Antique Bookcase / Desk Accessories

Antique Bookcase and Desk Accessories in eighteenth and nineteenth century Europe, when only the select few were able to afford an education; much less the trappings that one would tend to accumulate in such an environment of affluence, such as Antique Books, Antique Bookcases, Antique Desks and the Antique bookcase and Desk Accessories. As such, this category tends to be difficult to keep stocked, we work hard to bring you this tresures from antique offices and libraries. However, when one finds exactly the right antique accessory for one’s home office, study, library or main office, it’s always an indicator of one’s personal tastes and sophistication. It is a true pleasure when one finds Antique Desk Accessories, Antique Bookends, Antique Inkwells or Antique Bookcase and Office Accessories that point to a particular ancestral significance or personal area of interest!  Inessa Stewart’s Antiques ~ Dallas Antiques, Baton Rouge Antiques, Texas Antiques, Louisiana Antiques.

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19th Century Spelter Country French Rooster Inkwell

19th Century Spelter Country French Rooster InkwellCirca 1890sMeasures 7H x 9W x 4D
$138   $345
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PAIR 19th Century Petite Statues - Bookends

This PAIR of 19th Century Petite Statues will make perfect Antique Bookends as well!  Cast in spelter and given a patinaed bronze finish, then set on polished wooden bases, each depicts a courtier and fair maiden in romantic poses dressed in fine raiment ~ the epitome of Beaux Artes magnificence!Circa 1890sEach measures  6H x 5.5W x 3.5D
$798   $998
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PAIR Renaissance Revival Saddle Stirrups - Bookends

This stunning French copper and bronz parade Renaissance Revival Saddle Stirrups is from the 1890s The minute details in some areas are absolutely wonderful. Today these hadsome  stirrups would make excellent choices as decorative bookends! Circa 1890s 5.5H x 9.5W x 5.5D
$686   $980
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19th Century Dovetailed Wood Box with Pyrimidal Cast...

19th Century Dovetailed Wood Box with Pyrimidal Cast Bronze LidCirca 1890sMeasures 9H x 10.5W x 6.5D
$263   $375
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PAIR 19th Century Solid Bronze Andirons - Bookends

PAIR 19th Century Solid Bronze Andirons - Bookends Circa 1880s Each measures 10H x 16W x 9D
$990   $1,650
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19th Century Iron Balance Scale

19th Century Iron Balance Scale makes a great choice for a kitchen island, buffet or mantel, and recalls the bygone era before barcodes when everything had to be weighed at the stores and accurate measuring devices were of the utmost importance.  Heavy cast iron base and brass pans add to the allure of this particular example. Circa 1870s Measures 5.5H x...
$230   $328
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19th Century French Bronze Inkwell

19th Century French Bronze Inkwell was cast in solid bronze to grace the top of an affluent family's desk, and features remarkable detail surrounding the base, with urn-shaped inkwells standing proud above, all supported by scrolled feet.  Lids open to reveal porcelain liners that kept the ink under control.  Indispensable to any self-respecting office!...
$299   $498
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19th Century Cast iron and Brass Balance Scale

19th Century Cast iron and Brass Balance Scale were used in a variety of mercantile purposes, and have been in constant use in this form for over two centuries on the Continent. Circa 1880s Measures 7H x 13W x 5.5D
$209   $298
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Set of Three Early 19th Century English Bronze Candelabra

Set of Three Early 19th Century English Bronze Candelabra were designed to illuminate a long banquet dining table and feature the family's crest with a lion on top usually representing royal blood in the family tree. Cast from solid bronze, each features strong lines and broad bobeches to catch errant melted wax. Also perfect for buffets and mantels!...
$990   $1,650
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19th Century Black Forest Carved Desktop - Bookcase Box

19th Century Black Forest Carved Desktop - Bookcase Box features an unusual two-toned effect, with carved embellishment depicting grapevines flanking the center which is upholstered in damask fabric.  Such boxes were used to store special books, keepsakes or mementos, and can continue to serve that purpose in a stylish, Old World way for centuries to...
$690   $1,150
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19th Century Bronze Hunting Trophy

19th Century Bronze Hunting Trophy makes a perfect masculine accent for any room, with intricately cast and hand-crafted four-footed stand holding a bone trophy that will make a proud addition to any home or executive office. Circa 1870s Measures 26.5H x 30W x 6D
$1,788   $2,980
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Pair 19th Century Spelter Statues of Cavaliers

Pair 19th Century Spelter Statues of Cavaliers have been given a patinaed bronze finish that accentuates the fine detail in each work, designed to be a pair although not mirror images.  Note the incredible lengths to which the sculptor labored to produce accuracy and realism. Circa 1890s Each measures 25H x 8 in diameter
$1,950   $3,250
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19th Century Cast Iron Clothes Irons

19th Century Cast Iron Clothes Irons were provided as a pair so that one could be heating up while the other was being used!  Wooden handles protected the hands from the heat.  Imagine the chores that needed to be done every day before the advent of electric appliances!  Makes a great pair of bookends or paperweights. Circa 1870s Measures 4.5H x 7W x 3.5D
$245   $489
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19th Century Cast Iron Balance Scale

19th Century Cast Iron Balance Scale features an elaborate scrolled design with a marble platform on one side of the scale, and a shallow brass bowl on the other.  Gold painted highlights indicate this example was placed in a position of prominence on the store's counter for all to appreciate, showing off the expense and intent of the owner to provide the...
$419   $598
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18th Century Giltwood Hand Carved Barometer - Thermometer

18th Century Giltwood Hand Carved Barometer - Thermometer is a remarkable instrument of technology that is surprisingly accurate, especially for being over 200 years old!  Hand-carved casework features sculptures of lovebirds on top surrounded by a floral wreath, indicating this was presented as a wedding gift to a lucky couple.  Considered the Weather...
$3,990   $5,700
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Antique Bronze Dog Statue

Antique Bronze Dog Statue features a setter in the field.  Perfect for the bookcase or desktop! Circa early 1900s Measures 5H x 8.5W x 4D
$349   $498
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Antique Bronze Dog Statue on Onyx Base

Antique Bronze Dog Statue features a handsome canine on an onyx base.  Perfect for the bookcase or desktop! Circa early 1900s Measures 6.5H x 6.5W x 3D
$349   $498
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19th Century Black Forest Carved Liqueur Stand

19th Century Black Forest Carved Liqueur Stand was meant to adorn the library or office, even perhaps the living or drawing room, and provide a top-notch touch of spirits usually partaken after a meal or just before bedtime.  Hand-scuplted from indigenous oak, it includes serving glasses and a lidded decanter for the enjoyment of your repast. Circa 1880s...
$945   $1,350
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Pair Black Forest Carved Flower Vases with Glass Inserts

Pair Black Forest Carved Flower Vases with Cut Glass Inserts were designed to hold fresh flowers or greenery to liven up a room!  Hand-sculpted from indigenous old-growth oak, each portrays wild game in their natural habitat, with a remarkably naturalistic effect. Circa 1870s Each measures 14.5H x 6W x 5D
$1,281   $1,830
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Antique Blue and White Delft Tobacco Jar

Antique Blue and White Delft Tobacco Jar Circa early 1900s Measures 13.5H x 8 in Diameter
$279   $398
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19th Century Balance Scale

19th Century Balance Scale was an indispensable tool for merchants during the 18th & 19th Centuries in Europe. Circa 1880s Measures 22.5H x 25W x 11.5D
$238   $340
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19th Century Cast Iron Balance Scale

19th Century Cast Iron Balance Scale features a fancy gold painted finish on the cast iron base, with an interesting fence around one of the measuring pans, indicating items of bulk needed to be weighed that might not stay on the platter without a little assistance.  Intriguing! Circa 1860s Measures 12H x 21W x 9.5D
$265   $378
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19th Century Decorative Brass Commercial Accessory

19th Century Decorative Brass Commercial Accessory is an interesting artifact from the Belle Epoque period.  It was designed to be used in a store or hotel lobby, and has the word Commerce, or business, clearly printed in red on the sign portion.  The elaborate brass work around the sign is remarkable, including a scalloped and enhanced base, making it...
$489   $698
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19th Century Bronze Desktop Box

19th Century Bronze Desktop Box Circa 1860s Measures 2.5H x 8.5W x 5D
$228   $325
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19th Century Rococo Bronze Picture Frame

19th Century Rococo Bronze Picture Frame has been expertly cast and given a patinaed finish that will present your favorite photo splendidly! Circa 1890s Measures 12H x 9W
$139   $198
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19th Century Cast Iron Paper - Book Press

19th Century Cast Iron Paper - Book Press is surprisingly useful over a century after its production, being able to restore the shape of books or flatten out paper in between passes through the printer. Circa 1880s Measures 12H x 15W x 13D
$490   $980
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19th Century Pewter Incense Burner

19th Century Pewter Incense Burner Circa 1880s Measures 5.5H x 7W x 3D
$249   $498
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Pair Art Deco Bronze & Marble Cassolettes - Bookends

Pair Art Deco Bronze & Marble Cassolettes - Bookends Circa 1920s Each measures 10H x 8W x 5D
$750   $1,250
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Antique Miniature Copper & Brass Diver's Helmet

Antique Miniature Copper & Brass Diver's Helmet makes a great desktop or bookcase decoration for a nautical theme! Circa early 1900s Measures 9H x 8W x 7D
$149   $248
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19th Century Slate and Marble Rose Bowl Stand

19th Century Slate and Marble Rose Bowl Stand Circa 1890s Measures 9.5H x 6 in diameter
$179   $298
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19th Century Embossed Brass & Copper Umbrella Stand

19th Century Embossed Brass & Copper Umbrella Stand is great for its original purpose, or as a intriguing trash can. Circa 1880s Measures 30H x 14W x 12D
$399   $798
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Antique World Globe on Wooden Stand

Antique World Globe on Wooden Stand is perfect for your office decor! Circa mid-1900s Measures 22H x 12 in diameter
$779   $1,298
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19th Century Hand-Carved Vanity ~ Desktop Box

19th Century Hand-Carved Vanity ~ Desktop Box is a stylish way to keep things organized atop any surface! Circa 1890s Measures 4.5H x 10W x 6D
$244   $349
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Antique Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scale

Antique Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scale Circa early 1900s Measures 6H x 13W x 5.5D

19th Century Embossed Copper Desktop ~ Jewelry Box

19th Century Embossed Copper Desktop ~ Jewelry Box Circa 1880s Measures 3H x 10W x 3.5D
$299   $598
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Antique World Globe on Cast Iron Stand

Antique World Globe on Cast Iron Stand Circa early 1900s Measures 20.5H x 12 in diameter
$990   $1,650
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Pair 19th Century Bronze and Marble Cassolettes

Pair 19th Century Bronze and Marble Cassolettes were cast from solid bronze and chased to a wonderful degree of detail, then set upon exquisite pure white Cararra marble bases trimmed in brass for an opulent effect. Circa 1890s Each measures 12H x 7.5W x 4.5D
$750   $1,250
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Pair of 19th Century Mythical Carved Walnut Sculptures...

Pair of 19th Century Mythical Carved Walnut Sculptures for Bookends or Decoration depict a duo of chimera, half angel from the torso above and half dragon from the torso to the tip of the tail.  Such magical creatures were believed real by ancient Pagan civilizations, and were frequently used by the Catholic Church during the middle ages to attract the...
$993   $1,985
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Antique Embossed Brass Jardiniere

Antique Embossed Brass Jardiniere was produced from a spent cannon shell casing.  Commonly called "trench art" as soldiers during World War I spent many hours idle in the trenches, and whiled away the hours with various artistic endeavors.  This example features two intertwined initials, indicating that the soldier was missing his beloved and hoping for a...
$179   $298
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Antique Embossed Brass Footed Jardiniere

Antique Embossed Brass Footed Jardiniere was produced from a spent cannon shell casing.  Commonly called "trench art" as soldiers during World War I spent many hours idle in the trenches, and whiled away the hours with various artistic endeavors.  This example features three lions' paw feet and a scalloped rim. Circa 1916 Measures 6.5H x 7 in diameter
$197   $328
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Antique Embossed Brass Footed Jardiniere

Antique Embossed Brass Footed Jardiniere was produced from a spent cannon shell casing.  Commonly called "trench art" as soldiers during World War I spent many hours idle in the trenches, and whiled away the hours with various artistic endeavors. Circa 1916 Measures 4H x 5 in diameter
$99   $165
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Pair 19th Century French Neoclassical Caryatid Bronze...

This lovely Pair of 19th Century Bronze Statues depict Caryatids, which first appeared in the classical form in ancient Greek architecture.  Styled to imaginatively reflect young maidens carrying water jugs, the motif has been used for columns and adornment for thousands of years!Circa 1890sEach measures 14.5H x 5W x 3.5D
$1,470   $2,450
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19th Century French Bronze Statue of Young Henri IV

This 19th Century French Renaissance Bronze Statue of a Young Henri IV is after Baron F. J. Bosio (French, 1768-1845) indicates a representation of the 16th time period.  It is an excellent work that clearly displays the talents of the sculptor, handsomely displaying a young man who was on his way to becoming a renowned swordsman and King.  Set on a...
$2,940   $4,900
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Pair 19th Century French Renaissance Candelabra

This elegant Pair of 19th Century French Renaissance Candelabra were designed to add illumination during the evening hours, and decorative appeal during the daytime!  Cast in solid brass, each features amazing detail from the pierced bobeches to the main central shaft, which consists of a chandelle on top, over a pierced orb, which is over a rounded...
$1,188   $1,980
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Mid-Century Scale 12 Meter Racing Yacht

Mid-Century Scale 12 Meter Racing Yacht was scaled down from the real thing~ racing yachts designed to compete for the America's Cup, a prize coveted by sailors since it was first awarded.  The America's Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy. The ewer trophy was originally awarded in 1851 by the Royal Yacht Squadron for a race around the Isle of...
$870   $1,450
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19th Century French Renaissance Bronze Inkwell

19th Century French Renaissance Bronze Inkwell Measures 6H x 15W Xx 8D
$279   $398
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Pair 19th Century Brass Statues - Bookends

Pair 19th Century Brass Statues - Bookends were cast in the classic Greek Revival style with warriors on horseback presenting an imposing site those facing them on the battlefield.  Perfect for the masculine decor on any surface, in a bookcase, or on the desktop! Circa 1880s Each measures 11H x 7W x 4D
$479   $798
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Pair 19th Century Cast Bronze Picture Frames

Pair 19th Century Cast Bronze Picture Frames make the perfect desktop or shelf adornment, making that pair of special photos even more special by surrounding them with timeless classicism! Circa 1890s Each measures 10H x 8W
$349   $498
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19th Century Embossed Brass and Copper Kindling Bucket...

19th Century Embossed Brass and Copper Kindling Bucket - Planter was completely hand-made by a talented metalsmith, and combines the color and warmth of embossed brass and copper creating intricate designs and scenes of a cow in front of a country church and windmill on one side, with a sailing vessel just off the coast with a windmill in the background....
$489   $698
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19th Century Cast Bronze Desktop - Vanity Box

19th Century Cast Bronze Desktop - Vanity Box features timeless Gothic styling with a plethora of vignettes from the Bible appearing all around and on top.  Designed to hold precious valuables, perfumes, jewelry, and what-not, it makes a great addition to the vanity, but was probably intended primarily for the desktop. Circa 1870s Measures 3H x 6W x 4D
$209   $298
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19th Century French Bronze Pan & Goat Bookends

Cast in solid bronze in Paris and stamped guaranteed as such by the Parisienne Registry, this charming Pair of 19th Century Bronze Bookends depict a young Pan and Goat appearing to be pushing against each other, succeeding in holding up the books in the process.  Such collectibles only come available on very rare occasions, and are destined to delight the...
$1,188   $1,980
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19th Century Carved Jade Stone Statue

A beautiful sculpture of fully laden grapevines, this impressive 19th Century Jade Stone Statue was Hand-Carved to perfection, and survives with its original carved stone base.  With the pierce-carved structure, light will permeate and penetrate the translucent stone if it is properly placed in the room.  This beautiful item was hand-carved in China, and...
$692   $988
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19th Century Cast Iron Paper Press on Painted Stand

This19th Century Cast Iron Paper Press on Painted Stand is amazingly well preserved, and still perfectly functional after well over a hundred years of service!  Thanks to its solid cast iron construction, and original stand that has been well-protected by a painted finish and that houses two convenient drawers and as many shelves, it will surely last...
$490   $980
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Mid-Century Rattan Book Stand

Mid-Century Rattan Book StandCirca 1950sMeasures 18H x 19W x 12.5D
$89   $149
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Gilded Embossed Brass Box

Gilded Embossed Brass BoxCirca 1890sMeasures 11H x 16W x 11D
$179   $298
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Pair 19th Century Bronze Dragon Candlesticks

Perfect for adding an Old World quirkiness to your decor, this pair of candlesticks were cast in the form of the mythical dragon from solid bronze, and were designed to last for centuries!Circa 1870sEach measures 7H x 7W x 3D 
$297   $495
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17th Century Writing Box / Bookstand

17th Century Writing Box / Bookstand Measures 12H x 24W x 17.5D Circa 1680.
$534   $970
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19th Century Bronze Napoleon Statue on Marble Base

19th Century Bronze Napoleon Statue on Footed Marble Base Circa 1890s 14.5H x 13.5W x 13.5D
$1,386   $1,980
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Antique World Globe on Stand

Antique World Globe on Stand makes the perfect addition to the office, study or library! Circa early 1900s Measures 17H x 12W x 11D
$139   $198
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19th Century Black Forest Barometer - Thermometer

19th Century Black Forest Barometer - Thermometer was the weather station of its day, and this hand-sculpted masterpiece displays the talents of the artist, with a stag in full relief on top presiding over the foliates and game motifs below, surrounding the porcelain dial and backplate of the thermostat and barometer. Circa 1880s Measures 26H x 14.5W
$594   $849
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19th Century Cast Iron Paper Press

19th Century Cast Iron Paper Press was used to flatten parchment papers after inking, and is still useful today to take the "curl" out of heavier paper to allow one to print on the other side using a modern laser printer! Circa 1880s Measures 10H x 14W x 12.5D
$399   $570
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Antique Commercial Balance Scale by H. L. Becker in...

Antique Commercial Balance Scale by H. L. Becker in Brussels is the type of precision instrument for which the company was known during the early 20th century.  Note the attention to detail and leveling mechanism as well as the precision of the measuring needle and the entire device! Circa early 1900s Measures 19.5H x 19W x 9D
$299   $498
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Small Dutch Side Table with Heart Detail

Small Table with Heart Detail 18H x 19.5W x 10D
$98   $298
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Pair 19th Century Italian Baroque Giltwood Bookends

This Pair of 19th Century Italian Baroque Giltwood Bookends were sculpted from solid wood then given a gold finish for an opulent effect, perfect for adding just the right touch to any surface, bookcase, desktop or display!Circa 1809s Each measures 7.25H x 9.25W x 2.25D
$199   $398
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19th Century Cast Bronze Desktop ~ Jewelry Box

19th Century Cast Bronze Desktop ~ Jewelry Boxes such as this splendidly preserved example are a fantastic choice for the office, library, bath, bedroom, or anywhere small objects of any value need to be kept safe!  The detail abounds all around with this box, depicting martial scenes ideal for the masculine decor.Circa 1860sMeasures 3H x 5W x 4.5D
$149   $248
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Pair 19th Century Trophies

Pair 19th Century Trophies make great bookcase and desktop accessories, and were originally designed as trophies, made with real bull horns! Circa 1880s Each measures 14H x 12W x 7.5D
$1,119   $1,598
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Pair 19th Century Trophies

Pair 19th Century Trophies make great bookcase and desktop accessories, and were originally designed as trophies, made with real bull horns! Circa 1880s Each measures 12.5H x 10W x 6D
$979   $1,398
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19th Century Trophy

19th Century Trophies like this example make great bookcase and desktop accessories, and were originally designed as awards, made with real bull horns and bronze! Circa 1880s Measures 28.5H x 19W x 17.5D
$1,386   $1,980
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19th Century Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scales

19th Century Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scales were used in a huge variety of mercantile stores during the 19th century, and were relied upon to provide fair measurements of goods that we now take for granted as prepackaged, measured, weighted, stamped by the government, and put in a convenient plastic container!  This example features heavy cast iron...
$195   $325
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19th Century Bronze Balance Scale

19th Century Bronze Balance Scale Circa 1870s Measures 22H x 15W x 8D
$279   $398
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Antique Art Deco Wrought Iron & Beveled Glass Serving...

Antique Art Deco Wrought Iron & Beveled Glass Serving Tray Circa 1930's Measures 3.5H x 20W x 12.5D
$249   $498
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Pair 19th Century French Gothic Brass Candlesticks

Pair 19th Century French Gothic Brass Candlesticks feature remarkable detail, and intricate styling that includes a scalloped footed base with the original sprickets on top. Circa 1870s Each measures 20.5H x 8 in diameter
$1,225   $2,450
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