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Antique Figures

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Humans appear to be the only species interested in representing themselves in Art. The earliest known figurative sculpture found so far dates back over 35,000 years and since then we have never stopped recreating models of ourselves out of other materials. It is of course amazing how one basic body form can create an endless array of poses and positions, each uniquely suggestive of the person’s mood and personality. The most common materials for figural work are bronze, wood and stone, with each creating very different effects.


While competence alone can create an accurate representation of the body in sculptural form, it takes a true artist to give the piece a sense of presence and life. The most famous including Michelangelo, Degas, Rodin, Moore and others recognised this. In Europe the Renaissance allowed sculptors to consider the sense of allegory and movement in the frozen moment and also how to manipulate the finish to help suit that mood. Therefore, when looking at a great sculpture you are not just seeing the physical likeness of someone, but often a glimpse into their personality as well. If the 19th Century was all about recreating energy-charged classical pieces, by the 20th Century allegory was replaced with tenderness, humour and abstraction, capturing and portraying more personal moments.


At LoveAntiques we have a fine selection of Antique and Vintage sculptures from knowledgeable dealers across the UK and beyond.

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Set Three Large Garden Cherubs on Plinths

£ 2,400

€2,804
$3,019
Set Three Large Garden Cherubs on Plinths

Set Three Large Garden Cherubs on Plinths

£ 2,400

€2804
$3019

Vintage Garden UK

"Le Fumier Oriental"

Stalham Antique Gallery

"Le Fumier Oriental"

POA

"Le Fumier Oriental"

"Le Fumier Oriental"

POA

Stalham Antique Gallery

Pair of Antique Chinese Carved Wood Foo Dog Statues

£ 2,950

€3,446
$3,711
Pair of Antique Chinese Carved Wood Foo Dog Statues

Pair of Antique Chinese Carved Wood Foo Dog Statues

£ 2,950

€3446
$3711

Marylebone Antiques

Ferdinando de Luca (Italian, 20th Century) Large Bronze Figurine

£ 3,400

€3,972
$4,277
Ferdinando de Luca (Italian, 20th Century) Large Bronze Figurine

Ferdinando de Luca (Italian, 20th Century) Large Bronze Figurine

£ 3,400

€3972
$4277

Carradale Farm Antiques Ltd

19th C Bronze Sculpture by A D Delafontaine

£ 1,895

€2,214
$2,384
19th C Bronze Sculpture by A D Delafontaine

19th C Bronze Sculpture by A D Delafontaine

£ 1,895

€2214
$2384

JMR Antiques Ltd

Small Articulated Artist Lay Figure

£ 192

€224
$242
Small Articulated Artist Lay Figure

Small Articulated Artist Lay Figure

£ 192

€224
$242

D and A Binder LTD

Pair of Victorian Staffordshire Figures of Goatherds

£ 395

€461
$497
Pair of Victorian Staffordshire Figures of Goatherds

Pair of Victorian Staffordshire Figures of Goatherds

£ 395

€461
$497

Applecross Antiques

Stunning Goldscheider Figure c.1900

£ 595

€695
$748
Stunning Goldscheider Figure c.1900

Stunning Goldscheider Figure c.1900

£ 595

€695
$748

Elite Antiques

Carved Saint 5ft Italian Original Paint 1830

£ 22,500

€26,284
$28,302
Carved Saint 5ft Italian Original Paint 1830

Carved Saint 5ft Italian Original Paint 1830

£ 22,500

€26284
$28302

Trade Antiques

Continental Carved Oak Figures 19th Century

£ 450

€526
$566
Continental Carved Oak Figures 19th Century

Continental Carved Oak Figures 19th Century

£ 450

€526
$566

Mundella Antiques LTD

Sculptures of Maura

€ 7,500

£6,420
$8,076
Sculptures of Maura

Sculptures of Maura

€ 7,500

£6420
$8076

Antiqon

Bronze Sculpture Romantic Couple

€ 200

£171
$215
Bronze Sculpture Romantic Couple

Bronze Sculpture Romantic Couple

€ 200

£171
$215

Antiqon

Sculpture Romantic Couple

€ 200

£171
$215
Sculpture Romantic Couple

Sculpture Romantic Couple

€ 200

£171
$215

Antiqon

Satirical Pair of Playing Cupids

€ 950

£813
$1,023
Satirical Pair of Playing Cupids

Satirical Pair of Playing Cupids

€ 950

£813
$1023

Antiqon

Boy with Roosters Paul Chevre

€ 12,000

£10,273
$12,922
Boy with Roosters Paul Chevre

Boy with Roosters Paul Chevre

€ 12,000

£10273
$12922

Antiqon

Pair of Chinese Imperial Guardsmen

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Pair of Chinese Imperial Guardsmen

£ 480

€561
$604
Pair of Chinese Imperial Guardsmen

Pair of Chinese Imperial Guardsmen

£ 480

€561
$604

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Bronze Erotic Sculpture

€ 1,500

£1,284
$1,615
Bronze Erotic Sculpture

Bronze Erotic Sculpture

€ 1,500

£1284
$1615

Antiqon

Bronze Sculpture Girl with a Rose

€ 200

£171
$215
Bronze Sculpture Girl with a Rose

Bronze Sculpture Girl with a Rose

€ 200

£171
$215

Antiqon

Group of 7 Nigerian Hardwood Carved Figures c.1920

£ 685

€800
$862
Group of 7 Nigerian Hardwood Carved Figures c.1920

Group of 7 Nigerian Hardwood Carved Figures c.1920

£ 685

€800
$862

Robert Belcher Antiques

Late 19th Century Artists Lay Figure

£ 1,650

€1,927
$2,075
Late 19th Century Artists Lay Figure

Late 19th Century Artists Lay Figure

£ 1,650

€1927
$2075

Antique & Modern Living

Pair of Bronze Caricature Figures of Birds c.1880

£ 1,295

€1,513
$1,629
Pair of Bronze Caricature Figures of Birds c.1880

Pair of Bronze Caricature Figures of Birds c.1880

£ 1,295

€1513
$1629

Robert Belcher Antiques

Large Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Buddha

£ 685

€800
$862
Large Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Buddha

Large Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Buddha

£ 685

€800
$862

Rams Head Antiques

Bronze Figure by Ferdinand Barbedienne

£ 2,250

€2,628
$2,830
Bronze Figure by Ferdinand Barbedienne

Bronze Figure by Ferdinand Barbedienne

£ 2,250

€2628
$2830

Antique & Modern Living

WW2  Winston Churchill V for Victory Bronze Car Mascot Sculpture

£ 2,500

€2,920
$3,145
WW2  Winston Churchill V for Victory Bronze Car Mascot Sculpture

WW2 Winston Churchill V for Victory Bronze Car Mascot Sculpture

£ 2,500

€2920
$3145

Cheshire Antiques Consultant LTD

Stunning Bronze by Joseph-Michel-Ange Pollet

£ 1,450

€1,694
$1,824
Stunning Bronze by Joseph-Michel-Ange Pollet

Stunning Bronze by Joseph-Michel-Ange Pollet

£ 1,450

€1694
$1824

Antique & Modern Living

Saint Anne & The Virgin Mary in Polychrome Wood - 18th Century

€ 2,300

£1,969
$2,477
Finely Detailed 19th Century French Bronze Figure

£ 1,250

€1,460
$1,572
Finely Detailed 19th Century French Bronze Figure

Finely Detailed 19th Century French Bronze Figure

£ 1,250

€1460
$1572

Antique & Modern Living