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Neoclassical Serving Tables

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
Tiered Regency Style Oval Burl Serving Table
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Constructed with a fine dark Burl wood veneer in a high polish. Oval in shape with polished silver tone mounts. The top with a 3/4 gallery, the frieze set with neoclassical mounts wi...
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20th Century Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Burl

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 Serving Tables

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Brass

Vintage Spanish Figured Walnut Tiered Serving Table
Located in Forney, TX
A vintage Spanish tiered service table from the mid-20th century. Featuring warm, richly figured walnut, having a shaped top with book-matched burlwood framed by contrasting string b...
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Brass

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 Serving Tables

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Brass

Neoclassical Carved White and Brèche Violette Marble Console
Located in Essex, MA
A large carved marble and breche violette topped console table. Free standing with winged figural supports holding a shell and beautiful marble top. Provenance: Sotheby's Private ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Breccia Marble, Statuary Marble

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 Serving Tables

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Brass

Maison Bagués, Neoclassical Style Brass Drinks Trolley with Glass Shelves
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical style bar cart is made of brass with glass shelves. It has nice bronze noodles on each side. This is a French work, circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Brass

Neoclassical Style 3 Tiers Mahogany and Brass Round Table, French, Circa 1940
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical style 3 tiers serving table is made of mahogany and brass. This is a French work, circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Brass

Pair of American Mahogany Console Servers in Natural Washed Finish
Located in North York, ON
American mahogany console servers in natural washed finish. Original design and look with beautiful inlaid work and slender curved legs. This piece is perfect the console or sideboar...
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2010s American Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Metal

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 Serving Tables

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Brass

A Late 1800's Sorrento Marquetry Desert Table with Figural Classical Motif
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A highly decorative and complicated late 1800's Sorrento marquetry occasional table using a wide variety of woods and textures and featuring a center motif of a travelling minstrel i...
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1890s Italian Antique Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Fruitwood, Walnut, Bentwood

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 Serving Tables

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Brass

Early 19th Century Tuscan Walnut Veneered and Marble-Top Shallow Console Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
Highly functional for serving as this piece is tall in height and lean in depth with an easily maintainable marble top. Elegant in style this piece is from the early 19th century.
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1830s Italian Antique Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Marble

French Fruitwood Demi-lune Server
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Antique French Directoire style server crafted in fruitwood with a demi-lune form having a black and white marble top with a brass gallery on a one drawer case with brass hardware on...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Brass

Neoclassical Style Brass Bar Cart 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 Maison Bagués. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Brass

Maison Bagués, Neoclassical Brass Bar Cart with 2 Clear Glass Shelves
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical bar cart is made of brass with 4 finials and 2 clear glass shelves. This drinks trolley has a bottles holder on bottom shelf. This is a work by famous French design...
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Brass

Maison Jansen French Neoclassical Steel & Bronze Hoof Feet Pedestal Drink Table
Located in Miami, FL
Neoclassical French drink table maison jansen style steel, brass & bronze hoof feet with a round sand color travertine top. The natural taupe color 1-inch-thick Stone Top gives a ni...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Travertine, Brass, Bronze, Steel

American Empire or Classical Pier Table, New York
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This American Classical pier table, was made in New York circa 1820. Retaining its original marble top and mirror, the table has white marble columns and pilasters, with carved gilt...
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Early 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Marble

Incredible 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Giltwood Marble Top Console
Located in Charleston, SC
Incredible 18th century Italian neoclassical Giltwood marble top console with rose headed nail construction and original marble. Fantastic quality.
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Marble

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 Serving Tables

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Brass

Neoclassical French Empire Style Pier Table by Maitland Smith
Located in Southampton, NJ
A stately Maitland Smith two tier mahogany and brass Pier table. Neoclassical in style having stationary tessellated black marble top and base with ornate brass design elements throu...
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Early 2000s North American Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Marble, Brass

Venetian Neoclassical late 18th century Painted Console Table
Located in Troy, NY
Exquisite painted Venetian console table in the typical neoclassical taste. For a similar example see: G. Morazzoni, "Il Mobile Veneziano del settecento" Tav. CXCI.
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Wood

Pair of Italian Walnut Neoclassical One Drawer Consoles, Veneto Region
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian walnut neoclassical one drawer walnut consoles, Veneto Region.
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Walnut

Antique Neoclassical Carved Mahogany & Burl Server circa 1930
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique neoclassical style server offers mahogany and burl construction with backsplash having carved cartouche over single drawer case with stylized shield, dental and scroll ele...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Mahogany

Gustavian Late 18th Century Neoclassical Swedish, White-Painted Console Table
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
Carved wood with original white paint, carved giltwood rosettes, original grey white-veined marble top. The rectangular top above a Greek key frieze with applied rosettes on square t...
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1790s Swedish Antique Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Marble

French Louis XVI Neoclassical Regency Mahogany Server Cabinet Tables, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Louis XVI neoclassical Regency style Mahogany server cabinet tables - a pair. Item features bronze mounts and gallery, soldier busts to door grills, inset glass tops, ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Brass

Classical Manner Oval Wood Serving Table
Located in New York, NY
Classical manner diminutive serving table with three oval levels, on casters.
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Wood

Neoclassical Brass Trolley, French, circa 1940
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical style brass bar cart is made of brass with smoked glass shelves. This is a French work in the style of famous French designer Maison Jansen, circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Brass

Maison Bagués, Neoclassical Brass Bar Cart with 2 Clear Glass Shelves
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical bar cart is made of brass with 4 finials and 2 clear glass shelves. This drinks trolley has a bottles holder on bottom shelf. This is a work by famous French design...
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Brass

Large Gray Painted and Limestone Console Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Large console table with a limestone top and caved wood acanthus leaf legs with a gray painted finish.   
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Limestone

Classic Neoclassical / Hollywood Regency Gilded Brass Trolley
Located in lyon, FR
Classic neoclassical / Hollywood Regency gilded brass trolley. Dark tinted glass top. Dimensions: 66.5 x 67.5 x 43 H cm Condition: Very good condition, normal wear visible in p...
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Brass

Antique French Walnut Neoclassical Pop-Top Serving Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French walnut neoclassical pop-top serving table is an amazing contraption that looks like an ordinary end table (well, ordinary if you're an antique aficionado...) but has a...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Walnut

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 Serving Tables

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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 Serving Tables

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Brass

Unusual Tray Table in Brass with a Lacquer Tole Top, circa 1950
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This tray table is made of a folding brass base with a lacquer tole top with gilt geometrical decor. This is a French work, circa 1950.
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1950s French Vintage Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Brass

1950-1970 Bronze Rolling Bar Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
Rolling bar in brass and bronze with glass top has flaps Good condition, circa 1950-1970.
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Bronze

Set of 3 Maison Lancel Nesting Tables Brass Wood Top French Mid-Century Modern
Located in Miami, FL
Superb set of nesting tables by Maison Lancel in brass and ebonized wood. Great as Drink Table, Serving Table or Sofa Table for Your favorite Snacks. Mid-Century Modern Design from ...
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Brass

Two-Tiered Metal Glass and Brass Stand
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Two-tiered metal and glass table or stand with an elegant metal frame having finials at the top and ball feet. Each tier is silver and gold leaf under glass bordered by a brass gallery.
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20th Century French Neoclassical Serving Tables

An Important Neoclassical Giltwood Console Florence, Italy
Located in Sheffield, MA
An Important Neoclassical Giltwood Console Roma,Italy 18th Century The mottled grey rectangular marble above an egg and dart edge, the guilloche frieze with a central rosette, on r...
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18th Century and Earlier Italian Antique Neoclassical Serving Tables

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Wood

American Mahogany Two Tiered Supper Table. Circa 1840
Located in Charleston, SC
American mahogany two tiered supper table with brass decorative column supports, reeded and turned tripod pedestal, and terminating on original brass casters. Early 19th Century
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19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Serving Tables

Materials

Brass

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