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Cut Crystal and Gilt Bronze Dresser Box
Located in Montreal, QC
This dressing table casket is well-cut with diamond shaped panels and stylized fan shaped blazes. This motif is echoed by the decoration of palmettes in the gilt metal banding.
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Antique 19th Century French Boxes

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Crystal, Ormolu

  • Cut Crystal and Gilt Bronze Dresser Box
  • Cut Crystal and Gilt Bronze Dresser Box
  • Cut Crystal and Gilt Bronze Dresser Box
  • Cut Crystal and Gilt Bronze Dresser Box
H 3.75 in. W 5 in. D 3.75 in.
19th Century Architectural Bronze Element
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional antique French bronze architectural element used to be table lamp and later in the years used as decorative object of art. Beautiful oxidized green-turquoise patina, lion...
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Antique 19th Century French Mounted Objects

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Bronze

French 19th Century Three-Piece Bronze Dore Garniture Clock Set
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant three-piece bronze doré garniture set Finely chased bronze with original gilding Fine detail work.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

French 19th Century Three-Piece Bronze Doré Garniture Clock Set
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant three-piece bronze doré garniture set Finely chased bronze with original gilding Fine detail work.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

19th Century Pair of Tall Classical Bronze Urn Candleholders on Red Marble Base
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Pair of tall classical urn form candleholders of cast patinated and parcel gilded bronze richly ornate with foliage and floral motifs, on red griotte marble base with gilt bronze fee...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Candelabras

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Marble, Bronze

French Japonisme Parcel-Gilt Patinated Bronze Imari Porcelain Clock Garniture
By Edouard Lievre
Located in New York, NY
A French Japonisme parcel-gilt patinated bronze and Japanese Imari Porcelain clock garniture, circa 1880. In the manner of Edouard Lievre. Mounted with bronze dragons and elephant h...
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Antique 19th Century French Japonisme Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Ferdinand Barbedienne, a Large Pair of French Gilt Patinated Bronze Candelabras
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in New York, NY
Ferdinand Barbedienne: A large pair of French gilt and patinated bronze Grand Tour candelabras on rouge marble bases. "The Dying Slaves" after the models by Michelangelo cir...
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Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Candelabras

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Marble, Bronze

Elegant and Large Gilt Bronze French Clock
Located in Houston, TX
Large and impressive! Gilt bronze and white marble clock Which consists of a lovely figural statue which sits above A clock that has a white enamel face and Roman numerals. The fi...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Ormolu Mantel Clock Freres Paris
Located in New York, NY
Style of Robert Osmond, circa 1776. Movement signed 'Freres, Paris,' third quarter of the 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Rare 19th Century Empire Animalistic Golden Bronze
Located in Brussels, BE
Rare snake and lizard gilt bronze piece, France 19th century, Empire period. Beautiful quality of bronze. Measures: 5.5 in wide.  
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paperweights

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XIV Style Bronze Gilt Mantel Clock
By Vincenti et Cie
Located in Macclesfield, GB
An extremely good quality French Louis XIV style bronze gilt mantel clock with pierced sound frets, musical instruments, soldiers helmet and shield surmounted by two doves on a rouge...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XIV Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Italian Antique Pietra Dura Inlaid Gilt Bronze Box with Enameling
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
All original gilt bronze Pietra Dura inlay gilt bronze box with enameling and a tufted blue fabric interior. The top of the box is has a flower decoration. Pietra Dura is an Italian ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

19th Century Great Quality Gilt Bronze Wall Crucifix on a Carved & Inlaid Cross
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and finest Gilded bronze crucifix mounted on a oak cross. The striking details on this highest quality bronze sculpture of Christ are second to none and the antique gilt finish...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Gothic Revival Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Vintage Chinese Bronze Vase with Dragon, Early 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
This bronze vase with dragon is a beautiful bronze vase with a brown patina, with a superb relief decoration with dragon. Realized in China at the beginning of the 20th century. ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Bronze

French Empire Style Bronze and Crystal Vases
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This pair of French Empire vases date from the 19th century and are of exceptional quality. Unfortunately one of the cut crystal vase has been cracked but does not detract from its o...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Vases

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Crystal, Bronze

Antique Bronze Religious Art Sculpture / Statue Depicting Christ with Children
Located in Lisse, NL
19th century finest bronze group statue. This excellent quality and very refined sculpture of Christ with children is another one of our recent great finds. Anyone who knows what i...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Revival Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

French Antique Stately Bronze Napoleon on Prancing Horse Sculpture, Marble Base
Located in Lisse, NL
Handcrafted. Practical size sculpture of imperator Napoleon Bonaparte. If you are a collector of good quality antiques having to do with (French) historical figures then this rare a...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Stunning Antique Bronze Sculpture of a Sword Holding Joan of Arc in Chainmail
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique, mint and rare bronze statue of Jeanne D'arc, Frances most famous patron saint. 25 years after her short lived & heroic life, Joan of Arc, who had wrongly been sentenced to ...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Gorgeous Gilt Bronze Gothic Table Clock w Earth Angel Sculpture by S.Devaulx
By devaulx
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and wonderful antique clock from the early 1800s. Marked: S. Devaulx, Paris. Having an impressive, stylish and sizable antique clock like this gracing your mantel piece or sid...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Gothic Revival Mantel Clocks

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Brass, Bronze

Rare Antique Classical Roman Bronze & Glass Inkstand with Crystal Glass Inkwell
Located in Lisse, NL
Stylish, rare and mint condition bronze, brass and glass desk piece. This completely original inkstand dates from the late 19th century and it has a large number of striking Roman...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Classical Roman Inkwells

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

Chinese Antique Wedding Basket Bucket Yin Yang Motif
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful, substantial, solid wood wedding basket from the region south of Chinese Yangzi river. The basket is formed by holding hand cut and shaped wood panels in perfect tension ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Bronze

Grand Tour Italian Bronze Vase with Trailing Vines, 19th Century
By Italian Sculptor 19 th Century
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An exceptional quality antique bronze vase applied in heavy relief with fruiting vines and with a handle applied to the side dating from the 19th century. Attributed to Grand Tour th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Grand Tour Vases

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Bronze

Letter Holder, Polychromed Bronze, Vienna, 19th Century
By Vienna Bronze
Located in Madrid, ES
Letter holder polychrome bronze, Vienna, 19th century Polychrome bronze card holder in the shape of a lectern decorated with elements of strong classical influence (and memory of th...
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Neoclassical Revival More Desk Accessories

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Bronze

19th Century Architectural Bronze Element
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional antique French bronze architectural element used to be table lamp, and later in the years used as decorative object of art. Beautiful oxidized green-turquoise patina, lio...
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Antique 19th Century French Mounted Objects

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Bronze

19th Century Architectural Bronze Urn Element
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional antique French bronze architectural element used as decorative object of art. Beautiful oxidized green-turquoise patina, lion heads vine and Greek key motifs, one of a ki...
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Antique 19th Century French Mounted Objects

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Casket
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
French bronze domed top Casket, the background decoration of very finely formed vines, garlands and neo-classical beads to the four sides.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Boxes

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Casket
  • 19th Century Bronze Casket
  • 19th Century Bronze Casket
  • 19th Century Bronze Casket
H 5.5 in. W 12 in. D 9 in.
19th Century French Bronze Sculpture Casting Lost Wax Decorative Object
Located in Arles, FR
French bronze sculpture casting or "cire perdue"/lost wax possibly dating back to the 19th century. This interest mold depicts Centaurs and possibly Claudia. Lost-wax casting is a ...
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Other

Late 19th Century Bronze Torque Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th century bronze torque necklace on stand.
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Antique Late 19th Century Congolese Mounted Objects

19th Century French Bronze Bust
Located in Esbeek, NL
1st part 19th c. Portraying an image of the Greek ancient history Brown patinated Excellent condition, very high quality
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Antique 19th Century French Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century French Bronze Bust
  • 19th Century French Bronze Bust
  • 19th Century French Bronze Bust
  • 19th Century French Bronze Bust
H 21.26 in. W 9.85 in. D 8.67 in.
19th Century, Bronze Sphinx Sculptures
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Pair of exceptional, hand-cast, French, parcel-gilt bronze sphinxes on newer, beveled marble bases.
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Antique 19th Century French Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

  • 19th Century, Bronze Sphinx Sculptures
  • 19th Century, Bronze Sphinx Sculptures
  • 19th Century, Bronze Sphinx Sculptures
  • 19th Century, Bronze Sphinx Sculptures
H 7.25 in. W 4.5 in. D 11.5 in.
19th Century Bronze Inkwell
Located in Delft, NL
19th century bronze inkwell A bronze inkwell in 2 colors in a sleek round shape with 2 armrests with the head of a dragon to lay a pen on. The lid of the inkwell is in a yellow br...
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Antique 19th Century European Inkwells

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Inkwell
  • 19th Century Bronze Inkwell
  • 19th Century Bronze Inkwell
  • 19th Century Bronze Inkwell
H 5.12 in. Dm 5.91 in.
Pair of 19th Century, Italian Bronze and Marble Tazzas
Located in Pasadena, CA
A pair of Italian Tazzas. Featuring Gallo Antigo marble bases and bronze urns, circa 1830.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Empire Mounted Objects

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Marble, Bronze

19th Century Bronze Statue
Located in Esbeek, NL
19th century bronze sculpture depicting mozes (michel Angelo).
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Antique Late 19th Century European Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Statue
  • 19th Century Bronze Statue
  • 19th Century Bronze Statue
  • 19th Century Bronze Statue
H 21.66 in. W 9.85 in. D 9.45 in.
19th Century Classical Bronze Bust
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
19th century classical bronze bust stamped LM.
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Antique 19th Century Busts

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Bronze

19th Century Chinese Bronze Dancing Figure
Located in Hudson, NY
The charming figure done completely in the lost wax method is in a primitive naive style. The male figure is dancing excitedly on a rocky outcrop. His costume of a loose-fitting coat...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Lady
Located in San Francisco, CA
Extremely beautifully detailed 19th century bronze. A lady leaning on a tree stump after picking flowers for her basket. Great original patina. Sculpture measures 9 1/4 inches high, ...
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Antique 19th Century European Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Lady
  • 19th Century Bronze Lady
  • 19th Century Bronze Lady
  • 19th Century Bronze Lady
H 9.25 in. W 4 in. D 3.25 in.
19th Century, French Tabletop Bronze Lions
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Fabulous pair of detailed, hand-cast, recumbent, left and right bronze lions with lush, flowing manes.
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Antique 19th Century French Sculptures

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Bronze

Fine 19th Century Parisian Bronze Clock
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous 19th century French gilt bronze clock with clock face reading "Gille Laine´ a Paris". Having lustrous gold finish, putti with musical instruments seated on base, clock face ...
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Antique 19th Century French Clocks

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Bronze

19th Century, Iron and Bronze Clock
Located in Water Mill, NY
19th century iron and bronze clock. Works and chimes.
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Antique 19th Century French Clocks

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Iron, Bronze

  • 19th Century, Iron and Bronze Clock
  • 19th Century, Iron and Bronze Clock
  • 19th Century, Iron and Bronze Clock
  • 19th Century, Iron and Bronze Clock
H 19 in. W 9 in. D 6 in.
19th Century French Bronze wine Barrel
Located in Esbeek, NL
French Bronze barrel first half 19th century A Bacchus sitting on a wine barrel Can also be used as a case Very high quality and excellent condition
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Antique 19th Century French Charles X Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century French Bronze wine Barrel
  • 19th Century French Bronze wine Barrel
  • 19th Century French Bronze wine Barrel
  • 19th Century French Bronze wine Barrel
H 16.15 in. W 10.63 in. D 13.39 in.
Group of 3 Ancient Objects, China/Japan/Indonesia, 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Ancient Set consisting of a bronze sculpture depicting a figure on the back of a buffalo (China, 19th century), a wooden kris handle (Indonesia, early 20th century), a copper plate d...
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Antique 19th Century Asian Meiji Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Viking
Located in Norwood, NJ
Unique, one of a kind, French 19th century patinated bronze sculpture using multiple materials. Main figure of Viking holding a battle axe. Bronze mounted horn with dragon and winged...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Griotte Marble, Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Viking
  • 19th Century Bronze Viking
  • 19th Century Bronze Viking
  • 19th Century Bronze Viking
H 30 in. W 26 in. D 10 in.
19th Century Roman Bronze Statue of a Woman
By Giovanni Nisini
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century Roman bronze statue of a woman. Italian Grand Tour bronze. Mark and foundry: G. Nisini, Roma. Good dark antique patina, circa 1860-1880. Good details in the hair, draped...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Greyhound
Located in London, GB
An early 19th century Empire period finely cast bronze greyhound, of good color, modelled seated and set upon a black marble plinth.     
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Antique Early 19th Century French Napoleon III Animal Sculptures

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Belgian Black Marble, Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Greyhound
  • 19th Century Bronze Greyhound
  • 19th Century Bronze Greyhound
  • 19th Century Bronze Greyhound
H 8.5 in. W 8 in. D 3.5 in.
Bronze Lioness, Late 19th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Bronze lioness, late 19th century, Brown patina, mahogany base.
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Antique Late 19th Century Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Bronze Lioness, Late 19th Century
  • Bronze Lioness, Late 19th Century
  • Bronze Lioness, Late 19th Century
  • Bronze Lioness, Late 19th Century
H 5.91 in. W 4.73 in. D 10.63 in.
Large Bronze 19th Century Cherub
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality large 19th century bronze statue of cherub holding a butterfly.  
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Large Bronze 19th Century Cherub
  • Large Bronze 19th Century Cherub
  • Large Bronze 19th Century Cherub
  • Large Bronze 19th Century Cherub
H 25.99 in. W 11.82 in. D 9.06 in.
19th Century Bronze Bust of Ajax
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
A Barbedienne cast bronze bust of Ajax after the antique with good patination. Circa 1870.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Busts

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Bust of Ajax
  • 19th Century Bronze Bust of Ajax
  • 19th Century Bronze Bust of Ajax
  • 19th Century Bronze Bust of Ajax
H 13.78 in. W 7.88 in. D 6.3 in.
19th Century Bronze Putti's a Pair
Located in San Francisco, CA
Beautiful pair of 19th century bronze putti's. They each measure 8 inches high by 3 inches wide. Incredible detail in these two beauties.
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Antique 19th Century European Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Putti's a Pair
  • 19th Century Bronze Putti's a Pair
  • 19th Century Bronze Putti's a Pair
  • 19th Century Bronze Putti's a Pair
H 8 in. W 3 in. D 3 in.
19th Century Bronze Fisher Boy
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century bronze statue of a young boy fishing. Standing on a rocky out crop with a crab at his feet. Holding a fish and wearing a wide brimmed hat.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Fisher Boy
  • 19th Century Bronze Fisher Boy
  • 19th Century Bronze Fisher Boy
  • 19th Century Bronze Fisher Boy
H 29.53 in. W 9.06 in. D 11.03 in.
19th Century Gilt Bronze Napoleon
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fabulous 19th century gilt bronze Napoleon sculpture. Extremely detailed bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte. It measures: 9 inches high 3 3/4 inches wide and 2 inches deep. It is in excell...
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Gilt Bronze Napoleon
  • 19th Century Gilt Bronze Napoleon
  • 19th Century Gilt Bronze Napoleon
  • 19th Century Gilt Bronze Napoleon
H 9 in. W 3.75 in. D 2 in.
Late 19th Century French Doré Bronze Clock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Late 19th century French finely chased doré bronze clock with cherub and fountain motif.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Clocks

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Decorative Piece
Located in Hudson, NY
Late 19th Century French bronze decorative piece by Leon Dufrene (French 1880 - 1917) " Putto on Lion ". The piece is in great condition with minor wear consistent with age / use. Ar...
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Decorative Piece
  • 19th Century Bronze Decorative Piece
  • 19th Century Bronze Decorative Piece
  • 19th Century Bronze Decorative Piece
H 8 in. W 5.5 in. D 11 in.
19th Century Bronze Hotel Buzzer
Located in Stamford, CT
Bronze hotel buzzer from Vienna, Austria depicting a monkey riding a tortoise, circa 19th century.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Russian Bronze Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Russian bronze sculpture on a marble base. Signed LAAHCEPE.
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Antique 19th Century Russian Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Nautical Inkwell
Located in London, GB
An unusual late 19th century bronze and ormolu Inkwell in nautical style, having central capstan/bell with 2 cannon and cannonballs, raised on circular plinth base with rope border. ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Early Victorian Inkwells

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Bronze

Devil in Bronze, 19th Century
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
Devil in bronze 19th century. Curious devilish figure riding a dragon. It has many details. The base is made of Belgian black marble. Measurements: 17 cm long good condition.
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Antique 19th Century Belgian Baroque Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Devil in Bronze, 19th Century
  • Devil in Bronze, 19th Century
  • Devil in Bronze, 19th Century
  • Devil in Bronze, 19th Century
H 9.85 in. Dm 6.7 in.
19th Century Neoclassical Bronze Musician
Located in Brighton, Sussex
An impressive 19th century bronze statue of a neoclassical musician, seated on a gilded classical chair playing a harp.
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Neoclassical Bronze Musician
  • 19th Century Neoclassical Bronze Musician
  • 19th Century Neoclassical Bronze Musician
  • 19th Century Neoclassical Bronze Musician
H 23.63 in. W 19.69 in. D 6.3 in.
Bronze Cherub Sculpture 19th Century
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
8-164 bronze cherub sculpture set atop a mahogany wood base.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Viking Sculpture
Located in Norwalk, CT
A very commanding appearance, this sculpture will be a focal point displayed in any room. It has a wonderful marble base carved in the manner of a ships bow, this Viking is ready to ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Viking Sculpture
  • 19th Century Bronze Viking Sculpture
  • 19th Century Bronze Viking Sculpture
  • 19th Century Bronze Viking Sculpture
H 14.75 in. W 8.5 in. D 8 in.
19th century Embossed Bronze Inkwell
Located in Savannah, GA
Bronze inkwell intricately embossed with scroll work. Features include a pen vest and back tray and double inkwells with griffins on the back gallery. A continental piece possibly Au...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Victorian Inkwells

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Bronze

  • 19th century Embossed Bronze Inkwell
  • 19th century Embossed Bronze Inkwell
  • 19th century Embossed Bronze Inkwell
  • 19th century Embossed Bronze Inkwell
H 4.25 in. W 14.5 in. D 9.5 in.
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19th Century Bronze Object For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal 19th century bronze object for your home. A 19th century bronze object — often made from metal, bronze and stone — can elevate any home. Find 9465 options for an antique or vintage 19th century bronze object now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the 19th century bronze object you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A 19th century bronze object made by Louis XVI designers — as well as those associated with Empire — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one 19th century bronze object that is appealing in its simplicity, but F. Barbedienne Foundry, Ferdinand Barbedienne and Pierre Jules Mêne produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a 19th Century Bronze Object?

Prices for a 19th century bronze object can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $125 and can go as high as $950,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,149.

Finding the Right Decorative Objects for You

Every time you move into a house or an apartment — or endeavor to refresh the home you’ve lived in for years — life for that space begins anew. The right home accent, be it the simple placement of a decorative bowl on a shelf or a ceramic vase for fresh flowers, can transform an area from drab to spectacular. But with so many materials and items to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the process. The key to styling with decorative objects is to work toward making a happy home that best reflects your personal style. 

Ceramics are a versatile addition to any home. If you’ve amassed an assortment of functional pottery over the years, think of your mugs and salad bowls as decorative objects, ideal for displaying in a glass cabinet. Vintage ceramic serveware can pop along white open shelving in your dining area, while large stoneware pitchers paired with woven baskets or quilts in an open cupboard can introduce a rustic farmhouse-style element to your den.

Translucent decorative boxes or bowls made of an acrylic plastic called Lucite — a game changer in furniture that’s easy to clean and lasts long — are modern accents that are neutral enough to dress up a coffee table or desktop without cluttering it. If you’re showcasing pieces from the past, a vintage jewelry box for displaying your treasures can spark conversation. Where is the jewelry box from? Is there a story behind it?

Abstract sculptures or an antique vessel for your home library can draw attention to your book collection and add narrative charm to the most appropriate of corners. There’s more than one way to style your bookcases, and decorative objects add a provocative dynamic. “I love magnifying glasses,” says Alex Assouline, global vice president of luxury publisher Assouline, of adding one’s cherished objects to a home library. “They are both useful and decorative. Objects really elevate libraries and can also make them more personal.”

To help with personalizing your space and truly making it your own, find an extraordinary collection of decorative objects on 1stDibs.

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