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  • Antique & Stylish Gothic Revival Thick Bronze Church Relic or Jewelry Box
    Located in Lisse, NL
    Wonderfully decorative, intricate and good condition, 19th century box. Over the years we have sold a number of rare and unique boxes, but never a Gothic Revival one with as many ...
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    Antique 19th Century European Gothic Revival Religious Items

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  • Antique Bronze Box with Gothic Church Window Panels by Adolph Frankau&Co, London
    Located in Lisse, NL
    Rare size, solid bronze, Victorian Gothic box with multiple church window-like panels. Over the years we have sold a number of rare and unique boxes, but never a Gothic Revival one of this length and looking like a medieval antiquity. Let us start of by saying that this antique box truly looks much better in real life than in our photos. There are as many as 28 Gothic church-like panels depicting biblical scenes all around. They are not the most detailed, but we feel this was done in an attempt to make this antique box look truly time-worn and medieval. Anyone who knows what it took (in terms of time and skills) to create this box will be just as enthousiastic as we were when we first saw it. It would have taken the artisan(s) working for Adolph Frankau of London quite a few hours (if not days) to first design this luxurious box piece on paper. The Gothic cathedral windows would then have to be hand carved out of wood or handmade using clay or another material. Then molds would have to be made from those sculptural plaques after which they would have been cast in bronze. The castings would have to be polished and the panels would have to somehow be welded together. Then any sharp edges would have to be grinded down and all the pieces of this box would also have been patinated and the lid hinged. When you look at this box with that in mind then you will see it in a whole new perspective. Have you also noticed the beautiful Gothic leaf pattern on the lock plate? This fully marked antique box comes with a working lock and key, but we will not try to close it, because one never knows if it will open again. If it won't then you have to damage this beautiful antique to be able to open it again. This rare and long antique box actually is a copy of what special Gothic boxes would look like in the 14th, 15th and 16th century. Back in those (Medieval) days these long Gothic boxes were made for safe-keeping and transporting parchment rolls and/or ordinances. In all our years we have never seen an antique copy...
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    Antique 19th Century English Gothic Revival Religious Items

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    Brass, Bronze

  • Finest Quality Handcrafted Antique Bronze and Brass Gothic Revival Inkstand
    Located in Lisse, NL
    Another rare antique for the collectors and enthusiasts of Gothic art. This sizeable and very stylish inkstand was all-handcrafted in the late 19th century and it could hardly be in...
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    Antique Late 19th Century European Gothic Revival Inkwells

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    Brass, Bronze

  • Rare & Handcrafted Gothic Revival Bronzed Metal Knight with Sword Chandelier
    Located in Lisse, NL
    Stylish and highly decorative six-light medieval style pendant light. With early 20th century lighting as one of our specialities, we have seen a lot of great and unique fixtures, but never did we come across a handcrafted, mediëval style pendant with a standing knight or guard in the middle of the trefoil symbol (for the trinity). With his hands on his sword and wearing a full body armour this knight looks very much alert and ready to protect you and your loved ones. Have you also noticed the larger sword designs that make the stylized torches on which the 'faux' candles are placed? Handcrafted with forged and cast iron elements, this partially bronzed light truly is a joy to own and look at. If you have a room or an entire house in the Gothic...
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    Mid-20th Century European Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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  • Antique and Handcrafted Gothic Revival Solid Tiger Oak Practical Hallway Bench
    Located in Lisse, NL
    Perfect size and shape church bench. This very well crafted, solid oak bench is a perfect example of quality made European furniture from the late 1900's. We felt very fortunate to ...
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    Antique Late 19th Century European Gothic Revival Benches

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    Oak

  • Stunning Handcrafted Late 1800s Gothic Casket with Peacock & Gargoyle Sculptures
    Located in Lisse, NL
    Beautiful and rare Gothic Revival treasure box with bronze handle. If you are a collector of antique boxes and/or if you are looking for an extraordinary jewelry box to grace your credenza or side table then this unique and top quality made specimen in the Gothic style could be perfect. Gothic Revival boxes are very hard to find and we have never seen one with such prodigious carvings on all sides. The unique and cat-like dragon gargoyles (with fangs) that look like they are carrying this casket, are just some of the stunningly carved and detailed sculptures that make this antique rarity even more artistic and impressive. Another great feature are the peacock sculptures. In Christianity the peacock is the symbol of purity. Christians believe that once someone has passed their soul rises and goes to heaven. This is why in earlier times Christians would spread the feathers of a peacock over the deceased since it symbolized a pure soul that was immune to corruption. The peacock also represents immortality, resurrection, and the spiritual teachings of Jesus Christ and the Christian church. Have you also noticed the top quality details on both ends of the bronze handle on top? The quality of that ornamental work is of the absolute highest standard also. There are many more incredibly beautiful, hand carved details and together they show that no expense was spared to create one of the most amazing Gothic caskets...
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    Antique Late 19th Century Italian Gothic Religious Items

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    Bronze, Iron

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  • Superb Antique Folk Art Parquetry Casket Styled Writing Box or Lap Desk
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  • French 19th Century Folk Art Leather Box
    Located in Buisson, FR
    Beautiful weathered Folk Art box made out of wood and covered with leather. Working lock and key. France, circa 1850 Weathered, small losses.
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