August 22, 1991 |
Meanwhile, back at the branch - Family Court's Domestic Relations Branch, that is - new furniture has become a source of complaint. Some employees are upset about having to bring paper from home to use in the court's copying machines. There appears to be a paper shortage. Turning their gaze upon the fancy new furniture that the top brass has bought for itself, these irritated court workers might ask, "Who put the hog in mahogany?" The story is that when the branch moved to a new facility on South 11th Street last spring, branch managers decided to buy new furniture.
May 24, 1986 |
Showing winning form, Craig Shegog, 16, of Upper Saddle River, N.J., and his mount, Mahogany Run, jump over a gate during the opening day of the 90th annual Devon Horse Show. Shegog was one of three winners in his class yesterday at the show, which runs through May 31.
May 1, 1995 |
Moving from New York to Florida, John Wanamaker Leas - the last of the line to be named after the famous Philadelphia merchant - couldn't pass up the chance to spend a weekend showing off the city of his birth to his fiancee. Big mistake. Around 8:15 Saturday night, after introducing his bride-to-be, Susan Hussey, to a cheesesteak and touring the 1911 flagship store built by his grandfather, "Captain John" Wanamaker Jr., the couple returned to the Clinton Street bed-and-breakfast where they were staying and discovered that their rented, loaded, bright-yellow moving truck was gone.
April 6, 1990 |
Occasionally, if you're lucky, you might find a place big enough to rest an elbow or fill out a check, and maybe even a pen that writes, at one of those automated bank tellers. But at the MAC machine in the Capitol, it's a different story. The state recently installed a mahogany wall desk. "The House chief clerk requested it," said Pamela DiSalvo, press secretary for the Department of General Services. "Apparently a lot of people had mentioned it would be nice. It's easier to fill out your little envelopes and things with something to write on. " The desktop is 14 by 30 inches, and the main piece, which is screwed into the wall, stands about four feet high.
April 29, 1988 |
When George Washington moved to Philadelphia in 1789, he brought his French desk with him. Almost 200 years later, Mervin B. Martin has restored the 500- pound mahogany desk, which was donated to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in 1867. Along with his apprentice, John Viarengo, Martin painstakingly refinished and rebuilt the desk. It will go on display when the society opens its "Inheriting America" exhibition next year.
June 17, 1988 |
Consider the possibilities, shoppers: 33 oak and mahogany desks, 40 telephones, 164 calculators, motorized drafting tables and 108 typewriters, all of which go on sale at 9 a.m. today at the U.S. Postal Service's Equipment Facility at Tenth Street and Pattison Avenue. The occasion is the first auction of excess postal equipment at the Philadelphia Division of the Postal Service. In all, hundreds of used and surplus items, right down to pencil sharpeners and doormats, will be for sale.
December 9, 2013 |
I've always been addicted to garage sales and flea markets, but it turns out they were gateway drugs. Now I'm hooked on auctions. We begin a year ago, when I noticed there was an antiques auction in my neighborhood and I stopped by. I'm no antiques expert, but I like old things. Like me. So I walked into the auction, took a seat, and watched as the auctioneer showed slides of great furniture. Most of it was from the Philadelphia area, circa 1800s. People made bids by raising white cards, and when the bidding stopped, the prices weren't high at all. Surprise ending, right?
October 15, 1994 |
HIS HOME WAS HIS CASTLE - NOT TO MENTION HIS FORTRESS Thinking of redecorating? How about a 1960s mob motif? For anyone into mahogany, velvet and big furniture, the home furnishings of the late reputed mobster Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo may be just the thing. And for anyone who doesn't have much to say to guests, Accardo's round banquet table - it seats 70 - could become quite a conversation piece. Then there's the 11-foot velvet sofa, velvet lounge and chairs, an inlaid mahogany conference table and a large mahogany desk.
February 20, 2012 |
NBC NEWS Foreign Correspondent Michelle Kosinski and area businessman Carlos Hoz de Vina have recently split. We told you in July that the Cinnaminson native Kosinski, and the auto mogul had been dating for about a year. Kosinski, recently in town with friends at Rouge (205 S. 18th), splits her time between London, Miami and New York. We hear she's now seeing a man in Europe where a friend of hers says men "Make a thousand times more effort than Americans.
November 19, 1988 |
You're a do-it-yourselfer who's just bought this great little trinity shell, and now you're ready to rebuild. Your first stop? William F. Comly & Son, the huge auction house just off Kensington and Allegheny. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, it will be offering you not only the building materials you will need - from dimensional lumber, including cedar and mahogany, to cabinets - but also some of the tools to do the work. There are dozens of sheets of drywall, and to hang it on, at least two lots of dimensional 2-by-4 studs, with about 250 2-by-4s per lot. To attach the drywall to the studs, there are several hundred boxes of drywall nails (no drywall screws, however, although builders these days tend to prefer them)