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Turkish Oushak Rug Antique, c. 1870s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an Turkish Oushak rug made c. 1870s. It has a delicate soft peach, cream, and gold color way. The rugs center has large abstract floral shapes which are surrounded by 4 patte...
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Antique 1870s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Caucasian Kazak Runner, circa 1870s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an antique Caucasian Kazak runner, circa 1870s. It is in mint condition with bold colors. It features bracketed medallions surrounded by a lively display of angular animals a...
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Antique 1870s Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

Antique Samarkand Rug, c. 1870s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an antique Samarkand rug from east Turkistan. Samarkand rugs can be distinguished from other rugs through their style, which is an amalgamation of techniques from the west to...
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Antique Late 19th Century East Turkestani Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Khotan Rug, circa 1870s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an antique Khotan rug from East Turkistan, circa 1870s. It features three prominent large circular medallions each stylized in a different design set against a beautiful soft...
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Antique 1870s Khotan Central Asian Rugs

Antique Flame Mahogany Frame Wall Mirror, Circa 1870s
Located in Germantown, MD
Antique flame mahogany frame wall mirror. Shows age on wood and on mirror,, but in good co dition. Measures 21.25 in width x 33.5" in height. Mirror glass is 15.5 x 27.5. Whse Ch...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Victorian Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Hardwood, Mahogany

Antique Royal Copenhagen Bisquit Relief After Thorvaldsen, 1870s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Antique Royal Copenhagen bisquit relief after Thorvaldsen, 1870s. Diameter: 32 cm. In very good condition. 1st factory quality.
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Antique 1870s Danish Neoclassical Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Ceramic

Antique Louis Philippe Mahogany Gilt Trim Mirror, Circa 1870s
Located in Germantown, MD
Gorgeous 19th century Louis Philippe wall mirror. Thick mahogany frame with interior giltwood trim. Mirror glass shows signs of wear and interior spots related to age. Hard Original ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Hardwood, Mahogany, Giltwood

Royal Copenhagen after Thorvaldsen, Antique Rare Biscuit Plaque, 1870s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen after Thorvaldsen. Antique rare biscuit plaque. Three angel boys, 1870s. Measures: 12.5 x 10.5 cm. Stamped. In perfect condition, 1st factory quality.
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Antique 1870s Danish Neoclassical Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Other

Six Antique Bing & Grøndahl Coffee Cups with Saucers, 1870s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Six antique Bing & Grøndahl coffee cups with saucers. 1870s. The cup measures: 8 x 6.5 cm. Saucer diameter: 14 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Antique 1870s Danish Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of Antique Brass Fire Dog Andirons, circa 1870s
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of antique brass fire dog andirons, circa 1870s.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Andirons

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Brass

Antique Ikat Wall Hanging from Uzbekistan, Central Asia, 1870s-1880s
Located in Istanbul, TR
Ikat hanging is in rather good condition with the surface egg white glaze and a Russian printed cotton lining.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Uzbek Islamic Central Asian Rugs

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Cotton, Silk

Antique Victorian 15-Karat Gold Lion Seal, circa 1870s
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Victorian 15-karat yellow gold seal. Made in England 19th century, circa 1870s. Tested positive for 15-karat gold. Dimensions - Height 2.8 cm Width 1.3 cm Width 1.5 ...
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Antique 1870s British Antiquities

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Gold

  • Antique Victorian 15-Karat Gold Lion Seal, circa 1870s
  • Antique Victorian 15-Karat Gold Lion Seal, circa 1870s
  • Antique Victorian 15-Karat Gold Lion Seal, circa 1870s
  • Antique Victorian 15-Karat Gold Lion Seal, circa 1870s
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H 1.11 in. W 0.6 in. D 0.52 in.
Bing and Grøndahl after Thorvaldsen, Antique Biscuit Wall Plaque, 1870s / 80s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bing and Grøndahl after Thorvaldsen. Antique biscuit wall plaque. 1870s / 80s. Measures: 17.5 x 11.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 1st factory quality.
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Antique 1870s Danish Neoclassical Decorative Art

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Ceramic

Antique Walnut Washstand Candle Holder with Back Splash, Circa 1870s
Located in Germantown, MD
Antique walnut washstand with candle holder, soap holder and back splash 1 trimmed knapp joint drawer, paneled doors. Circa 1870-90 without. Good condition. On wheels. Wear appro...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Cabinets

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Walnut

Antique European Needlepoint Victorian Carpet, 1870s, Red Green and Blue Tones
Located in New York, NY
Thisfive column, six row Victorian carpet, English or French, show a slightly indented circular medallion repeat with octofoil fillers, in eggshell, medium blue, teal green and red o...
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Antique 1870s French Victorian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Antique Sofa, Northern Europe, 1870s, Restored
Located in Chorzów, PL
Regency style sofa from the mid-19th century. An antique piece of furniture with a beautiful form will give elegance to any interior, and the beautiful grain of mahogany wood gives i...
  • Antique Sofa, Northern Europe, 1870s, Restored
  • Antique Sofa, Northern Europe, 1870s, Restored
  • Antique Sofa, Northern Europe, 1870s, Restored
  • Antique Sofa, Northern Europe, 1870s, Restored
H 37.41 in. W 80.71 in. D 26.38 in.
Antique Bing & Grøndahl chocolate jug in porcelain with a lion, 1870s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Antique Bing & Grøndahl chocolate jug in porcelain modelled with a lion on the handle. Hand-painted flowers and gold decoration. 1870s. Measures: 24.5 x 17 cm. In good original...
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Antique 1870s Danish Victorian Porcelain

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Porcelain

1870s Antique French Faience Pottery White Pink Gold Flower Holder Wall Pocket
Located in New York, NY
A delightful cornucopia-shaped Faience wall decoration signed Angoulême, a flower holder wall pocket in ivory white tin-glazed earthenware, hand-painted with delicate flowers and gol...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Rococo Revival Vases

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Ceramic, Faience

1870s Antique Chinese Export Silver Card Case
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese Export Silver card case; part of our diverse Asian silverware collection The anterior surface of this rare Chinese silver card ...
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Antique 1870s Chinese Antiquities

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Silver

Bing and Grøndahl After Thorvaldsen, Antique Biscuit Wall Plaque, 1870s / 80s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bing and Grøndahl after Thorvaldsen. Antique biscuit wall plaque. 1870s / 80s. Measures: 17 x 11 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 1st factory quality.
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Antique 1870s Danish Neoclassical Decorative Art

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Ceramic

Emile Gallé, France, Antique Bowl in Mouth-Blown Art Glass, 1870s-1880s
By Emile Gallé
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Emile Gallé, France. Antique bowl in mouth-blown art glass with hand-painted flower decorations in gold, 1870s-1880s. Measures: 24 x 5 cm. In good condition with minor wear in the ...
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Antique 1870s French Decorative Bowls

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Blown Glass

1870s Antique Gilded Wood Exagonal Sicilian Wall Mirror
Located in Catania, Sicilia
A gilded wood wall mirror made in Sicily, it's hand crafted and painted and in good conditions considering use and age.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Antique Turkish Oushak Area Rug, Circa 1870s
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique area rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Oushak design handwoven by...
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Antique 1870s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Hand Carved Antique Adirondack Table Stand circa 1870s-1890
Located in Peabody, MA
An exceptional piece of rustic Adirondack furniture from a Lake Sunapee, NH camp circa 1870-1890. This stand features handcrafted birch casing decorated with late Victorian geometric...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Adirondack Side Tables

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Wood, Birch

Antique 1870s Persian Sultanabad Rug, 8x10
Located in New York, NY
This Persian Sultanabad carpet circa 1870 consists of handspun wool and vegetable dyes. The pile is hand-knotted, and the carpet is in excellent antique condition. Its rich gold, blu...
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Antique 19th Century Persian Sultanabad Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique 1870s Persian Fereghan Rug, 10x18
Located in New York, NY
This Persian Fereghan carpet consists of handspun wool and vegetable dyes, circa 1870. The size is 10'2" x 18'4", and it is in excellent antique condition. Orley Shabahang takes prid...
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20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Bull Horn Wall Coat Rack Austria, 1870s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique bull horn wall coat rack Austria 1870s An antique bull horn wardrobe, from a noble villa in Austria. Made of original cattle horns which are mounted on a wooden plaque. Co...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Rustic Coat Racks and Stands

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Horn, Fur

Handmade Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug, 1870s, 1P101
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique rug from Caucasian Shirvan region in blue and red colors. The rug has two different blues on the background. The rug is from the end of 19th century in distressed co...
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Antique 1870s Russian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Handmade Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug, 1870s, 1P101
  • Handmade Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug, 1870s, 1P101
  • Handmade Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug, 1870s, 1P101
  • Handmade Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug, 1870s, 1P101
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W 37.8 in. L 53.94 in.
Historical Antique Neo Renaissance Armchair Lion Armrests, circa 1850s-1870s oak
Located in Berlin, DE
Massive oak. On four legs ending in paw feet, wide seat, flanked by two armrests, with fully plastic lion as a support. Complete with rich carvings. High backrest crowned by sculpted...
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Antique 19th Century German Renaissance Revival Armchairs

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Oak

1870s Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Salt Spoon
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver salt spoon with equestrian interest; an addition to our diverse flatware collection. This antique Vic...
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Serving Pieces

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique 1870s Persian Kashan Mohtasham Rug, 9x12
Located in New York, NY
This Persian Kashan Mohtasham carpet circa 1870 is exceptionally fine and in excellent antique condition. It consists of a cotton warp and thread, hand-knotted wool pile and natural ...
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20th Century Persian Kashan Persian Rugs

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Cotton, Wool

  • Antique 1870s Persian Kashan Mohtasham Rug, 9x12
  • Antique 1870s Persian Kashan Mohtasham Rug, 9x12
  • Antique 1870s Persian Kashan Mohtasham Rug, 9x12
  • Antique 1870s Persian Kashan Mohtasham Rug, 9x12
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W 100 in. L 140 in.
Antique 1870s Persian Samarkand Khotan Rug, 7x14
Located in New York, NY
This white Samarkand Khotan carpet consists of a cotton warp and weft, hand-knotted pure wool pile and organic vegetal dyes. Created circa 1870, its unique coloration, age and fine q...
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Antique 1870s Uzbek Khotan Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique 1870s Persian Meeshan Malayer Rug, 5x7
Located in New York, NY
This 1870-1880 Persian Meeshan Malayer rug consists of a cotton warp, handspun wool weft and hand-knotted handspun wool pile. Its vivid reds, oranges, pinks, and blues were all creat...
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Antique 1870s Persian Sarouk Farahan Persian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug, 1870s, 1B887
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Caucasian Kazak rug in kele size. The rug is from the end of 19th century in original good condition. -condition: original good, -circa: 1870s, -size: 4.2' ...
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Antique 1870s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Handmade Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug, 1870s, 1B887
  • Handmade Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug, 1870s, 1B887
  • Handmade Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug, 1870s, 1B887
  • Handmade Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug, 1870s, 1B887
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W 50.4 in. L 104.34 in.
Antique 1870s Persian Karabagh Rug, 6x9
Located in New York, NY
This antique Karabagh Persian carpet circa 1870 in pure handspun wool showcases an allover paisley, or "boteh," design in red, navy, cream and green. Light blue and gold touches comp...
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Antique 1870s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Large Wooden Double Folding Picture Frame for Traveling 1870s
Located in Verviers, BE
Antique large wooden double folding picture frame for traveling 1870s With original patina on all parts It is possible to clean or restore the appearance, but always at some cost ...
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Antique 1870s French Picture Frames

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Metal

1870s Theodolite Troughton & Simms Antique Scientific Instrument of Measurement
Located in Milan, IT
Theodolite in burnished brass signed Troughton & Simms London and housed in two wooden cases from the second half of the nineteenth century. Three-spoke base with adjustment screws, ...
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Antique 1870s Scientific Instruments

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Brass

1870s Brass Sextant Signed Ainsley Antique Marine Navigation Instrument
Located in Milan, IT
Brass sextant signed Ainsley South Shields (1858-1886) complete with original wood case and lenses. Silver vernier, wood handle, 3 colored glasses for the fixed mirror and 4 for th...
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Antique 1870s Nautical Objects

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Brass

George Adams Antique Victorian 1870s Sterling Silver Goblet
By George Adams
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver goblet made by George Adams; an addition to our collection of wine and drinks related silverware This...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

1870s Italian Theodolite Antique Earth Scientific Instrument of Measurement
Located in Milan, IT
Burnished brass theodolite with long telescope complete with original walnut case, Italian manufacture from the second half of the 19th century. A label placed inside the cash box in...
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Antique 1870s Scientific Instruments

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Brass

1870s, Brass Theodolite Ing. Salmoiraghi Milano Antique Scientific Instrument
Located in Milan, IT
Antique theodolite of burnished brass signed Ing. Salmoiraghi Milano No. 3787 made in the second half of the 19th century, complete with original oak box complete. This instrument ...
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Antique 1870s Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Antique 1870s era French Directoire Louis XVI Marble Top Console Table
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a superb antique 1870s era Directoire brass inlaid and marble top console with a beautiful slab of marble and in very good condition for its age. The console measures 52 wide...
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Antique 1870s French Directoire Console Tables

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Marble

Antique 1870s Persian Kermanshah Rug, Floral Motifs, 10x14
Located in New York, NY
This antique Persian Kermanshah carpet created circa 1870 showcases a floral design with unique coloration and an elaborate central medallion. Created to honor Shah Naymatollah Ali, ...
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Antique 1870s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique English Minton Majolica White Porcelain Oyster Plate, Circa 1870's
Located in New Orleans, LA
Rare antique English Minton Majolica all white porcelain oyster plate with large cracker well, Circa 1870's.
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Antique 19th Century English Porcelain

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Porcelain

Handmade Antique Turkmen Tekke Rug, 1870s, 1P128
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Turkmen Tekke rug in traditional design. The rug is from the end of 19th century in original condition, it has some low pile. -condition: original, some low pile,...
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Antique 1870s Turkmen Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Handmade Antique Turkmen Tekke Rug, 1870s, 1P128
  • Handmade Antique Turkmen Tekke Rug, 1870s, 1P128
  • Handmade Antique Turkmen Tekke Rug, 1870s, 1P128
  • Handmade Antique Turkmen Tekke Rug, 1870s, 1P128
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W 82.68 in. L 104.34 in.
Antique Handmade Cotton Patchwork "Double Nine Patch" Quilt, USA 1870's
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
USA, 1870's ‘Double nine Patch’ antique quilt. Measures: H 238 x W 228 cm.
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Antique 1870s American Quilts

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Cotton

Antique French Louis XVI Style Gold Bronze Chandelier, Circa 1870's
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French gold bronze Louis XVI style chandelier mounted with figural ram's heads, Circa 1870's.
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Antique Oak and Brass Beer or Wine Dispenser, circa 1870s
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique oak and brass beer or wine dispenser, Circa 1870s.
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Antique 19th Century Barware

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Brass

1870s Brass Ship Log Walker's Harpoon Antique Marine Navigation Instrument
Located in Milan, IT
Brass log in the shape of a harpoon, signed T. Walker’s Patent Harpoon Ship Log A 2 London, from the second half of the 19th century. It is an ancient nautical instrument, very rare ...
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Antique 1870s Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Handmade Antique Collectible Uzbek Bag Face, 1870s, 1B352
Located in Bordeaux, FR
This handmade antique collectible Uzbek bag face has extremely beautiful colors. Bright red and bright yellow in combination with navy blue. The rug is dated as 19th century and has ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Uzbek Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

1870s Genitourinary Instruments of Bougies Oak Box Antique Medical Device
Located in Milan, IT
Set of genitourinary instruments of Bougies, medical instruments placed in a box made of oak, made second half of the nineteenth century. Box measures 5.5x14.1x2.4 inches. On the low...
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Antique 1870s Italian Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Handmade Antique Chinese Collectible Silk Textile, 1870s, 1B940
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Chinese Dragon designed textile in silk. This tapestry is from the end of 19th century in original condition, it has some age discolorations. -condition: original...
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Vintage 1940s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Silk

Antique French Louis Philippe Intricately Carved Walnut Armoire, Circa 1870s
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Louis Philippe Intricately carved walnut armoire, Circa 1870s.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Handmade Antique Collectible Native American Navajo Blanket, 1870s, 1B557
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Antique hand-woven American-Indian Navajo blanket in original great condition. The blanket has been made in the end of 19th century in bright red shade. Repeating diamonds in white a...
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Antique Late 19th Century American North and South American Rugs

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Wool

Pair Antique "Famille Rose" Chinese Porcelain French Ormolu Candelabra Ca. 1870s
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair antique "Famille Rose" Chinese Porcelain French Ormolu Candelabra, Circa 1870-80.
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Antique Late 19th Century Candelabras

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Ormolu

Handmade Antique Gashkai Style Bag Face, 1870s, 1B322
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Hand made antique collectible Gashkai bag face in red, navy blue, beige and olive green shades. It is from the end of 19th century in original good condition. -condition: original...
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Antique 1870s Asian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Antique 1870s Persian Balouchi Rug, Orange & Blue, 2x3
Located in New York, NY
Measuring 2’5” x 3’5”, this small and modest antique Balouchi carpet was crafted circa 1870 and belongs to Orley Shabahang’s Antique collection. Using only neutral tones and blue, th...
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Antique 1870s Persian Other Persian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Collectible Turkmen Asmalik Rug, 1870s, 1B933
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Turkmen Asmalik rug in original good condition. The rug has been made in the end of 19th century in Turkmenistan. All dyes on the rug are natural. This rug is collec...
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Antique Late 19th Century Turkmen Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Victorian 19th Century Leather Bracelet or Watch Box, circa 1870's
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Victorian 19th century leather bracelet or watch box, Circa 1870's Size: 24 x 5 x 2.3 cm.
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Antique 1870s Victorian Jewelry Boxes

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Leather, Velvet

Antique French Gold Bronze Louis XVI Style Chandelier, circa 1870s
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French gold bronze Louis XVI style chandelier, circa 1870s.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

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1870s Antique Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of 1870s antique furniture you’re looking for. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and fabric. If you’re shopping for an item from our selection of 1870s antique furniture, we have 2806 options in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect choice in our collection of 1870s antique furniture — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An object in our assortment of 1870s antique furniture made by Victorian designers — as well as those associated with Neoclassical — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made option in this array of 1870s antique furniture over the years, but those crafted by Heinrich Kiepert, Elkington & Co. and Fenton Brothers are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

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A piece of 1870s antique furniture can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,361, while the lowest priced sells for $25 and the highest can go for as much as $380,000.

Furniture of the 19th Century

Moooi furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Moooi collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 1 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Moooi's original furniture was many of the Victorian style in the United Kingdom during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Moooi furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,836 and tops out at $1,836, while pieces like these can sell for $1,836 on average.
Questions About 1870s Antique Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    A piece of furniture is considered an antique if it is at least 100 years old.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    There are a number of factors that can indicate if your antique furniture is valuable. When determining the value of antique furniture, consider its rarity. Additionally, it is important to determine the quality and condition of vintage furniture. If unsure of the value of your vintage furniture, have it appraised.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Antique furniture can be worth quite a lot, particularly if it is in good quality. The rarer the piece, the higher the value.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    The best finish for antique furniture is a matter of liking. But film finish is recommended by experts as it leaves a thick coat of film on the wood surface which protects wood from water and scratches. Shellac or varnish and water base are commonly used film finishes. Find an exquisite collection of antique, new and vintage furniture on 1stDibs
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    PAGODA REDOctober 7, 2020

    To determine the age of a Chinese furniture piece, look carefully at the joinery and finish. Natural expansion and contraction of the wood over time will cause a joint to protrude or retract, distorting a once-seamless fit. Antique lacquer finishes become crackled and worn over time. Areas of exposed wood, such as the underside of a table, the footrest of a chair, or the back of a cabinet should appear raw and dry compared to the finished surface. With use, the legs of tables and chairs become weathered near the bottom from precipitation and use.

  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 25, 2019

    The difference between vintage and antique furniture is that vintage furniture is at least 20 years old, while antiques must be at least 100 years old to be considered antique.