Contessa will be attending the New York International Gift Show at the Javits Center on February 2nd and 3rd Our emphasis on this buying trip will be focused on “handmade and made in the USA.” It should be a good time as we interface with dear friends and colleagues in NY. At the request of organizers of local events in the Alexandria area, ContessasHome, LLC plans to conduct Fine and Decoratve Art shows and sell exceptional and unique jewelry items during 2015 at select “special” events. A percentage of the proceeds of these sales will be donated by Contessa to these local organizations
A perfect pair of candlestick lamps. Restored to perfection. New silk “bell” shades in tawny/beige. Shades measure 4 1/2 inches at top and 10″ at the base. They are 7 1/2″ in-depth. Lamp itself is 29″ from top to bottom of base. Lamp post is a composite material. Dating to the 1950’s. Base is round and graduated and gives the appearance of being a Victorian style with four feet on each lamp. A distinct and handsome lighting effect in a foyer, guest bath, on a dresser in a bedroom or on a side board in a dining area. Contessa thinks these are awesome. lt is all about atmosphere and we like the subtle effect these lamps bring to any room. Equipped to handle 25 to 40-watt standard size light bulbs.
New shades, new cord with toggle switch and new plugs. And these lamps are newly wired and will bring at least 25 years of lovely soft lighting to your home.
This pair is being sold on Etsy.com at ContessasHome for: $195.00
Candlesticks, set of two. Purchased at auction. Crystal, made in Germany. Eight inches tall. Wonderful condition. Clear, no scratches, or nicks. Round base has flower pattern. Top/Cup of the candlestick has the appearance of a tulip. Quite pretty we think.
Valentines Day is coming. Use these to set a romantic and cozy table for you and your sweetest!!! Valentines Day is all about making “your person” feel special. Dinner, wine, candlelight and good memories made together. Perfect.
Selling on Etsy.com at ContessasHome for: $45.00
Original Kerosene lantern from the early 1900’s. Completely restored and illuminated to handle 40-watt flame-style light bulb. Pressed glass swirl belly. Lamp is 16 1/2 inches in height. Petite Hurricane is of the highest quality by Royal Craft lamp glass. Lamp is restored to be of use for day and night. Safely lit for many hours and gives a warm and reflective glow. Particularly lovely on a mantle. Brass mock-wick fixture was replaced and added with a new clear cord, plug and toggle switch attached. A lovely restoration for one of Contessa’s favorites. Selling on Etsy.com at ContessasHome for: $175.00
Purchased at a local auction gallery on January 14, 2015.
Framed Gouache (a method of painting with opaque pigment water colors mixed with a preparation of gum) watercolor painting showing figure repairing a small boat in dry dock. Signed John E. Bradley, January 1963′
Nicely framed, and appropriate to the piece. Muted color tones in grey, blue, green and lime. Background passing vessel is under-toned in light blue. Measures 21″ x 10.5″.
We like this one very much. Great for a beach house, den or home library.
Selling on Etsy.com at ContessasHome for: $120.00
Ornate Gilt Framed Wall Mirror, having raised scrolling decorations at the primary and secondary compass points. Wonderful size. 19 1/2″ x 33″. All older period wood – no veneer. Bracketed to hang vertically.
Being sold at $250.00 on Etsy.com at: ContessasHome
Rustic Copper, folk art wall hanging with hand-crafted Blue/Green distressed wooden frame. Copper insert has white painted floral decoration on surface of the flower design. Medium Weight, approximately 20 lbs. Dimensions are 21 1/4″ x 33 3/4″
Vintage (tin ceiling tile) insert measures: 12″ x 24 1/2″ Very COTTAGE CHIC!!!
Perfect for hanging vertically or horizontal. If you have a collection of these, this one makes a great addition. Being sold at $110.00
Check this item out on Etsy.com at ContessasHome
Vintage framed French poster under glass, created for Jane Avril. Purchased at auction. Nicely framed. Heavy weight. 24″ x 31″. Selling at $150.00. See our post on Etsy.com at ContessasHome
Jane Avril (1868–1943) was a French can-can dancer made famous by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec through his paintings. Extremely thin, ‘given to jerky movements and sudden contortions’, she was nicknamed La Mélinite, after an explosive.
Etsy.com/ContessasHome is the place to find us.
Check out a couple new Vintage Smalls that we successfully bid on at auction recently. We will continue to look for cocktail-ware.