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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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

Pair Antique Carved Wood Vanity Mirrors / Photo Frames

Pair Antique Carved Wood Vanity Mirrors depict a naturalistic theme with English Ivy trailing around the sides and bottom, and prancing horses on the crowns!  Perfect for the equestrian in your family. Circa early 1900s Each measures 22H x 12W

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...
$740   $1,480
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19th Century Cast Bronze & Crystal Inkwell

19th Century Cast Bronze & Crystal Inkwell was hand-crafted in the classical style, and features intricate Baroque accents for the quill holder in the back, with an elongated heraldic crest motif in the front.  Original cut crystal ink reservoirs are remarkably well preserved!  Such elaborate desktop accessories were intended for the affluent, in the...

19th Century Cast Bronze Inkwell

19th Century Cast Bronze Inkwell was created with a religious theme, and features saints in relief between the two inkwells.  Four flourished feet provide a stable base, and two fan-shaped extensions behind the inkwells create a letter holder.  Such elaborate desktop accessories were intended for the affluent, in the days before ball point pens, and now...

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
$4,700
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19th Century Cigar Press

19th Century Cigar Press makes a great conversation piece!  Used in the final forming of cigars prior to the final drying process, their use was discontinued once hand-made cigars yielded to more industrialized production methods. Circa 1880s Measures 2.5H x 22W x 4.5D

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

19th Century Hand Carved Swedish Desktop Bookends

19th Century Hand Carved Swedish 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...

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! Circa 1770s Measures 41H x 15.5W
$2,495
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Pair 19th Century Bronze Altar Bouquets

Pair 19th Century Bronze Altar 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 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...
$1,575   $2,350
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Hand Carved Black Forest Bear

Hand Carved Black Forest Bear depicts a successful bear about to enjoy a sushi dinner!  Such hand-crafted works like this example, rendered from a single block of sycamore wood, are a trademark of the whimsical craftsmen of the region that encompasses the norther French and German borders. Circa early 1900s Measures 6H x 10W x 5D

Pair 19th Century French Solid Bronze Picture Frames

Pair 19th Century French Solid Bronze Frames are a delightful product of talented metalsmiths, each depicting a rustic wheelbarrow filled with a bouquet of flowers.  Each presents a small round opening into which one would put a small painting or photo ~ usually just a head shot ~ of a loved one.  Designed to last for centuries! Circa 1880s Each measures...

19th Century Cast Bronze Jewelry ~ Desktop Box

19th Century Cast Bronze Jewelry ~ Desktop Box was meticulously cast by the master metalsmiths of Belgium and features amazing detail around the entire facade, especially the top.  Angels appear on the lid, with gryffins on the sides, and the entire piece remains in exceptional condition, ready to serve your family for generations!  Perfect as a unique...

19th Century Cast Bronze Inkwell

19th Century Cast Bronze Inkwell features a classical design and is the perfect choice as a finishing touch for the executive desk. Circa 1880s Measures 5H x 9.5W x 5.5D

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 French Louis XV Painted Giltwood...

19th Century French Louis XV Painted Giltwood Barometer ~ Thermometer was the weather channel of its day, and this example is particularly stunning as the instruments are set in a carved wood display casework that boasts its original patinaed painted finish highlighted with gilding on the carved accents. Circa 1880s Measures
$1,750
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Pair 19th Century Renaissance Wall Sconces ~ Corbels

Pair 19th Century Renaissance Wall Sconces ~ Corbels are a great way to add an Old World, eclectic touch to any room, especially a man-cave!  Hand-sculpted from solid blocks of old-growth oak, each depicts an affluent member of society and can serve as a small wall sconce, or just as decorative accents. Circa 1840s Each measures 13H x 11W x 9D
$1,950   $2,800
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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...
$653   $1,450
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Antique French Louis XV Gilded Bronze Inkwell

Hand cast in French Louis XV style from solid bronze and gilded in the flowing, naturalistic style of the Rococo movement, this elegant antique inkwell will make an ideal centerpiece for your desk.  Circa 1860. Measures 6.5H x 11W x 14D.
$249   $498
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Pair Antique Silverplate Candlesticks

Pair Antique Silverplate Candlesticks feature a subtle embossed pattern and a classic form with broad base. Circa early 1900s Each measures 11H x 4 in diameter

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....
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Antique Brass Military Bugle

Antique Brass Military Bugle Circa early 1900s Measures 11H x 5.5W x 4D

Antique Tobacco Pot by Goedewaagen of Holland

Antique Tobacco Pot has been painted by hand with cobalt blue colors and features its original brass lid.  Hand-crafted from Goedewaagen of Holland.  Pattern number 1423. Circa mid-1900s Measures 8H x 7 in diameter

Pair 19th Century Hand-Carved Cabinet Door Panels

Pair 19th Century Hand-Carved Cabinet Door Panels make a great decorative accent, and are a welcome departure from typical paintings or other wall decor. Circa 1870s Each measures 22H x 30W
$990   $1,980
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Antique Bronze Footstool with Horse

Antique Bronze Footstool with Horse is a perfect piece for the equestrian in your family!  Cast from solid bronze, it features scrolled front legs and a pair of horses in a cut-out fashion that accentuates their form.  Usable as a decorative riser, as well! Circa 1900 Measures 6H x 9.5W x 7.5D

Pair 19th Century French Renaissance Dolphin Candelabra

Pair 19th Century French Renaissance Dolphin Candelabra represent an extraordinarily elaborate artistic work in cast bronze, created at the peak of the Belle Epoque.  Such candelabra could accompany a matching mantel clock pictured in the Related Items below left, or stand alone as elegant decorative elements in an opulent setting.  Imagine the flickering...
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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 French Renaissance Dolphin Mantel Clock

19th Century French Renaissance Dolphin Mantel Clock represents an extraordinarily elaborate artistic work in cast bronze, created at the peak of the Belle Epoque.  Such clocks could accompany matching candelabra pictured in the Related Items below left, or stand alone as an elegant decorative element in any opulent setting.  Designed to not only tell the...
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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

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...
$679   $970
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Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Centerpiece

Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Centerpiece is an amazing work by the masters of glass making at Murano in Italy, with a flair for style and color that is unmatched! Circa mid-1900s Measures 11H x 15W x 10.5D

Mid-Century Rose Glass Centerpiece by Val Saint Lambert

Mid-Century Rose Glass Centerpiece by Val Saint Lambert is an amazing work inspired by the masters of glass making at Murano in Italy, with distinctive style and coloration that is amazing to behold! Circa mid-1900s Measures 3H x 31W x 10.5D

Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Centerpiece

Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Centerpiece is an amazing work by the masters of glass making at Murano in Italy, with a flair for style and color that is unmatched! Circa mid-1900s Measures 7.5H x 23W x 9D

Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Centerpiece

Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Centerpiece is an amazing work by the masters of glass making at Murano in Italy, with a flair for style and color that is unmatched! Circa mid-1900s Measures 5H x 13W x 6.5D

Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Centerpiece

Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Centerpiece is an amazing work by the masters of glass making at Murano in Italy, with a flair for style and color that is unmatched! Circa mid-1900s Measures 7H x 22.5W x 8.5D

19th Century French Spelter Statue

19th Century French Spelter Statue is a classical rendition of the guardian of the waters of life, with a beautiful woman dressed in flowing robes next to a pitcher in the timeless fashion of the Ancient Greek legends.  Original patinaed bronze finish adds a nice touch. Circa 1890s Measures 10.5H x 10W x 4.5D

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 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...
$489   $699
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Pair 18th Century Carved Angel Sculptures ~ Bookends

Pair 18th Century Carved Angel Sculptures ~ Bookends are perfect for adding a timeless touch to your decor, whether atop a mantel, in a bookcase or just displayed for their intrinsic beauty.  Each has been sculpted from a single block of wood by a master Italian artisan, and features the original finish. Circa 1760s Each measures 15H x 5W x 8.5D
$490   $980
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Pair 19th Century Bronze Andiron ~ Bookends

Pair 19th Century Bronze Andiron ~ Bookends make great accent pieces, and being made from solid bronze will last for centuries! Circa 1870s Each measures 9H x 10W x 7D

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

Mid-18th Century Ship's Block (Pulley)

Mid-18th Century Signal Cannon was designed to control sheets (lines) attached to the sails to give the sailor a little mechanical advantage.  Made from wrought iron and old growth oak, it will make a mariner's collection complete! Circa 1750s Measures 27H x 26W x 6D

Antique French Art Deco Period Wrought Iron & Beveled...

Antique French Art Deco Period hand forged wrought iron & beveled glass serving tray is elegant and stylish accent for any table. Circa 1930's Measures 3.5H x 20W x 12.5D
$249   $498
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19th Century Balance Scale

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

Set of Four 19th Century Gilded Corbels

Set of Four 19th Century Gilded Corbels are perfect for accent pieces, to adorn the underside of a counter or shelf, or simply to use as bookends! Circa 1860s Each measures 19.5H x 6.5W x 8.5D
$613   $1,225
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Antique Embossed Brass Hunt Style Repose Box

Now 70% OFF! Charming antique Embossed Hunt style Brass Box is useful for storing just about anything and great for decorating and adding to your box collection! Circa 1880s. Measures 3.5H x 10W x 6D.
$89   $298
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19th Century Carved Wood and Needlepoint Letter Holder

Now 70% OFF! 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...
$149   $498
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Pair 19th Century Brass Renaissance Dragon Candlesticks

Now 60% OFF! This Pair 19th Century Brass Renaissance Dragon Candlesticks is perfect for adding an Old World quirkiness to your decor. They were cast in the form of the mythical dragon from solid brass, and were designed to last for centuries!Circa 1870sEach measures 7H x 7W x 3D 
$198   $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 1890s Each measures 7.25H x 9.25W x 2.25D
$199   $398
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19th Century Bronze Rose Bowl Stand

19th Century Bronze Rose Bowl Stand makes a great cradle for serving bowls as well! Circa 1870s Measures ??

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...
$973   $1,985
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19th Century Copper Candlestick Holder

19th Century Copper Candlestick Holder Circa 1860s Measures 4H x 5 in diameter

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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19th Century Black Forest Terra Cotta Rose Bowl Stand

19th Century Black Forest Terra Cotta Rose Bowl Stand is a splendid study of nature, with a deer nestling in the shade of an oak tree.  The original painted finish is still intact, giving this an aura of realism and authenticity that cannot be denied! Circa 1880s Measures 11.5H x 9W x 6D

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 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 Pewter Incense Burner

19th Century Pewter Incense Burner Circa 1880s Measures 5.5H x 7W x 3D
$249   $498
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Antique Tin Box

Antique Tin Box Circa early to mid-1900s Measures 4.5H x 8W x 4D
$30   $59
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Antique Tin Box

Antique Tin Box Circa early to mid-1900s Measures ???
$30   $60
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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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