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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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PAIR OF CARVED STONE CORINTHIAN CAPITALS C 1900.
May 21, 11:00 AM EDT
PAIR OF CARVED STONE CORINTHIAN CAPITALS C 1900.
by Kamelot Auctions
Est: $700- $900
$2,20012 Bids
Antique Full Bodied Eagle Weathervane
Jun 22, 6:30 PM EDT
Antique Full Bodied Eagle Weathervane
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$47511 Bids
Antique French Cast Iron Altar Crucifix Cross
May 25, 10:00 AM MST
Antique French Cast Iron Altar Crucifix Cross
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$30011 Bids
Copper Hanging Basket with Pans and Kitchen Accessories Rack: 36 in. (91.4 cm.)
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Copper Hanging Basket with Pans and Kitchen Accessories Rack: 36 in. (91.4 cm.)
by Weschler's
Est: $40- $60
$15011 Bids
Oval Pantry Box With Lid in Red Paint
Jun 22, 6:30 PM EDT
Oval Pantry Box With Lid in Red Paint
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$15010 Bids
Kleiner Seidenteppich
May 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Kleiner Seidenteppich
by Auktionshaus Mehlis GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€22010 Bids
Yellow Firkin
Jun 22, 6:30 PM EDT
Yellow Firkin
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$1309 Bids
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HMSS, BIRMINGHAM, 1923, PORCELAIN TOP VANITY BOX, WEIGHT 50GRAMS
May 23, 9:00 AM AEST
HMSS, BIRMINGHAM, 1923, PORCELAIN TOP VANITY BOX, WEIGHT 50GRAMS
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD809 Bids
Rooster Weathervane
Jun 10, 5:00 PM EDT
Rooster Weathervane
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1258 Bids
Ikone Christus Pantokrator
May 31, 9:00 AM CEST
Ikone Christus Pantokrator
by Auktionshaus Zofingen
Est: CHF960- CHF1,200
CHF1,3008 Bids
Deep yellow mohair throw by Onkaparinga (255 x 225cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Deep yellow mohair throw by Onkaparinga (255 x 225cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD508 Bids
Aubusson The Sacrifice of Isaac Tapestry, 18th C.
Jun 09, 12:00 PM EDT
Aubusson The Sacrifice of Isaac Tapestry, 18th C.
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$8008 Bids
Victorian beech bentwood towel rail (94 x 66 x 32cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Victorian beech bentwood towel rail (94 x 66 x 32cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD200
AUD1008 Bids
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VICTORIAN CAST IRON BOOT SCRAPER
May 23, 9:00 AM AEST
VICTORIAN CAST IRON BOOT SCRAPER
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD708 Bids
Collection of Seven Decorated Wood Boxes
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Collection of Seven Decorated Wood Boxes
by Weschler's
Est: $20- $40
$508 Bids
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CLOSURE OF A LITURGICAL VESTMENT SHOWING THE CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CEST
CLOSURE OF A LITURGICAL VESTMENT SHOWING THE CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
by Galerie Moenius
Est: €100- €200
€1407 Bids
Gucci Italian Vintage Silver Photo Frame 6pc LOT
May 29, 12:00 PM EDT
Gucci Italian Vintage Silver Photo Frame 6pc LOT
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2257 Bids
Man Ray (1890-1976), 'Le Cadeau', 1974, N° 573/5000, H 16,5 cm
May 28, 10:00 AM CEST
Man Ray (1890-1976), 'Le Cadeau', 1974, N° 573/5000, H 16,5 cm
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €800- €1,200
€6007 Bids
A trio of Persian hand knotted wool Kilim covered cushions Approx. 40 x 40cm
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
A trio of Persian hand knotted wool Kilim covered cushions Approx. 40 x 40cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD120- AUD160
AUD607 Bids
CT Cigar Box Element Tramp Art Box
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
CT Cigar Box Element Tramp Art Box
by Schwenke Auctioneers
Est: $80- $100
$1257 Bids
PAIR CAST STONE MELON FORM URNS
May 23, 10:30 AM EDT
PAIR CAST STONE MELON FORM URNS
by Ashcroft and Moore
Est: $200- $400
$1607 Bids
Paolo Soleri Large Bronze Ribbed Wind Bell
May 22, 10:00 AM CDT
Paolo Soleri Large Bronze Ribbed Wind Bell
by Revere Auctions
Est: $400- $800
$3507 Bids

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