Gothic 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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Gilded Wooden Reliquary in the Shape of a Gothic C...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Gothic Collectibles and Curiosities
Gilded wooden reliquary in the shape of Gothic Cathedral. Original period gilt England or France Early 15th century.
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Dealer Location: Dallas, TX
Materials & Techniques: Iron, Wood
18th Century Spanish Wood and Iron Church Trunk Sa...
Antique Mid-18th Century Spanish Gothic Collectibles and Curiosities
Iron, Wood
This elegant antique safe was forged and carved in Spain, circa 1750. The tall polished iron and wood church trunk features a curved top with a slot for money, and a triple lock with tw...
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Dealer Location: Dallas, TX
Materials & Techniques: Limestone, Oak
Rare 13th Century Limestone and Oak Fireplace from...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier French Gothic Fireplaces and Mantels
Limestone, Oak
This fireplace mantel comes from an ancient property near the town of Poitiers France. It is one of the earliest fireplaces that can be found on the market today. It is 13th century, pu...
Antique French Gilt Bronze Gothic Clock Set
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Dealer Location: Belper, GB
Materials & Techniques: Bronze
Antique French Gilt Bronze Gothic Clock Set
Samuel Marti
Antique 19th Century French Gothic Clocks
Bronze
A stunning original antique French clock set by Samuel Marti dating from circa 1870. It is beautifully modelled in gilt bronze, Gothic in style with a light and delicate design of fretw...
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Dealer Location: Antwerp, BE
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Leather, Wrought Iron, Wood
Missal-Box in Wood with Cooked Leather, 16th Centu...
Antique 16th Century French Gothic Boxes
Brass, Leather, Wrought Iron, Wood
Rare missal-box in wood with cooked leather (cuire bouilli) and wrought-iron mountings partly with original gilding and with the original iron key; France, early 16th century. Late got...
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Dealer Location: Zelem, BE
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Gothic Late 15th Century Chest Linenfold Pannels o...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier European Gothic Blanket Chests
Oak
Linenfold chest, late 15th century (1480-1500) Rare front paneling original Blanket chest Flemish "briefpanelen front" Oak wonderful timeless "patina" Minor restaurations Measure:...
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Dealer Location: Bedford, NY
Materials & Techniques: Iron
Pair of Large Japanese Black Iron Table Lamps, 194...
Unknown
Vintage 1940s Japanese Gothic Table Lamps
Iron
Impressive pair of Japanese candleholders made into table lamps in the mid-20th century. Recently re-wired including beautiful brass hardware. Shades not included.
Large Gothic Carved Oak and Brass Dinner Gong
Antique 19th Century English Gothic Collectibles and Curiosities
A large gothic carved oak and brass dinner gong This is a large piece the large heavy brass Gong is suspended in an attractive and sturdy carved oak stand, with a carved base and st...
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Dealer Location: Austin, TX
Materials & Techniques: Oak
English Ecclesiastical Prayer Bench or Pew in the ...
Early 20th Century English Gothic Benches
Oak
A handsome large English ecclesiastical prayer bench (seat) or pew of oak in the Gothic style, featuring two sides panelled with carved Gothic designs of quatrefoils on one end and Tudo...
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Zinc
1910 Pair of Zinc Finials from a Historic PA Audub...
Antique Early 1900s American Gothic Architectural Elements
Zinc
1910 pair of zinc finials from the historic Audubon High School building in Scranton, PA. These finials once flanked the entrance way roof top of the school. Now reinforced with new woo...
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Dealer Location: Austin, TX
Materials & Techniques: Oak
English Ecclesiastical Book Trough in the Gothic S...
Antique 19th Century English Gothic Collectibles and Curiosities
Oak
A fine English ecclesiastical book trough of oak in the Gothic style, featuring a moulded base for displaying books bounded by a gallery with a design of arches and on opposing ends by ...
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Dealer Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Materials & Techniques: Iron
Late 19th Century English CoalBrookdale Bench
Antique Late 19th Century British Gothic Patio and Garden Furniture
Iron
This exceptional antique bench originated from CoalBrookdale a village in the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England, which contains a settlement of great significance in the history o...
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Dealer Location: Bedford, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wrought Iron
Massive Pair Hand-Forged Wrought Iron Andirons, ci...
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20th Century Unknown Gothic Andirons
Wrought Iron
Gorgeous pair of hand-forged blackened, huge, Arts and Crafts wrought iron andiron set with floating centre bar to adjust width. Fantastic details. 1930s. Patina of the time.
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Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Large Gilt Wall Crucifix, Red, Green, Grey Glazed ...
Philolux
Vintage 1980s Belgian Gothic Decorative Art
Ceramic
PHILOLUX is a highly–curated specialist of rare designs sourced from France to Japan. Our clients are interior designers, firms and trend-setters in tech, media and the arts from Miami ...
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Dealer Location: Dallas, TX
Materials & Techniques: Iron
Mid-19th Century French Forged Iron Six-Gun Displa...
Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Racks and Stands
Iron
This exquisite antique gun display pedestal was forged in Normandy, France, circa 1840. The traditional freestanding rack features a carved dove bird at the top, and can accommodate up ...
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Dealer Location: Bedford, NY
Materials & Techniques: Mirror, Wood
Massive Italian Venetian Mirror, Early 20th Centur...
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Early 20th Century Italian Gothic Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Wood
Spectacular Italian Venetian mirror with hand-carved etchings and beautiful detail. Octagon shape with crown. Old world Italian craftsmanship.
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Dealer Location: Suffolk, GB
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Late 19th Century Oak Gothic Revival Revolving Lec...
Antique 1870s English Gothic Racks and Stands
Oak
A late 19th century oak Gothic Revival revolving lectern. The lectern consists of a revolving top with double book rest with dental moulding to the top and carved arched finials to e...
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Dealer Location: Troy, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Early 16th century German Gothic Cabinet / Sideboa...
Antique 16th Century German Gothic Sideboards
Wood
Very attractive and rare large gothic cabinet / sideboard with three drawers over two doors, constructed in three parts. beautiful Gothic tracery work, boldly carved grapevines and deco...
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Dealer Location: Bellport, NY
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Six-Light Gothic Form Reclaimed Wood Chandelier
Late 20th Century English Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants
Oak
Made in the 50s with reclaimed oak wood in the Gothic Style. Six candle lights with six wood drops, almost eight inches in length.The middle sphere drop measures 7.5 inches,comes with w...
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Dealer Location: Dallas, TX
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Antique Pair of French Henri II Carved Oak Gothic ...
Antique 1870s French Gothic Armchairs
Oak
Remarkable pair of 19th century French Henri II carved oak open armchairs with plank seats. The crests with carved finials, carved Gothic arches and symmetrical relief carvings. The ...
Set of Four Wrought Iron Wall Lights
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Wrought Iron
Set of Four Wrought Iron Wall Lights
Early 20th Century Gothic Wall Lights and Sconces
Wrought Iron
A set of four wrought iron and frosted glass wall lights in Gothic style, each mounted on an oak plaque and with leaf scroll decoration.
Relief of Saint George Slaying the Dragon
Antique 16th Century European Gothic Wall-mounted Sculptures
Large poylchrome relief depicting Saint George on his horse, slaying the dragon. In the background on the right is the benefactress. The back panel is probably from the 1950s. Size wi...
Gothic Carving of Christ on the Cold Stone
Gothic Carving of Christ on the Cold Stone
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Dutch Gothic Collectibles and Curiosities
Very fine Netherlandish oak carving of Christ on the cold stone with remains of the original polychrome.
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Dealer Location: Debenham, GB
Materials & Techniques: Pine
19th Century Carved Italian Walnut and Pine Occasi...
Antique 19th Century Italian Gothic Side Tables
Pine
An Italian multipurpose pine and walnut occasional table. Here we have a table that could use as a small desk or laptop table, side table or lamp table. Carved standing on X-frame...
17th Century French Gothic Andirons or Firedogs
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Dealer Location: Amerongen, NL
Materials & Techniques: Wrought Iron
17th Century French Gothic Andirons or Firedogs
Antique 17th Century French Gothic Andirons
Wrought Iron
17th century French Gothic fire dogs made of wrought iron.
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Dealer Location: Bedford, NY
Materials & Techniques: Cut Glass
Six Light Venetian Glass Chandelier, Early 20th C...
Early 20th Century Italian Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants
Cut Glass
Beautiful six-light Venetian glass chandelier, handblown decorative stems, early 20th century, Italy.
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Dealer Location: Mt Kisco, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ash, Elm
Set of Eight George IV Ash and Elm Gothic Windsor ...
Antique Late 19th Century English Gothic Dining Room Chairs
Ash, Elm
This Gothic style of Windsor chair are attributed to the Buckinghamshire area of the Thames Valley of England. The hoop backs and seats have a scribed edge line. A set of six side chai...
Late 19th Century Cabinet Chest by Goumain Frères
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Late 19th Century Cabinet Chest by Goumain Frères...
Goumain Frères
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Cabinets
Oak
This cabinet chest is an intricately crafted case piece designed and manufactured by the Paris-based Goumain Frères in the late 19th century. It is composed from black oak and is notew...
Gothic Carved Oak Hall Stand
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Dealer Location: Cheshire, GB
Gothic Carved Oak Hall Stand
Antique Late 19th Century Gothic Racks and Stands
Gothic carved oak hall stand, the protecting cornice above mirrored back flanked by profusely carved pillars with busts and lion masks, the base section fitted with lidded glove compart...
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Dealer Location: Raalte, NL
Materials & Techniques: Plaster
Old Plaster Wall Statue of a Angel Holding a Pilla...
20th Century European Gothic Statues
Plaster
Old plaster wall sculpture depicting an angel holding a pillar and made in the first half of the 20th century and perhaps older. The measurements are, Depth 20.5 cm/ 8 inch. Width ...
Midcentury Carved Oak Corner Cupboard, Cabinet wit...
Late 20th Century Gothic Corner Cupboards
This is a midcentury, carved oak cupboard with gothic overtones. Attractive honey tones in the lustrous waxed finish Country kitchen feel with Gothic overtones Grain interest to to...
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Dealer Location: Big Flats, NY
Materials & Techniques: Walnut
Antique English Carved Walnut Gothic Trestle Table...
Antique 19th Century English Gothic Dining Room Tables
Walnut
Antique English walnut Gothic trestle table features cathedral arch form carved and pierced sides and dental form carved edges, with two leaves, 19th century Measures:  29.5" H x 90"...
19th Century Gothic Walnut Bookcase
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Dealer Location: Dallas, TX
Materials & Techniques: Walnut
19th Century Gothic Walnut Bookcase
Antique 1870s European Gothic Bookcases
Walnut
19th century Gothic walnut bookcase is over eight feet tall, yet only 19 inches deep making it the perfect choice for high-traffic areas or cozy offices! Timeless Gothic styling is very...
1920s French Gothic Tudor Pendant Light with Slump...
Vintage 1920s French Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants
1920s French Gothic Tudor pendant light with slumped glass made with tole. This hanging fixture is fashioned out of tole with slumped glass, and is presented in a country style. This it...
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Dealer Location: Cookeville, TN
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Glass
Mid-19th Century Pair of Italian Bronze Gothic Can...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Gothic Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze, Glass
A unique pair of Gothic Gargoyle candle sconces with amazing details. They will hold your taper candles and the prisms dangling from the bobèches will give you nice glow. The sconces ar...
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Dealer Location: Amerongen, NL
Materials & Techniques: Iron, Wrought Iron
17th Century Magnificent French Gothic Firedogs or...
Antique 17th Century French Gothic Andirons
Iron, Wrought Iron
17th century, French Gothic fire dogs made of wrought iron and cast iron. Rare combination of Gothic forged iron and heavy cast iron at the back.
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Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Gothic Chandelier, Late 19th Century, France
Antique 1880s French Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
A handsome and large Gothic style metal chandelier made in during the last part of the 19th century. Recently wired with new candle covers.
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Ormolu
Neo-Gothic antique three piece ormolu clock set
Antique 19th Century French Gothic Clocks
Ormolu
The central clock with dial to the center, displaying hours in individual plaques in Roman numerals and five minute intervals engraved into the ormolu case in Arabic numerals, the case ...
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Dealer Location: Laguna Beach, CA
Materials & Techniques: Pine, Paint
Pair of Gothic Revival Painted Pedestals
Antique Early 1900s European Gothic Pedestals
Pine, Paint
Pair of gothic revival painted pine pedestals, circa 1910.
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Ebony, Tulipwood, Amboyna
Regency Anglo-Chinese Amboyna, Tulipwood, Ebony Br...
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Gothic Card Tables and Tea Tables
Ebony, Tulipwood, Amboyna
A very fine architectural Regency period card table, in the Gothic taste, attractively veneered in finely burled amboyna, banded in tulipwood, strung with ebony, and decorated with gilt...
18th Century, French Andirons or Firedogs
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Dealer Location: Amerongen, NL
Materials & Techniques: Wrought Iron
18th Century, French Andirons or Firedogs
Antique 18th Century French Gothic Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots
Wrought Iron
18th century, French Gothic style fire dogs made of wrought iron. The andirons have spit hooks.
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Dealer Location: Troy, NY
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Pair of 19th century Italian Gothic Style Chairs
Antique 19th Century Italian Gothic Armchairs
Oak
A pair of impressive, massive chairs after a 12th century model from the cathedral in Agnano, Italy. Our pieces are left in lived-in condition, pending our custom conservation and poli...
Set of Eight Gothic Oak Dining Chairs by Gillows
20th Century English Gothic Dining Room Chairs
Set of eight Gothic oak dining chairs by Gillows This is a superb quality heavy weight set of dining chairs by Gillows The set has two carver and six single chairs, they are uphols...
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Dealer Location: Troy, NY
Materials & Techniques: Iron
Pair of Large Hand-Forged Wrought Iron Wall Sconce...
21st Century and Contemporary American Gothic Wall Lights and Sconces
Iron
Large, hand-forged wrought iron wall sconces, timeless, bold and stark appearance, exclusively designed for the Fortress, each sconce is individually hand-forged by local artisans; smal...
18th Century Carved Oak Buffet Sideboard Dresser
Antique Late 18th Century European Gothic Buffets
18th century carved oak buffet sideboard dresser This is a handsome piece with a wonderful patina, the carving is of very fine quality, the gargoyles at the top depict wild cats or...
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Dealer Location: Troy, NY
Materials & Techniques: Oak
English 19th century Gothic Style Cabinet
Antique 16th Century English Gothic Cabinets
Oak
Unusual, decorative cabinet inspired by 15th century examples. Our pieces are left in lived-in condition, pending our custom conservation and polish to preference. On consignment from...
19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench
19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench
Antique 1850s French Gothic Benches
19th century French Gothic hall bench is ideal for creating an Old World atmosphere in any room! Hand-carved with differing motifs across the top panels, the rest of the panels are trea...
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Silver, Rock Crystal
Very Fine Pair of Antique Continental Silver Mount...
Antique 19th Century French Gothic More Lighting
Silver, Rock Crystal
The candlestick bodies of fine, translucent rock crystal accented with silver gilt mounts; the candlestick base mounts decorated with neo-Gothic style patterns and masked faces. The ...
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Dealer Location: Minneapolis, MN
Materials & Techniques: Bronze
Cast Bronze Amber Lantern with Fluted Post
Vintage 1920s Gothic Lanterns
Bronze
These stair lights are a beautiful rose gold with complementary textured, amber glass. Their fluted stems add extra sturdiness that has helped them stand the test of time. Additionally,...
Very Large 17th Century Oak Coffer
Antique 17th Century English Gothic Blanket Chests
Very large 17th century oak coffer This is a lovely old piece, with a superb patina, the chest has four panels on the front and on the heavy top of the coffer there are also 4 deep m...
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Dealer Location: Vigonza, IT
Materials & Techniques: Walnut
18th Century Italian Gothic Renaissance Square Cha...
Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Gothic Armchairs
Walnut
18th century Italian Gothic Renaissance square chair in turned and hand-carved walnut. Polished to wax Measures cm: H77/40, W 52, D 46.
17th Century Carved Oak Coffer, with Key
Antique 1670s English Gothic Blanket Chests
17th century carved oak coffer, with key This is a lovely old piece, with a superb patina, the chest has three geometrically carved panels on the front set into carved borders and on...
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Dealer Location: Debenham, GB
Materials & Techniques: Oak
17th Century Carved Oak Flemish Coffer
Antique 17th Century Belgian Gothic Blanket Chests
Oak
Fine quality Flemish oak coffer, circa 1680. Beautifully carved featuring four panels to the front, surrounded by florals. Fluted corners and ebony detailing on all sides. No lock p...
Gothic Style Oak Armchair
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Dealer Location: Westport, CT
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Gothic Style Oak Armchair
Early 20th Century Danish Gothic Armchairs
Oak
This stunning Gothic style armchair features beautifully carved oak wood with incredible detail in the arms and barley twist legs. The upholstery is studded, adding even more interestin...
18th Century French Gothic Firedogs Andirons
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Dealer Location: Amerongen, NL
Materials & Techniques: Wrought Iron
18th Century French Gothic Firedogs Andirons
Antique Early 18th Century French Gothic Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots
Wrought Iron
17th-18th century French Gothic fire dogs made of wrought iron.
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Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Brass
Victorian Gilt Brass Inkstand Cast with Gothic Tra...
Antique 19th Century English Gothic Desk Accessories
Brass
Pierced rose window gallery enclosing a sander, two wells and four pen holders.
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Dealer Location: Debenham, GB
Materials & Techniques: Oak
Early 18th Century Geometric Oak Chest of Drawers
Antique Early 18th Century British Gothic Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Oak
Good quality moulded front chest of drawers, circa 1700. Four drawers with wooden knobs with brass escutheon plates. Standing on bracket feet. Surface marks to top surface (photograp...
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Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Wall Crucifix in Ceramic, Hand-Painted, Green and ...
Vintage 1950s Belgian Gothic Ceramics
Ceramic
Over 10 inch tall wall crucifix in ceramic, made in Belgium in the 1950s. Christ in ivory color, hand-painted over a glossy cross in deep shades of green. Very harmonious and unusual a...