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Decorative Objects For Sale
Monumental Brutalist Owl, Mid-Century Modern, Italy
Located in Buffalo, NY
Wonderful Brutalist owl sculpture, handmade, copper and brass, modernist, signed Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Brass, Copper

Postmodern “LEGO” Telephone Phone by Tyco
By Lego, Memphis Group, Tycos
Located in Rome, IT
1990s telephone made of LEGO by Tyco.
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1990s Japanese Post-Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Plastic

Portrait Medallions David Garrick & Sarah Siddons, Wedgwood, 19th Century
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
A matched pair of portrait medallions showing the famous actors Mr Garrick (C1830) and Mrs Siddons, (circa 1880). Framed as a pair, they work well together. David Garrick and Sarah Siddons...
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Mid-19th Century English Neoclassical Antique Decorative Objects

Materials

Pottery

Antique Bigelow Chapel, Boston Gilt Bronze Two-Piece Girandole Set c1840
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Gothic Revival girandole set offers gilt bronze architectural casting of Bigelow Chapel in Boston, MA surmounted by tree form candelabra with scroll and foliate decorated ...
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Early 19th Century American Gothic Revival Antique Decorative Objects

Materials

Crystal, Marble, Bronze

Contemporary Ceramic Vulcano Corteccia Texture Lilac Low Vase
Located in Porcia, IT
Dynamic and chic, this versatile vase will diffuse a sophisticated aura into a modern living room or entryway decor. The elegant form of the conical Sil...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

French 19th Century Iron Wirework Basket
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful iron wirework basket with a great form. Very nicely made and a great statement on your countertop. France, circa 1850-1900. Weathered.
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19th Century French French Provincial Antique Decorative Objects

Materials

Wire

Handmade Big Bookend with Triangular Shape in Satin White Carrara Marble
Located in Carrara, IT
Big bookend or decorative object in satin white Carrara marble with triangular shape. Each piece is in a way unique (every marble block is different in veins and shades) and handmade...
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2010s Italian Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble

Set of 3 Outdoor Terracotta Vases from the series "Gardenias" by Jaime Hayon
Located in Barcelona, ES
Jaime Hayon designed the Gardenia Vases in terracotta as a complement to his outdoor furniture collection. The three vases are unique in form, illustrating Hyaon's unmistakable hal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

New Modern Cigarettes and Cigar Ashtray in Black Marble, creator Chiossi Stock
Located in Milan, IT
Tuscan sculptor Michele Chiossi, has found in marble a medium to describe modernity with its myths and symbols, creating the Contemporary collection. An emoji can be a tray; an emoji heart, not necessarily pierced by an arrow, can be a place of creativity in the kitchen, a chopping board or a working surface; a dash; a zigzag; granting the marble a moment of levity, becoming vertical in a vase; reflecting an ideal image of ourselves. Unique objects to be experienced as a couple, to gift to friends, jewels of our daily lives. Time and smoke pass, ashtrays remain. As everlasting as marble, as elegant as a concentric circle of smoke spreading through the air. Chiossi revisits the most Classic of living room...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

French Louis XVI Tall Case Clock, C1800, Also Called “St Nicolas-Clock”
Located in valatie, NY
French Louis XVI tall case clock, c1800. They also are referred to as “St Nicolas-Clock” because they were made around the village Saint Nicolas d'Aliermont in Normandy. The oak case...
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Early 19th Century Antique Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Gufram Another White Cactus Designed by Drocco / Mello in Stock
Located in New York, NY
Coat stand of soft polyurethane finished by hand with Guflac The subject of several, free and often ambiguous interpretations, Cactus is the icon of Italian design that has revoluti...
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2010s Italian Decorative Objects

Materials

Plastic

Handmade Small Pink Portugal Marble Cats or Dogs Bowl
Located in Carrara, IT
Pink Portugal marble bowl for cats and dogs, made in Italy, Carrara. Size small. Internal diameter 14 cm, external diameter 16 cm, height 7.5 cm. ...
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2010s Italian Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble

1980s Imagination Moon and Stars Clock by Ko Mizuyama for Yachiyo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A great wall clock designed by Ko Mizuyama, a prolific Japanese designer of clocks in the 1980s. It has a black plastic case, black face with white numbers, and white, yellow and re...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass, Plastic

A Classic Elegant "Aro" Ceramic Bowl by Gunnar Nylund, Rörstrand, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A Classic "Aro" Ceramic bowl by Gunnar Nylund, Rörstrand, Sweden, 1960s. A timeless and sophisticated "Aro" bowl crafted by Gunnar Nylund showcases exquisite shades in blue and brow...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Majolica Swan Jardinière Stamped Imperiale Nimy, Belgium, circa 1900
Located in Verviers, BE
Majolica white swan jardinière Nimy, circa 1900. Stamped: Nimy Faiences imperiale 1789-1951 Belgium. A real treasure for the ceramics' collector. ...
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Early 1900s Belgian Art Nouveau Antique Decorative Objects

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Majolica

Seguso Murano 1950s Gold Flecks Opalescent White Italian Art Glass Vanity Jar
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown opal white and gold flecks Italian art glass vanity powder box / jewelry box. Attributed to designer Archimede Seguso, circa 1950s, with an origin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Decorative Objects

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Gold Leaf

Tulip Vase, by Marcel Wanders, Delft Blue Hand-Painted, 2006, Unlimited Unique
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Tulip vase Big is available as an exclusive Personal Edition, Marcel's label carrying works of a more personal and experimental nature. The pieces of the Delft Blue series are unlimited unique by Marcel's one minute delft blue hand-painting. With his timeless Delft Blue ceramic pieces, Marcel Wanders re-introduces and revitalizes the ancient Chinese Ming porcelain...
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Early 2000s Dutch Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Large Pink Cast Iron Pig Money Bank or Doorstop with Wings, Denmark
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Danish piggy pink cast iron money bank or doorstopper with wings. This smiling and charming Lady Pig is newly powder-coated in "pretty pink". She...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Folk Art Decorative Objects

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Iron

"Boy Balancing on Water Jug, " Whimsical Art Deco Bronze Nude
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A charming and delightful example of the "playful child" genre of bronzes that proliferated in the early decades of the 20th century -- some of the best examples by important sculptors such as Brenda Putnam and Harriet Frishmuth...
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Early 20th Century British Art Deco Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Contemporary Ceramic Cartocci Liscia Texture Yellow Decorative Bottle
Located in Porcia, IT
Italian ceramist Paola Paronetto's distinctive style is epitomized in transforming objects of daily use into exclusive decorative yet functional artwork. This remarkable yellow bottl...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Leopard Black and White Right Sculpture
Located in Paris, FR
Sculpture leopard black and white right. All in hand-crafted ceramic made in Italy.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Art Nouveau House Numbers Bronze Made after Hector Guimard Designs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Art Nouveau bronze numbers cast in bronze from the design of Hector Guimard from France. They are priced ( Each ) We have many of them . Let us know w...
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Early 2000s North American Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

XL Murano Glass Vase, Memphis Design in Style of Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1980s
Located in Zagreb, HR
Stunning large Memphis Design Murano glass vase attributed to Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1980s. Striking, bold design. A beautiful large size postmodern sculptural statement piece. T...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Antique Victorian mahogany storage box
Located in Ipswich, GB
Antique Victorian mahogany storage box having a quality antique mahogany storage box with red interior. D. 1860
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Early 19th Century Victorian Antique Decorative Objects

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Mahogany

Genuine Stegosaurus Dinosaur Tail Spike // 145+ Million Years Old
Located in New York, NY
This rare fossil is the well-defined, well-preserved tail spike of a Stegosaurus from the Jurassic period approximately 145-196 million years ago. Seldom will you come across such a ...
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15th Century and Earlier American Antique Decorative Objects

Materials

Organic Material

Handmade Cylindrical White Carrara Marble Vase with Black Marquina Marble Stripe
Located in Carrara, IT
Cylindrical white Carrara marble vase with bottom black Marquina marble stripe, made in Italy, Carrara. Each piece is in a way unique (since ...
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2010s Italian Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble

Contemporary Ceramic Cactus Vase #1 Colored
Located in Porcia, IT
Italian ceramist Paola Paronetto's Cactus series of decorative objects draws inspiration from the beauty and harmony in nature. Handcrafted of paper c...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Concrete Cement Tray Centrepiece Handmade Pink Flamingo Color
Located in Rome, Lazio
Renzo in a family of multipurpose trays with a very smooth surface and soft curved edges, now available in a different color composition. Each piece is a unique, no two are the same....
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Concrete

Contemporary Rabbit Sculpture in Brass by Robert Kuo, Hand Repoussé, Limited
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rabbit Sculpture Brass Hand Repoussé Contemporary Limited Edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative rel...
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2010s Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

20th Cebtury Italian Big Sterling Silver Letter Opener
Located in VALENZA, IT
Large, completely handmade, sterling silver letter opener. Perfect for a prestigious desk. The blade is smooth while the hand is embossed by hand on both sides with scrolls and fl...
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1990s Italian Other Decorative Objects

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Eli Griffiths & Sons Birmingham Victorian Railway Ships Candle Lantern
Located in Dayton, OH
Circa 1880 - 1910 - this is a late Victorian candle lit lamp, most likely for Railway use, and was made by the firm Eli Griffiths and Son who were well known for manufacturing items ...
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Late 19th Century Late Victorian Antique Decorative Objects

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Metal

Collection of Swedish’s organic wooden bowl, 1940’s
Located in Valby, 84
Rare Collection of Swedish’s organic wooden bowl from the 1940s. Beautiful collection of Swedish’s wooden bowls from the 1940s, the bowls are made i...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood

An Old Cranberry Cut To Clear Fluid Lamp
Located in Norton, MA
An Old Cranberry Cut To Clear Fluid Lamp with a classical form of a column on a marble base. 22 1/2" high (excluding font approximately 14 inche...
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20th Century American Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Scottish Grandfather Clock
Located in New York, NY
Scottish Grandfather clock: Clock face painted with settings of the Fair Maid of Perth during the four seasons. Measures: 21" x 9" x 76" Weighs: 50 Lbs.
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19th Century Antique Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood

Lalique, Polished and Frosted Crystal Glass Model Ingrid from 60s
Located in Catania, CT
Excellent vintage condition for this crystal vase produced by Lalique. First edition from 60s. Signed on the base and with the original sticker.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Crystal

Vintage Khmer Cast Bronze Head of Shiva, Angkor Wat Style, 1970's, Thailand
Located in Austin, TX
A well cast vintage Khmer, Angkor Wat style, bronze head of Shiva, circa 1970's, Thailand. Shiva, the Hindu god of creation, change and destruction, is identified by the third eye in the center of his forehead. His highly stylized face features alluring almond shaped eyes, a flattened nose, and broad mouth. Shiva is adorned with ornate earrings and an elaborate crown. The heavy earrings...
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1970s Thai Vintage Decorative Objects

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Bronze

English Wedgwood Jasperware Bowl or Planter Cachepot Jardinière Neoclassical
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful English Wedgwood Jasperware sage green and white matte stoneware bowl or planter cachepot jardinière (plant pot holder) in the Neoclassical...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Murano Glass Rostri with Gold Leaf 24-Karat
Located in Murano, VE
Introducing a stunning vase that boasts a golden soul, meticulously handcrafted by Roberto Beltrami and his skilled team in Murano. These majestic vases are shaped before being ador...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Murano Glass

Mid 20th Century Brass Wall Hanging Crawfish Crayfish Prawn Lobster 12"
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage mid 20th century brass wall hanging sculpture / figurine in the shape of a crawfish / crayfish/ prawn. Made in Taiwan - Republic of China. Dimensions: 11.75" x 6.5" x 4" (Wi...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Enigme Art Deco Style Woman Sculpture on top of an Obelisk Lamp Max Le Verrier
Located in Ulm, DE
“Enigme” Original “Max Le Verrier” Sculpture in Art Deco style, France Beautiful lady sitting on an Obelisk. She seems to be hypnotized and fascinated by the lighted Glass Ball. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Decorative Objects

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Marble, Spelter

Jaeger LeCoultre, Atmos Clock, Nickel Plated, Manufactured 1950
Located in Greven, DE
Atmos II from Jaeger LeCoultre Switzerland Nickel-plated brass Year of manufacture 1950 Dimensions: H x W x D: 23.5 x 21 x 16.5 cm Description: Atmos II in a new nickel-plated cas...
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1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Jeager Lecoultre Rare Skeleton Clock Plexiglas and Brass. 8-Day Movement. Marked
Located in Paris, FR
Very rare lucite and brass round skeleton clock from Jaeger-LeCoultre, with a clean, minimalist design that fits any environment. The beauty of these skeleton clocks is its transpare...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Giant Crocodile Fossil Wall Plate, Germany. 180 Million Years Old.
Located in London, GB
This outstanding fossilised skeleton is that of the ancestral crocodile species Steneosaurus bollensis that lived during the early Jurassic period. The skeleton, complete with armoured plates, has been exquisitely preserved and recovered from the Holzmaden Oil Shale of south Germany. The crocodile was once buried in fine, muddy sediment 195 million years ago at the bottom of the Tethys Ocean, which once existed between Europe and Africa. The calm, deep water provided a rare anoxic (without oxygen) environment, which prevented the skeleton from any significant decomposition before burial. The mud has since been compressed into oil shale, leaving the immense skeleton completely in-tact. This specimen is one of the few skeletons of Steneosaurus bollensis ever to be discovered. We can deduce much about the life of this reptile from the size and perfect preservation of the piece. Similar to present-day crocodiles, we can see that the two front limbs of the Steneosaurus are much shorter than the back two. This indicates that crocodile ancestors were bipedal; indeed, we believe that crocodiles evolved from the same reptile species as the dinosaurs and airborne pterosaurs. Dinosaurs ruled the lands during the late Triassic and early Jurassic. This made terrestrial life increasingly difficult for ancestral crocodiles, as there were many predators and prey was scarce. However, the seas were rich in fish, shellfish, starfish, crabs, squid… You can even see fossil belemnite guards (bullet shells of squid-like organisms) and the beautiful spiral shells of ammonites preserved around the crocodile skeleton...
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15th Century and Earlier German Antique Decorative Objects

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Other

Bust of a Woman in the Style of Brancusi by Austin Productions, 1981
Located in Miami, FL
Bust of woman with open hands lifted rendered in lavender and violet painted plaster composite with a silver sparkle glaze on a black mica base, signed Austin Prod, 1981.
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Composition

Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture of "Heroine" by théophile François Somme
Located in Oakland, CA
“Heroine” by Theophile Francois Somme is a dramatic and richly detailed Art Nouveau sculpture in bronze and chryselephantine created, circa 1920. This exceptional piece has finely carved facial features and wonderful use of patinated bronze to create the sweep of fabric. The statue sits on a carved marble base. Somme was born in Nancy in 1871, lived until 1952 and was a frequent participant in the Parisian Salon des Artistes. He won the Gold Medal at the salon in 1924, a silver medal in 1925 and in 1937 he was awarded the Gold Medal at the Paris Exposition Internationale. Today his work can be viewed at the Toulon...
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1920s French Art Nouveau Vintage Decorative Objects

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Bronze

French Art Deco Panther Leopard Panther Bookends by Maurice Frecourt, Statue
Located in Oakland, CA
Art Deco leopard panther bookends by the French artist Frecourt on a marble base. Fine animal detailing work and signed on the metal with artist name, France and initial C.R. Unusual...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Hand-embossed 800 silver fruit, almost real size, Buccellati style
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Hand-embossed 800 silver fruit, almost real size, Buccellati style
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver

Roman travertine cup classic style -made in Italy
Located in Tarquinia, IT
Travertine cup, antique classical cup, sculpture, marble, marble furniture, marble fruit holder, white marble cup, marble cup , Roman travertine cup ,Carrara, classical cup. Classica...
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Early 2000s Italian Classical Roman Decorative Objects

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Travertine

Pair 19th-20th Century Majolica Busts of "the Banjo Player and the Flower Lady"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and rare pair of 19th-20th century Majolica busts of "The Banjo Player and The Flower Lady," probably Austrian Goldscheider, each depicting an ...
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Early 1900s Austrian Other Antique Decorative Objects

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Terracotta

Pair of French Sconces by Arlus
Located in Miami, FL
Very elegant pair of gold color hand sconces by Arlus with white glass shades coming from an apartment in Paris fully furnished with furniture and items designed by the most known ...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass, Bronze

Barbini Style White Blown Glass Vase with Footed Base
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vintage handblown glass vase with footed base in white opaque glass. The vase has a rounded urn form with Neoclassical / Mid-Century Modern inspired design and features tripod legs i...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Blown Glass

Set of large Iridescent Jugendstil Wilhelm Kralik Sohn Vases
Located in Hellouw, NL
An impressive set of Kralik vases with a bottle shape and marbled designs with an opalescent colors, rounded base, tall slender neck with acup shaped top. The iridescent glass vases are decorated with brown/red and white swirled designs originating from the bottom of the vase. The vases belong to the same series by Wilhelm Kralik...
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Early 1900s Czech Art Nouveau Antique Decorative Objects

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Glass

Large Statue of Saint Hand Carved in Wood
Located in Houston, TX
Large statue of saint hand carved in wood during the late 17th century, or early 18th century. Some restoration. Sculpture portrays a saint and originall...
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Late 17th Century Italian Baroque Antique Decorative Objects

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Wood

Vintage Bronze Mythical Griffin Style Animal Sculpture with Verde Patina
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage bronze mythical animal sculpture from the mid-20th century with verde patina. Created with the traditional technique of the lost-wax (à la cire ...
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Mid-20th Century Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Kodak No 2 Folding Pocket Brownie Model B 120 Roll Film Camera USA 1909
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Kodak No 2 Folding Pocket Brownie Model B 120 Roll Film Camera USA 1909 The No 2 Folding Pocket Brownie is a folding camera made by Kodak in Rochester, NY, USA, from c. 1909. It has...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Decorative Objects

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Leather, Glass

Tall Antique Armenian Pottery Vase circa 1920s, Jerusalem
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rare tall and slender early 20th century cylinder shaped Armenian ceramic vase with floral, organic and graphic decorations handpainted in green, blue, red, gray colors on sand colored pottery base under clear glaze. Manufactured by Armenian pottery...
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Early 20th Century Israeli Folk Art Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Charming Pair of Austrian 19th Century Polychromed Majolica Wall Sculptures
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine and charming pair of Austrian 19th century polychromed majolica hanging wall sculptures of an elderly couple peeking through a window, probably by Friedrich Goldscheider (Goldscheider'sche Porzellan-Manufactur und Majolica-Fabrik.) Each wall sculpture depicting an elderly man wearing glasses and a traditional cap with his arms extended forward as if it was reading a book or a newspaper. The other depicting an elderly lady, also peeking through a window, wearing a laced cap with a bow tie and shawl over her shoulders, her arms are also extended forward as if it was reading a book or a newspaper. The male figure stamped on the back "78 - II ." The lady figure stamped on the back "37 - 79." Vienna, circa 1890-1900. Man's height: 16 1/2 inches (41.9 cm.) Man's width: 13 3/4 inches (34.9 cm.) Depth: 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm.) Lady's height: 15 1/2 inches (39.4 cm.) Lady's width: 13 3/4 inches (34.9 cm.) Lady's depth: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm.) Goldscheider Manufactory and Majolica Factory (German: Goldscheider'sche Porzellan-Manufactur und Majolica-Fabrik, (now) Goldscheider Keramik) is an Austrian ceramic manufactory. In 1885, Friedrich Goldscheider came from the small Bohemian city of Pilsen to Vienna and founded the Goldscheider Manufactory and Majolica Factory. It became one of the most influential ceramic manufactories of terracotta, faience and bronze objects in Austria with subsidiaries in Paris, Leipzig and Florence. For over half a century Goldscheider created masterpieces of historical revivalism, Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) and Art Deco. Famous artists such as Josef Lorenzl, Stefan Dakon, Ida Meisinger and the two perhaps best known Austrian ceramic artists Michael Powolny and Vally Wieselthier worked for Goldscheider. Several of the artists who worked for Goldscheider also worked for other Viennese studios, such as Augarten, Keramos or for the German brands Rosenthal and Meissen. The Goldscheider family emigrated in 1938 to United Kingdom and USA. Walter Goldscheider startet a new factory in Trenton, New Jersey and returned to Vienna in 1950. Marcel Goldscheider went to Stoke-on-Trent and produced figurative ceramics for Myott and opened his own studio in the 1950s in Hanley. Both brothers died in the early 1960s. More than 10,000 different models were created over a period of three generations. Since the very beginning many of these won first prizes and gold medals at innumerable world fairs, exhibitions and trade fairs. Goldscheider figures...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Baroque Antique Decorative Objects

Materials

Majolica

20th Century Italian Sterling Silver Caldlesticks
Located in VALENZA, IT
Pair of sterling silver candlesticks, depicting Hercules holding the world. The figure of Hercules and the candle holder are in 925 silver while the world and the base are in rutinia...
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1980s Italian Greek Revival Vintage Decorative Objects

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique, New and Vintage Decorative Objects

Every time you move into a house or an apartment — or endeavor to refresh the home you’ve lived in for years — life for that space begins anew. The right home accent, be it the simple placement of a decorative bowl on a shelf or a ceramic vase for fresh flowers, can transform an area from drab to spectacular. But with so many materials and items to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the process. The key to styling with decorative objects is to work toward making a happy home that best reflects your personal style. 

Ceramics are a versatile addition to any home. If you’ve amassed an assortment of functional pottery over the years, think of your mugs and salad bowls as decorative objects, ideal for displaying in a glass cabinet. Vintage ceramic serveware can pop along white open shelving in your dining area, while large stoneware pitchers paired with woven baskets or quilts in an open cupboard can introduce a rustic farmhouse-style element to your den.

Translucent decorative boxes or bowls made of an acrylic plastic called Lucite — a game changer in furniture that’s easy to clean and lasts long — are modern accents that are neutral enough to dress up a coffee table or desktop without cluttering it. If you’re showcasing pieces from the past, a vintage jewelry box for displaying your treasures can spark conversation. Where is the jewelry box from? Is there a story behind it?

Abstract sculptures or an antique vessel for your home library can draw attention to your book collection and add narrative charm to the most appropriate of corners. There’s more than one way to style your bookcases, and decorative objects add a provocative dynamic. “I love magnifying glasses,” says Alex Assouline, global vice president of luxury publisher Assouline, of adding one’s cherished objects to a home library. “They are both useful and decorative. Objects really elevate libraries and can also make them more personal.”

To help with personalizing your space and truly making it your own, find an extraordinary collection of decorative objects on 1stDibs.

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