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Decor & Accessories

Decor and accessories, used to enliven homes and other interior spaces, often reflect the owner’s taste and creativity. As embellished objects that serve a practical purpose, decorative pieces range from expensive, rare, and luxurious options to simple, affordable, and mass-produced designs.

Although décor and accessories have been used for millennia, their distinction as a specific category of art occurred during the post-Renaissance period in Europe. During this time, decorative art was defined as art that serves a functional yet ornamental purpose, whereas fine art was designated as art that exists for purely aesthetic reasons as an end in itself. However, this conception of decorative art is specific to European thought, and ancient, antique, and contemporary pieces found in China, Russia, India, Mexico, and countless other countries reveal alternative ideas about the role of décor and accessories, as well as the variety of this multifaceted art form.

The 18th century marked an important shift for the creation, collection, and use of the decorative arts. Mass production allowed factories such as Wedgwood in England to quickly and efficiently produce luxurious objects that could be enjoyed by the majority of the population. Today, the decoration of homes and interior spaces with ornamental objects continues to be an important expression of the owner’s style and aesthetic sensibility.

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A 19thC gilt bronze tazza of twin handled urn form on a squared base with b
Feb 26, 10:00 AM EST
A 19thC gilt bronze tazza of twin handled urn form on a squared base with b
by Eldred's
Est: $50- $100
$503 Bids
Andy Warhol "Portrait of Maurice, 1976" Custom Framed
Aug 23, 2:15 AM EDT
Andy Warhol "Portrait of Maurice, 1976" Custom Framed
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $650- $850
$1002 Bids
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A 19thC gilt bronze tazza of twin handled urn form on a squared base with b
Feb 26, 10:00 AM EST
A 19thC gilt bronze tazza of twin handled urn form on a squared base with b
by Eldred's
Est: $50- $100
$500 Bids
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Early Pennsylvania wooden tape loom, ca. 1800
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
Early Pennsylvania wooden tape loom, ca. 1800
by Eldred's
Est: $140- $200
$700 Bids
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Collection of domestic textiles
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
Collection of domestic textiles
by Eldred's
Est: $100- $200
$1000 Bids
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Early Pennsylvania wooden tape loom, ca. 1800
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
Early Pennsylvania wooden tape loom, ca. 1800
by Eldred's
Est: $140- $200
$700 Bids
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Collection of domestic textiles
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
Collection of domestic textiles
by Eldred's
Est: $100- $200
$1000 Bids
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OGGETTISTICA
Mar 05, 10:00 AM EST
OGGETTISTICA
by Eldred's
Est: $200- $250
$2000 Bids
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OGGETTISTICA
Mar 05, 10:00 AM EST
OGGETTISTICA
by Eldred's
Est: $200- $250
$2000 Bids
Vintage 9 Pc Art Deco Vanity Dresser Set (Brush, Powder Jar, Mirror, Nail Buffer,, Etc..)
Aug 15, 2:15 PM EDT
Vintage 9 Pc Art Deco Vanity Dresser Set (Brush, Powder Jar, Mirror, Nail Buffer,, Etc..)
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
Early Copper Steam Bath having variable sized circular supports resting on a raised metal stand
Aug 19, 2:15 PM EDT
Early Copper Steam Bath having variable sized circular supports resting on a raised metal stand
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $70- $90
$1000 Bids
Pino (1931-2010), "Almost Ready" Limited Edition on Canvas, Numbered and Hand Signed with Certificate of Authenticity.
Aug 23, 2:15 AM EDT
Pino (1931-2010), "Almost Ready" Limited Edition on Canvas, Numbered and Hand Signed with Certificate of Authenticity.
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $1,160- $1,450
$1000 Bids
"Marvin Martian Golf" Limited Edition Giclee from Warner Bros., Numbered with Hologram Seal and Certificate of Authenticity.
Aug 23, 2:15 AM EDT
"Marvin Martian Golf" Limited Edition Giclee from Warner Bros., Numbered with Hologram Seal and Certificate of Authenticity.
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $256- $320
$1000 Bids
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Primitive Firkin bucket
May 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Primitive Firkin bucket
by Eldred's
Est: $0- $0
$900 Bids
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Primitive wagon bucket
May 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Primitive wagon bucket
by Eldred's
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
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Primitive Firkin bucket
May 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Primitive Firkin bucket
by Eldred's
Est: $0- $0
$900 Bids
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Primitive wagon bucket
May 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Primitive wagon bucket
by Eldred's
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
PAINTED PINE SALT BOX
May 03, 10:00 AM AEST
PAINTED PINE SALT BOX
by Asté Maison de ventes
Est: $100- $200
$600 Bids
Standkreuz mit Corpus Christi
Jun 17, 8:15 PM CEST
Standkreuz mit Corpus Christi
by Auktionshaus Bloss
Est: €0- €0
€1800 Bids
Reliquientafeln, 1 Paar
Jun 17, 8:15 PM CEST
Reliquientafeln, 1 Paar
by Auktionshaus Bloss
Est: €0- €0
€6000 Bids
Reliquientafeln, 1 Paar
Jun 17, 8:15 PM EDT
Reliquientafeln, 1 Paar
by Weschler's
Est: $0- $0
$6500 Bids
Standkreuz mit Corpus Christi
Jun 17, 8:15 PM EDT
Standkreuz mit Corpus Christi
by Weschler's
Est: $0- $0
$1800 Bids
Reliquientafeln, 1 Paar
Jun 18, 8:15 PM EDT
Reliquientafeln, 1 Paar
by Weschler's
Est: $0- $0
$6500 Bids
Standkreuz mit Corpus Christi
Jun 18, 8:15 PM EDT
Standkreuz mit Corpus Christi
by Weschler's
Est: $0- $0
$1800 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Decor & Accessories


Eldred's

Eldred's

Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists

Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists

Weschler's

Weschler's

Auktionshaus Bloss

Auktionshaus Bloss