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Hermès Decorative Objects

For Hermès, what began as a maker of leather equestrian goods for European noblemen would eventually grow into one of the most storied fashion labels in the world. In 1837, German-born French entrepreneur Thierry Hermès opened a saddle and harness purveyor in Paris. Gradually, the house extended into accessories and luggage for its riders, and today, in paying homage to its origins, the family-run luxury brand resurfaces horse motifs in everything from clothing and modernist jewelry to pillows and handbags.

The first top-handled bag ever produced by Hermès was the Haut à courroies, which made its debut in 1892. A tall bag secured with a folded leather flap (fastened with bridle-inspired straps), it was designed to transport riding boots and a harness. As the world made the switch from horse to automobile, the bag adapted, becoming a multifunctional travel satchel instead of a designated saddlebag. Today, 120 years later, the HAC remains in Hermès’s line — and its distinctive flap and clasping straps have laid the groundwork for some of the house’s other iconic bags.

In the 1930s, Robert Dumas (son-in-law to Émile-Maurice Hermès, Thierry’s grandson) designed a smaller, trapezoidal take on the flap bag with a handle and two side straps. Later, actress Grace Kelly, then engaged to Prince Rainier of Monaco, is said to have used one of these bags to conceal her pregnancy during the 1950s. Because she was photographed constantly, the coverage catapulted her handbag to international popularity. In 1977, Hermès officially renamed the model for her, and the Kelly bag was born. Each Kelly bag takes between 18 and 25 hours to produce, and its 680 hand stitches owe solely to one Hermès artisan.

Robert Dumas was also responsible for another one of the brand’s most iconic offerings: the launch of its first silk scarf on the occasion of Hermès’s 100th anniversary in 1937. Based on a woodblock designed by Dumas and printed on Chinese silk, the accessory was an immediate hit.

Today, vintage Hermès scarves, typically adorned in rich colors and elaborate patterns, serve many functions, just as they did back then. Well-heeled women wear it on their heads, around their necks and, in a genius piece of cross-promotion, tied to the straps of their Hermès bags. Kelly even once used one as a sling for her broken arm.

In 1981, Robert Dumas’s son Jean-Louis Dumas, then Hermès chairman, found himself sitting next to French actress and musician Jane Birkin on a plane, where she was complaining about finding a suitable carryall for the necessary accoutrements of motherhood. After the two travelers were properly introduced, Birkin helped design Jean-Louis’s most famous contribution to the Hermès canon: the Birkin bag, a roomy, square catchall with the HAC’s trademark leather flap top and the addition of a lock and key. Owing to the brand’s legendary commitment to deft, handcrafted construction, the Birkin is an investment that is coveted by collectors everywhere.

While the Kelly and Birkin may be standouts, gracing the arms of everyone from royal heiresses to hip-hop stars in the past few decades, the handbags are but a small part of Hermès’s fashion offerings. Since the 1920s, the brand has produced some of the most desirable leather goods in the world. There’s the Constance bag, a favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy, the recently relaunched 1970s-era Evelyne and, on the vintage market, a slew of designs dating back to the 1920s.

Good design never goes out of style. Find a variety of vintage Hermès handbags, day dresses, shoes and more on 1stDibs.

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Pair of Hermes White Glazed Porcelain Organic Vases France, C. 2000
By Hermès
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of organic white vases with incised H's by Hermes Paris circa 2000. Smaller example measures: 7" diameter x 7" height inches Impressed manufacturer's mark to underside of ea...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Hermès Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Rare Hermes Porcelain Tray
By Hermès
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Special Edition hand painted gold porcelain tray, titled "Cuir du Desert" (Desert Leather), by artist Francoise de la Perriere for Hermes. It is embellished with symbolic and decora...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Hermès Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Hermes Ring Bowl
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful vintage Hermès finger ring bowl that can also be used as a catchall. 'Rome 1985' engraved on the base. Hermès PARIS and Made In France stamped on outer rim. Beautiful accen...
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1980s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Metal

Hermes Bell
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful vintage Hermès equestrian bell. Hermès Paris and made in France stamped on outer rim. Beautiful accent piece to elevate any nightstand, desk or side table. Great piece of c...
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1960s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Metal

Two 20th Century Art Deco Hermes Paris Desk Set Pieces circa 1930-1935
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Two beautiful and desirable vintage desk pieces by the most famous luxury brand, the crocodile skin still has its original sheen and is in very good condition. Both pieces have st...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Crocodile

Hermes, Paris, Large Sterling Silver Desk / Letter Clip, c.1960
By Ravinet D' Enfert, Hermès
Located in London, GB
A magnificent oversized French sterling silver letter / paper clip, as smart as they come to adorn the very best of desks. Made by RAVINET D'ENFERT (marked) for the French luxury ...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Sterling Silver

Hermès Silver Plate Rope Magnifier Vintage Desk Accessory
By Hermès
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful Hermès vintage silver plate desk magnifier is from the 1960s. It is twisted and braided rope design on the handle and an angled glass magnifier. It is hallmarked Hermè...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Silver Plate

Hermès Eye of Cleopatra Magnifier Desk Accessory or Paperweight, Vintage
By Hermès
Located in North Miami, FL
This always conversational and clever signed Hermes Cleopatra eye magnifier and or paperweight is gold-plated and glass. It is vintage from the 1960s. It was designed by Jean Cocteau...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Gold Plate

Hermes Paris Porcelain Picture Frame
By Hermès
Located in Atlanta, GA
Superb picture photo frame by Hermes, Paris. Exclusively made for Hermes in Limoges this timeless and elegant white porcelain frame is hand-decorated with Hermes iconic buckle and st...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Leather, Glass, Ceramic, Porcelain

Hermès Cleopatra Eye Magnifier Silver Plated Vintage Desk Accessory
By Hermès
Located in North Miami, FL
This ever so chic Hermès vintage silver plated Cleopatra eye magnifier is a great desk accessory. This is from the 1960s and was originally designed by Jean Cocteau for Hermès. It ha...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Silver Plate

1950s Hermès Matchbox
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic vintage Hermès matchbox. Matchbox has a metal sleeve with a cornucopia design and a leather box that fits into the metal sleeve. Engraved Hermes Paris on bottom of matchbox. ...
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1950s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Metal

Hermes Desktop Magnifier Paperweight in Silver, 1960s
By Hermès
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Hermes Paris magnifying glass desk accessory with domed lens ensconced in a silver frame with a belt design. We've left the oxidation and patina untouched and simply added a ...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Sterling Silver

Hermès Silver Plate Equestrian Paper Holder or Desk Accessory Vintage
By Hermès
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful vintage Hermès paper holder or letter clip is on the rare side. It is signed Hermès Paris and is polished silver plate. It was designed by Ravinet Denfort for Hermes. ...
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1970s French Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Silver Plate

Hermes Sterling Silver Partner's Box
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
A fine and scarce sterling silver box by Hermes, in a rare example as a 'partner's box', in which the box can slide out in either direction as needed. Marked on bottom. Measure...
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1960s Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Sterling Silver

Hermes Horse Head Ashtray
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
A fine and elegant ashtray by Hermes. Featuring an engine-turned texture and a rest for your smoke.  
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1970s Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver Plate

Hermès Travel Barometer, Thermometer and Clocks
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Rare Hermès travel barometer, thermometer and clocks, made of leather, glass, and yellow metal. It measures 3 3/4'' in height by 3 1/2'' in width by 4'' in depth. It has a manual win...
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20th Century French Hermès Decorative Objects

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Metal

Very Large Porcelain Hermes Vase
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Very large Hermes vase Notebooks of equator Porcelain Measures: 36 height x 31,5 diameter Perfect condition 1800 euros.
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2010s French Hermès Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Vintage Hermes Table Setting Arranger Planner
By Hermès
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa mid-20th century vintage turquoise leather, stamped on back "Hermes Paris 24 St Hourne", leather flaps for inserts. Appears to be one of a kind. Made in France by Hermes. Pleas...
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20th Century French Hermès Decorative Objects

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Leather

Hermès Paris Equestrian Porcelain Ashtrays, Set of 2
By Hermès
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of 1970s Hermès Paris porcelain equestrian ashtrays. Each ashtray features an equestrian motif with painted gold banding. Signed Hermès on the side of each ashtray.
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1970s French French Provincial Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Mid 20th Century Hermes Horse Head Magnifying Glass, France, Circa 1960
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A beautiful mid 20th century Hermes horse head magnifying glass, France, Circa 1960. The intricate horse's head beautifully represents the designer, whilst creating a unique piece...
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Mid-20th Century French Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Vintage Hermes Desk Blotter
By Paul Dupré-Lafon, Hermès
Located in Hudson, NY
Stitched maroon leather with gilt bronze posts, circa 1960s. Gold foil stamp on verso.
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1960s French Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Hermès, Oval Porcelain Dish Collection "Cheval d'Orient"
By Hermès
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Hermes oval dish in porcelain. Oriental horse collection. Dimensions: 18.9 x 14.57 in Plat ovale Hermes en porcelaine collection cheval d'Orient. Dimensions: 48 x 37 cm La...
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Mid-20th Century French Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Hermes Leather and Wood Chess Set
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Absolutely amazing and rare Hermes chess set. No longer in production. Sizes: Leather is 36 inches square. Highest chess piece is 9.25 inches, pawns are 4.5 inches For the ultim...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Hermès Decorative Objects

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Leather, Wood

Hermes Paris Set of Three Valets Tray
By Hermès
Located in bari, IT
Set of three pearwood valets tray, calfskin leather tab with white saddle stitch seam from 80's in very good condition. Measurements in cm: 26 x 21 - 23 x 19 - 21 x 17 h3.  
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1980s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Leather, Wood

Engine Turned Silver and Gold-Plated Hermès H-Box, France, circa 1960s
By Hermès
Located in New York City, NY
Rare vintage engine turned silver and gold-plated Hermès iconic H-box, France, circa 1960s. This elegant hinge-lidded decorative box features a sleek cedar wood interior organized ...
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Mid-20th Century French Hermès Decorative Objects

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Gold, Silver

Vide Poche by Hermès, Paris
By Hermès, Ravinet D' Enfert
Located in Fingest, Oxfordshire
A silver plate and gold-plated Hermès vide poche made by Ravinet d'Enfert, Paris, circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Gold Plate, Silver Plate

1940s Hermès Dupré-Lafon Flip Top Cigarette Box
By Hermès, Paul Dupré-Lafon
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Rare 1940s Hermès Flip top Box, designed by Paul Dupré-Lafon (1900-1971), used to store cigarettes. Light brown leather with saddle stitching on the exterior and mahogany wood on ...
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Mid-20th Century French Hermès Decorative Objects

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Metal

1950s Hermès Dupré-Lafon Leather Cigars and Cigarettes Box
By Paul Dupré-Lafon, Hermès
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Rare 1950s Hermès cigars and cigarettes box, designed by Paul Dupré-Lafon (1900-1971) Stamped Hermès/ Paris underneath Black leather A beautiful box to display on a desk in your o...
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Mid-20th Century French Hermès Decorative Objects

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Leather, Wood

1960s Hermès Golf Cigarette Box
By Hermès
Located in Hong Kong, HK
1960s Hermès cigarette golf box (signed “Hermès Paris” at the bottom of the box) Half a golf ball is attached on the top of the lid, “Hermès Paris” is engraved in the middle of th...
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1960s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Metal, Brass

1960’s Hermès Bullet Box
By Hermès
Located in Hong Kong, HK
1960’s Hermès Bullet Box (signed “Hermès Paris” at the bottom of the box) Half a Bullet in Brass is attached on the top of the lid The inside of the Box is empty and could have b...
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1960s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Metal

1960s Hermès Horseshoe Cigarette Box
By Hermès
Located in Hong Kong, HK
1960s Hermès Cigarette Horseshoe Box (signed “Hermès Paris” at the bottom of the box) A Horseshoe in Brass is attached on the top of the lid The inside of the Box contain a brass...
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1960s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Metal, Brass

1960s Hermès Compass Cigarette Box
By Hermès
Located in Hong Kong, HK
1960s Hermès Cigarette Compass Box (signed “Hermès Paris” at the bottom of the box) A Compass is attached to the lid. The inside of the Box contain a brass removable cigarette pa...
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1960s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Metal, Brass

1980s Hermes Koran Box for Thomson-CSF
By Ravinet D' Enfert, Hermès
Located in Hong Kong, HK
1980s Hermes Box by Ravinet d’Enfert for Thomson CSF which purpose was originally to contain a Koran. On the top of the lid a Shaheen Falcon is represented over the engravings of ...
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1980s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Metal

1950s Hermès Anchor Clip
By Hermès
Located in Hong Kong, HK
1950s Hermès anchor clip engraved at the bottom “Hermes Paris” The clip has a brass anchor fixed on the top and would have been used to hold documents together. Condition: Plea...
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1960s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Brass, Metal

Hermès Vintage Smoking Compendium
By Hermès, Ravinet D' Enfert
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Rare vintage 1970s Hermès silver plated set of smoking accessories with guilloché pattern in its original box Include one cigarette box with a brass removable cigarette partition ...
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Late 20th Century French Hermès Decorative Objects

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Silver Plate, Brass

Hermès Belt Buckle Watch from 1930s
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Super rare Hermès belt buckle watch from the 1930s. Made for golfers so that they could look down and check the time without wearing a watch. Looks great closed and then flips open. ...
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1930s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Silver

Hermes Leather Belt Buckle Clock
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
A fine Hermes clock with a gold-plated brass case with leather belt buckles. Roman numeral dial, quartz movement. 1970s Marked on dial. Measures: 6.25" x 7.5" x 2.5".
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1970s Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Gold Plate, Brass

Hermes Cordage Letter Opener in Silver Plate, circa 1960s
By Ravinet D' Enfert, Hermès
Located in London, GB
A fabulous vintage French silver plated letter opener created circa 1960s for the "Cordage" range, a range of exceptional items for the home and office. Stamped Hermes, Paris and ...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver Plate

Hermès Equestrian Box Set, Tortoise Lacquer
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
A luxurious box, cup and dish by Hermès. Finished in their iconic faux tortoise lacquer and gilt banding with an equestrian motif. Measures: Box 4" H, 3.5" D Cup: 3.5" H, 2.5" ...
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1960s Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

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Tortoise Shell, Lacquer

Hermes Paris & Ravinet d'Enfert, a Rare French Silver Smoking Set
By Hermès, Ravinet D' Enfert
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Paris & Ravinet d'Enfert, a rare French silver smoking set, circa 1930. Mark of Ravinet D'Enfert, Paris, 20th Century, Retailed by Hermes Very rare collectors piece. ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver

Hermes Gold Box
By Hermès
Located in Litchfield, CT
18-Karat, Hermes, France. Parisian luxe at its brilliantly styled best, this gorgeous 18-karat gold box is a poignant reminder of all we love about Hermes. Very heavy ( 172.1 grams) ...
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1950s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Gold

Hermes Sterling Magnifier and Letter Opener
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
A rare sterling silver desk object by Hermes. A finely crafted combination desk object featuring a magnifier and letter opener. Marked on edge of letter opener. 1960s.
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1960s Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Sterling Silver

Hermes Shagreen Humidor
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
A fine and luxurious humidor by Hermes. Featuring a shagreen top, and incredibly clean interior. Marked on interior edge Measures: 12" x 10" x 4.5".
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1970s Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood, Shagreen

Hermes Rope Magnifier
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
An iconic magnifier from Hermes, done in their classic rope motif. An excellent addition to any desk or table, circa 1960s.
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1960s Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver Plate

Hermes Rope Box
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
A large cylinder box by Hermes, featuring a gilt-interior with a figural rope top, 1960s. Measures: 4.25" x 3" x 3".
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1960s European Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver Plate

Hermes Silver Plated "Bullet Box"
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
A fine Hermes silver plated " Bullet Box". Silver plated with textured top and brass plated bullet details. Marked: Hermes, Made In France    
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1960s French Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver Plate

Hermes Eye of Cleopatra Magnifying Glass or Paperweight
By Hermès
Located in Lake Success, NY
Hermes Eye of Cleopatra magnifying glass or paperweight with it's original fitting presentation box, France, 1960s.
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1960s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver Plate

Hermès French Art Deco Silver and 18-Karat Gold Powder Box with Lipstick
By Hermès
Located in Mexico City, MX
A circa 1940 French Art Deco .950 silver powder box with lipstick by Hermès. The powder box's parts are numbered 138. The box's bottom shows a serial number. The guilloché design on ...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Jade, Gold, Silver

Hermes Horsehead Magnifier
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful horse head magnifier by Hermes.
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1970s Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver Plate

Hermes Horse Ashtray
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
A classic and elegant porcelain ashtray. Featuring a racing horse in a yellow coat.
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1970s Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Hermes Horse Carriage Ashtray
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
A Classic and elegant porcelain ashtray. Featuring a double-deck carriage and riders.
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1970s Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Hermès Porcelain "Carnets d'Equateur" Vide Poche Charge Tray, France, Modern
By Hermès
Located in Cagliari, IT
Hermès carnets d' Equateur: jaguars, macaws, panthers and impalas frolic through lush natural settings under the watchful eye of naturalist and painter Robert Dallet. This porcelain ...
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2010s French Modern Hermès Decorative Objects

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Porcelain, Leather

20th Century Large Hermes Silvered Bowl, Marked
By Hermès
Located in Atlanta, GA
20th century large Hermes silvered bowl, marked.
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20th Century Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal

Hermès Visionaire Limited Edition Case
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Visionaire collaboration with Herme's for issue #32. A set of 53 postcards in a leather shell. Strap is damaged.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Leather

Hermès Taupe Leather Paperweight
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Taupe leather paperweight with brown piping and white stitching, stamped Hermès Paris, circa 2000.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Leather

Hermès "Cartouche De Chasse" Set of Pepper Mill, Salt Shaker & Sugar Sprinkler
By Hermès
Located in Munich, DE
Gold and Silver plated "Cartouche de Chasse" Set by Hermes / Paris with the following dimensions Sugar sprinkler 9.5cm/7cm pepper mill and salt shaker 8cm/4.5cm. Due to contact of sa...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Hermes Silver and Leather Desk Ruler
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
An Hermes desk object / ruler in silver plate with black leather handle.
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1970s French Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver Plate

Hermes Lucite Obelisk Desk Accessory, 1970
By Hermès
Located in Munich, DE
Lucite Obelisk with brass applications made by Hermes, Paris, 1970.
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1970s French Hollywood Regency Vintage Hermès Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Hermès Decorative Objects for sale on 1stDibs.

Hermès decorative objects are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Hermès decorative objects, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 57 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there is also a modern edition to choose from. Many of Hermès' original decorative objects were created in Europe during the 20th century in modern style. Many customers also consider decorative objects by Baccarat Decorative Objects, Dior Home Decorative Objects and S. T. Dupont Decorative Objects when they are looking for additional options. The prices for Hermès decorative objects can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at US$425 and tops out at US$80,000, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for US$2,505.