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Safe and proper display of art and artifacts is an important factor in any collection. In addition to artifact restoration and conservation I now offer custom made, high-quality display stands made from welded steel. Each display stand will be custom fabricated to perfectly fit individual artifacts and show them at their best.

All custom display stands are fabricated with heavy 1/4 inch thick steel base plates. Base plate width and length dimensions and other support structures (armatures) will be determined based on the weight and size of the item being mounted. Display stands will be sized and constructed proportionally and designed to be as visually appealing and discreet as possible. The stands are finished with a primer coating and multiple layers of matte (flat) black top coats for a durable finish. When possible and appropriate, rubber end-caps will be added to the tips of the supports to better protect the item being displayed. Felt pads are added to the bottom of the base plate.

Note: When requesting a custom display please let me know in advance if you have any shelf height limitations, etc. Feel free to contact me with any other questions or concerns.

Base Types - Options & Upgrades: I offer several options for base shapes, thickness and designs. You may choose a standard (basic) single layer square or rectangular base plate or upgrade to other shapes and designs. Upgrade options include circular plates, double-thick stepped bases and box-riser designs. Other options are available as well: plate stands, custom shapes, tripod ring stands, etc. Ring stands for round-bottomed bowls and vases can be made in any size (ring diameter and leg heights) and are available in 3-leg (tripod) and 4-leg designs. The standard finish is matte black, but custom colors are also available. Prices vary depending on size, design, color and type of base you choose. Please indicate your preference(s) if you would like a price estimate for your project.

Single Square Base Double Stepped Square Base Box Riser Square Base Ball Feet Base

Single Round Base Double Stepped Round Base Box Riser Round Base Tripod Ring Stand


Frequently Asked Questions

Q What is the pricing for custom display stands?
A Cost for basic display stands start in the $50 range. Prices increase with size, base upgrades and overall complexity. New clients may be asked to pay in advance via check or PayPal. Sorry, I do not accept credit cards or bank transfers. Credit card payments can be processed through PayPal.

Q Is it necessary that the item(s) be shipped to you for fabrication of custom display stands?
A Yes, it is important that the items be shipped to me to insure an exact fit. Creating custom fitted display stands from emailed photos and dimensions is difficult and problematic. I must have the items in-hand during the fabrication process. The client is responsible for all shipping costs to and from my studio in North Carolina.

Q What is the turnaround time for custom display stands?
A Demand for custom stands has increased dramatically, but I can typically complete custom display requests within 1 week after receipt of the item(s).

Q Are items permanently attached to the display stand?
A No. I do not permanently attached any item to the stand. Items are removable for examination and study.

Q Can I get display stands in colors other than black?
A Yes, other colors are available, but color selection is limited. Costs will be slightly higher for display stands finished in colors other than matte black.

Q Are custom display stands available to clients outside of the United States?
A No. I do not offer custom display services to international clients.

Q Are the items on this web page for sale?
A No. The items shown here are owned by numerous clients and are not for sale on this website. Please see my Gallery pages for a wide variety of ancient art and ethnographic artifacts that are available for purchase.


Examples: Below are examples of custom display stands I have created for various clients. These are only a sampling of the thousands of stands I have made.

Custom display stands for two antique Persian-style daggers.
Antique Persian Daggers Knifes Custom Display Stands (front).
Antique Persian Daggers Knifes Custom Display Stands (back).

Custom display stand for a Northwest Coast Indian 'Haisla' raven dance frontlet (headdress) with ermine pelts, abalone shells and feathers. By Haisla artist Barry Wilson, b. 1952. Exhibited at the Booth Museum, Cartersville, GA.
Walrus Skull with Tusks Display Stand.

Custom display stands for a small Wooly Mammoth tusk and a petrified pine cone (split pair).
Small Mammoth Tusk and a Petrified (fossilized) Pine Cone Split Pair Custom Display Stands (front).
Small Mammoth Tusk and a Petrified (fossilized) Pine Cone Split Pair Custom Display Stands(back).

Custom display stand for a very large Walrus skull (Odobenus Rosmarus) with tusks over two feet long.
Walrus Skull with Tusks Display Stand.

Custom display stand for a large Tikar bronze spiked currency torque. Mid 20th century from Cameroon, Africa.
African Tikar Bronze Currency Torque Custom Display Stand (front).
African Tikar Bronze Currency Torque Custom Display Stand (back).

Custom display stands for a collection of large Megalodon shark teeth, displayed in groups of five and three.
Megalodon Shark Teeth Custom Group Display Stands.

Custom display stands for a collection of Native American beaded items; three knives with beaded sheaths and two pairs of moccasins. Circa late 19th Century to early-mid 20th Century.
Native American Beaded knife Sheathes Custom Display Stands.
Native American Beaded Moccasins Shoes Custom Display Stands.


Custom display stand for a lovely Etrusco-Corinthian bounding hare alabastron (oil flask), circa 600 B.C.
Ancient Greek - Corinthian Bounding Hare Alabastron Custom Display Stand (front).
Ancient Greek - Corinthian Bounding Hare Alabastron Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stands for two contemporary ceramic masks by David Gil of Bennington Potters, Vermont.
David Gil Virginia Artist Pottery Masks Custom Display Stands (front).
David Gil Virginia Artist Pottery Masks Custom Display Stands (back).


Custom display stand for an exceptional Maya stone frog yoke (yugo) from the Pacific Slope of Guatemala. Early Classic Period, circa 400 AD.
Pre-Columbian Maya Mayan Stone Frog Yoke Yugo Custom Display (front).
Pre-Columbian Maya Mayan Stone Frog Yoke Yugo Custom Display (back).


Custom display stand for a very large Huari-Tiahuanaco 'Chuca', pictographic painting on stone. Inca Period, 1000 AD - 1400 AD.
Inca Period Huari Tiahuanaco Chuca Pictographic Stone Custom Display (front).
Inca Period Huari Tiahuanaco Chuca Pictographic Stone Custom Display (back).


Custom display stand for a very large ammonite fossil. This stand was upgraded to the optional double-thick (stepped) oval base design.
Ammonite Fossil Custom Display (front).
Ammonite Fossil Custom Display (back).


Custom display stand for a large bronze relief sculpture "Birdman" (vertical) by American artist, Leonard Baskin (1922 - 2000).
Bronze Relief Sculpture Birdman American artist Leonard Baskin Custom Display (front).
Bronze Relief Sculpture Birdman American artist Leonard Baskin Custom Display (back).


Custom display stands for two contemporary Hopi Indian seed bowls.
Contemporary Hopi Seed Bowl Custom Displays.
Contemporary Hopi Seed Bowl Custom Displays.


Custom platform display for a lovely Zapotec urn depicting the Goddess Quetzal. Monte Alban, circa 300 AD - 600 AD.
Ancient Monte Alban Zapotec Quetzal Urn Custom Platform Display (front).
Ancient Monte Alban Zapotec Quetzal Urn Custom Platform Display (back).


Custom display stands for two very large ancient Roman storage vessels. Circa 1st Century AD.
Ancient Roman Storage Transport Vessel Custom Display Stand.
Ancient Roman Bullet Transport Amphora Custom Display Stand.


Custom display stands for two exceptional Jaina Island, Maya standing figures. Late Classic Period, 600 AD to 900 AD.
Ancient Maya Jaina Island Ball Player Custom Display Stand.
Ancient Maya Jaina Island Standing Figure Custom Display Stand.


Custom display stand for a very large ancient Chinese, Tang Dynasty horse. 618 AD - 907 AD. The horse would stand on its own, but needed support under the body for added safety (stability) and to eliminate stress on the legs.
Ancient Tang Dynasty Pottery Horse Custom Display Stand.
Ancient Tang Dynasty Pottery Horse Custom Display Stand.


Custom display stands for two ancient bronze swords. A Han Dynasty sword, (China), circa 206 BC - 220 AD and a Luristan short sword, (Persia), circa 1000 BC - 800 BC.
Ancient Han Dynasty Bronze Sword Custom Display Stand.
Ancient Luristan Bronze Sword Custom Display Stand.


Custom display stand for an antique water dipper; sailor made from wood, ivory and a coconut shell.
Antique Water Dipper Ivory Coconut Shell Custom Display Stand (front).
Antique Water Dipper Ivory Coconut Shell Custom Display Stands (back).


Custom display stands for two cast masks of 'Dante'. Screen used movie props from the Dan Brown film "Inferno" starring Tom Hanks.
Dante Masks Inferno Movie Props Custom Display Stands (front).
Dante Masks Inferno Movie Props Custom Display Stands (back).


Custom display stand for a Vera Cruz style stone yoke (yugo) with skull motif.
Veracruz Stone Yoke Yugo Custom Display Stand (front).
Veracruz Stone Yoke Yugo Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for an ancient Etruscan bronze mirror decorated with engraved figures, circa 3rd Century B.C.
Ancient Etruscan Bronze Mirror Custom Display Stand (front).
Ancient Etruscan Bronze Mirror Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stands for two ancient Egyptian stone head fragments.
Ancient Egyptian Carved Stone Head Fragments Custom Display Stands (front).
Ancient Egyptian Carved Stone Head Fragments Custom Display Stands (back).


Custom display stand for a large Roman sea-salvage (ocean encrusted) antefix; decorative roof tile. Circa 1st to 2nd Century A.D.
Roman Antefix Pottery Roof Tile Custom Display Stand (front).
Roman Antefix Pottery Roof Tile Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for an autographed ceramic plate from "Mickey Mantle's Country Cookin" restaurant; signed by Micky Mantle.
Mickey Mantle Signed Autographed Country Cookin Plate Custom Display Stand (front).
Mickey Mantle Signed Autographed Country Cookin Plate Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a French mixed-metal helmet and cuirasses (chest & back armor). Dating to the Napoleonic era, circa 1799 to 1815. Once worn by Napoleon's Imperial Guard.
French Armor Cuirasses and Helmet Napoleonic era Custom Display Stand.


Custom display stands for a pair of ancient Greek Canosan pottery dolphins, Circa 3rd Century BC.
Greek Canosan Pottery Dolphins Custom Display Stand (front).
Greek Canosan Pottery Dolphins Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a pair of 'Coelophysis' dinosaur footprints. Early Jurassic Period from the Nash Site in South Hadley, MA.
Coelophysis dinosaur footprints Custom Display Stand (front).
Coelophysis dinosaur footprints Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for an ancient Egyptian bronze mirror, New Kingdom - 18th Dynasty. 1478 BC - 1390 BC.
Ancient Egyptian Bronze Mirror Custom Display Stand (front).
Ancient Egyptian Bronze Mirror Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a large Chupicuaro polychrome figure, circa 400 BC.
Ancient Chupicuaro Polychrome Figure Custom Display Stand (front).
Ancient Chupicuaro Polychrome Figure Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for an Egyptian wooden sarcophagus fragment; Ramesside Period, circa 1293 BC - 1185 BC.
Egyptian Wooden Sarcophagus Fragment Custom Display Stand (front).
Egyptian Wooden Sarcophagus Fragment Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stands for two Olmec style carved stone masks.
Olmec Style Stone Masks Custom Display Stands (front).
Olmec Style Stone Masks Custom Display Stands (back).


Custom display stand for a very large amythest geode crystal cluster.
Amythest Crystal Geode Cluster Custom Display Stand (front).
Amythest Crystal Geode Cluster Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stands for two antique nautical items; a brass sextant and a steam pressure gauge.
Antique Brass Sextant Custom Display Stand (front).
Antique Brass Steam Pressure Gauge Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a life-size Romano-Egyptian stucco (plaster) head, circa 1st Century BC.
Romano Egyptian Stucco Plaster Head Custom Display Stand (front).
Romano Egyptian Stucco Plaster Head Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a Spinosaurus dinosaur tooth. Approx. 96 million years old from the Kem-Kem basin of Morocco.
 Spinosaurus Dinosaur Tooth Custom Display Stand (front).
Spinosaurus Dinosaur Tooth Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a very large (almost 4 feet tall) antique Chinese stone carving of Buddha.
Chinese Stone Buddha Carving Custom Display Stand (front).
Chinese Stone Buddha Carving Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a large Maya stone architectural relief panel with a carved 'Venus' glyph.
Maya Stone Relief Panel with Venus Glyph Custom Display Stand (front).
Maya Stone Relief Panel with Venus Glyph Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a beautifully carved fruitwood 'Corpus Christi', 17th century (Baroque Period) from Spain.
Antique Carved Fruit Wood Corpus Christi Jesus Custom Display Stand (front).
Antique Carved Fruit Wood Corpus Christi Jesus Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stands for two antique Chinese stone carvings. A Buddha head fragment and a standing Buddha figure. Both are displayed on circular platform stands.
Antique Chinese Stone Buddha Carvings Custom Display Stands (front).
Antique Chinese Stone Buddha Carvings Custom Display Stands (back).


Custom display stand for a life-size cast glass sculpture. The sculpture was created by Seattle artist, Adrien Miller.
Glass Sculpture Custom Display Stand (front).
Glass Sculpture Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a large metal sculpture in the form of an "&" symbol (ampersand). The sculpture was used in a global corporate ad campaign for AT&T Brand Marketing and Advertising.
AT&T '&' Marketing Advertising Sculpture Custom Display Stand (front).
AT&T '&' Marketing Advertising Sculpture Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for an antique Moroccan Jambiya dagger and sheath with rope belt.
Antique Moroccan Jambiya Dagger and Sheath Custom Display Stand (front).
Antique Moroccan Jambiya Dagger and Sheath Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a large fossilized Mammoth tooth. This display was created for the bestselling paleo-fiction writer Max Hawthorne, author of the award-winning book series "Kronos Rising".
Fossilized Mammoth Tooth Custom Display Stand (front).
Fossilized Mammoth Tooth Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a beautifully carved, antique Toba Batak medicine horn from Northern Sumatra, Indonesia.
Antique Batak Medicine Horn Custom Display Stand (front).
Antique Batak Medicine Horn Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for an ancient Sinu tumbaga (gold-copper alloy) staff finial in the form of a two-headed bird.
Ancient Sinu Tumbaga Bird Staff Finial Custom Display Stand (front).
Ancient Sinu Tumbaga Bird Staff Finial Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for an ancient Mexican Huastec standing figure.
Ancient Mexican Huastec Standing Figure Custom Display Stand (front).
Ancient Mexican Huastec Standing Figure Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stands for a collection of South East Asian Kris (Keris) knives and swords.
South East Asian Kris (Keris) Knives and Swords Custom Display Stand (front).
South East Asian Kris (Keris) Knives and Swords Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a very large Maya stone carving (architectural element). A depiction of Chac, the Maya Rain God.
Maya Stone Carving Chac Rain God Custom Display Stand (front).
Maya Stone Carving Chac Rain God Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for an ancient Veracruz Remojadas swinging figure. Late Classic period, 550 AD - 950 AD.
Veracruz Vera Cruz Swinging Figure Custom Display Stand (front).
Veracruz Vera Cruz Swinging Figure Custom Display Stand(back).


Custom display stand for a large Kuba Bwoom (pygmy) helmet mask from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This display stand was created for Walt Disney Imagineering in Florida. The mask is being displayed at Disney's 'Animal Kingdom Lodge'.
African Kuba Bwoom Helment Mask Custom Display Stand (front).
African Kuba Bwoom Helment Mask Custom Display Stand(side).


Custom display stand for an ancient Greek terracotta theater mask of a satyr, circa 300 BC to 200 BC.
Greek Theater Mask Satyr Custom Display Stand (front).
Greek Theater Mask Satyr Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a fossilized Cave Bear paw and a dinosaur molar (jaw tooth) from a Gomphothere.
Fossil Cave Bear Paw Gomphothere Dinosaur Molar Tooth Custom Display Stand (front).
Fossil Cave Bear Paw Gomphothere Dinosaur Molar Tooth Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a large Orthoceras (nautiloid cephalopod) fossil cluster, circa 400 to 200 million years old.
'Orthoceras' Fossil Cluster Custom Display Stand (front).
'Orthoceras' fossil cluster Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for a beautifully engraved Medieval period Gauntlet (hand & wrist armor) dating to the 15th - 16th Century.
Medieval Gauntlet Armor Glove 15th - 16th Century Custom Display Stand (front).
Medieval Gauntlet Armor Glove 15th - 16th Century Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stands for two very large Megalodon shark teeth. One 7-inch tooth and one 6-inch tooth.
Extra Large Megalodon Shark Teeth Tooth Custom Display Stands (front).
Extra Large Megalodon Shark Teeth Tooth Custom Display Stands (back).


Custom display stand for a group of five (5) large Megalodon shark teeth.
Megalodon Shark Teeth Tooth Custom Group Display Stand (front).
Megalodon Shark Teeth Tooth Custom Group Display Stand (back).


Custom (circular platform) display stand for a large Costa Rican stone figure from the Diquis region, 1000 AD to 1400 AD.
Costa Rican Stone Figure Diquis Custom Display Stand (front).
Costa Rican Stone Figure Diquis Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stand for an original vintage Star Wars model of a T.I.E. Fighter (Galactic Empire starfighter).
Star Wars Vintage Model T.I.E. Fighter Battleship Custom Display Stand (front).
Star Wars Vintage Model T.I.E. Fighter Battleship Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stands for two antique Middle-Eastern blades; a short sword with sheath and a dagger with sheath.
Antique Middle-Eastern Blade Short Sword with Sheath Custom Display Stand (left).
Antique Middle-Eastern Blade Dagger with Sheath Custom Display Stand (right).


Custom display stand for a Maya tripod plate with a depiction of a Moan bird surrounded by centipedes.
Maya Moan Bird Tripod Plate Custom Display Stand (front).
Maya Moan Bird Tripod Plate Custom Display Stand (back).


Custom display stands for antique Burmese marionettes (string puppets). Beautifully clothed, intricately carved and fully articulated male and female characters and a horse.
Burmese Burma Marionettes Puppets Custom Display Stands (front).
Burmese Burma Marionettes Puppets Custom Display Stands (back).


Two custom display stands for a large 'Triton Trumpet' Atlantic sea shell, Charonia Variegata.
Triton Trumpet Atlantic Sea Shell Charonia Variegata Custom Display Stands (front).
Triton Trumpet Atlantic Sea Shell Charonia Variegata Custom Display Stands (back).


Custom display stands for three ancient Peruvian Moche trumpets, circa 400 AD to 700 AD.
Ancient Peruvian Peru Moche Trumpets Custom Display Stands.
Ancient Peruvian Peru Moche Trumpets Custom Display Stands.


Custom two-tiered display stand for an antique Tibetan (Buddhist) prayer book with wooden covers and hand-scribed text.
Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Book Custom Display Stand. (Front)
Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Book Custom Display Stand. (Back)


Custom display stands for two Cambodian, Khmer (style) carved stone reproductions of Apsara dancers.
Cambodian Khmer style, carved stone repoduction Apsara dancers Custom Display Stand. (Front)
Cambodian Khmer style, carved stone repoduction Apsara dancers Custom Display Stand. (Back)


Custom display stand for a large Ammonite fossil cluster. The client requested a custom color for the stand to complement the brown tones in the fossil.
Ammonite Fossil Cluster Custom Display Stand. (Front)
Ammonite Fossil Cluster Custom Display Stand. (Back)


Custom display stands for two large Chinese, Han (style) carved jade "Bi" disks.
Chinese, Han (style) Carved Jade Bi Disks Custom Display Stands. (Front)
Chinese, Han (style) Carved Jade Bi Disks Custom Display Stands. (Back)


Custom display stands for an ancient Peruvian Nazca carved bone flute and a matched pair of Wari (Huari) copper tupos with bird finials.
Ancient Pre-Columbian Peruvian Bone Flute and Wari Tupos Custom Display Stands. (Front)
Ancient Pre-Columbian Peruvian Bone Flute and Wari Tupos Custom Display Stands. (Back)


Custom display stands for a lion skull and an antique brass car horn. These and numerous other display stands were created for items that will be used to decorate a luxury hotel in Colorado.
Cast Resin Lion Skull Custom Display Stand.
Antique Brass Car Horn Custom Display Stand.


Custom display stand for an ancient Pre-Columbian Veracruz platform flute (double-whistle) with a standing figure and birds.
Ancient Pre-Columbian Veracruz - Vera Cruz Platform Flute Whistle Custom Display Stand. (Side 1)
Ancient Pre-Columbian Veracruz - Vera Cruz Platform Flute Whistle Custom Display Stand. (Side 2)


Custom display stand for a large ancient Greek horse-head rhyton, circa 400 BC to 300 BC.
Ancient Greek Horse Head Rhyton Custom Display Stand. (Side 1)
Ancient Greek Horse Head Rhyton Custom Display Stand. (Side 2)


Custom display stands for two sets of ancient Egyptian inlays. Bronze and stone eyes with brows from the 3rd Intermediate - Late Period, 1075 BC - 343 BC
Ancient Egyptian Bronze and Stone Eyes and Brows Inlays Custom Display Stand. (Set 1)
Ancient Egyptian Bronze and Stone Eyes and Brows Inlays Custom Display Stand. (Set 2)


Custom display stand for a lovely Roman bronze figure of Venus, circa 1st to 2nd Century BC
Ancient Roman bronze figure of Venus Custom Display Stand. (front)
Ancient Roman bronze figure of Venus Custom Display Stand. (back)


Custom display stand for three ancient Egyptian faience artifacts; an Eye of Horus amulet, a cippus depicting Harpokrates and an inlay of a bust in profile.
Ancient Egyptian Faience Artifacts - Custom Display Stands. (front)
Ancient Egyptian Faience Artifacts - Custom Display Stands. (back)


Custom display stand for a large Pre-Columbian Taino anthropomorphic (skull form) carved stone three-pointer from the Dominican Republic, ca. 1000 AD - 1500 AD
Pre-Columbian Taino Indian Anthropomorphic (skull form) CarveStoneThree-pointer Custom Display Stand. (front)
Pre-Columbian Taino Indian Anthropomorphic (skull form) CarveStoneThree-pointer Custom Display Stand. (back)


Custom display stand for a rare and exceptional ancient Egyptian stone (black granite) ushabti, 19th Dynasty - 1350 BC-1200 BC.
Ancient Egyptian stone (black granite) ushabti, 19th Dynasty Custom Display Stand. (front)
Ancient Egyptian stone (black granite) ushabti, 19th Dynasty Custom Display Stand. (back)


Custom display stand for an 18th Century, Eastern Woodlands Indian Ojibwa war club.
18th Century, Woodlands Indian - Ojibwa War Club Custom Display Stand. (front)
18th Century, Woodlands Indian - Ojibwa War Club Custom Display Stand. (back)


Custom display stand for a finely carved Portuguese powder-horn dating to the Late 19th Century.
Late 19th Century, Portuguese carved powder horn Custom Display Stand. (front)
Late 19th Century, Portuguese carved powder horn Custom Display Stand. (back)


Custom display stand for a large Classic Period, Maya stone hacha.
Classic Period, Maya Stone Hacha Custom Display Stand. (front)
Classic Period, Maya Stone Hacha Custom Display Stand. (back)


Custom platform display stand for a cast bronze sculpture by noted Slovenian surrealist Janez Boljka, 1931-2013.
Bronze Sculpture by Slovenian surrealist Janez Boljka Custom Display Stand. (front)
Bronze Sculpture by Slovenian surrealist Janez Boljka Custom Display Stand.(front)


Custom display stands for a collection of antique Chinese wooden rice cake molds.
Antique Chinese Rice Cake Mold Custom Display Stands. (front)
Antique Chinese Rice Cake Mold Custom Display Stands. (front)


Custom display stand for a rare Early American (17th Century) cast iron clock-hands mold.
17th Century, Early American cast iron clock-hands mold Custom Display Stand. (front)
17th Century, Early American cast iron clock-hands mold Custom Display Stand.(front)


Custom display stand for a large Selenite crystal (wand) mineral specimen. This display stand was created for the well known interior designer Bryant Keller of New York City.
Selenite crystal (wand) mineral specimen Custom Display Stand. (front)
Selenite crystal (wand) mineral specimen Custom Display Stand.(front)


Custom display stands for two ancient bronze axe heads. A large Egyptian, Middle Kingdom Epsilon blade and a Near Eastern crescent form axe.
Ancient Egyptian Bronze Axe Heads (Blades) Custom Display Stands. (front)
Ancient Egyptian Bronze Axe Heads (Blades) Custom Display Stands. (front)


Custom display stands for a collection of antique Chinese marionette (puppet) heads. These stands were created for the "Adirondack Museum" in Blue Mountain Lake, New York.
Antique Chinese Marionette (puppet) Heads Custom Display Stands.
Antique Chinese Marionette (puppet) Heads Custom Display Stands.


Custom display stand for an ancient Peruvian Paracas bowl with three carved felines (jaguars). The stand design incorporates a circular, double-thick, stepped base.
Paracas Bowl with Carved Felines Custom Display Stand. (front)
Paracas Bowl with Carved Felines Custom Display Stand. (back)


Custom display stand for an authentic Stormtrooper blaster gun. Screen used in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Authentic Stormtrooper Blaster Gun Custom Display Stand. Screen used - original Star Wars trilogy. (front)
Authentic Stortrooper Blaster Gun Custom Display Stand. Screen used - original Star Wars trilogy. (back)


Custom display stand for a Woolly Mammoth Tusk, approx. 7.5 feet long. Excavated in Alaska and dating to the Late Pleistocene Epoch - 10,000 to 150,000 years old.
Alaskan Wooly Mammoth Tusk Custom Display Stand (front)
Alaskan Wooly Mammoth Tusk Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stand for a large Cambodian, Khmer - Bayon style stone frieze (architectural relief carving) of an Apsara dancer. Angkor Period - 12th to 13th Century A.D.
Ancient Cambodian Khmer Apsara - Angkor Stone Relief Carving Custom Display Stand (front)
Ancient Cambodian Khmer Apsara - Angkor Stone Relief Carving Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stand for a Classic Period Maya carved bowl. The bowl was tilted back slightly to better show the three-panel scene of a Maya Lord emerging from the mouth of the Vision Serpent.
Ancient Pre-Columbian Classic Period Maya Carved Pottery Bowl Custom Display Stand (front)
Ancient Pre-Columbian Classic Period Maya Carved Pottery Bowl Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stand for an ancient Taino stone yoke with frog and serpent motifs.
Ancient Taino Stone Yoke Custom Display Stand (front)
Ancient Taino Stone Yoke Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stand for a large Olmec terracotta figure of a ball player from ancient Mexico, circa 1000 BC to 800 BC.
Ancient Olmec Terracotta Ball Player Figure Custom Display Stand (front)
Ancient Olmec Terracotta Ball Player Figure Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stands for two ancient bronze helmets. A Roman Cavalry parade helmet with a bust of Minerva, circa 200 A.D. (left), and a Greek Illyrian type helmet, circa 600 B.C. (right).
Roman Cavalry Parade helmet with a bust of Minerva Custom Display Stand
Greek Illyrian Bronze Helmet Custom Display Stand


Custom display stand for a rare Roman bronze Cavalry Flag Standard, circa 200 A.D.
Roman bronze Cavalry Flag Standard Custom Display Stand (front)
Roman bronze Cavalry Flag Standard Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stands for a collection of antique Bedouin silver bracelets and a pair a silver Bedouin cuffs from Yemen.
Antique Bedouin (Yemen) Silver Bracelets Custom Display Stand
Antique Bedouin (Yemen) Silver Cuffs Custom Display Stand


Custom display stand for a very large Teotihuacan stone figure from Pre-Columbian Mexico.
Teotihuacan Stone Standing Figure Ancient Mexico Custom Display Stand (front)
Teotihuacan Stone Standing Figure Ancient Mexico Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stand for an antique Tibetan bronze Dorje - Phurpa (ceremonial axe).
Antique Tibetan Bronze Dorje - Phurpa (ceremonial axe) Custom Display Stand (front)
Antique Tibetan Bronze Dorje - Phurpa (ceremonial axe) Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stand for a matched pair of Lambayeque silver ear flares from ancient Peru.
Ancient Lambayeque Silver Ear Spools Flares Custom Display Stand (front)
Ancient Lambayeque Silver Ear Spools Flares Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stand for an antique, 18th to 19th Century bronze "Apsara Dancer" from Cambodia.
Antique 19th Century Cambodian Bronze Apsara Dancer Custom Display Stand (front)
Antique 19th Century Cambodian Bronze Apsara Dancer Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stand for a large and very heavy (nickel-iron) meteorite found at the "Campo de Cielo" site in Argentina.
Campo de Cielo Meteorite Custom Display Stand - Front
Campo de Cielo Meteorite Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for an ancient Pre-Columbian Teotihuacan carved stone figure, circa. 400 AD to 800 AD.
Ancient Pre-Columbian Teotihuacan Carved Stone Figure Custom Display Stand (front)
Ancient Pre-Columbian Teotihuacan Carved Stone Figure Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stand for an antique 19th Century Chinese bone relief carving.
Antique Chinese Relief Carved Bone Custom Display Stand (front)
Antique Chinese Relief Carved Bone Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stand for a large wooden (painted and gold gilt) Egyptian Mummy Mask dating to the Ptolemaic Dynasty, 1st Century B.C.
Egyptian Mummy Mask, Ptolemaic Dynasty, Custom Display Stand (front)
Egyptian Mummy Mask, Ptolemaic Dynasty, Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stand for a Bakota Reliquary "Guardian" figure from Gabon, West Africa.
Bakota Reliquary Guardian figure, Gabon, West Africa Custom Display Stand (front)
Bakota Reliquary Guardian figure, Gabon, West Africa Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stand for a 1956 Oldsmobile 98 hood ornament.
1956 Oldsmobile 98 Hood Ornament Custom Display Stand (front)
1956 Oldsmobile 98 Hood Ornament Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stand for a Star Wars, "Star Destroyer" starship model. The model's windows, exhaust ports, etc. are illuminated with approx. 1000 tiny fiber-optic lights.
Star Wars, Star Destroyer Starship Model Custom Display Stand (front)
Star Wars, Star Destroyer Starship Model Custom Display Stand  (back)


Custom display stand for a movie prop from "Star Wars, Episode IV". A large "Krayt" dragon bone (vertebrae) from the opening scenes on the desert planet of Tatooine.
Star Wars Episode IV Movie Prop - Krayt Dragon Bone Custom Display Stand (front)
Star Wars Episode IV Movie Prop - Krayt Dragon Bone Custom Display Stand (back)


Custom display stands for two Sawfish blades and a Horseshoe Crab shell.
Sawfish Ray Blade Custom Display Stands
Horseshow Crab Shell Custom Display Stand


Custom display stands for a pair of antique carved wood and gold gilt angel wings.
Carved Angel Wings Custom Display Stand - Front
Carved Angle Wings Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stands for two large fossilized Triceratops brow horns; circa. 65 million years old. Note: Engraved information plaques can be added to any display stand but the plaque must be provided by the client.
Triceratops Brow Horn Dinosaur Fossil Custom Display Stand #1
Triceratops Brow Horn Dinosaur Fossil Custom Display Stand #2


Custom display stand for a huge (approx. 8" across x 12" tall) Megalodon shark tooth.
Giant Megalodon Shark Tooth Custom Display Stand - Front
Giant Megalodon Shark Tooth Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for an antique Tibetan "Kapala" carved primate skull.
Tibetan Kapala - Carved Skull Custom Display Stand - Front
Tibetan Kapala - Carved Skull Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for a large collection of antique Moroccan Jambiya daggers.
Antique & Vintage Middle Eastern Moroccan Jambiya Daggers Custom Display Stand - Front
Antique & Vintage Middle Eastern Moroccan Jambiya Daggers Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stands for a collection of antique carved and incised cattle horns from various cultures.
Carved and Incised Antique Horns Custom Display Stands - Front
Carved and Incised Antique Horns Custom Display Stands - Back


Custom display stand for a collection of large Maya stone tube beads.
Large Maya Stone Jade Tube Beads Custom Display Stand - Front
Large Maya Stone Jade Tube Beads Custom Display Stand- Back


Custom display stands for three ancient Greek & Roman terracotta figures.
Ancient Greek and Roman Custom Display Stands - Front
Ancient Greek and Roman Custom Display Stands- Back


Custom display stand for a rare 19th Century Haida, Northwest Coast Indian horn ladle. The spoon and handle were carved from the horn of indigenous wild mountain sheep.
Antique Haida Spoon Custom Display Stand - Front
Antique Haida Spoon Custom Display Stand- Back


Custom display stands for a collection of antique pistols.
Antique Pistols Custom Display Stands - Front
Antique Pistols Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for a large Vera Cruz head and partial torso fragment.
Vera Cruz Head and Toros Fragment Custom Display Stand - Front
Vera Cruz Head and Toros Fragment Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stands for three Chinese Miao silver necklaces along with a Samburu collar and iron bells from Africa.
Chinese Miao Silver Nacklace Custom Display Stand
Chinese Miao Silver Nacklace, Samburu Collar and Iron Bells Custom Display Stands


Custom display stands for a collection of antique Tuareg mixed-metal lock sets (with keys) from Niger, Africa.
African Metal Tuareg Locks and Keys Custom Display Stands
African Metal Tuareg Locks and Keys Custom Display Stands


A selection of display stands created for ceramic artist Diane KW Chen for her "At World's End" museum exhibit.
These porcelain pottery shards are from the "Geldermalsen", a Dutch ship that sank in 1752. The shards have been modified with text and images pertaining to the ship, its history, crew and cargo. The shards will be on display at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands from July 15th to Sept 15th, 2013. A portion of the shards will remain in the museums permanent collection. Click here to see the entire exhibition catalog with many more photos and interesting information about the artist, the Geldermalsen and the exhibit.


Diane KW Chen Ceramics Custom Display Stands
Diane KW Chen Ceramics Custom Display Stands


Custom display stand for a rare 18th - 19th Century Tibetan ritual flaying knife.
18th - 19th Century Tibetan Ritual Flaying Knife Custom Display Stand - Front
18th - 19th Century Tibetan Ritual Flaying Knife Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for a large ancient Roman (sea encrusted) pottery wine amphora.
Ancient Roman (sea encrusted) Pottery Wine Amphora Custom Display Stand - Front
Ancient Roman (sea encrusted) Pottery Wine Amphora Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom stand for an ancient Greek, Corinthian carved marble (crown molding) architectural element.
Ancient Greek (Corinthian) Marble Architectural Element Custom Display Stand - Front
Ancient Greek (Corinthian) Marble Architectural Element Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for a monumental (2 feet tall) Huastec carved limestone boundary marker dating to the Early Classic Period, 200 AD - 600 AD.
Early Classic Huastec Stone Boundary Marker Custom Display Stand - Front
Early Classic Huastec Stone Boundary Marker Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stands for two large (life-size) carved stone Buddha heads.
Stone Buddha Head Carvings Custom Display Stands - Front
Stone Buddha Head Carvings Custom Display Stands - Back


Custom display stands for an Egyptian stone relief carving and a Roman marble relief carving.
Egyptian and Roman Relief Carvings Custom Display Stands - Front
Egyptian and Roman Relief Carvings Custom Display Stands - Back


Custom display stands for two Japanese Samurai swords and sheaths.
Japanese Samuri Sword Custom Display Stand - Front
Japanese Samuri Sword Custom Display Stand - Back
Japanese Samuri Sword Custom Display Stand - Front
Japanese Samuri Sword Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for a medium-sized (nickel-iron) meteorite from the "Campo de Cielo" site in Argentina.
Campo de Cielo Meteorite Custom Display Stand - Front
Campo de Cielo Meteorite Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for an antique Sarangi (stringed instrument) from India.
Indian Sarangi Custom Display Stand - Front
Indian Sarangi Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for a large Tairona stone metate.
Tairona Stone Metate Custom Display Stand - Front
Tairona Stone Metate Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for a vintage 1951 Pontiac Streamliner hood ornament.
Vintage 1951 Pontiac Streamliner Hood Ornament Custom Display Stand - Front
Vintage 1951 Pontiac Streamliner Hood Ornament Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stands for Pre-Columbian gold items; a pendant with stone inlay, a pair of ear spools and a tumbaga staff finial.
Pre Columbian Gold Custom Display Stands - Front
Pre Columbian Gold Custom Display Stands - Back


Custom display stand for an antique woven fiber and cowry shell necklace from the Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea Cowry Shell Necklace Custom Display Stand - Front
Papua New Guinea Cowry Shell Necklace Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom stands for an Ammonite fossil and a large fossilized Megalodon (giant shark) tooth.
Ammonite and Megalodon Shark Tooth Custom Display Stands - Front
Ammonite and Megalodon Shark Tooth Custom Display Stands - Back


Custom display for an antique Balinese Keris knife; blade and scabbard.
Balinese Keris Knife Custom Display Stand
Balinese Keris Knife Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for a (PNG) Kina shell necklace by contemporary jewelry designer, Chris Carlson.
Kina Shell Necklace Custom Display Stand
Kina Shell Necklace Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for an antique Sudanese dagger and sheath.
Sudanese Dagger and Sheath Custom Display Stand
Sudanese Dagger and Sheath Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stands for a matched (split) pair of very large Ammonite fossils.
Ammonite Fossil Custom Display Stand
Ammonite Fossil Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display for a collection of five Baccarat (limited edition) crystal Cognac bottle stoppers.
Baccarat Crystal Bottle Stoppers Custom Display Stand - Front
Baccarat Crystal Bottle Stoppers Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display for a very large Yoruba forged iron ceremonial gong from Nigeria.
Yoruba Iron Gong Custom Display Stand - Front
Yorube Iron Gong Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stands for vintage 1951 Pontiac Chieftain hood ornament and a 1953 Pontiac Catalina hood ornament.
Vintage 1953 Pontiac Catalina Hood Ornament Custom Display Stand - Front
Vintage 1953 Pontiac Catalina Hood Ornament Custom Display Stand - Front
Vintage 1953 Pontiac Catalina Hood Ornament Custom Display Stand - Front
Vintage 1953 Pontiac Catalina Hood Ornament Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for an antique (late 19th Century) carved wooden carousel horse head.
Antique Carousel Horse Head Custom Display Stand - Front
Antique Carousel Horse Head Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for two large Roman bronze spear heads.
Roman Bronze Spear Heads Custom Display Stand - Front
Roman Bronze Spear Heads Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stands for three large Aragonite 'pipe' mineral specimens.
Aragonite Mineral Pipes Custom Display Stands - Front
Aragonite Mineral Pipes Custom Display Stands - Back


Custom display stands for a wooden Tiwanaku snuff tray and a Chontal (Guerrero) stone figure.
Tiwanaku Snuff Tray - Chontal - Guerrero Stone Figure Custom Display Stand - Front
Tiwanaku Snuff Tray - Chontal - Guerrero Stone Figure Custom Display Stand - Back


Custom display stand for a late 19th century - early 20th century woven body armor "cuirasses" from Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea Body Armor Cuirasses Custom Display Stand
Papua New Guinea Body Armor Cuirasses Custom Display Stand


For additional examples of custom displays, see Page 2.


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