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Earthshine (Maquette) - small, polished brass and soapstone tabletop sculpture
By Tonya Hart
Located in Bloomfield, ON
Solid steel rods coated in brilliant brass rise out of a soapstone base and reach upward in this stunning table-top sculpture by Canadian artist, Tonya Hart. Hart creates work that...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stone, Brass

Small Brass Rabbit Sculpture, French, Circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This small rabbit sculpture is made of brass. This is a French work, circa 1970.
Category

Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Small Brass Rabbit Sculpture, French, Circa 1970
  • Small Brass Rabbit Sculpture, French, Circa 1970
  • Small Brass Rabbit Sculpture, French, Circa 1970
  • Small Brass Rabbit Sculpture, French, Circa 1970
H 3.35 in. W 1.19 in. D 2.37 in.
Small Brass Kangaroo Sculpture, French, Circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This small Kangaroo sculpture is made of brass. This is a French work, circa 1970.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small American Brass Bee Sculpture after G. Lachaise
By Gaston Lachaise
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern brass sculpture of a bee mounted on a square black marble base after G. Lachaise by Alva Museum Reproductions.
Category

20th Century American Animal Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Brass

Leopold Polished Brass Sculpture in Small by CuratedKravet
By CuratedKravet
Located in Woodbury, NY
A polished brass decorative object.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass

"Sadalachbia" elongated small metal sculpture
By Kue King
Located in Blowing Rock, NC
Aged brass, stainless steel. Kue King created this wire sculpture using pure metals manufactured with a diamond polish to mirror shine. The brass is aged to give the sculpture a wa...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal, Brass, Bronze, Wire

American Designer, Small Abstract Sculpture, Metal, Brass, Paint, USA, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Small Abstract Sculpture, designed and produced in the US, c. 1950s-1960s. In metal partially perforated and painted. Rests on a brass base. Other designers of the period includ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal, Brass

Small Brass and Silver Aluminum Ribbon Sculpture by Dan Murphy
By Dan Murphy
Located in Chicago, IL
Small brass and silver aluminum ribbon sculpture on a Lucite base by Dan Murphy.
Category

1990s American Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum

Travel Light - bronze mural contemporary small figurative male sculpture
By Mireia Serra
Located in New York, NY
Mireia Serra's little figurative bronze sculptures capture feelings and sensations of day to day lives. She transforms everyday dilemmas into something beautiful that captures the be...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Iron

Small Walter Bosse Virgin Sculpture
By Walter Bosse, Hertha Baller
Located in Wien, AT
Small Walter Bosse virgin sculpture Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Small Walter Bosse Virgin Sculpture
  • Small Walter Bosse Virgin Sculpture
  • Small Walter Bosse Virgin Sculpture
  • Small Walter Bosse Virgin Sculpture
H 1.97 in. W 1.19 in. D 0.79 in.
Small Brass "Bee" Sculpture on Marble Base by Gaston Lachaise Philadelphia MOA
By Gaston Lachaise, Alva Studios
Located in San Diego, CA
This very cool and stylish sculpture of a "Bee" in brass on a marble base is an authorized museum replica by Alva Studios and was produced in the late 1970s. The original by Gaston L...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Animal Sculptures

Small Art Deco Brass Cat Box Karl Hagenauer, Brass, Austria
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Brussels, BE
Small Art Deco brass cat box Karl hagenauer, Brass, Austria.   
Category

Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Cat, Brass Blackened, Walter Bosse Vienna, Austria
By Walter Bosse
Located in Vienna, AT
A small cat for decoration by Walter Bosse.
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Ghidini 1961 Small Rabbit Figurine in Polished Brass
By Ghidini 1961, Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Small rabbit figurine in brass.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Antique Pixiu Statue, Oriental, Brass, Mythology, Figure, Victorian, 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a small antique Pixiu statue. An Oriental, brass mythological figure, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900. Eye-catching tonality and fine detail Displaying a ...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Stabile Sculpture by Jacques Jarrige, 2014
By Jacques Jarrige
Located in New York, NY
A handcrafted stabile sculpture composed of 3 pieces balancing one on the other from a needle point. This piece is a miniature of a monumental stabile in wood created by the artist i...
Category

2010s European Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Unusual Turn of the Century Industrial Brass Small Animal Cage with Wheel
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual turn of the century industrial brass small animal cage with wheel. Possibly made by Pierce Arrow. Buffalo NY. Superior quality and construction. Smooth spinning hamster wheel...
Category

Vintage 1920s American Industrial Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal, Brass

Small Brass & Agate Sculpture Inspired by Willy Daro, 1970s
By Willy Daro
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
This brass and agate sculpture can be dated in the 1970s and was inspired by the Belgian designer Willy Daro. The brass base is custom made for the agate stone. This decorative scu...
Category

Vintage 1970s Belgian Modern Natural Specimens

Luca Bojola Pair of Ducks Cast Brass Murano Licio Zanetti Glass, 1980s, Small
By Licio Zanetti, Luca Bojola, Fratelli Ugolini
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Beautiful rare and elegant pair of brass and glass ducks from Luca Bojola. Coming with original florentine paper boxes. These are from the 1980s when Luca Bojola started his de...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Brass Mounted Septarian Sphere Small
By Creel and Gow
Located in New York, NY
Septarian sphere mounted on a brass stand. Septarian is a member of the carbonate family, coming in beautiful shades of black, gold, brown and beige. Measures: 2.75".
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Other Mounted Objects

Materials

Other, Brass

  • Brass Mounted Septarian Sphere Small
  • Brass Mounted Septarian Sphere Small
  • Brass Mounted Septarian Sphere Small
  • Brass Mounted Septarian Sphere Small
H 4.5 in. W 2.75 in. D 2.75 in.
Small Fox Figurine by Walter Bosse
By Hertha Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Wien, AT
Small fox figurine by Walter Bosse Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Small Fox Figurine by Walter Bosse
  • Small Fox Figurine by Walter Bosse
  • Small Fox Figurine by Walter Bosse
  • Small Fox Figurine by Walter Bosse
H 0.79 in. W 0.79 in. D 2.37 in.
Small Walter Bosse Bear Figurine Around 1950s
By Hertha Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Wien, AT
Small Walter Bosse bear figurine around 1950s Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Small Walter Bosse Bear Figurine Around 1950s
  • Small Walter Bosse Bear Figurine Around 1950s
  • Small Walter Bosse Bear Figurine Around 1950s
  • Small Walter Bosse Bear Figurine Around 1950s
H 1.58 in. W 1.19 in. D 1.58 in.
Small Penguin by Walter Bosse, Around 1950s
By Hertha Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Wien, AT
Small penguin by Walter bosse, around 1950s Marked Austria on Bottom Original condition.  
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Small Penguin by Walter Bosse, Around 1950s
  • Small Penguin by Walter Bosse, Around 1950s
  • Small Penguin by Walter Bosse, Around 1950s
  • Small Penguin by Walter Bosse, Around 1950s
H 1.19 in. W 0.79 in. D 0.4 in.
Small Richard Rohac Monkey Figurine, circa 1950s
By Richard Rohac
Located in Wien, AT
Small Richard Rohac monkey figurine, circa 1950s Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Small Richard Rohac Monkey Figurine, circa 1950s
  • Small Richard Rohac Monkey Figurine, circa 1950s
  • Small Richard Rohac Monkey Figurine, circa 1950s
  • Small Richard Rohac Monkey Figurine, circa 1950s
H 1.97 in. W 1.19 in. D 0.79 in.
Small Elephant by Hertha Baller, circa 1950s
By Hertha Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Wien, AT
Small elephant by Hertha Baller, circa 1950s Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Small Elephant by Hertha Baller, circa 1950s
  • Small Elephant by Hertha Baller, circa 1950s
  • Small Elephant by Hertha Baller, circa 1950s
  • Small Elephant by Hertha Baller, circa 1950s
H 1.19 in. W 1.19 in. D 0.79 in.
Brass Mounted Orange Calcite Sphere Small
By Creel and Gow
Located in New York, NY
2.75" orange calcite sphere mounted on a brass stand. Calcite is a member of the carbonate family, and was used in the carvings and architecture of ancient Egypt (known there and the...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Other Mounted Objects

Materials

Other, Brass

  • Brass Mounted Orange Calcite Sphere Small
  • Brass Mounted Orange Calcite Sphere Small
  • Brass Mounted Orange Calcite Sphere Small
  • Brass Mounted Orange Calcite Sphere Small
H 4.5 in. W 2.75 in. D 2.75 in.
Brass-Mounted Rock Crystal Sphere Small
By Creel and Gow
Located in New York, NY
2.75" diameter rock crystal sphere mounted on a brass stand. Rock crystal, a form of quartz, has been used in jewelry and ornaments since antiquity, and is the purest form of quartz ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Other Mounted Objects

Materials

Rock Crystal, Brass

  • Brass-Mounted Rock Crystal Sphere Small
  • Brass-Mounted Rock Crystal Sphere Small
  • Brass-Mounted Rock Crystal Sphere Small
  • Brass-Mounted Rock Crystal Sphere Small
H 4.5 in. W 2.75 in. D 2.75 in.
Small Duck Figurine by Richard Rohac, around 1950s
By Richard Rohac
Located in Wien, AT
Small duck figurine by Richard Rohac, around 1950s Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Walter Bosse Cat Figurine, Vienna, circa 1950s
By Hertha Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Wien, AT
Small Walter Bosse cat figurine, Vienna, circa 1950s Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Walter Bosse Bear Figurine, Vienna, circa 1950s
By Hertha Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Wien, AT
Small Walter Bosse bear figurine, Vienna, circa 1950s Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Bear Figurine by Walter Bosse, circa 1950s
By Walter Bosse, Hertha Baller
Located in Wien, AT
Small bear figurine by Walter Bosse, circa 1950s Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Small Bear Figurine by Walter Bosse, circa 1950s
  • Small Bear Figurine by Walter Bosse, circa 1950s
  • Small Bear Figurine by Walter Bosse, circa 1950s
  • Small Bear Figurine by Walter Bosse, circa 1950s
H 1.19 in. W 1.19 in. D 1.19 in.
Small Capricorn Figurine by Walter Bosse, Vienna, Around 1950s
By Hertha Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Wien, AT
Small capricorn figurine by Walter Bosse, Vienna Around 1950s. Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Walter Bosse Penguin Figurine Vienna around 1950s ' Marked '
By Walter Bosse, Hertha Baller
Located in Wien, AT
Walter Bosse penguin figurine vienna around 1950s ( Marked ) Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Rooster Figurine by Walter Bosse, Vienna, Around 1950s
By Walter Bosse, Hertha Baller
Located in Wien, AT
Small rooster figurine by Walter Bosse, Vienna, around 1950s Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Libra Zodiac Sign by Walter Bosse, circa 1950s
By Walter Bosse, Hertha Baller
Located in Wien, AT
Small Libra Zodiac sign by Walter Bosse, circa 1950s Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Fish Figurine by Walter Bosse for Hertha Baller
By Walter Bosse, Hertha Baller
Located in Wien, AT
Small fish figurine by Walter Bosse for Hertha Baller Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Libra Zodiac Sign by Richard Rohac, circa 1950s
By Richard Rohac
Located in Wien, AT
Small Libra Zodiac sign by Richard Rohac, circa 1950s Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Richard Rohac Duck Figurine, Vienna, around 1950s 'Marked on Bottom'
Located in Wien, AT
Small Richard Rohac Duck figurine, Vienna, around 1950s (Marked on Bottom) Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Dancing African Women Figurine by Richard Rohac, Vienna, Around 1950s
By Richard Rohac
Located in Wien, AT
Small dancing African women figurine by Richard Rohac, Vienna, around 1950s. Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Small Toucan by Sergio Bustamante
By Sergio Bustamante
Located in Cathedral City, CA
A Toucan copper and brass sculpture by Sergio Bustamante. Toucan itself measures 16" long x 4.5" wide x 4.5" tall.
Category

20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Sculptures

Materials

Copper, Brass

  • Small Toucan by Sergio Bustamante
  • Small Toucan by Sergio Bustamante
  • Small Toucan by Sergio Bustamante
  • Small Toucan by Sergio Bustamante
H 13 in. W 13 in. D 16 in.
Bubble Vase Glass Sculpture Small with Brass Frame, Made in Italy
By Simone Crestani
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. Bubble vase glass sculpture small with brass frame Designed by Simone Crestani Made in Ital...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Small Semi 5-Light Pendant with Bronze Seahorse Sculptures and Gothic Stem
Located in Lisse, NL
Attractive and highly decorative, fine quality workmanship pendant. If the elegant seahorse is your favourite animal or if you appreciate applied arts in general then this striking ...
Category

Mid-20th Century European Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze, Brass

Small Early 1900s Renaissance Revival Wall Coat Rack with Carved Mask Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique oak wall coat rack with incredibly well carved head sculptures. This marvelous antique Dutch coat rack is special, practical and highly decorative. It is special, because of...
Category

Early 20th Century Dutch Renaissance Revival Coat Racks and Stands

Materials

Brass

Ben Soleimani Muir Brass Sculpture - Small
By Ben Soleimani
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Our Muir Brass Sculpture acts as the perfect decorative accent for any room with its sharp clean lines. This piece can be used as a paperweight, bookend or an ornamental element to e...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

1970s Small Rectangular Brutalist Copper, Brass and Bronze Welded Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Small rectangular Brutalist copper, brass and bronze welded sculpture. Signed "Meisel", USA, 1970s. Can be hung on a wall or used as a tabletop sculpture.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Copper

Small Sailboat by Rodger Stevens, Kinetic Sculpture in Brass, 2018
By Rodger Stevens
Located in New York, NY
Small sailboat Rodger Stevens Kinetic sculpture, hammered and riveted brass, 2018 Measures: H 4 in, W 3.5 in, D 3 in.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Untitled (SMALL STEEL WORK, OXIDIZED BRASS RED)
By Nathan Slate Joseph
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Untitled (SMALL STEEL WORK, OXIDIZED BRASS RED) Pure Pigments, Steel Sculpture with Industrial Urbanized Metal Materials 12" x 11" x 2" 2015 $3,200 Outdoor Art, Steel Works, Found ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Steel

Boat, Size Small
By Bianca Barbato
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Boat - size s - brass Material: Brass with electrostatic varnish Dimensions: 14 x 6 x 6 cm Individually sold
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Boat, Size Small
H 5.52 in. W 2.37 in. D 2.37 in.
Iron, small scale sculpture in pewter and wood, with Female Fetishes
Located in Chicago, IL
Claudia Demonte, Female Fetish Travel Iron, 2018, pewter and brass on wood, 7 x 5 x 6 in Small sculpture of an iron. Pewter objects including balloons, gloves, tennis rackets, purs...
Category

2010s Outsider Art More Art

Materials

Brass

Small Brass Sculpture of an Apple
Located in Chicago, IL
Life size French sculpture of an apple. Cast brass, nice patina.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Higher Brass
By Jennifer Small
Located in Montreal, Quebec
For Nicolas Bourriaud, the flea market is a place where “past production is recycled and switches direction” and where “an object is given a new idea.” On the stalls of the flea mar...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Metal, Brass

Higher Brass
H 4.5 in. W 17 in. D .5 in.
Small Figural Brass Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
Mounted on Metal. With great patina. Pivots and looks good from every angle. Newly mounted on Raw Steel base.
Category

Early 20th Century Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Small Figural Brass Sculpture
  • Small Figural Brass Sculpture
  • Small Figural Brass Sculpture
  • Small Figural Brass Sculpture
H 10.5 in. W 9.5 in. D 9.5 in.
Night Watch (Small Mahogany & Brass Abstract Mid Century Modern Sculpture)
By Leon Smith
Located in Hudson, NY
Small abstract mid century modern style in mahogany and brass 10 x 9 x 2 inches warm toned mahogany base with geometric brass detail This delightful, contemporary minimalist sculpt...
Category

1990s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Brass Abstract Small Sculpture
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderfully angled faceless abstract sculpture looks like a body of many sides and poses. Often like , a dance in motion.... it is high polished brass with a lacquer finish on ...
Category

Late 20th Century Brazilian Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Brass

  • Brass Abstract Small Sculpture
  • Brass Abstract Small Sculpture
  • Brass Abstract Small Sculpture
  • Brass Abstract Small Sculpture
H 9 in. W 4 in. D 2 in.
1970s Small Rectangular Brutalist Copper, Brass and Bronze Welded Sculpture
Located in Stamford, CT
Small rectangular Brutalist copper, brass and bronze welded sculpture. Signed "Meisel", USA, 1970s. Can be hung on a wall or used as a tabletop sculpture.  
Category

Vintage 1970s American Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Copper

Small Brass and Glass Jewel Sculptures from Kacy Middleton Circa 3230
By Kacy Middleton
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa3230 is a line of brass and glass bespoke decor objects and handmade atypical artifacts. These once molten brass sculptures remind the viewer of precious jeweled artifacts of a ...
Category

2010s American Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Night Watch (Abstract Mid Century Modern Inspired Small Table Sculpture)
By Leon Smith
Located in Hudson, NY
Minimalist abstract sculpture in mid century modern style 10 x 9 x 2 inches mahogany and brass This small, contemporary abstract sculpture made of red mahogany and brass is perfectl...
Category

1990s Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Beautiful Small Cat Sculpture by Walter Bosse
By Walter Bosse
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass blackened from the 1950s.  
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Beautiful Small Cat Sculpture by Walter Bosse
  • Beautiful Small Cat Sculpture by Walter Bosse
  • Beautiful Small Cat Sculpture by Walter Bosse
  • Beautiful Small Cat Sculpture by Walter Bosse
H 1.19 in. W 1.19 in. D 0.4 in.
Interesting Small Table Top Brass and Nail Sculpture
Located in North Miami, FL
Intersecting Lines of Brass are supported by intersecting Nails. Simple yet visual! GREAT LITTLE TABLETOP SCULPTURE!
Category

20th Century American Sculptures

Odalesque (Mid Century Modern Small Brass & Copper Triangle with Nude Figure)
By Leon Smith
Located in Hudson, NY
11 x 10 x 2 inches brass and copper sculpture with acrylic figure Inspired by sleek mid century modern geometric designs, this small scale sculpture is a triangle made of brass w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Copper

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Small Brass Sculpture For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more in our collection of small brass sculpture on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, brass and bronze, every piece of small brass sculpture was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for an item from our selection of small brass sculpture, we have 49 options in-stock, while there are 8 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A choice in our collection of small brass sculpture, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made object in our assortment of small brass sculpture has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Hertha Baller, Walter Bosse and Richard Rohac are consistently popular.

How Much is a Small Brass Sculpture?

Prices for a piece of small brass sculpture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $39 and can go as high as $4,500, while the average can fetch as much as $368.

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.

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