Friday, December 31, 2010

January Alameda Antique Faire, It's On! Sunday Jan. 2, Booth I-22

Bryan Appleton Designs will be at Alameda on Sunday, Jan. 2, Booth space I-22. Happy new Year everyone, and travel Safe! All furniture featured in Dec. posting below is available. Lots of new pieces. Cabinets, mirrors, many tables, boxes, benches, ETC.! First photo is of old kitchen cabinet purchased at Alameda last month. Completely rebuilt, with very nice yellow/blue beadboard back. Antique cast-iron hardware, including very pretty dark blue glass pulls, french I believe. Large cabinet above has antique french shutters as doors. I removed the upper panels and rebuilt them adding these beautiful victorian carved bellflowers. These are some of the nicest architectural fragments I have ever acquired.They are absolutely stunning. Cabinets has solid black walnut shelving, repurposed from old tables. Very nice piece. The close up of the stamped label above is from the back of a french mirror. Very large beveled glass mirror, has a beautifully carved frame, columns, rosewood throughout!

The small desk with doorknob handles was fun piece. The shelf is from a victorian panel, with some interesting iron embellishments. The vertical rods I believe were originally transom window hardware.

This small endtable was a result of some old wooden extension ladder cutoffs leftover from another project. Has bottom shelf, cool redwood turned trim sides.

Lots of photos of more furniture below in previous post, and as always, to see [photos in closeup just click on photo.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Available pieces, Alameda December 5 Antique fair

As of this post weather for Sundays scheduled Alameda Antique fair is very iffy. Hopefully it will not be rained out, I am planning on showing as usual in booth space I-22. Looking forward to a rain free show, and Happy Holidays to all! This tall cabinet has purple prism glass panel in door. Bronze gate hinges, very cool copper metallic leaf motif picture hanging moulding are also part of this piece. The amber cut glass knob was salvaged from 1860's french armoire. Very pretty.

Small cabinet below left has cast iron stove feet, door has tin panels set into architectural element. Double glass door piece right has "spaniel" doggy bin pulls, highly collectible hardware.

This cabinet on right has pilasters on sides salvaged from victorian remodel in SF. Pictured next to that is cabinet from old house pillar, sized to hold DVD's.

The floral design on the door of this cabinet was originally part of an antique headboard. Handpainted with cute beading around design. Antique cast iron hardware, red glass knob from depression era kitchen cabinet.

This dresser had label on back, manufactured on Howard st. SF, furniture store. Don't see that anymore! Dovetailed drawers, many layers of green, pink, white paint. I distressed surface and added the crystal doorknobs.

"Birds" panel salvaged from Alameda Victorian teardown. Petite antique cast iron hooks.

Several mirror+coat and hatrack pieces. Beautiful antique hardware. The oval mirror piece was from SF Victorian fireplace mantle. Marked "July, 1903" on back, extremely well preserved silvering.

Brass "shell" embellishment was salvaged from vintage slot machine!

Very ornate brass doorplates with keyhole, vintage amythyst crystal knobs.

Here are several small tables. Octagonal piece is end table hieght, as is the cast iron base piece. Cast iron base was flea market find, very cool. It was rusty crusty when found. I cleaned with wire wheel and found french wording in round seal, "Chambon Lacroisade". From google I discovered an 1861 English patent application , "device to heat multiple tailers irons". Mystery solved! Interesting feet, also stylized dolphins on the sides.