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Baroque Folk Art

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
Set of 3 Bavarian or Austrian Carved Hunting Trophies, 18th & 19th Century.
Located in Berlin, DE
A set of 3 hand carved and partly polychrome mounted chamois hunting trophies. Executed in South Bavaria or Austria in the 18th / 19th century. Great alpine and chalet decoration.
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

Miniature Portrait of a Sleepy Eyed Man, Circle Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich
By Christian Wilhelm Dietrich
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Miniature portrait of a sleepy eyed man, circle Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich Germany 18th century, inscribed on back, refer to photo Exceptional quality Oil on canvas, laid do...
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18th Century German Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Canvas, Glass, Wood

Pair of 17th Century Italian Carved and Polychrome Angel Figures
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of Late 17th/Early 18th Century carved and polychrome Italian angel figures. Now mounted in modern stands. Wonderful baroque carving and retain original paint   
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Late 17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

Early Dutch Antique Brass Bird Cage
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Early 19th century brass bird cage, circa 1810-1830 The bird cage has two bird seed containers that attaches to the cage.   
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Early 19th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Brass, Iron

Versace Collection Rug Petit Barocco Nero Black Gold, 1980
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rug made in China designed and manufactured by Atelier Versace Petit Barocco Nero 200 x 300 In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use A vintag...
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1980s Italian Vintage Baroque Folk Art

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Wool

Antique french Royal Wedding Quilt
Located in Doha, QA
This rare and outstanding French antique Royal Quilt with flower design and each square consisting of four Fleur-de-lis originally was used for ceremonial Royal weddings at the Roman...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wool, Linen

wedding chest
Located in Žilina, SK
This painted chest comes from the Czech republic, year 1804. Their wedding variants, which stood out for their rich painted decoration, had a special position among the chests. "The ...
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Early 1800s Czech Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

Gianni Versace Collection Rug Wild Barocco, Gold Leopard Animal Print, 1980
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rug designed and manufactured by Atelier Versace Wild Barocco Measures: 220 x 220 In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use A vintage Giann...
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1980s Chinese Vintage Baroque Folk Art

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Wool

17th Century Italian Archangel Michael Santo
Located in Houston, TX
17th century Italian Archangel Michael santo statue, hand-carved circa 1650-1680. Retains much of its original paint and color. Gorgeous patina and details. Nice substantial proporti...
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1650s Italian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Iron

Norwegian Baroque Box, Carved Mythical Creatures + Figurative Scenes, Circa 1740
Located in New York, NY
Very special Baroque box with carved decorations of mythical creatures and figurative scenes Carved monogrammed initials "HPP" + Family Crest, origin: Gudbrandsdal, Norway, circa 174...
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18th Century Norwegian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Softwood

Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Richters German Anchor blocks building toys / Der Geschickte Baumeister Made in Rudolstadt, Germany, circa 1900. Wooden box with printed paper labels, stone blocks and instruct...
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Early 1900s German Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Quartz

Scandinavian 18th Century Brass Nutcracker with Wooden Handles
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Late 18th century brass nutcracker, probably from Denmark. The brass cracker top glows and is balanced by the brass ends with petite ball tips. Strong warm wooden handles are the p...
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Late 18th Century Scandinavian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Brass

Pair of 18th Century Hand Carved Polychrome Floral Garnitures
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of generous scale Spanish or Portuguese decorative polychrome garnitures also known as porta palmas in hand carved wood.
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18th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

Antique Baroque Handcarved Lion Sculpture, Italian or Austrian
By Antonio Raggi
Located in Vienna, AT
Early fine carved sculpture of a lying lion. Attributed to the circle of Alessandro Vittoria, located in northern Italy/ Venice. Original late Renaissance or early Baroque figure. T...
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

Gianni Versace Collection Rug Wild Ivy, Gold Zebra Animal Print, 1980
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Gianni Versace collection rug wild ivy, gold zebra animal print, 1980 Rug designed and manufactured by Atelier Versace Wild Ivy rug Measures: 200 x 300 In good original con...
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1980s Chinese Vintage Baroque Folk Art

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Wool

Italy Sicily Late 19th Century Set 7 Kitchen Wooden Tiles with Rural Scenes
Located in Brescia, IT
This particular set of wooden tiles, was handmade with colorful rural scenes, to decorate the sides of the Sicilian carts used during popular folks. These tiles can be useful as wall...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

19th Century Double Sided Carved Wooden Sun
Located in Hastings, GB
An absolutely captivating deeply carved wooden sun sign, double sided, most likely dating to the early 19th century. This piece has spent much of it’s life outside, probably as a pub...
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

18th Century Spanish Conquistador Carved Wood Figure
Located in Houston, TX
18th Century Spanish Conquistador Carved Wood Figure. 18th century carved and painted wood Spanish Conquistador figure or sculpture. This beautifully carved antique Spanish figural s...
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18th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

18th Century One-Door Wardrobe, Central Europe
Located in Albignasego, IT
One-door wardrobe in fir from 1700 Measures: Height 185cm – Width 115cm (130 to the frames) – Depth 50cm (57 to the frames) Spruce wardrobe, with one door, in excellent conditi...
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1750s Italian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Fir

French 18th Century Bed Warmer with Coat of Arm Symbols
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
An 18th century French bed warmer in copper with wooden handle. With the hammered decoration of a noble family own coat-of-arms. The last is showing an unicorn which is a symbol for ...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Copper

Italy Sicily Late 19th Century Set of 4 Kitchen Wooden Tiles with Rural Scenes
Located in Brescia, IT
This particular set of wooden tiles, was handmade with colorful rural scenes, to decorate the sides of the Sicilian carts used during popular folks. These tiles can be useful as wall...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

18th Century French Pair of Oils on Gold Leaf Panels
Located in North Miami, FL
18th century French pair of oils on gold leaf panels. One is depicting an angel playing the violin, and the other one is holding the music book.
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18th Century French Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Gold Leaf

Swedish 19th Century Baroque Leather Armchair
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A 19th Century Baroque armchair with original leather clothing from Sweden in dark wood.  
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Leather, Wood

Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Richters German anchor blocks building toys / Der Geschickte Baumeister Made in Rudolstadt, Germany, circa 1900. Wooden box with printed paper labels, stone blocks and instructi...
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Early 1900s German Antique Baroque Folk Art

Materials

Quartz

Antique 18th Century Etched Glass Tumbler or Cup & Leather Travel Case
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Continental antique glass tumbler or mug. With a monogrammed etched design to the front with a dog, shield, bow, quiver of arrows, and two doves. The base has a ribbed whee...
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18th Century Unknown Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Leather, Cut Glass

Pine Folk Art Painted Wardrobe
Located in Baltimore, MD
This well-built Baroque-style wardrobe has a bold, nicely-formed crown, a single door with two raised panels, which opens 180 degrees on fiche hinges, and unusual decorated panels on...
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Late 19th Century Hungarian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Pine

19th Century Baroque Traveling Silver Chest by Mappin and Webb, Distressed Paint
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
19th century baroque traveling silver chest by Mappin and Webb, distressed paint  A super quality sliver chest or strong box, the chest is made by Mappin and Webb and intended for...
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Mid-19th Century Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Oak

Pair of Antique Baroque Angel Wings, Hand Carved Wood and Giltwood
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
A pair of large original Baroque angel wings, hand carved from wood and giltwood. Original condition with old patina. From southern Germany. Dimensions: Each wing (external dime...
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17th Century German Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Giltwood, Wood, Paint

Danish 18th Century Painted Chest of Drawers With Chinoiserie Decor
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Danish 18th century painted Baroque 3-drawer chest with later chinoiserie decorations, brass hardware and locks.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

Life Size Pair of 19th Century Italian Carved Wooden Statues
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Life size pair of 19th century Italian carved wooden statues.
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Early 19th Century Antique Baroque Folk Art

Materials

Softwood

Cherub Carved from Wood with Polychrome & Gilt
Located in Chicago, IL
An Italian cherub, carved from linden wood wood. This graceful and exceptionally well-carved figure was likely part of an altar ensemble. The eyes and face are particularly well-form...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

Pine Folk Art Painted Wardrobe
Located in Baltimore, MD
This well-built Baroque-style wardrobe has a bold, nicely-formed crown, a single door with two raised panels, which opens 180 degrees on fiche hinges, and unusual decorated panels on...
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Late 19th Century Hungarian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Pine

wedding chest
Located in Žilina, SK
This painted chest of gold and silver dust comes from Slovakia, year 1838.
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1830s Slovak Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

Wedding Chest
Located in Žilina, SK
This painted chest is from Slovakia, year 1888.
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1880s Slovak Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

wedding chest
Located in Žilina, SK
This painted chest comes from the Czech republic, year 1818.
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19th Century Czech Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

wedding chest
Located in Žilina, SK
This painted chest comes from the Czech republic, year 1808.
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Early 1800s Czech Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

wedding chest
Located in Žilina, SK
This painted chest comes from Slovakia, year 1870
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1870s Slovak Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Hardwood

wedding chest
Located in Žilina, SK
This painted chest comes from Germany, year 1811
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1810s German Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

Wedding Chest
Located in Žilina, SK
This painted chest comes from the Czech republic, year 1807.
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Early 1800s Czech Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

wedding chest
Located in Žilina, SK
This painted chest comes from Slovakia, year 1861.
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1860s Slovak Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

wedding chest
Located in Žilina, SK
This painted chest comes from Czech republic, 90 years, 19th century.
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19th Century Czech Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

Pair of Blue and White Delft Calendar Plates
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Pair of Delft calendar plates in blue and white garden scenarie. March and April plates. These two plates were part of a 12 plate series of calendar plates.
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Mid-18th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Folk Art

Materials

Delft

18th Century Italian Gaming Board
Located in Greenwich, CT
Rare 18th century Italian gaming board "Nobilissimo Giuoco Della Mea" Or "The Nobel Game of Chance" in original paint and decoupage, (lacca povera) depicting a game which appears to ...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Gesso, Poplar

Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Richters German anchor blocks building toys / Der Geschickte Baumeister Made in Rudolstadt, Germany, circa 1900. Wooden box with printed paper labels, stone blocks and instruct...
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Early 1900s German Antique Baroque Folk Art

Materials

Quartz

French 18th Century Carved And Painted Wooden Crucifix
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Early 18th Century antique hand carved and polychromed hand painted table crucifix from France with its original patina preserved. The crucifix could possible mid to late 17th Century.
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Late 17th Century Belgian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Bone, Fruitwood

Cast Roundel Portrait Plaque of Peter Paul Rubens, 1577-1640
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Cast roundel portrait plaque of Peter Paul Rubens 1577-1640 Portrait plaque of the Flemish Painter and Diplomat best known for his Baroque religious and mythological paintings A ...
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Mid-20th Century Baroque Folk Art

Materials

Resin

18th-19th Century Italian Wood Carved Angel
Located in San Francisco, CA
A lovely angel, his right hand extended as if to touch something or hold something. He appears very calm and peaceful, clothed in a partial shroud which is draped over his shoulder...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

18th Century Polychrome Delft Oil and Vinegar Stand
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
18th century polychrome Delft oil and vinegar stand in Imari flower decorations.
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Mid-18th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Delft

18th Century Carved Venetian Polychromed Gondola Figurerhead
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
18th century carved Venetian polychromed gondola figurerhead, realistically carved and painted, raised on a 6.5" diameter base.
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Fine Indo-Portuguese Ebony Corpus
Located in London, GB
A fine 18th century Indo-Portuguese corpus, carved out of solid ebony. In very good condition with a good patina.
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Early 18th Century Indian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Ebony

Vincent Gonzalez Crucifixion, Carved Oak Subject
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Vincent Gonzalez (1928-2019) Crucifixion. Carved oak subject.
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1950s French Vintage Baroque Folk Art

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Oak

Norwegian Tankard
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fine and important Norwegian tankard in birch burl wood with carved lion motif on top of lid, thumb piece and feet. Beautiful color, ceremonial markings on inside, lovely metal str...
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Early 18th Century Norwegian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Wood

19th Century Italian Baroque Painted Console Side Table
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
19th Century Italian Baroque Painted Console Side Table This is a fantastic looking piece of furniture it dates from the early 19th century and was painted in Italy in the the Bar...
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Early 19th Century Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Paint

Early 18th Century Italian Carved and Dovetailed Walnut Alms Box
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early 18th century Italian carved and dovetailed walnut alms box, circa 1725 Large dovetails and old handwrought nails give this small scale box a heavy, rugged and strong build. A ...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Iron

Danish 18th Century Brass And Wood Nutcracker
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Danish 18th Century brass and wood nutcracker.
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Mid-18th Century Danish Antique Baroque Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Large 18th Century Iron Pot Holder from Scandinavia
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large 18th century forged iron pot holder with adjustable height to raise or sink the pot closer or more far away the fire. Measures: Maximum height 67.71 inches (172 cm), 48 inches ...
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Early 18th Century Scandinavian Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Iron

Early 18th Century Engraving of the Northern Whale Fishery, circa 1720
Located in Nantucket, MA
Very early 18th century Dutch woodblock engraving of the Northern Whale Fishery, circa 1720, a hand colored engraving illustrating the Dutch whaling fleet in a northern embayment wit...
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1720s Dutch Antique Baroque Folk Art

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Paper

Square Belgium 18th Century Baroque Oak And Iron Casket
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Square Belgium 18th century Baroque oak and iron casket.  
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Mid-18th Century Belgian Antique Baroque Folk Art

Materials

Brass, Iron

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