Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What to Keep and Where to Keep It

I really like these things.
And I've never seen anything else like them.

I bought them several years ago 
in a thrift store for $5 each. 
They're tooled leather.

And, YES, I live in Texas.
And we DO love our tooled leather here.
But these are from New York.
Probably from the 1950s.

A Google search revealed that 
Sungott Art Pieces are
upscale department store art.
They might fetch $350-450 for the set.
At an antique store...
which means I can't reorder
a couple of no. 965s anytime soon.

Anyway, I still like them, and feel
sure they are worth more than
$10 for the set. But I'm not selling. I'm keeping them.
But they may not hang in my dining room anymore.

I just have one question:
Who are the people in them and 
what the heck happened in 1607 in Europe?

They don't appear to have anything
to do with the founding of Jamestown
here in the newly founded future USA.

Any of you bright historians out there
reading this blog? Please comment and
let us know what you think!

And no. I did NOT get one wall painted
on Sunday. Or Monday. 
This is still Monday. Maybe I'll 
have something to report before this
posts on Wednesday...

Word for the Day:
Genesis 28:15
Behold, I am with you

 and will keep you wherever you go, 
and will bring you back to this land. 
For I will not leave you 
until I have done 
what I have promised you.

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Anne said...

I have never seen those either.And they look cool in your room.Is that your dining room?What a beautiful room!!!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I am from Europe...but not sure what happened there in 1600 :) I was not born yet

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I can't help with historical information but I do love these pieces. They look great in your dining room.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

How long is your table, Revs? Do you have a Queens chair? ;)
Glad you kept these...very , very cool.

Karen said...

I've never seen anything like them. They look nice hanging in your dining room. It's always fun to find out about the history of vintage pieces when you can.

~ Liz ~ said...

They do have a sense of importance to them. Pretty cool that they are tooled leather. Wonder where their new home will be...

outjunking said...

I wish I could help with the back story here. Just to much thinking for me, but I do like the rich look they have. Not to mention love the large dining room. They would be pretty in a library like room.

Jann Olson said...

Revi, these really are unusual. They look like they would be worth quite a bit. Yes, hang on to them girl. Sorry, no help with the history. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Petra Haire said...

I have the exact same pictures

1950's tooled leather by Georges Perrichon and Sungott Art Studio NY
"Catherine De Medici" and "Isaak Newton"
I have had mine since 2005, so there are more copies out there. None of mine display the Sale price on the back of the "style sticker" like on yours, so I know they are not those exact ones. These were passed around in a families White Elephant Christmas game each year and were considered the booby prize. When a lady got them, she swore she would burn thm that year because she was sick of seeing them turn up every year. I traded her for my gift and love them. We are trying to have a medieval dining room - these fit right in.