be a mark on the back and there isn’t, but it is made with masonite. So that indicates a little bit of age.

I believe we’re looking at 1960s. Fortunately, i have a friend who is a dealer in modernist furniture at a store called epic antique in seattle, and so i will not have to do a lot of research, because i can call him and he ‘

Ll know immediately. It’s, got a nice pull out plateau again. These pieces are very desirable in the marketplace. Currently, i suspect that this will probably sell in the 350 to 400 range, and then we have some modernist timbre front furniture.

Timbres are these types of drawers that have all these little pieces that roll and the drawers pull out. These have been slightly sun bleached, but not in a terrible way. I don’t think it’s, going to affect the value tremendously, and these are also haywood wakefield haywood wakefield was around for a long time.

They were actually established in 1820, there’s. The haywood wakefield logo, which is an hw with an eagle over it and then here’s, the last timbre fronted he would wick field and the timbre drawers slide up, and then you have the pull out drawers.

So it’s. A neat look and you get lots of nice storage. You can put socks and underwear and hankies and things in those smaller drawers or accessories and accoutrements. Sometimes people even use these sideboards as dining room furniture.

Now and then you ‘ Ve got your deep drawers below so very nice fun group of things from this estate and i’m, really looking forward to selling them for these folks and then there’s, several pieces of modern art and this fellow shopped in various Places in st petersburg for these items and some of them were from a store.

I’m involved in called vintage, modern, st pete. I did a video about them, so you’ll, be able to see the kinds of things they sell and some of these pieces will indeed go back to vintage modern, saint pete to be sold.

This one has a signature bill. Tucker 68.. We’ll have to see whether this still life with the modernist vases in it is by a significant artist. I don’t, know bill tucker off the top of my head, but that’s.

Where research comes in this piece with the knife work and the texturing is unsigned on the front, but on the back it is marked william henry stutterford may 1971. I believe stutterford was a new york artist and i believe i’ve, seen other pieces of his.

I think there is some call for him in the secondary market, so we ‘ Ll have to look into values on that. This piece here, which i think is a lot of fun: it could be a skyline, it has evidence of things like tents in it and it looks like a carnival and let’s see we have a signature olga 57.

Now my cursory research did not turn up anything on olga, but that does not mean that it isn’t of value and it says hey carnival city. So i guess i was right. It is a skyline and a carnival all at once.

It’s got a lot of color and vibrance. I think that that will be a good piece that will do well, and then this is called a spring tide. The pull of the moon by william black dated 1968 again definitely 60s modernism.

I, like the impression of the tide and the colors are nice in this piece. Modern art, either you like it or you don’t. I have to admit i really do. I think it has something to do with the era in which i was raised.

I remember seeing pieces like this throughout my childhood. It wasn’t, something that my parents had a taste for, but i have developed one. This will sell in the three to five hundred dollar range, and then this is a block print.

It’s marked artist, proof and it’s by pluther, also 1968. This person really liked things made in 1968 and i have to say for modern art. It was a good year. I only have done the most cursory research.

I’ve only seen these pieces once when i came to meet the errors and they showed me the items to be taken for resale more art in this corner. This is an artist named ling. It’s, a watercolor. It shows chinese junks.

My guess is that this was a chinese artist. There were a lot of pieces like this done in hong kong, for tourists in the mid-century, and my suspicion is that this is one of those. This next piece here is a signed and numbered edition print, and i know i talk a lot about how signed and numbered edition prints are generally not the greatest investment.

But if it’s, a good artist or a good design dated 1954 is an early signed and numbered limited edition. Limited editions were really not done as prolifically in the 1950s as they were, starting in the late 60s and into modern times.

George lambert is a french artist, it’s marked number 20 of 100 in the corner, which means it was a fairly small edition and that helps as well. Anything 100 or less is going to likely be scarce and they usually would do small additions because they didn’t want to flood the market or because the materials used wear out after a number of additions and the prints just become less defined.

And this artist wanted to control that, so he didn’t. Let a lot of them be made wow. It’s just so exciting to get a bunch of mid-century stuff like this and to be able to redo all of my spaces. It’s just going to make a huge difference.

Sales should really soar, and i can’t, wait to come back and tell you how things went so stay tuned to the end of the video, because i’m, going to put in a lot of realized prices. As these things progress, and also while i’m thinking about it, if you could please hit that subscribe button, if you have not already it doesn’t cost you anything, but it sure helps us with youtube.

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Let’s. Go back to this video. This print is called the observers and it’s signed m hof. This is another block print. It’s modernist. This is not marked as a limited edition. It is pencil signed. We’ll have to determine whether hoff is an important artist or not.

It might just be a decorative value. This is another watercolor by ling again showing a scene in asia. You can see the chinese writing on the building on the left. I’m, not usually a big fan of these, but i think this one has good color and there’s more detail than we see in a lot of these.

So someone may be excited about that. I like it more than i usually like these sorts of things, but it’s, a very dramatic scene. It looks like the ruins have appear with someone sitting and fishing on top of a pole, and it looks like it’s.

A stormy evening and the sun is just breaking through near the sunset. I suppose it could be a stormy morning and the sun is just coming up, but i’m from the west coast, so i’m used to the sun. Going down not coming up over the water, this is a woman named shirley clement.

We can show you her signature on the left here. Women were prolific in some areas during the modern art movement, but they did not always get their due. A lot of them are being discovered now, and some of them are going for rather high values, because they didn’t get the gallery showings and the attention when they were new, but their work is considered to be very good now.

This piece is a colorful abstraction. It’s, fun because it’s narrow and it was meant to hang horizontally. It does not have any signature that i can see on it. I will have to take the backing off and see if it might be signed on the back, otherwise it will have to be sold as a decorative item.

I don’t. Think there’s any way to trace something as random. As this and connect it to a particular artist’s work, but i will have to do an image search and see if there’s, something else that comes up like this more art pieces.

These are knife work. I, like the ships it’s appropriate for the florida market, so i believe these will stay here to be sold, although they might do well in seattle as well, and art is selling well at epic, antique in seattle, where i have a dealer space.

So i might need to ship them there. They’re signed gideon. I don’t know this artist. They could be from this part of the country again, because this family is originally from connecticut. They could herald from that part of the country, so i ‘

Ll have to do a little research and see if gideon was a listed regional artist somewhere here’s, some more neat art pieces. This looks like an abstraction of a roman chariot race. You can see the horses on the left here and you can see the wheel from the chariot.

It has a signature. It’s rather hard to read. Curriculum is what i’m. Getting from it, i will have to look into that and see if there are any artists with a listing that appear to have that signature, you can do signature searches as well.

There’s, also good references called davenport’s, price guide and the art price reference guide. They’re, big thick phone book sized like in the old days when people add big, thick phone books, reference books that show all sorts of listed artists from all over the world and their peak sales.

And when those happen you can get those at the library you usually can’t just easily access them. They don’t. Let you check them out. This one is fred. Yehman’s 83. It looks like more of an amateur watercolor, but it looks like someone fishing from a boat in florida waters, so that might be a regional.

This is another william black. This one is dated 1965. still. Lives became a lot more vibrant when the modernist got hold of them. I have to say still lives, even though they’re very important in the art world.

Usually don’t attract me, but modernist ones. They just vibrate, and there’s, something about that that i find appealing and then this piece is signed in a strange way. This is a rocky cliff over the sea again because of where this family is from.

I’m, going to look to see if this might be a northeastern regional artist, especially because the name is signed here, j, milford ellison 1959, and that certainly sounds like an upper crusty northeastern name.

To me this is another watercolor. This looks like a tropical house, probably painted in watercolor in the 1950s, and the signature is r.l reed, so we ‘ Ll have to look into rl read this piece does have a signature as well.

It appears to be more contemporary. It seems to be a combination of pen and ink and paint, and the signature is rather obscure. It looks like a french surname derobe, possibly and then on the back. It’s marked ferrari, but that could be the person who bought it.

Sometimes, when you see names on the back of frames, it’s from the frame shop. Identifying who the client is so make sure when you’re looking for names on prints and paintings that you’re. Looking for the right name, this is another signed edition print with the tall ships it’s called morning sales.

It’s, got a signature in the print itself. It’s, number 57 of 300. So a little larger edition, and then it has the pencil signature here as well. Now the signature in the print is w worser, and this print appears to be oh sayings, s-i-n-e-s or signed a little bit hard to tell.

Sometimes the printer will sign these and they have permission from the artist to do the printing. So we have again, you have to be sure what name you’re seeking when you’re researching these types of items when we turn it on the back.

It has another name hoffmann again, i believe the hoffman’s. Would have been the original owners who had this framed? I don’t, think that has to do with the artist, and we can see here that the framing was done at ackerson’s, fine arts studio in kansas city.

Now lots of prints migrated far from home or weren’t framed until a later time looks like a 1950s label, but sometimes that helps you give some sort of an idea of possibly where the origin of the print is.

I don’t think in this case, because we’re looking at tall ships that this print was done in kansas city missouri, because that’s, a pretty long ways from anywhere that you would expect tall ships. However, that is something that can be a clue when you’re researching art.

So do look at where the item was framed. There are smalls in this estate as well. In these boxes are a very nice set of russell wright dinnerware, including serving pieces and quite a bit of red wing art pottery, primarily the mid-century 1920s to 1960s pieces, as shown in the old collector’s reference book here i’m.

Not going to unpack them here at the estate house, because my job today is to get this cleared for the client. Another thing that they, let me know yesterday was going to be here – is this: this is a neat old, bakelite backgammon set probably from the 1930s or 40s.

All of these are bakelite bakelite. Originally, when they made the bangles came in solid tubes of this plastic and then they would carve the bangles out. So somebody came up with the idea of using them as game pieces, and they just took the solid tubes and carved them, and the fact that it has the bakelite means that this set, and especially because the interior is in good shape.

Even though the exterior has some age is probably worth about 45 to 65 and then in the back closet here we have another haywood wakefield chest of drawers in a different pattern. I’ve, always found that rather handsome myself, it ‘

S. Got a brutalist aspect to it and then this nice little end table so really a very good selection of nice modernist items that should find customers, because modernism is a big part of the market these days – and these are nice pieces in good condition.

So i’m excited to take them and sell them for these folks, and then these paintings, i was really excited to see the heirs were not impressed with these thought. They look like junky motel art because of the cheap frames, but that is part of the allure of these.

These are florida highway, men, art and this artist is james gibson. These may be the most valuable art pieces in the place. James gibson signed right here. The highwaymen were african-american artists, who were trained by a white guy from connecticut who was a painter and art instructor in the fort pierce florida area, and he taught them how to paint landscapes.

And they got very excited by the idea and kind of decided to run before they could walk. It, took them a while to really perfect the craft. But the thing that was interesting about it was that they could not get shown in galleries because of racial prejudice.

In the early 1960s, and so they had to sell these to tourists driving down the highways before the interstates in florida and that’s. Why it’s known as highwaymen art. It was inexpensive when it was new.

It was a fun souvenir. People took them home people, didn’t, take care of them because they didn’t think that they were significant other than that they were nice. Happy florida paintings, and so a lot of them went by the by were thrown away, were not stored.

Well, and then people became aware of the story and the highway men are now very sought after very collectible have become celebrities in their own right. I had the pleasure of doing a floridiana, antique show about eight or ten years ago, where a few of the surviving highway men and one woman came and did appearances and we met them and they autographed their books.

And it was just terrific, very interesting story and those are going to be worth probably 250 dollars a piece even in that small size, possibly more well, it sure was great getting all of this cool mid-century stuff and i’m, really glad that i Got a chance to let it sit out in the marketplace, so we could tell you a little bit about how it’s sold a lot of pieces have sold there’s still some left and i am taking those pieces now to Shows and the florida sale season, so we are having a great time in the mid-century modern field in florida and it’s great to see.

 

 

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