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18th Century Carving the "Pieta" Santos
Located in Rochester, NY
18th century polychromed carving of the "Pieta". Northern European. Provenance: Fogg Art Museum inventory tag.
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Antique 18th Century European Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Wood

  • 18th Century Carving the "Pieta" Santos
  • 18th Century Carving the "Pieta" Santos
  • 18th Century Carving the "Pieta" Santos
  • 18th Century Carving the "Pieta" Santos
H 16.5 in. W 10 in. D 7 in.
18th Century Wood and Felt Paper Spanish Hand-Carved Polychrome Sculpture
Located in Malaga, ES
18th century wooden hand-carved polychrome sculpture from the south of Spain. Head made from felt paper and dressed with original clothing.  
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Antique Early 18th Century Spanish Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Paper

Art Deco French Polychrome Sculpture in Ceramic, 1930
Located in Milan, IT
Original Art Deco French polychrome sculpture in ceramic, 1930 In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Original Isaac Maimon Bronze Polychrome Sculpture "At the Ball" Limited Edition
Located in Tustin, CA
Beautifully detailed, colorful cast bronze sculpture of a seated woman in a large hat and long, flowing skirt, with her shoes kicked off. Her position is alert and thoughtful, yet re...
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1990s Israeli Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze, Bronze

Pair of early 18th century German Baroque Polychrome Sculptures of Musicians
Located in Troy, NY
Charming and rare pair of carved wood and polychrome figures of joyous youths playing instruments.
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Antique Early 18th Century German Baroque Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Duesenberg Polychromed Bronze Sculpture by J. Paul Nesse
By J. Paul Nesse 1
Located in London, GB
J. Paul Nesse (American, 1951-). ‘He Drives a Duesenberg.’ A finely detailed, polychrome finish bronze sculpture depicting a driver and passenger stepping out of a Duesenberg. ...
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Vintage 1980s American Other Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Abstract Polychrome Sculpture in Terracotta by Jules Agard, Vallauris, 1950s
By Jules Agard
Located in Villeurbanne, Rhone Alpes
Abstract polychrome sculpture and painting on ceramics by Jules Agard, 1950s. The material used is Vallauris white terracotta. As a sheer art piece, it is open to interpretation. ...
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Vintage 1950s French Beaux Arts Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

19th Century French Polychrome Carved Horse Sculpture
Located in Harrogate, GB
19th century French polychrome carved horse sculpture circa 1840 Decorative wooden horse sculpture in its original polychrome painted finish Measures: H 50 x W 40 x D 11 cm. ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Polychrome Composition Parrot Wall Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Polychrome composition parrot wall sculpture.
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Late 20th Century Unknown Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gesso

Polychrome Terracotta Sculpture by Capaldo
Located in Paris, FR
Large polychrome terracotta sculpture and planter. It features a smiling woman wearing a fluid dress that discovers her breasts, holding a basket highlighted with beautiful red flowe...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

Pair of Polychrome Wooden Sculptures
By Beniamino Simoni
Located in London, GB
Pair of finely carved and painted wooden sculptures.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Wood

  • Pair of Polychrome Wooden Sculptures
  • Pair of Polychrome Wooden Sculptures
  • Pair of Polychrome Wooden Sculptures
  • Pair of Polychrome Wooden Sculptures
H 37.01 in. W 17.33 in. D 25.2 in.
18th Century Wooden Polychromed/Gilt Sculpture of Grapes
Located in Brecht, BE
Very rare find these grapes, beautiful baroque object.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

18th Century North Spanish Polychrome Wooden Virgin Sculpture
Located in Malaga, ES
18th century north Spanish polychrome wooden sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus.  
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Antique Late 18th Century Spanish Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Sculpture in Polychrome Wood, Depicting Bishop
Located in Firenze, IT
Polychrome-decorated carved wood sculpture, wearing the vestments of a bishop, with book in his left hand. South Tyrol 15th century, measures: 57 cm H.
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Italian Renaissance Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Sculpture in Polychrome Wood, Depicting Bishop
  • Sculpture in Polychrome Wood, Depicting Bishop
  • Sculpture in Polychrome Wood, Depicting Bishop
  • Sculpture in Polychrome Wood, Depicting Bishop
H 22.45 in. W 6.3 in. D 4.73 in.
Jean Leon Gerome Orientalist Gilt and Polychrome-Patinated Bronze Sculpture
By Jean Leon
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite Orientalist gilt and polychrome-patinated bronze sculpture by Jean Leon Gerome. Signed to base: J. L. Gerome, stamped verso: 0195, with circular foundry mark: Siot Decau...
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Carved and Polychrome Wooden Pelican Sculpture from Tuscany, circa 1700
Located in Dallas, TX
This polychromed, wooden Pelican is from Italy and dates to the late 1600s or early 1700s. The sculpture represents a legend of self sacrifice that is more than 2000 years old. In ti...
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Antique 1690s Italian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Wood

Large Polychrome Painted Bronze Sculpture of a Young Horse Riding Napoleon
Located in Lisse, NL
Impressive size and highly decorative, French bronze sculpture. If you are looking for a work of art with both historical and decorative value then this large bronze sculpture could...
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20th Century French Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

19th Century Painted Polychrome Terracotta Sculpture Signed G. Van Vaerenbergh
By Gustave van Vaerenbergh
Located in Dallas, TX
This tall antique terracotta composition was crafted in Belgium, circa 1880. The sculpture, signed on the side G. Van Vaerenbergh with the number 246, depicts two expressive, young b...
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Antique Late 19th Century Belgian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Earthenware, Terracotta

18th Century Continental Polychrome Terracotta Sculpture of the Kneeling Virgin
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A 17th-18th century continental painted terracotta sculpture of a kneeling Virgin in the manner of Angolo di Poli. This exquisite terracotta sculpture features a poignant depiction o...
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Antique Early 18th Century European Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

Sculpture, Polychromed Walnut, Spain, 16th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Male figure with dark hair and beard, dressed in tunic and mantle, sitting and with an object in his right hand. The iconographic attributes are not sufficient to identify it, being ...
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Antique 16th Century Spanish Renaissance Figurative Sculptures

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Walnut

19th Century French Polychrome Painted Terracotta Sculpture Signed J. Le Guluche
By Joseph Le Guluche
Located in Dallas, TX
This fine, antique sculpture was crafted in France, circa 1880. Made of terracotta, and titled "Les Deux Gosses" (The Two Kids), the sculpture composition features an outdoor scene w...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Terracotta

Charming Pair of Austrian 19th Century Polychromed Majolica Wall Sculptures
By Friedrich Goldscheider
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine and charming pair of Austrian 19th century polychromed majolica hanging wall sculptures of an elderly couple peeking through a window, probably by Friedrich Goldscheider (Gold...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Baroque Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Majolica

Austrian Polychrome Bronze Sculpture "Desperado" by Carl Kauba
Located in New York, NY
Signed Kauba Austria. Horse and rider plunge from naturalistic base. Literature: Harold Berman, 'Bronzes, Sculptors and Founders 1800-1930 Volume 4, PA, 1994, p. 1184.
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco French Polychrome Woman Sculpture in Ceramic, 1930
Located in Milan, IT
Original Art Deco French polychrome sculpture in ceramic, 1930 In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Case Pillar a Sculpture Polychrome Rimaïbé Burkina Faso, 1975
Located in Paris, FR
Sculpture case pillar a polychrome from Rimaïbé tribe, from north Burkina Faso, Africa. In hand painted solid wood, circa 1975. On blackened steel base.
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20th Century Burkinabe Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

17th Century French Hand Carved Polychrome and Painted Cherub Statue Sculpture
Located in Dallas, TX
This exquisite, antique figure was carved in Southern France, circa 1650. Standing on a square walnut base, the detailed statue features a young child with long hair with a right han...
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Antique Mid-17th Century French Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Oak

Pair of 18th Century Italian Carved Polychrome and Gilt Cherub Sculptures
Located in Dallas, TX
Place this beautiful pair of antique carved figurines on a mantel or a console. Crafted in Italy, circa 1780, the tall sculptures depict two chubby cherubs standing on carved gilt ba...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Baroque Figurative Sculptures

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Gold Leaf

Mid-20th Century Spanish Carved Polychromed and Gilt Sculpture "The Last Supper"
Located in Dallas, TX
The "Last Supper" composition sculpture was created in Spain circa 1950; made of one piece of oak, the colorful piece depicts the last supper with Christ and his twelve disciples aro...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Oak

Early 19th Century Polychrome Wood Sculpture from France
Located in Dallas, TX
This polychrome wood sculpture origins from France, circa 1800.    
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Antique Early 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Orientalist Sculpture, Polychromed Plaster or Scagliola, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Orientalist sculpture. Polychrome plaster, 19th century. Female figure made in polychrome plaster that shows a young woman standing on a circular base, dressed in clothing that was ...
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Antique 19th Century European Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plaster

Late 18th Century Spanish Hand Carved Polychrome King Sculpture
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This late 18th century hand carved polychrome sculpture from Spain features the figure of a king wearing a crown and cape. The king stands in knee high boots and wears a short tunic ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Spanish Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Large Mid-Century Modern Polychrome Engraved Heavy Brass Peacock Sculpture
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully decorated and colored midcentury peacock sculpture. Finely detailed and engraved. Fantastic overall. We have not come across another like it. A designer's dream piece. ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Polychrome Terracotta "Sphere" by Anita Tullio
By Anita Tullio
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Anita Tullio (Born in 1935, Paris) Polychrome terracotta, multiple signature stamp on base.
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20th Century French Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

A Pair of Carved Polychromed Gazelle Trophies
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Two primitive mid-century, carved and painted wood Thompson's gazelle heads mounted as wall hanging.
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20th Century Animal Sculptures

Large Spanish Polychrome and Gilt Hollow Cast Plaster Saint Joseph Sculpture
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique and large full figure Spanish or Italian hollow cast plaster sculptural statue offers hand painted and gilt Christian figure of Saint Joseph with daffodils and carpentry s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

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Plaster, Plaster, Plaster

Polychromed Sculpted Stone Lion, circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Polychromed sculpted stone lion, circa 1950. 200 kg.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Stone

  • Polychromed Sculpted Stone Lion, circa 1950
  • Polychromed Sculpted Stone Lion, circa 1950
  • Polychromed Sculpted Stone Lion, circa 1950
  • Polychromed Sculpted Stone Lion, circa 1950
H 29.53 in. W 43.31 in. D 13.78 in.
Antique Hand-Carved & Polychrome Painted Sculpture of The Madonna and Child
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This well executed hand carved wooden sculpture of the Madonna and Child is unsigned, but presumed to have been done in Europe, likely Italy or England, in approximately 1900 in the ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Edwardian Figurative Sculptures

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Pine, Pine

French 1920s Polychrome Papier-Mâché Rooster Sculpture Mounted on Metal Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French papier mâché rooster sculpture from the early 20th century, mounted on a metal base. Known for its pride, this French national emblem sculpture born during the Roaring 1920s...
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Early 20th Century French Animal Sculptures

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Metal, Other

18th Century Polychromed Carved Buddha Statue
Located in Dallas, TX
Qing dynasty carved polychromed wooden statue. Possibly a Chinese Emperor; This seated figure is intricately painted in cobalt blue and oxblood reds as only a Emperor’s robe and hat ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Qing Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Italian Polychrome Greyhound
Located in Charleston, SC
Italian polychrome ceramic greyhound with a tassel collar and green base Stamped "CVE".  
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20th Century Italian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

  • Italian Polychrome Greyhound
  • Italian Polychrome Greyhound
  • Italian Polychrome Greyhound
  • Italian Polychrome Greyhound
H 34 in. W 8.5 in. D 11 in.
Beautiful French Art Deco Polychrome Bronze Sculpture of a Pheasant by Lawrent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful French Art Deco Polychrome Bronze Sculpture of a Pheasant by Lawrent Size 13" x 32" In excellent condition
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Antique Early 1900s French Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Carved Polychrome Figure
Located in Stamford, CT
Carved lifesize Victorian figure of a maid. This piece was possibly an architectural element of a larger wooden structure (you can see on the back where the figure was attached), suc...
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Antique Late 19th Century Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Walnut

  • Carved Polychrome Figure
  • Carved Polychrome Figure
  • Carved Polychrome Figure
  • Carved Polychrome Figure
H 66.00 in. W 29.00 in. D 20.00 in.
19th Century Hand-Painted Polychrome Madonna
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century hand-painted polychrome Madonna is a wonderfully sculpted depiction of the Virgin Mary that was artistically hand-painted then given a polychrome finish to last for cent...
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Antique 1880s Renaissance Revival Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Wood

Hand Carved & Polychrome Folk Art Santo Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand carved and painted santo with child, possibly John The Baptist. The vivid polychrome colors and primitive wood carving make for a striking folk art piece.
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20th Century Mexican Folk Art Sculptures

Pair of Italian Polychromed Tole Palm Trees
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Italian polychromed tole palm trees, each one set with stones in a 4" H x 3" Blanc-de-Chine porcelain planter.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Stone, Tôle

17th Century Polychrome Carved Sculpture of King David Playing the Harp
Located in Jesteburg, DE
Flanders 17th century, King David playing the harp, sculpture in polychromed wood, beautiful patina.
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Baroque Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

19th Century Carved and Polychrome Dutch Family
By Joaquín Bilbao y Martinez
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A 19th century Dutch figural group of a young mother with two young children, dressed in traditional Dutch dress and wooden clogs, with golden hair emerging from beneath their caps. ...
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble

Pair of Polychrome Gilded Bronze Arab Hunters and Palms Sculptures on Pedestals
Located in Malaga, ES
Pair of polychrome gilded bronze Arab hunters and palm tree sculptures on pedestals, representing a hunter and a falconer, accompanied by a dog and a falcon respectively. Golden, ...
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Late 20th Century European Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

16th Century French Polychrome Madonna and Child
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Extraordinary polychromed 16th century Madonna and child from a French monastery. Solid carved wooden Santos statue featuring gilded flowing robe and polychrome finish. The Madonna o...
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Antique 16th Century French Renaissance Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Wood

Antique Anglo-Indian Etched and Polychrome Brass Peacock Figure
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning Anglo-Indian etched and polychrome brass peacock figure or sculpture. This beautiful peacock is finely detailed and makes a great conversation piece!
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Antique Early 1900s Indian Anglo-Indian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

18th Century Carved Venetian Polychromed Gondola Figurerhead
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th century carved Venetian polychromed gondola figurerhead, realistically carved and painted, raised on a 6.5" diameter base.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Wood

Pair of Tibetan Polychrome Wooden Horse Elements on Plinths
Located in Milford, NH
A fine pair of wooden horse elements with polychrome painted decoration, mounted on ebonized wooden plinths with molded panels. Probably Tibetan in origin and dating to the 18th or 1...
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Antique 18th Century Tibetan Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Polychrome Brutalist Wall Mount Sculpture
By William Bowie
Located in New York, NY
Interesting polychrome iron Brutalist wall mount sculpture. Of diamond form, welded metal abstract forms constitute a large diamond shaped sculpture. Unusual original paint decorate...
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Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Boy, Polychromed Bronze Figure
Located in Madrid, ES
Bronze figure with polychrome finish placed on a circular base that shows a child dressed in a humble way. The piece recalls European works (France, Vienna ...) from the late ninetee...
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20th Century European Other Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

  • Boy, Polychromed Bronze Figure
  • Boy, Polychromed Bronze Figure
  • Boy, Polychromed Bronze Figure
  • Boy, Polychromed Bronze Figure
H 16.54 in. W 6.7 in. D 6.7 in.
Italian 17th Century Polychromed Fragment of Charming Putti
Located in Atlanta, GA
A delightful 17th century Northern Italian "Haut De Chapiteau" - architectural fragment - beautifully carved from polychromed wood and presented on its iron stand. Wonderfully decora...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Pair of 18th Century Italian Carved Fruitwood Polychrome Horses
Located in New York, NY
Each on hind legs one black and one white and a mirror form of the other.
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Fruitwood

Spherica Sculptures
Located in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Digitally produced sculpture lends itself to explorations of systems, structures, geometries and patterns not normally accessible in the natural world, while at other times potential...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin

  • Spherica Sculptures
  • Spherica Sculptures
  • Spherica Sculptures
  • Spherica Sculptures
H 9 in. Dm 9 in.
Han Dynasty Polychromed Pottery Horse
Located in Dallas, TX
This pottery figurine is sculpted to show the strong, bold line and muscularity of the horse. Once part of an assembled set, this horse bears the characteristics associated with the ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Animal Sculptures

Materials

Pottery

  • Han Dynasty Polychromed Pottery Horse
  • Han Dynasty Polychromed Pottery Horse
  • Han Dynasty Polychromed Pottery Horse
  • Han Dynasty Polychromed Pottery Horse
H 9 in. W 12 in. D 3.4 in.
Pair of Wooden Polychromed Horses, circa 1780-1820, Probably England
Located in Esbeek, NL
Wooden polychromed horses, probably England, circa 1780-1820.  
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Antique Late 18th Century English Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

18th Century Carved Polychrome Wood Statue of St. Matthew
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century carved polychrome wood statue of St. Matthew shows him in the act of writing the gospel, attended and inspired by a cherub at his feet. It is amazing that such devotiona...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Dutch Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

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Polychrome Sculptures For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of polychrome sculptures for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and ceramic, all polychrome sculptures available were constructed with great care. Find 326 antique and vintage polychrome sculptures at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 7 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Polychrome sculptures have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Polychrome sculptures made by Baroque designers — as well as those associated with Art Nouveau — are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made polychrome sculptures over the years, but those made by Franz Bergmann, Léon Borgey and Carl Kauba are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Polychrome Sculptures?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $3,629, while they’re typically $320 on the low end and $109,758 highest priced.

Finding the Right Sculptures for You

Styling your home with sculpture 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. 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.