French Collectibles and Curiosities

17th Century Emaille de Limoges Plaquette, Depicting Maria Magdalena
17th Century Emaille de Limoges Plaquette, Depi...
Antique Early 17th Century French Models and Miniatures
Bronze, Enamel
Emaille de Limoges Plaquette, frame bronze with emaille. Depicting Maria Magdalena, 17th century or earlier.
19th French Carousel Horse Mounted on Iron Base
19th French Carousel Horse Mounted on Iron Base
Unknown
Antique 19th Century French Primitive Toys and Dolls
Wood
19th century French painted carousel horse mounted on a wrought iron base. The size of actual horse is 42" W x 30" H x 10" D. The iron base and pole measure 12" x 24" x 74" H.
'Insectes' by E.A. Seguy
'Insectes' by E.A. Seguy
E. A. Séguy
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Books
Paper
'Insectes' by E.A. Seguy (1877-1945), Paris Published by Edition Ducharte et Van Buggenhoudt, Paris, 1925 20 plates (Pochoirs in Color) (Complete) 12 3/4'' wide by 17 3/4'' high ...
Pair of Red Coral Decorations, Large-Scale
Pair of Red Coral Decorations, Large-Scale
Mid-20th Century French Other Mounted Objects
Resin
Very decorative pair of cast resin faux red coral on integral black oval bases. Great scale at 20 inches high by 10 wide, these really make a statement, mid-20th century.
Box of 50 Blown Glass Eyes, circa 1920
Box of 50 Blown Glass Eyes, circa 1920
Vintage 1920s French Scientific Instruments
Prothestic blown glass eyes, presented in a cardboard box with individual compartments. Right or Left prothesis. Box length 27cm, width 17cm, height 3 cm.
Genuine Airplane Lamp ''Turbine Axis'' CFM-56 Reactor
Genuine Airplane Lamp ''Turbine Axis'' CFM-56 R...
Late 20th Century French Industrial Table Lamps
Steel
Table and/or desktop lamp created from the turbine axis of a 1980s CFM-56 reactor. This reactor manufactured by CFM International was the most popular reactor of the 1990s. Mounted o...
Hermes Leather Briefcase, Sac à Dépêches
Hermes Leather Briefcase, Sac à Dépêches
Hermès
Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Collectible Jewelry
Brass, Leather
Original Hermès 'Sac à Dépêches' briefcase, made in France for Bonwit Teller, circa 1980s. Sliding locker fastener on flap with three interior pockets, includes original keys. Perfec...
Reference Book on French 1940s Design "Les Decorateurs des Annees 40"
Reference Book on French 1940s Design "Les Deco...
Bruno Foucart & Jean-Louis Gaillemin
1990s French Modern Books
Paper
An excellent reference book on the major French interior designers from the 1940s. Included is work by Jacques Adnet, Andre Arbus, Rene Drouet, Maxime Old, Rene Prou, Jules Leleu, Je...
Unique Art Deco Picnic Case Out of Creme-White Croco Leather
Unique Art Deco Picnic Case Out of Creme-White ...
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Collectibles and Curiosities
Crocodile
Unusual handcrafted Art Deco picnic case out of croco leather with hornback.
18th Century French Giltwood Barometer
Unknown
Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments
Glass, Giltwood
18th century French neoclassical barometer from the Louis XVI period. Strictly a stunning decorative object with great style in giltwood. The face is in French.
French Carpenter's Level of Steel and Glass, Ea...
Early 20th Century French Scientific Instruments
Beautifully constructed and in working condition, heavy in weight with both vertical and horizontal axes.
Embalming Set by Collin, circa 1850
Antique 1850s French Scientific Instruments
Thanatopraxis set for the preservation of bodies after death. Complete with lacquered brass syringes, tips and accessories, presented in a varnished mahogany case. Marked: "Collin" i...
Left Arm Prothesis with Gripping Tool, circa 1920
Vintage 1920s French Scientific Instruments
Left arm prothesis with gripping tool, made of leather and nickel-plated steel structure. Traces of rust on nickel-plated steel structure, patinated leather. Work made after WWI, cir...
19th Century French Carved and Painted Prie-Die...
Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Chairs
Tapestry, Wood
This fine, antique prayer chair, or Prie-Dieu, was carved in France, circa 1880. The frame of the prayer chair features beautiful hand-carved motifs which are further embellished wit...
French Figural Bronze of a Golfer on a Marble Base
20th Century French Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Marble, Bronze
A fine large French figural bronze of a golfer on a round marble base. Raised mark reads: Bronze Garanti - Paris - J.B. Deposee Dimensions are height 17 1/2 inches x diameter 9...
Two Huge 1890s Old Wood Cemetery Crosses
Antique Late 19th Century French Collectibles and Curiosities
Both carved crosses are from the same family, probably two sisters. Despite the many flaws in their lettering, one can still read 'Marie 1889' and 'Helen, died on December 1887 10th'...
Brutalist Ceramic Humanoid Pitcher by Francis T...
Francis Triay
Mid-20th Century French Brutalist Pottery
Clay
Ceramic carafe by Francis Triay (France, 1927-2013), early 1970s, signed. Handmade clay pottery with textured exterior and bright red glazed interior. Fine and delicate details, a si...
Fin from Boeing 737 in Titanium Exceptional Piece
21st Century and Contemporary French Aviation Objects
Titanium
Fin from Boeing 737 in polished titanium, base: 27 x 11cm. Exceptional piece.
Tornado Fighter Model in Polished Aluminium, 1974
Late 20th Century French Models and Miniatures
Aluminum
Model fighter tornado 1974 in polished aluminium, on base, with descriptions: 45.5 ft -wingspan, 1,452 mph-max speed.               
Oraisons Funèbres de Mascaron, Bourdaloue, Mass...
Antique Early 19th Century French Books
Paper, Leather
Oraisons Funèbres de Mascaron, Bourdaloue, Massillon, et Autres Orateurs (Funeral Orations by Mascaron, Bourdaloue, Massillon, and other Orators.), 1837. Paris: Lequien Fils, Librair...
Tennis Racket, Miss Go, Pro, Middle of the 20th...
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Wood
Tennis racket, Miss Go, pro, mid-20th century. Measures: H 70cm, W 23cm, W 3cm.
Midcentury French Modernism Catalogue "Le Regar...
1990s French Mid-Century Modern Books
Paper
A rare hardcover auction catalogue that has become an important reference book for mid-century French modernism. The catalogue, published by Binoche and Godeau, features works includ...
Colossal Terrestrian Globe Hand-Painted, First ...
Antique 18th Century French Maps
Wood, Paint
Colossal Terrestrian hlobe hand-painted. French. First half of the 18th century Mounted in a 19th century pedestal wood.  
Les Bambous: Fables de La Fontaine
Mid-20th Century French Books
Leather, Paper
Les Bambous: Fables de La Fontaine by Louis Jaham-Desrivaux. Paris: J. Peyronnet & Cie., 1931. French edition paperback rebound in blue calf-leather decorated with embossed bamboo im...
Incivilisés Moeurs Américaines by Harry R. Trem...
Early 20th Century French Books
Paper, Leather
Incivilisés Moeurs Américaines (Uncivilized American Customs) by Harry R. Tremont. Paris Librairie Félex Juven, 1909. Calf and cloth bound hardcover with French text and gilt top edg...
Heliostat Made in the Second Half of the 19th C...
Jules Richard
Antique 1860s French Scientific Instruments
Heliostat signed Jules Richards constructeur Brevete´ SGDG, 25, Rue Me´lingue Paris made in the second half of the nineteenth century, burnished brass; the rotation of the instrument...
19th Century French Six-Melody Cylinder Crank M...
Antique Mid-19th Century French Musical Instruments
Brass
This beautiful, antique music box was crafted in France, circa 1860. The walnut music box has an inlay band and black border, which features six different airs. The hinged lid opens ...
Square Surveyor Signed H Morin
H. Morin
Antique Mid-19th Century French Scientific Instruments
Collimator brass square surveyor signed H Morin 11 Rue Dulong Paris made in the mid-19th century. Very good condition and working perfectly. Height 22.5 cm.
Rare Signed Paul Sormani Marquetry Game Box wit...
Paul Sormani
Antique 19th Century French Decorative Boxes
Bronze
This incredibly rare nineteenth century marquetry game box is made of rosewood, ebony, and plum pudding mahogany with bronze inlay. A rare work from the studio of the renown nineteen...
Hinged Marquetry Game Box for Chess, Checkers, ...
Early 20th Century French Games
Fruitwood, Mahogany, Walnut
Taking the form of two stacked books, this hinged marquetry game box features a chess and checker board on the exterior and marquetry backgammon board on the interior. Displaying int...
Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Period W...
Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Music Stands
Bronze, Walnut
This mid-19th century French Louis Philippe period walnut double-sided music stand features a hand-turned pedestal base and accommodates two musicians. The music stand swivels and ha...
Very Tall 19th Century French Louis XVI Style G...
Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Candlesticks
Giltwood
This impressively tall 19th century French Louis XVI style giltwood pricket or candlestick stands at 45 inches in height. Called a pic-cierge in French, this piece was originally use...
Baccarat Golf Glass Pin Tray
Baccarat
Vintage 1910s French Glass
Glass
Vintage golf Baccarat glass pin tray. An original glass Baccarat pin tray, ashtray, with relief golfer in the base. The golfer is in full backswing and the piece is marked with the ...
French Art Nouveau Iron Scale by Falcot, 1890s
Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Scientific Instruments
Brass, Iron
An attractive Art Nouveau era iron scale by the maker Falcot, French, circa 1890. The iron base has a wonderful patina, molded bottom edges and light gadrooning along the top rim. Bo...

Louis XV Royal Presentation Sword

By François-Thomas Germain
Louis XV Royal Presentation Sword
François-Thomas Germain, Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier
Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Arms, Armor and Weapons
Silver
This remarkably rare silver gilt presentation sword was a personal gift from Louis XV, King of France, to the Captain of the Corsairs, Alain Porée. Adorned by a myriad of gilt marine...
1950s French Huge Adv Replica of Taittinger Cha...
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Models and Miniatures
Fiberglass
Rare huge (1m height) replica of "Taittinger" champagne bottle in fiberglass made in France in the circa 1950. Those types of replicas were used as marketing and advertising tools to...
19th Century Brass and Embossed Metal French Bi...
Antique 1880s French Victorian Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Metal
Lovely pair of brass binoculars with embossed metal. Made in France, circa 1880s. The metal is embossed with flowers and leaves and has some original red paint. The top centre has "...
19th Century Ebonized Brass/Leather Wrapped Bin...
Le Maire Paris
Antique Late 19th Century French Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Brass
Beautiful pair of leather wrapped, ebonized brass binoculars with original, intact leather strap. Great working order with clear vision. Made in France by LeMaire Paris circa 1880s.
Large Mounted Prehistoric Pecten Fossil Specime...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier French Prehistoric Mounted Objects
Limestone, Wood
This large group of pectens mounted on a wood base almost appear to have been sculpted from the limestone rock in which they were found in the south of France. Pectens are scallops t...
19th Century Continental Satyr, Pan, Devil Head...
Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Tobacco Accessories
Bronze
19th century continental bronze tobacco cigar lighter. The cast satyr, faun, or devil's head is mounted on a bird's claw. There is a reservoir that can be filled with oil through a h...
Framed and Pressed French Alguier 'Herbier' "Pr...
Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Art
Faux Bamboo, Seagrass, Glass, Paper
Four framed and pressed alguier/seaweed specimens from a two volume collection "Marine Plante"; purchased in France. Much like the herbier (a collection of plant specimens), the algu...
Original Opera and Theatre Costume Watercolor D...
Charles Betout
Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Drawings
Glass, Wood, Paper
Charles Betout was the principal costume designer for the Comedie-Francaise in Paris for twenty years until his death in 1939. Renowned for his historical research, his costumes were...
'Le Style Moderne Dans La Decoration Interieure...
Henri Clouzot
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Books
Paper
Published by Charles Massin Editeur, Paris. 36 plates (complete) - 12 3/4" X 17 3/4" Includes interior designs by some of the leading designers of the art deco period, including: An...
Gabriel Henriot 'Ferronnerie Du Jour'
Gabriel Henriot
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Books
Paper
Published by Charles Massin & Cie, editeurs, Paris, 1929. 32 plates (complete) -12 3/4" X 15 3/4" Folio includes magnificent iron work by some of the best designers of the art deco...
“Relais 1930” by Edouard Benedictus
Edouard Benedictus
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Books
Paper
Published by Ancienne Maison Auguste Vincent editions Vincent Freal ET Cie, Paris, 1930 15 large plates (Pochoirs in color) Complete 14 5/8” X 18 5/8” Includes multicolored design...
'Ensembles Choisis Mobilier Decoration Nouvelle...
Unknown
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Books
Paper
Published by Charles Moreau, Librairie d'Art Industriels, Paris. 32 Plates (complete) - 12 1/2" X 17 1/2" Includes interior designs by some of the leading designers of the art deco ...
Batiments et Jardins by Michel Roux-Spitz
Michel Roux-Spitz
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Books
Paper
Published by Editions Albert Levy, Paris, 1925. 100 plates. This is the terrace and garden pavilion volume of the Exposition des Art Decoratifs, Paris, 1925.
'La Sculpture Decorative Moderne 2eme Serie' by...
Henri Rapin
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Books
Paper
'La Sculpture Decorative Moderne 2eme Serie A L'exposition Des Arts decoratifs De 1925' by Henri Rapin France, 1925 Published by editions D'Art Charles Moreau, Paris, 1925 32 Pl...
Antique Chevalier Helmet, France, 16th Century
Antique 16th Century French Arms, Armor and Weapons
Steel
Antique Chevalier Helmet, France, 16th Century. Steel construction with hinged face plate. Wonderful aged surface. Professionally mounted on custom iron stand.
Louis XVI Figurine
Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Figurative Sculptures
Porcelain
French porcelain "Biscuit" Louis XVI - with a pale blue coat - Gold leaf border.
19th Century French Wig Stand by Louis Danjard
Louis Danjard
Antique 19th Century French Folk Art Collectibles and Curiosities
Leather, Iron, Wood, Papier Mâché
This Surreal-looking object was made as a wig stand in the mid 19th century by the French artisan Louis Danjard. It was probably in the legendary Folk Art collection of the great Ame...
Laguiole France Knife, Hunting Dagger, Unique P...
2010s French Arms, Armor and Weapons
Steel
Because of our geographical location in the Laguiole region, we could not ignore the internationally recognized know-how of our cutlers. The knives we offer are unique pieces, work o...
Signed French Art Deco Orientalist Tuareg on Dr...
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures
Chrome, Wood
A beautiful French Art Deco chromed metal profile sculpture, featuring Saharan characters, possibly nomad or Touareg (Tuareg) sitting on dromedary in a truly realistic riding action....
Antique Chasuble Religious Vestment Embroidered...
Antique Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Religious Items
Silk
Antique Chasuble Religious vestment embroidered textile, circa 1890-1900 Religious Vestment silk with heavily embroidered with gold thread Worn when celebrating mass, embroidered o...
Pair of French 18th Century Weathered Oak Angel...
Antique 18th Century French Figurative Sculptures
Pair of beautiful weathered oak angels, Frankrijk, circa 1700-1750. Weathered, losses and old repairs. Measurement here below is individual.  
Late 18th Century French Neoclassical Madonna ...
Antique 18th Century French Neoclassical Religious Items
Beautiful Madonna with child with a great patina, France, 18th century.Weathered, small losses.  
Silvered Figure of a Football, Soccer Goalkeepe...
Edouard Drouot
Mid-20th Century French Figurative Sculptures
Metal
A silvered spelter figure of a diving football, soccer goalkeeper France, circa 1940, signed E. Drouot. Silvered metal set over a marble base. Perfect for a trophy.  
French 18th Century Weathered Oak Baroque Altar
Antique 18th Century French Baroque Religious Items
Oak
Unique baroque weathered oak Altar, Frankrijk, circa 1750. Weathered, small losses and old repairs.  
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