Vintage Wrought Iron Plant Stand, Circa 1940. Wonderful with a large Boston Fern inside. Line the vessel with moss and you are good to go. We found this one in Harwich on Cape Cod. It’s off-white and rust distressed. It stands. 40 1/2″ and us 14″ square at the base. The round basket-like top is 16″ deep and 14″ across. You could paint it if you wish, but we think the weathered look “as is” simply fits the piece. The wind will not blow this one over. It’s very sturdy and about 10 pounds. Selling on etsy.com at ContessasHome. $150
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. Selling on etsy.com at ContessasHome. $225
Lovely frame and awesome double matting. A calm scene that would enhance a guest room or master suite. Lithograph of a couple floating on a lake in a row boat. By the looks of things he is smitten. Entitled: In Deep Water. Victorian Style! Purchased at a local Falls Church, VA auction. Selling on etsy.com at ContessasHome. $95
Three vintage bamboo stools, stackable or very iseful for placing around your home to hold books, plants, or placed on top of tables for displaying or servings. A set of three is a RARE find. We absolutely love the versatility of this threesome. A lovely honey stained patina on them and they are very sturdy considering their age. Selling on etsy.com at ContessasHome. $350
“The kiss of the Sun for Pardon
The song of the bird for mirth
One is nearer God’s Heart in a Garden, than any where else on earth.”
Frankly this one is a treasure. It has “patina” that has formed over the years but it’s lettering is extremely clear and amazingly intact. We simply love this piece
and are very pleased to have found it at a District of Columbia estate sale. $75 and available on etsy.com at ContessasHome
Victorian Decorative Wood Mirror with gilt filigree framing. Measures 22.5″ x 22.5 x 2.25. Gilt filigree trim in inner frame encasing the vintage beveled mirror. Mirror has age/normal acid discoloration. We think adding to its provenance. It is vintage after all. The outer frame is 2.5″ and raised approximately 1″. Frame is wood not a composite. Dating to the late 1800’s. We have included a photo of the wooden back which shows the layering of the piece. A lovely aged specimen. Purchased at a local auction gallery. Bracketed for hanging. It’s a beauty!
$199 on etsy.com at ContessasHome
Brass Candlesticks, two, each a slightly different design. Purchased as a pair at a local auction gallery. Measurements are 16 1/4″ and 21 1/4″. One has an octagon base and the other is round. What we love the most about them is the color (patina. ) Each has its own variation in color due to air, sunlight and oxidation. Brass can be a variety of colors. We happen to think that their provenance is what makes them so great. These two should be together as a pair. Their shape is also a variation that we just love. Enjoy! Check them out on etsy.com at ContessasHome $95/pair
Brass spindle lamp, Circa 1940. Very sweet size. Twenty-one Inches tall. Purchased at a local auction house and restored with new socket, new cord with toggle switch, new high quality brass harp and finial topper. The shade is ebony and trimmed in gold. Shade is Octagon in shape and selected especially for this lamp so as to create simpatico with the lamps base. . It’s a lovely piece. You might enjoy it for over night lighting. Selling on etsy.com at ContessasHome. $150
Purchased at a local Falls Church auction gallery. Framed watercolor under glass. Signed Larry Lamby, 1959. Rural Illinois farm scene with a farmhouse and silos.We visited this farm this Fall in September. Its likeness to what we saw was remarkable. The picture is nicely framed in a mauve/blond slightly distressed frame. Picture inclusive of frame measures 21″x 181/2″. This picture makes you want to take a stroll through this pasture.A nice calm serene midwest pictorial. Priced at $89.00.
Being sold at ContessasHome on Etsy.com
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