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Chanel Cream Large Boy Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Cream Large Boy Shopping Tote SKU: 116102 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Wear to corners. Marks on bottom. Brand: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Navy Quilted Lambskin Large Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Navy Quilted Lambskin Large Boy Bag SKU: 118812 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Wear to corners. Scratches on inter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Suede Large Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Suede Large Boy Bag SKU: 117510 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic on some ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Silver Metallic Perforated Lambskin Large Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Silver Metallic Perforated Lambskin Large Boy Bag SKU: 115454 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Taupe Caviar and Multicolor Tweed Large Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Taupe Caviar and Multicolor Tweed Large Boy Bag SKU: 118417 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Pl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Two Tone Black and Ivory Plush Shearling Large Boy Bag Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Two Tone Black and Ivory Plush Shearling Large Boy Bag Shopping Tote 2015 Metiers d'Art Collection Made from black and ivory shearling and calfskin, this Chanel Boy shoulde...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Red Quilted Leather Large Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honor in fashion history as they carry irreplaceable style. Like this stunner, Boy Flap, that has been exquisitely crafted from quilt...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Red Quilted Leather Large Boy Bag
  • Chanel Red Quilted Leather Large Boy Bag
  • Chanel Red Quilted Leather Large Boy Bag
  • Chanel Red Quilted Leather Large Boy Bag
H 8.67 in. W 2.76 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Large Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Boy Flap bag is an icon of Chanel's. This here is a version in black quilted Caviar leather. It brings the signature label within the fabric interior and the iconic CC push lock ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Large Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Large Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Large Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Large Boy Bag
H 8.67 in. W 2.76 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Eyed by women worldwide, Chanel's luxurious Boy Flap bag is a must-have in your closet! The stunning bag is made from black leather and has the everlasting quilted pattern. It featur...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
H 8.67 in. W 2.76 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Burgundy Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honor in the history of fashion as they carry irreplaceable style. Like this stunner of a Boy Flap that has been exquisitely crafted ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Taupe Beige Quilted Suede Large Boy Bag SHW L113c24
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 18487430 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 10.5" Width: 3" Height: 7.75" Shoulder Handle Drop: 17.5" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Accessories...
R. Saler - Large Contemporary Oil, Boy Fishing
Located in Corsham, GB
A large and brightly coloured acrylic on canvas with areas of heavy impasto, depicting a boy who has just caught a fish and further fisherman beyond. Well presented in an ornate gilt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Large Gold It's A Boy Heart Charm
Located in New York, NY
Large retro figural "heart" charm/pendant. Solid gauge 14K yellow gold. Hand engraved in the reserve: "It's A Boy." 1 1/3" x 1 1/3." Very attractive shimmering radiating line ba...
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Vintage 1940s Retro More Jewelry

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Gold, 14k Gold

Chanel Boy O Case Clutch Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base and opening corners, small marks on rear, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 9.5", Width 13.5", Depth 0.5" D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear and darkening on exterior, creasing and scuffs underneath flap. Small tear on flap opening corner, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Loss of shape on base, creasing on exterior and strap, wear on base corners. Minor indentations on rear, scuffs underneath flap, moderate wear and small stains ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reverso Boy Flap Bag Patent Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate creasing, scuffs and wear on exterior, shoulder pad and underneath flap, wear on base corners and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Auth...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Reverso Boy Flap Bag Patent Large
  • Chanel Reverso Boy Flap Bag Patent Large
  • Chanel Reverso Boy Flap Bag Patent Large
  • Chanel Reverso Boy Flap Bag Patent Large
H 10 in. W 13.5 in. D 3 in.
Chanel Reverso Boy Flap Bag Glazed Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear, moderate scuffs and indentations on exterior, heavy wear and creasing on base, wear and scuffs on shoulder pad. Scuffs and creasing underneath flap, wear in in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Bicolor Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Indentations, darkening and wear on exterior, heavy wear on base and flap opening corners. Moderate scuffs, wear and small marks underneath flap, scratches on hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Matte Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Loss of shape on base, wear, scuffs and small indentations on exterior and underneath flap, moderate wear on base, flap corners and shoulder pad. Light wear in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Bag Black Large Quilted Caviar Leather
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of SAVINETI we offer this Chanel Boy Bag Large: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Boy Bag Large - Year: 2013-2014 - Code: 18327665 - Condition: Good - Materials: Caviar L...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Cube Embossed Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Marketplace Only. Repainted exterior. Wear and darkening on flap and base edges, minor creasing on exterior, heavy wear, creasing, bubbling and peeling on strap. Scuffs an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Large Fishing Boy Bronze by Henri Fugère, Circa 1920
By Henri Fugère
Located in London, GB
A fantastic bronze depicting a young fisherman proudly holding a trout that he has caught.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Stunning Large Royal Dux Figurine of Boy and Dog
By Royal Dux
Located in Antrim, GB
Very large Royal Dux figurine of boy and dog 16 ins x 18 ins x 7.5 ins Circa 1910. Declaration: This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1910. ...
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20th Century Czech Edwardian Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

  • Stunning Large Royal Dux Figurine of Boy and Dog
  • Stunning Large Royal Dux Figurine of Boy and Dog
  • Stunning Large Royal Dux Figurine of Boy and Dog
  • Stunning Large Royal Dux Figurine of Boy and Dog
H 18.12 in. W 16.15 in. D 7.49 in.
Johannes Hansen for Knabstrup, Large Ceramic Figure of a Boy
By Johannes Hansen
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Large ceramic figurine. Designed by Johannes Hansen (1903-1995) and manufactured by Knabstrup ceramic factory in Denmark. Boy playing harmonica. The figurine are made of dark cham...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Stoneware

Large Delft Blue Tile Panel "the smiling boy" Frans Hals
By Delft
Located in Den Haag, NL
Love this painting. The original "The smiling boy" by Frans Hals, 17th century. This Delfs blue tile panel image is hand painted by Nico Koelewijn in the 1950s. The official painter ...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Ceramic

Large Marble Sculpture of a Fisherman boy by professor Lot Torelli
By Lot Torelli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A masterfully carved 19th century Italian Carrera Marble figure of a fisherman boy holding a bronze fishing pole sitting on a stump with a satchel hung on a nail while holding a fish...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Large Early Antique Royal Dux Figure Group of Boy with Bull
By Royal Dux Bohemia
Located in Antrim, GB
Fabulouslarge early Antique royal dux figure group of boy with bull, Circa 1900 Pink triangle. Measures: 37cm x 28cm x 17cm deep.
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Antique 1890s Czech Victorian Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Chanel Metallic Purple Quilted Patent Leather Large Coco Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Metallic Purple Quilted Patent Leather Large Coco Boy Flap Bag SKU: 117956 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Goo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hoop Rolling Boy by Marine de Soos - Large Outdoor Bronze Sculpture
By Marine de Soos
Located in Paris, FR
Hoop Rolling Boy is a large-scale sculpture by French contemporary artist Marine de Soos. Bronze, 128 cm × 162 cm × 29 cm. Limited edition of 8 copies and IV artist’s proofs. Each o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Large Hand Carved Antique Romantic Farmer Boy & Girl, Alabaster Statue Sculpture
Located in Lisse, NL
Handcarved, endearing and remarkable work of art, weighing 33 pounds. If you are a collector of rare and good quality antiques then this unique and wonderful alabaster sculpture c...
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Romantic Figurative Sculptures

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Alabaster

Large and Impressive Antique Figure of a Fisher Boy Standing on Rock
Located in London, Greenwich
A large and impressive antique figure of a fisher boy standing on rocks surrounded by sea creatures. Cast in spelter and standing on a marble base, dating from circa.1890. 43cms tall...
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Antique 1890s French Baroque Revival Figurative Sculptures

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Spelter

Large Lladro Yupik or Inuit Boy and Girl Affectionately Embracing Figurine
By Lladro
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very large hand painted porcelain figurine was made by the renowned Llladro company of Spain in circa 1985. The figurine depicts a young Inuit boy and girl affectionately embrac...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Native American Native American Objects

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Porcelain

Edouard Drouot Antique Large Patinated Bronze Sculpture of Boy Eating an Oyster
By Edouard Drouot
Located in New York, NY
Large Edouard Drouot, Siot-Decauville Fondeur Paris patinated bronze sculpture of a youth enjoying an oyster. The young boy stands on a rock formation, leaning forward to avoid the o...
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Antique 19th Century French Romantic Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

'The Fisher Boy', Large Bronze, Medal of Honor, Paris Universal Exposition, 1900
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A substantial lost wax bronze, cast after the original model by Eugène-Nicolas-Clément, Comte d''Astanière (French, 1841-1918). One of the larger-size castings in overall good condit...
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1880s Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Large Lladro Yupik or Inuit Boy Crouched and Resting Figurine or Sculpture
By Lladro
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very large hand painted porcelain figurine was made by the renowned Llladro company of Spain in circa 1985. The figurine depicts a young Inuit boy crouched with his head in his ...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Native American Native American Objects

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Porcelain

Boy In The Lake 1 - Large Format Landscape Oil Painting, Lake View, Expression
By Agnieszka Zawisza
Located in Salzburg, AT
Agnieszka Zawisza (born 1970) is a painter, visual artist and art teacher. She studied at the Warsaw Art Academy, Department of Painting (1994-2000), obtaining a Master's degree with...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Portrait of a Boy, Jacob van Loo '1614-1670', Dutch Master Painting
Located in Amerongen, NL
Oil on canvas, 115,5 x 153 cm (45.5 x 60.2 inches) Frame included. Provenance: Collection William Drury Lowe, Locko Park, Derbyshire, inventaris catalogue 1901 no. 123, as Gera...
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Antique Late 17th Century Dutch Louis XV Paintings

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Canvas

Large Italian 19th Century Carved Carrara Marble Figure of a Fisherman Boy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and large Italian 19th century carved Carrara marble figure of a fisherman boy with a straw-hat titled "THO PRESO!... (The catch) depicting a young boy standing by the se...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Bohemian Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Carrara Marble

"Riding the Waves," Large, Joyous Art Deco Sculpture of Boy Riding Seal
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of the most joyous and charming sculptures we have ever offered, this large, unique sculpture of a young boy riding a seal through the waves is a superb example of a genre of Bea...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Plaster

PAN Walther, Large Photo on Canvas, Photo of a Boy, Unique, signed and dated
By Pan Walther
Located in Greven, DE
Pan Walther Portrait of a Boy Photo on Canvas, Signed and Dated 1964 This is a photo on canvas and a unique, large and room-filling. Soo far the only known example of this work. Ther...
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1960s Modern Portrait Photography

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Canvas

Art Deco Sculpture, Semi-Nude Girl with Boy and Dog after Delandre Large
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice size bronze casting of a semi-nude girl seated with small child and a dog holding a bunch of Flowers. Large size with multi-patinas with great details. Mounted on a solid bloc...
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1990s North American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Large Antique 19th Century Genre Portrait of a Boy by Adolf Heller, Oil Painting
By Adolphe Keller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Large antique 19th century Genre Portrait of a boy by listed artist Adolf Heller, (German , 1874 -1914) A beautifully executed portrait that captures the spirt of the figure and also...
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Antique Early 1900s German Early Victorian Paintings

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Wood, Paint

Large Original Oil on Canvas Painting of Boy with Calf and Sheep by A. Mackepran
Located in Round Top, TX
This large and wonderfully executed painting portrays the bucolic scene of a farm boy leading a calf to water with sheep behind. The painting is just under 5' tall measured at the ou...
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Paintings

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Canvas, Giltwood

Chanel Rare Limited Edition Metallic Bronze Large Brown Gold Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Limited Edition Chanel Old Medium Rare Metallic Bronze Gold Boy Bag Year: 2017 Chanel Dark Brown Bronze Quilted Patent Leather Large Boy Flap Bag Patent Leather in gold Gold Hardwa...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Large Boy shoulder bag black quilted caviar / calfskin 2016
By Chanel
Located in Berlin, DE
CHANEL Large Boy made of black quilted calfskin. The bag is in a very good condition and has minimal signs of use. The delivery includes: - Chanel Large Boy - Dustbag - Original CH...
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2010s Tote Bags

Michel Boyer Large Cylindrical Metal Cabinet, Three Rotating Shelves, 1970
By Michel Boyer
Located in Aix En Provence, FR
Stunning cylindrical metal cabinet with 3 rotating shelves designed by Michel Boyer in France in 1970s. A very ingenious system that allows to change the positions of the shelves an...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Metal

Large Photo of a Boy
By Pan Walther
Located in Greven, DE
Walther Pan was a professional photographer. He lived in Germany (Dresden, Münster, Dortmund) and travelled to Africa and Asia, where he settled down later in his career. This is ...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Canvas

Chanel Le Boy Large Black Patent Leather
By Chanel
Located in Westmount, Quebec
Brand: Chanel Manufactured: Italy Color: Black Size: Large Bag Length: 12" Bag Height: 8.5" Bag Depth: 3" Strap Drop: 19.5" Serial number: 16173742
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Large Framed Contemporary Photograph of Tanzanian Boy
Located in New Orleans, LA
Large framed contemporary photograph of Tanzanian boy.
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21st Century and Contemporary Tanzanian Photography

Vintage Large Format Photographic Lens As Sculpture Early 20th Rare. ON SALE.
By Boyer of Paris
Located in Dallas, TX
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTE: This Antique May Qualify For Our GALLERY WIDE ~EXTRA~ 10-25% OFF SALE, Going On NOW. Please Inquire. ~~~~...
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Early 20th Century French Archaistic Mounted Objects

Large Oil of a Seated Boy Signed Nordberg, 1954
By Nordberg
Located in Sleepy Hollow, NY
A large and very competent oil on canvas of a seated boy with a Harlequin shirt signed Nordberg and dated 1954. I could not identify the artist but this piece is very nicely painted ...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Romero Britto Large Giclee On Canvas Surfer Boy Signed Painting
By Romero Britto
Located in Bloomington, MN
Romero Britto Authentic & Large 40 x 32" Giclee on Canvas, custom framed and listed with the Submit Best Offer option Accepting Offers Now: Up for sale here we have an Extre...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Canvas, Giclée

Georgian Stunning Young Boy Enamel Miniature Large Stick Pin in Gold
Located in Napoli, IT
Georgian Young Boy Miniature portraits were small piece of art. Initially, they involved watercolour painted on stretched vellum. By the second half of the 17th century, most miniat...
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Antique 1770s Georgian Models and Miniatures

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15k Gold, 18k Gold

Chinese Porcelain Famille Verte Large Standing Boy, Early Qing, 17th Century
Located in London, GB
A Chinese porcelain famille verte large standing boy holding a vase while a smaller boy climbs his leg, all on a raised square base. Measures: 34cm high, 8.5cm wide. Shunzhi, 1...
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Antique 17th Century Chinese Qing Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Chanel Boy Large Reverso Quilted 18cz1023 Black Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 18849459 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 13.5" Width: 4" Height: 9" Shoulder strap drop: 17.5" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION ( 7.5/10 or B+ ) Includes Du...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

2012-13 Chanel Le Boy Beige Quilted Leather Large Shopping Tote Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bala Cynwyd, PA
This Chanel Le Boy cross-body tote features a brass-tone logo lock closure, a chain and leather shoulder strap, and two leather handles.
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Pair of Extra Large Bronze Elizabethan Page Boy Fountains Statues, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Stunning pair of large bronze statues in the form of a pair of Elizabethan page boys. Each boy holds the urn from where the water would trickle. There is an inlet at the back of the ...
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20th Century European Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Large French Carved Pine Decorative Figure of Semi-Nude Mythical Boy, circa 1900
Located in GB
A late 19th century highly decorative large and fine quality carved pine study of a semi-nude mythical boy standing on a fluted pedestal. He is holding raised to eye level a large ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Chanel Boy Python Large Retro Donna Bowling 6ccdg8917 Mauve Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
This item will ship immediately!! Previously owned. Date/style Code: 23513840 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 13.25" Width: 4.25" Height: 8" Shoulder strap drop: 22" Handle dro...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

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Large Boy For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary large boy you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Gray, Beige, Brown and more in stock now. You’re likely to find the perfect large boy among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. An accessory like this designed by Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a Large Boy?

Prices for a large boy can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $580 and can go as high as $125,500, while, on average they fetch $3,525.

Chanel Biography and Important Works

In the years following the opening of her modest millinery shop, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel became a pivotal designer of both fashionable casual wear and Paris haute couture as well as an icon and arbiter of 20th-century style with her bob haircut and pearls. Today vintage Chanel handbags, jackets and evening dresses are among the most sought-after clothing and accessories for fashion lovers all over the world.

The first Chanel shop was established in 1910 in Paris on rue Cambon by the young milliner Gabrielle Chanel (1883–1971), who had picked up the nickname “Coco” while working as a club singer. The boutique drew the attention of the Parisian fashion elite who popularized her wide-brimmed Chanel Modes hats. Soon she added a sportswear store in the Normandy resort town of Deauville, where Coco set the tone for her defining sense of style — traditionally masculine garments reimagined for feminine shapes, made from simple jersey fabric.

Effortless and elegant, Chanel's designs promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by complicated layers of fabric and cumbersome corsets. She followed this success with a couture house, opened in 1915 in Biarritz.

But Chanel was not born into a life of glamour. Following the death of her mother, her father left her in an orphanage where she lived until the age of 18. It was there that she learned to sew as well as appreciate the classic pairing of black and white as worn by the nuns. In 1926, she introduced her first little black dress, reclaiming a color that had once been reserved for mourning and working-class women. That same decade, she debuted her perfume, Chanel No. 5, as well as the Chanel suit with a fitted skirt, inspired by the boxy lines of men’s clothing and employing a sporty tweed. 

Chanel closed her fashion operations during World War II, then returned to the industry in 1954 to design for the functional needs of modern women. Structure and wearability endured in all of Chanel’s clothing and accessories, like the quilted leather 2.55 handbag introduced in 1955 with its gold-chain shoulder strap that freed up a woman’s hands. Chanel's collarless jacket reacted against the constricting styles of Christian Dior's New Look, replacing them with a design that was timeless, an instant classic. The 1957 two-tone slingback pumps had a practical heel height while offering a bold statement in the black tip of the shoes.

After Coco Chanel died in 1971, the brand underwent several changes in leadership, including fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who took over as artistic director in 1983. Over the years, the company has continued to innovate, such as expanding into ready-to-wear fashion in 1978 and, in 2002, establishing a subsidiary company — Paraffection — dedicated to preserving the heritage skills of fashion artisan workshops. The House of Chanel still operates its flagship on rue Cambon in Paris, where it all began.

Browse vintage Chanel bags, evening dresses, shoes, jewelry and other clothing and accessories on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.

Questions About Large Boy
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    How much a large Chanel Boy bag is worth depends on its condition. The best way to get these bags is on the resale market for around $5,500 and above. Find a collection of antique, vintage and designer handbags on 1stDibs today.