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Neoclassical Barware

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.

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Style: Neoclassical
Pair of Bateman English Georgian Neoclassical Sterling Silver Goblets, 1805
Located in New York, NY
Pair of George III sterling silver goblets. Made by Peter and William Bateman in London in 1805. Each: Ovoid bowl on cylindrical stem flowing into raised foot. Tooled bands. Bowl int...
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Early 1800s British Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Mid-20th Century Italian Tole Black & Gold Lidded Urn Ice Bucket
Located in Pearland, TX
A gorgeous vintage Mid-20th Century Italian black and gold tole lidded urn style ice bucket with a bakelite interior lining. Marked "Made In Italy" on reverse. This stylish ice bucke...
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1950s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Metal

Mid-19th Century French Tantalus in Rosewood Carrier with Beveled Glass
Located in Middleburg, VA
Mid-19th Century French Tantalus in Rosewood Carrier with Beveled Glass. This beautiful bar set is both incredible in design and function. Gold accents...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Barware

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Glass, Rosewood

Neoclassical Sterling Silver Pair Of Wine Coasters - London 1799
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1799 by Robert & David Hennell, this very handsome pair of George III period, Antique Sterling Silver Wine Coasters, feature plain sides, reed borders, and si...
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1790s English Antique Neoclassical Barware

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Sterling Silver

Italian Hand Painted Blue and White Porcelain Ice Bucket
Located in Elkhart, IN
A beautiful neoclassical style hand-painted blue and white porcelain ice bucket Italy, Late-20th Century Measures: 9.5ʺW × 7ʺD × 7.25ʺH. Very good vintage condition.
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Barware

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Porcelain

FRANK M. WHITING - 4 Sterling Silver & Glass Coasters - U.S. - Mid 20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
FRANK M. WHITING & CO. - Set of four vintage pressed glass coasters with sterling silver rims - stack-able - each signed - United States - mid 20th century. Excellent vintage condit...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of George III Neo Classical Wine Coasters by Robert Hennell, 1773
Located in London, GB
A very fine pair of George III Neo Classical Wine Coasters made in London in 1773 by Robert Hennell The Wine Coasters are circular in form with a spreading base, which is decorated ...
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18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Barware

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Silver

Set of 6 Antique 19th Century Cut Glass Champagne Flutes Attributed to Bakewell
By Bakewell, Page & Bakewell
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine set of 6 antique cut glass champagne flutes. Each having starcut bases supporting knop stems and fluted strawberry and fan cut tops....
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19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Glass, Cut Glass

Antique Wedgwood Light Blue Jasperware Beaker or Tumbler
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique Jasperware beaker or cup. In Wedgwood blue with white relief decoration depicting men, women, children, and trees in a Classical s...
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Early 20th Century English Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Porcelain

Antique 19th Century Wedgwood Light Blue Jasperware Beaker or Tumbler
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique Jasperware beaker or cup. In Wedgwood blue with white relief decoration depicting men, women, children, and trees in a Classical s...
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19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Porcelain

1939 Reed and Barton Shreve Crump Low Sterling Silver Cocktail Shaker 151g
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique 1939 Reed & Barton sterling silver solo cocktail shaker, sold by Shreve, Crump, & Low Company, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Charles Goodyear’s successful vulcanization of rubber in 1839 and the ACS (American Chemical Society) of Boston. Charles Goodyear (December 29, 1800 – July 1, 1860) was an American self-taught chemist and manufacturing engineer who developed vulcanized rubber, for which he received patent number 3633 from the United States Patent Office on June 15, 1844. Goodyear is credited with inventing the chemical process to create and manufacture pliable, waterproof, moldable rubber. Goodyear's discovery of the vulcanization process followed five years of searching for a more stable rubber and stumbling upon the effectiveness of heating after Thomas Hancock...
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1930s Vintage Neoclassical Barware

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Crystal Footed Drinking Glasses Silver Rimmed Goblets
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Crystal footed drinking glasses, goblets. Crystal glasses with platinum silver rim. These crystal champagne glasses are a versatile home bar essential...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal

Balancing Ship / Boat Wine / Champagne Cooler
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Antique balancing Nautical / ship / boat wine/champagne cooler holder with glass inner bowl. This superb combination is in very good condition. Rare bottle...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Metal

Elegant French Baccarat Lion Handle Dore Bronze Cut Crystal Ormolu Ice Bucket
Located in Roslyn, NY
Elegant and very fine French neoclassical baccarat style lion handle doré bronze ormolu mounted and diamond cut crystal ice/champagne bucket. Unsigned.
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20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Vineyard Trimmed Wine Coaster, Corkscrew
Located in New York, NY
Traditional silver plate wine coaster trimmed in grape clusters and leaves with a wood insert bottom. Also comes with a grapevine corkscrew. Coast...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

19th Century Collection Antique Arabian Tea Pots Market "Papillon" Thick Brass
Located in Vigonza, Padua
19th century collection of antique Arabian tea pots market "Papillon" in thick brass, hand embossed, and copper High respectively cm: 22, 20, 18.
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Mid-19th Century Maghreb Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Copper, Brass

Neoclassical Sterling Silver Mug/Cup by The Whiting Mfg. Co.
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical, sterling silver mug/cup, Providence, Rhode Island, Ca. 1880's, Whiting Mfg. Co. - maker. Measures almost 4 inches high x 4 1/2 inches wide fr...
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1880s American Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver, Gold

Ten Large Antique Champagne Flutes Hand-Blown Glass England 18th Century c-1760
Located in Katonah, NY
Cheers to welcoming friends! This is a beautiful set of ten clear large (8.5inches tall) English mid-18th century clear champagne flutes (even though in the main image the glass does...
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1760s English Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Blown Glass

Chamberlain Worcester Porcelain Goblet After Angelia Kauffman Painting
By Humphrey Chamberlain, Chamberlains Worcester
Located in Downingtown, PA
The large Regency Neoclassical, Humphrey Chamberlain decorated, Chamberlain Worcester Goglet is painted with a grisaille painting by Humphrey Cham...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Porcelain

Set of Four 19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Liqueur/ Apertif Glasses
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful set of four apéritif/ liqueur glasses were realized in Sweden during the 19th Century. Each glass features sculptural striated curled feet that ascend into an amorphic...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Glass

Christofle Neocalssical Cut Crystal Gold Washed Swing -Handled Ice Bucket
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Christofle Neoclassical Cut Crystal Gold Washed Swing-Handled Ice Bucket, With Ice Strainer  France, circa 1960s A Exquisite Christofle Neoclass...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal, Silver Plate

Antique English Silverplated Neoclassical Three Cut Glass Decanter/ Tauntless
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique English Silverplated Neoclassical Three Cut Glass Decanter/ Tauntless England, Circa 1890s Presenting an exquisite Antique English Silverplated Neoclassical Three Cut Glass Decanter Decanter Set...
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Early 20th Century English Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Wedgwood Jasperware Bowl Sage Green and White in the Neoclassical Style
Located in New York, NY
An English sage green and white Jasperware matte stoneware small footed bowl by Wedgwood, in the Neoclassical style, circa mid-20th century, 1960, Engl...
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Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Stoneware

1830-33 Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Robert Keyworth
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Coin silver sugar tongs by Robert Keyworth, Washington, DC, 1830-33. Silver from our capitol's early days is rare! Monogram: AEB. Minor edge bend. 1.30 troy oz. 6.25" long x 2" x 1" ...
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1830s American Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver

Cut Crystal Wine Glasses with Gilt Edge-Set of Four
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Set of four gilt edged cut crystal wine glasses. They have a nice heft in the hand and reflect light nicely. At 8" in height they make a strong appearance in your hand or on the tabl...
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1960s Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal

38-Piece Set of Crystal Glasses Made by Val Saint Lambert Model Lyon
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful set of crystal glasses, made by the Belgian brand Val Saint Lambert. The name of the model is Lyon. The glasses are slightly ribbed an...
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1940s Belgian Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal

Royal Castle Sheffield Silver Plated Branch Handle Punch Bowl and Ice Bucket
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage royal castle sheffield silver plated branch handle large punch bowl and ice bucket. Item features (1) large punch bowl with twin branch handle...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Asprey & Co Wine Cocktail Champagne Coasters Neoclassical Design, Set of 8
Located in New York, NY
A set of eight (8) black, red, and gold Champagne, wine, cocktails, etc., coasters from English luxury brand Asprey & Company in the Neoclassical-Renisance design style, circa mid to late-20th century, England. A great set for entertaining and a must for protecting furniture tops. With marker's mark on underside as shown in last image. Belgian crystal glass...
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Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Paper

Rare Estate Baccarat Eldorado Neoclassical Style Crystal and Gold Decanter
Located in New York, NY
Scarce estate Baccarat decanter in the beautiful Neoclassical style Eldorado pattern. Decorated at the center of the body with a wide band of gold foliate interconnected scrolls cen...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal

Silvered Metal Bottles Holder on a Wooden Base, French, Circa 1960
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This unusual bottles holder is made of silver plated on brass on a wooden base. This is a French work, circa 1960.
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Crystal Bottle Decanter with Silver Neck also fo Vodka
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Elegant old crystal decanter with silver neck: perfect in Your bar corner. An idea also for a gift.   ref O/1959-2 
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Crystal

Attributed to Christofle, Silver Plated Ice Bucket with Swans, French, 1940s
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This very nice neoclassical ice bucket is made of silver plated. It has fine swan handles. This is a very nice French piece attributed to Christofle. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

A Fine 19th Century Neoclassical Inspired French Silver Porringer / Tastevin
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A fine 19th century French silver (.950 fine) porringer or écuelle, showing a circular bowl rising to neoclassical inspired 'reed & ribbon' decorated rim with pierced foliate cast ha...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver

Tall Gold Rimmed Cocktail Glasses, Set of 8
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Dimensions: 2.5" diameter 6" tall.
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20th Century American Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Glass

Pair of George III Silver Wine Coasters
Located in London, GB
Pair of George III silver wine coasters with pierced and engraved neoclassical pierced and engraved decoration and fine beaded borders. This attractive pair has its original turned w...
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1780s English Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of Small Medicis Style Silvered Metal Champagne Bucket, French, circa 1940
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This pair of small Medicis style champagne buckets is made of silvered metal. This is a French work. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Some Silverware : Cake Scoop, Fork, Spoon for Ice
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Some ideas for your gifts: USA silver cake scoop cm. 18 x 2.5 - ref. A/2733 - USA silver fork cm. 18 x 2 - ref. A/2766 - USA silver spoon for ice cm. 17.5 x 2.5 - ref. A/2991 -.
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Silver

Floor Stand Champagne Cooler Bucket Attributed to Pierre Cardin, circa 1970s
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Very large vintage floor champagne cooler, circa 1970s. PC monogram of both sides. Custom made with no additional makers marks. Heavy well-crafted p...
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Brass

Salviati Venetian Stemware Octagonal Service with Gold & White Enamel Decoration
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This tall and elegant large and extensive set of hand blown Venetian stemware is decorated with gold and polychrome enamel "jewels". Attributed to Sa...
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1920s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Blown Glass

Very Fine 19th Century Sterling Silver Christening Cup by Edward & James Barnard
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
An exceptionally fine sterling silver Christening mug in the neoclassical taste, showing an elegant goblet-shaped bowl decorated with a guilloche beaded rim, over a running band of e...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Italian Champagne Wine Ice Bucket Wastebasket from Match Pewter
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
The versatile large Match Pewter Champagne Wine Ice Bucket Cooler or Wastebasket is sure to catch the eye and elevate whatever space you place it in. Each...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Barware

Materials

Pewter

Neoclassical barware for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Neoclassical barware for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage barware created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, silver and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Neoclassical barware made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and England pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original barware, popular names associated with this style include Wedgwood, Baccarat, Asprey International Limited, and Cristal d' Arques. 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 barware differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $125 and tops out at $24,000 while the average work can sell for $1,058.

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