In Search Of – Brass

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Brass is used in plumbing parts, instruments, decoration and furniture. Photo: sherwinmetal.com

Brass is making the rounds. Photo: Sherwinmetal.com

Welcome to the daily series “In Search Of”, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about “brass” and we’ve got loads of it.

Used in decoration, plumbing, locks, and in musical instruments like horns and bells, brass is known for its gold-like appearance. We’ve found it on accent pieces, animal figurines, lamps and furniture across the classifieds!

Brass Gazelle Coffee Table in Chicago, Illinois

Photo: krrb.com/Independencevintage

Photo: Krrb.com/Independencevintage

This dramatic Art Deco glass-top coffee table is the best kind of statement piece. Make it the centerpiece of your living room.

Find it on Independence Vintage‘s Corner. $650.

Ornate Brass Mirror in New York, New York

Photo: krrb.com/24051

Photo: Krrb.com/24051

The detail on this ornate vintage circular mirror is spectacular.

Find it on Michelle Quartin‘s Corner. $100.

Five-Armed Italian Lamp in Seattle, Washington

Photo: krrb.com/33852

Photo: Krrb.com/33852

The sleek arc of this Italian brass lamp aims light wherever you need it. A classy piece from the 1960s.

Find it on Johnny Samra‘s Corner. $300.

Pair of Brass Elephant Figures in Chicago, Illinois

Photo: krrb.com/Strangelovely

Photo: Krrb.com/Strangelovely

Solid brass elephants make handsome bookends or doorstops.

Find them on Strange Lovely‘s Corner. $95.

Slate Chalkboard with Brass Frame in New York, New York

Photo: krrb.com/sevenbc

Photo: krrb.com/sevenbc

Scrawl a menu or drink list on this huge chalkboard for your next get-together. It also works in an office as a memo board.

Find it on Sevenbc‘s Corner. $550.

Tabletop “Museum Clock” in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Photo: krrb.com/findfurnish

Photo: Krrb.com/findfurnish

Often given out as gifts to commemorate a retirement, this Museum Clock Howard Miller and designed by Nathan George Horwitt. Its brass body and glass face would look stately on a desk.

Find it on Findfurnish’s Corner. $120.

Moroccan Tray in Los Angeles, California

Photo: krrb.com/28695

Photo: Krrb.com/28695

A huge, stunning tray could be used as wall art, made into a coffee table, or topped with dips and desserts for a party serving tray.

Find it on AD‘s Corner. $650.

 
  • Rachel Morrell

    Theres just something about brass! It always seems so vintage, even if its new! I love the brass elephants! Would be perfect for book holders on our bookshelf! I agree with morgan, I love these ”in search of” articles too! I would love to see an in search of color or something along those lines, for summers sake! :-)

  • That brass chalkboard is everything!! Need it. Also, the gazelle table. Brass gives such a modern twist on older items as well as a classic touch. Thanks for the article, and the Moroccan plate is gorgeous as well.

  • LisaB

    I love that slate chalkboard – and I think a feature on marble would be awesome (I love me some carrera marble.)

  • CJ Lotz

    Glad you’re enjoying! What other “In Search Of” posts would you like to see?

  • These “in search of” articles are my favorite! Loving that clock from Minneapolis (my home state, woot!)…already have it pinned on Pinterest…may need to add that brass framed chalkboard as well!