Neoclassical Antiques

The Neoclassical style originated in mid-18th century France and Britain, where it dominated the decorative arts until the influential Empire style of the early 19th century. Neoclassical forms were inspired by the Classical art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome, which was considered to embody the perfection of harmonious forms. The movement began in the 1760s and lasted well into the 1840s and 50s.

Partly a response to the Rococo, the Neoclassical favours unity over frivolity, restraint rather than the sensuality of the Rococo style before it. It was recent antiquarian discoveries which encouraged Neoclassical interest, specifically the excavation of buried Roman cities including Pompeii and Herculaneum. After this came various publications, research, and scholarly interest in Greco-Roman art. Consequently, these Classical influences infiltrated 18th century culture, and so Neoclassicism takes hold.

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  1. Style Neoclassical
  2. Country Of Origin Russian
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  5. Period Early 19th Century
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  1. Neoclassical 19
  2. Russian Interest 6
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  1. Ormolu (Gilt Bronze) 6
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  1. French 76
  2. Continental 7
  3. Italian 7
  4. Russian 7
  5. English 5
  6. Austrian 1
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  1. Late 19th Century 11
  2. 20th Century 11
  3. 19th Century 10
  4. Early 19th Century 8
  5. Early 20th Century 5
  6. 21st Century 1
  7. 18th Century and Earlier 1
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  1. Angell, Joseph II 1
  2. Duquesnoy, François 1
  3. Gardner Porcelain Factory, 1
  4. Hume, Robert Jr 1
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