Curious Objects: Remember When: Sold Items
Acme Dual "6" Maple Chair: The seat of this vintage Maple chair is covered with some of my favorite "stuff". Lots of fun. Great reading. Even a Perfection stove advertisement. This chair is 36" tall at the back with seat measurements of 16" x 17.5". I have waxed the natural aged finish. Therefore, it still has great character.
Signed DV 12-2003.
Maple Leaf Chair: This old painted, pressed back, oak chair is decorated with a vintage hand painted Maple leaf. The chair has its original paint. It is a golden antiqued color. The leaf came from an ice cream parlor where it was used for decoration. The colors on the leaf match the chair perfectly. There are lots of gold, green and hand painted buttons mixed with interesting beaded chain and jewels, surrounding the leaf and covering the seat. It's a great chair! Signed DV 2001 on the bottom.
Yellow Cat Chair: One of my cat paintings sits in a bed of bright red glass beads, tiny ceramic tiles, yellow enamel ball chain with jewel and star detail. Bright and fun. The vintage chair measures 34" tall at the back with seat measurements of 14.5" x 16.5". Protective gloss finish for cleaning ease. Just spray with a glass cleaner and wipe with a soft cloth. Easy! Signed DV 06 on the bottom.
Cessna Chair: A high quality, porcelain Cessna sign is the center of the chair seat. It is surrounded by American flags, glass beads and small ceramic tiles. Jewel detail. This vintage chair measures 32.5" tall at the back with seat measurements of 14.5" x 16.5". Protective gloss finish for cleaning ease. Signed DV 06.
Rose Chair: A vintage rose painting by Ethel Higginbotham is surrounded by tiny glass beads, silver metal ball chain and small ceramic tiles with jewel and blue rose detail. The protective finish on the vintage chair "caught" the sun and the photo has distressing glare. The chair is wood. It measures 39" tall at the back with seat measurements of 16" x 18". Protective gloss finish for cleaning ease. Very pretty. Signed DV 06.
Saint Chair: This highly detailed, vintage Oak chair is decorated with Saint Scapulas, beads and pearl buttons. It is 34.5" tall at the back with seat measurements of 14" x 16.5". Protective gloss finish. Signed DV 06.
Hand Chair: An old brass, palm reading hand sits in small glass beads surrounded by bright, striped glass beads. The outside detail line is made of cobalt glass tube beads. Beautiful shell design on the vintage Oak chair. It measures 39.5" tall with seat measurements of 15" x 17". Protective gloss finish. Signed DV 06.
Victorian Side Chair: The seat and outside area of the "hip hugger" arms have been decorated with jewels, hand painted buttons and brass leaves. I have left the original, old finish on the walnut. It has been oiled to protect the wood where the finish has worn. Great character. These "stick and ball" chairs are quite difficult to find. Therefore, this is the only one available! Signed DV 2000.
Vintage Watch Chair: The seat of this Victorian side chair is covered with vintage watch parts and jewels. I believe the wood is either Mahogany or Walnut but it is difficult to tell as the finish is very dark. I have applied a layer of clear Lucite over the seat to prevent the old parts from attacking the sitter! The chair measures 30" tall at the back with seat measurements of 14" x 16". Note that this is a small chair as the seat is only 15" from the floor.
Signed DV 12 - 2003.
A Watched Chair: This fine, old chair is quite rare. It is solid oak with "rabbit ears", and a pressed flower design. I have decorated the seat with vintage watch parts. They are set down into the area that would have been caned. I have applied a heavy, clear acrylic layer which makes the seat almost flat for sitting. The art measures 9.25" x 8.75" within a 15" x 17.5" seat. This chair is quite tall - 41" to the tips of the rabbit ears. Signed DV 2004.
A Watched Table: This vintage Maple, side table measures 19" x 19" x 20.5" high. The watch dials, movements, jewels, beads and rhinestone buttons have been set into the top and finished with a high gloss acrylic. It is useable as the surface is level. That is amazing for me. Great jewel tones in these vintage parts and pieces. Signed DV 2004.
Vintage Button Chair: This lovely old chair has its seat decorated with bright, wonderful and interesting vintage buttons. The detail is both plastic and glass beads. The seat has been treated with a high gloss finish and it is almost completely flat! The chair does have some original character scuffs. I have cleaned and waxed the surface. This chair measures 38" tall at the back with seat measurements of 14.75" x 18.25". Signed DV 2004.
Rose Garden Chair: This was a difficult chair to photo. The protective high gloss finish made the camera a bit crazy. I did my best. The seat center is a vintage oil painting by Ethel Higginbotham. I just love it and did the chair to "match". This vintage, wood chair stands 38" tall at the back with seat measurements of 14.5" x 18.5". The details include enamel chain, beads, leaves, rhinestone, jeweled jewelry pieces, ceramic flowers, etc. The chair back has English wood roses nestled in jewels and beads. Signed DV 2006.
Blue Hen Chair: A vintage Maple chair decorated with hand made, folky blue hens, beads and game pieces. It is 34" tall at the back with seat measurements of 16" x 14.25". The seat has been treated with a heavy gloss finish to protect it and you. It is this finish that caused reflection areas and slight distortion in the photos. Signed DV 2004.
Shabby Chic Deep Aqua Princess Chair: I bought this wonderful old, painted aqua, wood chair from my friend, Phyllis. I just had to have it. Beautiful color and unusual shape. It inspired a Princess theme with gold and silver crowns set in crystal and beads. A few hanging baubles make it even more fun. It stands 36" tall at the back with seat measurements of 15" x 14". Signed DV 2005.
Vintage Watch Chair: A very unusual chair. Gentle in design. The photos should give you an idea of what I mean. Just lovely. I left all the original patina on the wood except for the seat as I wanted to "frame" my vintage watch assemblage. This chair measures 35" at the back with seat measurements of 14" x 15.5". Signed DV 2005.
Vintage Mahogany Button Chair: This chair stands 35" tall at the back with seat measurements of 15.5" deep x 20" wide. Note the carved wood flower detail on the back. The high gloss seat is decorated with my Dad's hand painted buttons. The original mahogany finish has been cleaned and waxed. Character areas add to the vintage charm. Signed DV 2004.
Very Bright Flower and Flower Button Chair: This fine, old mahogany chair has a brightly decorated seat. The colors pop out from the surrounding dark wood. The original finish has been cleaned and waxed. This chair stands 35" tall at the back with seat measurements of 15.5" deep x 20" wide. Note the carved wood flower detail on the back. The high gloss seat is decorated with my Dad's hand painted, red flower buttons which are set in turquoise beads and framed with bright red beads. Signed DV 2005.
Complete Dots: My very first dot furniture. All SOLD