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18 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Brass Things on Amazon

Like gold, but cheaper. Photo: Courtesy of the retailer.

What is it about brass? More understated than gold, but still gold-ish, it makes everything look just a little bit zhuzhed-up. It’s also relatively affordable, the ultimate cheap-but-expensive-looking material. Below, our favorite brass things on Amazon.

It’s just smaller than ten by six inches — tinier than a letter-size sheet of paper — and perfect for makeup stuff or mail and keys.

Make Taboo or Pictionary a zillion times more high-stakes with this vintage-y hotel bell.

Hang your keys, coats, and towels — and whatever else you own — in style.

Exactly the kind of lamp that would let you get away with calling that room with a reading chair your “library.”

This is the perfect bookshelf for pretending you live in the world of Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby.

Make sure you choose a nice-looking light bulb for this (might we suggest a pink one?), as it’ll be completely exposed.

Zippo Brass Lighter
$20

Who knew Zippo made brass lighters? Now, you do.

Charmingly retro, slightly cheesy, and very, very fun. Turn the lid over and it turns into a coaster for your cup.

We’ve written about a similar Leff Amsterdam clock before — this is its equally handsome cousin, the brass speaker.

Okay, so technically, it’s copper with a brass handle and spout, but that’s a quibble when its classic shape is this appealing.

Decorative brass accents that can be affixed to a wall or just set on an accent table.

Like a museum display case for even your rinky-dinkiest jewelry.

If you like the look of Umbra’s jewelry tray, you’ll love it as a mirror.