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Neoclassical Prints

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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Pair of Botanicals Chelsea House Labels on Reverse. Fine Frames
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of botanical chelsea house labels on reverse. Fine frames.
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Prints

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Glass

Two 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Engravings in Giltwood Frames
Located in Buchanan, MI
Two 18th century, Italian neoclassical engravings in giltwood frames.
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18th Century and Earlier Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Giltwood

Set of Seven Botanical Prints of Fruit Signed Peter Drafet
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of seven botanical prints of fruit signed Peter Drafet. Each on a matte and in a lovely gilt frame.
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Prints

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Wood

Contemporary Italian hand coloured Roman vase print with handcrafted black frame
Located in Scandicci, Florence
 Extra large Roman vase printed on a hand press on 100% cotton engraving paper. Completely handpainted with a cream wash, umber highlights, and matte black details. Light brown mat ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Contemporary Italian Hand Colored Roman Vase Print with Handcrafted Black Frame
Located in Scandicci, Florence
Extra large Roman vase printed on a hand press on 100% cotton engraving paper. Completely hand painted with a cream wash, umber highlights, and matte black details. Light brown mat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Late 18th Century Neoclassical French Fashion Engraving Print, François Boucher
Located in Arles, FR
A fine crisp impression of great rarity; it is particularly unusual to find a 18th century color engraving print of this quality and condition in today’s print market. Rare engravin...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Andrew Wyeth Collotype Print My Young Friend Portrait 1976 Metropolitan Museum 2
Located in Dayton, OH
My Young Friend – Study, 1970” by Andrew Wyeth. From a portfolio of 10 facsimile collotype prints of drawings by Andrew Wyeth. Produced by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1976. The p...
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1970s Vintage Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Framed Architectural Engravings, a Set of 10
By James Paine
Located in New York, NY
A collection of 10 architectural engravings. The designs are intricately rendered and display beautiful symmetry. The set consists of 9 engravings by the architect James Paine, compl...
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19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Set of Twelve Antique French Interior Decor Prints
By Alexandre Serebriakoff
Located in London, GB
A set of 12 antique lithographic prints of watercolours, depicting interiors in various historic styles, in the style of Alexandre Serebriakoff,  French, circa 1900. Superb qu...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

The Letter "S" Engraved by L. Vanvitelli for King Carlos III, Italy, 1771
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
These framed letters make a great gift because of their history and great images. The letter "S" engraved by L. Vanvitelli on laid paper. This series was commissioned by King Carlos ...
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1770s Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Pablo Picasso Signed Etching, Minotaure une Coupe à la Main et Jeune Femme, 1933
Located in London, GB
Minotaure, Une Coupe A La Main, Et Jeune Femme, 1933 etching on paper. Signed in pencil, lower right. Vollard watermark. Printed by Lacourière, Paris. Published by Vollard, Paris. A ...
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1930s French Vintage Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Grisaille Wallpaper Panel
Located in Dallas, TX
This neoclassical grisaille wallpaper is from the early 1800’s (shortly after 1816). The panel is one of 12 that comprise the Joseph Dufour set depicting “The Story of Psyche”. Today...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Al Hirschfeld "Harlem" Rare Portfolio of 24 Limited Edition Lithographs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Al Hirschfeld "HARLEM" Rare Portfolio of 24 limited edition lithographs, circa 1941 This is a fine opportunity to acquire a rare portfolio of HARLEM lithographs by noted American ...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Prints

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Other

Italian Views French Engraving with Gold Leaf Frame
Located in Barcelona, ES
Engraving printed in black on laid paper framed with a neoclassical style gold leaf frame. The engraving shows a beautiful view from the Aqueduct of Corigliano, Calabria. Marks with...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Gold Leaf

17th C. Column of Dilius & Obelisque Fountain Engraving Antonio Lafreri Speculum
Located in Dayton, OH
17th century (circa 1675) Roman naval column and fountain engraving. Publisher: Antonio Lafreri (French, Orgelet, Franche-Comte ca. 1512–1577 Rome) Portfolio: Speculum Romanae Magnif...
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17th Century Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Set of 4 Antique Piranesi Classical Inn Engraving Prints 1810
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A set of four Italian Piranesi framed and matted engravings of neoclassical urns. The engravings are deep plate engravings with crisp images, later framed in walnut frames under glas...
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1810s Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Grisaille Wallpaper Quadriptych Depicting The Bath of Psyche
By Desfosse & Karth
Located in Dallas, TX
This striking set of 4 grey monochrome wallpapers depicts the mythological scene of the princess Pysche in her bath. The scene is called “Psyche Au Bain” or Psyche Bathing, and it is...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Antique "Hercules & Lichas" Engraving 19th Century Print, Study, after Canova
Located in Brooklyn, NY
So, in his frenzy, as he wandered there, he chanced upon the trembling Lichas, crouched in the close covert of a hollow rock. Then in a savage fury he cried out, “Was it you, Lic...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Two of the Hand Colored Botanist Repository Series 1797 Andrews, Henry 'British'
Located in Stamford, CT
Andrews, Henry (British) two of the hand colored Botanist Repository series 1797. This artwork is presented in roped and gilded frames. The Botanist's Repository was his first public...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Duomo Milan Cathedral Front View Early 19th Century Original Etching
Located in Milan, IT
An original early 19th century engraving print, Milan Cathedral Square and the Duomo. A stunning hand-coloured engraving, depicts a frontal view of the spectacular Gothic cathedra...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Important Framed Lithograph of the Grapeshot Clipper Ship Joseph Currier & Ives
By Currier & Ives/Joseph Koehler
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
An important framed lithograph of the "Grapeshot" clipper ship belonging to Geo Law Esq. NY. This print is reprinted from Lith by Currier & Ives, American, active 1834–1907. Its fram...
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Early 1900s American Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper, Glass

Audubon Print of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
Located in Stamford, CT
A rare original large folio size hand-colored etching, plate # 2 in Audubon's "Birds of North America." This is a rare printing of a first edition by Lizars. Only 50 copies of the fi...
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1820s American Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Pair of Italian 19th Century Neo-Classical St. Prints in Their Original Walnut F
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful pair of Italian 19th century neo-classical st. prints in their original walnut frames. Each wonderfully executed print displays finely detailed floral and foliate designs...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Walnut

Malcolm Furlow Signed Serigraph Print American Rodeo Cowboy Bucking Bronco Horse
Located in Dayton, OH
"Signed and framed serigraph print by Malcolm Furlow, featuring a cowboy riding a bucking horse covered in the stars and stripes of the American flag. “Taos resident, Malcolm Furlow,...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Trio of English William Hamilton Neoclassical Engravings
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Interesting trio of English Sir William Hamilton Greco-Roman neoclassical hand-colored engravings set of images made in the Grand Tour style. Hamilton was a British ambassador to the...
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19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper, Glass

Four Fine Antique French Colored Engravings from John Flamsteed "Atlas Celeste”
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Including: Le Serpent, Le Bouvier, Pegase and Hercule along with other identified constellations on each page. Le Serpent with a fold down the center. The French edition of 27 plates...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Pair of Prints Finely Framed L'Hiver et Printemps
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of prints finely framed L'Hiver et Printemps. Each in a fine gilt wood frame set in a ebony larger frame.
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Early 19th Century Hand-Colored Portrait Engraving of a Gentleman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A fine portrait miniature of a man with long tousled hair and blue high-collared frock coat. The image is encased by parcel-gilt and black lacquered glass with a thick giltwood shado...
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1810s German Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Giltwood, Laid Paper

2 Antique Rome Italy Color Engravings St Andrea Church Piazza Turtle Fountain
Located in Dayton, OH
Set of two antique colored engravings featuring some of the Splendors of Rome – One city street featuring the Church of Saint Andrea and one showing The Turtle Fountain in the Piazza...
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19th Century Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Luigi Vanvitelli's Engraving of the Letter N for King Carlos III, Italy, 1771
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The letter "N" engraved by L. Vanvitelli on laid paper in 1771. They were commissioned by King Carlos III of Italy as part of a historical series. It has been custom framed to museum...
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1770s Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

L. Vanvitelli's Engraving of the Letter "Q" for King Carlos III-Italy, 1771
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The letter "Q" engraved by Luigi Vanvitelli on laid paper in 1771. They were commissioned by King Carlos III of Italy as part of a historical series. It has been custom framed to mus...
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1770s Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Rare Engraving "Il Temporale Del Pussino" by Wilhelm Gmelin After Poussin circa
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A well-preserved untinted engraving on paper published circa 1813 executed by Wilhelm Friedrich Gmelin after the original painting by Gaspard Poussin of Il Temporale del Pussino. The...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Giltwood, Paper

John James Audubon "The Little Owl," 1834 Havell Edition in Baroque Frame
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Created as part of John James Audubon's "The Birds of North America," the single greatest work on ornithology ever produced, this fabulous print of "The Little Owl, Strix Acadica" is...
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1830s American Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Glass, Giltwood, Paper

The Letter "U" an Engraving by L. Vanvitelli for King Carlos III, Italy, 1771
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
IT HAD TO BE "U"- The letter "U" engraved by L. Vanvitelli on laid paper. This series was commissioned by King Carlos III of Italy in 1771 as part of a historical series. It has been...
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1770s Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Giovanni Battista Piranesi etching 'St Peter's Basilica', 1st State, circa 1773
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italy, 1720-1778) 'Veduta Interna della Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano vicino alla Tribuna', 18th century, published circa 1773, etching with engravin...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Rectangular Framed Horse Illustration
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
This equine horse illustration will be a lovely touch to any space. Framed in a light wooden frame with glass, the piece depicts the bust of a horse with its bridle. It is either a p...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

1900's Delineator Magazine Models' Page Framed and Matted
Located in Plainview, NY
An original page of the Delineator magazine of the June 1911 issue, page 473. The page features two model ladies showing attractive Summer gowns. The vintage magazine page is finely ...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Prints

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Glass, Giltwood, Paper

Set of Twenty Framed 19th Century French Portrait Etchings
Located in Chicago, IL
A fantastic set of twenty 19th century framed etchings of Roman and Greek emperors, statesmen, and philosophers including Julius Caesar, Augustus Caesar, Cicero, Marcus Brutus, Arist...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Set of Twelve Italian 19th Century Neoclassical Prints Set in a Giltwood Frame
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant and most decorative set of twelve Italian 19th century Neo-Classical prints set in a giltwood frame. Each beautiful print displays wonderfully executed Greek and Neo-Class...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Giltwood

Set of Two Framed French Engraved Art Print
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a set of two French engraved art print. One is titled “Mars et Venus” and it was presented to Monsieur Marc Rene-Marquis de Montalembert (July-1714-March-1800- He was a Frenc...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Architectural Etching, Diverses Sciences & l’Architecture
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Architectural Print Total of 6 available 2 horizontal & 4 vertical prints Dimensions : Frame: 16” W x 20.25” H x 1” D Etching: 9.5” W x 13.75” H.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Architectural Etching, Piedestaux
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Architectural Print Total of 6 available 2 horizontal & 4 vertical prints Dimensions : Frame: 20.25” W x 16” H x 1” D Etching: 9.5” W x 13.75” H.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Architectural Etching, La Sculpture & La Peinture
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Architectural print Total of 6 available 2 horizontal & 4 vertical prints Dimensions: Frame: 16” W x 20.25” H x 1” D Etching: 9.5” W x 13.75” H.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Architectural Etching, Gaines 'Columns'
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Architectural print Total of 6 available 2 horizontal & 4 vertical prints Dimensions: Frame: 16” W x 20.25” H x 1” D Etching: 9.5” W x 13.75” H.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Architectural Etching, Piedestaux 'Pedestals'
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Architectural Print Total of 6 available 2 horizontal & 4 vertical prints Dimensions : Frame: 20.25” W x 16” H x 1” D Etching: 9.5” W x 13.75” H.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Architectural Etching, Gaines 'Columns'
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Architectural print Total of 6 available 2 horizontal & 4 vertical prints Dimensions: Frame: 16” W x 20.25” H x 1” D Etching: 9.5” W x 13.75” H.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Italian 19th Century Big Size Florence Architectural Hand-Colored Print
Located in Scandicci, Florence
"Porta nel Vestibolo dell'antica Università dei Lanaioli - Studio al Vero del Capitello" A rare extra-large print, printed on engraving paper with an antique star press and waterc...
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1840s Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Italian 19th Century Big Size Florence Architectural Hand-Colored Print
Located in Scandicci, Florence
"Porta della Badia di Firenze - Studi" A rare extra-large print, printed on engraving paper with an antique star press and watercolored by hand representing an antique staircase, ...
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1840s Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Italian 19th Century Big Size Florence Architectural Hand-Colored Print
Located in Scandicci, Florence
"Casa del Chiasso de Davanzati - Studi" A rare extra-large print, printed on engraving paper with an antique star press and watercolored by hand representing an antique palazzo's ...
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1840s Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Italian 19th Century Big Size Florence Architectural Hand-Colored Print
Located in Scandicci, Florence
"Cammino - Casa nel Chiasso dei Davanzati" A rare extra-large print, printed on engraving paper with an antique star press and watercolored by hand representing an antique firepla...
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1840s Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Large Framed 19th Century Engravings of Classical Figures
Located in Houston, TX
Large framed 19th century engravings of classical figures from Musee Francais Recueil Des Plus Beaux Tableaux, Statues, Et Bas-Reliefs Qui Existaient Au Louvre Avant 1815, by Jean Du...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper, Glass, Walnut

Large Framed 19th Century Engravings of Classical Figures
Located in Houston, TX
Large framed 19th century engravings of classical figures from Musee Francais Recueil Des plus beaux tableaux, statues, Et Bas-Reliefs Qui Existaient Au Louvre Avant 1815, by Jean Du...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper, Glass, Walnut

19th C Lithograph "View of the Temple of Concordia, Agrigente" after Gaertner
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A fine lithograph after Friedrich Gaertner's "View of the Temple Concordia, Agrigento", it is executed on paper and framed up to the border of the image under museum glass. The work ...
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19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Glass, Paper

Pair Framed Colored Engravings or Prints after Angelica Kauffmann, London Label
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
These are a very decorative pair of colored engravings or prints after Angelica Kauffmann, set in antique gold circular frames of a good size of 16.38 inch diameter and dating to the...
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19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Glass, Paper, Wood

Set of Three Early 19th Century Architectural Prints by Louis-Pierre Baltard de
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Three gorgeous early 19th century architectural prints by Louis-Pierre Baltard de la Fresque (1764 — 1846).
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Wood, Paper

Rare Engraved "Map of North America", Emanuel Bowen & John Gibson Published 1776
Located in Shippensburg, PA
"An Accurate Map Of North America. Describing and distinguishing the British and Spanish Dominions on the great Continent; According to the Definitive Treaty Concluded at Paris 10th ...
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18th Century British Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Giovanni Battista Piranesi etching 'Santa Maria Maggiore', 3rd State, circa 1750
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italy, 1720-1778), 'Veduta della Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore', mid-18th century circa 1750, etching with engraving, Rome edition, 3rd state with publ...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Prints

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Paper

Audubon White Heron Plate #386 Havell
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large original sized Audubon chromolithograph "White Heron" plate #386. Oppenheimer edition of only 150 published in 1999. Framed and mounted in a museum quality brushed stainless st...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Prints

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Steel