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Philadelphia, PA
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About Renaissance Man Antiques

Renaissance Man Antiques is America's only antique gallery to focus on pieces that celebrate the beauty and power of the human figure, and many of them are Art Deco or Mid-Century in style. We offer paintings, prints, drawings, bronzes, ceramic and glass pieces, and other antiques that include male and female nudes, allegorical subjects, portraits and architecture-related pieces. Most of the pieces we offer are unique or rare, and we love to share our knowledge, so you will see that our descriptions are as detailed as possible. We encourage visits by appointment, and ...Read More

Renaissance Man Antiques

Established in 20051stDibs seller since 2009

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Featured Pieces

"Fighter's Locker Room," Large, Rare Print with Watercolor with Nude Boxers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Executed and hand-watercolored by the artist, James Sheppard, this large and impressive print depicts three boxers in various stages of undress in a men's locker room, the figures hi...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

"Morning Chat," Moody, Atmospheric Painting by Daniel Koerner, WPA Artist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Clearly showing the influence of German Expressionism and American film noir, this deeply atmospheric, moody painting depicts two male figures in the foreground, deep in conversation...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

"African Drummer," Fabulous Cubist Bronze Sculpture, France, 1920s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A brilliant example of early French cubist sculpture, this depiction of an African drummer, her hands beating the two-sided drum and her head looking up as she sings or chants to the...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

"Boy with Blue Eyes," Portrait Masterwork, Oil on Canvas by William Paxton
By William McGregor Paxton
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Painted by one of America's great masters of portraiture, this depiction of a male youth is brimming with warmth and life. The boy pictured here, with his dark blond hair, blue eyes,...
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Vintage 1920s American Beaux Arts Paintings

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Paint

"Pomona, Leda and the Swan," Pair of Rare Art Deco Porcelain Luminaires by Lenox
By Geza De Vegh
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The only examples we have ever seen, this extraordinarily rare pair of creamy-white porcelain luminaires featuring Leda and the Swan on one side and Pomona on the other, internally-l...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Porcelain

"A Moment's Rest," Painting of Shirtless Male Worker, Schnakenberg, WPA Muralist
By Henry Schnakenberg
Located in Philadelphia, PA
His skin ruddy from his work in the outdoors, his blond hair glinting in the sun, this beautiful portrait of a young male worker resting from his labors in the garden or field, is a ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

"The Whisperer," Striking Art Deco Nude Black Male Sculptural Relief
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Extremely fine and unique, this large gold-finished plaster bas relief sculpture of a kneeling Black male figure, whispering into the ear of an unseen companion, once graced the lobb...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Plaster

"Processional," Jewel-Toned Mural Study w/ Prayer Under Starlit Sky by Hoeckner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Although Carl Hoeckner is best known for his sombre prints and paintings protesting the brutality of war, he is also known for a series of murals in public spaces across Chicago and ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

Art Deco Cabinet in Deep Red Leather, France, with Bronze Mounts by Renard
By Marcel Renard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautifully proportioned, constructed and finished, this unique and remarkable Art Deco cabinet is covered with leather dyed a rich, deep red color, and features four Art Deco bronze...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Cabinets

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Leather

"Shotputter," Large Bronze Sculpture of Nude Male Athlete, Exquisitely Sculpted
By Louis Marie Jules Delapchier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The only example we have ever seen, this large (33 inch high) bronze sculpture of a superbly-conditioned athlete about to put the shot was made by Louis Marie Jules Delapchier in the...
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Vintage 1910s French Beaux Arts Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

"Flight," Beautifully Carved Stone Paperweight with Dove and Clouds
By Giuseppe Bessi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Highly distinctive and unique, this cylindrical paperweight is decorated on its upper surface with exquisitely detailed sculptural relief: a dove in flight, shown flying over a clust...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Deco Paperweights

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Stone

"Bird's Nest Bowl," Rare Midcentury Bowl in Black, Gold and Blue by Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Striking and rare, this midcentury bowl -- gorgeously glazed in tones of charcoal-black, gold, white and blue -- depicts a bird's nest amidst of a tangle of branches at the heart of ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Porcelain

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