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 Italian Pharmacy Scales on Marble Base

19th Century Italian Pharmacy Scales on Marble Base harkens back to a bygone era when quaint little shops lined the streets of every village, and merchants would, in this case, use a variety of devices to dispense their wares.  Customers were obliged to trust the merchant especially in the measuring process of highly regarded and expensive items, such as...
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19th Century Flemish Bronze Desktop - Jewelry Box

19th Century Flemish Bronze Desktop - Jewelry Box was cast in solid bronze with amazing Renaissance Revival scenes across each of the four side facades, as well as the pyramidal lid.  Such boxes were designed to keep special keepsakes, and are great for continuing that same tradition. Circa 1860s Measures 3H x 7W x 6.5D
$149   $298
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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
$1,715   $2,450
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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 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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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 1870s Measures 4.5H x 8.5W x 4D
$158   $225
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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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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 1870s Measures 9H x19W x 8.5D
$242   $345
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19th Century Commercial Steel Coffee Mill

19th Century Commercial Steel Coffee Mill is perfect for the Java Hound in your family!  Hand-crafted from durable steel with applewood grinder handle and oak base with drawer for the grounds, it was designed for daily hard use. Circa 1870s Measures 16.5H x 16W x 8.5D
$479   $798
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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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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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PAIR 19th Century Solid Bronze Andirons - Bookends

PAIR 19th Century Solid Bronze Andirons - Bookends
$990   $1,650
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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 Art Nouveau Andiron Bookends

Pair Art Nouveau Andiron BookendsCirca 1890-1900Measures 11.5H x 7.5W x 8D
$299   $498
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"Ideal " Manual Typewriter

Proudly made in the USA during the early 20th century, manual typewriters such as this were still in regular use all the way into the 1960s but were eventually outmoded by modern electric typewriters and ultimately, personal computers.  Add a bit of nostalgia to your decor! Circa 1920s Measures 10H x 17W x 13D
$277   $395
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Hand painted Italian Florentine Box

Hand painted Italian Florentine Box 2H x 7W x 5.5D Circa Mid-1900's.
$90   $128
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19th Century Embossed Copper Letter ~ Match Holder

19th Century Embossed Copper Letter ~ Match Holder can be hung on the wall or used on the desktop or mantel.  Hunt scene embossed on the backsplash is perfect for the masculine decor! Circa 1880s 8H x 8.5W x 3D
$139   $198
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Arte Nouveau Bronze Inkwell

Cast from bronze in the flowing, naturalistic style of the Arte Nouveau movement, this inkwell will make an ideal centerpiece for your executive desk or home office. Just add a fountain pen or goosequill, and you're all set! Circa 1895. Measures 6.5H x 11W x 14D.
$348   $695
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19th Century Bronze Letter Holder

This 19th Century Bronze Letter Holder is exemplary of the craftsmanship of the period. Decorated throughout with grapes and foliage, the amount of detail in this accessory is truly incredible!  Circa 1880s Measures 5.5H x 7W x 5D
$149   $298
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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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Pair 19th Century French Bronze Andirons

Pair 19th Century French Bronze Louis XVI Style Andirons Circa 1880s 8H x 9W x 16D
$584   $898
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Antique Nickel Plated Lockbox

Antique Nickel Plated LockboxCirca early 1900s
$209   $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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Vintage Magazine Stand

Vintage Magazine Stand 21H x 21W x 9D
$104   $148
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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 Cast Bronze Roosters Bookends / Desktop

Perfect in the bookcase or on the desktop, this charming PAIR of Cast Bronze Roosters Bookends are great for a classic yet rustic touch!Circa early 1900sEach measures 11H x 7.5W x 6D
$299   $498
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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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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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18th Century Book Press

This intriguing 19th Century Book Press was also used to flatten paper after the printing process, which with a platen printing device on parchment paper produced a crinkly effect after inking, corrected by compressing the paper overnight in such a device as this wonderfully preserved artifact of a bygone era!  Circa 1750sMeasures 20.5H x 14W x 7D
$750   $1,250
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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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19th Century Brass Clothes Iron with Iron Cradle

19th Century Brass Clothes Iron with Iron Cradle shows how they did it in the "Gold Old Days".  Thank goodness for electric steam irons!!!  Makes a great paperweight or bookend.  Even irons clothes if you're so predisposed....Circa 1870sMeasures 8H x 8W x 4.5D
$149   $298
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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...
$588   $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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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...
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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
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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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Antique Tin Box

Antique Tin Box Circa early to mid-1900s Measures ???
$30   $99
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Pair Antique Jasper Cassolettes

Pair Antique Jasper Cassolettes Circa early 1900s Each measures 7.5H x 5 in diameter
$74   $148
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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 Bronze Inkwell, Circa 1870s

19th Century French Bronze Inkwell, Circa 1870s Measures 6.5H x 10W x 7D
$349   $498
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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 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
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Pair Bronze-Mounted Trophy Horns ca. 1870

Pair Bronze-Mounted Trophy Horns make great bookcase and desktop accessories, and were originally designed as trophies, made with real bull horns! Circa 1870 Measures 14H x 8W x 5D
$990   $1,650
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Antique Painted Brass Plated Tea Tin

Antique Painted Brass Plated Tea Tin is a charming way to decorate in a rustic, eclectic fashion, plus store small what-nots! Circa early 1900s Measures 4H x 8W x 6.5D
$35   $69
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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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Antique Florentine Hand-Painted Magazine Stand

Antique Florentine Hand-Painted Magazine Stand Circa early 1900s Measures 17H x 15W x 7.5D
$149   $298
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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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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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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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18th Century Cast Iron Paperweight

18th Century Cast Iron Paperweight was originally used as a clock weight, and makes a perfect accent for your bookcase or desktop! Circa 1770s Measures 1.5H x 6.5W x 3.5D
$69   $98
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19th Century Country French Carved Wood Wall Mount...

19th Century Country French Carved Wood Wall Mount Letter HolderCirca 1880sMeasures 30.5H x 15W x 7D
$399   $798
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Italian Florentine Box with Rafael's Madonna

Florentine Box with Rafael's Madonna 2H x 3.5W x 3.5D Circa Mid-1900's
$99   $248
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Antique Hand-Painted Florentine Box

Antique Florentine Box is perfect for jewelry, desktop items, or what-nots.  Hand-painted on wood.Circa 1920sMeasures 2.75H x 6.5W x 6.5D 
$99   $198
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19th Century Cast Bronze Box

19th Century Cast Bronze BoxCirca 1870s
$349   $498
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Brass Trophy Dated 1934

Brass Trophy Dated 1934
$279   $398
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Pair 19th Century Cast Bronze Andirons

Pair 19th Century Cast Bronze AndironsCirca 1890s
$149   $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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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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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 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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Antique Solid Oak File Cabinet

Antique Solid Oak File Cabinet, great for recipies cards. Measures 7H x 16W x 17D Circa 1890.
$248   $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 Spelter Country French Rooster Inkwell

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