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Baroque Decorative Objects

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
Couple of 18th Century Italian Baroque Carved Wooden And Silvered Candlesticks
Located in Buisson, FR
Great pair of carved wooden candleholders with their beautiful silver leaf gilding. Italy, circa 1750-1800. Weathered and small losses and old repairs. More photo's available on requ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Wood

French Chinoiserie Wig Box
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Hand-carved and painted, arched-top, Chinoiserie decorated hinged wig box with original bronze hardware. The top featuring a trio of figures in a lush landscap...
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18th Century Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Wood, Paint

Cherubs Burying Their Pet, 18th Century
Located in North Miami, FL
18th century French carved-wood panel of a scene of Cherubs burying their pet, expressing that God cares about all of creation, and since pets are part of that creation, they are included in His care and attention. The piece is mounted on a Lucite panel framed with a double walnut molding...
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18th Century French Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Wood, Walnut

Mounted Marble Coat of Arms
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Hand carved marble shield with a rampant Baroque style lion in custom, later, iron 2" wide banded frame.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Marble, Iron

Pair of South European Faux Marble Painted and Parcel-Gilt Wooden Torchères
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A pair of South European carved parcel-giltwood and faux-marble painted torchères from the late 18th or early 19th century. Carved all-over with gilt acanthus foliage, each piece fea...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Wood

Pair of 19th Century Italian Silver Gilt Candlesticks
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 19th century silver gilt wood candlesticks standing on a tripod base. The candlesticks are adorned with wrought iron bobeches and metal prickets.
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Silver Leaf

Spanish Sculpture of Saint Jerome, Late 17th Century
Located in CH
A late 17th-century Spanish wood sculpture of a penitent Saint Jerome, possibly Seville, circa 1680.
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Wood

19th Century French Plaster Statue of George Washington, Antique French Decor
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This antique statue of the first President of the United States, George Washington, is made of French plaster and is in good condition, ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Plaster

Terracotta Bas-Relief Athena Minerva End 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Terracotta bas-relief Athena Minerva end 19th century Height 26cm Width 18cm Thickness 3cm Weight 2kg Material terracotta Very good condition.
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Terracotta

Handblown Murano Glass Candelabra Multicolored, circa 1940
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
Handblown Murano glass candelabra, multicolored, circa 1940, Baroque style, five-arm candelabra with multicolored applied decoration, materials...
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Mid-20th Century Baroque Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass

Memento o Vanitas scolpito su bianco Carrara e Emperador spagna
Located in Tarquinia, IT
memento marmo, vanitas marmo, busto vanitas, romano antico, arte romana, arte classica, arte greca, busto, marmo bianco Carrara, busto emperador, scultura classica, scultura antica, ...
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Early 2000s Italian Baroque Decorative Objects

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Carrara Marble

Antique Gilt Bronze/ Red w/Green Jewelled Royal Tiara- Collectors Piece/ Britain
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Antique Gilt Bronze with Green and Red Jewelled Royal Tiara. Jewel encrusted. British history. c1900. Very interesting piece that I had to have.
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Early 1900s English Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Beautiful Italian Holy Water Late 18th Century Marble
Located in Madrid, ES
Beautiful late 18th century marble stoup Copy of the stoup located in the Romanesque church of the first century AD. of San Clemente in Rome. Body wit...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Rosso Di Verona Marble Shell-Shaped Sink Early 20th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
ROSSO DI VERONA MARBLE SHELL-SHAPED SINK early 20th Century Red Verona pink vein marble. Handmade WIDTH 36cms LENGTH 39cms INTERNAL DEPTH OF THE BASIN 12 cm THICKNESS 15cm WEI...
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Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Decorative Objects

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Amazing Royal Yellow Marble Fountain Early 20th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Royal yellow marble fountain early 20th century Italy Handmade Copy of the stoup located in the Romanesque church of the first century AD. of San Clem...
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Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Decorative Objects

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Pair of 17th/ 18th Century Italian White Marble Baroque Ornaments
Located in Buisson, FR
Unique and very beautiful pair weathered white marble baroque ornaments. They most likely once adorned a church altar. Original period pieces, Italy, ci...
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Marble

Italy 18th Century Lombard Carved & Polychromate Sculpture of St Peter of Verona
Located in Miami, FL
An Italian 18th century sculpture of St. Peter of Verona. A magnificent sculpture of St Peter martyr of Verona, created by a member of the Lombard art school in Verona Italy, in the...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Gold Leaf

Large Cast and Chiseled Bronze Plaque - Saint Sebastian, Rome 17th century
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Large Cast and Chiseled Bronze Plaque Saint Sebastian after the model by Guido Reni (Capitoline Museum) Rome, 17th century Large rectangular bronze plaque depicting the martyrdom of...
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Bronze

French 18th Century Baroque Hand Carved Gilt-wood Standing Lion On Curl
Located in Buisson, FR
Gorgeous hand-carved wooden lion with its original weathered gilding. France circa 1750 Weathered, small losses and old repair . Measurements include the wooden base. H:37,5cm W:28...
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18th Century French Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Giltwood

Italian Small 18th Century Hand Carved Baroque Winged Angel Head
Located in Buisson, FR
Wonderful small Hand carved winged angelhead with its original gilding. Italy, circa 1750 Weathered. Measurement here below inclusive the wooden base. H:14cm W:11,5cm D:7cm
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Giltwood

20th Century Italian White Statuario Carrara Marble Sink Body
Located in Madrid, ES
20th century WHITE STATUARIO MARBLE SINK BODY Italy Handmade in white statuary carrara marble HEIGHT 15cm WIDTH 52cm DEPTH 50cm Material White carrara marble.
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20th Century Italian Baroque Decorative Objects

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Carrara Marble

18th Century, Italian Hand Carved Wooden Wing of a Baroque Angel
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful Silvered Baroque angel-wing. Rare and very decorative item placed on a wooden base, Italy, circa 1750. Weathered. Measurement is inclusive the wooden base. H:27,5cm W:24cm...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Wood

Italian, 18th Century Carved White Marble Winged Double Angel Head Ornament
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful and unique handcarved white marble winged double angel head ornament. Italy, circa 1750. Weathered . Measurement includes the wooden base. H:24cm W:23cm D:10cm
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Marble

Plateau with two breasts, attribute of Saint Agatha - 17th century
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Plateau with two breasts, attribute of Saint Agatha Southern Italy, 17th century Polychrome and gilded wood 20 x 14,5 x 15 cm Born into a noble lineage, Agatha came into the world ...
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Wood

Sculptural 18th Century Italian Black Crucifix with Tourmaline in Matrix
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian crucifix adorned with tourmaline and mounted on tourmaline in a crystal matrix from Brazil. The piece is put together by Jean O'Reilly Barlow, the artist and c...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Rock Crystal, Tourmaline

18th Century Italian Crucifix with Malachite, Calcite, and Raspberry Garnet
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian crucifix mounted on green malachite, calcite with fluorite, and raspberry garnet. The piece is adorned with Carnelian pebbles and garnet. The minerals are from a...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Rock Crystal, Carnelian, Malachite

Continental Gilt and Mahogany Easel
Located in Essex, MA
Interesting continental hand-carved painting easel with gilt decoration. Lovely gilded carved- rosette decoration and graceful legs. small dowels adjust t hold different sizes of art...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Wood

Pair of 19th Century Italian Painted And Gilt Altar Sticks or Prickets
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 19th Century Italian Painted And Gilt Altar Sticks or Prickets. Pair of antique Italian Baroque style painted altar sticks, candlesticks, can...
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Iron

Baroque Style Brass Inkwell Set and Letter Holder Stand
Located in Doylestown, PA
Baroque style solid brass double inkwell set with letter holder, c. 1900-1910. A gorgeous desktop accessory ornately adorned with cherubs, flowers and scrolling acanthus leaves. In...
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Early 1900s European Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Brass

Early 18th Century candelabra
Located in Stockholm, SE
Large candelabra, presumably made in Sweden in early 18th century. Highly unusual, made in brass, with four candle holders.
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Early 18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Brass

19th Century Relief Madonna With Angels
Located in Lučenec, SK
A beautiful religious porcelain relief of a Madonna with angels.
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1860s Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Allegorical Group 'The Agriculture', by M.V. Acier, Germany, Ca 1870
Located in Vienna, AT
Excellent Meissen porcelain group of the 19th century. Very large depiction of the allegory of agriculture grouped around an apple tree: in the foreground an elderly man chopping wood...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Late 18th Century traveling couple figurine by Capodimonete 1771 - 1834
Located in Lisbon, PT
A charming translucent soft-paste porcelain figurine of a traveling couple with suitcases, a delicate piece in excellent condition. The woman wearing a clover etched jacket. Capodim...
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18th Century French Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with Carnation, 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Circa 1660 – 1680 A blue and white Dutch tile with the decoration of two carnations. One in the bud and one in bloom. With small oxheads as corner decoration. The t...
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1660s Dutch Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Majolica, Faience

Pair Of 19th Century Italian Carved Wooden Candleholders
Located in Bradenton, FL
Very nice Pair of 19th Century Italian pillar candleholders. Features beautiful carved bulbous and curved wooden design. Round base. Nice black and tan patina. Wonderful form.
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Wood

Bronze Baluster Bowl
Located in New York, NY
Bronze baluster bowl. Antique bronze votive bowl with ten bronze balusters punctuating the outer surface in high relief. Italy 16th century. Dimensions: 5” diameter top x 3.25" H; ...
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16th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Korbschale Porzellan polychrom bemalt KPM Berlin nach 1870
Located in Aachen, DE
Prächtige, reich floral geschmückte Korbschale der KPM Berlin, gerfertigt nach 1870. 6 der 12 aufgesetzten Blüten weisen kleine Beschädigungen auf, ansonsten unbeschädigt.
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1870s German Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Italian 18th century Baroque st. Silver leaf, and Giltwood centerpiece
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A unique and finely detailed Italian 18th century Baroque st. faux Porphyry, Silver leaf, and Giltwood centerpiece. This stunning centerpiece is raised on a square faux Porphyry base...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Silver Leaf

Large 18th Century, Italian Carved Wooden Wing of a Baroque Angel
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful large Baroque angel-wing with its original color and gilding. Extremely rare to find in this size. Very decorative item placed on a wooden base. Italy, circa 1750. Weathere...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Wood

Antique Danish 18th Century Baroque Strongbox Safe Ches
Located in Kastrup, DK
Charming and decorative Danish baroque oak chest, featuring original gray-metalized iron bands, fittings, lock, and key. Conically shaped sides: Top: 42 cm / Bottom: 31 cm. Denmar...
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Early 18th Century Danish Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Iron

Antique French Gilt Bronze Baroque Clock
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A large and stunning original antique French Baroque clock. Designed as a romantic ruin with an arched top with grotesque masks, fretted side panels and sitting on a gadrooned cushio...
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Bronze

17th Century Dutch Delft Tile in Chinese Wanli Style with bird
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Circa 1620 – 1640 A blue and white Dutch tile with a decoration of a Chinese garden with a bird on a rock. Influenced by the Chinese porcelain from the Wanli Period....
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1620s Dutch Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Majolica, Faience

Antique German hand carved wooden church decoration
Located in Bussiere Dunoise, Nouvel Aquitaine
Antique hand-carved church decoration from the end of the 18th century in the Baroque Style Wonderful solid object made from oak wood Beautiful old wooden patina - very decorative ...
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18th Century German Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Oak

18th Century Baroque Grey Sandstone Head of a Woman on Marble Base, Around 1780
Located in Berlin, DE
Dating back to around 1780, this 18th-century Baroque Grey Hand-Carved Sandstone Head of a Woman is a remarkable testament to the artistry of its era. The intricately crafted piece, ...
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1780s French Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Sandstone, Marble

Large Pair Italian 18th Century Polychrome and Giltwood Cherub / Angels
Located in Bradenton, FL
Quite a stunning pair of Italian standing cherub or Angel carvings from the 18th century. Standing at almost 4 feet tall, the pair are quite large and realistic. Very impressive. Wit...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Giltwood

17th Century Dutch Delft Tile with Decoration of a Tulips
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Circa 1630 – 1660 A finely painted blue and white Dutch Delft tile with the decoration of two tulips. With so-called oxheads as corner decoration. The tile is in a ...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Majolica, Faience

Pair 17th Century French Baroque Iron Flaming Urn Finials
Located in Stamford, CT
Two wonderful Baroque iron fragments, urns with flames that were once finials, likely architectural ornaments. Beautifully cast iron, evocative despite the small scale. These will ma...
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Early 17th Century French Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Iron

17th Century Dutch Delft Tile with decoration of a Goat
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Rotterdam Circa 1625 – 1650 A blue and white so-called candelabra or baluster tile with the decoration of a goat. It looks like a heavy rain cloud is on its way! Thi...
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1630s Dutch Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Majolica, Faience

Large Mythological Meissen Group 'Triumph Of Venus', by J.J. Kaendler, c. 1870
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare and excellent porcelain sculpture: Depiction of Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty (Greek: Aphrodite), as a young woman with her hair tied back at the nape of her neck,...
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Mid-19th Century German Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

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 Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Pair of Natural Longhorn Steer on Lucite Bases
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elevate your decor with this chic pair of mounted steer horn sculptures, each gracefully displayed on a round wood plinth base. These exquisite bases are hand-painted in a sophistica...
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1950s American Vintage Baroque Decorative Objects

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Horn, Lucite

19th Century Small Baroque Gilt Bronze Jewelry Box
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Small baroque jewelry box in embossed gilted bronze with inner compartments and key.
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19th Century Danish Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Brass

Ferdinand Barbedienne " Diana" Sculpture, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
"Diane de Gabies" French sculpture, late 19th century. Patinated bronze with "Ferdinand Barbedienne" foundry marks. Height: 51 cm. Very good condition.
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile: Vase with flowers, 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Circa 1620 – 1640 A blue and white Dutch tile with the decoration of a vase with flowers. The scene is painted within a cartouche with a Wanli corner design, inspire...
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1630s Dutch Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Majolica, Faience

Blue and White Dutch Delft Tile with Pikier, 17th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
The Netherlands Amsterdam Circa 1625 – 1650 A blue and white Dutch tile with a decoration of a Dutch or Spanish soldier from the period of the 80 Years War. The decoration of this t...
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1620s Dutch Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Italian 18th Century Baroque Hand Carved Marble Angel Head Panel
Located in Buisson, FR
Exceptional hand carved baroque marble panel depicting a winged angel head , Italy, circa 1700-1750. Beautiful weathered.
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Marble

Frame. Carved and gilded wood. 17th century.
Located in Madrid, ES
Frame. Carved and gilded wood. XVII century. Frame for tondo (the interior space is circular) made of carved and gilded wood, decorated with architectural reliefs of classicist infl...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Other

Marble Sculpture of a Saint, Late 17th Century
Located in CH
A late 17th century marble sculpture of a saint, possibly Central Italian. Monogrammed on the marble base "F G F."
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Late 17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Objects

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Marble

Baroque decorative objects for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Baroque decorative objects for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage decorative objects created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include decorative objects, serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Baroque decorative objects made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and France pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original decorative objects, popular names associated with this style include Europa Antiques, Meissen Porcelain, Franco Salimbeni, and Interi. 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 decorative objects differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $61 and tops out at $195,000 while the average work can sell for $3,204.

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