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Baroque Desk Accessories

BAROQUE STYLE

The decadence of the Baroque style, in which ornate furnishings were layered against paneled walls, painted ceilings, stately chandeliers and, above all, gilding, expressed the power of the church and monarchy through design that celebrated excess. And its influence was omnipresent — antique Baroque furniture was created in the first design style that truly had a global impact.

Theatrical and lavish, Baroque was prevalent across Europe from the 17th to mid-18th century and spread around the world through colonialism, including in Asia, Africa and the Americas. While Baroque originated in Italy and achieved some of its most fantastic forms in the late-period Roman Baroque, it was adapted to meet the tastes and materials in each region. French Baroque furniture informed Louis XIV style and added drama to Versailles. In Spain, the Baroque movement influenced the elaborate Churrigueresque style in which architecture was dripping with ornamental details. In South German Baroque, furniture was made with bold geometric patterns.

Compared to Renaissance furniture, which was more subdued in its proportions, Baroque furniture was extravagant in all aspects, from its shape to its materials.

Allegorical and mythical figures were often sculpted in the wood, along with motifs like scrolling floral forms and acanthus leaves that gave the impression of tangles of dense foliage. Novel techniques and materials such as marquetry, gesso and lacquer — which were used with exotic woods and were employed by cabinetmakers such as André-Charles Boulle, Gerrit Jensen and James Moore — reflected the growth of international trade. Baroque furniture characteristics include a range of decorative elements — a single furnishing could feature everything from carved gilded wood to gilt bronze, lending chairs, mirrors, console tables and other pieces a sense of motion.

Find a collection of authentic antique Baroque tables, lighting, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Baroque
Lock with Key, Wrought Iron 16th-17th Centuries
Located in Madrid, ES
Lock with key. Wrought iron 16th-17th centuries. Lock made of wrought iron that has a correct key opening and a decoration based on architectural elements (two balusters on low pil...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Wrought Iron

20th Century Italian Big Sterling Silver Envelope Holder
Located in VALENZA, IT
Large, completely handmade, sterling silver envelope holder Perfect for a prestigious desk. The pen holder is embossed by hand on both sides with scrolls and floral motifs Wooden...
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1990s Italian Baroque Desk Accessories

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Sterling Silver

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with Monkey, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Rotterdam or Gorinchem Circa 1630 - 1650 A nice thick tile with a decoration of a monkey, unusual decoration! With oxheads as corner decoration. A genuine co...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

18th Century Set of Six Bronze Nesting Apothecary Weights, Germany Circa 1750
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A cased set of six 18th century graduated bronze apothecary weights, each weight resting within the next, all bearing marks and encased inside the hinged master cup bearing various s...
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Mid-18th Century German Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Safe key. Wrought iron. 17th century.
Located in Madrid, ES
Key of strong box in wrought iron, dated in century XVII, with complex design in the head, hollow body and finishes in the form of flattened arch." · Size: 15x6x1.5 cms. Internation...
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17th Century European Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Wrought Iron Handles, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of handles. Wrought iron XVII century. Pair of wrought iron handles, the same. Each one has two curves finished in a volute at the ends and a disc in the center (this one flanke...
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17th Century European Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Wrought Iron

Rare Dutch Delft Tile with Yacht with Dutch Flags, Early 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Amsterdam 1640 - 1680 A rare and Fine painted tile with a sailing Yacht. This tile is exceptional and one of the rarest to find: with colored flags. Both in the ...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

18th Century Italian Fragment of a Wooden Hand of a Saint
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful fragment of a wooden hand that once belonged to a saint statue, Italy, circa 1750. Great to use as a paper weight. Weathered and losses.
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Wood

Set of Two Dutch Delft Tiles with Chicken and Peacock, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Circa 1630 - 1660 Two cute tiles with a decoration of a little chicken and peacock. With small oxheads as corner decoration. A lovely set of two genuine colle...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with Grey Horse, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
Nederland Circa 1630 - 1660 A fine blue and white Dutch Delft tile with a decoration of a rearing grey horse. Painted within a candelabra border. A genuine collectible of app...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with Butterfly, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Circa 1630 - 1660 A fine and beautiful tile with a decoration of a large butterfly on a little branch with leaves. With oxheads as corner decoration. A genuin...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Rare Dutch Delft Tile with Merchant VOC Ship, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Amsterdam Circa 1660 - 1680 A fine-painted Dutch Delft tile made in Amsterdam with a decoration of a three-master merchant ship or Dutch East-Indian trading comp...
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1660s Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with Bird, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Circa 1630 - 1660 A fine painted blue and white tile with a decoration of a bird on a branch. With so-called oxheads as corner decoration. A genuine collectib...
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Early 17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with Bird, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Circa 1630 - 1660 A fine painted blue and white tile with a decoration of a bird on a piece of fruit. With so-called oxheads as corner decoration. A genuine c...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Rare Paluzie Globe from the 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Rare Paluzie globe from the XIX century. Desktop globe from the xix century made by the house: Faustino Paluzie-Barcelona. The base is made of ebonized wood and the globe, due to its...
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19th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Wood

17th / 18th Century Italian Wooden Foot of a Santos
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful decorative item. Italy 18th century, Weathered.
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Oak

Bronze Mortar with Pestle, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Mortar with hand. Bronze. XVII century. Mortar with a circular base, cylindrical body and slightly outwardly flared mouth, decorated with a series of smooth horizontal moldings arr...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Bronze, Other

Bronze mortar with pestle. Spain, 17th century.
Located in Madrid, ES
Mortar with hand. Bronze. XVII century. Mortar with a circular base, cylindrical body and mouth slightly flared outwards, decorated with a band of stars on the upper part and, on th...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Bronze, Other

Rare Dutch Delft Tile with Merman, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Amsterdam Circa 1640 - 1660 A wonderful fine painted tile with a decoration of a merman who is drawing his sword. This type of tile is known by collectors as sea...
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Early 17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with Hare, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Hoorn Circa 1625 - 1650 A beautiful Wanli style tile with a painting of a blue hare on a green hill. A genuine collectible of approximately 400 years old.
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

19th Century Bronze Letter Opener with the Bust of a Lady
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful 19th century letter opener acquired in Paris France. The piece has the bust of a period lady at the top and is very sophisticated and elegant. A compliment to any desk or...
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19th Century Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Large Globe by Emile Bertaux 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Large globe by Emile Bertaux 50 cm diameter. It is 90 cm high. The base is made of turned wood. Good condition.
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Wood

Large 19th Century Centerpiece in Silver Bronze
Located in Madrid, ES
Large xix century centerpiece in silver bronze and decorated with ebony and malachite wood inlays measures: 125x45x23 cm good condition.
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with the Good Shepherd, Early 18th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Rotterdam Circa 1720 - 1740 An unusually fine painted religious 'open air' tile with deep shades of blue and a shining glaze, decorated with the story of the los...
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Mid-18th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Scandinavian Mid-17th Century Bronze Iron, Dated 1646
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Scandinavian mid-17th century bronze iron, dated 1646.
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Mid-17th Century Scandinavian Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Two Rare Dutch Delft Tile with Rooster and Chicken, 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Rotterdam Circa 1625 - 1650 A nice set of two Dutch tiles with fine decoration of a tough rooster and a chicken between two plants. Painted within an accolade b...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with Elephant, Mid-17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Rotterdam Circa 1620 - 1640 A full painted tile with a decoration of an elephant between two plants. A realistic elephant walking toward us. All of this is pain...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Pair of Italian Oak or Beech Architectural Carved Solomonic Corinthian Columns
Located in Nashville, TN
Or columnettes (add prickets and make candlesticks ) , probably architectural or candlestick fragments now mounted on acrylic bases. tabletop or chest accessory now. Of Traditional D...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Wood

Small Globe from the 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Small globe from the XIX century. Measures 18 cm high and 7 cm diameter. The sphere is made of wood Good condition.
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19th Century English Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Wood

19th Oval Apparatus Salver in Yellow Metal
Located in Madrid, ES
Italian OVAL Apparatus SALVER 19th Century In yellow metal, relief decoration with plant elements and masks, "mythological scene" medallion. Signs of use. Dimensions: 69.5 x 55.5 ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Metal

Early 20th Century Bronze Knight Sculpture Electrified Table or Desk Lamp
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A solid bronze parcel brass knight sculpture candelabra later converted to electrified table lamp with large frosted glass torch flame shade. It takes on Edison E27 light bulb. Tot...
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Early 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Desk Accessories

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Brass, Bronze

17th Century Candlesticks Candle Holder Light in Brass Antique Gift Object, Pair
Located in West Hollywood, CA
A very beautiful simple pair of 17th-18th century Baroque continental candleholders candlesticks in brass. The mirroring Work with the multiple layers and lines from the bobeches dow...
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17th Century European Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Brass

Marbled Ceramic Inkwell, Possibly Talavera, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Inkwell, variegated series. Glazed ceramic. Possibly Talavera, 17th century. Slightly rectangular inkwell, decorated with two semicircular pillars on each front, made of glazed cera...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic

Antique Bronze Figurine
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful French mid-19th century bronze statue figurine has very fine details that have been waxed and polished giving it a beautiful patina finish. This small statue depicting...
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Mid-19th Century European Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Bronze

20th Century Italian Sterling Silver Inkstand, baroque revival made in Italy
Located in VALENZA, IT
This Italian Baroque style piece features appreciable embossed shells and leaves that adorn its outer edges. Four free-standing ink-wells can fit into each corner of the tray. An emb...
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Late 20th Century Italian Baroque Desk Accessories

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Iron Locks with Keys, Baroque, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of key locks. Iron. Spain, 17th century. Pair of key locks made of iron in its color, which also have a lock shield decorated with cut-out flordelisado elements. The keys have ...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Iron

20th Century Italian Big Sterling Silver Paper Holder
Located in VALENZA, IT
Large, completely handmade, sterling silver paper holder Perfect for a prestigious desk. The pen holder is embossed by hand on both sides with scrolls and floral motifs Wooden ba...
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1990s Italian Baroque Desk Accessories

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Sterling Silver

19th Century Baccarat Crystal Swirled Inkwell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful 19th century French crystal and brass inkwell with a swirled design and round brass top. No ink dish. The signature is worn and faded but still legible-barely.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Crystal, Brass

Rare 18th Century Parquetry Baroque Writing Slope, South Germany Circa 1760
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
The exterior surface decorated with striking geometric panels of contrasting light & dark fruitwood veneers with ebonized mouldings, the slant top opening on later iron hinges to a p...
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Mid-18th Century German Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Iron

Wrought Iron Fittings for Spanish Bargueño or Desk, 17th and 20th Centuries
Located in Madrid, ES
Set of cabinet hardware on support. Wrought iron 17th and 20th centuries. Set of wrought iron cabinet fittings made up of two handles and two nails finished in a star from the 17th...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Other, Wrought Iron

18th Century Italian Bronze Pestle for a Mortar, 12 Inches Long
Located in Stamford, CT
If you've got the mortar, I have the pestle! There are so many mortars out there, and so few pestles. It's nice to have both. Here is your opportunity to marry this large scale pestl...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Silver Mounted Ostrich Egg Goblet, England 1860-1900
Located in Nordhavn, DK
English confectionery goblet or cup featuring the shell of an ostrich egg mounted into silver. The silver rim engraved with the initials ED England approx. 1860-1900. Minor repa...
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Late 19th Century Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Silver

19th Century Gilt Bronze Inkwell Stand Set with Ink Blotter and Candleholder
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Portuguese Baroque style solid gilt bronze desk set of double inkwell Stand, ink blotter and candleholder, Portugal 1870-1880 All three pieces richly decorated with foliage features,...
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Late 19th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Metal Pocket Watch Stand with Coats of Arms German
Located in Greding, DE
Metal pocket watch stand in baroque style on ball feet, second half of the 19th century. The stand ring with the coats of arms of the German dominions.
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19th Century German Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Metal

Rare Venice Door Knocker Bronze, 17th Century
Located in Epfach, DE
A rare and very charming door knocker, Venice, 17th century in bronze with special patina.
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Late 17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Bronze

19th Century Gilt Bronze Inkwell Stand Set with Ink Blotter and Candleholder
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Portuguese Baroque style solid gilt bronze desk set of double inkwell Stand, ink blotter and candleholder, Portugal 1870-1880 All three pieces richly decorated with foliage features,...
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Late 19th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Finest 19th Century Viennese Enamel Amphora with Cupids and Antique Scenes
Located in Vienna, AT
Finest Viennese enamel work from circa 1870 Metal body almost completely enameled; divided into numerous medallions with cupid scenes between baroque architectural elements, antiq...
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1860s Austrian Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Metal

Strong Box Pair of Keys, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of wrought iron safe keys, dated in the 17th century, with complex design in the head, hollow body and flat arc-shaped finish. Since the end of the Middle Ages, it was common fo...
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17th Century European Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Wrought Iron

Italy Late 19th Century Sterling Silver Little Love Cart in Baroque Style
Located in Brescia, IT
Antique sterling silver little love cart in Baroque style late 19th century, Italy. This a very nice and lovable piece of art fine art jewellery. Totally hand made. The surface is f...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Silver

Late 19th Century Bronze Inkwell
Located in Sacile, PN
Bronze inkwell dated circa 1880, angels subject supported by feline paws. Ink bowl in glass with bronze profile and "alla ruota" engraved base.
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Late 18th Century Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Brass, Bronze

Lectern, Mexico, circa 1700, Carved and Gilded Wood
Located in Madrid, ES
Mexican baroque ensemble entirely made of carved and gilded wood. Presents prismatic shape, with the front tilted to facilitate the support of the book. At the middle height of the f...
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Early 18th Century South American Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Wood

20th Century Italian Sterling Silver Inkstand,hHandicraft made in Italy
Located in VALENZA, IT
The inkwell, rectangular in shape, was completely handmade obtained from a silver plate and finely embossed and chiseled with scrolls and flowers, typical of the Italian Baroque of t...
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Late 20th Century Italian Baroque Desk Accessories

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Sterling Silver

Italian Pietre Dure Panel of Parrot on Branch, Late 17th Century
Located in Spencertown, NY
The Pietre Dure panel inset with lapis lazuli, marmo giallo, in a rectangular shape, probably a panel from a cabinet.
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Late 17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Marble

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with Owl, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Circa 1640 - 1670 A nice tile with a decoration of an owl, a quite rare image. With oxheads as corner decoration. A genuine collectible of approximately 400 ...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with Panther, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Rotterdam or Gorinchem Circa 1630 - 1650 A nice thick tile with a decoration of a panther, unusual decoration! ?With oxheads as corner decoration. A genuine ...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with Bird, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Circa 1630 - 1660 A beautiful and clear blue and white tile with a bird on a branch. With oxheads as corner decoration. A genuine collectible of approximately...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Rare Dutch Delft Mythological Tile, Mid 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Amsterdam Circa 1640 1660 A wonderful fine painted tile with a decoration of a Cupid with a torch, sailing on a Dolphin. With so-called spiders as corner decor...
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Early 17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Rare Dutch Delft Tile with VOC Ship, Early 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Circa 1640 - 1660 A fine-painted Dutch Delft tile with a decoration of a three-master ship from the Dutch East-Indian trading company VOC or the Dutch Navy. A ...
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Early 17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

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