Monday, June 22, 2009

Gorgeous French Antique & Vintage Furniture

These divine antique and vintage bergeres, banquettes and other pieces are one of a kind French gorgeous! And they'd really add some sizzle to a room as these classic pieces have original patinas from being distressed from years of sunlight, love and everyday household use. I love the Louis XV, Louis XVI and French Provincial Designs. They were found throughout Europe and in the French colonies... most are mid 1800's to early 1920's.

There are more pieces available if tables with marble tops, beds, and chairs....many of these pieces have a Swedish look and feel to them too.

JCE832 – A Fantastic pair of vintage Bergeres in old Gold Leaf finish. Note their unique Oval shape and European chippy and shabby qualities…almost over-top-cool with the ornate carving, nailheads and character…could be finer re-upholstered. Would be smashing in front of a huge painting! 38H x 29W x 35D. SOLD

JCE9083 - This stunning pair of gilt torchieres will makes your friends envious. They are just delightful. Language fails here...they are that yummy. Measure 47 3/8" high by 13" wide. France. 1920. $1650 pair. The Chair - for the pair is $2650 and the Metal plaque from Normandy is $1250.

JCE142 - Pair of gorgeous old antique cane banquette chairs, reupholstered in natural 100% linen fabric. Yep, these have had a great life and are just fabulous... note the worn spots on the arms and seats. 33H x 30W x 23D SOLD

JCE0232 - Amazing Old Antique Daybed with unusual curved serpentine sides. This is truly a one of a kind piece in its Original worn gilt finish. 38H x 87W x 32D. $4750 SOLD

JCE0322 - Petite Pair of unique Vintage Cane Back Parlour Armchairs in original mint green finish. 36H x 24W x 21D. $1650 SOLD

JCE0632 - Pair of gothic rococco style bergeres in old worn gold. 37H x 36W x 34D $2250

JCE1232 - Pair of vintage Louis XVI style oval back armchairs in original warm cream finish. Vintage.39H x 25W x 24D. $1750 pair SOLD

JCE512 - Pair of Vintage Large Club Bergeres, with Original Gold Finish & comfortable deep seats. 36H x 32W x 32D. $2250 SOLD

JCEC02 - A Chaise in gorgeous serpentine Louis XV Style. Hand Carved and finished in Swedish Grey and upholstered with tufted detailing in an oatmeal linen blend. Cushion is a feather down. 11 yards required to reupholster. Currently in Stock in Swedish Grey. *New. 36H x 90W x 34D $4950

JCE342 - Antique Shabby French Armoire in original warm golden-butter finish. Time has aged this beautifully and the hand-painted pink flowers add a gorgeous feminine touch. Note the expert hand carving and lovely details. It is a lower sized armoire, but it is still very special.63H x 37W x 16D. SOLD

Gorgeous details!

JCE122 - Pair of Vintage Italianate Gilt Bergeres with tufted backs. 36H x 30W x 29D SOLD

JCE152 - Pair of pretty original sea-green nightstands with gilt highlights, these are lovely old world eclectic. (repairs made to the legs but structurally sound) 26H x 18W x 14D. SOLD

JCE252 - Very rare to find a pair of Gilt Console with original mirrors and their original glass intact. They are simply beautiful, very elegant. They will be incredible in a tall space.102H x 33W x 15D. $3300 each

JCE1952 - Arched Art Deco/Art Nouveau inspired Mirrored Door set in original sea-foam color, incorporate them in a build or simply use them as a large Wall art installation, will make an incredible impact to any retail or commercial space. (pair available)123H x 86W x 2D. $11,500 pair

JCE1652 – A wonderful vintage mirrored window and shutter set, all in original finish, will make an instant impact on any wall. 108H x 64W x 7D. SOLD

JCE1752 - Stunning Arched Villa mirrored Door Sets, beautiful pale mustard/cream color with lovely fine joinery, just amazing pieces. Look at the measurements! available)134H x 63W x 3D. Total of 4 are available. (Only 2 Left) $4500 each

JCE102 - Pair of Vintage Gold Banquette Bedroom Chairs with Tufted Backs. 32H x 30W x 25D. Nice petite size. SOLD

JCE252 - Antique Gilt settee with very fine carvings and lovely serpentine body makes this a lovely piece, note the middle back leg, 7 legs on a settee in unusual. Note the clean lines and shape of the back. 38H x 65W x 30D. SOLD

JCE3563 - Pair of Old Blue, Cane Back Bergeres, lovely unique finish. *Vintage. 42H x 28W x 27D $2350 SOLD

JCE0462- Original Pale cream Louis XV Armchairs with scallop crest, frames show some repairs and age. Upholstered in canvas duct with French studs. *Vintage. 39H x 25W x 25D $1850 SOLD

These have been moving quickly - call if interested. 603-431-4222 Shipping will be via a blanket-wrap service to your home.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Antique Tole Lamps

I just found two beautifully painted Tole Lamps. Generally they are somewhat generic looking, but these have great character... I've never seen one with a European scene before and of course I love the #19 one. So cool. More pictures etc here.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Faux Antler Furniture

This cool line of faux antler furniture and chandeliers is very cool.... and I like the "faux" quality and the attention to detail is fantastic. I'm stating to feel an urge for a rnach getaway!

For more great cowhide chest of drawers and whatnot Click Here.

JCATS4500 –A fabulous love seat with a rustic honey finish hide seat and backrest with faux antler armrests. Measures: 50-3/4 W x 25-1/4 D x 39H. $3450

JCATS4402 – A Faux antler stool with hide seat. Measures 49w x 23-1/2D x 24-1/2H. $1785

JCATS5000-6 – This mahogany side table has a rustic honey finish and is supported by faux antlers. Note the feet – great detail. Measures: 28W x 28D x 30H. $1635

JCATS5005 – A warm toned mahogany crotch tea table. Top & base are linked together with faux antlers support. Measures: 24W x 24D x 23-1/2H. $1495

JCATS4402 - A 19th century Scottish faux red deer antler stool, with hoof feet and a rectangular seat upholstered in fine cow hide. Measures: 25W x 19D x 20-1/2H. $1195

JCATS2302-3 - A Scottish Victorian faux antler six light chandelier, of spiral & interlocked form with bronze candle fittings, centered by a hide covered globe. 39-1/2 x 39-1/2 x 25. $1750

JCATS2302-6 -A 19th century Scottish faux fallow deer antler twelve light chandelier, with brass candle holders and chains. 58 x 58 x 49. $3450

JCATS2302-4 - A Scottish Victorian tall six light faux antler chandelier, of spiral & interlocked form with bronze candle fittings, hide globes & brass mounts. 56-1/4W x 56-1/4D x 65-1/2H. $2150

JCATS42000 - A Colonial faux horn and hide upholstered armchair, the hide padded cartouche back and seat between horn arms and on similar legs. 30-1/2W x 25D x 37-1/4H. $1950

JCATS42001 - A Colonial faux horn and hide upholstered bar chair, the hide padded circular back & brass nail head decorated seat with horn arms and legs. 24-1/2W x 23-7/8D x 46-1/2H. $1995

JCATS5000-5 - Rustic honey finish mahogany lamp table supported faux antlers. 26 x 26 x 27.

JCATS4202-9 - Faux antler occasional chair with a hide seat and back rest. 29-1/2W x 24-1/2D x 33-1/2H. $1995

Need one, want one? Call me. 603-431-4222

Monday, June 1, 2009

J.Covington made the 50 Retail Stars List for 2009

Home Accents Today magazine announced its 50 Retail Stars for 2009, and J. Covington of Portsmouth, NH made the list... and I truly agree with the "survivor" quote. We had to shed one location and tighten-up to keep going and focus on our community and the wonderful world of blogging and the internet...its been a long but good year.

This is an excerpt from the article... unfortunately you have to have the magazine to finish it.

"This article recognizes enterprising home accents retailers who are meeting the challenges of an increasingly competitive marketplace with innovative strategies and creative solutions. All 50 Retail Stars are creative in their merchandising, contribute to their communities and distinguish themselves from the competition. They excel at innovative marketing and advertising efforts, head-turning in-store displays and out-of-the-box business ideas. These retailers represent the best and the brightest.

During the course of reviewing nominations for this year’s Retail Stars list, it was suggested by more than one reader that perhaps this year’s list should be renamed to “Retail Survivors.” That’s probably due to the fact that when we announced our call for nominations, America’s retailers were already experiencing the screeching halt of customer traffic brought on by the financial fall-out of the first quarter, coming right on the heels of the ugly last quarter of 2008.

Nonetheless, by mid-April we found ourselves looking at another great stack of nomination forms. And from those we’ve chosen 50 retailers of home accents who demonstrate a knack for merchandising, are vital members of their communities, and/or have managed to distinguish themselves from their competition in order to be successful.

As a group, our Stars have also demonstrated that a Web site is no longer a novelty. Almost every shop is online -- some selling, some even blogging about their businesses. Where more and more appear to be differentiating themselves are through store-branded products, private labels and lots of customization."