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Cartier

For its extraordinary range of bracelets, watches, rings and other adornments, French luxury house Cartier is undeniably one of the most well known and internationally revered jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

Perhaps 1847 was not the ideal time to open a new watchmaking and jewelry business, as the French Revolution was not kind to the aristocracy who could afford such luxuries. Nevertheless, it was the year Louis-François Cartier (1819–1904) — who was born into poverty — founded his eponymous empire, assuming control of the workshop of watchmaker Adolphe Picard, under whom he had previously been employed as an assistant. Of course, in the beginning, it was a relatively modest affair, but by the late 1850s, Cartier had its first royal client, Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, niece of Napoleon Bonaparte, who commissioned the jeweler to design brooches, earrings and other accessories.

Under the leadership of Louis-François’s son, Alfred, who took over in 1874, business boomed. Royalty around the world wore Cartier pieces, including Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the Maharaja of Patiala and King Edward VII, who had 27 tiaras made by the jewelry house for his coronation in 1902 and issued Cartier a royal warrant in 1904. (Today, the British royal family still dons Cartier pieces; Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, regularly sports a Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.)

Cartier’s golden years, however, began when Alfred introduced his three sons, Louis, Pierre and Jacques, to the business. The brothers expanded Cartier globally: Louis reigned in Paris, Pierre in New York and Jacques in London, ensuring their brand’s consistency at their branches across the world. The trio also brought in such talents as Charles Jacqueau and Jeanne Toussaint.

One of Cartier’s earliest major successes was the Santos de Cartier watch — one of the world's first modern wristwatches for men. (Previously, a large number of people were using only pocket watches.) Louis designed the timepiece in 1904 for his friend, popular Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who wanted to be able to check the time more easily while flying.

Cartier’s other famous timepieces include the Tank watch, which was inspired by the linear form of military tanks during World War I, and the so-called mystery clocks. Invented by watchmaker and magician Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin and later crafted exclusively for Cartier in the house’s workshop by watchmaker Maurice Couët, the mystery clocks were so named because the integration of glass dials on which the clocks’ hands would seemingly float as well as structures that are hidden away within the base give the illusion that they operate without machinery.

On the jewelry side of the business, Cartier’s internationally renowned offerings include the Tutti Frutti collection, which featured colorful carved gemstones inspired by Jacques’s trip to India and grew in popularity during the Art Deco years; the panthère motif, which has been incorporated into everything from brooches to rings; and the Love bracelet, a minimal, modernist locking bangle inspired by medieval chastity belts that transformed fine jewelry.

While the Cartier family sold the business following the death of Pierre in 1964, the brand continues to innovate today, renewing old hits and creating new masterpieces.

On 1stDibs, find a growing collection of contemporary and vintage Cartier watches, engagement rings, necklaces and other accessories.

Iconic Designs from Cartier
Explore timeless pieces that have earned their place in history.
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Creator: Cartier
20th Century France Silver Mounted Glass Vase By Cartier
By Cartier
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
The prestige of Cartier has spanned through the decades, its timeless designs have always encapsulated the mood and set the trends of each era. The solid silver rim of this vase bear...
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20th Century French Cartier

Materials

Silver

Alfredo Sciarotta Cartier Sterling Silver Leaf Form Bowls, Pair
By Alfredo Sciarotta, Cartier
Located in Bastrop, TX
Candy or nut or trinket dishes designed by Alfredo Sciarotta (1907-1985). Verso stamped Cartier. A noted mid-century designer whose naturalistic hand made works such as this pair of ...
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20th Century American Cartier

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Cartier Vintage Black Sunglasses with Box, 1990 Silver Logo
By Cartier
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Cartier classic black sunglasses with silver CC logo. Classic, timeless, sophisticated piece to add to your wardrobe Authentic, vintage, rare, Cartier Paris France Black Ja...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Cartier

Materials

Resin

Cartier Panther Photo Album
By Must De Cartier, Cartier
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This is a circa 1980s original Cartier panther photo album. Cartier luxe photo album in burgundy leather a beautiful and exquisite album where you can place and store those valuable...
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Cartier

Materials

Leather

Large Cartier Country Chic Midcentury Modern Woven Basket
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern sterling silver basket. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Rectangular with woven sides and bottom. Plain rim. Stationery c-scroll handle with molded rims. Country c...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

La Maison de L' Art Deco Porcelain Vase by Cartier
By Cartier
Located in San Diego, CA
La Maison de L' Art Deco porcelain vase by Cartier, circa 1986. The vase features a gilded rim, funnel shaped neck, and tapered cylindrical body. The exterior features a band of gilt...
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Late 20th Century French Cartier

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Cartier Sterling Silver Serving Trays
By Cartier
Located in Stamford, CT
An exceptional pair of Cartier sterling silver deep trimmed serving trays. Marked on bottom.
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20th Century Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of Cartier French Modern Classical Silver 5-Light Candelabra
By Cartier, Tetard Freres
Located in New York, NY
Pair of modern classical 950 silver 5-light candelabra. Made by Tetard Frères in France, ca 1920, for Cartier. Each: Fluted shaft with stepped and reeded knops; foot stepped with oge...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Cartier

Materials

Silver

Sterling Silver Double Photograph Frame by Cartier, c.1930's
By Cartier
Located in Bath, GB
A fabulous vintage double photograph frame by the top notch jeweller and silversmith, Cartier. This example definitely has age as the back was so worn and old it was not salvageab...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Vintage TURA Pivotal Oversized Table Mirror Burgundy Enamel Gold-Plated, 1950
By Cartier
Located in Vis, NL
For your consideration a beautiful 1950's pivotal table mirror made for the sunglasses company Tura. One of the sides is a magnifying mirror, the nomal sized one has " Tura " signed ...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cartier

Materials

Gold Plate

1920s Cartier, London Jade Box
By Cartier
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Rare Cartier (London) Black Enamelled Box with a Jade Piece on the Lid. The Jade is slightly engraved with what seems to be a Natural theme (Trees, flowers). This Box could have ...
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Early 20th Century European Cartier

Materials

Jade, Metal, Enamel

Cartier Georgian-Style Sterling Silver Coffeepot
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Georgian-style sterling silver coffeepot. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Lobed baluster body, hinged and domed cover with vasiform finial, high looping stained-wood handle, s-scrol...
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Mid-20th Century American Georgian Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Vintage Cartier Classic Tank Pivotal Axis Table Mirror Gold-Plated, 1970
By Cartier
Located in Vis, NL
For your consideration a beautiful tank inspired shaped table mirror by Cartier with back hinged axis. 1970s made in France. This piece is in good vintage condition with ligh...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cartier

Materials

Gold Plate

Portait Box Signed Cartier à Paris, 20th Century
By Cartier
Located in Paris, FR
Rectangular gold case or box signed Cartier in Paris. The case is finely guilloché with rhombic motifs and framed by a stylized foliated frieze. The case includes a bail. The push bu...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Cartier

Materials

Tourmaline, Gold

Cartier Bracelet/Watch Presentation Box
By Cartier
Located in Braintree, GB
Cartier Bracelet/watch presentation box & outer box Dimensions: length 24cm x width 7.5cm x height 5cm Condition: General used, has some surface wear and otherwise good overall...
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1990s French Cartier

Materials

Leather

Cartier 14 Karat Gold Hand Mirror
By Cartier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Beautiful hand held vanity mirror with overall Florentine finish with small pin dots. Entire mirror is wrapped with a hand chased gold rope design. The provenance is the estate of t...
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20th Century French Cartier

Materials

Gold

Sterling Silver Cigarette Case, Produced for Cartier, Fired Enamel Salimbeni
By Cartier, Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Cigarette case for handbag in 925/1000 sterling silver with black fired enamel. Opening with spring button. Size cm. 6.3 x 9.7 x 1.5 . Created in Art Deco style for Cartier USA in th...
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1980s Italian Art Deco Vintage Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver, Enamel

Cartier Hand Painted Enamel Porcelain Trinket Box
By Cartier
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Cartier hand painted enamel porcelain oval trinket box. It depicts an East Asian landscape with a couple wearing oriental outfits in the front of the lid. Also, there is an...
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20th Century English Chinoiserie Cartier

Materials

Porcelain

Cartier Sterling Martini Spoon
By Cartier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are delighted to offer you this sterling silver Cartier martini spoon from the 1960’s. So chic and elegant, it’s a throwback to the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” period. Barware, espec...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Diamond Platinum and Bakelite Cheroot Holder by Cartier Circa 1930
By Cartier
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique 1930s 0.20 carat diamond, platinum and Bakelite cheroot holder made by Cartier; an addition to our smoking related collection. This exc...
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1930s French Vintage Cartier

Materials

Platinum

Cartier Colisee Art Deco Travel Desk Clock 24-Karat Gold-Plated
By Must De Cartier, Cartier
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Cartier 24-karat gold-plated Art Deco travel quartz desk clock with alarm. Cartier 24-karat gold-plated and lapis lazuli quartz travel or desk accessory clock is no longer b...
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20th Century French Art Deco Cartier

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Gold

Art Deco 'cubist' Travel Clock by Cartier
By Cartier
Located in Norwich, GB
C A R T I E R Art Deco ‘cubist’ travel clock in a gilded case resting on black block feet with black and red geometric line decoration. Painted dial with Arabic numerals signed ...
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1970s French Art Deco Vintage Cartier

Materials

Brass

Cartier Large and Modern Sterling Silver Tray
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Large and Modern sterling silver tray, ca 1960. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Round with curved sides and molded rim. Perfectly portable with nice heft and balance. Fully marked i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Cartier L'album Jewelry Coffee Table or Library Book, Paris, France, ca. 2000s
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
The very beautiful Cartier L'album coffee table or library book, circa 2000s, Paris, France. A beautiful and rare photographic book covering the work of the renowned house of Car...
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Early 2000s French Cartier

Materials

Paper

Set of Six Cartier Sterling Silver Nut Plates
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, NY
Set of Six Cartier sterling silver nut plates All six stamped "Cartier" Sterling. Some are stamped on the outside edge and some are stamped on the bottom.  
Category

20th Century French Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Cartier Box, Circa 1920's
By Cartier
Located in Braintree, GB
Vintage Cartier box, Circa 1920's Size: 18.8 x 12.2 x 2.3 cm Please note the clasp of the closing is partially broken, the box still closes properly. great condition for it's age.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Cartier

Materials

Leather

Cartier Brown Leather Gold Hardware Travel Watch Storage Case
By Cartier
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Cartier Paris brown leather gold hardware roll travel watch storage case roll bag. Velvet lining great to store your love bracelet or Cartier or Hermès watches. Cartier travel watc...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Cartier

Materials

Leather

1980 This Cartier Art Deco Blue Enamel Table Clock
By Cartier
Located in Weiningen, CH
1980 this Cartier blue enamel Art Deco table clock. In full working condition with batteries. Some damage on the back side.
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1980s French Art Deco Vintage Cartier

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Set of 4 Cartier Sterling Silver Mint Juleps in Leather-Bound Case
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 sterling silver mint julep cups. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Each: Traditional form with straight and tapering sides and reeded rim and base. In red leather-bound case ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Cartier London Silver Sauce Bowl Footed
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier London sterling silver sauce boat with footed base. Scalloped border with scalloped handle, engraved work at top. Hand crafted in the Cartier London workshop. Beautiful, func...
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1910s English Art Deco Vintage Cartier

Materials

Silver

Atlas by Cartier Sterling Silver Flatware Set 12 Service 190 Pieces Dinner
By Cartier
Located in Big Bend, WI
Monumental "Atlas" by Cartier 950 sterling silver flatware set, 190 pieces. This set includes: 11 dinner knives, 9 1/2" 12 dinner forks, 8" 12 luncheon knives, hollow handle all-ste...
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20th Century Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Cartier Travel Clock 'on Table'
By Cartier
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cartier travel clock (on table) this watch is with its original box golden metal - Cortland watch machine Swiss origin, circa 1930.
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1930s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Cartier

Materials

Metal

Desk Clock by Cartier
By Cartier
Located in New Orleans, LA
This elegant desk clock by Cartier features a soft blue guilloché enamel and gold frame. With Roman numerals marking the hours, the dial's radiant guilloché pattern is well-complem...
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20th Century French Cartier

Materials

Enamel, Gold

Cartier Paris Table, ca. 1970
By Cartier
Located in Berlin, DE
The table was manufactured by John Desmond LTD UK for the french luxury company Cartier Paris. It consists of two levels, the bottom one being covered in red leather and the top one ...
Category

1970s French Modern Vintage Cartier

Materials

Stainless Steel

Large Vintage Cartier Jewelry Blue Sapphire French Gold Silk Scarf Pillow
By Cartier
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Katie Larmour Studio is the original vintage scarf pillow maker. Gaining notability for her unique idea and creations back in 2013 - featured in the likes of the Financial Times, and...
Category

Late 20th Century French Art Deco Cartier

Materials

Linen, Silk, Textile

Cartier Crystal Ice Bucket
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and substantial French crystal ice bucket with an octagonal shape and chrome/steel handle from French luxury design house, Cartier, circa late-20th century, France. Carti...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Cartier

Materials

Crystal, Steel, Chrome

20th Century, Graduated Pair of Silver Mounted Glass Vases by Cartier, France
By Cartier
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
The prestige of Cartier has spanned through the decades, its timeless designs have always encapsulated the mood and set the trends of each era. The solid silver rims of these vases b...
Category

20th Century French Cartier

Materials

Silver

20th Century France Silver Mounted Glass Vase By Cartier
By Cartier
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
The prestige of Cartier has spanned through the decades, its timeless designs have always encapsulated the mood and set the trends of each era. The solid silver rim of this vase bear...
Category

20th Century French Cartier

Materials

Silver

Marie Louise by Cartier Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 175 Pcs Dn P Mono
By Cartier
Located in Big Bend, WI
Monumental Marie Louise by Cartier sterling silver flatware set, 175 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner size knives, 9 1/2" 12 dinner size forks, 7 3/4" 12 luncheon knives, 9" 12 ...
Category

20th Century Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Cartier Modern Sterling Silver Frame for Portrait or Landscape Picture
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern sterling silver picture frame. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Rectangular window in plain and flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and wood laminate back for ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Cartier Midcentury Georgian Sterling Silver Ice Bucket
By Redlich & Co., Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Georgian sterling silver ice bucket. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Urn with gadrooned and beaded borders. Capped and scrolled side handles and raised foot. Cover domed ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Carter Silver Placeholders Depicting a Dachshund, USA, 1930
By Cartier
Located in Milan, IT
Set of 6 sterling silver 925/1000 placeholders, depicting a dachshund’s head. Signed Cartier, America, 1930 ca.
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1930s American Vintage Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Marie Louise by Cartier Sterling Silver Flatware Set 12 Service 112 pcs
By Cartier
Located in Big Bend, WI
Monumental Marie Louise by Cartier sterling silver flatware set, 112 pieces. This set includes: 12 knives, 9" 12 forks, 7 1/4" 12 salad forks, 6 3/8" 24 teaspoons, 5 7/8" 12 cream s...
Category

20th Century Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of Georgian Style Sterling Silver Candlesticks by Cartier
By Cartier
Located in Toledo, OH
A beautiful pair of sterling silver candlesticks by Cartier. These gorgeous candlesticks feature a stepped base and tapered flat panel stems. Marked Cartier on the base. Very good co...
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20th Century American Georgian Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

20th Century Cartier 18K Gold, Enamel, Jade, Coral & Diamond Vanity Case, c.1920
By Cartier
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
20th Century French Cartier Art Deco gold vanity case, of rectangular form with rounded corners, the lid set with a flower shaped thumb-piece, with jade and corals, mounted on platin...
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20th Century French Cartier

Materials

Coral, Jade, Gold, Enamel

Large Vintage Cartier Jewelry French Gold Peach Pink Silk Scarf Pillow Linen
By Cartier
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Katie Larmour Studio is the original vintage scarf pillow maker. Gaining notability for her unique idea and creations back in 2013 - featured in the likes of the Financial Times, and...
Category

Late 20th Century French Art Deco Cartier

Materials

Textile, Linen, Silk

Cartier Sterling Silver Serving Georgian-Style Chippendale Tray
By Frank W. Smith, Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Chippendale sterling silver serving tray. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Oval well with curvilinear ogee sides and molded same rim. Traditional Georgian with good heft. Perfect for...
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Mid-20th Century American Georgian Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Cartier Mid-Century Modern Handmade Sterling Silver Picture Frame
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern sterling silver picture frame. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Rectangular window in plain, flat, and narrow surround. With glass, silk lining, and wood laminate ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Cartier, Vintage Sterling Silver Menu Holder & Ashtray, Made in USA, circa 1950
By Cartier
Located in Braintree, GB
Vintage sterling silver menu holder and ashtray Designer: Cartier Made in USA, circa 1950s Approx dimensions: Size: 8.3 x 5.6 x 6.7 cm Weight : 100 grams Condition: M...
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1950s American Vintage Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Cartier Gold Buckle Belt with 5 Small Golden Jaguar Buttons
By Cartier
Located in Brea, CA
A gold buckle black Cartier belt with 5 small golden jaguar buttons, every buttons with Cartier marker, the gold jaguar buckle with Cartier 1930 marker too, size small. The belt is m...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Cartier

Materials

Leather

Cartier Danse De Fue Crystal Stemware
By Cartier
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this wonderful crystal stemware and drinking glasses. Comprised of 17 champagne flutes 25 tall cordials 9 rocks/ juice glasses 8 tall rocks/ high ball /...
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1980s French Modern Vintage Cartier

Materials

Crystal

Cartier American Modern Frame for Portrait or Landscape Picture
By Cartier, Lebkuecher & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern sterling silver picture frame. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Rectangular window in plain and flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and wood laminate back for ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Cartier Prism Mystery Clock
By Cartier
Located in New Orleans, LA
A work of exceptional engineering and stylish artistry, this mystery clock by Cartier is known as a “prism” clock. Crafted in a sleek Art Deco style with simulated lapis lazuli accen...
Category

20th Century French Art Deco Cartier

Materials

Quartz, Silver Plate

Vintage Cartier Jewellery, or Case Box, Made in France, Paris, 1970's
By Cartier
Located in Braintree, GB
Vintage Cartier jewellery, or case box, Made in France, Paris, 1970's Size: 12.2 x 12.2 x 2.7 cm.
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1970s French Vintage Cartier

Materials

Leather

Large and Old-Fashioned Sterling Silver Tea Tray by Cartier
By Gorham Manufacturing Company, Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Large and old-fashioned American sterling silver tea tray, 1954. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Oval well and scrolled sides and rim; end bracket handles. Fully marked including re...
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1950s American Georgian Vintage Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Lapis Lazuli Cartier Travel Clock by Cartier
By Cartier
Located in Norwich, GB
C A R T I E R Lapis Lazuli Cartier travel clock Rectangular strut frame with turned and ribbed chrome supports, Lapis Lazuli surrounding the chrome bezel outlining a painted ...
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1970s French Vintage Cartier

Materials

Lapis Lazuli

Pair of Cartier American Modern Sterling Silver Pepper Mills
By Currier & Roby, Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Modern sterling silver pepper mills, ca 1930. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Waisted with rotating bun top and button finial. Fully marked including maker’s (Curri...
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Early 20th Century American Modern Cartier

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of Fabulous Signed Cartier French Silver Gilt and Jade Candelabra
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Pair of gilt 950 silver 2-light candelabra with carved jade shaft. Made by Cartier in France, circa 1930. Each: Carp shaft in carved jade mounted to stepped and beaded oval base. Set...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Cartier

Materials

Jade, Silver

Cartier furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Cartier furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Cartier collection of furniture, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 86 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Cartier was created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Deco style. Many customers also consider furniture by Max Le Verrier, Charles Schneider and Jean Puiforcat if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Cartier furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$120 and tops out at US$200,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$2,538 on average.

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