Ostrich design lighting. 20th century. All more fun than those boring things they have on Wayfair.

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Ostrich leg motif candlestick or floor lamp. ca. 1920s. French. Gilt bronze. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/candle-holders/gilt-bronze-ostrich-leg-candlestick/id-f_19493332/
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Pair of ostrich and palm tree candlesticks with faux ostrich eggs. 20th c. Hollywood Regency. American. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/candle-holders/candlesticks/pair-of-hollywood-regency-faux-ostrich-egg-ostrich-palm-tree-candlesticks/id-f_18714082/?gclid=CjwKCAjwxLH3BRApE
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Candlesticks modeled with ostrich eggs amid leaves and branches. ca. 1970. Made in Morocco. Ostrich eggs and brass with marble bases. In the manner of Anthony Redmile. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/candle-holders/pair-of-exotic-ostrich-egg-brass-candlesticks-manner-anthony-redmile/id-f_874439/ Exceptional large candlesticks with stylized palm tree design in hand crafted and hand forged brass. The candlesticks feature an exotic ostrich egg amid leaves and branches.

Vide-poche so fancy looking you’d better keep Princess Alexandra’s card in it by itself and put the ones from everyone else in something else. A vide-poche is a small container that you keep by the door to put your keys in when you get home.

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“An Embrace” vide poche with the design of the heads and torsos of a man and a woman, sweeping up from the sides of the dish with an arm around each other. ca. 1900. Art Nouveau. French. Gilt bronze. Max Blondat, designer. Makers marks: Signed, “MAX-BLONDAT”. Foundry mark fork “Siot Paris”. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/desk-accessories/max-blondat-french-art-nouveau-gilt-bronze-vide-poche/id-f_1091822/
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Vide pouch in the form of a stemmed bowl with gilt bronze fringe. Napoleon III in style. Mother of pearl and gilt bronze in a floral motif with tassels. Maker not known. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-French-Palais-Royal-Mother-of-Pearl-Vide-Poche-Open-Salt-or-Jewel-Dish-/302988255346
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Trefoil shaped vide poche with a polychrome champlevé enamel dish and gilt brass winged dragon. ca. 1900. Chinoiserie. French. Enamel and gilt bronze. Image © Daelmans and antiek.com. Fair use license. via http://www.antiek.com/daelmans-106/champleve-enamel-vide-poche-in-chinoiserie-style-france-circa-1900-1320032

Decorative pieces to make your desk look much nicer. Erhard & Söhne, maker. In 1904 they held the world-patent for the manufacture of brass-inlay. From their factory in Baden-Württemberg, Germany they shipped worldwide. Still in existence but nowadays they build automobiles, not make pretty boxes.

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Schmuckschatulle (jewelry box). No date. Brass and mahogany. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/erhard-s%C3%B6hne-co/schmuckschatulle-FdEl38qYfgnOrpxE4Mtuxw2
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Casket inlaid with a figurative frieze of knights, dragon, blacksmith, horse, sleeping maiden, horse, and a bird in a tree. Cover set with quartz cabochons backed with pink foil. Velvet lined interior and key with a lion motif that is stamped “EH.” ca. 1920. Amboyna and brass. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/an-erhard-sohne-amboyna-and-brass-5778291-details.aspx
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Decorative box. 1925. Art Déco. Brass with a wooden interior. Designed by Eugen Schwemmle and made by Erhard & Söhne. Maker’s marks: Trademark for Erhard & Söhne. Image Catawiki © 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/l/11193199-erhard-sohne-eugen-schwemmle-design-art-deco-brass-box
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Desktop document holder. ca. 1920. Rosewood and stenciled brass. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/desk-accessories/desk-sets/stunning-art-deco-desktop-document-holder-brass-rosewood-erhard-sohne/id-f_17885551/

Tents and other objects cast in bronze to put on your windowsill and make you think you are in the Levant. Austrian. Franz Xaver Bergmann (or Franz Xaver Bergman). Living from 1861 to 1936 he owned a Viennese foundry that produced numerous patinated and cold-painted bronzed figurines.

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Table lamp. Late 19th c. Austrian. Cold painted bronze. Makers marks: Signed to the back with the Bergman seal and foundry mark for “Geschutzt”. Image © Sothebys and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/franz-bergman-late-19th-century-austrian-table-lamp-signed-to-the-back-20967037?perPage=80
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Letter box modeled as an Ancient Egyptian carved-stone pylon with a rectangular slot on the top and hinged hieroglyphic facade with a sliding lintel catch enclosing a painted tomb interior with a glazed entrance. Base with palm trees, Arab men on camel-back and a sarcophagus. Early 20th c. Cast bronze. Austrian. Maker’s mark and foundry mark “Geschutzt” to the reverse. Image © John Moran Auctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.pinterest.fr/pin/327566572897859988/
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Figurine table lamp depicting an Arab man and his servant in front of a tent with rifles and daggers laid on a carpet and window sill behind them with a minaret behind. ca. 1890-1900. Austrian. Cast bronze. Makers marks: Impresed “B”, mark for the Bergmann firm on the back. Impressed mark for “Seng” which is probably the modeler’s name. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/lighting/table-lamps/vienna-bronze-table-lamp-vintage-franz-bergman-smoking-arab-man-circa-1890/id-f_1316500/

Textiles designed by American textile designer Marion Dorn Kauffer. Living from 1896 to 1964, she also designed wallpaper.

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“Omar Khayyam” tablecloth. 1950. American. Screen printed on cotton plain weave. Marion Dorn Kauffer, designer. Leacock Quality Hand Prints (USA), manufacturer. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2020/05/11/a-poetic-tablecloth/
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Carpet design from a book of carpet designs. ca. 1928. Watercolor and gouache on photostats mounted on wove paper. Marion Dorn Kauffer and E. McKnight Kauffer, designers. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum. Fair use license. via https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18754923/
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“Saint John.” 1940. Textile. Marion Dorn Kauffer, designer. Warner & Sons, manufacturer. Image © 2020 Warner Textile Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.warnertextilearchive.co.uk/blog/marion-dorn-and-warner-sons/
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“Scarlatti.” 1938. Textile. Marion Dorn Kauffer, designer. Warner & Sons, manufacturer. Image © 2020 Warner Textile Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.warnertextilearchive.co.uk/blog/marion-dorn-and-warner-sons/

Art Nouveau maidens in bronze. All from around 1900 and created by sculptor Charles Korschann (1872-1943) who was born in what is now Czechoslovakia but mostly worked in Paris.

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“Femme Solifleur” vase in brown patinated bronze with a gilt bronze handle in the form of a stretched nymph. Late 19th c. Makers marks: Signed “Korschann.” Foundry mark for Louchet Paris. Image © 2020, Hickmet Fine Arts. Fair use license. via https://hickmet.com/products/charles-korschann-femme-solifleur
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Patinated bronze figural vase modeled and cast with a gilt bronze maiden or nymph standing on an elliptical vase embellished with flowers. ca. 1900. Makers marks: Signed “Ch. Korschann, Paris.” Foundry seal for Louchet, Paris. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-charles-korschann-1872-1943-patinated-and-gilt-5765629-details.aspx
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Gilt bronze vase with nude and a background decorated with flowers. ca. 1901. Makers marks: Signed “Korschann.” Foundry mark for Foundry stamp Louchet, Paris. Image ©2020 DECONAMIC. Fair use license. via https://www.deconamic.com/collection/sold/charles-korschann/art-nouveau-gilt-bronze-vase-with-nude-892722
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Inkwell and desk tidy in the motif of a maiden standing among flowers and leaves, with the tray spreading out either side of her. ca. 1900. Makers marks: signed “Korschann.” Foundry marks for Colin Foundry, Paris. Image © 2016 Nouveau Deco Arts. Fair use license. via https://www.nouveaudecoarts.com/Everything-Else/Charles-Korschann-Inkwell.Html

Art Nouveau era majolica glazed ceramics. Various makers and countries. All in wonderful colors.

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Candlestick. ca. 1900. Art Nouveau. French. Ceramic with multicolor stylized floral motifs with gilded bronze. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/candle-holders/candelabras/art-nouveau-ceramics-bronze-candelabra-majolica-circa-1900/id-f_18958052/
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Swan centerpiece in the form of a sleigh with a large shell on an ice skate with a swan at its head. ca. 1900. Art Nouveau. Majolica/Barbotine art pottery. Signed “Eichwald”. Eichwald Company, maker. Image © 1998-2020 Ruby Lane, Inc. and My French Attic. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/1417236-487/Magnificent-Art-Nouveau-Majolica-Barbotine-Swan
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Tall vase with a tube-lined design of cranes in a marsh landscape Fitted in a gilt metal arrowroot motif stand. ca. 1900. Bohemian. Makers marks: “JCB” for Julian Dresser. Julian Dresser, maker. Image © catalog.quittenbaum.de. Fair use license. via https://www.quittenbaum.de/en/auctions/art-nouveau—art-deco/120/dressler-julius-biela-tall-vase-with-handles-c1900-80073/

Wallcovering designs from an 1890 catalog for the Lincrusta-Walton Company which was based in New York City. Lincrusta was a mixture of oxidized linseed oil and wood pulp. Once the material is manufactured, it is machine-pressed and embossed to create a textured design.

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“Fleur de Lis and Circles.” Hanging wallcovering, Number 98. Page 21. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125000661575/page/n21/mode/2up
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“Colonial” frieze. Number 1151. Page 112. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125000661575/page/n113/mode/2up
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Panel designs, numbers 58 and 59. Page 198. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125000661575/page/n198/mode/2up
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Centre. Number 3097. Page 145. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125000661575/page/n145/mode/2up
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“Renaissance.” Corner designs, numbers 3043 and 3044. Page 169. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125000661575/page/n169/mode/2up
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“Rivet.” Hanging wallcovering, Number 109. Page 25. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125000661575/page/n25/mode/2up

Tableware fit for a tsarina whenever she comes to visit. Russian. Late 19th century. All grand.

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Serving spoon with a curved shape, decorated with a floral motif in partitioned polychrome enamel. Engraved “HBE.” Before 1896. Made in Moscow. Makers marks: Hallmark 88, Moscow, before 1896. Goldsmith hallmark for André Kuzmichoff and inventory number: 3348. Antip Kuzmichoff, goldsmith (active 1856-1897). Image © Etude Coutau-Begarie and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/cuillere-de-service-a-the-en-vermeil-par-kuzmichoff-moscou-avant-1896-49847491?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=4
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11 teaspoons, decorated in a beaded floral motif in polychrome enamel with partially enameled handles. Before 1896. Made in Moscow, Russia. Makers marks: Hallmark 88, Moscow, before 1896. Vermeil and polychrome enamel. Goldsmith’s hallmark for Antip Kuzmichoff (active 1856-1897). Image © Étude Coutau-Bégarie. Fair use license. via https://www.coutaubegarie.com/lot/89099/8700436?npp=20&offset=300&
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Four dessert forks, decorated with a floral motif i partitioned polychrome enamel on a matte gold with partially enameled flat handles. Made before 1896 in Moscow. Vermeil, polychrome enamel and gold. Makers marks: Hallmark “84”, Moscow, before 1896. Goldsmith’s hallmark for Ivan Saltikoff (active 1884-1897). Image © Étude Coutau-Bégarie. Fair use license. via https://www.coutaubegarie.com/lot/89099/8700440?npp=20&offset=300&

Animal tableware. All in silver or silver plate. Hush and maybe they’ll start to moo and buzz.

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Emperor penguin sugar sifter. No date. Silver plate. Maker not known. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. and Canonbury Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Novelty-Silver-Plated-Emperor-Penguin-Sugar-Sifter-/372540600348
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Pair of English cow creamers and a Continental articulated fish snuff box. Late 19th-eartly 20th c. Silver. Makers not known. Image © Grogan and Company, Boston and liveauctioneers.com. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/85412166_pair-of-english-silver-cow-creamers-and-a-continental
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Honey dish in the form of a honey bee with wings that lift to reveal the honey held in the glass body. ca. 1920. British. Electroplated. Probably made by Mappin and Webb. Image © waxantiques – 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.waxantiques.com/novelty-silver-plated-honey-bee-dish-by-mappin-and-webb.html