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Desk Accessories For Sale
Italian Modern Gilt Silver Double Picture Frame, Equilibrium Gold
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Equilibrium gold is a picture frame in silver 925 gold-plated by Laura G Art with Heart and It is a very simple and modern piece and can be suitable to hold one or two photos, front ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

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Gold Plate

Art Nouveau Italian Silver Bronze Picture Frame Venetian Glass
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Illumination red is an Art Nouveau Italian metal picture frame with Murano glass. Illumination red is an art-design picture frame, proudly handmade in Italy by master of crafts. silv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Nouveau Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Antique Venetian Murano Pink Green Ribbons Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Jar
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful, antique, early Venetian / Murano hand blown pink, green and gold flecks Italian art glass covered jar, jewelry box. Created in the manner of the Salviati and Fratelli Toso...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Desk Accessories

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Gold Leaf

21st Century Gilt Bronze Picture Frame with Onyx Black Flowers, Gratitude Noir
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Gratitude noir is a unique Italian picture frame with a delicate boho chic design created by Laura G, a masterpiece among the collectible picture frames Art with Heart. A 18th centu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Romantic Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Barovier Toso Murano Blue Yellow Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Bird Figurine
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown cobalt blue, yellow, gold flecks and bubbles Italian art glass baby bird figurine. Documented to the Barovier e Toso Company. The bird is made wit...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

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Gold Leaf

Large Art Deco Onyx & Bronze Elephant Desk Inkstand Set w. Letter Opener & Stamp
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful, large and remarkably complete antique Art Deco desk set, circa 1920. If you are a collector of decorative antiques in general and Art Deco ones in particular then this ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Desk Accessories

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Onyx, Bronze

Tiffany Glass Favrile Agate Paperweight Vase
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A rare signed Louis Comfort Tiffany favrille agate vase #5425n. Gourd shape in shades of soft green, Provenance Mr. and Mrs. George Schrim.
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1910s American Vintage Desk Accessories

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Art Glass

Italian Arts and Crafts Gilt Bronze Picture Frame Laura G Heart Gold
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Laura G Heart Gold is a small Art and Crafts picture frame and it is a perfect giftfor every occasion. It is part of picture frames' collection Art with Heart which I designed to s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Arts and Crafts Desk Accessories

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Gold Plate, Bronze

Tusk Candle, Small, Natural Beeswax
Located in Oakland, CA
100% Beeswax, Organic Hemp wick and coloring, unscented. The Tusk candle takes its inspiration from natural motifs : Ivory, tusks, canines, teeth and other fangs. Ridges play wit...
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2010s American Minimalist Desk Accessories

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Hemp

Tusk Candle, Medium, Black Beeswax
Located in Oakland, CA
100% beeswax, organic hemp wick and coloring, unscented. The tusk candle takes its inspiration from natural motifs: Ivory, tusks, canines, teeth and other fangs. Ridges play with ...
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2010s American Minimalist Desk Accessories

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Hemp

19th Century Art Nouveau Copper with Oak Desktop Stationery Box
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful antique letter box. The box comes from England and dates from about 1900. The box has an oak interior with compartments. The outside tank is lined with embossed copper. The...
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1890s British Art Nouveau Antique Desk Accessories

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Copper

Grand Tour Neoclassical Column Architecture Bookend
Located in New York, NY
A substantial grand tour neoclassical Pantheon building facade style with column architecture bookend, circa early 20th century. Dimensions: 1.63" Diameter x 7" Width x 4.75" Height ...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Desk Accessories

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Iron

1970s Rare Elephant Dansk Animal Paperweight Silver Plated by Gunnar Cyren
Located in San Diego, CA
A rare set elephant silver plated Dansk paperweight, designed by Gunnar Cyren, circa 1970s nice condition a beautiful set, electroplated zinc.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Scandinavian Modern Desk Accessories

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Zinc

Victorian Japanned Copper Factory Office Trash Can Wastebasket Industrial Loft
By Thomas Edison
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Quite extraordinary condition considering design use and age. Base metal is tin or thin steel with a still very bright flashed copper surface, with copper vertical stripes, and coppe...
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Early 1900s American Late Victorian Antique Desk Accessories

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Copper

Relic Octahedron, Geometric White Porcelain Ceramic Small Sculptural Object
Located in Bronx, NY
This sculptural geometric octahedron is handcrafted from slabs of unglazed white porcelain with highly individual black oxide burnout detailing, giving each of its eight sides a uniq...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desk Accessories

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Porcelain

Italian Modern Acrylic Lucite Desk or Letter Organizer, by Guzzini, Italy, 1970s
Located in Miami, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern desk, card, or letter organizer, rendered in polished acrylic lucite, by Guzzini, Mid in Italy, Circa 1970s, with markers mark on underside.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

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Acrylic, Lucite

Natural Malachite Box Large 3 Lb Jewelry Box
Located in Somis, CA
Absolutely beautiful 3 lb full-slab all natural malachite box. No liners, no veneer, just gemstone malachite. A remarkable objet d'art of quality, luxury and sophistication. Meticulo...
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2010s Congolese Desk Accessories

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Malachite

Medea Picture Frame in Ivory Lacquered Wood and Corno Italiano, Mod. 5314c
Located in Recanati, Macerata
Blending mindful design with divine texture, the Medea picture frame is crafted from wood with ivory gloss finish. Natural tiles in Corno Italiano with gentle white and cream nuances...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Desk Accessories

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Wood, Lacquer

M33C Candle Holder by Aysun Ay
Located in Geneve, CH
M33C candle holder by Aysun Ay Dimensions: D5 X H19 Materials:Stoneware Ceramic, white glaze This vase is made with stoneware clay using hand building techniques. Natural textur...
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2010s Turkish Modern Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Giant Excedrin Pill Pop Art
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Monumental vintage Excedrin pill in cream plaster/ceramic. 3.75" diameter. Likely used as a store display. Whimsical desktop object or paperweight. Green felted bottom. Great piece o...
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1970s American Vintage Desk Accessories

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Plaster, Paint

Tango Tray in Arabescato Marble
Located in Carrara, IT
Tango tray in Arabescato marble. -Jacopo Simonetti Design for FiammettaV- Each piece is in a way unique (every marble block is different in veins and shades) and handmade by Itali...
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2010s Italian Desk Accessories

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Marble

Beautiful Flower Bunch Murano Glass Paperweight, Italy
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown Italian art glass paper weight. A beautiful nice addition to your desktop.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desk Accessories

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Murano Glass

Italian Craftsmanship Decorated Porcelain Tray
Located in Scandicci, Florence
Italian craftsmanship pocket tray decorated with 4 different horses gold and blue border. Entirely made in Florence by our master craftsmen. Artecornici design produces hand colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Desk Accessories

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Porcelain

Antique Mid 19th Century R. Heinisch Furrier Shears, Scissors 1859
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique R. Heinisch Large 15" Furrier Shears, Scissors which also would be excellent for fabric or leather or just a cool piece of American history to have on display.  
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1850s American Antique Desk Accessories

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Metal, Brass

Collection of 100 Swedish Antique Leather-Bound Books, Run for Bookshelves
Located in Atlanta, GA
An attractive collection of 100 Swedish antique leather-bound books. This set of 1920's literature books from Sweden are wrapped in leather-bound covers, comprised of of varying rich...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Desk Accessories

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Leather, Paper

Shroomz Blown Glass Sculpture Purple and White
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
Glass sculpture designed and developed by Orfeo Quagliata. This piece belongs to the SHROOMZ collection An object that involves four exclusive techniques from the artist.   
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2010s Mexican Desk Accessories

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Picture Frame in Corno Italiano and Glossy Ivory Lacquered Wood, Mod. 4012
Located in Recanati, Macerata
Sporting desirable creamy nuances, this elegant picture frame is crafted from natural Corno Italiano and wood with lacquered ivory glossy finish. A unique way to display your cherish...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Desk Accessories

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Wood, Lacquer

Mid-Century Industrial Aluminum Umbrella Stand Holder
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant Mid-Century modernist aluminum umbrella stand, holder. Industrial Machine Age design with large double round shape and removable inserts. No visible maker's mark. Measuremen...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desk Accessories

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Metal, Aluminum

Office Set in Glossy Ivory Lacquered Wood, Leather and Corno Italiano
Located in Recanati, Macerata
Create a stylish working spot with our office set, exuding a sense of minimalism and sophistication. Comprised of two boxes, a catch-all tray and an A4 letter tray, this set is fashi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Desk Accessories

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Leather, Wood

Small Decorative Paperweight Cube in Black Marquina Marble
Located in Carrara, IT
Small decorative paperweight cube full in black Marquina marble. Each piece is in a way unique (every marble block is different in veins and shades) and handmade by Italian artisans ...
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2010s Italian Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

Early Villeroy & Boch Stoneware Inkstand
Located in Forney, TX
An extremely scarce early Villeroy & Boch pottery deskset stand. The pristine German antique, circa 1860, was masterfully handcrafted in Mettlach during the third quarter of the 19th...
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19th Century German Antique Desk Accessories

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Pottery

French Blue Cut Glass Newel Post Finial Early 20th Century
Located in Rochester, NY
Blue cut glass newel post finial. French. Early 20th century. From an estate collection.
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Early 20th Century European Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Desk Set Italian Scissors with Letter Opener and Holder
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous set of a scissors and a letter opener in a leather bound case. Made in Italy from the sixties. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desk Accessories

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Short Round Unicolor Candleholder in White Carrara Marble
Located in Carrara, IT
Short unicolor candleholder in white Carrara marble and brass. -Jacopo Simonetti design for FiammettaV- Each piece is in a way unique (every marble block is different in veins and ...
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2010s Italian Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

Vintage Brass Football Paperweight
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage brass American football paperweight or decorative sport memorabilia. Large and heavy. Great football sculpture in cast brass, football trophy gift for American football fan...
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Mid-20th Century American American Classical Desk Accessories

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 Desk Accessories

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tusk Candle, Small, Black Beeswax
Located in Oakland, CA
100% beeswax, organic hemp wick and coloring, unscented. The tusk candle takes its inspiration from natural motifs: Ivory, tusks, canines, teeth and other fangs. Ridges play with ...
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2010s American Minimalist Desk Accessories

Materials

Hemp

Vintage Two Pan Scale and Weights
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa early 20th century vintage scale which comes with some weights. The scale is in functional condition and is portable. Please note of wear consistent with age.
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Early 20th Century Industrial Desk Accessories

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Metal

Chinese Calligraphy Brush Large Jade Green with Silver and Stones Decor
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful hand made large Asian calligraphy art brush with natural hair bristles. The handle is quite extraordinary; made of jade green soapstone, the metal knob very beautiful detai...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Desk Accessories

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Soapstone, Metal

Middle of Century Murano Glass sommerso caviar geode
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful middle of century Murano glass sommerso caviar geode by Flavio Poli brilliant condition.
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1950s Italian Art Deco Vintage Desk Accessories

Materials

Murano Glass

Lladró Hercules Beetle Figurine, Matte White
Located in Cranbury, NJ
Hercules beetle in white porcelain, from the awesome insect collection. The insects that made a successful debut decorated in intense colors are now available in pure white, combined...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Desk Accessories

Materials

Porcelain

Asparagus Etui Holder
Located in Stamford, CT
Meissen style Etui holder in the shape of an asparagus meant to hold small cosmetics, needles, or other small objects. It is hand painted, detailed with a bug design and sterling top...
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20th Century Desk Accessories

Materials

Porcelain

Fine Quality Retired Swarovski Crystal Faceted Jet Hematite Skull Figurine
Located in Tustin, CA
Beautifully and expertly hand made in Austria, finest quality Swarovski Crystal Jet Hematite faceted crystal skull with ruthenium finish metal accents on the face and base. Skull fea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Gothic Desk Accessories

Materials

Crystal

Set of 3 Vintage Danish Design Wooden Bookends, 1960s
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Set of 3 vintage Danish design wooden bookends 1960s A pair of beautiful mid-century bookends, made of rosewood and teak wood with metal bases in very good condition. Vintage...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal

Set of 2 Vintage Danish Design Kai Kristiansen Bookends 1960s
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Set of 2 Vintage Danish Design Kai Kristiansen bookends 1960s A pair of beautiful Mid-Century bookends, made of teak with metal bases in very good condition. Design by Kai Kr...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal

Vintage Hermes Paris Desk Letter / Papers Rack Holder, Equestrian / Horses
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Hermes Paris desk letter holder, equestrian / horses Vintage silvered metal letter rack / desk organizer / document holder. 3-sections desk letter/document holder with horses heads...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Bronze Tape Dispenser by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
The Bronze Tape Dispenser is a hefty piece of stationery. It is cast in solid gunmetal bronze with machined teeth. Fits standard scotch tape rolls. It is rumble finished for a smooth...
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2010s Australian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze

Maitland Smith Bronze Toad Frog Lily Pad Inkwell Pen Holder Sculpture Statue
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Maitland Smith Bronze Toad Frog Seated on Lily Pad Inkwell Pen Holder 18" Sculpture Statue. Item is approx. 20 lbs. Label no longer attached. Circa Late 20th - Early 21st Century. Me...
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Late 20th Century Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco Hand-Stitched Red Leather Desk Office Paper Waste Basket
Located in Atlanta, GA
A functional 1940s modernist desk accessory, office waste-basket designed by ILG, Belgium. Streamline shape with burgundy red hand-stitched leather and gilded brass handles on the si...
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1940s Belgian Art Deco Vintage Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal, Brass

Carl Auböck Model #4995 Polished Brass Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #4995 polished brass hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese candleholder is executed in polished and patinated brass by Werkstätte Carl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

20th Century Italian Inea Nova Magazine Rack
By Nova
Located in Miami, FL
20th century Italian Inea Nova Magazine Rack made out of bamboo with brass fixtures and a vinyl divider in the inside to seperate the magazines/books. Can be used for all types of st...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal, Brass

Triangular Letter Organizer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This unique desk accessory will be a great addition to your office space! It features a rich dark brown wood base in the shape of a soft triangle. Three tiered black metal bars with ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal

Io Marble Platter by On.Entropy in White, Modern Desk Accessory
Located in Athens, GR
This platter is designed as a homogeneous volume, wishing to engage the senses around the plasticity of marble. It is carved off a single piece of marble without joints or seams. Io...
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2010s Greek Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

Handcrafted Brass Gecko Decorative Paperweight with Bronze Patina
Located in London, GB
Beautiful hand cast brass gecko paperweight with bronze patina finish. Dimensions: 15 cm x 7 cm x 1 cm
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2010s Indian Organic Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Coffee Grinder, 1950’s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Germany Made of Wood, Metal,Steel The worm is no longer active Original condition.
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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal, Steel

Carl Auböck Model #3844 Brass Bowl
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3844 brass bowl. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural Viennese bowl is executed in polished and darkly patinated brass. Originally conceiv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

French Antique Golden Boule D'Escalier
Located in London, GB
An increasingly scarce glass 'boule d'escalier'. France, late 19th century. With original screw fixture so these can be re-used as their original use as newel posts for stairc...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

20th Century Italian Big Sterling Silver Magnifying Lens
Located in VALENZA, IT
Large, completely handmade, sterling silver magnifying lens Perfect for a prestigious desk. The lens frame is smooth while the hand is embossed by hand on both sides with scrolls ...
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1990s Italian Other Desk Accessories

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique, New and Vintage Desk Accessories

Whether you’ve carved out a space for a nifty home office or you prefer the morning commute, why not dress up your desk with antique and vintage desk accessories? To best tiptoe the line between desk efficiency and desk enjoyment, we suggest adding a touch of the past to your modern-day space.

Desks are a funny thing. Their basic premise has remained the same for quite literally centuries: a flat surface, oftentimes a drawer, and potentially a shelf or two. However, the contents that lay upon the desk? Well, the evolution has been drastic to say the least.

Thank the Victorians for the initial popularity of the paperweight. The Industrial Revolution offered the novel concept of leisure-time to Europeans, giving them more time to take part in the then crucial activity of letter writing. Decorative glass paperweight designs were all the rage, and during the mid-19th-century some of the most popular makers included the French companies of Baccarat, St. Louis and Clichy.

As paper was exceedingly expensive in the early to mid-19th-century, every effort was made to utilize a full sheet of it. Paper knives, which gave way to the modern letter opener, were helpful for cutting paper down to an appropriate size.

Books — those bound volumes of paper, you may recall — used to be common occurrences on desks of yore and where there were books there needed to be bookends. As a luxury item, bookend designs have run the gamut from incorporating ultra-luxurious materials (think marble and Murano glass) to being whimsical desk accompaniments (animal figurines were highly popular choices).

Though the inkwell’s extinction was ushered in by the advent of the ballpoint pen (itself quasi-obsolete at this point), there is still significant charm to be had from placing one of these bauble-like objets in a central spot on one’s desk. You may be surprised to discover the mood-boosting powers an antique — and purposefully empty — inkwell can provide.

The clamor for desk clocks arose as the Industrial Revolution transitioned labor from outdoors to indoors, and allowed for the mass-production of clock parts in factories. Naturally, elaborate designs soon followed and clocks could be found made by artisans and luxury houses like Cartier.

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