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A pair of French Neo-Classical st 19th century patinated bronzes of Virgile and Homer

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A handsome and extremely decorative pair of French Neo-Classical st 19th-century patinated bronzes of Virgile and Homer. The pair are raised by mottled ormolu bases with fitted Campan Rubane marble columns. Each column has a front engraved plaque inscribing the... — Read More

  • Item # 9401
  • H: 10.5 in D: 3.5 in

    H: 27 cm D: 9 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Bronze, Marble/Stone, Ormolu
  • Neo-Classical st. Read More
  • (Neo-Classical st.) - One of the top design styles in modern interiors is Neo-Classical. Developed in the 18th century, artists of this time sought to move away from the abundance of decoration saw in the Rococo style and shift towards a more restrained and moderate style. As a result of this, excessive ornamentation was left behind with the new focus being on symmetry and minimalism. Architectural elements like columns and cornices were now the star of the show and were paired with linear furniture to showcase the beauty of the architecture. The Neo-Classical decorating style is modest and chic, with decorative pieces being strategically placed with moldings and cornices being the finishing touch. Tall walls, large expansive windows, and columns are key features of any Neo-Classical design.
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