Fine Antiques and Vintage in Annapolis, Maryland

Events at Retropolitan

 

Maryland Day, Edwardian Fashion Show March 2015

Travis Curry Photography

Travis Curry Photography

 

 

Cinco de Mayo Festival, West Annapolis The Jazz Age May 2014

Cinco de Mayo Festival, West Annapolis  The Jazz Age  May 2014

 

 

AASPCA Adoption Event Tom, holding a sleepy TALO, Boyd, with CATO April/May 2014

AASPCA Adoption Event Tom, holding a sleepy TALO, Boyd, with CATO and  April  May 2014

 

 

Maryland Day, Ride the Rails 1960s March 2014

Maryland Day, Ride the Rails  1960s   March  2014

Maryland Day, Ride the Rails 1930s March 2014

Maryland Day, Ride the Rails  1930s  March  2014

Maryland Day, Ride the Rails 1920s March 2014

Maryland Day, Ride the Rails  1920s  March  2014

 

 

Oktoberfest in West Annapolis Nifty Fifties # 2 October 2013

Oktoberfest in West Annapolis  Nifty Fifties  # 2 October 2013

Oktoberfest in West Annapolis  Nifty Fifties  October 2013

 

 

 Paris Flea Market in West Annapolis 1920s BeachWear June 2013

Paris Flea Market in West Annapolis  1920s BeachWear  June 2013

Paris Flea Market in West Annapolis  1920s BeachWear #3  June 2013

Paris Flea Market in West Annapolis  1920s BeachWear #2  June 2013

 

 

Fall Arts Festival in Ellicott City September 2011

Fall Arts Festival in Ellicott City September 2011

 

 

 

Large White Oval Dining Table by Eero Saarinen, ca 1960s

July 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

Eero Saarinen’s tulip table and chairs were designed by the award winning architect and industrial designer in 1955 for the Knoll furniture company of New York City.  These pieces, considered “space age” at the time  because of their futuristic curves and artificial materials – the top shell is molded fiberglass with a reinforced, plastic bonded finish and the base is cast aluminum with a rilsan-coated finish to match the upper shell fiberglass,  making the whole unit appear as if it were one single unit –  are even today deemed classics of modern industrial design.

Large White Oval Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll

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2015 is the 45th year we have celebrated Earth Day!

July 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

“2015 – Earth Day’s 45th anniversary – could be the most exciting year in environmental history. The year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands. The year in which world leaders finally pass a binding climate change treaty. The year in which citizens and organizations divest from fossil fuels and put their money into renewable energy solutions. These are tough issues but we know what’s at stake is the future of our planet and the survival of life on earth. On Earth Day we need you to take a stand so that together, we can show the world a new direction. It’s our turn to lead. So our world leaders can follow by example.” (excerpted from Earth Day Network)

…and remember:  Retropolitan can provide you with an exciting way to be green:  we showcase and resell vintage and antique items so you can reuse and repurpose!

Earth-Day-Pictures-Gallery-3

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British Art Deco Walnut and Birdseye Maple Veneer, Light-Up, Buffet Bar with Bakelite Pulls, English, Emanuel Furniture, ca 1930s

July 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

British Art Deco style was an opulent one, its lavishness attributed to a reaction to the forced austerity imposed by World War One.  Bars in the home were more common – again, no more living with austerity!  Furniture of this period often featured curved fronts, mirrors, clean lines, glass, chrome or Bakelite hardware; shiny, light wood veneers were used to maintain airiness, as opposed to gloominess.

It lights up!  Art Deco Walnut and Birdseye Maple Veneer, Light-Up, Buffet Bar with Bakelite Pulls, English, Emanuel Furniture, ca 1930s open view

Art Deco Walnut and Birdseye Maple Veneer, Light-Up, Buffet Bar with Bakelite Pulls, English, Emanuel Furniture, ca 1930s

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