Discover the Antique Sculpture Collection from The Antique Guild
Serving as host to some of the most breathtaking art and curiosities in Brisbane, we offer the public the opportunity to obtain objects such as an antique sculpture or textiles from the far East. We have carefully curated our widely different and unique collections to provide only the most exclusive selection of items.
A History of Sculpturing
As a practice of visual arts, sculpture has been a part of life for almost as long as humans have been roaming the Earth. Sculpting involves shaping a raw material to resemble an item, person, animal, or scene. The four most-used sculpturing methods are wood and stone carving, clay modelling, and bronze casting.
The material of a sculpture usually indicates how well it will age or how little it will deteriorate over time, as we can see with the marble sculptures from ancient Greece that remain intact today after almost 2000 years. Even though it is beautiful as a finished product, sculpture as an art form is one of the most difficult to practice and master—evident in the work of the greats, such as Da Vinci and Michelangelo, who draw praise for how accurately they captured the essence or likenesses of what they sculpted.
What Sets The Antique Guild Apart Regarding Antique Collections?
At The Antique Guild, we offer our clients the chance to browse a varied collection of functional fine art pieces that we’ve chosen for their beauty and exclusivity. Our sculpture collection consists of pieces in a variety of mediums and from vastly different cultural and historical origins. Our collection includes:
- Antique jewellery and timepieces, with items ranging from earrings, necklaces, brooches, rings, and bracelets to cufflinks and watches. Many of our pieces are encrusted with precious gems such as tanzanite, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and tourmalines.
- Our visual arts collection pieces come from the farthest reaches with a selection of African, Asian, and contemporary art. By offering rare pieces, we cater to our audience’s diverse tastes and preferences.
- We offer items that are easy to overlook due to their rarity and difficulty to obtain. These include furniture items, such as cabinets, tables, chairs, and suites, and interior decorations, such as mirrors, light fixtures, and carpets.
A Short Buyer’s Guide for Antiques
We believe that when scouting and curating items for our clients, we should only provide authentic and timeless pieces that are both art and assets. We make use of annual catalogues to showcase our items, adding a new piece regularly, which ensures that we offer our clients a continuous flow of new and exciting pieces. Besides featuring our wares online, in-store, and in our catalogues, we host online jewellery and art exhibitions that are free to members.
If you are ever searching for a piece of fine art, extravagant antiques, or accent pieces for your home or business, please browse our immaculate collections or catalogue, and be sure to sign up and become a member. You can contact us with your questions—we will help you however we can.