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Rustic Style

For some, the phrase “rustic style” suggests a house like “La Pitchoune,” the late chef Julia Child’s cottage in Provence, with its exposed wooden beams and well-worn antique furniture. For others, it prompts images of a place like the Lake Placid Lodge in Upstate New York, with its stone fireplaces and knotty pine paneling. Indeed, rustic design takes many forms: twig furniture, a plank trestle table, a hand-stitched quilt, a chandelier made of deer antlers.


     Rustic design is perhaps mostly about texture and humble materials: hand-hewn wood, woven rush seats, wrought iron, coarse stone and weathered metal. As a decor, it exudes warmth and honesty, while a single piece of countrified design adds an intriguing visual counterpoint in a sleek, modern environment. As you can see on these pages, rustic wares offer no end of inspiration.

17th Century Rustic Spanish Sofa, Dining Table with Iron Hand Forged Starcher
17th Century Rustic Spanish Sofa, Dining Table ...
Antique 1680s Spanish Rustic Side Tables
Iron, Oak
17th century rustic Spanish sofa, dining Table with Iron hand-forged Starcher was literally designed to last for centuries, as it already has! Hand-hewn from old-growth oak harvested...
19th Century Chestnut Rectangular Farm Tabletop on New Base
19th Century Chestnut Rectangular Farm Tabletop...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Rustic Dining Room Tables
Chestnut
Chestnut tabletop has been sanded smooth and refinished but still retains its distinctly aged appearance, circa 1870. A new custom made base and apron supports the table with subtly ...
Wooden Model or Toy, of Noah's Ark, with Noah, His Wife Naamah, and Some Animals
Wooden Model or Toy, of Noah's Ark, with Noah, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Rustic Sculptures and Carvings
Pine, Paint
This is a charming, handcrafted, home made version of the biblical Noah's Ark, with hand-carved, wooden human figures of Noah and his wife, along with a handful of representative ani...
Tall Martaban Vase with a Raised Dragon Applique
Tall Martaban Vase with a Raised Dragon Applique
Antique 18th Century Indonesian Rustic Jars
Pottery
Martaban tall jar was made for the purpose of household storage. Jars are known for brown glazes, wide shoulders and tapered bottoms. Some bear appliqués, such as this one with a d...
Set of Three Hinged-Pairs of Carved Wood European Rustic Doors
Set of Three Hinged-Pairs of Carved Wood Europe...
20th Century European Rustic Doors and Gates
Metal
A set of three hinged-pairs of European wooden doors from the early 20th century. This collection of antique doors, standing just over 7 feet tall, are beautifully decorated with dia...
Pair of 18th Century Spanish Carved Wood Doors with Nice Molded Diamond Pattern
Pair of 18th Century Spanish Carved Wood Doors ...
Antique 18th Century Spanish Rustic Architectural Elements
Iron, Wood
A pair of 18th century Spanish wood doors. This pair of antique Spanish doors feature recess panels on their front sides, thickly molded, creating a vertically lined diamond pattern....
Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug with Four Seasons Design and Traditional Style
Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug with Four Seasons...
Early 20th Century Persian Rustic Persian Rugs
Wool
60738, antique Persian Bakhtiari rug with four seasons design and traditional style. This hand-knotted wool antique Persian Bakhtiari rug with four seasons garden panel design featur...
Diminutive Faux Bois Container with Faux Flowers
Diminutive Faux Bois Container with Faux Flowers
Early 20th Century French Rustic Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
Silk, Iron, Cast Stone
This little beauty is so realistic, you won't be able to tell the difference between a tree trunk and a hand-carved faux bois container until you pick it up. Dating from the 1920s or...
Three Rusty Stackable French Oyster Baskets
Three Rusty Stackable French Oyster Baskets
Early 20th Century French Rustic Decorative Baskets
Wrought Iron
Great set of handmade early iron stackable oyster baskets with handles. Priced and sold individually. The remaining three have square patterned bottoms. All in excellent condition.
Pair of Large Signed Alsatian Wooden Master Gra...
Mid-20th Century French Rustic Planters and Jardinieres
Wrought Iron, Wood
On our most recent buying trip, we were fortunate enough to source four pairs of very large wooden tubs that were used as Master Collection Vessels for the grape harvest in Alsace. A...
18th Century Irish Rustic Stone and Slate Sundial
Antique 18th Century Northern Irish Rustic Sundials
Bronze, Slate, Sandstone
This rustic sundial was hand-carved from stone and features its original and scribed slate dial plate with replaced bronze gnomon. Although the octagonal dial plate has suffered loss...
Rustic Country Pine Table
Early 20th Century Irish Rustic Tables
Pine
This country pine table is thought to be made in the late 19th or early 20th century in Ireland. The piece shows age and use with a well worn top and peg construction on the squared,...
Vintage Large Serving Wooden Spoon with Brass H...
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Vintage 1980s Mexican Rustic Serving Pieces
Brass, Boxwood
Vintage large serving wooden spoon with brass handle. (Ladle) Heavy solid cast brass handle and small coiled brass details. Round carved shape and brass adornments in the handles. ...
Pair of White Painted Plaster Baluster Lamps
Early 20th Century European Rustic Table Lamps
Plaster, Paint
Each lamp of architectural baluster form with very attractive distressed white paint surface. Wiring runs up back of baluster. The two card shades are vintage with minor wear. Height...
Majolica Jardinière Leaves and Snake Johann Mar...
Johann Maresch
Antique 1880s Austrian Rustic Planters and Jardinieres
Majolica
A naturalist Majolica jardinière with different kind of leaves, large ferns leaves, a branch on the front and a nest with birds threatened by a snake signed Johann Maresch (1821-1914...
French Provincial Carved Pine Bookshelf Antique...
Antique Late 18th Century French Rustic Cupboards
Pine
A distinctly individual cupboard with a rich Provincial flare, this cupboard is beautifully characterized by the intense and relentless scalloping of the shelves. The lower open shel...
Antique Black Forest Antler Candleholders with ...
Antique 19th Century German Rustic Candle Holders
Antler, Pewter
A pair most decorative candleholders, made of deer antler, base and spouts casted pewter. Executed, circa 1900.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Live Edge Drift Wood...
Early 20th Century American Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Driftwood
Vintage modern glass top burl wood coffee. Item details stunning one of a kind driftwood base, and round glass top, circa early-mid 20th century. Measurements: 14" H x 36" W x 36" D;...
Antique Primitive Hand-Carved Artisanal Wood Tray
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Antique Early 1900s French Rustic Serving Pieces
Hardwood
Antique Primitive hand-carved artisanal wood tray Antique Primitive dark wood artisanal wood hand-carved tray with exposed original nature veneer. Size: 10 x 16 x 1.5.
Unique, Rustic Carved Angel Door
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20th Century Unknown Rustic Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
A rather unusual, seemingly one of a kind, hand-carved door featuring a one armed, triumphant angel. We have never seen anything quite like it. The door itself is amazingly detailed ...
18th Century Swedish Turned Wooden Vessel Lamp
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Rustic Table Lamps
Wood
An expressively aged Swedish wooden vessel transformed into a table lamp, with custom shade. Dimensions of the vessel itself, not including hardware and shade, are 9 1/2" high x 8...
Swedish 19th Century Rustic Pine Drop-Leaf Table
Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Rustic Farm Tables
Swedish 19th century rustic pine drop-leaf table. Width is 67" open, 15" across closed.
Early 20th Century Tuscan Farm Table or Kitchen...
Early 20th Century Italian Rustic Dining Room Tables
Chestnut
Beautiful Tuscan Italian farm table with amazing aged patina. One drawer for utensil storage.
Pair of Italian Earthenware Pottery Jars
Early 20th Century Italian Rustic Patio and Garden Furniture
Earthenware
Pair of rustic Italian earthenware pottery jars with a bulbous urn form body and fruit clusters cascading down the tapered base. Featuring a thick cream ware glazing that has a rich ...
Black Forest Antler Humidor
Early 20th Century German Rustic Tobacco Accessories
Antler, Wood
Antique turned black forest wood box with lid, covered with horn pieces from the deer and decorated with roe deer horns.
Rustic Antler Candleholder
Antique 19th Century German Rustic Candle Holders
Antler, Wood
A candleholder, made of horns from the deer, fallow deer and wild boar tusks. Three candle spouts made of horn and wood.
Large Rustic Papier Mâché Stag Sculpture
Antique 19th Century German Rustic Sculptures
Wood, Paper, Papier Mâché
A large handcrafted statue of a belling stag. hollow worked papier mâché reinforced with metal and hand-painted. An unique and rustic black forest decoration, circa 1900.
Sensational and Masculine Knotty Antique Ship P...
Antique 1860s American Rustic Mounted Objects
Wood
A fabulous mounted found object sculpture that's an impressively bold knotty and worn ship's pulley with simple modern black iron base.
19th Century Swedish Painted Dresser
Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Rustic Dressers
Pine
19th century Swedish dresser, circa 1870. Two drawers above a double door cupboard which opens to one shelf. Turned wood legs and distressed white paint. Key to lock bottom cabin...
Alpine Six Dining Chairs Midcentury Two Carvers...
Late 20th Century French Rustic Dining Room Chairs
Beech
Alpine dining chairs and stool in beech, circa 1970, French, Swiss Midcentury Chalet chairs perfect for a log cabin retreat or modern interior country kitchen Two carvers four chai...
English Cricket Table of Mahogany and Pine
Antique 19th Century English Rustic Tables
Metal
A fine English cricket table of mahogany and pine, featuring a finely patinated traditional round or circular top over a tripod base with ogee frieze and iron bracket accents. Mak...
Axe Handle Base Rustic Pine Coffee Table
Zack Nelson
21st Century and Contemporary American Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Pine
Made from a cross section of a felled pine tree, this unique item is elevated by its abstract base. Giving homage to lumberjack culture, this is more than a table, it's a true conver...
Terracotta pot from Mexico
Vintage 1970s Mexican Rustic Pottery
Terracotta
Terracotta water vessel from Los Reyes Mezontla, Puebla, circa 1970's. Excellent form and unusual off-white patina. 20' wide taking handles into consideration. Once a staple art form...
Contemporary Rustic Mexican Tripod Chair in Par...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Rustic Side Chairs
A simple and elegant chair that can adapt to many interior styles. Each piece is handmade and finished, adding a distinctly rustic appeal. As all pieces are handmade, there are va...
19th Century English Pine Country Dining Table
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Antique 19th Century English Rustic Farm Tables
Pine
Beautifully proportioned, this country farm harvest table has turned legs and a divided centre drawer with tongue-and-groove construction. Apron measures 6". 23.75" from floor to bot...
Collection of French 19th Century Leather Objects
Antique 19th Century French Rustic Abstract Sculptures
Leather
Stunning collection of three leather objects found at the French countryside with a very strong and rural expression. A real treasure for a modern interior. Two leather knots that we...
Pair of Rare 19th Century French Wooden Lavende...
Antique 19th Century French Rustic Abstract Sculptures
Set of two great folk-art objects. The small trees which were used to make these forks were on purpose grown this way. Very rare and decorative objects. France, circa 1850-1900.
Pair of Rare 19th Century French Wooden Lavende...
Antique 19th Century French Rustic Abstract Sculptures
Set of two great folk-art objects . The small trees which were used to make these forks were on purpose grown this way. Very rare and decorative objects. France, circa 1850-1900. On...
Whimsical Carving of a Dwarf with Snuffbox, 19t...
Antique Late 19th Century German Rustic Sculptures
Wood
A 19th century funny carved and painted dwarf with snuffbox. Unrestored original condition, old wormholes, partly paintloss and damages.
Carved and Painted Folksy Chair, circa 1910
Early 20th Century German Rustic Painted Furniture
Wood
A carved and painted folksy chair. Backrest carved and painted as tyrolian farmer. Executed circa 1910, in Austria or Bavaria.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Free-Form Black Waln...
George Nakashima
Mid-20th Century American Rustic Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Walnut
Vintage free-form wall hanging slab walnut wall shelf in the George Nakashima style. Item features wood is believed to be solid black walnut, maker is unknown, great aesthetic appeal...
Shabby Chic Antique Persian Heriz Rug
20th Century Persian Rustic Persian Rugs
Wool
Room size shabby chic Persian Heriz rug featuring an all-over design in predominant rust tones.
Antique American Tall Tapered Wood Harvest Ladder
20th Century American Rustic Ladders
Antique signed wood and metal pinned (at rungs) apple picking orchard ladder in old weathered worn gray painted surface and a beautifully tapered splayed very tall form measuring 12 ...
Wrought Iron Garden Planter Jardiniere
Antique 18th Century English Rustic Planters and Jardinieres
Iron
Wrought iron 18th Century plant stand. It might be earlier. Fantastic simple rustic design. Highly sculptural would also make for a great bird bath.
Rustic Tree Stump Table, circa 1870
Antique 1870s English Rustic Side Tables
Wood
Rustic Tree Stump Table, circa 1870 Top made from whole tree round with bark in tact with a single section from the branch used for legs.
Pair of Walters Wicker Viscaya Rattan Armchairs
Walters Wicker
Late 20th Century American Rustic Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Rattan
Each in custom linen upholstery in the Classic "Ferns" fabric.
Walters Wicker Viscaya Rattan Settee
Walters Wicker
Late 20th Century American Rustic Settees
Upholstery, Rattan
Two-seat settee with custom-upholstery in "Ferns" linen.
Unique Norwegian Tri-Corner Armchair
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Antique 19th Century Norwegian Rustic Chairs
Wood
A rustic tri-corner chair, its original green paint worn with use. Carved and gilded decoration of lion's head and scrolling vines applied across the seat back. Makes a wonderful ...
Swedish Milking Stools
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Rustic Stools
Wood
These low work stools will introduce a note of rough country elegance into any interior. They show the hands that made and used them. We love the variations in color and patina, and ...
Italian Style Walnut Mirror
21st Century and Contemporary American Rustic Wall Mirrors
Walnut
Hand-carved walnut mirror in the 18th Century Italian style. 29" x 25" available in other sizes, contact us for more information
Rustic French Walnut Dining Table
Antique 19th Century French Rustic Dining Room Tables
Hickory, Pine
When we bought this rustic table in Provence, it had so much staining to the top that we really felt it needed to be redone. Who would have thought such amazing grain would reveal it...
Unusual Coffee Table Made from a 200 Year-Old D...
Antique Early 19th Century Spanish Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Stone
A tribulum is an ancient hand-made threshing board, inlaid with chips of flint or stone, that has been used since Roman times to separate grains from the chaff. We were fortunate e...
Pair of Large Signed Alsatian Wooden Master Gra...
Mid-20th Century French Rustic Planters and Jardinieres
Wrought Iron, Wood
On our most recent buying trip, we were fortunate enough to source four pairs of very large wooden tubs that were used as Master Collection Vessels for the grape harvest in Alsace. A...
Whimsical Late 19th Century Crokinole Gaming Pe...
Antique 19th Century American Rustic Game Tables
Iron, Wood
An American gaming table from the late 19th-early 20th century. This turn of the century game table features a painted wood crokinole game board top which rests upon an iron pedestal...
Beautifully Rustic Petrified Wood Sink in Beige...
20th Century Indonesian Rustic Stone Sinks
Petrified Wood
A petrified wood sink. This oblong-shaped petrified wood sink has more of a beautifully rustic and natural appearance with it's knobby and raised exterior. The colors are primarily i...
Polished Petrified Wood Sink in Cream and Beige...
Late 20th Century Indonesian Rustic Stone Sinks
Petrified Wood
A petrified wood sink. This petrified wood sink has a shape best described as a rounded triangle with a flatter back-side. The colors are primarily in cream and beige, with warmer br...
Single French 19th Century, Eight-Panel Door wi...
Antique 19th Century French Rustic Doors and Gates
Wood
A single 19th century, French eight-panel wood door. This antique French door has eight recessed panels on both door sides, which alternate between smaller and longer rectangular sha...
Large Rustic Dining or Conference Table
21st Century and Contemporary Rustic Dining Room Tables
Hardwood
This unique natural finish dining table features heavy solid wood construction with sturdy legs. The rustic beauty of this well-made table makes an impressive addition to dining room...
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