All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1436632 (stock #m399)
A beautiful silver compact with the exterior sides inlaid with natural organic material. Opening this gem reveals a mirror and a heavily filigreed lid to the interior compartment which contains powder and a puff. Superbly crafted and with no damage or restoration, the compact measures 3 1/4" by 2 7/8", and is 1/2" thick.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #725369 (stock #5614)
An ornate, large 19th century carved bone fan, with fine lace-trimmed silk and metal sequins. This 14" fan extends to 27" across; it features finely carved decorative bone end panels, complex and well-executed silk lace on the upper edge, and sewn gold-coloured spangles or sequins in three different shapes. This item is in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1900 item #272489 (stock #G520)
A fabulous, vintage school teaching tool from the 19th Century! A red and gold painted wooden Alphabet or Spelling Board!

Measuring 13.25 inches wide x 9.25 inches high x 1 inch thick, this wonderful piece patented February 16, 1886, is in very fine condition with a warm, rich patina and color as well as all 56 of its original wooden letters! To spell a word, one slides the letters along cut out tracks in the board.

Quite visually appealing!

Condition: three of the 1/8th inch thick, round...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1900 item #129975 (stock #G126)
An ornately detailed and historical graphic of the California State Seal adds to the importance of this authentic and extremely RARE, museum-quality, 1859, TEACHING and PRINCIPAL’s LICENSE / DIPLOMA / CERTIFICATE issued by the STATE OF CALIFORNIA, and the City and County of SAN FRANCISCO, DEPARTMENT of PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, just 9 years after California became the 31st state!

Text indicates that this early Principal and Teaching Certification was awarded to Mr. O. P...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1900 item #131051 (stock #G289)
This wonderful, late 19th / early 20th century photograph of students and teacher from a New England, one-room school house measures 10 x 8 inches including mat. Actual size of the sepia toned photo is 8 x 5 inches. The subjects are posed on the stairs in front of the schoolhouse porch or veranda...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1900 item #129969 (stock #G297)
A fabulously detailed, historical graphic of the California State Seal adds to the importance of this authentic, museum-quality, 1899, TEACHING LICENSE / DIPLOMA issued by the STATE OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY, DEPARTMENT of PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.

Text indicates that the diploma was awarded to Josephine Downey on October 21, 1899, and certified her to teach the Grammar or Primary Grade for the subsequent 6 years. Signed by Thomas Kirsh, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Secretary...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1900 item #1159657 (stock #G627)
Offered is an antique, hand-personalized and hand-signed, school merit award, circa 1860's.

The artistically-rendered award was presented to student, Eleanor R. Russell, and signed by her teacher, Angie M. Gibson.

The framed and matted merit award measures 8 inches wide x 10 inches long and is adorned with a delicate, hand-colored, floral wreath...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1900 item #854496 (stock #G590)
Offered is a group of five, antique paper, hand-personalized and signed, New York Public School student merit awards from the 1840's, each priced separately, and suitable for framing.

All 5 of these artistically-rendered awards were presented to the same student, Maria Royce, and signed by her teacher, Isabella F...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1420651 (stock #JB03035)
Antique Victorian era lady's hand fan ("opera fan"), framed shadow box style, the fan itself 16 1/2" by 10 1/2" as fully opened, the printed images on the fan of feminine, delicate young dancing ladies, floral and leaf motifs bordering, the base worked mother of pearl with floral designs, as well as a most unusual VANITY MIRROR at far right, modern typeface in the box stating "Opera Fan With Mirror/Nannie Campbell Moore 1858 New Orleans"...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Pre 1900 item #1335574 (stock #7341)
A Victorian sterling silver sewing thimble with daisies dated 1897. This 13/16" high sewing accessory is fully hallmarked for Birmingham, England 1897 and it has the T.E.M maker's mark for Thomas Edward Mannox. It is in very good condition with no holes, dents, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than a small bend at the hallmark...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Travel : Pre 1900 item #1355899 (stock #02567)
An antique pair of Niagara falls souvenir milk glass spills or mantle vases. These vintage 6" inch tall vases have sprayed-on green colour and hand painted scenes of the falls with thickly dabbed white "foam". The legend SOUVENIR OF NIAGARA FALLS is painted in gold, and these vases show the roughness, straw marks and flaws typical of such souvenir ware. The glass was usually made of stock moulds and was quickly and inexpensively produced...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #722234 (stock #01165)
An attractive Victorian 12-3/4" long painted silk and bone fan with flowers. This unsigned fan is attractively painted on one side with pink flowers and leaves, and the bone supports are unadorned. This item is in very good original condition with no chips, cracks, major tears or stains, losses, damage or repairs other than some minor fraying to the silk at the ends...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Food and Drink : Pre 1900 item #1341870 (stock #7415)
An antique Chinese lady motif tea chest tin with hasp. This domed trunk style tea chest is 8-7/8" wide and it stands 6" tall. It features a blue and yellow lithographed design and the swing-up brass handle has Victorian style decoration. It also has a brass hasp and eye for a lock and it has a circled DB or BD maker's mark which we haven't identified...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #491582 (stock #0505)
A very fine late Victorian black celluloid large hair comb with black rhinestones c1890-1900. This 6-1/2" x 3-1/2" unsigned comb has nice openwork with fronds, and it is in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks, losses, damage or repairs...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Wild West : Pre 1900 item #662449 (stock #160)
Rare c.1880-1890 Numerous reproductions exist. This is one of the few real 1900 century mermaids that this gallery has seen. Excellent condition. Some rust as expected. Some paint loss. 9.5" length.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Contemporary item #941612
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Contemporary jewelry by Mark Davis combines vintage refinished Bakelite pieces with precious stones set in 18KT gold, for a very distinctive and iconic look. Mark Davis jewelry is featured frequently in editorial content in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. These bangles were originally purchased at Nieman Marcus; Mark Davis jewelry is currently also sold at Barney's New York and small jewelry specialty boutiques. All three are creamy dark ivory/pale yellow Bakelite with gold bezel-set stones. One is...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Contemporary item #825730
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Chunky heavy necklace by Robert Goossens, who has designed extensively for decades for Chanel, YSL, and other French couturiers. Dark wood rings are connected by solid cast rope form goldtone metal elements, with a round spring ring clasp. The clasp is marked GOOSSENS PARIS, and MADE IN FRANCE. A stunning piece and super wearable for day or night. Perfectly of the moment; the statement necklace is the "it" accessory of the season. Wearable length is 19 1/2 inches. 1 7/8 inches wid...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #742106
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Beautiful drop necklace in goldtone using classic French star and rope form motifs. Marked BALENCIAGA on the back, and also with its original hang tag, which is marked BALENCIAGA PARIS and MADE IN FRANCE. 1990s. With large glass based faux pearl cabochons centering each star. With a lobster claw clasp and heavy chains at each end. Very dimensional, heavy, and top quality. Nice size -- wearable length is 16 inches. 1 1/2 inches wide at widest point. The drop is 3 inches long and 2...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #741113
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Fabulous French bib necklace in japanned (black finished) metal chainmail, with faceted black Lucite drops. Circa 1990. Marked MONETTE OF PARIS and MADE IN FRANCE on the attached goldtone coin shaped charm. Super wearable, neutral, and very statement-making. Perfectly on trend; chains and chainmail are key current looks.

Wearable length is 17 3/4 inches but it can be adjusted for a shorter length anywhere on the chain. The drop in front is 2 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. No...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #720821
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Stunning clip earrings with fabulous molten poured glass stones in chartreuse and intense aqua, in goldtone metal. Marked DOMINIQUE AURIENTIS PARIS. Circa 1990. Dominique Aurientis is a contemporary French jewelry and accessories designer.

2 1/8 inches long and 1 1/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #741521
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Sumptuous six strand beaded necklace with graduated dark gray labradorite beads with iridescent flashes of blue and green, hammered silver beads, and a carved horn clasp with hammered and worked silver overlay decoration. Probably Scandinavian, with the look of a Monies piece. With a complex asymmetrical design, and can be worn several different ways. The silver tests positive for sterling using jeweler's acid. A very wearable and neutral statement piece. Wearable length is 19 in...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #720809
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Beautiful flower form pendant in goldtone metal with deep tranlucent enameling in rose pink and green, and Swarovski crystal stones, on a dark blue velvet ribbon. Circa 1990. Marked CHRISTIAN LACROIX BIJOUX and CL in script. Christian Lacroix began his career at the house of Jean Patou and has his own couture label since the late 1980s.

2 5/8 inches long and 1 3/4 inches wide. The ribbon is 30 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #813765
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Classic Chanel necklace in goldtone metal. The center medallion has a double headed eagle with the interlocked C Chanel logo, and 31 RUE CAMBON PARIS CHANEL. Marked CHANEL, MADE IN FRANCE, with Chanel logo, and also numbered 3903. Guaranteed authentic. With a double chain soldered together about 1/3 of the way back from the center, and heavy hook clasp. Wearable length is 16 1/2 inches. The medallion is 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #833948
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Beautiful and versatile long necklace in transparent blue and green glass links with gilt metal mountings and glass based faux pearls, with a slide clasp with wired glass beads and faux pearls. Made by the Venetian glass maker Archimede Seguso, for Chanel. Not marked but very well documented. I am also selling a similar necklace and a pair of earrings from the same collection. Super wearable for day or night, and great to layer with other Chanel necklaces. Wearable length is 35 inch...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #739568
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Classic Chanel clip earrings in the iconic Byzantine/barbaric style, in goldtone metal, with brilliant large glass stones. Marked CHANEL, with the interlocked double C logo, and MADE IN FRANCE. Guaranteed authentic. 1 inch in diameter. Excellent condition. Stones are brilliant and clear; any pink tones are reflection. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #833946
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Beautiful and versatile long necklace in black glass links with gilt metal mountings and glass based faux pearls, with a slide clasp with wired glass beads and faux pearls. Made by the Venetian glass maker Archimede Seguso, for Chanel. Not marked but very well documented. I am also selling a similar necklace and a pair of earrings from the same collection. Super wearable for day or night, and great to layer with other Chanel necklaces. Wearable length is 35 inches. 5/8 inch wide. Ex...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #739565
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Beautiful Chanel large drop earrings in goldtone with the interlocking double C logo, and classic Chanel quilt motif. Marked CHANEL, with the interlocked double C logo, and MADE IN FRANCE. Guaranteed authentic. Nice size -- 2 5/8 inches long and 1 1/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #825733
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Showstopping statement size Yves Saint Laurent necklace in slightly matte goldtone metal sculpted in a branch form design, with amazing huge brilliant colorless glass stones. In a very fashionable longer length which is adjustable allowing it to be worn several different ways. Marked YVES SAINT LAURENT, RIVE GAUCHE, and MADE IN FRANCE. Circa 1990, with original storage bag. The sculpted form has the look of a Goossens design. Weighty and solid and substantial. The hook clasp can be...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #720813
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Dramatic clip chandelier earrings in goldtone metal with glass drops, glass cabochons, and Swarovski crystal stones. Marked CHRISTIAN LACROIX JEWELRY and CL in script. Circa 1990. Designed in the barbaric/medieval style first made popular by Chanel. The colors are more beautiful and richer than the photos depict. Christian Lacroix began his career at the house of Jean Patou and has his own couture label since the late 1980s.

2 7/8 inches long and 1 1/4 inches wide. Excellent cond...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #833945
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Beautiful clip earrings in turquoise glass with goldtone metal mountings and beads, and rhinestone accents, by the Venetian glass maker Archimede Seguso, for Chanel. Not marked but very well documented. I am also selling two similar necklaces from the same collection. 1 inch long and 3/4 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #825725
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Stunning YSL garland style necklace in dark gray metal with brilliant dark blue Swarovski navette and round faceted stones in open settings. Circa 1990. Marked YSL on the attached metal hang tag. Perfectly of the moment; the statement necklace is the "it" accessory of the season. 15 inches wearable length and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #653938
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A fabulous collar necklace in clear Lucite with a textured goldtone center element/clasp in the form of a stylized snake with very large inset hematite stones. Circa 1985. The front clasp is magnetic and the back is hinged. The Lucite elements are solid, of course, and brilliantly clear. This piece is probably French; I have seen similar unsigned pieces identified as French. Perfectly of the moment; clear Lucite accessories are a very significant current fashion trend and many designers are...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #739564
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Yves Saint Laurent YSL Enameled Hinged Bangle Greens
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #813775
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Very big, fabulous Chanel clipback earrings in goldtone metal with poured glass stones in the classic colors of red, blue, green, and yellow/topaz, with baroque glass based faux pearl drops. Marked CHANEL, MADE IN FRANCE, with Chanel logo and with season number 26. Guaranteed authentic, with Chanel box. Great size and perfectly of the moment; statement jewelry is a key current trend. 3 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #825726
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Works by contemporary couture jeweler Iradj Moini are rare and sought-after. This is an early piece by Moini, and is an homage to a ruby and diamond brooch by Duke Fulco di Verdura, who is most well known for his collaboration with Coco Chanel. Marked IRADJ MOINI. Gripoix glass red cabochon stones and brilliant colorless strass stones are set in dark silvertone metal. With a clip/pin back which allows it to be worn as a pin or as a pendant. This would have a fabulous couture look...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #941616
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Beautiful genuine emerald necklace with adjustable silk cord with an embroidered slide which can be used to adjust the length. Indian, from an estate. The emeralds range in diameter from 8 mm to 2 mm. Length adjusts from 36 inches to 16 inches. About 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.