Almost as appealing as actual art: vintage art supplies, either as a collection (paint brushes, paint palettes) or as free-standing objets (easels).
Above: Framed Antique Paint Palettes in antique frames; $350 to $450 at Partners & Spade in New York.
Above: A collection of Antique Carpenters Brushes mounted on a custom maple display shelf; price on request at Lost Found Art.
Above: Vintage French Landscape Painters Case Easel; $735 from Modern 50.
Above: Vintage paintbrushes from Big Daddy's in San Francisco; call for pricing.