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Neoclassical Barware

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Style: Neoclassical
Pair of George III Silver Wine Coasters
Located in London, GB
Pair of George III silver wine coasters with pierced and engraved neoclassical pierced and engraved decoration and fine beaded borders. This attractive pair has its original turned w...
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1780s English Antique Neoclassical Barware

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Sterling Silver

Set of 12 Val St. Lambert Acid Etched and Gilt Short Wine or Port Stems
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A magnificent set of 12 smaller wine or port goblets made by Val St. Lambert. Each one is handblown, panel cut bowl with cameo cut frieze of Roman figures embellished with gold leaf....
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20th Century Belgian Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal

Balancing Ship / Boat Wine / Champagne Cooler
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Antique balancing Nautical / ship / boat wine/champagne cooler holder with glass inner bowl. This superb combination is in very good condition. Rare bottle holder / cooler. Beauti...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

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Metal

Heavy Silver Plated Mint Julep Cup by Godinger India
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful heavy silver-plated mint julep cup. This classic piece of essential barware will make the perfect addition to your next dinner party. Dimensions: 3" diameter 3.5" t...
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20th Century Indian Neoclassical Barware

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Silver Plate

Rare Estate Baccarat Eldorado Neoclassical Style Crystal and Gold Decanter
Located in New York, NY
Scarce estate Baccarat decanter in the beautiful Neoclassical style Eldorado pattern. Decorated at the center of the body with a wide band of gold foliate interconnected scrolls cen...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

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Crystal

Ten Large Champagne Flutes Hand-Blown Glass England 18th Century c-1760
Located in Katonah, NY
Cheers to welcoming friends! This is a beautiful set of ten large (8.5inches tall) English mid-18th century clear champagne flutes. The funnel-shaped bowls are set upon a tubular ste...
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1760s English Antique Neoclassical Barware

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Blown Glass

Val Saint Lambert Cranberry Decanter with Cut Cameo Gold Neoclassical Figures
Located in Boston, MA
This is an exceptional and rare Val Saint Lambert cranberry decanter decorated with gold cameo cut neoclassical figures. You can see the detail of all the gold cameo cut figures that...
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1920s Belgian Vintage Neoclassical Barware

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Crystal

Neoclassical American Coin Silver '.900' Medallion Mug/Cup
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical, American coin silver (.900) Medallion mug/cup, Ca. 1840's-1850's. Neoclassical image of a man is on one side of the mug; a Neoclassical image of a woman is on the other...
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1850s American Antique Neoclassical Barware

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Sterling Silver

Elegant French Baccarat Lion Handle Dore Bronze Cut Crystal Ormolu Ice Bucket
Located in Roslyn, NY
Elegant and very fine French neoclassical baccarat style lion handle doré bronze ormolu mounted and diamond cut crystal ice/champagne bucket. Unsigned.
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20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Baccarat Harcourt Talleyrand Decanter, 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful estate Baccarat crystal whiskey/spirits decanter in the Harcourt Talleyrand pattern. Signed on base Excellent condition.     
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20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal

Antique English Georgian Neoclassical Decanter Stand with Bottles
Located in New York, NY
English Georgian neoclassical sterling silver decanter stand, 1818. Raised square base with gadrooned rim. Corner shells between oak leaves and acorns on leaf- and scroll-mounted paw...
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1810s English Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

French 19th Century Neo-Classical St. Patinated Bronze and Ormolu Samovar
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exquisite French 19th century neo-classical st. patinated bronze and ormolu Samovar. Raised on ormolu ball feet below a bronze tier with concave sides and stepped platform, center...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Barware

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Bronze, Ormolu

Vintage Crystal Footed Drinking Glasses Silver Rimmed Goblets
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Crystal footed drinking glasses, goblets. Crystal glasses with platinum silver rim. These crystal champagne glasses are a versatile home bar essential and, classic set ser...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal

Moser Cobalt Cut to Clear & Gilt Enameled Decanter
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
TMoser cobalt cut to clear & gilt enameled decanter. Czech Republic, !930s. A substantial decanter, beautifully executed with continuous gilt decoration with deep cut cobalt pane...
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20th Century Czech Neoclassical Barware

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Crystal

Gilt Edged Cut Crystal Wine Glasses-Set 4
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Set of four gilt edged cut crystal wine glasses. They have a nice heft in the hand and reflect light nicely. At 8" in height they make a strong appearance in your hand or on the tabl...
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1960s Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal

Antique W&S Blackinton Silver Plate Trophy Urn Ice Champagne Bucket Cooler
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique W&S Blackinton number 917 fine silver plate trophy urn style ice bucket or champagne chiller with handles and footed base. “ Started by 2 brothers in 1865. W. S. Blackinton C...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Metal

French Champagne Bucket by Guy Charlemagne Champagne
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
Originally made and distributed by Guy Charlemagne Champagne in the Le Mesnil- Sur- Oger region of north-eastern France, this champagne bucket is silver plated and polished to shine ...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Wicker and Glass Bowls, Set of 5
Located in New York, NY
A wicker and glass bowl serving set. Set includes 1 large bowl and 4 smaller bowls, all embraced by a wicker 'basket' with red design around. Five (5) bowls in total. Great for every...
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21st Century and Contemporary Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Wicker, Glass

Set of 12 Val St Lambert Tall Gilt Water / Wine Glasses With Roman Figures, Gilt
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A magnificent set of 12 water or wine goblets made by Val St. Lambert. Each one is handblown, panel cut bowl with cameo cut frieze of Roman figures embellished with gold leaf. This p...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Neoclassical Barware

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Acrylic

A Magnificent Set of 12 Champagne Glasses Made By Val St. Lambert, Panel Cut
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A magnificent set of 12 champagne glasses made by Val St. Lambert. Each one is handblown, panel cut bowl with cameo cut frieze of Roman figures embellished with gold leaf. This pa...
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20th Century Belgian Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal

A Fine 19th Century Neoclassical Inspired French Silver Porringer / Tastevin
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A fine 19th century French silver (.950 fine) porringer or écuelle, showing a circular bowl rising to neoclassical inspired 'reed & ribbon' decorated rim with pierced foliate cast ha...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver

Neoclassical Style Silver Plated Ice Bucket
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A neoclassical style silver plated ice bucket made by Leonard Silver Manufacturing Company of Boston, MA. The lid lifts off with a round acanthus leaf pressed handle topped with rose...
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Mid-20th Century North American Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Attributed to Christofle, Silver Plated Ice Bucket with Swans, French, 1940s
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This very nice neoclassical ice bucket is made of silver plated. It has fine swan handles. This is a very nice French piece attributed to Christofle, circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Tall Gold Rimmed Cocktail Glasses, Set of 8
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Dimensions: 2.5" diameter 6" tall.
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20th Century American Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Glass

Floor Stand Champagne Cooler Bucket Attributed to Pierre Cardin, circa 1970s
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Very large vintage floor champagne cooler, circa 1970s. PC monogram of both sides. Custom made with no additional makers marks. Heavy well-crafted piece. Inside bucket is bullet ...
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Brass

Antique Crystal Champaign Apertif Set/Sterling Silver Holders, Set 6
Located in Malibu, CA
Set of 6 delicately etched antique crystal champagne glasses are presented in beautiful sterling sliver holders, and are presented in the original case. The champaign flutes have del...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal, Sterling Silver

Round Mississippi Magnolia Tin Serving Tray in Black and Cream
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A very southern style metal serving tray decorated with a magnolia flower and the outline of Mississippi with its towns. Dimensions: 11" diameter .5" tall.
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20th Century American Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Metal

Unusual Brass Top Hat Champagne Bucket, French, circa 1920
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This unusual and decorative top hat champagne bucket is all made of brass. This is a French work, circa 1920.
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1920s French Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Brass

Silver Plated Champagne Bucket, French, Circa 1900
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
Silver plated champagne bucket. French. Circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Silvered Metal Bottles Holder on a Wooden Base, French, Circa 1960
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This unusual bottles holder is made of silver plated on brass on a wooden base. This is a French work, circa 1960.
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

French Bruno Paillard Champagne Chiller
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This silver plated champagne chiller from Reims, France was made and distributed by the vineyard Bruno Paillard circa 1900. A gorgeous statement piece for any kitchen or bar, it hold...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Tiffany Silver Spirit Flask
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
A large American silver spirit flask, by Tiffany & Co., circa 1880, Edward C Moore era, one side chased with hunting scenes, the reverse with cartouche on a floral ground.
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Late 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver

Antique Gorham American Classical Sterling Silver Ice Bucket
Located in New York, NY
American Classical sterling silver ice bucket. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1870. Oval with straight and tapering sides. Kidney cutout bracket side handles and four straight and t...
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1870s American Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Very Fine Sterling Silver Spirit Cup by Edward & James Barnard, London, 1866
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A very fine & elegant sterling silver spirit cup in the neoclassical taste, having a goblet-shaped body affixed with a foliate cast handle, a guilloche beaded rim above a band of eng...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

18th Century Creamware Liverpool-Type Mug
Located in New York, NY
A pottery creamware handled mug with a black transfer printed framed picture of children being frightened by demonic mask. The majority of these late 18th century creamware pieces ar...
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Late 18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Pottery

Set of Four 19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Liqueur/ Apertif Glasses
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful set of four apertif/ liqueur glasses were realized in Sweden during the 19th Century. Each glass features sculptural striated curled feet that ascend into an amorphic ...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Glass

Set of Four Swedish Neoclassical 19th Century Translucent Glass Apertif/ Liqueur
Located in New York, NY
This stunning set of four liqueur glasses were realized in Sweden during the 19th Century. Each glass features sculptural striated curled feet that ascend into an amorphic volumetric...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Glass

Neoclassical Sterling Silver Mug/Cup by The Whiting Mfg. Co.
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical, sterling silver mug/cup, Providence, Rhode Island, Ca. 1880's, Whiting Mfg. Co. - maker. Measures almost 4 inches high x 4 1/2 inches wide from edge of handle to outer ...
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1880s American Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Gold, Sterling Silver

Crystal Bottle Decanter with Silver Neck
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Elegant old crystal decanter with silver neck: perfect in Your bar corner. An idea also for a gift.   ref O/1959-2 
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal

Pair of Small Medicis Style Silvered Metal Champagne Bucket, French, circa 1940
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This pair of small Medicis style champagne buckets is made of silvered metal. This is a French work, circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Vineyard Trimmed Wine Coaster, Corkscrew
Located in New York, NY
Traditional silver plate wine coaster trimmed in grape clusters and leaves with a wood insert bottom. Also comes with a grapevine corkscrew. Coaster Measures 6.75 diameter x 1.75 Ta...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Neoclassical Style Brass and Wood Bottles Rack, circa 1960
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This bottles rack is made of brass on a wooden base. This is a French work, circa 1960.
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Brass

French 19th Century Antique Hand Painted Ceramic Vase Wine Decanter Wooden Riser
Located in Miami, FL
This neoclassical wine themed antique glazed and hand painted ceramic wine jar, vase, decanter was made in France, circa 1890. The brown handles are shaped like old vines and snakes...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Ceramic

Pittsburgh Glass Bar Bottles or Decanters, Bakewell, Pears & Co.
Located in Downingtown, PA
A pair of mold-blown Pittsburgh bar bottles. Made of a nice heavy glass, these were designed to be used without a stopper. The mold impression is strong and very well defined through...
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19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Glass

Chamberlain Worcester Porcelain Goblet after an Angelia Kauffman Painting
By Chamberlains Worcester, Humphrey Chamberlain
Located in Downingtown, PA
The large Regency neoclassical, Humphrey Chamberlain decorated, Chamberlain Worcester Goglet is painted with a grisaille painting by Humphrey Chamberlain after Angelia Kauffman paint...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Porcelain

Silver Wine Cork with Duck or Mallard Head
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Beautiful vintage silver mallard head (or duck) wine cork. Wonderful vintage condition. Would be a great way to spice up a bar setup.
Category

1980s American Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver

19th Century Collection Antique Arabian Tea Pots Market "Papillon" Thick Brass
Located in Vigonza, Padua
19th century collection of antique Arabian tea pots market "Papillon" in thick brass, hand embossed, and copper High respectively cm: 22, 20, 18.
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Mid-19th Century Maghreb Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Copper, Brass

Salviati Venetian Stemware Octagonal Service with Gold & White Enamel Decoration
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This tall and elegant large and extensive set of hand blown Venetian stemware is decorated with gold and polychrome enamel "jewels". Attributed to Salviati, each bowl is octagonally ...
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1920s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Blown Glass

Oval Metal American Eagle Motif Serving Tray
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A metal serving tray with an American Eagle motif at the center. This tray will be fabulous for your next summer party. Oval in shape, it is decorated in red, white and blue, and dep...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Metal

Some Silverware : Cake Scoop, Fork, Spoon for Ice
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Some ideas for your gifts: USA silver cake scoop cm. 18 x 2.5 - ref. A/2733 - USA silver fork cm. 18 x 2 - ref. A/2766 - USA silver spoon for ice cm. 17.5 x 2.5 - ref. A/2991 -.
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver

32 Pcs Vtg Jeanette Wedgwood Hellenic Green Jasperware Cocktail Glasses Pitcher
Located in Dayton, OH
Lot of 32 pieces of Jeanettee Wedgwood, circa mid 20th century. A great cocktail set or addition to current barware. Green and white with grecian or hellenic pattern. pitcher-8" x...
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Glass

Round Mississippi Magnolia Tin Serving Tray in Black and Cream
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A very southern style metal serving tray decorated with a magnolia flower and the outline of Mississippi with its towns. Dimensions: 11" diameter .5" tall.
Category

20th Century American Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Metal

French Neoclassical Style Brass and Glass Bar Cart
Located in Buchanan, NY
A handsome French bar cart from the 1940s having a brass frame and 2 glass shelves enclosed in a brass gallery. The bar cart is mounted on casters making it easy to move around. The ...
Category

1940s Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Brass

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