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Vintage Neoclassic Reclining Brass Lion Desk Lamp with Oval Black Shade

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    Maitland Smith produced two similar reclining lion lamps:  one that was shorter with a rectangular shade and this one.   This vintage brass lion desk lamp features a decorated pedestal, oval black shade, yellow cord and a pineapple finial.  This is authentic vintage and does have… Continue reading

Vintage Art Nouveau Hollywood Regency Brass Torchiere Table Lamp.   

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  The Hollywood Regency is an American interior design style born within the cinema industry between the 1920s and 1950s when the silver screen depicted luxurious spaces filled with drama and gilded glamour and celebrated the lavish living of Hollywood’s Golden Era.  The name “torchiere” comes from the French… Continue reading

Warrior Short Sword. Brass Scabbard.  Dragon.  Bhutan / Tibet

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    Strong, straight, single-edged blade with scabbard and hilt covered with brass finish with wire-wrapped grip.  Scrollwork and engraving with a rare five-toed dragon . . representing dignity and honor.   Commonly used during the 18th and 19th Centuries.   . . . a rarity for dragons… Continue reading

Kalao Bird Figure / Statue.  Hornbill Sculpture.  Senufo.  Ivory Coast, Africa

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    A stately and rare African sculpture of a Kalao / Hornbill from the Senufo people of northern Cote d’Ivoire.   Only ancestral specialized artisan tribal members dedicate their lives to creating art for the Senufo.   Sculptures are hand-carved from a solid piece of wood and clad with… Continue reading

Archaic Cloisonne Enamel Incense Burner.  Foo Dog Lid.  China

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    A real prize.  A sizable early censer with a bronze protective foo dog / lion lid.   Chinese enameling technique features carved or chiseled depressions in a brass vessel . . . and then filled with enamel, fired and polished.   Red, blue, white designs, animals (on… Continue reading

Vintage. Lamp Finial.  Filigree.  Ormalu Gilded Brass.  Openwork. 

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    A stunning piece from early- to mid-1900s.  Filled with detail and openwork.   Ormalu is a gilding process of applying a finely grown amalgam to brass.  There is a small oxidation spot, shown in one of the photos.  Glass stand not included.

Miniature Troy Greek Warrior Helmet.  Stand.  Greece

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    A detailed replica of the iconic helmet.  Very heavy . . . could be brass or bronze.  Wood base.  Sorry, glass stand not included.  

Large Vintage Maitland Smith Vase.  Greek Motif.  Hand Painted.  Philippines      

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    Maitland-Smith – founded by a well-known London antique dealer and designer – acquired and reproduced world class and quality products.  Their expertise includes metal casting, finely executed porcelains, sophisticated finishing techniques, detailed hand painting, beautiful inlaid marquetry and the finest hand carved woodwork and the highest quality… Continue reading

Vintage Heavy Brass Corinthian Helmet.  Replica.  Greek.  Greece

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  Originating in the ancient state/city Corinth, full sized helmets – like this – were made of bronze and used by hoplite heavy infantry soldiers.  Most everything they wore or carried was heavy.   These helmets are well known in their variety of crests and nose pieces.  And,… Continue reading

Large Vintage Maitland Smith Centerpiece.  Iridescent.  Console Bowl. Bronze or Brass trim.  Bird Nest.   Philippines.

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    Maitland Smith – founded by a well-known London antique dealer and designer – acquired and reproduced world class quality products.  Their expertise includes metal casting, finely executed porcelains, sophisticated finishing techniques, detailed hand painting, beautiful inlaid marquetry and the finest hand carved woodwork.   Maitland-Smith acquired this… Continue reading
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