What does Marble Classics specialize in?
We manufacture and create beautiful handcrafted cast
reproductions of famous museum
quality statuary. Most of items are available in
a casting with our custom faux finish process included
in the final product. We have one of the largest selections
of classical faux finished statuary available for purchase
online. Those who seek real
marble will want to see what we offer in our marble
2. What is a faux finish?
Faux is a French word that means false or artificial.
Some of the faux
finishes we produce are hand painted to look like real marble material.
Our artists create and duplicate the appearance, coloration
and veined surfaces of marble, aging and antiquing and
other stone-like surfaces using a realistic decorative
painting process that can be applied successfully on statues, wall
plaques, columns, tiles, table
bases and nearly anywhere else desired.
3. What types of painting
finishes do your offer?
We have ten
beautiful finishes currently available. The most
popular, of course, is faux marble available in either off-white or white base coat
with the same marble veining. We also offer these eight
eclectic finishes: plain
beige antiquing, sandstone
fogging, gold leaf, gold leaf with
walnut antiquing, black
verdigris gold, black gold and black bronze. Plus,
you can send a physical sample or photo and we'll make
sure to match your color scheme.
4. Can the wings or other
parts of my statue be made in gold leaf?
The answer is yes! Quite a few of our customers have
enjoyed the gold leafing finish for their angel's wings. This looks particularly
good on the winged lovers, saint
michael the arch angel and the winged
victory angel statues. There is also a greek
vase and a pretty capital column that come with gold leafing trim automatically when
you choose any one of our two faux marble finishes.
5. What's the difference
between the two textures that you offer?
The two textures we offer are High Gloss and Flat. High
gloss has a high-sheen and a more polished appearance
while Flat has a more matte texture with a soft non-reflective
6. What defines classical
The art of the ancient Greeks and Romans is what is
technically known as "classical art". This
name is used also to describe later period art in which
the artists looked to this ancient style for inspiration.
As it turns out the Romans learned much of their sculpture
and painting techniques largely from the Greeks and
this has helped tremendously to transmit the Greek arts
to later ages.
7. What styles and types
of columns do you have available?
All of our column designs come from the ancient Greek
architectural systems. There are three systems, each
called orders, each with their own distinctive proportions
and detailing. We have doric, ionic and corinthian columns
that are organized by size into three categories: 12"
desktop columns, 18"
low-base columns and 32"
pedestal table columns.
8. How can I order custom
sized columns or statue bases?
Most of our columns and bases can be easily ordered
in just about any custom size you desire. If you are
trying to match certain height and width specifications
this will come in handy. Not only can we make your column
a specific height, but we also split columns in half
so that they can be displayed against a wall or an entry
way. When wall mirrors are involved this will accent
any room with an impressive three-dimensional classical
architectural column effect.
9. How did the statues
get their names?
The people from the Greek
mythology era believed in powerful gods and warriors.
The Romans renamed some of the gods. Our statues are
named after the gods of classical history in tribute
to their lasting image as interpreted by the works of
10. How many sizes of
statues are available?
Most of our classical statuary line comes in sizes from
about a foot tall to up to full life-size, and everywhere
in between. View the complete list of multi-size statues
on the statue sizes page.
11. Are the Marble Classics
Collection real genuine antiques?
We offer only museum reproductions of the original antique
sculptural masterpieces that are reproduced from castings
for your personal enjoyment at an economical price.
The original sculptures can be found at museums and
archaeological sites, not only in Greece and Italy,
but all over the world.
12. What are the statues made of?
All the faux finished statues are made from a top quality
fibre reinforced U.S. Gypsum material called hydrostone
that is considerably harder and durable than other cast
materials. Upon special request we can make a statue
in real marble, cement or stone, but this will be
considerably heaver and much more expensive to produce.
See our real marble
gallery for more selections.
13. Are the statues appropriate
for outdoor use?
Only real marble,
real stone and cement statues are appropriate for outdoor
use, wet conditions, freezing temperatures, heat, wind
and other sever weather conditions will damage hydrostone,
even though it is coated with a thick layer of resin.
The faux statuary offered on this web site is for indoor
use only. For outdoor garden statues please see our real marble items.
14. What is involved in
determining the shipping cost for a large statue?
The shipping cost will vary depending on the statue(s)
dimensions, weight and destination point. All large
statues are shipped in custom wood crates and are packed
very carefully to avoid breakage. If you live in a remote
area it may be less expensive to have your item(s) shipped
to the nearest city where you can make arrangements
to pick them up. Depending on the size of the statue
a delivery truck with a lift gate may be required. For
large items, it is best to call 1-888-244-4059 or email
us for a shipping quote.
15. How long does it take
to receive my statue?
Each item is custom made to order and hand finished
by our artists to your specifications. This process,
plus shipping time, may take from 2-4 weeks. If we have
the exact statue in stock we will send it right away.
If you really must have your statue in hurry please
let us know and we will make a special effort to get
your item delivered in the time frame that you need
16. Do you offer any discounts?
Yes! Even though we custom make our statues to order
we do offer additional discounts to help you to save
money when you buy from us. If you are a repeat customer
or you want to purchase multiple items we will give
you a special discount if you place your order over
the phone. Please contact us directly for more details
and information about specials and discounts.
17. Do you have wholesale
Yes! Any one of our statuary products can be purchased
with a custom faux finish one item at a time or in volume
at wholesale and below. Since every wholesale account
has special and different needs we work with our customers
closely to insure that they are continually satisfied
with every order. To gain access to our lowest prices
please fill out the wholesale
18. Does Marble Classics
drop ship for other businesses?
Yes! We can drop ship our products to your customers
for you once you have been approved as a wholesale buyer.
The cost to drop ship will vary depending on the quantity,
size of items and the location being sent to. Please
fill out the wholesale
buyer application to set up your drop ship account
19. Where is the statuary
All of the statuary from our Marble Classics Collection
is completely produced, manufactured and hand painted
in sunny Southern California, United States of America,
and is then distributed across
North America and to our customers worldwide. Our real
marble statuary is imported from Italy.
20. What additional products
and services do you have available?
We custom design and install
solid marble, granite and stone tiles and slabs
in homes and businesses nationwide. We have a niche
for top of the line custom fabrication of kitchen countertops,
bathrooms, entry ways and much more. On the other hand
if you require a custom
statue, bust or other artifact of your own design
we can have our skilled staff of sculptors assist you
in creating almost anything you desire. Please contact
us to find out more about what we can do for your
custom project. For additional hard-to-find niche home
decorating products see these cool web sites: African
Butterfly Home Decorating, African
I'm looking for something specific that I can't find.
What do I do?
It's simple, you should just contact
us and ask for what it is you are looking for. There
is only so much that we could include on this web site.
We welcome all queries and we will reply to them promptly
within 24 to 48 hours.