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French Napoleon III Gilded Brass "Boulle" Marquetry and Tortoise Shell Inkwell
Located in LEGNY, FR
French Napoleon III gilded brass "Boulle" marquetry and tortoiseshell inkwell. Base with fauna heads. Small ink supply made in blown glasses. A "B" monogram on the facade. Has bee...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Inkwells

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Brass

19th Century Table Clock in White Marble and Gilded Bronze
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare antique table clock with marble base and bronze sculpture the Pope with sacred texts. High artistic quality. The bronze has a beautiful antique patina. Missing a hand.
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Antique 1880s Italian Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Russian Gilded Bronze Bear Inkwell, circa 1880
Located in London, GB
A late 19th century Russian novelty gilded bronze inkwell, finely modelled as a bear Russian, circa 1880. A large example, he sits just under 5" tall, he is also very heavy we...
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Antique 19th Century Russian Victorian Inkwells

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Bronze

19th Century Gilded Ormolu and Malachite Desk Set
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality 19th century gilded ormolu desk set with inset Malachite. Each piece with wonderful scrolling engravings. The ink well having a hinged lid, surrounded by cherubs, set ...
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Antique 19th Century English Desk Sets

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Malachite, Ormolu

Spanish Lacquered and Gilded Desk, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Scenografico writing Spanish half of the 20th century. Mobile in wood nicely sculpted, lacquered is gold, of great impact and beautiful decoration. Desk equipped with a central draw...
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20th Century Spanish Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Spanish Lacquered and Gilded Desk, 20th Century
  • Spanish Lacquered and Gilded Desk, 20th Century
  • Spanish Lacquered and Gilded Desk, 20th Century
  • Spanish Lacquered and Gilded Desk, 20th Century
H 33.86 in. W 45.67 in. D 23.63 in.
Gilded Age Silver Plated and Crystal Writing Desk Set
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The antique silver-on-copper and crystal pen and ink desk set is composed a footed tray with two indentations for feathered pens or writing instruments, two lidded ink bottles with b...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency More Desk Accessories

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Crystal, Silver Plate

Gilded Age Silver-Plated and Crystal Writing Desk Set
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The antique silver-on-copper and crystal pen and ink desk set is composed a footed tray with two indentations for feathered pens or writing instruments, two lidded ink bottles with b...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency More Desk Accessories

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Crystal, Silver Plate

Chalcedony and Gilded Bronze Desk Set from the Duke of St. Albans
Located in London, GB
A finely cased desk set in Chalcedony and the very finest gilt bronze. Made up of a letter opener, a seal and a pen. The leather case is lined in its original velvet and silk. The en...
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Antique 1850s English Desk Sets

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Bronze

Regency Carved and Gilded Desk Armchair in Cobalt Blue Velvet
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
A fine quality early 19th century Regency, George IV period open armchair, in solid rosewood, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and London. English, circa 1825. Why we like it ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Wood, Wood

Victorian Enameled Gilded Notebook
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Charming tiny Victorian notebook with a small pencil in turqouise. Inside and backside gilded. Enameled cover shows a elegant man with a riding crop and a tophat in the style of Vic...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian More Desk Accessories

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Metal

  • Victorian Enameled Gilded Notebook
  • Victorian Enameled Gilded Notebook
  • Victorian Enameled Gilded Notebook
  • Victorian Enameled Gilded Notebook
H 0.4 in. W 2.37 in. D 3.15 in.
Witches Gilded Blown Glass Balls
Located in South Salem, NY
Italian blown glass witches balls slight golding, circa 1920s. Three available. Sold separately.
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Antique 19th Century Italian More Desk Accessories

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Glass

19th Century French Gilded Desk Clock and Inkwell
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A rare and unusual late 19th century French gilded ormolu desk clock and ink well. In the Louis XVI style, having cherubs either side of a Classical Roman bust, supporting garlands o...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Ormolu

  • 19th Century French Gilded Desk Clock and Inkwell
  • 19th Century French Gilded Desk Clock and Inkwell
  • 19th Century French Gilded Desk Clock and Inkwell
  • 19th Century French Gilded Desk Clock and Inkwell
H 11.03 in. W 11.82 in. D 6.7 in.
Lacquered Black Bronze Gilded Louis XVI Style Desk
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Wood, bronze, leather, style- Louis XVI, Directoire, 19th century Measures: Length 115 Height 75 Depth 70 Very elegant desk. Decorated on all sides with golden decorative bronze...
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Antique 19th Century European Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Lacquered Black Bronze Gilded Louis XVI Style Desk
  • Lacquered Black Bronze Gilded Louis XVI Style Desk
  • Lacquered Black Bronze Gilded Louis XVI Style Desk
  • Lacquered Black Bronze Gilded Louis XVI Style Desk
H 29.53 in. W 45.28 in. D 27.56 in.
20th Century Spanish Lacquered and Gilded Writing Desk
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Scenic Spanish writing desk of the mid-20th century. Furniture in nicely carved, painted and gilded wood, of high-impact and beautiful decoration. Writing desk with a central drawer ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Julian Chichester Black Vellum and Gilded Steel Cortes Desk
By Julian Chichester
Located in San Francisco, CA
A stylish desk that appears elegant and simple, but offers enough surface space for serious work. The desk is wrapped in black vellum cow hide with Hickory lined drawers and brass pu...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Steel

Vintage Gilded Bronze Trousse with Etched Decorations, 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Gilded bronze trousse is an original decorative object realized in the 1930s. Very precious bronze and turtle trousse with mirror and three compartments. Etched cover and Mogol de...
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Vintage 1930s European More Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Lectern, Mexico, circa 1700, Carved and Gilded Wood
Located in Madrid, ES
Mexican baroque ensemble entirely made of carved and gilded wood. Presents prismatic shape, with the front tilted to facilitate the support of the book. At the middle height of the f...
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Antique Early 18th Century South American Baroque More Desk Accessories

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Wood

  • Lectern, Mexico, circa 1700, Carved and Gilded Wood
  • Lectern, Mexico, circa 1700, Carved and Gilded Wood
  • Lectern, Mexico, circa 1700, Carved and Gilded Wood
  • Lectern, Mexico, circa 1700, Carved and Gilded Wood
H 15.36 in. W 11.82 in. D 7.49 in.
Crawford Desk in Gilded Champagne Leaf by Innova Luxuxy Group
By Innova Luxury Group
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Crawford desk features a herringbone pattern carved onto its wooden top. The hand-gilded, metallic finish is topped with glass for a smooth workspace surface. The hand-gilded met...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Turn of the Century French Carved Gilded Ink Blotter
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden ink blotter from France, circa 1900. The handle and upper surface are alive with bold, verdant flourishes, carved in burnished wood. The half-moon of the base is claret red....
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Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial More Desk Accessories

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Fabric, Giltwood

1940s French Directoire Style Gilded Red Lacquer Desk, by Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
French 1940s (Directoire style) red lacquer and gilt trimmed writing table desk with a centered drawer and a white leather top (stamped: JANSEN). Maison Jansen was a Paris-based int...
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Vintage 1940s French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Gold Leaf

Albert Marionnet French Art Nouveau Gilded Bronze Eagle Card Tray
By Albert Marionnet
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning French Art Nouveau gilded bronze dish or card tray with a large eagle perched on a branch by renowned artist Albert Marionnet (1852-1910) and dating from circa 1890-1900. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau More Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Gilded Age E F Caldwell Bronze-Mounted Chinese Export Porcelain Ashtray
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A superb, signed E F Caldwell bronze-mounted inkwell. A decadent piece from America's Gilded Age. Constructed of an antique famille verte Chinese porcelain bowl and Chinese st...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian More Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Gilded Rosewood Leather English Regency Style Maitland Smith Writing Table Desk
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous yellow ochre leather top desk designed in the manner of the best of English Regency and finished with genuine gold leaf details and a beautiful rosewood case. The ...
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1990s Philippine Regency Revival Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Desk, Black with Gilded Bronze Details
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Louis XV style bureau plat desk, black with gilded bronze details. Tooled leather top. Ebonized. Dimensions: 63” W x 29.5” H x 31.5” D Leg space: 23.5" Side drawers (2): 13.25” ...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Spanish, 17th Century Pair of Gold Gilded Rounded Tops
Located in Malaga, ES
Spanish, 17th century pair of gold gilded rounded tops, carved from wood with marble painted base, this decorative pair of belonged to an altarpiece. Hand gold gilded.  
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Antique Mid-17th Century Spanish Renaissance More Desk Accessories

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Gold Leaf

Antique Mercury Gilded Bronze Medici Vase on Toscana Marble Base
Located in Dallas, TX
This small, early 1800s mercury gilded bronze Medici Vase rests upon a square pedestal made from Toscana marble and a stepped out black, square marble base. There are beautifully cha...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical More Desk Accessories

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Marble, Bronze

Napoleon III Period Desk Rich Register of Gilded Bronze
Located in Marseille, FR
Napoleon III period desk with rich gilded bronze registers. Leather upper decorated with roulette. The leather will have to be cleaned and revived but the whole is in good condition.
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Desks

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Rosewood

Marble and Bronze Gilded Letter Holders 'Original Gilding', Napoleon III Period
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Marble and bronze gilded letter holders (Original Gilding), Napoleon III period, 19th century Measures: H 24cm, W 32cm, P 16cm.
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III More Desk Accessories

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Marble, Bronze

Italian Baroque Period Hand Carved, Gilded and Lacquered Wooden Base or Stand
Located in Firenze, IT
This extremely beautiful entirely hand carved, gilded and lacquered wooden base belongs to the Roman Baroque period. This antique pedestal from the 1600s has a beautiful shape, the...
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Antique 17th Century European Baroque More Desk Accessories

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Wood, Wood, Wood

1980s Extendible Gilded Brass Office Desk in the Style of Rodolfo Dubarry
By Pino Rustico
Located in Malaga, ES
Handcrafted 1980s extendible mirror and gilded brass over a wooden frame office desk signed "Pino Rústico" in the style of Rodolfo Dubarry, a popular Argentinian furniture designer w...
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Vintage 1980s Spanish Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

20th Century Lacquered, Gilded and Hand-Painted Wood Venetian Writing Desk, 1960
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Venetian writing desk of the 20th century. Furniture in lacquered, gilded and hand-painted wood with very pleasant floral decorations. Writing desk finished for the center of excelle...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Custom Old Plank Directoire Inspired Ebonized Desk with Gilded Leather Top
Located in Chicago, IL
From our Old Plank collection of hand-crafted furniture is a French Directoire inspired desk built to your exact specifications; meaning, in any dimension, wood species, leather colo...
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2010s North American Directoire Desks

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Mahogany

Gilded Italian Tassle with Rope
Located in New Orleans, LA
Gilded Italian Tassel with Rope
French Ebonized Gilded Louis XV Leather Top Writing Desk Table, circa 1960
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a very attractive and clean desk with sleek lines and great French design. The desk is great for a smaller space and is high style and ready to take home or have delivered to...
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Vintage 1960s French Louis XV Desks

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Walnut

Fine Regency Style Mahogany, Carved and Gilded Carlton House Desk by Gillows
Located in Essex, MA
With gilt bronze rail with wraparound drawer and compartment section over a leather writing surface over three drawers raised on circular tapered legs with toupie feet. Signed Gillow...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Regency Desks

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Mahogany

Breil Desk Clock in Lapis Lazuli and Gilded Metal
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Breil desk clock in lapis lazuli and gilded metal, 20th century. Measures: H 12 cm, W 11 cm, D 3.5 cm.
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Early 20th Century European Napoleon III Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Lapis Lazuli

Inkwell in Gilded Brass and Porcelain
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Inkwell in gilded brass and porcelain, 19th century, Napoleon III period. Measures: H 10 cm, D 8 cm.
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Antique Late 19th Century European Napoleon III Inkwells

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Brass

French Gilded Bronze Paperweight in the Style of Line Vautrin
Located in Cathedral City, CA
An amazing gilded bronze starburst paperweight in the style of Line Vautrin. Center section is inscribed "Que Cette - Etoile D'An Neuf Guidevers vous la Joie."
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

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Ormolu

Important 19th Century Gilded Bronze Inkwell
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Important 19th century gilded bronze inkwell from the Napoleon III period. Measures: H 24 cm, W 48 cm, D 22 cm.
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Antique Late 19th Century European Napoleon III Inkwells

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Bronze

  • Important 19th Century Gilded Bronze Inkwell
  • Important 19th Century Gilded Bronze Inkwell
  • Important 19th Century Gilded Bronze Inkwell
  • Important 19th Century Gilded Bronze Inkwell
H 9.45 in. W 18.9 in. D 8.67 in.
Antique French Louis XV Gilded Bronze Inkwell
Located in Dallas, TX
Cast in Louis XV style from bronze and gilded in the flowing, naturalistic style of the Rococo movement, this elegant antique inkwell will make an ideal centerpiece for your desk. C...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Inkwells

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Bronze, Bronze

Inkwell in Gilded and Cloisonné Bronze and Onyx
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Inkwell in gilded and Cloisonné bronze and onyx, 19th century, Napoleone III period. Measures: H 17 cm, W 37 cm, D 22 cm.
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Inkwells

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Onyx, Bronze

  • Inkwell in Gilded and Cloisonné Bronze and Onyx
  • Inkwell in Gilded and Cloisonné Bronze and Onyx
  • Inkwell in Gilded and Cloisonné Bronze and Onyx
  • Inkwell in Gilded and Cloisonné Bronze and Onyx
H 6.7 in. W 14.57 in. D 8.67 in.
Gilded Austrian Bronze Inkwell / Pen Rest, Signed Bergmann
By Bergmann Foundry
Located in London, GB
A magnificent and grand late Victorian Austrian desk set, made from cast bronze, beautifully finished in gold. The cast Owl is a figural inkwell with a hinged lid revealing a glas...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Edwardian Inkwells

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Bronze

Early 19th Century French Ormolu-Gilded Inkwell
Located in Copenhagen, K
French cut-glass, Palisander and ormolu inkwell. Sneaks as handle and claw on ball feet. Original glass wells and two drawers.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Directoire Inkwells

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Bronze

  • Early 19th Century French Ormolu-Gilded Inkwell
  • Early 19th Century French Ormolu-Gilded Inkwell
  • Early 19th Century French Ormolu-Gilded Inkwell
  • Early 19th Century French Ormolu-Gilded Inkwell
H 6.3 in. W 11.03 in. D 3.15 in.
Inkwell in Gilded Brass and Hand Painted Limoges Porcelain
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Inkwell in gilded brass and hand painted Limoges porcelain, 19th century, Napoleon III period. Measures: H 9 cm, W 16 cm, D 11 cm.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Inkwells

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Brass

Lacquered and Gilded Venetian Dressing Table, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A beautiful lacquered and gilded Venetian dressing table, 20th century. Venetian jewelry box / dressing table from the first half of the 20th century. Furniture in lacquered and g...
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20th Century Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Charles X Cut Crystal Gilded Bronze Inkwell, circa 1815-1820
Located in Paris, FR
Exceptional inkwell in cut and engraved crystal in gilded bronze mount. The crystal has a so-called "ribbed" size. Fine engravings of stylized laurel leaves are arranged arround the ...
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Antique 1810s French Charles X Inkwells

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Crystal, Bronze

19th Century Gilded Ormolu Ink Well, Meissen Style
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality late 19th century gilded ormolu Ink well, in the Rococo style, having a hinged lid, a mirrored faux pond with a porcelain Swan and cygnet among reeds. In the manner of...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Rococo Inkwells

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Ormolu

Restauration Gilded and Epargne Armillary Sphere and Paperweight, circa 1830
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A Restauration gilded bronze and blue epargne armillary sphere and paperweight finely chiseled and gilded bronze, the sphere in blue and gold enameled copper, resting on a pedestal a...
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Antique 1830s French Restauration Paperweights

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Bronze, Copper

Gold Gilded French Cut Glass Inkwell Hera with Peacock, Eagle Relief
Located in Toledo, OH
Cut glass inkwell with cut pen rest. Set in a frame of gilded gold with reliefs of eagle, cupid and wreath. Inkwell lid depicts goddess Hera holding a basket and standing next to a p...
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20th Century Unknown Neoclassical Revival Inkwells

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Glass

Large Gilded Art Deco Inkwell with Stone Finial by Marie Zimmermann
By Marie Zimmermann 1
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A large and sculptural gilded Art Deco inkwell in gilded copper with a contrasting coral and white stone finial by American metalsmith, designer and jeweler, Marie Zimmermann (1879-1...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Inkwells

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Stone, Metal, Copper

Magnificent Art Deco Cut Crystal Inkwell, Figural Cast Gilded Bronze Chick
Located in London, GB
A very large and smart inkwell, most unusual dating to the late Art Nouveau period into the Art Deco era, around 1915-1925. The hefty piece of crystal is simply and very elegantly...
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Inkwells

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Crystal, Bronze

French Line Vautrin "La Dernière Cène" Last Supper Paper Holder Gilded Bronze
By Line Vautrin
Located in Brussels, BE
A gilded bronze paperweight (La Dernière Cène) (The last supper) On the reverse extract of a poem by Jacques Prevert Ils sont à table Ils ne mangent pas Ils ne sont pas dans leu...
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Vintage 1950s French Paperweights

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Bronze

Russian Flame Mahogany Brass and Gilded Regency Style Paw Footed Writing Table
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a superb Russian writing table with water-gilded gold details and brass trim. The table dates to the 1840s and will exhibit fading on it's base. The table is otherwise in exc...
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Antique 1840s Russian Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

French Charles X Large Marble and Gilded Bronze Ink Well and Candle Stand
Located in Hudson, NY
This French carved marble and gilded bronze inkwell and candlestand, circa 1830 is carved from sienna marble. The large block is set with a tray well in front and then the cast bronz...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Charles X Inkwells

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Marble, Bronze, Bronze

19th Century Grand Tour Influenced Gilded Ormolu Ink Well, Stamped, Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century French gilded Ormolu Gran Tour influenced gilded Ormolu ink well, having classing motifs and Roman Centurion bust embossed to the lids. Stamped, Bar...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Grand Tour Inkwells

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Ormolu

Fine French Late 19th Century Gilded Ormolu Rococo Style Inkwell by Millet
By Aimé Millet
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality late 19th century gilded ormolu inkwell Rococo influenced inkwell, having scrolling foliate decoration to the whole, two lidded inkwells, signed; Millet, Paris Mais...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Rococo Inkwells

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Ormolu

Mid-18th Century Venetian Lacquered and Gilded Bureau
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good mid-18th century Venetian lacquered and gilded bureau in very good overall condition. Showing age patination but beautifully tired with muted soft colours.
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Desks

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Wood

19th Century Late William IV Rosewood and Gilded Library or Writing Table
Located in Hudson, NY
This very fine table made in England around 1830 to 1840 is produced in rare and costly rosewood. The top shows this wood to a degree as the choice veneers are book-matched making t...
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Antique 19th Century British William IV Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Gilded Bronze French Inkwell of and Sheep and Its Lamb, Early 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful 19th century gilded bronze French inkwell of a sheep and its suckling lamb. Ceramic inkwell liner missing on one side.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Napoleon III Inkwells

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Bronze

Gilded Bronze Letter Opener and Seal of a Knight with Banner
Located in London, GB
A very fine and unusual gilt bronze letter opener and seal depicting a medieval knight in armour holding a banner. The knight stands upon a scrolling base with one foot on a shield a...
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Antique 1880s French Letter Openers

Materials

Bronze

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