Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Website updated and Timeless Blossfeldt Prints!!

A different view of botanical prints......

When admiring pieces with customers I always speak of how nature provides the most beautiful artistry. Natural form and patina can be seen as magical.
I love sharing with my Grandaughter green mosses, beautiful branches and sparkly rocks.  The observations are endless AND changing, making the same path around my home a source of interest over and over for us. My mother ALWAYS pointed out the smallest details of things creating a lifelong appreciation of the subtlety in beautiful things.

German born Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) is known for his spectacular photographic studies of plants. It is easy to detect his background started in industrial arts as his versions of plants seem architectural . He spent 3 decades photographing plants seeing them as "artistic and architectural".  I am so excited to have just brought back from the framer 15 of his vintage prints they are so current and also timeless.

I chose a burnished silver for the frames that I think Karl would have loved.
h 17 w 13 $265.00 ea.

He almost always used light from a northern window making it diffuse and creating a volume to the specimen.  Magnificent shading and lighting creates such drama in his photos as in the bud, above. Look at the dark shadowing on the left intriguing!

Blossfeldt was not a botanist but an artist and sometimes dissected specimens with a scalpel so radically their species are unidentifiable.

Fiddle heads always look prehistoric to me and I am fascinated by their unfolding each year. Blossfeldt held a passion for the architectural elegance of plants.

He never received any formal training in photography yet his depictions of pods, buds, twigs and tendrils are a masterful example of the natural designs of nature.

Shadowy blossoms....

Whimsical tendrils....

The fern frond...

Either displayed in a series or alone a botanical print by Karl Blossfeldt will captivate you for years.

On another note I AM OFF TO ROUND TOP TEXAS!! I have always wanted to attend this 26 mile antique show and I am grabbing my stylish crocs, (snort!) and taking off!! Who knows what I'll find....I have several friends importing antiques just for the show so let me know what's on your wish list.  INSTAGRAM has been the very best way to see the latest and pieces are selling right from Instagram before I can get them on the website.   FOLLOW ME!! I'll be posting finds and travel pics each day.  Don't hesitate to email me if you "have to have " anything you see.


Website has been updated HERE.

 Warmest regards,

Please note delivery and shipping is available on all items
EMAIL ME with any questions.

Bonny Neiman Antiques & Artisan 
12 Beechwood Road  Summit, NJ
Mondays 10-4, Tuesdays - Saturdays 10-5:30.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Get in on it early and save

After unloading the container from my most recent trip I have unwrapped some great antique chairs.  I wanted to let you know how I go about posting them, most, in their VERY outdated fabric.  I leave them on the website for awhile until I need them at the shop.  Then they go off to be recovered and the price goes up.  Most times designers buy them off of the website for their clients and add the fabric.

Faithful website clients LOVE the chairs with NEW fabric at the store, and are shocked when I tell them they have been on my website for weeks at a lower price. Be a careful website peruser because ALWAYS they are priced much less before fabric and upholstery labor has been added.

Very often an old fabric can make you turn away from a great chair find. 

When I choose the fabric it is almost always a neutral and it adds a good price to the chairs.  You can be in on the fabric choice early thereby scoring a great deal and ending up with as wild a fabric that suits your needs like the chairs, above and I will be happy to send it off to my upholsterer.

Antique chairs add a warmth and importance.....there is no reproduction that can copy real antique wood.

I have a set of dining chairs like these available and also beautiful neutral fabrics to choose from.

I will gladly help you with fabric choices.

Below are several chairs from FRANCE, available and with a "before recovering"  price.

19th century slipper chairs. $ 945.00 pair

Antique bergere ...Look past the fabric (I know it's hard, HA!)

Antique Chairs, Original Paint FRANCE
Inv. 455, H 38 w 21.25 w 17.5
$895.00 set of 4

Vintage fauteil chairs
Inv. 511, H 36 w 24 d 19 sh 17
$550.00 pr.
Sale $395.00

Antique French Walnut Dining Chairs
Inv. 256, H 45 w 18.5 d 20
$2,700.00 set of 6
Sale $1,975.00 Set

Antique Walnut Bergere Chair
Inv. 524, H 38 w25 1/2 d 22

Vintage Fruitwood Fan Chairs
Recovering suggested
Inv. 61, H 43 w 23 d 22
$595.00 pair
Sale $350.00 pair.
I could have these painted black gloss.

Antique Louis XVI Walnut Fauteil Chair FRANCE
Needs recovering
Inv. 526, H 39 w 22 d 20.5

18th Century Walnut Bergere

19th Century Walnut Hall Chairs
Inv. 528, H 36 w 23.5 d 21
$1,895.00 pair

Let me know if you have any questions and if I can help with fabric choices. EMAIL ME.  Instagram followers are enjoying first look at everything brought into the shop.  It's EASY!  Just download the Instagram app and click follow Bonny Neiman.  Everytime you check your Instagram you will see new photos.  It's like being at the shop!
Hope to see you store window display next week.

Warmest regards,

Please note delivery and shipping is available on all items
EMAIL ME with any questions.

Bonny Neiman Antiques & Artisan 
12 Beechwood Road  Summit, NJ
Mondays 10-4, Tuesdays - Saturdays 10-5:30.