Art Deco Sculptures

Art Deco Collection

France (ca. 1920 - 1939)

Art Deco design is a modern re-interpretation of classicism: pieces in this style are symmetrical, rectilinear and clean-lined. Art Deco furniture carving and ornament is relatively subdued; the look is pared-down and streamlined; wood is detailed with refined geometric shapes — spheres, trapezoids, chevrons. Works in the Art Deco style mainly achieve visual delight via their rich and exotic materials. These were luxury goods, produced for a new class of wealthy manufacturers who wanted a new look, all their own.

     The term Art Deco is derived from the name of the 1925 Paris exhibition that brought the style to worldwide attention: “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes.” The star of that show was decorator Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, who used finishes such as lacquer and eggshell, and exotic wood veneers like amboyna and palissander. His peers included glass designer René Lalique; the elegant interior designer Jules Leleu; Maurice Dufrène (neoclassical fluted chair and table legs are a keynote of his work); Paul Follot (signature details include gilt- and silver-leafing); the team of Süe et Mare (both were painters, and created sensuous pieces with curving, Rococo-esque elements); and André Groult (who loved voluptuous bombé forms).

     “Art Deco” is often used expansively, to describe the work of creators in associated or ancillary styles. This is particularly true of American Art Deco, which is also named “Streamline Moderne” or “Machine Age” design. In America, the sleek, pared-down, speed-suggestive designs of Donald Deskey, Paul Frankl, Gilbert Rohde, Norman Bel Geddes and others was highly influenced by the French, but was more an expression of muscular American forward-thinking. Even so, in the larger sense Art Deco design is all of a piece. As you can see from the works offered below, Art Deco was the style of an assertive modernity: bold, elegant, chic, and impossible to ignore.

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Edgar Brandt Art Deco Pair of Wrought Iron Cobra B...
Edgar Brandt
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Wrought Iron
Fine wrought iron cobra bookends on a stepped rectangular base with a rich dark brown patina by Edgar Brandt (1875-1968). Signed: "E. BRANDT" *Variety of other bookends available.
French Art Deco Silvered Bronze Sculpture of a Nud...
Pierre Le Faguays
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Marble
Art Deco bronze sculpture of a nude dancer by Pierre Le Faguays. Signature: Le Faguays on the marble ball. Style: Art Deco. Date: 
circa 1925-1930. Material: Silvered bronze. 
Ma...
"Victoire" Car Mascot
"Victoire" Car Mascot
Hickmet Fine Arts
"Victoire" Car Mascot
René Lalique
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Art Glass
A superb early 20th century ‘Victoire’ car mascot by Rene Lalique, this highly sought after clear and frosted glass car mascot fashioned as the spirit of the wind is the most iconic of ...
Art Deco Diana Huntress and Leaping Antelope
Max Le Verrier
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Stone
Presented here is one of the finest sculptures we have had to date. It is the epitomy of great Art Deco design, showing all the signs of a classic, both in style, quality and presence. ...
Figure of Dancer with Hoop
Figure of Dancer with Hoop
Hickmet Fine Arts
Figure of Dancer with Hoop
Bruno Zach
Early 20th Century German Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
A very fine dark patinated bronze figure of an Art Deco costumed dancer with a hoop, raised on portoro marble conical plinth and signed B Zach. References: Art Deco and other figure...
French Art Deco silvered bronze sculpture of a clo...
Marcel Bouraine
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Marble
Art Deco bronze sculpture of Pierette or femaie clown by Marcel Andre Bouraine. (1886-1948) Signature: Bouraine. Foundry mark: LN seal. Les neveux de Lehmann, Paris. This model i...
Gladiator Bronze Sculpture by Constant Ambroise Ro...
Constant Roux
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
This patinated bronze bust of a gladiator is cast from a model from his full figure and is on a grey/green and amethyst mottled marble base. Inscribed 'Constant Roux, Susse Frs Edts Pa...
Manya Konolei Carved and Stained Wood Sculpture of...
Manya Konolei
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Wood
This wood sculpture of a downward looking head wearing a hat with flaps has a triangular wing coming off the rear. It is mounted on a cylindrical base. Konolei is an American, who worke...
Art Deco Horse by Paul Milet for Sevres
Art Deco Horse by Paul Milet for Sevres
Douglas Rosin Decorative Arts & Antiques
Art Deco Horse by Paul Milet for Sevres
Paul Milet
Early 20th Century French Sculptures
Ceramic
This is a beautiful and large Art Deco Colt, seemingly playful in a most beautiful turquoise colored glaze.
‘Penthesilia, Queen of the Amazons’ by Marcel-Andr...
Marcel Bouraine
Early 20th Century French Sculptures
Bronze
‘Penthesilia, Queen of the Amazons’, a cire perdue bronze Art Deco statue by Marcel Bouraine cast c. 1925 by Susse Frerès Fondeurs, Paris, signed BOURAINE in the bronze. Additional N...
Rare Art Deco Sconce signed Sabino
Rare Art Deco Sconce signed Sabino
Stephan Getzlaff
Rare Art Deco Sconce signed Sabino
Marius-Ernest Sabino
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Glass
Art Deco Wall Sconce, bronze, France around 1930, signed Sabino, Paris. 100% unrestored original condition. Just off the Wall! Frosted glass details! Width 29 cm ( 11,2 in) Length...
Georges Tribout Bronze Figural Table Lamp
Georges Tribout Bronze Figural Table Lamp
Paul Stamati Gallery
Georges Tribout Bronze Figural Table Lamp
George-Henri Tribout
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Onyx
Georges Henri TRIBOUT (1884-1962) French Art Deco Table Lamp in patinated bronze, depicting a seated nude woman holding the reflector cone, mounted on a two-tiered onyx base, Signed "...
Art Deco Bronze Architectural Plaque
Art Deco Bronze Architectural Plaque
Candau
Art Deco Bronze Architectural Plaque
Henri Bouchard
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
Large bronze wall plaque depicting Art & Technology probably made for the 1937 Paris Exhibition. Marked on the base Bouchard [Henri Bouchard]. A very hard to find and unique piece of th...
An Art Deco Patinated Bronze Relief of the Discus ...
Early 20th Century Unknown Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
The muscular figure with left hand on right knee, the raised left arm holding the discus, standing on an elliptical base.
Impressive Art Deco Hagenauer Walnut & Copper Scul...
Hagenauer Werkstätte
20th Century Austrian Art Deco Sculptures
This very rare, tall and graceful Hagenauer scutpture was most likely modeled after Isadora Duncan or possibly Josephine Baker. It is in perfect original condition and fully marked on ...
A pair of French Art Deco silvered bronze walrus b...
Georges H. Laurent
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
Pair of Art Deco walrus bookends. By Georges H. Laurent. Signature / Marks: 
G.H. Laurent. 
LN Paris JL stamp for Les Neveux de Lehmann. Style:
 Art Deco. Date:
 1930. Materi...
1920s Art Deco Bronze Warrior Woman by Josef Loren...
Josef Lorenzl
Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
This engaging bronze statue from the 1920s by Josef Lorenzl (1892-1950) depicts a beautiful warrior woman posed for battle while holding a scimitar. The figure is artfully captured with...
'Female Skier' bronze by Frederic Focht, c. 1930
Frederic Focht
Vintage 1930s French Sculptures
A large, green-patinated Art Deco bronze sculpture of a female skier in traditional attire, descending an alpine slope, mounted on a portoro marble base, signed 'Fred.C.Focht' in the br...
A Danish Modern Glazed Stoneware Sculpture of a Mo...
Royal Copenhagen
Early 20th Century Danish Modern Sculptures
Stoneware
Seated with arms held against its body. Made by Knud Kyhn for Royal Copenhagen. Marked 20133.
Bronze 1920's Sculpture by Victor Rousseau
Bronze 1920's Sculpture by Victor Rousseau
L'Art De Vivre
Bronze 1920's Sculpture by Victor Rousseau
Victor Rousseau
Early 20th Century Belgian Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
Victor Rousseau ( Belgian, 1865-1954 ) Patinated bronze of draped striding Primavera figure, her hair adorned with a wreath of flowers. Raised on a stepped marble base. Signed and d...
Bronze Cat Bookends
Bronze Cat Bookends
Pullman Gallery
Bronze Cat Bookends
Vintage 1930s Unknown Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
An unusual pair of Art Deco, patinated bronze bookends in the form of stylized, stretching cats.
Art Deco Crackle Glaze Ceramic Polar Bear on Lands...
Lemanceau
20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
This Art Deco ceramic Polar bear on landscape by Lemanceau features a creme crackle glazed ceramic finish. This piece is in excellent condition.
Art Deco "Elephants" faience by Charles Lemanceau
Art Deco "Elephants" faience by Charles Lemanceau
Fins De Siecles
Art Deco "Elephants" faience by Charles Lemanceau
Lemanceau
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Ceramic
Art Deco "Elephants" faience, a mother with a baby, iridiscent black glaze. Realized by Charles Lemanceau. Minor loose on the base. France, circa 1930.