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Antique Figures

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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David Vainqueur de Goliath by Antonin Mercie

£ 7,500

€8,736
$9,206
David Vainqueur de Goliath by Antonin Mercie

David Vainqueur de Goliath by Antonin Mercie

£ 7,500

€8736
$9206

Scandinavian by Design

Antique Victorian Quality Bronze Figure of a Seated Lady

£ 595

€693
$730
Antique Victorian Quality Bronze Figure of a Seated Lady

Antique Victorian Quality Bronze Figure of a Seated Lady

£ 595

€693
$730

Unique Antiques By Emma Jade

Pair of 19th Century Root Carvings

£ 260

€303
$319
Pair of 19th Century Root Carvings

Pair of 19th Century Root Carvings

£ 260

€303
$319

The Old Yard

Art Deco Figurine of a Middle Eastern Exotic Dancer

£ 235

€274
$288
Art Deco Figurine of a Middle Eastern Exotic Dancer

Art Deco Figurine of a Middle Eastern Exotic Dancer

£ 235

€274
$288

The Lakes Emporium

Vintage Belleek Figurine "Affection" c.1965

£ 285

€332
$350
Vintage Belleek Figurine "Affection" c.1965

Vintage Belleek Figurine "Affection" c.1965

£ 285

€332
$350

The Lakes Emporium

Pair of Bronze Statues of Soldiers

£ 1,000

€1,165
$1,227
Pair of Bronze Statues of Soldiers

Pair of Bronze Statues of Soldiers

£ 1,000

€1165
$1227

Lascombe Interiors

French Monumental Solid Silver Figural Centrepiece c.1840

£ 75,995

€88,516
$93,278
French Monumental Solid Silver Figural Centrepiece c.1840

French Monumental Solid Silver Figural Centrepiece c.1840

£ 75,995

€88516
$93278

Pushkin Antiques Ltd

A Parian Figure C1860

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

A Parian Figure C1860

£ 595

€693
$730
A Parian Figure C1860

A Parian Figure C1860

£ 595

€693
$730

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Dying Gaul c.1900

£ 125

€146
$153
Dying Gaul c.1900

Dying Gaul c.1900

£ 125

€146
$153

Jo Brayshaw

French Bronze of Fisherman by C.Anfrie c.1885

£ 1,250

€1,456
$1,534
French Bronze of Fisherman by C.Anfrie c.1885

French Bronze of Fisherman by C.Anfrie c.1885

£ 1,250

€1456
$1534

C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Bronze Rodin's The Thinker

Those Were The Days

Bronze Rodin's The Thinker

£ 135

€157
$166
Bronze Rodin's The Thinker

Bronze Rodin's The Thinker

£ 135

€157
$166

Those Were The Days

Indonesian Busts 20th Century

£ 125

€146
$153
Indonesian Busts 20th Century

Indonesian Busts 20th Century

£ 125

€146
$153

Those Were The Days

Fine Quality Bronze by Auguste Moreau

£ 495

€577
$608
Fine Quality Bronze by Auguste Moreau

Fine Quality Bronze by Auguste Moreau

£ 495

€577
$608

Prometheus Antiques

Victorian Bronze Figure of Cobbler

£ 495

€577
$608
Victorian Bronze Figure of Cobbler

Victorian Bronze Figure of Cobbler

£ 495

€577
$608

C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Gotthilf Jaeger - Bronze Dancing Girl

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Gotthilf Jaeger - Bronze Dancing Girl

£ 3,250

€3,785
$3,989
Gotthilf Jaeger - Bronze Dancing Girl

Gotthilf Jaeger - Bronze Dancing Girl

£ 3,250

€3785
$3989

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Adrian Jones - A Bronze Figure of Fred Archer on Ormonde

£ 2,650

€3,087
$3,253
Adrian Jones - A Bronze Figure of Fred Archer on Ormonde

Adrian Jones - A Bronze Figure of Fred Archer on Ormonde

£ 2,650

€3087
$3253

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Edouardo Montiel  Contemporary Bronze "Alfarera"

£ 2,750

€3,203
$3,375
Edouardo Montiel  Contemporary Bronze "Alfarera"

Edouardo Montiel Contemporary Bronze "Alfarera"

£ 2,750

€3203
$3375

The Lakes Emporium

Doreen Kern Bust

D A M Antiques And Collectables

Doreen Kern Bust

£ 95

€111
$117
Doreen Kern Bust

Doreen Kern Bust

£ 95

€111
$117

D A M Antiques And Collectables

18th Century Carved Figure of Madonna and Child

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

18th Century Carved Figure of Madonna and Child

£ 2,815

€3,279
$3,455
18th Century Carved Figure of Madonna and Child

18th Century Carved Figure of Madonna and Child

£ 2,815

€3279
$3455

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Antique Bronze Figure

Carradale Farm Antiques Ltd

Antique Bronze Figure

£ 5,750

€6,697
$7,058
Antique Bronze Figure

Antique Bronze Figure

£ 5,750

€6697
$7058

Carradale Farm Antiques Ltd

Hungarian Zsolnay Pecs Mother & Child Figure

£ 120

€140
$147
Hungarian Zsolnay Pecs Mother & Child Figure

Hungarian Zsolnay Pecs Mother & Child Figure

£ 120

€140
$147

Verdi Art & Antiques

Garden Statue of Four Seasons Spring

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Garden Statue of Four Seasons Spring

£ 1,565

€1,823
$1,921
Garden Statue of Four Seasons Spring

Garden Statue of Four Seasons Spring

£ 1,565

€1823
$1921

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Sculpture "Les Roseaux" in Bronze by Francois-Raoul Larche

£ 8,950

€10,425
$10,985
Sculpture "Les Roseaux" in Bronze by Francois-Raoul Larche

Sculpture "Les Roseaux" in Bronze by Francois-Raoul Larche

£ 8,950

€10425
$10985

Walton House Antiques Ltd

Large Italian Carved Alabaster Sculpture by Pugi

£ 2,750

€3,203
$3,375
Large Italian Carved Alabaster Sculpture by Pugi

Large Italian Carved Alabaster Sculpture by Pugi

£ 2,750

€3203
$3375

Burgett Langfield

Pair of Antique Victorian Quality Brass Figures of Cavaliers

£ 475

€553
$583
Pair of Antique Victorian Quality Brass Figures of Cavaliers

Pair of Antique Victorian Quality Brass Figures of Cavaliers

£ 475

€553
$583

Unique Antiques By Emma Jade

Bronze Falcon on Marble Base

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Bronze Falcon on Marble Base

£ 235

€274
$288
Bronze Falcon on Marble Base

Bronze Falcon on Marble Base

£ 235

€274
$288

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

19th Century Bronze Grape Picker

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

19th Century Bronze Grape Picker

£ 309

€360
$379
19th Century Bronze Grape Picker

19th Century Bronze Grape Picker

£ 309

€360
$379

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

20th Century Bronze Knight

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

20th Century Bronze Knight

£ 350

€408
$430
20th Century Bronze Knight

20th Century Bronze Knight

£ 350

€408
$430

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Japanese Carved Wood Figure

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

Japanese Carved Wood Figure

£ 395

€460
$485
Japanese Carved Wood Figure

Japanese Carved Wood Figure

£ 395

€460
$485

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

Antique Victorian Quality Bronze Figure

£ 575

€670
$706
Antique Victorian Quality Bronze Figure

Antique Victorian Quality Bronze Figure

£ 575

€670
$706

London City Antiques

Art Deco Dancing Girl with Her Hoop

£ 1,750

€2,038
$2,148
Art Deco Dancing Girl with Her Hoop

Art Deco Dancing Girl with Her Hoop

£ 1,750

€2038
$2148

Sovereign Antiques