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Antique Sculptures: four of our finest pieces

02 February 2021

From stone to metal to wood, an antique sculpture can provide an air of authority and history to any room they’re stationed in

Here’s a selection of some of our finest statues in stock, guaranteed to bring a unique look to your home.

Massive teak sculpture of a Buddhist deity

A Buddhist Door Guardian would have been placed in front of a building, temple or home to ward off evil

Making its way to Westland from a large restaurant in East London, this statue is believed to be a representation of a Buddhist Door Guardian that would have been placed in front of a building, temple or home to ward off evil.

This massive sculpture comes in six separate sections and is lovingly rendered in well-maintained teak.

By far the most imposing statue on this list, this statue is somewhat of a mystery to us - if you can shed more light on its sculptor feel free to get in touch with us!

A patinated bronze of Lorenzo De Medici

At 40cms tall, this bronze statue of the 15th Century Italian statesman Lorenzo De Medici is perfect for a tabletop, fireplace or shelf. It is based off of the original sculpture by Michaelangelo that sits on top of Medici’s own grave in Florence.

Lovingly rendered with a thoughtful expression and intricately detailed clothing (which had been a bugbear in human sculptures ever since the elaborate designs of Roman and Ancient Greek sculptors), this piece is sure to bring a touch of class to any room it resides in.

Marble plaque of Nike, goddess of victory

The goddess Nike was the Ancient Greek personification of victory

The goddess Nike was the Ancient Greek personification of victory (hence her name being repurposed for the popular clothing brand). Often seen in her chariot, she would reward the glorious in battle with glory, fame and laurel leaves.

Nike has been commemorated in this marble plaque, showing her chariot being pulled by two powerful horses while she is being attended to by two cherubic assistants.

Despite hailing from the 19th Century it has been sculpted in the style of an Ancient Greek frieze, with the goddess looking excited as she heads off to battle.

The most traditional design of this list, installing this plaque in your home will bring with it a real sense of artistry and history.

A Victorian bronze of a knight crusader

With his sword sheathed, hands open and cross prominently on display, this statue brings with it messages of peace and acceptance

At 49 centimetres tall, this bronze of a knight crusader brings with it the same portability and chance to display as the bronze of Medici above - though as it is slightly larger it may require a more permanent place in the room!

With his sword sheathed, hands open and cross prominently on display, this statue brings with it messages of peace and acceptance, as was the view of the knight crusaders at the time of its construction in the 19th century.

Conclusion

We hope that this blog has helped you to ignite a love of antique sculptures - including those we have in stock in our Willesden Green showroom right now.

If you agree, be sure to visit us, take a look around our website or get in touch - we’re always happy to chat antiques!