Vintage Art & Wall Decor
Vintage Art & Wall Decor: 100+ Unique Pieces

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Monumental Terra Cotta Steer Head Medallion c1920
Monumental Terra Cotta Steer Head Medallion c1920

$7,500.00

Salvaged from the front of a meat packing plant in Buffalo, NY, this astonishing bull's head is an incredible relic from the heyday of agricultural-industrial dominance. Weighing nearly 80 pounds, the terra cotta proves to be a very durable, yet gentle medium. Note the phenomenal care that was pu...

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Neo-Classical Pine Pediment C1820s
Neo-Classical Pine Pediment C1820s

$825.00

Salvaged from a stately entryway, this pine pediment would have graced the door of a Neo-Classical style home on the east coast in the early 19th century. Classically inspired elements abound, including the dentilated trim and the swan's neck keyhole, which would have once highlighted a plaster b...

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Clear Glass High Voltage Insulator C1960s
Clear Glass High Voltage Insulator C1960s

$90.00

The great grand daddy of mid-century power line insulators, this enormous high voltage model features a cast aluminum hub and a opalescent clear blown glass disc, which would have protected electrical, telephone and telegraph cables as they lined the country side. This piece stands as a wonderful...

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Pair of Enormous Primitive Corbels I C1920s
Pair of Enormous Primitive Corbels I C1920s

$4,000.00

Made from solid fir, these enormous, primitive corbels are as commanding and sturdy as the mighty tree they came from. While they originally held up the roof of a huge early-century ship repair dry dock warehouse here in Portland, we like to picture them in a mead-filled hall, the likes of which ...

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Small Cast Iron Leaf Architectural Element C1890s
Small Cast Iron Leaf Architectural Element C1890s

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$40.00

From the ancient Greeks to the early modernists, the acanthus leaf has been cropping up on buildings for generations. This iteration comes to us from the late 19th century, when cast iron was the medium of choice for architectural giants like Louis Sullivan and Daniel Burnham. This leaf stands 7"...

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Carved Ionic Capital, c1880s
Carved Ionic Capital, c1880s

$425.00

This hefty specimen was salvaged from a Portland building, where it has resided since the last century. Carved egg-and-dart and scrolled motifs reveal its Ionic heritage. The raw cedar shows some signs of drying and age, such as chips and cracks (if you'd been around for more than a century, you...

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Pair of Enormous Primitive Corbels II C1920s
Pair of Enormous Primitive Corbels II C1920s

$4,000.00

Made from solid fir, these enormous, primitive corbels are as commanding and sturdy as the mighty tree they came from. While they originally held up the roof of a huge early-century ship repair dry dock warehouse here in Portland, we like to picture them in a mead-filled hall, the likes of which ...

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Plinth and Corner Blocks, c.1885
Plinth and Corner Blocks, c.1885

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$140.00

Beautiful, unique Eastlake details for a period home's doorway. Made of Douglas Fir. Note: Some chipping and nailholes, the most severe of which is visible in the photo. All pieces have been cleaned of paint. $('#order_cart_line_item_quantity').attr('disabled','disabled');

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15" Stripped Mahogany Turned Baluster, c1900
15" Stripped Mahogany Turned Baluster, c1900

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$80.00

Beautifully proportioned and elegantly stripped of paint and varnish, this bare mahogany turned baluster would make a gorgeous architectural design element or candle stand (if properly fireproofed) suitable for most any decor.

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23" Stripped Wooden Turned & Carved Spindle, c1900
23" Stripped Wooden Turned & Carved Spindle, c1900

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$150.00

Beautifully proportioned and elegantly stripped of paint and varnish, this bare wood spindle features turned, fluted, gadrooned and spiral molded sections that would make it a gorgeous architectural design element or candle stand (if properly fireproofed) suitable for most any decor. Note slight...

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23" Stripped Wooden Turned & Carved Spindle, c1900
23" Stripped Wooden Turned & Carved Spindle, c1900

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$150.00

Beautifully proportioned and elegantly stripped of paint and varnish, this bare wood spindle features turned, fluted, gadrooned and spiral molded sections that would make it a gorgeous architectural design element or candle stand (if properly fireproofed) suitable for most any decor.

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Pair of Enormous Primitive Corbels III C1920s
Pair of Enormous Primitive Corbels III C1920s

$4,000.00

Made from solid fir, these enormous, primitive corbels are as commanding and sturdy as the mighty tree they came from. While they originally held up the roof of a huge early-century ship repair dry dock warehouse here in Portland, we like to picture them in a mead-filled hall, the likes of which ...

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Set of Eastlake Plinth and Corner Blocks C1890
Set of Eastlake Plinth and Corner Blocks C1890

$175.00

Beautiful, unique Eastlake details for a period home's doorway. Carved and assembled from pine, finished with a few layers of paint, with a light minty green as the top coat. Although chipped, the paint has been clear coated, so the aging and distressing has been stopped in its tracks. Sold as a ...

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Impressive 13.5 in. Cast Iron Victorian Brackets C1885
Impressive 13.5 in. Cast Iron Victorian Brackets C1885

$995.00

Originally used to support an entry portico, these enormous cast iron Victorian brackets are as functional as they are beautiful. Imagine them, combined with a piece of reclaimed lumber, on either side of your fireplace. Or as the brackets for a flower box outside your window. However you repurpo...

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Pair of Painted Tin Gryphon Cartouches c1900s
Pair of Painted Tin Gryphon Cartouches c1900s

$1,200.00

Whether salvaged from a building facade, or an impressive barback, these painted tin gryphon cartouches are about as handsome as they come. While they were stamped from the same mold, they were hand painted, so individual character can be found in each, especially as the paint has worn away over...

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Classical Revival Plaster Ceiling Medallion c1910
Classical Revival Plaster Ceiling Medallion c1910

$350.00

An ornate room requires a highly decorated ceiling. This carved plaster medallion would have adorned the ceiling of a grand room at the turn of the last century. Originally, the piece would have enhanced an incredible Classical Revival chandelier, which was perhaps suspended by a velvet covered c...

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Large and Accent Fireplace Tiles by Claycraft c1925
Large and Accent Fireplace Tiles by Claycraft c1925

$1,800.00

Claycraft Potteries was a short-lived but prolific Arts & Crafts company that operated out of Los Angeles from 1921 to 1939. Known for their minute detail and scenes of idyllic countryside, this complete set of fireplace tiles is exemplary of their Mission-style work. The perfect compliment t...

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Pair of Petite Oak Corbels, C1900
Pair of Petite Oak Corbels, C1900

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$65.00

Even though they are only 3 1/2" tall, the detail and craftsmanship on this tiny pair of corbels is astonishing. The Classically inspired volute (or scrollwork) adds great volume to the pair, which could be applied to the interior corners of any door or entry way. Use them for their original arch...

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Enormous Cast Concrete Native American Medallion c1935
Enormous Cast Concrete Native American Medallion c1935

23 1/2" x 29 1/2"

$3,500.00

Cast from solid cement, this incredible Native American medallion would have adorned a pediment or cornice on an impressive building -- we are told the building was in New York City. When the piece came to our restoration shop it was mounted to rotten wooden backing and was over-painted with sp...

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