Still Life Paintings

Despite the fact that still life paintings consist of only inanimate objects and no animals or people, it still conveys strong emotions. The tone it sets can be joyful, melancholy, or intelligent. Artists use them to evoke a mood, demonstrate skills, and reveal the hidden beauty in life. Still life paintings can enhance our understanding of ordinary objects around us by presenting them in a new way. There is often a special meaning attached to the objects in a still life painting, whether they relate to one's culture, society, religion, or philosophy. As soon as objects are arranged in a specific manner and captured in paint, pastel, ink, or any other medium, they become a whole new experience. The paintings are imbued with a life beyond the ordinary and become a part of history through their existence. Artists have a great deal of freedom in this style of painting as this genre offers a wide variety of arrangements and objects. The colors, ambiance, and size of the composition can be manipulated by the artist when painting a still life. Depending on the arrangement, lighting, color choice, and paint handling, the objects can invoke a wide variety of emotions.  A viewer is often prompted to introspect and reflect on the themes in the artwork. Viewing a still life artwork requires consideration of all these factors. Regardless of your decor style, you will be able to find still life paintings for sale at Bidsquare that match your color scheme and aesthetic perfectly.

The art of still life emerged as a separate painting genre during the Renaissance rather than existing as a subsidiary factor in composition despite decorative fresco murals and mosaics in antiquity. In an era when most artists painted religious and historical portraits, still life works became a way of giving seemingly everyday objects a fresh perspective and meaning. By the late 16th century, still life was one of the most prevalent genres in Western Art. An ordinary object is depicted in still life, whether it is natural such as a flower or fruit, or man-made such as glass, musical instruments, etc. Some of the greatest still life artists painted ordinary items and scenes from everyday life, such as pitchers, bowls, and mirrors, while others painted unusual objects such as flowers, glasses, and mirrors. Several of these artists experimented with how different kinds of lights impacted objects' appearances. The still life genre has often been associated with some of the most famous painters in history. In addition to Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cezanne, artists such as Henri Matisse dabbled in still life painting, shaping the future of painting.

Still Life Paintings for Sale

A variety of mediums is included in Bidsquare's collection of still life paintings for sale, including still life oil paintings as well as a variety of other mediums. With Bidsquare auctions, you can find a unique piece that fits your space perfectly.

Interesting Facts about Still Life Paintings

  • Still-life paintings also share a commonality with botanical and zoological illustrations due to the fact that they use plants and animals as subjects. 
  • Trompe l'oeil paintings are specialized forms of still life that show relatively flat and inanimate objects in an attempt to deceive the viewer.
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  • MAGNIFICENT 1973 O/C STILL LIFE FRUIT PAINTING BY ALLEN MC CURDY LISTED ARTIST
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    $5,445 - $7,079

    MAGNIFICENT 1973 O/C STILL LIFE FRUIT PAINTING BY ALLEN...

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    $5,445 - $7,079
    MYNT Auctions Live Now
    0 Bids
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    $20
  • MAGNIFICENT  O/B STILL LIFE PAINTING BY KURZ GLENNA "LA
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    $5,671 - $7,372

    MAGNIFICENT O/B STILL LIFE PAINTING BY KURZ GLENNA "LA...

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    $5,671 - $7,372
    MYNT Auctions Live Now
    0 Bids
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    $20
  • MAGNIFICENT O/B STILL LIFE PAINTING CHERRIES BY TEIMUR AMIRY CALIFORNIA ARTIST
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    $76,678 - $99,681

    MAGNIFICENT O/B STILL LIFE PAINTING CHERRIES BY TEIMUR ...

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    $76,678 - $99,681
  • STILL LIFE PAINTING
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    $100 - $200

    STILL LIFE PAINTING

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    $100 - $200
    Lewis and Maese Antiques & ...
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    $5
  • European School, Antique Still Life Painting
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    $300 - $600

    European School, Antique Still Life Painting

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    $300 - $600
    Helmuth Stone Gallery
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    $150
  • Large Old Master Still Life Painting
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    $1,000 - $2,000

    Large Old Master Still Life Painting

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    $1,000 - $2,000
    Helmuth Stone Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • STILL LIFE DAFFODILS OIL PAINTING
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    $1,750 - $2,625

    STILL LIFE DAFFODILS OIL PAINTING

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    $1,750 - $2,625
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
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    $1,000
  • STILL LIFE GRAPES, PEACHES, AND FIGS OIL PAINTING
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    $1,250 - $1,875

    STILL LIFE GRAPES, PEACHES, AND FIGS OIL PAINTING

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    $1,250 - $1,875
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • STILL LIFE ROSES OIL PAINTING
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    $1,250 - $1,875

    STILL LIFE ROSES OIL PAINTING

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    $1,250 - $1,875
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
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    $1,000
  • STILL LIFE CHRYSANTHEMUMS OIL PAINTING
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    $1,500 - $2,250

    STILL LIFE CHRYSANTHEMUMS OIL PAINTING

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    $1,500 - $2,250
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
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    $1,000
  • STILL LIFE BEGONIA FLOWERS OIL PAINTING
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    $1,250 - $1,875

    STILL LIFE BEGONIA FLOWERS OIL PAINTING

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    $1,250 - $1,875
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • STILL LIFE BOUQUET FLOWERS OIL PAINTING
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    $1,250 - $1,875

    STILL LIFE BOUQUET FLOWERS OIL PAINTING

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    $1,250 - $1,875
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • STILL LIFE BOUQUET OF CARNATION FLOWERS OIL PAINTING
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    $1,500 - $2,250

    STILL LIFE BOUQUET OF CARNATION FLOWERS OIL PAINTING

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    $1,500 - $2,250
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • MAGNIFICENT PAIR OIL ON CANVAS  STILL LIFE PAINTING BY S.PORAY "LISTED ARTIST"
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    $3,980 - $5,174

    MAGNIFICENT PAIR OIL ON CANVAS STILL LIFE PAINTING BY ...

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    $3,980 - $5,174
    MYNT Auctions
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    $20
  • MAGNIFICENT  OIL ON BOARD  STILL LIFE PAINTING BY C.P. LUIGI LISTED ARTIST.
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    $1,838 - $2,390

    MAGNIFICENT OIL ON BOARD STILL LIFE PAINTING BY C.P. ...

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    $1,838 - $2,390
    MYNT Auctions
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    $20
  • MAGNIFICENT O/B STILL LIFE PAINTING STRAWBERRIES BY T. AMIRY CALIFORNIA ARTIST
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    $40,611 - $52,794

    MAGNIFICENT O/B STILL LIFE PAINTING STRAWBERRIES BY T. ...

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    $40,611 - $52,794
    MYNT Auctions
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    $20
  • MAGNIFICENT OIL ON CANVAS STILL LIFE PAINTING SIGNED ROY MOSIER
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    $880 - $1,145

    MAGNIFICENT OIL ON CANVAS STILL LIFE PAINTING SIGNED RO...

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    $880 - $1,145
    MYNT Auctions
    0 Bids
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    $20
  • PAINTING FLOWERS STILL LIFE BASKET
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    $2,500 - $3,125

    PAINTING FLOWERS STILL LIFE BASKET

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    $2,500 - $3,125
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • CYRILLIC STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING
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    $2,500 - $3,125

    CYRILLIC STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING

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    $2,500 - $3,125
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • STILL LIFE FLOWERS OIL PAINTING
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    $2,000 - $2,500

    STILL LIFE FLOWERS OIL PAINTING

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    $2,000 - $2,500
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • FLOWER STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING
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    $2,500 - $3,125

    FLOWER STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING

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    $2,500 - $3,125
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Anton Otto Fischer (1882 - 1962) Still Life
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    $300 - $500

    Anton Otto Fischer (1882 - 1962) Still Life

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    $300 - $500
    Helmuth Stone Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • STILL LIFE GRAPES & MELON OIL PAINTING
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    $2,500 - $3,125

    STILL LIFE GRAPES & MELON OIL PAINTING

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    $2,500 - $3,125
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • STILL LIFE SUNFLOWER VASE OIL PAINTING
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    $2,000 - $2,500

    STILL LIFE SUNFLOWER VASE OIL PAINTING

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    $2,000 - $2,500
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
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    $1,000
  • MAGNIFICENT FRENCH 19C O/C STILL LIFE FRUITS BY JEAN BAPTISTE GARDEL LA
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    $993 - $1,291

    MAGNIFICENT FRENCH 19C O/C STILL LIFE FRUITS BY JEAN BA...

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    $993 - $1,291
    MYNT Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $20
  • "DAISIES" OIL PAINTING
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    "DAISIES" OIL PAINTING

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF O/B PAINTINGS BY HUGO MATZENAUER HUNGARIAN-AMERICAN ARTIST
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    $5,445 - $7,079

    MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF O/B PAINTINGS BY HUGO MATZENAUER HU...

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    $5,445 - $7,079
    MYNT Auctions
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    $20
  • MAGNIFICENT 19th C. Orientalist Harem Scene PAINTING O/C  by M. K. Gorge L.A.
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    $6,121 - $7,958

    MAGNIFICENT 19th C. Orientalist Harem Scene PAINTING O/...

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    $6,121 - $7,958
    MYNT Auctions
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    $20
  • Ethel Hore Townsend (New Jersey, 1876 - 1970)
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    $200 - $300

    Ethel Hore Townsend (New Jersey, 1876 - 1970)

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    $200 - $300
    Helmuth Stone Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • PLANT STUDY WATERCOLOUR
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    PLANT STUDY WATERCOLOUR

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Marcel Dyf (1899 - 1985) "Roses et Godetias"
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    $6,000 - $8,000

    Marcel Dyf (1899 - 1985) "Roses et Godetias"

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    $6,000 - $8,000
    Helmuth Stone Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $3,000
  • Hungarian School (20th Century)
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    $80 - $120

    Hungarian School (20th Century)

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    $80 - $120
    Gray's Auctioneers LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $40
  • Bela Balogh (Hungarian, 1909-1980)
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    $300 - $500

    Bela Balogh (Hungarian, 1909-1980)

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    $300 - $500
    Gray's Auctioneers LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Hungarian School (20th Century)
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    $200 - $400

    Hungarian School (20th Century)

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    $200 - $400
    Gray's Auctioneers LLC
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $100
  • James Wallace (American, 19th Century)
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    $3,000 - $5,000

    James Wallace (American, 19th Century)

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    $3,000 - $5,000
    Gray's Auctioneers LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,000
  • Two Framed Studio Pottery Relief Tiles by Gabriella Verbovszky (American Hungarian, b. 1966)
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    $80 - $120

    Two Framed Studio Pottery Relief Tiles by Gabriella Ver...

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    $80 - $120
    Gray's Auctioneers LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $40
  • Walt Wooten (1939-) Teepee #1 Oil on Canvas
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    $1,400 - $2,400

    Walt Wooten (1939-) Teepee #1 Oil on Canvas

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    $1,400 - $2,400
    North American Auction Comp...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $450
  • STILL LIFE LOBSTER & MUSHROOMS OIL PAINTING
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    $3,000 - $4,500

    STILL LIFE LOBSTER & MUSHROOMS OIL PAINTING

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    $3,000 - $4,500
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  •  STILL LIFE FRUIT OIL PAINTING
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    STILL LIFE FRUIT OIL PAINTING

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    $1,000 - $1,500
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Large Oil on Canvas, "Cranes," Still Life Bird Painting
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    $400 - $600

    Large Oil on Canvas, "Cranes," Still Life Bird Painting...

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    $400 - $600
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • STILL LIFE OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS OIL PAINTING
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    $1,250 - $1,875

    STILL LIFE OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS OIL PAINTING

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    $1,250 - $1,875
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • IMPRESSIONIST STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING
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    $2,250 - $3,375

    IMPRESSIONIST STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING

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    $2,250 - $3,375
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Set of Three Floral and Fruit Still Life Paintings on Porcelain
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    $800 - $1,200

    Set of Three Floral and Fruit Still Life Paintings on P...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Rafael Osona Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $600
  • FRUIT STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING
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    $6,750 - $10,125

    FRUIT STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING

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    $6,750 - $10,125
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • STILL LIFE FLOWERS OIL PAINTING
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    $16,500 - $24,750

    STILL LIFE FLOWERS OIL PAINTING

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    $16,500 - $24,750
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • STILL LIFE ROSES, CARNATIONS, AND HOLLYHOCKS OIL PAINTING
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    $3,000 - $4,500

    STILL LIFE ROSES, CARNATIONS, AND HOLLYHOCKS OIL PAINTI...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,500
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • STILL LIFE OF PINK ROSES OIL PAINTING
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    $2,500 - $3,750

    STILL LIFE OF PINK ROSES OIL PAINTING

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    $2,500 - $3,750
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS IN A VASE OIL PAINTING
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    $2,000 - $3,000

    STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS IN A VASE OIL PAINTING

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
    NY Elizabeth
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000