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Neoclassical Home Accents

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
Grand Tour Neoclassical Column Architecture Bookend
Located in New York, NY
A substantial grand tour neoclassical Pantheon building facade style with column architecture bookend, circa early 20th century. Dimensions: 1.63" Diameter x 7" Width x 4.75" Height ...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Home Accents

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Iron

Monumental Swedish Neoclassical Hand Painted Dowry Chest
Located in Forney, TX
A magnificently decorated mid-19th century Swedish hand crafted and painted pine wedding dowry chest, dated 1855. This large and impressive chest features high quality craftsmans...
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Mid-19th Century Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

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Pine, Paint

Italian Neoclassical 3 Panel Hand Painted Room Divider Screen
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Three panel hand painted room dressing screen divider, Italy. A 1800s Italian Neoclassical 3 panel floor screen, room divider. Hand painted on canvas panels depicting early Roman,...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

18th Century Italian Neoclassical Oil on Canvas Screen with Trompe L’œil
Located in IT
18th century, large Italian neoclassical oil on canvas four panels screen with Trompe L’œil These large screen is composed of four panels in oil on canvas painted. Neoclassical, d...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

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Canvas

Superb English Globe
Located in Atlanta, GA
A superb English library globe, circa 1930 Dimensions: Height 41", diameter 28" CW4503.
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1930s English Vintage Neoclassical Home Accents

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Brass

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 Home Accents

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Grand Tour Style Bronze Mounted Hardstone Obelisks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Neo-classic Grand Tour-style (19/20th Century) bronze mounted hardstone obelisks with porphyry bases (PRICED AS PAIR).
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20th Century Neoclassical Home Accents

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Bronze

Pair of Early 20th Century Neoclassical Columns
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of early 20th century Italian neoclassical-style alabaster columns, reminiscent of Grand Tour souvenirs, with carved acanthus leaf details, and each resting on square bases with...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Home Accents

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Alabaster

Pair of Obelisks with Travertine and Marble Veneer
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of handsome and high quality stone veneered obelisks. Done in a pale travertine outlined with gray marble borders, the upper part raised on four marble balls above a rectangular...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Home Accents

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Travertine

Dark Green and White Marble Column Pillar Bookend Decorative Object
Located in New York, NY
A substantial green and white marble column pillar bookend or decorative object, circa late 20th century. A small pillar column pedestal stand or bookend is in excellent condition. C...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Home Accents

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Marble

French Empire Neoclassical Wallpaper Screen Attributed to Zuber
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic French four-panel wallpaper screen attributed to Zuber and cie featuring pair of Empire style neoclassical scenes with grand tour style themes. Mounted on masonite board in...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Home Accents

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Wood, Masonite, Paper

Pair of Italian Grand Tour Obelisks in Brown and White Marble
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Pair of Italian grand tour obelisks in brown and white marble, Italy, late 19th century. Measures: 62cm high x 13cm wide x 13 cm depth.
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

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Marble

A Fine pair of Antique Russian sienna marble and jasper Helmet Military obelisks
Located in New York, NY
A very unusual and quite large pair of Antique Russian Dore Bronze, Sienna marble and Jasper, Neoclassical style, Military Helmet (Trophy) form standing Obelisks. Each ormolu Helmet ...
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Mid-19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

Pair of Hollywood Regency Neoclassical Style Brass Obelisks
Located in Houston, TX
Great pair of Hollywood Regency brass obelisks. These beautiful midcentury neoclassical style brass obelisks have a naturally occurring patina that could be polished if desired. Perf...
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1970s Vintage Neoclassical Home Accents

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Brass

Zuber Wallpaper Panel Screen the War of American Independence
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Amazing wallpaper four panel screen by Zuber and Cie. Panel numbers 29, 30, 31, 32 from the War of American Independence scenic wallpapers. The iconic panels are still being printed ...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Home Accents

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Canvas, Wood, Paper

19th Century French Folding Screen with Original Hand-Painted Outdoor Scene
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French painted folding screen room divider from the 19th century. This antique accordion style folding screen from France features four tall rectangular panels, each approximately ...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

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Wood

Zuber and Cie Wallpaper Panels American Independence Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Two-sided Zuber and Cie screen that features a heavily distressed painting of a lush forest landscape. Intentionally aged, worn, and distressed with a beautiful patina. The other sid...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Home Accents

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Paper, Wood, Canvas

Neo-Classical Style English Tooled Leather and Pine Library Steps
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a set of English neo-classical style tooled leather and pine library steps with hidden storage. It most likely dates to the 40s. It has lite age wear. Each step has black too...
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Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Home Accents

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Leather, Pine

19th Century Travel Trunk by Innovation
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
19th century travel trunk by Innovation Innovation is a well known American company which specialised in luxury travel wardrobes and suitcases, they had a shop on Les Champs Elysé...
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Late 19th Century Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

Zuber and Cie Wallpaper Panels American Independence Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Three wallpaper panels by Zuber and Cie from the American war of independence mounted to a four-panel screen. Three sections from the panoramic scenery depict Boston harbor with Geor...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Home Accents

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Canvas, Wood, Paper

Mid-20th Century Pair of Monumental Continental Neoclassical Mirrored Obelisks
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century pair of monumental Continental neoclassical mirrored obelisks raised on painted black wooden cube bases. In the manner of Serge Roche. Obelisks are 67" H.
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Home Accents

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Mirror

Column Pillar Plaster Candlestick Decorative Object Neoclassical Style, 1980s
Located in New York, NY
A substantial white plaster Ionic column pillar candlestick holder in the Neoclassical design style, circa 1980s. Piece can also work as a standalone decorative object or bookend. Pi...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Home Accents

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Plaster

Italian Neoclassical Style Bird and Garden Vignette Folding Screen
Located in New York, NY
Italian Neoclassical-style four panel folding screen hand-painted with an array of birds in a garden on the front and brown detailing on the reverse.
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Wood

Pair of 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Style Marble Obelisks
Located in Houston, TX
Classic pair of antique Italian marble obelisks with a crest. These Italian neoclassical style marble obelisks would look great on a console, commode, credenza, cocktail table, bookc...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Marble

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 Home Accents

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Resin

Vintage Reproduction Leather and Brassbound Steamer Trunk
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This incredibly handsome reproduction trunk was made in the 20th century, however it looks like it could have just been unloaded from a 19th century steamliner which has just arrived...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Home Accents

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Brass

Massive Pair of Brescia and Cipollino Marble Obelisks
Located in London, by appointment only
Large-scale Grand Tour pair of Cipollino of Versilia and Breche d’Alep marble obelisks. Raised on stepped bases of Carrara and marble bases. A fabulous pair of Cipollino of Versil...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

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Breccia Marble

Neoclassical Style Giltwood Firescreen with Embroidery
Located in London, GB
This firescreen features a beautifully embroidered central red-ground fabric panel, the embroidery portraying faintly Chinese-style motifs. The embroidered panel is held within a gil...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Fabric, Giltwood

Low Mirrored Screen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An etched mirror folding room divider with brass hinges and painted black base. Measurements are as shown. Each panel is 14" W.
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1930s American Vintage Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Brass

19th Century Grey Pair of Swedish Gustavian Obelisks, Antique Pinewood Decor
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An antique pair of decorative Swedish Gustavian obelisks made of hand carved, grey pinewood and black scraped patina, in good condition. Wear consistent with age and use, circa 1880,...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

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Pine

English Traditional Cast Iron Dog Door Stops or Bookends - A Pair
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A pair of cast iron door stops or bookends. Created from heavy cast iron, this set of collies is hand-painted in black, white, green, and gold. Each piece is identical and features a...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Iron

Set of Italian Neoclassical Green Marble Column Bookends
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Set of neoclassical green marble broken column bookends, Italy circa 1960's The bookends are signed ITALY on the base.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Marble

Vintage Pair of Marble Specimen Obelisks, after Mongiardino
Located in Spencertown, NY
The black marble background and base with alternating circular and straight lined patterns on each side.
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Marble

Pair of Faux Malachite and Brass Obelisks
Located in Houston, TX
Fantastic pair of vintage faux malachite and brass obelisks. This beautiful pair of midcentury obelisks are a pair but in the spirit of naturally occurring malachite, they appear a b...
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1980s Unknown Vintage Neoclassical Home Accents

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Brass

Edgar Brandt Inspired Wrought Iron Screen or Room Divider
Located in Houston, TX
Fabulous one of a kind antique Neoclassical style three-panel hand forged wrought iron screen or room divider, possibly Italian. Would make the perfect headboard. A work of art! This...
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1920s Unknown Vintage Neoclassical Home Accents

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Wrought Iron

Large Terrestrial and Celestial Globe with Astrological Signs, Circa 1970
Located in Plainview, NY
An exquisite late 20th century vintage large terrestrial and celestial globe with astrological signs displaying magnificent details made of mahogany wood and papier-mache and standin...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Mahogany, Paper

Large Pair of Italian Aptware/Mixed Earth Obelisks
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Large pair of Italian aptware/mixed earth obelisks, Each one standing 32-inches high with a diameter of 9-inches.
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Pottery

Pair of Russian Diminutive Specimen Malachite Obelisks
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Russian Diminutive Specimen Malachite Obelisks, Each one of typical form with exquisite book-matched malachite. Raised on a conforming square base with applied square malachi...
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20th Century Russian Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Malachite

Original Painted Dowry Chest Trunk or Luggage, Dated 1840
Located in Stamford, CT
A dated, signed, inscribed 1840 incredibly detailed original painted dowry chest or trunk with original lock and key. This large and impressive chest even bears the original metal en...
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Mid-19th Century Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

Fine Pair of Cut Rock Crystal Obelisks
Located in New York, NY
A fine and unusual pair of Art Deco hexagon form cut rock crystal obelisks, beautifully hand-cut and hand-polished, Paris.
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20th Century French Neoclassical Home Accents

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Rock Crystal

Antique 19th Century Miniature French Edition Globe by C. Abel-Klinger
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique French Edition miniature globe. By C. Abel-Klinger. On a turned wooden stand with an uncalibrated brass half meridian. The globe is marked with an integral l...
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19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Paper

Pompeian Bronze Lion Bookends by Paul Herzel
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Beautiful pair of bronze clad lion bookends by Pompeian Bronze with excellent patina. Good size and weight bookends. Not a common design by Pompeian Bronze but my favorite.
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1920s American Vintage Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Bronze

Italian Folding Screen
Located in Houston, TX
This six-panel screen borrows from the Roman practice as an homage to the great designers that came before. Ancient roman courtyard houses typically had architectural elements crown ...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Wood, Paper

Italian Neoclassical Tole Obelisk Lavabo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Italian neoclassical Tole Obelisk Lavabo, decorated with maps of French Rivers, raised on four paw feet, Signed in script in Italy.
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Metal

American Fitted Steamer Trunk or Cabin Wardrobe by Luxor
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
American fitted steamer trunk or cabin wardrobe by Luxor A superb piece of history dating back to the time when your luggage would be taken to your cabin. This one is in Black, ...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Brass

Italian Neoclassical Painted Screen with Pompeiian Fresco
Located in Stamford, CT
18th century Italian four-panel painted screen depicting a Roman rotunda or temple structure in the style and coloring of the frescos found at Pompeii. It is wonderful mounted on the...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Paper

Pair of Obelisks in Carrara White Marble with Marble Sampling, Italy 20th Centur
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of obelisks in white Carrara marble with base carved with low relief decorations and with sampling of rare marbles on 4 sides. The top sphere is made with flowery onyx. The s...
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Marble, Belgian Black Marble, Breccia Marble, Carrara Marble, Siena Marble

1970s Rattan Wicker Storage Blanket Chest Trunk
Located in Germantown, MD
1970s Rattan Wicker storage blanket chest trunk. Trunk in good condition. Measure 37"W x 21"D x 21"H.  
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Mid-20th Century Philippine Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Wicker, Rattan

Pair of Rock Crystal Obelisks
Located in Cypress, CA
Pair of neoclassical hand carved and hand polished ormolu-mounted good quality rock crystal obelisks.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Rock Crystal, Ormolu

Rock Crystal Obelisks, Pair, French
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Fine large pair of neoclassical rock crystal obelisks with square base. Very harmonious proportions, exquisite clarity, French, early 20th century. An architectural pair of decorativ...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Rock Crystal

Fine Pair of Early 19th Century Neoclassical Bronze Figures, France Circa 1800
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
An extremely fine & highly decorative pair of early 19th century Neoclassical figural bronzes, both depicting mythological maidens clutching fruiting sheaves - one modelled as a Faun...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Bronze

Maitland-Smith Bronze Horse Form Bookends
Located in La Plata, MD
Patinated bronze horse heads mounted on granite veneered based lined with leather bottoms.
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1990s American Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Baltic Neoclassic Rock Crystal Obelisk Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Continental Baltic Neo-classic (20th Century) style rock crystal obelisk form table lamps having a upward-ward tapering square column resting on silvered bronze square base w...
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20th Century Baltic Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Rock Crystal, Bronze

Architectural Hollywood Regency Glazed Floor Divider Screen, Neoclassical
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Beautiful neoclassical style four panel room divider. This tall architectural floor screen is wrapped in a textural neutral tone glazed canvas with hand painted moldings in multi sha...
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20th Century Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Linen, Wood, Paint

Pair of Vintage Bronze Greek Columns / Parthenon Bookends
Located in San Diego, CA
Very heavy pair of vintage bronze Greek columns / Parthenon bookends, circa 1940s. The bookends are in very good vintage condition with a nice patina. and measure 7"W x 1.5"D x 4.5"H...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Bronze

Fine Pair of Early 19th Century Neoclassical Bronze Figural Mounts, Circa 1800
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
An extremely fine & highly decorative pair of early 19th century Neoclassical bronze figural furniture mounts, both depicting mythological maidens clutching fruiting sheaves - one sc...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Large Antique 19th-20th Century Solid Marble Obelisks on Pedestals
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Palatial antique 19th-20th century solid marble obelisks on pedestals. The obelisks detach from the pedestal bases.
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1920s French Vintage Neoclassical Home Accents

Pair of Painted Faux Marble Obelisk
Located in Houston, TX
A tall pair of beechwood hand painted obelisks simulating various species of marble, handcrafted in Italy.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Home Accents

Materials

Beech

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