Excited to share this item from my #etsy shop: Abraham Lincoln, The War Years, Four Volume Set https://etsy.me/3qSdMG3
A memory in photographs and text about the later private life of Hollywood legend – Katherine Hepburn. One of the most photographed faces in stardom. This book is a memoir of her “private world.” A fascinating collaboration of 150 photographs. She was an American Hollywood icon who preferred to be called “Kate.” A rather simple woman; fiercely independent. John Bryson was the editor and photographer. Kate said she did this book because she trusted him. Her own words were dictated to create this extraordinary look into the places she loved the most. For Sale on Etsy at $45.
The Book jacket is “ever so slightly” frayed around the edges. A classic however, and if you admired her movies you will love this book. Kate was not a fancy female. She was just “who she was.” This book gives you a rare glimpse into her rather un-fancy and down to earth lifestyle. Quite the dame she was!
Picturing Nantucket reveals a complete spectrum of the islands artistic heritage. Complete with 125 color and 180 black and white reproduction photographs from the Nantucket Historical Associations extensive collection. If you treasure Nantucket Art, this book is an essential reference for your personal collection.
Pristine copy. Measures 10.5” x 12.5” x 1”
A beautiful coffee table book. 253 pages.
A true Art History of the Island.
English Furniture, From Gothic to Sheraton, an Antique Dealers or Collectors reference guide. Originally published in 1937. This copy is an unabridged republication, of 1968 by Dover Publications of New York, NY
For those who have a home that is more than a mere dwelling, who appreciate the work of bygone ages, when the craftsman lived for the joy of his art. Complete with 900 illustrations.
Soft Copy, 406 pages. Beginning with the dawn of construction in Wood.
Library of Congress
Card Catalog Number 68-19173
All ETSY Customers and ContessasHome viewers;
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ContessasHome our virtual “selling” site will be reactivated and we will be launching it for browsing at 12 Noon on Monday, February 1, 2021. We have preserved numerous items from our brick and mortar store in Delray, Contessa’s Garden and Gift, Alexandria, VA. Our items will be selling in best condition and priced according to the current market value.
Shipping charges will be the responsibility of our buyers. This is standard policy on ETSY.
ETSY is an easy and fun way to purchase treasures without leaving the comfort of your home. We trust you will enjoy shopping our online store. Feedback and questions on our Etsy site are welcome. We are happy to engage your comments and suggestions. This has been a practice we enjoy. It’s always fun to know our customers virtually. Perfect for the life we are all leading during COVID isolation. All of our items are purchased at local auctions. Our inventory will include, what is known in the business as “vintage smalls.” And we will sell restored lamps/lighting, art, mirrors, “classic” hardcover books, silver, home decor and garden decor. We also have small/petite vintage furniture in our inventory.
CONTESSASHOME looks forward to serving you!
SOLD today, a pair of handcrafted wooden lamps, Circa 1950, to our Etsy buyer in Pennsylvania. This unique pair are adorned with higher end specially fitted linen shades. They were created by a superior craftsperson who used a laythe to create this pair. Selling price on Etsy is $235. Our buyer is thrilled Congratulations!!
We still have this lovely bowl with the three round glass feet. So unique. And if memory serves us correctly, it was very reasonably acquired. Our secret: we always doubled our retail selling price. It’s a common retail practice, but we must admit we priced this beauty – not based on price but on “value.” It was our way of preserving an item we personally valued as “priceless.” It never sold. Lucky….for us.
A pair of Lamps, handcrafted using a laythe. Light mahogany stained wood. 18” tall from top of shade to the base. Base is 6” square. The shaft of this lamp is 8 3/4”. Both have been fully restored. New sockets, new cords, new plugs and new almond color linen lampshades retailing for $40 each. A great pair for a console table behind a couch or for bedside. Selling now on Etsy.com at ContessasHome. $175.00 for the pair. These lamps were restored at the Lamplighter in Old Town, Alexandria, VA
We have recently relisted and placed this beautiful completely restored Schonbek Crystal Chandelier for sale on Etsy.com. Our ContessasHome Etsy site is active and you can view it now. We now know that it is a Schonbek Chandelier. The relisting price for this lovely chandelier is now $650 USD. We welcome inquiries.
Chandelier, Gilt, French four arm with four candlelight bulbs. Twenty-eight hanging crystals total. Large center drop Crystal is two inches round and was $40 on its own. Each arm has five/two inch Crystal drops. The top and bottom four crystals are three inches each. The width of the chandelier is fifteen inches. The top to bottom measurement is twenty-three inches. The gilt gold patina is superb adding to the overall provenance of this piece.
It’s petite and very pretty. Strong French design. We have restored it with tiny copper wiring and a ceiling cap. It’s ready to install.
A lovely chandelier.