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1930s Art Deco French Diamond Platinum Mechanical Ladies Watch
Located in Poitiers, FR
Lady's watch. Platinum case, dog's head hallmark, set with rose- cut diamonds throughout its turn. Mechanical watch with manual winding. Background light gray color slightly stitched...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

1930s Jaeger Le-Coultre Steel Reverso Mechanical Wristwatch
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1930s Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Wrist watch, 37 X 23 MM Stainless Steel Case that has never been engraved. 15 Jewel Mechanical, Manual wind movement. Original silvered dial with...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Charro / Mexican Mechanical Folk Art Carton Sculpture
By Josue Eleazar Castro Razo
Located in Jesus del Monte, MX
MASTERPIECE - Charro Box made of carton with visible mechanical movement he used recycled materials to making his creations come to life. Josue Eleazor Castro Razo Dimensions: 1...
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2010s Folk Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

American Folk Art Mechanical Seagull Sculpture
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
American Folk Art mechanical seagull sculpture, well carved with subtly detail, the standing bird with metal legs has the ability to bend by the artisan mechanics. Unsigned, raised o...
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20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Metal

Cartier Art Deco Enamel, Diamond Set Gold Mechanical Pencil
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Cartier Art Deco enamel, diamond set gold mechanical pencil suspended from a platinum chain link necklace. An ultra rare Art Deco telescoping mechanical pencil from Cartier, featu...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco More Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Diamond, Onyx, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mechanical Bird and Nude
By Mahlon Blaine
Located in Minneapolis, MN
In the late 1930s, avant-garde illustrator Mahlon Blaine, working under the pseudonym G. Christopher Hudson created a series of illustrations which were intended to become murals for...
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1930s Art Deco Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gouache, Illustration Board

Giant Art Deco Brass Fountain Pen and Mechanical Pencil Display Models
By Wahl Eversharp Co
Located in Hingham, MA
Oversized retail advertising presentation brass fountain pen and mechanical pencil display signs from the early 1920s when they would have been featured within a wood and glass displ...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Signs

Materials

Brass

Toy Story, Mechanical movement sculpture
By David Barnett
Located in Westport, CT
Combining found elements with those fashioned by my own hand, my work encompasses two- and three-dimensional collage as well as sculptural objects. Infused with a rich sense of histo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Mixed Media

Materials

Mixed Media

George III Style Mechanical Drinks and Smoking Cabinet (Converts to Table)
Located in Missouri, MO
George III Style Drinks & Smoking Cabinet (Converts to Table) c. late 19th/early 20th Century Wood, Silver, Glass approx. 30.5" H x 23" W x 19.5" D Video Available Upon Request
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Early 20th Century More Art

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Silver

"Magic Mouse" Mechanical Bank, Japan, circa 1964
Located in Incline Village, NV
For the mechanical bank and toy enthusiast, listed is a tin, lithographed and painted, all original 1960s mechanical bank made by the Yone Company of Japan (see image of logo on side...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Folk Art Toys

Materials

Tin

  • "Magic Mouse" Mechanical Bank, Japan, circa 1964
  • "Magic Mouse" Mechanical Bank, Japan, circa 1964
  • "Magic Mouse" Mechanical Bank, Japan, circa 1964
  • "Magic Mouse" Mechanical Bank, Japan, circa 1964
H 2.38 in. W 3.75 in. D 3.75 in.
Family Tree, mechanical moving sculpture
By David Barnett
Located in Westport, CT
This piece has an on off switch, the wheel spins slowly. David's work is produced with found objects.
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2010s Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Found Objects

Hansa Mechanical Huge Stuffed Hippopotamus
Located in Chicago, IL
Hansa plush mechanical stuffed hippopotamus Hansa was created in 1972 by German-born Hans Axthelm. Each and every Hansa stuffed hippopotamus animal, is hand sewn using the inside-...
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Vintage 1980s Philippine Toys

Materials

Acrylic

  • Hansa Mechanical Huge Stuffed Hippopotamus
  • Hansa Mechanical Huge Stuffed Hippopotamus
  • Hansa Mechanical Huge Stuffed Hippopotamus
  • Hansa Mechanical Huge Stuffed Hippopotamus
H 23.75 in. W 46 in. D 14 in.
Ben Hur Screen-Used Mechanical Ship Movie Prop
By MGM Studios
Located in Peekskill, NY
Ben Hur screen-used miniature ship. (MGM, 1925/1959) A spectacular articulated ship model from the sea battle scenes in both MGM versions of Ben-Hur. This vessel originally construct...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Copper

"Chandler's Bank" Mechanical Bank, American, circa 1900
Located in Incline Village, NV
"Chandler's Bank" is a somewhat difficult bank to find, especially in all original condition. Considering the vulnerability of two parts; the drawer and the coin trap, it is more oft...
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Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Toys

Materials

Iron, Sheet Metal

Mechanical Surrealist Sketch
By Jack Maxwell
Located in Houston, TX
Surrealist mechanical work with an industrial theme. Work is done in graphite. Work is signed in the bottom left corner and dated. Dimensions without frame: H 29 in. x W 22 in.
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1980s Surrealist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Graphite

"Peg-Leg Beggar" Mechanical Bank, American, circa 1880
By H.L. Judd Manufacturing Company
Located in Incline Village, NV
"Peg-leg Beggar" 19th century cast iron mechanical bank was probably inspired by the many disabled Civil War veterans begging for their subsistence. The bank was manufactured by the ...
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Antique 1880s American Folk Art Toys

Materials

Iron, Iron

"Bulldog Bank" American, circa 1880 Cast Iron Mechanical Bank
By J. & E. Steven's Company
Located in Incline Village, NV
"Bulldog Bank" was manufactured by the J. & E. Stevens Company in Cromwell, Connecticut in 1880 (see image). It is one of the earlier mechanical banks made for children to encourage ...
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Antique 1880s American Folk Art Toys

Materials

Iron, Iron

Moon Rocket Commemorative Mechanical Bank Dated 1962
By Duro Mold and Manufacturing Company
Located in Incline Village, NV
This mechanical bank manufactured by "Duro Mold and MFG. Inc." (embossed underneath) was made in 1962 to commemorate John Glenn's triple orbit of the earth having been launched by a ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Toys

Materials

Metal

Mechanical mask. 1990. Cardboard, tempera, 56x47 cm
Located in Riga, LV
Mechanical mask. 1990. Cardboard, tempera, 56x47 cm Vladimir Borisovich Glushenkov (May 21, 1948, Riga - December 26, 2009, Riga.) - painter, graphic artist, poet, translator. Born ...
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1990s Impressionist Abstract Paintings

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Tempera, Cardboard

Vintage Toy, Mechanical Monkey, Made in Germany, 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
This mechanical monkey is an original vintage toy. Vintage mechanical toy representing a climbing dressed monkey. It was made in tin in Germany in 1930s. Marked as "Marke Pa...
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Early 20th Century German Toys

Materials

Metal

"Professor Pug Frog Great Bicycle Feat" Mechanical Bank, American, circa 1886
By J. & E. Steven's Company
Located in Incline Village, NV
"Professor Pug Frog Great Bicycle Feat" is the quintessential antique mechanical bank, embodying all of the attributes that collectors want in such a saving's device. To start out wi...
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Antique 1880s American Folk Art Toys

Materials

Iron, Iron

The aquarium of ingenious mechanical fishes
By William Tillyer
Located in London, GB
William Tillyer The aquarium of ingenious mechanical fishes driven by clockwork 1974/2018 Line drawing on zinc plate and intaglio on Arches paper, Edition of 25 Paper size: 66 x 50.5...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching

Complementary Pink & Yellow Mechanical Abstract 1972 Serigraph
By Jane Mitchell
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1972 serigraph on paper, in complementary pink and yellow, is by East Coast painter, printmaker, and designer Jane Mitchell (1915-1988). Mitchell studied Art History and Fine Ar...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Paper, Screen

Mid Century Mechanical Lithograph, Circa 1950s
By Jerry Opper
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century stone lithograph on paper in ochre is by California artist Jerry Opper (1924-2014). Studied at Chouinard Art Institute, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center...
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1940s Modern Still-life Prints

Materials

Paper, Lithograph

"Penny Pineapple" Mechanical Bank Commemorating Hawaiin Statehood American, 1960
Located in Incline Village, NV
Cast Iron mechanical bank manufactured in Littlestown and Deer Park Pennsylvania. Imswiler and Saylor (note embossing on bottom plate) purchased casting rights and manufactured the f...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

Materials

Iron, Iron

Bauhaus Abstract Color Woodcut Mechanical Ballet Woodblock Print
By Werner Drewes
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Mechanical Ballet Signed and dated Medium: Relief Print - Color Woodcut Substrate: Japanese Paper Size: Sheet 24 X 19. image 15 X 11 inches Subject: Abstract Year: 1978 Werner Drewe...
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1970s Bauhaus Abstract Prints

Materials

Color, Woodcut

Art Deco Tubular Chrome Mechanical Chair
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco tubular chrome mechanical chair with 3 brown upholstered cushions; adjustable into an armchair/bed/chaise (probably American).
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chaise Longues

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Montblanc Meisterstück Gold-Coated Classique Mechanical Pencil, with Gift Box
By Montblanc
Located in Scarsdale, NY
The Meisterstuck LeGrand in deep black Precious Resin with gold coated details and surmounted by the white star emblem evolves into Montblanc's design icon Features Clip : Gold Co...
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2010s More Objets d'Art and Vertu

The Mechanical Bird - Original Lithograph by Aldo Turchiaro - 1980
By Aldo Turchiaro
Located in Roma, IT
Hand signed and numbered. Edition of 125 prints plus 25 prints in Roman Numerals. One of the 25 prints in roman numerals, numbered and hand signed. Very good conditions.
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Mechanical Composition - Original Lithograph by Ivo Pannaggi - 1975 ca.
By Ivo Pannaggi
Located in Roma, IT
Mechanical Composition is an exceptional lithograph made by the artist Ivo Pannaggi, realized with a circulation of 100 prints around 1975 from one of his original drawings of 1922. ...
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1970s Futurist More Prints

Materials

Lithograph

The Mechanical Bird - Original Lithograph by Aldo Turchiaro - 1980
By Aldo Turchiaro
Located in Roma, IT
Hand signed and numbered. Edition of 125 prints plus 25 prints in Roman Numerals. Very good conditions.
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1980s Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

West Germany Pendulum Mantel and Tabletop Mechanical Clock
Located in Boca Raton, FL
This mantel and tabletop clock features a pendulum and is made of solid brass. The movement is mechanical and does include the original key to wind it up. There is a scratch on the g...
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Mid-20th Century Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

  • West Germany Pendulum Mantel and Tabletop Mechanical Clock
  • West Germany Pendulum Mantel and Tabletop Mechanical Clock
  • West Germany Pendulum Mantel and Tabletop Mechanical Clock
  • West Germany Pendulum Mantel and Tabletop Mechanical Clock
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H 24 in. W 14.50 in. D 8.50 in.
Pair of Mechanical and Geometrical French, 18th Century Framed Renderings
By Bernard Direx
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of framed French, 18th century Bernard Direx renderings. This is a pair of framed mechanical and geometric renderings from French artist Bernard Direx. Each rendering was orig...
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Antique 18th Century French Decorative Art

Materials

Wood, Paper

Chopard L.U.C. Quattro Mechanical Table Clock 95020-0082
By Chopard
Located in Southampton, PA
An irresistible view for any watchmaking connoisseur is provided at the transparent case back of this amazing piece from Chopard which is inspired by the brand’s L.U.C. collection an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Desk Accessories

Original Vintage Midcentury Design Poster - Olivetti Summa 15 Mechanical Machine
By Giovanni Pintori
Located in London, GB
Original vintage advertising poster for the Olivetti Summa 15 manual mechanical adding machine with printing. The machine was designed by Natale Capellaro (1902-1977) and Marcello Ni...
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1960s More Prints

Materials

Paper

Vintage Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Sterling Silver Pen & Mechanical Pencil Set
By Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Tiffany & Co. pen & pencil set. Designed by Elsa Peretti. In sterling silver. (The original Tiffany ink cartridge is not functional. Meaning it needs a refill to be used.) ...
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20th Century Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Sterling Silver

German Art Deco Chrome & Bakelite Octagonal Mechanical Alarm Clock.
Located in Port Hope, ON
The hexagonal chrome body and bezel of this German Art Deco alarm clock stands on an oblong chrome footed plinth and is held in place by two demi-lunes of black Bakelite and bookende...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Chrome

Art Deco Era German Tin Litho Mechanical Coin Bank
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This lithographed tin coin bank was produced in Germany in circa 1935 in the period Art Deco style. The bank is shaped like a coin box with a man's face on the front. When the lever ...
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Early 20th Century German Art Deco Toys and Dolls

Materials

Metal, Metal

German Art Deco Chrome Asymmetrical 8-Day Mechanical Desk Clock
Located in Port Hope, ON
This stylish German Art Deco asymmetrical, 8-day, mechanical desk clock features a circular face with a chrome bezel mounted to a curved chrome strip. This is anchored to an oblong c...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Chrome

Art Deco Platinum Diamond Pearl and Onyx Ladies Mechanical Wristwatch
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1920s Ladies Art Deco Wrist Watch, Platinum Case With a Rose Cut Diamond Bezel and Hand engraved design work. High Grade 18 Jewel Swiss Mechanical, Manual wind nickle lever mo...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Natural Pearl, Platinum

German Art Deco Chrome Cigar Desk Ashtray with Mechanical Clock
Located in Port Hope, ON
This unusual German Art Deco chrome cigar ashtray features a circular chrome dish with a black-faced 2.13 in diameter mechanical clock mounted to the center. This piece displays beau...
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Vintage 1920s German Art Deco Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Chrome

I. W. C. Schaffhausen Yellow Gold Art Deco Style Mechanical Watch
By IWC
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: International Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Tonneau Shape / Art Deco MOVEMENT / CALIBER: 17 Jewels / Cal. 87 DIAL / HANDS: Arabic and Baton Numbers, Gilt Style Ha...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

German Art Deco Chrome and Bakelite O&K Presentation Mechanical Table Clock
Located in Port Hope, ON
This German Art Deco tilting chrome and bakelite mechanical table clock was a presentation piece from the German heavy goods and engineering company of Orenstein & Koppel and bears t...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Chrome, Metal

German Art Deco Tortoiseshell Bakelite and Lucite Mechanical Mantel Clock
By Emes
Located in Port Hope, ON
This stylish German Art Deco, key-wind, mechanical mantel clock features a body of translucent tortoiseshell Lucite. This is supported by blocks of opaque tortoise shell Bakelite and...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Mantel Clocks

Materials

Chrome

American Art Deco Red Kal-Klock Mechanical Combination Alarm Clock/Calendar
Located in Port Hope, ON
This American Art Deco Kal-Klock bright red enamelled, mechanical alarm clock with integral manual tape-measure type perpetual calendar was designed and patented (Des 110,489 please ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Metal

19th Century or Art Deco Mechanical Silver Plated Wine Decanter
Located in Arles, FR
French wine decanter to mechanically control the pouring of the wine so that the sediment remains on the bottom of the bottle and doesn't fall into the wine glass. The base is made...
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20th Century French Art Deco Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Ladies Platinum white gold Diamond French Art Deco Mechanical Wristwatch, 1925
Located in Poitiers, FR
Rectangular, this art deco watch features geometric lines and decorations set with diamonds. The bracelet is a double black cord retained by white gold ties. The white gold clasp is ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Platinum

Swiss Art Deco Chrome-Plated and Anodized Aluminium Mechanical Shelf Clock
Located in Port Hope, ON
This exquisitely designed and beautifully made Swiss Art Deco 8 day mechanical shelf clock sits on a base anodised in a metallic emerald green. The ziggurat steps either side of the ...
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Art Deco Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

English Art Deco Peach Mirror, Chrome, Copper & Vitrolite Mechanical Table Clock
By Smiths English Clock Systems
Located in Port Hope, ON
This stunning English Art Deco table clock features a thick glass face covering a silvered peach foiled bezel with reverse-cut dome numerals. The very Art Deco styled brass hands wou...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Chrome

English Art Deco Asymmetrical Chrome and Brass, Mechanical Tilt Shelf Clock
By Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd.
Located in Port Hope, ON
This high-end English Art Deco asymmetrical chrome and brass 8-day mechanical shelf clock has a 15 jewel Swiss movement and on the face bears the London mark of The Goldsmiths and Si...
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Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Clocks

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Lady's Platinum Diamond Mechanical Wristwatch
Located in Firenze, IT
The rectangular dial with Arabic numbers and arrow hour markers to a broad brilliant-cut diamond bezel, cabochon sapphire-set winding crown, white gold bracelet, mechanical movement...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire, Diamond, White Gold, Platinum

Mechanical Bank 'Sentry', circa 1925
By Saalheimer & Strauss
Located in Incline Village, NV
"Sentry" tin mechanical bank is very difficult to find, having been made in Germany by the company Saalheimer & Strauss for the British market. The rifle and the push lever on top of...
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Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Toys and Dolls

Materials

Tin

  • Mechanical Bank 'Sentry', circa 1925
  • Mechanical Bank 'Sentry', circa 1925
  • Mechanical Bank 'Sentry', circa 1925
  • Mechanical Bank 'Sentry', circa 1925
H 8.63 in. W 3.25 in. D 1.94 in.
Monumental Mechanical Wood Angel Art Sculpture Statue by Jay Bolotin
Located in Dayton, OH
"Museum exhibit sculpture by Jay Bolotin. Aptly titled Angel, this art sculpture is larger than life. The wooden body shows elegance as it points to the sky. Affixed with mobile whee...
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1990s Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Hardwood

French Art Deco Chrome and Copper Mechanical Tilt Alarm Clock by DEP
Located in Port Hope, ON
This lovely little French Art Deco mechanical alarm clock is constructed from a Chrome plated ring with the square clock pinioned between two copper spheres to enable it to be tilted...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Chrome, Copper

Art Deco French Aluminium and Brass Mechanical Tilt Alarm Clock by DEP
Located in Port Hope, ON
This lovely little French Art Deco mechanical tilt alarm clock is in highly polished aluminium with brass accents. We have previously sold a more basic model of this same Dep clock o...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Hamilton Platinum Diamond Women's Mechanical Hand-Winding Art Deco Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Total Diamond Weight = Approximately 2.66 ct Average Color = G - H Average Clarity = VS Platinum Case w/ Diamond Bezel and Lugs 14 mm Wide (15 mm w/ Crown) 21 mm Long Lug-to-Lug Leng...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

American Art Deco Revival Chrome & Blue Enamel Mechanical Mantel Clock by Welton
By Welton
Located in Port Hope, ON
This very stylish American Art Deco Revival mechanical mantel clock features a body in high gloss, metallic and royal blue enamel with chrome accents that houses a traditional brass ...
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Vintage 1960s American Art Deco Mantel Clocks

Small German Art Deco Chrome and Macassar Veneer Mechanical 8-Day Desk Clock
Located in Port Hope, ON
This very elegant chrome plated desk clock with Macassar veneered 'wings' has wonderful Art Deco features from its overall design to its classic feet and hands. It is finished both ...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Clocks

Materials

Chrome

High End Swiss Art Deco Chrome-Plated Architectural Mechanical 8-Day Desk Clock
Located in Port Hope, ON
This is a beautiful and architecturally designed small Swiss Art Deco mechanical eight-day desk clock. It has its original chrome plate to both the front and back which is near perfe...
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Chrome

French Art Deco Chrome Mechanical Alarm Clock with Geometric Base by Dep
Located in Port Hope, ON
This beautiful French Art Deco chrome alarm/desk clock features a very strongly designed and intricate geometric base. The clock is working well, is in excellent vintage condition an...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Chrome

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Mechanical Art For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of mechanical art you’re looking for. An item from our selection of mechanical art — often made from metal, chrome and iron — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each choice in our collection of mechanical art bearing Art Deco, Folk Art or Industrial hallmarks is very popular. A well-made object in our assortment of mechanical art has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by J. & E. Steven's Company, Saalheimer & Strauss and Bernard Direx are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mechanical Art?

Prices for a piece of mechanical art start at $135 and top out at $9,800 with the average selling for $979.