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Neoclassical Lighting

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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Crystal Chandelier Antique Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Rarity Neoclassical
Located in Berlin, DE
Crystal chandelier antique crystal lustre ceiling lamp rarity neoclassical original antique preserved crystal chandelier. Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotte...
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1920s European Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

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Crystal, Iron, Wire

Early 1900s French Brass Table Lamp
Located in Austin, TX
A beautiful candlestick table lamp made from polished and sculpted brass, French, circa 1900. Lobed base with molded graduated levels, some textured and one gadrooned. Grooved, textu...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Lighting

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Brass

Russian 19th Century Neoclassical St. Crystal and Gilt Nine-Light Chandelier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and elegant Russian 19th century neo-classical st. crystal and gilt metal nine light chandelier. At the base above diamond pendants is an impressive blue glass urn shap...
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19th Century Russian Antique Neoclassical Lighting

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Crystal

Historistic Chandelier Vienna Around 1890s
Located in Wien, AT
Historistic chandelier vienna around 1890s Brass polished and stove enameled Original antique glass shades.   
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1890s Austrian Antique Neoclassical Lighting

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Brass

Neoclassical Style Marble and Bronze Vase by Gherardo Degli Albizzi
Located in Florence, Tuscany
This neoclassical style marble and gilt bronze vase by Gherardo Degli Albizzi are exceptional pieces of luxury design. Vases, which have an ovoid form, feature bulbous marble bodies ...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Lighting

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Neoclassical Patinated Urn Lamps
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A handsome pair of urn form lamps with a painted and patinated finish. The urns with rams head handles and draped decoration on the front and back. The shades are for photographic pu...
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1920s North American Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

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Metal

Pair of Anglo Indian Single Light Sconces with Light Green Hurricane Shades
Located in New York, NY
A pair of antique hand-carved shell form mahogany Anglo Indian backplates with patinated brass sconce fittings and light green glass hurricane shades. Electrified with one candelabra...
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1910s Indian Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

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Brass

André Arbus Bronze & Black Hand Two-Arm Sconce Wall Light Neoclassical, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Very elegant pair of André Arbus French bronze neoclassical black hand sconce with two arms, wall light with black & gold paper shades. Priced by pair. US rewiring and each takes 2...
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

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Brass, Bronze

Mille Nuits crystal suspension, designed by Mathias, edited by Baccarat
Located in Paris, FR
Ceiling Lamp, Designed by Mathias in 2002 for Baccarat, Mille Nuits is a reference to the 1001 Tales of The Arabian Nights. Its tulip shaped cup in beveled cut crystal enhances the l...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Neoclassical Lighting

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Crystal

Fine Maison Jansen Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very fine and delicate chandelier Maison Jansen. 6 lights. France, circa 1920 Dimensions: Height 38" x diameter 25 CW4143.
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Exquisite All Rock Crystal and Gilt Bronze Six-Light Boudoir Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Exquisite all rock crystal and gilt bronze six-light boudoir chandelier, of diminutive and yet having a substantial presence this six light all carved rock crystal including the cand...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Lighting

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

1920s Antique Neoclassical Greek Key Bronze Bank Wall Sconce with Double Arms
Located in New York, NY
Decorative Greek key detailed solid bronze 1920s double arm neoclassical bank sconce. Each sconce requires two glass globes not provided. Small quantity available at time of posting....
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1920s American Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

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Bronze

Painted Neoclassical Style Mirrored Italian Sconces, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of painted and parcel gilt carved wood mirrored sconces with Greek key design. The sconces have columns flanking either side of the mirror portion.
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1930s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

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Mirror, Wood, Giltwood

Alabaster Amphora Shaped Mother Lamp Lit From Within
Located in San Francisco, CA
Monumentally sized, classical, covered Greek urn style lamp base in beautifully veined alabaster; unusually lit from within. The ivory color warms in tone when the inside light is t...
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2010s Neoclassical Lighting

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Alabaster, Brass

Italian Hand Carved Grapevine Alabaster Urn Lamps with Interior Light, 'Pair'
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of Italian, neoclassical, alabaster lamps with hand carved grapes and leaves by a local artisan in the 1950s. They are urn shaped, with an interior light that illuminates the ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

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Alabaster

Impressive Maison Baguès Pair of Bronze Sconces, 2 Pairs Available
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of heavy and solid bronze wall sconces by Maison Baguès featuring a hand holding a glass shade torch. Original old glass shade torch, 5" diam. 4" diameter back plate. 75W/bul...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Neoclassical Wrought Iron & Brass Orb 8-Light Chandelier, by Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Neoclassical wrought iron and brass orb 8-light chandelier, by Maitland Smith substantial, great scale with brass and iron tulips.
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Lighting

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Workstead Shaded Gable in Natural Linen
Located in Hudson, NY
Shaded gable is part of a limited edition of architectural lightboxes featuring fabric from Schumacher’s storied Classics line and forms inspired by our iconic ARCHETYPE series. An a...
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2010s American Neoclassical Lighting

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Fabric

Stunning Neoclassical Iron and Cut Glass Chandelier Pendant
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A stunning chandelier having a dome shaped cut glass bottom with handsome neoclassical iron top band of Greek keys and lions and triangular shaped arms that meet at the apex. CT.
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1980s North American Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

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Brass

André Arbus pair of Sconces, 3 pairs Available
Located in Miami, FL
Exceptional pairs of Arbus bronze sconces , hands holding a torch. Size of the back plate 3.5" H 2" W. Wattage 60 bulb. Priced by pair. 60w each. Priced by pair. US wired and in wor...
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

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Brass, Bronze

19th Century Period Classical Gilt Lantern, 22 carat Gold leaf
Located in Cranbrook, Kent
22 Carat gold leaf lantern in the classical style. Exceptional condition and comes with 3ft of gilt chain.  
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19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Lighting

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Bronze

Gilded Metal and Crystal Chandelier from the House of Baguès in Paris
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A gilded metal and crystal chandelier of classical design typical of fixtures from the 1920s made by the company Baguès in Paris, the leading lighting firm during the first half of t...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Lighting

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Crystal, Metal

Attributed to Maison Bagués, Silvered Heron Lamp, French, circa 1960
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This unusual silvered lamp is showing a heron standing near a bamboo. It is very decorative. It is a French work, attributed to the famous French house Maison Bagués, circa 1960.
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

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Metal

Antique Chandelier, Basket Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Petite basket style chandelier with one inside light.
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1930s French Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Neo-classic French Frosted Glass and Silver-Plated Pendant of Grand Size.
Located in Houston, TX
Classic glass and silver-plated pendant, circa 1910-1930. This early 20th century French pendant is a simple, elegant shape. Semi-transparent white glass down-turned shade held withi...
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1920s French Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

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Silver Plate

1950s Monumental Neoclassical Style Gold Figural Putti Lamp and Gilt Shade
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century neoclassical style monumental ceramic gold gilt and gilt brass table lamp with gilt shade. This dramatic Cherub Putti lamp has been executed with incredible attention to...
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Lighting

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Brass

Pair of Italian Neoclassic Empire Gilt Wood Wall Sconces
Located in Dublin, IE
Pair of Italian neo-classic Empire Giltwood 3 light wall sconces with centered classical winged female figure.
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Lighting

Materials

Giltwood

Pair 19th Century French Neoclassical Gilt Bronze Wall Sconces
Located in Stamford, CT
A very fine pair of bronze dore' neoclassical style two arm wall sconces with the head of a Roman or Greek bearded god. The beautifully cast and chased head crowned with an anthemion...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Pair of French Neoclassical Cut Crystal Urn Bronze Swan Ormolu Handles Lamps
Located in Roslyn, NY
A fine pair of French neoclassical cut crystal urn form and gilt bronze-mounted swan ormolu handle large lamps with crystal lid and square base. In the manner and quality of Baccarat.
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20th Century French Neoclassical Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze, Ormolu

Eight-Light Octopus Chandelier
Located in Minneapolis, MN
It’s rare that we find lights like this in quantity, circa 1920s Condition: Age consistent/Good Material: Cast and stamped brass Finish: Original Country of origin: USA Illum...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Lighting

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Brass

Pair of Italian Midcentury Borghese Column and Bust Table Lamps
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
These Italian Borghese table lamps feature composition bust of two individual ladies of the nobility after Gaetano March (1747-1823) mounted on faux reddish marble columns and dark b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Lighting

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Composition, Brass

Pair of French 19th Century Neo-Classical St. Bronze, Ormolu, and Marble Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking pair of French 19th century neo-classical st. patinated bronze, ormolu and Brèche de Appenninica marble candelabra lamps. Each two armed lamp is raised by a beautiful circ...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Lighting

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Pair of Striated Neoclassical Style Alabaster & Brass Sconces w/ Foliate Details
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of neoclassical style sconces were realized in the United States, circa 1950. They feature convex striated demilune form bodies in channeled alabaster with a sculpt...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Lighting

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Alabaster, Brass

Large Pair of Italian Neoclassical Style Giltwood Sconces
Located in Cypress, CA
Pair of large Italian neoclassical style 22-karat gold leafed carved wood two-light sconces with flamed urn finials and large curved silk shades. Overall Dimensions are listed bel...
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Lighting

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Gold Leaf

French Neoclassical Style Painted Tôle Four-Light Chandelier with Lyre Motif
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Neoclassical style painted tôle four-light chandelier from the late 19th century, with lyre motif and foliage décor. Born in France during the last decade of the 19th centur...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Lighting

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Tôle

19th Century French Neoclassical Bronze Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Wonderful 19th century French neoclassical gilt bronze and crystal 18-light chandelier.
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Neoclassical Style Silvered and Gilt Floor Lamps, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
Each of this monumental pair of floor lamps are set on silvered iron circular bases with three additional supports, decorated with scrolled acanthus leaf motifs. This leads to a wais...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Lighting

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Iron

Workstead Hieroglyph Sconce in Painted White
Located in Hudson, NY
The Hieroglyph Sconce is composed of nested wood cylinders - the foundational elements of our popular and versatile Lodge collection. The 9-bulb fixture makes a striking luminous sta...
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2010s American Neoclassical Lighting

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Wood

Neoclassical Wall Sconces
By John Linnell
Located in Manchester, MA
This magnificent pair of neoclassical wall sconces is attributed to John Linnell, circa 1770. Inspired by the excavations of the time, circa 1760 Robert Adam introduced high Neoclass...
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1770s English Antique Neoclassical Lighting

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Blown Glass, Giltwood

Neoclassic Style English Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
An English circa 1920's Neoclassic style oval twelve-arm chandelier. Measurements: Length: 36" Width: 28" Minimum drop: 24"
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1920s English Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

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Silver Plate

Workstead Lodge Cord Pendant Small
Located in Hudson, NY
The lodge cord pendant small is crafted from a hand-turned oak dowel. Suspended from a cloth cord, the wooden dowel is a tactile armature punctuated by a single glowing bulb. Availab...
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2010s American Neoclassical Lighting

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Oak

Stamped 19 Century Six-Arm Cut Crystal Baccarat Chandelier
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A rope-twist crystal six-arm chandelier, on three tiers, the arms and additional decorative elements stem from an interior decorated gilded glass bowl; the bobesches are stamped Bacc...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Lighting

Materials

Crystal

Pair of Malachite Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
a pair of modernist gilt bronze mounted malachite veneered table lamps.
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Early 2000s Unknown Neoclassical Lighting

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Malachite

Beautiful of Bronze Pendant with Acid Etched Globes
Located in Atlanta, GA
A beautiful of bronze pendant with acid etched globes. (#CW4367) Dimensions: Height 8" diameter (at globe) 6".
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Early 1900s French Antique Neoclassical Lighting

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Bronze

Early 19th Century Russian Polish Alabaster and Vermeil Lantern by Nast
Located in Essex, MA
Period Carved neoclassical Alabaster and Vermeil, gold on solid silver lantern. But the famous Russian/Polish Silversmith, Ludwik Bernard Nast ( Warsaw c 1821-1838). Excellent gold o...
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Early 19th Century Polish Antique Neoclassical Lighting

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Alabaster, Vermeil

Set of Five Neoclassical Style Gilt Bronze Sconces
Located in London, GB
Set of five neoclassical style gilt bronze sconces French, 19th century Measures: Height 50cm, width 29cm, depth 15cm The sconces in this set of five are crafted from gilt bronz...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Lighting

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Ormolu, Bronze

Monumental Pair of Neoclassical Style Bronze Candelabras, France, 1880
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare Pair of French Neoclassical style gold bronze and brass quiver of arrows 5-light candelabra sconces. Extra-large one-of-a-kind intricately detailed gold bronze shaft in the shap...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Lighting

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Bronze, Brass

Workstead Bole Sconce
Located in Hudson, NY
Bole positions a rotund form beneath a fabric shade, presenting a grounded yet buoyant composition for the wall. Available in White or Black Enamel, each version provides the perfect...
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2010s American Neoclassical Lighting

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Enamel

Pair of Italian Giltwood Sconces
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of large Italian giltwood sconces in neoclassical style, with crossed flags, bows and arrows, animals and laurel leaves among other details. Two lights, to be rewired for US wit...
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Lighting

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Giltwood

3 Fine French Neoclassical Brass Flush Mounts with Fluted Glass Shades
Located in Long Island City, NY
Three French neoclassical gilded lacquered brass flush mounts with a fluted glass diffuser. Price is per piece.
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Lighting

Materials

Brass

Silver Over Bronze Spherical Lantern
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine silver over bronze contemporary spherical lantern with curved glass panels. 3-light. Dimensions: Height 34", diameter 24" CW4684.
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1990s English Neoclassical Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Workstead Column Sconce Small in Natural Oak
Located in Hudson, NY
The Column sconce explores the singular, slender form of an architectural column. Mounted to a wall, the sconce is a modern interpretation of the primordial torch, casting light abov...
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2010s American Neoclassical Lighting

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Nickel

Historistic Brass Chandelier, Vienna, 1890s
Located in Wien, AT
Historistic brass chandelier, Vienna, 1890s Polished and stove enameled Cut glass The fabric shades are replaced (new).
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1890s Austrian Antique Neoclassical Lighting

Materials

Brass

Wonderful Pair E.F. Caldwell Silvered Bronze Neoclassical 2-Light Wall Sconces
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful pair of stamped E.F. Caldwell silvered bronze neoclassical 2-light sconces
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20th Century Neoclassical Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Classical Urn Lamps
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A large pair of turned wood neoclassical table lamps with oversized S-scroll handles.
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21st Century and Contemporary English Neoclassical Lighting

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Gesso, Wood

Pair of Anglo Indian Single Light Sconces with Yellow Hurricane Shades
Located in New York, NY
A pair of antique hand-carved shell form mahogany Anglo Indian backplates with verdigris finish, patinated brass sconce fittings and yellow glass hurricane shades. Electrified with o...
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1910s Indian Vintage Neoclassical Lighting

Materials

Brass

Large Swedish Ceiling Chandelier in Classicist Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid brass with an antique finish. Hangings from finely ground crystal. Measures: Diameter 64 cm, height 98 cm.
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20th Century German Neoclassical Lighting

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Brass

Handsome Pair of Black Granite Urn Shaped Lamps
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Two very substantial heavy masculine lamps having classic urn shaped bases in black granite that rest on black lacquer plinths. Brass double sockets and finial.
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1940s American Vintage Neoclassical Lighting