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Sturgis Antiques Teams Up with Attic-DC.com

Sturgis Antiques has recently been asked to join up with a great new web site:

https://attic-dc.com

When they told me their platform, I was inpressed and wanted to join. They offer an online service to brings tristate area business under one site. They highlight mid Century items and decorative items.

Here is a quick Bio:

"Launched in June 2015, ATTIC has become the largest online collection of vintage, antique, restored and used furniture in the Washington DC and Baltimore areas. It is updated daily with the newest products from more than 35 stores in DC, Maryland and Virginia. It helps vintage and antique furniture hounds window shop the stores they love as well as discover new stores in the area. It also helps make shopping from local, independent small businesses a bit easier, allowing such businesses to better market their products and gain exposure in a space where larger retailers tend to dominate. The site has been featured in the Washington Post and Washingtonian Magazine, and was started by two DC-based developers, Tarek Anandan and Francisco Serrano."

Take a look and enjoy their site!!!

Date & Time

12/18/15 @ 05:23 PM

Category

News

Mid Century Designed House for Sale By Owner 2105 Erdman Ave 21218

I wanted to share with you all a wonderful piece of Archectural and Baltimore History.

 

The client with the Fornesetti magazine stand has decided to also sell his house. I wanted to allow him some space for pictures and way to self publish this wonderful and unique looking house.

 

The house is located right off of Lake Matabelo on 2105 Erdman Ave 21218 and has a very interesting history and is one of few truly modern houses in Baltimore.

 

Built in 1947/1948, the house was built by Benjamin Eisenberg in a style that reflects the avant-garde and Modern Design aesthetics of the time. Eisenberg was know in History as a Lawyer and Developer and in 1958 bought Fort Carol to develop the land for a lavish casino.

 

The interior of the house is a mixture of the curved walls, sharp angles and open space design while the outside is Brutalist poured concrete mixed with organic curves of the 1950’s architectural style.

One of the other interesting features of the house is the cooling system. When the house was built, careful thought was given to the natural environment. The proximity to the Lake Montebello, the ground temperature is at a lower temperature. The house is built on a series of tunnels and with aid of an exhaust fan in the attic; the cool air would circulate throughout the house. A feature that would fits into our modern “green” concept.

I have included in the photos, an architectural layout of the house and the original building permit with Benjamin Eisenberg name.

 

If you have any questions or would like to see the house, please contact the owner. He is interested in selling the house and would be happy to talk.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy looking at this amazing and unique Mid Century Designed House located in one of Baltimore’s scenic locations.

 

Contact information:

2105erdmanavenue@gmail.com

Location:

2105 Erdman Ave 21218

Date & Time

10/22/11 @ 11:13 AM

Category

Estate Sale, News

Charles Grant Beauregard Oil on Canvas of Defiant Young Woman and Angry Teacher, Late 1800’s

A large oil on canvas by C. G. Beauregard of a young, almost defiant looking woman, being scolded by a teacher. The young woman sits in a chair holding a closed book in your lap while her studies are scattered across the floor. She appears to have been caught by her teacher, a religious man standing in anger at her neglected studies. It is obvious she choose the book over the work that was assigned to her.

The artist is C. G. Beauregard, Charles Grant Beauregard, American 1856-1919. His work shows a great sense of fine technique and ability, with his paintings having been sold at Pook and Pook, Bonhams, Weschler's and other noted Auction houses over the years.

Charles Grant Beauregard was born in 1856 in Canada and was mostly active in the New York area. His style of paintings have been associated to the Hudson River School and his subject include Figure/Figurative, Genre-Human Activity, Landscape, Portrait and Still Life. He died in 1919 in Troy New York.

The fine detailed painting is unique departure from the normal style of this artist. Most of his paintings are nature scenes and more Victorian classical style. Here Beauregard chooses a subject of rejection of classical and also shows the defiant stance women were beginning to take.

Another unique attribute of this painting is the size of the painting. The Frame is 57 1/2” x 43 1/2” and the canvas is approx 35” x 50”, making a grand statement for any room.

The painting will need a few repairs if you wanted to make them. One old repair has been made on the lower right near the signature and another hole is to the left of the repair as well.

This piece and other that I will mark in the descriptions, at the beginning of each item, are all coming from a Magnificent estate near Havre de Grace. If you have any question or wish to see more from this large estate please contact me.

Date & Time

08/29/10 @ 01:19 PM

Category

News

Domenico Morelli (1823–1901) Oil on Canvas Portrait of Italian Zouave Soldier

Domenico Morelli, 1823-1901, considered one of the most important 19th-century Neapolitan Italian painters. His career started at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Naples in 1836 and by 1868 Morelli became a professor of painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Art s in Napels.
 
He painting career starts as a Realist with his paintings drawing inspiration from the Romantics and images of the Middle Ages. By the time he becomes a professor at the Royal Academy, his paintings start to incorporate images and inspiration from Mysticism, Religious imagery and the Orientalists art movement. It is during this point of his life; Morrelli’s art shows Turkish, Arab and lore of the Egypt’s past imagery.
 
When Morelli dies in 1901, his estate and art is given to the government of Italy. His art has graced many museums and collection through the years and with the increased interest in the Orientalist and their styles this piece by Morelli is indicative of this growing taste. When this estate came to me, imagine my surprise in seeing this portrait of a Italian Zouave soldier. The painting shows a commanding presence of the soldier in his dress blue uniform and iconic Red Fez.
 
The signature located on the lower right is done in brighter red than in the fez, giving his signature prominence to the painting.
 
The painting is approximately 24 inches x 17 3/4 inches and the frame is 31 inches x 24 inches. The painting needs to cleaned and re-stretched which I can have done by my conservator. I can give you a detailed quote on the cleaning and restoration upon request.
 
I am happy to have Sturgis Antiques handling this prominent artist and will be happy to answer any and all questions about this painting.
 
Please inquire for price.
 
Thank you very much and thank you for looking.
Date & Time

06/04/10 @ 01:20 PM

Category

Estate Sale, News

3 Original Grace Turnbull Plaster Paques Used for a Maryland Juried Show circa 1950’s

Grace Turnull was one of the top women artists that Baltimore produced. She was born in the 1880’s, which gave her the fortune of being at the right time of Baltimore’s Artistic importance and recognition.

Baltimore in the early 1900’s was considered a major city, with the F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, H. L. Mencken, The Walters Art Museum, Hopkins and other great people and institutions moving here and operating, giving Baltimore a strong upper hand with intellectual elite and artistic people. These people and institutions helped pave the way and laid the foundation for the Arts in Baltimore and allowed it to prosper for many years. In some ways Baltimore beat out larger cities in clout and prestige, an aspect people have forgot.

In the Arts, Grace Turnbull pulled her influence from the social-minded trend in the arts as well as the Classics and contemporary Philosophy of the time. In her later life she blended these two ideas together creating art for social consciousness and awareness.

In the early 1950’s she put her thoughts and skills to the test, she created and designed medals for organizations that paralleled her ideals.

In these three examples I have for sale here, shows Grace Turnbull’s efforts with art in the style of social realism.  Each Plaque was produced for the Maryland Conservation Association and shows the ideas of nature, purity and mans place in the balance of nature and society. On the back of each plaque, has a typed philosophical statement about the meaning of subject on the plaque. This is the combination, according to her biographical information, what she always wanted to produce, Art for social minded and conscious people.

Please take a look at these three pieces of a famous Baltimore artist as well as art from a time of social change and design.

Date & Time

05/21/10 @ 12:48 PM

Category

News