Vintage Furniture & Collectibles
810 Upshur Street Northwest
H o u r s
Tuesday - Friday 11am until 6pm
and sometimes later..check with us!
Closed on Mondays, but see us by Appointment
For hand-selected Vintage & Antique Furniture,
Furnishings, Objets de Art and other
unique Collectible Items
like us on Facebook ~Yelp ~ Twitter
by Marietta Stevens Crichlow and Linda Crichlow White
available at Upshur Street Books
B e n t l e y 's
Vintage Furniture & Collectibles
antiques, furnishings, decor
Hiram Washington Hayden* Bucket
Brass body over copper, the rivets and handle are made of forged iron. Bucket weighs about 4.lbs. The bottom of the bucket is rounded as made. Condition is very good. No cracks or flaws on the brass. The handle is in excellent condition. Brass retains a great looking patina. Overall, an excellent looking antique apple bucket for being 160+ years old. (13"x10" & 10" deep)
This piece pre-dates the Civil War which was fought from 1861 to 1865.
*Hiram Washington Hayden (1820-1904) was an inventor who patented a design for brass kettles in 1851. This bucket was made in 1851 by Ansonia Brass (of Waterbury, Connecticut) of spun brass that was made by the H.W. Hayden Company – it is signed and dated on the base December 16, 1851.
Oak Cabinet - Great storage/dry goods
(4feet x 28", 37" tall) well made but not so heavy $265
This is an English antique c.1900
It is in excellent structural condition but it does need to be re-upholstered. The gold-leafing
is beautiful; a high quality piece. It was originally purchased in Europe, and I came upon
it from an Estate in Upper Northwest Washington DC.
(measures 57"wide, 30"deep, seat to floor 18" and 41" back of settee to floor)
Originally priced at $3000 ~ recently reduced to $1200 which can include local delivery.
"When you put together things that other people have thrown out,
you’re really bringing them to life – a spiritual life that surpasses the life
for which they were originally created."
3 members of the Maasai Tribe ~ Kenya, Africa
(approx 10-13" tall, hand carved Ebony wood)
"Ebony is a black wood, most commonly yielded by several different species of wood.
It is finely-textured and has a very smooth finish when polished, making it valuable as an ornamental wood."
Artist: Steven M. Cummings - Can you see me now
(30" by 42" box-framed)
James Coignard (1925-2008)
[numbered & signed in pencil, framed. sheet size 18" x 22"]
price on request
This collectible is the card board front cover of the Comic Book
Pore Lil' Mose: His Letters to His Mammy
by Richard Outcault, published by Cupples and Leon Publishers in 1902.
Measures 15"x11" in Fair Condition considering its age.
The history of the Pore Lil' Mose comic strip
"Richard Outcault was one of the most popular cartoonists of the early 1900s. In creating Pore Lil’ Mose, Outcault took an absurd concept of a 7 year old black kid living on his own in 1901 New York City with his monkey, bear, dog, and cat friends and was able to make people laugh and at times, take a critical look at themselves and the world they lived in.
The “Pore Lil’ Mose” series was far ahead of its time in social commentary and portrayal of blacks. Before he was a cartoonist, Outcault was a masterful illustrator working for Thomas Edison producing complex illustrations for Edison’s laboratories as well as illustrating for some of the largest newspapers and magazines of the late 1800’s. In the beginning, cartooning was just a way for Outcault to make additional income and have fun. Because of his experience as an illustrator, his early cartoons were drawn with more detail and skill than other cartoonist and are rich in artistic and historical detail.
What truly makes “Pore Lil’ Mose” stand out from other black cartoons of the period is Outcault’s portrayal of blacks. One should keep in mind that in 1900, the Civil War had only been over for 35 years, and the civil rights movement of the 1960’s was still over sixty years away. “Pore Lil’ Mose” was the first comic strip to have a black character as its main protagonist, and for over half a century, “Pore Lil’ Mose” was the only comic strip to have portrayed blacks as judges, teachers and other professionals. When one views the 70 plus “Pore Lil’ Mose” strips, one sees that Outcault created a character in Mose who was polite, kind, generous, accepting, intelligent and at times a deeply profound thinker who loved his family and friends. Pore Lil’ Mose can be viewed as a role model for every human being regardless or race or ethnicity. "
Oak 4 Drawer Dresser (35" tall, 39" wide and 19" deep)
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux 1873-1897
(approx 4feet tall and approx 30lbs, chalkware plaster with glass eyes. Vintage Church Icon c.1930)
Bakelite c.1940 AM Radio - works
Antique Chest of Drawers
In good condition, and better with some tlc. White marble top. 40" wide, 20" deep and 40" tall)
"Wall of Building with 5 cents Sign, Demopolis, Alabama"
by William Christenberry (B. 1936)
(sheet size 22" x 17.5") price on request
a beautiul piece of antique furniture, needs some creative love.
hand crafted, dove-tail joints, c. early 19th century
27" high, 45"x39"
Vintage Givenchy Factice Perfume Bottle
[acquired from Julius Garfinckel's & Co. Washington DC]
Wonderful condition inside, needs cosmetic care on the outside.
A beautiful piece from the Art Nouveau period.
Black Americana Salt & Pepper Shaker [from a 3 Generation Family, with Love]
Smoked Reed Hand Purse & Reed Bracelet
In 1963, WOOK TV Channel 14 in Washington, DC premiered a teen television dance show created for African American teenagers in the Washington metropolitan area. The show, “The Teenarama Dance Party” was the visual spin-off of a radio program broadcast on WOOK Radio in DC. WOOK Radio was black radio at its best in Washington, DC and when WOOK owner Richard Eaton received a license to operate a television station, the popularity of the Teenarama Dance Party radio program made the smooth transition from radio to television.
Teens danced the latest dance craze to the hit sounds. Guest performers ranging from Rhythm & Blues, Rock and Roll to popular actors visited the set of Teenarama when passing through town. Most singers were ushered over to Teenarama from The Howard Theater where they were performing that particular week. The teens had the opportunity to see their idols perform including James Brown, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Major Lance, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Billy Stewart, Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, The Four Seasons and many many others.
The program was produced and broadcast live six days a week from the studio of WOOK-TV in Northeast Washington, DC. The show ran from March 7, 1963 to November 20, 1970.
Coin Silver Spoon Collection c.1875 c.1930-40 Rotary Telephone (Bakelite?)
Vanity Desk c.1880 Oak Rocking Chair in very good condition. Aged-well.
features dropfront secretary section, mirror, bookcase, 2 drawers, and cabinet with
door. Key locks all compartments. 76"x 42"x 14" Excellent condition.
Peace Flowers by E.Wilmet
original oil painting, 28" x 28", signed & framed (c.1996)He strongly identifies with this world; his work carries the weight of his sentimental attachment and his dogged preservation of its memory. - See more at: http://www.artsatl.com/2012/05/review-william-christenberry-mona-kuhn-offer-contrasting-sensibilities-jackson-fine-art/#sthash.Qu5Ge4cy.dpuf
Guanyin East Asian Goddess of Mercy (antique, marble)
East Asian Import Armoire in very good condition (7'3" tall, 44" wide and 21" deep)
Beautiful Victorian Ladies - beautifully framed
Large Antique Buffet (7 feet wide, 2 feet deep and 45" tall)
Brazilian Cow-Skin (approx 5'x7' in excellent condition)
Numbered & Signed Serigraph by Albert Drachkovitch (26" x 20" - unframed)
“Starkie Brothers Downtown Band with Amazing Sister Jinni”
framed art print (1901-1930) 22.5” x 17.5"