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Most Wonderful Antique Serapi Carpet
Located in Evanston, IL
The most wonderful color combination which bring a dramatic look the whole carpet. The design and
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Late 19th Century Persian Serapi Most Antique

Materials

Wool

Antique Oushak Carpet, Most decorative
Located in Evanston, IL
the epitome of decorative elegance. This carpet, in impeccable condition, boasts the most amazing and
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Late 19th Century Turkish Oushak Most Antique

Materials

Wool

Most Unusual Antique Persian Malayer Runner
Located in Evanston, IL
The tribal weavers in Malayer were often Turkish, and they employed the Turkish knot. The Gourde is a symmetrical knot, as opposed to the asymmetrical knot of many traditionally Pers...
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Early 20th Century Persian Malayer Most Antique

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Mohajeran Sarouk carpet, Most Unusual
Located in Evanston, IL
most unusual, a precious gem dating back to around 1910. This exquisite piece, measuring 13'3" x 18'6
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Early 20th Century Persian Sarouk Farahan Most Antique

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Dabir Kashan Carpet, Most Beautiful
Located in Evanston, IL
quality and origin. Notably, from the mid-19th to the early 20th century, the most superior Kashan rugs
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Early 20th Century Persian Kashan Most Antique

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Wool

Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug, Most Attractive Design
Located in Evanston, IL
A Stunning Persian Bakhtiari Rug: A Timeless Masterpiece from the 1920s Imagine stepping into a room adorned with a magnificent 3'5" x 6'2" Persian Bakhtiari rug, dating back to the...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tribal Most Antique

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Feraghan Sarouk, The Most unusual
Located in Evanston, IL
Introducing the exquisite Sarouk Feraghan, a timeless rug dating back to the late 1880s and remarkably preserved in excellent condition. Woven in and around the picturesque region o...
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Late 19th Century Persian Sarouk Farahan Most Antique

Materials

Wool

Sir Richard Sutton's Most Famous Hunter Hotspur
By Claude-Lorraine Ferneley
Located in London, GB
Claude-Lorraine Ferneley Sir Richard Sutton's Most Famous Hunter Hotspur c.1840 24 X 28.5 inches
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1840s Most Antique

Materials

Oil

Antique Heriz, Serapi Oriental Carpet, Most Decorative
Located in Evanston, IL
Ask for dealer shipping. Size 10 ft 11 in x 8 ft 7 in Description Antique northwest Persian HERIZ carpet, circa date: 1920. A beautiful painting for floor covering, made of natur...
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Early 20th Century Persian Heriz Serapi Most Antique

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Wool

Antique Persian Feraghan Sarouk Carpet, Most Beautiful
Located in Evanston, IL
floral pattern and a central medallion, the carpet boasts a palette of the most enchanting colors in the
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Late 19th Century Persian Farahan Sarouk Most Antique

Materials

Wool

"Collection Of The Most Rare Birds" - Hand Watercolor Engraving
Located in Soquel, CA
"Collection Of The Most Rare Birds" - Hand Colored Engraving Collection of the Most Rare Birds
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17th Century French School Most Antique

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Engraving, Watercolor, Paper

Antique Persian Feraghan Sarouk, The Most decorative, As Is
Located in Evanston, IL
Introducing the exquisite Sarouk Feraghan, a timeless rug dating back to the late 1880s and remarkably preserved in excellent condition. Woven in and around the picturesque region o...
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Late 19th Century Persian Sarouk Farahan Most Antique

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Wool

Antique Persian Feraghan Sarouk, The Most decorative, As Is
Located in Evanston, IL
Introducing the exquisite Sarouk Feraghan, a timeless rug dating back to the late 1880s and remarkably preserved in excellent condition. Woven in and around the picturesque region o...
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Late 19th Century Persian Sarouk Farahan Most Antique

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Wool

Antique Persian Feraghan Sarouk, The Most decorative, As Is
Located in Evanston, IL
Introducing the exquisite Sarouk Feraghan, a timeless rug dating back to the late 1880s and remarkably preserved in excellent condition. Woven in and around the picturesque region o...
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Late 19th Century Persian Sarouk Farahan Most Antique

Materials

Wool

The Most Amazing Pair of Early Humphrey Gas Lamps
By Humphrey Lamp Company
Located in Peekskill, NY
I can't believe we have a matching pair of these amazing and ornate Humphrey lamps. The tops are nickel plated brass with 3 applied Dr. Suess like spiral decorations. The shade is un...
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Mid-19th Century American Industrial Most Antique

Materials

Brass

Antique Tortoiseshell Singing Bird Box, Most Probably by Bontems
Located in London, GB
A antique tortoiseshell singing bird box, most probably by Bontems, Going barrel movement, Gilt
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1880s French Most Antique

Materials

Tortoise Shell

Most Spectacular Antique French Belle Epoque Mantelpiece Statuary Marble
Located in Baambrugge, NL
decoration. This fireplace is one of the most incredible fireplaces in our collection, a true masterpiece
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1880s French Belle Époque Most Antique

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Carrara Marble

Chanel Vintage 1994 Runway Most Wanted Jackets 38 Excellent Condition
By Chanel Boutique, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Merced, CA
Chanel most wanted 1994 runway jacket in excellent pre-owned condition. It is adorned with Front
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19th Century French Most Antique

Original Antique Map of England, Showing the Most Memorable Battles
Located in Langweer, NL
Royaume'. Original antique map of England, showing the most memorable battles. This map was originally
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Early 18th Century Most Antique

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Paper

Antique Art Deco Chinese carpet, Most Unusual, 8' x 9'9"
Located in Evanston, IL
Antique Handmade Art Deco Chinese carpet, Most Unusual, 8' x 9'9", c-1920's, multi colors, fine
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Most Antique

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Wool

Portrait of Thomas Fairfax, the most accomplished Parliamentarian Officer, 1750
By Jacobus Houbraken
Located in Langweer, NL
the most accomplished Parliamentarian officer, Fairfax was appointed Lord General of the New Model
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Mid-18th Century Most Antique

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Paper

Most Attractive Pair of 18th Century Chinese Demi-Lune Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most attractive pair of 18th century Chinese demi-lune tables of traditional mitered mortise
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18th Century Most Antique

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Wood

Antique Art Deco Chinese Carpet, Most Pleasant, 8'9" x 11'2"
Located in Evanston, IL
Antique Handmade Art Deco Chinese Carpet, Most Pleasant, 8'9" x 11'2", Woven with natural dyed soft
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Most Antique

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Wool

A most impressive bronze bust of a 1920s South American gentleman.
Located in Central England, GB
This most unusual almost life sized heavily cast bronze bust depicts a very smart most likely South
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Early 20th Century French American Classical Most Antique

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Bronze

Flower Garland by Giovanni Stanchi, the most Flemish Italian flower painter
By Giovanni Stanchi
Located in PARIS, FR
, also reveal him to be one of the most faithful to the Flemish tradition. The book by Gianluca and
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17th Century Old Masters Most Antique

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Canvas, Oil

Original Vintage Chevrolet Classic Car Advertising Poster Most Elegant Small Car
Located in London, GB
Original vintage car advertising poster for Chevrolet, the most elegant of the small cars / der
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1920s German Art Deco Most Antique

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Paper

most comfortablw 20th century walnut carved cabriole legs with wings and arms
Located in Perth, GB
of ‘double-cloth' construction; composition: worsted and natural undyed cotton yarns, and is most
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Early 20th Century Most Antique

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Wool

Hand-coloured set of Buffon’s Histoire naturelle in its most luxurious form
By Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
Located in ZWIJNDRECHT, NL
). The present set, in the works rarest and most expensive form, is exquisite. The subscription notices
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Late 18th Century Dutch Dutch Colonial Most Antique

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Paint, Paper

Stunning owl tobacco box, ceramic marked, 1910 Art Nouveau most possibly Austria
Located in Wien, AT
Gorgeous, very rare tobacco tin in the shape of an owl, made around 1910, most probably in Austria
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1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Most Antique

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Ceramic

Original Detailed Antique Map of Southern India and Most of Ceylon, 1744
Located in Langweer, NL
Malabar, Coromandel and the Island Ceylon'. Map of Southern India and most of Ceylon, from Baglana
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1740s Most Antique

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Paper

Most Stylish Antique Carved Crucifix w. Corpus of Christ Sculpture, Maria Laach
Located in Lisse, NL
Amazingly wall crucifix with hand carved corpus from Kunstwerkstätten der Abtei Maria Laach. Over the decades we have sold a number of unique and interesting crucifixes and this her...
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Early 20th Century German Arts and Crafts Most Antique

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Metal

A most attractive French early 18th century Louis XIV Period Giltwood mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning French 18th century Louis XIV Period finely carved giltwood mirror. This oval mirror has an interior scrolled designed border and large protruding carved foliate frame wit...
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Early 18th Century French Louis XIV Most Antique

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Giltwood

Antique Map of the Dutch Most Northern Provinces Friesland and Groningen, 1883
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Friesland en Groningen'. Map of Friesland and Groningen, provinces of the Netherlands. This map originates from 'Atlas van Nederland volgens de nieuwe spelregels'...
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19th Century Most Antique

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Paper

Baltimore Rose by Schofield Sterling Silver Flatware Set 79 pcs most Plain Back
By The Schofield Company
Located in Big Bend, WI
Baltimore Rose by Schofield Sterling Silver Flatware set - 79 pieces. Most of the flat handle
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Early 20th Century Most Antique

Materials

Sterling Silver

Very Fine George III Tortoiseshell Pique Etui Made, Most Probably in London
Located in London, GB
The Etui is of an unusual large size and has a hinged cover. The exterior is decorated, on both the front and reverse, with neoclassical garlands of foliate motifs, flowers and blueb...
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Late 18th Century English Most Antique

Antique Print of 6 Dog Breeds, most likely including the Western Siberian Laika
Located in Langweer, NL
Weibchen. - No. 5. Der Wolfs Bastard-Hund. - Six dog breeds, among which (most likely) the Western Siberian
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Early 19th Century Most Antique

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Paper

Antique Map of South American, The West Indies & Most of Africa, Ca.1775
Located in Langweer, NL
, but includes most of Africa, the southern part of North America and the West Indies. Arrows in the
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1770s Most Antique

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Paper

Antique Print of a Greece Island, Most Likely Gavdopoula South of Crete, 1688
Located in Langweer, NL
Description: Untitled print of one of the islands of Greece, most likely Gavdopoula (located south
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1680s Most Antique

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Paper

John Speede Map The Countye Palatine of Chester with that most ancient citie
By John Speed
Located in London, GB
most ancient citie described Performed by John Speede assisted by William Smyth. And are to be sold by
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17th Century Realist Most Antique

Materials

Engraving

Editors Choice Most Popular Fossil Marble Top Antique Side End Lamp Wine Table
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely circa 1860 side end table with super rare Fossil Marble top. This is our Editors choice piece, it is the only one I have ever seen o...
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1860s English High Victorian Most Antique

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Marble

Antique Map of Limburg, The Southern Most Province in The Netherlands, c.1870
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Limburg'. Map of the province of Limburg, the Netherlands. This map originates from 'F. C. Brugsma's Atlas van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (..)'. Artists and E...
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19th Century Most Antique

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Paper

A Most Fabulous Antique English Burr Walnut Shaped Tilt-Top Loo or Centre Table
Located in Charleston, SC
may be the finest, most exquisite one ever found on a UK buying trip. The top is magnificently shaped
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Mid-19th Century English Victorian Most Antique

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Mahogany, Walnut, Burl

Carl Klimt Most Lovely Art Nouveau Cherub Figurine on Lid of Bowl, circa 1910
Located in Vienna, AT
MOST LOVELY ART NOUVEAU CHERUB FIGURINE ATTACHED TO LID OF BOX / BOWL MADE CIRCA 1910
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Most Antique

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Ceramic

Isabella Clara Eugenia, One of the Most Powerful Women in 16th and 17th-Century
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique portrait titled 'Isabella Clara Eugenia (..)'. Old portrait of Isabella Clara Eugenia. This print originates from 'Vaderlandsche historie, vervattende de geschiedenissen der ...
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18th Century Most Antique

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Paper

Anglo Indian Raj Carved Floral Hardwood Screen European Market Four Panel
Located in Sarasota, FL
Absolutely stunning room divider. Being most unusual with each panel depicting different plants
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Early 20th Century Indian Anglo Raj Most Antique

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Hardwood

18th Century French Louis XVI Boiserie Trumeau Mirror
Located in Houston, TX
trumeau depicts two monkeys in a Chinoiserie background. Most unusual statement mirror!
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18th Century French Louis XVI Most Antique

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Wood

Pair of French 17th Century Weathered Oak Renaissance Ornaments
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful weathered oak Renaissance ornaments that most likely once adorned a half timbered house
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17th Century French Renaissance Most Antique

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Oak

Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze sculpture of the Famous 'Manneken Pis Brussels'
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful miniature version in gilt bronze of one of the most famous Belgian monuments and the
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Late 19th Century Belgian Baroque Most Antique

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Marble, Bronze

Antique oak Bobbin chair, early 20th century
Located in Uppsala, SE
. Most likely British. Very good vintage condition with minimal ware and light patina on the wooden parts.
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Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Most Antique

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Fabric, Oak

Antique oak Bobbin chair, early 20th century
Antique oak Bobbin chair, early 20th century
H 37.41 in W 24.41 in D 23.23 in
Antique 20th Century Silver & Shagreen Picture Frame By Liberty & Co 1909
Located in London, GB
Regent Street in London. The shop was called Liberty & Co. In the late 1890s the company occupied most of
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Early 20th Century British Arts and Crafts Most Antique

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Silver

Fine Minimalist Antique Peking Chinese Rug with Tone-on-Tone Pattern
Located in Milan, IT
outfitting many of today’s most stylish interiors. The field is decorated by a subtle tone on tone pattern
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Early 1900s Chinese Ming Most Antique

Materials

Wool

Antique Glass Plate, Bohemian glass 19-20 century Persian Market
Located in Nový Bor, CZ
, beautifully painted and supplemented with gilding. It most likely dates from the late 19th or early 20th
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Late 19th Century Most Antique

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Cut Glass

Set 6 chairs Bauhaus B5 by Marcel Breuer 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Montecchio Precalcino, VI
furnishings in 1925. The B5 chair is one of Breuer's earliest designs, rare and most desired compared to the
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Most Antique

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Iron

Set 6 chairs Bauhaus B5 by Marcel Breuer 1970
Set 6 chairs Bauhaus B5 by Marcel Breuer 1970
H 34.26 in W 18.12 in D 18.12 in
true pair of Italian 19th century Louis XV st. patinated and Giltwood mirrors
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and most unique true pair of Italian 19th century Louis XV st. patinated and Giltwood
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19th Century Italian Louis XV Most Antique

Materials

Wood, Giltwood

true pair of French 19th century Belle Époque period Ormolu candelabra lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
cherubs playing amidst clouds. At the center are two exquisite winged cherubs holding a most elegant
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19th Century French Belle Époque Most Antique

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Bronze, Ormolu

19th Century Italian Painted Chinoiserie Commode
By Delft
Located in London, GB
chinoiserie details. This elegant blue and white painted chest of drawers, will make a statement in most
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19th Century Italian Chinoiserie Most Antique

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Wood

19th Century Italian Painted Chinoiserie Commode
19th Century Italian Painted Chinoiserie Commode
H 38.78 in W 49.02 in D 23.43 in
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Chinese Roof Tile
Located in Houston, TX
porcelain roof tile depicts a warrior riding on a donkey. This piece is mounted on a custom wood stand. Most
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Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Most Antique

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Pottery

Late 19th-Early 20th Century Chinese Roof Tile
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Chinese Roof Tile
H 14.25 in W 14.13 in D 5.75 in
Italian 19th century Baroque st. Giltwood and patinated wood mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A richly carved and most elegant Italian 19th century Baroque st. Giltwood and patinated wood
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19th Century Italian Baroque Most Antique

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Giltwood, Paint

Italian early 19th century Giltwood and black Velvet mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sensational Italian early 19th century Giltwood and black Velvet mirror. This most unique mirror
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19th Century Italian Most Antique

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Velvet, Giltwood

Smoky Quartz Gwindel, Switzerland
Located in New York, NY
-Rhône-Alpes, France 12 cm tall x 12 cm wide This Alpine region is most well known for pink fluorites
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15th Century and Earlier Swiss Most Antique

Materials

Other

Smoky Quartz Gwindel, Switzerland
Smoky Quartz Gwindel, Switzerland
H 4.73 in W 4.73 in D 3.15 in
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Most Antique For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the most antique you’re looking for. Each most antique for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, mahogany and fabric. Your living room may not be complete without a most antique — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A most antique made by Art Deco designers — as well as those associated with Georgian — is very popular. Carl Klimt, Andreas Cellarius and Coduri of Lyon, France each produced at least one beautiful most antique that is worth considering.

How Much is a Most Antique?

A most antique can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,400, while the lowest priced sells for $130 and the highest can go for as much as $125,492.
Questions About Most Antique
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    An antique bureau is any bureau that is 100 years old or older. The term bureau today is typically used as another word for a dresser or a chest of drawers. This word has also been used to refer to a writing desk. Find a collection of antique bureaus on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Suzani is a form of embroidered tapestry, generally made on velvet, silk or cotton cloth. Suzanis have held a long tradition as being integral to interior decoration in central Asia. They were also thought to be talismans and would bring good luck to one’s home. Shop a collection of suzani tapestries from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A chatelaine is a set of decorative chains attached to a clasp or belt loop, which was used to carry keys and necessities. In ancient Rome, women carried tweezers, nail cleaners and ear scoops on their chatelaines. On 1stDibs, find antique chatelaines from some of the top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Important in the 18th and 19th centuries, an antique cellarette was a piece of furniture in which wine was stored. The cellarette, also known as a wine cooler, is recognizable by its small rectangular size and simple design. Shop a collection of antique cellarettes from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Antique majolica is a type of Victorian earthenware characterized by beautifully-colored lead glazes. It first appeared in the 1850s and is highly sought after today. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of antique majolica from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    Ironstone is a kind of vitreous pottery that was made in the United Kingdom around the early 19th century. The ironstone made by the masons are considered to be collectibles. Most antique ironstone items should have a hallmark. Shop a range of antique and vintage ironstone items on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    What antique silver is depends on the context. In many cases, the term refers to silverware and silver decorative objects produced more than 100 years ago. However, antique silver may also be the name of a distressed silver finish frequently used on lighting fixtures and bathroom fixtures. Explore a selection of antique silver wares on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    First used by the Egyptians and later the Romans, pewter is an alloy composed predominantly of tin. It can also be mixed with copper, silver or lead. Shop a collection of expertly vetted antique pewter pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Pewter is a type of tin alloy that’s been popular for centuries. Many examples of antique pewter objects exist, including dinnerware and sculpture. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of antique pewter from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mainly built around the 17th century, antique settles are a type of long bench with a high back and open arms. Settles were made of wood and were fairly simple in construction. You can shop a collection of antique settles from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A settle is a type of large bench, usually with arms and a high back. Popular in England, settles are typically designed to fit three or four people. Many examples from the 17th century survive today. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of antique and modern settle benches from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A fob is a pendant that can be attached to a chain. Common types of fobs would be a pocket watch, a piece of jewelry or a locket. On 1stDibs, you can find antique fobs from some of the top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An antique coffer is one of the oldest pieces of furniture. It is a box or chest that’s simple in design, constructed with solid oak planks and a hinged lid. Shop a collection of antique coffers from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Generally, an antique toy is any toy made over 100 years ago. A toy made more than 20 years ago is vintage. Shop an assortment of toys on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    Antique carpet balls are stone or ceramic balls decorated in bright colored patterns in specific plaids. They were used as a form of indoor carpet bowling, though now are collected for decorative purposes.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    Antique brass color is a shade mix of a rich, deep brown with golden undertones. The warm, low-luster finish is similar to natural brass. Check out 1stDibs for a range of antique brass decorative objects, furniture, pendants, and much more.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To spot whether or not a clock is antique, note if the clockmaker’s name or company is engraved near the center face of the dial. A paper label may also be pasted on the back of the clock. You can shop a collection of expertly vetted antique clocks from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    One simple way to identify antique ironstone is to pick it up. Because of the thickness of the vitreous pottery, it will usually feel much heavier than expected. Pieces free of cracks and chips ring like a bell if you strike them with your finger while gripping them by the handle. Find a variety of expertly vetted vintage and antique ironstone on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 24, 2021
    Most antique brass items are solid brass. A great way of identifying solid brass antiques is by using a magnet. If you feel a pull, then the item is brass plated and not solid brass. Additionally, few brass antiques display stamps or maker's marks to depict the place and year of manufacturing. Find antique and vintage brass furniture and decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    One of the simplest ways to identify an antique lamp is to look for markings that indicate the maker. Then, you can research the artisan or company that made the lamp using trusted online resources to see when they were active. Some antique lamps may have a date stamp on the shade or the bottom of the body of the lamp. Plugs can also provide a clue. Plugs on antique and vintage fixtures may feature exposed screws or prongs that are the same size. Prongs on newer lamps are usually two different sizes. Keep in mind that an antique lamp could have undergone a cord replacement, so what you see may not be an original. When in doubt, you can consult a certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer for information about specific pieces. Shop a selection of antique lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Determining the age of a rug often depends on the style of rug because different styles have evolved at their own rates and with their own characteristics. One thing you can look for is a date; some rugs weave the year into the border. Another thing to make note of is the color of the rug. Bright dyes and synthetic fibers weren’t available until the 1920s for rugs, so authentic antique rugs will have muted tones. Shop a collection of vetted antique rugs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Antique compasses work with the use of magnets. Compasses use a magnetized needle that can rotate to line up with the Earth’s magnetic field, pointing towards the magnetic north. The basic concept of how compasses work has not changed over several centuries and magnetic compasses continue to work well today. Shop a variety of antique compasses on 1stDibs.