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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.
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Art Deco Cat and Bulldog Bookends by Rochard, Fran...
Irénée Rochard
20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Metal, Marble
Art Deco silvered metal bookends with cat and bulldog. By Irenée Rochard. Signature: 
Rochard. Style:
 Art Deco. Date:
 1930. Material: 
Silvered metal.
 Portor marble base. Origi...
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Art Deco Silvered Bronze Sculpture of a Nude by Pi...
Pierre Le Faguays
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
Art Deco bronze sculpture of a nude by Pierre Le Faguays. Signature: Le Faguays on the marble ball. Style: Art Deco. Date: 
circa 1925-1930. Material: Silvered bronze. 
Marble tray. ...
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Figure of Dancer with Hoop
Hickmet Fine Arts
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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 figures b...
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"Femme dans un Canot" Sculpture
Hickmet Fine Arts
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"Femme dans un Canot" Sculpture
Marie Louise Simard
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
An impressive and rare cold painted bronze study of a stylised Art Deco lady sitting in a canoe holding a parasol, her full pleated dress laying delicately around her hips. The bronze e...
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Art Deco gilt bronze desk set with parrots by L. R...
L. Rigot
Early 20th Century French Sculptures
Ormolu
Art Deco gilt bronze desk set. ӬA letter opener and a letter seal with parrot in original case by ӬL. Rigot. Size letter opener: Ӭ L. 16 cm. x W 2.5 cm.Ӭ L. 6.3 inch x W. 1 inch. ...
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Art Deco silvered bronze Pierrette by Marcel Boura...
Marcel Bouraine
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
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 is il...
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Art Deco bronze bust Gladiator by Constant Roux, S...
Constant Roux
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
Art Deco bronze bust of a gladiator. By 
Constant Roux (1865-1929) Signature & Marks: Constant Roux. 
Susse Frères, Paris. 
Cire perdue.
 Bronze. Style: Art deco. Condition: 
Good orig...
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Art Deco Bronze Figure by Bruno Zach
Bruno Zach
Early 20th Century Austrian Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
Hoop dancer, an Art Deco cold painted bronze figure of a scantily clad young lady in flowing costume dancing with a hoop by Bruno Zach (1891-1935). Silvered and richly patinated. Set on...
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"Victoire" Car Mascot
Hickmet Fine Arts
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"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 ...
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Spectacular Art Deco Diana Huntress and Leaping An...
Max Le Verrier
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
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. ...
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Hagenauer Greyhound Sculpture
Foundwell
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Hagenauer Greyhound Sculpture
Hagenauer Werkstätte
Vintage 1930s Austrian Art Deco Sculptures
A sleek Art Deco nickel-plated bronze sculpture depicting a greyhound by Hagenauer. Marked "wHw" and "Made in Austria". Circa 1930 Base measures: 2 2/16" x 8 4/16" Other measurements s...
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Art Deco Bronze of Walking Panther by Alexandre Ou...
Alexandre Ouline
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
Art Deco bronze of a walking panther. By Alexandre Ouline, Worked in France 1918-1940. Signature / Marks: 
Ouline. Style:
 Art Deco. Date:
 1925. Material: 
Bronze on a marble base...
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Fleur Bronze Dancer Sculpture
Hickmet Fine Arts
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Fleur Bronze Dancer Sculpture
Josef Lorenzl
Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
A dramatic cold painted silver bronze figure of a stretched dancer in elegant bikini style dance costume and high heeled shoes. The bronze with good color and detail on integral bronze ...
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Modernist Terriers by E. Nikolsky
Pullman Gallery
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Modernist Terriers by E. Nikolsky
E. Nikolsky
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
A superb pair of humorous silvered bronze modernist styled terriers, most likely intended as bookends or car mascots, with forelegs raised in a begging stance, mounted on their original...
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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 Par...
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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...
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Art Deco Horse by Paul Milet for Sevres
Douglas Rosin Decorative Arts & Antiques
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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.
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‘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 Not...
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Rare Bronze Clock by Albert Cheuret, France circa ...
Albert Cheuret
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Alabaster
Albert CHEURET ( 1884 - 1966 ) Extremely rare green patinated Bronze Clock, circa 1925. Alabaster dial, signed Albert Cheuret. Even the solid silver key is amazing and stamped: Paris. ...
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Rare Art Deco Sconce signed Sabino
Stephan Getzlaff
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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 2...
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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 "G...
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Art Deco Bronze Architectural Plaque
Henri Bouchard
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
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...
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The Riding Crop Art Deco Bronze by Bruno Zach
Bruno Zach
Vintage 1930s Austrian Sculptures
This is Bruno Zach's iconic masterpiece and is one of the most famous of all the Art Deco bronzes. It is a very detailed cold painted Figure of a very erotic subject. Zach (working c.19...
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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.
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Mascot "Victoire". by René Lalique
René Lalique
Early 20th Century French Sculptures
Glass
René LALIQUE (1860-1945) Car radiator mascot "Victory" . molded glass-pressed white ametiste satin matt. Signed Bibliography: Felix Marcilhac, "René Lalique" catalog raisonné glass e...
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Impressive Art Deco Hagenauer Walnut & Copper Scul...
Hagenauer Werkstätte
20th Century Austrian 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 ...
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Art Deco silvered bronze walrus bookends by G.H. L...
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:
 1925. Material:
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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...
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'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...
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A Danish Glazed Stoneware Sculpture of a Monkey
Royal Copenhagen
Early 20th Century Danish Sculptures
Stoneware
Seated with arms held against its body. Made by Knud Kyhn for Royal Copenhagen. Marked 20133
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Bronze Sculpture by Victor Rousseau
L'Art De Vivre
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Bronze Sculpture by Victor Rousseau
Victor Rousseau
Early 20th Century Belgian 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 dat...
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French Art Deco Sabino Opalescent Glass Sculpture ...
Marius-Ernest Sabino
20th Century French Sculptures
Glass
Complimentary Express Shipping included in price Opalescent glass sculpture on lit up pedestal manufactured by Sabino, circa 1930. The opalescent nude figure was called Draped Dancer ...
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Bronze Cat Bookends
Pullman Gallery
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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.
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Art Deco Stylized Woman Sculpture in the Manner of...
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
Art Deco machine age sculpture signed Curves to Charme with the letter J.S.B with the date 1939m, i the shape a profiled woman body. It shows the distinctive profile of her skirt hea...
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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.
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Art Deco "Elephants" faience by Charles Lemanceau
Fins De Siecles
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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.
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