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 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.  Replace the mirror with glass and you have a wonderful pair of frames for family photos.Circa 1880sEach measures 22H x 12W

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 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...
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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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Pair 19th Century French Bronze Mantel Bouquets of Lilies

Pair 19th Century French Bronze Mantel Bouquets of Lilies represents a masterwork of the metalsmith's art!  The flowers seem to come to life, depicting floral bouquets of lilies set atop classically inspired urns and bases, all cast in solid bronze.  The detail cast into the bases is amazing, with laurels, flowers, fish scales, cross-hatching and birds'...
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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...

19th Century Industrial Button Press

19th Century Industrial Button Press makes a great choice for a "Steam Punk" bookend or desktop accessory, and can also be employed as a bookend!Circa 1880sMeasures 9H x 7.5W x 4.5D

19th Century Decorative Brass Crown with Semi-Precious...

19th Century Decorative Brass Crown with Semi-Precious Stones was hand-made in France, and features exquisite fleurs de lys motifs.  Used for parades and processions, and perfect for adding a special regal decorative accent!Measures 5H x 10.5 in diameterCirca early 1890s

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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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...
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Antique Carved Tripod Magazine Rack ~ Letter Holder

Antique Carved Tripod Magazine Rack ~ Letter Holder is a splendid organizer, and also can be mounted on the wall if one so chooses!  Hand-carved from solid oak planks with Renaissance-inspired themes of stylized foliates and cherubs, it will make an excellent stand for your reading materials, a display vehicle, or just a wonderful decorative item.Circa...
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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...
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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...

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...
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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 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...

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

18th Century Embossed Brass & Copper Pitcher

18th Century Embossed Brass & Copper Pitcher shows an amazing degree of quality workmanship, with embossed and chased scenes on the main body depicting a pair of lions supporting a family crest on one side, and cattle grazing with a windmill in the background on the other side.  Such specific scenery indicates this was crafted at the behest of an...
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Antique Carved Grapevine Root of Alligator

Antique Carved Grapevine Root of Alligator is a charming example of inspired sculpture!  The gnarly grapevine root takes living form with the deft hands of the artist, creating a splendid desktop or bookshelf ornament, paperweight or bookend.Circa early 1900sMeasures 4.5H x 16.5W x 4.5D

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...

PAIR 19th Century Solid Bronze Andirons - Bookends

PAIR 19th Century Solid Bronze Andirons - Bookends were cast in the Rococo manner championed by King Louis XV.  The elegant naturalistic form of the shell and acanthus plume motifs create the main body of the works, with joyful cherubs in reclining positions for a classic touch.  Originally designed to enhance a small wood- or coal-burning fireplace, the...
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19th Century French Bronze Statue of Young Henri IV

This 19th Century French Renaissance Bronze Statue of a Young Henri IV is after Baron F. J. Bosio (French, 1768-1845) 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...
$3,900
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Pair 19th Century French Empire Bronze Candelabra

Pair 19th Century French Empire Bronze Candelabra were hand-crafted during the waning years of the Napoleon III Period, and exhibit an unmatched level of artisanry and craftsmanship!  During the First Empire Napoleon and Josephine revitalized design elements from ancient Egypt during his reign, in acknowledgement of his conquests in Northeastern Africa,...
$2,700
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Pair Candlesticks, Antique Engraved Silverplate

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

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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Pair Delft Vases ~ Urns, 19th Century Hand Painted...

Pair Delft Vases ~ Urns, 19th Century Dutch Blue & White, are in very good condition, and feature foo dogs on the removable lids, with a foliate pattern hand-painted around all four gracefully shaped sides.  A Dutch trader enjoying tobacco is depicted on the front.  Such pieces were designed for the mantel, which usually had a mirror on top, therefore...
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Barometer ~ Thermometer, 19th Century French Louis XV...

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 41H x 12.5W x 2D
$1,750
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18th Century Giltwood French Architectural Remnant...

18th Century Giltwood Architectural Remnant Decoration makes an interesting conversation piece, and showcases wood sculpture at its finest, plus it retains most of its original gilding. Intriguing! Circa 1770s Measures 14.5H x 15W x 5D
$593   $989
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Jewelry Box, 19th Century French Hand-Carved Walnut

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.  Artfully carved from solid French walnut for an...
$980   $1,225
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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...
$1,188   $1,980
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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...
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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
$1,755   $2,800
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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
$4,700
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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

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...
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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....
$1,150
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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 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

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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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

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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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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19th Century Copper Candlestick Holder

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

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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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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Antique Tin Box

Antique Tin Box Circa early to mid-1900s Measures ???
$30   $60
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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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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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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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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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Pair 19th Century Silver Plate Brass Candlesticks

Pair 19th Century Silver Plate Brass Candlesticks Circa 1890s Each measures 19.5H x 13 in diameter
$1,480   $1,850
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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...
$398   $498
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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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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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