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Baroque Decorative Art

BAROQUE STYLE

The decadence of the Baroque style, in which ornate furnishings were layered against paneled walls, painted ceilings, stately chandeliers and, above all, gilding, expressed the power of the church and monarchy through design that celebrated excess. And its influence was omnipresent — antique Baroque furniture was created in the first design style that truly had a global impact.

Theatrical and lavish, Baroque was prevalent across Europe from the 17th to mid-18th century and spread around the world through colonialism, including in Asia, Africa and the Americas. While Baroque originated in Italy and achieved some of its most fantastic forms in the late-period Roman Baroque, it was adapted to meet the tastes and materials in each region. French Baroque furniture informed Louis XIV style and added drama to Versailles. In Spain, the Baroque movement influenced the elaborate Churrigueresque style in which architecture was dripping with ornamental details. In South German Baroque, furniture was made with bold geometric patterns.

Compared to Renaissance furniture, which was more subdued in its proportions, Baroque furniture was extravagant in all aspects, from its shape to its materials.

Allegorical and mythical figures were often sculpted in the wood, along with motifs like scrolling floral forms and acanthus leaves that gave the impression of tangles of dense foliage. Novel techniques and materials such as marquetry, gesso and lacquer — which were used with exotic woods and were employed by cabinetmakers such as André-Charles Boulle, Gerrit Jensen and James Moore — reflected the growth of international trade. Baroque furniture characteristics include a range of decorative elements — a single furnishing could feature everything from carved gilded wood to gilt bronze, lending chairs, mirrors, console tables and other pieces a sense of motion.

Find a collection of authentic antique Baroque tables, lighting, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Baroque
18th Century Oil on Canvas ,Painting Italian Baroque Rubens and Van Dyck, 1790
Located in Valladolid, ES
We offer a very interesting work of art, this ,s an excepcional Italian Baroque Oil /canvas , showing a Rubens and Van Dyck portrait, teacher and student together !!! Peter Paul Rub...
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1790s Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Canvas

18th Century Austrian Baroque Oil on Canvas Painting by Franz Xaver Hornöck
By Franz Xaver Hornöck
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-brown, green antique Austrian Baroque oil on canvas painting by Franz Xaver Hornöck in a hand crafted original black, partly gilded wooden frame, in good condition. The vinta...
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18th Century Austrian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Canvas, Wood

A pair of 'Flower Garden' plaster panels by Geoffrey Preston MBE
By Geoffrey Preston MBE
Located in London, GB
Geoffrey Preston MBE is a Master of traditional plaster-relief techniques who draws on eighteenth-century decorative art and sculpture, but combines it with his contemporary eye for ...
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2010s British Baroque Decorative Art

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Burlap, Plaster, Wood

After Raffaello Sanzio 1483-1520 Raphael La Madonna della Seggiola Oil on Canvas
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Fine Italian 19th Century Oil Painting on Canvas "La Madonna della Seggiola" after Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino 1483-1520). The circular painted canvas depicting a seated Ma...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Canvas, Giltwood

After Raffaello Sanzio 1483-1520 Raphael La Madonna Della Seggiola Oil on Canvas
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine Italian 19th century oil painting on canvas "La Madonna della Seggiola" after Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino 1483-1520). The circular painted canvas depicting a seated Ma...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Canvas, Giltwood

After Raffaello Sanzio 1483-1520 Raphael La Madonna della Seggiola Oil on Canvas
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Fine Italian 19th Century Oil Painting on Canvas "La Madonna della Seggiola" after Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino 1483-1520). The circular painted canvas depicting a seated Ma...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Canvas, Giltwood

Period Philips Wouwerman Style Dutch Painting
By Philips Wouwerman
Located in Roma, IT
Important oil on panel by the great Dutch artist Philips Wouwerman (also Wouwermans) (1619 – 1668) a painter of hunting, landscape and battle scenes. This beautiful painting depicts ...
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17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Wood

16th Century Italian Bolognese School O/Canvas "Allegory of Music"
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing and beautiful work of art, Italian Baroque, "Allegory of tmusic or St Cecilia" artibuted to Carracci or workshop. Annibale Carracci was born in Bologna, and most likely lear...
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1690s Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Giacinto Brandi Period Italian Baroque Style Painting
Located in Roma, IT
Important Baroque painting attributable to the hand of the great Roman old master Giacinto Brandi. It depicts San Giovannino who, with an expression of rare beauty and intensity, tur...
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Late 17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Canvas, Wood

Antique Print After Rembrandt, the Woman Taken in Adultery, C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Rembrandt Fine Steel engraving. Published by Jones & Co., London. C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Serpent & Galleon, Red Chalk on Paper in GiltWood Frame
Located in New York, NY
Serpent & Galleon, Ink on Paper, in an 18th Century GiltWood Frame.
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Giltwood, Paper

Antique Print of St. John the Baptist, After Carracci, C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Carracci Fine Steel engraving. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

19th Century Dutch Oil Painting After David Teniers, 1610-1690
By David Teniers
Located in Vero Beach, FL
19th Century Dutch oil painting after David Teniers 1610-1690. Small painting on board after David Teniers. This quality 19th century Dutch painting is well executed in oil. It pi...
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19th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Wood

Antique Gothic Giltwood Frieze
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Italian antique frieze in hand-carved wood and gilded gold leaf. Very rare. (See my published ancient friezes). You can hang it on the headboard, on a mirror, wherever You want, li...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Fruitwood

Small Antique Frieze with Little Angel
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Lovely little panel, completely sculpted by hand, I would call "author proof". It is a little sculpture made by a good craftsman as evidence of a much larger work: in fact the righ...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Fruitwood

Italian Antique Frieze
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Long Italian antique frieze in silvered copper on wooden base. It is no longer easy to find these ancient friezes: this is very decorative and can be hung anywhere. If under a fabric...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Copper

Set of Two Spanish Portraits
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic pair of framed Spanish nobility portaits are fabricated with cast brass frames and lacqured paper. The set was purchased by the origianl owners during the 1960s...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Baroque Decorative Art

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Brass

Antique Print of St. Cecilia, After Raphael, C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Raphael Fine Steel engraving. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print After Rembrandt, "Noli Me Tangere", C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Rembrandt. Fine steel engraving. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print After Rembrandt, Christ Taken Down from the Cross, C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Rembrandt. Fine steel engraving. Published by Jones & Co., London. C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print of St. Augustin & St. Monica. After Scheffer. C.1850
By Ary Scheffer
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Scheffer Fine Steel engraving. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print of St Joseph, C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after unknown artist. Fine Steel engraving. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print of St Agnes. After Domenichino. C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Domenichino Fine Steel engraving. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print of St Antony of Padua, After Manche, C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Manche Fine Steel engraving. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print After Rembrandt, Tobit and the Angel, C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Rembrandt Fine Steel engraving. Published by Jones & Co., London. C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print of St Margaret. After Carlo Dolci. C.1850
By Follower of Carlo Dolci
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Carlo Dolci Fine Steel engraving. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print After Rembrandt, the Adoration of the Shepherds, C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Rembrandt Fine Steel engraving. Published by Jones & Co., London. C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print of St Catherine. After Rubens. C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Rubens Fine Steel engraving. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print After Rembrandt. Portrait of Jew, C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Rembrandt. Fine Steel engraving. Published by Jones & Co., London. C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print After Rembrandt, the Presentation in the Temple, C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Rembrandt Fine steel engraving. With a highly decorative border. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print of St Paul. After De Champagne C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Philip De Champagne Fine Steel engraving. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print of St John The Evangelist. After Domenichino. C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Domenichino Fine Steel engraving. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print of St Margaret, After Raphael, C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Raphael Fine Steel engraving. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print After Rembrandt, the Adoration of the Magi, C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Rembrandt Fine Steel engraving. With a highly decorative border. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Antique Print of St Catherine, After Rubens, C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Rubens. Fine Steel engraving. Published C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

C. 1625 After Antoine de Pluvinel, "Henry IV, Mounted", Hand Colored Engraving
Located in Morristown, NJ
Early 17th century, French hand colored equestrian engraving. After Antoine de Pluvinel (French, 1552-1620), "Henry IV, Mounted", figure 42 from "L'Instruction du Roy en l'Exercice d...
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Early 17th Century French Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Plexiglass, Boxwood, Paint, Paper

19th C Italian Pair of Baroque Style Silver 2-Light Wall Sconces, Wired for US
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian pair of Baroque style silver plated, two-light wall sconces from the 19th century. These antique wall lights from Italy each feature shapely back-plates in the elaborate B...
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Silver Plate

19th Century Moses & the Bronze Serpent Italian Marmo Rosso Di Verona Low Relief
Located in Encinitas, CA
Moses and the bronze serpent depicted in low relief carving in Italian Marmo Ross di Verona. Handcrafted replica of a Tau Cross XIII century artifact. Brazen Serpent (Nehushtan), Jud...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Marble

Italian Baroque Sunburst Giltwood Wall Candle Holder
Located in Barcelona, ES
Carved giltwood wall torchere candle holder, Italy, 19th century-1930s Hand-carved gold gilt wood candlestick sconce with wrought iron details. This wall light features a wooden gi...
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Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

Pair of Antique Friezes in the Shape of a Flower
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Pair of antique friezes in wood in the shape of a flower. They bear traces of lacquering, now erased by time. I just had the centrale part redone, to give some light back. They are ...
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Late 17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Fruitwood

17th Century Painting "Lady Portrait " Portrait
By Ary Sweden 1
Located in Valladolid, ES
Oil on canvas, " Lady Portrait ", Mixed brushwork, delicate when outlining and looser in the line of clothing and dress. The delicacy with which the skin of the arms and hands is sha...
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Late 17th Century French Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Canvas, Paint

Pine Wood Niche, Spanish School, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Niche. Gilded and polychrome pine wood. Spain, 17th century. Niche made of carved and gilded pine wood, decorated with moldings, a venerated shape and plant elements in the upper p...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Other

Vintage Italian Grand Tour Style Pietra Dura Mosaic Plaque, Framed 2
Located in Bradenton, FL
A beautiful Italian grand Tour Style Pietra Dura mosaic on marble Plaque with gilt framing. Picture is a bird on branch with leaves and flowers.
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Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Decorative Art

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Marble

Vintage Italian Grand Tour Style Pietra Dura Mosaic Plaque, Framed 3
Located in Bradenton, FL
A beautiful Italian grand Tour Style Pietra Dura mosaic on marble Plaque with gilt framing. Picture is a bird on branch with leaves and flowers.
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Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Decorative Art

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Marble

Vintage Italian Grand Tour Style Pietra Dura Mosaic Plaque, Framed 1
Located in Bradenton, FL
A Beautiful Italian grand tour style pietra dura mosaic on marble plaque with gilt framing. Picture is a bird on branch with leaves and flowers.
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Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Decorative Art

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Marble

17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel
Located in Madrid, ES
17th Century Portuguese tile panel. Restored 56cm x 56cm 14cm x 14cm tiles 17th Century Shortly afterwards, these plain white tiles were replaced by polychrome tiles (enxaqu...
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17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Porcelain

17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel
Located in Madrid, ES
17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel Restored 56cm x 56cm 14cm x 14cm tiles With certificate of authenticity and export issued by the Directorate General of Portuguese Cultural Herita...
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17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Porcelain

17th century Portuguese Tile Panel
Located in Madrid, ES
17th century Portuguese Tile Panel restored 56cm x 56cm 14cm x 14cm tiles With certificate of authenticity and export issued by the Directorate General of Portuguese Cultural Herita...
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17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Porcelain

17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel
Located in Madrid, ES
17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel Restored 56cm x 56cm 14cm x 14cm tiles With certificate of authenticity and export issued by the Directorate General of Portuguese Cultural Herita...
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17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Porcelain

17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel
Located in Madrid, ES
17th century Portuguese Tile Panel Restored Measures: 56cm x 56cm 14cm x 14cm tiles With certificate of authenticity and export issued by the Directorate General of Portuguese Cultu...
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17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Porcelain

17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel
Located in Madrid, ES
17th Century Portuguese Tile Panel. Restored 56cm x 56cm 14cm x 14cm tiles With certificate of authenticity and export issued by the Directorate General of Portuguese Cultural Herit...
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17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Porcelain

Late 20th Century Still Life Oil Paintings of Apples and Vegetables, A Pair
Located in Morristown, NJ
Jo Polseno (American, 1924-1991), "Still Life with Green Apples" and "Still Life with Green Peppers", oil on Masonite, each signed lower right, titled verso. Labels on the rear of th...
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1980s American Vintage Baroque Decorative Art

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Wood, Masonite, Paint

Rare Pair of Flemish 18th Century "Verre Églomisé" Reverse Glass Paintings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A rare pair of Flemish 18th century "Verre Églomisé" Reverse Glass Paintings, each depicting riverfront scenes with figures, fishermen castles, cottages, tall-ships, sailboat, sheep ...
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18th Century Finnish Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Glass, Giltwood, Paint

Italian Ebonized Frame, Tortoiseshell and Engraved Bone, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Italian ebonized frame, tortoiseshell and engraved bone, 19th century. Measures: 52 x 41cm 39.5 x 29.5cm Very good conditions.
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Bone, Tortoise Shell, Wood

18th Century Spanish Painting on the Glass, Couple of Painting, Gildwood Frame
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing pair of baroque cornucopias, with painted glass, s. XVIII, Spanish origin, Andalusian school (Córdoba) Outstanding pair of Cornucopias in carved wood and gilwood decorated w...
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1780s Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Glass, Giltwood, Paint

Original Antique Print of Lions After George Stubbs, Circa 1900
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Great image of lions After George Stubbs Chromo-lithograph Published by The Connoisseur, C.1900 Unframed.
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Early 1900s English Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paper

Italian "Our Lady" of the Assumption Triptych 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Our Lady of the Assumption Triptych Italian, 19th Century in ebonized wood with brass applications with an enamel plaque in the center representing the "Ascension of Our Lady". ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Paint

Flemish Brass Alms Plate
Located in Essex, MA
With shield in center surrounded by gadrooned and hammered decoration.
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17th Century European Antique Baroque Decorative Art

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Brass

Herman Frederik Carel Ten Kate decorative art for sale on 1stDibs

Ten Kate decorative art by Herman Frederik Carel are available for sale on 1stDibs. The prices for Herman Frederik Carel Ten Kate decorative art can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes.

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