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 Pigeon Statues ~ Bookends on Faux Marble...

Pair Antique Pigeon Statues ~ Bookends on Faux Marble Bases are a remarkably lifelike depiction of one of our avian friends.  One of the most graceful birds in flight, they are a constant companion to those of us living in cities, seeming to be attracted to civilization rather than shunning it like the rest of the animal kingdom!  Finished in a lovely...

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

19th Century Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scale

19th Century Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scale made by Force Company, is rated for 10 kilograms, or about 22 lbs.  The shallow brass pan on the left was for standardized weights, and the bowl style brass pot on the right for the product to be weighed.  Such scales were ubiquitous in a wide variety of stores for centuries in Europe and in the Americas,...

Pair 19th Century Bronze Andiron Bookends

Pair 19th Century Bronze Andiron Bookends can be a charming accent to your decor, and are amazingly versatile!  Originally crafted as decorative items for a small coal fireplace, each depicts a well-dressed man seated, one with a pestle and the other with what appears to be a grinding wheel.  The bases upon which they are seated are amazing, as well, with...

19th Century French Louis XVI Bronze Inkwell with Dogs

19th Century French Louis XVI Bronze Inkwell with Dogs is an amazing example of the metalsmith's art!  Phenomenal detail abounds from the pierced floral, foliate and urn motif on the back which meets with the dogs on both right and left sides.  The floral urn motif is repeated on the frontispiece of the work, with an elaborate foliate border all around...

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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Pair 19th Century Bronze Candelabra

Pair 19th Century Bronze Candelabra are a splendid way to create symmetry in your decorating, with a stepped appearance that can be arranged in a wide variety of positions to create different looks.  The intricate patterns of the gilded bronze depict berry clusters and cones with foliates, all intertwined underneath the six stepped candleholders, each...
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Pair Antique Carved Wood Bottle Holders

Pair Antique Carved Wood Bottle Holders, each carved from a block of walnut, were meant as both gift containers and for display by the proud owners!  Depicting a beloved king and queen, each hinges open to reveal a cut-out center designed to hold a particular bottle size.  Once the contents of the bottles are consumed, one can still use the statues for...

Pair 19th Century French Renaissance Bronze Candleholders

Pair 19th Century French Renaissance Bronze Candleholders are remarkable examples of the metalsmith's art!  The detail abounds from the winged cherub's face on top to the horseshoe shaped drip pan below, with a post and arm configuration that is reminiscent of 18th and 19th century store signs.  The symbol of European kings, the lion, appears in a cut out...

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

Antique Carved Tripod Letter Holder

Antique Carved Tripod 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 1870sMeasures...
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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...

Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Bowl

Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Bowl 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 4H x 13 Diameter

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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Vintage Flemish Ceramic Tobacco Jar

Vintage Flemish Ceramic Tobacco Jar features crests and the names of storied cities in Flanders.Circa mid-1900sMeasures 8.5H x 5 in diameter

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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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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Antique Spelter Setter Hunting Dog on Limestone Base

Antique Spelter Setter Hunting Dog on Limestone Base captures the nobility of the breed, trained for centuries in the field to seek out and indicate the location of wild game, usually birds, while not actually disturbing the prey so his hunting companion can harvest the bounty of nature for a good meal at home.  Set upon a slab of sand colored limestone,...

19th Century French Renaissance Cast Brass Jardiniere

19th Century French Renaissance Cast Brass Jardiniere is a remarkable work of art, rendered in solid brass to last for centuries!  A Norseman takes center stage with a pair of cherubs below, all surrounded by intricate floral and foliate motifs in relief.  The overall shape of the planter is a shield, with footed base and scrolled handles and rim...

Pair Antique Cloissone Vases

Pair Antique Cloissone Vases feature beautiful form, vibrant and well-preserved colors, and superlative artistry!  The intricate patterns of floral and foliate motifs overlaid with brass wire then enameled to perfection create a complex pattern that must be held in the hand to be fully appreciated.Circa early 1900sEach measures 12.5H x 8 in diameter
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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....
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Pair 19th Century French Barbotine Vases with Bronze...

Pair 19th Century French Barbotine Vases with Bronze Mounts are a stunning testament to the talents of the ceramicists of the Belle Epoque!  Cast in a form reminiscent of ancient Greek and Roman pottery, each vase has been lavishly hand-painted with floral and foliate motifs in pastel colors contrasting against the burgundy background.  Intricately cast...
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Antique Paper Cutter

Antique Paper Cutter features a cast iron base with embossed gridwork and detailing and just a touch of gold painted highlighting.  Heavy scythe-shaped blade was designed to be periodically removed and re-sharpened for decades of daily use in the office!Circa early 1900sMeasures 3.5H x 22W x 11D

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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Pair Bookends ~ Decor, Duelling Roosters in Nickeled...

Pair Bookends ~ Decor, Duelling Roosters in Nickeled Brass make a great accent for your bookcase, desktop, or just as decorations throughout the home or office!  The age old battle for the survival of the fittest plays itself out each spring as roosters compete for dominance over the henhouse.  This pair are remarkably well detailed and equally as well...

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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Pair 19th Century French Lilies Bronze Altar Bouquets

Pair 19th Century Lilies 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
$990   $1,650
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Jewelry Box, 19th Century French Renaissance, Cast in...

19th Century Cast Bronze Jewelry Box features wonderful relief all the way around, celebrating cherubs, mythical gryffins, and elaborate naturalistic foliates.  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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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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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
$1,248   $2,495
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Antique Brass Military Bugle

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

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 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...
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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
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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

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...

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...
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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

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

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.
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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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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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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 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...
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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
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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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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 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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