Skip to main content

Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

Find authentic neoclassical furniture today on 1stDibs.

972
14
8
to
103
3
Item Location
566
409
2,003
1,753
936
703
92
517
363
22
118
Height
to
Width
to
530
345
308
194
140
994
990
993
735
347
177
126
107
4
2
2
1
1
Style:Neoclassical
Neo-Classical Style English Tooled Leather and Pine Library Steps
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a set of English neo-classical style tooled leather and pine library steps with hidden storage. It most likely dates to the 40s. It has lite age wear. Each step has black too...
Category

Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Leather, Pine

French Neoclassical Steel and Brass Antique Accent Table in Maison Jansen Style
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A sleek and striking accent table, the height allows it to function both as a plant stand or as a pedestal as well. The rich black marble top is an attractive contrast against the pe...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble, Brass, Steel

Classical Garden Bench in Faux Ver Di Gris Finish Att. to Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful classical style garden bench of wrought iron in a faux ver Di Gris finish. The bench has a grid pattern strap metal top, with decorative cirlicue legs. Well crafted and in ...
Category

Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wrought Iron

Early 20th C Classic Cast Brass Round Door Knobs with Rosettes
Located in New York, NY
Pair of simple round brass doorknobs with matched rosettes classic for the early 20th Century passage way. The manufacturer is unknown. Priced per set. Small quantity available at ti...
Category

Early 20th Century North American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass

French Pair of Giltwood Brackets Neoclassical
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French pair of giltwood brackets neoclassical.   
Category

19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wood

Pair of 19th Century Neoclassical Tall Bronze Andirons
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of 19th Century Neoclassical Tall Bronze Andirons
Category

19th Century Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Bronze

Iron and Stone Top Center Table or Drink Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Attractive center table or drinks table constructed from iron with a lovely painted finish. Features a round, natural stone top with a matte, unhoned finish. Made by a foundry in Los...
Category

20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Stone, Iron

Magnificent and Rare Life-Size Italian Terracotta Statue of Flora
Located in Woodbury, CT
It is rare to find a life-size terracotta statue of such age which, other than missing its hands, is in remarkably good condition. Stamped on the base, the maker is illegible, but on...
Category

Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Terracotta

19th century Doré Bronze and Marble French Pedestal
Located in Savannah, GA
Neoclassic pedestal featuring gorgeous black marble with slight pink and white vein. Bronze doré Corinthian column support with same band at base. See measurements below.
Category

1850s French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Large Scale Andirons by Dorothy Draper for The Greenbrier Hotel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of large scale Andirons, designed by Dorothy Draper for The Greenbrier Hotel, American, circa 1947. They stand an impressive 41" height. They are signed with a partial cast manu...
Category

1940s American Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Metal, Iron, Brass

Pair Small Antique Black Classical Fluted Cast Iron Urns or Planters
Located in Stamford, CT
Small pair of antique classical fluted cast iron urns. Square base is 5.25 inches.
Category

1890s Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Pair of White Painted Urns
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Pair of 1980's Traditional-style patio urns are made from concrete painted an off-white color with a matte finish. The understated profile of the urns is reminiscent of classica...
Category

1980s Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Concrete

Frame "Sun" in the Neoclassical style, Large Ornate Carved Wood Wall Mirror
Located in St Petersburg, St Petersburg
Unfinished High quality wood carving mirror frame from oak or beech of your choice. Size: (A x B x C x d): 35.43" x 35.43" x 8.46" x 1.42" (900mm x 900mm x 215mm x 36mm) Each ...
Category

2010s Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Oak

Italian Neoclassical Glazed Terracotta Campagne Urn, Gadroon Edge, circa 1920s
Located in Atlanta, GA
20th century circa 1920s Italian neoclassical glazed terracotta Campagne shape urn with Gadroon edge, unmarked.
Category

20th Century Italian Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Pottery, Terracotta

French Late 18th/ Early 19th Century Carved Stone Winged Angel Head
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful weathered carved stone angel head. France, circa 1780-1840. Good but weathered condition Measurement here below includes the wooden pedestal.
Category

19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Stone

French Neoclassical Style 'Decorative' Fireback
Located in Amerongen, NL
20th century French neoclassical style fireback. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a natural brown patina. Upon request it can be made black or pewter. It is in a good condit...
Category

20th Century French Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Wonderful French Bronze Neoclassical Fireplace Draped Fabric Chenets Andirons
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful French bronze neoclassical fireplace draped fabric chenets andirons finished by Large Acorn finials. Measures: 8" H x 8.5" W x4" D.  
Category

1930s French Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Bronze

Venetian Stone Well, 18th Century
Located in Budapest, HU
This marble statue made in Massa Carrara circa 1850 is a piece of refined beauty in sober neoclassical style. Diana is a Roman goddess of the hunt, the moon, and nature, associate...
Category

18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Stone, Marble

Gorgeous Pair of 1930s Sea Shell Garden Planters
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A stunning set of 1930s cement shell shaped planters with gorgeous age acquired patina.   
Category

1930s North American Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Cement

Impressive Architectural Pair of Antique Tall French Mirrored Doors
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Dramatic 19th century neoclassical doors are masterpieces of timeless architecture, poised to create a visual entryway, backdrop for a vignette, or push back a wall in any room! Amaz...
Category

1820s French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Fine Pair of Italian Carved Stone Garden Vases with Base
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant stone vases on base, decorated with finely carved mythological scenes. Timeless decoration for you garden or interior.  
Category

20th Century Italian Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Stone

Elegant Pair of Vintage Classical Garden Planter Urns and Bases
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Lovely large pair of vintage French style natural resin classical design garden planters in urn shapes. Lovely aged patina! Bases separate from urns. height of urn itself with no ba...
Category

1940s American Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Resin

Pair of Large Stone Pine Cone Pineapple Finials Sculptures
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Pair of Large Stone Pine Cone Pineapple Finials sculptures A pair of large weathered reconstituted stone gate pier finials. Often called Pineapples, Pine Cones or Artichokes Thi...
Category

Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Cast Stone

19th Century French Bronze Fire Screen
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Beautiful and striking ornately decorated 19th century French brass and bronze fire screen, depicting a scene from "The Labours of Hercules" on swivel feet with casters in a leonine ...
Category

19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass, Bronze

19th Century Italian Painted and Parcel Gilt Fireplace Mantel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century Italian neoclassical style painted and parcel gilt carved wood fireplace mantel. Carved acanthus leaf detail across the top of the piece. Worn painted finish with highli...
Category

19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wood

Italian Neoclassical Style Fluted Onyx Marble Pedestal Column Stands, Italy
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Impressive pair of neoclassical style white veined onyx stone pedestal columns. These large square columnar marble sculpture or plant stands feature square columns with fluted and ba...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Onyx, Marble

Pair of Iron Garden Urns with Black Finish
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage pair of Iron Garden Urns with a square pedestal base. This pair would look fantastic on either side of a doorway or in a garden .The urns are in very good condition with some...
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Set of Four Rose Tarlow Twig Iron Garden Lounge Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Amazing set of four iron faux bois twig garden lounge chairs by Rose Tarlow Melrose House. Large, substantial frames featuring a delicate faux-bois twig design with ribbon bows. The ...
Category

20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Fireplace Shield French 19th Century Neoclassical France
Located in New York, NY
Fireplace Shield French 19th Century Neoclassical France. A large neoclassical stove shield in brass with heroic figures. Made during the early part of the 19th Century in France.
Category

19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass

Pair of Tole Metal Flowers in Urns
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of neoclassical style tole metal flowers in urns with scrolled arms on plinth bases. Please note wear consistent with age including oxidation and patina throughout.
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Metal

18th/ 19th Century French Neoclassical Terracotta Panel with Angels
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Rare neoclassical terracotta panel with angels. Fabulous details, for example the sater heads on the vase. France, circa 1780-1850. Weathered.
Category

19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Terracotta

Antique French Neo-Classical Style Shell And Krampus Lead Wall Fountain
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is an antique French neo-classical style Krampus and shell lead wall fountain. It includes two shells and the Krampus bust. It is lead and in very good condition. Small shell; 8...
Category

Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Lead

Pair of Large Neoclassical Grisaille Paintings from Siena, Italy, circa 1810
Located in Dallas, TX
These fantastic panel paintings, measuring over 100 inches tall, most recently came from a villa in Siena, Italy. They are Grisaille, which is a French term meaning a painting execut...
Category

Early 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Canvas, Wood

Large Arched Plaster Bas Relief Overdoor from France
Located in Dallas, TX
Produced in France, this large arched plaster overdoor has been sculpted in bas-relief, or low relief. In bas-relief, a sculptural image is raised to a shallow depth above the backgr...
Category

20th Century French Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Plaster

Italian 19th Century Neoclassical Style Carrara and Portoro Marble Pedestal
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An impressive Italian 19th century neoclassical style white Carrara marble and Portoro marble pedestal column. The pedestal is raised by a square white Carrara marble base below a ci...
Category

19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

Antique Neoclassical Carved Alabaster Sculpture Display Pedestal Circa 1890
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Neoclassical sculpture pedestal offers carved alabaster construction with round display having carved acanthus bordering over flared and reeded column with carved foliate ...
Category

Late 19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Alabaster

Antique French Neoclassical 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback, 19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
19th century French neoclassical fireback with two pillars of freedom. The pillars symbolize the value liberty, one of the three values of the French revolution. The fireback is ...
Category

Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Pair of Italian Hand Carved Sandstone Fruit Baskets on Plinths. Circa 1830
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of Italian hand carved sandstone fruit baskets resting on circular squared plinths. Early 19th Century
Category

1830s Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Sandstone

Early 20th-C Black Scrolled Metal Jardinieres Planters or Plant Stand, Pair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a pair of early 20th century scrolled metal jardinieres or plant stands. They are black with typical garden wear. Lovely!
Category

Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Metal

French Black Marble Column
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French black marble column For a chic interior, classical lines with the chic of Hollywood Regency. One column has been sold. One column remains available.
Category

20th Century French Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

Pair of Large Italian Glazed Light Gray Terracotta Garden Finials
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of large Italian glazed light gray terracotta garden finials. One finial's base is 12 inches wide and 12 inches deep and the other finial's base is 12 inches wide and 10 inches ...
Category

1860s French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Terracotta

Pair of Large Bronze Mounted Marble Garniture Urns
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Finely crafted large white and brown marble urns with patinated bronze mounts. The lids with artichoke finials, palmettes and acanthus leaves, attached to the necks decorated with le...
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble, Bronze

French Neoclassical Style 'Minerva' Fireback
Located in Amerongen, NL
French fireback with the goddess Minerva. Goddess of knowledge, intellect and ingenuity of the human spirit. She is often depicted with an owl, symbol of wisdom. The 20th century fir...
Category

20th Century French Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Pair of 19th Century Ormolu-Mounted Marble Pedestals
Located in London, GB
A Pair of Ormolu-Mounted Marble Pedestals The Bronze after a design by Pierre Gouthière Constructed from two types of marble, Campan Rouge as well as an Italian grey breccia, ris...
Category

19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble, Breccia Marble, Griotte Marble, Ormolu

French Ormolu and Bronze Chenets and Fender
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pair of sphinx chenets guards this classical French ormolu fireplace guard. Cast from a model by renowned 19th century sculptor Frédérick Eugène Piat, the sphinxes rest upon a step...
Category

19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Ormolu

Large Italian Giltwood Bed Canopy 'Corona'
Located in Houston, TX
Large Italian giltwood bed canopy, or corona (also known in France as a ciel de lit), circa 1760-1780. Hand carved giltwood with painted detail decoration. Portion of reverse side is...
Category

Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wood, Giltwood

Pair of Neoclassical Garden Urns
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Pair of 1940s Neoclassical Garden Urns are monumental in size and are made of concrete. The urns are adorned with classical Greek scenes of women celebrating a festival with det...
Category

1940s Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Concrete

Large Modern Classic Ornate Wall Mirror Frame in Oak or Beech
Located in St Petersburg, St Petersburg
Unfinished High quality wood carving mirror frame from oak or beech of your choice. Size: (A x B x C x D): 31.10" x 31.10" x 6.97" x 1.10" (790mm x 790mm x 177mm x 28mm) Each ...
Category

2010s Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Oak

Pair of Marble Columns in Black Belgian Fossil Marble
Located in London, GB
A quality pair of columns in fossil marble. The circular socle bases with fluted columns and conforming circular capitals. Each piece breaking down to socle, column and capital. Well...
Category

Late 20th Century European Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

Pair of Antique Cast Stone Garden Urns on Bases, circa 1920
Located in Chappaqua, NY
Pair of antique cast stone garden urns on bases, circa 1920. Tazza form urns with wonderful, weathered patina from a New England estate.
Category

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Cast Stone

Antique French 'The Sun' Fireback, 18th-19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th-19th century French neoclassical fireback. The sun is symbol for the French King Louis XIV, called the Sun King. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a natural brown pat...
Category

Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

English Headless Life-Sized Classical Figure of Venus
Located in Woodbury, CT
We love all forms of classical statuary, and this unusual piece is fabricated from resin, so she probably was an indoor piece or movie prop originally. Very lightweight, and in overa...
Category

20th Century English Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Resin

Pair of Monumental Italian Marble Vases with Pedestals from the 20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of Monumental Italian Marble Vases with pedestals, from the 20th Century. The vase is hand carved out of reddish, white veined marble, presumably from Italy. It is in the style...
Category

20th Century Italian Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

Very Fine 18th Century Irish Georgian Brass Fireplace Register Grate, Circa 1780
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
The brass surround engraved overall with neoclassical motifs, framing an iron basket with a triple bar grate flanked on either side by similarly engraved brass-panelled fire cheeks t...
Category

1780s Irish Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass, Iron

Antique Neoclassical Carved Marble Sculpture Display Pedestal, circa 1890
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique neoclassical sculpture pedestal offers carved marble construction with clipped corner display over melon reeded column having acanthus foliate bands, raised on flared base...
Category

Late 19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

Neoclassical Cement Corinthian Column Fragment End Table
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A weathered Corinthian column fragment with flat surface for imaginative use as an end table or Stand for objet d'art. Good indoors or on the patio.    
Category

1960s American Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Cement

Pair of Italian Neo-Classic Glazed Ferneries
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Neo-classic (19/20th Cent) blue and white glazed terra-cotta rectangular planters/ferneries raised on a Pair of scroll pedestals with cupids and garlands in relief.
Category

19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Terracotta

Neoclassical Style Marble Pedestal
Located in Houston, TX
An early 20th century neoclassical style red/rouge marble pedestal.
Category

Early 20th Century European Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

Recently Viewed

View More