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Michelsen for Royal Copenhagen, "Flora Danica" Dinner Spoon, Gold-Plated Silver
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Michelsen for Royal Copenhagen. "Flora Danica" dinner spoon of gold plated sterling silver. Porcelain handle decorated in colors and gold with flowers. In very good condition. Stam...
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20th Century Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

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Sterling Silver

Michelsen for Royal Copenhagen, "Flora Danica" Dinner Spoon, Gold-Plated Silver
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Michelsen for Royal Copenhagen. "Flora Danica" dinner spoon of gold plated sterling silver. Porcelain handle decorated in colors and gold with flowers. In very good condition. Stam...
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20th Century Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

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Sterling Silver

19th Century Neoclassical Vase or Urn
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine 19th century neoclassical cast iron vase with a mythological motif, circa 1850, Denmark. Distressed condition with visible signs of losses, consistent with age and use.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Danish Neoclassical Urns

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Iron

  • 19th Century Neoclassical Vase or Urn
  • 19th Century Neoclassical Vase or Urn
  • 19th Century Neoclassical Vase or Urn
  • 19th Century Neoclassical Vase or Urn
H 17.33 in. W 9.06 in. D 7.49 in.
Large Danish Neoclassical Giltwood Concave Sided Mirror
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
The mirror is made by F.C Mailand Hansen, a well known glazier from Copenhagen, Denmark. The mirror is dated to between 1900-1910. It is in neoclassical Revival style, and has an a...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Neoclassical Revival Wall Mirrors

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Giltwood, Mirror

Danish Neoclassical Mahogany and Parcel Gilt Mirror
Located in Essex, MA
Broken arch pediment with central vase of flowers over a bas relief flanked by swags over a mirror plate with gadrooned borders , base with a wreath and swag decoration.
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Antique Early 19th Century Danish Neoclassical Wall Mirrors

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Other

Danish Neoclassical Academic Painting of an Angel and Urn
Located in Hudson, NY
Early 19th century neoclassical academic study of a nude. Unsigned, probably Danish. The painting with an inscription on the back in Greek (?) The painting in the original 19th centu...
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Antique 1820s Danish Neoclassical Paintings

Early 19th Century Danish Neoclassical Longcase Clock
Located in Essex, MA
Early 19th century Danish carved and giltwood neoclassical tall case clock. Original gilding on all hand carved neoclassical ornamentation. Palace provenance, more than likely. Profi...
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Antique Early 19th Century Danish Neoclassical Grandfather Clocks and Lo...

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Brass

Handsome Pair Danish Neoclassical Style Mahogany and Parcel-Gilt Armchairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
these very elegant chairs each with incurved backrest centering an inlaid wreath joining curved arms flanking by a tight seat; all raised on graceful tapering supports
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Antique 19th Century Danish Neoclassical Armchairs

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Mahogany

Thorvaldsen Neoclassical Roundels - Denmark, c. 1825
By Bertel Thorvaldsen
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Beautiful pair of c. 1825 repoussé sheet-brass roundels depicting Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen's 'Day' and 'Night'. As opposites they represent the two halves of a day, and to...
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Antique Early 19th Century Danish Neoclassical Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

19th Century Danish Neoclassical Gustavian Style Round Dining or Center Table
Located in Essex, MA
A 19th century Gustavian style Danish neoclassical white painted round pedestal dining or center table with three frieze drawers with brass lion mask pulls, supported by a fluted col...
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Antique 1860s Danish Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Pair of Danish 18th Century Neoclassical White Painted Armchairs
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
Each with an oval padded back above a large oval drop-in seat, both covered in striped woven silk and flanked by carved scrolled and padded arms, the apron carved with a Vitruvian sc...
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Antique Late 18th Century Danish Neoclassical Armchairs

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Wood

Neoclassical Lifesize Bronze Statue of Psyche, Ludvig Brandstrup, Denmark, 1898
By Ludvig Brandstrup, Gladenbeck’s Bronzegiesserei
Located in Berlin, DE
Neoclassical Lifesize statue of Psyche von Ludvig Brandstrup (Danisch 1861-1935) from the year 1898. The statue was manufactured by Walter und Paul Gladenbeck, Gladenbeck’s Bronzegie...
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Antique 1890s Danish Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Set of Four 19th Century Neoclassical Inlaid Danish Dining Chairs
Located in Hudson, NY
The set consisting of 2 side chairs and two armchairs. The chairs of mahogany with satinwood and exotic wood inlay.
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Antique 19th Century Danish Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Danish Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Style Sterling Silver Bottle Opener
By Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern bottle opener was realized in Denmark, circa 1960. It features a neoclassical stylized scroll form base; a reeded body; as well as channel detailing a...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Sterling Silver

Portraits Pair Danish 19th Century, Denmark Mahogany Frame
Located in New York, NY
Portraits pair Danish early 19th century, Denmark mahogany Frame. A pair of portraits of Queen Frederikke and King Christian VIII. In original mahogany frames.
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Antique 19th Century Danish Neoclassical Paintings

Danish Carved Side Table
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Round side table, Denmark, circa 1880, having a shaped top and four cabriole legs with classical figures and acanthus leaves at the top and terminating in lions paw feet. The aprons ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Danish Carved Side Table
  • Danish Carved Side Table
  • Danish Carved Side Table
  • Danish Carved Side Table
H 24 in. Dm 31 in.
"Narcissus," Superb Male Nude, Neoclassical Painting, by Student of Eckersberg
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Because Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, a celebrated 19th century Danish painter, used his "Narcissus" painting as a teaching tool, at least five of his pupils painted sight variatio...
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Antique 1810s Danish Neoclassical Paintings

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Paint

Stool Neoclassical, "Hetch Style", Mid-19th Century
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Elegant stool in mahogany, neoclassical, "Hetch style". Copenhagen Denmark, circa 1830. Reupholstered with fabric from Dedar.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Danish Neoclassical Stools

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Fabric, Mahogany

  • Stool Neoclassical, "Hetch Style", Mid-19th Century
  • Stool Neoclassical, "Hetch Style", Mid-19th Century
  • Stool Neoclassical, "Hetch Style", Mid-19th Century
  • Stool Neoclassical, "Hetch Style", Mid-19th Century
H 27.56 in. W 26.78 in. D 15.75 in.
Neoclassical-Style Continental Silver '.800' Footed Double Inkstand by Dragstead
By A. Dragsted
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical - style, Continental Silver (.800), footed, double inkstand, Denmark, year-hallmarked for 1901, A. N. Dragsted - maker. Each of the wells is decorated with bows and garl...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Danish Long Case Clock
Located in Cookeville, TN
A detailed wreath surrounds the clock face and soft drapes decorate the base of this clock from the mid-19th century. Label inside the door dates it t 1850. The wood is painted a sof...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Danish Neoclassical Grandfather Clocks and Long...

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Glass, Wood

  • Danish Long Case Clock
  • Danish Long Case Clock
  • Danish Long Case Clock
  • Danish Long Case Clock
H 77 in. W 22 in. D 8 in.
Circular Mahogany Center Table, Danish, circa 1840
Located in London, GB
A finely carved mahogany center table, Danish, circa 1840. Circular top with carved frieze, mounted on an octagonal column and base supported by four claw feet, each foot has a la...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Danish Neoclassical Center Tables

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Mahogany

Late 19th Century Neoclassical Bisque Wall Roundel Plaque Relief
By P. Ipsens Enke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A fine classical relief depicting autumn from Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen's Stages of Man. The works by the sculptor were based on an interpretation of the poem Of 'The Four A...
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Antique 1890s Danish Neoclassical Mounted Objects

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Ceramic

Scandinavian Matte White Basalt Neoclassical Wall Art by Royal Copenhagen
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Scandinavian Royal Copenhagen round white porcelain matte basalt wall art piece with raised neoclassical relief scene. Marked on back as show in images #7 and 8. Made in ...
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Late 20th Century Danish Neoclassical Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Ceramic, Porcelain, Stoneware

Late 19th Century Danish Mahogany Book Cabinet
Located in Pasadena, CA
Late 19th century Danish mahogany book cabinet with tambour doors that hide two shelves.
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Antique 19th Century Danish Neoclassical Cabinets

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Mahogany

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Danish Coat of Arms
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Danish coat of arms. Measures: Diameter 22.5 cm (8 55/64 in) With repair.
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20th Century Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Ipsen's, Denmark, Large Terracotta Wall Plaque, Motif after Thorvaldsen, 1890s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ipsen's, Denmark. Large terracotta wall plaque with motif after Thorvaldsen, 1890s. Measures: 49.5 x 27 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.    
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Antique 1890s Danish Neoclassical Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Terracotta

Scandinavian Matte White Basalt Neoclassical Wall Art Royal Copenhagen, Set of 4
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful set of four (4) Scandinavian Royal Copenhagen round white porcelain matte basalt wall art pieces with raised neoclassical relief scene. All marked on back as show in imag...
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Late 20th Century Danish Neoclassical Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Porcelain, Stoneware, Ceramic

18th Century Danish Longcase Clock
Located in Hudson, NY
A Danish white painted and gilt decorated longcase clock, brass dial, openwork corner ornaments, chapter ring of pewter, late 18th century. Measures: H 215 cm.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Danish Neoclassical Clocks

Ipsen's, Denmark, Large Terracotta Wall Plaque with Motif after Thorvaldsen
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ipsen's, Denmark. Large terracotta wall plaque with motif after Thorvaldsen, 1890s. Measures: 51 x 27.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Antique 1890s Danish Neoclassical Revival Decorative Art

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Terracotta

Neoclassical Style Armchair by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Hudson, NY
Elegant Danish modern armchair by designer Frits Henningsen with mahogany frame and comfortable, measures: seat height of 18". Newly upholstered in a grey wool fabric. Would grace ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Mahogany

Danish Silver Giltwood Concave Sided Mirror
Located in New York, NY
A Danish silver giltwood mirror, circa 1860s, with concave sides and a deep cove section frame and foliate cast inner edge. Mirror replaced but not new.
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Antique 1860s Danish Neoclassical Revival Wall Mirrors

  • Danish Silver Giltwood Concave Sided Mirror
  • Danish Silver Giltwood Concave Sided Mirror
  • Danish Silver Giltwood Concave Sided Mirror
  • Danish Silver Giltwood Concave Sided Mirror
H 33.5 in. W 26.5 in. D 2.25 in.
Danish Painted Steelsafe with Hidden Lock, 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
A Danish painted steel safe, original surfaces, late 19th century, rectangular form with a hinged top, a secret detail hides the mechanism to open the key cover. Double steel skin...
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Neoclassical Revival More Furniture and...

Pair of Early 19th Century Continental Neoclassical Giltwood Sconce Mirrors
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of early 19th century continental sconce mirrors with original early glass and original gilding. Two arm sconces for candles. Great size and wonderful original water gilt carvin...
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Antique Early 19th Century Danish Neoclassical Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Beech, Giltwood

Danish Fruitwood Inlaid Mahogany Mirror, circa 1910
Located in New York, NY
A Danish fruitwood inlaid mahogany mirror, circa 1910, with a flat and profiled frame inlaid with geometric fruitwood. New mirror glass.
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Early 20th Century Danish Neoclassical Wall Mirrors

Danish Louis XVI Secretaire mahogany, by Harsdorff, circa 1780-1790
By Caspar Frederik Harsdorff
Located in Nordhavn, DK
An elegant Danish Louis XVI gilded bronze mounted-mahogany secretaire, by C.F Harsdorff, Copenhagen, circa 1780-1790, in two parts: the stepped rectangular top with a fret carved gal...
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Antique Late 18th Century Danish Neoclassical Secretaires

Early 19th Century Danish Giltwood Armchair by Gustav Friederich Hetsch
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
A very decorative and large giltwood armchair after a design by the famous Danish Architect Gustav Friederich Hetsch, (1788-1964). The German born architect worked mostly in Copenhag...
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Antique Early 19th Century Danish Neoclassical Armchairs

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Giltwood

18th Century Portrait Painting Boy with a Parrot, Denmark Signed Erik Pauelsen
By Erik Pauelsen
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
A very decorative neoclassical 18th century Danish portrait painting of a young boy feeding a parrot with cherries. Signed by Erik Pauelsen and dated 1788. Oil on canvas, lined and f...
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Antique Late 18th Century Danish Neoclassical Paintings

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Canvas

L. Hjorth, Denmark, Rare Figure of Half-Naked Woman in Black Terracotta
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
L. Hjorth, Denmark, rare figure of half-naked woman in black terracotta. Model number 595, circa 1900. In perfect condition. Measures: 34 cm x 11 cm. Stamped.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

Danish 18th Century Writing Desk By Royal Architect C. F. Harsdorff
By Caspar Frederik Harsdorff
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
18th Century writing desk with five drawers. The desk is designed by the Danish royal neoclassical architect Caspar Frederik Harsdorff.
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Antique Late 18th Century Danish Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Walnut

Christian VIII Sideboard in Mahogany w/ Serpentine Front, Denmark, circa 1840
Located in Miami, FL
In the manner of well-known German/ Danish designer/architect Gustav Frederich Hetsch, a very handsome sideboard in fine West Indies flame mahogany that is book-matched throughout to...
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Antique 1840s Danish Neoclassical Sideboards

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Mirror, Mahogany, Oak

Danish Silver Cream Jug & Sugar Bowl by Simon Groth, Copenhagen Circa 1890
By Simon Groth
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A very handsome Danish silver (.826 fine) sugar bowl and cream jug of timeless design. Both showing reeded detail to their rims & bases, together with running bands of neoclassical e...
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Neoclassical Revival Tea Sets

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Silver

Pair of 20th Century Footed Danish Silver Plate Caster, 3 Pairs Available
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Each of the neoclassical pair of 20th century Danish silver plated salt shakers stand on four acanthus-leafed feet. The surfaces are embellished with undulating ribbing. The bottoms ...
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20th Century Danish Neoclassical Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Pair of Porcelain and Brass Heiberg Table Lamps, Denmark, 1930s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of Danish table lamps of the Heiberg type, from the late 1930s. The lamps are made of a white porcelain with brass elements. This type was originally designed as an oil lamp i...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Brass

Settee Sofa/ Loveseat in Cuban Mahogany with Satinwood Inlays, Denmark, c. 1900
Located in Miami, FL
A fine canapé or settee sofa with clean lines in French-polished Cuban mahogany with banding and marquetry in satinwood of foliage along crest and rosettes on corners of back and sc...
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Early 20th Century Scandinavian Neoclassical Revival Settees

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Rare B&G 'Bing & Grondahl' Biscuit Plate by Thorvaldsen, circa 1880s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare B&G (Bing & Grondahl) biscuit plate by Thorvaldsen, circa 1880s. In perfect condition, 1st. factory quality. Measures: 28.5 cm. Marked.
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Antique 1880s Danish Neoclassical Ceramics

Gerhard Henning for Royal Copenhagen, 'Girl Bathing', Porcelain and Biscuit
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gerhard Henning for Royal Copenhagen. 'Girl bathing'. Designed 1924. Porcelain and biscuit. Stamped, model no. 134. Measures: Height 34.5 cm, diameter 8.5 cm. In perfect condition...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

Rare B&G 'Bing & Grondahl' Biscuit Plate by Thorvaldsen, circa 1880s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare B&G (Bing & Grondahl) biscuit plate by Thorvaldsen, circa 1880s. In perfect condition, 1st. factory quality. Measures: 29 cm. Marked.
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Antique 1880s Danish Neoclassical Ceramics

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Style, Deep Plate
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica style, deep plate. Measures: 22 cm in diameter, 5.5 cm deep. Model number: 735/3546. In perfect condition. 2nd. Factory quality.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Style, Flat Plate
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica style, flat plate. Measures: 22 cm. in diameter. Model number: 735/3550. In perfect condition. 2nd. Factory quality.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

B&G 'Bing & Grondahl' Large Biscuit Platter after Thorvaldsen, circa 1880s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
B&G (Bing & Grondahl) large biscuit platter after Thorvaldsen, circa 1880s. In perfect condition, 1st. factory quality. Measures: 29 cm. Stamped.
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Antique 1880s Danish Neoclassical Ceramics

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Oval Serving Dish # 20/3519
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen flora Danica oval serving dish # 20/3519. Measures 44 cm. x 33 cm. Second assortment, perfect condition. Marked, dated 1933.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

Rare and Large Antique B&G / Bing & Grondahl Bisque Apollon Figure
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare and large antique B&G / Bing & Grondahl bisque apollon figure after Thorvaldsen, circa 1880s. In very good condition. Marked B&G. Measure: Height 38 cm.
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Antique 1880s Danish Neoclassical Ceramics

Six Royal Copenhagen Coffee Cups with Saucers in Porcelain with Romantic Scenes
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Six Royal Copenhagen coffee cups with saucers in porcelain with romantic scenes and gold decoration, 20th century. The coffee cup measures: 8 x 6.5 cm. Saucer diameter 13 cm. Sta...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Five Sets of Royal Copenhagen Blue Flower Angular, Espresso Cups ‘Mocca Cups’
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Five sets of Royal Copenhagen blue flower angular, espresso cups (mocca cups). Decoration number 10/8562. The cup's diameter is 7.3 cm. Perfect condition. 1st. factory quality.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

26 Sets Royal Copenhagen Blue Flower Braided, Espresso Cup and Saucer
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
26 sets Royal Copenhagen Blue flower braided, espresso cup and saucer. Number 10/8046. In perfect condition, 2nd. factory quality. Measures: 6.5 x 5.5 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Chocolate Jug, No. 1/7136
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen blue fluted chocolate jug, stamped with Juliane Marie mark, No. 1/7136. 2nd. factory quality. In perfect condition. Measure: Height 17 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

Rare B&G 'Bing & Grondahl' Large Biscuit Plate by Thorvaldsen, 1880s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare B&G (Bing & Grondahl) large biscuit plate by Thorvaldsen, 1880s. In perfect condition, 1st. factory quality. Measures 29 cm.
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Antique 1880s Danish Neoclassical Ceramics

Royal Copenhagen Large Purpur Soup Tureen with Dish
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen large Purpur soup tureen with dish. Dish measures 35 cm. Number 427/8532. Year 1870-1890. In perfect condition. 1st. factory quality.
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Antique 1870s Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Huge "Purpur" Serving Plate
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen huge "Purpur" serving plate. Measures 48 x 37 cm. Number 427/8541. Year 1870-1890. In perfect condition. 1st. factory quality.
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Antique 1870s Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

  • Royal Copenhagen Huge "Purpur" Serving Plate
  • Royal Copenhagen Huge "Purpur" Serving Plate
  • Royal Copenhagen Huge "Purpur" Serving Plate
  • Royal Copenhagen Huge "Purpur" Serving Plate
H 1.58 in. W 18.9 in. D 14.57 in.
Royal Copenhagen After Thorvaldsen, Antique Wall Plaque, the Ages of Love
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen after Thorvaldsen. Antique biscuit wall plaque. The ages of Love # 115. Dated 1860-1880. Measures: 30.5 x 12.5 cm. Stamped. In excellent condition 1st factory qu...
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Antique 1860s Danish Neoclassical Decorative Art

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Danish Neoclassical For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal Danish neoclassical for your home. Frequently made of ceramic, porcelain and metal, every Danish neoclassical was constructed with great care. Find 455 options for an antique or vintage Danish neoclassical now, or shop our selection of 9 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect Danish neoclassical — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each Danish neoclassical bearing Neoclassical or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made Danish neoclassical over the years, but those crafted by Royal Copenhagen, Bing & Grøndahl and Georg Jensen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Danish Neoclassical?

A Danish neoclassical can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,213, while the lowest priced sells for $22 and the highest can go for as much as $104,522.

Finding the Right Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass for You

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine. Just like the people who sit around your table, your serveware has its own stories and will help you create new memories with your friends and loved ones. From ceramic pottery to glass vases, set your table with serving pieces that add even more personality, color and texture to your dining experience.

Invite serveware from around the world to join your table settings. For special occasions, dress up your plates with a striking Imari charger from 19th-century Japan or incorporate Richard Ginori’s Italian porcelain plates into your dining experience. Celebrate the English ritual of afternoon tea with a Japanese tea set and an antique Victorian kettle. No matter how big or small your dining area is, there is room for the stories of many cultures and varied histories, and there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz to your meals.

Add different textures and colors to your table with dinner plates and pitchers of ceramic and silver or a porcelain lidded tureen, a serving dish with side handles that is often used for soups. Although porcelain and ceramic are both made in a kiln, porcelain is made with more refined clay and is more durable than ceramic because it is denser. The latter is ideal for statement pieces — your tall mid-century modern ceramic vase is a guaranteed conversation starter. And while your earthenware or stoneware is maybe better suited to everyday lunches as opposed to the fine bone china you’ve reserved for a holiday meal, handcrafted studio pottery coffee mugs can still be a rich expression of your personal style.

“My motto is ‘Have fun with it,’” says author and celebrated hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran. “It’s yin and yang, high and low, Crate & Barrel with Christofle silver. I like to mix it up — sometimes in the dining room, sometimes on the kitchen banquette, sometimes in the loggia. It transports your guests and makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed.”

Introduce elegance at supper with silver, such as a platter from celebrated Massachusetts silversmith manufacturer Reed and Barton or a regal copper-finish flatware set designed by International Silver Company, another New England company that was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898. By then, Meriden had already earned the nickname “Silver City” for its position as a major hub of silver manufacturing.

At the bar, try a vintage wine cooler to keep bottles cool before serving or an Art Deco decanter and whiskey set for after-dinner drinks — there are many possibilities and no wrong answers for tableware, barware and serveware. Explore an expansive collection of antique and vintage glass, ceramics and serveware today on 1stDibs.