Ormolu sphinxes, some Egyptian Revival and others not, any of which would lend your front hall an imposing air. Probably all French.

Sphinx table lamp. 19th c.
Sphinx table lamp (detail). 19th c. Brass reeded column with the sphinx in a seated position upon a circular plinth. Wired for electricity at a later date. Image © Antiques Atlas, 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique/egyptian_revival_ormolu_sphinx_table_lampshade/as237a864
Center table having three winged caryatids and a pietra dura marble top. Undated.
Center table having three winged caryatids and a pietra dura marble top. Undated. Bronze mounting. Image © iCollector.com Online Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.icollector.com/Egyptian-Revival-Center-Table_i24462303
Mantel clock garniture set. Vintage.
Mantel clock garniture set, the clock surmounted with a winged Sphinx raised by two female figures in ancient Egyptian kilts (with two more as part of the garniture) flanked by columns standing on plinths raised on fluted brass toupie feet Vintage. French. Yellow Siena marble and brass. Maker not known. Image ©2019 C. Mariani Antiques, Restoration & Custom, San Francisco. Fair use license. via http://cmarianiantiques.com/item-3970/
Andirons or statues in the form of sphinxes.
Stunning pair of French Empire andirons or statues in the form of sphinxes. Early 19th c. Maker not known. Image © 2019 – Canonbury Antiques – Redwell Wood Farm, Herfordshine. Fair use license. via https://canonburyantiques.com/p/pair-empire-sphinx-ormolu-andirons-figurines-statues-1310667794/
Pair of chenets (firedogs). French Empire. Early 18th c.
Pair of chenets (firedogs), each in the form of a recumbent female-headed sphinx, raised on shaped bases decorated with masks and scrolls and terminating in claw feet. French Empire. Early 18th c. Gilded later. Image © Toovey’s 2017-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/330754/a-pair-of-french-empire-cast-ormolu-chenets/
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Brass teapots by German metalworker/designer Hans Przyrembel (1900-1945). Bauhaus School.

Teapot and cover. 1930's.
Teapot and cover. 1930’s. Brass. Design attributed to Przyrembel and probably made by him. Image © Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. Fair use license. via https://collections.rom.on.ca/objects/282809/teapot–cover?ctx=147e623c-f203-43d7-b064-85a2ffb42a3f&idx=24
Teapot. Undated.
Teapot. Undated. Brass. Image © 1999 – 2019 Skinner, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2257/lots/253
Teapot. ca. 1930.
Teapot. ca. 1930.Brass with tin-plated ridge and faux leather wrapped handle. Teekanne Hayno Focken and Hans Przyrembel, makers. Image © Very Important Lot. Fair use license. via https://veryimportantlot.com/en/lot/view/teekanne-hayno-focken-und-hans-przyrembel-132675

Candlesticks or holders to gleam up any library or dining table by Dutch master J. C. Stoffels (1878-1952). Nieuwe Kunst in style, the Dutch take on Art Nouveau.

Candleholder for three candles. Undated.
Candleholder for three candles. Undated. Brass. Made by Stoffels. Image courtesy of his grandson, Peter de Rijcke. Used with permission. via https://scontent.fnyc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/55495120_1407806349356390_6879256234764009472_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent.fnyc1-1.fna&oh=fb47169c7daec73de607ae03d28546f6&oe=5D43963C
Two light candleholder. ca. 1904.
Two light candleholder. ca. 1904. Brass with an engraved decoration with a cabochon cut amethyst. Designed by Stoffels and made by Onder den Sint Maarten. Image © 2006-2019 by Botterweg Auctions Amsterdam BV. Fair use license. via https://www.botterweg.com/Stoffels_J_C/Onder_den_Sint_Maarten/tabid/234/lotid/17114/Lot-17114.aspx?language=en-US
Candleholders. 1904.
Candleholders. 1904. Brass. Designed by Stoffels and made by Onder den Sint Maarten. Image © 2006-2019 by Botterweg Auctions Amsterdam BV. Fair use license. via https://www.botterweg.com/Stoffels_J_C/Onder_den_Sint_Maarten/Lot-17115.aspx?tabid=59&lotid=17115&language=en-US&auctionid=29

Architectural ornamental oddments from from back when plain buildings were boring. American and from the turn of the last century.

Baluster, from the Schlesinger and Mayer Store, Chicago.
Baluster, from the Schlesinger and Mayer Store, Chicago. 1899-1904. American. Cast iron. George Grant Elmslie, designer (1871-1952). Image © 2011 – 2019 the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Fair use license. via http://embarkkiosk.chazen.wisc.edu/Obj3461?sid=11963&x=230309&port=383
Elevator enclosure grille, from the Chicago Stock Exchange. 1893-1894.
Elevator enclosure grille, from the Chicago Stock Exchange. 1893-1894. Cast iron, wrought iron, and copper alloy. Adler and Sullivan, makers. Image © 2011-2019 University of Wisconsin – Madison. Fair use license. via http://embarkkiosk.chazen.wisc.edu/Obj12799?sid=11963&x=230474&port=383
Stair baluster from the Chicago Stock Exchange. 1893-1894.
Stair baluster from the Chicago Stock Exchange. 1893-1894. Bronze over cast iron. Louis Henri Sullivan, designer (1856-1924). Image © 2011 – 2019 the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Fair use license. via http://embarkkiosk.chazen.wisc.edu/VieO12796?sid=11963&x=230567&port=383

Tea kettles to make the Earl Gray want to dance around the kitchen. Dutch master of decorating up anything metallic J. C. Stoffels (1878-1952). Nieuwe Kunst in style, Art Nouveau with a Dutch twist.

Tea kettle. ca. 1905.
Tea kettle. ca. 1905. Brass. Designed by Stoffels and manufactured by the Onder den Sint Maarten. Image © 2006-2019 by Botterweg Auctions Amsterdam B.V. Fair use license. via https://www.botterweg.com/Stoffels_J_C/Onder_den_Sint_Maarten/tabid/298/lotid/26733/Lot-26733.aspx?language=en-US
Tea kettle. ca. 1902-1904.
Tea kettle. ca. 1902-1904. Copper and brass with cane handle and ivory knob. Boiler (kettle) designed by Stoffels for Onder den Saint Maarten. Image courtesy of the maker’s grandson, Peter de Rijcke. via https://scontent.fnyc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52886960_1387144951422530_7169981170870910976_n.jpg?
Kettle with floor burner. ca. 1908-1910.
Kettle with floor burner. ca. 1908-1910. Brass. Floor burner designed by Stoffels for W. J. Stokvis, Arnhem. Kettle made elsewhere, perhaps Kurz Tiel. via http://lerimgas.pw/Found-on-wwwbotterwegcom-Copper-kettle-on-burner-design.html
Burner with boiler. 1908.
Burner with boiler. 1908. Brass. Burner and boiler both designed by Stoffels. Collection of the Drents Museum, Assen. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.collectienederland.nl/detail/foldout/void_edmrecord/dcn_musea-in-drenthe_oai-d47f053d-4d05-4a0a-c6a2-0a85edc06a79-004a0f9a-dc1f-f699-3605-f5f7d1b0f651
Tea and coffee set. 1902-1904.
Tea and coffee set. 1902-1904. Copper and brass. Teapot on stove designed by J. Blinxma. Coffee pot, sugar bowl and jardiniere designed by J.C. Stoffels. Tray by another maker. All items but for the tray made by Onder de Sint Maarten. Image © Auction Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/11802893-j-c-stoffels-and-j-blinxma-for-onder-den-sint-maarten-collection-copper-ware

Clocks that could almost double as sculptures by Dutch artisan J. C. Stoffels, a member of the Nieuwe Kunst movement, the Dutch take on Art Nouveau. Magnificent and so much more interesting than those round things they had on the wall in school.

Three piece clock set. Bell with enameled figures and two candlesticks.
Three piece clock set. Bell with enameled figures and two candlesticks. Undated. Brass. Image © 2009-2019 Venduehuis Dickhaut. Fair use license. via https://www.veilingmaastricht.nl/ViewAuction/Details/77641/
Pendulum clock. 1904.
Pendulum clock. 1904. Silver and brass. Designed by J.C. Stoffels for Onder Den Sint Maarten. Image © Kunstconsult, Amsterdam. Fair use license. via http://www.kunstconsult.com/Clocks/J.C.-Stoffels.-Rare-Dutch-Art-Nouveau-brass-pendulum.-with-engraving.-glass-stones-and-colored-enam
Design for a chimney clock. 1902-1903.
Design for a chimney clock. 1902-1903. Watercolor. Part of an exhibition at the Drents Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.vvnk.nl/author/arjen/page/5/
Clock. ca. 1904.
Clock. ca. 1904. Brass with an enamel dial and open worked medallion with a green stone.Attributed to Stoffels execution attributed to Onder den Sint Maarten. Image © 2006-2019 by Botterweg Auctions Amsterdam B.V. Fair use license. via https://www.botterweg.com/Stoffels_J_C/Onder_den_Sint_Maarten/tabid/234/lotid/31238/Lot-31238.aspx?language=en-US