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Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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
Maison Jansen Style Ovale Brass Bar Cart with Smoked Glass Shelves
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This unusual ovale bar cart is made of brass with bronzed glas shelves. This is a model attributed to famous French Designer Maison Jansen. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Maison Bagués, Neoclassical Style Brass Drinks Trolley, French, Circa 1940
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical style bar cart is made of brass with removable glass trays. This is a work by famous designer Maison Bagués, circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Maison Bagués, Rare Set of 3 Neoclassical Style Silvered Brass Nesting Tables
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This rare set of 3 neoclassical style nesting tables on casters is made of silvered brass. These stacking tables were made by famous French designer Maison Bagués, circa 1970.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Vintage 1920's Italian Inlaid Marquetry Bar Cart
Located in Doylestown, PA
Beautiful Italian inlaid marquetry bar cart with brass accent and drop leaves. Two large carriage style front wheels and one small swivel caster rear one. All wheels operate smoothly...
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1920s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Little Two-Tier Maison Jansen Style Cart
Located in Miami, FL
So cute French Maison Jansen brass cart. Original glasses, no chips. Original wheels.
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Oval Brass Bar Cart with Removable Top Tray and Bottles Holder by Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This oval bar cart is made of brass. It has a removable top tray and bottles holder on bottom tray. This is a French work by Maison Jansen. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Black Stainless Steel Bar Cart Trolley
Located in North York, ON
Black stainless steel bar cart trolley. Stunning black lacquer 3-tier bar cart, beautifully finished in a hand polished black lacquer with polished stainless steel lattice trim and c...
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2010s American Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal, Stainless Steel

Maison Bagués, Neoclassical Style Brass Drinks Trolley, French, Circa 1940
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
Maison Bagués. Neoclassical style brass drinks trolley. French. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Mid Century Gilt Faux Bamboo Three Tier Bar Cart
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous three tiered gilt faux bamboo bar cart from France. Glides effortlessly on its caster wheels. Shelves are 11 inches apart from each other.
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1950s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Iron

Maison Bagués. Rare Silvered on Brass Drinks Trolley. French. circa 1940
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
Maison Bagués. Rare Silvered on Brass Drinks Trolley. French, circa 1940
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Neoclassical Brass Drinks Trolley, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Elegant midcentury neoclassical style serving trolley. Beautiful brass details and two tiered veneer wooden trays. Three bottle holders and enough space for glasses and other. ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Maison Baguès, Set of 3 Brass Nesting Drinks Trolleys with Removable Trays, Fren
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This very nice and unusual set of neoclassical style nesting tables on casters is made of brass with elegant removable trays. This is a French work by famous designer Maison Baguès, ...
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Neoclassical Brass Round Bar Cart, French, circa 1940
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
Attributed to Maison Jansen. Neoclassical brass round drinks trolley, French, circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Neoclassical Style Mahogany and Brass Bar Cart in the Style of Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical style bar cart is made of mahogany and brass. This is a French work in the style of famous designer Maison Jansen. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Neoclassical Style Brass and Smoked Glass Bar Cart in the Style of Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical style bar cart is all made of brass with smoked glass, surrounded by a darker line. This drinks trolley is a French work, in the style of famous Maison Jansen, circ...
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Attributed to Maison Baguès, Set of Neoclassical Brass Nesting Tables on Casters
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This set of 3 neoclassical style nesting tables on casters are made of brass. These trolleys have fluted legs, decorative finials and very fine removable trays. The quality of these ...
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Attributed to Maison Jansen, Round Neoclassical Style Brass Drinks Trolley
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This nice neoclassical round bar cart is made of brass and glass with a top removable tray and a three bottles holder on each side. This drinks trolley attributed to famous French de...
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Neoclassical Style Brass and Mahogany Drinks Trolley with Removable Trays
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
Neoclassical style brass and mahogany drinks trolley with removable trays. French. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Maison Bagués, Neoclassical Style Brass Bar Cart Decorated with Fleurs de Lys
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical style bar cart is made of silver on brass with Decorated with fleurs de lys decor. The silver is a bit used by time which makes a very nice silver and brass patina....
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Maison Jansen Black Glass and Gilt-Brass Étagère
Located in New York, NY
With two long rectangular black glass brass-bound shelves raised on turned uprights surmounted by pine cone finials; on brass casters. Provenance: From the Collection of Mario Bua...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Neoclassical Style Brass Drinks Trolley with Removable Trays by Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical style bar cart is made of brass with removable glass trays. This is a French work by famous designer Maison Jansen. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Neoclassical Round Brass Drinks Trolley by Maison Bagués
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical style round bar cart is made of brass. This drinks trolley has two removable trays. This is a work by famous French designer Maison Bagués. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Black Stainless Steel Bar Cart Trolley
Located in North York, ON
Black stainless steel bar cart trolley. Stunning black lacquer 3-tier bar cart, beautifully finished in a hand polished black lacquer with polished stainless steel lattice trim and c...
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2010s American Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal, Stainless Steel

Maison Jansen Bronze 2-Tier Neoclassical Side Table, Serving Cart Casters France
Located in Miami, FL
Superb 2-tier side table or serving cart by Maison Jansen neoclassical made in France circa 1960. Bronze Core on Casters with clear Glass tops. Great also as sofa, end or tea table...
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Bronze

Neoclassical Boulle with Wood Inlay & Reticulated Brass Bar Cart, Italy
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Spectacular boulle inlay with brass and wood inlay. Reticulated Brass frames both shelves with a turned wood handle. In excellent vintage condition with almost no wear at all. Very t...
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1960s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Neoclassical Style Brass and Mahogany Bar Cart with Removable Trays
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical style bar cart is made of brass and mahogany. Both Trays of this drinks trolley are removable and can be used to serve. This is a French Work, circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Delicate Neoclassical Oval Brass Trolley with 3 Removable Shelves
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This delicate neoclassical oval trolley is made of brass. It has 3 removable glass shelves surrounded by a brass tray. This is a French work, in the style of famous French designer M...
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Lucite, Glass and Brass Bar Cart or Trolley by Orsenigo, Italy, circa 1980
Located in New York, NY
Lucite, glass and brass bar cart or trolley manufactured by Orsenigo in Milan, Italy, circa 1980. Top and bottom round glass shelves fit into brass frames. Each shelf is suspended by...
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Ornately Decorated Italian Birch & Mahogany Inlaid Bar Cart with Chariot Scene
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A lovely birch and mahogany bar cart having stencil decoration and inlaid chariot scene with drop leaves, bottom tier, and gorgeous brass wheels and handle. When leaves are extended ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Birch, Mahogany

Small Brass Trolley with Tainted Glass, circa 1940
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This small neoclassical trolley is made of brass with tainted glass shelves. This is a French work, circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Italian Rosewood Marquetry Round Tea Cart
Located in Germantown, MD
Expertly crafted in Italy with luscious marquetry, this bar cart, tea, beverage or dessert trolley is in beautiful original condition. Vintage furniture from about 30 years ago, the...
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

1950/70 Articulated Rolling Bar Brass From Parisian Palace Maison Jansen Style
Located in Paris, FR
Rolling bar opening in the middle in 2 1/2 moon in the style of Maison Jansen shelves and galleries Folded dimensions: 79 X 69.5 X H 74 cm Unfolded dimensions: 131 X 47.5 H top: 6...
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

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