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 Dovetailed Wood Box with Pyrimidal Cast...

19th Century Dovetailed Wood Box with Pyrimidal Cast Bronze Lid was completely hand-made by talented artisans using time-honored techniques handed down from generation to generation.  The hand-fitted dovetails on each corner are a testament to patience, knowledge, and talent, all rendered from local indigenous white oak.  The Gothic style is reflected in...
$376   $470
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Antique French Paper Mache’ World Globe on Painted...

Antique French Paper Mache’ World Globe on Painted Cast Iron Stand. Antique French papier mâché’ World Globe on cast iron tripod. Staple desk accessory on late 19th century and early 1900’s office desk.  Very good condition. Circa early 1900s Measures 20.5H x 12 in diameter
$990   $1,650
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19th Century Cast Bronze Desktop Box

19th Century Cast Bronze Desktop Box was hand-cast and is ideal for storing small valuables or jewelry. Circa 1880s Measures 3.5H x 6W x 3D
$238   $298
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Pair Antique Silver Plated Bookends Depicting Bears

Pair Antique Silver Plated Bookends Depicting Bears are a charming way to keep your books organized, or your desktop ready for action! Silver plate on copper. Circa early 1900s Each measures 5.5H x 5W x 2D
$149   $298
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Carved Jade Stone Statue

Carved Jade Stone Statue was cleverly sculpted to depict fully laden grapevines, and with a naturally occurring vein with rouge colored stone below creating the illusion of a base, yet all part of the same single piece of stone! Circa early 1900s Measures 5H x 9W x 1D
$784   $980
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Pair 19th Century Hand-Carved Rosewood Lion Bookends

Pair 19th Century Hand-Carved Rosewood Lion Bookends are magnificent artifacts from a bygone era, and feature remarkably artistic renderings of crouched lions with full manes.  Bone has been used to simulate teeth and eyes.  Perfect for the desktop or as simple decorative items! Circa 1880s Each measures 3H x 8W x 2D
$127   $159
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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 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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19th Century Cast Bronze Box

19th Century Cast Bronze Box Circa 1870s Measures 3.5H x 14W x 6D
$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 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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Small Dutch Side Table with Heart Detail

Small Table with Heart Detail 18H x 19.5W x 10D
$89   $298
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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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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 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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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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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...
$1,386   $1,980
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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 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 Renaissance Bronze Inkwell

19th Century French Renaissance Bronze Inkwell Measures 6H x 15W Xx 8D
$279   $398
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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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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 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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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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Pair 19th Century French Gothic Bronze Candlesticks

Pair 19th Century French Gothic Bronze 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
$980   $2,450
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19th Century French Cast Iron Balance Scale

19th Century French 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...

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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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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Blue and White Delft Tobacco Jar

Blue and White Delft Tobacco Jar Circa mid-1900s Measures 15H x 8.5 in Diameter
$239   $398
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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 Carved Wood Jewelry Box

19th Century Carved Wood Jewelry Box is delightfully hand-carved on all visible surfaces, and opens to reveal the perfect place for jewelry or toiletries.  Makes a great choice for the desktop as an organizer, too! Circa 1880s Measures 4H x 11W x 7.5D
$349   $498
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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

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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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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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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Pair 19th Century Napoleon III Period Slate Rose Bowl...

Pair 19th Century Napoleon III Period Slate Rose Bowl Stands Circa 1860s Measures 10.5H x 8 in diameter
$1,225   $1,750
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18th Century Swiss Neoclassical Giltwood Barometer ~...

18th Century Swiss Neoclassical Giltwood Barometer ~ Thermometer is a study in the classic style, with laurel wreaths draped with banners, and a sunburst effect around the dial.  Survives with its original gilded finish.  Indispensable to the well-appointed home, such devices were the weather forecasters of their day! Circa 1770s Measures 41H x 15.5W
$1,996   $2,495
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19th Century French Napoleon III Period Cloissone 3...

19th Century French Napoleon III Period Cloissone 3 Piece Mantel Set is a remarkably well-preserved artifact from the period during which Western Europe was enthralled by an Oriental craze.  This particularly interesting three piece set from Japanese artisans includes two vases and an unusually shaped center urn with a Foo Dog lid, cast in bronze, which...
$1,880   $2,350
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19th Century Cast Bronze Pot

19th Century Cast Bronze Pot can serve a variety of uses ~ it makes a great pencil holder for the desk, it can hold a flower or two, or just serve as an intriguing visual element all on its own! Circa 1880s Measures 8.5H x 5.5W x 4D
$158   $198
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19th Century Cast Bronze Pot

19th Century Cast Bronze Pot can serve a variety of uses ~ it makes a great pencil holder for the desk, it can hold a flower or two, or just serve as an intriguing visual element all on its own! Circa 1880s Measures 8H x 6W x 4D
$158   $198
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19th Century Cast Bronze Inkwell

19th Century Cast Bronze Inkwell displays incredible detail in abundance, with motifs revived during the Napoleon III period.  Such desktop items were essential to any well-appointed home, and the more extravagant the better!  This wonderful relic survives with its inkwell inserts. Circa 1870 Measures 6H x 11.5W x 7.5D
$279   $349
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Pair 19th Century Bronze Bouquets

Pair 19th Century Bronze Bouquets represent a masterwork of the metalsmith's art, resembling floral bouquets of lilies set atop classically inspired urns and bases, all cast in solid bronze.  Perfect for a symmetrical, artistic balance in any room. Circa 1870s Each measures 31.5H x 8W x 8D
$1,320   $1,650
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19th Century Bronze Bouquet Candelabra

19th Century Bronze Bouquet Candelabra represents a masterwork of the metalsmith's art, depicting a floral bouquets of lilies set atop a classically inspired urn and base, all cast in solid bronze.  Perfect for adding a timeless touch to any room, especially when lit with romantic candlelight! Circa 1870s Measures 20H x 16W x 6D
$1,140   $1,425
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Pair 19th Century Renaissance Brass Ewers with Bronze...

Pair 19th Century Embossed Renaissance Revival Brass Ewers with Four Season Bronze Cameos feature a design immortalized by the ancient Greeks, with superlative detail in abundance cast in bronze cameos appearing on the sides depicting maidens representing the four seasons.  The chase work on the surrounding brass is intriguing, and the pair draw their...
$559   $699
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