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Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

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
Schumacher Senza Satin Stripe Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Senza Satin Stripe with a knife edge finish. This classic satin stripe features fringed edges for an extra layer of richness and a gorgeously restrained sense of...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Polyester

Pair of Chartreuse Green Velvet Knife Edge Pillow Cases
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Offered is a pair of 22" x 22" pillow covers in a beautiful green cotton velvet. Like all velvets, the color will vary depending on the angle of light, from a light to medium green c...
Category

2010s American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Velvet, Down

Large Decorative Turkish Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Large pillow made from a border of a Turkish Anatolian rug from the 20th century. Size: 24" x 24".
Category

Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

25 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pillows and Cushions
Located in Hingham, MA
An assorted collection of themed pillows and cushions by various makers and employing various methods of stitchery, embroidery, needlepoint, etc. 25 in total. Sold only as a compl...
Category

Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Textile

Schumacher Venetian Silk Velvet 20" Pillow in Mink
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Venetian Silk Velvet Fabric (Item# 62735) with a knife edge finish. The ultimate in sumptuous luxury, our gorgeous silk velvet has an unbelievably lush hand and ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Silk

Leopardo Fabric by the Yard
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
This listing is for one yard of Leopardo fabric.
Category

2010s Belgian Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Fabric

Schumacher Venetian Silk Velvet 18" Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Venetian Silk Velvet with a knife edge finish. The ultimate in sumptuous luxury, our gorgeous silk velvet has an unbelievably lush hand and a wonderful luster. P...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Silk

Pair of Green Velvet Knife Edge Pillow Cases 22" x 22"
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Offered is a pair of 22" x 22" pillow covers in a beautiful green cotton velvet. Like all velvets, the color will vary depending on the angle of light, from a light to medium green c...
Category

2010s American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Velvet, Down

American Coverlet Pillow Cover, North America, 19th C
Located in Istanbul, TR
It does not come with an insert. Linen in the back. Zipper closure. dry cleaning is recommended.
Category

19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool

Schumacher Venetian Silk Velvet 18" Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Venetian Silk Velvet with a knife edge finish. The ultimate in sumptuous luxury, our gorgeous silk velvet has an unbelievably lush hand and a wonderful luster. P...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Silk

Pair of Fortuny Pillows w/ Sphinxes
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of unique Fortuny textile pillows made with vintage cotton Fortuny fronts depicting Sphinx's. The colors are autumn shades of gold, brown & cream.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Velvet, Down

American Coverlet Pillow Cover, North America, 19th C.
Located in Istanbul, TR
It does not come with an insert. Linen in the back. Zipper closure. dry cleaning is recommended.
Category

19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool

Schumacher Venetian Silk Velvet 22" Pillow in Mink
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Venetian Silk Velvet Fabric (Item# 62735) with a knife edge finish. The ultimate in sumptuous luxury, our gorgeous silk velvet has an unbelievably lush hand and ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Silk

Antique Persian Tabriz Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an early 20th century Persian Tabriz rug. Measures: 16'' x 16".
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Angora Oushak Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an angora Turkish oushak rug. Zipper closure and poly fill provided Measures: 15'' x 18''.
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Angora

Square Velvet Le Tigre Down Fill Pillow in the Manner of Scalamandre
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Square shape animal motif tiger print pillow. The front features gorgeous thick velvet animal print. Back features a crisp cream. Down-filled. Knife edge with zipper. Fabric is a des...
Category

2010s American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet, Down

19Thc Blue & White Woven Jacquard Coverlet From Pennsylvania
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine original fringed indigo & white jacquard coverlet from Pennsylvania is in fine condition. It has a flying geese or birds in flight pattern similar to a quilt. It dates from...
Category

Early 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Single Fortuny Fabric Cushion in a Neoclassical Pattern
Located in New York, NY
A Fortuny silk pillow cushion in metallic blue and silver fabric depicting a neoclassical design with a draped garland motif, with braided trim and woven back. 50 down/50 feather in...
Category

2010s American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Silk, Down, Feathers

Pair of French Throw Pillows
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful pair of French 19th century accent decorative pillows are made out of antique floral pattern tapestry and have a gold color velvet fabric on the sides and back. They a...
Category

1910s French Vintage Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Fabric, Tapestry, Velvet, Foam, Feathers

Square Designer Eggplant Velvet Down Filled Pillow
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Eggplant down-filled pillow with square ribbon tape ribbon surrounding. Two available.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet, Down

American Coverlet Pillow Cover, North America, 19th C.
Located in Istanbul, TR
It does not come with an insert. Linen in the back. Zipper closure. dry cleaning is recommended.
Category

19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool

American Coverlet Pillow Cover, North America, 19th C.
Located in Istanbul, TR
It does not come with an insert. Linen in the back. Zipper closure. dry cleaning is recommended.
Category

19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Festoni Pattern
Located in New York, NY
A pair of vintage Fortuny fabric cushions in the Festoni pattern, pomegranate red and antique silver metallic with silk/linen grey bias edging and terracotta silk backs, the pattern,...
Category

2010s North American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Vintage Red White and Blue Stripe Satin Scarf Pillows with Down Fill, Set of 2
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A pair of vintage satin scarves turned down filled lumbar pillows. This beautiful red white and blue scarf was found at the estate of a well-known Oklahoma woman. Her home was filled...
Category

20th Century American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Metal

Large Red Turkish Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Large pillow made from a border of a Turkish Sivas rug from the 20th century Size: 24" x 24".
Category

Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Schumacher Venetian Silk Velvet 24" Pillow in Mink
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Venetian Silk Velvet Fabric (Item# 62735) with a knife edge finish. The ultimate in sumptuous luxury, our gorgeous silk velvet has an unbelievably lush hand and ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Silk

Schumacher Venetian Silk Velvet 18" Pillow in Mink
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Venetian Silk Velvet Fabric (Item# 62735) with a knife edge finish. The ultimate in sumptuous luxury, our gorgeous silk velvet has an unbelievably lush hand and ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Silk

Linen Pillows with Jazz Musicians
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
B/2428 - Pair of Italian linen pillows with famous jazz musicians - Italian manufacture ARKE.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Antique Tabriz Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an early 20th century Persian Tabriz rug. Measures: 16'' x 16".
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Schumacher Rhodes Stripe 22" Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Rhodes Stripe with a knife edge finish. Inspired by Ukrainian needlework, Rhodes Stripe is a woven stripe overlaid with charming cross-stitched flourishes that ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Polyester

Nautical Turkish Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Large pillow made from a border of a Turkish Anatolian rug from the 20th century Size: 20" x 20".
Category

Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Classic Champagne Satin Drawing Room Pillows
Located in New York, NY
Vintage pair of large satin drawing room pillows in champagne color with matching fringe.
Category

Late 20th Century North American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Satin

Traditional Set of Persian Mahal Lumbar Size Rug Pillows
Located in New York, NY
Set of pillows made from a 19th century Traditional Persian Mahal rug. Measuring: 16" x 24" and 17" x 23".
Category

20th Century Turkish Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Two Longhorn Western Cushions
Located in Den Haag, NL
Two horned Western pillows depicting a colorful variety of cowboy and Western imagery. Made in Holland by Colorique Interior in the 1980s. Very decorative cushions. I am sure they p...
Category

1980s Dutch Vintage Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Fabric

Collection of Two Pairs of Grey Stripe Woven Pillows
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Collection of two different size pillows in grey flannel wool woven fabric. The backings are in grey cotton linen. The larger pair are 22 x 22 and the kidney pillows are 15 x 24. So...
Category

20th Century American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Pair of Linen Pillows with Bead and Velvet Trim
Located in New York, NY
Striking pair of heavy weight natural linen pillows trimmed with dark blue velvet trellis motif centres and light blue seed beaded borders, hidden zipper closure. Inserts are feather...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen, Velvet, Beads

Pair of Vintage Crewlwork Setee Pads
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These amazing seat pads are in fine condition and were probably custom-made for a long antique settle bench. The backing is in a old cotton blue linen. The condition are very good. S...
Category

Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Textile

19th Century Plaid Linen Ticking Pillows
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This collection of three 19th century plaid cotton linen pillows have a natural linen backing. These muted colors are red, white and blue. Nice crisp white linen backings.
Category

Mid-19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Pair of Turkish Oushak Medallion Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Rare set of vintage Turkish Oushak rugs. Measuring 19'' x 38'' and 22'' x 42''.
Category

20th Century Turkish Neoclassical Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool

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