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Cabinet of Curiosities Sculptural Artwork, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Cabinet of curiosities of plaster figures and pieces in a wooden drawer. Made in traditional Catalan atelier in Olot, Spain, circa 1950. Olot has a long tradition in the produc...
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1950s Spanish Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Curiosity Cabinet Naturalism Collection of Shell, Circa 1900
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Very interesting set of shells collected by an amateur between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The shells are classified by size and age either in ...
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20th Century French Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Shell

Curiosity Cabinet Naturalism Collection of Shell, Circa 1900
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Very interesting set of shells collected by an amateur between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The shells are classified by size and age either in ...
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20th Century Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Shell

Cabinet of Curiosities Antique Sculptural Artwork, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Cabinet of curiosities of plaster baby Jesus on a wooden stand. Made in traditional Catalan atelier in Olot, Spain, circa 1950. Olot has a long tradition in the production of s...
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1950s Spanish Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Cabinet of Curiosities Shelve Sculptural Artwork, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Cabinet of curiosities of plaster figures and pieces in a wooden stand. Made in traditional Catalan atelier in Olot, Spain, circa 1950. In original condition, with minor wear c...
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1950s Spanish Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Cabinet of Curiosities Antique Sculptural Artwork, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Cabinet of curiosities of plaster figures. circa 1950. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Materials: Plaster...
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1950s Spanish Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Cabinet of Curiosities Cabinet Sculptural Artwork, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Cabinet of curiosities of plaster figures and pieces in a wooden cabinet. Made in traditional Catalan atelier in Olot, Spain, circa 1950. Olot has a long tradition in the produ...
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1950s Spanish Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Cabinet of Curiosities Drawer Sculptural Artwork, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Cabinet of curiosities of plaster figures and pieces in a wooden niche. Made in traditional Catalan atelier in Olot, Spain, circa 1950. Olot has a long tradition in the product...
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1950s Spanish Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Cabinet of Curiosities Display Sculptural Artwork, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Cabinet of curiosities of plaster figures and pieces showcased in a wood and glass display. Made in traditional Catalan atelier in Olot, Spain, circa 1950. Olot has a long trad...
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1950s Spanish Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Cabinet of Curiosities Drawer Sculptural Artwork, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Cabinet of curiosities of plaster figures and pieces in a wooden niche. Made in traditional Catalan atelier in Olot, Spain, circa 1950. Olot has a long tradition in the product...
Category

1950s Spanish Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Cabinet of Curiosities Antique Book Sculptural Artwork, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Cabinet of curiosities of plaster pieces and antique book artwork. Made in traditional Catalan atelier in Olot, Spain, circa 1950. Olot has a long tradition in the production o...
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1950s Spanish Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Cabinet of Curiosities Sculptural Wall Shelving Artwork, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Cabinet of curiosities of plaster figures and pieces in a wooden drawer. Made in traditional Catalan atelier in Olot, Spain, circa 1950. Olot has a long tradition in the produc...
Category

1950s Spanish Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Cabinet of Curiosities Sculptural Wall Shelving Artwork, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Cabinet of curiosities of plaster figures and pieces in a wooden shelve. Made in Spain, circa 1950. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preservi...
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1950s Spanish Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Cabinet of Curiosities Shelve Sculptural Wall Artwork, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Cabinet of curiosities of plaster figures and pieces in a wooden wall stand. Made in traditional Catalan atelier in Olot, Spain, circa 1950. Olot has a long tradition in the pr...
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1950s Spanish Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Cabinet of Curiosities Sculptural Artwork on a Wooden Cabinet, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Cabinet of curiosities of plaster figures, pieces and collectibles in a wooden and glass vitrine. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a be...
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1950s Spanish Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Art Deco Celluloid Golfer Tape Measure
Located in Riverdale, NY
Collectible Art Deco Celluloid Golfer Tape Measure from Germany circa 1930. Unusual figural motif with centimeter tape measure. 2" high x 1.5" wide x 1" deep.
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1930s Curiosities Vintage

Exceptional Hermès Letter Opener Dachshund Dog Shape In Silver RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Exceptional Authentic Hermès Letter Opener Absolutely stunning, a rare collector item Dachshund Dog shaped Made in France Made of Silver (minerva hallmark) "HERMES PARIS" engrav...
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20th Century Curiosities Vintage

Exceptional Christmas Ball Music Box Reuge Sainte Croix
Located in ., FR
Pull the hook, hang it safely in your Christmas tree, and just hear and look at the magic of Christmas ! Rare and Gorgeous Christmas Ball Music Box ! Pull the hook, a string will c...
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20th Century Curiosities Vintage

David Webb for Revlon Costume Frog Wax Perfume in Original Presentation Box 1970
By David Webb, Revlon
Located in University City, MO
David Webb for Revlon costume frog wax perfume in the original presentation box c 1970 David Webb collaborated with Revlon & created a collection of endearing costume gilt metal ani...
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1970s Curiosities Vintage

Gucci Pair of Green Marble Stone Bookends / Decorative Objects c 1970s
By Gucci
Located in University City, MO
Gucci pair of muted green marble stone bookends / decorative objects c 1970s The sleek pair of green marble blocks were originally display fixtures at Gucci boutiques in the 1970s an...
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Late 20th Century Curiosities Vintage

Outstanding Santa Claus Hot Air Balloon Music Box Rotating Christmas Ornament
Located in ., FR
Rare and Gorgeous Christmas Ornament Music Box ! Plays Jingle Bells and rotates ! Pull the hook, hang it safely in your Christmas tree, and just hear and look at the magic of Chris...
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20th Century Curiosities Vintage

Champs Vintage "Salesman Sample" "Gift Certificate" Top Hat in Original Box
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Champs "Salesman Sample" "Gift Certificate" Top Hat in Original Box . Black plastic hat sample that was given to a customer as a gift certificate to wrap and present as a present. Th...
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1930s Curiosities Vintage

Parfums Salvador Dali Aphrodite Minis Samples
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Riverdale, NY
Four Surrealist perfume sample minis by Parfums Salvador Dali for the release of Salvador Dali's "Salvador Dali" perfume. The now-iconic perfume bottle forms were modeled after the ...
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1980s Curiosities Vintage

Hermès Horse Shaped Bottle Opener Ravinet d'Enfert
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Exceptional Authentic Hermès Bottle Opener Horse Shaped Made by Ravinet d'Enfert for Hermès Made in France Made of silver-tone Metal "HERMES PARIS", "MADE IN FRANCE" and Ravinet...
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20th Century Curiosities Vintage

Exceptional Hermès Christmas Ball Ornament Decoupages Pattern
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare Authentic Hermès Christmas Ball The pattern comes from the "Découpages" print Made in Germany Vintage item Seems made of glass (not sure) Colorways: Ivory, Orange Hermès R...
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20th Century Curiosities Vintage

Elsa Schiaparelli's "Sleeping de Schiaparelli" Perfume Sachets
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in New York, NY
Schiaparelli's Mint in Box, "Sleeping" perfume sachets (3) of "Sleeping Blue" satin, over stitched with Schiaparelli's signature "S". Still fragrant wrapped in the original unopened ...
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1940s Curiosities Vintage

Chanel 31 Rue Cambon Cuff Bracelet
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel 31 Rue Cambon Cuff Circa 1990s {VINTAGE 20 Years} Gold plated 31 Rue Cambon Address & Telex Engraved Pin closure 7.75" x 1.25" Made in France
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1990s Curiosities Vintage

Exceptional Hermès Horseshoe Horse Leg Shaped Bottle Opener
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare and Beautiful Authentic Hermès Bottle Opener Shaped like a horse's leg, ending in a horseshoe bottle opener Made in France Vintage Item Made of silver-tone Metal "HERMES PA...
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20th Century Curiosities Vintage

Hermès Ravinet d'Enfert Vintage Letter Opener Paper Cutter Horse Shaped RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Exceptional Authentic Hermès Letter Opener Absolutely stunning, a rare collector item Horse Shaped Made in France Vintage Item, made by Ravienet d'Enfert for Hermès Made of silv...
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20th Century Curiosities Vintage

Persol Ratti Berry Torino Vintage Sunglasses Keyring Charm
By PERSOL RATTI
Located in Rome, Rome
- Sunglasses-shaped keyring/charm by PERSOL RATTI - Rare & Collectibles item! - Crafted in brown plastic - 'BERRY' & 'TORINO' embossed on the sunglasses - 'Persol' & 'Meflecto' emb...
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1980s Curiosities Vintage

Boucheron Paris Jaipur Glass Bangle Shaped Fragrance Bottle in Presentation Box
By Boucheron
Located in University City, MO
Boucheron Paris Jaipur glass bracelet shaped fragrance bottle in Boucheron presentation box The opulent fragrance bottle is designed in the shape of a glass bangle bracelet. The sap...
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1980s Curiosities Vintage

Hermes Vintage Art de la Table Wood Shelf Talker Square Plate
By Hermès
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage Hermes Shelf talker/Plate with 'Hermes Art de la table - Paris' lettering. Square-shaped. Made in wood, with upper side in light gold colored metal. Measurements: 6.5 x 6.5 i...
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20th Century Curiosities Vintage

Exceptional Hermès Revolver Holster in Leather High Quality RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Extremely Rare Authentic Hermès Revolver Holster Made in France Vintage Item Made of extremely strong thick smooth leather, HIGH QUALITY ! Colorway: Fauve (Camel / Brown) 1 pock...
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20th Century Curiosities Vintage

Young Curiosity
Located in Mount Vernon, NY
Lithograph by C.W. Anderson from 1948 folio edition, All Thoroughbreds. Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1948. Nebraskan born Clarence William Anderson (1891-1971) was an au...
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20th Century Curiosities Vintage

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Lithograph

The Curiosity Shop
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "The curiosity Shop" c. 1985 is an original sepia etching by American artist Scott Fitzgerald. It is hand signed, titled and numbered 91/250 in pencil by the arti...
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Late 20th Century American Realist Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Etching

  • The Curiosity Shop
  • The Curiosity Shop
  • The Curiosity Shop
  • The Curiosity Shop
H 22.5 in. W 19.25 in. D 0.01 in.
Caucasian Walnut Bootjack, 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
Caucasian walnut bootjack, 1950.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Nutwood

  • Caucasian Walnut Bootjack, 1950
  • Caucasian Walnut Bootjack, 1950
  • Caucasian Walnut Bootjack, 1950
  • Caucasian Walnut Bootjack, 1950
H 3.15 in. W 11.42 in. D 3.55 in.
1930s Western Electric Microphone used in "The Aviator" with Leonardo Dicaprio
By Western Electric
Located in New York, NY
A rare find in original condition. Seen in movie about J Edgar Hoover, with Leonardo Dicaprio speaking into this mike.
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1930s American Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Metal

Huge Oversize Custom Fiberglass Nautilus Shell
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A very large and impressive fiberglass nautilus shell mounted on an ebonized wood base. Perfect for beach towels, or to add sparkle to the seaside cottage.  
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1950s American Rustic Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Fiberglass

American Tie Rack or Belt Holder with Horse Head
By Syroco Wood 1
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Vintage rare American tie rack with horse head, very elegant in a men's wardrobe. It may be also a belt holder ! An idea for a gift - Signed: Syrocowood, Syracuse, NY, USA O/3779 -
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Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Curiosities Vintage

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Metal

Large Tooth, Bauhaus Era Porcelain Tray for Dental Instruments, Germany, 1930s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Striking heavy white tooth shaped porcelain tray used by a Dentist in the Southern part of Denmark during the 1930s. Manufactured in Germany probably on order. Beautiful intact antiq...
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1930s German Bauhaus Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Porcelain

Aluminum Dental Mold
Located in New York, NY
Aluminum head with adjustable jaw raised on round wooden base. Used to make dental molds. Also used as a teaching tool.
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1930s English Curiosities Vintage

Aluminum Dental Mold
H 19 in. W 10 in. D 10 in.
Momento Mori Carved Natural Coral Skull with Pyrite and Turquoise
Located in Houston, TX
A modern momento Mori hand carved natural coral skull with pyrite capped tooth and exposed turquoise and pyrite cap.
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20th Century Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Coral, Pyrite

French Papier Mâché Mannequin, circa 1950
Located in Chicago, IL
Torso mannequin made of papier mâché on a wooden cross base. Vintage quality with some distressed areas, including one bent support leg, and some holes consistent with age.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Wood, Paper

Pair of Bronze Faux Elephant Tusks
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of bronze elephant tusks.
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1980s Unknown Hollywood Regency Curiosities Vintage

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Bronze

  • Pair of Bronze Faux Elephant Tusks
  • Pair of Bronze Faux Elephant Tusks
  • Pair of Bronze Faux Elephant Tusks
  • Pair of Bronze Faux Elephant Tusks
H 57 in. W 19 in. D 10.5 in.
Trio Bakelite Streamline Industrial Design Telephone Index by Albert Pollock
Located in Dallas, TX
Patented Pollock designs. Pair of Zephyr Autodex, in mottled-brown and cream-white bakelite, both with red bakelite slider and button, one original box, for Zephyr American Corp. ...
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1930s American Art Deco Curiosities Vintage

Walter Dorwin Teague Art Deco Receipt Printer for Moore Business Forms
By Walter Dorwin Teague
Located in Dallas, TX
Fine example of iconic American Industrial design, mid-1940s.<br /> <br /> Essentially complete with a roll of forms inside. <br /> Front lid opens, providing access to roll.<br /> M...
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1940s American Industrial Curiosities Vintage

Mid-Century Catalin Bakelite Self-Contained Portable Record Player With Storage
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid Century Catalin Bakelite Self-Contained Portable Record Player With Storage, Circa 1945 Drum-shaped case with removable lids on top and bottom, original plastic carrying handle....
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20th Century American Art Deco Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Steel

Danish Blown Glass Hanging Ornaments
By Kastrup
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A luminous and expressive group of of blown glass hanging ornaments.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Blown Glass

Art Deco 1939 New York World's Fair Collectibles Only Poster Available
Located in Dallas, TX
Art Deco 1939 New York World's Fair collectibles only poster available Rare original laminated counter advertising placard. Poster by Staehly, one of 3 award-winning poster design...
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1930s American Art Deco Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Wood, Paper

Italian Wood Rowing Machine
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Isn't she lovely?
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1930s Italian Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Walnut

  • Italian Wood Rowing Machine
  • Italian Wood Rowing Machine
  • Italian Wood Rowing Machine
  • Italian Wood Rowing Machine
H 23 in. W 54 in. D 61 in.
Egyptian Pharaoh Riding Crop
Located in Asheville, NC
Old braided leather riding crop with bejeweled carved Horn Egyptian pharaoh head handle.
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20th Century Egyptian Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Horn, Leather

  • Egyptian Pharaoh Riding Crop
  • Egyptian Pharaoh Riding Crop
  • Egyptian Pharaoh Riding Crop
  • Egyptian Pharaoh Riding Crop
H 24 in. W 1.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Decorative Faux Turtle Shell on Wrought Iron Stand
Located in Chicago, IL
A very sculptural resin tortoise (or turtle) shell, mounted on a tall black wrought iron stand. Hand-painted finish includes accents of copper and gold coloring. Shell measures: 28" ...
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Late 20th Century American Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Resin

Set of Four Leather Faux Alligator Hard Back Place Mats
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Unusual, chic set of four leather faux alligator place mats with realistic texture and color. No home is complete without them.
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1970s Italian Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Leather

Machine Age, Art Deco, American Industrial Design Cast Aluminum Lawn Mower
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age, Art Deco, American Industrial Design Cast Aluminum Lawn Mower PRICE REDUCED Unparalleled piece of functional Modernist American Industrial Design. Very sculptural skys...
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1930s American Art Deco Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Carlton Miniature / 1:4 Scale by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed by Ettore Sottsass himself after his iconic full-scale object, the Carlton cabinet. Perfect reproduction of the Carlton bookcase. The vivid colors and seemingly random in...
Category

1990s Italian Post-Modern Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Laminate, Wood

  • Carlton Miniature / 1:4 Scale by Ettore Sottsass
  • Carlton Miniature / 1:4 Scale by Ettore Sottsass
  • Carlton Miniature / 1:4 Scale by Ettore Sottsass
  • Carlton Miniature / 1:4 Scale by Ettore Sottsass
H 19.7 in. W 19.1 in. D 3.25 in.
Collection of Vintage Shaving Brushes
Located in New York, NY
A collection of five distinctive vintage shaving brushes from the 1940s-1950s. These quirky objects make a great shelf display and an original gift idea.  
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Mid-20th Century American Curiosities Vintage

Brutalist Bell in the Manner of Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
This sculptural unique bell is a great art object, hand-hammered metal with welded aluminum handle, this is a unique piece.
Category

1960s American Brutalist Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Aluminum, Metal

  • Brutalist Bell in the Manner of Paul Evans
  • Brutalist Bell in the Manner of Paul Evans
  • Brutalist Bell in the Manner of Paul Evans
  • Brutalist Bell in the Manner of Paul Evans
H 6.25 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Vintage Ball and Stick Molecular Model of Benzene
Located in Napa, CA
Vintage ball and stick molecular model depicting elemental structure of Benzene, circa 1950s.
Category

20th Century Curiosities Vintage

Unique French Art DÉco Picnic Case Creme-White Hornback Croco Leather 1930s
Located in Salzburg, AT
Unusual handcrafted Art Deco picnic case out of croco leather with hornback. The interior of the picnic case is missing. The object is sewn together and edged by hand with a fine lea...
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1930s French Art Deco Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Crocodile

Beautiful Double Clam Shell
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful double clam shell.
Category

1970s Indonesian Curiosities Vintage

Materials

Shell

  • Beautiful Double Clam Shell
  • Beautiful Double Clam Shell
  • Beautiful Double Clam Shell
  • Beautiful Double Clam Shell
H 12 in. W 20 in. D 12 in.
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Curiosities Vintage For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic curiosities vintage available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, paper and wood, every curiosities vintage was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a curiosities vintage — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A curiosities vintage is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Modern styles are sought with frequency. Georg Jensen, Line Vautrin and Hermès each produced at least one beautiful curiosities vintage that is worth considering.

How Much is a Curiosities Vintage?

The average selling price for a curiosities vintage at 1stDibs is $797, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $885,000 for the highest priced.

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Medal-Worthy Memorabilia from Previous Summer Olympics

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Why ‘Nest’ Was Best: The Rule-Breaking Interiors Mag Gets a Second Act

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