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Desk Accessories For Sale
Vintage Murano Art Glass Blue & White Swirl Turtle Figurine Paperweight
Located in Dayton, OH
Late 20th century hand blown Murano art glass turtle figurine featuring clear glass limbs and a blue and white swirl shell. Dimensions: 5" x 2.75" x 2" (Width x Depth x Height)
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Late 20th Century Desk Accessories

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Art Glass

2000s Barovier Toso Italian Royal Blue Twisted Murano Glass Brass Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
A sophisticated Venetian modern design vertical photo frame in thick blown Murano glass worked in a luscious deep blue jewel color, by Barovier Toso, signed piece. The elegant texture of the tightly twisted glass frame...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

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Brass

Kodak Retina Ib 35mm Folding Viewfinder Camera with Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-X
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Kodak Retina Ib 35mm Folding Viewfinder Camera with Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenar 50mm f/2.8 Lens and Synchro-Compur Shutter by Kodak AG Produced between 1954-57 Retina Ib is a ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

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Metal

Brass Apple Bell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Brass Apple and a bell. A novel piece, perhaps for the desk or work station, or babies room.. and always a gift for your favorite teacher. The bell has a...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

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Brass

Italian Typewriter by Marcello Nizzoli for Olivetti, 1950s
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Lettera 22 portable typewriter, of enameled metal and plastic, designed by Marcello Nizzoli and produced by the progressive manufacturer Olivetti in Italy, ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desk Accessories

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Metal

Doré Bronze And Enamel Writing Desk Casket
Located in New Orleans, LA
This exquisite French writing desk casket is a stellar example of neoclassical craftsmanship. Fashioned from Doré bronze and adorned with royal blue enamel, it features a classical t...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Desk Accessories

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Bronze, Enamel

English Victorian Period 19th Century Wood or Horn Letter Openers, ONE AVAIL
Located in Atlanta, GA
Two English Victorian period letter openers from the 19th century, made of wood or horn, priced and sold $195 each. Created in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, each of the...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Desk Accessories

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Horn, Wood

1960s Swedish Kosta Boda Teal Glass Trinket Dish Viking Ship by Erik Hoglund
Located in London, GB
1960s Small Swedish paperweight, ashtray or trinket dish which is made from a thick piece of square coloured dark teal glass. The viking ship design is...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

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Glass, Art Glass

Tiffany Studios New York "Zodiac" Match Box Holder
Located in New York, NY
A gilt bronze “Zodiac” match box holder by Tiffany Studios New York. The match box holder features intricate pseudo-Celtic patterning interspersed wit...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Desk Accessories

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Bronze, Enamel

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 Desk Accessories

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Concrete

In Stock in Los Angeles, Light Blue Rabbit Mini Portable Charger
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rabbit mini power bank battery charger In stock in Los Angeles Power bank. You can carry Rabbit MINI in your bag as an external battery for your smartphone or any other device. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

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Plastic

In Stock in Los Angeles, Green Rabbit Mini Portable Charger
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rabbit Mini power bank battery charger In stock in Los Angeles Power bank. You can carry Rabbit MINI in your bag as an external battery for yo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

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Plastic

Vintage Hand Painted Inkwell, China Inkwell, Scotland
Located in Vancouver, BC
Vintage hand painted inkwell, China inkwell, Scotland 1930, H315 Scotland 1930 Hand painted inkwell with hinged lid Lovely hand painted flowers Nice condition no crack or chips Mea...
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1930s Scottish Vintage Desk Accessories

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Porcelain

Ribbon Hook Brass by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Ribbon Hook Brass by Henry Wilson Dimensions: D7.7 x W2 x H9 cm Materials: Brass The Ribbon Hook is sand cast in solid brass. Ribbon...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Desk Accessories

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Brass

Exquisite Victorian Rosewood & Leather Tooled Writing Slope, Inkwell and Pen
Located in High Wycombe, GB
19th Century Rosewood handcrafted exquisite writing slope with tooled leather, fitted interior befit with original glass inkwells and secret compartment. Would make an ideal gift for the writing enthusiast. Item will include pad, Quill pen (modern) and antique propelling pencil...
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19th Century British Campaign Antique Desk Accessories

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Brass

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 Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

1960s Swedish Kosta Boda Olive Glass Warrior Shield & Sword Dish by Erik Hoglund
Located in London, GB
1960s Small Swedish paperweight, ashtray or trinket dish which is made from a thick piece of square coloured light olive glass. The warrior with a sword...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Glass, Art Glass

Leather Desk Mat Tan by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Leather desk Mat Tan by Henry Wilson Dimensions: D32 x H22 Materials: Leather Our leather desk mats are made of vegetable tanned saddle leather i...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Leather

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 Desk Accessories

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Marble

Handblown Wild Flower Art Glass Paperweight Attributed to Fratelli Toso
Located in New York, NY
Rare elegant Murano handblown wild flower art glass paperweight. Attributed to the Fratelli Toso company. The piece has three large white flowers inside, made with cut murrines and w...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desk Accessories

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Glass

Large Photo frame in Black Marble Humour marble
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Humour is an italian large black marble photo frame. It is a sculpture of design and may carry 4 photos , 2 on the front, and 2 on the back, phot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Post-Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

Ribbon Hook Aluminium by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Ribbon Hook Aluminium by Henry Wilson Dimensions: D 7.7 x W 2 x H 9 cm Materials: Aluminium The Ribbon Hook is sand cast in solid aluminium. Ribbon hook has two protruding block...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Desk Accessories

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Aluminum

Gio Hook Aluminium by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
GIO HOOK ALUMINIUM by Henry Wilson Dimensions: D7.4 x W1.5 x H12 cm Materials: Aluminium The Gio Hook is sand cast in Aluminium. Named after Signor Pont...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Desk Accessories

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Brazilian Modern Pen Holder in Brazilian Rosewood
Located in New York, NY
This Brazilian mid-century modern pen holder is handcrafted with Brazilian rosewood (also known as jacaranda), and has a deep, dark, and rich tone with a stunning natural wood grain....
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

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Wood

Easter Porcelain Bowl Hand-Painted with Figure Sofina Boutique Kitzbuehel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Completely handmade porcelain bowl with a hands-free naturalistic painted Easter rabbit in grey and white colors in country style. The Easter rabbit is sitting in the middle of the b...
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2010s German Country Desk Accessories

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Porcelain

Rare & Pretty Pair of Porcelain Mosaic Inlay Photograph Picture Frames ca. 1900
Located in Lisse, NL
Stylish and perfectly handcrafted pair of picture frames. If you are looking for the perfect picture frames for a pair of small photos of your children or of you and your wife or hu...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Desk Accessories

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Brass

Paul J. Stankard “Experimental” Paperweight
Located in Lake Worth Beach, FL
Artist/Designer: Paul J. Stankard (American, b. 1943) Additional Information: Provenance: Private Collection, Palm Beach, Florida. “What Walt Whitman did with words, I seek to do in...
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20th Century American Desk Accessories

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Glass

Petite English Victorian Period 19th Century Carved Wooden Bird Sculpted Group
Located in Atlanta, GA
A petite antique English Victorian period small carved wooden sculpted group from the 19th century depicting two small birds nesting with each other and accented with orange paint. C...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Desk Accessories

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Wood

Counter Hook by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
COUNTER HOOK by Henry Wilson Dimensions: D0.45 x W0.62 x H0.35 cm Materials: Brass Designed for hanging bags and coats under bar counters. ...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Rare Tunbridge Ware Book Tray c1870
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Heading : Tunbridge ware book tray Date : c1870 Period : Victoria Origin : Tunbridge Wells Kent. Decoration : Central foliate mosaic within a foliate border with keylines. THere is i...
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1870s British Victorian Antique Desk Accessories

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Wood

Tiffany American Victorian Classical Sterling Silver Paper Knife
Located in New York, NY
Victorian Classical sterling silver paper knife. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1885. Serpentine and integral with hollow handle tapering into flat blade. Handle has allover f...
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Late 19th Century American Victorian Antique Desk Accessories

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Sterling Silver

Solid Brass Architectural Element Solid Brass Bird Paper Weight
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A solid brass bird to be used as a decorative item of paperweight. The piece is likely from an architectural element, however, now as a stand alone piece, it is quite handsome as a...
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20th Century Desk Accessories

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Brass

Vintage Beautiful Glass Paperweight Made Around 1960
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Vintage Beautiful Glass Paperweight Made Around 1960 Additional information: Dimensions: 6 W x 6 D x 5 H cm Period of Time: 1960 Condition: Good
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Glass

Small Antique Camalier & Buckley Leather Case with Buttoned Strap
Located in Atlanta, GA
A small antique Camalier & Buckley leather case from the 20th century with buttoned strap. Founded in the 1930s in the United States, Camalier & Buckley produced this handsome leathe...
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20th Century American Desk Accessories

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Leather

Set of 2 Towel Hooks Aluminum by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 towel hooks aluminum by Henry Wilson Dimensions: D8.6 x W4.7 x H2.1 cm Materials: Aluminum The Towel Hook is sand cast and hand finished. They are manufactured in sma...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Aluminum

Italian Photo Frame Handmade Wood, Double Heart
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Double Heart is a unique arge Italian hand crafted wood double photo frame by sculptor Massimo Pasini. Wood is a very warm material and it is very m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

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Wood

English 19th Century Clothes Brush with Petit Point on Silk with Brass Edges
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English clothes brush from the 19th century, with petit point décor on silk and brass borders. Born in England during the 19th century, this sweet rectangular clothes brush featur...
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19th Century English Antique Desk Accessories

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Brass

Paperweight with Seashore Theme Handmade with Real Sea Shells & Crab, circa 1970
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a beautiful handmade English acrylic paperweight having a seashore theme with real items and dating to the 20th century, circa 1970. This paperweight is handmade of real i...
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20th Century English Folk Art Desk Accessories

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Acrylic

Italian Photo Frame Art Nouveau with Black Marble, Illumination
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Illumination is a rectangular golden silver photo frame with black marble designed by Laura G Art with Heart and it is decorated 360°, both front and back as every one of my picture frames.. A Classic Tiffany motif meanders in relief on a background of Belgian black marble stone. Each model of my photo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Nouveau Desk Accessories

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Belgian Black Marble, Silver

Italian Photo Frame in Lost Wax Silver , Harmony Coral
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Harmony coral is a unique edition photo frame designed and realized by atelier Laura G for Art with Heart collection. It is a wonderful lost wax silver model hand chiselled by master...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Arts and Crafts Desk Accessories

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Silver

Mid-Century Modern Baseball Paperweight by Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
This refined Mid-Century Modern baseball paperweight- executed in translucent crystal- represents the simple elegance of Tiffany & Co. at its finest. Since its founding in 1837, Tiff...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Desk Accessories

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Crystal

Pink Glazed Ceramic Vase "Shiva" Flower Vase by Ettore Sottsass, Spainsh design
Located in Barcelona, ES
One of our favourite designs. It has been in production since 1973, and has converted into BD’s sign of identity all over the world. Sottsass designed the vase when travelling to Bar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Desk Accessories

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Ceramic

Brass Equestrian Horse Head Desk Letter or Paper Clip, 1949
Located in Pearland, TX
A fine vintage brass horse desk letter or paper clip by the Virginia Metalcrafters, dated 1949. Impressed maker's mark on reverse. This handsome equestrian desk clip is well made and...
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Mid-20th Century American Desk Accessories

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Brass

Luxury Photo Frame, Silver with gold bath, marble , Reflection Noir
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Reflection noir is an italian gold silver floral double photo frame with black marble, a jewel photo frame signed Laura G Art with Heart. It is hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Arts and Crafts Desk Accessories

Materials

Stone, Silver

Lake Small Emerald Tray by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Lake small emerald tray by Pulpo Dimensions: D27 x W20 x H4 cm Materials: ceramic Also available in different colors. These charming additions a...
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2010s German Post-Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Ceramic

Brute Pull Aluminium by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Brute Pull Aluminium by Henry Wilson Dimensions: D 2 x W 9.3 x H 2.5 cm Materials: Aluminum This versatile handle can be used for cabinetry, sliding doors and sash windows. Ea...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Aluminum

ADT Handle Brass by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
ADT Handle Brass by Henry Wilson Dimensions: D 3 x W 9 x H 1.8 cm Materials: Brass This versatile handle can be used for cabinetry, sliding doors and sash windows. Can be specif...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with Pikier, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Amsterdam Circa 1625 – 1650 A blue and white Dutch tile with a decoration of a Dutch soldier from the period of the 80 Years War. This soldier could be a member of t...
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1620s Dutch Baroque Antique Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency Brass Cabbage Paper Weight with Label
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Mon choux! Here's Dorothy Draper's "peu chou" (little cabbage) as the french say. A neat, organically shaped petite cabbage paper weight from the Dorothy Draper Company, Signature Co...
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Late 20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Desk Accessories

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Brass

Handmade Big Decorative Prism / Bookend in Satin Black Marquina Marble
Located in Carrara, IT
A big decorative prism/bookend in black Marquina marble full. Honed finishing. Each piece is in a way unique (every marble block is different in veins and shades) and handmade by It...
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2010s Italian Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

Curve pen holder
Located in Milano, IT
Studio IB Milano's Curve Pen Holders are a testament to the brand's unwavering pursuit of excellence in design, craftsmanship, and sustainability. These luxury Italian marble pen holders...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Desk Accessories

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Marble

Counter Hook Aluminium by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
COUNTER HOOK ALUMINIUM by Henry Wilson Dimensions: D4.5 x W6.2 x H3.5 cm Materials: Aluminium Designed for hanging bags and coats under bar counters. Each piece is sand cast ...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Aluminum

19th Century Letter Box Wood Germany
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Letter box in wood with a lot of space to store cards, wrinting paper, pencils. Lock in brass with a matching key but does not close. With a small drawer. Measurements when it is ope...
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Mid-19th Century German Biedermeier Antique Desk Accessories

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Wood

Vintage Murano Glass Dove Bird Paperweight, Italy 1960s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
This vintage murano glass paperweight features a delightful sitting bird design. The clear and blue glass gives the paperweight a cha...
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1980s German Modern Vintage Desk Accessories

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Art Glass

Brute Pull Brass by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Brute Pull Brass by Henry Wilson Dimensions: D 2 x W 9.3 x H 2.5 cm Materials: Brass This versatile handle can be used for cabinetry, sliding doors and sash windows. Each piec...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Desk Accessories

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Brass

Tronador Square Bordeaux Onyx Stone Box
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
The shape of the inactive Tronador volcano reminded us of the pyramid shaped idea of our boxes that make up this collection. With a rectangular or square base, the box is a reflectio...
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2010s Argentine Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Stone, Onyx

Bottle Bracket Brass by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Bottle Bracket Brass by Henry Wilson Dimensions: 77 H x 71 D x 40 mm Materials: Aluminium, Brass, Black Bronze Bottle Bracket is a solid, hand poured brass form available in dua...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Desk Accessories

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Brass, Aluminum, Bronze

Lake Big Emerald Tray by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Lake Big Emerald Tray by Pulpo Dimensions: D41 x W24 x H4 cm. Materials: ceramic. Also available in different colors. These charming additions allow you to create a true tablescape ...
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2010s German Post-Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Ceramic

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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