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Louis XV Canape in Walnut
Located in Vista, CA
Louis XV period canapé in walnut with antique petit-point covering.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Fabric, Walnut

  • Louis XV Canape in Walnut
  • Louis XV Canape in Walnut
  • Louis XV Canape in Walnut
  • Louis XV Canape in Walnut
H 37 in. W 75 in. D 26 in.
French Louis XV Style Upholstered Canapé En Cabriolet
Located in New York, NY
Louis XV style carved canapé en cabriolet, the curved sofa frame with arched back and curved closed arms carved with scrolling details and floral upholstery, with cushion. Measures: ...
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Mid-20th Century European Louis XV Canapes

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Upholstery, Wood

French Early 19th Century Louis XV Style Walnut Canapé
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sensational French early 19th century Louis XV style walnut canapé. Raised by eight impressive scrolled cabriolet legs with floral carvings. Each centered with a carved acanthus le...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Walnut

Late 19th Century French Painted Louis XV Style Canapé
Located in LEGNY, FR
3-seat sofa Louis XV style painted wood, late 19th century. This sofa has been restored, Upholstered to new with a yellow flowered fabric and provided with three cushions.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Fabric

French Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Rococo or Louis XV Style
Located in Berlin, DE
French sofa, canapé, couch in Rococo or Louis XV style. Solid beech wood, carved and gilded. Semicircular rising backrest framing with openwork rocaille crowning. Appropriately cu...
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20th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Beech, Beech

Noble French Sofa, Canapé in Louis XV
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid beechwood, carved and gilt gilded. Semicircular rising, curved backrest framing with rocaille crowning. Appropriately curved frame with rich carved ornaments. Also decorated fr...
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20th Century French Canapes

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Beech, Upholstery

  • Noble French Sofa, Canapé in Louis XV
  • Noble French Sofa, Canapé in Louis XV
  • Noble French Sofa, Canapé in Louis XV
  • Noble French Sofa, Canapé in Louis XV
H 33.08 in. W 50.01 in. D 25.6 in.
Elegant Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Louis XV Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid beechwood, carved and gilded. Rising backrest framing with openwork rocaille crowning. Appropriately curved frame with richly carved foliage. Slightly curved frame on curved le...
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20th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Beech

  • Elegant Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Louis XV Style
  • Elegant Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Louis XV Style
  • Elegant Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Louis XV Style
  • Elegant Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Louis XV Style
H 35.44 in. W 49.22 in. D 26.78 in.
Elegant Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Louis XV Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid beechwood, carved and gilded. Rising backrest framing with openwork rocaille crowning. Appropriately curved frame with richly carved foliage. Slightly curved frame on curved le...
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20th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Beech

  • Elegant Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Louis XV Style
  • Elegant Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Louis XV Style
  • Elegant Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Louis XV Style
  • Elegant Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Louis XV Style
H 35.44 in. W 49.22 in. D 26.78 in.
French Louis XV Carved Walnut Settee Canape Sofa with Matching Pillows
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous and very clean settee that has a beautiful pair of matching pillows. The settee is from the 1960s and is American made. The settee measures 52 wide x 30 deep x 32 ...
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Vintage 1960s American Louis XV Canapes

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Walnut

Walnut French Louis XV Style Goose Feather Filled Settee Canapé Loveseat
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a nice little French Louis XV style walnut canapé. Made in the USA, this one has a nice and very comfortable goose feather filled cushion. The upholstery is used and 70 years...
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Vintage 1940s American Louis XV Canapes

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Walnut

French, 19th Century Louis XV Style Wooden Three-Seat Canapé à Oreilles
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style three-seat wooden winged sofa from the 19th century with carved crest, scrolled arms, cabriole legs and upholstery. This French wooden canapé à oreilles featu...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Wood

French Louis XV Walnut Canapé en Corbeille with Carved Bows, circa 1790
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV walnut canapé en corbeille from the late 18th century, with carved bow and new upholstery. Created in France during the last decade of the 18th century, this canapé...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Walnut, Upholstery

French Louis XV Style Walnut Upholstered Canapé with Wraparound Back, circa 1850
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French, Louis XV style walnut canapé from the mid-19th century, with wraparound back, scrolled arms, cabriole legs and new beige upholstery. This French canapé features a delicate ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Walnut, Upholstery

Early Louis XV Period Canape in Carved Beechwood, c. 1730
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine early Louis XV period Canape, with crisp carved designs throughout the exposed beechwood frame, and with upholstered seat & back flanked by open arms in meandering form. The ...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Upholstery

French Louis XV Style Walnut Canapé with New Upholstery and Wraparound Back
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style walnut settee from the 19th century with wraparound back, scalloped skirt, cabriole legs and new double welt upholstery. This French walnut canapé features an...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Walnut, Cotton, Upholstery

Late 19th Century French Gilt Carved Wood Canapé, Sofa Louis XV Style
Located in London, GB
A very elegant late 19th century French Louis XV style three-seat sofa with carved giltwood and beautifully scrolled legs. The sofa is upholstered with a faux suede olive green fabri...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Canapes

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Fabric, Giltwood

Period Louis XV Grey Painted Canape
Located in Hudson, NY
This fine sofa made in France circa 1750 is from the period of the reign of Louis XV. The carved beech wood frame is decorated with flowers and extensively modeled rails. The piece i...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Rococo Canapes

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Beech, Beech

  • Period Louis XV Grey Painted Canape
  • Period Louis XV Grey Painted Canape
  • Period Louis XV Grey Painted Canape
  • Period Louis XV Grey Painted Canape
H 39 in. W 75 in. D 34 in.
Luxurious Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Rococo or Louis XV Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Luxurious sofa, canapé, couch in Rococo or Louis XV style. Solid beech wood, carved and gilded. Rising backrest framing with openwork rocaille crowning. Appropriately curved frame...
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20th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Wood

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Giltwood Canapé with Aubusson Tapestry
Located in Dallas, TX
This exceptional antique Louis XV sofa from the annexes of the Chateau of Versailles was crafted in France, circa 1760. The hand carved canapé stands on eight cabriole legs over a sc...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Tapestry, Giltwood

Louis XV Style 19th Century French Walnut Wingback Canapé with Cabriole Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style walnut canapé à oreilles from the late 19th century, with double camelback, cabriole legs and upholstery. Created in France during the later years of the 19th...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Upholstery, Walnut

Elegant Sofa, Canapé, Couch in Rococo or Louis XV Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Elegant sofa, canapé, couch in Rococo or Louis XV style. Solid beech wood, carved and gilded. Rising backrest framing with openwork rocaille crowning. Appropriately curved frame w...
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20th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Beech

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Painted Wood Two-Seats Upholstered Canapé
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style painted wood two-seats canapé from the 19th century, with new upholstery and floral carved accents. Born in France during the politically dynamic 19th century...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Upholstery, Wood, Wood

Elegant Sofa, Couch, Canapé in Rococo or Louis XV Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid beech wood, carved and gilded. Rising backrest framing with openwork rocaille crowning. Appropriately curved frame with richly carved foliage. Slightly curved frame on straight...
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20th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Beech, Beech

French Louis XV Style 19th Century Three-Seat Painted and Floral Carved Canapé
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style three-seat painted canapé from the 19th century, with carved floral décor, cabriole legs and new upholstery. Created in France during the 19th century, this L...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Wood

French Louis XV Style Carved 19th Century Upholstered Canapé with Cabriole Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style carved elm wood three-seat canapé from the 19th century, with cabriole legs and upholstery. Born in France during the 19th century, this elm canapé features a...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Louis XV Canapes

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Upholstery, Elm

Matched Pair of White Distressed Painted Louis XV Canapes Settees Loveseats
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a superb pair of French-made painted canapes. They are in very good condition for their age and have minimal and very minor stains and signs of wear or use. The frames are be...
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XV Canapes

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Beech

19th Century French Hand Carved Walnut Canapé in Louis XV Style Silk Upholstery
Located in CH
Hand carved walnut canapé in Louis XV style in white silk upholstery. Very elegant legs and beautiful shape. France, circa 1880.    
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Walnut

French 18th Century Louis XV Period Walnut Canapé from Lyon with Wraparound Back
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French 18th century Louis XV period walnut wraparound sofa from Lyon, with upholstery and cabriole legs. Born in the Rhône Valley during the 18th century, this exquisite canapé fea...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Walnut, Upholstery

19th Century French Canapé Sofa in Rococo / Louis XV Style
Located in Nordhavn, DK
French Canapé sofa in Rococo / Louis XV style. Black and gold painted oak. Upholstered with gray linen fabrics with golden embroidery.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Rococo Canapes

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Linen, Oak

20th Century Unique French Sofa/Canape in Louis XV, Beechwood
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid beechwood, carved and set. Semicircular rising backrest frame with openwork rocaille crowning. Appropriately curved frame with rich relief carved foliage. Slightly curved frame...
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20th Century French Canapes

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Beech

Baroque Sofa or Canape with Tapestry Seat Fabric Canapé in Louis XV
Located in Berlin, DE
Baroque sofa with tapestry seat fabric canapé in Louis XV style XV style. dainty French, sofa in the Louis XV style XV style. Curved rising, braided backrest framing with rocaille...
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20th Century French Canapes

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Beech, Beech

18th Century Louis XV carved and Giltwood Canapé with Original Aubusson Tapestry
Located in Charleston, SC
Incredibly elegant "Canapé" hand-carved giltwood frame with flowers, beautiful undulating backrest, great sinuous armrests and marvellous chantourne and ornated bottom rail which res...
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Antique 1770s French Louis XV Canapes

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24k Gold

Fine French 18th Century Walnut Canape
Located in Rome, IT
A FINE FRENCH 18th CENTURY CARVED WALNUT CANAPE WITH A SHAPED BACK , SCROLLING ARMRESTS ON A SERPENTINE SEAT ON CABRIOLE LEGS ENDING IN SCROLL FEET. CM 165X90X65
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Antique Mid-18th Century Louis XV Canapes

  • Fine French 18th Century Walnut Canape
  • Fine French 18th Century Walnut Canape
  • Fine French 18th Century Walnut Canape
  • Fine French 18th Century Walnut Canape
H 35.44 in. W 64.97 in. D 25.6 in.
19th Century French Louis XV Style Canapé or Sofa
Located in Houston, TX
A grand antique French Louis XV style beautifully carved high backed fruitwood canapé or sofa upholstered in oatmeal linen. Underside of cushion has a small tear that has been patche...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Carved Louis XV Style Canape Settees White Tufted And Burlap Upholstery
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of custom quality carved double serpentine back settees in the Louis XV style. The carved cabriole legs leading to a rosette carved base supporting a rare curved sided frame hav...
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Vintage 1940s French Canapes

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Wood, Fabric

Early 20th Century French Carved Gilt Louis XV Settee Salon Suite
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An early 20th century French-made carved and gilt Louis XV style 'canapé ' settee or sofa, the frame profusely embellished with carved foliage, shells, scrolls etc.     
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Giltwood

Petite French Bench, Sofa in Louis XV
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid beechwood, carved and gilt gilded. Semi circular rising, curved backrest framing with rocaille crowning. Appropriately curved frame with rich carved foliage. Profiled frame on ...
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20th Century French Canapes

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Beech

  • Petite French Bench, Sofa in Louis XV
  • Petite French Bench, Sofa in Louis XV
  • Petite French Bench, Sofa in Louis XV
  • Petite French Bench, Sofa in Louis XV
H 32.29 in. W 47.25 in. D 21.66 in.
20th Century, French Sofa in Louis Quinze Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid beechwood, carved, colored and gilded. Semicircular ascending backrest frame with perforated rocaille crowning. Passive curved frame with richly reifiert carved leaf. Slightly ...
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20th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Beech

  • 20th Century, French Sofa in Louis Quinze Style
  • 20th Century, French Sofa in Louis Quinze Style
  • 20th Century, French Sofa in Louis Quinze Style
  • 20th Century, French Sofa in Louis Quinze Style
H 49.22 in. W 35.44 in. D 23.63 in.
Pretty Baroque Bench, Sofa in Louis XV Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Pretty baroque bench, sofa in Louis XV style. Petite French bench, sofa in the Louis XV style. Semicircular rising, plaited backrest framing with rocaille crowning. Profiled frame...
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20th Century French Canapes

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Beech, Beech

  • Pretty Baroque Bench, Sofa in Louis XV Style
  • Pretty Baroque Bench, Sofa in Louis XV Style
  • Pretty Baroque Bench, Sofa in Louis XV Style
  • Pretty Baroque Bench, Sofa in Louis XV Style
H 34.65 in. W 51.19 in. D 23.63 in.
Early 20th Century French Three-Seat Sofa, Louis XV Style with Painted Frame
Located in London, GB
Very well-made French three-seat sofa with three separate seat cushions which have been newly reupholstered in a faux suede linen coloured fabric which is very resistant and easy to ...
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque Canapes

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Fabric, Wood

Elegant Sofa/Couch in Rococo / Louis XV Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Elegant sofa / couch in Rococo / Louis XV style Solid beech wood, carved and gilded. Rising backrest framing with openwork rocaille coronation. Appropriately curved frame with ric...
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20th Century French Canapes

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Beech, Beech

  • Elegant Sofa/Couch in Rococo / Louis XV Style
  • Elegant Sofa/Couch in Rococo / Louis XV Style
  • Elegant Sofa/Couch in Rococo / Louis XV Style
  • Elegant Sofa/Couch in Rococo / Louis XV Style
H 35.44 in. W 57.49 in. D 24.41 in.
Aubusson Parlor Suite
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in New Orleans, LA
A magnificent five-piece carved walnut parlor suite in the Louis XV-style richly upholstered in exceptional and rare handwoven Aubusson tapestries. The set includes two armchairs, tw...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Upholstery, Tapestry, Walnut

  • Aubusson Parlor Suite
  • Aubusson Parlor Suite
  • Aubusson Parlor Suite
  • Aubusson Parlor Suite
H 41.5 in. W 72 in. D 25 in.
Antique Louis XV Style French Sofa Canapé
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Antique Louis XV style French sofa canapé. This is a perfect piece to restyle by maybe gilding or painting the gorgeous carved frame and reupholstering.
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Vintage 1950s American Louis XV Sofas

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Wood, Upholstery

French Louis XV Painted Canapé for William Gaylord
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stunning Louis XV style canapé sofa upholstered for William Gaylord in a French blue leather. Lovely painted frame with a distressed finish and accented by brass nail head trim. Rare...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Leather, Paint, Wood

French Louis XV Style Velvet Canapé à Oreilles Sofa
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Grand French wingback sofa or Canapé à Oreilles made in the Louis XV taste. Features a large triple back hand carved frame having serpentine crest and seat. Professionally restored a...
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20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Velvet, Fruitwood

18th Century Louis XV Period Settee/Bench/Canape
Located in San Francisco, CA
Louis XV painted Canape, mid-18th century. Wonderful rare French settee with simple cabriole legs. This is a very rare piece of the period. It is upholstered in Muslin, waiting for ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Settees

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Beech

French Louis XV Carved Walnut Canape or Settee, Lovely Form and Detail
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This shapely French Louis XV canapé or settee feature a carved padded serpentine back, partly padded scrolled arm rests and an upholstered seat with scalloped apron resting on six we...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Settees

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Fabric, Upholstery, Walnut

French Giltwood Louis XV-Style Love Seat/Canapé 19th C, with Silk Scalamandre
Located in Houston, TX
Curved canapé with silk fabric in good condition in a pale pink hue. The giltwood Has a lovely gilt crest at the center top and another caring at the center bottom of The frame. Th...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Loveseats

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Giltwood

20th Century French Louis XV Style Carved Giltwood Antique Canapé Settee Sofa
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A gorgeous and sleek settee of fine quality with crisp carvings and an excellent profile, this is an excellent strike point piece for the salon or living rooms. Each grouping of carv...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Settees

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Fabric, Beech, Giltwood

French Louis XV Walnut Lewis Mittman Triple Back Sofa Settee Canape, Circa 1950
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a fantastic design from a great company. Lewish Mittman only sold the nicest items and didn't sell anything less. The carved walnut frame is in goodcondition and measures 90 ...
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Vintage 1950s American Louis XV Sofas

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Walnut

French Country or Louis XV Style Finely Carved Walnut Sofa or Canape, circa 1920
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gorgeous vintage French Louis XV style carved walnut sofa. The item features beautifully carved floral accents, scroll work arms, and six cabriole legs, as well as a nice beige and g...
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20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Walnut

18th Century Louis XV Canapé / Sofa Set with Matching Armchairs, Original Silk
Located in Madrid, ES
Three piece set, late 18th century French Louis XV canapé / sofa / settee with two matching armchairs. The sofa is able to accommodate three sitters. Unique and noteworthy, all three...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Living Room Sets

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Giltwood, Silk

French Aubusson Canape, 18th Century
Located in New Orleans, LA
18th century French Aubusson covered sofa with giltwood frame. The frame is pegged appropriately and the Aubusson is in excellent shape. No major tears or rips. This was deaccessione...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Sofas

  • French Aubusson Canape, 18th Century
  • French Aubusson Canape, 18th Century
  • French Aubusson Canape, 18th Century
  • French Aubusson Canape, 18th Century
H 45 in. W 78 in. D 31 in.
Anrique French Sofa / Canape with Water Gilt Carved Frame
Located in Kennesaw, GA
Love this! This is an antique French sofa or canapé with a carved water gilt frame. The frame does show some age appropriate wear. The upholstery is a new turquoise/blue linen. The c...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Linen, Poplar, Giltwood

1920s French Settee, Sofa or Canape One of Two in Gilt Wood Polished Cotton
Located in Stamford, CT
1920s French gilt wood upholstered settee, canape or sofa in black and white polished cotton. One of a compatible pair of finely carved and detailed water gilt decorated Louis XV sty...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XV Settees

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Fabric, Giltwood

Louis XV Grey Painted Canape
Located in New York, NY
Louis XV Grey Painted Canape
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XV Canapes

  • Louis XV Grey Painted Canape
  • Louis XV Grey Painted Canape
  • Louis XV Grey Painted Canape
  • Louis XV Grey Painted Canape
H 39.5 in. W 64.5 in. D 22 in.
Louis XV Style Canapé Settee
Located in Cheshire, GB
French Louis XVI style canapé settee, the carved rail in the typical manner of the period, with detailed leaf motifs. To the scrolling arms, flanking around canework back and seat. T...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Canapes

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Fruitwood

  • Louis XV Style Canapé Settee
  • Louis XV Style Canapé Settee
  • Louis XV Style Canapé Settee
  • Louis XV Style Canapé Settee
H 31 in. W 36 in. D 21 in.
Late 19th Century French Louis XV Style Canape
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Late 19th century French Louis XV style canape in old eau de nile paint and gilt decoration - recently recovered in Bennison silk.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Canapes

  • Late 19th Century French Louis XV Style Canape
  • Late 19th Century French Louis XV Style Canape
  • Late 19th Century French Louis XV Style Canape
  • Late 19th Century French Louis XV Style Canape
H 37.41 in. W 67.33 in. D 28.35 in.
French 19th Century Louis XV Carved and Painted Canapé
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This fine hand-carved quality Louis XV canapé is in wonderful original condition! The original paint finish is worn and adds to the fabulous patina of this antique canapé. The magnif...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Canapes

French Finely Carved Louis XV Settees, Canapes by Widdicomb
By John Widdicomb
Located in Stamford, CT
Finely carved Louis XV style settees, Canapes. Louis XV style foot adorning a carved rosette supported by a wood framed undercarriage leading to a barrel sided backing having a carve...
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Vintage 1940s American Louis XV Canapes

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Louis Xv French Canape For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the louis xv French canape you’re looking for. A louis xv French canape — often made from wood, fabric and hardwood — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer louis xv French canape, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A louis xv French canape, designed in the Louis XV or Rococo style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made louis xv French canape has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Aubusson Manufacture are consistently popular.

How Much is a Louis Xv French Canape?

The average selling price for a louis xv French canape at 1stDibs is $5,000, while they’re typically $1,650 on the low end and $45,319 for the highest priced.

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