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Antique Carved Wood Deer Head
Located in New York, NY
A late 19th century American Arts & Crafts / Black Forest style carved wood deer head the real antlers. The backplate is hand-carved with a branch and leaf motif and a hunting dog ch...
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Antique 1890s American Mounted Objects

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Wood

  • Antique Carved Wood Deer Head
  • Antique Carved Wood Deer Head
  • Antique Carved Wood Deer Head
  • Antique Carved Wood Deer Head
H 24 in. W 15 in. D 13 in.
Antique Chinese Theatre Opera Headdress, Turquoise/Silver, Red/Fuchsia Pom-Poms
Located in New York, NY
Chinese opera theatre headdress in turquoise and silver colors with red and fuchsia colored pom poms along with faux pearls, early 20th century, mounted on a custom black painted met...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Mounted Objects

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Metal

Antique Chinese Theatre Opera Headdress in Turquoise and Coral Colored Pom Poms
Located in New York, NY
Chinese opera theatre headdress in turquoise with coral colored pom poms along with faux pearls, early 20th century, mounted on a custom black painted metal base.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Mounted Objects

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Metal

Antique 20th Century Cartier Art Deco 9-Karat Gold, Sapphires, Diamonds, Compact
By Cartier
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 20th century Cartier Art Deco 9 carat gold extremely large compact, of rectangular form, inside bearing various open and closed compartments and a retracting lipstick, the to...
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20th Century English Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Gold

Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre 'Firbolgs' Antique Centre Bowl
By Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre octagonal bowl decorated with 'Firbolgs' design on ruby lustre to exterior, 'Thumbelina' design to the interior. 'Roseberry Bead' border to the foot rim. 'P...
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre 'Firbolgs' Antique Centre Bowl
By Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Wedgwood fairyland lustre antique centre bowl, decorated with Firbolgs pattern to exterior, and Thumbelina pattern to interior. Dragon Bead border to rim and foot rim. Maker's marks ...
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Antique Monumental Burmese Solid Silver Thabeik Bowl, Rangoon, circa 1900
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique early 20th century monumental Burmese, (Myanmar) solid silver Thabeik bowl, repousse' decorated in high relief with detailed panels depicting different traditional scenes fro...
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Antique 19th Century Burmese Decorative Bowls

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Silver

Antique Wooden Carved Statue of a Young Fisherman
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A large antique wooden carved statue of a fisher presenting his haul. Italy, circa 1880. Hat brim restored. Measures: Width 14.57" (37 cm) Height 33.46" (85 cm) Depth 11.81" (30...
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

  • Antique Wooden Carved Statue of a Young Fisherman
  • Antique Wooden Carved Statue of a Young Fisherman
  • Antique Wooden Carved Statue of a Young Fisherman
  • Antique Wooden Carved Statue of a Young Fisherman
H 33.47 in. W 14.57 in. D 11.82 in.
Antique Wooden Sculpture of the Lion of Lucerne
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An old Swiss woodcarving of the famous lion of Lucern. Brienz, Black Forest circa 1900 Measures: width: 9.84" (25cm) height: 3.74" (9.5cm) depth: 3.15" (8cm).
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

  • Antique Wooden Sculpture of the Lion of Lucerne
  • Antique Wooden Sculpture of the Lion of Lucerne
  • Antique Wooden Sculpture of the Lion of Lucerne
  • Antique Wooden Sculpture of the Lion of Lucerne
H 3.75 in. W 9.85 in. D 3.15 in.
Antique Pottery Jar, with Golden Glaze
Located in Somis, CA
This wonderful jar is from Shan Xi province, an ancient state of China. The region is known for producing rich sauces. Nice brown base glaze with beautiful golden yellow colored drip...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Jars

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Pottery

Antique Arts & Crafts Pottery Vase by Fulper Pottery
By Fulper Pottery
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous antique "Arts & Crafts" pottery three sided vase by Fulper Pottery, circa 1920s. Wonderful blue colors and a great vintage patina make this hard to find vase a wonderful dec...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Vases

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Pottery

Antique 19th Century Victorian Elkington Electrotype Monumental Kremlin Jug
By Elkington & Co.
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 19th century unique Victorian electrotype monumental water jug, copy of the rare solid silver example dating to the 17th century, the Tudor period. Electrotypes are exact ...
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Antique 1880s English Victorian Vases

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Metal

Antique Lidded Vase of Porcelain in Overglaze, Classic Style, Late 1800s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Antique lidded vase of porcelain in overglaze. Classic style. Late 1800s. In very good condition. Measures: 32.5 x 14 cm.
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Antique Late 19th Century European Biedermeier Vases

Fine Antique Anglo Indian Bombay Inlay Box
By Rajhastani
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Fine antique Anglo-Indian hand carved wooden jewelry box inlaid. Nice Indian Mughal pen box handcrafted in very fine Sadeli micro mosaic, and a Mughal palace architectural motif desi...
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Antique Late 19th Century Indian Islamic Decorative Boxes

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Wood

  • Fine Antique Anglo Indian Bombay Inlay Box
  • Fine Antique Anglo Indian Bombay Inlay Box
  • Fine Antique Anglo Indian Bombay Inlay Box
  • Fine Antique Anglo Indian Bombay Inlay Box
H 2.5 in. W 10.75 in. D 4 in.
Antique Rosewood Letter Box with Mother-of-Pearl Plaques, English, ca. 1860
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Antique rosewood letter box with mother-of-pearl escutcheon and inset plaques, inscribed 'Answered' and 'Unanswered,' English, ca. 1860. Measurements: H-4 x W-9 x D-4 inches. ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Mother-of-Pearl, Rosewood

Antique Teaching Aid Human Skin Model on Wooden Plate by Somso
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An large antique hand painted anatomical wall model of the human skin with roots of the hair. Made of plaster on wooden plate. Manufactured by Somso, Germany, circa 1900. With metal ...
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Early 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Plaster

Antique Polychrome Delft Hand Painted 17th Century Portuguese Ceramic Tureen Lid
Located in Coimbra, PT
Delft polychrome Portuguese hand painted ceramic covered tureen with lid and under plate, hand painted 17th century, tin glazed faience with floral, hunting and bird motif, early 20t...
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Vintage 1940s Portuguese Country Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic, Delft

Antique Polychrome Delft Hand Painted 17th Century Portuguese Ceramic Tureen/Lid
Located in Coimbra, PT
Delft polychrome Portuguese hand painted ceramic covered tureen with lid and under plate, hand painted 17th century, tin glazed faience with floral, hunting and bird motif, early 20t...
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Mid-20th Century Portuguese Country Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic, Delft

Antique 3D Anatomical Foot Model Made by Somso, circa 1930
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A delicately hand painted and highly detailed anatomical foot model for class. Made of papier mâché, and plaster. Manufactured by Somso, Germany, circa 1930. With manufacturer paper ...
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Early 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Busts

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Plaster

Antique Teaching Aid Modell of an Ear, Somso, circa 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A large folding model of an ear. Used as teaching material in German schools circa 1900. Made of wood and papier mâché by Somso, Germany. Measures: Width 13.39" (34cm) Height 9.6...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Mid-Century Modern Busts

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Plaster, Wood, Paper

Antique Teaching Aid, Median Incision of the Human Head by PHYWE
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A great antique hand painted and hand lettered anatomical model. A median incision of the head for class. Made of wood, papier maché and plaster, manufactured by PHYWE, Germany, circ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Busts

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Laid Paper

Antique & Handcrafted Pair of Moorish Arabic Motifs Inlaid Picture Photo Frames
Located in Lisse, NL
All handcrafted and very stylish pair of photo frames with inlaid Islamic designs. You don't necessary need to have an Arabic (inspired) interior to fall in love and decorate your h...
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Early 20th Century Moorish Picture Frames

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Shell, Wood

Antique Terracotta Bust Sculpture of G. Gabrieli Italian Composer of O Jesu Mi
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and stunning Italian sculpture of a composer of famous religious music. With pride we offer you this antique and incredibly well crafted bust of 16th century, Venetian composer...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Busts

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Terracotta

Antique Butchery Decoration of a Pottery Ox
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A large folding model of an ear. Used as teaching material in German schools, circa 1900. Made of wood and papier mâché by Somso, Germany. Measures: Width 13.39" (34cm) Height 9....
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Plaster

  • Antique Butchery Decoration of a Pottery Ox
  • Antique Butchery Decoration of a Pottery Ox
  • Antique Butchery Decoration of a Pottery Ox
  • Antique Butchery Decoration of a Pottery Ox
H 11.03 in. W 18.51 in. D 4.73 in.
Antique Wooden Carved Horse Paper Weight, circa 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A great wooden carved head of a horse. Mounted on a wooden base, usable as desk decoration or paper weight. Germany, circa 1920 Measures: Width 4.13" (10.5 cm) Height 6.69" (17 c...
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Early 20th Century German Black Forest Paperweights

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Walnut

Antique Mantel Clock with Herdsman Family, Goats and Cows
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A Black Forest wooden carved mantel (fireplace) clock with a lovely herdsman family with their goats and cows. a masterpiece of woodcarving which brightens up any chimney piece. Cloc...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Black Forest Mantel Clocks

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Wood

Beautiful Knight Ceramic Figural Catchall Statue, Antique German, 1890s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A gorgeous character ceramic figural catchall statue - knight of the 30 years war. This character statue has been made in Germany, circa 1890s by unknown manufactory. Absolutely gorg...
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Antique 1890s German Victorian Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Zeus Statue Jewelry Trinket Box Metal, Antique German Souvenir, 1910s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Gorgeous vintage metal jewelry box. A beautiful decorative item in metal inside covered with fabric. Made in Germany, circa 1910s. Nice addition to any collection, dressing room, liv...
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Vintage 1910s German Art Nouveau Jewelry Boxes

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Metal

Cologne Cathedral Jewelry Trinket Box Metal, Antique German Souvenir, 1930s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Gorgeous vintage metal jewelry box. A beautiful decorative item in metal inside covered with cloth. Made in Germany, circa 1930s. Nice addition to any collection, dressing room, livi...
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Vintage 1930s German Jewelry Boxes

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Metal

Beautiful French Angel Face Cast-Iron Inkwell France Antique, 1910s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Classic early 1900s French metal inkwell. Nice addition to your room or just for use it on your desk. Made of cast iron and glass. Marked with a number and letters. Found at an estat...
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Early 20th Century French Black Forest Inkwells

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Wood

Art Nouveau Porcelain Pink Pig Figural Catchall Antique, German, 1910s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful pink pig figural catchall. Made of Porcelain. A beautiful decorative piece of art for any room.
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Vintage 1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Antique Signed Japanese Articulated Lobster Sculpture in Copper Jizai Okimono
Located in San Diego, CA
Antique signed Japanese articulated lobster / cray fish sculpture (Jizai Okimono) in copper, circa 1910s. The piece is well detailed and patinated.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Animal Sculptures

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Copper

Antique Mantel Clock with Eagle and Chamois Family, circa 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A large Black Forest wooden carved mantel clock with a eagle on top and a chamois defending her child. The clock is embedded in a hand carved wood pile. A masterpiece of brienz woodc...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Black Forest Mantel Clocks

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Wood

Antique Signed Japanese Articulated Crab Sculpture in Copper Jizai Okimono
Located in San Diego, CA
Antique signed Japanese articulated crab sculpture (Jizai OKimono) in copper, circa 1910s. The piece is well detailed and patinated.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Animal Sculptures

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Copper

Whimsy Antique Woodcarving of Plisch and Plum by Wilhelm Busch
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A very nice carving of the two Wilhelm Busch comic figures Plisch and Plum which Busch sketched as comic strip in 1882. Carved, circa 1920 in Germany. On the base handwritten inscrip...
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Early 20th Century German Black Forest Paperweights

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Walnut

Antique Bronze Religious Art Sculpture / Statue Depicting Christ with Children
Located in Lisse, NL
19th century finest bronze group statue. This excellent quality and very refined sculpture of Christ with children is another one of our recent great finds. Anyone who knows what i...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Revival Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

1970s Seiko Retro Vintage Industrial Antique Steel Quartz Wall Clock, Pink
By Seiko
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Seiko super tanker slave clock original re-finished in Millenial Pink. A reclaimed and restored maritime slave clock. These clocks were used in great numbers on super tankers, ...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Wall Clocks

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Steel, Cut Steel

French Antique Stately Bronze Napoleon on Prancing Horse Sculpture, Marble Base
Located in Lisse, NL
Handcrafted. Practical size sculpture of imperator Napoleon Bonaparte. If you are a collector of good quality antiques having to do with (French) historical figures then this rare a...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Antique Hand Carved and Mint Condition Black Forest Gnome Sculpture Nutcracker
Located in Lisse, NL
Top quality carved, early 20th century, wooden Black Forest nut cracker. If you are a collector of only the best quality and condition Black Forest antiques then this gnome nut cra...
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Early 20th Century German Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Rare Antique Classical Roman Bronze & Glass Inkstand with Crystal Glass Inkwell
Located in Lisse, NL
Stylish, rare and mint condition bronze, brass and glass desk piece. This completely original inkstand dates from the late 19th century and it has a large number of striking Roman...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Classical Roman Inkwells

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

Antique German Casket Trinket Box Ormolu Glass Satin Nuremberg Souvenir, 1890s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A gorgeous glass trinket box with some ormolu adornments. The hinged top featuring a City view of the Nuremberg Castle. No restoration has been carried out on this charming little tr...
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Antique Early 1900s German Hollywood Regency Jewelry Boxes

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Ormolu

Rare Hand Carved Antique Black Forest Lion Sculpture Nutcracker with Glass Eyes
Located in Lisse, NL
Top quality carved, early 20th century, wooden Black Forest nut cracker. If you are a collector of rare and good quality Black Forest antiques then this lion nut cracker could be t...
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Early 20th Century German Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Glass, Wood

Antique Arts & Crafts Rooster Table Cigar Cutter by Hugo Berger Marked Goberg
By Hugo Berger
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and stylish collector's item by Hugo bergere. Over the years we have seen and sold a number of rare vintage items by Hugo bergere of Germany but we never came across a table ci...
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Early 20th Century German Arts and Crafts Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Stunning Antique Bronze Sculpture of a Sword Holding Joan of Arc in Chainmail
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique, mint and rare bronze statue of Jeanne D'arc, Frances most famous patron saint. 25 years after her short lived & heroic life, Joan of Arc, who had wrongly been sentenced to ...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Petite Statue Figure of the Nuremberg Water Fountain Goose Man Antique Souvenir
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful metal figurine of the goose man, a statue in the middle of a water fountain in Nuremberg, Germany. Some wear with a nice patina, but this is old-age. Made of metal. A bea...
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Vintage 1910s German Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

Antique Black Forest Folk Art Alpine Gnome Dwarf Wooden Carved Mask, 1930s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful black forest Folk Art wood carved mask. This is a wonderful example of black forest carving. This can be used as a Wall decoration or as a wearable mask. Found at an estate...
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Vintage 1930s German Black Forest Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Antique & Beautifully Hand Carved Mid-1800s Gothic Revival Tomb Shape Wooden Box
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful and rare Gothic Revival box from France. If you are a collector of antique boxes or if you are looking for an extraordinary box to grace your vanity or dressing table the...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Revival Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

Great Shape & Color, Antique Tea Caddy in Mahogany with Brass Lock and Hinges
Located in Lisse, NL
A very pleasing to the eye, early 1800s triple compartment tea caddy. This marvellous tea caddy is in very good condition and the patinated mahogany has a truly warm, deep and rich ...
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Antique Early 19th Century European Tea Caddies

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Brass

Emperor Wilhelm I. Metal Catchall Shows National Monument, Antique German, 1890s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful metal tray or catchall to hold quills. Made of cast Iron, has some nice patina, but this is old-age. A beautiful piece for your desk or any room. It was made for the 100th ...
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Antique 1890s German Art Nouveau More Desk Accessories

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Iron

Art Nouveau Metal Bulldog Motif Ladies Compact Antique German, 1910s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Classic early 20th century German motif Ladies Compact, with a nice bulldog motif. Nice addition to your collection of bulldog items. It is not marked.
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Vintage 1910s German Art Nouveau More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Handcrafted Sterling Silver Match Holder Object Decorative Antique Gift smoker
Located in West Hollywood, CA
19th century handcrafted sterling silver match holder object decorative antique gift a special gift item object to add a touch of elegance to your desk office table or console Holida...
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Antique 19th Century European Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Handcrafted Sterling Silver Match Holder Object Decorative Antique Gift Smokers
Located in West Hollywood, CA
19th century handcrafted sterling silver match holder object decorative antique gift a special gift item object to add a touch of elegance to your desk office table or console Holida...
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Antique 19th Century European Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Candlesticks Candleholder Light in Brass Antique Object Decorative Accent, Pair
Located in West Hollywood, CA
A very beautiful simple pair of late 19th-early 20th century candleholders candlesticks in brass. The mirroring work with the multiple layers and lines from the bobeche down to the e...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Candlesticks

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Brass

Nicely Hand Carved Stone Paperweight Sculpture Object Decorative Antique Gift LA
Located in West Hollywood, CA
""""""""" The sale will end soon """ A nicely hand carved stone paperweight sculpture object decorative antique gift Lapis Malachite a special gift item object to add a touch of ele...
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Antique 19th Century European Paperweights

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Lapis Lazuli, Malachite

18th Century Faience Plate Bowl Toledo on a Stand Decorative Antique Object LA
Located in West Hollywood, CA
18th century handmade faience plate Toledo bowl. Around the time of the Talavera pottery and the Spanish Talavera de la Reina pottery, the Majolica (faience) or tin-glazed earthenwar...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Decorative Bowls

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Faience

Hand Carved Stone Paperweight Sculpture Object Decorative Antique Gift Idea LA
Located in West Hollywood, CA
A nicely hand carved stone paperweight sculpture of a frog object decorative antique gift animalier As a special gift item object to add a touch of elegance to your desk accessories...
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Antique 19th Century European Paperweights

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Stone

Antique French Decorative Cast Iron Element on Stand
Located in High Point, NC
A cast iron ornament from France, circa 1900. Mounted on a minimal metal stand, this floating embellishment captivates with its wayward charm, a curious remembrance from another era.
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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Mounted Objects

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Iron

Antique Decorative Ammonite, English, Geological, Ornament, Nautilus Fossil
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique decorative ammonite on plinth. An English, fossilised geological ornamental nautilus fossil, dating to the late Victorian period and earlier. Ammonites evolved ...
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Antique 19th Century British Mounted Objects

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Brass

Antique Belgian Decorative Glass Dome with Geometric Figures
Located in High Point, NC
This decorative glass and metal piece was made in Belgium and features a bell jar on a raised wooden pedestal. The jar houses black mounts, each bearing red geometric forms from cube...
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Schoolhouse Mounted Objects

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Wire

Antique Miniature Agate Specimen Ormolu-Mounted Decorative Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Antique Miniature agate specimen ormolu-mounted decorative box. Size: 3.5" W x 2 1/4" D x 1.75" H.
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Antique 19th Century German Regency Decorative Boxes

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Agate, Ormolu, Gold Leaf

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Antique Decorative Objects For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of antique decorative objects available for sale. Each of these unique antique decorative objects was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and bronze. We have 9274 antique and vintage antique decorative objects in-stock, while there are 119 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of antique decorative objects available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Antique decorative objects are generally popular furniture pieces, but Victorian, Art Nouveau and Neoclassical styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made antique decorative objects over the years, but those made by FS Henemader Antiques, Inc., Robert Kuo and Andrianna Shamaris are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Antique Decorative Objects?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,652, while they’re typically $22 on the low end and $295,000 highest priced.

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.