Collectibles & Curiosities

A well designed home reflects the life of the individual dwelling within its walls, and antique curiosities are the best way to express interest and personality. At Fireside Antiques, our antique curiosities include furniture and accessories that add to your personal collection. This includes unique antique furniture designs, unique vintage furniture designs, antique brass accessories, antique art, antique pottery and ceramic, and much more.

Antique curiosities add to the personal details throughout an interior. We always encourage our clients to grow their personal collections of interesting pieces. Read more about displaying collections and curiousities on our blog, The Sidenote. Fireside Antiques is your top source of antique curiosities.

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  • French 19th Century Ebonized Duet Stand

    $1,995.00

    49"H x 37"W x 17"D

    Dimensions: 49” H x 37” W x 17” D

    A French ebonized duet stand made in the 1800’s. This antique was built for duet performances with back to back sheet music stands and adjustable brass candle holders. The functional stand is raised on a carved and turned column form base with three stylized, splayed legs, and is perfect for displaying sheet music or as a book display. Cleaned and polished with a French paste wax, this antique is ready for your immediate use. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition.

  • French Solid Brass Adjustable Bible Stand

    $1,450.00

    12.50"H x 18.75"W x 15.50"D

    Dimensions: 12 ½” H x 18 ¾” W x 15 ½” D

    A large decorative brass Bible stand from a Catholic church. This versatile antique book stand has the ability to lay flat or to be used at adjustable angles. The detailed craftsmanship of the pierced brass and etching is impressive and symbolizes the Catholic religion. Originally used for a Bible, this stand would be perfect for any book in your interior. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition of this Bible stand.
    Height with top down: 3 ½”

  • French 19th Century Apple Sorting Column

    $350.00

    22.75"H x 11.50"W x 11.50"D

    Dimensions: 22 ¾” H x 11 ½” W x 11 ½” D

    A French apple sorting column from the 1800’s. Used for sorting differently sized apples, this column has light padding over the metal to prevent the apples from bruising. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition.

  • French 19th Century Apple Sorting Column

    $350.00

    22.75"H x 11.50"W x 11.50"D

    Dimensions: 22 ¾” H x 11 ½” W x 11 ½” D

    An interesting French apple sorting device from the 1800’s. The exterior of the column is wrapped in padding to prevent bruising and the holes are used for sorting different sized apples. Recently waxed with a paste polish this column is ready to be used in your interior. Perfect as an accessory or used as a small table base. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition.

  • French 19th Century Apple Sorting Column

    $350.00

    22.75"H x 11.50"W x 11.50"D

    Dimensions: 22 ¾” H x 11 ½” W x 11 ½” D

    An interesting French apple sorting device from the 1800’s. The exterior of the column is wrapped in padding to prevent bruising and the holes are used for sorting different sized apples. Recently waxed with a paste polish this column is ready to be used in your interior. Perfect as an accessory or used as a small table base. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition.

  • French 19th Century Bait Trap

    $295.00

    5"H x 32"W x 5"D

    Dimensions: 5” H x 32” W x 5” D

    A woven antique bait trap made of dried grasses is in great antique condition. This is the perfect oddity for any lover of history and fishing. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition.

  • French Vintage Iron Hall Tree

    $1,200.00

    74.50"H x 24.50"W x 10.50"D

    Dimensions: 74 ½” H x 24 ½” W x 10 ½” D

    This vintage hall tree has whimsical features making for a stylish and functional coat rack. You’ll find a hat rack, six coat hooks, and storage space for umbrellas and canes. An inset beveled mirror in the center is perfect for adding finishing touches while heading out the door. Be sure to look at the detailed images to see the current condition of this hall tree.

  • English Burl Walnut Sheet Music Stand

    $2,100.00

    40.75"H x 22"W x 22"D

    Dimensions: 40 ¾” H x 22” W x 22” D

    An English sheet music stand made from burl walnut and copper. This sheet music stand is unique with its burl walnut table top and copper center which allows the top to swivel and be adjusted. The stand is raised on a carved and turned pedestal base with three cabriole legs on their original casters. Cleaned and polished with a French paste wax this antique is ready for your immediate use. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition and the many ways this music stand can be used.

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    French Painted Folding Ladder

    French Painted Folding Ladder

    Original price was: $650.00.Current price is: $520.00.

    8.38"H x 21.50"W x 43.25"D

    Dimensions: 8 ⅜” H x 21 ½” W x 43 ¼” D

    A French folding ladder, perfect for display or unique shelving. Painted yellow, this ladder is fitted with seven rungs, a slatted top platform for additional accessibility, and hinges that allow it to be folded and stored flat. This piece is not recommended for everyday use. Please be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition of this folding ladder.

  • French 19th Century Iron & Brass Tabletop Scale

    $645.00

    20.50"H x 20.50"W x 6.50"D

    Dimensions: 20 ½” H x 20 ½” W x 6 ½” D

    A smart French metal hanging balance scale from the 1900’s. Two straight stirrups hang from the arms with round brass dishes that hold the weighted item in one, and counterweights in the other. The scale has a column shaft, with a circular plinth base. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition of this measuring unit.

  • French Oak & Brass Train Rack

    $995.00

    10.25"H x 35.25"W x 9.75"D

    Dimensions: 10 ¼” H x 35 ¼” W x 9 ¾” D

    A French early 20th Century oak and brass train rack is the perfect shelf by your door or in your bathroom. The 9 ¾” top shelf is made of cane and is deep enough for hats or towels. There are six slidable hooks for hanging coats or towels. Be sure to view the detailed images of this versatile antique.

  • French Art Deco Mahogany Hall Tree

    $1,995.00

    74"H x 35.50"W x 6"D

    Dimensions: 74” H x 35 ½” W x 6” D

    A dazzling Art Deco style hall tree made in France that is a great addition to any entryway or antique collection. This elaborately designed piece is made out of solid Mahogany wood and has six metal hanging hooks at the top, and one hanging bar lower on the base. Bounded by the six hooks at the top, is the original beveled mirror, adding to the functionality and overall appeal of this gorgeous hall tree. Be sure to view the detailed photos to see the current condition of this classic piece, there are visible signs of wear on the finish. Circa 1930.

  • French Vintage Pine Wine Rack

    $2,100.00

    50"H x 60.50"W x 12.75"D

    Dimensions: 50” H x 60 ½” W x 12 ¾” D

    A well made vintage French standing wine bottle storage rack made of beautiful pine. A gorgeous hand-carved piece with a highly functional design that is perfect for storing and displaying wine bottles horizontally in order to preserve the cork. The tiered construction consists of a solid pine top followed by 6 staid racks, each with 12 slots to hold 72 bottles or 6 cases of wine. Notched back shelves offer additional support, hold the bottles properly and keep them secure. The pine wood has aged beautifully and has a deep rich tone and patina. Interesting patterns in the woodgrain and notches from years of use give this vintage piece depth and charm. Light but durable and with impeccable woodworking this vintage wine rack would be a great addition for any wine enthusiast to enjoy for years to come. Be sure to view all the images for a closer look.

  • French 19th Century Massive Oak Artist’s Easel

    $1,995.00

    83"H x 59"W x 16.50"D

    Dimensions: 83” H x 59” W x 16 ½” D

    A spectacular French late 19th century artist’s easel hand-crafted in France circa 1890. Well loved and taken care of this large art or gallery easel displays a few paint drips and splatters on the frame from the previous owners. At almost 7 feet high the massive A-frame is fully adjustable with a wide range of different heights and has a shelf support that provides stability for the artwork as well as the option to be used as a well for artist’s tools while in use. A connecting stretcher across the bottom provides additional support and the frame terminates into two substantial elongated and chamfered blocks that eliminate the need for a third leg and roll on their caster wheels for mobility with ease. Well constructed and in its original condition with minimal signs of wear, this easel has a wonderful warm patina that makes it most attractive. The size, stability, and beauty of this easel will make displaying art in your home or working in a studio more comfortable and enjoyable. Be sure to view all the images to get a closer look.

  • English 19th Century Mahogany Lectern

    $1,995.00

    57.88"H x 23.88"W x 19.25"D

    Dimensions: 57 ⅞” H x 23 ⅞” W x 19 ¼” D

    A delightful 19th century Victorian English mahogany lectern hand-crafted in England circa 1860 featuring a tilt top that can be placed at different angles, a well turned and banded base that expands to change the height using an attached simple wooden peg, and an elegant tripod base. The rich brown tone of the wood is accentuated by a beautiful patina seen throughout. In superb condition, this piece has been cleaned and polished with French paste wax and is ready for your immediate use as a lectern, book, or music stand. Be sure to view all the images to get a closer look at this lovely antique. Minimum height 32 ⅜” H x 23 ⅞” W x 18 ½” D.

  • French 19th Century Glass Fly Catcher

    $295.00

    7.88"H x "W x 7"D

    Dimensions: 7 ⅞” H x 7” D

    A unique hand-blown glass fly catcher from France circa 1880. A lovely shape. The basin at the bottom of the dome is meant to be filled with a small amount of sugar water solution for flies to trap themselves in. Three small feet elevate the whole so that bugs can enter, the top is a bit rough around the edge and could have had a lid or cork. Make sure to view all the images to see the current condition and interesting details of this unique antique.

  • French 19th Century Iron Pharmaceutical Corker

    $1,350.00

    23.25"H x 8.75"W x 28.75"D

    Dimensions: 23 ¼” H x 8 ¾” W x 28 ¾” D

    An interesting part of 19th century history is brought back to life with this rare French cast iron pharmaceutical bottle corker circa 1870. We are reminded of the craft and tools used to bottle medicines in a 19th century apothecary or hospital by this wonderful corker beautifully crafted of wrought iron and specifically designed for ease of use. This tabletop piece of history is painted black and features an amber glass bottle and the original wooden lever handle. A maker’s or owner’s mark on the instrument’s side is hand pressed into the metal and reads “Systeme Decournial”. Endearingly rustic and quite sturdy, this corker perfectly embodies the time-honored tradition of preparing pharmaceuticals for fields of medicine near the turn of the century. This industrial piece would be the perfect addition to any antique collection, medical building, or doctors office. Be sure to view all the images for a closer look.

  • English 19th Century Iron & Brass Culinary Scale

    $495.00

    5.75"H x 22"W x 10.25"D

    Dimensions: 5-¾”H x 22”W x 10-¼”D

    A fantastic cast iron & brass culinary scale, circa 1880, from France, would have been used for weighing a variety of grocery items. The brass plates are removable and have a few stamped letters to indicate calibration. The frame has gained a wonderful patina and remains quite balanced. The molded wooden frame continues to provide a stable foundation.

  • French 19th Century Glass Fly Catcher

    $235.00

    7"H x "W x 6.25"D

    Dimensions: 7”H x 6-¼”Diameter

    A unique hand-blown glass fly catcher from France! Very few signs of wear are visible. The basin at the bottom of the clear glass dome is meant to be filled with a small amount of sugar water for the flies to trap themselves in. Three small feet elevate the whole for the flies to enter and a cork is included to keep the insects from flying out. Circa 1890. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look!

  • French 19th Century Glass Gudgeon Trap

    $235.00

    10.50"H x "W x 5.25"D

    Dimensions: 10-½”H x 5-¼”Diameter

    A unique hand-blown glass gudgeon trap from France! Very few signs of wear are visible. The trap would be baited and placed on the river floor where the small fish would be trapped within. The cork is meant to be taken off when in use and is included. Circa 1890 Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look!

  • French 20th Century Collection of 12 Boules

    $975.00

    "H x "W x 3.75"D

    Dimensions: 3-¾”Diameter

    A collection of 12 brass & iron boules from France, circa 1880. Boule has been a popular game played in France since the Middle Ages and continues to be a family friendly game all over the world. Some of the spheres have decorative etchings, but all have gained a great patina. Make sure to view all of the photographs to get a better look at the individual boules. Sold as a set only.

  • French 19th Century Solid Oak Book Stand

    $675.00

    53.88"H x 22"W x 20.50"D

    Dimensions: 53-⅞”H x 22”W x 20-½”D

    A wonderful music or book stand, made in France towards the end of the 19th century. The uncomplicated design is a testament to turned wood, with its post made of solid oak, which has been turned in a classic balustraded form. The oak has been quarter sawn, giving it a striated appearance which is sometimes referred to as ‘tiger oak’. The stand is lifted by a tripodal base, made of three shaped legs.

  • French Vintage Massive Culinary Scale

    $2,100.00

    15"H x 43"W x 18.88"D

    Dimensions: 15”H x 43”W x 18-⅞”D

    This massive culinary or produce scale from Lyon, France is the perfect antique accessory to elevate any kitchen. The base is made of solid waxed pine with a fantastic vibrant patina. Its sizable, heavy copper trays have aged wonderfully and bear the original manufacturer stamp of Lpirou et P. Schaller- S.R. Tunisie- Lyon. Both trays are removable and sit snugly within four prong iron hardware. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the excellent quality of this antique scale!

  • Framed Collection of 19th Century Wax Seals

    $750.00

    15.25"H x 14.25"W x .88"D

    Dimensions: 15-1/4″H x 14-1/4″W x 7/8″D

    An interesting collection of fourteen 19th Century wax seals that retain much history. The collection is mounted on antique linen and framed in a single antique gilt frame.  Intaglios – ‘carving’ in Italian – were used to make wax seals or ‘signatures’ for correspondence letters.  Ideally, black seals were for mourning, while red seals represented love. Many of the seals have remnants of the envelope and some envelopes also have dates and signatures. Please see detailed photos for a closer look at the item’s condition and note that this is for an individual framed collection.

  • French 19th Century Cast Iron Doorstop

    $225.00

    14.50"H x 10"W x 2.75"D

    Dimensions: 14-½”H x 10”W x 2-¾”D

    A sturdy 19th century door stop from France made from cast iron in the shape of a seated lion. Perfect for use as a doorstop or simply as a decor item! The iron is in great condition with very few signs of wear. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look.

  • French Art Deco Coat Stand

    $1,200.00

    74"H x "W x 21"D

    Dimensions: 74”H x 21”D

    A unique Art Deco style coat stand from France. The sleek black metal frame is fixed with twelve wooden spheres for hanging hats and coats on. Elevate any space by placing this stand near the entryway. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look.

  • Hand Blown Glass Fly Catcher

    $225.00

    6.75"H x "W x 6"D

    Dimensions: 6-¾”H x 6” Diameter

    A unique hand-blown glass fly catcher from France! Very few signs of wear are visible. The basin at the bottom of the clear glass dome is meant to be filled with a small amount of sugar water for the flies to trap themselves in. Three small feet elevate the whole for the flies to enter, the top could have had a cork. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look!

  • Red Painted Wood Column

    $1,400.00

    43"H x "W x 8"D

    Dimensions: 43”H 8” Diameter

    This is a shaped wood column with a round top that has been painted red. An interesting conversation piece or sculpture that would add whimsy to any interior.

  • Collection of European Shoe Molds

    $495.00

    3.88"H x 3.88"W x 12.25"D

    Dimensions: 3-⅞”H x 3-⅞”W x 12-¼”D (sizes vary)

    This is a very unusual collection of European shoe molds. They are made of wood and metal and could be displayed in a bibliotheque or display case to add interest to a room. Sizes vary: 3-⅞”H x 3-7/8W x 12-¼”D to

    2-⅞”H x 3-⅜”W x 10-⅛”D

  • Collection of 14 19th Century Glass Fly Catchers

    $2,100.00

    5.75"H x "W x 5"D

    Dimensions: 5-¾”H x 5”Diameter

    A unique collection of fly catchers, hand-blown into a mold.  They have all been cleaned and are in working order.  The hanging wires were recently added, making them ready for use.  Sizes may vary slightly.  These can be purchased individually for $150.00/ea.

  • French 19th Century Culinary Scale from Lyon

    $1,650.00

    9.5"H x 31"W x 13.25"D

    Dimensions: 9-1/2″H x 31″W x 13-1/4″D

    A large kitchen / culinary scale made in Lyon, France circa 1880. This wonderful antique instrument was used to measure various ingredients and products that are epicurean in nature. Its sizable brass plates each contain a multitude of stamps that would have been left by a professional whose job it was to calibrate these weighing machines. These markings, along with its larger size and 40 kilogram capacity signal that this scale would have been used in a commercial setting. Its dials are stylized arrows that will point to one another when the weight of the plate containing the product equals the graduated brass weights that would be added to the other plate. The painted wood base is surmounted by a beautiful piece of white marble. Manufactured in Lyon by Bruyat.

  • French 19th Century Culinary Scale

    $1,495.00

    9.75"H x 24.5"W x 9.75"D

    Dimensions: 8-1/4″H x 24-1/2″W x 9-3/4″D

    An antique French counter or grocer scale in ebonized hardwood and mahogany inlay with white marble top, circa 1880. The scale is made of hardwood, with each side having a thin inlaid rectangle of more lightly toned mahogany. Both front and back have a glass-front dial with a silver ring and decorative arrow pointers. This enables both the grocer and customer to see the scale’s measurement. The two plateaux are made of copper, which have taken a lovely, antique patina. The scale was manufactured by Trussant et Cie (Trussant & Co.) in Sainte-Livre, east of Bordeaux.

  • English 19th Century Cast Iron Unicorn

    $1,500.00

    16.25"H x 22.75"W x 4.88"D

    Dimensions: 16-¼”H x 22-¾”W x 4-⅞”D

    A large, cast iron unicorn with a custom attached base stand.  Great detail can be seen in the creature’s mane, head and musculature

  • English Late 19th Century Large Brass Table Scale & Weights

    $3,995.00

    44.75"H x 48"W x 15.75"D

    Dimensions: 44 3/4″H x 48″W x 15 3/4″D

    A stunning, large brass table scale, made near the turn of the century, England. The scale is no longer operational, but still makes an mighty impact on a space. The scale is made of brass, with two copper weigh pans. The shaped arms support the hanging pans, attached by linked brass strands. As seen in the detailed photos, each copper pan has been stamped numerous times with a seal, bearing a year, surrounded by Greek letters. The English crown can also be seen stamped into the copper. These dates signify when the scale was last calibrated. The brass column shaft sits atop a brass pedestal, which sits atop stacked brass, which sits upon a piece of gray marble. The entire scale is lifted by brass ball feet. The scale includes the weights with which it is pictured.

  • English Victorian Scale and Weights

    $995.00

    8.25"H x 19.13"W x 9.5"D

    Dimensions: 8-1/4″H x 19-1/8″W x 9-1/2″D

    English cast-iron scale with a white marble weighing platform. This scale has eight original weights: 4lb, 2lb, 1lb, 8oz, 4oz, 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz. Scales can be both functional and decorative. With its clean, white marble platform, this scale would look great in a kitchen!

A well designed home reflects the life of the individual dwelling within its walls, and antique curiosities are the best way to express interest and personality. At Fireside Antiques, our antique curiosities include furniture and accessories that add to your personal collection. This includes unique antique furniture designs, unique vintage furniture designs, antique brass accessories, antique art, antique pottery and ceramic, and much more. Antique curiosities add to the personal details throughout an interior. We always encourage our clients to grow their personal collections of interesting pieces. Read more about displaying collections and curiousities on our blog, The Sidenote. Fireside Antiques is your top source of antique curiosities.
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