Gothic Revival Style

The Gothic Revival movement (also called Victorian Gothic or Neo-Gothic) emerged in Britain in the 1740s, and reached its height in the late-19th century. The style is characterized by such decorative flourishes as pointed arches, floral details, finials, heraldic motifs and linenfold carving. The movement was rooted in religious and social conservatism. Its proponents, who included Charles Barry and A.W.N. Pugin, the architects of London’s Houses of Parliament (designed in 1840), believed that the art and architecture of the Middle Ages were authentically spiritual and inherently moral.


     In the United States, the Gothic Revival movement shaped both public buildings and private houses. Numerous American schools were built in the early-19th century in a style now called Collegiate Gothic. Many builders and craftsmen were inspired by Andrew Jackson Downing’s widely read 1850 book Architecture for Country Houses, which posited that a family’s home should exemplify their values — and that the Gothic Revival style was particularly well-suited to scholars and clergymen. Furniture with detailing that mirrored that of Gothic Revival buildings appeared in the same period. Such pieces typically feature dark, intricately carved wood, and upholstery in velvet or leather.


     Much like the castle or cathedral that inspired it, a Gothic Revival chair makes a bold design statement. And while you probably don’t have to cross a moat or raise a portcullis to get through your front door, a Gothic Revival piece might make a statement that your home is indeed your castle.

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Large Gothic Revival Cast Iron Stick or Umbrella S...
Antique Late 19th Century British Gothic Revival Racks and Stands
Cast iron stick or umbrella stand, the arched top above architectural pierced back, raised upon shaped base. With two original drip trays. Dimensions: Height 35.5 inches Width 20.5 i...
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Dealer Location: Hudson, NY
Materials & Techniques: Marble, Oak
Pair of 19th Century English Reform Gothic Oak Mar...
Antique Late 19th Century English Gothic Revival Console Tables
Marble, Oak
This pair of tables made in England, circa 1870 are from fine and heavy English oak. Parts are carved and incised while other elements are turned. This creates a sense of lightness with...
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Limestone
Antique 17th Century Style Limestone Fireplace Fra...
Antique Mid-19th Century British Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Limestone
A 17th century style, antique Gothic stone fire surround carved from English limestone. Of simple plain rectangular shape with inset moulded decoration around the opening, which has a s...
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Limestone
Early 19th Century, Gothic Revival Antique Firepla...
Antique Early 19th Century British Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Limestone
An early 19th century, Gothic Revival antique fireplace in Portland stone. The simple shelf supported by chamfered column pilasters, the frieze centred with a shield, originally painted...
Set of Robert Kime Sconces
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Dealer Location: Stamford, CT
Materials & Techniques: Brass
Set of Robert Kime Sconces
21st Century and Contemporary Gothic Revival Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass
Set of three Gothic Revival style "William White" sconces reproduced by Robert Kime, circa 2004.  
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Dealer Location: Toledo, OH
Materials & Techniques: Iron
Pair of Gothic Revival Hammered Forged Iron Andiro...
Samuel Yellin
Antique 19th Century American Gothic Revival Andirons
Iron
A handsome pair of Gothic revival hammered forged iron andirons that are attributed to Samuel Yellen. Very sturdy these andirons feature a twisted top and centre column. The dimensions ...
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Dealer Location: Bedford, NY
Materials & Techniques: Murano Glass, Iron
Seguso Murano Caged Amethyst Glass and Iron Pendan...
Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Early 20th Century Italian Gothic Revival Wall Lights and Sconces
Murano Glass, Iron
A gorgeous pair of handblown amethyst Murano glass sconces by Seguso, Italy. Professionally restored and rewired.
Monumental Walnut Gothic Astronomical Regulator, N...
J. & J. W. Meeks
Antique 19th Century American Gothic Revival Clocks
This monumental regulator stands over 9 ½ ft. tall and was deaccessioned from the Fraunces Tavern Museum. For an image of this clock in relation to other furniture, see image #2. This r...
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Dealer Location: Troy, NY
Materials & Techniques: Birch, Satinwood
Pair of 19th Century Scandinavian Satin Birch Book...
Antique 19th Century Scandinavian Gothic Revival Cabinets
Birch, Satinwood
Imposing, large pair of bookcases, each in two parts, the tops with two doors revealing shelved interiors, the lower parts with two doors, one fitted with 45 drawers, the other fitted w...
Early 20th Century Cast Bronze Gothic Pendant with Bent Glass Shade
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Dealer Location: Minneapolis, MN
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Glass
Early 20th Century Cast Bronze Gothic Pendant with...
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Early 20th Century American Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants
Bronze, Glass
This elegant Gothic Revival fixture is the epitome of fine craft in bronze and glass and is in exceptional condition. A series of six foiled arches meet meticulously cast crockets that ...
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Dealer Location: France, GB
Materials & Techniques: Fabric, Walnut
French Bed 19th Century Gothic Revival Louis Walnu...
Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Revival Bedroom Furniture
Fabric, Walnut
Unusual antique French gentleman's chateau bed with upholstered and studded panels we can change top covers if preferred before shipping please ask 19th century Louis Gothic revival car...
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Dealer Location: Stamford, CT
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Victorian Gothic Wood Carving of Madonna and Child...
Antique 1890s English Gothic Revival Collectibles and Curiosities
Wood
Victorian solid wood plaque with hand-carved designs, depicting religious or royalty figures. The carving features Gothic arches and columns with floral shields along the bottom. Has eb...
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Dealer Location: High Point, NC
Materials & Techniques: Linen, Oak
19th Century Pair of Gothic Armchairs
Antique 19th Century British Gothic Revival Chairs
Linen, Oak
19th century pair of English armchairs in the gothic manner. They have wonderfully carved frames and are newly upholstered in linen with a double welt decoration. Seat measures 18.25" H...
Gothic Revival Chandelier with Mica Bowl
Gothic Revival Chandelier with Mica Bowl
Antique Early 1900s American Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants
This is a beautiful five-light chandelier influenced by the Gothic Revival movement and design style. What makes this stunning chandelier even more special is it's mica shade/bowl on th...
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Marble
Antique Regency Gothic Revival Bardiglio Fireplace...
Antique 1820s British Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Marble
An early 19th century, Regency Gothic Revival chimneypiece in grey and veined white marbles, with simple rectangular shelf and panelled frieze inset with grey. The jambs in the form of ...
Antique Armchair, Victorian Carved Side, Hall Chai...
Antique 19th Century Gothic Revival Armchairs
This is an antique armchair, a Victorian carved side or hall chair in English oak dating to circa 1880. Profusely carved displaying the Victorian propensity for excess Extraordinary...
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Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wrought Iron
French Hand-Forged Iron Chandelier
Antique 1860s Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants
Wrought Iron
This dignified, eight-light chandelier is made from hand-forged wrought iron in 1860s, France. It has an eye-catching shape with leaf accents and canopy shape. Recently rewired; resin c...
Extra Large Bronze Entry Sconces, circa 1920s
Vintage 1920s Gothic Revival Wall Lights and Sconces
The Romance Revival period was characterized in lighting design by a free mixture of styles, with influence from many sources - Classical, Colonial, Tudor, Gothic, Medieval, Moorish, an...
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Dealer Location: Antwerp, BE
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Gothic Revival Oak Armoire in the Spirit of Violet...
Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Wardrobes and Armoires
Oak
A magnificent Gothic Revival oak armoire in the spirit of Violett-Le-Duc, France, 19th century. Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc. This is an outstanding example of the Gothic Revival...
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Dealer Location: Rochester, NY
Materials & Techniques: Giltwood
Carved Giltwood Gothic Revival Document Box
Antique 19th Century Gothic Revival Boxes
Giltwood
19th century Gothic Revival carved and gilt document box. Decorated with finely carved Gothic tracery.
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Dealer Location: Debenham, GB
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Pair of 19th Century Carolean Inspired Hall Chairs...
Antique Late 19th Century British Gothic Revival Chairs
Oak
Unusual pair of Carolean inspired hall chairs circa 1880. Made from earlier 18th century elements. Carved back rests with inlaid floral plaques. Slight differences in carvings pleas...
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Dealer Location: Debenham, GB
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Early 20th Century Carved Oak Alter Table in the G...
Early 20th Century British Gothic Revival Serving Tables
Oak
Here we offer you a stunning alter table circa 1901. Baring a brass plaque from its donation to the Methodist free church, park green by Matthew and Emma wainwright in August 1901. ...
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Dealer Location: Lisse, NL
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Other, Wood
Hand-Carved Antique Plaque Sculpture Behind Glass ...
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Revival Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Other, Wood
Beautiful quality-carved, work of Christian art. This impressive sculpture out of sepiolite depicts the descent of the diseased Christ from his cross. Sepiolite is formed in burns on v...
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Dealer Location: France, GB
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Pair of 19th Century Gothic Armchairs French Carve...
Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Revival Armchairs
Oak
Stunning pair of C19 Gothic Revival armchairs. Open chairs Carved oak of peg construction. Seat height 48 cm (18.9"). Very good condition for their age. Measures: H: 114 cm (44.9")...
1920s C. S. Hammond & Co. Table Top 'New Terrestrial' Globe
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Iron
1920s C. S. Hammond & Co. Table Top 'New Terrestri...
C.S. Hammond & Co.
Vintage 1920s American Gothic Revival Home Accents
Iron
1920s C.S. Hammond & Co., New York. Measure: 8 inch table top New Terrestrial globe. Dull paper gores over plaster, time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished in olive green with ocean cu...
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Dealer Location: Beuzevillette, FR
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Gothic Revival Fireplace with its Hood and Carved ...
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Oak
Exceptional oak neo-Gothic fireplace and hood. The uprights sides of the fireplace are composed of two columns with capitals foliage patterns, all surmounted by a reserve on which is ca...
Carved Oak Gothic Coffee Table Eugène Emmanuel Vio...
Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Revival Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Oak
Mid-19th century hand-carved oakwood Gothic revivalist coffee table Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc style. Top in blond applied oakwood slab. Table from ancient Palladian mansion, Vice...
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Dealer Location: Heathfield, GB
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Victorian Gothic Gilt Oak Eight-Day Wall Clock
Antique 1880s English Gothic Revival Clocks
Oak
A beautifully crafted oak clock in the Gothic Revival manner from the Victorian era. Eight-day double fusee movement. The central enamel Roman numeral face enclosed by a glass case. To...
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Dealer Location: Laguna Beach, CA
Materials & Techniques: Walnut
Antique Hand-Carved Walnut Trestle Desk with Inset...
Antique 19th Century European Gothic Revival Desks and Writing Tables
Walnut
Magnificent hand-carved Spanish style walnut trestle desk. this desk has it all; had tooled leather top, metal trestle stretchers, carved animal head drawer pulls, carved claw feet, car...
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Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Bronze
Pair of 12 Lights Neo-Gothic Chandeliers
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants
Bronze
Pair of chandeliers with beautiful ornamentations of acanthus, royal Lily, pinnacles and openwork rosettes. Silver bronze.
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Dealer Location: Lisse, NL
Materials & Techniques: Velvet, Glass, Brass
Antique Adjustable Gilt Brass Bible Stand Inlaid C...
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Revival Collectibles and Curiositie...
Velvet, Glass, Brass
Stunning 19th century, church missal. Amazing and practical work of religious art. This late 19th century, gilt bible stand has beautiful details and it is in remarkably good condition...
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Dealer Location: Laguna Beach, CA
Materials & Techniques: Walnut
Antique Gothic Style Hand-Carved Walnut Table or D...
Antique 19th Century European Gothic Revival Desks and Writing Tables
Walnut
This well carved desk features four gargoyles and impressive decorative carvings throughout. This antique can be used as a dining table, center table or desk. It currently has it's orig...
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Dealer Location: Chester, GB
Materials & Techniques: Bronze
English 19th Century Gothic Bronze Antique Wall La...
Antique Late 19th Century British Gothic Revival Lanterns
Bronze
An English pair of Gothic single light bronze and copper external antique wall lanterns, the square gauge wall mounts issuing from a barley twisted circular backplate, the hexagonal dom...
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Brass
Gothic Revival Hexagonal 6-Light Chandelier
Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
English or American, 1840-1860 H: 37½," Diameter: 23" The Gothic style was popular in England throughout the Regency period as evidenced by the multiple illustrations of Gothic d...
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Cut Glass
Large 19th Century Cameo-Glass Lamp
Antique Mid-19th Century European Gothic Revival Table Lamps
Brass, Cut Glass
The baluster form of emerald-green glass with overlay of milky-white opaline, cameo-cut in Gothic panels to reveal the green ground highlighted with gilding. The listed price include...
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Dealer Location: Beuzevillette, FR
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Gothic Revival Armoire with an Oak Door
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Revival Sideboards
Oak
Neo Gothic low cabinet in the shape of a large chest, one door, facade with pretty flamboyant Gothic fenestration. The interior has a shelf. Wrought iron fittings with trilobed decorati...
Gothic Revival Bedroom Suite, circa 1870
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Walnut
Gothic Revival Bedroom Suite, circa 1870
Antique 1870s French Gothic Revival Bedroom Furniture
Walnut
WE OFFER FREE WORLD WIDE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM. A very fine and beautifully hand-carved Gothic Revival walnut bedroom suite bought directly from the great, great grand daughter of the o...
Pair of 19th Century Gothic Oak English Armchairs
Antique 19th Century Gothic Revival Armchairs
A very smart and visually arresting pair of oak armchairs in the Gothic style with contrasting black leather upholstery, English, 19th century.
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Dealer Location: Troy, NY
Materials & Techniques: Giltwood
19th century Gothic revival Giltwood Chandelier
Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants
Giltwood
Decorative six-arm giltwood chandelier in the neogothic taste. The fixture is not yet electrified. Our pieces are left in lived-in condition, pending our custom conservation and polis...
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Sandstone
Gothic Mantel Carved in Sandstone
Vintage 1920s Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Sandstone
A large Gothic mantel hand-carved in sandstone with heraldic shield carving to the frieze supporting a shelf carved with lamb’s tongue and dentil detail. Opening dimensions: 62" W x...
Painted Scripture of the Commandments on a Slate C...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Revival Panelling
Painted Scripture of the Commandments on a slate church wall panel This is a charming if large and heavy piece, the panel is in solid slate, it is an original artisan piece dating f...
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Dealer Location: Atlanta, GA
Materials & Techniques: Mirror, Wood
English Gothic Revival Broken Arch Painted Window ...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Revival Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Wood
Two English Gothic Revival mid 19th century mirrored window frames painted in an off-white color, priced and sold separately. Each of these Gothic mirrors features a slender and vertica...
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Dealer Location: Firenze, IT
Materials & Techniques: Marble, Wood
Pair of Neo Gothic French Ebonized Shelves with Go...
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Revival Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Marble, Wood
A beautiful pair of late 19th century intricately carved black shelves with gilt accents and marble top. Amazing shape, convenient size. Perfect condition. A perfect Christmas gift. M...
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Dealer Location: Taunton, GB
Materials & Techniques: Leather, Oak
Set of Four Antique Dining Chairs, Edwardian Oak a...
Early 20th Century British Gothic Revival Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Oak
This is a fine set of four antique dining chairs from the Edwardian period in the 17th century taste. Crafted in English oak with mellow tones and an aged patina Baluster turned fro...
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Dealer Location: Woodbury, CT
Materials & Techniques: Iron, Wrought Iron, Zinc
Pair of Tall Gothic Revival Stands in Iron and Zin...
Antique Late 19th Century American Gothic Revival Bedroom Furniture
Iron, Wrought Iron, Zinc
We believe these unusual and handsome stands to be a marriage of Gothic Revival riveted wrought iron and zinc bodies with late 20th century cast iron legs, stretchers and feet. The old ...
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Large Gothic Revival Carved Oak Barometer with a R...
Bruce James Talbert
Antique 1880s British Gothic Revival Clocks
Oak
A large Gothic Revival oak barometer with blind trefoil carved pediment, a rare snail tail mercury thermometer flanked by turned and incised uprights with sunflower carvings. A small tu...
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Pottery
Royal Doulton Lambeth Gothic Revival a Comical Jug...
Royal Daulton
Antique 1880s British Gothic Revival Sculptures
Pottery
A Royal Doulton Lambeth. Gothic Revival. A comical Jug depicting a monk in three scenes eating his dinner and getting rather drunk The first scene his plate is full and he's beginning ...
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Dealer Location: Debenham, GB
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Pair of 19th Century Gothic Revival Carved Oak Cab...
Antique Late 19th Century British Gothic Revival Cupboards
Oak
Rare pair of Victorian Gothic Revival cabinets, circa 1880. Now stripped to a bare oak color. Beautifully carved tracery panels. Single door opens for cupboard space, below which are ...
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Gothic Revival Dagoty and Honore Porcelain Cathedr...
Antique Early 19th Century French Gothic Revival Clocks
Porcelain
On light green ground with gilt highlights, the clock face set above faux stained glass windows, the arched doorway painted with a foreground and cathedral in the distance, set on a rec...
19th Century Biedermeier Gothic Revival Mahogany Sofa
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Dealer Location: Dallas, TX
Materials & Techniques: Mahogany
19th Century Biedermeier Gothic Revival Mahogany S...
Antique 1860s German Gothic Revival Sofas
Mahogany
Providing exceptional comfort with a unique style, this 19th century Biedermeier Gothic Revival mahogany sofa is a paragon of fine craftsmanship that is so difficult to find today! Upho...
Gothic Crib, Black Walnut, United States, circa 18...
Antique 19th Century American Gothic Revival Benches
A rare Gothic crib, black walnut, United States, circa 1835-1845. This crib personifies the Gothic idiom with its multitude of Gothic arches and pedimented post supports, which create a...
Antique English Gothic Revival Torchiere
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Dealer Location: Calgary, CA
Materials & Techniques: Brass
Antique English Gothic Revival Torchiere
A.W.N. Pugin
Antique 19th Century British Gothic Revival Candle Holders
Brass
Antique Pugin style Gothic Revival brass torchiere with crenelated fleur de lis and wrythen column support.
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Dealer Location: Atlanta, GA
Materials & Techniques: Mirror, Giltwood
French 1880s Gothic Revival Giltwood Mirror with C...
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Revival Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Giltwood
A French large size giltwood mirror with carved crest and pointed barrel vault motif from the late 19th century. The upper section of this French carved mirror from the 1880s grabs all ...
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Dealer Location: Frankfurt am Main, DE
Materials & Techniques: Bronze
Antique Gothic Revival Gilt Bronze Church Candelab...
Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Gothic Revival Collectibles and Curiositi...
Bronze
Antique Gothic Revivel gilt and patinated bronze curch candelabra, altar candlestick, Spain, circa 1870-1880. Measures: Height: 16.25 in (41 cm) Diameter/base: W 6 in / D 6 in (15 ...
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Dealer Location: GIRONA, ES
Materials & Techniques: Pine
Important 20th Century English Neo-Gothic Table
Antique 19th Century English Gothic Revival Tables
Pine
Important 20th century English neo-gothic table Very long Beautiful and regal design Made with pinewood, circa 20th century, England Very good vintage condition.
Enormous Hand-Carved Gothic Revival Art, Four Garg...
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants
Oak
Amazing, hand-carved, Gothic Revival work of lighting art. This amazing ceiling lamp did not come from your average home and finding this gem totally made our day. It is most likely t...
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Silver, Glass
Antique 19th Century German Solid Silver Drinking ...
Antique 1880s German Gothic Revival Pitchers
Silver, Glass
Antique 19th century German solid silver mounted large and exceptional drinking set on a tray, comprising of a large claret jug, six goblets and an exceptional burr walnut hexagonal tra...
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Dealer Location: Hamilton, CA
19th Century Gothic Sculptural Lamp of a Grotesque...
Antique 19th Century Gothic Revival Table Lamps
19th century Gothic sculptural lamp of a Grotesque. Superb 'Gothic Revival' period lamp. The 'Grotesque" sculpture was constructed from a plaster or ceramic material. Free shippin...