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19th Century Architectural Bronze Element
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional antique French bronze architectural element used to be table lamp and later in the years used as decorative object of art. Beautiful oxidized green-turquoise patina, lion...
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Antique 19th Century French Mounted Objects

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Bronze

19th Century Victorian Table Displaying a Bronze Sculpture of a Fisherman
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very handsome 19th century American Victorian mahogany table upon which lower shelf sits a very rare and special bronze sculpture of a fisherman holding a sea shell. An enchanted...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Side Tables

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Bronze

19th Century Great Quality Gilt Bronze Wall Crucifix on a Carved & Inlaid Cross
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and finest Gilded bronze crucifix mounted on a oak cross. The striking details on this highest quality bronze sculpture of Christ are second to none and the antique gilt finish...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Gothic Revival Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Bronze Religious Art Sculpture / Statue Depicting Christ with Children
Located in Lisse, NL
19th century finest bronze group statue. This excellent quality and very refined sculpture of Christ with children is another one of our recent great finds. Anyone who knows what i...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Revival Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

French Antique Stately Bronze Napoleon on Prancing Horse Sculpture, Marble Base
Located in Lisse, NL
Handcrafted. Practical size sculpture of imperator Napoleon Bonaparte. If you are a collector of good quality antiques having to do with (French) historical figures then this rare a...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Stunning Antique Bronze Sculpture of a Sword Holding Joan of Arc in Chainmail
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique, mint and rare bronze statue of Jeanne D'arc, Frances most famous patron saint. 25 years after her short lived & heroic life, Joan of Arc, who had wrongly been sentenced to ...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Finest Quality & Condition Large Bronze Corpus of Christ Attr. to F. Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and important bronze crucifix attributed to French ‘fondeur’ F. Barbedienne. Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892) does not need any further introduction, but that he also made to...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Bronze

Late 19th Century Grand Tour Italian Bronze Sculpture of Nude Venus Candlestick
Located in Lisse, NL
Elegant and highly stylish candlestick or table lamp. This handcrafted and heavy quality, bronze candle stick or table lamp from the 1890-1910 era is in very good condition. This ro...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Grand Tour Table Lamps

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Bronze

Late 1800 Bronze Window Frame Winged Angel Sculpture Presenting Veronica's Veil
Located in Lisse, NL
Heavy bronze Gothic church window frame with a Saint Veronica sculpture. This incredibly well made and strong, bronze window frame with a sizable angel statue in the center is anoth...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Gothic Revival Religious Items

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Bronze

Gorgeous Gilt Bronze Gothic Table Clock w Earth Angel Sculpture by S.Devaulx
By devaulx
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and wonderful antique clock from the early 1800s. Marked: S. Devaulx, Paris. Having an impressive, stylish and sizable antique clock like this gracing your mantel piece or sid...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Gothic Revival Mantel Clocks

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Brass, Bronze

19th Century Bronze Sculpture of a Maiden in Neoclassical Form Signed E. Carlier
Located in Stamford, CT
19th century bronze sculpture of a Maiden in neoclassical form Signed E. Carlier.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

Lovely Late 19th Century Bronze Sculpture by Mathurin Moreau
By Mathurin Moreau
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th century bronze sculpture of a woman in a vineyard carrying grapes. Signed Math Moreau. Mathurin Moreau born 1822, died 1912. The eldest son of sculptor and painter...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Late 19th Century Bronze Sculpture of a Woman Glancing by Mathurin Moreau
By Mathurin Moreau
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th century bronze sculpture of a woman seated and glancing afar by Mathurin Moreau Signed Math Moreau Mathurin Moreau born 1822, died 1912 The eldest son of sculptor ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Late 19th Century Bronze Sculpture of a Female Warrior by E. Drouot
By Edouard Drouot
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th century bronze sculpture of a female warrior with sword Signed E Drouot Edouard Drouot was born in Sommevoire in the Haut Marne region on 3rd April 1859. Early in his...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Late 19th Century Bronze Sculpture Entitled "Marquerite" Signed P. Dubois
By Paul Dubois
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful late 19th century bronze sculpture entitled "Marquerite" Signed P. Dubois The bronze depicting a beautiful woman playing the harp. Paul Dubois was born on the 18...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Large French 19th Century Bronze Sculpture Of Lady with Rose Lamp, Pedro Riqual
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large French 19th century bronze sculpture of lady with a lit yellow rose glass lamp shade, signed by Pedro Riqual.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Sculpture "The Letter"
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique bronze sculpture of man reading a letter or proclamation. Marble base, 19th century. Unsigned.
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Antique 19th Century European Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Sculpture from France
Located in Dallas, TX
This bronze sculpture origins from France, circa 1880.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Sculpture from France
  • 19th Century Bronze Sculpture from France
  • 19th Century Bronze Sculpture from France
  • 19th Century Bronze Sculpture from France
H 17.5 in. W 5 in. D 4.5 in.
19th Century Bronze Sculpture Mandolin Player
Located in Paris, FR
Small patinated bronze sculpture featuring a young boy sitting on a rock and playing the mandolin. He is wearing an elegant hat and his shoulders are covered by a cape. He evokes the...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Sculpture Mandolin Player
  • 19th Century Bronze Sculpture Mandolin Player
  • 19th Century Bronze Sculpture Mandolin Player
  • 19th Century Bronze Sculpture Mandolin Player
H 7.09 in. W 5.52 in. D 4.34 in.
Early 19th Century Bronze Sculpture from France
Located in Dallas, TX
This bronze sculpture origins from France, circa 1820.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Magnificent Large French 19th Century Bronze Sculpture
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stunning large bronze sculpture with brown patina titled Avenir et Fortune (Future and good Fortune) depicting a proud beauty with raised arm holding a torch, accompanied by small p...
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Sculpture by Hippolyte Moreau
Located in Bunnik, NL
Bronze with patina, signed Hip Moreau and on the base 'Societe des Bronzes de Paris", circa 1895. One of the most beautiful sculptures by Hippolyte Moreau from the famous Moreau scul...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Sculpture of Ukrainian Taras Shevchenko
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Taras Grigoryevich Shevchenko Considered the greatest poet of Ukraine and the founder of modern Ukrainian literature, Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) rose from humble beginnings to t...
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Antique 19th Century Ukrainian Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Large 19th Century Bronze Sculpture of Borghese Gladiator
Located in New York, NY
Borghese Gladiator, after the antique large patinated bronze sculpture Italy, 19th Century H 20 in. (50.8 cm) Original marble sculpture was found in the early 1600's in the Anzio so...
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Antique 19th Century European Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Sculpture of a Lady by Moreau
By Hippolyte François Moreau
Located in London, GB
This alluring bronze depicts the full-length figure of a young lady who, swathed in draped clothing, looks downward toward a basket of flowers hung about her waist. The circular base...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Sculpture of a Lady by Moreau
  • 19th Century Bronze Sculpture of a Lady by Moreau
  • 19th Century Bronze Sculpture of a Lady by Moreau
  • 19th Century Bronze Sculpture of a Lady by Moreau
H 27.56 in. W 8.67 in. D 8.27 in.
19th Century Bronze Sculpture by Mathurin Moreau, Automne, Autumn
By Mathurin Moreau
Located in Berlin, DE
Great bronze sculpture from the artist Moreau depicting a young lady in summer dress. Free-hailed lady with open hair and slightly smiling facial expression looking into the distance...
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century, Bronze Sculpture Gil Blas Signed by Leveque
By Jeanne Leveque
Located in Berlin, DE
A heavily armed Cavalier with a bowed head looking down on the ground. Extremely finely chiselled bronze. Centre engraved on the base: GIL BLAS. LEVEQUE is also signed on the base. ...
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Late 19th Century Bronze Sculpture French Setter Dog, Masson
By Clovis Edmond Masson
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A fine bronze casted sculpture of a French Setter. The bronze has the original olive-brown patina. It is made in France, circa 1890-1900. On the front at the base it is "Salon des be...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Sculpture of Napoleon Crossing the Alps
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 19th century bronze of Napoleon on Horseback in Battle….with canon, etc at his feet…….on his favourite horse, Marengo! This sculpture is based upon the famous painting of “...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Figurative Sculptures

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Belgian Black Marble, Bronze

19th Century Bronze Sculpture of a Spanish Rider by Isidore Bonheur
By Peyrol Foundry, Isidore Jules Bonheur
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An exquisitely detailed model of a Spanish peasant rider trudging downhill on a blanketed mule, the work is characteristic of Isidore Bonheur in his careful and accurate depiction of...
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Mid-19th Century Bronze Sculpture by Ferdinand Barbedienne from France
Located in Dallas, TX
This bronze sculpture origins from France, circa 1850. Signed by Ferdinand Barbedienne. Ferdinand Barbedienne is born on 6 August 1810. He was a French metalworker and manufacture...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

'Odalisque' by Baron Charles Arthur Bourgeois, a 19th Century Bronze Sculpture
Located in London, GB
'Odalisque' By Baron Charles Arthur Bourgeois (1838-1886) Cast bronze, now well patinated, rising from a circular base, cast with drapery, portraying an erect young female wearin...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Sculpture by J.F.T Gechter Representing Quentin Durward
By Jean-François Théodore Gechter
Located in Marseille, FR
19th century bronze by Jean François Théodore Gechter representing Quentin Durward and Louis XI. The terrace bears the inscription "Louis XI and Quentin Durvard on horseback" forcing...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

'La Jeunesse' 19th Century bronze sculpture by Chapu and Barbedienne
By Henri Chapu, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in London, GB
This fine and exceptionally cast patinated bronze sculpture is the work of two masters of the decorative arts, Henri Chapu (French, 1833-1891) and Ferdinand Barbedienne (French, 1810...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

A French 19th Century Bronze Sculpture Titled "La Sécurité" Eugène Delaplanche
By Eugène Delaplanche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine French 19th century brown and parcel-gilt patinated bronze sculpture titled "La Sécurité" (The Security - Protection) after a model by Eugène Delaplanche (French, 1836...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

After Gaston Leroux French 19th Century Bronze Sculpture of Rebecca
By Gaston Veuvenot Leroux
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine French 19th-20th century orientalist silvered and gilt patinated bronze sculpture of "Rebecca" with a plaque that reads "Jeune Fille Arabe" (A Young Arab Girl - Water-Carrier)...
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Antique Early 1900s French Greco Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Late 19th Century Bronze Sculpture The Warrior by Auguste de Wever
By Auguste de Wever
Located in Paris, FR
Large patinated bronze figure of an Antiquity warrior. He is set on a base decorated with battle scenes, marked: Les Chasseurs Éclaireurs de Bruxelles à leur Lt Colonel O. Tahon 1870...
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Antique Late 19th Century Belgian Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Sculpture "Sleeping Basset Hound" by Jean-Baptiste-Louis Guy
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A fine sand-cast model of a sleeping basset hound by animal painter and sculptor Jean-Baptiste-Louis Guy, it exhibits an overall medium brown surface patina with a complex variety of...
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Antique 19th Century French Romantic Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Italian 19th Century Bronze Sculpture Group of a Two-Horse Roman Chariot & Rider
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine and large Italian 19th century Greco Roman style brown patinated bronze sculpture group of a two-horse Roman Chariot and rider in a dark patina, raised on a fitted Verde d'alp...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Greco Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

19th Century Bronze Wolf Sculpture
Located in London, GB
A mid-19th century bronze sculpture of a wolf, set upon a green marble plinth.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Grand Tour Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Wolf Sculpture
  • 19th Century Bronze Wolf Sculpture
  • 19th Century Bronze Wolf Sculpture
  • 19th Century Bronze Wolf Sculpture
H 3 in. W 5.5 in. D 3.3 in.
19th Century Bronze Statue
Located in Esbeek, NL
19th century bronze sculpture depicting mozes (michel Angelo).
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Antique Late 19th Century European Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Statue
  • 19th Century Bronze Statue
  • 19th Century Bronze Statue
  • 19th Century Bronze Statue
H 21.66 in. W 9.85 in. D 9.45 in.
Superb Mid 19th Century Bronze of Ladies Spinning, After the Antique
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A superb mid 19th century bronze sculpture of reclining maidens spinning yarn, After the antique. The ladies are mounted on a yellow marble base.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Caricature Napoleon III Bronze Statuette, Signed Ham Late 19th Century
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Caricature Napoleon III bronze statuette, Signed HAM late 19th century. Bronze sculpture of Napoleon III, surellymade after leaving France, 19th century. A satirical political comme...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

French Bronze 19th Century Pocket Watch Holder with Crane on a Turtle
Located in Delft, NL
French bronze 19th century pocket watch holder with crane on a turtle A French 19th century bronze sculpture of a crane with 1 leg on a turtle on a marble 8 sided base. A bronze ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Classical Grand Tour Bronze Statue of Narcissus
Located in Rochester, NY
Grand Tour 19th century bronze sculpture of Narcissus after the original found in 1862 at Pompeii. When first found in Pompeii it was identified as Narcissus. Years later it was iden...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Grand Tour Figurative Sculptures

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Metal, Bronze

Bronze Sculpture "A Horse with Character" by Arthur Jacques Leduc
Located in Atlanta, GA
A superb late 19th century bronze sculpture of a horse by Arthur Jacques Leduc (French, 1848-1918) raised on a Granite Plinth titled "A Horse with Character". France, circa 1890. Me...
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Antique 19th Century French Busts

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Granite, Bronze

Emmanuel Fremiet 'War Horse' Bronze Sculpture, French, Circa 1860
By Emmanuel Fremiet
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A mid 19th century bronze sculpture of a tethered military horse by Emmanuel Fremiet (1824-1920). Excellent rich brown patination. The saddle cloth is marked with a cipher of a flame...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture of Penelope, French, 19th Century
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Pierre-Jules Cavelier
Located in London, GB
French, 19th century bronze sculpture of Penelope waiting for Odysseus, probably cast by the Barbedienne foundry to a design by Pierre-Jules Cavalier, stamped to the rear 'J.Cavelier...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Classical Greek Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Russian Bronze Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Russian bronze sculpture on a marble base. Signed LAAHCEPE.
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Antique 19th Century Russian Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Cherub Sculpture 19th Century
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
8-164 bronze cherub sculpture set atop a mahogany wood base.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Viking Sculpture
Located in Norwalk, CT
A very commanding appearance, this sculpture will be a focal point displayed in any room. It has a wonderful marble base carved in the manner of a ships bow, this Viking is ready to ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Viking Sculpture
  • 19th Century Bronze Viking Sculpture
  • 19th Century Bronze Viking Sculpture
  • 19th Century Bronze Viking Sculpture
H 14.75 in. W 8.5 in. D 8 in.
19th Century French Bronze Sculpture
Located in Winter Park, FL
A finely cast patinated bronze sculpture of a cherub by Jean Didier Debut (French, 1824-1893) entitled "Amour Mendiant". Rouge marble base. It weighs 10.6lbs. Please refer to photos ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Bronze Sculpture of a Horse, 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Naturalistic bronze sculpture of a horse galloping, with brown patina on an octagonal base.
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Antique 19th Century Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Bronze Sculpture of a Horse, 19th Century
  • Bronze Sculpture of a Horse, 19th Century
  • Bronze Sculpture of a Horse, 19th Century
  • Bronze Sculpture of a Horse, 19th Century
H 17.72 in. W 14.97 in. D 4.73 in.
E. Drouot Bronze Gilded Sculpture, 19th Century
By Edouard Drouot
Located in IT
Edouard Drouot, French (1859-1945), man wrestling tiger, bronze gilded sculpture, 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • E. Drouot Bronze Gilded Sculpture, 19th Century
  • E. Drouot Bronze Gilded Sculpture, 19th Century
  • E. Drouot Bronze Gilded Sculpture, 19th Century
  • E. Drouot Bronze Gilded Sculpture, 19th Century
H 24.41 in. W 7.88 in. D 11.03 in.
19th Century French Bronze Cherub Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dore bronze and silvered bronze cherub on rouge marble base. Lobster motif. Signed by artist Pegale. Very finely detailed.
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

  • 19th Century French Bronze Cherub Sculpture
  • 19th Century French Bronze Cherub Sculpture
  • 19th Century French Bronze Cherub Sculpture
  • 19th Century French Bronze Cherub Sculpture
H 13.5 in. W 9.50 in. D 6.50 in.
Sculpture of Giuseppe Garibaldi, Bronze Sculpture, 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Bronze sculpture of Giuseppe Garibaldi standing, 19th century. Very good conditions. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Winged Victory Gilded bronze sculpture
Located in Milan, IT
19th Century Winged Victory Gilded bronze, High 98 cm; diameter marble base 49 cm The balance in which this winged victory rests, standing on the left ankle alone, masks the sol...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Winged Victory Gilded bronze sculpture
  • 19th Century Winged Victory Gilded bronze sculpture
  • 19th Century Winged Victory Gilded bronze sculpture
  • 19th Century Winged Victory Gilded bronze sculpture
H 38.19 in. W 21.66 in. D 21.66 in.
A 19th Century Japanese Bronze Tiger Sculpture, Signed
Located in New York, NY
A bronze sculpture of a roaring tiger on a carved wooden base signed in Japanese and from the 1860s. Good condition with age appropriate wear. Some scuffs to the wooden base. ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Pair of Bronze Figural Sculptures
Located in Dublin 8, IE
19th century pair of bronze figural sculptures in the manner of Franz Xavier Messerschmidt (1736 – 1793), two character heads depicting infants experiencing the emotions of joy and s...
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Antique 19th Century Irish Georgian Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

19th Century Gilt-Bronze Sculpture of Dionysus
Located in Berlin, DE
The gilt-bronze statue of a nude youthful Dionysus standing on his right leg. In contrapposto position sculpted with a well-defined musculature. The head is bent down with a contempl...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Napoleon III Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

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19th Century Bronze Sculpture For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more in our collection of 19th century bronze sculpture on 1stDibs. A piece of 19th century bronze sculpture — often made from metal, bronze and stone — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for an item from our selection of 19th century bronze sculpture, we have 3797 options in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a choice in our collection of 19th century bronze sculpture — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right object in our assortment of 19th century bronze sculpture, those designed in Neoclassical, Art Nouveau and Louis XVI styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one option in this array of 19th century bronze sculpture that is appealing in its simplicity, but F. Barbedienne Foundry, Pierre Jules Mêne and Ferdinand Barbedienne produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a 19th Century Bronze Sculpture?

The average selling price for a piece of 19th century bronze sculpture at 1stDibs is $3,636, while they’re typically $125 on the low end and $845,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Sculptures for You

Styling your home with vintage, new and antique sculptures means adding a touch that can meaningfully transform the space. By introducing a sculptural work as a decorative finish to any interior, you’re making a statement, whether you tend toward the dramatic or prefer to keep things casual with modest, understated art.

A single, one-of-a-kind three-dimensional figurative sculpture mounted on your dining room wall is a guaranteed conversation piece, while a trio of abstract works arranged on your living room bookshelves can add spontaneity to the collection of first-edition novels or artist monographs you’re displaying as well as draw attention to them. Figurative sculptures are representational works that portray a specific person, animal or object. And while decorating with busts, which are sculpted or cast figurative works, hasn’t exactly topped the list of design trends every year, busts are back. According to designer Timothy Corrigan, “They give humanity in a way that a more abstract sculpture can’t give.” Abstract sculptures, on the other hand, are not meant to show something specific. Instead, they invoke a mood or scene without directly stating what they are portraying.

Busts made of stone or metal may not seem like a good fit for your existing decor. Fortunately, there are many ways for a seemingly incongruous piece to fit in with the rest of your room’s theme. You can embrace a dramatic piece by making it the focal point of the room, or you can choose to incorporate several elements made out of the same material to create harmony in your space. If an antique or more dramatic piece doesn’t feel like you, why not opt for works comprising plastic, fiberglass or other more modern materials?

When incorporating sculpture into the design of your home — be it the playful work of auction hero and multimedia visionary KAWS, contemporary fiber art from Connecticut dealer browngrotta arts or still-life sculpture on a budget — consider proper lighting, which can bring out the distinctive aspects of your piece that deserve attention. And make sure you know how the size and form of the sculpture will affect your space in whole. If you choose a sculpture with dramatic design elements, such as sharp angles or bright colors, for example, try to better integrate this new addition by echoing those elements in the rest of your room’s design.

Get started on decorating with sculpture now — find figurative sculptures, animal sculptures and more on 1stDibs today.

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