My Finest ART DECO Item

Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by Marc Chevalier, May 4, 2009.

  1. 1940sFreddie

    1940sFreddie Familiar Face

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    Love looking back through posts on the forum, I'm only recently new but some really interesting people and some great items posted! I live in a new build home but most of my furniture and bits and bobs are 30s and 40s but my favourite deco piece is my electric fire.
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    Made by Belling and Co I just love the style!!
     
  2. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The electric fire is amazing. Can we see it heated up?
     
  3. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    Now that is serious Art Deco styling!
     
  4. Bugguy

    Bugguy A-List Customer

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    While I don't have a vintage home anymore, I sure love vintage fixtures and furniture. Last weekend I stumbled on a pair of opalescent, pressed glass deco ceiling fixtures from a Chicago department store. The patent on the metal work was 1936. They are in perfect shape and will replace the 2005 fake brass, steel fixture that stayed with the house... any wonder why?

    Here's the before fixture and one of my finds:

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    Now my find... I love the globe. It has a blue hue.

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  5. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    Very stylish fire, who made it?
     
  6. decojoe67

    decojoe67 One of the Regulars

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    This is Pennwood numechron Tymeter clock I recently acquired. It's called the "Moderne" and is a great example of asymmetrical streamline-moderne art deco. The most suprising thing about it is that although it was produced in the early 1940's, production continued through 1959! This one is dated 1959! What's good about these later ones is that they used a heavily swirled catalin-like main body and colorful numerals unlike the early versions. The case is all tentite and they tend to warp to some degree. This one had a little twisting to the base, but displays very nicely. It's pure eye-candy for sure
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  7. Bugguy

    Bugguy A-List Customer

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    For all of you who have followed my napkin ring thread in this forum, you know I appreciate hallmarked English sterling - early 20th century. I picked up this beautiful deco sterling locket for my daughter for Christmas and inserted a picture of her 3 mo. old daughter, my only grandchild. I had to pry the locket and picture away from my wife to wrap it. She was really hoping it was not my daughter's style... fat chance.

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  8. decojoe67

    decojoe67 One of the Regulars

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    DSC00900.JPG I just grabbed this circa 1930 large mantle-type very art-deco accent lamp. The thick marble base and etched glass block must weigh 25lbs total! The light from a long thin bulb mounted below lets light flow through the glass and brightly light the sandy-like etched nude. The "skyscraper" aluminum mounts really give a fanciful "Radio City Music Hall" look! There is no ID marks anywhere on it unfortunately. If anyone can give me any information it, it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  9. decojoe67

    decojoe67 One of the Regulars

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    I found this well made and obviously factory art-deco lamp/clock from circa 1934. It's wooden with a nice "buttercream" yellow and black paint job. The front is a thick sheet of etched glass that slides in the waterfall side mounts. The clock is the "spin-start" type that I will not try out until I can service it. Proper vintage paper shades for these old lamps are very difficult to find as most have disintegrated. I found this beautiful hand-made deco shade on the Net and think it's very suitable. All I did is clean it and give the hands a new coat of off-white paint. DSC00930.JPG
     
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  10. Hagwood

    Hagwood One Too Many

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    Great stuff Guys !!

    1930's era Bar:

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  11. decojoe67

    decojoe67 One of the Regulars

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    I finally acquired one of these streamline-modern Airguide "Trio" pieces, circa 1940. It's a quality piece made of chromed DSC00951.JPG metal, bakelite, and glass. The gold finish on the thermometer part was very thing and is often totally worn off. This is about as good as it gets. It's useful and a beautiful piece of art-deco eye-candy.
     
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  12. decojoe67

    decojoe67 One of the Regulars

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    This magnificent art-deco clock was on my bucket list for many years. It's a 1929-1931 Electrolarm alarm clock. THE first alarm clock. It's nearly 8" tall and 6" wide. Like the famous 1933 Air King "skyscraper" radio, which has a very similar styled cabinet, it came in walnut bakelite and ivory or pistachio green plaskon. I love the"chunky-chocolate" look of this piece. LOL. One of the most iconic deco pieces of the 1930's! By the way, it was $25 when new. That's almost $400 in today's money. A lot in the early depression years. DSC00952.JPG
     
  13. Hagwood

    Hagwood One Too Many

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    I love that ! That would look great in my Dining Room with the other Art-Deco items. How much did you have to pay for that if you don't mind me asking ? Is it still functioning well ?
     
  14. decojoe67

    decojoe67 One of the Regulars

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    You'll pay about $200 for a decent one as I did for mine. The gold trim is usually found missing as the adhesive would dry up and lose it's bond. There's replacement material available on eBay, but you have to have some skill to cut and paint the strips. I needed 3 pieces on mine. Often the special 2-prong plug-in cord is missing. I was lucky to have one with mine, but the set stopped working for the previous owner. I will only plug it in again after it's serviced. Also the silvering around the dial is often in bad shape, so look for that. I've kept an eye open for one of these for years and finally added it to my art deco collection. It's even more impressive in person. It's stunning.
     
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  15. Hagwood

    Hagwood One Too Many

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    Thanks for the great info. I’ve been looking around a little after seeing that earlier today.
    I think I have to have one !!! LOL.

    I do a lot of restorations on vintage Swiss music boxes, Cuckoo Clocks and even vintage Coleman lanterns and stoves, so I like to find things that need a little work and get a good deal. Hopefully I can find one.

    Another very cool item I’m currently looking for is a Ronson Touch Tip Lighter as seen in Maltese Falcon. Very cool if you haven’t seen them, but very expensive....

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    Thanks and enjoy it !!
     
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  16. decojoe67

    decojoe67 One of the Regulars

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    Thank you. I love the lighter - and the movie "The Maltese Falcon". I've seen it in books on art-deco. Good luck finding one. Yes, that would be a pricey item. It worked out well with this clock. I did a search on eBay, saw this one, and quickly decided I could not do better. I always wanted a ivory version, but that one and the green one would be pricier and it would be tough finding a good example. Those are made of plaskon which glass-like and fragile, unlike the brown bakelite version. It's interesting with these art-deco pieces. Many dealers have told me that art-deco is actually not largely popular with collectors, yet prices on the items are always at a premium, and they sell quickly. It's quite a contradiction.
     
  17. decojoe67

    decojoe67 One of the Regulars

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    DSC01027.JPG Here is a beautiful 1939 New York World's Fair frosted glass lamp that I just acquired. So beautifully crafted. This one has "Nick Viola - Worlds Fair" beautifully etched on it.
     
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  18. Hagwood

    Hagwood One Too Many

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    Wow, stunning ! Cool history on it too.
     
  19. decojoe67

    decojoe67 One of the Regulars

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    Thank you. I've since seen another example with the exact same type-style of etching on it. Likely this was an option when it was sold at the fair. The piece reminds me of the Emerald City of The "Wizard Of Oz", which is so fitting for 1939. Very artistic and clever with the bubbles effect.
     
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