Thursday, October 17, 2013

Two Decades Ago.....

It was twenty years ago, yesterday, October 16, 1993 that we first opened the doors here at Newport Avenue Antiques...  Its been a 240 month, 7,261 day labor of love...

A big thank you goes out to all of our dedicated and supportive friends and employees...and to all of our colleagues on Newport Avenue who continue to strive to keep the Ocean Beach Antique District the greatest Antique and Design shopping destination in San Diego...

We are immensely grateful to our loyal, regular customer base, both in store and on line---- to all the designers, collectors, store owners, architects, restauranteurs and, in all those who continue to seek and search for all things out of the ordinary.......... for keeping us alive and going strong...

Here's a look at what we've been up to lately... Please stop by, we are open every day (11-6 and 12-5 Sundays) with new merchandise arriving daily. Or take a stroll by our front window displays in the early morning or evenings where something is always bound to catch your attention...

Please click on photos to enlarge and to view slideshow...

Many of these items can be found on our eBay store, our ebay seller name is  newportave.

Vintage Italian Yellow Tole Tray.....SOLD!!
Mid-Century Modern Framed Oil on Canvas... Woman sitting on stool... SOLD!!
Pair of 18th to 19th Century Carved and Painted Italian Wooden Pricket Candlestands.... SOLD!!
Vintage Mid-Century Framed Oil on Canvas... Nude Woman with Raised Arms... SOLD!!
Exquisite Handpainted Italian Venetian Slant Front Desk on Stand.... SOLD!!!

Vintage Long Neoclassical Style Painted Mirror Top Console Table... SOLD!!

Vintage Set of Eight Painted Carved Wooden Screen Panels...SOLD!!... Glass top Vintage Ornate Iron Console Table in Original Turquoise Paint... SOLD!!  Antique Architectural Decorative Column.. Pair Vintage Large Scale Conch Shell Lamps... SOLD!!!  Vintage Italian Faux Bamboo Iron Chandelier in Original Yellow Painted Finish... Set of Six Incredible French Style Armchairs Upholstered in Tiffany Blue Vinyl...SOLD!!!
Pair of Custom Made Antique Architectural Column Large Scale Lamps...SOLD!!  Set of Two Handpainted African Wooden Compotes... Very Large Scale Mid-Century Abstract Painting by New York Artist Yolande Maggio... 70" by 72".... SOLD!!

19th Century Three Panel Handpainted Decorative Folding Screen...SOLD!!!  Pair of Early 1900's Paint Decorated Italian Lamps with Handpainted Custom Shades.. SOLD!!!
Set of Very Large Scale Vintage Industrial Sign Letters..."LOVE"... SOLD!!

Original Mid-Century Dated Circular Display Shelf with Hanging Globe Fixture....SOLD!!!  Set of Vintage Industrial Sign Letters...."FUN"... SOLD!!

Mid-Century Framed Oil on Canvas..Abstract Nude..SOLD!! Two Sets of 3 Vintage Industrial Sign Letters... "ART"... both SOLD!!!

Unique Pair of Large Scale Mid-Century Fluted Urns, Original Store Props from Buffums...Fashion Square...SOLD!!

Pair of Vintage 1970's Chapman Studded Faux Armor Cannister Lamps with Original Labels.. SOLD!!!

Pair of Vintage Ornate Pierced Tin Lantern Wall Sconces.... SOLD!!!

Original 1933 Artist Proof Etching by English Artist Anthony Gross... "Cafe Caribies"... SOLD!!

Signed and dated all Wood Carved Folk Art Rustic Cabin and Lake Plaque, 1930 by V. Valoranta....

19th Century Studded Leather Domed Top Travel Trunk/Chest... SOLD!!!

Mid-Century Lucite Two Tier Bar/Serving Cart... SOLD!!.. Pair of Large Blown Art Glass Mottled Vases... One SOLD!!

Mid-Century Signed and Dated Etching... "A Freight Car" by Shigeru Kimura... 1963... SOLD!!

Vintage Mid-Century Framed Set of 6 Enamel Tiles... Two Woman with Cats and Flowers by Suzie Spector... SOLD!!!

Vintage Copper Lined Japanese Hibachi with Carved and Painted Chrysanthemum Flowers....

Antique Chinese Lacquered Paint Decorated Curved Top Table... SOLD!!!

Signed and Dated Etching by Anthony Gross.. SOLD!!

19th Century Signed and Dated Watercolor of Cows and Distant Village by Cornelius Pearson... 1855... SOLD!!

Signed and Dated Etching by Anthony Gross.. Artist Proof.. "Promenade in Autumn"... 1939... SOLD!!!

Mid-Century Abstract Modern Bronze Sculpture on Lucite Base... SOLD!!

Victorian Era Bisque Figure of a Fallen Bicyclist...SOLD!!

Antique Victorian Paper Mache Painted Decorated Double Inkwell Stand with Bronze Gilded Owl.... SOLD!!!

Early 1800's French Writing Desk... SOLD!!

Large Scale Mid-Century French Paris Street Scene Framed Oil on Canvas... SOLD!!!

Mid-Century Large Abstract Oil on Canvas by New York Artist Tania Kleid..."Circles"... SOLD!!

Wonderful 1950's Oil on Canvas Still Life by  Clinton Blair King... "Butterflies and Pomegranates".. Original Painted and Carved Frame... SOLD!!

Exquisite 19th Century French Carved Two Drawer Chest with all Original Painted Finish and Hardware... SOLD!!

Set of Four Framed Mid-Century Painted Tiles by Virginia Blain.... ALL SOLD!!

Original Oil on Board by British Artist Edward Benjamin Herberte... Steeple Chase... 19th Century... SOLD!!!

Pair of Vintage Wood Carved and Gilded Italian Putti/Angel Shelves/Corbels... Great Distressed Finish... SOLD!!

Large 19th Century Antique Round Copper Repousse Framed Mirror....SOLD!!

Victorian Era Style Bisque Seated Tennis Player Figure... SOLD!!!

Hard to Find Original Fornasetti Large Scale Paint Decorated Old World Map Tole Tray... SOLD!!

Vintage Mid-Century Era John Widdicomb Chinoiserie Decorated Four Door Sideboard/Credenza.... SOLD!!!

Pair of all Original Mid-Century Yellow and Black Modern Chairs... SOLD!!

Pair of Vintage European Mixed Metal Candelabras...

Pair of Vintage Kutani Blanc de Chin Lamps with Dragon Head Motif... SOLD!!

Pair of Large Mid-Century Geometric Abstract Pottery Lamps...

Vintage First Street Studios Framed Stained Glass Panel of Jesus...

One-of-a-kind Handpainted Three Panel Folding Screen Depicting a Garden Scene with Fountain Statue and Arbor.. SOLD!!

Pair of Very Large Scale Mirrors from Los Angeles Hotel.. SOLD!!  Pair of Vintage Italian Gold Gilded Floral Tole Glass Top Tables.. SOLD!!  Pair of Vintage Shabby Chic Chalkware Lamps... SOLD!!!  Vintage Italian Tall Rose Topiary Gilded Tole Lamp... SOLD!!

Vintage Hollywood Regency Painted Finish Credenza..SOLD!!! Pair of Black Ginger Jar Vintage Ceramic Lamps... SOLD!! Vintage Turquoise Painted Concrete Pineapple Garden Ornament... SOLD!!  Pair of 19th Century French Iron Baskets with Ormolu... SOLD!!!

Pair of Ornate Antique Large Scale Copper and Brass Handled Urn Vases... SOLD!!

Vintage Industrial Collection... La Jolla Sign and Miscellaneous Letters... SOLD!!  (Please inquire for other vintage industrial sign letters in stock)... Vintage Fiberglass Pool Bench... SOLD!!.. Pair of 1960's Chrome and Vinyl Armchairs from San Diego Dental Office... SOLD!!

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Bronze Tone Beehive Lamps.. SOLD!!  Mid-Century Modern Round Glass Top Metal Base Table.. SOLD!!

Pair of Vintage Floral Chinoiserie Ginger Jar Lamps.. SOLD!!.. Vintage Wood Carved Four Panel Screen Newly Painted in Sky Blue Lacquer... SOLD!!!

Pair of Mid-Century Armchairs Newly Upholstered in Vintage Blue and White Chinoiserie Scenic Fabric... SOLD!!!

Large Scale White Lacquer Painted Nativity Scene Cow... SOLD!!!

Vintage French Carved and Gold Gilded Bench Newly Upholstered in Vintage Fortuni Fabric... SOLD!!!

Set of 6 French Balloon Back Armchairs with Tiffany Blue Vinyl Upholstery..All Original.. SOLD!!  Pair of Antique Framed Italian Architectural Scenic Paintings... SOLD!!  Antique Italian Carved, Painted and Gilded Console Table with One Drawer... SOLD!!!  Pair of Unique Antique Italian Wall Sconces with Carved and Painted Wooden Back Panels..SOLD!!

Pair of Incredible Authentic Rustic Wagon Wheel Lamps... SOLD!!  Antique Pine Plank Top Farm Table 7' Long...SOLD!!!... Antique Primitive American Country Apple Crate..SOLD!!!...

Pair of Mid-Century Chapman Crystal Column Lamps.. SOLD!!  Vintage Italian Burlwood Bombe Marble Top Stand.. SOLD!!..  Framed Antique Religious Services Painting...SOLD!!

Vintage Pair of Chinese, Hong Kong Rosewood Stools with Cushions... SOLD!!  Vintage Chinese Scenic Rug... SOLD!!  Pair of Vintage Celadon Large Porcelain Umbrella Stands... SOLD!!

Vintage Mid-Century Massive 4' Tall Ceramic St. Bernard Statue... SOLD!!!

Set of 6 Vintage Pietro Constantini Sculptural Dining Chairs...  SOLD!!   Vintage McGuire Rattan Glass Top Dining Table.. SOLD!!

Amazing Vintage Workshop Bench with Vice.. SOLD!!

Unique Handcrafted Portable Tool Box... SOLD!!
Very Large Scale Vintage Industrial Sign Letters... "BE COOL"... SOLD!!!

Vintage Life Size Plaster Woman Garden Statue.... SOLD!!! Vintage Concrete, Plaster and Limestone Fruit Basket Architectural Garden Ornament...SOLD!!

Unusual Vintage Italian Steam Punk Tole Painted Flying Machine... SOLD!!!

Antique Neoclassical Paint Decorated Mirror Top Console Table.. SOLD!!  Mid-Century Turquoise and Chrome Lamp.. SOLD!!
Vintage Mid-Century Italian Pottery Mask Wall Pocket..SOLD!!

Vintage Italian Raymor Pottery Lava Glaze Tall Vase.. SOLD!!

Mid-Century Framed Oil on Canvas Signed Cubist Painting Featuring Basket of Fish....SOLD!!!

Vintage Mid-Century Original Signed Lithograph by Doris Lee.. "Gray Day at the Beach"... SOLD!!

Vintage 1946 Signed Etching by Anthony Gross.. SOLD!!

Mid-Century Lucite and Chrome Long Bench Newly Upholstered in White Vinyl...SOLD!!!  Mid-Century Credenza/Sideboard... SOLD!!  Large Abstract Iron Cut Out Geometric Decorative Panel... SOLD!!

19th Century Spanish Colonial Crucifix... SOLD!!

Large Antique Paper Mache Chinoiserie Hand Painted Octagonal Casket.. SOLD!!
Pair of Large Scale Custom Made Architectural Column Lamps.. SOLD!!!

Set of Four Enormous Vintage Handled "Martini" Urns from Buffums in Fashion Square, Orange County... Two have Custom Mirrored Tops Transforming them into Tables... ALL FOUR SOLD!!!