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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Vintage Italian Sterling Silver Sailing Ship in Glass...

Vintage Italian Sterling Silver Sailing Ship in Glass Dome on Quartz Base was hand-crafted by Gioelli NRC out of Florence, and exhibits a wonderfully whimsical degree of fine artistry rendered in solid silver for a truly special decorative accent.  The filigree work on the hull is quire remarkable, and the exaggerated masts and sails depicted in stout...

Vintage Model of Ancient Greek Galley in Silver with Case

Vintage Model of Ancient Greek Galley in almost pure Silver with Case is an intriguing and artistic rendering of one of the earliest warships in history.  The galley was designed to be rowed by manpower, and the propulsion was augmented by sails when convenient.  This model exaggerates the mast, bowsprit and flag for artistic purposes, but the hull shows...

Pair Mid-Century Woven Brass Round Serving Coasters

Pair Mid-Century Woven Brass Round Serving Coasters are perfect for serving, storing what-nots in the bathroom vanity, or serving as catchalls on the office desk!  Heavy extruded brass mimics the size and shape of traditional caning, but with the longevity of the highly prized allow of copper and zinc.  Excellent quality will ensure your enjoyment for...

Antique Gothic Display Plaque with Swords &...

Antique Gothic Display Plaque with Swords & Double-Headed Eagle is an ideal choice to accessorize the masculine decor!  The panel was rendered in solid oak, and features brass tacks around the otherwise unadorned frame encircling a linenfold panel upon which the primary artform has been mounted.  A circular plaque in red provides the background for a...

19th Century French Napoleon III Period Bronze Inkwell

19th Century French Napoleon III Period Bronze Inkwell was hand-cast to last for centuries!  Before the days of fountain pens, ball point pens, word processors and now computers, ink and pen were the methods by which people communicated, and there's still a romantic aspect of that genre~  Elaborate desktop appurtenances were invented and produced to meet...

19th Century French Napoleon III Period Bronze Inkwell

19th Century French Napoleon III Period Bronze Inkwell is a collector's dream come true!  Incredibly well preserved, it even survives with its original porcelain ink reservoirs.  The design is intricate, cast in solid bronze, and featuring a wide variety of Renaissance Revival motifs.  Lions' heads protect the inkwells themselves, with heavy hinged lids...

19th Century Carved Wood and Needlepoint Letter Holder

19th Century Carved Wood and Needlepoint Letter Holder with needlepoint accent and bronze mounts required the skills of three master artisans to produce, and can only be fully appreciated when examining it closely.  The detaill is amazing, and much more than is typically put on what many times is a mundane object on the wall.  Add Old World panache to...

17th Century Bronze Mortar & Pestle

17th Century Bronze Mortar & Pestle is a particularly intriguing artifact from a bygone era!  Although cast during the early half of the eighteenth century, it features a prominent commemorative date of 1607, undoubtedly significant to the person who had it designed.  Cast in the same foundries that produced cannons and other heavy bronze implements,...
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Antique Bronzes Pen Rest ~ Paperweight

Antique Bronzes Pen Rest ~ Paperweight was cast in an interesting masculine design, with the uprights representing halberds, the feet gauntlets, and the base a rotunda of bellicose themes.  Ideal for the masculine decor, this very unusual artifact was designed for the executive who had everything already, and was used to park pens so that the ink was...

Set of 3 Antique French Brass Letter Openers

Set of 3 Antique French Brass Letter Openers hark back to a bygone era, long before emails and texting, and even the telegraph, when the only way to communicate with the written word was by hand-written letters or later, typed letters.  The physical communication method lends itself to revealing facts about our history that would not have been so easily...

Antique Carved French Wall-Mounted Letter Holder

Antique Carved French Wall-Mounted Letter Holder possesses a wealth of rustic, whimsical charm!  Hand-carved from solid fruitwood, it features an almost musical form, with stylized, rustic foliates permeating the design.  Designed to hold letters, it can of course be used for housing a wide variety of small items, even perhaps seasoning in the kitchen. ...

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Gilded Bronze...

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Gilded Bronze Mantel Urns were hand-crafted during the Belle Epoque to create exquisite decorative accents for the discriminating decorator!  Cast in bronze, each features amazing detail from the intricately contoured and adorned handles surrounding the slotted rim down to the base lavished with full relief images of...
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Antique Paper Cutter by Eastman Kodak

Antique Paper Cutter by Eastman Kodak is a charming reminder of a bygone era, when photography consisted of film, negatives and developing images in dark rooms.  After printing, the photos would be cut up on such a device, designed to line up the paper at precise right angles for clean, consistent cuts.  Sized smaller than most typical office paper...

19th Century Naval Architect's Scale Model of a French...

19th Century Naval Architect's Scale Model of a French 70-Gun Frigate was completely hand-made to scale, long before model companies mass-produced parts for such works of art!  Down to the most amazing detail, each piece was hand-crafted to appear just as it would on the finished product.  This prototype numbered 8950-10/20F was proposed to the French...
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Pair 19th Century English Brass Andirons ~ Bookends

Pair 19th Century English Brass Andirons ~ Bookends feature a timeless Edwardian flair with ball finials, flared and scrolled legs and a scrollwork in solid brass appearing between the front and back posts not only for decoration but serving as a structural reinforcement as well.  Such diminutive andirons were used in small rooms, especially bedrooms,...

Set of Four 19th Century Gildwood Corbels

Set of Four 19th Century Giltwood Corbels are perfect for accent pieces, to adorn the underside of a counter or shelf, or simply to use as bookends!  Also very popular to use at the top of cased openings to add a little flair to the interior passageway.  Each has been sculpted from solid sycamore with classic scroll and acanthus leaf embellishment, then...

Antique Brass Inkwell

Antique Brass Inkwell displays a classic shape, and is mounted on chamfered black glass for a tailored elegance.  The glass reservoir insert kept the ink contained, and provided an easy-to-clean vessel.  Perfect for the executive or budding journalist!Circa early 1900sMeasures 3H x 5W x 3.5D

Art Deco Bronze Trophy Dated 1934 ~ VBC Coupe

Bronze Trophy Dated 1934 ~ V.B.C. Coupe "Les Annonces Visetoises" is a prize given at an automobile show during the Art Deco Period, and features an intriguing Orb supported by three spokes representative of the wheels of the day, with a laurel wreath, set upon a round bronze cap atop a turned wooden base.Dated 1934Measures 13H x 5.5 in diameter

Pair Antique Asian Architectural Artifacts on Iron...

Pair Antique Asian Architectural Artifacts on Iron Bases ~ Bookends will make excellent decorative accents, especially for the library!  Old, weathered wood was hand-carved at least 200 years ago and just recently mounted to the footed iron plate bases to create the pair.Circa 1700sEach measures 13.5H x 8W x 6D

Antique Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scales

Antique Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scales make a great centerpiece on the kitchen island, or the foundation for a flower or fruit arrangement!  Heavy cast iron base has been painted a rich forest green, and features an axle in the middle with a needle pointer, and a known amount of weight was placed into the pan (up to 5 kilograms or 11 pounds), with...

Antique Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scales

Antique Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scales make a great centerpiece on the kitchen island, or the foundation for a flower or fruit arrangement!  Heavy cast iron base features an axle in the middle with a needle pointer, and a known amount of weight was placed into the pan, with the product being sold or measured into the flared-rim pot.  Ubiquitous...

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Marble & Bronze...

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Marble & Bronze Cassolettes represent the epitome of affluence!  Hand-crafted from exquisitely veined marble and festooned with bronze mounts from the top to the base, such a pair was a sign of wealth and success and would be proudly displayed on a buffet or mantel in the main room of the home.  The architecture is...
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19th Century Black Forest Hand Carved Liqueur Stand...

19th Century Black Forest Hand Carved Liqueur Stand with Original Glass 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.  Hand-scuplted from indigenous oak, it includes serving glasses and a lidded decanter for the enjoyment of your repast.Circa...
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Pair 19th Century French Napoleon III Period Bronze...

Pair 19th Century French Napoleon III Period Bronze Dore Andirons ~ Bookends depict two charming cherubs playing music!  Originally the decorative portion of a pair of andirons, they're perfect for decorative accents or bookends.  Each figure is holding a musical instrument, with one also having sheet music in his lap.  Each is seated on lavishly designed...
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Pair Ruby Red Italian Hand-Blown Glass Vases

Pair Ruby Red Italian Hand-Blown Glass Vases exude subtle elegance!  The rich burgundy red coloration combines with the graceful forms to create glass sculptures that can also be used as bud vases.  Hand-crafted by Italian master artisans who have been practicing their craft for many centuries!Circa mid-1900sTall one measures 15.5H x 5 in diameter;Shorter...

Pair 19th Century Petite Hand-Painted Rose Medallion...

Pair 19th Century Petite Hand-Painted Rose Medallion Vases are stunning works of art, rendered on fine Kaolin clay and illustrative of the mastery of the art attained by master artisans with hundreds of years of history behind their craft!  The graceful shapes include three dimensional relief and handles incorporated into the tailored urn form. ...
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19th Century Hand-Painted Rose Medallion Oval Platter

19th Century Hand-Painted Rose Medallion Oval Platter is a stunning work of art, rendered on fine Kaolin clay and illustrative of the mastery of the art attained by master artisans with hundreds of years of history behind their craft!  The center medallion is framed by four vignettes alternating people with birds set upon lavish scenes with lush...
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Vintage Hand-Carved Jade Stone Statue

Vintage Hand-Carved Jade Stone Statue was cleverly sculpted to depict fully laden grapevines, combined with a naturally colored rouge segment below creating the illusion of a gnarly grapevine root.  The variation in colors of the natural stone lend astonishing visual interest to the sculpture, showcasing the artist's deft hand with his implements in...

Pair 19th Century French Neoclassical Hand-Carved...

Pair 19th Century French Neoclassical Hand-Carved Painted Wall Sconces ~ Corbels were sculpted from solid oak and feature a timeless classical scroll festooned with acanthus flourishes above and below, rendered in full and glorious relief!  The wood was then given a distressed painted finish with antiqued wine colored surfaces to help set off your objet...
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Pair 19th Century French Faience Hand-Painted Plates

Pair 19th Century French Faience Hand-Painted Plates exhibit a wonderfully colorful and charming example of the exquisite porcelains coming from the Rouen region over the past several centuries!  Sharing a similar bordering design and coloration, the central scenes that are the focal points depict a man seated with a bagpipe on one, and a fair maiden on...

Mid-Century Hand-Blown Glass Flower Vase

Mid-Century Hand-Blown Glass Flower Vase was created by the master glass crafters of Venice, Italy, and features an intriguing Greek amphora styling accentuated with a cobalt blue rim with curled volute tabs reminiscent of a Doric capital.  The glass itself was blown with lots of bubbles which creates a special effect.  Such pieces require skills, talent...

Antique Balance Scale

Antique Balance Scale was designed for refined or gourmet cooks for use at home.  It is stamped with "household scales" on one side, and on the other side it's indicated that it is not for commercial use.  A bar holds the sliding weights for convenience in use, and two sizes of pans hold the items to be weighed.   Set on a stamped steel base for stability...

19th Century Decorative Brass Commercial Sign Accessory

19th Century Decorative Brass Commercial Sign 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...

19th Century Cast Bronze French Gothic Candlestick

19th Century Cast Bronze French Gothic Candlestick features astonishing detail from the bobeche on top to the scrolled tripod feed below!  A variety of motifs were employed, including egg & dart, bell flower and acanthus leaf.  The base is perhaps the most interesting, with intricate detailing and a visually appealing rendition of the fleur de lys on...

Antique Bronze D'Ore Cherub Statue on Onyx Candlestick

Antique Bronze D'Ore Cherub Statue on Onyx Candlestick celebrates classic beauty! The representation of an innocent cherub clothed in vines and wearing a flower garland and carrying a pan flute shows the figure holding aloft a torchere which leads the eye up to the candle holder.  The gold finish is original and is complemented by the double-tiered onyx...

Set of Two 19th Century Cast Bronze French Gothic...

Set of Two 19th Century Cast Bronze French Gothic Candlesticks feature astonishing detail from the bobeches on top to the scrolled tripod feed below!  Various iterations of the classic acanthus leaf in mulitiple repetitive patterns appear in tiers, with each candlestick featuring the same sequence of motifs, although one is larger than the other.  The...
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Mid-Century Murano Glass Vase in the manner of Ercole...

Mid-Century Murano Glass Vase in the manner of Ercole Barovier is a masterpiece of the glass blower's art!  Visually intriguing spiral milk glass pieces were surrounded by the naturalistic form of the vase in heavy glass infused with air bubbles in a regular orderly pattern, which is quite difficult to accomplish when dealing with glass heated to a fluid...
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Pair 19th Century Petite Spelter Statues - Bookends

Pair 19th Century Petite Spelter 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 celebrating the grape harvest.  Each is dressed in fine raiment ~ the epitome of Beaux Artes magnificence!Circa 1890sEach...

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Marble & Bronze...

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Marble & Bronze Cassolettes represent the epitome of affluence!  Hand-crafted from exquisitely veined marble and festooned with bronze mounts from the top to the base, such a pair was a sign of wealth and success and would be proudly displayed on a buffet or mantel in the main room of the home.  The architecture is...
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19th Century Hand Carved Swiss Desktop Bookends

19th Century Hand Carved Swiss Desktop Bookends is a splendid way to keep books close at hand, and adjustable to whatever your current reading selection might entail!  Hand-sculpted from old-growth sycamore, it features pierce-carved fully laden grapevine motifs on each end, hinged to drop down when not in use, and the platform upon which they are mounted...

19th Century Bronze Letter Holder

19th Century Bronze Letter Holder is an amazingly detailed casting with elaborate foliates in a pierced design that leaves a delicate effect.  Dolphins in a heart shaped framework with cornucopias underneath take center stage on the front-most fence, with four more behind it graduating in scale.  Set upon scrolled feet, such holders would typically appear...

Mid-Century Jewelry Box

Mid-Century Jewelry Box was fashioned in the manner of a medieval design, with a rounded top and decorative strapwork made from the same steel as the housing, with wooden ends for a rustic touch.Circa mid-1900sMeasures 4.5H x 7.5W x 4D

19th Century Column Pediment

19th Century Column Pediment makes the perfect base to display a special statue, vase or objet d'art, and can even be a decorative element all by itself!Circa 1870sMeasures 8H x 12W x 12D

19th Century Gilt Bronze Mirrored Plateau

19th Century Gilt Bronze Mirrored Plateau is a marvel of the Napoleon III period, and reflects the opulence of the age with elaborate and intricate embossing in a variety of nature-inspired motifs with heraldic crests strategically interspersed into the design.  The original beveled mirror surface shows period-correct age in the silvering.  Such pieces...
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Pair Bookends, 19th Century Bronze-Mounted Horn

Pair 19th Century Bronze-Mounted Horn Bookends are ideal for decorations, desktops, or as bookends on any surface.  Cattle horns were a symbol of affluence during the 19th century, and to display them with such artful aplomb showed a high level of sophistication and culture!  Hand-cast bronze mounts are mated with cattle horn for a timeless heirloom.Circa...
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Pair 19th Century Brass Trophy Urns

Pair 19th Century Brass Trophy Urns make the perfect choice for creating symmetry in your decorating plan!  Classic shape derives from ancient Greek forms, and features a prominent base for stability, and decorative scrolled handles.Circa 1880sEach measures 10H x 7W x 5D

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Bronze Andirons

Pair 19th Century French Bronze Louis XVI Style Andirons were cast in the classic manner revived during the reign of King Louis XVI to return the court to a manner consistent with the timeless ancient Greek & Roman architectures of centuries past.  The symbolism includes the torchere, signifying the light that is shed upon the monarchy, the archer's...

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) and indicates a representation of the 16th century 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.  Henry...
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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
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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...
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Pair 19th Century Marble & Bronze Cassolettes

Pair of 19th Century Marble & Bronze Cassolettes make excellent an choice for providing beauty, elegance and symmetry to any room!  Sculpted from solid marble then mounted with intricately detailed bronze depicting swans, draped fabric, and classical acanthus, egg & dart and pomegranate motifs. Circa 1890s Each measures 20H x 9W x 8D
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Pair Antique Cast Brass Rooster Bookends

Pair Antique Cast Brass Rooster Bookends are nickel plated and feature artistic detail and make great desktop or bookcase appointments! Circa early 1900s Each measures 10H x 8W x 6.5D

Pair World War I Brass Cannon Shell Vases

Pair World War I Brass Cannon Shell Vases are an example of "Trench Art", and make the perfect choice for a colorful floral & greenery display, or for a handsome masculine decor. Circa early 1900s Each measures 11.5H x 3.5 in diameter

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...
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19th Century Waffle Iron

19th Century Waffle Iron is a very interesting culinary artifact that the budding chef or gourmet in your family will love!  Note the spooled wooden handles. Circa 1870s Measures 16H x 6.5W

19th Century Balance Scale

19th Century Balance Scale Circa 1870s Measures 8.5H x 17.5W x 7.5D

19th Century Pewter Incense Burner

19th Century Pewter Incense Burner Circa 1880s Measures 5.5H x 7W x 3D
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Pair 19th Century Silver Plate Brass Candlesticks

Pair 19th Century Silver Plate Brass Candlesticks Circa 1890s Each measures 19.5H x 13 in diameter
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Antique Etched Glass Vase with Silver Base signed by...

Antique Etched Glass Vase with Silver Base signed by Val Saint Lambert depicts a remarkably lifelike cat acid-etched into the goblet-shaped vase with weighted, silvered base. Val Saint Lambert is a Belgian crystal glassware manufacturer, founded in 1826 and based in Seraing. It is the official glassware supplier to King Albert II. Circa 1930s Measures...
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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
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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...
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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
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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 
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Antique Briefcase

 Antique Briefcase Measures 5H x 17.5W x 11D  
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19th Century Bronze Farmer's Plow Paper Weight

19th Century Bronze Farmer's Plow Paper Weight is a remarkably detailed casting that depicts a 19th century wheeled plow such as would be used by a small independent farmer during that time period.  Amazing attention has been paid to the work which is meticulously accurate.  What a wonderful desktop gift for someone in the agriculture industry!Circa...

Pair 19th Century Bronze-Mounted Horn Bookends

Pair 19th Century Bronze-Mounted Horn Bookends are ideal for decorations, desktops, or as bookends on any surface.  Cattle horns were a symbol of affluence during the 19th century, and to display them with such artful aplomb showed a high level of sophistication and culture!  Hand-cast bronze mounts are mated with cattle horn for a timeless heirloom....

Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Vase

Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Vase is an elegant example of the artistic glass sculpture that has been produced in the region for centuries!  Flared and fluted like a flower petal, it has been infused with a lovely goldenrod coloration that make it attractive either with or without fresh flowers and greenery displayed within!Circa mid-1900sMeasures...

18th Century French Louis XVI Period Giltwood Wall...

18th Century French Louis XVI Period Giltwood Wall Barometer was considered the "weather station" of its time, and certain makers prided themselves on creating precision instruments that could help predict incoming weather patterns based on barometric pressure changes.  This example uses a vertical column of mercury in glass, predating the more modern...

18th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer ~...

18th Century French Louis XVI 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!  Such artifacts are becoming more rare...

Antique French Limoges Hand-Painted Enamel Jewelry Box

Antique French Limoges Hand-Painted Enamel Jewelry Box is a signed work of art in miniature!  Designed to hold a special piece of jewelry, it features a beautiful and colorful floral bouquet on the lid signed by the artist.  The embossed box sides add visual interest, with the Limoges brand hand-painted on the interior.  What an instant family...

Pair Dueling Stags in Bronze on Marble Base from Art...

Pair Dueling Stags in Bronze on Marble Base from Art Deco Period depict the Springtime mating ritual where only the strongest survive.  Only very rarely were such duels fatal, and the vanquished this Spring could still very well be the challenger next Spring for the company of the doe of interest.  The majesty of this age-old scenario playing out is only...

Mid-Century Marble Mosaic Jewelry Box

Mid-Century Marble Mosaic Jewelry Box was hand-crafted from solid marble, and features a lovely wildflower design inlaid with ancient mosaic techniques directly into the stone lid!  The multi-colored stones selected for the inlay pattern contrast nicely with the subtle olive toned marble box itself.  Perfect for the vanity, beside or desktop!Circa...

Mid-Century Scale Model of 12 Meter America's Cup...

Mid-Century Scale Model of 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...

19th Century French Art Nouveau Period Cast Iron Book...

19th Century French Art Nouveau Period Cast Iron Book Press is a splendid working artifact from a bygone era!  The Art Nouveau was a relatively brief period yet its impact resounds upon the style world even to this day, with period artifacts in great demand, especially in Europe and America.  This example shows a combination of industrial age construction...

Pair 19th Century French Renaissance Wood Carvings ~...

Pair 19th Century French Renaissance Wood Carvings ~ Bookends make great decorative architectural accents all unto themselves, or they could be put to a more utilitarian purpose in the bookcase!  Classically depicted lions emanating from a scrolled, acanthus-embellished foundation take center stage, rendered from solid blocks of old-growth oak.  Set upon...

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Spelter Rose Bowl...

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Spelter Rose Bowl Stands feature elaborate naturalistic motifs including the top surface! Given a subtle bowl shape, the top is perfect to display rose bowls, small sculptures or pillar candles, to name a few.  The rim of each surface has been lavished with scroll, floral and foliates in open form, while two playful...

19th Century French Renaissance Revival Cast Iron Book...

19th Century French Renaissance Revival Cast Iron Book Press is an actual working artifact from a bygone era!  This example shows a combination of industrial age construction with hand-crafted detailing.  The screw mechanism is securely situated on a bolted framework that is affixed to the lower base.  The platen is cast iron as well for durability and...

19th Century Country French Bible Stand

Hand-crafted to hold the Holy Bible in several angles of inclination, this ingeniously designed 19th Century Country French Bible Stand was probably a donation to the local village church by a devotee.Circa 1870sMeasures 16H x 17W x 14.5D