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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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Large Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock Commemorating Napoleon
Located in London, GB
Large gilt bronze mantel clock commemorating Napoleon French, circa 1840 Measures: Height 57cm, width 40cm, depth 15cm The gilt bronze mantel clock is set on a rectangular, tier...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Ormolu, Bronze

Marble, Gilt, and Patinated Bronze Three-Piece Clock Set by Barbedienne
Located in London, GB
Marble, gilt, and patinated bronze three-piece clock set by Barbedienne French, late 19th century Measures: Clock: Height 93cm, width 60cm, depth 28cm Candelabra: Height 97cm, wid...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Griotte Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Pocket Watch, Frères Esquivillon & De Choudens, Paris, France
By Frères Esquivillon & De Choudens
Located in Madrid, ES
Pocket watch, Frères Esquivillon & De Choudens (circa 1765-1830). Paris, France, 19th century Saboneta pocket watch with the exterior decorated in enamels (architectural compositio...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Other

French Empire Style Lapis and Gilt Bronze Three-Piece Clock Set
Located in London, GB
This beautiful early 20th Century clock set with later lapis veneer will make a stunning Neoclassical style addition to a mantelpiece and a bold interior statement thanks to its bril...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical More Clocks

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Lapis Lazuli, Ormolu, Bronze

Gilt Bronze Mounted Porphyry Revolving Dial Mantel Clock
Located in London, GB
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Enamel, Ormolu, Porphyry, Bronze

Large Neoclassical Style Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock by Piolaine
By Michel-François Piolaine
Located in London, GB
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Enamel, Ormolu, Bronze

Lemerle-Charpentier & Cie Marble, Gilt and Patinated Bronze Clock Set
Located in London, GB
This fine clock set is crafted in patinated bronze, red marble and ornamented throughout with exquisite ormolu. It is the work of Lemerle-Charpentier & Cie, a French company highly c...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu, Bronze

19th Century French Black Marble and Bronze Mystery Clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
This rare and elegant 19th-century French mystery clock is crowned by a graceful Neoclassical bronze of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture and motherhood. The maternal figure gr...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Marble, Belgian Black Marble, Bronze

Antique French Neoclassical Style Ormolu Mantel Clock
Located in London, GB
This ormolu (gilt bronze) mantel clock is a stunning piece of design, which features beautiful neoclassical style low-relief decorations and three-dimensional sculptures. The clo...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Enamel, Ormolu, Bronze

Antique Tiffany & Co. Neoclassical Bronze & Slate Mantel Clock, Circa 1880
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique neoclassical mantel clock by Tiffany & Co. offers Greek figural statuary bronze over slate case having bronze mounts to include flanking twisted columns and Grecian feet, ...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Metal, Bronze

French Ormolu and Silvered Bronze Mounted Malachite Three-Piece Clock Set
Located in London, GB
French ormolu and silvered bronze mounted malachite three-piece clock set French, late 19th century Clock: Height 56cm, width 53cm, depth 28cm Candelabra: Height 66cm, width 30cm,...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Malachite, Ormolu, Bronze

19th Century Swedish Mora Working Tall Case Clock in Original Paint
Located in Wichita, KS
This is a rare Swedish Mora clock with exceptional crosshatch detail in the neoclassical style, circa 1810. Original face, clockworks, pendulum and weights. This clock has been clean...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Paint

French Neoclassical Style Enamel, Onyx, and Gilt Bronze Pedestal Clock
Located in London, GB
French neoclassical style enamel, onyx, and gilt bronze pedestal clock French, late 19th century Measures: Height 125cm, width 36cm, depth 30cm This beautiful pedestal clock has...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Onyx, Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

Vintage Howard Miller Valencia Wall Clock
Located in Plainview, NY
A Classic Howard Miller Valencia wall clock , model 620-236. The vintage clock features great Mahogany wood carving details . The clock is Quartz with Dual chime movement and has its...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical More Clocks

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Glass, Wood

19th Century French Mantle Clock Signed Caron a Paris Depicting Psyche & Cupid
Located in Dublin, IE
An exceptional early 19th century rouge marble, bronze and ormolu mounted neo-classical mantle clock depicting Psyche and Cupid. The 4 1/2 inch white enamel dial is signed Caron a Pa...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

19th Century Neoclassical Style Régulateur De Cheminée by Maison Marnyhac
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Impressive ormolu-mounted mahogany mantel clock regulator Bevelled glass on each face Enamelled dial The movement signed Marnyhac and numbered 4285 With its original key and pendulum...
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1860s French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Ormolu

Onyx and Marble Longcase Clock with Enamel and Gilt Bronze Mounts
Located in London, GB
This colorful longcase clock was created in France in the late 19th Century. It has been crafted from marble and onyx, and decorated with gilt bronze and champlevé enamel. Onyx was a...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Onyx, Marble, Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

18th Century Neoclassical Bronze & Polished Brass Wall Clock w/ Chime by Caron
By A. Caron
Located in New York, NY
This elegant wall clock was realized in Paris, France during the 18th century by the celebrated maker Caron. It offers an ovoid body with a circular polished brass chime with a starb...
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18th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Brass, Bronze

Brass and Wood Hour Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An hour glass with brass supports and oak wood top and bottom. A handsome piece and a compliment to many settings, from Offices to Dens. The piece is a nice size and would make a nic...
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20th Century Neoclassical More Clocks

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Brass

Sèvres Style Gold Ormolu and Pink Porcelain Antique French Three-Piece Clock Set
Located in London, GB
The magnificent neoclassical style clock set would make a beautiful addition to any elegant interior. The three-piece, antique French clock set comprising a central clock and a p...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Bronze

Antique Neoclassical Style Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock
Located in London, GB
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Enamel, Ormolu, Bronze

Watch Stand with Original Prattware Pottery Watch Made circa 1820-1826
Located in Katonah, NY
We are pleased to offer this Prattware watch stand has its original pottery watch. In our 57 years in business this is the only watch stand that we have ever seen complete with it's ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Earthenware

19th Century Malachite and Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock by Honoré Pons
Located in London, GB
This mantel clock is a truly beautiful piece of design, crafted by the leading early 19th century French clock-maker, Pierre-César Honoré Pons. Honoré Pons was highly respected by hi...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Malachite, Bronze, Ormolu

Gilt bronze mantel clock in form of Roman ruin
Located in London, GB
This wonderful mantel clock is designed in the image of an ancient Roman ruin. The clock is clearly inspired by the kind of prints, paintings and drawings of dilapidated Roman buildi...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

Neoclassical Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Glass and Marble Mantel Clock
Located in London, GB
This French mantel clock is designed in an elegant Neoclassical style, after the decorative arts of the Louis XVI period (1754-1793). This clock will look beautiful placed on a mante...
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1880s French Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Antique Bronze and Partly Gilded Bracket Clock with Sitting Dionysus
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Antique Bronze and Partly Gilded Bracket Clock, with sculpted Dionysus sitting on top. Made by Lenzkirch. In good condition, but the key is missing. H: 37 cm W :29 cm D: 10 cm.o
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Late 19th Century German Antique Neoclassical More Clocks

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Bronze

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