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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. 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
Pair of Italian Hand Carved Vicenza Stone Figural Garden Statues, 19th Century
Located in Hollywood, SC
Pair of Italian hand carved Vicenza stone figural lady garden statues holding fruit baskets, floral bouquets, and standing on squared bases. 19th century.
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Stone

Pair of Italian Carved Sandstone Fluted Campagna Form Garden Urns. Circa 1800
Located in Hollywood, SC
Pair of Italian hand carved sandstone fluted campana form garden urns with flanking egg & dart borders, acanthus scrolled handles, and resting on circular squared plinths. Early 19th...
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Early 1800s Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Sandstone

Mario Papperzini for Salterini Style Garden Dining Suite
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive patio and garden outdoor dining suite consisting of eight dining chairs and one large rectangular dining table. Beautifully crafted in the manner and style of Mario Pappe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Steel, Wrought Iron

19th Century Lemon Top Antique Brass and Iron American Andirons
Located in Lomita, CA
An antique pair of classic American brass and iron lemon-top andirons create a beautiful silhouette in front of a cozy fireplace. These are from the latter part of the 19th century,...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Brass, Iron

English Wedgwood Jasperware Bowl Neoclassical
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful English Wedgwood Jasperware sage green and white matte stoneware bowl, in the Neoclassical design style, circa mid- to late 20th century, E...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Pair of Neo Classical Style Iron, Ebonized Andirons with Urn Form Motif
Located in Lomita, CA
We love this pair of andirons for its stately air. The pair of Neoclassical style ebonized copper ball-top andirons are probably European, and from the early 20th Century. They are d...
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Early 20th Century English Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Copper, Iron

Cast Iron Urns with Foliate and Grape Design
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of monumental cast iron garden irons with foliate and grape design on the basin flowing to an elegant scalloped column base. These urns are of enormous size, perfect for the fro...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Impressive Pair of Ormolu Mounted Marble Obelisks
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of large marble obelisks. Made from solid Verde Antico marble with bronze neoclassical style decorative mounts on all four sides.
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Mid-19th Century Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Marble, Bronze

20th Century Classicist Style Marble Ornamental Pillar/Column
Located in Berlin, DE
Unique marble ornamental pillar in Classicist style. Bordeau red marble with grey white\flecking square plinth with balustrade-formed column base with carved Acanthius capping. The ...
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20th Century Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Marble, Bronze

Classical Style and Hand-Painted Antique Wooden Display Stand Column Pedestal
Located in Lisse, NL
Large, impressive and all handcrafted, 19th century wooden column. Thanks to its classical and perfectly geometrical design, this column pedestal can be used and enjoyed in all kind...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Pine

Pair Of Italian 18th Century Neo-Classical St. Marble 'Vases De Medici' Planters
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A lovely pair of Italian 18th century Neo-Classical st. white Carrara marble 'Vases de Medici' planters. Each urn is raised by a square base with a finely mottled edge below a socle ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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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 Building and Garden Elements

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Iron

Rocky Mountain Hardware Silvered Bronze Custom Door Handle Set, USA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rocky Mountain White Bronze Maddox Entry Set Lever Door Knobs & Lock, 2023, USA. Rocky Mountain White Bronze Maddox Entry Set Lever Door Knobs & Lock, 2023, USA. Elegant beading trim...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Bronze

Continental 19th c. Neoclassical St. Royal Pink Granite & Ormolu Planter
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and very unique Continental 19th century Neo-Classical st. Royal Pink Granite, black Belgian marble and Ormolu bird bath/planter. This exquisite bird bath/planter is suppo...
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19th Century Unknown Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Granite, Belgian Black Marble, Ormolu

Pair of Mario Papperzini for Salterini Style Garden Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Iconic pair of iron patio and garden dining armchairs made in the manner and style of Mario Papperzini for John Salterini. The inspiration for the Janus et Cie round back Amalfi chai...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Pair of 19th Century Italian Artichokes
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of neoclassical Italian-style cement artichokes with a moss patina. The moss patina adds a touch of antiquity and natural grace, suggesting age and blending seamlessly with g...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Cement

Antique Neoclassical Style Leaded Glass Window
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
An elegant large neoclassical style stained glass window circa 1890. A Victorian take on a neoclassical design, this stained glass window centres around an elongated oval panel depic...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Lead

Brown Jordan Neoclassical Style Aluminum Garden Dining Suite
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stately patio and garden dining suite consisting of six dining chairs and an oval dining table. Hand-crafted in the neoclassical taste by Brown Jordan from the Elegance collection. T...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Aluminum

Pair of Palatial Cast Iron Garden Urns 53.5"H
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
A Gorgeous Pair of Palatial Cast Iron Garden Urns. Measuring an impressive 53.5" in height. Each massive sits atop a separate pedestal that measures 17"H x 20"'D. The urns measure 36...
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1930s American Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Iron

A Terracotta Statue representing the Goddess Flora on Pedestal
Located in Katonah, NY
A fine and rare terra-cotta figure of Flora in contrapposto pose, classically robed with hair swept up and in curls, with a floral wreath in the figure’s proper right hand, and a nos...
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1870s Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Terracotta

Antique R J Horner Neoclassical Oversized Oak Fireplace Mantle & Mirror C1890
Located in Big Flats, NY
***Ask About Reduced In-House Delivery Rates - Reliable Professional Service & Fully Insured*** Antique R J Horner Neoclassical Oversized Oak Firepl...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Mirror, Oak

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 Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wrought Iron

18th-19th Century Dutch Neoclassical Fireplace Grate or Fire Grate
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th-19th century Dutch Neoclassical fireplace grate made of wrought iron. The fireplace grate is in a good condition and is fully functional. Width at front is 46 cm (18,5 inches)...
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Early 19th Century Dutch Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Wrought Iron

Faux marble column, pedestal, mid 20th century, France
Located in Herentals, BE
Classic style, round column in wood with black, green faux marble painting. If there is no shipping price listed to your place of residence, please do not hesitate to ask me for a go...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wood, Paint

18th-19th Century French Neoclassical Fireplace Grate or Fire Grate
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th-19th century French Neoclassical fireplace grate made of wrought iron. The fireplace grate is in a good condition and is fully functional. Width at front is 56 cm (22.1 inches...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wrought Iron

18th - 19th Century French Log Holder or Log Basket
Located in Amerongen, NL
Beautiful 18th - 19th century French Neoclassical log holder. The log holder is made of polished copper. It has a total width, including the handles, of 40.5 cm (15.9"). The conditio...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Copper

Michael Taylor Montecito Bronzed Aluminum Garden Sofa
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Grand 8 foot long bronzed aluminum Montecito patio and garden sofa by Michael Taylor Designs. The iconic sofa features a large cast aluminum frame that cradles oversized seat cushion...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Aluminum

Italian 19th Century Neo-Classical St. Verde Ranocchia Marble Pedestal
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An impressive and unique Italian 19th century Neo-Classical st. Verde Ranocchia marble pedestal. This gorgeous pedestal is raised by an octagonal stepped base with rounded edges. The...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

19th Century Cast Iron Fountain
Located in Dublin 8, IE
19th Century cast iron garden fountain of a reclining sea nymph with a wonderful aged patina.
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19th Century Irish Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Pair of Rose Tarlow Style Iron Twig Stone Garden Tables
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Striking pair of patio and garden two-tier tables made in the style and manner or Rose Tarlow's iron twig outdoor collection. The tables feature an iron frame with a faux bois twig b...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Stone, Iron

Pair of Neoclassical Simulated Porphyry Scagliola Pedestal Columns
Located in Shippensburg, PA
PAIR OF NEOCLASSICAL SIMULATED-PORPHYRY SCAGLIOLA PEDESTAL COLUMNS Probably Italian, circa late 19th century Item # 403HRY18X This fine pair of Neoclassical columns are exquisite ex...
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19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Scagliola

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 Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Steel, Iron

Pair of 19th Century Italian Carved Pedestals
Located in Bradenton, FL
Pair of beautifully crafted 19th century Italian carved wood pedestals. Pedestals feature urn form tops with wonderfully carved tapestry swags, cherubic masks, and fluted lower secti...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wood

Vintage Italian Pink Marble Classical Style Round Column Pedestal Plant Stand
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Pink Marble Classical Style Round Column Pedestal Plant Stand. Item features Beautiful pink veins, very nice vintage pedestal, approx 160 lbs. Circa Mid 20th Century....
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

Pair of Vintage French Hand Carved Stone Campana-Form Outdoor Garden Urns
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a patio or garden with this elegant pair of antique outdoor sandstone planters. Carved in France, circa 1970, each flower pot stands on a square base with cut corners over a...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Sandstone

Michael Taylor Montecito Bronzed Aluminum Garden Loveseat Settee
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive bronzed aluminum Montecito patio and garden loveseat or settee by Michael Taylor designs. The iconic design features a large cast aluminum frame that cradles oversized se...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Aluminum

Carved Antique Limestone Capital Pedestal from France, Circa 1850
Located in Dallas, TX
Hand-carved in France, circa 1850, this limestone pedestal was most likely the capital of an architectural column. Each side has been adorned with two tightly wound volutes, indicati...
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1850s French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Stone, Limestone

B. Altman N.Y. 1930s Three Panel Decoupage Room Screen w/ 18thc European Prints
Located in Savannah, GA
This classic large three paneled room screen features very detailed hand painted designs with 18th century decoupaged prints depicting a variety of historical scenes. The two side p...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass

Two Antique Limestone Ionic Column Pedestals
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
A striking set of 2 English antique Portland limestone ionic column pedestals dating to circa 1800. Suitable for use as display plinths or simply architectural features, these 220-ye...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Stone, Limestone

Pair 19th Century Dove Grey Marble Column Pedestals
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Pair 19th Century dove grey marble column pedestals, of good proportions, with stepped circular bases.
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

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 Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

A Set Of 4 Walnut Italian Pilaster Columns With Gilt Carved Capitals
Located in London, GB
A set of 4 reclaimed pilasters with gilt wood carved capitals and gilt socles. The fluted pilasters with carved gilt floral drapery hung from Ionic capitals. These were used as doo...
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1980s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Walnut

Lifesize Antique Classical Female Carved Stone Statue on a Marble Base
Located in Miami, FL
Lifesize Antique Classical Female Carved Stone Statue on a Marble Base Offered for sale is an antique carved stone classical figurative scul...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble, Stone

19th Century Original Wooden Turned Finial for Garden or Home
Located in Essex, MA
Hand carved and crfated 30 inch high wooden garden finial decorated with neoclassical garlands, foliate designs and decorative carvings. this is truly a spectacular piece for a gard...
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19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wood

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 Building and Garden Elements

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Metal, Bronze, Iron

Set of Five Rose Tarlow Style Iron Lattice Garden Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Whimsical set of five iron patio and garden armchairs made in the style and manner of Rose Tarlow. The chairs feature large hand-crafted iron frames with a neoclassical style lattice...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

In the Style of Maison Jansen, Pineapple Brass Low Fire Place Tools on Stand, Fr
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This pineapple low fire place tools on stand are made of brass. This is a French work, in the style of famous Maison Jansen, circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Brass

19th Century Rosé Boréal Pillar
Located in Dublin 8, IE
19th Century Rosé Boréal pillar in the form of a classical column. The solid cylindrical barrel, in a blush coloured Rosé Boréal stone rests on a squared base of black marble.
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Stone, Marble

Pair of Limestone Greek Style Ionic Column Pedestals
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
A spectacular pair of English Greek style Portland limestone ionic column pedestals dating to circa 1800. Suitable for use as display plinths or simply architectural features, these ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Stone, Limestone

20th Century Neoclassical Stained Cherry Pedestal Plant stand
Located in Germantown, MD
20th Century Neoclassical Stained Cherry Pedestal or Plant stand Measures 11" in diameter and stands 36.5" tall.
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Cherry

Antique Dutch Copper Log Holder, 18th-19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 19th Century Dutch neoclassical log basket. The firewood basket is made of copper and has a brass handle. Also called 'Frisian nail bucket'. Was used for the transportation o...
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Early 19th Century Dutch Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Copper, Brass

Richard Frinier for Brown Jordan Florentine Garden Dining Suite
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Exceptional wrought aluminum patio and garden outdoor furniture dining suite designed by Richard Frinier for Brown Jordan. From the Florentine collection the set consists of six dini...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Aluminum

Italian Stone Garden Sculpture of Roman Mythological Subject Aria
Located in Rome, IT
Finely carved mythological roman subject of Aria in Lecce limestone. Excellent condition from an estate of Veneto. Measurements: Statues cm 160, base cm 85.
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Limestone

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 Building and Garden Elements

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Limestone

Pair of Neoclassical Limestone Column Pedestals
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
An impressive pair of English neoclassical style Portland limestone column pedestals dating to circa 1800. Suitable for use as display plinths or simply architectural features, these...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Stone, Limestone

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 Building and Garden Elements

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Iron

Pair of French Neoclassical Style Marble Urn Finials
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
A pair of superbly weathered 19th century French neoclassical style marble urn finials. These elegant ornamental garden urns are classically styled, each matching urn carved with swa...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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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 Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Neoclassical building and garden elements for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Neoclassical building and garden elements 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 building and garden elements created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include building and garden elements, decorative objects, tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, iron and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Neoclassical building and garden elements made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Italy pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original building and garden elements, popular names associated with this style include Brown Jordan, Russell Woodard, Woodard Furniture Co., and Michael Taylor. 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 building and garden elements differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $89 and tops out at $402,592 while the average work can sell for $2,800.

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