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Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE

Emerging in reaction to industrialization and mass production, the Arts and Crafts movement celebrated handcrafted design as a part of daily life. The history of Arts and Crafts furniture has roots in 1860s England with an emphasis on natural motifs and simple flourishes like mosaics and carvings. This work is characterized by plain construction that showcases the hand of the artisan.

The earliest American Arts and Crafts furniture dates back to the start of the 20th century. Designers working in this style in the United States initially looked to ideas put forth by The Craftsman, a magazine published by Wisconsin native Gustav Stickley, a furniture maker and founder of the Craftsman style. Stickley’s furniture was practical and largely free of ornament. His Craftsman style drew on French Art Nouveau as well as the work he encountered on his travels in England. There, the leading designers of the Arts and Crafts movement included William Morris, who revived historical techniques such as embroidery and printed fabrics in his furnishings, and Charles Voysey, whose minimal approach was in contrast to the ornamentation favored in the Victorian era.

American Arts and Crafts work would come to involve a range of influences unified by an elevation of traditional craftsmanship. The furniture was often built from sturdy woods like oak and mahogany while featuring details such as inlaid metal, tooled leather and ceramic tiles. The style in the United States was led by Stickley, whose clean-lined chairs and benches showcased the grain of the wood, and furniture maker Charles Rohlfs, who was informed by international influences like East Asian and French Art Nouveau design.

Hubs in America included several utopian communities such as Rose Valley in Pennsylvania and the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony in New York, where craftspeople made furniture that prioritized function over any decoration. Their work would influence designers and architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, who built some of the most elegant and iconic structures in the United States and likewise embraced a thoughtful use of materials in his furniture.

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Style: Arts and Crafts
Early 1900s Arts and Crafts Oak Wall Coat Rack w. Stunning Majolica Glazed Tiles
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful and practical Arts & Crafts coat rack with the best ever majolica glazed tiles. This stylish Arts and Crafts coat rack is a real joy to own, use and to look at. Over the...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Metal, Brass

Tawja I, Textile Black and White Wall Piece, Unique Piece, Made of Wool
Located in Marseille, FR
- Handspun and handwoven wool, oil paint - 2020 - Unique piece - Framing by Laetitia Verchere Dimensions: 9.6 x 8 in // 24.5 x 20.5 cm.
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2010s Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Wool

Ceramic Stoneware Link Chain Wall Sculpture
Located in Stoughton, MA
"Bahar" which translates to Spring in persian, was born on a beautiful spring filled with light and joy. she is the new member of the series of chain wall hangings. its nomadic feel ...
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2010s American Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Takat, Textile Wall Piece, Unique Piece, Made of Wool and Naturals Dyes
Located in Marseille, FR
- Handspun and handwoven wool, henna, walnut barks dye, oil paint - 2019 - Unique piece - Framing by Laetitia Verchere Dimensions: 13.4 x 11.4 in // 34 x 29 cm.
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2010s Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Wool

Contemporary Walnut Veneer Interior Hang Wall Panel Nami by Hachi Collections
Located in Brooklyn, US
Lead Time 6 weeks - 8 weeks [made to order] Materials : Veneer Walnut on MDF / Aluminum Z clip on Back Size[inch] : H 96x W 15” x T=1-1/4”[Joint Each Pieces] Available in...
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2010s American Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Walnut

Arts & Crafts Stained Glass Window Panel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arts & Crafts, lead-lined, stained glass window panel features a foliate wreath design with rustic painted wood frame.
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Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Stained Glass, Wood

Animal Wood Carving Panel By Evelyn Ackerman
Located in Maastricht, NL
In 1971 Evelyn designed a series of Animal Woodblocks that were carved in thick redwood. The 20 different designs, marketed by both ERA and Panelcarve, worked individually and groupe...
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1970s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Wood

Contemporary Maple Veneer Interior Hang Wall Panel Nami by Hachi Collections
Located in Brooklyn, US
Lead time 6 weeks - 8 weeks [made to order] Materials : Veneer maple on MDF / aluminum Z clip on back Size [inch] : H 96x W 15” x T=1-1/4”[joint each pieces] Available in...
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2010s American Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Maple

Burmantofts Faience Lustre Rampant Lion Plaque by Joseph Walmsley
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish Burmantofts Faience art pottery wall plaque with rampant lions by Joseph Walmsley and dating from the latter 19th century. The circular plaque is hand painted with six ramp...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Pottery

Antique Arts & Crafts Coat Rack with Majolica Glazed, Stylized Flower Tiles
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning design and mint condition wall coat rack. This rare and highly stylish Arts & Crafts coat rack is entirely original and in amazing condition. Its relatively small size make...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Brass

Maastricht Handpainted Signed Ceramic Bronze Wall Decoration
Located in London, GB
A beautiful inviting design of handpainted flowers signed by the artist on circular ceramic enclosed with a bronze border with a flower design. The flowers are handpainted with paste...
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Mid-19th Century European Antique Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Bronze

Pair of Arts & Crafts 3-Light Copper Wall Sconces by Winkelman & Van der Bijl
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare pair of handcrafted antique wall sconces by one of Holland's finest. If rare and highly attractive light fixtures is what you are looking for then these early 20th century sc...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Copper

Wall panel artistic Decorative scagliola art painting Relief handmade in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Title : Spring Impression The subject depicted in this painting is an oriental garden where there is a distribution of colors typical of the Japanese order. This wall panel is manufa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Wood, Scagliola

20th Century Arts & Crafts Style Bronzed Wrought Iron Panels, c.1920
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Striking set of three wrought iron panels with a bronze patina from the gates of a French Chateau. These panels applied with elongated leaves and flowers in true arts and crafts styl...
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20th Century French Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Wrought Iron

Rare Arts & Crafts House Gong for Wall Mounting with Bronze Elephant Sculpture
Located in Lisse, NL
Very rare and striking (lots of pun intended) Arts & Crafts wall gong. This remarkable house gong with an elephant sculpture even comes with the original and perfect working conditi...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Large Scale "Blue Jeans" Tapestry
Located in San Francisco, CA
Large scale "Blue Jeans" tapestry Fantastic hand sewn tapestry made entirely from the seat of jeans. Many jeans from many brands. A unique tapestry with black-out material on the ...
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Late 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Textile

Arts & Crafts Impressionist Landscape Painting, Chicago Artist, 1926
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Arts & crafts impressionist landscape painting, Chicago Artist, 1926 This painting is a perfect example of the Arts & Crafts movement. It is a mature work of art and it shows skil...
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1920s Vintage Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Canvas

English Shakespearean Handcrafted "Four Seasons" Arts & Crafts Panel Set Four
Located in South Burlington, VT
From an important thirty year old New England collection of Arts & Crafts furnishings. Four unique works of art, circa 1890. This is a beautiful 19th century set of four (4) ha...
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1890s English Antique Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Wood, Pine

Arts & Crafts Hand Carved Oak Framed Needlework After Wheatley
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An exceptional and rare Arts & Crafts framed needlework of a young girl with sheep dating from the latter 19th Century. The needlework is very finely crafted, probably in silk, and p...
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1890s English Antique Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Silk, Glass, Oak

France Antique "Brittany" Paul Fouillen Arts Crafts Pyrography Panels
Located in South Burlington, VT
From an old New England collection of fine Arts & Crafts furnishings. Two large all original unique works of art, circa 1920 This is a beautiful set of two (2) hand incised and...
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Early 20th Century French Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Brass

circa 1910 Arts & Crafts Oak Wall Coat Rack, Beveled Mirror & Hand Painted Tiles
Located in Lisse, NL
Large size, great shape and excellent condition antique coat rack. If you are looking for a stylish and practical coat rack in the Arts & Crafts style then this period piece could b...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Majolica, Mirror, Oak

English Arts and Crafts Framed Pottery Tile
Located in New York, NY
English Arts and Crafts pottery tile, late 19th-early 20th century, featuring Art Nouveau / Aesthetic movement floral motif in green glaze, the tile reverse with embossed stamp "Engl...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Pottery

Pair of Minton Bird Tiles Designed by Christopher Dresser, circa 1875
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A pair of framed Minton bird tiles designed by Christopher Dresser ca. 1875. These tiles are beautiful examples of Arts & Crafts pottery. Arts & Crafts designer Christopher Dresse...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Earthenware

Enameled and Hand Painted Organic Floral Arts & Crafts Pendant by Leune, Paris
Located in Lisse, NL
Perfect size, rare and stunning work of lighting art by Leune of Paris, France. If you are passionate about early 20th century decorative art then you will love this striking pendan...
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Early 20th Century French Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Metal

Watcombe Torquay Molded Terracotta Profile Bearded Gentleman Plaque
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An unusual and scarce English relief molded terracotta wall plaque with the profile of a bearded gentleman by Watcombe Torquay and dating from the 1890’s. The small rounded plaque ha...
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1890s English Antique Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Terracotta

Handwoven Telephone Wire Accent, Sinopia
Located in Jersey City, NJ
It is said that this stunning art form started with the African night shift security workers being bored on duty. They brought these weaving skills back to their villages and shared ...
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2010s South African Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Wire

Early 20th Century Oil on Board of a Church
Located in Redding, CT
Early 20th century oil on board of a church. Signed but impossible to make out the artists name. Classic clean arts and crafts style painting on board in period solid oak frame. parc...
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1920s Vintage Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Wood, Masonite, Paint

Gilt wood Framed Triumph of the Children relief plate, "Biggs & Sons, London"
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A beautiful, vintage alabaster handmade plate, framed with glass and gilt wood. Measuring 11.75" wide, 1.63" deep and 10" high. Displayed in a period giltwood frame. Image size, 4 1/...
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1950s German Vintage Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Metal

Antique French Oil Painting of Flowers in a Vase
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Early to mid 20th century French oil painting on canvas of flowers in a vase. Really beautifully painted early 20th century still life signed by artist. Not framed just stretched ...
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Mid-20th Century French Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Canvas

Arts & Crafts Minton Pottery Kingfisher Tile Designed by Christopher Dresser
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
An Arts & Crafts Minton tile in the Kingfisher pattern, designed by Christopher Dresser, ca. 1870. Arts & Crafts designer Christopher Dresser’s works were true to the movement’s c...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Earthenware

Large Antique Arts & Crafts Wall Barometer w. Hand Carved Roses & More Flowers
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning design and top quality executed Arts & Crafts barometer. This early 1900s, hand carved out of one piece of nutwood, wall barometer has everything that makes an antique wort...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Metal, Brass

Herbert Davis Richter, Pair of Arts & Crafts Oak Pictures in the Original Frames
By H.D. Richter
Located in London, GB
Herbert Davis Richter. 'Greetings'. A Pen and ink wash painting, and 'Christmas wishes', woodblock, both signed. A pen and ink of a Pre Raphaelite maiden in a classical view thr...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Abalone, Mother-of-Pearl, Fruitwood, Oak

Dog Oil Painting, Signed and Dated
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Scruffy dog oil painting. Signed and dated 1971.
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20th Century American Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Canvas

English Contemporary Copper Plaque Depicting Racing Horses
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A large equestrian embossed copper plaque. Rectangular plaque with the heads of three rearing horses, surrounded by meadow detail. Dimensions: H 55cm W 107cm D 2cm Origin: En...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Copper

Newcomb-Macklin, Stanford White Design Period Frame
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Newcomb-Macklin, Stanford white design 28 x 24 period frame Extremely rare and fine original Newcomb-Macklin Stanford White frame, circa 1920s-1930s. The frame consists of a gilde...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Wood

Sublime Vintage Hand Cavred Wooden Plaque & Documents of the Lion of Lucerne
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely hand carved wall plaque of The Lion of Lucerne and documentation A very good looking and well made piece, it comes complete with som...
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Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Oak

Unique Early 1900s Horse Shoe Shape Display Wall Cabinet with Beveled Glass Door
Located in Lisse, NL
Practical size, wall display cabinet for medals, keys, pins etc. This beautifully designed and all handcrafted single door cabinet is as unique as you are and it can be used for al...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Glass, Oak

Arts and Crafts Era Coat Rack with Detailed and Deeply Carved Alabaster Tiles
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique and unique wall coatrack with amazing alabaster carvings. It is not often that you find an antique that is not completely original, but where they have done a great job in c...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Alabaster, Metal

Alberta Kinsey “Still Life with Flowers” Impressionist Oil Painting, 1920s
Located in San Francisco, CA
A 1920s floral still life impressionist oil painting on canvas on board by important New Orleans artist Alberta Kinsey (b. 1875–1952). Densely arranged berry-hued bouquet with whi...
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1920s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paint

Vintage Style Hand Painted Alphabet Letter "T" Framed Art
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage style hand painted alphabet letter "T" framed art. Hand painted letter with vines in an Arts & Crafts style. Gold and water color on paper. Includes gold wood frame. Sign...
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Early 2000s American Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

Antique Print, The Lygon Arms, Broadway by Cecil Aldin
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Cecil Aldin, Old Inns, The Lygon Arms, Broadway. A very nice colourful chromolithograph by Cecil Aldin of The Lygon Arms in the Cotswold village of Broadway. The print is published ...
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1920s English Vintage Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Paper

Copper Panel by Wostan
By Stanislas Jasinski
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
An organic copper panel by Stanislas Wojcieszynski alias Wostan born 1915-?.
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Mid-20th Century French Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Copper

Hudson Valley New York Oil Painting, Newcomb Macklin Frame, Signed Fassett
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Vintage Hudson Valley New York Oil Painting in Newcomb Macklin Frame Romantic and moody autumn landscape painting, oil on canvas signed by Truman Edmund Fassett and dated 1910. Fa...
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1910s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Canvas

Rare and Great Design Arts and Crafts Nickel Plated Barometer & Thermometer 1910
Located in Lisse, NL
Incredibly stylish and avantgardistic Arts and Crafts wall barometer. In all our years of buying and selling antiques from the Arts and Crafts era we have never seen a more unique a...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Brass

English Arts and Crafts Transferware Pottery Tile
Located in New York, NY
English Arts and Crafts transferware pottery tile, late 19th-early 20th century, featuring polychrome Art Nouveau / Aesthetic Movement floral motif, set in oak frame. Tile: 5.75" squ...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Pottery

Beatiful large Chinese porcelain Plates
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful large vitange Chinese porcelain plates superb condition beautiful home decor.
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1970s Chinese Vintage Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic

Top Quality Arts & Crafts Copper Wall Picture Frame / Mirror w. Embossed Peacock
Located in Lisse, NL
Finest quality and superb condition, antique copper picture frame with peacock sculptures. If you are an enthousiast or a collector of the best quality and condition Arts and Crafts...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Brass, Copper

American Antique Painting After Rembrandt by Norman Kingsley, 1899
Located in South Burlington, VT
From a New England collection and a unique find An all original work of art signed on lower back NWC, 1899. This is a beautiful hand incised image "After Rembrandt" hand create...
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19th Century French Antique Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Wood, Pine

Beautifully Hand-Crafted, Large Art Nouveau Style Bronze & Art Glass Wall Sconce
Located in Lisse, NL
Wonderfully stylish and aesthetically pleasing sconce, easy to wall mount. This handcrafted, semi antique sconce for many reasons is a joy to own and look at. Hand-crafted pieces al...
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Mid-20th Century European Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Bronze

725, Very Beautiful 20th Century Indian Textile Patchwork
Located in Paris, FR
725, very beautiful 20th century Indian textile patchwork.
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1950s Indian Vintage Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Wool

721 - 20th Century French Textile
Located in Paris, FR
721 - 20th century French textile.
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1920s French Vintage Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Wool

American Tie Rack or Belt Holder with Horse Head
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Vintage rare American tie rack with horse head, very elegant in a men's wardrobe. It may be also a belt holder ! An idea for a gift - Signed: Syrocowood, Syracuse, NY, USA O/3779 -
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Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Metal

Dishes with Orientalist Scenes
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pair of orientalist dishes large plates. Origin France earthenware material manufactured by montreau 19th century signed by a factory artist (illegible) perfect state hand painted.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Ceramic

Antique, Carved Wood Tennis Fishing, Shooting Trophy
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
German sport, tennis trophy. A carved oak commemorative plate dedicated, 'to COL. Oswald, DSO., on the first anniversary, in May 1947, the Oswald House, in Marienheide, Germany.' Th...
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1940s German Vintage Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Oak

726 - 19th Century French Textile
Located in Paris, FR
726 - 19th century French textile.
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1880s French Antique Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Cotton

French Impressionist Fauvist Oil Painting by Paul Lucien Maze
By Paul Lucien Maze
Located in Vero Beach, FL
French impressionist Fauvist oil painting by Paul Lucien Maze (1887-1979) Period Fauvist painting executed by the French artist, Paul Lucien Maze. He was a lifelong friend of Wins...
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Early 20th Century French Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

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Canvas

Arts & Crafts Era Embossed Brass with Angel Sculptures Umbrella and Stick Stand
Located in Lisse, NL
Good size, late 19th or early 20th century, sculptural entry hall stand. Finding the right accessories for your home or office can be a long and time consuming proces, but also one ...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Brass

Parchment Moroccan Berber Art
Located in North Hollywood, CA
African Tribal Art parchment wall hanging featuring a large curved hide form stitched on iron and hand painted surface. These Moroccan Art pieces could be used as wall lamp shade. Ir...
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20th Century Moroccan Arts and Crafts Decorative Art

Materials

Iron

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