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Important Sculpture Signed DH Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE, FR
"Important Art Deco Sculpture D H Chiparus" Demetre H Chiparus (09 1886 - 01 1947) Important
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Metal

  • Important Sculpture Signed DH Chiparus
  • Important Sculpture Signed DH Chiparus
  • Important Sculpture Signed DH Chiparus
  • Important Sculpture Signed DH Chiparus
H 24.016 in W 29.53 in D 6.3 in
"Innocence" by Demetre H. Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
"Innocence" by Demetre H. Chiparus (1886-1947). Patinated bronze and ivory on marble base
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

  • "Innocence" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "Innocence" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "Innocence" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "Innocence" by Demetre H. Chiparus
H 14.57 in W 3.94 in D 3.94 in
"Starlight" by Demetre H. Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Sculpture called "Starlight" made by Demetre H. Chiparus (1886-1947). Made of patinated and
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Onyx, Bronze

  • "Starlight" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "Starlight" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "Starlight" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "Starlight" by Demetre H. Chiparus
H 17.33 in W 11.03 in D 3.15 in
'Egyptian Dancer' by Démetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
: 2006231 Demétre Chiparus was a Romanian sculptor who lived from 1886 to 1947. He is best known for his
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

"Nude Awakening" by Demetre H. Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
"Nude awakening" by Demetre H. Chiparus (1886-1947). Silver plated bronze sculpture with a variety
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

  • "Nude Awakening" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "Nude Awakening" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "Nude Awakening" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "Nude Awakening" by Demetre H. Chiparus
H 21.66 in W 8.67 in D 5.91 in
"Little Clown" by Demetre H. Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
"Little Clown" by Demetre H. Chiparus (1886-1947). Bronze sculpture and marble base. Bryan
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

"Fan Dancer" by Demetre H. Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
"Fan Dancer" by Demetre H. Chiparus (1886-1947). Patinated and cold painted bronze and ivory on
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Onyx, Marble, Bronze

  • "Fan Dancer" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "Fan Dancer" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "Fan Dancer" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "Fan Dancer" by Demetre H. Chiparus
H 15.75 in W 15.36 in D 4.73 in
Following Models of Demétre Chiparus "Dancer "
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Madrid, ES
Following models of Demétre Chiparus (1886 - 1947). "DANCER". Large chrysoelephantine sculpture in
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

'Vedette' Original Sculpture by Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An Art Deco cold painted gilt bronze figure by Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947). An energetic dancer
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Demetre Chiparus Art Deco Dancer Sculpture, 1920s
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco sculpture by Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947), France, 1920s. Dancer. Cold painted
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Spelter

Demetre CHIPARUS Art Deco Dancer Sculpture, 1920s
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco sculpture by Demetre CHIPARUS (1886-1947), France, 1920s. Dancer. Cold painted
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Spelter

Demetre Chiparus Art Deco "Egyptian Dancer" Bronze
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in New York, NY
Demetre (Dimitri) Haralamb Chiparus (Romanian, 1886 - 1947) Art Deco "Egyptian Dancer" bronze
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

"Russian Dancer" 'Nijinsky' by Demetre H. Chiparus.
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Russian Dancer by Demetre H. Chiparus (1886-1947).Bronze and ivory on marble base. The statuette
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

"Saint Thérèse de Lisieux" by Demetre H. Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
"Saint Thérèse de Lisieux" by Demetre H. Chiparus (1886-1947). Bronze and ivory on marble base
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco Bronze Figure Dancer by Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in BILBAO, ES
Dancer by Demétre Chiparus (1886 - 1947) Large chrysoelephantine sculpture in gilt bronze Marble
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Busts

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco Clock by the Sculptor Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Lee-On-The-Solent, GB
A marble French Art Deco Clock, by the highly regarded Sculptor Demetre Chipurus (unsigned). Other
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Mantel Clocks

Materials

Marble

"The Little Sad One" by Demetre H. Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
"The Little Sad One" by Demtre H. Chiparus (1886-1947). Patinated bronze and ivory on marble base
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

  • "The Little Sad One" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "The Little Sad One" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "The Little Sad One" by Demetre H. Chiparus
  • "The Little Sad One" by Demetre H. Chiparus
H 12.21 in W 3.15 in D 3.15 in
1930 "Tanara" Model in Chryselephatine by Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Marseille, FR
"Tanara" model in chryselephantine dancer by Demeter Chiparus dating from the 1930s on a marble
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Onyx, Bronze

'Egyptian Dancer' Original Bronze Sculpture by Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
with her arms outstretched. Set over a marble base with front plaque. Signed 'D H. Chiparus(1886-1947
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Original Demetre Chiparus Art Deco Cold Painted Bronze Figure
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
'A Dancer' an Art Deco cold painted gilt bronze figure by Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947). An athletic
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

'Delhi Dancer' Original Demetre Chiparus Cold Painted Bronze Sculpture
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
Delhi Dancer' an Art Deco cold painted gilt bronze figure by Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947). An
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Demetre Chiparus Art Deco Terracotta Sculpture Elephant and Baby
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Atlanta, GA
Demetre Chiparus (1888-1950) designed this gorgeous Art Deco fine terracotta sculpture. The artwork
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

Early 20th Century Sculpture Entitled "Été" by Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in London, GB
a black marble base and signed D H Chiparus Additional information Height: 23 cm Width: 78 cm
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Early 20th Century Bronze Entitled "Cleopatra" by Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in London, GB
in full Ballets Russes costume, raised on a fitted marble base, signed Chiparus Additional
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Demetre Chiparus French Art Deco Terracotta Lady Bust Sculpture, 1920s
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco terracotta sculpture by Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947), France, 1920s. Young lady and
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

Art Deco Style Silverplated Bronze Egyptian Dancer after Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Art Deco Style Silverplated bronze Egyptian Dancer after Demetre Chiparus France, Circa 1960s
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Demetre Chiparus French Art Deco Terracotta Lady Bust Sculpture, 1920s
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco terracotta sculpture by Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947), France, 1920s. Bust of a
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Busts

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Terracotta

Pair of Art Deco Onyx Pedestals Attributed to Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Art Deco Onyx Pedestals Attributed to Demetre Chiparus (Unsigned) Mid/late 20th century
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Late 20th Century Romanian Pedestals and Columns

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Onyx, Metal

Art Deco Gold Painted Bronze Figure "Phoenician Dancer" by Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in BILBAO, ES
Dancer by Demétre Chiparus 1886 - 1947 Large chrysoelephantine sculpture in gilt bronze Marble
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Busts

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco Gold Painted Bronze Figure "Phoenician Dancer" by Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in BILBAO, ES
Dancer by Demétre Chiparus 1886 - 1947 Large chrysoelephantine sculpture in gilt bronze Marble base
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Busts

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco Gold Painted Bronze Figure "Phoenician Dancer" by Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in BILBAO, ES
Dancer by Demétre Chiparus 1886 - 1947 Large chrysoelephantine sculpture in gilt bronze Marble base
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Busts

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco Gold Painted Bronze Figure "Phoenician Dancer" by Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in BILBAO, ES
Dancer by Demétre Chiparus 1886 - 1947 Large chrysoelephantine sculpture in gilt bronze Marble base
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Busts

Materials

Bronze

Demetre Chiparus Rare Bronze Sculpture Group "Seating Pretty" 3 Children Version
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Rare 3 children version of DH Chiparus "Sitting Prety" sculpture. Bronze Sculpture on marble base
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

'Vedette' a Large Art Deco Cold Painted Bronze Sculpture by Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
Vedette' an Art Deco cold painted gilt bronze figure by Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947). An energetic
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Demetre Chiparus - Art Deco Bronze Sculpture Lamp France c. 1925 "Delhi Dancer"
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Demétre Chiparus - An Art Deco bronze sculpture Table Lamp, France circa 1925 "Delhi Dancer", the
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

L'Eveil' a Large Art Deco Cold Painted Bronze Sculpture by Démetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
'Eveil' - 'Awakening' an Art Deco cold painted gilt bronze figure by Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco Pedestal in Black Marble with Dancers in the Style of Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Van Nuys, CA
style of Demetre Chiparus (unsigned) Demétre Chiparus was a Romanian sculptor who lived from 1886 to
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Vintage 1920s Pedestals

Materials

Marble

Art Deco Sculpture Bending Bar Man L'age Du Bronze Demetre H. Chiparus, 1930
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Antwerp, BE
bronze" and signed by Demetre H. Chiparus. The sculpture has a beautiful patina and stands on marble
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Metal

R. Lullier 'D.H. Chiparus' Art Deco Mantle Sculpture c.1920s
By R. Lullier
Located in Hampstead, QC
D.H. Chiparus. Demetre Haralamb Chiparus (1886-1947) was a Romanian Art Deco era sculptor who lived
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Onyx, Marble, Spelter

20th Century Art Deco Study entitled a"Femme a la Palme" by Demetre Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in London, GB
shaped, stepped black marble base, signed Chiparus and with foundry mark Etling Paris. ADDITIONAL
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco Chiparus Bronze Sculpture
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Tampa, FL
and green patina on a marble base. Signed by the artist, Demetre Chiparus. The marble is Beige with a
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

  • Art Deco Chiparus Bronze Sculpture
  • Art Deco Chiparus Bronze Sculpture
  • Art Deco Chiparus Bronze Sculpture
  • Art Deco Chiparus Bronze Sculpture
H 27.5 in W 30 in D 6.5 in
Chiparus Perfume Lamp Art Deco
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chiparus and stamped on its base Etling Origin Paris circa 1930 Demetre Haralamb Chiparus (September 16
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Chiparus Perfume Lamp Art Deco
  • Chiparus Perfume Lamp Art Deco
  • Chiparus Perfume Lamp Art Deco
  • Chiparus Perfume Lamp Art Deco
H 7.49 in W 3.94 in D 7.88 in
"Starfish" Sculpture After Dimitri Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Dimitri Chiparus.  
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Late 20th Century Unknown Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Onyx, Marble, Bronze

  • "Starfish" Sculpture After Dimitri Chiparus
  • "Starfish" Sculpture After Dimitri Chiparus
  • "Starfish" Sculpture After Dimitri Chiparus
  • "Starfish" Sculpture After Dimitri Chiparus
H 30.63 in W 10.63 in D 4.63 in
Chiparus Bronze Figure, Girl with Umbrella
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Montreal, QC
large umbrella. Chiparus is celebrated for his exciting exotic dancers in bronze and ivory. Here he
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco Fan Dancer After Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The quality in workmanship in casting is almost perfect. The Marble base is superb. Never seen one this nice. From a private Art Deco Collector. Has been very well kept. This will re...
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1990s North American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

  • Art Deco Fan Dancer After Chiparus
  • Art Deco Fan Dancer After Chiparus
  • Art Deco Fan Dancer After Chiparus
  • Art Deco Fan Dancer After Chiparus
H 21.5 in W 19.5 in D 6 in
Demeter Chiparus Large Art Deco Metal Panther
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Barjols, FR
Dh Chiparus (1886-1947) Metal panthere figure on marble base. French. circa 1920. Excellent
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

Materials

Metal

'Ballerina' Bronze, Marble after Models of DH Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Madrid, ES
Déco gets its name, in which Demetre H. Chiparus was very present, A sculptor of Romanian origin who
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20th Century European Other Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco Bronze Figure by D.H. Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Demetre H. Chiparus, "Bles," bronze figure of a young girl with a wheat garland, green
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Chiparus Bronze and Bone Art Deco Hush Sculpture
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Demeter Chiparus was the leading sculptor of the Art Deco period . His sculptures are not , like
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Vintage 1920s Romanian Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Very Beautiful Terracotta Sculpture Entitled “Dreaming” Signed D.H CHIPARUS
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Beirut, LB
on the floor behind elegantly sculpted by Demetre Chiparus circa 1930 and signed at the base, foundry
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

Chiparus 'The Hunter' Large Art Deco Sculpture with Panther, 1930
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Oakland, CA
Large Art Deco sculpture of hunter and panther (or lion) by the famous sculptor Demetre H. Chiparus
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Metal

Chiparus, Signed Silver Bronze Hoop Dancer, Art Deco, 20th Century
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
sculpture is signed on the leg DH Chiparus, and numbered under the foot 145 Good general condition Art
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20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Onyx, Bronze

Demeter Haralamb Chiparus '1886-1947', "Woman and her Greyhounds", 1920s
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in PARIS, FR
Superb sculpture by Demetre Haralamb Chiparus (1886-1947) of an elegant woman with her greyhounds
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Spelter

Dh Chiparus Signed Art Deco Panther on Marble Base
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Barjols, FR
Green patinated metal panther on a marble base. Nice genuine patina. Signed to the marble. excellent condition. Circa 1930. French. Measures: w.50cm l.16cm h.25cm.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

Materials

Spelter

Art Deco Egyptian Dancer in the Manner of Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A topless dancer in Egyptian style dress in a dance pose. Hi cast bronze with fine details and multi patina finish. Mounted on a Pyramid design Black marble base. The base with a gol...
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2010s North American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

"Nude with Bird of Paradise" Art Deco Figurative Sculpture By D.H. Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Pasadena, CA
28" x 17.25" x 12" Demétre Haralamb Chiparus (16 September 1886 – 22 January 1947) was a Romanian
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

Dh. Chiparus, Child with Umbrella Gilded Bronze Art Deco Figure, Circa 1925
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Barjols, FR
Dh. Chiparus (1886-1947) An hard to find bronze figure of a little girl with umbrella. Onyx
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Bronze Figurine Sculpture Hoop Dancer After D H Chiparus, Art Deco Circa 1920s
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
: Demétre Chiparus (1886-1947) Demétre Haralamb Chiparus was a Romanian Art Deco era sculptor who lived and
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Onyx, Bronze

“Elegant Lady” Stunning Large Art Deco Sculpture Signed by D.H Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in Beirut, LB
the signature of the famous sculptor D.H CHIPARUS on the terrace.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Art Deco Onyx, Bone & Silver Pewter Lady w/ Greyhounds Sculpture, After Chiparus
By Demetre Chiparus
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Art Deco sculpture was realized in France, circa 1930. It offers a lady in repose donning a flapper dress, flanked by two greyhound dogs in silvered pewter presented on...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Onyx, Pewter

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Chiparus Demetre For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic chiparus demetre available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, bronze and stone, every chiparus demetre was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a chiparus demetre — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A chiparus demetre, designed in the Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made chiparus demetre has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Demetre Chiparus, Henri Bargas and Alexandre Ouline are consistently popular.

How Much is a Chiparus Demetre?

Prices for a chiparus demetre can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $337 and can go as high as $66,000, while the average can fetch as much as $6,212.

A Close Look at art-deco Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, vintage Art Deco dining chairs, tables, desks, cabinets and other furniture — which typically refers to pieces produced during the 1920s and 1930s — is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.” 

ORIGINS OF ART DECO FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF ART DECO FURNITURE DESIGN

  • Bold geometric lines and forms, floral motifs
  • Use of expensive materials such as shagreen or marble as well as exotic woods such as mahogany, ebony and zebra wood
  • Metal accents, shimmering mirrored finishes
  • Embellishments made from exotic animal hides, inlays of mother-of-pearl or ivory

ART DECO FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

VINTAGE ART DECO FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

Few design styles are as universally recognized and appreciated as Art Deco. The term alone conjures visions of the Roaring Twenties, Machine Age metropolises, vast ocean liners, sleek typography and Prohibition-era hedonism. The iconic movement made an indelible mark on all fields of design throughout the 1920s and ’30s, celebrating society’s growing industrialization with refined elegance and stunning craftsmanship.

Widely known designers associated with the Art Deco style include Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Maurice Dufrêne, Paul Follot and Jules Leleu. The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. “Art Deco design” is often used broadly, to describe the work of creators in associated or ancillary styles. This is particularly true of American Art Deco, which is also called Streamline Moderne or Machine Age design. (Streamline Moderne, sometimes known as Art Moderne, was a phenomenon largely of the 1930s, post–Art Nouveau.)

Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers in their seating, case pieces, living room sets and bedroom furniture. From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs. Today, the style is still favored by interior designers looking to infuse a home with an air of luxury and sophistication.

Find a collection of vintage Art Deco dressers, coffee tables, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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.