Category Archives: Walls

harris strong tile wall clock

Harris Strong Tile Wall Clocks

Owning a Harris Strong tile wall clock is like owning a genuine piece of utilitarian art. Manufactured by the Harris G. Strong Company from the late-1950's into the 1970's, these amazing mid-century modern wall clocks are typically made of walnut veneer wood and decorated with the iconic Harris Strong tiles. Harris Strong tiles have bold and unusual colors and glazes, often with raised embossed images. The illustrated tiles always have a fun, abstract vibe, no matter what varied subject matter is depicted. Harris Strong and his team of artisans, which included artist Bill Chaiken, manufactured these tiles in his Brooklyn, New York facility...a former sausage factory! Harris Strong made a variety of elaborate tile art wall hangings, but these clocks are truly impressive timepieces that serve both an aesthetic and practical function. These are Harris Strong wall clocks from our collection...

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vintage flocked wallpaper

Vintage Flocked Wallpaper

Vintage flocked wallpaper is one of the most opulent and hedonistic of wallcovering, giving any room or accent wall a castle-like feel. It can create a distinctive Hollywood Regency vibe, an old Victorian boudoir feel, and can sometimes look like something straight out of Dark Shadows. Vintage flocked wallpaper patterns are typically equal parts classic traditional and totally mod. The concept of delicate flocking on your walls may seem a little odd, but the majority of vintage flocked wallpaper is designed to be very resilient and is hand-washable! Check out these rare vintage flocked wallpaper patterns!

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vintage metallic wallpaper

Vintage Metallic Wallpaper

Vintage metallic wallpaper adds a stunning design statement to any room or accent wall. Light and shadows dance across the reflective surfaces, creating a truly opulent visual experience. Many styles were made with a real foil coated paper that has a genuine mirror-like quality, while others use screen print inks that have shimmery metallic properties. Check out these rare vintage metallic wallpaper patterns from the early 1970's.

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Curtis Jere Brass Wall Sculpture

Curtis Jere Metal Art

Curtis Jere metal art is one of the quintessential designer brands of mid-century modern home decorating. Curtis Jere works vary wildly in style and subject matter, from quaint country craft sculptures to large modernist kinetic art pieces. As these pieces become more and more desirable, many collectors are still unaware that "Curtis Jere" is actually a fictitious character! Artisan House, a home décor company created by jewelry designers Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels (get it?) did not make it easy for the comsumer to figure it out. The following is the text from the label of an actual Jere piece..."This is an original Curtis Jere design. Mr. Jere, who is a California multimedia sculptor, works in bronze, copper, brass and steel. This hand-crafted sculpture has a patina and finish designed to become lovelier with age". We have been collecting C. Jere pieces long before they were considered collectible, and here are a few examples of Curtis Jere metal art and Jere inspired pieces.

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harvest gold wallpaper

Harvest Gold Mid-Century Wallpaper

We recently found five matched unused rolls of Thomas Strahan vinyl mid-century wallpaper. Each roll is bigger than a modern double roll, measuring 70 square feet. There is a grand total of 350 square feet, which is actually enough to start and finish a significant project. The unpasted vinyl-acrylic wallcovering has a subtle floral & dot pattern on an ultra-mellow harvest gold background. This high-quality vintage wallpaper is screen printed, giving it a hand-finished quality, and you can see the little imperfections and the raised ink on close inspection. The wallpaper is in excellent condition with no spotting or discoloration from age. Four rolls are still in their original plastic. We opened one roll to see the full pattern and inspect the quality, but it is unused and uncut. Rolls measure 20.5 inches in length.

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