It’s Saturday morning, June 27, 2020, and our busy week bringing in Beautiful Estate Furniture continues this morning with our truck and team heading out soon to another pick up!
While wearing our masks adds difficulty, everyone at Cornerstone is certainly happy to be open again! Better still, the regular spring “moving season” has finally arrived as homes go on the market and get sold. That’s where Cornerstone steps in and helps with the furniture that no longer fits into our clients homes!
Pictured in the top photo is part of a Kincaid Solid Cherry Bedroom Set that features a King Poster Bed and a pair of Tall Bedside Chests! There are also 2 Karastan Rugs on the dock along with other Queen Poster Beds that recently arrived to the store!
The next picture is of a 3 Piece Leather Set by Hancock & Moore- One of today’s premier leather makers!
Continuing down the page, you’ll see several pieces of Stickley Furniture that arrived this week! We have 3 Pieces of Mission Oak Office Furniture- 2 lateral files and a two door cabinet. We also have a leaded glass china cabinet and the matching sideboard. These two cherry pieces are from Stickley’s 21st Century Collection.
The last picture is from our showroom floor where we placed an Antique Wardrobe, pair of Solid Cherry Twin Beds and a very nice carved Kincaid Queen Bed!
These pictures are just some of the highlights from another busy week at Baltimore’s Favorite Furniture Consignment Store! Visit us today to see it all in person!
Pictures taken yesterday, June 19, 2020, show just some of the pieces that pass through our workshop on a given day!
Makers include Nichols & Stone, Statton, Henkel Harris, Drexel and More.
Pieces include a 3 part bookcase, leather club chair with ottoman, 2 casual dining sets, occasional chairs, highboy, dresser, tall chests, nightstands and a desk!
With consignment furniture arriving daily, it’s always a Good Day to Visit Cornerstone!
These pictures taken yesterday, June 12, 2020, show just some of the furniture that passed through our dock and prep shop!
We’ve been working hard to fill the store with quality consignment furniture from America’s best manufacturers. This group includes a Henkel Harris Dining Table and Corner Cabinet, Potthast Game Table and Breakfront, PA House End Tables and a Baker Coffee Table.
Other pieces include a Sofa Table, Set of Counter Stools, Antique Curved Glass China Cabinet & Center Hall Table, Rocker, Server, Bookcase and More!
Another truck (no picture taken) was unloaded late in the day that includes a Round Dining Table, Harden Highboy, Henkel Harris Silver Chest and Cellarette, 2 Hand-Made Room-Size Rugs and More!
Visit Today to be the first to see these latest arrivals or call the store for prices and details!
This picture taken yesterday, June 5, 2020, has a group of furniture waiting to be prepped for our showroom floor. In-Store shoppers can buy things as they are unloaded from our trucks! Stop in often to see the new daily arrivals!
Furniture includes a Solid Cherry Bachelors Chest, Numerous “ghost” chairs, Thomasville Sofa, Charleston Forge Bakers Rack, Ethan Allen Bookcase, Queen Panel Bed and French Style Chest on Legs!
Baltimore’s Biggest & Best Furniture Consignment Shop is back in full swing and ready to make your house a home!
You may have heard that the county has given retailers the ‘green light’ to open (with restrictions) our doors to customers again! That means everyone will have an opportunity to buy some Great Consignment Furniture right from our dock.
The picture taken here, yesterday, May 22, 2020, is of a really nice group of furniture from a Delaware home! The dining table has 3 leaves and a beautiful inlaid top. The pair of matching sofas can be bought by the piece or as a pair! There are also inlaid pembroke tables, a mahogany coffee table and more! Better still, these pieces are in excellent condition and ready to be taken home today!
Our dedicated staff continues to work behind the scenes pulling sold piece off of our showroom floor and replacing them with carefully selected consignment furniture in a variety of styles!
This picture taken yesterday, April 17, 2020, shows a newly arrived group of contemporary styled pieces. Makers include Crate & Barrel, Versa for Thrive and West Elm. We will continue to work hard to update the website with each individual piece. In the meanwhile, if you see something you like, call the store for prices and buy it right over the phone!
Carefully working through the Covid Crisis, we still have clients that have to move, thus parting with their much loved furniture. That means we’re still bringing in pieces on a limited basis as we continue to work behind the scenes!
These Modern Dining Pieces are by Skovby, a very desirable Danish maker. Please call the store Tuesday-Saturday from 10am to 5pm to get more information.
We’ve been selling to customers all over the country (and beyond) for years! Our experienced team members will explain everything you need to know so that you’ll be thrilled when you come to see your new piece in person! Better still, we back it up with a full refund guarantee!
Even with our doors having to be closed to foot traffic, Cornerstone has the Biggest and Best Consignment Home Furnishings in the Baltimore and Washington DC area! Better still, we’re using this “down time” to update our website with even a wider selection of our inventory! That means you’ll now be able to shop our Rugs, Paintings, Prints, Porcelain, China, Lamps and Collectibles from the comfort of home!
Call the store to talk about your favorite piece and buy it right over the phone!
While we have a little down time at Cornerstone I thought it might be interesting to give some information about the Deldare ceramic pieces made by Buffalo Pottery that we have in our front counter showcase. Most of our customers are not familiar with it because it isn’t often seen, but they do respond to it visually because it’s so striking.
“Buffalo Pottery owes it existence to a cake of soap” as one reference book puts it. The Larkin Soap Company founded in the late nineteenth century was helped by the premiums it gave to become a very well known brand. The burgeoning demand for the product spurred the company to build it’s own pottery (which opened in 1903) to produce the quantity and quality of the premiums it needed. Buffalo Pottery, after a time, began creating advertising and commemorative pieces for other companies.
The Deldare line was by far the most sophisticated line of pottery produced by Buffalo Pottery. Potters that had been hired away from other potteries created the line. There had to be chemists, potters, and artists to create the ware. The clays they used were different than their other wares, and the artists had to be highly skilled to make the hand painted line consistent. It was a complicated process that came together to produce this unusually colored eye catching line of ceramics. English scenes were chosen to decorate the pieces. At first glance it looks like English pottery.
The Deldare line was produced mainly from 1908-1911 and sold as a “stand alone” line in high end department stores. The line was discontinued in 1911 because it was costly to produce. It was revived briefly between 1923-1925, offered this time as a Larkin premium and again discontinued again because of cost and lack of color photos in their advertising. The wares are dated and signed by the artists.
The “Emerald” line of Deldare is distinguishable from the rest of the this pottery by it’s imaginative Art Nouveau borders. That line is shown mostly with comical Dr. Syntax scenes. Even though the borders are different in style from the traditional look of the other pieces it really works visually. The Emerald line is predominantly what we have in our showcase at Cornerstone. They are all from the earlier period of production.
When I was a young antiques dealer in the 1980’s, Deldare was very expensive. Small pieces sold for $400-500 easily. Since the market for many antiques has softened in the past 10 years, the price of Deldare has fallen dramatically. Currently prices are about 10%-20% of what they were at the height of the market. This would be a great time to collect it. Although prices have tumbled, Deldare still looks great to me.
Thanks to “The Book of Buffalo Pottery” by Seymour and Violet Altman for the great information.
Cornerstone Antiques, Consignments & New Home Furnishings
Last day to Save, Saturday- March 28, 2020! Email Club Members got a jump start yesterday. (Join our “Email Club” by using the “Buying” tab on our website!) The Sale is now open to all of our customers to buy any item in the store and save an additional 10%. No limit to how many items you can buy or how much you can save!
Call with questions or to request more pictures…..410-561-3767.