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  • Flask & Fruit

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    A charming mid century modernist still life in oil dated 1949, painted onto canvas which has then been laid down to backing board.

    The composition depicts a vase of flowers among some fruit and another vessel. The painting features deep and vivid colour, creating a lovely moody effect. There is a timelessness to the painting, which focuses on shape, colour, line and form. The artist has intentionally made bold black outlines visible, drawing our attention the shape and form of the objects depicted, which have been set against a background that plays off the colours of the objects.

    The painting is housed in a unique distressed bronze frame, with an inner linen lined window. There is some wear to the upper left corner of the painting as shown in the close up. The frame has some general signs of ageing.

    Size: 45 x 38 cm (including frame)

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  • Still Life with Tulips

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    A vibrant and uplifting mid-century still life composition, painted in oil onto board.

    On a table top sit a group of objects including some fruit,  tulips and daffodils in a vase, and a bottle.

    Executed in a post-impressionist manner, the painting is characterised by rich and vivid colours as well as the thick application of paint in certain areas to create a wonderful textural and three-dimensional quality to the artwork. In addition to this, distinctive and patterned brushstrokes have been used to create swirly curls in the background, imbuing the work with an energetic feel.

    This painting is housed in a stunning gilt frame with multiple inner windows that enhances the artwork, making it stand out. Both painting are frame are in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 51 x 46 cm (including frame)

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    Shapes in Colour

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    A large and very vivid and striking mid century modernist still life in oil, painted onto canvas.

    Painted in a cubist style, this piece features hard edged shapes in saturated colour. A perfume bottle, a potted plant with a single flower and an apple sit atop a mirrored table. Using a range of non representation colours, the artist has highlighted the forms and shadows of the objects. Broad and distinct brushwork give this painting an expressive and very dynamic feel.

    The colours and style of this painting would certainly make it a statement piece in any interior.

    The painting is housed in its original mid century frame with a dark wood window as well as an inner linen lined window. The painting is in excellent vintage condition. The painting has some minor scuffs and marks, commensurate with age.

    Size: 74.5 x 62.5 cm (including frame)

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    Flowers & Shell

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    A tall floral composition in oil, painted in 1983.

    A delightful bunch of purple, pink, dark red and white flowers sit within a striking azure blue vase, with a white shell lying quietly at its base.  The artist has painted in an expressionist style, capturing the loose and wild nature of the flowers and their leaves. The flowers and vase are set against a white background, which really makes the colours pop.

    This wonderful floral oil is housed in a white frame which suits it perfectly. Both painting and frame are in good vintage condition.

    Size: 66.5 x 48.5 cm (including frame)

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  • Carnations

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    A quaint and very charming mid century floral oil on canvas, painted in 1939.

    The striking still life depicts a vase of red, white and orange carnations in a small vase on a tabletop with other objects and fruit surrounding it. The painting features a rich earth palette painted in expressive brushstrokes, and has a wonderful homely feel about it.

    The painting is housed in a very lovely painted wood frame. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition.

    Size: 45.5 x 42 cm (including frame)

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    Plate with Pansies

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    A pleasant and well-executed mid 20th century still life in oil, depicting a group of objects on a table including a glass of purple flowers, a plate, and apples.

    This painting emphasises the beauty of still life, where a group of everyday objects that are normally ignored are placed centre stage, forcing us to look and notice their shape, form and colour. Here the artist has juxtaposed contrasting colours to create a sense of depth and space. The broad and expressive brushstrokes add an element of tactility to the painting as well. Overall, there is a wonderful luminous and diaphanous quality to the painting.

    The painting is housed in its original mid century frame with a cream coloured linen border. Both painting and frame are in good vintage condition.

    Size: 44 x 53 cm (including frame)

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    Perk

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    An outstanding and lighthearted still life portrayal of florals placed in a blue slender vase and brown pitcher respectively.

    The flowers – painted in soft yellow hues – have great angular edges and are looking cheery. The artist has chosen not to portray the full representation of the vases, adding  an element of mystery to the overall work.

    The objects are placed against a lightly textured background comprising of multiple shades of brown that have been painted with bold brushstrokes; and the earthy colour palette of this work would suit a wide array of interior settings.

    This work is well-presented in a slightly distressed off white wood frame, giving it a rustic feel.

    Both painting and frame are in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 34.5 x 50 cm (including frame)

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    Rosa

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    A fantastic rendition in oil of terracotta pot filled with roses both in bloom and bud. There is wonderful texture to this work, where creamy saturated colours have been applied to the board in confident strokes.

    The painting is beautifully framed in a very well suited salmon coloured wood frame with inner gilt detailing.

    Both frame and painting are in very good vintage condition.

    Size: 40 x 27.5cm (including frame)

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    Still Life in Blue

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    A lively and visually striking still life composition, executed in oil on canvas.

    Depicting a group of objects including a pair of flower vases and apples set against an outstanding cobalt blue backdrop, this painting explores the expressive qualities of brushstrokes and colour.

    The colour scheme of this composition is bold and bright; and the artist has swiftly and confidently executed multi-directional straight lined brushstrokes to fill in all areas of the canvas, adding a sense of dynamism to the work.

    This painting on canvas is in excellent vintage condition. It is currently unframed but should you wish to have assistance with framing, feel free to contact us at info@discerningpalette.com.

    Size: 65 x 58 cm (including frame)

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    Shanghai Blossom

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    A gorgeous and bright floral still life painted in oil onto board. Red and white blooms sit within a delicate blue and white ceramic vase, all set against a painted sky blue background. The painting is wonderfully balanced, and has areas of texture and impasto.

    The painting is housed in very complementary light cream and gilt frame with an inner green window. Both painting and frame are in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 69 x 57cm (including frame)

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    Teal Table

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    A vivid expressionist still life in oil. This skilfully executed painting features multi directional brushstrokes in rich colour, creating a very dynamic picture despite the ‘stillness’ of the subject. A group of objects including a ceramic vase of yellow flowers, an apple, a bottle and various other items sit atop a teal coloured table that has been painted in distinct and expressive brushstrokes. The palette of this painting is rich and vibrant, creating a very striking picture.

    The painting is housed in a dark wood and gilt frame which suits it very well and brings out the colour palette further. Both painting and frame are in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 63 x 73.5 cm (including frame)

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    Crimson

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    A vibrant floral still life in oil, painted in an impressionist manner. Earthy shades of red and orange flowers contrast with the brighter palette of whites and yellow. The flowers sit within a blue-grey vase, which offsets the warmer tones perfectly. The painted is very textured, with areas of impasto where thick paint has been applied.

    This beautiful piece is set within a gilt frame with an inner grey border. Painting and frame are in very good vintage condition overall, with only some minor marks to the inner border of the frame which are not obvious enough to detract from the piece.

    Size: 53 x 46 cm (including frame)

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  • Iris

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    An absolutely lovely mid century floral composition in oil, painted onto canvas.

    There is an element of intrigue when it comes to decoding this picture. Just entering the left side of the composition is the edge of the back of an artist’s stretched canvas, with the long stem of the iris flower in the middle, and then to the right we have what looks like a wooden beam at an angle. Is the canvas leaning against the wall? And the beam perhaps the edge of a window? Or is the artist actually facing a mirror, painting the reflection of what he sees, including the back of his canvas?

    The blue that the artist has used is deep and rich. It draws you in and goes perfectly with the wood and gilt frame. The artist has painted the iris flower delicately and intricately, capturing its sumptuous colours and its tall, stout stem.

    The painting is housed in a very well suited dark wood frame with an inner gilt window. The painting has a very small area of paint loss to the bottom left section (as seen in close up photo). The frame has some scuffs to its lower edge. Overall the painting and frame is in good vintage condition.

    Size: 58 x 34 cm (including frame)

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  • The Florist

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    A beautifully vivid and striking oil composition of a lady at a market stall selling flowers, painted onto board.

    A florist sits under the shelter of her stall, with an array of flowers laid out in front of her. The painting has been executed in an expressionist manner – the colouring is wonderfully intense and non-naturalistic,  the brushwork is free, and the paint application is generous and textured.

    The painting is housed in a double accent gilt frame with an inner linen lined border. Both artwork and frame are in good vintage condition.

    Size: 65.5 x 54 cm (including frame)

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  • Dahlias

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    A large and very expressive mid century floral still life composition in oil, painted in 1941.

    Reminiscent of still lifes by the well known painter Vincent Van Gogh, this floral oil also features similar characteristics such as the vibrant contrasts of complementary colours, and short and swift expressive brushwork. In this picture, we see a bouquet of dahlias sitting in an aquamarine vase, and behind that sits a green leaved potted plant. On the bottom right, a small bowl punctuates and balances out the composition. Studying the painting up close, we can see how the artist has used criss-cross brushwork to create depth and three dimensionality, as well as capture the effects of light. There is a wonderful sense of movement and dynamism in the picture. and it would make a striking addition to an interior space.

    This large painting is housed in a robust light coloured frame that suits it very well. The painting is in very good vintage condition. The frame has a loss to the top edge, as shown. It is otherwise in a good and stable condition.

    Size: 77 x 63 cm (including frame)

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  • The Dinner Table

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    A striking and richly coloured oil on canvas, painted in 1968. Painted in an expressionist style, dynamic and distinct brushstrokes full of texture and colour make up this still life composition. A large arrangement of flowers sit on a table, with 3 candles behind it, and a plate and wine glass alongside.. The background is made up of expressive brushstrokes, and areas of impasto (where the paint if applied thickly such that it stands proud from the surface) gives this painting wonderful depth and texture.

    The painting is housed in a simple wooden frame. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition.

    Size: 48 x 67 cm (including frame)

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  • Flower Jar

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    A large and striking oil still life of a well decorated interior setting, painted in 1959 onto canvas.

    Placed atop a wooden surface sit a large jar of white flowers in bloom, as well as a red table runner.

    The artist displays his painterly skills and fine brushwork, capturing the intricate detailing of each object as well as their three-dimensional feel very realistically.

    A selection of vibrant colours including pink, yellow, green and brown have been used, and the way the contrasting shades have been layered in the background is absolutely stunning.

    This oil on canvas is housed in its original mid century gilt and wood frame with a linen lining. The painting is in excellent vintage condition. The frame has some age toning and wear to the bottom section. There is a slight widening to the joints of the inner section of the frame.

    Size: 78.5 x 67 cm (including frame)

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  • Blue Vase

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    A wonderfully striking mid century still life, painted in oil onto board.

    In this composition, a blue vase filled with white flowers sits alongside a smaller white vessel and a peach laying on its side. The artist has used a very vivid and rich colour palette, contrasting deep greens and oranges against the striking cobalt blue of the vase. There is a brilliant sense of harmony and balance within the picture, both in terms of colour as well as composition. The artist has used short, expressive brushstrokes for the background, giving the picture a sense of depth and space.

    There is a timelessness to this picture that would make it an easy fit in any interior.

    The painting is housed in a beautiful gilt frame that suits it perfectly. The painting is in excellent vintage condition. The frame has a minor scuff top right (as shown), but is otherwise in very good condition.

    Size: 50 x 42 cm (including frame)

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  • Soft Dahlias

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    An outstanding mid century still life depicting a vase of dahlias set against a patterned backdrop, executed in oil.

    The painting is well balanced as although a lightly toned pastel colour palette has been used to imbue the work with an overall sense of calm and softness,  the bold and confident brushstrokes invigorate the work with liveliness and add a lovely textured effect.

    This oil on board is housed in a complementary dark gilt frame. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition. The edges of the frame have some minor scuffs but these are not obvious unless closely inspected.

    Size: 51 x 43 cm (including frame)

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  • Lily of the Valley

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    The painting is housed in a stunning grainy wood frame . Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition.

    Size: 44 x 36 cm (including frame)

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  • Still Life with Daffodils

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    A striking yet homely still life in oil, painted in a modernist manner.

    A blue vase filled with daffodils sits alongside a potted plant and some fruit.  The objects sit atop a table by a windowsill, with a patterned curtain to the right side of the composition. The artist has used deep, rich, and vivid colours which have been applied to the surface with broad, and distinct brushstrokes. The artist has captured the morning light beautifully, using an array of colours to depict the effect of light against the objects, the table, the wall and the window sill. The distinctive blues, greens and yellows repeat themselves throughout the composition, creating a very harmonious and satisfying still life picture.

    This oil painting is housed in a simple silver frame which suits it very well and complements its palette. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition.

    Size: 57.5 x 68 cm (including frame)

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    Roses & Hydrangeas

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  • Still Life with Pots

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    A flourishing and captivating mid century Swedish still life artwork, painted in oil onto board.

    Executed in a modernist style, the artist depicts a simple yet effective composition of two plants in terracotta pots, sitting quietly against a restrained background.

    The muted earthy colour palette including shades of green and blue create a wonderful sense of harmony and balance within the picture, and also enriching the work with softness and a calming effect.  

    This oil on board is housed in a complementary gilt frame and is in overall very good vintage condition. There is a small stain just by the leaf on the left pot as well as some minor marks on the frame, but this does not detract from its overall attractiveness.

    Size: 49 x 57 cm (including frame)

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  • Calla Lilies in the Moonlight

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    A large and brilliantly executed mid century still life in oil, painted in 1948.

    A group of fluted flowers sit within a simple cylindrical vase on a windowsill. The way in which the artist has painted the moonlight streaming in gives this painting its distinctly cinematic quality.  The glow of the flowers underneath the moonlight add to this dramatic effect. The colour palette has a hint of melancholia, where deep colours of blue and green repeat throughout the composition, from the flowers, to the vase they sit in , to the sill and to the window. With its richly romantic character and its delicately balanced composition, this mid century oil would definitely add something special and elevate the space it is hung in.

    This oil on board is in very good vintage condition. The ornate decorative gilt frame within which it is housed suits the dramatic nature of this painting wonderfully.

    Size: 72.5 x 68.5 cm (including frame)

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  • The Vineyard

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    A brilliantly striking and large mid century oil landscape, painted onto canvas and framed in a simple wood frame.

    Reminiscent of compositions by the very well known Modernist painter Paul Cezanne, this painting features similar brushstrokes that are ever shifting, overlapping, and breaking apart before coming back together again. The artist has used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields. He showcases his adept skills and proficiency with a palette knife, creating beautiful patterns and layers of blended and unblended colour with his tool.

    The painting is housed in a simple wood frame which suits it perfectly. Both painting and frame are in good vintage condition.

    Size: 52.5 x 83 cm (including frame)

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  • Cornflowers

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    A quaint mid century still life in oil depicting a jug filled with cornflowers and a single lemon beside it.

    The style of the painting is reminiscent of the expressive still lifes by Modernist artist Vincent Van Gogh, particularly in the background where we see systematically arranged brushstrokes. Small, thoughtfully placed dashes of colour fill the composition, and the placement of complementary colours allow the blue of the cornflowers and the yellow of the lemon to really stand out.

    Th painting has been painted on a sheet of canvas which has been mounted onto board. It is housed in an oak frame which suits it very well. There is some slight wear to the painting, commensurate for its age.  There are some scuffs and marks to the frame but this is in keeping with its overall vintage style.

    Size: 51.5 x 42.5 cm (including frame)

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  • Flower Market

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    A quaint picture of a flower market taking place in a European town square in winter time. A soft, pastel palette has been used to paint in the background of town buildings, while more vivid colour tones on the flowers and figures make up the forefront of the picture. The artist has painted the picture in great detail, and has created a wonderful sense of depth and lots of little elements to notice.

    The painting is housed in a very complementary silver frame. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition, with only some very minor scuffs to the edges of the frame which is commensurate for its age.

    Size: 49 x 42cm  (including frame)

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  • Pink Apples

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    A beautiful and brilliantly executed still life oil, painted onto canvas.

    This mid century still life has been painted with very expressive brushstrokes, capturing the vitality of the apple branch wonderfully. Despite the broad brushwork, the artist has skilfully depicted the effect of the light on the apples and the leaves, creating a sense of movement within the picture. The apple branch is set against a reddish brown background that plays off the colours of the apples and draws attention to them.

    The painting is housed in a gilt frame that complements it very well. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition.

    Size: 40.5 x 46 cm (including frame)

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  • Bloom

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    A large and visually striking modernist style floral still life composition, executed in oil onto canvas.

    Painted in an expressionist manner, the artwork is full of texture and character as it depicts a blooming pot of flowers placed against a blue coloured background.

    Our eyes are immediately drawn to the flowers as their lighter shades of white and orange are contrasted against the deep and rich colour palette of dark blues greens and browns.

    The artist displays his painterly skills, using the impasto technique by applying thick layers of paint such that it stands proud from the surface and adds a textural feel, as well as confidently executing long and bold brushstrokes to creating a composition full of dynamism.

    This oil on canvas is housed in a deep-profile frame with 2 linen-lined windows that pairs perfectly with the painting. There are some very small areas of paint loss on the painting but the work is otherwise in very good vintage condition.

    Size: 74 x 62 cm (including frame)

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  • Sicily

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    A picturesque and well balanced landscape view of the pearl of the Mediterranean, Taormina in Sicily.  The artist has beautifully captured the archetypal Mediterranean atmosphere, with a palm tree standing tall to the left, the local floral and fauna stretching across the canvas, and the view of the blue sea into the distance. The pastel colour palette creates a very calming atmosphere within the picture, enhanced by the small and soft impressionist brushstrokes which are reminiscent of works by the pointillist artist Georges Seurat.

    The painting is housed in a distressed cream and gilt frame which suits it perfectly, and both painting and frame are in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 54 x 61.5 cm (including frame)

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