NEW YORK, NY -- The June sale at Hayloft Auctions brings a more old-fashioned palette than it has of late – which I find refreshing! I just moved to my own apartment a week ago, and after looking through what seemed like an endless selection of mock Mid Century Modern furniture, seeing some real wood and quality metal pieces up for auction at Hayloft was a relief.
Furniture-wise, I found a few pieces that were fun, utilitarian, and so much better caliber than what is on the market in furniture stores. First, I find the pair of rococo-style demi-lune stools (lot 30) to be a lovely pair of accent pieces. You can tuck them away so that their color adds just the right tinge of flavor to a living room – while providing extra seating for guests! I also loved the provincial style stained pine oval dining table (lot 32). This is a true steal as far as quality tables go. Lastly, the Nakashima style low table (lot 228) is a favorite for me from the sale – I find natural wood to be such a lovely addition to any room.
The objects in the sale are lovely. There is an old copper horse weathervane (lot 37) that would make a beautiful piece in a country home. The Christofle silver plated tea service (lot 125) is unusual – something that I would love to surprise guests with. In a time when so many of our things look so similar to one another’s, having something out of the ordinary to present food or coffee in is, I think, such a treat. I feel similarly about the Santana and Adam Martinez pottery in lot 191 – something out of the ordinary to have in one’s home and to chat about: it even comes with a book about it. Lastly, I love the American sterling silver Danish style tray (lot 325) – a beautiful object.
This sale has many beautiful landscape paintings in it, one example being lot 285, attributed to John Loughlin. Well-placed landscape paintings can make a room feel so cozy. As can carpets – and this sale (much like many Hayloft sales) has quite a few great carpets. Lot 370, particularly, caught my eye, but I suggest perusing the selection!
Timed online-only auction of furniture, décor and art
Current auction closes on Sunday, June 10 at 7pm