the square table with serpentine sides adorned with black hand-tooled perimeter border; raised on faux bamboo supports; new leather upholstery; Barnard and Simonds Co. (1898-1967), Rochester, NY, moving to Grand Rapids, MI in 1959; purchased by Baker Furniture in 1967
Sasha Makovkin typically threw pieces which his wife Susan decorated. His work ranged from functional stoneware forms to sculpture and architectural installations. Makovkin dug the stoneware clay he used for his functional pieces from Mt Tamalpias.
Sasha Makovkin typically threw pieces which his wife Susan decorated. His work ranged from functional stoneware forms to sculpture and architectural installations. Makovkin dug the stoneware clay he used for his functional pieces from Mt Tamalpias. Long before it was popular, Makovkin fired his work in a diesel fueled kiln using a mixture of used motor oils. 1954-1957 Heath Ceramics, Sausalito, California; 1966-1970 College of the Redwoods, Mendocino, California; 1988-1989 Artists (with his wife Susan) in Residence at Princeton Seminary, New Jersey
with high and enclosed hollowed-out back above a loose cushion seat; resting on wooden legs joined by an H-stretcher; excellent vintage condition; newly upholstered; the Porter's chair was placed at the front door to be used by a household servant who awaited a visitor's knock. The design enveloped the servant for warmth and protection from the cold breezes as the door was opened and closed.
a good example of abstract expressionism with its bold, thickly applied paint in the impasto style with great depth of color; good vintage condition; all in an ebonized wooden frame; remnants of gallery and framing company labels on reverse; signed lower right
a good example of American Impressionism with its thickly applied paint capturing the shifting effect of light and color; Hugo Melville Fisher (1878-1946) was active in California and is best known for his seascape and marine paintings. Born in Brooklyn, and the son of artist Hugo Anton Fisher, the Fisher family moved to Alameda, California in 1886.
the four barrel-back chairs, all with faux bamboo wooden supports; new leather upholstery; Barnard & Simonds Co. (1898-1967) Rochester, NY moving to Grand Rapids, MI in 1959, purchased by Baker Furniture in 1967