Decorative Arts Objects

On this page we have a variety of tabletop decorative arts objects and collectibles. Find our other decorative arts sections here.

Wooden Objects

Miniature Horse Stall

Miniature Horse Stall
English: 19th C.
Wood and metal
Price on Request

Staircase selection

Staircase Miniature Models
Recently manufactured
Mahogany and hardwoods
Sizes vary
$350 to $1,800 each

Rectilinear Double Turn Model Staircase

Rectilinear Double Turn Model Staircase
American or English:
Early 20th C.
Walnut
$6,200

Gavels

Selection of Gavels
Standard, Relic, & Ceremonial
Various Prices

Pair of Victorian Oak Columnar Pilasters

Pair Victorian Columnar Wall Pilasters
2nd Half 19th C.
Carved stained oak
$1,250, pair

Victorian Miniature Mahogany Tilt-top Center Table

Victorian Miniature Mahogany Tilt-top Center Table
English: Mid 19th C.
$800

Piece of London Bridge

London Bridge Relic
Carved Wooden Box
c. 1830-32
$4,800

Carved Giltwood Lion Head

Carved Giltwood Lion Head
American: 1918
$2,750

Victorian Letterbox

Victorian Letterbox
English: 3rd Qtr. 19th C.
Mahogany
$3,750

London Royal Exchange Wooden Relic Box

Royal Exchange
Relic Box

London: c. 1838
$1,800

White House Relic Wood Turned Candlestick

White House Relic Wood Turned Candlestick
National Lumber Manufacturers Assn.: c. 1927
Longleaf pine
Price on Request

English Boxes

Tea Caddies and Other Wooden Boxes
English, American, Continental, Asian: 18th to 20th Century
Various styles, shapes, woods and finishes
Prices vary

Ohio River Steamer Model New Orleans

C.R. Luscombe
Ohio River Steamer "New Orleans"
American: c. 1899
Painted wood
$2,500

Wooden Model of Railroad Track Three-way Switch

Railroad Track Switch
American: c. 1900
Wooden Model
$600

Railway Mechanical Lever Frame Miniature Model

Railway Mechanical Lever Frame Miniature Model
American: c. 1900
Wood and brass
$975

Metal

Bronze, Brass, Copper, Iron, Pewter, Silver, Nickel-Plate
Flagons and Tankards

Pewter Flagons
and Tankards

18th & 19th C.
$450 each

H.M.S. Valerian Brass Boot

H.M.S. Valerian Brass Boot
British: c. 1923
Brass and copper
$800

Chicago Yacht Mistral Bell

Yacht Mistral Chicago Bronze Ship Bell
Chicago:
c. 1905
Price on Request

Pair of Winged Dragon Brass Candlesticks

Winged Dragon Candlesticks
Continental: Late 19th C.
Bronze or brass
$600, the pair

Milton figurine

John Milton
White metal
19th C.
$950

Galileo Statue

Galilée [Galileo Galilei]
Patinated bronze
19th C.
$7,800

John Gower

John Gower
Bronze
1844
$4,200

Telstar Trophy, 1962

Telstar Trophy
American: 1962
Silvered bronze
$1,200

Three Bell Tower

Three-tiered Sanctus Bells
American:
c. Mid 20th C.
Brass on wood stand
$750

Punch and Judy Brass Ornaments

Punch and Judy
English: c. 1900
Brass ornaments
$800, the pair

75-Year Perpetual Calendar

75-Year Perpetual Calendar
India: 1958
Painted brass
$350

Chicago World's Fair Hall of Science Architectural Model/Lamp

Chicago World's Fair Hall of Science Architectural Model/Lamp
American: 1934
Pewter or white metal
Price on Request

Australia Map Tray

Australia Map Tray
Australia: 1948
Engraved cast bronze
$600

Pisces Architectural Ornament

Pisces Zodiac Sign Architectural Ornament
American: Mid 20th C.
Nickel-plated bronze
$2,250

Book of Revelation Plaque

Book of Revelation Plaque
Continental:
19th C.
Repousée brass
Price on Request

Sleeping Nymph and Satyr

Sleeping Nymph and Satyr
Continental: Mid 19th C.
Repousée copper
$800

Brass Lions Head Planter

Lions Head Planter
2nd Quarter 20th C.
$550

Brass Airplane Model

Brass Airplane Model, WW II Supermarine Spitfire
British: Mid 20th C.
Mahogany base
$1,250

Ostankino Television Tower Metal Model

Ostankino Television Tower
[Metal Model]
Moscow:
c. 1967-1980s
$975

Music Stand Letter Holder

Music Stand Letter Holder
Continental:
c. 1900
Brass
$375

Pictograph Men's and Women's Room Signs

Pictograph Door Plates
Mid 20th C.
Incised sheet brass
$250, the pair

Kips Bay Brewing Tray

Kips Bay Brewing Company Tray
New York: c. 1934-1947
Metal alloy with screen transfer print
$900

Jimmy Cagney's Key to the City

Jimmy Cagney's Key to the City
New York: c. 1978-86
$1,500

Hands with Chisels

Pepito Espin-Anadon
Pair of Hands Holding Chisels
Louvigny, France: Late 20th C.
Patinated metal
Price on Request

Ceramics & Glass

Earthenware, Porcelain, Glass
Knight Helmet-Form Ceramic Humidor

Knight Helmet Ceramic Humidor
Bohemia: c. 1880s
$750

Orrery figurine head

Ceramic Ptolemaic Orrery Figurine
French: c. 1940s
$1,900

Miniature Phrenology Head

Miniature Phrenology Head
[Cane Handle]

British or American: 3rd Qtr. 19th C.
Porcelain
$3,200

Central Africa Map Cartographic Ceramic Paperweight

John G. Bartholomew
Central Africa Cartographic Ceramic Paperweight
Edinburgh: c. 1889-99
Transfer print on ceramic
Price on Request

Portrait Bust of Alexander von Humboldt

Rudolf Uffrecht
Portrait Busts of Alexander von Humboldt & George Washington
German: c. 1861
Terracotta
$900 each

Skull Candle Holder

Skull Candle Holder
Japan: Mid 20th C.
Ceramic and metal
$250

Circumpolar Hemispheric Map of the World

Circumpolar Hemispheric
World Map

Stained Glass
Early 20th C.
$4,200

Apple by Paul Bellardo

Paul Bellardo
Apple
American: 1981
Glazed ceramic

Instruments

Instruments, Devices, Demonstration Models,
Clocks, Scientific, Medical, Maritime

Scientific Instruments & Devices
Draper's Recording Thermometer

Draper's Self Recording Thermometer
New York:
c. 1887-1910
Thermometer in cast iron case
$800

Kelvin and Hughes Star Globe in Wooden Box

Kelvin & Hughes
7-Inch Star Globe in Wooden Box
George Philip & Son, London:
c. 1975
$1,600

Hourglasses and Sandglasses

Hourglasses and Sandglasses
c. 1800 to present
Stands in wood, brass, etc.
$250 and up each

Magnifying Glasses and Lenses on Stands

Magnifying Glasses and Lenses on Stands
c. 1800 to present
Brass, iron, wood, etc.
$250 to $1,250 each

See more instruments for sale or rent in our Prop Rental section

Huge Sandglass (Hourglass)

Huge Sandglass
(Hourglass)

American:
c. 1940s
$1,200

Polyhedral Sundial

Polyhedral Sundial
Late 19th C.
11.5 inches high
$900

Mermaid Barometer

Kerr Steamship Line
Mermaid Figural Barometer
American:
c. 1920-50
Gilt metal
$700

Optical Glass Mirror

Optical Glass Mirror
$250

Six-Pointed Star Mirror Drawing Psychological Testing Apparatus

Six-Pointed Star Mirror Drawing Psychological Testing Apparatus
New York: c. 1920s
Sheet brass
$1,250

Technology
Skiographe Scientific Instrument

Skiographe Scientific Instrument
France: 19th C.
Painted plaster
$1,250

Specimen of the Atlantic Cable

Tiffany & Co.
Atlantic Cable Section

American: c. 1858
4.25-inch-long cable section
Price on Request

New York-Chicago Cable Souvenir Paperweight

New York-Chicago Cable
[Souvenir Cable Paperweight]

American: 1929
Wire cable in brass stand
Price on Request

Boyle's Patent Air Pump Ventilator

Robert Boyle & Son
Boyle's Patent Air Pump Ventilator
Demonstration model
London: Late 19th C.
Mahogany, glass, metals
$3,900

Slide-Wire Wheatstone Bridge

Leeds & Northrup Co.
Slide-Wire Wheatstone Bridge
Philadelphia: First Half 20th C.
Oak board with fittings
$475

Models
Miniature Phrenology Head

Miniature Phrenology Head
[Cane Handle]

British or American: 3rd Qtr. 19th C.
Porcelain
$3,200

Skeleton Hand Model

Skeletal Hand Model
Grunewald-Berlin: c. 1902-1920
Varnished hand-painted plaster, mounted on wood
$750

Barite Molecular Chemical Model

Barite Chemical Model
Germany: Mid 20th C.
Wood and metal
Price on Request

Steroid Molecule Award

Steroid Molecule [Award]
British: c. 1980s
Brass model on wood base
Price on Request

Maritime
Clocks
Octant

E. & G.W. Blunt
Octant
New York: 1857-66
Ebony and brass
$900

Spencer Barrett octant

Spencer Barrett & Co.
Octant
London:
3rd Qtr. 19th C.
Ebony and brass with mahogany case
$1,500

Binnacle (Ship's Compass)

Sestrel
Binnacle

London: c. 1940s
Brass
$750

Alexander von Humboldt Commemorative Clock

Alexander von Humboldt Clock
Continental: c. 1870s
Price on Request

World Time Lighthouse Clock

World Time Lighthouse Clock
German:
c. 1900
$3,600

Natural History

Coral, Shells & Minerals
Natural History Specimens & Decorative Objects
Collector's Cabinet Oddities
An assortment of natural history specimens

An Assortment of Natural History Specimens

Red Coral

Red Coral
Clusters & Branches
Chinese
Prices from $225 up

White Coral

White Coral Specimens
Various sizes
$250 to $1,250 each

Sailfish Bill

Sailfish Bill
American: c.1968-69
Souvenir sailfish jaw with metal mount
$350

Maritime

Ohio River Steamer Model New Orleans

C.R. Luscombe
Ohio River Steamer "New Orleans"
American: c. 1899
Painted wood
$2,500

Sailors' Knot Boards, Macrame and Embroideries

Maritime Knot Boards
Selection of Sailors' Folk Art

Varied selection
$550 to $2,400

Cabin Cruiser Battery-operated Toy Boat

Cabin Cruiser Battery-operated Toy Boat
ITO and TMY, Japan: c. 1950s
Price on Request

Navy Ship Badges
Canada: Mid 20th C.
On hardwood plaques
$2,000, set of 5

Chicago Yacht Mistral Bell

Yacht Mistral Chicago Bronze Ship Bell
Chicago:
c. 1905
Price on Request

John Hastie Ship Steering Wheel

E. & G.W. Blunt
Octant
New York: 1857-66
Ebony and brass
$1,500

John Hastie Ship Steering Wheel

Spencer Barrett & Co.
Octant
London:
3rd Qtr. 19th C.
Ebony and brass with mahogany case
$2,400

Binnacle (Ship's Compass)

Sestrel
Binnacle

London: c. 1940s
Brass
$1,200

Mermaid Barometer

Kerr Steamship Line
Mermaid Figural Barometer
American:
c. 1920-50
Gilt metal
$700

Sea Mine Trench Art Model Trophy

Sea Mine Trench Art Model Trophy
American: 1963
Brass
$550

Lighthouse Model

Lighthouse Trench Art Model
American: 1944
Brass, copper and paint
$700

Souvenir of HMS Victory

Souvenir of HMS Victory
England: 1st Quarter 20th C.
Lifesaver-form frame
$900

Souvenir of HMS Roxburgh

Souvenir of HMS Roxburgh
Painting in lifesaver-form frame
England: 1904
$750

Souvenir of SS Broad Arrow, New York

Souvenir of SS Broad Arrow, NY
New York: c. 1920s-30s
Lifesaver-form frame
$650

S.S. Sirius Relic Souvenir Brass Rod Section

S.S. Sirius Relic Souvenir Brass Rod Section
Mason Ltd., England:
c. 1898
Brass
$1,500

Chris-Craft Brass Sheet Stencils

Chris-Craft Corporation
Brass Sheet Stencils
Algonac, Michigan: Mid 20th C.
Price on Request

Maritime Folk Art Mirror

Maritime Folk Art Mirror
American: Late 19th C.
Mahogany frame with boxwood inlays
$975

USS Oregon Gavel

U.S.S. Oregon Battleship Relic Gavel
American: 1942
$550

H.M.S. Valerian Brass Boot

H.M.S. Valerian Brass Boot
British: c. 1923
Brass and copper
$800

HMS Collingwood Relic Wood

Relic Wood of H.M.S. Collingwood
British: c. 1866 to 1870s
Wood in relic display box
$800

Golf Club Made from Battleship Vindictive

Relic Golf Club from WWI Battleship Vindictive
c. 1930s
$950

Reliance Yacht Races 1903 Tin Commemorative Tray

Reliance Yacht Races 1903 Tin Commemorative Tray
New York: c. 1903
Lithographed tin
$400

Fish-form trade sign

Fish-form Trade Sign
American: Mid 20th C.
Painted tin
8 x 24 x 4 inches
$975

Prop Rental

Motion Pictures, Television, Print, Window Displays & Advertisements

See our Props section, with more items for rental and purchase in these categories:

Laboratory, Workshop & Instruments

Library Prop Rental

Library

Decorative & Functional Objects

Wall Fixtures

Maritime

Relics

Gavels

Selection of Gavels
Standard, Relic, & Ceremonial
Various Prices

Piece of London Bridge

London Bridge Relic
Carved Wooden Box
c. 1830-32
$4,800

London Royal Exchange Wooden Relic Box

Royal Exchange
Relic Box

London: c. 1838
$1,800

White House Relic Wood Turned Candlestick

White House Relic Wood Turned Candlestick
National Lumber Manufacturers Assn.: c. 1927
Longleaf pine
Price on Request

Wood Relic from Mark Twain House in New York City

Wood Relic from Mark Twain House
1957
$250

Golf Club Made from Battleship Vindictive

Relic Golf Club from WWI Battleship Vindictive
c. 1930s
$950

Specimen of the Atlantic Cable

Tiffany & Co.
Atlantic Cable Section

American: c. 1858
4.25-inch-long cable section
Price on Request

New York-Chicago Cable Souvenir Paperweight

New York-Chicago Cable
[Souvenir Cable Paperweight]

American: 1929
Wire cable in brass stand
$800

S.S. Sirius Relic Souvenir Brass Rod Section

S.S. Sirius Relic Souvenir Brass Rod Section
Mason Ltd., England:
c. 1898
Brass
$1,500

HMS Collingwood Relic Wood

Relic Wood of H.M.S. Collingwood
British: c. 1866 to 1870s
Wood in relic display box
$800

Archives

For research and reference, see our Archives of Sold Decorative Arts Objects.