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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Desks Metamorphic desk [aka Aaron Burr desk] patented by Stephen Hedges at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY Drop-front desk of rosewood & satinwood in bedroom at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY Steel & Formica desk for Johnson Wax Co. of Racine, WI by Frank Lloyd Wright & made by Steelcase, Inc., at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Chairs Carved chair which was displayed at Columbia Exposition in Chicago now at Virginia City Museum. Virginia City, MT Side chair by Charles Rennie Mackintosh of Scotland at MoMA. New York, NY
Rocking Chairs Rocking chair from Herbert Hoover birthplace cottage. West Branch, IA Rocking chair used by Kennedy in JFK Library. Boston, MA
Artistic Chairs Swiss carved bench with bears given to Cody at Buffalo Bill Museum. Lookout Mountain, CO The Yearling by Donald Lipski, a life-sized horse on a super-sized chair at Denver Central Library. Denver, CO Oops! chair in Renwick Museum. Washington, DC
Sofas Second Empire setee at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY Settee in Stanton Hall. Natchez, MS
Beds French bed of Napoleon era in Murat House at Old St. Augustine Village. St Augustine, FL Bedroom in Hermann Grima House. New Orleans, LA
Chests, Dressers, Highboys, Cabinets High chest made in Philadelphia at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA Two-toned antique dresser in Oaks House Museum. Jackson, MS
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
Fireplaces & Mantles Carerra marble fireplace in parlor at Richards-DAR House Museum. Mobile, AL Entrance hall fireplace of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL
Dining Tables Dining room in Hinderliter Grog Shop at Historic Arkansas Museum. Little Rock, AR Meissen table setting in Nottoway Plantation dining room. White Castle, LA
Sideboards Dining room sideboard of Stanton Hall. Natchez, MS Sideboard of Manship House. Jackson, MS
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
Ceramics, Porcelain, Pottery, Collections, Types, Sytles 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
Glass Bottles Colored glass flasks from Baltimore at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA Antique medicine bottles at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV Glass vessels from Egypt during reign of Akhenaton at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
Cruets Early-American cruet set at Gardner Pingree House. Salem, MA Silver cruet stand by Samuel Wells of London at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA Magic Dinner Caster wherein turning a knob reveals condiment bottles by Roswell Gleason & Sons of Dorchester, MA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY
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
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
Spinning Wheels Demonstration of spinning wheel at Warp Pioneer Village. Minden, NE
Shaker Chairs & Boxes Shaker-style rocking chair in Pierce Manse. Concord, NH Shaker boxes in shop. Holland, MI
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
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
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

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