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Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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. Ormolu — or elaborate bronze gilding — was essential to French design in the 18th and 19th centuries as a cornerstone of the neoclassical and Empire styles.

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 antique neoclassical furniture today on 1stDibs.

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Style: Neoclassical
Neoclassical Style Georgian Fire Mantel
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
A large-scale neoclassical style antique fire mantel dating from the Georgian era circa 1800. Made in pine, this impressive fireplace is highly decorative, carved with floral swags and scrolling foliage to the frieze beneath an egg and dart trim with stylised Greek key dentals. Over 220 years old, this Georgian fire surround...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Wood, Pine

Pair of Neoclassical Regency Style Brass Fireplace Fender Benches
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Impressive pair of fireplace fender bench seats made in the English regency taste by Maitland-Smith. The bench seats feature neoclassical style x-form patinated brass arrows centered...
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20th Century Philippine Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Metal, Brass

An antique Italian Statuary marble mantlepiece (over 200 years old)
Located in Tyrone, Northern Ireland
An antique late 18th/ early 19th century Italian Statuary marble mantlepiece of fine quality Small in scale and beautifully made in Italy around the year 1800. The exquisitely carve...
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Early 1800s Italian Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Statuary Marble

Neoclassical Fireplace Tools in Brass with Duck Heads, French, circa 1960
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This set of neoclassical fireplace tools on stand are made of brass and iron. They are displaying duck heads. This is a French work, in the style of Maison Jansen, circa 1960.
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Brass, Iron

French Neoclassical Style Fireback / Backsplash
Located in Amerongen, NL
Late 19th or early 20th century French Neoclassical style fireback. The fireback has a natural brown patina. Upon request it can be made black / pewter at no extra costs. The condit...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French 'Cupid' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
Late 18th or early 19th century French neoclassical period fireback with a cupid. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a black / pewter patina. It is in a good condition and do...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

18th-19th Century French 'the Time' Fireback / Backsplash
Located in Amerongen, NL
Late 18th or early 19th Century Neoclassical period French fire back with the time. The time, an old man with a scythe, symbol of the ephemeral character of life. The fireback is ma...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

French Neoclassical Fireback / Backsplash, 18th-19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
Late 18th or early 19th century French neoclassical period fireback. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a black / pewter patina. It is in a good condition and does not have c...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French 'Flora' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th-19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
Late 18th or early 19th century French fireback with Flora, goddess of spring and flowers. Neoclassical period. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a natural brown patina. Upo...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 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 firebac...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French Neoclassical 'Mercury' Fireback, 18th - 19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
Late 18th or early 19th Century French fireback with Mercury. The god of commerce. The style of the fireback is Neoclassical and it is from that period. The fireback is made of cast...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French Neoclassical 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback / Backsplash
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 date of producti...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Beautiful Antique French Neoclassical Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
Beautiful 18th/19th century French Neoclassical fireback with flower decorations and two pillars. The pillars refer to the club of Hercules and stand for strength and the unknown. To...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique Neoclassical Style Pine Fireplace
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
An antique Neoclassical style fireplace sourced from a hotel in Newquay, England. Made in pine and composition, this late 19th century fire surround is a striking piece, bringing gra...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Composition

French Neoclassical 'Fasces' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th-19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th-19th century French neoclassical period fireback with fasces. Fasces are a bundle of rods tied around an axe, which was a symbol carried by lictors in ancient Rome to signify th...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

French Neoclassical 'Diana' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th-19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th-19th century French neoclassical period fireback with the goddess Diana. Goddess of hunting, also protector of animals of the forest, especially the young animals. She experienc...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

French Neoclassical Fireback / Backsplash, 18th-19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th-19th century French neoclassical period fireback. The fireback is made of cast iron. It has a natural brown patina. Upon request it can be made black / pewter at no extra cost....
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French 'Allegory of Love' Fireback, 18th-19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th-19th century French Neoclassical fireback with the pillars of freedom and a decoration depicting an allegory of love. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a black / pewte...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback / Backsplash, 19th C.
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 ma...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Small Antique French 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
Small 18th - 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 f...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback / Backsplash, 19th C.
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 ma...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

French Napoleon III 'Apollo with Horses' Fireback / Backsplash, 19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
19th century French fireback with the god Apollo driving horses. God of light, sun, truth, prophecy, music, joy and horses. Also the saving God, both in emergency caused by an epidem...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Large French Neoclassical 'The Sun' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
Large 18th - 19th century French neoclassical period fireback with the sun. The sun is symbol voor king Louis XIV. The fireback is in a good condition and does not have cracks. Thi...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

A Solid Brass Fireplace Fender, c. 1880
Located in Chicago, IL
Constructed of a solid brass frame cast in parts and embossed with acanthus leaves. The central fender is flanked by stepped pedestals topped by solid brass lions connected by a cent...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Brass

Antique French 'Cupid' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 19th century French neoclassical period fireback with a cupid. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a natural brown patina. Upon request it can be made black / pewter at...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French Neoclassical Period Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 19th century French neoclassical period fireback. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a natural brown patina. Upon request it can be made black / pewter at no extra cos...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 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 firebac...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French Neoclassical 'The Sun' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 19th century French neoclassical period fireback with the sun. The sun is symbol voor king Louis XIV. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a natural brown patina. Upon r...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback / Backsplash, 19th C.
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 ma...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 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 firebac...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French 'Cupid' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 19th century French neoclassical period fireback with a cupid. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a black / pewter patina. It is in a good condition and does not have ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 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 firebac...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Small Antique French 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback / Backsplash, 19th C.
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 ma...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

French Neoclassical Period Fireplace Grate or Fire Basket, 18th - 19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
Late 18th / early 19th century French Neoclassical period fire grate. Made of beautifully forged wrought iron period andirons and a recently forged grate. The condition is good. The...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Wrought Iron

A Nineteenth Century Engraved Steel and Iron Fire Grate
Located in London, GB
A Nineteenth century engraved steel and iron fire grate in the George III Neo-Classical style, with pierced serpentine fret and bold urn finials. Dimensions: 73.5cm (29") High, 75cm...
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19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Steel, Iron

The Bolection A: A Classical Stone Fireplace Profile Without Shelf or Plinths
Located in Chicago, IL
The Bolection A stone fireplace shares a classical Bolection-style profile with our Bolection B design, but without the top shelf piece and the plinths. The molding profile curves o...
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2010s American Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Limestone

Antique Neoclassical Style Bronze Fire Insert
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
This early 20th century antique neoclassical style bronze fire insert is highly decorative, the three panels detailed with high quality, good definition details of figures, flowers, ...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Metal, Bronze, Iron

Beige Lumel Marble Fireplace In Neo-gothic Style Circa 1880
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Beige Lumel Marble Fireplace In Neo-Gothic Style Circa 1880 Dimensions of the hearth: 90 x 96cm
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble

19th Century Neoclassical 'Pillars with Decoration' Fireback / Backsplash
Located in Amerongen, NL
19th century French neoclassical fireback with two pillars and a floral decoration. The pillars stand for freedom, one of the three values of the French revolution. The fireback is ...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French Neoclassical 'Venus' Fire Back, 19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
Late 18th or early 19th century French fire back with Venus. Venus with her mirror and torch of Hestia. Goddess of love, beauty and fertility. The tor...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 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 firebac...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

French Neoclassical Style 'Hestia' Fireback / Backsplash
Located in Amerongen, NL
20th Century French Neoclassical Style fireback / backplash with the goddess Hestia. The torch is the symbol of Hestia, goddess of fire and more specifically the domestic hearth. Wh...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 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 firebac...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

The Bolection B: A Classical Stone Fireplace Profile with Shelf and Plinths
Located in Chicago, IL
The Bolection B carved stone fireplace features a classical Bolection-style profile, curving out and then back in. Additional layers of molding add to the visual interest. The top s...
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2010s American Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Limestone

Antique Neoclassical Painted Oak Fire Mantel
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
An antique neoclassical painted oak firemantel , sourced from a £13 million house in Hampstead, London. Painted with a faux marble effect and highlighted with traces of gilding, thi...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Wood, Oak, Paint

Antique Neoclassical Style Pine & Composition Fire Mantel
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
An antique Neoclassical style painted pine and composition fire mantel, sourced from a £13 million house in Hampstead, London. This 19th century fireplace would make a stunning new ...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Wood, Pine

Superb Italian Stone Neoclassical Style Fireplace
Located in Rome, IT
A finely carved Italian limestone fireplace with female caryatid figures and shaped frieze with elegant acanthus leaves decoration.  This item can be disassembled and the elements i...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Limestone, Marble

Antique French 'Pillars of Freedom' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 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 firebac...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

French Neoclassical 'Flower Basket' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 19th century French neoclassical period fireback with a flower basket. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a natural brown patina. Upon request it can be made black / p...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

French Neoclassical Style 'Vestal Virgin' Fireback / Backsplash, 18th-19th C.
Located in Amerongen, NL
19th century French neoclassical period fireback with the vestal virgin. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a natural brown patina. Upon request it can be made black / pewter ...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

18th - 19th C. French 'Apollo with Lyre' Fireback / Backsplash
Located in Amerongen, NL
Late 18th or early 19th century French Neoclassical period fireback of the god Apollo with his lyre. Apollo is the god of light, sun, truth, prophecy, music and joy. Also the saving ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

18th-19th Century French 'the Eagle of Napoleon' Fireback / Backsplash
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th-19th century French fireback with two eagles, coat of arms of Napoleon Bonaparte. The style of the fireback is Neoclassical and it is from that period. The fireback is made of ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Antique French Neoclassical Fireback / Backsplash, 18th - 19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 19th century French neoclassical period fireback. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a natural brown patina. Upon request it can be made black / pewter. The condition ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

A neoclassical style fire surround in Italian Carrara Marble by Ryan and Smith
By James Paine
Located in Tyrone, Northern Ireland
The Chelsea is a tall and elegant neoclassical style fire surround in Italian Carrara marble made by Ryan and Smith. Modelled straight off an 18th centu...
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2010s Northern Irish Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Carrara Marble

Painted Neoclassical Style Antique Georgian Fire Mantel
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
A period neoclassical style antique pine Georgian fire mantel dating from circa 1780 with a more recent coat of gold paint. This striking surround is han...
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Late 18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Wood, Pine, Paint

Neoclassical Style Brass Duck Heads Fireplace Tools, French, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This neoclassical style fireplace tools on stand are made of brass. They have duck heads handles. This is a French work. Circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Brass

Neoclassical Statuary Marble Mantelpiece
Located in Haarlem, Noord-Holland
Neoclassical Statuary Marble Mantelpiece A beautiful, detailed and finely carved statuary white marble fireplace mantel in Neoclassical style. The superb molded shelf with perfect ...
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Late 19th Century Unknown Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Stone, Marble, Statuary Marble

Antique French Neoclassical 'Roman Soldier' Fireback / Backsplash
Located in Amerongen, NL
Beautiful 18th/19th century French Neoclassical fireback with a Roman Soldier and two pillars. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a black patina. It is in a good condition a...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Iron

Neoclassical fireplaces and mantels for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Neoclassical fireplaces and mantels for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage fireplaces and mantels created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include building and garden elements, wall decorations, decorative objects and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, iron and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Neoclassical fireplaces and mantels made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and United Kingdom pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original fireplaces and mantels, popular names associated with this style include Longden of Sheffield, and Wellford. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for fireplaces and mantels differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $321 and tops out at $402,592 while the average work can sell for $1,596.

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