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Neoclassical Sculptures

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
Sleeping Baby Bronze by Charles Umlauf
By Charles Umlauf
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a stunning Sleeping Baby Bronze by Charles Umlauf. A Wonderful piece of contemporary American Sculpture by a famous American/Texas Sculptor. It features a dark bronz...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Italian Sterling Silver Madonna, circa 1830
Located in Milano, IT
Embossed and engraved silver plaque La Madonna del lago (The Madonna of the Lake) Probably Milan, post 1824 Brass frame It measures 16.14 in x 13.85 in (41 x 35.2 cm) and it weig...
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1820s Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Brass, Sterling Silver

Orientalist Sculpture, Polychromed Plaster or Scagliola, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Orientalist sculpture. Polychrome plaster, 19th century. Female figure made in polychrome plaster that shows a young woman standing on a circular base, dressed in clothing that was ...
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19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Plaster

Austin Productions Father & Son Sculpture
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice sculpture by Austin Production, in plaster stamped 1969.
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20th Century American Neoclassical Sculptures

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Plaster

18th Century Italian Giltwood Carving of Apollo
Located in Stamford, CT
Intriguing small figure of the god Apollo, carved in the round, gilded and mounted on a walnut plinth. Though fragmented, missing both hands and feet, it holds the charm of a Greek o...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Wood

Continental Neoclassical Rock Crystal Obelisks on Rock Crystal Balls
Located in New York, NY
Continental neoclassical pair of rock crystal obelisks in hexagonal shape, each mounted on six bronze rods holding rock crystal balls and connecting to the hexagonal rock crystal bas...
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Early 20th Century European Neoclassical Sculptures

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

Roman Bronze Floor Lamp Attributed to Tiffany & Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
Roman style bronze floor lamp, attributed to Tiffany & Co., American, circa 1920s. This lamp is from the estate of Ms. Emily Post. It retains its wonderful original verdigrises’ pati...
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1920s American Vintage Neoclassical Sculptures

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Metal, Wire, Bronze

Pair of Italian 19th Century Neo-Classical St. Sienna and Marble Obelisks
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and large scale pair of Italian 19th century Neo-Classical st. Sienna and Black Belgian marble obelisks. Each obelisk is raised by a square mottled Black Belgian marble ba...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Belgian Black Marble, Siena Marble

French Antique Bronze Sculpture of "Etruscan Art" by Victor Simyan, circa 1870
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Originally exhibited in plaster at the Salon of 1857 (no. 3102), it was again exhibited at the Salon of 1861 (no. 3616) in marble with the title L'Art Étrusque. The original was acqu...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

Large Bronze Sculpture of David Decapitating Goliath After Antonin Mercie
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a large patinated bronze sculpture of a victorious David after decapitating the Philistine giant Goliath, based in the Bible story. The sculpture features an almost nude Davi...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

"Water Bearer Lady" Bronze, after Bayard De La Vingtrie, 20th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Bronze sculpture after models from Paul-armand Bayard De La Vingtrie (1846-1900) (“La Source”). Bronze casting to lost wax. It is based on "À la fountaine" by Paul-Armand Bayard de...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

Sculpture 'Diana the huntress' Marble
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sculpture (Diana the huntress) marble marble material origin Italy without signature perfect condition without restoring.
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Marble

Monumental Marble Bust of a Nobel Gentleman
Located in Stamford, CT
A monumental marble bust of a gentleman.
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Sculptures

Pair of Ceramic Black & Gold French Hand Sconces Wall Lights Mid-Century Modern
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant neoclassical pair of ceramic hand sconces, wall lamps in black & gold finish by Maison Arlus, made in France. US rewiring and each sconce takes 1 Torpedo light bulbs with ma...
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Sculptures

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Ceramic, Plastic, Paint

French Empire Bronze of a Woman
Located in New York, NY
This Empire ormolu head of a woman was made as a furniture mount in France around 1810, and probably adorned a bed. In any case, closer to our own time, it was deemed worthy of mount...
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Early 1800s French Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

Rare Christ Porcelain Bust
By Antonio Borsato
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This a very well done head, face & neck Porcelain of the crucified Christ by an Italian sculptor- A.Borsato. The face expresses the pain & sadness of the Christ. The sculpture is m...
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Sculptures

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Porcelain

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

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Giltwood

Bronze Cast of a Torso 'After the Antique'
By Talisman
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A bronze cast of a male torso, cast by Ken Bolan in the 90s and taken 'after the antique'  2nd century roman marble sculpture of Hercules and set on a stone plinth.  This sculpture ...
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Late 20th Century English Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Bronze Sculpture "Boy & Dog"
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration an antique bronze sculpture of a boy and dog in a twisted wooden log. Beautiful scene in verdigris patinated bronze. Unmarked, no information from the m...
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1940s Unknown Vintage Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Neoclassical Statuary Marble Statue
Located in Tyrone, Northern Ireland
A beautifully carved antique statuary Carrara marble statue of Adonis. The male figure is depicted in the nude leaning against a tree. Adonis was the mortal lover of the goddess Aph...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Carrara Marble

Small 18th Century Italian Classical Wooden Statue
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful weathered classical wooden statue with traces of its original color. Italy, circa 1780. Weathered, losses.
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Wood

Pair of Antique Italian Neoclassical Alabaster Figures on Bases
Located in New York, NY
A pair of fine antique neoclassical hand-carved alabaster figures of Grecian ladies on carved alabaster bases.
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Sculptures

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Alabaster

Marble Sculpture of Cupid by Joseph Charles Marin (French, 1759-1834)
By Joseph Charles Marin
Located in New York, NY
Cupid Holding a Bow by French Sculptor Joseph-Charles Marin (1759-1834) White Marble, signed and dated 1784 Provenance: Carl Singer, from the Estate of Charles Hitchcock Tyler, Bev...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Marble

Bronze Pair of the Furietti Centaurs, Italian, 19th Century
Located in Kensington, MD
Very finely cast bronze copies of the Furietti Centaurs, one depicting a young centaur and the other depicting and old centaur. They are each mounted on a marble base and are unsigne...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Boston Terrier Black Painted Door Stop, Hubley
Located in Berlin, DE
19th century Boston Terrier door stop, cast iron with original black paint. Beautiful patina.  
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1890s North American Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Iron

Extraordinary Pair of Neoclassical Style Antique Bronze Candelabra
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very fine pair of neoclassical style bronze candle holders having palmate torch bearing putti riding on swans. The pair have very fine detailing in the bronze work as well as a truly...
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19th Century Unknown Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

Mephistopheles Sculpture
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mephistopheles sculpture large size sculpture in zinc material, circa 1910 Origin France.
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1910s French Vintage Neoclassical Sculptures

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Zinc

Pair of Antique Marble Busts
Located in Tyrone, Northern Ireland
An extremely well carved pair of Statuary Carrara marble busts on marble pedestals, by important sculptor Odoardo Fantacchiotti.  Odoardo Fantacchiotti (11 May 1811–4 June 1877) was...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Carrara Marble

Antique French Bronze Sculpture after Houdon
Located in London, GB
This beautiful patinated bronze figure is titled 'Diana Chasseresse', or 'Diana Huntress', and depicts the Roman goddess Diana, goddess of hunting. It replicates an important work of...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

Meissen Porcelain Group Figures The Capture Of The Triton
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Mythological Meissen group Porcelain figurines depicting two semi nudes nymphs and a nude child holding a fishing net that catches a baby, some fishes and a frog that is es...
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Early 20th Century German Neoclassical Sculptures

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Porcelain

Late 20th-C. Large Scale Neo-Classical Carved Marble Military Bust / Sculpture
Located in Kennesaw, GA
Wow! This is a show stopper! This is a large scale and extremely heavy carved marble neo-classical style bust that appears to be some sort of male general. Note the carved lions ador...
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Sculptures

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Marble

Antique Italian Carved Marble Bust of Apollo Belvedere, 19th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
Based after the famous Apollo Belvedere statue, this Italian marble bust was hand-carved in the 1800’s. The original, full-body statue carved around 120 AD, depicts the god, Apollo, ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Marble

Mercury & Fortuna, A 19th Century Pair of Bronze Sculptures After Giambologna
By Giambologna, Louis-Guillaume Fulconis
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis-Guillaume Fulconis (1817-1873) Fortuna and Mercury An amazing quality 19th Century Pair of gold patina bronze figures depicting the classical Roman messenger god, Mercury a...
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1860s French Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Figure 'Scapino,' from the Commedia Dell'arte, Bow Porcelain, circa 1751
Located in Melbourne, AU
Scappino, or Scapin, a zany (zanni) character from the commedia dell'arte: a buffoon, schemer and scoundrel, and the title character in Molière's Les Fourberies de Scapin, first stag...
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Mid-18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Porcelain

Large Marble Busts of Roman Goddesses
Located in New York, US
Our pair large marble busts, each 18 inches wide, 13 inches deep, and 28.5 and 29.5 inches tall, depict early Roman goddesses with elaborate headdresses in the style common to the se...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Marble

French Late 18th/ Early 19th Century Carved Stone Winged Angel Head
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful weathered carved stone angel head. France, circa 1780-1840. Good but weathered condition Measurement here below includes the wooden pedestal.
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Stone

Superb Mid 19th Century Bronze of Ladies Spinning, After the Antique
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A superb mid 19th century bronze sculpture of reclining maidens spinning yarn, After the antique. The ladies are mounted on a yellow marble base.
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Mid-19th Century Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

Italian Stone Garden Sculptures of Aria Mythological Subject
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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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Sculptures

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Limestone

Bronze Finish Dog Head Bookends, a Pair
Located in Malibu, CA
Beautiful pair of retrievers head bookends on black pedestals. Cold cast with a bronze finish. New felt bottoms.
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20th Century Neoclassical Sculptures

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Resin

Grand Tour large scale cast iron bust of Apollo Belvedere, Italy, circa 1800
Located in London, GB
Beautifully cast with remarkable patina. Heroic and striking sculptural statement. Perfect for both internal or external use. A Grand Tour interpretation of the celebrated Apoll...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Iron

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

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Limestone

Bronze Greek Mythological Figure
Located in New York, NY
Small silver-plate over bronze nude Greek mythological figure with horns and tail standing on a small tierred base (stamped in corner)
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Late 19th Century Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Silver, Bronze

19th Century Carved Marble Bust of a Nymph by Robert Physick
Located in London, GB
A Carved Marble Bust of a Nymph By Robert Physick (1815-1882) Carved from Carrara marble, the female bust signed and dated to the base "Robt Physick. Sculp : 1875." English, cir...
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19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Marble

19th Century Italian Neoclassical Style Torso, Antique Carrara Marble Décor
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An antique Italian torso of a Roman male in hand carved Carrara marble and mounted onto a black marble base, in good condition. The Italian décor represents the Neoclassical time per...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Carrara Marble

Natural Rock Crystal Sphere on a Neoclassical Polished and Patinated Bronze Base
Located in Hudson, NY
This natural rock crystal sphere containing expected color changes and inclusions is a gem from nature. The sphere is 9 inches in diameter and runs from clear to crazed inclusions th...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Sculptures

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

Italian Grand Tour Bronze Statue, Venus of Capua, 19th Century
By Chiurazzi fondata
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th Century 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze statue after the antique, "Venus of Capua". The original marble Capuan Venus statue represents a semi-naked Aphrodite, named after its ...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

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

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Paper

18th/ 19th Century French Neoclassical Terracotta Panel with Angels
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Rare neoclassical terracotta panel with angels. Fabulous details, for example the sater heads on the vase. France, circa 1780-1850. Weathered.
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Terracotta

Pair of Italian 19th Century Neo-Classical St. Malachite and Ormolu Obelisks
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most attractive and very high quality Italian 19th century Neo-Classical st. malachite and ormolu mounted obelisks. Each obelisk is raised by a square malachite base below the ormo...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Malachite, Ormolu

Antique Indonesian Sculpture
Located in Rochester, NY
Exotic carved teak sculpture. The sentinel with his sword drawn. 19th century architectural artifact.
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19th Century Indonesian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Wood, Teak, Hardwood

Sirmos Masque Table Lamp / Giacometti Design, Modernist Regency
Located in Buffalo, NY
The Sirmos collection called "Masque" and "Colette" was produced with direct inspiration from the surrealist sculptor, Diego Giacometti, his original design for Jean Michel Frank. El...
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1970s American Vintage Neoclassical Sculptures

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Plaster

French 19th Century Neoclassical Style Ormolu and Marble Statue of Cupid
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional French 19th century neo-classical st. ormolu and black Belgian marble statue of Cupid offering a rose to the Psyche. The statue is raised by an impressive black Belgia...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Belgian Black Marble, Ormolu

Antique Italian Silver Grand Tour Gladiator Group
Located in New York, NY
Italian grand tour cast silver sculpture, ca 1910. Roman gladiators clash with swords drawn. The apparent victor, helmeted and armored, stands with sandaled foot on his victim’s thig...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Sculptures

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Silver

19th Century Grand Tour Bronze of Mercury
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A 19th century grand tour bronze Mercury balancing on a bronze column issuing from the mouth of Zephyr, god of the wind. The bronze is displayed upon a stepped triangular serpentine ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Girl A. Gory
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bronze Girl A. Gory neoclassical origin France Italian Artistsa A.Gory circa 1925.
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1920s French Vintage Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

Neoclassical Bust Statue in Neon Green on Black Base
Located in New York, NY
A neoclassical female bust statue in neon green on a black glass base. This is a resin or composite bust statue adhered to a square black glass base. A great pop of color for a books...
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21st Century and Contemporary Neoclassical Sculptures

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Composition

Late 19th Century Bronze Statue, Suzanne by Eugene-Antoine Aizelin
Located in Paris, FR
Bronze statue in brown patina representing Susanna, sculpted by Eugene-Antoine Aizelin (1821-1902). Susanna at the bath is a story from the apocryphal chapter 13 of the Book of Danie...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Sculptures

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

Bronze Clad Bust of George Washington, after Houdon
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Bronze clad bust of George Washington, after Houdon, A well executed bronze clad ( bronze over plaster) bust of Washington, after a work by French neoclassical sculptor Jean Antoine ...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Sculptures

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Bronze

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