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"By The River," Original Art Deco Ink Drawing with Nudes by Kettelwell
"By The River," Original Art Deco Ink Drawing w...
Vintage 1920s British Art Deco Drawings
Bold and sensuous, this original pen and ink drawing -- showing the influence of 1920's Art Deco stylization as well as Aubrey Beardsley and an earlier generation of bold artists in ...
"Camels in Moonlight," Rare and Striking Art Deco Vase by Nylund for Rorstrand
"Camels in Moonlight," Rare and Striking Art De...
Gunnar Nylund
Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Vases
Clay
Beautifully glazed in shades of brown, ivory and gold, this striking vase depicts bactrian, two-hump camels flanked by palm trees, in a lovely moonlit night. This piece was designed...
"Nude Archer with Hound," Striking Art Deco Bronze Panel with Incised Figure
"Nude Archer with Hound," Striking Art Deco Bro...
Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Wall-mounted Sculptures
Bronze
Strikingly designed and beautifully realized, this incised and enameled bronze panel depicts a nude youth drawing his bow, with a running hound at his feet, clearly showing the influ...
"Drunken Youth," Male Nude Sculpture with Rare Glazes by Kai Nielsen
"Drunken Youth," Male Nude Sculpture with Rare ...
Kai Nielsen
Vintage 1910s Danish Beaux Arts Figurative Sculptures
Porcelain
This sensuous ceramic piece depicts a beautifully sculpted nude figure embracing an exaggerated grape cluster, sculpted by Kai Nielsen for Bing & Grondahl in Copenhagen. While all ex...
"Heron in Jeweled Landscape," Rare, Glowing Lacquer Painting with Gold Leaf
"Heron in Jeweled Landscape," Rare, Glowing Lac...
Pierre Paulin
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Paintings
Lacquer
Influenced by the classic lacquer paintings of Jean Dunand and other great artists of France's Art Deco era, as well as the stylized landscapes of China and Japan, this glowing depic...
"Torchbearers," Art Deco Etched Glass Panel with Nude Males
"Torchbearers," Art Deco Etched Glass Panel wit...
Ivan Rigby
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Wall-mounted Sculptures
Glass
Elegant and beautifully crafted, this etched panel, in purplish-blue glass, is a superb examples of Moderne design with a strong graphic appeal. The artist, Ivan Rigby, was a native ...
"Big Trunk, Yellow and Green," Early Painting by Stuart Shils, 1986
"Big Trunk, Yellow and Green," Early Painting b...
Stuart Shils
Late 20th Century American Modern Paintings
Oil, Paper
Painted before he was widely known and exhibited, this oil by Stuart Shils is vibrant with verdant green and brilliant yellow tones -- a Fine example of modern American Impressionism...
Rare Art Deco-Medieval Revival Chandelier of Gilded Wrought Iron
Rare Art Deco-Medieval Revival Chandelier of Gi...
Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Iron
Beautifully crafted and finished, this cone-shaped iron chandelier with eight sloping vertical bars, still maintains its original, romantic light fixtures in the form of half-burned ...
"Sculptor and Nude," Large and Important Danish Painting, 1903
"Sculptor and Nude," Large and Important Danish...
Oscar Matthiesen
Antique Early 1900s Danish Belle Époque Paintings
Oil
Brilliantly capturing the intensity and artistry of the sculptor at work, this large and important painting by Oscar Matthiesen depicts his subject with wild, unkempt hair and a lean...
"Utopian Motif," Lovely Art Deco Painting with Frieze of Agrarian Labors, 1946
"Utopian Motif," Lovely Art Deco Painting with ...
John Ramsey Conner
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings
Paint
Lovely and ethereal, reminiscent of the pale, ideal compositions of Puvis de Chavannes in France and America, this utopian vista depicts a series of figures gathering fruit and grain...
"Horse with Mud Knot," Rare and Beautiful Bronze Sculpture of Standing Horse
"Horse with Mud Knot," Rare and Beautiful Bronz...
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Animal Sculptures
Bronze
Sculpted by Mary Tarleton Knollenberg, this rare bronze of a standing horse depicts its tail in a classic mud knot, used by equestrians to keep a horse's tail free of dirt and mud fr...
"Beautiful Gardens" Brilliant Art Deco Painting for Ladies Home Journal
"Beautiful Gardens" Brilliant Art Deco Painting...
W. Schatz
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings
Painted in brilliant shades of fuscia, persimmon, olive green and aquamarine, this original gouache painting was painted to advertise the Ladies Home Journal in a Horn and Hardart au...
Rare "Nude and Dove" Serving Bowl from Vallauri...
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Serving Bowls
Ceramic
Beautifully composed and gorgeously glazed in jet black and sky blue tones, this rare serving bowl was created by one of the artists producing high quality ceramic ware in the potter...
"Supplication," Art Deco Sculpture from Archipe...
Lu Duble
Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures
Ceramic
One of the rarest and most important sculptures eminating from the ARKO ceramic school established by Alexander Archipenko in Woodstock, New York, this stylized group of praying figu...
"Deers in the Glade," Superb Art Deco Painting ...
Richard Gabriel Chase
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings
Oil, Masonite
Beautifully stylized, as if the artist were commissioned to design a tapestry or mural, this view of three deer in a lovely tree-ringed glade, is dominated by an unusual, striking pa...
"Swept Away" Large Porcelain Sculpture of Nymph...
Vintage 1920s German Art Deco Figurative Sculptures
Porcelain
One of the wildest and most sensuous depictions of seduction and wild abandon ever depicted in porcelain, this very fine and rare sculpture was issued by the famous Hutschenreuther p...
"Cupid and Psyche," Rare Art Deco Sculpture wit...
Gerhard Henning
Vintage 1920s Danish Art Deco Figurative Sculptures
Porcelain
Although this sculpture is reputed to be a telling of the story of Cupid and Psyche -- the Classic story of the union between Soul and Love -- it also serves as a story of the coming...
"Pair of Pegasus Bookends," Fabulous, Brilliant...
Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Animal Sculptures
Terracotta
Dripping with vivid glazes in tones of turquoise, emerald green, and cerulean blue, this unique pair of Art Deco terra cotta bookends were produced in the Czech Republic during the f...
"Mountain Goat Humidor," Art Deco Lidded Contai...
Cowan Pottery
Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Cigar Boxes and Humidors
Ceramic
One of the most charming and rare of the many ceramic creations issued by the Cowan company in suburban Cleveland, this humidor depicts a baby mountain goat atop a peaked humidor, th...
"Fruit Pickers," Fabulous, Fauvist-Hued Paintin...
Horatio Nelson Poole
Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Paintings
Paint
Painted by Horatio Nelson Poole, famed for his scenes of Hawaii and California, this brilliantly-hued gouache shows a group of women picking fruit, likely oranges or lemons, their ba...
"Female Head in Gold," Rare Sculpture in a Gold...
Dorothy Thorpe
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures
Resin
Translucent and glowing in a lovey shade of golden amber, this sculpture of an elegant woman's head was made by Dorothy Thorpe, one of the most prolific and important women designers...
"Nude Male Archer," Rare, Lovely Art Deco Engra...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Vases
Glass
Handblown in a pale, smoky tobacco color and finely engraved, this Art Deco glass vase depicts a nude male Archer figure, and was made by Kosta Boda or another of Sweden's finest art...
"Standing Male Nude," Superb Bronze of Swordsma...
Oscar Bodin
Early 20th Century German Belle Époque Figurative Sculptures
Bronze
Beautifully modeled and detailed, this bronze sculpture of a nude male figure holding the hilt of a sword was created by Oscar Bodin, a German sculptor active in the early twentieth ...
"Two Athletes in Unity," Unique 1930s Italian A...
Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Figurative Sculptures
Bronze
Quite extraordinary, this bronze depicting two nude athletes side by side, their arms out streched in common cause, was sculpted by an Italian artist in the 1930s, perhaps in connect...
"Paris at Night," Large Midcentury Platter or L...
Ruscha
Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art
Ceramic
Hinting at the demimonde of Paris after World War II, this rare and atmospheric bowl/platter depicts a lamp post flanked by a sailor with his cap and bandanna, and a blonde woman in ...
Art Deco Caviar Server Etruscan Style Female Nu...
Vintage 1930s European Art Deco More Dining and Entertaining
Silver Plate
Truly striking and beautiful, this large and beautiful caviar server surmounted by a sculpted Etruscan style female nude figure holding a shield is highly rare, probably unique. The ...
"Heavy-Lidded Female Head" Dignified Art Deco S...
Jean de Marco
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures
Clay
Clearly influenced by stylized Etruscan and African sculpture, this heavy-lidded female head is a classic example of Art Deco design. The artist was Jean de Marco, who was born in Fr...
"Woman in Red," Brilliant, Large Mid-Century Fe...
Waldo Murray
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings
Paint
One of the most vivacious and brilliantly-painted portraits we have ever offered, this depiction of a stylish and confident young woman in a dress in candy apple red taffeta was pain...
"Cafe on the Beach," Vivid, Sun-Filled Scene Pa...
Margaret Craighead
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Paintings
Paint
Full of color and life, this Cubist-inspired depiction of a cafe overlooking a beach scene in 1930s France is sophisticated and charming at the same time. Depicted by an expatriate A...
1917 Sports Trophy for IC4A by Roman Bronze Wor...
Roman Bronze Works
Vintage 1910s American Classical Greek Figurative Sculptures
Bronze
This extraordinarily rare -- perhaps unique -- bronze trophy was cast by America's premier art bronze foundry, the Roman Bronze Works in New York City, for the Intercollegiate Associ...
"Satyr Carrying Grapes," Gold Glazed Wall Sculp...
Rookwood Pottery Co.
Vintage 1910s American Arts and Crafts Wall-mounted Sculptures
Porcelain
One of the rarest and must unusual pieces ever created by the famed Rookwood Pottery Company in Cincinnati, this sculpture of a satyr bearing the weight of a basket of grapes was cre...
"Man in Crimson Cloak," Bravura Painting by Fra...
Francesco Vinea
Antique Late 19th Century Italian Belle Époque Paintings
Paint
In our opinion, this is the finest painting by Francesco Vinea that we have ever seen, its depiction of a mustachioed man with pipe and wide-brimmed hat made vivid and extraordinary ...
"Tiger Lilies," Brilliant Still Life in Oranges...
Simon Wachtel
Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings
Paint
A brilliantly-hued and vivid painting of tiger lilies from the 1930s, this impressionist painting was executed by Simon Maurice Wachtel, a Pennsylvania painter whose works are rare. ...
"Claridge Tower," Superb, Large Architectural P...
T. Marshall Rainey
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings
Paint
One of the finest midcentury architectural renderings we have ever seen, this large and vivid painting executed in gouache and oil on board was created by the Cleveland architectural...
Secessionist/Art Deco Vase by Amphora with Thre...
Amphora Ceramics
Vintage 1920s Czech Art Deco Vases
Ceramic
Rare and gorgeously glazed, this remarkable vase finished in rich, deep blues, golds and white, was produced the famed Amphora pottery works in the Czech Republic, during the nation'...
"Leda and the Swan," Spectacular Art Deco Porce...
Lenox
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps
Porcelain
Beautifully sculpted with a low relief design featuring Leda and the Swan, and glazed in shades of flannel gray and white, this gorgeous, highly rare lamp was sculpted by Geza De Veg...
Egyptian "Tree of Life" Tapestry, Probably from...
Ramses Wissa Wassef Workshop
Vintage 1950s Egyptian Mid-Century Modern Tapestries
Wool
This remarkable weaving, using yarns in shades of pale purple, burnt umber, ruddy brown and deep blue, is a masterpiece of post-war Egyptian artisanry. It depicts a crowd of birds in...
"Edgar Allan Poe" Bronze Portrait Relief Issued...
Edith Woodman Burroughs
Antique Early 1900s American Beaux Arts Wall-mounted Sculptures
Bronze
Rare and beautiful, this bronze portrait rondel, sculpted by Edith Woodman Burroughs, was issued by the Grolier Club in New York, and features the Club's armorial shield to the right...
"Polo Player," Classic and Rare Art Deco Sculpt...
Waylande Desantis Gregory
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures
Porcelain
One of the rarest and most classic Art Deco sculptures ever produced in 1930s America, this striking Polo Player, complete with his original polo mallet, was sculpted by Waylande Gre...
"Health Chiropractic," Cast Metal Trade Sign, A...
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Signs
Aluminum
This classic example of trade signage featuring a nude male angel figure with outspread wings was cast in aluminium and painted a shade of off-white. It has all the charm of classic ...
"Spotted Leopard," Art Deco Painting in Green a...
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings
Paint
This striking painting presents a fantastical leopard in a shade of periwinkle superimposed over a brilliant backdrop of stylized palm fronds in a vivid shade of green. The colors ar...
Highly Rare Art Deco Bronze Box, General Bronze...
Early 20th Century American Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
Celebrating the formation of the General Bronze Corporation, this beautifully crafted bronze box was created in 1928. It is decorated with high-style Art Deco motifs on two sides, an...
"Nudes with Lyres," Rare, Limited Edition Wall ...
Adolfo Magrini
Early 20th Century Italian Belle Époque Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Rosewood, Brass, Glass, Paper, Ink
Extraordinarily rare, this rosewood and brass shelf unit incorporates a pair of Symbolist/Art Nouveau prints featuring male nudes playing highly stylized lyres by Adolfo Magrini. The...
"Leg and Leaf," Important Surrealist Painting b...
Paul Gaulois
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings
Oil, Masonite
Though he was included in a 1930, exhibition of young artists at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and was friends with Stuart Davis and Ashile Gorky, Paul Gaulois is not well-kn...
"Egyptian Water Carrier," Large, Rare Art Deco ...
Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Wall-mounted Sculptures
Ceramic
Beautifully sculpted and glazed in tones of indigo, straw and burnt orange, this very fine and rare octagonal tile was made in Italy. Depicting a nude male water carrier in Egyptian ...
"Torso," Rare, Important Nude Male Sculpture by...
Richmond Barthé
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Sculptures
Plaster
Beautifully cast and finished by America's finest black sculptor working in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, this rare, very fine male torso demonstrates Richmond Barthé abiding focus on ...
"Ceres," Fabulous Art Deco Marble Sculpture of ...
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures
Marble
Exquisitely sculpted from a block of pale white marble, this very fine depiction of Ceres, goddess of the harvest, agriculture and fertility, is one of the finest Art Deco pieces we ...
"Industrial," Collection of Ironworker Painting...
John Garth
Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Paintings
Paint
This remarkable ensemble of paintings, studies and prints, collected together as a kind of scrapbook page by John Garth, celebrates the American ironworker. It includes no fewer than...
"Striding Nude," Bold Art Deco Drawing with Wat...
Boris Lovet-Lorski
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Drawings
Quintessentially Art Deco, with long, lean lines and a highly stylized nude, this drawing was executed by Boris Lovet-Lorski in Paris, before he settled in America at the age of 26. ...
"Nude Shepherdess," Art Deco Drawing in Style o...
Phil Rhynders
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Drawings
This dramatic scene depicts two figures: a half-nude woman with staff and wide-brimmed hat -- a modern, adult version of a shepherdess -- along with a reclining male figure. Both fig...
"Bullfighter and Bull," Brilliant Art Deco Glaz...
Wilhelm Hunt Diederich
Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Decorative Bowls
Clay
A colorful and brilliant example of William Hunt Diederich's art - featuring highly-stylized, attenuated figures - this glazed, footed bowl features a yellow-jacketed matador engagin...
"The Helmet," Early and Striking Drawing with M...
John B. Lear
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Drawings
Although John Lear depicts his figure holding a drill press, resting one foot on its plywood base, he inexplicably named this drawing "The Helmet." In any case, it is a striking capt...
"Gods in the Sky," Tour de Force, High-Style Ar...
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Drawings
This virtuosic pen-and-ink drawing shows several gods cavorting with wild-maned horses in an Art Deco galaxy. All the figures are perfectly stylized as if parading across a classical...
"Music," High Accomplished Painting with Multip...
John Ramsey Conner
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings
Paint
This detailed and highly-finished study by John Ramsey Conner for an allegorical painting depicts a relaxed grouping of nude figures executed in pale tones of ivory, mossy green and ...
"Boxer in Triumph," Rare Ink Drawing of Male Bo...
William Littlefield
Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Drawings
This 1929 vintage ink and inkwash drawing of a bare-chested boxer is turned away from the viewer, his gloved hands raised high as if the fight has just been won. The artist, William ...
"Nudes with Hats," Surreal Painting with Male C...
Robert Lohman
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings
Paint
Painted during the heyday of American Surrealism, this watercolor depicts a sleeping nude female figure holding a laurel wreath, seemingly disconnected from a pair of male nudes saun...
'The Animal Kingdom,' Art Deco Mural Study with...
John Garth
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings
To our knowledge, this study is the only known image of this mural, created by John Garth to show an idealized Man at work and at play, all nude or semi-nude, and accompanied by anim...
"Three Harlequins," Midcentury Ptg. with Three ...
E. Edwards
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings
Paint
Placid and formal, yet mysterious and disquieting, this surrealistic depiction of three young men in harlequin costumes perhaps they are dancers or performers is riveting. The brilli...
"Modern Dance," Vivid Midcentury Painting with ...
Robert Lohman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings
Paint
This energetic and compelling depiction of modern dance, with a range of nude and semi-nude figures, and a more traditional ballerina in the distance, was painted by Robert Lohman, o...
"Haywagon," Charming Art Deco-WPA Era Painting ...
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings
Paint
This remarkable oil painting, clearly influenced by American Folk Art, Art Deco stylization and the idealization of rural workers promoted by the WPA, depicts a farm family and a han...
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