Saturday, September 20, 2014

Universal Furniture the Perfect Bedroom Makeover


I'm a firm believer in the power of a good night's sleep. And nothing puts the mind at ease and the day to rest better than a beautiful bedroom.  If your bedroom needs an update, refresh, or total overhaul—where do you start? Many designers suggest beginning with a new color palette, something calming and spa-like in a soft blue or green.


But I say, "Start with the furniture." After all, it's the the main attraction. Our current auction has just what you need. A beautiful bedroom suite by Universal Furniture Kentwood Collection with it’s faded mahogany splendor.  See Universal Furniture.

Sleep experts tell us, we spend a third of our lives in bed. So isn’t that the most logical starting place...finding a bed you love? We have that marvelous bed. It is designed with a traditional style that will make a room look for classic and elegant. See item 86.


At Universal Furniture good design celebrates styling that has an enduring appeal. They  realize that furniture must not only satisfy our senses, it has to meet practical needs in our everyday lives. It doesn’t compromise beauty for functionality. See item 76.


The Kentwood Collection is timeless. It will always look marvelous. With the added features like cedar in the bottom drawers for example. you will be able to experience the luxury you deserve and get the sleep you need. Which makes The Universal Furniture Kentwood Collection the inspirational start for a perfect bedroom makeover.

Happy Bidding!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Artwork Beyond Compare


The art work that is featured in the current auction is highly represented with African American artists nationally and even internationally known.

"The Thankful Poor" framed Art Print by Henry Ossawa Tanner was originally completed in 1895. He was one of the first African-American artists to achieve a reputation in both America and Europe. Henry Ossawa Tanner worked in the naturalist and genre traditions of American art. Though his work grew increasingly mainstream and allegorical, his early depictions of humble black folk about their daily lives are regarded as classic statements of African-American pride and dignity. The Thankful Poor is certainly one of those. See item 25.

We know you will appreciate the subject matter, vibrant colors, mode of creative expression, and the form of this artwork.  Even though we have been unable to identify the artist, the quality and appeal of these works is unmistakable.
One of our favorites is this original painting of Women with Baskets.  It is a vibrant rendering of six women in the market. It is signed by the artist around the basket of apples. See item 27.


The drawing, composition and abstraction of these pieces are amazing. Some paintings are naturalistic and representational as the couple in the fishing boat.  
A very romantic print of a Man rowing a boat while the woman gathers water lillys. Double signed by the artist Danny Philipea. It is numbered 572/1500.


Some are loaded with narrative content supporting the tradition and value of families.
The Family" a print of an original done by Charles Alton. A visionary artist and an influential teacher, Charles Alston (1907-1977) helped establish the Works Progress Administration's Harlem Art Workshop and was the first African American to be named a supervisor for the WPA's Federal Art Project. See item 39.

More than something to hang on the wall, this is art beyond compare, something to warm your heart.

Happy Bidding!