Nineteenth-century door knocker. The brass is tarnished, but I like the patina. This signals to guests that your house is full of objects chosen with care. There’s something delightfully Gothic about this piece, with its ruffled cuff and lifeless, ringed hand.
Thirties bentwood chair. I don’t believe that this is Rohde – it’s unmarked – but it has great lines. It would look beautiful reupholstered in a black mohair that changes color with the light.
Bel Geddes bedroom furniture. This set includes eight pieces, but I’d leave the bed and mirror behind. I suspect that it won’t sell because the reserve is too high. The chair and stool should be reupholstered, and the entire set powdercoat painted. That said, this could turn your bedroom (or guest room) into a showplace of Machine Age design.
Mitchell Gold Leona headboard. This piece would add drama to your bedroom. The San Francisco seller is also offering a square leather ottoman at a fair price. The headboard looks comfortable and versatile.
Published: Apr 6, 2006