Every interior should have a touch of the eclectic and one thing we are known for here is the unexpected. A great example of this type of whimsy is this 1960s Egyptian-style glass bust by Sweden's Erik Höglund for Kosta.
We just sort of rediscovered this periodical called Philistine, which is edited by one of our favorite prop stylists - David de Quevedo
- and little did we know he had put us on the cover! While this copy, Winter
2015, is a past issue, it just turned up on the magazine rack of a recently opened West Village specialty shop called Clover Grocery. Featured above is a chic collection of cased glass from Empoli, Kastrup, and Murano in a color palette that remains very much in fashion.
Conical vases by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy, circa 1950s - notice the fine fluting, or 'sgraffito' in Italian, and the nice shot of shiny saffron colored glaze inside to contrast the chocolate brown matte exterior.
Hostess gift ideas for your holiday gathering - and there's no need to hunt for these, as we have them in stock for your Easter needs.
Top: Malachite eggs, mid-century
Center: Murano Glass, likely Fratelli Toso, 1950s
Bottom: Murano "Scavo" glass paperweights from Cenedese, circa 1960s Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
Miraculously intact and shown here as it would have been presented originally (sold at the Murano factory shop or here on 5th Ave at the Camer Showroom) as a complete fruit and bowl collection from Barbini, 1950s. Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
Murano hanging pendants - in beautifully saturated jewel tones - the mix of Cobalt, Emerald and Amethyst makes for a most elegant color combination. Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
This amazing pair of bowls are from the great Aldo Londi working for Bitossi in the 1950s. A wonderful pair of donkey headed bowls with color blocked interiors. Sold as originally only as a pair, the largest bowl is 16 inches diameter and both are in mint condition. Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
A very large scale, one-of-a-kind piece by the hand of Eva Staer-Nielsen for Saxbo, where she worked from 1929 - 1968, placing this piece, circa 1950, at the very middle of her tenure at this Danish studio.
Hexagonal in shape, but with a most interesting and arresting element - the upright and inverse triangles the shape forms on the surface design.
A substantial piece @ 10" x 9.5"
We were pleased to be asked by Shawn Henderson, one of our favorite clients and a superstar in the interior design world, to lend our fine ceramics to his showcase at the Architectural Digest Design Show, happening this weekend at the 92nd and 94th Street Piers, here in Manhattan (March 16-19).
Our fine Scandinavian ceramics accentuate his livable luxury aesthetic.
Spring has sprung at The End of History - whether the weather agrees or not! We are feeling the need to brighten up the neighborhood with shades of yellow, green and blues of all hues.
Stop by and see the display in person and get a respite from all the slush that surrounds.
Moorish is more when it comes to these mid-century ceramics from a French artist named Georges Pelletier. We recently rediscovered his work and, of course, can't get enough. These ceramic dishes are meant for either hanging or for tabletop. The patterns and colors are modern yet reminiscent of Moorish tiles and rugs. Approximately 3 - 5" Square Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
Three just acquired items created by the hand of the great Carl-Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand, circa 1950s, Sweden.
The 11" greenish glazed vase has a lovely smattering of mottled details near the neck and the blue 7.5" vessle is perfectly periwinkle with a thin illuminated lip at the opening.
The just shy of chartreuse bowl is dizzingly decorated - an impressive size at 13" in diameter Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
An Italian hand-painted dish, made expressly for hanging, with a rather gamine gal - very much in the manner of Audrey Hepburn - maybe even inspired by her role in 1953's Roman Holiday OR perhaps she's in Dior's New Look in gay Paris.
10" x 10" Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
A grand tour souvenir of Venus de Milo circa 19th century French was recently lent by us to stylist Theo Vamvounakis & photographer Keirnan Monaghan for a fantasy vanity shoot. This just published cosmetics story appears in WWD magazine. We love the tableau and think she would fit perfectly in your own deluxe powder room! Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
A mid-century marble sculpture by Italian artist Nardo Dunchi
(1914-2010). Hand carved from one block of white marble. Depicts an abstract
form with well spaced textural holes. Signed on bottom edge N Dunchi
1971. Mounted to a black mica base. Measures 24 1/2 inches x 9 inches Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
Signed and dated, 1957, by French artist Jean Claude Taburet, this artwork is painted and applied enamel on 2 square tiles. The cubist style and color palette, with the floating geometric shapes, give it a real French New Wave lightness, and are so evocative of the era.
15" x 9" - original cerused oak frame Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
A monumental pair of Barovier & Toso (attributed)Murano gold & black glassjazz musicians circa 1950. This is the largest and most spectacular pair of Murano glass figures we have ever had the pleasure of offering at 20 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
A beautifully carved late 19th/early 20th Century neoclassical Roman style marble statue of an athlete or warrior, 3 feet tall including the base. Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
A tasty sample of some of our most exciting Murano bowls - all by Barbini from the 1950s. I'm particularly enamored with the Spumoni style bowls above. Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
An iconic piece of mid century Danish ceramic design, the Rosentorn (rose thorn) vase by KnudBasse for Michael Andersen & Sons. Knud Basse worked for Michael Andersen from 1960 to 1963 and produced this stunning design in several sizes for a very limited time, our example is the largest size made at 10 inches tall. A large imposing and important example of Danish design. Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
Sometimes the value lies in the lid - as evidenced here with this charming bunny pull atop a vessel by Bing & Grondhal from the 1940s - very much in the style of the smaller vessel with a seahorse pull by Royal Copenhagen - I'm guessing they shared a designer in Thorkild Olsen.
Bunny - 11"
Seahorse - 6" Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theendofhistory
A very large Alfredo Barbini globe chandelier circa late 1940s, early 50s. Fluted and fabulous this beauty is just in need of a large space. Total length is 42 inches. Follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/theend
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There is nothing quite like the fabulous vintage hand blown glass , the rare ceramics, and the marvelous mid-century modern furniture found at "The End of History". We opened our shop in Manhattan's West Village in 1997. Since then we have amassed more decorative objects from the 50's & 60's in one room than anywhere in the world. As a result we've become the go-to for top editors from magazines as well as a choice source to the best interior designers in the world. We will update this blog often... and as new publications come out and exciting new items hit our shelves!