Obscure Object Estate and Tag Sale in Ridgewood, Queens, Friday thru Sunday, December 14th to 16th, 9AM to 4PM

December 10th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Attention vintage dealers and collectors, artists, and general public!

Tag and Estate Sale. Many beautiful antique and mid-century collectibles and furnishings, as well as some newer items – Empire dresser, movable fireplace mantel and vintage electric burning logs, rare and beautiful 19th C. Eastlake Movement / Arts & Crafts Movement studio easel, unused new art supplies, i.e. Old Holland acrylic paints, BEST super heavy duty stretcher bars and braces, (2) rolls Fredrix acrylic primed cotton canvas, glass palette, etc., antique porcelain over cast iron double basin with removable drain board farmhouse sink with porcelain legs, vintage safe, Victorian drop leaf table, antique Christmas ornaments and garlands, 1950’s Morton Pottery and Shawnee Pottery animal planters, handmade Dansk Niels Refsgaard stoneware mugs, large Dansk bowl and plate, bright yellow Dansk canisters, handmade c. 1920 croquet set, c. 1938 working portable Underwood Champion typewriter in original case, (2) beautiful handmade antique quilts (one is a Memory quilt with all of the names of friends and family), antique graniteware and tin pie plates, muffin tins and canisters, set of (4) Thonet caned chairs, Ben Seibel bookends and lidded saucepan, modern glass and chrome coffee table, apothecary jars, antique etched glass candlesticks, antique freestanding camp sink, vintage snowshoes, Mission oak table and rocker with leather seat, antique Mah Jong set, Villeroy and Boch serving tray, many baskets, (2) sugar and creamer sets, vintage jewelry, vintage fedoras, cowhide rug, Limoges dishes, Earl Swanigan painting, antique linen napkins, hand stitched infant dresses, antique signs, expanding mahogany sofa table, (2 ) – 10′ x 10′ flea market tents, 7 year old refrigerator, butcher block kitchen trolley with drawer, stainless steel baker’s rack, tons of vintage books, many more tables, pictures, and collectibles.

Click on link below for the address, specifics and photos. Photos will be updated daily.

Link to Estate/Tag Sale

1950′s Morton Pottery and Shawnee Pottery Animal Planters

Rare and Beautiful 19th C. Eastlake Movement / Arts & Crafts Movement Studio Easel

 

 

Everything You Could Find at Our Storefront Will Now Be Available Online!

May 17th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Our

eBay store

is open, and a Shopping page for this website is coming soon. Stay tuned!
Everything you could find at our storefront will now be available online. We’re adding obscure objects daily, so keep checking on us.

Go to our eBay store and bid on this 19th century still life painting and the Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson now. Auction ends in a matter of days!

Extaordinary, Unique, Unexpected, Surprising, Cool…

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Outstanding vintage Michael Lax designed Copco, Denmark pan SOLD

 

Unique footed fruit basket SOLD

 

Extraordinary pair of painted bronze dogs playing SOLD

 

 

Cool vintage Playboy stainless and teak bar set in original box SOLD

Unexpected cast iron dog bookends SOLD

Rare Dansk cereal bowls SOLD

Awesome vintage Villeroy and Boch mugs and teapot / espresso pot with 1960’s design SOLD

Stunning hand blown glasses and carafe

Unforgettable! Antique hand stitched “Memory” quilt

Andy Warhol Photographs by Nat Finkelstein

November 20th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

A PORTFOLIO OF FOUR ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS,

C. 1965 – 1967, OF ANDY WARHOL BY NAT FINKELSTEIN


The portfolio contains four original chromogenic photographs from 1965 – 1967 mounted between dibond aluminum and UV acrylic, signed and dated by Nat Finkelstein, and labeled HC 1/3 (1 from an edition of 3 Hors Commerce)

“Andy Warhol’s greatest work of art was Andy Warhol.”

Rare images with a personal glimpse into Andy’s Factory days

of a much younger pre-wig Andy…

and friends

An incredibly rare collection presented brilliantly

Poor Little Rich Girl, Edie Sedgwick

November 19th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

RARE MOIRE ENCASED PORTFOLIO OF EDIE SEDGWICK PHOTOGRAPHS BY NAT FINKELSTEIN c. 1965 – 1966

Nat Finkelstein was a photographer in Andy Warhol’s Factory for three years

Within this portfolio are contained four original chromogenic photographs from 1965 – 1966 mounted between dibond aluminum and UV acrylic, signed and dated by Nat Finkelstein, and labeled HC 2/3 (2 from an edition of 3 Hors Commerce)

The printing is by Laumont Editions, the printer for artists such as Nan Goldin, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld

The images are so intimate that you feel as though you are being let in on a secret

with colors very representative of the time

a quality that is daunting

and with the physical weight of the aluminum combined with the high gloss of the acrylic, and the moire covered case with silver embossed lettering, you’ll realize you’ve never seen anything like this. A gem-like portfolio in a jewel case.

We’re in the November Issue of Elle Decoration!

November 14th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Please click here to see us in Elle Decoration!


Graffiti Artist, Lane Coggin

October 23rd, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Graffiti artist, Lane Coggin, credits Basquiat as a powerful model to paint what you feel.

$900

Raised in an offbeat atmosphere in Chelsea, his mother an abstract expressionist and father a commercial photographer, Lane spent most of his time on the urban streets graffiti writing.

$900 SOLD

A creative seriousness developed with the use of one of his first big tags as the background for the Strikers’ album cover.

$1000

After carrying on the family lineage and studying under close family friend, New York School abstract expressionist, Knox Martin, he eventually moved back to his roots as a graffiti artist comprising his street edgy sense of color and form with muted influences of Hofmann, Pollock, Krasner and de Kooning.

$900

With this dichotomy, Lane successfully weaves NY Street with NY School, intertwining movements are expressively placed to form a visual musicality that is often associated with the harmonies of Pollock.

$1800

See his work in person at Obscure Object

END of SUMMER SALE August 18th to the 22nd!

August 10th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink


20% off the original ticketed price on everything but the art! (Does not apply to previously reduced prices.)

These extraordinary handmade Dansk stoneware dinner plates are designed by Niels Refsgaard SOLD

An obscure bone inlay box with a plum mohair velvet lining would be nice as a presentation for a beautiful piece of jewelry SOLD

At your next party, serve canapes on this vintage Couroc tray (has brass and wood inlay) SOLD

Hide secret things in this lovely hand painted antique box (has an embossed turquoise paper interior)

Hard to find canisters as beautiful as these!

Elegant place for your breakfast scones or croissants while the coffee is brewing

Monet’s favorite color combination

We love Dansk and Jens Quistgaard designs (Both SOLD)

Should be framed!

Look at the dragonfly cut into the paper

These handmade Dansk stoneware mugs (SOLD) are a favorite, and the cereal bowls are rare (And rarer still! Bowls SOLD)

Mid-century folding fruit basket SOLD

Who doesn’t love beautiful Sophia?

And her recipes look good, too! SOLD

Cannot believe this find…

definitely one-of-a-kind!

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band badge SOLD

All dressed up and no place to go SOLD

Mother duck and duckings SOLD

A lot to see (Sterling Bud Vase SOLD)

Twelve gorgeous antique floral postcards…

…would look awesome decoupaged on a wall

Antique field glasses, possibly Civil War. SOLD

These graphics are amazing…and the contents funny. What a combo! SOLD

Authentic WWII backpack…

…with the original instructions intact

Haven’t seen these Dansk bowls anywhere. SOLD

The green elephant has officially become our mascot! (Dansk bowls, plates and fondue pot, black bear bottle, and Russel Wright salt and pepper shakers SOLD)

Maybe for syrup or olive oil?

Check us out in Time Out NY!

A Couple of Shots of the Store’s Interior

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(Brass Bed is SOLD)

The Art of Howard Lerner

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Howard Lerner’s work is mostly created with obscure objects, AKA found objects, as some would say.

“Lobster” $750

The mind that can imagine these pieces is…

“Crab” $750

so incredibly creative that when you come upon his work, a typical response is one of awe.

“Dirigible” $750

Howard studied with Philip Guston during the mid-70s, and that certainly makes sense,

“Domino Fish” $750 SOLD

because both artists’ work shares a mix of whimsy and eeriness.

“Small Deep Sea Diver” $1200

You really must view these pieces in person to get the full effect

“Over Under” $3200