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Stunning Antique Bronze Sculpture of a Sword Holding Joan of Arc in Chainmail
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique, mint and rare bronze statue of Jeanne D'arc, Frances most famous patron saint. 25 years after her short lived & heroic life, Joan of Arc, who had wrongly been sentenced to ...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Figurative Sculptures

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Antique Bronze Religious Art Sculpture / Statue Depicting Christ with Children
Located in Lisse, NL
19th century finest bronze group statue. This excellent quality and very refined sculpture of Christ with children is another one of our recent great finds. Anyone who knows what i...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Revival Figurative Sculptures

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French Antique Stately Bronze Napoleon on Prancing Horse Sculpture, Marble Base
Located in Lisse, NL
Handcrafted. Practical size sculpture of imperator Napoleon Bonaparte. If you are a collector of good quality antiques having to do with (French) historical figures then this rare a...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Japanese Antique Shinto Suzu Temple Bell
Located in Shelburne, VT
From our recent Japanese acquisitions travels. A personal sized antique Suzu bell, 50 inches length total Here's an extraordinary opportunity to collect and acquire a Japanese ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Antique Bronze Sculpture "Boy & Dog"
By Alberto Giacometti
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration an antique bronze sculpture of a boy and dog in a twisted wooden log. Beautiful scene in verdigris patinated bronze. Unmarked, no information from the m...
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Vintage 1940s Unknown American Classical Figurative Sculptures

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Antique Bronze Sculpture, Elegant Lady Playing Golf
Located in Berlin, DE
Pretty and decorative antique bronze sculpture. Elegant lady playing golf. Bronze on marble base. Very detailed quality.
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Antique 19th Century Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Rare Antique Bronze Sculpture of Lady Justice
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful quality cast bronze figure of lady justice circa 1890's, French lost wax casting with beautiful medium brown patina. This sculpture is quite rare and magnificent, which w...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Bronze Sculpture, Walking Hound, Gundog, Signed "Rusche"
Located in Berlin, DE
Pretty and decorative antique bronze sculpture. Antique bronze sculpture. Walking Hound, gundog. Signed "Rusche" Very detailed quality.
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Antique 19th Century Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Bronze Sculpture, Signed on Base, G.Devreese
By Godefroid DeVreese
Located in Esbeek, NL
Original antique bronze sculpture "Appolon" standing man with harp. Very fine detail. signed on base, Godefroid Devreese borned 1861 in Belgium (kortrijk) and died 1941. He was a...
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20th Century Belgian Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Bronze Sculpture Roman Warrior Julius Schmidt Felling
By Schmidt Felling
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique bronze sculpture of a standing Roman warrior wearing a helmet and holding a spear. The bronze is signed by the German artist Julius Schmidt Felling, circa 1895. The sculpture...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Antique Bronze Sculpture, Signed on Base, Bruno Gerrits
By Bruno Gerrits
Located in Esbeek, NL
Bruno gerrits, born in Anvers, Belgium, 1881-1970.  
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20th Century Belgian Figurative Sculptures

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Antique Bronze Sculpture of a Young Victorian Male Wandering Showman
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This well executed antique bronze sculpture is presumed to have been made in France in circa 1895 in the period Victorian style. This bronze may have an illegible signature on the ba...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

French Antique Bronze Sculpture of "Harvester" by Mathurin Moreau
By Mathurin Moreau
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A very fine model of a rural young farmer resting against a rocky outcrop to sharpen his scythe, the base of which has been set in the hay collected in a pile beside the rock; the na...
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Antique Early 1900s French Romantic Figurative Sculptures

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Antique French Bronze Sculpture
Located in High Point, NC
A bronze sculpture of a female figure created in France, circa 1900. This world toting muse is crafted in bronze with wooden accents, globe and socle. Her enchanted gaze gives us a m...
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Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

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H 28.3 in. W 10.2 in. D 10.2 in.
French Antique Bronze Sculpture "Dueling Cavaliers" by Edouard Drouot
By Edouard Drouot
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An infrequently scene sculpture by Drouot, it is an engaging historical genre scene depicting two dueling cavaliers complete in period garment. His modeling of both is most convincin...
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20th Century French Romantic Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

“Wounded Lioness” French Antique Bronze Sculpture by Charles Valton
By Charles Valton, Siot-Decauville
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A superb lifetime cast of Charles Valton's “Lionne Blessée“ executed by the foundry Siot-Decauville during the first quarter of the 20th century, this extraordinary example is one of...
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Early 20th Century French Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Bronze Sculpture "Trinkender Frauenakt" by Victor Heinrich Seifert
By Victor Heinrich Seifert
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Victor Heinrich Seifert (German, 1870-1953) "Trinkender Frauenakt" Germany, circa 1890-1900, signed "V. Seifert AKT Ges Gladenbeck Berlin" Victor Heinrich Seifert was born in Vie...
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Antique 19th Century German Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Decorative, Antique Bronze Sculpture of an Eagle, on a Marble Base
Located in Berlin, DE
Decorative antique bronze sculpture of an eagle, on a marble base.
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20th Century Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Antique Bronze Sculpture Two Monkeys Thomas François Cartier, France, 1900
By Thomas Francois-Cartier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique bronze sculpture of two monkeys, mother and child by the French artist Thomas Cartier, 1879-1943, with a beautiful dark brown patina. Literature: “Bronzes, sculptors and fo...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

“A la terre!” French Antique Bronze Sculpture by Alfred Boucher & Barbedienne
By Alfred Boucher, F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Bronze sculpture model of "A La Terre!" (1890) after Alfred Boucher Signed to naturalistic base "A. Boucher", inscribed "F. Barbedienne Fondeur" Item # 008AMH08W This powerful mode...
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

“Amazonian Fighting a Tiger” German Antique Bronze Sculpture by August Kiss
By August Karl Eduard Kiss, Gladenbeck Foundry
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Born in Germany in 1802, Karl August Eduard Kiss studied at the Berlin Academy under Rauch, Tieck and Schinkel; he would later assist Friedrich Tieck in the monumental Horse Tamers c...
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Antique 19th Century German Figurative Sculptures

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French Orientalism Antique Bronze Sculpture “Décrotteur Arabe” by Edouard Drouot
By Edouard Drouot
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A very fun cabinet bronze by Edouard Drouot, it is firmly rooted in the deep interest clients in England and France had in “The Orient“. It is titled on the edge of the base “Décrott...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

French Antique Bronze Sculpture "Eagle" after Antoine-Louis Barye, Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A powerful display of Barye's left-facing edition of "Eagle", it is a reduction developed first from Barye's studies for the French government in 1834. They were initially planning t...
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20th Century French Romantic Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

French Antique Bronze Sculpture of Basset Hounds by E. Fremiet & Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Emmanuel Fremiet
Located in Shippensburg, PA
This is a simply gorgeous group sculpted in bronze, the title of which varies somewhat depending on the text you examine - depending on the reference text, it can be noted as pair of...
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Antique 19th Century French Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Antique Bronze Sculpture of a Male Nude Archer by Rudolf Kaesbach 1900
By Rudolf Kaesbach
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique bronze sculpture of an Archer with bow by the German sculptor Rudolf Kaesbach. The male nude is aiming in a kneeled pose and is wearing a silver helmet. The bronze has a mu...
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Early 20th Century German Romantic Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

“Le Trevail” French Antique Bronze Sculpture of Blacksmith by Maurice Constant
By Maurice Constant
Located in Shippensburg, PA
With an exquisite polychromed patina, there is a complexity to this figure of “Le Trevail“ that is most striking. Utilizing a range of chemicals to bring varying hues of bronze, brow...
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20th Century French Romantic Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

French Antique Bronze Sculpture "Dogs Chasing a Rabbit" by Pierre Jules Mene
Located in Shippensburg, PA
This exquisite bronze hunting group captures a trio of dogs excitedly congregating around a small hollow within which a rabbit is presumably hiding. It is one of Mene’s most popular ...
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20th Century French Romantic Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Rare French Antique Bronze Sculpture of St. Celicia by Emmanuel Fremiet
By Emmanuel Fremiet
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A most rare model of Fremiet's St. Celicia, it features a vibrant gilded patina over a heavily textured and worked bronze. Unlike the carefully finished and often silky surfaces of F...
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Antique 19th Century French Romantic Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Rare “Boeuf Couché” French Antique Bronze Sculpture by Rosa Bonheur & Peyrol
By Peyrol Foundry, Rosa Bonheur
Located in Shippensburg, PA
“BOEUF COUCHE” patinated bronze sculpture by Rosa Bonheur Signed in naturalist base "Rosa B.”; sand-cast; stamped verso PEYROL Item # 911SWQ29Z-1 The original model for Boeuf Co...
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Antique 19th Century French Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century French Antique Bronze Sculpture by Isidore Bonheur & Peyrol
By Peyrol Foundry, Isidore Jules Bonheur
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A fine lifetime cast, this bronze sculpture depicts a Spanish peasant playing a classical guitar while riding on the back of a mule. It is a rich model, complete with a handsomely de...
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

"Cerf a la Branche" French Antique Bronze Sculpture after Pierre Jules Mene
By Pierre Jules Mêne
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Catalogued as No. 118 in Mene's late 19th century catalogue issued by Susse Freres under the title "Cerf à la Branche no. 1" with dimensions of 36 cm high x 38 cm wide, it was offere...
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Early 20th Century French Romantic Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Bronze Sculpture of Antinous of Belvedere, 19th Century, Italian
Located in Montreal, QC
Antique bronze statue of Antinous of Belvedere who was a close friend or lover of Emperor Hadrian. After his untimely death Hadrian deified him. A striking figure, standing in the nu...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Bronze Sculpture Male Nude with Stone Hugo Siegwart H. 36 inch
By Hugo Siegwart
Located in Antwerp, BE
Description Impressive Antique sculpture of a male nude throwing a stone by the Swiss artist Hugo Siegwart (1865-1938) He worked in Germany and France. Artist/ Maker: Hugo Siegwart....
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Early 20th Century Swiss Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

“Fileuse et Enfant” Torchiere Lamp Antique Bronze Sculpture by Emile Peynot
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A very large work that captures the attention of the viewer immediately, this is a piece that was intended for display in the corner on a large pedestal, allowing the lamp to bring h...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Romantic Figurative Sculptures

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Antique Bronze Sculpture by Isidore Bonheur, Made in France, Paris, circa 1865
By Isidore Jules Bonheur
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique bronze sculpture by Isidore Bonheur Made in France, Paris, circa 1865 Isidore Jules Bonheur (Bordeaux 15 May 1827-10 November 1901 Paris), best known as one of the 19th c...
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Antique 1860s French Animal Sculptures

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French Antique Bronze Sculpture "Charles VII Ennobling Joan d'Arc", circa 1850s
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A technical feat, this very fine circa 1850s sand-cast model of Joan d'Arc is crafted with at least a dozen individually cast elements ingeniously locked together using only screws a...
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Grand Tour Classical Bronze Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Antique Grand Tour classical bronze Roman figural sculpture with laurel crown.  
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Antique 19th Century Italian Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

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H 5.25 in. W 3.25 in. D 1.25 in.
French Antique Bronze Sculpture of Group of Merino Sheep by Jules Moigniez
By Jules Moigniez
Located in Shippensburg, PA
First exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1861, Moigniez's group of Merino Sheep is a highly detailed representation of nature. The model is particularly interesting in its contrast betw...
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Antique 19th Century French Romantic Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique French Bronze Sculpture bu A. Moreau
Located in Winter Park, FL
A small 19th century French bronze statue entitled Un Critique d'Art by Louis Auguste Moreau (1855-1919). Bronze doré patina. Signed on base. More photos available upon request. We h...
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

French Antique Bronze Sculpture of "Etruscan Art" by Victor Simyan, circa 1870
By Auguste Delafontaine
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Originally exhibited in plaster at the Salon of 1857 (no. 3102), it was again exhibited at the Salon of 1861 (no. 3616) in marble with the title L'Art Étrusque. The original was acqu...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

French Antique Bronze Sculpture "Running Stag" by Jules Moigniez, 19th Century
By Jules Moigniez
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Typical of Moigniez models, the casting of the present "Running Stag" is of unquestionable quality, a statement of technical expertise. A most pleasing and complex modeling of a runn...
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Antique 19th Century French Romantic Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

French Antique Bronze Sculpture “Le Bouc no. 1” Goat by Pierre Jules Mene
By Pierre Jules Mêne
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A fine atelier casting of a male goat by Pierre Jules Mene, the work is crisply signed in the naturalistic base and exhibits the exceptional surface tooling we expect from his models...
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Antique 19th Century French Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Grand Tour Antique Bronze Sculpture "A Father Teaching His Son", 19th Century
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A very finely cast Grand Tour model of a Greek scholar sitting beside his son and answering questions his son has about the scroll in hand. The model is a complex arrangement with th...
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Antique 19th Century French Grand Tour Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

“Orphan Boy with His Harp” French Antique Bronze Sculpture by Eutrope Bouret
By Eutrope Bouret
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A complex and very fine bronze model of Sans Famille ("Without Family", also known as "The Orphan Boy with His Harp") by Eutrope Bouret, this large sculpture is raised over a ring an...
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20th Century French Romantic Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

“Grazing Ram” French Antique Bronze Sculpture by Rosa Bonheur, Cast by Peyrol
By Peyrol Foundry, Rosa Bonheur
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Though she only produced a limited variety of sculpture models in her lifetime, Rosa Bonheur’s sheep are some of the most cherished. Sensitive and exacting, the manner in which she c...
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Antique 19th Century French Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique French Bronze Sculpture after Houdon
By Jean-Antoine Houdon
Located in London, GB
This beautiful patinated bronze figure is titled 'Diana Chasseresse', or 'Diana Huntress', and depicts the Roman goddess Diana, goddess of hunting. It replicates an important work of...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

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H 35.44 in. W 10.24 in. D 17.33 in.
French Antique Bronze Sculpture of Two Hound Dogs by Isidore Jules Bonheur
By Isidore Jules Bonheur
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An incredibly fine sand-cast model of two hunting dogs bound together by chain links, they have caught the scent of game in the air and a frenzy has overtaken both of them. The work ...
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Antique 19th Century French Animal Sculptures

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19th Century French Antique Bronze Sculpture of Rembrandt by Carrier-Belleuse
By Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A very fine cabinet bronze sculpture depicting the seated figure of Rembrandt, it is inordinately well detailed in light of the small profile. The facial features are perfectly repre...
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Antique 19th Century French Romantic Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

French Grand Tour Antique Bronze Sculpture "Venus de Milo" Delesalle et Cie
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A very fine Grand Tour casting of the famous “Venus de Milo“ or “Aphrodite de Milo“ after the antique original held in the permanent collection of the Louvre. It was cast during the ...
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Antique 19th Century French Grand Tour Figurative Sculptures

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19th Century French Antique Bronze Sculpture of Seated Sappho by Francois Mage
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A fine sand-cast model of a seated figure of Sappho circa the third quarter of the 19th century, she is an attractive composition featuring a Neo-Greco overall inspiration with a cla...
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Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

French Antique Bronze Sculpture Bas-Relief "Lion of the Zodiac" by Antoine-Louis
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Shippensburg, PA
This Fine bas-relief sculpture of Lion de la Colonne de Juillet (Lion du Zodiaque) portrays the astrological sign Leo as a prowling and ferocious lion with a mane that engulfs his he...
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Antique 19th Century French Romantic Animal Sculptures

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Life Size Antique Bronze Carousel Horse Sculpture
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent antique carousel horse sculpture, all original. All dimensions are below. This is a large and heavy sculpture. The weight is approximately 210 pounds. Now, more than ever...
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Early 20th Century Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique French Bronze Art Nouveau Nude Sculpture
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An Artist-signed Art Nouveau nude figure Artist-signed A. Croisy on the base. Aristide Croisy (31 March 1840-7 November 1899) was a French sculptor. He is known for his dramatic bro...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

French Antique Bronze Sculpture of Goat & Kid by Pierre-Jules Mêne, 19th Century
By Pierre Jules Mêne
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A rare and exceptional model of La Chévre et le Chevreau (The Nanny Goat and her Kid) by Pierre-Jules Mene, it retains an exquisite original patina with complex variations from green...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Animal Sculptures

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Antique Decorative Cast Bronze Mission Bell Sculpture, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
A decorative set of two antique cast bronze Mission bells sculptures. Each bell features fine details and engraving. Perfect to decorate your desk, study room or your living room...
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Antique 1880s Medieval Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze Sculpture, Double Figure, Antique, Signed F Sanzel Large
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A large sculpture of angel in bondage held by the Devil image. Great patinas and mounted on red marble with brass bottom plate. Has the signature F. Sanzel on the side pillar. This i...
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Antique 1890s European Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Antique Bronze Figurative Sculpture of Amor with a Dolphin
Located in London, GB
The bronze figurative group on a cylindrical marble base with the mythological god Amor encircled by a large dolphin, signed 'Poirier'. This bronze model is based on the design of a...
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Early 20th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Antique Viennese Bronze Sculpture, Oriental Nude Dancer, Belly Dance
Located in Berlin, DE
Antique Viennese bronze sculpture. Oriental nude dancer. Enchanting and decorative antique bronze sculpture. Painted bronze on marble base. Very detailed quality and painting.
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Antique 19th Century Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture Mastiff by Charles Valton Dog Bronze statue animalier Antiques
By Charles Valton
Located in West Hollywood, CA
""""""""""""""Short Time Sale """"""""""""""" Signed and stamped . Valton was known for his big cats but probably his most famous work is the chained mastiff dog. This particular mo...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique French Bronze Neoclassical Revival Styled Greek Mythological Sculpture
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very detailed and well executed cast antique bronze sculpture is unsigned, but presumed to have been made in France in circa 1850 in a neoclassical Revival style.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

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Antique Bronze Sculpture For Sale on 1stDibs

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Styling your home with vintage, new and antique sculptures means adding a touch that can meaningfully transform the space. By introducing a sculptural work as a decorative finish to any interior, you’re making a statement, whether you tend toward the dramatic or prefer to keep things casual with modest, understated art.

A single, one-of-a-kind three-dimensional figurative sculpture mounted on your dining room wall is a guaranteed conversation piece, while a trio of abstract works arranged on your living room bookshelves can add spontaneity to the collection of first-edition novels or artist monographs you’re displaying as well as draw attention to them. Figurative sculptures are representational works that portray a specific person, animal or object. And while decorating with busts, which are sculpted or cast figurative works, hasn’t exactly topped the list of design trends every year, busts are back. According to designer Timothy Corrigan, “They give humanity in a way that a more abstract sculpture can’t give.” Abstract sculptures, on the other hand, are not meant to show something specific. Instead, they invoke a mood or scene without directly stating what they are portraying.

Busts made of stone or metal may not seem like a good fit for your existing decor. Fortunately, there are many ways for a seemingly incongruous piece to fit in with the rest of your room’s theme. You can embrace a dramatic piece by making it the focal point of the room, or you can choose to incorporate several elements made out of the same material to create harmony in your space. If an antique or more dramatic piece doesn’t feel like you, why not opt for works comprising plastic, fiberglass or other more modern materials?

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