Press Clippings and Exhibitions
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. Browse our prop inventory.

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.

Request an Estimate

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.