Decorative Arts, Antiques & Collectables Photos

Original images of decorative arts, antiques, & collectables in museums & collections. These photos are posted for educational purposes only. None of these objects are for sale.

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Antique & Modern Furniture Designs: Chairs, Tables, Sideboards, Desks, Beds, Chests, etc. Sofa designed by Aleix Clapés with advice of Gaudí at Gaudi House Museum in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain Crystal toilette table & chair by L'Escalier de Cristal of Paris under Marie-Jeanne-Rosalie Desarnaud-Charpentier at Louvre Museum. Paris, France Art Deco sideboard designed by Jean Curot & made by Ernest Thill, shown at International Exposition for Decorative Arts & Modern Industry Paris 1925 at National Museum of History & Art. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Lighting Devices & Art Lamps Gilt bronze "Last of the Mohicans" girandoles by Isaac F. Baker & made by Cornelius & Co. at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Lithophane lamp details of images created by varying thickness of glass at Gibson House Museum. Boston, MA Bird-shaped chandelier by Albert Cheuret of Paris, France at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX
Glass Objects, Styles, Museums Wheeling Peachblow pitcher by Hobbs, Brockunier & Co. of Wheeling, WV at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA Iridescent Johann Loetz sweetmeat jar with bats at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH Blown lead glass Pilchuck III vase by Lino Tagliapietra at Wichita Art Museum. Wichita, KS
Ceramics, Porcelain, Pottery, Collections, Types, Styles Salt glaze churn American History Museum. Washington, DC Earthenware vase with Lone Elk, Sioux by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH Earthenware coffeepot possibly by John Shorthose of Staffordshire, England at RISD Museum. Providence, RI
Coffee & Tea Pots, Cups & Serving Sets Nippon coffee pot in kitchen of Nixon Birthplace. Yorba Linda, CA Nickel-plated electric kettle by Peter Behrens made by AEG of Germany at MoMA. New York, NY California Contempora pitcher by Frank Irwin made by Metlox Potteries at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO
Mirrors Convex mirror with American Eagle in Jonathan Goldsmith House at Hale Farm. Cleveland, OH Early American mirror at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO Gold, enamel & ivory hand mirror by Félix Bracquemond of France with inset figure by Auguste Rodin at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH
Clocks by type, Watches, Clocktowers Bacchanal clock by Joseph Hilger of Paris at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France Clock in Supreme court in Old State Capitol. Springfield, IL Domino clock by Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland
Scrimshaw & Bone Carvings Ship engraved on whale's tooth, part of Kennedy's scrimshaw collection in JFK Library. Boston, MA Scrimshaw portrait of Alexander Hamilton in JFK Library. Boston, MA Mermaid pie crimper made of sperm whale ivory at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA
Ivory Carvings German ivory plaque of Zacharias at the Altar from Rhine Valley at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH Ivory comb with miniature portraits from Northern France at Louvre Museum. Paris, France Ivory head of Bishop's staff from Italy at Louvre Museum. Paris, France
Textile Design, Types, Looms, Fashion, Carpets, Quilts Eleonora of Toledo & Her Son painting by Agnolo Bronzino at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI Mola panels by Kuna people of San Blas Islands in Panama at Textile Museum. Washington, DC Irish lace collar at Ulster American Folk Park. Omagh, Northern Ireland
Shaker Chairs & Boxes Shaker-style rocking chair in Pierce Manse. Concord, NH Shaker boxes in shop. Holland, MI Shaker sewing box at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA
Weather Vanes & Filials Cow weather vane. New Caanan, CT Native American with bow & arrow copper weathervane by J. Harris & Son of Boston at Heritage Plantation. Sandwich, MA Bat-like creature of finial on chimney atop Palau Güell. Barcelona, Spain
Carousel Animals Carousel rabbit in Smithsonian's National History Museum. Washington, DC White horse with flowers on C.W. Parker Carousel at Burnaby Village Museum. Burnaby, BC Polar bear merry-go-round animal on carousel at St. Louis Zoo. St Louis, MO
Animals in Art Plate with rabbit from Seville at Hispanic Society of America Museum. New York, NY Lion of World War Memorial. Indianapolis, IN Carved eagle detail of George Hamilton Perkins monument at New Hampshire State House. Concord, NH
Radios & TVs Art Deco dancing ladies Stewart Warner Radio Speaker at Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Kalamazoo, MI First color TV set on market by Motorola at Warp Pioneer Village. Minden, NE Mirror-faced Nocturne radio - model 1186 by Walter Dorwin Teague of Sparton Corp. at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX
Louis Comfort Tiffany Lamps, Vases & Stained Glass Hanging Lotus Lamp by Louis Comfort Tiffany at MoMA. New York, NY Stained glass window of landscape with yellow sky by Agnes E. Northrop & Tiffany Studios at Stained Glass Museum. Chicago, IL Jack-in-the-Pulpit glass Favrile vase by Louis Comfort Tiffany at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY
Native American Arts Feathered native headdress at Museum of Idaho. Idaho Falls, ID Woman giving birth wooden first nations mask by Mungo Martin of Fort Rupert at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA Gold pendant of man with headdress from Guanecoste Region of Costa Rica at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA
New Mexico Santos Art Reredo altar screen santero painting by Ramon Jose Lopez in NM State Capitol Art Collection. Santa Fe, NM St. Roch statue from Spain at Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. Santa Fe, NM St. Veronicas Handkerchief retablo by José Rafael Aragón at Harwood Museum of Art. Taos, NM
Chinese Art & Antiques China: Eastern Han dynasty earthenware dog in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA Chinese Ming dynasty porcelain bowl at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY Chinese stoneware cloud-shaped pillow at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Art Nouveau Objects Salon des Cent/XXme Exposition poster by Alphonse Mucha at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO Bench by Hector Guimard at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France Porcelain vase by Georges de Feure for Limoges of France at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH
Fireplaces & Mantles Carerra marble fireplace in parlor at Richards-DAR House Museum. Mobile, AL Entrance hall fireplace of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL Fireplace & doorway by Wharton Esherick at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA
Stoves & Ovens Adobe ovens at Montanez Adobe. Capistrano, CA Coal oven in kitchen of Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home. Augusta, GA Lincoln family iron stove in Lincoln home. Springfield, IL

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