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Painted Pine 19th Century Miniature Chest Of Drawers
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An Extremely Attractive Mid 19th Century Painted Pine Miniature Chest, Having Elegant Decoration To Top And Sides, With Two Short And Two Long Drawers Retaining Original Turned Brass...
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Mid-19th Century English Victorian Antique Models and Miniatures

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Pine

Regency Mahogany Miniature Bowfront Chest
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Very Good Quality Late Regency Period Mahogany Miniature Chest, Of Bowfronted Form, Having Well Figured Top With Ebonised Stringing, Over Two Short And Three Long Drawers Retaining...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Models and Miniatures

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Mahogany

19thc Salesman's Sample Brunswick Balke Collender Co. Liquor Decanter Bar w/Rail
Located in Savannah, GA
I mean, have you ever? This rare travelling salesman sample miniature bar is in very good condition and is labeled Brunswick Balke-Collender Co. in clear and vibrant lettering. Not only known for its billiard tables and sporting goods, this Midwest based company built bars for two decades starting from the 1880s as saloons were growing in popularity. Features include a stainless steel top, nickel foot rail (remember men stood at the bars at that time- there were no stools), a green glass liquor bottle inside and a metal pump handle that works but not tested with liquid. A salesman sample is a smaller version of a specific product and were commonly used in the 19th and 20th centuries to show important details of larger pieces. These small, exact duplicates were sent to sales representatives to take pre-orders from retailers, trade shows, and wholesale accounts since the larger life sized models were impossible to cart around. Last image shows an excerpt from a late 1800s Brunswick bar...
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1890s American Late Victorian Antique Models and Miniatures

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Stainless Steel, Nickel

Cast Iron Hand Water Pump
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Hand Water Pump. It depicts a cast iron hand water pump that was originally painted blue and it is hallmarked at the top Sicvumi or Sicvuni.
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20th Century Unknown Machine Age Models and Miniatures

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Iron

Herend Finest Quality Hand Painted Porcelain Queen Victoria Butterfly on Flower
Located in Tustin, CA
Beautifully handmade estate porcelain Herend Queen Victoria Butterfly on Flower has been expertly hand-painted by the legendary Hungarian master artisans of Herend. Special rust fish...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hungarian Other Models and Miniatures

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Porcelain

Mid-Century Miniature Lounge Set in Red and Black Painted Metal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Adorable vintage lounge chair plus ottoman in red and green painted wire and sheet metal. Ottoman: 3 x 2 x 2. In original condition with visible wear including loss of paint. A set o...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Models and Miniatures

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Metal

U.S. Air Force Convair F-106 Delta Dart Airplane / Jet Contractor Desk Model
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool U.S. Air Force Convair F-106 "Delta Dart" airplane / jet desk model, circa 1970s. The piece is in very good condition and is made of a wood and mounted on a triangular wo...
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Mid-20th Century Philippine Models and Miniatures

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Metal

Laminated Pine Speedboat Half Model
Located in Norwell, MA
Builders pine half hull of a runabout. Built up of six laminated lifts. Comes apart showing the individual lifts that are fastened with wood dowels. 2 lbs. 3"H x 3"W x 17"D
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1980s North American Vintage Models and Miniatures

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Wood

Set of 5 Anatomical Plaques
Located in Schellebelle, BE
Exceptional Set of 5 Italian Scientific, anatomical Plaques from the 1960ies, representing the Human skull,brains ,jaw.... mounted in an original Oak frame, perfect old shine and pat...
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1960s Italian Vintage Models and Miniatures

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Resin, Wood

Mid-19th Century Luneville Faience Miniature Trinket Commode
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
A miniature Luneville faience commode with 2 over 3 drawers, mid-19th Century - for jewelry & trinkets. One drawer edge with restoration. 4 1/4"w., 3"d., 3 1/2"h. Whitehall Antiques...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Models and Miniatures

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Faience

19th Century French Mini Chest Of Drawers
Located in High Point, NC
Introducing the 19th Century French Mini Chest of Drawers, a captivating piece of antique furniture that combines elegance with functionality. This exquisite mini chest, crafted from...
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19th Century French Antique Models and Miniatures

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Wood

Half Model Of The Topsail Schooner Swift
Located in Norwell, MA
Antique ships half model of the two masted Schooner Swift. The Swift was built in 1778 during the American Revolution. Captured by the British Royal N...
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1980s North American Vintage Models and Miniatures

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Wood

20th Century Triner Postal Scale
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Triner Postal Scale Model AA-4. It was made by Triner Scale and Manufacturing Company in Chicago, Illinois in 1972. It was designed for postal offices to be used for lette...
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20th Century American American Craftsman Models and Miniatures

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Metal

Early 19th C Miniature Italian Walnut Commode
Located in Oakville, ON
It’s a unique salesman’s sample in miniature form nicely crafted used to show clients in hopes a full size one would be ordered or to give a client an example of what can be done sho...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Models and Miniatures

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Walnut, Pine

Large Antique Chinese Ceremonial Marionette
Located in New York, NY
Antique funerary ceremony male marionette string puppet depicted as an emperor, with hands and head in softwood and a silk robe embroidered with drag...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Models and Miniatures

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Textile

Miniature Windsor Side Chair painted Essex Green by Riverbend Chair Co., Ohio.
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Fine miniature Windsor side chair stamped clearly on the underside Riverbend Chair Co., Ohio. Painted a handsome essex green. The windsor form is finely executed with turned legs a...
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1990s American American Colonial Models and Miniatures

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Paint, Wood

Vintage Clear Crystal Mg Roadster Decorative Model Car / Paperweight
Located in Milano, IT
Little but realistic miniature model of a classic MG Roadster from the late 1970s/early 1980s. It is made in pressed clear glass, and is rich in details, to the point it even shows t...
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1970s Italian Vintage Models and Miniatures

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Crystal

Contemporary Pharmaceutical Brain Model in Lucite Skull
Located in San Diego, CA
A really cool contemporary pharmaceutical (Seroquel) brain model in lucite skull, circa 2000s. The model has a lucite skull and face which houses a four pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Models and Miniatures

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Plastic, Lucite

Anique Model of a Catboat
Located in Norwell, MA
Catboat half model with a laminated varnished hull. Quality antique half model. 8"H x 5"W x 23"D 5 lbs.
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1980s North American Vintage Models and Miniatures

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Wood

Small Decorative Carpenter's Sample Secretary, Sweden circa 1800's
Located in Round Top, TX
This unique small decorative item served as a "carpenter's sample" to share with customers prior to ordering a full size secretary. Note the size of 24" wide x 27" high. All the pain...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Country Antique Models and Miniatures

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Wood, Paint

Antique Art Deco English Hat Mold on Stand
Located in Houston, TX
English wood hat mold on wood stand. Men’s brimmed hat with leather and rope detail circa 1910-1920
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Early 20th Century English Art Deco Models and Miniatures

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Leather, Wood

20th Century French Wooden Decoration On Metal Stand
Located in High Point, NC
This 20th Century French Wooden Decoration on Metal Stand is a captivating piece of art that effortlessly combines rustic charm with industrial aesthetics. Featuring an authentic woo...
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20th Century French Models and Miniatures

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Metal

Antique English Hat Mold on Stand
Located in Houston, TX
English wood hat mold on wood stand. Men’s brimmed hat with leather detail circa 1910-1920
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Early 20th Century English Art Deco Models and Miniatures

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Leather, Wood

Regency Mahogany Miniature Table Cabinet
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Good Quality And Charming Early 19th Century Regency Period Mahogany Miniature Table Cabinet, Having Rectangular Top Over Superbly Figured Panelled Doors, Enclosing Four Concealed Long Drawers, Raised On Elegant Original Turned Feet. This attractive little piece of Regency miniature furniture, as the name suggests, was probably made as a simple stand alone cabinet to be placed on top of a table top type surface. Alternatively it may have been specifically made as a travelling salesmans sample piece of furniture. Whichever its original purpose it is incredibly useful for modern day living however and we think it could be used to hold a wide variety of different day to day items. The mahogany veneers have been very carefully chosen to ensure that they are well figured and this results in a very decorative item. Overall the quality of construction is also excellent and it has clearly been made in a well respected workshop. As with all items which we offer for sale this antique table cabinet...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Models and Miniatures

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Mahogany

20th Century French Metal & Wooden Palette On Stand
Located in High Point, NC
Step into the artist's studio with this original 20th Century French Metal & Wooden Palette on Stand, a captivating piece that tells a tale of creativity in the making. This palette,...
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20th Century French Models and Miniatures

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Metal

Herend Finest Quality Hand Painted Porcelain Carp Fish on a Wave Figurine
Located in Tustin, CA
Beautiful and collectible handmade estate porcelain Herend "Carp Fish on a Wave" figurine has been expertly hand-painted by the legendary Hungarian master artisans of Herend. Special...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hungarian Other Models and Miniatures

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Porcelain

Navy Signal Cannon 18th / 19th Century European Brass Barrel And Wood Carriage
Located in Miami, FL
European signal cannon from the late 18th-19th century. An antique piece made and used in Europe, circa 1800. This kind of small scale toys were made to be used in the navy of some ...
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Late 18th Century English Arts and Crafts Antique Models and Miniatures

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Brass

1930's Marx Marcrest Pressed Steel Pure Milk Dairy Toy Truck
Located in Van Nuys, CA
We have A white Marx Marcrest Pure Milk Dairy Truck modeled truck produced by Marx Toys, a prominent American toy company known for manufacturing a wide ra...
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1920s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Models and Miniatures

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Steel

Detailed Model of Dutch Sailing Ship Circa 1930s-1940s
Located in Opole, PL
Detailed Model of Dutch Sailing Ship Circa 1930s-1940s A faithfully reproduced model of a vessel dating back to the Interwar Period of the 20th century. In particularly good condition.
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Early 20th Century Dutch Models and Miniatures

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Wood

20th Century Belgian Model Plane
Located in High Point, NC
This 20th Century Belgian Model Plane is a remarkable collectible, capturing the spirit of vintage aviation with its striking blue body and bold red accents. Crafted with meticulous ...
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20th Century Belgian Models and Miniatures

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Metal

Louis XV Miniature Parquery Armoire, Circa 1760
Located in Spencertown, NY
The Louis XV Provincial Walnut Parquetry Miniature Armoire. Opening to reveal a shelves and drawers.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Models and Miniatures

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Ebony, Walnut

Very Rare English Antique Sterling Silver Monkey Pepper Pot - London 1881
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1881, this charming and very rare, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Pepper Pot, is modelled as a Monkey. The pepper pot measures 2.75"(7cm) tall, by 1.25"...
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1880s English Victorian Antique Models and Miniatures

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Cast Aluminum Santa or Father Christmas
Located in Redding, CT
Vintage Solid Aluminum Santa or Father Christmas. This cast aluminum St.Nicholas would be a wonderful addition to any Christmas collection.
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Models and Miniatures

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Aluminum

Early 20th C. Copper dinosaur diorama
Located in Hudson, NY
Hand made. Hammered copper Amazing. Almost sci-fi. I have never seen anything like this before. Possible ex museum collection. Two plaques on the front and back that would have held...
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Early 20th Century Models and Miniatures

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Copper

Copper Kitchen Decoration Vintage Coffee Pots Smalls For Rustic Lot of four
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Lot of 4 antique copper coffee pots for rustic kitchen decoration , Smalls vintage rustic style copper kitchen decoration They are very decor...
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Early 20th Century Italian Rustic Models and Miniatures

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Copper, Brass

Model #309-1 Vintage Scale and Weights by Brown & Sharpe Mfg.
Located in San Diego, CA
Model #309-1 vintage small scale and grain weights by Brown & Sharpe Mfg. of Providence, Rhode Island, circa, early 20th century. The piece is in good working condition and measures ...
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Early 20th Century Philippine Models and Miniatures

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Iron

Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic Crystal Model Car, same as the Ralph Lauren Collection
Located in Milano, IT
The Bugatti 57SC is universally recognized as one of the most beautiful expressions of automotive design ever. Penned by Ettore Bugatti's son Jean and pro...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Models and Miniatures

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Crystal

Detailed Model of Dutch Sailing Ship From the 1930s-1940s
Located in Opole, PL
Detailed Model of Dutch Sailing Ship From the 1930s-1940s A faithfully reproduced model of a vessel dating back to the Interwar Period of the 20th ...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Models and Miniatures

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Wood

Model of the 4-6-0 steam locomotive the Black Knight
Located in London, GB
3 ½ inch gauge model of the 4-6-0 steam locomotive the Black Knight. Circa 1955. Mounted on a display track. Length of Locomotive: 31 inches - 79 cm. Length of Tender: 19 inches -...
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Mid-20th Century English Models and Miniatures

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Brass, Copper, Steel

Jaguar XK 120 model car in clear crystal, decorative object, made in Italy
Located in Milano, IT
Victorious on track and outrageously elegant on the road, the Jaguar XK-120 is both one of the most famous and versatile cars ever made by the legendary British manufacturer. Produce...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Models and Miniatures

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Crystal

Antique Miniature Table and Chair
Located in High Point, NC
This eye-catching collectible set depicts a miniature wooden chair and table. The doll house scale puts your mind's eye into a quaint country scene. Attention to detail echoes the cr...
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20th Century European Models and Miniatures

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Wood

Lamborghini Countach model car in clear crystal, decorative piece, made in Italy
Located in Milano, IT
Lamborghini is well known for its bold, high-performance supercars. During the 1980s the flagship model, called the Countach, received an extensive body treatment that turned the ori...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Models and Miniatures

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Crystal

Miniature Wooden Cabinet from Nineteenth-Century France
Located in High Point, NC
This highly eclectic piece takes influences from baroque to gothic to empire styles, sporting oriental reminiscences. This small cabinet is a product of a time when Europe started to...
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19th Century French French Provincial Antique Models and Miniatures

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Wood

Vintage Clear Glass Sculpture of a Classic Volkswagen Beetle, Car Memorabilia
Located in Milano, IT
Little but realistic miniature model of a classic Volkswagen Beetle - most likely a version from the late 1970s/early 1980s. It is made in pressed clear glass, and is rich in details...
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1970s Italian Space Age Vintage Models and Miniatures

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Crystal

A mushrooms models: Agaricus Campestris, Germany 1890.
Located in Milan, IT
A model for pharmacy of mushrooms. Specimen Agaricus Campestris, Made out of paper machè watercolored. Rectangular wooden black base with moss and hay. Germany circa 1890.
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Late 19th Century German Antique Models and Miniatures

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Wood

Large & Incredibly Detailed Midcentury Hand Carved Teak Elephant Sculpture Pair
Located in Lisse, NL
Good size and top quality carved wildlife sculptures. On the internet and in certain countries in the world you can find many hand carved wooden elephants, but they are mostly of poor to very poor quality when it comes to the actual details. These two impressive bull elephants on the other hand come with tremendous physical details and whomever hand carved this pair must have studied these majestic creatures for a long time. Besides that, he or she must have been a seasoned sculptor/wood-carver, because it takes a special kind of talent to reach this level of craftsmanship. We have searched the worldwide web and there is not a single wooden elephant sculpture out there that even comes close to having the same quality details and/or such perfect anotomy. It does not take a biologist to see that the artist has perfectly captured the soul of these ancient herbivors and therefor too they have great aesthetic and decorative value. Some of the amazing details of these sizable tuskers are their dried-leather-like skins. You just don't find carved elephants like that, because besides being extremely time consuming, it also takes great skill. Other great features/details are the loose skin around the hips and around the 'armpits', the trunks and mouths, the amazing body postures and ofcourse the stunning ears. They too are unlike anything we ever saw in an elephant sculpture. That too is why it did not take 30 seconds for us to know we had to have these in our gallery on 1stdibs (now also home to the most beautiful elephants on earth). Besides being more realistic than any wooden elephant we have seen or sold before, this pair also is fairly large in size. And with them being carved out of solid teakwood they have quite a bit of weight to them as well. Previous owners have clearly taken very, very good care of these midcentury carved elephants which is why they could not be in better condition either. We hope that by giving praise to the beauty of elephants in particular and acknowledging the importance of wildlife on our planet in general, that these stunning sculptures will help raise awareness so that mother nature will not one day be...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Models and Miniatures

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Felt, Wood

Collection of 9 Folky English Victorian Brass Shoe and Boot Mantel Ornaments
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A collection of 9 brass shoe mantel ornaments. Each in the form of a lady's boot or shoe. Some with applied buttons and etched decorations. Most ...
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19th Century American Victorian Antique Models and Miniatures

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Brass

Old Phywe Germany alligator brain anatomical model, plaster 1950's
Located in Hoogeveen, NL
Rare old anatomical plaster model of the alligator brain. Beautiful details on a bakelite base. Worn but still in beautiful condition and as shown in t...
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1950s German Vintage Models and Miniatures

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Bakelite, Plaster

Large Antique German Chocolate Mold with Bunnies and Chickens
Located in Redding, CT
Large Antique German Chocolate Mold with Bunnies and Chickens. Nice hinged double door German chocolate mold. The molds themselves have ...
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Early 20th Century German Folk Art Models and Miniatures

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Tin

19th Century Walnut Miniature Chest
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Good Quality Late 19th Century Walnut Miniature Chest, With Crossbanded Decoration Top Top, Over Five Long Drawers With Replacement Turned Brass Knobs And Crossbanded Decoration, R...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Models and Miniatures

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Walnut

Brass Hourglass Holder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Perfectly patinated brass hourglass holder. Dimensions 1.25" diameter x 3.75" height Condition Good vintage condition; age appropriate patina.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Models and Miniatures

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Brass

Silverplate Cannon With Wheels
Located in New Orleans, LA
This exceptional objet d'art is modeled after a cannon from the siege of Mafeking, a 217-day conflict in South Africa during the Second Boer War. It is composed of silverplate over c...
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20th Century English Victorian Models and Miniatures

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Silver Plate, Copper

Large French Art Deco Three-Masted Barque Ship Model, 1930s
By Anthoine Art Bois
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Large French Art Deco three-masted barque ship by Anthoine Art Bois, France, 1930s. Wood and metal. Painted white metal sails, wood hull and painted black base
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Models and Miniatures

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Metal

Liberty of London Small Brown Leather Hippopotamus Decorative Model
Located in High Wycombe, GB
1920's Liberty of London Small Hand-Crafted Brown Leather Hippopotamus with Glass Eyes Decorative Model.
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1930s British Art Deco Vintage Models and Miniatures

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Leather, Glass

Small Grand Tour Pietra Paesina (Ruin Marble) Bronze Mounted Plaque or Curio
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Grand Tour plaque or curio. With a pietra paesina or ruin / ruiniform marble form plaque mounted in a gilt bronze frame with an integral bail...
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19th Century Italian Grand Tour Antique Models and Miniatures

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Stone, Marble, Bronze

Antique English Pond Yacht from Leek, England on Original Stand c1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique English Pond Yacht purchased in the town of Leek, England over 25-years ago and just purchased from a serious collector. Pond Yachts date from the middle 1800’s and unfortuna...
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Early 1900s English Country Antique Models and Miniatures

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Brass

Miniature with female subject, watercolor on ivory, Italy 1830.
Located in Milan, IT
Miniature with female subject, watercolor on ivory. The frame, in waxed fruit wood, is square in shape with a circle inside. The circle is bordered by a gilt brass decoration which f...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Models and Miniatures

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Brass

20th Century Wooden Hand Painted Caravel Ship Model with Leather Sails
Located in Sofia, BG
Large hand carved and hand painted caravel ship model standing on a base with three leather sails in fair condition. There are some missing pieces but the overall impression is quite...
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Early 20th Century French Models and Miniatures

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Leather, Wood

Antique and Vintage Models and Miniatures

There’s a place in every room for antique and vintage models and miniatures to fit in as small pieces of decor with character. Given their diversity of design, they are well suited to fit any style of space. From boats and spaceships to animals and race cars, there is a model for every taste.

Among the earliest known uses of miniatures are models found in Egypt dating back to 3,000 B.C. They were placed in pyramids as part of religious ceremonies. Elsewhere in the ancient world, small-scale architectural models were used in burial rituals. Since then, people have made miniaturized models for a variety of purposes.

Around the turn of the last century, toy companies created sought-after miniatures like trains. In the 1930s, airplane model kits took off in popularity. Later, Pop artists helped turn these kid treasures into a higher art form, such as Andy Warhol’s 1983 Toy Paintings.

Many people now use miniatures to decorate. Miniatures and models can be a playful accent, especially in areas of leisure, like a living room, salon or bedroom. Some collect miniatures to show off a range of favorite passions, while others focus on one type of model to add sophistication to their home.

Models can depict animals, people or places — as they do for an interactive project called Gulliver’s Gate in New York — and can contribute to the curation of a space or express a personality. Connoisseurs can find folk art and historical miniatures from every era. They have been created in classic and modern designs ranging from kitsch collectibles to old-world oddities.

Explore the collection of models and miniatures on 1stDibs today to build your collection and bring whimsical joy to your home.

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