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Early American Open-Front Red Painted Cupboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This open-front red painted cupboard is a classic example of Early American furniture with legs and feet that are simply downward extensions of the rectangular style. This piece can ...
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Late 19th Century American Shaker Antique American Furniture

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Wood

Early 20th Century Molded Plywood Folding Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
These plywood chairs fold perfectly flat for storage and open smoothly into a sturdy seat and are a wonderful example of simple, American design. American furniture designers have be...
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Early 20th Century American American Craftsman Antique American Furniture

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Wood, Plywood

Early 19th Century Federal Salem Mahogany Card Table, School of Samuel McIntire
By Samuel Field McIntire
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning Sheraton card table of magnificent figured Cuban mahogany, this piece exhibits the finest qualities of Salem, Massachusetts shop of cabinetmaker or architect Samuel McInti...
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1810s American American Classical Antique American Furniture

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Mahogany

18th Century American Mahogany Chippendale Chest, circa 1770
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning piece of early American furniture with excellent provenance, this secretary bookcase was designed and constructed by one of the best firms in 18th century Boston with is f...
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1770s American American Colonial Antique American Furniture

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Mahogany, Poplar

Early 19th Century American Classical Curly Maple Gate Leg Morphing Table
Located in Forney, TX
An American classical maple gate leg table from the early 19th century. Handcrafted in Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1830, the exceptional antique table morphs between a demilune co...
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Early 19th Century American American Classical Antique American Furniture

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Maple

Early 19th Century American Empire Flame Mahogany Cabinet
By Duncan Phyfe
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting an exceptional early 19th century American Empire flame mahogany cabinet. Made circa 1820-1840, most likely in Connecticut or New York, this cabinet has the most glorio...
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Early 19th Century American American Empire Antique American Furniture

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Birch, Mahogany

Historic Laguna Pueblo Large Native American Olla, 1880's
By Native American Art
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Large Laguna Pueblo Indian Polychrome Olla, circa 1880's. Measures 12 5/8"h x 13"w. Featuring Geometric Designs on the Shoulder and Floral Designs with Fine Line Cross Hatching on...
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Late 19th Century Native American Antique American Furniture

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Clay

Roach Headdress, Antique Native American, Plains Indian, 19th Century
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
Antique 19th century Native American (Plains Indian) roach headdress made with dyed deer hair and porcupine guard hair on a u-shaped braided cloth with leather cords. Custom displa...
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19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Fur

19th Century Native American Nez Perce Beaded Belt
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Nez Perce beaded belt on harness leather adorned with brass diamonds in the center. Trunk piece - stored and in great condition. Beautiful colors of blues, reds, whites, orange and g...
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Early 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Beads

Antique Native American Miniature Chairs, Northwest Coast, circa 1900
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
A rare pair of Northwest Coast miniature chairs, likely made for a North American Indian girl's dolls. The Northwest Coast culture area spans the coastal areas of Oregon, Washington,...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Wood

Native American Coeur d Alene Tribe Pow Wow Drum
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Decorated Coeur d’Alene tribe Pow Wow drum. Decorated with $1 bills around outside. Comes with base used at Pow Wows. Perfect size for coffee table with or without glass. Very nice N...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Wood

Native American Plains Bandolier with Stand, Early 20th Century
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
Plains Bandolier made with hide and deer dew claws from the first quarter of the 20th century. Presented with a custom display stand. Dimensions as displayed with stand measure 17 ½ ...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Hide

Native American Shoshone Beaded Belt Strip
By Shoshone Native American Indian
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Fully beaded Shohsone belt on harness leather. Dark blue edging with lighter blue center having dispersed geometric designs. Period: Late 19th century Origin: Great Basin - Shoshone...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Beads

Beaded Paiute Native American Indian Handmade Work of Art Moccasins
By Native American Art
Located in Tustin, CA
Very collectible, beautifully handmade Northern Paiute or Piute Native American Indian beaded moccasins feature striking contrasting colors of orange, yellow and espresso (near black...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Animal Skin, Beads

Classic Period Native American Beaded Dress, Blackfeet ‘Plains’, circa 1860
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
A Blackfeet (Northern Plains American Indian) beaded dress from the classic period (Pre-Reservation era). Constructed of Native tanned hide Pony beads, Real beads and Seed beads with...
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Mid-19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Hide

Zuni Native American Heartline Pot
By Native American Art
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Zuni decorated ceramic pot hand painted with Heartline deer motif Measures: 4 ½” H x 5 1/2" D In excellent condition.
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Early 20th Century Antique American Furniture

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Clay

Antique Native American Kachina Doll, "HeHeya Clown," Hopi, Early 20th Century
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
Hopi HeHeya Clown carrying a watermelon and backpack from the 1st quarter of the 20th century. Made of wood with pigments, dimensions measure 11 ½ x 3 ½ x 3 ¾ inches. The Heheya K...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Wood

19th Century Native American Beaded Gloves, likely for a woman.
By Native American Art
Located in Van Nuys, CA
A pair of (circa 1890-1910) Native American Plains gloves, possibly for a woman. Made of deer skin with glass bead designs on the cuffs and top side of gloves.
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1890s American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Leather, Beads

Card Table in the Rococo Taste
By Charles A. Baudoine
Located in New York, NY
RECORDED: cf. Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio, ed., Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute (Syracuse University Press, Utica, New York, 1999), pp. 85, 86...
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Mid-19th Century North American Rococo Revival Antique American Furniture

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Wood, Rosewood

  • Card Table in the Rococo Taste
  • Card Table in the Rococo Taste
  • Card Table in the Rococo Taste
  • Card Table in the Rococo Taste
H 29.25 in. W 45.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Cheyenne Native American Dress
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Pre-reservation Cheyenne dress. Hand-sewn, pieced together; blue trade cloth, ribbon-like edging, cowry shell cape on both sides. This piece without any restoration. Hard to find thi...
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1870s American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Shell

  • Cheyenne Native American Dress
  • Cheyenne Native American Dress
  • Cheyenne Native American Dress
  • Cheyenne Native American Dress
H 50 in. W 50 in. D 50 in.
Vintage Pueblo Old Pawn Bracelet with Silver and Turquoise, circa 1915
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
Vintage Pueblo Old Pawn cuff bracelet, circa 1915. Stamped ingot silver with a turquoise cabochon. The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5 ½ inches with an opening ...
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1910s American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Silver

American Victorian Rosewood Credenza by Pottier & Stymus
By Pottier & Stymus
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
This American Victorian credenza by Pottier & Stymus in the Renaissance Revival style incorporates rosewood, mahogany, ebonized and giltwood, ormolu mounts, and an inset porcelain pl...
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1870s American Antique American Furniture

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Ormolu

Native American Pueblo Drum
By Taos Pueblo Indian Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Native American Pueblo drum that has seen use. Acquired by Charles Graves, Indian agent, New Mexico, 1930s. One handle missing (chewed off by his dog). Period: First quarter 20th ce...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Wood

  • Native American Pueblo Drum
  • Native American Pueblo Drum
  • Native American Pueblo Drum
  • Native American Pueblo Drum
H 17 in. Dm 13 in.
Very Early Pair of Beaded Moccasins, Prairie "Woodlands", circa 1850
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
A rare early pair of Classic Period (Pre-Reservation era) soft-soled moccasins. Constructed of native tanned hide and exquisitely beaded with trade beads. The cuffs are adorned in ri...
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19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Hide

Pair of Older Tlingit Totems
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
A pair of Older Tlingit Poles from the Historic Berthelsen & Pruell Jewelers Shop. This pair of Tlingit model totem poles were sold from the historic Berthelsen and Pruell Jewelry Sh...
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Early 1900s American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Cedar

Pair of Nuu-chah-nulth Model Totems
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
This pair of colorful larger Nuu-chah-nulth model totem poles were likely made for a curio shop in Seattle or Victoria sometime around 1915. The poles still have their original paint...
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1910s Canadian Native American Antique American Furniture

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Cedar

Small Beaded Washoe Basket
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Fully beaded single rod Washoe basket with vibrant colors of blue, yellow and orange inside and out. Period: circa 1900-1920 Origin: Washoe Size: 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" Native Ameri...
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1910s American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Beads

  • Small Beaded Washoe Basket
  • Small Beaded Washoe Basket
  • Small Beaded Washoe Basket
  • Small Beaded Washoe Basket
H 2.25 in. Dm 4.25 in.
Circa 1900 Pair of Northwest Coast Totems
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Matching pair of Northwest Coast carved model totem poles. Polychrome decorated with carved humanoid and bird figures. Each twice signed "Betty Sanners" back and bottom. Provenance H...
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Early 1900s American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Cedar

Circa 1900 Northwest Coast Totem, 27 1/2"H
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Northwest Coast polychrome totem. Carved with bird figures, frog and bear. Remnant of newspaper clipping verso, mounted to square wood base. Provenance Hudson Bay Fur Company, Seattl...
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Early 1900s American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Cedar

  • Circa 1900 Northwest Coast Totem, 27 1/2"H
  • Circa 1900 Northwest Coast Totem, 27 1/2"H
  • Circa 1900 Northwest Coast Totem, 27 1/2"H
  • Circa 1900 Northwest Coast Totem, 27 1/2"H
H 27.5 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Northwest Four Figure Cedar Totem
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Northwest four figure totem from British Columbia. Old black paint and integral base. Great condition and just the right size. Northwest Coast art, consisting of totem poles, posts o...
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Early 20th Century Native American Antique American Furniture

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Cedar

  • Northwest Four Figure Cedar Totem
  • Northwest Four Figure Cedar Totem
  • Northwest Four Figure Cedar Totem
  • Northwest Four Figure Cedar Totem
H 24 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
Multi-Figure 7 Foot Nuu-chah-nulth TOTEM
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
This large pole was “donated to a church on the northern tip of Vancouver Island for a fundraiser” sometime around 1905. The pole is carved in a folk-art style that is correct for th...
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Early 1900s American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Cedar

Monumental Makah TOTEM by Young Doctor 108"H
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Makah TOTEM by Young Doctor (1851-1934). Neah Bay, Washington. This monumental pole is a significant piece of Northwest Coast art and Seattle history that was previously owned by Jos...
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Early 1900s American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Cedar

19th Century Northern Plains Pictorial Painted Robe
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
"Keeper of the Horses" genuine 19th century Northern Plains pictorial painted robe with over 50 horses, pictorial story telling of horse raids painted on Dapple Gray brain tanned Ind...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Other

19th Century Native Pomo Hanging Gift Basket
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Very nice Pomo hanging gift basket with three rod construction. Fully feathered, embellished with shell discs and abalone drops. This is a beautiful feathered "night" basket. The des...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Other

Vintage Single Saddle Blanket, 20th Century, Navajo
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
Vintage Navajo single saddle blanket with diamond pattern, hand woven of native hand spun wool in red, yellow, orange, black and white. Ready for hanging on the wall with a custom ve...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Wool

Ute Sheep Horn Spoon, circa 1870
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Ute sheep horn spoon with old tag “Ute, Pine River, Battle, Ex. Cottchall Collection. Collected 1870.” Brain tanned with blue and white beading on top. Period: circa 1870 Origin: Ut...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Horn

  • Ute Sheep Horn Spoon, circa 1870
  • Ute Sheep Horn Spoon, circa 1870
  • Ute Sheep Horn Spoon, circa 1870
  • Ute Sheep Horn Spoon, circa 1870
H 9 in. W 3 in. D 9 in.
Northwest Coast Beaded Head Ring, Kwakwaka'wakw 'Kwakiutl', Late 19th Century
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
Antique Native American Northwest Coast Beaded Head Ring with a Sisiutl Design, Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), circa 1890, constructed of Trade cloth and glass beads. Measurements listed ...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Beads

Native Kiowa 19th Century Pictorial Child's Teepee
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Child's teepee depicting highly graphic battle scene painted on brain tanned deer skin. This piece was acquired from Wilma Silvey, age 89, in 2005, white woman, was handed down throu...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Other

Authentic Native American Beaded Sioux Moccasins
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Stunning Sioux moccasins, beaded, primarily in blue and white, with flag motif and horse hair tuffs on tabs. Period: circa 1880 Origin: Sioux, Plains Size: 10 3/4" x 4". Beadwork...
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1880s American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Beads

Native American Muslin Ghost Dance Shield
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Muslin shield with backhand hold, bundle sticks with red and yellow ochre and original shoulder carrying strap. Ex Kammerer Period: 19th Century Origin: Sioux, Plains Size: ...
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19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

19th Century Northern Plains Beaded Possibles Bag
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Northern Plains beaded possible bag. Sinew sewn and beaded on softly tanned hide using colors of red white heart, pea green, greasy yellow, royal blue and pearl. Accented with tin co...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Other

19th Century Blackfeet Split Horn Headdress
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Blackfeet or crow split horn headdress collected by Ron Hall at Browning, Montana from grandson of Edward Axe (Blackfeet) who acquired from Jack Black Horse (Blackfeet) and Mary Yell...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Hide, Beads, Feathers

Native American Sioux Authentic Ceremonial Moccasins
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Sioux Ceremonial moccasins, with fully beaded soles. Period: circa 1880 Origin: Sioux, Plains Size: 10 1/4" x 4". Beadwork, Moccasins, Vintage, Antique, Native American, Sioux, P...
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1880s American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Beads

Large Historical Pueblo Pottery Dough Bowl, Cochiti, circa 1920
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
A large authentic vintage Native American southwestern antique pottery bowl from Cochiti Pueblo, early 20th century (circa 1920). Polychrome (three color) dough bowl form constructe...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Earthenware

Salmon Nootka Native American Hand Drum
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Nootka hand drum with polychrome salmon, brass tacks, brain tanned handhold, original sale tag of $40. Period: First quarter of the 20th century Origin: Nootka, Northwest Size: 8" x...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Hide

Native American Plateau Beaded Belt Strip
By Plateau Indians
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Very nice fully beaded Plateau belt on saddle leather. Note: all back stitches go through. Colors of greasy yellow, red, white, and blue on leather. Period: Early 20th Century Orig...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Beads

Native American Plateau Beaded Figurative Belt
By Plateau Indians
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
19th Century Plateau beaded figurative belt. Extra wide with double buckles. Horse dancer, hourglass and geometric motif. Beads of light blue, dark blue, rust, greasy yellow and whit...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Beads

Native American Hopi Pueblo Antelope Kachina Mask.
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Native American Hopi Pueblo Antelope Kachina Mask. Vintage Hopi Pueblo Antelope Kachina mask made from cottonwood. It is painted with pigments in soft pastel shades, with added feat...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Wood, Feathers

Colorful Plateau Cornhusk Native American Sally Bag
By Plateau Indians
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Colorful Plateau cornhusk sally bag with geometric designs of green, blue and red linen. Canvas reinforced. Period: First quarter of the 20th century Origin: Plateau Size: 6" D ...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Other

Circa 1900 Native American Yokut Polychrome Basket
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Native American Yokut polychrome feast basket woven with sedge root, mud dyed bracken fern and redwood. Diamond bands with three "quivers". First quarter 20th Century 10 1/2" wid...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Other

19th Century Native American Crow Beaded Saddle
By Crow
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Genuine crow saddle with brain tanned deer hide. Original beaded horns and drops. Original wood and hide stirrups with drops connected with saddle leather straps. Three of the connec...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Other

19th Century Native American Crow Woman's Saddle
By Crow
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Wood and Horn frame wrapped in rawhide with wooden stirrups. Original harness leather stitching complete with buffalo hide seat pad. Brain tanned bands attaching stirrups to saddle. ...
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Mid-19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Horn

Native American Metal Weapon
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1840s Native American hand held weapon.
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1840s Antique American Furniture

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Iron

  • Native American Metal Weapon
  • Native American Metal Weapon
  • Native American Metal Weapon
  • Native American Metal Weapon
H 17 in. W 4 in. D .25 in.
19th Century Native American Ball Head War Club
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Ball headed war club of walnut with carved panther effigy. The panther is rare and a powerful warrior symbol that has different interpretations "He who kills with one blow" and "A po...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Other

19th Century Native American Yanktonai Sioux Beaded Belt
By Sioux Indian Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Yanktonai Sioux at Fort Peck fully beaded sinew sewn belt on brain tanned buffalo. Greasy yellows and red white hearts. As worn condition with a few edge beads missing but without re...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Beads

Pair of Plateau Beaded Child's High Top Moccasins, circa 1890
By Shoshone Native American Indian
Located in Incline Village, NV
Native American Indian, possibly Shoshone, these high top children’s moccasins are intricately constructed with delicate beadwork and fine tanned leather with great attention to deta...
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19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Leather

Antique Native American Abstract Painted Parfleche Envelope, Crow, circa 1880
By Crow
Located in Denver, CO
Envelope style parfleche envelope, Crow (Northern Plains), circa 1880. Rawhide with pigments. Painted in abstract/geometric style with double hourglass design in red, blue, green and...
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1880s American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Hide

Antique Native American Doll, Sioux 'Plains Indian', 19th Century
Located in Denver, CO
Constructed of native tanned hide with trade beads and horse hair, this doll is wearing a traditional period dress and moccasins. A nomadic tribe, the Sioux territory included parts...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Hide, Beads

Moccasins and Leggings, Sioux 'Plains', circa 1910, Native American Beadwork
By Sioux Indian Art
Located in Denver, CO
Northern Sioux moccasins and leggings, early 20th century Native American, Plains Indian beadwork. Constructed of native tanned hide with trade beads. Each moccasin has blue buffalo ...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Antique American Furniture

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Hide

Native American Exercise Club
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A well scaled and beautifully patinated hand-turned Indian exercise club crafted of honey-toned maple.
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Early 20th Century American Primitive Antique American Furniture

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Maple

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Antique American Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of antique American furniture you’re looking for. An item from our selection of antique American furniture — often made from wood, metal and fabric — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect choice in our collection of antique American furniture — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right object in our assortment of antique American furniture, those designed in Neoclassical, Folk Art and Victorian styles are of considerable interest. Navajo Indian Art, Tiffany & Co. and Native American Art each produced at least one beautiful option in this array of antique American furniture that is worth considering.

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Questions About Antique American Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    American of Martinsville, which was founded in 1906, is still in business. The company now manufactures furniture for hotel and healthcare industries.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

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

  • 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 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 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 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.