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This curated selection of curiosities covers the material culture not covered by other collections. These pieces are interesting because they are rare and have been treasured for a long time and speak to our place in history. You will find a broad assortment of functional and decorative objects from antiquity to early 20th century. Hopeful you will be surprised and amused. 

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  • White Marble Carved Classical Rectangular Basin, 19th Century or Earlier

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    A bright white marble carved classical rectangular basin with substantial hand tooling, 19th century or earlier. Restored. Possibly a decorative wa...

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  • Austrian Neoclassical Planter, 19th century

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    An Austrian planter decorated with Neoclassical themes, 19th century. Chips to rim.

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  • 19th Century Mahogany Tole Lined Planter

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    A 19th-century mahogany tole-lined planter with lion's masks.

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  • Republic Period Chinese Carved and Gilt Wood Drapes, circa 1920

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    Republic Period Chinese carved and gilt wood drapes, to hang in a doorway, circa 1920.

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  • Modern Crystal Decanter, circa 1970

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    A modern crystal decanter, circa 1970.

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  • Chinese 19th Century Jewelry / Dressing Box, circa 1880

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    A Chinese 19th-century jewelry / dressing box, circa 1880. Dark brown lacquer on wood with painted decoration. Applied raised faux ivory colored co...

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  • Pair of Antique English Candlesticks in Carved Wood

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    A pair of antique English candlesticks in carved wood.

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  • Han Dynasty Hu in Green and Yellow Glazes, Probably Ancient

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    A Han Dynasty hu in green and yellow glazes with crackle and kiln stacking tabs, China, probably ancient.

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  • English Victorian Brass Fire Fender, circa 1870

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    An English Victorian brass fire fender, circa 1870.

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  • Pair of Walnut Doors, France, 18th/19th century

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    A pair of walnut doors, France, 19th century or earlier. Some old repairs. Impressive & sophisticated.

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  • Pair of Walnut Doors, France, 18th/19th century

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    A pair of walnut doors, France, 19th century or earlier. Some old repairs. Impressive & sophisticated.

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  • Antique White Metal Centerpiece with Tole Liner, circa 1900

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    An antique white metal centerpiece with tole liner, circa 1900.

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  • Pair of Late Career Michael Taylor Table Bases, circa 1980

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    A pair of late career Michael Taylor table bases, circa 1980.

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  • 19th Century Chinese Tinkerwork Box with Bellows, circa 1850

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    A 19th-century Chinese tinkerware box with bellows, circa 1850.

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  • Japanese Edo Period Gilt Lacquered Hat Box, circa 1820

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    A Japanese Edo period gilt lacquered hat box, circa 1820.

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  • Antique Patinated Copper Bowl on Later Stand, Continental

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    An antique patinated copper bowl on later stand, Continental.

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  • Very Large Seated Buddha in Bronze with Gilt Lacquer

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    A very large and elegant Buddha in bronze with gilt lacquer. South East Asian. Age unknown. This Buddha depicts the moment of enlightenment when th...

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  • Imari Charger, Japan circa 1870

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    An imari charger, Japan circa 1870.

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  • Grand Tour Patinated Bronze Roman Style Askos Pitcher, 18th/19th century

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    A Grand Tour patinated bronze Roman-style askos pitcher, 18th or 19th century.

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  • Chinese Style Narcissus Bulb Bowl, Probably a European Copy, circa 1900

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    A Chinese-style narcissus bulb bowl. Typical lozenge shape with foot decorated with blue and white scrolls. Probably a European copy, circa 1900.

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  • Pair of Vintage Italian Prickets

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    A pair of vintage Italian prickets.

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  • Large Old English Copy of Prattware Figure of Britannia, U.K. circa 1900

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    A large old English copy of a Prattware figure of Britannia, U.K. circa 1900.

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  • Vintage Drum, U.S.A., 1920s or earlier

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    A vintage drum, U.S.A., 1920s or earlier. In antique condition. One side leather undamaged, the other with small tear. These make great interesting...

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  • Royal Doulton Bulldog, England circa 1970

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    A Royal Doulton bulldog, England circa 1970.

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