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Chalkware Busts

Vintage St. Therese Chalkware Bust
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large St. Therese chalkware bust found on the east coast of the United States. Great early paint
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Religious Items

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Composition

Vintage St. Therese Chalkware Bust
Vintage St. Therese Chalkware Bust
H 17 in W 12 in D 10 in
Greek or Roman Head Bust Sculpture, 1965
By Austin Productions
Located in New York, NY
A Greco-Roman sculpture head or bust, England, 1965. A reproduction piece made of chalkware or
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Mid-20th Century English Greco Roman Busts

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Stone

Greek or Roman Head Bust Sculpture, 1965
Greek or Roman Head Bust Sculpture, 1965
H 8.25 in W 4.5 in D 4.75 in
Midcentury Female Bust Chalkware Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Mid-century chalkware lamp featuring a detailed sculptural bust of a young girl with long blonde
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

2 Chalkware Chinoiserie Dragon Pedestals Column Plant Stand Anne Jo Oriental 48"
Located in Dayton, OH
47" pair of oriental chalkware dragon pedestals column plant stand Anne Jo 1986 vintage Amazing
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Vintage 1980s Chinoiserie Pedestals and Columns

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Plaster

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Set of 4 Italian Rococo Painted Carved Columns
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 Italian Rococo (17th/18th Century) green painted columns with gold swirl carved floral design and Corinthian capitals.
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Antique Late 17th Century Italian Rococo Pedestals and Columns

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Wood

Gio Ponti F.A. 33 Medium Mirror in Black Brass
By Gio Ponti, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Gio Ponti F.A. 33 medium mirror in black brass. The F.A. 33 Mirror was originally designed by Gio Ponti in 1933 for Fontana Arte, the period’s most prominent lamp, glass, and mirror ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Brass

Gio Ponti F.A. 33 Medium Mirror in Black Brass
Gio Ponti F.A. 33 Medium Mirror in Black Brass
H 31.49 in W 21.25 in D 0.98 in
Mercurius Hermes Bust Statue Made with Compressed Marble Powder, Istanbul Museum
By LAGU
Located in İSTANBUL, TR
Hermes is the messenger god in Greek mythology. He is the quickest and most clever of the gods. The original is displayed in the Istanbul Archeological Museum. Hermes, a descendant ...
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2010s Turkish Classical Greek Busts

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Statuary Marble

Vintage Iron and Marble Display Stand
Located in Doylestown, PA
Unique vintage black iron display stand with Italian ogee-edged marble top. This sleek stand features three gracefully curved, tapered legs and grooved top rim with a smooth finish. ...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Pedestals

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Marble, Iron

Vintage Iron and Marble Display Stand
Vintage Iron and Marble Display Stand
H 30.25 in W 15.5 in D 15.5 in
Art Deco Style Lamp Espana Dancer with Fan by Guerbe for Max Le Verrier Original
By Guerbe Le Verrier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Espana an Art Deco style lamp Spanish dancer lady with fan. Signed by Raymonde Guerbe with foundry seal. Designed in 1920-1930. Handcrafted. Posthumous contemporary cast at the Le V...
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2010s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Marble, Metal

Mid-Century Plant Stand String Metal and Wood
By String Design AB
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Large plant stand from the 1960s. A stylish plant column made of white lacquered iron and a wooden top. Filigree, modern design with a spacious floor space and high-quality workmansh...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Hat Racks and Stands

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Metal

French Plaster Bust of a Classical Roman Male
Located in Houston, TX
French plaster bust of a classical roman male. Handsome Italian stone bust of a Classical Roman, circa 1920. This beautiful classical male bust sculpture is well detailed. This gorg...
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Vintage 1920s French Classical Roman Busts

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Plaster

French Plaster Bust of a Classical Roman Male
French Plaster Bust of a Classical Roman Male
H 18.75 in W 10.75 in D 10.75 in
6 Antique English Glenister Wycomb Elm Windsor Country Farmhouse Dining Chairs
Located in Dayton, OH
Six antique Glenister primitive elm dining chairs from Wycombe England. Circa 19th Century. The Thomas Glenister Company Temple End, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire; chair maker (b....
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Dining Room Chairs

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Elm

Scarpa Soriana Sofa for Cassina, Bouclé Wool, Italy, 1970s
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Cassina
Located in Antwerp, BE
Scarpa; Afra & Tobia Scarpa; Soriana Sofa; Two-Seater; Cassina; Bouclé Wool; Italy; Italian Design; 1970s; Mid-Century Modern; This Soriana two-seater sofa, reupholstered in bouclé ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Chrome

Saxon Crusader Robin Hood Chalkware Sculpture Continental Table Lamp, Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Pair of midcentury Saxon crusader Robin Hood wood nymph themed chalkware figural table lamps. Made by Continental Art Company. Measures 10" W x 7" D x 24" T. Continental Art L...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Plaster

Religious Chalkware Diorama
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Amazing religious chalkware wall hanging found in a Catholic church in Philadelphia. The pictures describe it all. Wonderful detail and dimension.
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Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Religious Items

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Plaster

Religious Chalkware Diorama
Religious Chalkware Diorama
H 28 in W 56 in D 7.5 in
Alessandro Mazzucote Italian Art Nouveau Wrought Iron Pedestal Table Plant Stand
By Alessandro Mazzucotelli
Located in Forney, TX
A spectacular, highly artistic, superb quality, forged iron jardinière planter / pedestal table attributed to celebrated master ironworker and decorator Alessandro Mazzucotelli (Ital...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Patio and Garden Furniture

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Iron

Male Torso Statue Made with Compressed Marble Powder Sculpture
By LAGU
Located in İSTANBUL, TR
Height: 5.9'' / Weight: 800 gr This is a work that symbolizes the depiction of the ideal male form. -Produced from pressed marble powder. -Produced from the original molds of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Classical Greek Figurative Sculptures

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Statuary Marble

Italian Bamboo Tripod Display Pedestal Plant Stand circa 1950
By Rosenthal Netter
Located in Pearland, TX
A stylish vintage Italian bamboo display plant stand or tall side table, circa 1950. Original "Created in Italy for Rosenthal Netter" label on underside. It has a fabulous design wit...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Pedestals

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Bamboo

Pair of Tibetan Hand Hammered Brass Lamps with Glass Jewels
Located in Topeka, KS
Stunning pair of hand hammered Tibetan brass lamps with glass jewels, etched and applied details, and new black Fenchel drum shades. Beautiful condition with wear as you would expect...
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Mid-20th Century Tibetan Table Lamps

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Brass

18th Century Italian School Painting "Faun and Nymph"
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Beautiful oil on panel from the Italian school of the 18th century representing a faun trying to seduce a half-naked nymph, behind them a man seems to have brought a tray and at thei...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Paintings

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Wood

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St. Rita of Casia Chalkware Bust
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A vibrant chalkware bust of one the Catholic Church's most popular saints; St. Rita of Casia, the
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Early 20th Century American Religious Items

St. Rita of Casia Chalkware Bust
St. Rita of Casia Chalkware Bust
H 17 in W 13 in D 8 in
Chinoiserie Asian Chalkware Bust of a Woman Attributed to Esther Hunt, 1920s
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
bust is created from chalkware and features a Chinese woman with dark hair pulled into two buns at each
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Busts

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Ceramic, Paint

Antique Chief Hawata Figural Chalkware American Indian Portrait Sculpture
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique and large hand painted and gilt chalkware portrait sculpture depicts bust of Native
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20th Century American Native American Busts

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Ceramic

Antique Hiawatha Cigar Store Polychrome Plaster Bust of Indian Warrior c1900
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Hiawatha cigar store portrait bust offers polychrome chalkware construction in the form
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Early 20th Century American Busts

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Plaster

6 Bossons England Chalkware Nautical Maritime Sailors Seamen Head Busts
Located in Dayton, OH
Six Bosson’s painted chalkware wall hanging busts / heads representing seamen / sailors through the
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Plaster, Paint

Antique French Art Nouveau Chalk Ware Portrait Sculpture Bust of Woman
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique French Art Nouveau chalkware portrait bust features bust of woman with long hair and
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Composition

Large St. Therese Chalkware Bust from an Erie, PA Church
Located in Santa Monica, CA
This turn of the century chalkware devotional bust, with its original paint surface, depicts Saint
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Religious Items

19th Century Pennsylvania Chalkware Pedestal Polychrome Bust, Tall Figural Girl
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mid-19th century Pennsylvania Chalkware bust, a figure of a girl. Highlighted with the original
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Primitive Primitives

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Plaster

Chalkware Frankenstein Bust, circa 1930
Located in Seattle, WA
This is a legit scary chalkware bust of Frankenstein circa 1930 used by a theater as an advertising
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Vintage 1930s American Other Collectibles and Curiosities

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Plaster

Italian Bisque Deco Bust Volutta by M.Spampineto, 1974
Located in Indianapolis, IN
Italian Bisque Deco bust volutta by M.Spampineto, 1974. Signed chalkware bust in fine condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Busts

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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.

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