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About Modern Antiquarian

Modern Antiquarian® was born out of a love for antique furniture and objects and a passion that grew into a career. Margaret Schwartz developed her love of antiques over time and as that passion grew she felt a need to share it. It started when Margaret read about antiques tours on The English Room blog and it piqued her interest. She booked a one day tour not knowing what to expect. By the end of the day she had filled a 20’ container and was hooked on antiques. We understand that antiques are intimidating and can be expensive, so anyone who is diving into the antiques ...Read More

Modern Antiquarian

Established in 20141stDibs seller since 2019

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Featured Pieces

Brass Bubble Lamp
Located in South Salem, NY
Mid Century Modern brass bubble lamp. A whimsical shape in a chic finish makes this lamp a show stopper for any vignette.This lamp has been rewired and is in great shape.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Brass Heart Paperweight
Located in South Salem, NY
A set of three brass paperweights. On the back of each heart, a small piece slides out to reveal a hidden area meant for a keepsake. Makers mark is ASBRO, NY which stands for A. Stei...
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Antique 1890s British Paperweights

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Brass

Carpet Balls
Located in South Salem, NY
A set of 6 Scottish carpet balls in green, red, blue, and solid white. The white one is x 3" in diameter, and the remaining five are 4"in diameter. Wear consistent with age and use. ...
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Antique 1890s British Country Games

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Clay

Carpet Pins
Located in South Salem, NY
A set of nine vintage Scottish carpet ball pins. This set is turned hardwood and individually painted, featuring carved vine designs. Wear consistent with age and use. A storied game...
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Mid-20th Century British Toys and Dolls

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Wood

Large Alabaster Lamp
Located in South Salem, NY
Large alabaster neoclassical style urn lamp. Some gray coloring. Losses to the back, please see photos, early 20th century. Rewired. Harp and shade not included.
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Early 20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Alabaster

Large Neoclassical Urn Alabaster Lamp
Located in South Salem, NY
Large alabaster neoclassical style urn lamp. Some gray coloring throughout the alabaster. Brown discoloration on the base. Please see the photos, early 20th century. Rewired. Harp an...
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Early 20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Alabaster

Pair of Brass Door Knockers
Located in South Salem, NY
A pair of brass decorative objects, possibly door knockers, on a hinge or stand. Design of palm trees and birds.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Architectural Elements

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Brass

Marble Ink Well
Located in South Salem, NY
A pair of Italian marble ink wells with covered well and brass handle. Beautiful contrasting black, white, and red marbles make up the body and lid of this pair. White late 19th cent...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Inkwells

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Marble

Set of Colorful Stone Fruit
Located in South Salem, NY
Stone fruit has long been a decorative object across many different artistic periods. This polished set is from the 1970s and includes a highly desirable banana and watermelon as wel...
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

19th Century French Mirror
Located in South Salem, NY
An antique French provincial wall mirror with a gilt frame. The frame has reeded details with mitered corners and the timeworn gilt allows the original red that held the gilt to peak...
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Antique 19th Century French Wall Mirrors

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Glass

Witches Gilded Blown Glass Balls
Located in South Salem, NY
Italian blown glass witches balls slight golding, circa 1920s. Three available. Sold separately.
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Antique 19th Century Italian More Desk Accessories

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Glass

Pair of Stone Lion Garden Ornaments
Located in South Salem, NY
Cast stone lion garden ornaments, circa early 20th century. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor finish loss.
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Vintage 1910s French Garden Ornaments

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Concrete