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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Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Jasper Cassolettes...

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Jasper Cassolettes ~ Mantel Urns with Bronze Mounts were designed to be purely decorative, in an opulent manner, of course!  The sheer natural beauty of the jasper stone complements the bronze appointments.  Rams' heads lend a particularly classical touch. Circa 1890s Each measures 21H x 8.5W x 5D
$3,560   $4,450
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Italian Murano Glass Bowl

Italian Murano Glass Bowl shows exceptional flair and style, and displays the obvious talents of the artisan with its sweeping, grandiose lines! Circa 1950s Measures 12H x 12W x 10D
$280   $350
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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 Marble & Bronze Cassolettes ~ Mantel Urns

19th Century Marble & Bronze Cassolettes ~ Mantel Urns were crafted purely for decorative purposes, and will add a touch of elegance to any room!  Beautifully veined marble was shaped into the timeless Amphora form originally developed by the Greeks thousands of years ago.  Regal looking bronze castings were then added for extra elegance! Circa 1890s...
$976   $1,220
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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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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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19th Century Baroque Hand-Carved Walnut Picture Frame

19th Century Baroque Hand-Carved Walnut Picture Frame makes the perfect setting for your most cherished photo or miniature artwork!  Note the incredible artistry of the sculpture, rendered in a stylized heart shape. Circa 1890s Measures 12H x 9W
$398   $498
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Pair Antique Bronze Pheasant Bookends ~ Paperweights

Pair Antique Bronze Pheasant Bookends ~ Paperweights Circa early 1900s Each measures 5H x 9W x 2.5D
$196   $245
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French Art Deco Period Paperweight ~ Bookend

French Art Deco Period Paperweight ~ Bookend features a cast bronze depiction of nesting birds with chicks set on a marble base. Circa 1930s Measures 6.5H x 6W x 2.5D
$98   $122
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19th Century Japanese Cloissone 3 Piece Mantel Set

19th Century Japanese 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 could be used for...
$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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Antique Cast Bronze Candy Dish

Antique Cast Bronze Candy Dish features a delightful cherry blossom and spider web motif.  Also great as a desktop "catch-all". Art Deco period, circa 1930 Measures 8W x 6.5D
$69   $98
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Mid-Century Alarm Clock

Mid-Century Alarm Clock features a tailored design that was considered modern at the time of its making.  Crafted from brass and featuring an enamel dial. Circa 1950s Measures 7H x 5.5W x 2D
$69   $98
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19th Century Brass Compote

19th Century Brass Compote features stunning detail cast into the entire work, from the footed base to the strutting Cupid centered inside the bowl. Circa 1890s Measures 7.5H x 9 in diameter
$199   $498
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19th Century Bronze Napoleon Statue on Marble Base

19th Century Bronze Napoleon Statue on Footed Marble Base depicts Napoleon in full battle regalia at The Butte de Lion during the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815.  Many feel it to represent his failure to win the pivotal battle, but few recognize how far the man progressed from a lowly soldier to attain the highest military and political station of...
$1,386   $1,980
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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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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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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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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 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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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
$1,225   $2,450
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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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Art Deco Period Bird Sculpture on Marble Base "Seagull...

Art Deco Period Bird Sculpture on Marble Base "Seagull in Flight" in Regule.The original bronze patina gives the decorative object its historic charm, placed on two toned marble base.Circa 1930s Measures 11H x 12W x 8D
$279   $398
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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 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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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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Antique Tin Box

Antique Tin Box Circa early to mid-1900s Measures 4.5H x 8W x 4D
$47   $59
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Antique Tin Box

Antique Tin Box Circa early to mid-1900s Measures ???
$36   $60
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19th Century Hand Carved Black Forest Vanity Mirror-Box

19th Century Hand Carved Black Forest Vanity Mirror-Box was sculpted from solid fruitwood in the naturalistic form that is definitive of the region, appearing to be the flora that exists in the beautiful Alpine surroundings of the area.  The oval tilting mirror aids in convenience, and there's a makeup drawer below for added functionalilty. Circa 1870s...

Antique French Arts & Crafts Period Hand-Hammered...

Antique French Arts & Crafts Period Hand-Hammered Brass Box is perfect for jewelry, desktop items or what-nots. Circa 1910-1920 Measures 2.5H x 4W x 3D
$127   $159
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19th Century Bronze Bell

Early 19th Century Bronze Bell was designed to use in the home to summon servants, and was intricately cast with bellicose scenery and a Latin inscription. Circa 1820s Measures 4H x 3.25 in diameter
$96   $120
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Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Marble Cassolettes...

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Marble Cassolettes ~ Mantel Urns with Bronze Mounts were designed to be purely decorative, in an opulent manner, of course!  The sheer natural beauty of the veined marble complements the bronze appointments.  Swans' heads lend a particularly classical touch. Circa 1890s Each measures 21H x 7 in Diameter
$3,984   $4,980
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Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Marble Cassolettes...

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Marble Cassolettes ~ Mantel Urns with Bronze Mounts were designed to be purely decorative, in an opulent manner, of course!  The sheer natural beauty of the veined marble complements the bronze appointments.  Rams' heads lend a particularly classical touch. Circa 1890s Each measures 22.5H x 8 in Diameter
$3,800   $4,750
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19th Century Cast Bronze Jewelry Box

19th Century Cast Bronze Jewelry Box features wonderful relief all the way around, making it a perfect choice for the desktop or for display anywhere in the home! Circa 1880s Measures 3.5H x 7W x 6D
$398   $498
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19th Century Cast Bronze Jewelry Box

19th Century Cast Bronze Jewelry Box features wonderful relief all the way around, making it a perfect choice for the desktop or for display anywhere in the home! Circa 1880s Measures 4.5H x 10W x 6D
$558   $698
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Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Marble Cassolettes...

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Marble Cassolettes ~ Mantel Urns with Bronze Mounts were designed to be purely decorative, in an opulent manner, of course!  The sheer natural beauty of the veined marble complements the bronze appointments.  Neoclassic ornamentation lends a splendidly timeless touch. Circa 1890s Each measures 14H x 6 in Diameter
$1,960   $2,450
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19th Century Black Forest Humidor

19th Century Black Forest Humidor was sculpted from solid indigenous old-growth oak, and features a couple of grouse at the top, with elaborate gadrooning, molding work, stippling and foliate carvings in intaglio style around the facade.  Lid pops open with front attached with a hinge to reveal the cigar slots on neat trays that pull out for access. Circa...
$1,198   $1,498
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19th Century French Hand-Carved Jewelry Box

19th Century French Hand-Carved Jewelry Box features two lovebirds sculpted on top, with floral and foliate panels framed in molding all around the facade below, set upon carved feet.  Center sections swing out and top opens to reveal a blue velvet lined interior to keep your prized jewelry in style! Circa 1880s Measures 10H x 9W x 5D
$980   $1,225
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Antique Enameled and Brass Desktop Box

Antique Enameled and Brass Desktop Box features elaborate metalwork surrounding the classic humpback trunk shape, all on a diminutive scale making it a splendid choice as a jewelry box, for cigars, desk accessories and what-nots. Circa 1900 Measures 6H x 10W x 5D
$278   $348
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19th Century Spanish Carved Jewelry Box

19th Century Spanish Carved Jewelry Box is the result of an obviousy talented sculptor, with grapevine motif on all sides accented with grape clusters highlighted in gold.  Four columns appear on the corners for a superb architectural effect.  Ideal as a desktop box to contain the clutter, too! Circa 1850s Measures 4.5H x 9W x 5.5D
$360   $450
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Antique Arts & Crafts Carved Jewelry Box

Antique Arts & Crafts Carved Jewelry Box features a splendid full relief depiction of a floral display on top, with fishscale motif all around the facade.  Intricately cast brass key guard completes the effect. Circa 1910 Measures 5.5H x 10.5W x 7D
$192   $240
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Pair 19th Century Cast Bronze Picture Frames

Pair 19th Century Cast Bronze Picture Frames are ideal for photos of your cherished ones, and feature bold masculine regal crests and lions representing the monarchy of Belgium. Circa 1870s Each measures 10H x 8W
$478   $598
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French Art Deco Brass & Marble Inkwell

French Art Deco Brass & Marble Inkwell represents the essence of the style, with a clean tailored architecture and half-moon shaped troughs for your pens. Circa 1920s Measures 4H x 14W x 7D
$296   $370
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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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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 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 Hand Carved Liqueur Stand

19th Century Black Forest Hand 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...
$945   $1,350
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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 Bronze Desktop Box

19th Century Bronze Desktop Box is perfect for keeping what-nots, desktop items, or jewelry all together and organized in style! Circa 1860s Measures 2.5H x 8.5W x 5D
$228   $325
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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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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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