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COUNTRY STYLE

Functional pieces made with local materials that can stand the test of time have defined antique and vintage country furniture around the world.

Country style has varied based on regional tastes, from French Country with tufted sofas and cane-framed beds to American Country with stately Windsor chairs and tables built of pine. Each is imbued with touches that are often described as rustic, a style that is inclusive of a range of decorating modes such as country and farmhouse. Exposed wood, traditional fabrics, natural colors and a sense of heritage through distressed surfaces and handcrafted design are all attributes of country-style interiors.

Country furniture and decor can encompass movements from across centuries that reflect rural life, such as French Provincial, which emerged in the 17th century, Black Forest, which became popular in early-19th-century Switzerland with sculptural furniture carved with animals and Adirondack style, with chairs that debuted in the United States in the early 20th century and became a rustic favorite.

The design of country-style furniture isn’t guided by fleeting trends or elite tastes. Sofas upholstered with animal hide, desks made of oak or pine that show off the grain of their material and dining room tables balanced on sturdy square legs are all popular examples of country furniture. Although the aesthetics of country furniture are eclectic, the pieces are unified by meticulous construction that favors utility over ornamentation.

Contemporary country interiors usually have muted palettes, with white walls and calming shades of blue, where heirloom pieces mingle with vintage baskets and gingham textiles. Unpretentious and timeless, country furniture adds warmth to any home, whether it’s a cabin in the woods or an urban loft apartment.

Find a collection of antique and vintage country tables, seating, decorative objects and more furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Country
Pressed French Botanical, circa 1897
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French pressed botanical from 1897. For those of you that may be interested, we will be listings many more antique French botanical's in the c...
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1890s French Antique Country Natural Specimens

Antique French Pressed Botanicals Set of (8) Spectacular Specimens c1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French Pressed Botanicals in a Set of (8) Spectacular examples and ready to frame. We believe that the Pressed French Botanic...
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Early 1900s French Antique Country Natural Specimens

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Organic Material, Paper

Antique Set (8) French Pressed Botanicals From c1892 Monastery School More Avail
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique set of (8) French Pressed Botanicals circa late 1800's to the early 1900's (both larger and smaller sets are available through our 1stdibs listings). We have an extensive col...
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Early 1900s French Antique Country Natural Specimens

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Other

French Pressed Botanicals from a c1893 Monastery School Set of (6) or More Avail
Located in Chicago, IL
Exquisite set of (6) Antique French Pressed Botanicals from a Monastery School in the South of France that opened around 1893. We have several sets of Antique French Pressed Botanica...
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Early 1900s French Antique Country Natural Specimens

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Paper

French Pressed Botanicals c1901 From a Monastery School Many More Available
Located in Chicago, IL
French Pressed Botanicals in a Set of (8) that all originated from a c1893 Monastery school in the South of France. We still have several larger and smaller sets of the French Presse...
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Early 1900s French Antique Country Natural Specimens

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Paper

20th Century North American Caribou Mount
Located in Chicago, IL
Every cottage needs one of these! A 20th century North American caribou mount with a wonderful expression and a larger-than-life presence.
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20th Century American Country Natural Specimens

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Animal Skin

Antique French Pressed Botanicals in a Set of (4) c1900 From a Monastery School
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of (4) Antique French Pressed Botanicals dating from c1900, that we removed from a closed Monastery School in the South of France. The School opened in 1893 and most of the Press...
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Early 1900s French Antique Country Natural Specimens

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Other

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Antique Wooden French Hat Molds or Blocks, Set of 3
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Liberty, a Patinated Lead Figurative Sculpture, France, c1900
Located in London, GB
A solid lead cast Art Nouveau statue of lady Liberty rendered in very fine detail, with exquisite aged patination. An immensely romantic depiction with incredible movement, flowing c...
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Set of Six Belgian Garden Stone Mushrooms or Toadstools 'Sold as Set'
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1900's Carrara Marble Statue from France
Located in Dallas, TX
This statue origins from France, circa 1900. Made with Carrara marble.
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Large Pressed Botanical Framed under Glass from Sweden
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome large Swedish decorative pressed botanical, circa 1940, featuring six herbal plants mounted to a matted board in a square wooden frame under glass. Dimensions are H 39 ...
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Mid 20th Century Oriental Carved Gilt-Wood Wall Sculpture Rooster Chickens
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A very detailed Chinese style bas-relief / low relief representing a rooster, chickens and peony flowers and floral surroundings. It is a wall mounted sculpture with a shallow overall depth. This rectangular bas-relief is hand carved in wood and hand a gold leaf finish. A bas-relief or low relief originates from the Italian “Basso Rilievo...
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Antique Piranha Natural Taxidermy Specimen
Located in Forney, TX
A rare and unusual antique natural taxidermy specimen of a Piranha. Amazon River Basin, South America, belonging to the Serrasalmidae family, Characiformes order, most likely a Red Bellied Piranha - Pygocentrus Nattereri. This exotic specimen is mounted on a simple metal wire stand with shaped base. Posed at an angle, with large painted eyes, mouth ajar, with distinctive sharp jagged vicious teeth exposed. Makes for a fascinating decorative object, intriguing curiosity, oddity, and charming coastal...
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Antique Porcupinefish Natural Taxidermy Specimen
Located in Forney, TX
A rare and unusual antique marine natural taxidermy specimen of a Porcupinefish. Belonging to the Diodontidae family, Tetraodontiformes order, commonly referred to as blowfish, and closely related to the adorable inflating puffer fish, but with a secondary defense mechanism of sharp spines which radiate outward when inflated. This well preserved exotic specimen is stuffed and mounted rising over a simple wooden base. Makes for a fascinating decorative object, intriguing curiosity, oddity, and charming coastal decor...
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Mid-Century Modern Brass Bird Wall-Mounted Figures, Set of Five
Located in Barntrup, DE
A beautiful Mid-Century Modern bird wall decoration - seagull figures made of brass, set of five, from circa the 1970s. The dimensions of the largest bird figure: Dimensions: heig...
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20th Century North West Coast American Indian Tribal Mask George Hunt Jr
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Located in Point Richmond, CA
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Large Blue Majolica Butterfly Wall Pocket Fives Lille, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
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Antique French Pressed Botanicals in a Set of (4) c1900 From a Monastery School
Located in Chicago, IL
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French Pressed Botanicals Set of (9) From Monastery School Dozens Available
Located in Chicago, IL
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Antique French Pressed Botanical Dated 1900 Set of (6) and Dozens More Available
Located in Chicago, IL
French Pressed Botanicals, Set of (6) Dated c1900 and ready to be framed. We have several more sets of French Pressed Botanicals Available and all will be offered on 1stdibs as soon ...
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Antique French Pressed Botanicals Set of (6) c1901 More Larger Sets Available
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Set of (3) Old Framed Pressed Botanicals from Switzerland
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Located in Eindhoven, NL
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Antique French Botanicals from a C1892 Monastery School Dozens Available
Located in Chicago, IL
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1890s French Antique Country Natural Specimens

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Antique Set of (6) French Botanicals from a Monastery School that Opened in 1892
Located in Chicago, IL
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Antique French Pressed Botanical from Monastery School That Opened in 1892
Located in Chicago, IL
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Country natural specimens for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Country natural specimens for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Early 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage natural specimens created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include decorative objects, wall decorations and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with paper, organic material and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Country natural specimens made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for natural specimens differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $155 and tops out at $5,800 while the average work can sell for $1,160.

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