Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Get Ready For It ... My Biggest Liquidation Sale EVER

Here we go! I told you it was gonna happen - and now it's happening! 

A LITTLE ABOUT WHY ...

I wish that I could put all the sordid details of why this has to happen online, but it doesn't seem like a good idea until that is all solid and final. What I will say is this: for the last 3-years, since leaving the house that many of you knew as CDLV, I have been renting, waiting to find the perfect home to buy, renovate, and turn into my very own.

I've done some great things in the apartments I've been in over the years, but nothing compares to the amount of real self-expression you can put into the walls between bricks you actually own! I've been searching for houses for the last few years, each of them interesting in their own way, but never really finding anything that just reached out and grabbed me.

At the end of October 2017, I finally took the plunge, and starting making steps toward getting a new place that I'll get to call my very own. It's a process, things like this usually are, but there were a few decisions that I made leading up to getting the keys and making the move (hopefully no later than November 2018) which involved selling nearly all the things I own.

Why? Two reasons: (1) Money. That's a simple answer. Money in the bank, and no debt makes home purchasing MUCH MUCH MUCH easier! (2) I would like to start over without having to fit things in. I want to look at the new place as a fresh start, and a blank canvas. As silly as it sounds - I want that house to speak to me, without having to suffer through existing pieces.

Therefore, I'm taking the big plunge, and I'm getting rid of it. Now, you can refer to the last paragraph if you need to, but this is not a fire sale. I love you all, I really do! But these things are not going to be as inexpensive as some things in the past have been. Why? Two reasons: (1) They're worth more! This is not cheap stuff. (2) You're not just buying a item, you're helping me with the future.

THE DETAILS

The sale will last for 2-weeks, or until everything has sold. Anything that hasn't sold will be held, and re-listed a little later in 2018. My extensive collections of original black and white art, (some colorful stuff, too!) blue and white Chinoiserie porcelains, design and coffee table books, the dining room chandelier, coral, various decorator items, lamps, and much much more will all be available. So, if you've been eyeing the apartment thinking you'd love to have a certain item - now's the time to jump on these amazing pieces at what I think are truly reasonable prices.

SHIPPING

Quickly to touch on shipping - everything will be priced with the appropriate shipping for insured priority mail via USPS based on weight and size, to the Continental United States ONLY. I'm sorry if you're from afar! I certainly will ship to you - just at whatever that cost will be. So, if you're out of the country, please contact me before you click the Buy it Now Button. There's really nothing I can do to keep these costs low - as they are fixed, and determined by the post office. If you are buying multiple items, please let me know, and I can always refund you the difference of the actual shipping once the things are sent to you. It's impossible for me to combine shipping prior to your purchase. We just have to wait until things are measured and weighed at the post office once they are combined. I apologize for the cost and inconvenience.

If you're local, or can be local to Buffalo, NY or the surrounding area, I am willing to have you come to the apartment to pick up the item without any shipping fee. Alright, so without further ado, let's get right into the art.

TERMS

Please be 100% sure you want an item before you purchase it. There are no refunds or exchanges. All items will be insured for their purchase price. It will be the responsibility of purchaser to file insurance claim with the carrier for anything that may have unfortunately broken in transit. All items will be packaged very well when they leave the apartment. If you would like more information or photos of any of the items listed, please contact me via email, or through the contact button on the right sidebar. I will get you all I can!

ITEM CONDITION

As you can imagine, I've spent A LOT of time working on this. Getting photos, measurements, etc., and I've cataloged the condition of each item listed and believe this to be 100% fair and accurate. All items will ship to you clean, and in the condition that they are represented through photos and descriptions below.

SHIPPING

Items will ship within 5-7 days of purchase. I will get them wonderfully packed and ready for safe transit to you. They will ship insured USPS mail, unless agreed upon otherwise. 

THE LOOT!

A few more things will be loaded tomorrow! 1/24/2018
This page will stay up from 
Monday, January 22 - Monday February 5. 
After that - anything not purchased will go into storage until later in the year, just before the move!

NOTE: If you purchase an item, it will be removed from this page to make shopping this page easier, and less lengthy. You can review the description and see photos of the item you've purchased on this page

Purchased from her Solo exhibition titled "Town and County" in Canton, Ohio at Julz Gallery in 2014, these two beautiful pen and ink drawings detail the juxtaposition of her farm life and her Manhattan life. Art by Amy Eibel.

Original Art with Frame measures: 21 1/4" Wide x 17" Tall x 3/4" Deep
Condition: Excellent; signed, dated 2014
Price: $275.00
Shipping: $25.00


This is a Russian Kazak rug with a traditional prayer pattern, in rich red base, cream and tan, and deep navy. The threads at either end of the rug were shortened prior to my purchase. This rug was purchased at an auction in Connecticut, and was in my kitchen. 

Rug measures: 34" Wide x 57" Long
Condition: Excellent of appropriate age; unmarked
Price: $295.00
Shipping: $40.00


Beautiful pair of Chinoiserie hand painted bud vases, matched pair. Excellent condition. Beautiful lotus pattern. Could also be used as candle holders. 


Each measures: 7.5" Total Height, 3.5" Wide at the Widest Center 
Condition: Excellent, unmarked
Price: $30.00 for the pair 
Shipping: $12.00

Large, beautiful Chinoiserie flower vase with hexagonal faceted sides. Each scene is represented twice, one scene of birds, one scene of oriental garden, and one scene of a geisha in traditional bride wardrobe.


Vase measures:  14" Tall x 7.5" Wide at Widest Point (Mouth 5" Wide)
Condition: Excellent, unmarked
Price: $100.00
Shipping: $20.00

Another scalloped edge plate, this time with 8 scenes floating atop the pattern with a floral center and perimeter. Really lovely, hand painted and in excellent condition.


Plate Measures: 11" Diameter, 1.5" Deep
Condition: Excellent
Price: $50.00
Shipping: $12.00


If you've followed along with the blog for any period of time, you know that I have a hard time passing up anything brass, french, or ornate. So when I happened upon this trifecta, I was NOT going to pass it up! I used it mostly for styling, there's a similar one that you may remember from Brooke Giannetti's book: Patina Style, shown in photo below. (Actual in first photo.)



Piece Measures: 7 1/2" Long
Condition: Excellent, Antique - Aged/Tarnished
Price: $45.00
Shipping: $13.50

Purchased from an art broker in Ohio, this beautiful print is signed and numbered by the artist, James A. Rome, #19/35. I believe this to be a lithograph of an original etching. Frame has minor condition scars, but only cosmetic. Excellent shape overall. 


Signed / Numbered  Print Measures: 17 3/4" Wide x 21" Tall x 1/2" Deep
Condition: Excellent, no hanging wire, paper on back of frame torn
Price: $175.00
Shipping: $25.00



Another beautiful trinket dish, or you could use for serving. Large Chinoiserie blue and white porcelain bowl with geometric and floral/rice patterns. 


Bowl Measures: 8" Across x 3 1/4" Deep
Condition: Excellent, no chips or scars, marked on the bottom
Price: $32.00
Shipping: $14.25

A pair of French wicker wine baskets, or corrals. These are so beautiful set up on a bar, and make for wonderful wine containers. You could also use them for a variety of other tasks - kitchen utencil crockery, or even planters like Mark D. Sikes did in a photo below. (Actual baskets in first photo.)



Each Basket measures: 5.5" Tall x 5" Wide at Mouth x 3.5" Wide at Base
Condition: Excellent
Price: $25.00 / pair
Shipping: $10.00


Beautiful, large handmade bamboo serving tray with handles. This is a great set up for bars, and for entertaining year round. Lovely piece. 


Tray Measures: 13" Wide x 24 1/2" Long with Handles
Condition: Excellent
Price: $40.00
Shipping: $18.00


I believe that this is the last of the lot that I purchased from a German seller online. Mounted on plaque, this is a German Roe Buck mount of good size. Natural shed, with antler loss on the left side from the shed. Pretty piece. 


Plaque Measures: 8" Tall
Tallest 12.5" Antler top to Plaque bottom point
Condition: Excellent, mounted antique
Price: $30.00
Shipping $14.00


Another white natural quartz piece, not mounted. Would look beautiful displayed with the other piece that is listed on the mount. I had this laying atop books on the coffee table. Great little piece of beautiful for anywhere!


Measures: 4" x 4.75"
Condition: Excellent
Price: $35.00
Shipping: $10.00



This is a stunning watercolor original painting in shades of gray on rice paper. Asian inspired, likely a portrait of a resting monk or perhaps a Chinese nobleman. Signed and dated 1958. Matted and framed. Beautiful.


Measures: 25.5" Tall x 21.5" Wide x 1.5" Deep
Condition: Excellent, signed and dated original art wire intact
Price: $225.00
Shipping: $25.00


For a long while, I collected photographs of architectural decay and decomposed city landscapes. It was just fascinating to me the pieces of history that were left to ruin. This is the last piece that I have, an original photograph, unsigned or marked, of rubble after a fire in an abandoned Catholic school in Buffalo, New York. It's a stunning and large photo, hauntingly beautiful. Framed in a Larson-Juhl Frame.


Measures: 28" Tall x 18.5" Wide x 3/4" Deep
Condition: Excellent
Price: $250.00
Shipping: $25.00


This is a restored original photograph, which won an award for restoration. (Documentation on back). Two Polish women praying over rosaries in Chicago on the anniversary of the German attack on Poland. Captured 1943. Restored in 1981, and given then awarded first prize in the War Bond Photograph Show sponsored by the US Treasury Dept. Titled "Home Front" by Al Mosse.



Measures: 19 7/8" Wide x 17" Tall x 7/8" Deep
Condition: Excellent, hanging wire in tact
Price: $300.00
Shipping: $40.00


Pair of framed Chinoiserie wallpaper panels. These are not hand-painted, they are machine printed. York papers, no longer being printed. Framed in gilt bamboo. Beautiful. 


Each Measure: 19" Wide x 67" Tall
Condition: (Left side has slight bow in the frame, pulling away from the wall about 1")
Right, excellent. Gorgeous as a pair. 
Price: $475.00
Shipping: $50.00



Gorgeous white marble and ornate brass candlestick. This works with most modern glass hurricane shades, I unfortunately can't sell with the glass hurricane I have, as it would never make it in shipping. If you're picking up locally, you are very welcome to it at the same price. Otherwise, for those of you purchasing from afar, they are easy to source, but it could definitely be used without. Holds either a 1 taper, or 1 pillar candle. 


Measures: 5.5" Square at Base x 18.5" Tall
Condition: Excellent, some tarnish to the brass
Price: $100.00
Shipping: $20.00


This is an original one print photo, signed on back and dated 1973, depicting the Greek Evzone Army, a historical and elite light infantry unit, and Presidential Guard, as they ceremoniously guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Amazing piece of foreign art.


Measures: 18.25" Tall x 14.25" Wide x 1" Deep
Condition: Excellent
Price: $115.00
Shipping: $20.00


James A. Rome is a highly regarded and respected painter and artist, dealing with western peoples and landcapes. This original, signed oil of three Buffalo really appealed to me because I live in Buffalo. But, it's time it find a new loving home. Framed beautifully in a burlwood and black frame with a natural linen matte. 


Measures: 14" Wide x 12" Tall
Painting is 9.5" x 7.5"
Condition: Great, small water mark on the left side of the linen border
Price: $300.00
Shipping: $20.00



I found this little trinket dish in NYC, and had to have it. As if you didn't know what the plate was for, it has painted and gold leafed lettering to tell ya! hehehe. Beautiful blue, from Studio C. 


Measures: 6" x 4" 
Condition: Excellent
Price: $25.00
Shipping: $10.00


I found this engraving at an antique store in downtown Buffalo, and bought it to hang on the gallery wall that I had in my bedroom on the striped walls. It depicts two Tympanistes, et Tubicen Persia. Which loosely translates to Trumpeters and Drummers of the Persia Campaign. The original image was painted by Francois Chaveau (1613-1676). Beautifully framed in a gilt frame, and double matte.


Measures: 18.5" Tall x 16.25" Wide x 1" Deep
Condition: Excellent, hanging wire in tact
Price: $180.00
Shipping: $22.00


Original painting of an Autumnal mountain landscape, framed in a silver/blue wood frame with a black velvet matte. It is titled "Autumn Splendor" signed D'yans. I believe that this is oil, on canvas board.


Measures: 17" Tall x 14 3/4" Wide x 2" Deep
Condition: Excellent, original art with hanging wire in tact
Price: $150.00
Shipping: 20.00



 This small piece of original art packs a big punch. Signed by the artist, and titled: "Pas de Voix" It's the artist proof (initialed A.P. on the left corner) of a woodcut. Pas de Voix in French translates to "No Voice", which I think is how a lot of people are feeling right now, as if they have no voice. It's a powerful piece, abstract in nature. You could see a million things in this, something different every time you look at it.  Really beautiful.


Original Artist's Proof measures: 8.25" Square x .5" Deep
Condition: Excellent, hanging wire in tact
Price: $100.00
Shipping: $11.75

My very wonderful friends, who I've adopted as my "Florida Parents" live on a pond which has a wide variety of wildlife living in, and visiting it. I've seen a myriad of birds and hawks, turtles, fish, and once, a very affable alligator. When I went to grab my phone to take a picture, the alligator decided that it would come closer for a better angle, to which I ran screaming back into the house. When I found this antique hand-colored print of a large alligator posing for a picture, it immediately brought me back - so I bought it, and had it framed in this gilt frame with a deep alligator skin colored moss green matte. A very interesting and fun piece for a bathroom, or any place someone wouldn't except to have an alligator greet them with a smile! 


14.25" Wide x 11.25 Tall x 1" Deep
Condition: Excellent, hanging wire in tact
Price: $80.00
Shipping: $17.00

Unique little bar piece (or at least that's what I used it for) a small mirror on a brass easel. Very small piece, suitable for vignettes and styling on vanity trays, bars, etc.. 

Measures: 4.75" Tall (overall with crown) x 2.5" wide
Condition: Vintage, Excellent
Price: $30.00
Shipping: $10.00

This will be a fun piece to own, I promise you! I bought this at the Brimfield Antique Market a little over 3-years ago, and I have no assurances that it is authentic, therefore I am selling it for what I paid for it there. A nicely sized valise, with a combination lock that doesn't seem to work. The box opens without any issue even after turning the 3pc number codes to any position. Brass corners and fittings, leather handle and finely stitched leather bumpers around the exterior frame of the box. Traditional Louis Vuitton canvas elsewhere.




Condition Issues: There are a few noted issues with condition. This is a vintage piece, so all of them are likely commiserate with age and use. First, there are a couple of places where the leather wrap around the edge of the case are bruised and scuffed. You can see that above. Below, a small place at the top of the case (back right) about .75" where there is a small tear to the canvas.


Photo below shows a place on the side of the valise where the canvas has separated from the box. None of these issues affect the integrity of the piece. Still able to be used, and makes a stunning accessory atop cabinets, etc..


Measures: 20" Wide x 16" Tall x 7" Deep
Condition: Good, some wear and separation of canvas, tarnishing on the brass corners, interior clean, bruising to leather corners.
Price: $495.00
Shipping: $50.00


Unique square blue and white Chinoiserie bowl with geometric pattern and floral and bamboo hand painting on the inner edge and bottom, and also along the outside. 


Measures: 7" Square x 4" Deep
Condition: Excellent
Price: $40.00
Shipping: $12.00


I love large pieces of Chinoiserie, but I have to admit that probably my favorite piece out of my entire collection is this Blue and White soap dish. It is beautiful, perfect in a guest bathroom with personalized hand soaps. 


Measures: 4.5" Long x 2.5" Wide x 1.5" Deep
Condition: Excellent, Antique
Price: $58.00
Shipping: $10.00

Gorgeous little piece of pretty shelf filler, or tabletop accent. Carved and silver leafed Fluer de Lis.

Measures: 4" Tall x 4.5" Wide at widest
Condition: Good, antique, small chip in the left corner, hand carved
Price: $30.00
Shipping: $6.00

You may remember that Wisteria sold these for a while, but no longer carries them. Stone architectural fragments, hand carved to hold prayer candles. These stone altars are niched into buildings and other sites to create a place for prayer and repose. Beautiful little piece. Very heavy. Will likely ship via ground transport.


Measures: 9.5" Tall x 8" Wide x 5" Deep
Condition: Excellent, Antique
Price: $175.00
Shipping: $25.00



This is an incredibly powerful photo of prayer in Myanmar. Light streaming through a monastery window as an elder teaches young children. Signed, titled, and numbered. This piece is 15/50, titled "The Path to Enlightenment". 


Measures: 27" Tall x 21" Wide x 1" Deep
Conditon: Excellent, hanging wire intact
Price: $300.00
Shipping: $25.00

Three mismatched, but coordinating brass bowls from different locations. Some tarnish on them, beautiful little set. Perfect shelf filler. 


Measures (Largest) 4" (Medium) 3" (Small) 2.5" Diameter
Condition: Excellent, vintage and antique
Price: $35.00
Shipping: $10.00



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