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Ancient Greek Architecture

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Antique hand carved oak stool with Mohair was rendered in the classical mode from fine French oak, and is ideal as a vanity bench, as well! The classical form has its roots in ancient Greek architecture, with beautifully sawn hourglass side supports accented with a turned column and reinforced with a crosspiece subtly carved to match the carvings on the supports. Intaglio carved accents add a nice touch. Damascene mohair upholstery in a lovely olive color completes the look, circa 1900-1910…

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This monumental English mahogany sideboard captures the luxury of the Regency era in grand style. Crafted in the neoclassical taste, the sideboard evokes the stately forms of ancient Greek and Roman architecture in its beautifully proportioned form and expertly carved details. Its pedestal form would have ensured the smooth execution of even the most opulent dinner party. Extra bottles of wine were easily at hand in the cabinets, while drawers solved storage issues for dirtied plates and…

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Fine large pair of neoclassical rock crystal obelisks with square base. Very harmonious proportions, exquisite clarity, French, early 20th century. An architectural pair of decorative, Mid-Century Modern, Neoclassical Rock Crystal obelisks upon marble plinth bases. Originally erected in pairs at the entrance of ancient Egyptian temples, an obelisk (from the Ancient Greek word) is a tall, 4-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape, or pyramidion at the top.

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Grand 19th Century Italian Walnut Neoclassical Bookcase is a study in the artistic sculpture of Northern Italy. Sculpted in solid, sumptuous walnut, it features wildlife scenes which appear at the bottom door panels in glorious full relief, and the architecture of the piece recalls the glory days of ancient Greek and Roman designers. The intricacies of the molded detailing are astounding to behold, and include timeless egg & dart, rosettes in a Greek coin pattern, and fletching. A pair of…

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This wall fountain from The Vaucluse in Provence has been hand carved in Estaillade limestone. The elegantly carved stone fountain has a classical feel as there are a few iconic architectural features present. The crown features Cavetto molding, sometimes referred to as an “Egyptian cornice”, which was also popular in ancient Greek architecture. The unadorned frieze was also prevalent in ancient Greek and Roman structures. The raised architrave below the frieze has also been carved without…

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"Greek Gold Palmette Necklace with Murano Glass Bead by Ilios Feel like a Grecian goddess with this elegant gold palmette necklace! It is handmade in Murano, Italy with a glass bead made from gold or teal glass. The gold is made with crystal clear glass over inlaid 24K gold leaf. The teal has translucent teal glass over 24K gold leaf. It is accented by a beautiful gold vermeil bead in the shape of a palmette. The palmette is one of most ubiquitous symbols of the ancient world. The glass bead…

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Classically inspired and hand-carved in Le Vaucluse, a department in Southern France within the Provence region, this majestic wall fountain is comprised of 22 pieces of Estaillade limestone. The large crown features cavetto molding, sometimes referred to as an “Egyptian cornice”, which was also popular in ancient Greek architecture. Beneath the crown is an adorned frieze followed by a raised architrave. These three elements combined are known as the entablature and are of the Tuscan order…

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Antique French Neoclassical Shallow Open Bookshelf with Inlay is designed for an incredibly minimal footprint, making it perfect for hallways, stairwell landings, or rooms where a piece that hugs the wall is desirable. Hand-crafted from a variety of woods such as mahogany, walnut, and even pine, it features an intriguing architecture inspired by but expounded upon the ancient Greek & Roman civilizations. A dentil molding effect appears across the crown created with alternating woods in a…

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18th century Italian school architectural capriccio featuring characters visiting classical ruins. Unsigned, oil on canvas in an elegant ebonized and gilded wood frame. Lovely color and detail. Capriccio means an architectural fantasy, placing together buildings, archaeological ruins and other architectural elements in fictional and often fantastical combinations.The subjects include Temple of Concordia, Arch of Titus and Pyramid of Caius Cestius. The Temple of Concordia is an ancient Greek…

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