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Baroque Wall Decorations

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
Antique Little Frieze in Gilded Wood
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Antique little ornamental top in gilded wood, to put...everywhere You can admire. It's perfect.
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Early 1800s Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Fruitwood

18th Century Antique French Beauvais Tapestry 4 ft 4 in x 6 ft 9 in
Located in New York, NY
Breathtaking 18th Century Antique French Beauvais Tapestry, Country of Origin: France, Circa Date: 18th Century - Size: 4 ft 4 in x 6 ft 9 in (1.32 m x 2.06 m).
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18th Century French Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Wool

Painting with Duck and Plants, Oil on Plywood
Located in Barntrup, DE
A Baroque style oil painting from the first third of the 20th Century. This beautiful painting depicts a duck with plants, painted on a plywood panel in brown, green, and yellow ton...
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1930s European Vintage Baroque Wall Decorations

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Plywood, Wood, Paint

Large Painted Antique Tuscan Cartouche Panel, 18th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
This large cartouche panel was carved from wood and hand-painted with a central coat of arms in Italy during the 1700’s. Inspired by a 16th century French style shield, the escutcheo...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Wood

Della Robbia Style Sculpted Portrait Plaque of Jeweled Maiden, by Cantagalli
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Della Robbia style sculpted portrait plaque of Jeweled Maiden, by Cantagalli An impressive late 19th century example, subtly detailed, three dimensional circular portrait.
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Pottery

Antique Framed Hand Colored Map of the Americas by Frederick De Wit, circa 1675
Located in Morristown, NJ
Frederick De Wit (Dutch, 1629-1706), "Novissima et Accuratissima totius Americae Descriptio", hand-colored map engraving of North and South America with California depicted as an isl...
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1670s Dutch Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Giltwood, Paint, Paper

Library Still Life Oil Painting
Located in Atlanta, GA
20th century still life of leather books, a brass candlestick and an inkwell with quill pen painted in an impressionistic style. Oil on canvas and signed in the lower right corner.
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20th Century American Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood

Pair of Still Life "Flowers Bouquets", Oils of Canvas, 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of oils on canvas with their original stretcher representing flowers bouquets composed of peonies, carnation, roses and tulips in 17th century Dutch style. Frame in wood marque...
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas

17th Century Italian Baroque Carved and Mounted Polychrome Painted Putto Lintel
Located in Encinitas, CA
Late 17th century Italian Baroque lintel carved in triangular shape with acanthus scrolls, centered by a winged cherub face. Polychrome painted. Superb Italian craftsmanship. Previou...
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Late 17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Wood

Baroque and Rococo Architecture and Decoration Great Large Heavy Art Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Baroque and Rococo Architecture and Decoration Book by Alastair Laing, Anthony Blunt, and Christopher Ernest Tadgell. A study of a period in art and design ranges from Baroque arch...
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1970s Italian Vintage Baroque Wall Decorations

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Paper

The Assumption Of The Virgin Mary Oil Painting
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a large oil painting of The Assumption of the Virgin Mary after Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. It depicts when the Virgin Mary body and soul are taking up into heaven at the end ...
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20th Century Unknown Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas

19th Century Baroque Style Painting Josef Mariano Kitschker
Located in Berlin, DE
Josef Mariano Kitschker (1879-1929) according to Boucher Oil on canvas with wooden frame. (S-77).
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Follower of Giovanni Ghisolfi Milano 1623 - 1683
By Giovanni Ghisolfi
Located in Firenze, IT
Follower of Giovanni Ghisolfi Scholars conversing amongst classical ruins oil on canvas.
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1670s Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas

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 Wall Decorations

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Wood, Masonite, Paint

Large Carved Giltwood Architectural Fragment as Centerpiece or Wall Applique
Located in Nashville, TN
Robustly carved architectural giltwood fragment probably cut from a boiserie or paneling possibly as a Grand Tour souvenir . Carved in full relief with fruit, flowers and vegetable m...
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Fruitwood

Pair of 19th Century English Oil on Canvas Portraits Paintings in Carved Frames
By Sir Godfrey Kneller
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a living room or study with this exquisite pair of antique paintings. Crafted in England circa 1860 in the Baroque slyle from the school of Godfrey Kneller, and set in the o...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Giltwood

Bedcover Hanging Curtains Italian Linen Green Ivory Damask Handwoven
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
Exceptionally rare, Italian, 17th century, green and ivory, damask, linen, woven bedcover - Made as a luxury item in the mid-17th century, woven with a damask pattern characteristic...
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1640s English Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Linen

French School 19th Century Watercolor
Located in Madrid, ES
19th century watercolor framed Carved and gilded wood frame. Measures: 80 x 56 cm Good condition.
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Paint

Pair of 19th Century Carved Wooden Cherub Wall Brackets
Located in London, GB
A pair of 19th century carved oak wall brackets, having lintel shelves above putti and with floral head dress and wings in the Baroque manner.
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19th Century English Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Oak

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 Wall Decorations

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Paint

Silver Gilt Carved Wood Wall Shelf
Located in Bradenton, FL
Beautiful antique silver gilt hand carved wood wall shelf. Perfect for displaying art work or décor.
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Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

Large Portrait of a Clergyman, 17th Century French School
Located in Boston, MA
Oil on canvas. Portrait of a Clergyman. With a Christie's label at back and Salander-O'Reilly Galleries label. In a superb late 18th century directoire giltwood frame with original...
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Mid-17th Century French Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Wallhanging, 2003 Recreating a 1850s Design by Jacques Dulud, Leather Embossed
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
The gilded, stylised scrolling foliage design is embossed into the grey leather enhancing the effect of the relief. The eighteen panels were pressed from moulding blocks which were m...
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Early 2000s English Baroque Wall Decorations

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Leather

Pair of Old Master Style Drawings on Canvas
Located in Norwood, NJ
Vintage sepia drawing on canvas in the style of French and Italian Old Masters.
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Mid-20th Century European Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Period Giltwood Italian Salvator Rosa Frame
Located in Roma, IT
Italian Salvator Rosa last 17th century giltwood frame. Internal measurements cm 20 x 30 Pure example of Italian Salvator Rosa gild wood frame of 17th century. "Salvator Rosa" is th...
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Late 17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Wood

Antique French Tapestry Screen Hand Woven Courtly 1880
Located in Potters Bar, GB
On trend antique French tapestry screen Features four panels with a distinctive figure Believed to be a courtly scene, one panel features a jester This would elevate any room givi...
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1880s French Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Mater Dolorosa, Bartolomeo Mancini Signed on the Back B. Mancini Firenze, 1697
Located in Madrid, ES
Oval of Mater Dolorosa, Bartolomeo Mancini (Florence 1630 - Rome 1715) Signed on the back: B. Mancini Firenze 1697. Measurements: 27 x 20 (copper oval). Origin: Naples, South Ital...
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Paint

Cobalt Blue Hand-Painted Baroque Cherub or Angel Portuguese Ceramic Tile Azulejo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous blue hand painted Baroque cherub or angel 18th century style Portuguese ceramic tile/azulejo The tile painted in cobalt blue over white in typical 18th century Portugal set...
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Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Wall Decorations

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Delft, Faience, Terracotta

Miniature Portrait of a Sleepy Eyed Man, Circle Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich
By Christian Wilhelm Dietrich
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Miniature portrait of a sleepy eyed man, circle Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich Germany 18th century, inscribed on back, refer to photo Exceptional quality Oil on canvas, laid do...
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18th Century German Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Glass, Wood

Hand Painted Baroque Cherub or Angel Portuguese Ceramic Tile
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous blue hand painted Baroque cherub or angel 18th century style Portuguese ceramic tile/azulejo The tile painted in cobalt blue over white in typical 18th century Portugal set...
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Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Wall Decorations

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Delft, Faience, Terracotta

Bronze Bassin for Holy Water, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Holy wall font. Bronze. Spain, 17th Century. Small font for holy water designed to be placed on a wall, which has a container decorated with moldings and architectural elements and...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Bronze, Other

Alberto Carlieri, Capriccio with Christ and the Adulteress, Oil on Canvas
By Alberto Carlieri
Located in IT
Alberto Carlieri (Italy-Roma 1672-1720), "Christ and the adulteress", Oil on canvas, with frame cm H 115 x L 151 x 6.5, only canvas H 98.5 x L 135 cm good conservation conditions ...
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Late 17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Bible Scene Oil on Wood, French School, 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
BIBLE SCENE Oil on wood, French school, 18th century. small flaws. Dim.: 31 x 22 cm good conditions.
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Early 18th Century French Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Paint

"Wedding of Tethys and Peleus", Oil on Canvas, School of Madrid, Spain
Located in Madrid, ES
"Wedding of Tethys and Peleus". Oil on canvas. School of Madrid, 17th century. Corte, Juan de la (Antwerp, circa 1585 - Madrid, 1662) circle. This work describes the weddings of the ...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Collection of 18 Prints of Musical Instruments from Gabinetto Armonico, 1722
Located in valatie, NY
A collection of 18 framed prints from engravings of musical instruments from the book by Gabinetto Armonico, which was published in 1722. The book had a total of 150 instruments. The...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Paper

Cuoridoro, The Death of St. Joseph, Venice, 18th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Cuoridoro depicting the death of St. Joseph in a symmetrical vine cartouche with floral painting and flanking pilasters with volutes on a dark red ground. The terminally ill Joseph i...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Leather

18th Century FRENCH PASTEL. PASTEL OF A YOUNG LADY
Located in Madrid, ES
18TH CENTURY FRENCH PASTEL. PASTEL OF A YOUNG LADY LYING ON THE BED IN THE STYLE OF "VENUS". THE COLORS ARE VERY VIVID AND IT IS IN GOOD CONDITION. IT HAS A GILDED 19 CENTURY FRAME I...
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18th Century French Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Paint

Pair Niccolo Gualtieri Shell Engravings
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is an iconic pair of Niccolo Gualtieri (1688-1744) hand colored shell engravings that formed part of his Testarum Conchyliorum which was published in 1742. The folios are beauti...
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1740s European Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paint, Paper

Porcelain Plaque Painted with Mary Magdalene by K.P.M
Located in London, GB
Porcelain plaque painted with Mary Magdalene by K.P.M. German, circa 1900 Measures: Frame: Height 32.5cm, width 26.5cm, depth 3cm Plaque: Height 25.5cm, width 19cm, depth 0.5cm ...
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Early 1900s German Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Porcelain, Giltwood

19th Century Italian Ornamental Capital as Wall Bracket Wooden Base Hand-Carved
Located in Milan, IT
Italian early 19th century silver-leaf and Mecca Capital Ornamental Frieze as wall bracket. Beautiful and deep scrolling Baroque taste carving. Dark patina. Good age related conditio...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Silver Leaf

Holland 17th Century Oil on Canvas, Oil from Christie's
Located in Madrid, ES
Holland XVII century oil on canvas. Oil from Christie's, XVII century, Netherlands. Scene with vegetation. Good condition. Measures: 130x100 cm.
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17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Paint

Italian 17th Century Still Life Painting in Period Carved Gilt Frame
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Italian 17th century still life painting in period carved gilt frame Italian school still life painting from the workshop of a great master. The 17th century Baroque painting in oil...
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Giltwood

Blue Hand Painted Baroque Cherub or Angel Portuguese Ceramic Tile or Azulejo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous blue hand painted Baroque cherub or angel 18th century style Portuguese ceramic tile or azulejo This tile painted in blue over white in typical 18th century Portugal set th...
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Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Wall Decorations

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Delft, Faience, Terracotta

Hand-Carved Silver Giltwood Decorative Sculpture
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Silver and gold gilt decorative sculpture pediment with scroll work, sunflowers and leaves. Could be used over a mirror, bed as corona or door having the right width or above headboa...
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20th Century Italian Baroque Wall Decorations

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Vermeil, Silver

18th Century French Screen Oil on Canvas, Two Leaf, Landscape
Located in Valladolid, ES
Outstanding two-leaf screen composed of two oil paintings on canvas framed in stuccoed wood. 18th century, France. Acquired from a private collection in Uzes, southern France. Repre...
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1780s Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Small 19th Century Molded Metal-Framed Mirror
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Small 19th Century Metal-framed Mirror with original bevelled mirror glass
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Bronze

Blue Hand Painted Baroque Cherub or Angel Portuguese Ceramic Tile or Azulejo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous blue hand painted Baroque cherub or angel 18th century style Portuguese ceramic tile/azulejo The tile painted in cobalt blue over white in typical 18th century Portugal set...
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Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Wall Decorations

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Delft, Faience, Terracotta

Trinity, Holy Family and Saints, Oil on Canvas, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Holy Family with Trinidad and San Joaquín and Santa Ana; Triple Generation. Oil on canvas. Spain, 17th century. In the central area of the oil painting is the Child Jesus, under th...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Other

Pair of Italian Carved Giltwood Panels, circa 900s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of hand carved giltwood panels that were originally part of a larger piece of furniture. They were cabinet doors as you can still see the key hole cover on one of the panels. Th...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Metal

Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Circle of Van De Kasteele, Frans
By Francesco da Castello
Located in Madrid, ES
Circle of Van De Kasteele, Frans (Brussels, 1541 - Italy, 1621). "Virgin with angels and saints". Oil on copper. Devotional painting, judging by its small format, its theme and als...
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Early 17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Copper

Portraits of the monarchs Louis XIII and Anne-Marie of Austria as hunters.
Located in Madrid, ES
Portraits of the monarchs Louis XIII and Anne-Marie of Austria as hunters. Oil on canvas. Possibly Madrid school, 17th century. A pair of full-length portraits in which the characte...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Other

Tin-Glazed Plaque in the Style of Old Dutch Delftware
Located in Verviers, BE
Tin-glazed plaque in the style of old Dutch Delftware, quatrefoil shape with raised rim, painted in blue with a chinoiserie decor of a pavilion in an oriental garden. Two figures are...
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Early 20th Century French Baroque Wall Decorations

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Ceramic, Faience

Blue Hand Painted Baroque Cherub or Angel Portuguese Ceramic Tile or Azulejo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous blue hand painted Baroque cherub or angel 18th century style Portuguese ceramic tile or azulejo This tile painted in blue over white in typical 18th century Portugal set th...
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Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Wall Decorations

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Delft, Faience, Terracotta

17th Century French Still Life Oil Painting by Baudouin Yvart
Located in New York, US
Our still life depicting a metal brazier on ledge is a rare painting by Baudouin Yvart (French, 1611-1690).  Stretcher measures 15 1/4 by 19 inches.  It has an extraordinary ebonize...
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17th Century French Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paint

Angel Head Carved and Polychromed Wood, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Angel head carved and polychrome wood. XVII century. Wood carving with a polychrome finish that shows a child's head with curly hair from which two wings spread to the sides, open ...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Other

Rosenthal Porcelain Designed by Versace Bread and Butter/ Wall Decor Plate
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Rosenthal porcelain designed by Versace, “Floralia Gold”, bread and butter/wall decor plate. It is hand painted black in the background with a bright yellow Ikarus flower i...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Baroque Wall Decorations

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Porcelain

18th Century Oil Painting of the Violinist After Raphael/Sebastiano Del Piombo
By (after) Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino)
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
This fine late 18th C copy of the Violinist by Raphael, (the original painted circa 1520 depicts a young man with shoulder length hair with his hat/cap on looking over his right shou...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Giltwood

Blue Hand Painted Baroque Cherub or Angel Portuguese Ceramic Tile or Azulejo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous blue hand painted Baroque cherub or angel 18th century style Portuguese ceramic tile or azulejo This tile painted in blue over white in typical 18th century Portugal set th...
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Late 20th Century Portuguese Baroque Wall Decorations

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Delft, Faience, Terracotta

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