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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.

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
Antique French Neoclassical 'Pillars' Fireback
Located in Amerongen, NL
19th century French neoclassical fireback with two pillars of a temple. The pillars symbolize liberty, one of the three values of the French revolution. The fireback is made of cast ...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Iron

Pair of 19th Century French Neoclassical Weathered Iron Garden Urn Planters
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in the Loire Valley of France circa 1880 in the neoclassical style, the antique planters have a stately, elegant style. Each "Chambord" vase stands on a square base over a ci...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Iron

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

Brass Andirons Firedogs Burnished Steel Acorn Finials French
Located in Cheltenham, GB
Brass Andirons Firedogs Burnished steel Acorn Finials French A pair of iron and brass andirons with sectioned brass turnings and turned acorn finials on each with scrolled feet b...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass, Steel

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 Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass, Iron

Neoclassical Style Brass Horseheads Fireplace Tools
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This neoclassical style horseheads fireplace tools on stand is made of brass. This is a French work. Circa 1950.
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1950s French Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass

Maison Jansen Style Black Lacquerd and Gilt Plant Stand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Maison Jansen style black lacquered and gilt plant stand, of demilune form fitted with three gilt 5-inch pots. Top shelf measures 16" W x 10" D Middle shelf measures 20" W x 11.5"...
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wood

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

Materials

Brass

French 18th c Door Knocker with Original Cast Iron Knocker & Wrought Iron Back
Located in valatie, NY
French 18th c Door Knocker with Original Cast Iron Knocker and Wrought Iron Back. This hand-wrought iron door knocker with a pierced scrolling back plate in Fleur-de-lis, floral and ...
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18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wrought Iron

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 Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble, Brass, Steel

Classical Roman Style Terracotta Urn Depicting a Lovers
Located in Miami, FL
Classical Roman style terracotta urn depicting a lovers. Made from terracotta.
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Terracotta

Pair of 19th Century French Polished Iron Pedestals Attributed to J.J. Ducel
By J.J. Ducel
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate an entry or a living room with this elegant pair of antique display pedestals. Crafted in France circa 1850, and made of cast iron, both stands sit on a round base over a ca...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Neoclassical Style Marble Pedestal
Located in Houston, TX
An early 20th century neoclassical style red or rouge and black marble pedestal.
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Early 20th Century European Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

Samuel Copelon Garden Table & 4 Lyreback Chairs
Located in Marietta, GA
Neoclassical style, garden set by Samuel Copelon. Table and 4 chairs, both have brass paw feet, and swan head motif. 2 Arm & 2 side chairs. New tempered glass top. Indoor / outdoor F...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass, Iron

Giacometti Inspired Wrought Iron Chairs A Set of Bar Stool Dining Chairs
By Alberto Giacometti, Diego Giacometti
Located in Cumberland, RI
Giacometti inspired Wrought iron chairs A Set of 4 Bar Stool Dining Chairs In stock and read to ship is this set of four heavy iron garden chairs, coated with an exquisite aged pewt...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron, Wrought Iron

Pair of Large Cast and Carved Stone Lions
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of large cast and carved stone garden guardian figures modeled as opposing seated lions, France, circa 1960. Dimensions: height 54", width 39.75", diameter 22".
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Cast Stone

Cast Iron Neoclassical Style Figural Twin Handle Urn Garden Planter Pot - a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Cast Iron Neoclassical Style Figural Twin Handle Urn Garden Planter Pot - a Pair. Item features a weathered finish, figural twin handles, great style and form. Circa Late 20th Centur...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Antique French Gilt Tole Pedestal Jardiniere Cachepot
Located in Pearland, TX
A lovely antique French gilded tole pedestal jardiniere or cache pot. Signed "Made In France". This gorgeous jardiniere is a nice large size with a fine hand painted gilt floral garl...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Tôle

Elegant Vintage Cast Stone Garden Bench with Lion Motif
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A cast stone bench with edge detail that rests atop a pair of lovely cast stone supports in the shape of lions. Note: There is a second bench with elephant supports that makes a ni...
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1940s American Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Cast Stone

Antique Neoclassical Horner School Mahogany Sculpture Display Pedestal, C1900
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique neoclassical sculpture display pedestal in the manner of Horner offers mahogany construction with flared column raised on stepped plinth, c1900 Measures- 29''H x 15''W ...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Mahogany

French Neoclassical Style Bronze Fireplace Fender Set, Late 19th Century
Located in Barntrup, DE
French Neoclassical style bronze fireplace fender set, late 19th century, sold as a set of 3. This impressive French Neoclassical style bronze fender set dates to the late 1800s. Ri...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Bronze, Metal

Firedogs Pair Gilt Bronze Neoclassical Italian
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
Elegant pair of Neoclassical gilt bronze firedogs retaining traces of the original gilding Characteristic elaborate ornamentation with fine detailing The bronze reflects the light ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Bronze

Set of Italian Brass & Wrought Iron Urn Finial Fireplace Tools on Stand, C 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
Set of Italian decorative brass and wrought iron fireplace tools on stand with fluted urn finials and swags, and resting on three incised medallion scrolled feet. Early 19th century....
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1810s Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass, Wrought Iron

19th century Doré Bronze and Marble French Pedestal
Located in Savannah, GA
Neoclassic pedestal featuring gorgeous black marble with slight pink and white vein. Bronze doré Corinthian column support with same band at base. See measurements below.
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1850s French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Pair of Neoclassical Style Painted Fluted Wood Columns
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Beautifully weathered pair of painted columns featuring fluted shafts made in the Greco-Roman neoclassical style. Heavily patinated finish with losses and craquelure that add to thei...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wood

Pair of Italian Terra Cotta Architectural Garden Lions
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of terra cotta architectural lion.
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Terracotta

Vintage Cast Brass Pineapple Door Knocker
Located in Elkhart, IN
A gorgeous cast brass pineapple door knocker. Pineapples are traditionally a symbol of welcome. USA, Mid-20th Century Measures: 3.25"W x 2 "D x 6.38"H. Very good vintage co...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass

Antique Thai Wooden Birdcage
Located in Milano, IT
Spectacular Thai wooden bird cage dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The cage is made entirely of wood, with truly incredible details, all handcrafted. At the base there are...
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Early 18th Century Thai Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wood

Antique 19th Century Neoclassical Italian Marble Pedestal
Located in Elkhart, IN
A stunning carved marble pedestal Italy, 19th Century Measures: 10.5"W x 10.5"D x 41.63"H. Very good original vintage condition. Minor surface wear expected with age and use.
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

Brass and Lacquered Metal Duck Heads Fireplace Tools on Stand
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
These neoclassical style duck heads fireplace tools on stand are made of black lacquered metal and brass. This is a French work. Circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Metal, Brass

Giacometti inspired wrought iron Bakers Rack
By Diego Giacometti
Located in Cumberland, RI
Giacometti inspired wrought iron Bakers Rack Available now and ready to ship. This piece is in excellent condition and has spent its decades inside. Suitable for indoor/outdoor use...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Metal, Iron, Wrought Iron

Giacometti inspired Wrought Iron Chairs A Set of 4 Dining Chairs
By Diego Giacometti
Located in Cumberland, RI
Giacometti inspired Wrought iron chairs A Set of 4 dining chairs In stock and read to ship is this set of four heavy iron garden chairs, coated with an exquisite aged pewter style f...
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Metal, Iron, Wrought Iron

Pair of 19th Century French Neoclassical Style Iron Urns on Plinths
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 19th century French neoclassical style iron garden urns on plinths. These beautiful French cast iron campana garden urns, planters or jardinieres can be used indoors or outdo...
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1880s French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Pair of Cast Iron Campana Form Garden Urns on Stands
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Grand pair of early 20th century English Campana form garden urns or planters raised on pedestal stands. The pair feature cast iron construction with neoclassical motifs and a dramat...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Pair of 19th Century Marble Pedestals
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of 19th century carved brown vein marble pedestals in the Neoclassical style. The pedestals feature duel colored marble and a tapered column base. Origin unknown. Please note of...
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19th Century Unknown Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

Pair of Cast Iron George Washington Figural Andirons
Located in New York, NY
Pair of cast iron George Washington Andirons: Measures: 9" x 20" x 16" Weighs: 30 LBS.
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Brass Duckheads Fireplace Screen
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This duck heads fireplace screen is made of brass. This is a French work in the style of Maison Jansen.. Circa 1970
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass

Pair of Brass Andirons
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This pair of neoclassical style andirons is made of brass. This is a French work. Circa 1920.
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1920s French Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass

Vtg Carved Marble Neoclassical Classical Style Column Pedestal Plant Stand
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage carved marble neoclassical classical style 39" column pedestal plant stand. Circa early to mid 20th century. Measurements: 39" H x 9.5" W x 9.5" D.   
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

Brass and Grilling Fireplace Screen
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This 3 panels fireplace screen is made of brass and grilling. This is a French work. Circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass, Steel

French Neoclassical Fireback, 18th-19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th - 19th century French neoclassical fireback. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a black / pewter patina. It is in a good condition and does not have cracks. ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Large brass and Grilling Fireplace Screen
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This large 4 panels fireplace screen is made of brass and grilling. This is a French work. Circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass

19th Century Grain Painted Paneled Wood Door
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous grain painted solid wood paneled door. Painted in the Trompe loi style to imitate rosewood or another exotic wood. Door is grain painted on one side only. Other side is ol...
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Hardwood

Antique 18th Century French 'Winter' Fireback
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th century French fireback symbolizing the winter. The winter is pictured as an old man warming his hands. The fireback has a brown patina and can be made black / pewter on reques...
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18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

18th Century French Napoleon III Weight-Driven Spit Jack
Located in Amerongen, NL
Functional 18th century French Napoleon III weight-driven spit jack made of wrought iron, wood and stone. It was used for cooking in a kitchen fireplace. It misses a rope and chain t...
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18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Stone, Wrought Iron

Pair of Petite Gray-Painted Iron Swedish Urns
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of petite gray-painted iron Swedish urns dating to late 19th century. Table-top sized cast iron urns from Sweden. Retain much of their early gray painted finish. Sold together a...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Pair of Italian 19th Century Neo-Classical St. Marble Pedestal Columns
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and most impressive pair of Italian 19th century Neo-Classical st. Alabastro Fiorito, Verde Antico and white Carrara marble pedestal columns. Each pedestal is raised by an...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Marble

Large Pair of Brass Andirons
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This large neoclassical style andirons are made of brass. This is a French work. Circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass, Iron

Column Pillar Pedestal in the Grecian Ionic Neoclassical Style
Located in New York, NY
The Neoclassical style plaster glazed column pillar pedestal in the Ionic order style, circa mid to late-20th century. A great piece for a sculpture, plant, books, light (shown with ...
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Plaster

18th Century Carved Figure of Seated Cow
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 18th century decorative carved wooden figurine of a seated cow on a plinth. Please note of wear consistent with age including patina, chips, and minor wood loss.  
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18th Century Unknown Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wood

Neoclassical Style Brass and Grilling Fireplace Screen
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
Thisg 3 panels neoclassical style fireplace screen is made of brass and grilling. This is a French work. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass

Antique French Neoclassical 'Allegory of Love' Fireback, 18th-19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th-19th century French neoclassical period fireback with an allegory of love. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a natural brown patina. Upon request it can be made black...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

2 Caryatids in Resin, Imitation Stone, circa 1950/1960
Located in Mouscron, WHT
2 caryatids in resin, imitation stone, circa 1950/1960 the price is for one two are available.
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1950s European Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Resin

Brass Logs Holder
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This logs holder is made of brass with claw feet. This is a French work. Circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Brass

Pair of 19th Century French Cast Iron Garden Urns with Handles
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 19th century French cast iron garden urns with handles. These stunning French iron urns, planters or jardinieres have beautiful handles are the perfect size to be used indoor...
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1880s French Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Iron

Pair of Diminutive English Cast Iron Urn Jardinaires
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Charming pair of diminutive scale English cast iron urns or jardinaire planters. Made in the neoclassical taste with scrolled acanthus handles on each side. The pair have a thick coa...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

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Iron

Antique Dutch Wrought Iron Blow Poker, 18th-19th Century
Located in Amerongen, NL
18th-19th Century, Dutch neoclassical blow poker. The blow poke is made of wrought iron. It is in a good working condition.
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Early 19th Century Dutch Antique Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Wrought Iron

Wall Fountain in Giallo d'Istria from the 21st Century
Located in Greding, DE
Light-colored wall fountain in Giallo d'Istria with a rectangular basin and a tall rear wall. The wall fountain shows straight lines and has three water spouts.
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2010s European Neoclassical Building and Garden Elements

Materials

Limestone

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