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Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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
Contemporary Italian hand coloured Roman vase print with handcrafted black frame
Located in Scandicci, Florence
Extra large Roman vase printed on a hand press on 100% cotton engraving paper. Completely handpainted with a cream wash, umber highlights, and matte black details. Light brown mat wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paper

2 Pairs of Neo-Classical Style Carved Greek Key and Acantus Leaf Design Wooden
Located in New York, NY
2 Pairs of Neo-Classical-style carved wooden wall shelves with demilune tops, with a notch-carved lip over a carved Greek key top border and decorative acanthus leaves. (PRICED PER P...
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20th Century Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood

Italian 19C Big Architectural Hand-coloured Print with Black and Gold Frame
Located in Scandicci, Florence
Rare extra-large (cm 59 x 85) antique watercolour of capital from a collection of architectural details of Florence monuments painted in Italy in the middle of 19th Century. Black ma...
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1840s Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Gold Leaf

Color Lithography of Venice, 18th Century
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Color lithography of Venice, 18th century Printed by Jacques Chereu. The frame doesn’t has a glass.  
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18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper

Late 18th Century Neoclassical French Fashion Engraving Print, François Boucher
Located in Arles, FR
A fine crisp impression of great rarity; it is particularly unusual to find a 18th century color engraving print of this quality and condition in today’s print market. Rare engravin...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper

Large Midcentury Original Impressionism Oil Painting Landscaping by Thomas
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful colors extra large framed oil on canvas painting by Thomas circa 1970s, frame its original shows some wear but looks good.
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20th Century North American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Pair Framed Colored Engravings or Prints after Angelica Kauffmann, London Label
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
These are a very decorative pair of colored engravings or prints after Angelica Kauffmann, set in antique gold circular frames of a good size of 16.38 inch diameter and dating to the...
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19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Glass, Paper, Wood

Carved Wood Painted Panel with Capital Element
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A carved wood painted green panel made of antique elements including a 19th century capital with carved acanthus leaves and carvings.
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood

Pair of French Midcentury Neoclassical Style Painted Wall Brackets with Swags
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French midcentury painted and carved wood neoclassical style wall brackets with swags and acorns. Born in France during the mid-20th century, each of this pair of elegant w...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood

4 Oils on Canvas, Views of Naples with Vesuvius & the Blue Grotto, 18th/19th Cen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Of the Neapolitan school, these four painting depict views of the famed Blue Grotto of Capri, and eastward view of the Bay of Naples with smoldering Mount Vesuvius, a Westward view o...
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1790s Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Silver Leaf

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 Wall Decorations

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Bronze

Pair of Golden Leaves Friezes
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
O/4792 - Pair of antique golden leaves friezes. An idea : hanging above these friezes two parchment fans that can hide the electrical connections for two wall light sconces. Or on...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Fruitwood

19th Century French Hand Painted Framed Wallpaper Panels, a Pair
Located in Bradenton, FL
Early 19th century hand painted gouache or tempura on paper wall panels in the manner of Zuber or Dufour. Polychrome rococo design featuring maidens, foliate scroll, tassels, and she...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper

Oil Painting of Buzzards Bay Railroad Station Cape Cod 1974
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Fine example of plein aire oil painting on linen canvas using the palette knife technique (that is, no brushes were used). Signed and dated 1974 and noted in verso on the stretcher B...
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1970s American Vintage Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Linen, Paint

Home Book by Carson Ellis Art Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Home book by Carson Ellis Art Book Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home. Home might be a hou...
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20th Century Unknown Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper

Arne Nybak 1989 Large Untitled Oil Canvas Painting
By Arne Nybak 1
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fascinating large oil on canvas untitled painting by Arne Nybak (American 1910-1999). The painting features a surreal scene of draped curtains with neoclassical motifs of Greek statu...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Linen, Giltwood

Set of Six Framed Engravings of Exotic Animals After Nicholas Marechal
Located in Essex, MA
Simon-Charles Miger 1736-1828 was a French engraver most noted for the plates he produced for the the menagerie for the National Museum Of Natural History in Paris. The artist of the...
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Early 1800s French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper

'Slow School Zone' Sign, Coca-Cola x Traffic Cop Original, 1959
Located in Saint ouen, FR
'Slow school zone' sign - Coca-Cola x traffic cop original 1959 Enamelled metal plate 4 small holes to attach the sign Measures: 30.5 x 20 cm.
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1950s Central American Vintage Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Metal

Two Italian Paintings on Paper of Greek Vessels, 20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Depicting Amphora vessels, mounted in black frames, the smaller: 11.5 x 14.5 x 1.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wall Decorations

Wagner Porcelain Plaque Portrait of 'Daphne' by C.M. Hutschenreuther
Located in San Francisco, CA
C.M. Hutschenreuther porcelain plaque depicting 'Daphne' signed 'Wagner' l/r , in an elaborate gilt frame Germany circa 1910 Measures: Plaque: 6" H x 4" W Framed: 14" H x 12" W x...
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Early 20th Century German Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Porcelain

Enamel Portrait of Fabiola Round Plaque
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is an enamel portrait of Fabiola framed in a small round wood plaque. Fabiola was a member of a wealthy Roman patrician family. She devoted herself to charitable works. She buil...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Metal

Painting on Canvas of Girl and Her Dog
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Painting of a girl and her dog. This fun piece of art depicts a girl with long dark hair sitting at a desk with her dog in the background looking on. In the foreground, the girl sits...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Aubusson Manufacture Tapestry, Initialed, Depicting "game of cherubs"
Located in Milano, IT
Aubusson manufacture tapestry, made of wool and silk, signed and depicting "Game of Putti". Aubusson is a town located in the heart of France that has a very ancient tradition in th...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Floral Still Life Oil Painting with Beautiful Original Frame, 1940s
Located in Fulton, CA
Artist signed still life oil painting of flowers and tablecloth, circa. 1940s. Appears to be signed J. W. Arthur? Retains original period frame. Partial exhibit label on verso. Measu...
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood, Masonite, Paint

2 Monumental Neoclassical Wall Mirrors with Original Peter Edlund Oil Paintings
Located in Dayton, OH
Monumental neoclassical wall mirrors with original Peter Edlund oil paintings A one of a kind pair of handmade French neoclassical inspired wall mirrors. Meticulously detailed wit...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Hardwood, Paint

Large Pair of Emile Pinedo of Portrait Medallions on Marble Plaques
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large pair of Emile Pinedo of portrait medallions on marble plaques Emile Pinedo 1840-1916 "MINERVA and MARS," A large pair of portrait medallions on marble plaques Paris, France -...
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1850s French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Marble, Bronze

American Indian Chiefs Set 50 Framed Cigarette Cards by Allen & Ginter Reprints
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a set of 50 reprints of the now classic "American Indian Chiefs" Cigarette Cards, produced originally by Allen & Ginter in 1888. This set is a 20th Century set of reprints, m...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Glass, Hardwood, Paper

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 Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

French 19th Century Neo-Classical St. Plaster Plaque
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional French 19th century Neo-Classical st. plaster plaque. This extremely elegant and most decorative Parisian wall decor depicts a grouping of Mythological figures and God...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Plaster

Bing & Grøndahl after Thorvaldsen, Antique Biscuit Wall Plaque with Angels
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bing & Grøndahl after Thorvaldsen. Antique biscuit wall plaque with angels in relief, 1870s-1880s. Measure: Diameter 32.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 1st factory quality.
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1870s Danish Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Pair of 19th Century Italian Giltwood Bat Wall Brackets
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of rare 19th century Italian carved and gilt wood bat form wall brackets. Original gilding. As found. Rare and wonderful. Neoclassical and Gothic, in time for Halloween.
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

Pair French 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings of Pipe Smokers
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of hand colored engravings by Jacques Grasset de Sainte-Sauveur, 1797 Paris publication, 'Costumes de Different Pays', (Costumes of Different Countries). This pair depicting two...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper

Bas Relief Carved Limestone Plaque Depicting Classical Figures
Located in Dallas, TX
Inspired by an ancient stele, this plaque depicting classical figures has been hand-carved in limestone using a bas relief method. There are three figures depicted on the plaque, wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Limestone

Neoclassical Tapestry in Mixed Silk
Located in Milano, IT
Wonderful tapestry from the 1950s. The beautiful and sumptuous tapestry has been entirely handmade, with mixed silk fabric and a wooden loom. The threads of fabric that make up the ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Silk

18th Century Italian Neoclassical Oil on Canvas Screen with Trompe L’œil
Located in IT
18th century, large Italian neoclassical oil on canvas four panels screen with Trompe L’œil These large screen is composed of four panels in oil on canvas painted. Neoclassical, d...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Set of Seven Botanical Prints of Fruit Signed Peter Drafet
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of seven botanical prints of fruit signed Peter Drafet. Each on a matte and in a lovely gilt frame.
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood

Pair of Italian Wood Architectural Wall Brackets
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Italian wall brackets crafted in hardwood layered in an architecturally interesting form. Signed Made in Italy on the back.
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Hardwood

Ted Schuyler 40's Female Figure Oil Painting
Located in Fulton, CA
An original oil on canvas painting of a female figure wearing a stylized ladies hat. Painted by Theodore Roosevelt Schuyler (1904-1990) Trinidad, Colorado. Retains original frame. Ca...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Marble Wall Relief, Italy, 21st Century
Located in Greding, DE
Large round marble wall relief with a leaf decorated boarder and a very expressive male mascaron with ram’s horns and a curly beard and hair.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Marble

Contemporary Italian hand coloured Roman vase print with handcrafted black frame
Located in Scandicci, Florence
 Extra large Roman vase printed on a hand press on 100% cotton engraving paper. Completely handpainted with a cream wash, umber highlights, and matte black details. Light brown mat ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Wall Decorations

Materials

Wood, Paper

Charles-Louis Clerisseau 18th Century Gouache Of A Dance Amongst Classical Ruins
By Charles-Louis Clérisseau
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Charles-Louis Clerisseau (French, 1721-1820), a depiction of figures dancing amongst Classical ruins, gouache on paper, unsigned, framed. Being of the late 18th century, circa 1770...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper

Thorvaldsen Neoclassical Roundels - Denmark, c. 1825
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Beautiful pair of c. 1825 repoussé sheet-brass roundels depicting Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen's 'Day' and 'Night'. As opposites they represent the two halves of a day, and to...
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Early 19th Century Danish Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Brass

Contemporary Italian Hand Colored Roman Vase Print with Handcrafted Black Frame
Located in Scandicci, Florence
Extra large Roman vase printed on a hand press on 100% cotton engraving paper. Completely hand painted with a cream wash, umber highlights, and matte black details. Light brown mat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paper

A Monumental Italian Neoclassic Triumphal Military Wall Plaque
Located in New York, NY
Roman fruitwood trophy wall plaque carved with the forms of armor, halberds, and other military regalia.
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18th Century and Earlier Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Fruitwood

Wedgwood Porcelain Plaques of the Ships The Great Republic and The Dashing Wave
Located in Downingtown, PA
Wedgwood Porcelain Plaques of Ships The Great Republic and The Dashing Wave 1976-81 The pair of Wedgwood porcelain painted plaques each depict one of the ships The Great Republ...
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1970s Vintage Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Porcelain

Singerie Carriage Painting on Wood
Located in New York, NY
Vintage (20th Century) singerie depicting monkeys in a horse-drawn carriage surrounded by an ornate foliate border painted on weathered wood in a rectangular green, washed wooden fra...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Acrylic, Wood

Pam Sheehan 'Am. B. 1956' Oil on Panel Titled "Figure In Red Sweater"
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Diminutive oil on mahogany panel depicting a coastal scene with a figure in a red sweater in the far off distance. Presented in a gilt, beaded and paint decorated frame. Gallery l...
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1990s American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Mahogany

Vintage Textile Strips Mounted to Clipboards
Located in New York, NY
Vintage textile strips mounted to clipboards as wall art. Each piece is unique. Multiple available. Please contact us to receive individual images of actual pieces available. These a...
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20th Century North American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Textile

Radiant Pair of Neoclassical Style Sunburst Wall Brackets
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stylish pair of giltwood sunburst motife wall brackets having rays that radiate beneath a platform for displaying objets d'arte.
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1970s North American Vintage Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood

19th Century, Dance Scene in Ancient Greece signed Johan Raphael Smith
Located in IT
dance scene in Ancient Greece. 19th century, oil on canvas, signed at the bottom left Measures: With frame: L 187 x H 129 x 10.5 cm Without frame: L 155.5 x H 100 The painting, of r...
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19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Set of Six Neoclassical Period Pompeian Colored Etchings
Located in Roma, IT
Set of six Italian neoclassical etchings nicely framed in an attractive gild wood depicting Pompeian scenes. In the taste of HUGUES, Pierre-François, called D’Hancarville (1719-1805...
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1830s Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paper

Alchemist, Oil on Canvas, Flemish School, 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
The Alchemist. Oil on canvas. Flemish school, 18th century. Interior scene in which, in the foreground, a man of a certain age, richly dressed, is presented, holding a flask in the...
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18th Century European Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Other

Antique French Neoclassical Gilt Bronze & Iron Sunburst Wall Sculpture
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique French neoclassical gilt bronze & iron sunburst wall sculpture An exceptional example 37" diameter with a 13" diameter center, with numerous alternating two sizes of angled ...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Bronze, Wrought Iron

Pair of Large Neoclassical Grisaille Paintings after Thorvaldsen Reliefs, 1920
Located in Rome, IT
Early 20th century Italian Grisaille paintings, oil on wood after a famous Thorvaldsen reliefs. Mythological scene with a finely carved and gilt- wood frame. - Cupid complains to V...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wall Decorations

Open Bookcase in Solid Oak, Wooden Stained and White-Cream Lacquered
Located in Landivy, FR
This classical bookcase Unit is made of French Oak. It can be combined with other units to get a full wall of bookcases. This unit has one fixed wooden shelf + 3 removable and adj...
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2010s French Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Oak

2 Antique Framed Silhouette Lithograph Prints Brown Kellogg Forsyth Macomb
Located in Dayton, OH
"Two antique lithograph silhouettes of John Forsyth and Alexander Macomb taken from life by William Henry Brown and produced by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg. William Henry Brown and his w...
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Late 19th Century Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper

Large 18th Century Engraving by Francesco Piranesi The Farnese Bull Grand Tour
Located in Rochester, NY
Large original engraving by Francesco Piranesi (Italian, 1756-1810) from "Raccolta di Statue Antiche." Rome, 1780-1792. "Gruppo antico di Figure d. volgarme. il Toro Farnese". Copper...
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18th Century Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper

Vintage Solid Brass American Bald Eagle Wall Plaque Emblem Crest Heraldic
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage solid brass bald eagle shaped wall plaque. Measure: 23".  
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Wall Decorations

Materials

Brass

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