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George Glazer Gallery: Where New York Goes for Unusual Props

George Glazer Gallery is known for its unusual “collector’s cabinet” of scientific and library antiques and works of art — from stodgy traditional to quirky cool. These include a large selection of antique globes, as well as astronomy and scientific instruments for rental — or for sale.  

Accordingly, the Gallery has been a frequent source for New York City's top movie, television, and theatrical set stylists and decorators, particularly for set design projects involving:

The time-traveling or mad scientist's laboratory
The Dickensian Olde Curiosity Shoppe
The eccentric Edwardian antiquarian's richly appointed library
"Steampunk" style
Cabinet of Curiosities

We have rented items to such major industry leaders as Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Brothers. In addition to set designers for motion pictures and television, we also rent for window displays as well as advertisements in various media. Our globes have been featured in window displays in New York City at Bergdorf Goodman and Ralph Lauren. We recently rented a globe held by former President Bill Clinton, as a prop for the cover of Time magazine. These and other projects can be viewed here.

The globes, maps, art, and antiques on our website are offered for sale as our core business. Most of them are also available for rental. In addition, this Props section of our website, with tabs above for different categories, shows more items for rent that are characteristic of our “look.” You can also get a general idea of our style and inventory from photos of our store window displays.

We also offer image licensing, providing high-resolution TIFFs of our antiques for publications and web sites.

Please view our web site, including the use of the search function for the general section and the tabs above, to locate items of interest. For more information and price quotes, please contact us.

Laboratory & Science

We have a wide range of antique instruments such as magnifying lenses, glassware, scientific and medical models, scales and measures, for sale or rental. See also our Instruments For Sale section.
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Library

Decorative accessories for the Victorian library such as tabletop objects and lamps, for sale or rental.
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Decorative Objects

Decorative accessories for the Victorian library such as tabletop objects and lamps, for sale or rental.
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Wall Mounted

Signs, columns, and other decorative architectural elements, for sale or rental.
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If you are interested in renting or purchasing an item:

• Please contact us by email at worldglobe@georgeglazer.com or call us at the gallery at 212-535-5706.

• If you email us, please be sure to include a description of the type of item you're interested in. If it's something you've seen on our site, also include the URL.

• We'll confirm whether it is available for rental or purchase, and discuss your rental needs (such as location, amount of time needed for rental, etc). We will also let you know the rental fee (which is usually 10% to 25% of the value, with a minimum charge of $300) or purchase price.

• If we reach an agreement on prop rental, we will issue a contract for you to review and sign. It will specify, among other things, that you pay expenses in moving the item from the gallery and returning it; that you are responsible for the item once it is taken from the gallery and will insure it against loss, theft, and damage; and a disclaimer of liability relative to intellectual property rights (we do not have copyright to the items or their images).

Past Clients

Time Magazine Cover with Bill Clinton

We worked with New York City prop stylist Rob Strauss to provide a globe for Bill Clinton to hold on the cover of Time with a 24-hour turnaround time. Photo by the prominent portrait photographer Mark Seliger. Read more.

Bergdorf Goodman store window

We worked with New York City prop stylist Rob Strauss to provide a globe for Bill Clinton to hold on the cover of Time with a 24-hour turnaround time. Photo by the prominent portrait photographer Mark Seliger. Read more.

Our Window Displays Show Our Style

Window Display

The revolving window display at our 94th Street storefront on Manhattan's Upper East Side gives a feel for our eclectic style, mixing fine antiques, cool vintage finds and popular culture from different eras. See our past windows.

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2014041501 Table Object Ferris Wheel Model Ferris Wheel Decorative model of a Ferris wheel. American: Late 20th C. Wirework on wood base Wheel turns and seats pivot. 23.75 inches high; 14 inches wide, 6 inches deep, approximate decorative/2014041501.jpg decorative/2014041501-2.jpg
2014042103 Lamp Lantern Hanging Candle Lantern Moorish style hanging lantern. American: c. Late 19th C. Painted pierced and punched tin Elaborate decoration. Accessible through door. Provenance: Donald Trump. 20 inches high decorative/2014042103.jpg decorative/2014042103-2.jpg
2014042102 Souvenir Frat Paddle Fraternity Paddle "Big Brother" presentation paddle for the Theta Chapter of Psi Upsilon at Union College in Schenectady, New York, from a member of the class of 1942 to a member of the class of 1943, with painted diamond insignias. Schenectady, New York: 1942 Pine, painted both sides Painted inscription verso: Chas Stiles, '42, Larry Howe, '43. Silhouette insignia of an owl on an ax. 36 x 4 inches decorative/2014042102.jpg decorative/2014042102-2.jpg
2014042301 Vessel Neoclassical Large Urn Neoclassical Style Large Garden Urn Caryatid handles and raised relief classical design. 20th Century Fiberglass with faux stone finish Very large size; can be used for impressive floral display. 53 inches high decorative/2014042301.jpg decorative/2014042301-2.jpg
2014042302 Vessel Brass Planter Brass Lion's Mask Planter A brass planter in the Baroque taste, the kettle shaped body with three classical medial lion-mask ring applied decorations, on three cabriole legs. Mid 20th Century Brass Very good quality design, casting and craftsmanship. 8 inches high, 8.25 inches diameter at top, 7.5 inches depth of bowl decorative/2014042302.jpg decorative/2014042302-2.jpg
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2014050501 Floor Object Parrot Doorstop Doorstop, Parrot Form Doorstop in the form of a black parrot with gold beak and wings, perched on a brown log. American: c. 1900 Painted cast iron 7 inches high decorative/2014050501.jpg decorative/2014050501-2.jpg
2014050502 Dish Shell Dishes Dishes, Shell Form Set of four plates shaped like half mussel shells. English: c. 1960s Sheffield silver plate with frosted glass inserts 7 inches wide decorative/2014050502.jpg decorative/2014050502-2.jpg
2014050503 Tool Vise Clock Maker's Vise Antique tool. American: c. 1900 Cast iron polygonal form 14.25 inches high decorative/2014050503.jpg decorative/2014050503-2.jpg
2014050504 Dish Sailboat Dishes Pair of Morris Rosenfeld Dishes Pair of plates with screened maritime photographs of sailing ships (Tide and Vim), one shown here. Delano Studios, Setauket, Long Island: 1969 Ceramic Morris Rosenfeld is one of the greatest American photojournalists specializing in sailing vessels. He set up his studio in New York City at the turn of the century, and recorded in photographs the great yachts and regattas of the first half of the 20th century. A selection of Rosenfeld's works was published in 1957 in Under Full Sail: 50 Years of Great Marine Photographs. 10.75 inches diameter decorative/2014050504.jpg decorative/2014050504-2.jpg
2014050505 Dish Platter Dish (Platter) Oval platter with a Chinoiserie design, a landscape with pagodas in the center, surrounded by an elaborate border. English: c. 1775-1825 Ceramic stoneware, blue and white willow ware 15 x 19 inches decorative/2014050505.jpg decorative/2014050505-2.jpg
2014050702 Table Object Pair of Obelisks Pair of Multi-colored Stone Obelisks Of rectangular form, tapered sides with sphere finial, laminated of various alternating precious stones in many colors and patterns, on molded plinth base. Mid 20th Century Laminated stone slices Neoclassical decoration suitable for table or shelf display. 14.5 inches high decorative/2014050702.jpg decorative/2014050702-2.jpg
2016051005 Table Object Miniature Staircases Staircase Miniature Models A selection of wooden miniature staircase models. Most are mahogany or hardwood in a mahogany finish. Recently manufactured Wood Forms include spiral staircases as well as curved and rectilinear ones. They are sometimes embellished with other decoration such as balusters and railings. More information.. Various sizes ../../../decarts/objects/stairinv/redstairs1.jpg ../../../decarts/objects/stairinv/redstairs1-2.jpg
2016061701 Tool Football Down Indicator Football Down Indicator Down indicator for football games. After each play, the spike would be stuck in the ground at the down line, with the painted tin box rotated so that the number 1, 2, 3, or 4 faced the stands, depending on whether it was the first, second, third, or fourth down. American: Mid 20th Century Iron spike and painted tin box Probably used for varsity team play. 38 inches high, overall; 6 x 4 x 4 inches, box decorative/2016061701.jpg decorative/2016061701-2.jpg
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2014032601 Scales Scales Balance Scales Decorative brasswork, small size ideal for desk or shelf. Argentina: c. 1940s Brass, wood base Purchased in Buenos Aires, Argentina 7 inches high; 7.75 inches wide, 2 inches depth lab/2014032601.jpg lab/2014032601-2.jpg
2014032602 Scales Weights Victorian Boxed Set of Scale Weights Various size balance scale weights, high quality stacking bronze discs, fit into utilitarian wooden box. Very heavy overall. Crosby S.G. & V. Co., Boston: Patented March 11, 1884 Bronze discs with ebonized highlights, in pine box with iron handle Provenance: Elli Buk lab/2014032602.jpg lab/2014032602-2.jpg
2014042201 Instrument Gyroscope Gyroscope Scientific demonstration device showing angular orientation, momentum, torque, rotation, and other concepts of physics. C.H. Stoelting Co., Chicago: Late 19th C. Iron and brass Of typical form with frame, spin axis, gimbal, and rotor. Spins with the pull of a string cord. Stamped with maker's name. 10.75 inches high, 4.25 inches diameter lab/2014042201.jpg lab/2014042201-2.jpg
2016051001 Model Molecule Model Barite Molecule Model Model of the molecular structure of barite (also spelled baryte), a mineral consisting of barium sulfate (BaS04). Germany: Mid 20th C. Painted wood, metal rods and string The complex structure is formed from wooden balls painted silver, tan or red, connected by metal rods. The silver balls represent barium, the tan ones sulfur and the red ones oxygen. More information. 11.5 x 12.5 x 10.5 inches ../../../decarts/instruments/images/barite.jpg ../../../decarts/instruments/barite-2.jpg
2016051002 Model Molecule Model Steroid Molecule Model A cast brass sculptural presentation model of a steroid molecule mounted on an oval stained wood base. British: c. 1980s Brass model on wood base A flat, circular brass plate, engraved with the names of individuals prominent in medical research and other fields, is mounted on top of the base encircling the post that holds the model. More information. 10.5 x 12.25 x 5 inches ../../../decarts/instruments/images/moleculeaward.jpg ../../../decarts/instruments/moleculeaward-2.jpg
2016051003 Instrument Magnifying Lenses Magnifying Glasses and Lenses on Stands Wide selection of 19th and 20th century magnifying glasses and lenses on stands. c. 1800 to present Stands in brass, iron, wood, etc. The stands are often adjustable vertically and horizontally as well as at various angles. More details. Various sizes ../../../decarts/objects/lensinv/lensgroup1.jpg lab/2016051003-2.jpg
2016051004 Instrument Sandglasses Hourglasses and Sandglasses Stands in wood, brass, etc. c. 1800 to present A wide selection of 19th and 20th C. sandglasses (also called hourglasses), timers consisting of two glass bulbs with a narrow connector between them and flattened ends. Stands are made from a variety of materials including turned wood; metals such as brass, pewter, silver or copper; and marble or alabaster. Some stands allow for the hourglass to be hung or revolved. More details. Various sizes lab/2016051004.jpg ../../../decarts/instruments/hourglassinv/hourglassinv-2.jpg
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2014050703 Specimen Sawfish Bill Sawfish Bill Natural history specimen, Anoxypristis Cuspidata. c. 1950s Natural sawfish bill Thin flat snout (rostrum) edged with pairs of teeth. 25.25 inches lab/2014050703.jpg lab/2014050703-2.jpg
2015101401 Instrument Iron Lab Stand Iron Adjustable Lab Stand Stand with four legs on casters. American: c. 1910 Wrought iron A heavy and sturdy adjustable stand. Can be used for lab charts or for other display. 50 inches high unextended; 84+ inches extended; 23 x 23 inches base (foot to foot) lab/2015101401.jpg lab/2015101401-2.jpg
2015101501 Instrument Vintage Microscopes Vintage Microscopes One Bausch & Lomb brand, two Spencer brand. American: 20th C. Metal and glass Up to 14.5 inches high lab/2015101501.jpg lab/2015101501-2.jpg
2016062401 Instrument Surveyor's Wheel Surveyor's Wheel (Waywiser) Antique handmade instrument used by surveyors in measuring distances, also called a waywiser or measuring wheel. The device is rolled along the ground by the surveyor. When the wheel rotates a full 360 degrees, the distance traveled equals the circumference of the wheel. American or English: 19th C. Wood and iron Early wheels were made of wood, sometimes with an iron rim to provide strength. 41.5 inches long, overall; 8 inches diameter, wheel lab/2016062401.jpg lab/2016062401-2.jpg
2016062402 Instrument Surveyor's Level Surveyor's Level with Box Antique English surveying instrument in its original wood storage box, made by England's leading maker of fine surveying and drawing instruments at that time, William Ford Stanley. The 19.5-inch telescope has a bubble level and a tripod base with adjustable feet. The box has a label certifying that it had been adjusted on December 12, 1913. William Ford Stanley, London: c. 1913 Brass instrument, wood box The surveyor uses a "level rod" in conjunction with the level to read an elevation up or down from the level of the telescope. William Ford Stanley (1829-1909) was a prolific inventor with 78 patents, including many for surveying instruments. The firm he founded in the mid 19th century continued in business until 1977. 8.25 x 19.5 x 6.5 inches, instrument; 10 x 21 x 8 inches, box lab/2016062402.jpg lab/2016062402-2.jpg
2016062403 Instrument Clinometer World War I Military Clinometer Military clinometer, model Mark II, No. 177, in its original mahogany storage box. Also called a gunner's level, it was used to align a gun in its required elevation angle. E.R. Watts & Son, London: 1916 Metal instrument in mahogany box E.R. Watts & Son is a leading British maker of mathematical and optical instruments, established in 1856 by Edwin Watts (1833-1901) and still in business today as Hall and Watts Defense Optics. Both clinometer and box are numbered C233/10/C. 5.5 x 7.875 inches lab/2016062403.jpg lab/2016062403-2.jpg
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2016061502 Wall Object Library Corbel Gothic Revival Library Corbel A decorative corbel of a medieval man reading a book and kneeling while he supports a small classical molding. American: Early 20th Century Painted plaster and wood, mounted on wood board It was probably designed as a decoration to be hung high in a library. More information. 22.25 x 11 x 8 inches ../../../decarts/library/images/bkreader2.jpg library/bkreader-2.jpg
2016061501 Furniture Reading Table A Fine Regency Adjustable Mahogany Reading Table A fine library accessory can be used as a table, reading stand, or book stand, with the top adjustable in angle, and adjustable in height. London: c. 1820s Mahogany The rectangular table top, carved at top and side borders with incised foliate design, and with removable molded bookrest at the bottom, adjustable at various angles with brass and wood ratchet mechanism. More information. 34 inches high, 27 inches wide, 19.5 inches deep ../../../decarts/library/regencystand.JPG library/regencystand-2.JPG
2014042101 Lamp Banker's Lamp Emeralite Lamp Banker's brass lamp with original green glass shade. Patented August 15, 1916 Brass, green glass Original label on shade. Adjustable arm. Wiring needs to be redone. 12.25 inches high library/2014042101.jpg library/2014042101-2.jpg
2014042202 Lamp Student Lamp Student Lamp Adjustable Victorian desk kerosene lamp, known as a student lamp. American (or German import): c. 1870s Brass with glass shade Yellow glass shade; original chimney. Still an oil lamp, was never electrified. 21.5 inches high; 7 inch diameter glass shade library/2014042202.jpg library/2014042202-2.jpg
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2014081301 Plaque Giltwood Mask Leaf Man Carved Giltwood Mask Leaf face image 20th Century Giltwood wall/2014081301.jpg wall/2014081301-2.jpg
2014042303 Plaque Moon Plaque Man in the Moon Wall Plaque Moon face image, in night cap. Mid 20th Century Cast iron, painted Tab for wall hanging on top. 14 inches high wall/2014042303.jpg wall/2014042303-2.jpg
2014042102 Plaque Frat Paddle Fraternity Paddle "Big Brother" presentation paddle for the Theta Chapter of Psi Upsilon at Union College in Schenectady, New York, with painted diamond insignias. Schenectady, New York: 1942 Pine, painted both sides Painted inscription verso: Presented from Charles Stiles, Class of 1942 to Larry Howe, Class of 1943. Silhouette insignia of an owl on an ax. 36 x 4 inches decorative/2014042102.jpg decorative/2014042102-2.jpg
2014032603 Fixture Elevator Indicator Elevator Floor Indicator Mechanical device for ground floor of 6-floor building. American: Early 20th C. Cast iron with brass numerals Provenance: Lee B. Anderson Estate 25 inches high wall/2014032603.jpg wall/2014032603-2.jpg
2014032701 Sign Letter G Sign Letter "G" Gold Sign Three-dimensional capital letter "G" form sign, probably Masonic. American: Mid 20th C. Gold painted wood Molded edges, unusual font 10 inches high, 10 inches wide, 2 inches deep (approximate) wall/2014032701.jpg wall/2014032701-2.jpg
2014032702 Sign Letter G Sign Letter "G" Large Sign Three-dimensional capital letter "G" form sign, likely part of a spelled-out name for the side of a building. American: Mid 20th C. Plastic, in white and grayish-silver 24 inches high, 26 inches wide, 5 inches deep (approximate) wall/2014032702.jpg wall/2014032702-2.jpg
2014042203 Nautical Ship Porthole Ship Porthole A porthole for a boat, rectangular with rounded edges. American, English or Continental: 2nd Qtr, 20th C. Bronze Opens up with wingnut releases in typical clamshell form. Glass on one side, screen on the other. 53 inches high wall/2014042203.jpg wall/2014042203-2.jpg
2014042304 Sign Amusement Park Sign Salem Willows Amusement Park Car Ride Sign 2-sided round hanging sign. Salem Willows Special Car. Massachusetts, c. 1900 Iron, painted Handwritten inscription on one side: "Jolly Tars Accident 1.25 a.m., Carney's Corner, Lawrence, Nov. 3, 1904." Salem Willows is an oceanfront neighborhood and amusement park in Salem, Massachusetts. Lawrence, Massachusetts is about 20 miles from Salem. "Jolly Tars" refers to seamen of the Royal Navy. 16 inches diameter wall/2014042304.jpg wall/2014042304-2.jpg
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