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Spanish 18th Century Iron Dog Collar
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very interesting 18th century dog collar expertly crafted in iron. Collars such as this one were used to protect the dog from attack. An intriguing art piece to lay on a table top ...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Figurative Sculptures

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Iron

  • Spanish 18th Century Iron Dog Collar
  • Spanish 18th Century Iron Dog Collar
  • Spanish 18th Century Iron Dog Collar
  • Spanish 18th Century Iron Dog Collar
H 21.25 in. W 5 in. D 2.25 in.
18th Century Cast Iron Door Knocker
Located in New York, NY
18th century cast iron door knocker Property from esteemed interior designer Juan Montoya. Juan Montoya is one of the most acclaimed and prolific interior designers in the world tod...
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Antique 18th Century Animal Sculptures

Materials

Iron

  • 18th Century Cast Iron Door Knocker
  • 18th Century Cast Iron Door Knocker
  • 18th Century Cast Iron Door Knocker
  • 18th Century Cast Iron Door Knocker
H 6.5 in. W 5 in. D 9.5 in.
17th-18th Century Spanish Iron with Wood Strongbox
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful and rare strongbox from Spain. Wrought iron on wood. Spain, circa 1650-1750. Weathered, old repairs. Traces of inactive woodworm visible.
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Baroque Decorative Boxes

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Iron

  • 17th-18th Century Spanish Iron with Wood Strongbox
  • 17th-18th Century Spanish Iron with Wood Strongbox
  • 17th-18th Century Spanish Iron with Wood Strongbox
  • 17th-18th Century Spanish Iron with Wood Strongbox
H 13.39 in. W 27.17 in. D 11.82 in.
Antique Wrought Iron Torchere from Italy, 18th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
This stately 18th century torchere from Italy has a pyramid shape at the top which has been hand-hammered and is removable (see photos). It holds seven prickets and two candleholders...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Torchères

Materials

Wrought Iron

French 18th Century Hand Forged Iron Candleholder
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Very old and beautiful hand forged iron candleholder France, circa 1700-1750. Weathered and old repair.
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Antique 18th Century French Rustic Candlesticks

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Wrought Iron

  • French 18th Century Hand Forged Iron Candleholder
  • French 18th Century Hand Forged Iron Candleholder
  • French 18th Century Hand Forged Iron Candleholder
  • French 18th Century Hand Forged Iron Candleholder
H 24.02 in. W 10.24 in. D 9.06 in.
17th-18th Century Spanish Hand Forged Iron Candleholder
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Spectacular hand forged iron candleholder that can be adjusted in height. Spain, circa 1650-1750 Measures: H 102/151cm, W 36cm, D 36cm Good but weathered condition.
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Candelabras

Materials

Wrought Iron

English Early 18th Century Forged Iron Candelabra
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A spectacular hand-forged iron candelabra, made in England circa 1700. The fixture will hold seven candles, arranged in a triangular fashion. Sourced from an English church, the anti...
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Antique Early 18th Century English Gothic Candelabras

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Iron

Spectacular Pair of 18th Century Iron Candlesticks
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A very large pair of period, hand-cast, turned, polished bronze candlesticks mounted on magnificent, foliate form, hand forged, iron bases.
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Candlesticks

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Bronze, Bronze, Iron

An Early 18th Century European 'Armada' Iron Chest
Located in Armadale, Victoria
The flat topped chest with concealed keyhole, bound in iron, with iron strapwork punctuated by studs to the exterior, opening to an ornate spring loaded locking system behind a pierc...
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Antique Early 18th Century German George II Decorative Boxes

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Iron

  • An Early 18th Century European 'Armada' Iron Chest
  • An Early 18th Century European 'Armada' Iron Chest
  • An Early 18th Century European 'Armada' Iron Chest
  • An Early 18th Century European 'Armada' Iron Chest
H 11.03 in. W 22.05 in. D 10.83 in.
18th Century Folk Art Wood and Wrought Iron Candleholder
Located in Copenhagen, K
Adjustable wrought iron and wood candle holder with wood base and snipe nail.
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Antique Early 18th Century Danish Folk Art Candle Holders

Materials

Iron

18th Century Iron Pestle and Mortar
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
An 18th century iron pestle and mortar. Exceptional weight.
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Decorative Bowls

Materials

Iron

  • 18th Century Iron Pestle and Mortar
  • 18th Century Iron Pestle and Mortar
  • 18th Century Iron Pestle and Mortar
  • 18th Century Iron Pestle and Mortar
H 10.83 in. W 13.78 in. D 12.8 in.
Late 18th Century Clock Movement on Custom Iron Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
A European clock movement from the late 18th century, displayed on custom iron stand as a modern day art piece. This antique European city clock tower skeleton mechanism is comprised...
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Antique Late 18th Century European Abstract Sculptures

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Iron

18th Century Chinese Cast Iron Bell
Located in New York, NY
A decorated 18th Century cast iron bell from Shanxi Province with beautiful patina throughout and a lovely tone. Includes custom-made contemporary iron stand.   
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Fur...

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Iron

  • 18th Century Chinese Cast Iron Bell
  • 18th Century Chinese Cast Iron Bell
  • 18th Century Chinese Cast Iron Bell
  • 18th Century Chinese Cast Iron Bell
H 21 in. W 12 in. D 6 in.
French 18th Century Cast Iron Mortar
Located in Atlanta, GA
A wonderful 18th century French cast iron mortar. A great vessel for flower arranging or storing kitchen utensils.
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Antique 18th Century French Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Iron

  • French 18th Century Cast Iron Mortar
  • French 18th Century Cast Iron Mortar
  • French 18th Century Cast Iron Mortar
  • French 18th Century Cast Iron Mortar
H 13 in. W 14 in. D 10.75 in.
Square Belgium 18th Century Baroque Oak And Iron Casket
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Square Belgium 18th century Baroque oak and iron casket.  
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Antique Mid-18th Century Belgian Baroque Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass, Iron

18th C Belgian Wood & Iron Flax Comb
Located in Houston, TX
When we sourced this antique Belgian flax comb, we were struck by its sculptural nature and the decorative elements applied to a utilitarian item. The back of the comb is solid wood ...
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Antique 18th Century Belgian Figurative Sculptures

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Iron

  • 18th C Belgian Wood & Iron Flax Comb
  • 18th C Belgian Wood & Iron Flax Comb
  • 18th C Belgian Wood & Iron Flax Comb
  • 18th C Belgian Wood & Iron Flax Comb
H 39 in. W 9.75 in. D 7 in.
Pair of 18th Century Hand Forged Iron Candleholders
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful and unique pair of 18th century hand forged iron candleholders. France, circa 1750. Weathered.  
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Antique 18th Century French Primitive More Candle Holders

Materials

Wrought Iron

A Fabulous 18th Century Spanish Carved-Stone Fragment on Custom Stand
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exquisite 18th century Spanish carved-stone fragment, with mythological creature and flowers, on custom iron stand. This antique fragment from Spain features a horizontally set st...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Mounted Objects

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Stone, Iron

18th Century Carved Wooden Angel
Located in Houston, TX
Carved wooden angel from Private Chapel in Provence. Wonderful detail in Angel's hair and draped dress. Figure is mounted on an iron stand.
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Antique 18th Century French Folk Art Sculptures

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Iron

  • 18th Century Carved Wooden Angel
  • 18th Century Carved Wooden Angel
  • 18th Century Carved Wooden Angel
  • 18th Century Carved Wooden Angel
H 40 in. W 21 in. D 12 in.
18th-19th Century Hand Forged Iron Candleholder
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful 18th-19th century hand forged iron candleholder, Southern France, Spain, 18th-19th century. Weathered.  
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Primitive More Candle Holders

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Wrought Iron

18th Century Spanish Hammered Copper Pitcher with Iron Handle
Located in Madrid, ES
Hammered, riveted and soldered in 18th century Spain, this copper container was made for common household use, but with its sculptural form, rich color and patina of age it surpasses...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Rustic Jars

Materials

Copper, Wrought Iron

18th-19th Century Hand Forged Iron Candleholder
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful 18th-19th century hand forged iron candleholder, Southern France, Spain, 18th-19th century. Weathered.  
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Primitive More Candle Holders

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Wrought Iron

18th Century Copper and Forged Iron Big Bucket
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
An 18th century copper and forged iron big bucket. All hand hammered with handmade copper rivets and hand forged iron handle. Most probably used for bringing and keeping wood by the ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Belgian Baroque Decorative Bowls

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Copper, Iron

  • 18th Century Copper and Forged Iron Big Bucket
  • 18th Century Copper and Forged Iron Big Bucket
  • 18th Century Copper and Forged Iron Big Bucket
  • 18th Century Copper and Forged Iron Big Bucket
H 15.75 in. W 35.44 in. D 11.82 in.
18th Century Spanish Colonial Escritorio
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Magnificent 18th century Bolivian locking escritorio with inlaid wood and hand-forged iron details.
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Antique Early 18th Century Bolivian Spanish Colonial Decorative Boxes

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Iron

  • 18th Century Spanish Colonial Escritorio
  • 18th Century Spanish Colonial Escritorio
  • 18th Century Spanish Colonial Escritorio
  • 18th Century Spanish Colonial Escritorio
H 14.5 in. W 16 in. D 13 in.
18th Century Dome Shaped Cast Iron Weight with Chinese Characters
Located in New York, NY
An unusual dome shaped cast iron weight from Shanxi Province with distinct Chinese characters on both sides. Complete with custom iron stand. M781.
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Iron

Late 18th Century French Hand Carved Angel Sculpture Mounted on Iron Stand
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This hand carved angel sculpture from the late eighteenth century has wings outstretched as if in mid-flight. His left arm reaches up to his shoulder towards the cloth draped around ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

18th Century Dutch Floor Brass Candleholder
Located in Delft, NL
A 18th century Dutch floor brass candleholder A 18th century Dutch floor brass candleholder on tripod base of wrought iron The candleholder is adjustable The measurements are:...
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Antique 18th Century Dutch Candelabras

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Brass, Wrought Iron

  • 18th Century Dutch Floor Brass Candleholder
  • 18th Century Dutch Floor Brass Candleholder
  • 18th Century Dutch Floor Brass Candleholder
  • 18th Century Dutch Floor Brass Candleholder
H 39.38 in. W 12.6 in. D 12.6 in.
18th Century French Copper and Iron Grain Measure Bucket with Side Handles
Located in Dallas, TX
This antique grain measuring recipient was crafted in France, circa 1780. The copper bucket features forged nailed iron strapping with nails embellished with a side handle. The measu...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Country Decorative Baskets

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Copper, Iron

18th Century Spanish Pair of Giltwood Candlesticks
Located in Malaga, ES
18th century Spanish pair of giltwood candlesticks.
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Candlesticks

Materials

Iron, Gold Leaf

Primitive French 18th Century Rat De Cave Candleholder
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Primitive wrought iron rat de cave candleholder, Normandie, France, 18th century. Weathered.
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Antique 18th Century French Primitive Candlesticks

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Iron

Primitive French 18th Century Rat De Cave Candleholder
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Primitive wrought iron rat de cave candleholder, Normandie, France, 18th century. Weathered.
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Antique 18th Century French Primitive Candlesticks

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Iron

Pair of 18th Century Italian Wood and Brass Pricket Candleholders
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of outstanding 18th century brass over wood (repousse) pricket candleholders. Wood is hand-carved and painted, with the fronts covered (repoussed) in brass. Candles are placed o...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Baroque Candle Holders

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Brass, Iron

Pair of 18th Century Italian Giltwood Pricket Altar Sticks
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 18th century Italian giltwood pricket altar sticks or candlesticks from Lucca. These fabulous tall antique Italian gilt wood altar sticks are executed in a rare combination ...
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Rococo Candlesticks

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Iron

Early 18th Century Polychromed Wood Carving Santa Maria Magdalena
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Expressive sculptural piece in wood carving representing Maria Magdalena by unknown artist from the early 18th century. This piece was part of a sculptural group of Christ's Calvary....
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Antique Early 18th Century Spanish Folk Art Figurative Sculptures

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Iron

Early 18th Century Italian Carved and Dovetailed Walnut Alms Box
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early 18th century Italian carved and dovetailed walnut alms box, circa 1725 Large dovetails and old handwrought nails give this small scale box a heavy, rugged and strong build. A ...
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Baroque Decorative Boxes

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Iron

18th Century French Polished Metal Rooster Weather Vane on Sandstone Stand
Located in Dallas, TX
This beautiful antique rooster weather vane was crafted in France, circa 1780. Standing on a sandstone base, the iconic copper sculpture with wind arrow rotates at 360 degrees. This ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Country Animal Sculptures

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Sandstone, Metal, Iron

Pair of 18th-19th Century Italian Prickets
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Exquisitely carved and decorated with urn form wooden bases. The hand forged iron tops are designed to hold 3 candles each.
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian More Candle Holders

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Iron

18th Century Rococo Pot For Fireplace Wood
Located in Copenhagen, K
Period brass cooking pot with decorations on the side and bottom. Pot has a iron handle to hook pot over the fireplace.
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Antique 18th Century Scandinavian Rococo Planters, Cachepots and Jardini...

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Brass, Iron

Large Chinese Export Punchbowl with Staple Repairs, 18th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A remarkable large Chinese export blue and white punchbowl painted with a floral and brocade design, and featuring a stunning staple repair, 18th century, China. While of large siz...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Chinese Export Decorative Bowls

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Iron

18th Century Spanish Arab Style Copper Water / Milk Jug with Decorative Seam
Located in Madrid, ES
Copper containers of varying shapes and sizes have been used in Spanish homes and kitchens for many centuries. Copper and its alloys were particularly popular metals for storing and ...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Islamic Vases

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Copper, Wrought Iron

German Marquetry Longcase Clock by Johann Wilhelm Wellershaus, Late 18th Century
Located in Berlin, DE
German Marquetry Longcase Clock by Johann Wilhelm Wellershaus, Late 18th Century A German arched veneered longcase clock or Grandfather clock by Johann Wilhelm Wellershaus. The enam...
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Antique Late 18th Century German Louis XVI Grandfather Clocks and Longca...

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Brass, Enamel, Iron

Pair of Cast Iron Urns
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Pair of 19th century French cast iron urns.  
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Antique 18th Century French Urns

Materials

Iron

  • Pair of Cast Iron Urns
  • Pair of Cast Iron Urns
  • Pair of Cast Iron Urns
  • Pair of Cast Iron Urns
H 18.12 in. W 22.05 in. D 21.66 in.
Pair of Italian Baroque Wrought Iron Five Light Candelabra
Located in Stamford, CT
An unusual and gutsy pair of 18th century Italian wrought iron torcheres. With braided iron arms and legs, cut iron leaves and punch decorated shaft. This pair looks almost alive! Th...
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Baroque Torchères

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Italian Wrought Iron Candelabras
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of Italian wrought iron two candle candelabras with telescopic tapered spike and terminating on tripod stylized penny feet. Dealers please call for trade price.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Candle Holders

Pair of Antique Hand Carved Architectural Elements with Ram's Head
Located in Houston, TX
A pair of exquisitely hand-carved architectural elements on custom metal stands. Deep relief carving of a ram's head atop a column of ribbon and flowers make these pieces an exceptio...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Mounted Objects

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Iron

Antique Persian Qajar Period Engraved and Inlaid Iron Metal Pen Box or Holder
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Dating from the Qajar period, this cast iron pen case is highly and intricately engraved with a scroll patterned motif which has been inlaid with gold accents. The fitted top holds f...
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Antique 18th Century Indian Other Scholar's Objects

Materials

Gold, Iron

Antique Tea Box, English, Oak, Iron, Connoisseur Caddy, Case, Georgian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a superb antique tea box. An English, oak and iron-bound connoisseur caddy or case, dating to the Georgian period, circa 1800. Store you treasured blends within this delig...
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Antique Late 18th Century British Georgian Tea Caddies

Materials

Oak

Pine Travel Box from Sweden with Details in Wrought Iron
Located in Kramfors, SE
Wooden travel box manufactured from pine. The box has decorative as well as functional enforcements in handwrought iron. The condition is original and the great patina adds to the lo...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Folk Art Decorative Boxes

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Pine

Japanese Edo Period Mempo Armor Mask in Lacquered Leather over Iron
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Edo period mempo armor face mask in lacquered leather over iron. Rare piece made in the Edo period, likely, 18th century. In great antique condition with age-appropriate wea...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Iron

Torchieres
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Hand-forged iron torchieres with elaborate ornamentation
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Antique Mid-18th Century Spanish Baroque Torchères

Materials

Iron

  • Torchieres
  • Torchieres
  • Torchieres
  • Torchieres
H 69.75 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Antique English Brass Clock Dial Face Industrial 1770 Fully Working
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A beautiful antique English clock dial dating from around 1770 by Washbourne of Gloucester. Heavy cast brass with cast spandrels and engraved numbers filled with ancient black wax. R...
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Antique 18th Century English Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Brass, Iron

Tessen, Fighting Fan Mid Edo Period '1615 - 1867'
Located in Milano, IT
Iron, paper with pigments and bamboo. Menhari-gata (opening fan), sensu-gata (enlongated shape) Lenght: 31.2 Iron fan with an elegant shape, with eleven bamboo ribs. Customar...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Japanese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Iron

  • Tessen, Fighting Fan Mid Edo Period '1615 - 1867'
  • Tessen, Fighting Fan Mid Edo Period '1615 - 1867'
  • Tessen, Fighting Fan Mid Edo Period '1615 - 1867'
  • Tessen, Fighting Fan Mid Edo Period '1615 - 1867'
H 12.29 in. W 1.38 in. D 0.79 in.
Tall French Louis XVI Long Case Clock w/ Walnut Case, circa 1790
Located in Miami, FL
From the historically important city of Lyon, an impressive & well-proportioned late 18th century Louis XVI long-case clock in walnut with inlays. This Comtoise clock assembled in th...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Grandfather Clocks and Longca...

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Brass, Enamel, Iron

French 18th Century Forged Iron Weathervane
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Unique hand forged iron weathervane. Beautiful eyecatcher, France, circa 1750. Weathered. Measurement here below is inclusive the wooden base.
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Antique 18th Century French Primitive Mounted Objects

Materials

Iron

  • French 18th Century Forged Iron Weathervane
  • French 18th Century Forged Iron Weathervane
  • French 18th Century Forged Iron Weathervane
  • French 18th Century Forged Iron Weathervane
H 20.67 in. W 13.39 in. D 3.15 in.
French 18th Century Painted Forged Iron Weathervane
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Unique hand forged iron weathervane representing a harlequin. Beautiful eyecatcher. France, circa 1750-1800. Weathered and losses. Measurement here below is inclusive the wooden base.
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Antique 18th Century French Primitive Mounted Objects

Materials

Iron

  • French 18th Century Painted Forged Iron Weathervane
  • French 18th Century Painted Forged Iron Weathervane
  • French 18th Century Painted Forged Iron Weathervane
  • French 18th Century Painted Forged Iron Weathervane
H 27.56 in. W 10.24 in. D 3.15 in.
18th Century Wrought Iron Candleabra
Located in San Francisco, CA
Completely hand wrought iron candle stand. Great old patina with remnants of crusty old paint. Probably Italian.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Candle Holders

Materials

Wrought Iron

  • 18th Century Wrought Iron Candleabra
  • 18th Century Wrought Iron Candleabra
  • 18th Century Wrought Iron Candleabra
  • 18th Century Wrought Iron Candleabra
H 26 in. W 19 in. D 10 in.
Collection of 3 French 18th Century Hand Forged Iron Window Bars
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Great collection of three hand forged iron window bars. Once made to protect a house against intruders now an object of high decorative value. Original period pieces, France, 18th c...
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Mounted Objects

Materials

Iron

18th Century Iron Statue Depicting a Turkish Man
Located in Esbeek, NL
18 th century iron statue depicting a Turkish man Probably used as a doorstop good condition,but missing a sword
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Sculptures

Materials

Iron

  • 18th Century Iron Statue Depicting a Turkish Man
  • 18th Century Iron Statue Depicting a Turkish Man
  • 18th Century Iron Statue Depicting a Turkish Man
  • 18th Century Iron Statue Depicting a Turkish Man
H 20.87 in. W 9.06 in. D 6.7 in.
late 18th C French Iron Mortar/Smelting Pot
Located in New York, NY
late 18th C French Metal Mortar/Smelting Pot
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Decorative Objects

Materials

Iron

Spanish 18th Century Anvil
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very beautiful 18th century anvil from Spain. Expertly crafted from hand forged iron resting in its stone base. A stunning sculptural piece for any interior.
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Mounted Objects

Materials

Stone, Iron

  • Spanish 18th Century Anvil
  • Spanish 18th Century Anvil
  • Spanish 18th Century Anvil
  • Spanish 18th Century Anvil
H 44 in. W 11 in. D 10.5 in.
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18th Century Iron Objects For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of 18th century iron objects for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique 18th century iron objects was constructed with extraordinary care, often using iron, metal and wood. 18th century iron objects have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 19th Century. 18th century iron objects bearing Baroque or Folk Art hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs.

How Much are 18th Century Iron Objects?

Prices for 18th century iron objects start at $178 and top out at $34,000 with the average selling for $1,650.

Finding the Right Decorative Objects for You

Every time you move into a house or an apartment — or endeavor to refresh the home you’ve lived in for years — life for that space begins anew. The right home accent, be it the simple placement of a decorative bowl on a shelf or a ceramic vase for fresh flowers, can transform an area from drab to spectacular. But with so many materials and items to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the process. The key to styling with decorative objects is to work toward making a happy home that best reflects your personal style. 

Ceramics are a versatile addition to any home. If you’ve amassed an assortment of functional pottery over the years, think of your mugs and salad bowls as decorative objects, ideal for displaying in a glass cabinet. Vintage ceramic serveware can pop along white open shelving in your dining area, while large stoneware pitchers paired with woven baskets or quilts in an open cupboard can introduce a rustic farmhouse-style element to your den.

Translucent decorative boxes or bowls made of an acrylic plastic called Lucite — a game changer in furniture that’s easy to clean and lasts long — are modern accents that are neutral enough to dress up a coffee table or desktop without cluttering it. If you’re showcasing pieces from the past, a vintage jewelry box for displaying your treasures can spark conversation. Where is the jewelry box from? Is there a story behind it?

Abstract sculptures or an antique vessel for your home library can draw attention to your book collection and add narrative charm to the most appropriate of corners. There’s more than one way to style your bookcases, and decorative objects add a provocative dynamic. “I love magnifying glasses,” says Alex Assouline, global vice president of luxury publisher Assouline, of adding one’s cherished objects to a home library. “They are both useful and decorative. Objects really elevate libraries and can also make them more personal.”

To help with personalizing your space and truly making it your own, find an extraordinary collection of decorative objects on 1stDibs.