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Neoclassical Furniture

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.

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Style:Neoclassical
Pair of Neoclassical Style Verde Green Metal Statue Stands
Located in Troy, MI
Pair of tall metal statue or plant stands feature verde green legs with contrasting brass x-form cross pieces with diamond shaped centers and brass table tops, circa 1960s. Found in ...
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Mid-20th Century European Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

Fine Late 18th Century Inlaid Commode
Located in New York, NY
A fine Inlaid chest of drawers. Walnut with various fine fruitwood designs. Patinated brass details.
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Late 18th Century German Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Fruitwood, Walnut

Mid Century Italian Toleware Side Tray Table, circa 1960
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Collapsing toleware side table with decoration on the tray. Made in Italy. This table can be parcel posted.
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1960s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Metal

Neoclassical Aladdins Lamp and Shade
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Neoclassical Aladdins lamp and shade, of typical form with exquisite blackened pierced shade. Measures: The lamp stands 12" high with the shade, 4.5" wide x 4.5" deep, the shade mea...
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Early 20th Century European Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Maison Jansen French Neoclassical Brass & Cloudy Mirrored Glass Side Table, 1950
Located in Miami, FL
Maison Jansen brass 2-tier side table with cloudy mirror tops. Brass gallery and Bronze finials. Very good vintage condition.  
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1950s French Vintage Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Bronze, Brass

Pair of Hollywood Regency Neoclassical Style Brass Obelisks
Located in Houston, TX
Great pair of Hollywood Regency brass obelisks. These beautiful midcentury neoclassical style brass obelisks have a naturally occurring patina that could be polished if desired. Perf...
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1970s Vintage Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Brass

Italian Neoclassical Style Bronze Ionic Column Table with Marble Top
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning antique Italian bronze ionic column table with a marble top. This beautiful Italian Neoclassical style side table, drink table or guéridon is comprised of finely detailed br...
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1920s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Marble, Bronze

French Terracotta Sculpture, 1938
Located in High Point, NC
A clay sculpture from France, signed, “Terre Cuire numérotee 1/5 1938” indicating the material, ‘terracotta,’ numbered 1/5 along with the artist’s mark. This piece is a beautifully r...
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1930s French Vintage Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Terracotta

Tall, Empire-Style Pair of Sterling Silver Candelabra
Located in New York, NY
Tall, Empire-style sterling silver candelabra with removable arms, Preisner Silver Co., Wallingford, CT., Ca. 1935. Graceful design. Each of the pair, which is weighted, measures 15 ...
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1930s American Vintage Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Sterling Silver

Classic Original Early Plank Seat Windsor Spindle Back Hoop Bench or Settee
Located in Hopewell, NJ
An original Windsor 19th century painted hoop spindle back oak bench with an arched back having turned slats, arms and uprights, the shaped plank seat above turned splayed legs. Remn...
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19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Oak

Green Onyx Vase
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Solid onyx vase. Lovely veining and color detail from greens to beiges and browns.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Onyx, Marble

Small Proportioned Elegant Portico Mantel Clock by Janvier, c. 1815
By Antide Janvier
Located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Antide Janvier (1751-1835) started his clockmaker's life in Besançon, a clockmaker's centre in eastern France, and ended up in Paris in 1784, where he grew to fame. He was the clockm...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Metal

1920s Sterling Silver Salt and Pepper Shaker Pairs, Set of Eight
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A set of eight salt and pepper shakers, sterling silver, marked: P.H. Locklin, NY, NY, circa 1920s. Pairs of tall paneled shakers, footed and capped – four each salt and pepper. P...
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1920s American Vintage Neoclassical Furniture

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Sterling Silver

Directoire Style Console Table in Cherry with a Secret Drawer Made in France
Located in Landivy, FR
This rectangular console table is a craft handed re-interpretation of the French Directoire style at the end of the 18th century. The Directoire period style is remarkable with its ...
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2010s French Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Brass

Mahogany Tripod Tilt Top Side Tables by Baker Furniture for Hitchcock Pair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
These are timeless! This is a pair of round carved mahogany tilt-top side tables created by Baker Furniture for Hitchcock. They are in very good condition. They are 29”H in the verti...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

Neoclassical Carved Cream and Gold Giltwood Mirror Greek Key
Located in West Hartford, CT
Vintage neoclassical style cream and giltwood mirror with carved medallions and Greek key pattern on the top and bottom.
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Mirror, Wood, Giltwood

Upholstered Ottoman to Match Club Chair Shown in White Faux Skin and Wood Legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Willow ottoman created to match the club chair of same name is shown in matching off white faux skin on wood stained legs. Hand carved and upholstered with feather and down seat ...
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2010s American Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Animal Skin, Mahogany

Half Urn Demi Lune Console Table in the Neoclassical Style
Located in Dallas, TX
Reminiscent of a campana (bell-shaped) urn, this demi lune console table features a Neoclassical style, molded base. Consisting of a fluted body, the half urn has been painted to mim...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Travertine, Composition

French 19th Century Neoclassical Empire Style Ormolu and Marble Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular mid 19th century French Neo-Classical Empire st. ormolu and marble clock. The clock is raised on a rectangular Vert Maurin marble base with ormolu supports. Centered at...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

Pair of Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Gilt Figural Six-Light Sconces
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An exquisite pair of giltwood six-light wall sconces. The light is supported by the figure of a winged seraphim whose draped lower half melds into a moulded bracket and acanthus pend...
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1810s Italian Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Giltwood

1990s Ethan Allen Swan Silk Lounge Arm Chairs With Accent Pillows - a Pair
Located in Germantown, MD
Ethan Allen gilded upholstered lounge arm chairs with accent pillows. Excellent condition. Chair measures 23"W x 25"D x 37"H. Seat height is 18" and arm Height is 26".
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Late 20th Century North American Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Hardwood, Giltwood, Paint

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Marble and Ormolu Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking French 19th century Neo-Classical st. ormolu, black Belgian and white Carrara marble clock, signed Vaillant à Paris. The clock is raised by a black Belgian marble base wit...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Belgian Black Marble, Carrara Marble, Ormolu

Rococo Dining Chair in Black and Gold Finish by Modenese Luxury Interiors
Located in PADOVA, IT
A glimpse to the past, with this handcrafted luxury piece of timeless rococo beauty. An elegant floral upholstered seating gracefully on top of the contrast black painted carving woo...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Gold Leaf

Italian Empire Burl Maple Side Table
Located in Houston, TX
Italian Empire burl maple side table adorned in applied gilt bronze decoration and paw feet. Constructed circa 1830-1850 in Northern Italy. Maple bleached to a pale dry finish.
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Rare Bronze Umbrella Stand Showing a Sailor, French, Circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This rare umbrella stand showing a sailor is all made of braobnze. This is a French. work, circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Ruby Red Glass Urns with Portraits, Bohemia, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Both pieces show remarkable similarities (both in the quality of the color of the glass and of the decoration and in the lines of the same ones) with Bohemian red glass urns, especia...
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19th Century Czech Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Glass

Sterling Silver Footed Centerpiece Bowl / Fruit Bowl
Located in Barcelona, ES
Elegant neoclassical style Tazza centerpiece, sterling silver. Spain, 1950s. This exceptional spanish sterling silver bowl has a circular shaped form onto a spreading foot. Measure...
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20th Century Spanish Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Sterling Silver, Silver

21st Century Carpanese Home Italia Pouff with Wooden Base Neoclassic, 6088
Located in Sanguinetto, IT
Pouff with wooden base and upper part upholstered. The base and the pouff itself have a round shape. The capitonnè upholstery complete the classic look. Finishing is cod. 18 turtle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

French 19th Century Neo-Classical St. Bronze Tazza, Signed F. Levillain
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French 19th century Neo-Classical st. patinated bronze tazza, signed F. Levillain. The tazza is raised by a fine circular base with a smooth stepped design. The circular b...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Sleeping Baby Bronze by Charles Umlauf
By Charles Umlauf
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a stunning Sleeping Baby Bronze by Charles Umlauf. A Wonderful piece of contemporary American Sculpture by a famous American/Texas Sculptor. It features a dark bronz...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Bronze

21st Century Ivory and Veneer Baroque Legs Bar Cabinet by Modenese Gastone
Located in PADOVA, IT
Enjoy this classic bright bar cabinet featuring a white antiqued finish and wide rosewood veneer surfaces, plus four baroque carved legs. On the inside, the model comes with spacious...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Gold Leaf

Mephistopheles Sculpture
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mephistopheles sculpture large size sculpture in zinc material, circa 1910 Origin France.
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1910s French Vintage Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Zinc

Val Saint Lambert Cranberry Decanter with Cut Cameo Gold Neoclassical Figures
Located in Boston, MA
This is an exceptional and rare Val Saint Lambert cranberry decanter decorated with gold cameo cut neoclassical figures. You can see the detail of all the gold cameo cut figures that...
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1920s Belgian Vintage Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Crystal

Charles X Giltwood Barometer
Located in Essex, MA
With lyre form crest with thermometer over a hexagonal frame enclosing a painted wood panel with lettering and dial. By E. De Raveton, Place de Pigare, Caen.
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1820s French Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Giltwood, Wood

Pair of Neoclassical Marble Console Tables
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of 20th century carved marble and breche violettte marble topped console tables. Each with a winged figure holding a votive shell. Wall mounted Provenance: Sotheby's Private ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Breccia Marble, Statuary Marble

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...
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Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Leather, Pine

Neoclassical Style Channeled Sterling Silver Tray with Acanthus Capital Motif
Located in New York, NY
This refined neoclassical style tray features an oval base with undulating channeled sides and a banded exterior edge. Additionally, it offers recurring stylized acanthus leaf capita...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Sterling Silver

Alabaster and Green Marble Roman Figure Bust
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 20th century alabaster and green marble bust of a male Roman figure. Made in Italy. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor finish loss to alabaster.
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Alabaster, Marble

Antique Bronze Portrait Plaque of George Washington, C 1880
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique bronze portrait plaque of George Washington, C 1890 Possibly after Jean-Antoine Houdon, finely cast side profile with Washington's hair tied back, mounted on an oval 9" H x ...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Early 19th Century Italian Holy Water Font White Ceramic Religious Artwork
Located in Milan, IT
Antique shaped Holy Water font in white ceramic decorated with elegant scrolling curved curls, vegetal motifs and with a cross in the middle. This lovely religious work is made in No...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

20th Century French Set of Four Gilt and Patinated Wall Lights or Scones
Located in Madrid, ES
20th century french set or four gilt and patinated metal scones. The circular gadrooned backplate issuing a reeded arm with tappering bobeche.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Metal

French Neoclassical Style Gilded Metal Wall Sconce, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
An elegant pair of French Neoclassical style sconces. The two-arm metal sconces are finely gild decorated and painted in a tortoise shell color tone adding a fashionable and stylish ...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Metal

American Set of Sterling Salt and Pepper Shakers
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a set of possible Gorham sterling salt and pepper shakers. Both of them have a shiny smooth surfaces and have engraved in a beautiful calligraphy the letters: PBTS. They are ...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Sterling Silver

Large Faux Bois Wood Decorative Handled Urn on Plinth Base
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Tall decorative neoclassical style faux bois urn. This grand scaled urn features a beautiful hand painted wood grain pattern with curved handles and is mounted on a black square plin...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Composition

Neoclassical Silver Leaf Convex Mirror
Located in Chicago, IL
A bold neoclassical-inspired convex mirror with a laurel leaf and ribbon design, and a shimmery silver-leaf finish. The perfect mirror for a small powder room, bedroom, and just to a...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Composition

Medici Lion Stone Sculpture After the Antique Ones in Florence
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This a carved sculpture of what appears to be granite stone of a lion holding a ball with his paw. It is standing over a rectangular light green onyx plaque that is supported by a da...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Stone

Vintage Black Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An elegant pair of early 1920's Japanese table lamps newly restored and in working condition. This set of lamps features new matte black color shades and beautiful black porcelain ba...
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1920s Japanese Vintage Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Brass

Coffee Table, Neo Classic, Green Marble, French, 1950
Located in Nice, FR
Coffee table, classic Neo, green marble, French, 1950, chiseled brass base, spacer in the middle.
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1950s French Vintage Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble, Bronze

Antique Parisian Mantel Clock and Candelabra Set by Denière et Fils
Located in London, GB
Antique Parisian mantel clock and candelabra set by Denière et Fils French, 19th century Clock: Height 60cm, width 36cm, depth 19cm Candelabra: Height 60cm, diameter 30cm This ...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Malachite, Ormolu

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...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Furniture

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 ...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Huge Antique French Gilt Bronze Classical Clock Set
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A huge and magnificent antique French classical clock set, dating from circa 1890 and standing at over 25" in height. The clock is architecturally formed with large lions mask handle...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Classic Three-Tier Side Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
Classic three-tier side table - A small rectangle tiered end table with tapered feet, has a "rustic" warm brown walnut finish with subtle visual distressing and hand-rubbed finish. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Wood

Set of 12 Mahogany Dining Chairs in the Neoclassical Taste
Located in San Francisco, CA
An attractive set of 12 custom designed serpentine mahogany dining chairs consisting of 10 side and 2 arm chairs in the neoclassical taste, each chair with an interlaced splat framed...
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Early 2000s American Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

Mille Nuits crystal suspension, designed by Mathias, edited by Baccarat
Located in Paris, FR
Ceiling Lamp, Designed by Mathias in 2002 for Baccarat, Mille Nuits is a reference to the 1001 Tales of The Arabian Nights. Its tulip shaped cup in beveled cut crystal enhances the l...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Crystal

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...
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Early 20th Century North American Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of Striated Neoclassical Style Alabaster & Brass Sconces w/ Foliate Details
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of neoclassical style sconces were realized in the United States, circa 1950. They feature convex striated demilune form bodies in channeled alabaster with a sculpt...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Italian 19th Century Neo-Classical St. Marble Side / Center Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A magnificent Italian 19th century Neo-Classical st. marble side/center table. The table is raised by a circular mottled Breche Violette base below an elegant Bleu Turquin marble ban...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Furniture

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Marble