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Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
Two superb Italian pine Bacchanalian figures dancing with garlands in their hair, one on a wine skin with a horn, the other on a shell with a trumpet.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Pine

  • Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
  • Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
  • Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
  • Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
H 53.94 in. W 0.04 in. D 0.04 in.
Trio of Zsolnay Iridescent Figures
By Zsolnay
Located in New York, NY
Trio of Iridescent glazed porcelain figurines by Zsolnay, Hungary. Set includes elephant, poodle, and pheasant. Marked on bottom.
Category

20th Century Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

  • Trio of Zsolnay Iridescent Figures
  • Trio of Zsolnay Iridescent Figures
  • Trio of Zsolnay Iridescent Figures
  • Trio of Zsolnay Iridescent Figures
H 4 in. W 2 in. D 2.75 in.
Danish Bronze Sculptor, a Pair of Patinated Bronze Figures, Naked Women
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish bronze sculptor. A pair of patinated bronze figures. Naked women, mid-20th century. In very good condition. Measures: 7.5 x 7.5 cm. Signed.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Monumental Marble and Bronze Dore’ Clock Adorned with Psyche and Amor Figures
Located in Houston, TX
Amazing clock depicting the tale of Amor and Psyche which Is about the god of love in Greek mythology. Large bronze Dore figures adorn the pediment standing on a rectangular Marbl...
Category

Antique 1870s French Empire Mantel Clocks

Materials

Bronze

Decorative Folksy Couple Stoneware Figures
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A playfull folksy couple in traditional costume made of earthernware. The sculptures flirt with each other and put a smile on the face of the spectator. Good original condition. M...
Category

Early 20th Century German Black Forest Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Clay

  • Decorative Folksy Couple Stoneware Figures
  • Decorative Folksy Couple Stoneware Figures
  • Decorative Folksy Couple Stoneware Figures
  • Decorative Folksy Couple Stoneware Figures
H 13.78 in. W 3.35 in. D 3.35 in.
French Gilt Porcelain Pair Decorative Centerpiece Figures
Located in Hudson, NY
French pair of large and impressively decorated porcelain centerpiece figures. Each one is in great antique condition with appropriate wear consistent with age / use. Both Repaired o...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Busts

Materials

Porcelain, Paint

Pair of French Glazed Terra Cotta Decorative Horse Figures
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
Deeply detailed terra cotta horse heads on chrome bases. Glazed in variations of red browns and topped with finials.
Category

20th Century French Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

19th C. French Hand-Carved Wood Cherub Figures, Beautiful Decorative Objects
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French pair of carved-wood cherub figures from the 19th century. This antique pair of wooden figurines from France have been hand-carved to depict a male child (or putto) with loos...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Silver Anglo-Indian Bowl with Figures
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Silver Anglo-Indian bowl with ten figures each featuring a different pose.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Decorative Bowls

Materials

Silver

Silver Anglo-Indian Bowl with Eight Figures
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Handmade silver Anglo-Indian bowl with eight figures each featuring a different pose. Ornate engraved peacock on the bottom of bowl.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Decorative Bowls

Materials

Silver

Pair of Continental Pottery Figures
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Pair of Continental pottery figures of a lute player and a young dancing girl.
Category

Early 20th Century French Sculptures

Materials

Pottery

  • Pair of Continental Pottery Figures
  • Pair of Continental Pottery Figures
  • Pair of Continental Pottery Figures
  • Pair of Continental Pottery Figures
H 15 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
African Colonial Folk Art Figures
Located in New York, NY
This pair of seated male figures, carved of light-hued wood and treated with pokerwork details, depicts two colonial administrators. With the advent of colonization, African carver...
Category

Antique 19th Century Mozambican Folk Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Chinese Vintage Tiered Bamboo and Rattan Lunch Basket with Courtyard Figures
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese vintage tiered rattan and bamboo lunch basket from the mid-20th century, with carved handle and painted lid. Born in China during the mid-century period, this lunch basket ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Chinese Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Set of 4 Veerle Van Overloop Fou de Feu "Forms No Figures" Decorative Ceramics
Located in Norwalk, CT
This set of four ceramic decorative items has a clean modern look. Two have holes and can function as vases. Two are closed and for decorative purposes only. Forms and vases mixed wi...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Dancing Figures Sculpture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A pair of dancing figures are featured in this vintage table-top sculpture. A heavy plastic base with velvet on its bottom ensures it can be used in any area as a great decorative it...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Metal

  • Dancing Figures Sculpture
  • Dancing Figures Sculpture
  • Dancing Figures Sculpture
  • Dancing Figures Sculpture
H 18.5 in. W 17 in. D 10 in.
Hand-Carved Wooden Folk Art Figures
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Kenneth Anthony Krogmeir carvings. Mr. Krogmeir was a dairy farmer from Fort Madison, Iowa. He also owned a small sawmill that he operated for personal use and for milling wood for n...
Category

20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Hand-Carved Wooden Folk Art Figures
  • Hand-Carved Wooden Folk Art Figures
  • Hand-Carved Wooden Folk Art Figures
  • Hand-Carved Wooden Folk Art Figures
H 52 in. W 18 in. D 14 in.
Bronze Figures of Apollo and Vulcan
Located in Hudson, NY
Highly animated bronzes of Apollo (left) and Vulcan (right). 17th century bronze copies of 16th century Venetian marbles by Alessandro Vittoria. Patina is a rich nut brown. Apollo...
Category

Antique 17th Century Italian Sculptures

Materials

Bronze, Bronze

  • Bronze Figures of Apollo and Vulcan
  • Bronze Figures of Apollo and Vulcan
  • Bronze Figures of Apollo and Vulcan
  • Bronze Figures of Apollo and Vulcan
H 26.5 in. W 11 in. D 8 in.
Extra Large Haitian Carved Wooden Figures
Located in Westport, CT
Artist made by Famous Brothers Haiti ,circa 1940's
Category

Vintage 1940s Haitian Tribal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Extra Large Haitian Carved Wooden Figures
  • Extra Large Haitian Carved Wooden Figures
  • Extra Large Haitian Carved Wooden Figures
  • Extra Large Haitian Carved Wooden Figures
H 26.5 in. W 12 in. D 10.5 in.
19th Century, Robed, Italian Giltwood Figures
Located in Newport Beach, CA
An expressive pair of hand carved, gessoed and 22-karat gold gilded women in deeply carved drapery. Taken from a larger grouping, these figures were possibly attendants of the cross.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Wood

"Figures" Kite by Michael Thompson
By Michael Thompson
Located in Chicago, IL
Chicago-based artist Michael Thompson creates unique kites crafted from split bamboo frames covered with stretched muslin and a collage of vintage Asian ephemera—including fragments ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Decorative Art

Materials

Muslin, Bamboo, Paint, Paper

  • "Figures" Kite by Michael Thompson
  • "Figures" Kite by Michael Thompson
  • "Figures" Kite by Michael Thompson
  • "Figures" Kite by Michael Thompson
H 51 in. W 72 in. D 1.5 in.
Rare Hans Hagenauer Rooster and Parrot Figures
By Hans Hagenauer
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This rare set of 1920s Austrian celluloid rooster and parrot figures by Hans Hagenauer (1896-1975) feature soft, pleasing colors which contrast nicely with their brass frames and mou...
Category

Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Sculptures

Materials

Brass

A French Ormolu 3-piece chenets with Melusine figures
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine 19th century French gilt bronze figural 3-piece chenets (andirons). Each vase-shaped chenet flanked by a winged melusine figure, joined by a balustrade fender. Circa 1890 He...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

1950s Dancing Plaster Figures
Located in High Point, NC
A figurative plaster sculpture from Belgium, circa 1950. Plaster sculptures are often used by artists as an intermediate step for creating a final cast, or translating an existing sc...
Category

Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plaster

  • 1950s Dancing Plaster Figures
  • 1950s Dancing Plaster Figures
  • 1950s Dancing Plaster Figures
  • 1950s Dancing Plaster Figures
H 34.6 in. W 20.7 in. D 20.7 in.
Pair of Ceramic Compotes Depicting Kneeling Figures Holding Shallow Bowls
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is an interesting pair of ceramic compotes depicting a male and female figure both kneeling and lifting a bowl. The ceramics are glazed over-all in a metallic luster finish, mid...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Other Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

Set Of Three Indian Folk Art Figures
Located in Asheville, NC
Set of three Indian figures vividly painted. They appear to be kneeling in prayer two have their hair in buns and the third wears a crown. It is likely that the third blue figure is ...
Category

20th Century Indian Folk Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Set Of Three Indian Folk Art  Figures
  • Set Of Three Indian Folk Art  Figures
  • Set Of Three Indian Folk Art  Figures
  • Set Of Three Indian Folk Art  Figures
H 12.5 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
Lisa Larson Ceramic Figures
By Gustavsberg
Located in San Diego, CA
A pair of midcentury ceramic figures by Swedish artist Lisa Larson. These were purchased from the estate of Nancy and Ron Frank, who not only operated Frank Bros., one of the most im...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

  • Lisa Larson Ceramic Figures
  • Lisa Larson Ceramic Figures
  • Lisa Larson Ceramic Figures
  • Lisa Larson Ceramic Figures
H 7 in. W 5 in. D 3 in.
Fu Lou Shou Three Wise Men Bronze Figures,
Located in Houston, TX
Early 20th Century Chinese Fu Lou and Shou beautifully detailed bronze figures. The Chinese three wise men depict the attributes of a good life. They were also known as gods of prosp...
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Antique Japanese Emperor and Empress Figures; Edo Period
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Japanese Hina Kokin-bina style figures of emperor and empress in highly detailed clothing. 10199
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Sculptures

Materials

Textile

Pair of Mid-19th Century Polychrome Figures
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Pair of amusing mid-19th century polychrome figures, with largely original decoration.
Category

Antique 19th Century English Sculptures

Susi Singer pair of terracotta figures,sculptures, signed.
By Susi Singer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great sample of the very well known jewish artist Susi Selma Singer.We think these pieces were made in USA after she emigrated from Austria her native country.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

Pair of Carved Hotei Figures. 19th Century
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of Rare Japanese carved blackwood Hotei figures on base with glass eyes, with animal and coin bag motif. 19th Century
Category

Antique 19th Century Unknown Sculptures

  • Pair of Carved Hotei Figures. 19th Century
  • Pair of Carved Hotei Figures. 19th Century
  • Pair of Carved Hotei Figures. 19th Century
  • Pair of Carved Hotei Figures. 19th Century
H 8.25 in. W 15 in. D 10 in.
Postmodern 'Two Figures' Marble Sculpture
Located in Garnerville, NY
Carved pink and black marble Postmodern sculpture by Renaissance Man, Anthony Gennarelli. Sculptor, painter, musician and teacher; Gennarelli composed and sculpted in his home in Ora...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Belgian Black Marble

Bronze Sculpture Figures and Hand
Located in Fulton, CA
A unique, solid cast bronze sculpture of a hand holding three nude figures. Signed by sculptor at base, name is undecipherable as is exact date of creation. I would guess mid to late...
Category

20th Century Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

  • Bronze Sculpture Figures and Hand
  • Bronze Sculpture Figures and Hand
  • Bronze Sculpture Figures and Hand
  • Bronze Sculpture Figures and Hand
H 13.5 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
Set of Silver Plated Figures
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning set of three silver plated figures. One taller than the other. Very cute
Category

Mid-20th Century Figurative Sculptures

  • Set of Silver Plated Figures
  • Set of Silver Plated Figures
  • Set of Silver Plated Figures
  • Set of Silver Plated Figures
H 24.5 in. W 3 in. D 2 in.
20th Century Plaster Figures
Located in Brecht, BE
These plaster figures of nose and lips, David by Michelangelo, after the antique, were made in the 1950s by students of an Academy of Arts in Paris.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Stone

  • 20th Century Plaster Figures
  • 20th Century Plaster Figures
  • 20th Century Plaster Figures
  • 20th Century Plaster Figures
H 49 in. W 30 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Mid-19th Century Italian Bronze Figures
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Pair of mid-19th century Italian bronze figures, one of a goat herder the other a fisherman. RR.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Pair of French Bronze Figures
Located in Montreal, QC
This young minstrel troubadour and his flirtatious companion figure with her fluttering fan add diminuative and romantic "scene galante" to any room. Each is raised on a circular bra...
Category

Antique 1880s French Louis XV Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

  • Pair of French Bronze Figures
  • Pair of French Bronze Figures
  • Pair of French Bronze Figures
  • Pair of French Bronze Figures
H 8 in. W 4 in. D 2.5 in.
Pair of Polychrome 18th Century Seated Chinese Figures
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Pair of polychrome 18th century seated Chinese figures with original decoration. RR.
Category

Antique 18th Century British Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Pair of 19th Century Italian Bronze Mythological Figures
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 19th century Italian left and right bronze figures depicting Ceres, goddess of agriculture, and Mercury, god of commerce, outstretched upon round black marble bases carved wi...
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Monumental French Bisque Renaissance Figures
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Monumental French Bisque Renaissance figures.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Figurative Sculptures

Set of Large Italian Neoclassical Allegorical Figures, circa 1850
Located in New York, NY
Set of four mid-nineteenth century Italian Neoclassical style large white glazed ceramic female figures personifying the Four Seasons. Each figure is comprised of two sections.
Category

Antique 1850s Italian Neoclassical Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Bjorn Wiinblad Figures
By Bjørn Wiinblad
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early handmade studio pieces in perfect condition from the idiosyncratic Danish artist Bjorn Wiinblad. Signed.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Earthenware

18th Century Tree of Life Sculpture with Figures
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Hand carved and 22k, gold gilded, sculpture of the Tree of Life with figures mounted on a custom, Lucite base. Originally part of a frieze that ran the length of a room in an Italian...
Category

Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Double Faced Terracotta Sculpture of Mythological Figures
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Double faced terracotta sculpture of mythological figures.
Category

Mid-20th Century Busts

Materials

Terracotta

A Pair of Patinated Bronze Figures of a Male and Female
Located in Woodbury, CT
A well cast and chased pair of figures on gilt rococo bases
Category

Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

A Rare Pair of Neapolitan Papier Mache Figures on Plinths
Located in Sheffield, MA
Each figure is painted and gilded, and each resting on painted and polychromed plinths
Category

Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Sculptures

Murano Set of 3 Figures 'Chinese characters'
By Arte Nuova Murano
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Murano set of 3 figures (Chinese characters) fabric Seguso circa 1950 perfect condition modern art measurements: 19 cm 6 cm x 6.5cm 16.5cm x 8cm x 6cm 16.5cm x 8cm x 6cm.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

  • Murano Set of 3 Figures 'Chinese characters'
  • Murano Set of 3 Figures 'Chinese characters'
  • Murano Set of 3 Figures 'Chinese characters'
  • Murano Set of 3 Figures 'Chinese characters'
H 7.49 in. W 2.37 in. D 2.56 in.
Pair of Petite Mythical Qilin Figures
Located in Chicago, IL
Despite their muscular frames and fearsome expressions, these petite stone beasts are actually the benevolent creatures known as qilin. Also known as kirin or Chinese unicorns, qilin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Animal Sculptures

Materials

Limestone

  • Pair of Petite Mythical Qilin Figures
  • Pair of Petite Mythical Qilin Figures
  • Pair of Petite Mythical Qilin Figures
  • Pair of Petite Mythical Qilin Figures
H 6 in. W 2.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Brutalist Embracing Figures Modern Metal Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Brutalist modern metal sculpture, depicting couple of figures locked in embrace with one seated on the other's knee, mounted to stepped base. Measures: Overall: 10" H x 7.5" W x 5.5" D.
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Brutalist Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal

18th-19th Century Large Hand Carved Polychrome Figures
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th-19th century large hand carved polychrome figures.
Category

Antique 19th Century Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Wood

Pair of Cold Painted Orientalist Figures
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Pair of antique French Moroccan figures cold painted over spelter with striking detail, colorfully dressed and ready for action with one holding a rifle.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Moorish Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Spelter

French Midcentury Iridescent Glazed Cat Figures
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French midcentury stylized cat figures featuring an iridescent glaze.
Category

20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

"Chinese Figures in Rowboat," Rare Art Deco Sculpture for Primavera
By Atelier Primavera au Printemps
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A classic example of Art Deco design heavily influenced by Cubism, this ceramic sculpture depicts two highly stylized Chinese figures in a curving rowboat upon an Art Deco sea, all e...
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Late 19th Century Bronzed Young Lady Figures
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A most impressive pair of bronzed figures of young ladies, with a dark rich patina. Please note these figures weight approximately 300-400 kilos each.
Category

Antique 1870s British Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Japanese Miyao Bronze Figures
By Zo Miyao 1
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality pair of Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) Miyao bronze figures depicting a mother carrying her child with a wicker basket on her head, carrying a kettle, the other of ...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

  • Pair of Japanese Miyao Bronze Figures
  • Pair of Japanese Miyao Bronze Figures
  • Pair of Japanese Miyao Bronze Figures
  • Pair of Japanese Miyao Bronze Figures
H 18.12 in. W 7.88 in. D 5.91 in.
Pair of 19th Century Carved Pine Life-Sized Toreador Figures
Located in New York, NY
Pair of nineteenth century Spanish life sized figures each carved in the form of a toreador or matador wearing traditional garb and brandishing a red cape upon an octagonal base ador...
Category

Antique 19th Century Spanish Folk Art Sculptures

Materials

Pine, Wood

Pair of Mid Century Asian-Inspired "Sage" Figures by Fantoni
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in New York, NY
A pair of vintage Italian ceramic sculptures depicting two "sage" like figures in yellow robes. They are by Marcello Fantoni and are signed under the base.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Secessionist Figures by Hungarian Maria Rahmer
By Maria Rahmer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A wonderful pair of ceramic or glazed terracotta figures by the noted Hungarian born artist Maria Rahmer. They feature an accordion player and a saxophonist. One is signed and the ot...
Category

Vintage 1930s Hungarian Bauhaus Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

Set of 3 Italian Renaissance Musical Figures
Located in New York, NY
Set of 3 Italian Renaissance style (19th century) stripped large figures/statues playing musical instruments.
Category

Antique 19th Century Renaissance Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Pair of Lapis Figures of Birds
Located in London, GB
Pair of lapis figures of birds, probably Russia, circa 1930.
Category

Vintage 1930s Russian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Lapis Lazuli

  • Pair of Lapis Figures of Birds
  • Pair of Lapis Figures of Birds
  • Pair of Lapis Figures of Birds
  • Pair of Lapis Figures of Birds
H 2.37 in. W 5.71 in. D 6.89 in.
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Decorative Figures For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of decorative figures is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique decorative figures was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, ceramic and wood. There are 319 antique and vintage decorative figures for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Decorative figures have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Decorative figures made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — are very popular at 1stDibs. Decorative figures have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Meissen Porcelain, Alphonse Mucha and Marcello Fantoni are consistently popular.

How Much are Decorative Figures?

Prices for decorative figures start at $191 and top out at $141,000 with the average selling for $3,200.

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.