Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The marble bust has a look of distinction that makes it an elegant addition to a living room, den, or office. The classy nature of this timeless work of art also makes it ideal decor for a hotel or restaurant. The bust was a popular genre of sculpture for ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans and continues to be a common sight in distinguished homes and gardens to this day. Today and tomorrow are ideal days for buying certain busts from Design Toscano because you get a 20% discount on any new busts as long as they are purchased by tomorrow, April 24th.
Add a fine, classic touch to your interior decor with a bust of Minerva, the Roman Goddess of Wisdom. Known as Athena by the ancient Greeks, Minerva shows her war-like side with a feather-plumed helmet and breastplate embossed with an image of Medusa. This classic sculpture is a fine replica of an eighteenth century piece crafted by Antonio Canova and is made of bonded marble resin.
To decorate with a replica of much older decor, buy the Apollo Belvedere Bonded Marble Resin Sculptural Bust. This beautiful, very classic bust of the Greek God of youth, light, and masculine beauty was first crafted in bronze by Greek artist "Leochares" in the 4th century BC. The Romans liked this work of art so much that they made a marble copy. That marble version was lost until the 15th century and has been kept in the Vatican ever since.
Save on these fantastic new sculptural busts and dozens of other new items at Design Toscano today.
From today until April 24th, get a 20% discount on any of our new items.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The bust is a distinctive type of sculpture that makes an impressive, classic addition to any room. In addition to be being a thought-provoking sculpture, one of the other benefits of the bust is that it's small size makes it easy to display. Add elegance to the office and hope for inspiration with a classic bust of Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom. This bonded marble resin bust is a high quality replica of an eighteenth century sculpture by Antonio Canova and could also be used to add a bit of classic elegance to the living room.
Many a bust also looks fantastic in the garden. The Apollo Belvedere Bust with Roman Column Plinth is a beautiful, striking sculpture similar to statues of Apollo that were shown in Roman and British gardens. Indeed, this item is a close replica of a nineteenth century British work of art and is given a faux stone finish to make both bust and column look even more like the original sculptures.
Beauty isn't limited to classical busts. Put the Nubian Kandake Sculptural bust on display to showcase a striking, beautiful bust of a Nubian queen and buy a bust of The Golden Shroud of Tutankhamen for your Egyptian-themed room.
Save 20% on these quality items, classic Greek garden statues, and everything from the Design Toscano site when ordering today until March 31st.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The bust is a form of decor that dates back thousands of years. Long before the ancient Romans and Greeks were putting the busts of deities and politicians on display, the ancient Egyptians were doing the same thing with figures carved in basalt and sandstone. The power of the bust is that it focuses in on the face of a person to show beauty and admirable, noble qualities. We carry marble busts for every decorating theme.
The lovely Veiled Maiden Sculptural Bust is a replica of a stunning nineteenth century work of art done by Raphael Monti. The elegance and impressive artistic nature of the original are faithfully represented in this detailed replica. This is a beautiful, thought provoking indoor statue that will become a conversation piece and be admired by all of your guests.
Actors and fans of the theater will love a desktop bust of the most famous bard in history. The William Shakespeare Sculptural Bust is a quality replica of an original, nineteenth century work of art by Emile Guillemin. You can also pay homage to Shakespeare with a larger bust of his likeness that also works well as garden statuary.
Get hundreds of high quality indoor statues at Design Toscano
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The bust is an interesting and intimate art form. Instead of showing the full figure of the subject, the entire focus is on the head and especially the face. Although shoulders are also frequently depicted, they are really there to help frame and support the focus of the sculpture. Marble busts were especially popular during the era of the Roman empire but the bust made its appearance much earlier on. One of the earlier known busts is that of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti. Pharaohs, other Egyptian nobility, and many of the Egyptian pantheon were likewise immortalized in bust form. Although that ancient culture died out centuries ago, fortunately, it continues to inspire modern artists to create stunning works of art to this day.
One such work of art is the Queen Cleopatra Neoclassical Sculptural Bust. Modeled after a museum replica, this beautiful bust probably provides an accurate depiction of the real Cleopatra. Polished with a smooth basalt finish, painted with antiqued faux gold, and adorned with a feathered headdress topped with a cobra, this detailed bust will be the centerpiece of any room.
Other Egyptian busts destined to be one of the highlights of any Egyptian decorations collection are the busts of King Ramses II and Queen Nefertiti.
Order these and other stunning Egyptian art items from now until tomorrow, November 15th and pay nothing for standard shipping!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Office space might be dedicated to work but decorations shouldn't be limited to different colored memo papers. A photo or two can work wonders for making you feel more comfortable with your work space and various types of decor can be used for inspiration. If the employer allows it, statues of angels can work their own little decorating miracles when placed on a desk. Those harbingers of hope raise our spirits on dreary Mondays and other times of duress and can remind us to keep the faith. Get the right angel statues and they also add a unique, beautiful touch to the office.
Strength and determination are expressed on the fierce face and muscled appearance of Uriel the Archangel. Uriel points to challenges before raising his sword to vanquish all evil-doers. Get inspired by this heavenly superhero to overcome whatever challenges are thrown your way in the workplace.
If you look for strength in prayer, put the Prayers of an Angel Sculpture on your desk to help calm the mind and take a pause and search for inner strength. This statue is so peaceful and beautiful that you might want to also get one for the home.
Order these angel statues, Egyptian decorations, and marble busts for sale from the Basil Street Collection from now until Thursday, September 13th and get 20% off the regular price!
Monday, September 10, 2012
The ancient Greeks and Romans had some great ideas when it came to decorating. They adorned their temples, gardens, and olive groves with fantastic, lifelike garden statuary. In fact, beautiful, realistic statues continue to look right at home in modern day gardens. They also gave us a variety of architectural ideas, the marble bust, and made use of pedestals to put their beautiful statuary on display.
The concept was a simple one and ends up accentuating anything placed on top of it. Basically, by placing the statue or other object on a decorative column or pedestal, it increases its height, and displays it in a way that can't be missed. The pedestal helps to showcase the importance of anything placed on it and works well for everything from a flower vase to prized Egyptian decorations.
Pedestals for every theme can be found in the Basil Street collection, including the French Neoclassical Griffin Pedestal. It's a fantastic piece all on its own but looks best when used for displaying plants next to entranceways or for adding a touch of green to the corners of rooms.
The Venetian Doges Solid Marble Column is so beautiful that it might outshine the marble bust or flowers placed on top of it!
Save 20% on these, other pedestals, and Egyptian art in the Basil Street Collection when ordering them by Thursday, September 13th!
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Decor takes many shapes and forms but why treat your home to average decorations when you can turn the interior into the classiest home on the block? Such a goal doesn't require quests to garage and estate sales for antique furniture and unique objets d'art. Although no true decorating fan would deny that it's fun to search for overlooked treasures and decor from another era, that just usually ends up taking way more time than most of us have. It's far easier and much more productive to just shop at the Basil Street collection.
Look inside those virtual doors and you find dozens of breathtaking lamps, unique accent furniture, stunning Egyptian decorations, classic marble busts for sale and more. It's the place to look for exquisite art deco lighted sculptures and lamps like the Peacock Goddess Torchiere Floor Lamp and the Desiree sculpture.
The Egyptian gallery at Basil Street is filled with everything from book-end sets to wall stele and sculptures depicting detailed replicas of paintings that adorn the tombs of the pharaohs.
The accent furniture includes a range of pedestals such as the classic Sous la Vigne Sculptural Pedestal and the Hartwig Walking Stick Umbrella Stand.
These are also the days for shopping at Basil Street because everything in the collection is 20% off until Thursday, September 13th!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
A work desk isn't just a place meant to host a computer, stationary, and other purely work-related items. Ideally, It should also be a place where you enjoy working and inspires you to meet and surpass every challenge. A desk can't do any of this on its own, but when it's decorated with the right type of objets d'art, it it can act as your own personal corner that inspires determination and imagination. In addition to photos of family and loved ones, certain statuettes and figurines are an essential part of "road to success" desk decor.
Anyone with an appreciation for nature and the American "Wild West" will love Tatanka, The Majestic Buffalo of the American West Sculpture. However, even if you know nothing about Western history and culture, this powerful, bronze-finished statuette will still inspire strength and stubbornness in the face of every challenge.
Another bronze finished statuette that inspires strength and the ability to succeed against all odds is the Spartacus the Warrior Sculpture. With his arm raised in defiance and victory, this detailed depiction of the famed gladiator is a reminder to keep fighting for your goals no matter what the odds may be.
Find these excellent decorations and marble busts for sale at Design Toscano today!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
At Design Toscano
, there is always room in the budget for an indoor statue or piece of art as it seems there is always something on sale! That has never been more true, as our sale items are now reduced even further with an additional 20% off already reduced items in our Mid Winter Clearance sale. Whether you are looking for marble busts for sale, or need just a little extra something to finish a room, we’ve got a huge selection available with your budget in mind.
For those that have been waiting for the perfect time to purchase Buddha outdoor statues, there has never been a better time. This Lord Buddha Meditation Altar Statue
serves as an altar with candleholder so that you can create the perfect meditation space in your home.
Outdoor elephant statues have long been used as symbols of hope and prosperity wherever they dwell, and we offer a huge selection of these symbols. The Herd Elephant Sculpture
is just one example of our selection of elephants that can fit well into any room or gallery.
If you have been looking for the best time to add symbolic pieces such as this to your home, there is no better time than in our Mid Winter Clearance Sale where everything reduced is reduced even more. Hurry, ends in just two days on January 31st!
Friday, January 27, 2012
If you are the type that likes collectibles, then you know the importance of procuring them before they become a rare item. At Design Toscano
, we offer a number of items from busts to sculptures for outside that will please the fancy of every collector. Even better, everything on sale has been reduced yet again!
Marble busts for sale are always unique pieces that will one day mean more from a historical perspective than they already do today. Something such as our George Washington Sculpture
is just one such item. This piece is not only historical, but Neoclassical as well, and will work in any room of your choice. As well, it has recently been reduced so this historical marker can work well in any budget for less than $40.
And while we are speaking of Presidents, you may not have considered that gothic decor and Presidents go hand in hand. But they do at Design Toscano. This piece of President Barack Obama Gothic Dragon Statue
will work in any gothic theme, and also serve as a historical symbol that will mean more after his Presidency. It has been reduced to clear as it is almost gone, so get it now while it is still less than $10!
Hurry! Our Mid Winter Clearance Sale is starting today, which means an additional 20% off ALL SALE ITEMS! You can grab more than one with these prices, so hurry now, before they are ALL GONE. Sale runs from January 27th to January 31st!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Many people go to great lengths when designing rooms in their home to show off their
personality. When it comes to making a statement in your home, you would be surprised how a simple statue cleverly placed can accomplish this task without going into budget overload. If you are looking for the right statue for the right space, browse our Basil Street Gallery to find the perfect statue that you will feel is made just for your home.
There is no better way to bring a touch of elegance into your home than through memoirs of the Paris Opera House. Browsing our huge selection of marble busts for sale will give you some ideas if you are looking for ways to show off your Renaissance flair. This exquisite Mademoiselle de la Danse Sculpture
is just one item that will do just that. Sculpted to reminisce the Paris Opera House, this enchanting piece will certainly make a bold statement in any room she dwells.Greek garden statues
are another way to embody your inner god or goddess. Whether they are placed indoors or out, those you choose to entertain will certainly be enlightened to a different side of you. This Zephyrus and Flora Natural Bonded Marble Sculpture
is a gorgeous rendition of the celebration of spring that you can enjoy in your home all year long.Hurry and snap these pieces up now while our 20% off our entire New Basil Collection sale is still on! Ends tonight January 25th at midnight!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
While you may be happy with the furniture you already have on hand, one way to change the
look of a room is with an indoor statue. An indoor statue doesn’t need to be as bulky as it may sound to you. Browse our huge selection of indoor statues and you will likely find at least one, if not two that inspire you to change the look of an entire room with just one piece. We have some in every size to fit every budget as well. Here are some ideas.
Knight statues to some may sound like something gothic and dark, but you can add a knight to any room and change the tone instantly. Life sized or table sized, something as simple as a Gallant Knight on Horse Statue
will make bold statement in any room.
A garden angel statue is another way to make a room go from traditional to serene. Most of our garden sculptures can be used either indoor or out, and are beautiful ways to showcase your more spiritual side. St. Michael the Archangel Statue
will fit perfectly in any space, and create just the tranquility you are looking for.
This breathtaking Veiled Maiden Sculptural Bust
is one of our marble busts for sale that is not an overly religious symbol, but still offers a serene appeal in a very affordable way.
This is just a start to getting your imagination in gear for changing the look of your favorite room. Stay tuned for more ideas on how to decorate with indoor statues!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there is no symbol more romantic than the symbol of Cupid. So if you are looking for a way to send a Valentine with a symbolic message that goes beyond the standard Hallmark token, look through the Cupid collection at Design Toscano to get your imagination started. We have a stunning collection of Cupid accessories that can send a very elegant Valentine’s statement. Here are some ideas!
An outdoor garden sculpture is one way to send a bold statement on the most romantic day of the year. Our Cupid & Psyche Grande Sculpture
will certainly not leave your Valentine guessing on just how much they mean to you!
Greek garden statues as well are an exquisite way to make the same statement. Whether you go big or small with your Greek selection, Cupid says it all without saying a word in our Cupid and Psyche Little Lovers Bonded Marble Resin Statue
There is nothing more romantic than watching the greek goddess Psyche alight on her fairy wings whilst her angel Cupid hovers by her side.
Another way to make the same statement with Cupid for Valentine’s Day is by purchasing one of our marble busts for sale. The infamous duo of Cupid and Psyche is beautifully handcrafted in this Cupid and Psyche Bonded Marble Bust
No matter how you choose to shoot Cupid’s arrow this Valentine’s, do so today with our Valentine’s Sale! Today is our LAST DAY to take advantage of 20% off our entire Valentine’s Collection! Hurry! Sale ends today at midnight January 21st!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
If you are in the mood to change your interior design while you are waiting for the temps to warm up to redesign your garden, now is the perfect time to do so. At Design Toscano not only do we have a huge selection of furniture to help you with your decor, but we are also holding a 20% off sale off all furniture! With these prices, you can probably pick up a few of your favorite things at once! Here are some ideas.
Outdoor elephant statues don’t have to be restricted to the outdoors. If you want to bring the wild in during the winter months, you can. Some of our adorable elephant sculptures double as tables making for not only a decorative piece, but a practical one as well. As well, elephants symbolize hope and prosperity, and are always a great symbol to have in any home. This darling Elephant's Majesty Glass-Topped Cocktail Table
will make for a great addition to any home.
Nothing adds royalty to any room besides one of our marble busts for sale. If you have already picked one up but are not sure what to do with it, something practical such as our Tapered Tower Pedestal
is the perfect way to showcase your marble bust.
are also a big hit at Design Toscano, but many people forego these unique pieces because they don’t fit in their budget. They will now that all of our furniture is on sale for 20% off!Hurry and grab these or a few of your other favorite pieces now! Sale ends January 15th!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
When it comes to gift giving, purchasing a marble bust may be the last thing on your list.
Nobody ever thinks to buy one, as they seem for some a dated concept not applicable to contemporary décor. The truth is, there could not be anything further from the truth, as marble busts for sale will not only keep your holiday budget on track, but make a gift giving statement that nobody else will. Here are some excellent reasons why you should consider this unique gift item.
A marble bust seems like an expensive and outlandish thing to buy, but they are much more affordable than you might think. As well, for those that like the artistic period of the renaissance, a marble bust
will make a very elite statement in décor that you can rest assured will not be given by anybody else.
For the romantic on your list, greek garden statues or religious outdoor statues that symbolize love and harmony in a home will be cherished. These are marble busts that would not likely be a first purchase of a homeowner, due to their extravagant look. Take the onus on yourself to purchase a romantic gift that your recipient wouldn’t think to purchase for themselves. Nothing is more romantic than a marble bust like our Cupid and Psyche marble statue
Marble busts are not the most contemporary gift, and that’s exactly what makes them perfect holiday items. They will add ambience and elegance to any décor, whether that is traditional or contemporary.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The term neoclassic can be confusing to many considering theme selections for their interior design. There is nothing to be confused about the neoclassic era however, and it is very easy to incorporate some neoclassic elements into any design theme. Whether you want to go entirely neoclassic, or simple add a touch of neoclassic here or there, it can be very easy to do and will add an instant touch of elegance to any room.
The neoclassic era dates to 1765 French, and is closely connected with the Baroque era. In this era you can vision sweeping skirts and details in the environment that capture the essence of elegance from this era. The neoclassic look then is about accomplishing the perspective of purity in clean lines that have roots in the Greece. An accent piece through a marble busts for sale
find is one way to begin with the clean lines of the neoclassic look.
The clean lines of a neoclassic piece or Egyptian tables
are not as present in the neoclassic look, as simplicity is what neoclassic uses to achieve its elegant effect.
When you are considering the incorporation of neoclassic into your design theme, you can do so with one or two statement pieces, or create an entire room around it. The end result is only limited by your imagination.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Now that you have begun your gift shopping, you need to carefully browse our marble busts for sale collection for something unique yet surprisingly affordable. One such item that is just perfect for your friends or relatives that love heraldry and medieval décor, this is the Heraldic Lion of Chiminees Iron Statue
. The statue created from foundry iron is of the lion of heraldry that appears on so many knights’ shields. He has a bronze finish and is rearing up on a white marble stand over a foot tall. This is a beautiful and very affordable gift for anyone.
We have more items done in foundry iron that would make wonderful gifts for anyone that loves knight statues. Right now at a great sale price we have a humorous knight called Elmo the Scowling Italian Knight Authentic Foundry Iron Casting
. Initially he sits on your desk rather like a knight paperweight full of himself and then when you lift his face shield, he gives you a nasty look and has great storage space for your pencils and other desk items. Have you gotten your boss anything yet?
There are more pieces of wall sculpture on sale now, especially for all the fans of our garden fairy statue
. We have brought some fairies inside and infused them with wonderful colorful wings to create the Twin Fairies Mirrored Wall Sculpture. The mirror is about 17” tall and is surrounded by two gorgeous intricate fairies on either side. These fairies have fiery wings that spread out in a glorious frame. This is a great gift, not too large for anyone and now at just the right price.
Monday, September 26, 2011
There are many great things about our marble busts for sale collection; one thing is that it is filled with many unusual items that you won’t find anywhere else and the other thing is that they’re all on sale. What says “Halloween” better than a magic wand and the Mystic Destiny Hand Turned Wand
is exquisite and on sale. The wooden wand is turned by hand and perfect for any ceremony. We also include a black felt bag to keep this lovely piece protected.
This is not the time of year for sweet little garden fairies. Instead we have a wonderful winged temptress for your pleasure. This is The Gothic Temptress of Time Perpetual Calendar Statue
who is as useful as she is “bad girl” lovely. The lady is wearing only well detailed wings and thigh high boots. She is kneeling on a perpetual calendar which will help you keep up to date and makes a great gift.
Fun is just another word for many of our Design Toscano exclusive sculptures like our Meerkat statue. Nothing says fun at Halloween time like the Impaled Zombie Desk Accessory
. A 7” long, incredibly detailed Zombie is just lying around waiting for someone to impale him with a pen, pencil or other instrument of torture. This is a great gift for your boss don’t you think?
Saturday, September 24, 2011
BROWSE THESE ITEMS FOR THE HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR SALE SEPT. 23 THROUGH SEPT. 26!
As you plan your Halloween party or other gatherings during this season, you should definitely take time to browse our marble busts for sale collection. This collection holds a lot more than just marble busts and there are plenty of unique items for entertaining in it. One example is the Devilish Ceramic Face Tankard Mug: The Count Vampire & Beelzebub the Devil
. These ceramic mugs are just the thing for hot cider in October, the Vampire holds 20 oz. and Beelzebub holds 16 oz. of whatever you’re serving your ghosts.
Not only does this time of year bring to mind Hallows Eve, but also all other things mystic some of which date back to medieval times. Just like our knight statues, we have extraordinary dragon collections. A beautiful piece is the Dragons of the Four Winds Statue with Glass Mystical Power Orb
. The glass orb is encircled by hand painted dragons of blue, green and purple above a castle. The artist created a small masterpiece here.
We have dragons that are an excellent addition to your garden and are created with the same painstaking detail as our stone garden angel. A great statue for your yard is the Mystic Dragon Avenger Statue
another Design Toscano exclusive by artist Liam Manchester. The dragon has wrapped his scaly body around an orb and stands over a foot tall from exquisite wings to pointed tail.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Many of our customers are elephant collectors and want to have all things elephant in their yards, like our outdoor elephant statues
, and in parts of their homes, like our elephant sculpture. An item that would be a great gift for any elephant collector is our Painted Pachyderms African Elephants Statues: Medium and Large. What makes these statues so special is not the sculpting (although that is beautiful), it is the African tribal colors that have been hand painted onto each piece. The medium elephant is 11 ½” tall and the large pachyderm is 16 ½” tall; they can be bought separately or as a set.
Sculptures of the Buddha, such as our large Buddha statue
, are crafted with such spirituality by our talented artists that they create a haven of peace in your home or garden. One such piece that can sit anywhere indoors or out is the Sukhothai Buddha Asian Sculptural Bust which is over two feet tall. The artist has recreated this Sri Lankan Buddha in a finely detailed bust of designer resin upon which he has placed a verdigris finish. This would be perfect for a yoga room.
Everyone is beginning to think about the upcoming gift giving season and if you are looking for an intriguing gift at a wonderful price you need to browse our marble busts for sale collection. For any friend, coworker or relative that is an Anglophile the British Post Box Bank Statue
would make a great “Secret Santa” gift. This small yet detailed replica of a British post box stands 8” tall and is a bank. It is hand painted in bright red with faux gold trimming, pefect for anyone who collects all things from the UK.