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Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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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Bradshaw Crandell Original Water Nymph Illustration Art for Iodent Toothpaste
Located in Ferndale, MI
Bradshaw Crandell ( 1896 - 1966 ) Having had many Hollywood stars pose for him became known as the artist to the stars . Inducted into the society of Illustrators hall of fame 2006 ....
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paint

Framed Still Life Book Painting on Canvas in Gilt Frame with Stand
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A traditional still-life painting of a variety of books. This pretty piece is framed in a gilt faux fern leaf frame with gold details. The painting is small and features a set of boo...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Original Oil Painting, a Couple in a Horse Team by French Painter Bousquet
By Bousquet
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This painting, is an original oil painting. Representing an 19th century couple, in a horse team. They are dressed in the clothes of the time, impressive dress and top hat . It has b...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Framed Lakeside Gazebo and Landscape Painting
Located in New York, NY
Vintage (20th Century) landscape painting of trees, greenery and lake, with a domed gazebo serving as the focal point, and figures moving throughout, on wood in a rectangular green, ...
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20th Century Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood, Canvas

Neoclassical Landscape Painting with Mermaid and Floral Ornamentation
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Neoclassical-Style (20th Century) acrylic painting featuring a central circular landscape scene of men and a donkey at a mountain fortress overlook, held by two mermaids and ...
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20th Century Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Neoclassical Landscape Painting with Floral and Mermaid Ornamentation
Located in New York, NY
Vintage neoclassical-style (20th century) acrylic painting featuring a central circular landscape scene of two women by a waterfall, held by two mermaids and an elaborate shadowed fo...
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20th Century Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Singerie Carriage Painting on Wood
Located in New York, NY
Vintage (20th Century) singerie depicting monkeys in a horse-drawn carriage surrounded by an ornate foliate border painted on weathered wood in a rectangular green, washed wooden frame.
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20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Acrylic, Wood

Late 18th-Early 19th Century Italian Painted and Parcel-Gilt Architectural
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning late 18th-early 19th century Italian painted and parcel carved giltwood architectural over door, architectural element or fragment. A great decorative piece with beautiful p...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood

Oil on Canvas Painting of Boats Signed A Valdez Fishing Boats at the Dock
Located in Stamford, CT
Oil on canvas painting of boats signed A Valdez fishing boats at the dock. Size of unframed painting is 31.5 W x 24 H.
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Pair of 18th Century Italian Polychrome Sconces
Located in Houston, TX
Tall pair of antique Italian neoclassical style carved wood polychrome sconces from Tuscany. Beautiful distressed patina. Have never been but could be electrified if desired.
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood

Antique Japanese Export Silk Embroidery Americana Patriotic Panel
Located in Atlanta, GA
A silk embroidery panel that depicts an American eagle perched on the liberty shield, with laurel branches and shooting arrows under the feet and flanked by four American flags and b...
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1860s Japanese Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Silk, Wood

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 Wall Decorations

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Wood, 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 Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paper

Neoclassical Architectural Drawings for John Rosselli
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of hand colored or painted neoclassical architectural drawings in custom metal frames, believed to be French, circa 1940s, for legendary NYC antique dealer and interior designer ...
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Metal

Edgar Brandt Inspired Wrought Iron Screen or Room Divider, circa 1920
Located in Houston, TX
Fabulous one of a kind antique neoclassical style three-panel hand forged wrought iron screen or room divider, possibly Italian. Would make the perfect headboard. A work of art! This...
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1920s Unknown Vintage Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Italian Wood Architectural Wall Brackets
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Italian wall brackets crafted in hardwood layered in an architecturally interesting form. Signed Made in Italy on the back.
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Hardwood

French Cashmere Shawl "Kosmima" by Hermès, circa 1994
Located in Houston, TX
A beautiful Hermès cashmere and silk shawl 52 x 52 “KOSMIMA”, 1994. This Hermès shawl is signed J. Abadie (Julie Abadie). Great Hermès shawl that can be worn all year long or used a...
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1990s French Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Fabric

Pair of Italian Neoclassic Carved Giltwood Eagle Motif Wall Shelves
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Italian neoclassic carved giltwood eagle motif wall shelves, each one finely carved of a sitting eagle with outstretched wings. One facing right, the other facing left. With ...
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

Early 19th Century American Landscape Painting by Henry Peters Gray, PNA, 1837
By Henry Peters Gray
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Henry Peters Gray (1819-1877) was one of the great American portrait and genre painters of mid- 19th century America who owed much of his inspiration to study of classical Antiquity....
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1830s Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Vintage Solid Brass American Bald Eagle Wall Plaque Emblem Crest Heraldic
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage solid brass bald eagle shaped wall plaque. Measure: 23".  
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Brass

Pair of 19th Century Italian Painted and Parcel Gilt Architectural Panels
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning large pair of 19th century Italian painted and parcel gilt architectural panels. These beautifully detailed Italian neoclassical style architectural elements or wall panels ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Giltwood, Wood

Pair of Italian 19th Century Neoclassical Style Giltwood Wall Brackets
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking pair of Italian 19th century Neo-Classical st. giltwood wall brackets. Each beautiful wall bracket displays an impressive richly carved ram's headset on an elegant backpla...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

Large Oval Still Life Landscape, Fruits, Flowers & Parrot
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large oval still life landscape, fruits, flowers & parrot, unsigned, Continental school Vibrant, highly detailed, large scale, complete with a fine giltwood frame Giltwood frame 5...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Giltwood, Canvas, Wood

Still Life Painting of Gourds in 19th Century Giltwood Frame
Located in New York, NY
Italian still life oil painting of gourds, grapes and various fruit, resting on a table with a white table cloth in a carved gilt wood frame (signed).   
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood, Giltwood, Canvas

Pair of Diminutive Italian Neoclassical Bleached Pine Wall Brackets/Shelves
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Diminutive Italian neoclassical bleached pine wall brackets/shelves, each one finely carved stylized.   
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Pine

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 Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paper

Charles X Giltwood Barometer
Located in Essex, MA
With lyre form crest with thermometer over a hexagonal frame enclosing a painted wood panel with lettering and dial. By E. De Raveton, Place de Pigare, Caen.
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1820s French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Giltwood, Wood

Italian 18th Century Neo-Classical Oil on Canvas Painting
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely charming Italian 18th century Neo-Classical oil on canvas painting. The circular painting retains its original giltwood frame with a beautiful mottled designs and finely...
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Giltwood

Rare Set of 15 18th Century Hand-Colored Engravings by Elizabeth Blackwell
Located in San Francisco, CA
Individually priced: A rare set of 15 18th century hand-colored engravings by famed botanical artist Elizabeth Blackwell: Elizabeth Blackwell (Scottish 1707-1758) was the first Briti...
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Mid-18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper

Italian Neo-Classic Architectural Engraving
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian neo-classic architectural engraving in a red frame of a red ornate classical urn (19th Cent) (some water damage to matting).  
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

German 18th Century Neoclassical Themed Oil on Canvas
By Johann Dominicus Fiorillo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A superb quality German 18th century neo-classical themed oil on canvas by Johann Dominicus Fiorillo. The painting depicts a courtship in the town square with townspeople looking on....
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18th Century German Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Pair of Italian Carved and Polychrome Wall Brackets
Located in Houston, TX
Fabulous huge pair of Italian carved and polychrome wall brackets, wall shelves or wall consoles. These great Tuscan wall brackets are executed in shades of greens, golds and reds wi...
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood

Continental 19th Century Neo-Classical St. Oil on Canvas Painting
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An impressive and large scale Continental 19th century neo-classical st. oil on canvas painting. The painting is set within its original giltwood framed with a fine mottled design an...
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19th Century Unknown Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Giltwood

Italian 18th Century Neoclassical Period Oil on Canvas Painting
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning Italian 18th century neo-classical period oil on canvas of a classical landscape scene set in its original giltwood and patinated frame. The charming oval oil on canvas de...
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood, Giltwood

Graphite on Paper Two Artist Studies of Hands and Extended Foot
Located in San Francisco, CA
Graphite on paper: two artist studies of hands and extended foot; each ell-rendered artist's study depicting grasping hands and a foreshortened foot; very nicely detailed; unsigned; ...
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Early 1900s Unknown Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper

Old Master Drawing of a Seated Male Nude Antique Statue Torso
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Old master drawing of a seated male nude antique statue torso, 18th century or older, depicting a defined musculature male torso, draped and with a fig leaf. Possibly signed lower ri...
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Giltwood, Paper

"Autumn Backroads" by Robert Emmett Owen
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Oil on canvas, signed lower right. Measures 39.5" x 45" including the frame. 1878-1957 Robert Emmett Owen was a successful artist best known for his Impressionist views of rural la...
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1930s North American Vintage Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paint

Engraving of the Letter N by Luigi Vanvitelli 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 Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paper

Engraving of the Letter "Q" by L. Vanvitelli 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 Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paper

Pair of Neoclassical Scenes on Paper with Custom Colored with Gild Detail Frame
Located in Carmel, CA
This is a handsome pair of neoclassical prints on paper. The buff matting has a gold bead and the custom frame is hand colored with a gilded bevel edge.
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Colorful 19th Century Antique American Hooked Rug with Diamond Design
Located in Atlanta, GA
Measures: 4'1 x 8'8. American hooked rugs are indigenous to the Northeast of the United States and Eastern Canada. Their production began in the mid-1800s, gradually spreading lower...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Cotton

Home Book by Carson Ellis Art Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Home book by Carson Ellis Art Book Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home. Home might be a hou...
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20th Century Unknown Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper

Oil painting by Robert Wymer 2021, Venetian Jungian Mythological Composition
Located in Austin, TX
Large oil painting that measures 7'x 5.5'. Extemporaneous Venitian Mannerist Jungian Mythological Composition. Robert Wymer is a an artist and sculptor who was born and raised in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Paint

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 Wall Decorations

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Giltwood, Paper

19th Century Italian Painting of the Muses in an Ornate Carved Giltwood Frame
Located in New York, NY
Italian (19th Century) oil painting of 2 classically dressed women in front of a fountain of a dolphin by the ocean in a carved ornate giltwood frame titled: "A Musical Interlude" (s...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Giltwood, Wood

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 Wall Decorations

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Paper

Pair of Neoclassical Reverse Paintings on Glass with Many Intricate Paintings
Located in Boston, MA
These are the most amazing pair of reverse paintings on glass that I have seen in 30 years. The many intricate detailed paintings of Greek and Roman mythology are outstanding works o...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Glass

Ted Schuyler 40's Female Figure Oil Painting
Located in Fulton, CA
An original oil on canvas painting of a female figure wearing a stylized ladies hat. Painted by Theodore Roosevelt Schuyler (1904-1990) Trinidad, Colorado. Retains original frame. Ca...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Small Early 19th Century French Copper Neoclassical Panel with Angels
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Very rare small neoclassical panel. The panel is made out of copper. The decoration is extremely detailed and of a high quality. France, circa 1800-1850. Weathered. Measurement incl...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Copper

Early 19th Century Italian Holy Water Font White Ceramic Religious Artwork
Located in Milan, IT
Antique shaped Holy Water font in white ceramic decorated with elegant scrolling curved curls, vegetal motifs and with a cross in the middle. This lovely religious work is made in No...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

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 Wall Decorations

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Wood

Engraving of the Letter "U" 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 Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paper

Radiant Pair of Neoclassical Style Sunburst Wall Brackets
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stylish pair of giltwood sunburst motife wall brackets having rays that radiate beneath a platform for displaying objets d'arte.
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1970s North American Vintage Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood

Magical Set of 4 Neoclassical Panels with Silver Gilt Frames
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Set of four hand painted trompe l’oeil panels depicting four neoclassical architectural scenes with muted colors and framed in aged wood and silver gilt moldings. Measurements for ea...
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1930s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Wood

Pair of Classical Carved Wood Corinthian Column Motife Wall Brackets
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A beautiful pair of carved wood wall brackets inspired by the shape of Corinthian columns.
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1950s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Walnut

18th/ 19th Century French Neoclassical Terracotta Panel with Angels
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Rare neoclassical terracotta panel with angels. Fabulous details, for example the sater heads on the vase. France, circa 1780-1850. Weathered.
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Terracotta

Signed Watercolor by Hayley Lever
Located in Stamford, CT
A signed painting by Hayley Lever. Size of unframed watercolor is 18.5 by 13.75 inches. Seems to be a Cornish coastal scene. From the home of a fine NJ collector. Richard Hayley L...
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1920s American Vintage Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper

Savannah past and Present a Rephotographic Survey by Bailey Davidson
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Savannah Past and Present: A rephotographic survey by photographer Bailey Davidson Hardcover. Savannah Past and Present Published on Oct 9, 2011 Savannah Past and Present is a h...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Wall Decorations

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Paper