Holiday Greetings from Irwin Feld Design,

Where Mid Century Modern sparkles and shines.

From case pieces to lighting to seating galore,

Artwork and mirrors, accessories and more.

 

 

 Sparkle & Shine

 

 

Case Pieces, Lighting, Artwork & More

 

 

Majestic dining tables restored with love,

Spotlighted by sputnik chandeliers hanging from above.

A pedestal desk with a tripod base,

A sleek floor lamp with a shade of lace.


 

Majestic X Based Dining Table

 

 

 

Sputnik Chandelier

 

Pedestal Desk with a tripod Base

 

 

A Sleek Floor lamp with a shade of lace

 

Credenzas and dressers and beautiful chests,

Five thousand square feet of furnishings welcome our guests.

Versatile buffets with tapered legs and casters,

Timeless design created by masters.

 

Ebonized Entrancemaker credenza

 

 

Versatile Buffet with tapered legs and casters


Now Gibbings! Now Ponti! Now Wormley and Kagan.
On, Frankl! On, Seibel! On Ratkai and Baughman.
With Jere and Probber, Stuart, and Springer,

Longo and Sonneman et al, each one a winner.

 

T.H. Robsjohn gibbings credenza

 

edward wormley for dunbar desk

 

 

cerused table by paul frankl

 

 Ben seibel bookends

 

 daphne by george ratkai

 

 

 tiered urchin sculpture by jere

 

 

 pair of john stuart benches

 

 

dark brite by vincent longo

 

No need for the chimney, our door will do,

A magical kingdom is waiting for you.

With wishes for Holidays joyous and dear,

And health, happiness, peace & prosperity throughout the next year.

 

 

Have a wonderful Mid Century Holiday!

 

What We Bring to the Table: Part 1

I have to admit, the upcoming Holidays really snuck up on me this year.  I was so busy capturing the lingering summer blooms I all but ignored the changing leaves, the changing of the clocks and the fact that whether I was ready for it or not, Thanksgiving was arriving.  

  

One of summer's last blooms

 

The imminent approach of Thanksgiving did not crystallize in my mind until I saw the magnificent Edward Wormley for Dunbar Dining Table that arrived in the Gallery last week.  When I saw it I was so overwhelmed, I could hardly catch my breath and I thought: What a magnificent table to celebrate Thanksgiving around.  Sometimes a piece of furniture can do that to you; it can evoke true feelings and memories in all of us.

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Dining Table with three leaves

 

Thanksgiving is the holiday of choice in our family, and our youngest son’s favorite meal of the year.  No matter what is going on around us; work, show houses, school applications, tests, papers etc., we always come together in the country for that day to gorge ourselves on the usual holiday fare and spend quality time together watching football, playing scrabble and monopoly and running around on the front lawn with Charlie.

 

Charlie

 

It is the simplicity of the day that everybody loves.  A time for true decompression and accordingly, no major pre-requisites or dress codes are required in our house on this day.  It is a come as you are, slow home, kick off your shoes, chill kind of day, ideal for celebrating life and giving thanks for all that we have. 

 

Come on, Kick them off

 

The table we gather around is perfect for the occasion.  While old and ruggedly honed, storing years of memories in every nick and scuff, it still offers us infinite possibilities for creating new memories every year. 

 

Dining: Country Style

 

And with the sounds of whistles from a far away football field echoing through the house, before we finally settle around the table, before we attack the cornucopia of another year’s harvest, I sit quietly at the table alone and listen to the sounds of the house.  I close my eyes and try to imagine our house in its earliest days, when much like Little House on the Prairie, it was a single room with a sleeping loft and an attached barn. 

 

little house on the prairie home
  photo courtesy of kansastravel.org

  

My mind drifts back to a simpler time and I begin to wonder about the man who built our house.  He, like us, had three sons and although his original acreage was substantially bigger (over 200 acres) and the house much smaller (originally a single room with an attached barn), I can’t help but ponder what else we share in common.  What I know to be true is that we share a love of this home and this land and for that, I am thankful.

The grave of the man who built our house- located in a cemetery down the road

 

So, no matter the size or extravagance of our table or celebration, what is most important is what we bring to the table.  Not the food or libations, which are a given, but the time together with friends and loved ones reminiscing and making new memories.  Enjoy the simple beauty of a day that reminds us to pause and give thanks Everyday.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Part II of this post: After Thanksgiving

 

We don’t usually take our “show” on the road, but when our very good friend Susan Blumenfeld, one of this year’s co- chairs, asked us to participate in the 43rd Chappaqua Antiques Show that took place this past weekend, we could not refuse.

The Chappaqua Antiques Show, which is sponsored by the New Castle Historical Society, raises important funds to support the Horace Greeley House Museum and its rich calendar of educational activities for school groups and community members.  It is deeply steeped in the history of Chappaqua, a sleepy Westchester suburb and is the Society’s most important event of the year.

The Historical Society is housed in The Horace Greeley House, which was the family’s country home from 1864-1872 and serves the surrounding communities with its programs, exhibits, and extensive research resources.

 

Horace Greeley House

(photo courtesy of the New Castle Historical Society website)

 

 Although Chappaqua may be best known as the town of residence for the Clintons, it is rich in history as well.   The town’s famed early settler, Horace Greeley, who made famous the quote: ”Go west young man”, would have been proud to see us changing the traditional landscape of the show by infusing it with a mega-dose of our Mid Century Glamour.

Our Room with quite a view

 

Mid Mod Glamour with oh so stunning vintage fabric pillows

 

Accessorized to perfection

 

 

Amazing Candlesticks

 

Wegner Sofa...perfection

 

And the show attendees could not have been more pleased as well.  With the notoriety of Mad Men, Mid Century Design has become more widely recognized and sought after, and as a result, we were quite an attraction.   Our particular style of MCM Glamour is quite eclectic and as a result, mixes well with more traditional design, offering many attendees the opportunity to add our pieces to their existing décor. 

 

Divine for any decor

 

 

Sculptural beauty

 

 

Not your Grandfather's Wing Chair

 

 

Sublime: Edward Wormley for Dunbar Desk

 

 

Referred to as a “vast oasis", our booth was quite busy and drew wonderful comments along with many “ooos and aaahs”.  And we were delighted to sell several many pieces as well.

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