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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 QAJAR COCO-DE-MER BEGGAR'S BOWL (KASHKUL) 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER
Apr 30, 1:00 PM BST
A QAJAR COCO-DE-MER BEGGAR'S BOWL (KASHKUL) 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER
by Plakas Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£3,20029 Bids
PEPE HARO, New York, 2022, giclee on canvas, 90 x 90 x 3 cm. (35.4 x 35.4 x 1.1 in.)
Apr 21, 8:00 PM AEST
PEPE HARO, New York, 2022, giclee on canvas, 90 x 90 x 3 cm. (35.4 x 35.4 x 1.1 in.)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD500- AUD700
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A QAJAR COCO-DE-MER BEGGAR'S BOWL (KASHKUL) IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
Apr 30, 1:00 PM BST
A QAJAR COCO-DE-MER BEGGAR'S BOWL (KASHKUL) IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
by Plakas Auctions
Est: £500- £700
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Jeff Cross Paolo Soleri Style Bronze Wind Bell
Apr 20, 10:00 AM MST
Jeff Cross Paolo Soleri Style Bronze Wind Bell
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$11023 Bids
1940 French Lick Aluminum Kentucky Derby Glass
Apr 28, 6:00 PM EDT
1940 French Lick Aluminum Kentucky Derby Glass
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$2,30023 Bids
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MORRIE ELMER OREGON WHITE OAK BURL WOOD TURQUOISE INLAID TURNED BOWL
May 05, 9:00 AM MST
MORRIE ELMER OREGON WHITE OAK BURL WOOD TURQUOISE INLAID TURNED BOWL
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$34021 Bids
1940 French Lick Aluminum Kentucky Derby Glass
Apr 28, 6:00 PM EDT
1940 French Lick Aluminum Kentucky Derby Glass
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$1,45021 Bids
1940 French Lick Aluminum Kentucky Derby Glass
Apr 28, 6:00 PM EDT
1940 French Lick Aluminum Kentucky Derby Glass
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$1,55020 Bids
George III Green Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy
Apr 19, 11:00 AM CDT
George III Green Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy
by Neal Auction Company
Est: $800- $1,200
$3,25019 Bids
Yossi Swed Brass & Sterling Silver Menorah
May 04, 10:00 AM MST
Yossi Swed Brass & Sterling Silver Menorah
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$70016 Bids
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MORRIE D. ELMER MYRTLE BURL WOOD TURQUOISE INLAID TURNED BOWL
May 05, 9:00 AM MST
MORRIE D. ELMER MYRTLE BURL WOOD TURQUOISE INLAID TURNED BOWL
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
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JUDAICA GERMAN SILVER SEDER PLATE FOR PASSOVER
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
JUDAICA GERMAN SILVER SEDER PLATE FOR PASSOVER
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$55012 Bids
Rectangular Gold tray with mirror base - new - 45cm x 30cm x 5cm
Apr 21, 8:00 PM AEST
Rectangular Gold tray with mirror base - new - 45cm x 30cm x 5cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD10011 Bids
EX Cool Sabbatic Goat of Mendes Horned Skull God Door Knocker
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
EX Cool Sabbatic Goat of Mendes Horned Skull God Door Knocker
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
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Marble Top Victorian Wash Basin- 35x17x16"
Apr 19, 12:00 PM PDT
Marble Top Victorian Wash Basin- 35x17x16"
by District Auction
Est: $0- $0
$7611 Bids
A Cast Iron Pot With Lid Marked Baccarat
Apr 20, 10:00 AM AEST
A Cast Iron Pot With Lid Marked Baccarat
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD18011 Bids
A group of garden wares, mainly ceramic frogs. largest 45cm
Apr 21, 7:00 PM AEST
A group of garden wares, mainly ceramic frogs. largest 45cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD13010 Bids
A butcher's block 92 x 74 x 58cm
Apr 21, 7:00 PM AEST
A butcher's block 92 x 74 x 58cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD22010 Bids
Large lot of vintage Christmas Bulbs
May 06, 9:00 AM EDT
Large lot of vintage Christmas Bulbs
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $10- $1,000
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Sellers Who Sell Decor & Accessories


Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf

Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf

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Hannam's Auctioneers

Hannam's Auctioneers