• Ars Antigua from The Drexler Collection

    Fine Art Prints from our archive of over 500,000 vintage images

    from the 16th the mid-20th century.

    Made in America

    Subjects & Vintage Images "Tasting Menu"

    A small sampling of 100 plus images & subjects ....

  • Flowering Cactus • Opuntia decembens Salm-Dyck

    Handcolored lithograph circa 1900

    From our archive of 1000's of plants & flowers ...

     

  • Ars Antigua • Made in America

    Los Angeles Showroom

    California Market Center

    110 East 9th Street, Suite C1285 • Los Angeles, CA 90079

    email: drexlercollection@gmail.com • Tel. 310.866-0076

    About Us

    Ars Antigua is based on our archive of over 500,000 vintage images from the 16th to early 20th century, one of the largest in the U.S.

     

    This archive has been used to create a collection with over 20 product categories (all made in our Los Angeles atelier):

    • Fine Art Prints • Limited Editions
    • Writing Blocs (both Classic and Slim)
    • Mini-Spiral Notebooks • Spiral Notebooks
    • Folded Notecards • Gift Enclosres
    • Placecards • Sticky Notes • Bookplates
    • Luggage Tags

     

    Customers include ...

    Museums, Cultural Institutions, Fine Stores including:

    • National Gallery of Art, Washington
    • Frick Collection, New York
    • Morgan Museum & Library, New York
    • Getty Center, Los Angeles
    • New York Public Library
    • Chicago Art Institute, Chicago
    • L.A.C.M.A., Los Angeles
    • Los Angeles Philharmonic Store
    • Metropolitan Opera Shop, New York
    • Kennedy Center, Washington
    • Victoria & Albert Museum, London
    • Musée des Arts Decoratifs, The Louvre, Paris
    • Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo
  • Bird of Paradise • Hand Colored Lithograph Circa 1870

    From our archive of hundreds of vintage bird prints

  • Vintage Subjects

     

    Some of our popular subjects are shown below

  • Fine Art Subjects • Natural History & Animals

    from our archives

    Over 100,000 rare etchings, engravings, woodcuts, engravings & posters from the 16th through the early 20th century are available as fine art prints in various sizes, both framed and unframed

    Cactus

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1900

    Cactus

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1900

    Temple of Flora

    Bird of Paradise • Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Temple of Flora

    Egyptian Beane • Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Temple of Flora

    China Simdoron • Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Temple of Flora

    Superb Lily • Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Botanical • Framed

    From 12 Month of Flowers • England • 1734

    Botanical • Framed

    From 12 Month of Flowers • England • 1734

    Vase of Flowers

    Handcolored Engraving Circa 1750

    Pineapple

    Handcolored Engraving Circa 1810

    Orchid • Cattleya

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1880

    Orchid • Cipropedium

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1880

    Green Melon

    Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Polignac Melon

    Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Jamaica Pineapple

    Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Strawberries

    Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Hummingbirds

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

    Hummingbirds

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

    Bird of Paradise

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

    Bird of Paradise

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

    Red-Crested Merganser Ducks

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Shoveller Ducks

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Eagle Owl

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Owls

    Handcolored Engravings Circa 1800

    Parrots

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Peacock

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Butterflies

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Butterflies

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Butterfly Fish

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1845

    Lion Fish

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1845

    Ocean Floor

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Sea Anemones

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Ocean Floor

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Sea Anemones

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Anthracite Crab

    Handcolored Engraving Circa 1780

    Atlantic Crab

    Handcolored Engraving Circa 1780

  • Fine Art Subjects • Animals

    from our archives ...

    Over 100,000 rare etchings, engravings, woodcuts, engravings & posters from the 16th through the early 20th century are available as fine art prints in various sizes, both framed and unframed

    The Kittens

    Painting circa 1889

    The Dream Trips

    Painting circa 1890

    After Dinner

    Painting circa 1878

    The Knitting Basket

    Painting circa 18890

    Bulldogs

    Color Lithograph circa 1880

    Sheep Dogs

    Color Lithograph circa 1880​

    St. Bernards

    Color Lithograph circa 1880

    Toy Spaniels

    Color Lithograph circa 1880

    Mare and Foal

    Color Lithograph circa 1880

    Stilton Hunter

    Color Lithograph circa 1880

    Horse and Hounds

    Color Lithograph circa 1880

    Mambrino by George Stubbs

    Color Lithograph circa 1880

    Tigers

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1880

    Lions

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1880

    Elephant

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

    Giraffes

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

    Chimpanzee

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

    Polar Bear

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

    Chimpanzee & Gorilla

    Colored Lithograph Circa 1880

    Monkeys

    Colored Lithograph Circa 1880

    Lemur

    Colored Lithograph Circa 1880

    Lemur

    Colored Lithograph Circa 1880

  • Popular Stationery Related Product Categories

    Classic Writing Blocs - $ 11.95  •  Slim Writing Blocs - $ 8.95

    Mini-Spiral Notebooks - $ 3.00  •  Thank You Folded Notecards  - $ 11.95

    Placecards - $ 7.95  •  Luggage Tags - $ 8.95

     

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    Mini-Spiral Notebooks

    For purse or pocket • 2 x 3.5 inches

    60 pages • 80 lb. archival paper

    Mini-Spiral Notebooks

    For purse or pocket • 2 x 3.5 inches

    60 pages • 80 lb. archival paper

    Mini-Spiral Notebooks

    For purse or pocket • 2 x 3.5 inches

    60 pages • 80 lb. archival paper

    Mini-Spiral Notebooks

    For purse or pocket • 2 x 3.5 inches

    60 pages • 80 lb. archival paper

    Mini-Spiral Notebooks

    For purse or pocket • 2 x 3.5 inches

    60 pages • 80 lb. archival paper

    Mini-Spiral Notebooks

    For purse or pocket • 2 x 3.5 inches

    60 pages • 80 lb. archival paper

    Folded Notes

    3.5 x 4.88 inches (Folded) Package of 8

    Premium 80 lb. archival cover stock

     

    Folded Notes

    3.5 x 4.88 inches (Folded) Package of 8

    Premium 80 lb. archival cover stock

    Folded Notes

    3.5 x 4.88 inches (Folded) Package of 8

    Premium 80 lb. archival cover stock

    Placecards

    2 x 4 inches (folded) • Package of 10

    80 lb. archival cover stock

     

    Placecards

    2 x 4 inches (folded) • Package of 10

    80 lb. archival cover stock

     

    Placecards

    2 x 4 inches (folded) • Package of 10

    80 lb. archival cover stock

    Luggage Tags

    LT-300-A • Venice Gondolas Circa 1928

    2.5 x 4 inches (without strap)

    Rigid polystyrene (.25 inch thick) Decorative address insert

    Luggage Tags

    LT-641-D • Paris Circa 1956

    2.5 x 4 inches (without strap)

    Rigid polystyrene (.25 inch thick) Decorative address insert

    Luggage Tags

    LT-350-E • London Circa 1925

    2.5 x 4 inches (without strap)

    Rigid polystyrene (.25 inch thick) Decorative address insert

    Luggage Tags

    LT-155-G • Statue of Liberty • 1928

    2.5 x 4 inches (without strap)

    Rigid polystyrene (.25 inch thick) Decorative address insert

    Luggage Tags

    LT-65-C • San Francisco • 1955

    2.5 x 4 inches (without strap)

    Rigid polystyrene (.25 inch thick) Decorative address insert

    Luggage Tags

    LT-67-A • Hollywood • 1958

    2.5 x 4 inches (without strap)

    Rigid polystyrene (.25 inch thick) Decorative address insert

    Luggage Tags

    LT-NYC-3 • New York • 1940

    2.5 x 4 inches (without strap)

    Rigid polystyrene (.25 inch thick) Decorative address insert

  • Popular Subjects • Fine Art Prints

    Fashion • Botanicals • Music • Pets • Animals • Crowns • Paris • Food • Chippendale • Writers • Composers • Architecture

     

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    Fashion

    Shoe with Bow • Engraving 1885

    Style 4860

     

     

     

    Fashion

    Handbag • Engraving 1900

    Style 4901

     

    Fashion

    Satin Slipper • Engraving 1880

    Style 4857

     

    Fashion

    From the Court of Marie-Antoinette

    Engraving 1787 • Style GDM-03

     

    Fashion

    French Fashion Plate

    Paris • 1926 Collection • Style 9401-B

     

    Fashion

    French Fashion Plate

    Paris • 1925 Collection • Style 9409-B

     

    Botanicals

    12 Months of Flowers • November

    Engraving 1734 • Style 752-A

     

    Botanicals

    Florigeum of Prince Eugene

    Engraving 1720 • Style 750-B

     

    Botanicals

    Floral Arrangement • J.S. Tessier

    Engraving 1775 • Style 750-F

     

    Botanicals

    Orchid • Laelia Elegans

    Handcolored Litho 1880 • Style 758-A

     

    Botanicals

    Orchid • Cypripedia Macroterum

    Handcolored Litho 1880 • Style 758-B

     

    Botanicals

    Orchid • Cattleya Maximum

    Handcolored Litho 1880 • Style 758-C

     

    Music

    A Musical Melange

    Engraving 1875 • Style 1671

     

    Music 

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Well Tempered Clavier 1721

    Style 780

     

    Music

    Piano-Forte

    Engraving 1850 • Style 3503

    Writing Blocs • Classic & Slim

     

    Music

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Portrait 1746

     

     

    Music

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Portrait 1818

     

    Music

    Ludwig Van Beethoven

    Portrait 1823

     

    Pets

    A Literate Cat

    Engraving 1875 • Style 1812

    Writing Blocs • Classic

     

    Pets

    A Literate Cat

    Engraving 1875 • Style 1806

     

    Pets

    Three Friends

    Engraving 1885 • Style 7140

     

    Insects

    Dragonfly

    Engraving 1850 • Style 2842

     

    Insects

    Honey Bee

    Engraving 1865 • Style 2847

     

    Reptiles

    Turtle

    Engraving 1875 • Style 2653

     

    Crowns

    Your Royal Highness

    Engraving 1875 • Style 2932

     

     

    Fleur de Lis

    Diamond Fleur de Lis

    Engraving 1885 • Style 2924

     

    Crowns

    Imperial Crown

    Engraving 1875 • Style 2936

     

    Paris

    Arc de Triomphe

    Engraving 1870 • Style 651

     

    Paris

    Eiffel Tower • Aerial View

    Engraving 1889 • Style 657

     

    Paris

    Notre-Dame

    Engraving 1875 • Style 652

     

    Wine

    Vintage Corkscrew

    Engraving 1890 • Style 3940

     

    Culinary • Utensils

    The Queen's Service

    Engraving 1889 • Style 4008

     

    Food

    Pineapple

    Engraving 1889 • Style 657

     

    Architecture

    Palladian Capital

    Engraving 1750 • Style 834

     

    Maps

    World Map

    Engraving 1541 • Style 430

     

    Vintage Symbol

    Antique Sun & Man In The Moon

    Engraving 1800 • Style 2922/2937

     

    Writers

    Jane Austen

    Portrait 1810 • Style 172

     

    Writers

    Oscar Wilde

    Engraving 1881 • Style 178

     

    Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes

    1904 London Show • Style 190-A

     

    The Arts

    An Artist's Palette

    Engraving 1875 • Style 2983

     

    Chippendale

    Chippendale Ribbonback Chair

    Engraving 1754 • Style 9575

     

    Sports/Transportation

    Vintage Bicycle

    Engraving 1875 • Style 2974

     

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  • Fine Art Subjects • Natural History & Animals

    from our archives

    Over 100,000 rare etchings, engravings, woodcuts, engravings & posters from the 16th through the early 20th century are available as fine art prints in various sizes, both framed and unframed

    Cactus

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1900

    Cactus

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1900

    Temple of Flora

    Bird of Paradise • Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Temple of Flora

    Egyptian Beane • Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Temple of Flora

    China Simdoron • Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Temple of Flora

    Superb Lily • Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Botanical • Framed

    From 12 Month of Flowers • England • 1734

    Botanical • Framed

    From 12 Month of Flowers • England • 1734

    Vase of Flowers

    Handcolored Engraving Circa 1750

    Pineapple

    Handcolored Engraving Circa 1810

    Orchid • Cattleya

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1880

    Orchid • Cipropedium

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1880

    Green Melon

    Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Polignac Melon

    Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Jamaica Pineapple

    Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Strawberries

    Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Hummingbirds

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

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    Hummingbirds

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

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    Bird of Paradise

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

    Bird of Paradise

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

    Red-Crested Merganser Ducks

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Shoveller Ducks

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Eagle Owl

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Owls

    Handcolored Engravings Circa 1800

    Parrots

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Peacock

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Butterflies

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Butterflies

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Shells • Strombus

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Shells • Volutes

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Ocean Floor

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Sea Anemones

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Anthracite Crab

    Handcolored Engraving Circa 1780

    Atlantic Crab

    Handcolored Engraving Circa 1780

  • Fine Art Subjects • Natural History & Animals

    from our archives

    Over 100,000 rare etchings, engravings, woodcuts, engravings & posters from the 16th through the early 20th century are available as fine art prints in various sizes, both framed and unframed

    Cactus

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1900

    Cactus

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1900

    Temple of Flora

    Bird of Paradise • Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Temple of Flora

    Egyptian Beane • Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Temple of Flora

    China Simdoron • Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Temple of Flora

    Superb Lily • Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Botanical • Framed

    From 12 Month of Flowers • England • 1734

    Botanical • Framed

    From 12 Month of Flowers • England • 1734

    Vase of Flowers

    Handcolored Engraving Circa 1750

    Pineapple

    Handcolored Engraving Circa 1810

    Orchid • Cattleya

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1880

    Orchid • Cipropedium

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1880

    Green Melon

    Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Polignac Melon

    Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Jamaica Pineapple

    Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Strawberries

    Handcolored Aquatint Circa 1800

    Hummingbirds

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

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    Hummingbirds

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

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    Bird of Paradise

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

    Bird of Paradise

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1870

    Red-Crested Merganser Ducks

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Shoveller Ducks

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Eagle Owl

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Owls

    Handcolored Engravings Circa 1800

    Parrots

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Peacock

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Butterflies

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Butterflies

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Shells • Strombus

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Shells • Volutes

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Ocean Floor

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Sea Anemones

    Handcolored Lithograph Circa 1860

    Anthracite Crab

    Handcolored Engraving Circa 1780

    Atlantic Crab

    Handcolored Engraving Circa 1780