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Painted Burmese Elephant
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hand painted wood elephant with regal ceremonial clothes would be a colorful accessory for a bookshelf or coffee table.
Category

Early 20th Century Burmese Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Painted Burmese Elephant
  • Painted Burmese Elephant
  • Painted Burmese Elephant
  • Painted Burmese Elephant
H 11 in. W 17 in. D 5 in.
Hand-Carved Wood Elephant Bookends
By Rajhastani
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Nice pair of hand-carved wooden elephant bookends. Elephant animal sculptures book ends handcrafted in Rajasthan, India. Each book end is: 7.75" x 7" x 5". Fabulous Mid Century Moder...
Category

Mid-20th Century Indian Folk Art Bookends

Materials

Wood

  • Hand-Carved Wood Elephant Bookends
  • Hand-Carved Wood Elephant Bookends
  • Hand-Carved Wood Elephant Bookends
  • Hand-Carved Wood Elephant Bookends
H 7.75 in. W 10 in. D 7 in.
Hand Carved Wood Elephant Head Sculpture
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Hand carved wood elephant head with tusks.
Category

20th Century Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Large Carved Wood Elephant Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
Large finely carved Indian wood sculpture of an Elephant. The exotic pachyderm has painted toenails and appears to have had tusks at one time. Exceptional table top decorative obj...
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Mid-20th Century Anglo Raj Animal Sculptures

  • Large Carved Wood Elephant Sculpture
  • Large Carved Wood Elephant Sculpture
  • Large Carved Wood Elephant Sculpture
  • Large Carved Wood Elephant Sculpture
H 13 in. W 12 in. D 4.5 in.
American Folk Art Large Carved Wood Elephant or Donkey
Located in New York, NY
Large American Folk Art carved pine wood sculpture of an elephant or donkey with raised ears. Measures: 37.75" H x 31.5" W x 30.5" D.
Category

20th Century American Folk Art Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Pair of Carved Wood Elephants from "Auntie Mame" with Rosalind Russell
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A unique pair of carved wood elephants with bone tusks raised shown with front feet on an integral carved wood plinth. A similar, if not the same, pair appeared in the closing scenes...
Category

20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bone, Wood

Wood Carved Asian Elephants
Located in Stamford, CT
A wood carved pair of Asian elephants purchased in the 1930s, circa 1920s-1930s.  Measures: 11.5 H x 12.5 W x 4.5 D.
Category

Vintage 1920s Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Wood Carved Asian Elephants
  • Wood Carved Asian Elephants
  • Wood Carved Asian Elephants
  • Wood Carved Asian Elephants
H 11.5 in. W 12.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Elephant Sculpture in Noble Wood
Located in Paris, FR
Sculpture elephant in hand-carved noble wood.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Elephant Sculpture in Noble Wood
  • Elephant Sculpture in Noble Wood
  • Elephant Sculpture in Noble Wood
  • Elephant Sculpture in Noble Wood
H 25.2 in. W 15.75 in. D 23.63 in.
Ebony Wood Hand Carved African Elephant
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hand carved wood ebony African elephant. Bone accent in eyes and tusks. Handcrafted in Africa. One of the tusk is damaged
Category

Early 20th Century African Tribal Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ebony

African Ebony Wood Hand Carved Elephant
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hand carved wood ebony African elephant. Bone accent in eyes. Handcrafted in Africa.
Category

Early 20th Century African Tribal Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ebony

Monumental Pair of Carved Wood Indian Elephant Planters
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
An outstanding pair of very large carved wood and paint decorated Indian elephant planters complete with removable drivers. The ornately dressed elephants are holding a bunch of mang...
Category

Early 20th Century Indian Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Wood

Japanese Bronze Elephant on Burl Wood Base
Located in Essex, MA
Standing elephant on a root wood base.
Category

Antique 1880s Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

  • Japanese Bronze Elephant on Burl Wood Base
  • Japanese Bronze Elephant on Burl Wood Base
  • Japanese Bronze Elephant on Burl Wood Base
  • Japanese Bronze Elephant on Burl Wood Base
H 16.25 in. W 20 in. D 12 in.
Vintage Wood Carved Elephant Stand Stool Lacquered Palm Beach Pink
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage all hand carved wood elephant stand stool. Newly lacquered in a pale pink. This has variations to the surface since this is all hand carved wood. Heavy.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Ebony Wood Hand Carved Anglo Indian Elephant Sculpture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Gorgeous antique large black hand carved wood ebony Anglo-Indian elephant. This is a large solid ebony wood vintage elephant from Ceylon Sri Lanka. Hand carved ebony wood lucky ele...
Category

Mid-20th Century Sri Lankan Anglo-Indian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ebony

Bronze Elephant
Located in Charleston, SC
Great decorative bronze elephant with wooden tusks.
Category

20th Century Unknown Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

  • Bronze Elephant
  • Bronze Elephant
  • Bronze Elephant
  • Bronze Elephant
H 11 in. W 18 in. D 5.25 in.
Japanese Meiji Period Wood and Bronze Elephant and Tiger Group
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A Japanese wood and bronze elephant and tiger sculpture from the late Meiji period (1868-1912), the rearing bull elephant with a pair of attaching tigers, one on its back and the oth...
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Large Mid 20th Century Elephant Sculpture Leather on Hand-Carved Wood
Located in Lisse, NL
Good size and highly decorative wildlife sculpture. This full-grown and impressive elephant has both great aesthetic and decorative value. Underneath the leather hide is a well carv...
Category

20th Century Animal Sculptures

Materials

Leather, Plastic, Wood

Lovely Vintage Carved Wood Display Depicting a Herd of Elephants, circa 1960s
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely hand carved Elephant plaque. Its circa 1960s, carved from one piece of wood and depicts and happy heard of elephants Dimensions: ...
Category

Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Oak

Elephant Table Lamp Hand Carved Wood and Copper Aldo Tura for Macabo Italy 1950s
By Macabo, Aldo Tura
Located in Rome, IT
Not many Aldo Tura pieces can be compared to this unique table lamp, hand carved from a single piece of wood. Aldo Tura lamps were done in small editions and the detail and level of ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Copper

Midcentury Carved Teakwood 9 Elephant Panel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Midcentury carved teak wood 9 elephant panel, realistically carved with wood polychromed wood tusks, and mounting holes at base Measures: 38 x 9 x 1.
Category

Late 20th Century Indonesian Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Teak

Hand Carved Goan Indian Elephant
Located in Dallas, TX
Hand painted and carved wooden Indian elephant from Goa. Intricate detailing.
Category

Antique 19th Century Indian Folk Art Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Hand Carved Goan Indian Elephant
  • Hand Carved Goan Indian Elephant
  • Hand Carved Goan Indian Elephant
  • Hand Carved Goan Indian Elephant
H 20 in. W 50 in. D 16 in.
Elephant Art Deco Period Sculpture
Located in Austin, TX
An Art Deco period elephant sculpture made of wood and detailing the elephant walking. We couldn’t resist the dynamic quality of the piece and the highly detailed form of the elephan...
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Elephant Art Deco Period Sculpture
  • Elephant Art Deco Period Sculpture
  • Elephant Art Deco Period Sculpture
  • Elephant Art Deco Period Sculpture
H 13 in. W 15.875 in. D 7.625 in.
Lorenzo E. Ghiglieri Bronze Elephant with Warthog
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning large bronze sculpture depicting a majestic elephant with a warthog. Signed in bronze, circa 2003, 5/250. Acquired directly from artist. Lorenzo Ghiglieri is an Oregon ar...
Category

Early 2000s American Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Large Leather Model of an Elephant from England
Located in Austin, TX
A fine large English model of a standing elephant from the early to mid-20th century, in cowhide leather with wooden tusks. Dimensions are approximately: H 41 inches x W 47 inches...
Category

20th Century English Animal Sculptures

Materials

Leather, Wood

Bernard Kindt Elephant Sculpture for Carousel, Belgium, 1960s
By Bernard Kindt
Located in Antwerp, BE
Carousel Elephant Sculpture by Bernard Kindt, a Belgian sculptor who is known for making Wooden Carnival Animals. This cute pink elephant ride on is made from wood and stands on an i...
Category

Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

Leather Elephant in the Style of Dimitri Omersa
By Dimitri Omersa
Located in The Hague, NL
This leather elephant statue adds an eclectic accent to any vignette. A great addition to decor of African or Asian influences, as well as modern, Bohemian, and Industrial spaces. An...
Category

20th Century American Bohemian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Leather Elephant in the Style of Dimitri Omersa
  • Leather Elephant in the Style of Dimitri Omersa
  • Leather Elephant in the Style of Dimitri Omersa
  • Leather Elephant in the Style of Dimitri Omersa
H 28.35 in. W 22.45 in. D 9.45 in.
Indian Elephants Set of Two Sculptures with Gilded Bronze
Located in Paris, FR
Sculptures Indian elephants set of two in solid varnished wood with solid gilded bronze. Measures: L 20 x D 17 x H 31cm each.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Japanese Meiji Period Bronze Elephant Sculpture on Burlwood Base
Located in New York, NY
A Japanese Meiji period bronze elephant sculpture on its original burl-wood base. Old repair to the tail; some paint chips to bronze trunk; unsigned.
Category

Antique 1860s Japanese Meiji Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Antique Decorative Elephant and Rider, Indian, Hand Painted, Figure, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique decorative elephant and mahout. An Indian, hand painted wooden figure, dating to the early Victorian period, mid-19th century. A joyful, appealing elephant for ...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Indian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Vintage Life-Size Leather Clad Bull Elephant Bust Wall Sculpture
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Perfect exotic eclectic decor piece for a large space. This life sized elephant bust is adroitly clad in leather parchment over a wood form. Fine realistic features include glass e...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tribal Animal Sculptures

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Wooden Hand-Carved Indian Low Stools Representing Elephants
Located in Malaga, ES
Pair of wooden hand-carved Indian low stools representing elephants.
Category

1990s Indian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Handmade Asian Elephant Sculpture with Incised Decor and Multi-Color Finish
Located in Yonkers, NY
A handmade vintage Thai wooden elephant sculpture with incised decor and multi-color accents. We are immediately drawn to this carved Thai elephant, depicted in a reclining posture, ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Thai Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Wood

Two Vintage Thai Handmade Carved and Painted Elephant Sculptures from Chiang Mai
Located in Yonkers, NY
Two vintage Thai handmade carved elephant sculptures from Chiang Mai, with slight variations. They are priced and sold individually. Born in Northern Thailand during the mid-century ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Thai Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood, Wood

Hand Carved Wooden Book Ends with Elephant Sculptures / Figures, circa 1960s
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Vintage midcentury wooden bookends with carved elephant sculptures / carvings - probably Indian in origin and made, circa 1960s. Beautifully shaped and hand carved. These would also ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Eroded House Ladder with Elephant Motif, West Nepal, Mid-20th Century
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Eroded house ladder with elephant motif. West Nepal, mid-20th century. This artfully eroded wooden ladder comes from the rugged hills of Far West Nepal. Such ladders were set at an ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Nepalese Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Art Deco bronze elephant bookends Ary Bitter Susse Freres Foundry, 1920
By Ary Bitter
Located in Antwerp, BE
Impressive pair of bronze elephant bookends by the famous French artist Ary Bitter. The bronze sculptures have a beautiful patina and stand on wooden bases, circa 1920. Cast by Susse...
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Tribal Marking Post Sculpture, Elephant and Rider, West Nepal, Mid-20th Century
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Tribal marking post sculpture elephant and rider. West Nepal, early to mid-20th century. Mounted on a metal plate. This marking post, called a Maula, is from West Nepal, and would h...
Category

Mid-20th Century Nepalese Tribal Tribal Art

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Wood

Late 19th Century Large Japanese Meiji Bronze of Tigers Attacking an Elephant
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A Japanese wood and bronze elephant and tiger sculpture from the late Meiji period (1868-1912), the bull elephant with a pair of attaching tigers, one on its back and the other at it...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Rare and Decorative Elephant Theme Hand-Carved Art Deco Era Pendant / Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Stylish and highly decorative light fixture. If you are an applied arts enthousiast in general and an elephant lover in particular then this one of a kind chandelier will really lif...
Category

Early 20th Century Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Wood, Glass

Carved Wood Elephant, Thailand
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hand-carved eroded elephant sits on a custom-made wood stand. Elephant with trunk down dispenses good luck to all. Beautiful placed on a book shelf or a coffee table, Thailand, circa...
Category

Vintage 1940s Thai Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Carved Wood Elephant, Thailand
  • Carved Wood Elephant, Thailand
  • Carved Wood Elephant, Thailand
  • Carved Wood Elephant, Thailand
H 14 in. W 15.75 in. D 5.88 in.
Enormous Carved wood Elephant Head
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Dramatic in scale. The wall hung carving has a muted white finish and is finely detailed hard wood.
Category

Vintage 1970s Indian Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Enormous Carved wood Elephant Head
  • Enormous Carved wood Elephant Head
  • Enormous Carved wood Elephant Head
  • Enormous Carved wood Elephant Head
H 28 in. W 38 in. D 18 in.
Carved Wood Elephant Head Sculpture
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This large carved hardwood elephant head has amazing life like skin texture and striking realistic presence. Capturing the spirit and wisdom of this majestic and mysterious creature ...
Category

20th Century Thai Organic Modern Animal Sculptures

  • Carved Wood Elephant Head Sculpture
  • Carved Wood Elephant Head Sculpture
  • Carved Wood Elephant Head Sculpture
  • Carved Wood Elephant Head Sculpture
H 38 in. W 36 in. L 38 in.
Vintage Carved Wood Elephant Wall Sculpture
Located in Toronto, ON
This magnificent wood wall-mounted elephant carving has an authentic weathered patina that only years of outdoor exposure can create. It has a gorgeous grey color and its wood tusks ...
Category

Vintage 1970s South African Wall-mounted Sculptures

Anglo Indian Carved Wood Elephant and Rider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Charming antique Anglo-Indian elephant and rider carved from indigenous hardwood and polychromed with the customary decorations, now with a rustic aged patina.
Category

Antique 19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Figurative Sculptures

Amazing Pair of Large Carved Wood Elephants
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
An outstanding pair of carved wood and paint decorated elephant benches or tables, each carved from one piece of wood. These elephants were acquired in mainland China in the early 19...
Category

Chinese Benches

Materials

Giltwood

19th c. Venetian Polychromed Carved wood elephant and rider
Located in New Orleans, LA
19th c. Polychromed Carved wood elephant with african rider and a gilt seat
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Large Anglo-Indian Carved Wood Elephant on Wheels
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Carved wood antique Anglo-Indian elephant carrying an architecturally interesting howdah and riding on a wood base with wheels. Retaining some of its original paint giving this mobil...
Category

Early 20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Sculptures and Carvings

Pair of Anglo Indian Silver Vases on Carved Wood Elephants
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Fanciful antique Anglo-Indian vases with silver metal vessels hand tooled with floral designs mounted on carved ebony kneeling elephants enhanced with bone details.
Category

Early 20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Elephant Stool, Hand-carved Wood
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hand-carved wooden Elephant stool, or occasional table, very nice abstract hand-carved on one piece of wood. Probably from Thailand
Category

Antique 19th Century Thai Tribal Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Elephant Stool, Hand-carved Wood
  • Elephant Stool, Hand-carved Wood
  • Elephant Stool, Hand-carved Wood
  • Elephant Stool, Hand-carved Wood
H 12 in. W 14.5 in. D 12 in.
Carved Wood Zebra and Elephant Heads
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Stylized zebra and elephant heads or busts carved from pine and painted. Having glass eyes and presented on rustic pine stands.
Category

Early 20th Century Italian British Colonial Animal Sculptures

Materials

Pine

  • Carved Wood Zebra and Elephant Heads
  • Carved Wood Zebra and Elephant Heads
  • Carved Wood Zebra and Elephant Heads
  • Carved Wood Zebra and Elephant Heads
H 9 in. W 8 in. D 3.5 in.
Pair of Large Indian Carved Wood Caparisoned Elephants
Located in London, GB
Large Pair of Indian Carved Wood Caparisoned Elephants with Gilt Gesso & Mirrored Ornamentation Simulating Lavish Jewellery. On integral carved wood oval plinths. The elephants are c...
Category

Early 20th Century Indian Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Mirror

Thai Elephant
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage hand-carved wood elephant stands on a custom made black lacquer stand. Charming elephant has its tusk up symbolizing good fortune.
Category

Vintage 1940s Thai Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Thai Elephant
  • Thai Elephant
  • Thai Elephant
  • Thai Elephant
H 13.75 in. W 15.5 in. D 5.63 in.
Maharaja Elephant
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage Indian elephant with its trunk pointing up symbolizing good fortune. Mounted on a black wood base. Diisplay on a table, bookshelf, or use as a lamp base. Circa 1920s.
Category

Early 20th Century Indian More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Wood

  • Maharaja Elephant
  • Maharaja Elephant
  • Maharaja Elephant
  • Maharaja Elephant
H 10.5 in. W 13 in. D 5.13 in.
Elephant Lamp
Located in Seattle, WA
very nice elephant incense burner converted into lamp with custom shade.
Category

Vintage 1940s Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Elephant Lamp
  • Elephant Lamp
  • Elephant Lamp
  • Elephant Lamp
H 18.5 in. W 9 in. D 5 in.
Elephant Head Sculpture in Waxed Teak Wood from Indonesia
Located in Paris, FR
Sculpture elephant head in waxed solid natural teak wood from indonesia. Hand- carved piece.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Teak

Rosewood Elephant Sculpture
Located in Pasadena, CA
Beautifully carved elephant sculpture with ivory nails eyes and teeth. You know that elephant with the trunk erected brings good luck!
Category

Vintage 1940s African Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Ivory

  • Rosewood  Elephant Sculpture
  • Rosewood  Elephant Sculpture
  • Rosewood  Elephant Sculpture
  • Rosewood  Elephant Sculpture
H 17 in. W 6 in. D 10 in.
Elephant with Baby
Located in San Francisco, CA
Exquisitely hand-carved mama elephant with her baby. Who wouldn't want to display this endearing carving on their book shelf, coffee table or console table. Laos.
Category

Vintage 1940s Laotian Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Elephant with Baby
  • Elephant with Baby
  • Elephant with Baby
  • Elephant with Baby
H 15.5 in. W 15 in. D 7.63 in.
Carved Thai Elephant
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage elephant with double happiness character hand-carved on the top and sides. Mounted on a custom black stand. Thailand, circa 1920s.
Category

Early 20th Century Thai Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Carved Thai Elephant
  • Carved Thai Elephant
  • Carved Thai Elephant
  • Carved Thai Elephant
H 17 in. W 15 in. D 8 in.
Large Kashmiri Elephant
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Large Kashmiri polychrome decorated and gilded Elephant, a figure astride of a double saddle with original decoration.
Category

Early 20th Century British Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Large Kashmiri Elephant
  • Large Kashmiri Elephant
  • Large Kashmiri Elephant
  • Large Kashmiri Elephant
H 23 in. W 24 in. D 10 in.
Carved and Polychromed Elephant
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
A well carved wooden figure of an Elephant fighting a tiger, with the original poychromed decoration.
Category

20th Century Indian Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Carved and Polychromed Elephant
  • Carved and Polychromed Elephant
  • Carved and Polychromed Elephant
  • Carved and Polychromed Elephant
H 10 in. W 16 in. D 5 in.
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Wood Elephants For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of wood elephants available for sale. Frequently made of wood, metal and bronze, all wood elephants available were constructed with great care. Find 85 antique and vintage wood elephants at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 5 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Wood elephants have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Wood elephants are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Folk Art styles are often sought at 1stDibs. If space is limited, there are small wood elephants measuring 3.75 inches across. There have been many well-made wood elephants over the years, but those made by Aldo Tura, Ary Bitter and Bernard Kindt are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Wood Elephants?

Wood elephants can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,850, while the lowest priced sells for $285 and the highest can go for as much as $38,500.

Finding the Right Animal Sculptures for You

Invite the untamed wonders of the animal kingdom into your home — and do so safely — with the antique, new and vintage animal sculptures available on 1stDibs.

Artists working in every medium from furniture design to jewelry to painting have found inspiration in wild animals over the years. For sculptors, three-dimensional animal renderings — both realistic and symbolic — crisscross history and continents. In as early as 210 B.C., intricately detailed terracotta horses guarded early Chinese tombs, while North America’s native Inuit tribes living in the ice-covered Arctic during the 1800’s wore small animal figurines carved from walrus ivory. Indeed, animal sculpture has a long history, and beginning in the 19th century, the art form started becoming not only fashionable but artistically validated — a trend that continues today. At home, animal sculptures — polished bronze rhinos crafted in the Art Deco style or ceramic dogs of the mid-century modern era — can introduce both playfulness and drama to your decor.

In the case of the frosted glass sculptures crafted by artisans at legendary French glassmaker Lalique, founded by jeweler and glass artist René Lalique, some animal sculptures are purely decorative. With their meticulously groomed horse manes and detailed contours of their parakeet feathers, these creatures want to be proudly displayed. Adding animal sculptures to your bookcases can draw attention to your covetable collection of vintage monographs, while side tables and wall shelving also make great habitats for these ornamental animal figurines.

Some sculptures, however, can find suitable nests in just about any corner of your space. Whimsical brass flamingos or the violent, realist bronze lions created by Parisian sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye are provocative and versatile pieces that can rest on windowsills or your desk. Otherwise, the brass cat shoehorns and bronze porcupine ashtrays designed by Viennese artist Walter Bosse are no longer roaming aimlessly throughout your living room, as they’ve found a purpose to serve.

Embark on your safari today and find a fascinating collection of vintage, modern and antique animal sculptures on 1stDibs.

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