The decorative arts and antique furniture sold here by dealers display the beauty created across cultures in the form of furniture, lamps, silver and more. Buyers will be delighted in how the stately grandeur of Victorian antiques and German antiques join with the minimalism of contemporary design and nonrepresentational fine art. Our dealers provide the finest quality antiques for sale, including a gold box, Italian pietre dure tables, chinoiserie, and Russian antiques, making this display of decorative art and furniture a combination of luxury and expertise. We market rare and exclusive artworks, which are available for immediate purchase by direct inquiry to dealers who sell exceptional and antique art, collectibles, and invaluable objects of museum quality and distinction.
There are many intriguing categories by which to browse this distinctive selection including: glass and ceramics, rugs and carpet, clocks, furniture, decorative arts, mirrors, models, silver and metalwork and architectural art and gardens. Each of these subcategories provide an array of decorative offerings from antiquity to contemporary design and fine art. Collectors can shop almost any kind of decorative art including sculpture, works by Picasso, Persian rugs, Navajo blankets, Baroque style mirrors, an Art Deco lamp made in the LC Tiffany style, Chippendale furniture and pure silver dinnerware. Choose from an assortment of rare and significant decorative pieces, some that were once used in the wealthiest households of Asian and European homes.
For some of the most valuable decorative arts and furniture, look through our selection of rugs, 18th century clocks, and timeless accessories from all over the world. We are pleased to offer furnishings and pieces that were made from the best materials, and will last generations to come. Collectors will be excited to see the extensive offerings listed here that showcase the formal and artistic creations in decorative arts over the years, with something for everyone, whether a personal collection or an addition to your personal space, this is the place to find a premier and elite decorative item.
This category on The Curator’s Eye features a wide range of plates, pitchers, vases, and jars from leading dealers around the world. Our offerings include profile works by Picasso, 17th Century Chinese Imari jars, and a Dresden porcelain table. Buyers will find some of the most luxurious ceramic pieces in this collection to offset any collection of glass or earthenware. Discover some of the finest ceramic artists and glass pieces while browsing our many jugs, vessels and vases.
The majority of work in this section was created with dining and cooking in mind, from plates saucers, to pitchers and glasses, these functional works or art were once used in homes for formal events and dining. Collectors can choose from a collection of mid-Qing, Qianlong period, chicken fat yellow Peking glass vessels, circa 1750, or a rare 18th century Chinese export armorial jug in mint condition from 20 years earlier, enameled on one side with the Arms of the PROCTOR family and their crest.
If you are looking for plates and similar items, you will want to explore the rest of this collection. We carry many kinds of antiquated earthenware from different parts of the globe, such as a European tin-glazed plate from the late 17th century with an ID mark on the bottom. We also provide stoneware, like a jug from 1585 Belgium attributed to Jan Emens. These jugs are well documented for their significance and often showcased in museums, but rarely offered for sale.
The decorative arts and furniture brought together on The Curator's Eye display the timeless qualities of beauty and aestheticism found and formed across cultures. While there are many recurring themes and categories that make organizing this collection fairly easy, there are still more items that don’t quite fit into one specific category, thus this section shows off the amazing assortment of precious ceramics and glassware available for purchase.
There are many antique treasures listed in this section, including pianos, pillows, carpet and jeweled silver ship models. No piece is too random for this collection of fine works that merge artistry, functionality and décor to create one of the most eclectic and elite collections on the market. Some of the more engaging pieces here include a mandolin singing bird music box from 1875 Europe and an elaborate Battle of Issus chess set from 20th century North America. Every 14k gold game piece is different, encrusted with semiprecious stones and brightly hued enamel, endowed with mechanical movement.
If you are interested in smaller items, you may purchase an elephant ivory pie crimper with both original fork prongs and a beautifully carved bust of Lady Liberty circa 1875. Experience the beauty, elegance, and excitement of 18th and 19th century Europe and America Elizabethan bed valances, a sailor carved wooden razor box or even a Chinese ladies’ snack box with two removable stacking boxes, a tray, lid, and original brass fitting.
Dealers sell a broad range of rugs and carpets, including an sixteenth century Cairene rug, an antique silk kashan Persian rug with Jewish motif, and an antique Dagestan rug. This category includes a wide range of silk and wool pieces from top dealers specializing in rare and desirable rugs and carpets. The sheer size of the rugs and carpets themselves make for an absolutely stunning work of art and conversation piece in any room, public space or collection.
Items in this section span rugs, carpets and runners with differing patterns and colors, though many are reminiscent of each other’s repetitive and complex structures that form eye-catching movement and designs throughout the textiles. Admire a 19th century Persian Serapi- Heriz rug with geometric medallions and bright colored shapes, or a Heriz runner from the Azerbaijan Province of Northwest Persia around the year 1900. Long, narrow antique Heriz runner are very rare; this one has a mixed wool and cotton warp that indicates considerable age.
Persian rugs can be found in this collection like one Kurdish model from West Persia in the 19th Century—a colourful, ivory field gallery format carpet made for a local upper class landowner. Some of the designs and materials used for these custom rugs and carpets make them increasingly rare and valuable—a must-have for textile collectors and admirers of antique textile art and floor coverings.
A large number of fine clocks are for sale in this category, including an ebony striking clock by maker Thomas Tompion, a Swiss world time clock with a perpetual calendar, and a tall clock from an English observatory. Dealers bring an exclusive selection of bracket, desk and art deco clocks for every stage of collecting. Each item is hand-picked by a leading dealer who specializes in rare timepieces. If you ever wanted to own an antique clock, or are looking for a clock from a specific time period, try shopping this section of decorative arts for the perfect find.
Some of the clocks in this category are antiquated while other are 20th century gems that bring to life the timelessness and pure artistry of clock-making. Our wide range of offerings include a mariner’s model bell clock made in 1927 with a rose bronze case and 6" silvered dial in excellent condition and a an onyx and marble art deco clock from 1900 finished on all sides of top rank quality.
Clocks found here range from contemporary to antique, but all of them are stunning pieces that add prestige and character to any space they inhabit. Collectors will enjoy viewing a Queen Anne case clock from 18th century England that was restored some time ago, and is in fine condition. Shop our collection of fine quality clocks to discover the right style to buy for your space, or contact one of our trusted dealers to find out more about the lovely furnishings they offer.
The finest antique furniture and decorative arts of all styles and eras are for sale in this collection. Our dealers have gathered an incredible selection of porcelain from China to Sèvres, French tapestries, antique garden sculptures, and other unique beautiful pieces including Navajo blankets, antique frames, and specimen marble tables. There is never a dull moment when browsing the decorative arts category and discovering some of the finest furnishings and accents made from various continents over the years.
Collectors will have a wide range of products to choose from and compare, as the offerings listed here are quite expansive. We carry some of the rarest items on the market, like an octagonal model of an Italian temple that made have been used as a teaching aid in 1850, or an extremely rare collection of 400 red wax cameos from the 18th century mounted with gild edge paper and housed in 6 original French gilt frames. These are just a few example of some of the rare and hard-to-find items nestled throughout this exciting group of art.
Decorative art is also home to a 19th century collection of bronze oval portrait medallions mounted on two velvet-covered plaques and a beautiful walnut sea captain’s writing box inlaid with a variety of different fruitwoods and geometric patterns and its original interior paper lining on a recently custom-made cherry and walnut stand. Explore candlesticks, trunks and more in this assortment of antique furnishings from our premier dealers.
Dealers offer their finest furniture from a wide range of eras and styles, created for various rooms and functions in this collection. Purchase case pieces, chests of drawers, commodes, and writing desks in Queen Anne, Louis XVI, and Chippendale styles, in addition to chests, coffers, and modern items. The furniture in this category dates as far as the 17th century all the way to present-day designs. Explore this broad offering of furniture piece from the world over and add a historic gem to your personal collection.
In this section of furniture from antiquity we carry many rich, solid wood chest of drawers and cabinets, for example: an Anglo-Dutch chest from 1660 with a rectangular molded-edge top and two drawers each with geometric moldings and engraved teardrop brass pulls or an English rare form chest with two pillow-fronted drawers and similarly decorated doors enclosing three drawers, made of pure oak. These are just a few of the magnificent, bold pieces awaiting collectors in our furniture category.
In addition to some incredible chests and seating sets, we also have an assortment of stunning tables available, some that are 19th century round library tables with leather tops, others that are gorgeous 18th century Pembroke tables with all the bells and whistles from Providence, RI. We also have tables and furniture with great historical value, like a mahogany center table from the Benjamin Franklin family that is a beautiful example of Baltimore work with exuberant carved feet and full-functioning casters.
Dealers offer a number of antique and contemporary mirrors frames worthy of hanging in extraordinary collections. A rare antique Italian Sansovino frame joins with a classic twentieth century Newcomb-Macklin frame to give serious collectors a range of stylistic options. Our vintage and antique mirrors shed light on décor and home fashion of the 17th and 18th centuries, and their enduring strength and timelessness. This collection features prominent gold and wood items in prime condition.
Take a look at our attractive George II period Walnut and parcel-gilt mirror circa 1750 in its original condition or purchase a sunburst mirror from 20th century Italy that features a circular structure made from many wood pieces “bursting” from the center like rays of sunlight, covered in handsome gold leaf and gold paint. Collectors may also enjoy a Chippendale mirror from 18th century New York with inlaid mahogany and floral embellishments.
If frames are what you’re looking for to add to your home or collection, consider a priceless classical gilt tabernacle frame encasing a mirror and painting from 1820. This mirror is a tour de force of the form of its time, embellished with acorns above a beautifully sculpted central shell. Other magnificent frames include a solid mahogany wood around an untouched mirror with its original backboard and painting, which was either completed in watercolor or gouache and remains in perfect condition.
The collection of models provided by our premier art dealers on these pages include hand-made works by artists from around the world. From a Prisoner-of-War bone and wood models to a set of three miniature Dieppe bone models, the artistic achievement of fine craftsmanship is represented by offerings from all around the globe, and you could soon own one of these very valuable realistic representations.
Work ships, fishing boats, and other sea vessels, are portrayed accurately and masterfully in this selection of handmade decorative models. A 120-gun bone model from the last 18th century is one example of the pieces on display here. The miniature model is constructed in the traditional format with a wood core and planked-over with bone. Another classic extreme miniature bone model is one depicting a Napoleonic era Third-Rate, ship of the line, encased to protection, this is sure to be a favorite among model collectors.
We also carry fine quality rare models: a late 18th century museum-quality half hull model—one of the earliest of its kind—and a model of the celebrated J-Class sloop, designed by Nathanial Herreshoff, that successfully defended the America’s Cup in 1903. The largest single-masted vessel ever built, Reliance was capable of speeds reaching 17.5 knots on her maiden voyage. This model is extremely detailed, completed with brass and mahogany fittings and mounted on a natural wood baseboard.
The Silver and Metalwork category on The Curator’s Eye features a wide range of spoons, taps, wine coolers, and pitchers available from leading dealers around the world. Our offerings include pineapple-form silver serving pieces, an old silver German besamim jar, and a Mughal court silver pandan box. There are also several sets of candlesticks from the 18th century, dinnerware and even brass door locks that are still in superb condition.
In this selection of fine metalwork and silver we offer a lovely pair of ten inch high candlesticks from 1750 England, an extremely rare coin silver communion cup is most likely from the mid-18th century given to the First Church of Christ in Brownville, Maine, and a pair of silver sauceboats engraved with a coat-of-arms and crest in Boston.
Our silver and metal section has an assortment of historical knick-knacks such as 18th century brass door locks engraved with the word 'VIVAT' and a crown over the initials 'JT' that includes all its original parts and even a working key. Spoons and English coffee pots are also on display here, in addition to an engraved tobacco box from 1808 reading "May poverty never pinch us Nor riches make us proud."
The category of Architectural and Garden items features a range of unique works from leading dealers around the world. Offerings include an Italian carved stone fountain mask in the Mannerist style. An antique brass combination port rounds out the variety of collectible items available for sale here. Buyers can find weathervanes, doors and sculptures among other fine architectural items of antiquity in this decorative and handcrafted selection of pieces.
We offer different sets of doors and frames from ancient palaces like an Indonesian set of door leaves and a frame from Bali dating to the 18th century and possibly to the early 19th century. This door is a classic example of the portals used in prominent Balinese pavilions (bale) within the palaces (pura) of Balinese royalty, possibly from the once powerful and prosperous kingdom founded in the 17th century. Collectors will also see doors from the ward room on the USS Constitution built between the years 1850-1900, given as a gift to someone who donated a large sum to the ship’s restoration.
There are also an assortment of garden and outdoor pieces to choose from that speak to life in the United States and abroad many years ago, including: a running horse weathervane from New York City in 1892 that was originally sold for $90, a brass combination port lamp ready to be electrified, and six medieval columns from the 16th century that are very rare, made from solid oak.
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