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Rococo Period Collection

Rococo Furniture (France, Italy AND Germany, 18th century)
Rococo Furniture (France, Italy AND Germany, 18th century)

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design.

Though greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, Rococo is often called Louis XV-style — the movement having reached its best expression during that sybaritic French king’s reign. The term “rococo” is thought to be a portmanteau of the French words rocaille and coquilles — “rock” and “shells” — organic motifs frequently used in architecture and design of the style.

Rococo furniture is above all sensuous and social. The furniture of earlier eras in Europe had been heavy in every sense; the Rococo period saw the appearance of light-framed upholstered armchairs, side chairs, and occasional tables that could easily be moved to form conversational circles.

The signal detail of Rococo furniture design is the gently curved cabriole, or S-shaped chair-, table-, and cabinet-leg. It imitates the bend of a tree limb or a flower stem. In a further reference to nature, furnishings were often asymmetrical and painted white, or in soft, pastel shades. Rococo has become a timeless style, and as the furniture pieces presented on 1stDibs demonstrate, its playful, sculptural forms can provide visual excitement to contemporary, clean-lined spaces.

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Pair of Italian Rococo Silver Gilt Throne Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of antique Italian Rococo high back silver-gilt carved throne style Armchairs with beige upholstered seat and back panels (1 similar-Inv. #037738A)
Category

18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Silver Leaf

Italian Rococo Walnut Bombe Sideboard
Located in New York, NY
Italian Rococo (18th Century-Veneto Region) walnut bombe shaped sideboard cabinet with molded gilt trim edge with a floral design crowned with a shaped grey marble top.
Category

18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Marble, Gold Leaf

An Italian Carved Polychrome Figure of a Putto Sitting on a Rock
Located in Sheffield, MA
Provenance: Provenance: Private Collection Paris
Category

18th Century and Earlier Italian Antique Rococo Period Collection

An Unusual Continental Carved Wall Bracket
Located in Sheffield, MA
Carved with figures, foliage and scrolls
Category

18th Century and Earlier Antique Rococo Period Collection

Regence Walnut Mantle Piece, c1730
Located in valatie, NY
Régence walnut mantle piece, c1730, the serpentine shaped top above a carved frieze with a central cartouche of flowers and open carved frames. The mantel is further enhanced on both...
Category

Early 18th Century French Régence Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Swedish Rococo SIlver Saucer
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Swedish Rococo saucer standing on 4 legs. Decorated with pear beading and leaves.
Category

18th Century and Earlier Swedish Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Silver

Fine George II Parcel-Gilt Mirror
Located in Westwood, NJ
Fine George II walnut and gilt mirror with scrolling broken pediment top centred by cartouche and having carved shells, egg and dart moldings, acanthus leaves and sconce arms.
Category

18th Century English George II Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Giltwood

18th Century Baroque Chest of Drawers in Burl Walnut with Embossed Gilding
Located in Miami, FL
A magnificent Baroque commode with serpentine front in burled walnut with embossed gilding. Chest is raised on a carved plinth that rests on cabriole feet, and features four drawers ...
Category

Late 18th Century Danish Baroque Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Gold Leaf, Bronze

Louis XV Petite Serpentine Commode w/ Marble Top, France c. 1750
Located in Atlanta, GA
A petite Louis XV period serpentine commode in East Indian Rosewood & Kingwood, mounted with a mottled gray marble top, gilt-bronze mounts and hardware throughout, 3 drawers and end...
Category

Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Pair Regence period Side Chairs in Beech, France c. 1720
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine pair of Regence Period Side Chairs, with exposed Beech-wood rails and aprons around upholstered seats. Dating from the first quarter of the 1700s, and French in origin. The ...
Category

18th Century French Régence Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Upholstery, Beech

An Important George III Mahogany Writing Table
Located in Hudson, NY
This very fine mahogany writing table made in England in the French taste would have been for only the most current and fashionable people of the time. The table has a serpentine top...
Category

Late 18th Century English George III Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Ebony, Mahogany

Pair of Italian Open Armchairs in the French Régence Style, c1730
Located in valatie, NY
Pair of Italian open armchairs in the French Régence style, c1730, each with a cartouche-shaped padded back, with padded down scrolled arms, the serpentine upholstered seat surrounde...
Category

Early 18th Century Italian Régence Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Louis XV Walnut and Pewter Lavabo with Original Basin, circa 1740
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Louis XV period Lavabo in walnut, with pewter basins and fixtures, dating from the mid-18th century. The piece is remarkable for retaining its original lower detached basin, pewter...
Category

18th Century French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Pewter

Green Painted Carved Wood Louis XV Provencal Console
Located in Washington, DC
A Magnificent green painted carved wood Louis XV Provençal console with white marble top in olive branch motif.
Category

18th Century French French Provincial Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Marble

An Important Louis XV Walnut & Inlaid Armoire
Located in Sheffield, MA
The molded cornice above two raised paneled doors, opening to a shelved interior with two small drawers; above a carved frieze all resting on cabriole leg feet.
Category

18th Century French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Gilt bronze garniture set
Located in Atlanta, GA
Very fine gilt bronze Rococo style garniture set depicting frolicking cherubs and a satyr. The clock is 31 inches high and 24 inches wide. The candelabra are 36 inches tall.
Category

19th Century French Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Ormolu

Northern Italian Rococo Giltwood Console with Marble Top, circa 1740
Located in Atlanta, GA
The Rococo console table with marble serpentine top on a pierced apron, featuring deep carved designs, all mounted on four cabriole legs ending with scroll feet. The base connected w...
Category

Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Wood

Regence period Gilt-wood Console Table, France c. 1720
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine late Regence period Console Table, the body with rich carving in the early Rococo style popularized by influential "ornemanistes" such as Nicolas Pineau (1684 - 1754). This pa...
Category

Early 18th Century French Régence Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Wood, Giltwood

Italian Carved Wood Triple Splat Back Cherry Settee, Circa 1770
Located in Charleston, SC
Italian Cherry carved splat back settee with floral scrolled motif, scrolled flanking arms , connecting serpentine stretchers, and terminating on the original slipper feet. Settee ha...
Category

1770s Italian Neoclassical Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Cherry

Pair of Rococo Fauteuils / Armchairs in Walnut, Italy, circa 1750
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian Rococo period fauteuils, with needle-point linen slip covers, serpentine back and scroll arms ending in cabriole legs.  
Category

Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Important Italian Rococo Silver Gilt Console
Located in Hollywood, FL
The jasper top with banded marble edge above a frieze elaborately and robustly carved with bellflowers, foliate, leaf and shell motif above exaggerated cabriole legs similarly carved...
Category

Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Marble

Mahogany Side Table
Located in New York, NY
A mid-19th century mahogany side table with a shaped apron and scalloped frieze centered by a shell and palerae, raised on cabriole legs with elongated tendrils on ball and claw feet.
Category

19th Century English Antique Rococo Period Collection

Fine Early Regence Walnut Fauteuil, Italy ca. 1730
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine Regence Period walnut fauteuil with shaped back and scallop shell carving, scrolled arms, shaped apron with similar shell detail, all resting on cabriole feet. The fauteuil da...
Category

Early 18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Silk, Upholstery, Walnut

A Fine 18th Century Venetian Crystal Chandelier with Gilt Detail
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Fine and Impressive Venetian Crystal Chandelier with solid crystal arms and 8 lights, originating in Italy during the 18th Century. The circular corona with stylized twisted c...
Category

18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Crystal

Louis XV Period Giltwood Mirror with Wine Trophy Crest, France, circa 1760
Located in Atlanta, GA
Impressively sized 18th century French Louis XV period mirror in giltwood mirror featuring elaborate carved Rococo designs and a rare wine trophy crest. Other than its impressive sca...
Category

1760s French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Rococo Gilt-wood Console with Marble Top, Italy c. 1760
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine Gilt-wood console table, the Rococo serpentine frame mounted with a conforming mottled beige marble top. Dating from the mid 1700s, and Italian in Origin. The console has mu...
Category

18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Giltwood

First Period Worcester Porcelain Polychrome Double Leaf Dish
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Downingtown, PA
The rare large First Period Worcester porcelain dish is painted with fruit on a moulded body of overlapping leaves with the rim of the dish gilded with a thin line and the centres of...
Category

Mid-18th Century English Georgian Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Porcelain

Louis XV Period Kingwood and Marquetry Commode by Jean-Francois Hache
By Jean-Francois Hache
Located in Montreal, QC
Louis XV period kingwood and marquetry commode inlaid with flowers and with panels of burl walnut with original handles and on splayed feet
Category

18th Century French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Kingwood

An Italian Rococo Cream Painted Console
Located in Sheffield, MA
The yellow and pink fossil marble top above a rocaille and foliate pierced apron on cabriole legs with scroll feet.
Category

18th Century and Earlier Italian Antique Rococo Period Collection

Pair of Louis XV Cherry and Beech Fauteuil Signed "Poirie," c1750
By Philippe Poirie
Located in valatie, NY
A pair of Louis XV cherry and beech fauteuil signed Poirie (Philippe), c1750, each with a carved crest-rail and seat-rail, the out-scrolled padded arms above the shaped upholstered s...
Category

Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Cherry, Upholstery, Beech

Wall Sconces Gilt Bronze French Rococo Louis XV 18th Century France
Located in New York, NY
Wall Sconces Gilt Bronze French Rococo Louis XV 18th Century France. A pair of wall sconces made during the louis XV period in France. Two candleholding arms - can be wired if wanted...
Category

Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Ormolu

Swedish Rocaille Giltwood Wall Clock
Located in Boston, MA
Surmounted by a pierced foliate cresting, flanked by glazed panels to the sides and below, the white enamel dial with Roman hours and Arabic minutes, inscribed Nils Berg Stockholm, t...
Category

Mid-18th Century Swedish Rococo Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Metal

Large Fine 18th Century Louis XV Serpentine Corner Cabinet
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large Louis XV serpentine corner cabinet in walnut with carved paneled doors and interior shelving. William Word Fine Antiques: Atlanta's source for antique interiors since 1956.
Category

Late 18th Century French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Early 18th century tall French Louis XV Carved Oak Eagle Lectern
Located in Troy, NY
Magnificent, tall floor lectern of outstanding quality, superbly carved and detailed. Double sided lectern supported by a finely detailed eagle, on carved stem and tripod base ending...
Category

Early 18th Century French Régence Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Oak

An Important Rococo Walnut Center Table Possibly Portuguese
Located in Sheffield, MA
With a shaped top over a foliate carved apron centered by a cabochon cartouche, on carved cabriole legs ending with claw feet.
Category

18th Century and Earlier Portuguese Antique Rococo Period Collection

A Fine Louis XV Walnut Armoire
Located in Sheffield, MA
The molded cornice above two raised paneled doors, opening to a shelved interior with three small drawers; above a single drawer all resting on cabriole leg feet. Height 103 Widt...
Category

18th Century and Earlier French Antique Rococo Period Collection

Louis XV Serpentine Walnut Commode, Provence, France, c. 1760
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Louis XV Period Serpentine Commode in Walnut with two sliding drawers featuring gilt-bronze fixtures, and mounted atop a carved shaped apron resting on cabriole legs.
Category

Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Serpentine, Bronze

Regence period Walnut Provencal "Linen-fold" Commode, c. 1720
Located in Atlanta, GA
An unusual Louis XV period commode on raised cabriole legs, and with a solid Walnut front in serpentine 'linen-fold' design. Dating from the mid-1700s, and Provencal French in origin...
Category

Early 18th Century French Régence Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Brass

A Rare & Louis XV Bois Clair & Parquetry Commode
By Jean-Francois Hache
Located in Sheffield, MA
Attributed to Jean Francois HacheThe parquetry rectangular top with molded edge, above a bombe case with two short and one long paneled drawer, over a scalloped apron, raised on cabr...
Category

18th Century and Earlier French Antique Rococo Period Collection

A Rare Set of Four Louis XV Side Chairs, Stamped Tillard
By Jean-Baptiste Tilliard
Located in Sheffield, MA
A Rare set of Four Petite Louis XV Painted & Parcel Gilt Side Chairs Stamped Tillard Circa 1750 Height 33 ½ in. Width 19 in. Depth 17 in. Jean-Baptiste ...
Category

18th Century and Earlier French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Wood

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 ...
Category

Early 18th Century French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Upholstery

French Regence Giltwood Stool
Located in Sheffield, MA
A French Regence giltwood stool. With some alterations. 18th century. Measures: Height 20 in. Width 19 in. Depth 16 in. Sto 16. $4,200.
Category

18th Century and Earlier French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

A Very Rare Regence Walnut Metamorphic Chair/ Prie Dieu
Located in Sheffield, MA
The chair folds in the upright postition<br /> <br /> Height 27 ½ in. Width 26 in. Depth 22 in.<br /> Height open 39 ½ in
Category

18th Century and Earlier French Antique Rococo Period Collection

Louis XV Period Painted and Gilt Serpentine Console, France, circa 1760
Located in Atlanta, GA
The Louis XV console table with serpentine blue grey marble top and painted in a pale blue-grey color with gilt accents frame. The apron with deep serpentine frieze with rocaille car...
Category

Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Marble

A mid 18th century Rococo Giltwood Console, Naples Italy
Located in Atlanta, GA
An 18th century Neapolitan Rococo Giltwood Console with Green Faux Marble Top, dating from the mid 1700's and Italian in origin. The serpentine faux painted green marble top rests...
Category

1750s Italian Rococo Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Giltwood

George III period Dressing Mirror in Mahogany & Gilt, c. 1790
Located in Atlanta, GA
A good George III period Table-top mirror, dating from the fourth quarter of the 1700s, and English in origin. The body with a figured Mahogany exterior and gilt accents. The origin...
Category

Late 18th Century English George III Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Mirror, Mahogany

Pair Of 18th Century Venetian Consoles
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 18th C. Venetian Consoles with Original Paint and Marble Top
Category

18th Century and Earlier Italian Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Marble

Large Early Louis XV Period Mirror, France c. 1725
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large late Regence/early Louis XV period gilt-wood mirror with gilt-wood richly carved frame in the exuberant Rococo style. The crest with what appears to be a stylized poppy flowe...
Category

Early 18th Century French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Mirror, Giltwood

A Louis XV Chestnut Leather Top Games Table
Located in Sheffield, MA
The square top with a tooled leather surface above four drawers raised on cabriole legs ending with sabots.
Category

18th Century and Earlier French Antique Rococo Period Collection

A Fine Pair of Baroque Giltwood Two Arm Altar Sticks
Located in Sheffield, MA
A Fine Pair of Baroque Giltwood Two Arm Altar Sticks
Category

18th Century and Earlier Italian Antique Rococo Period Collection

Louis XV Period Console Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
This outstanding Louis XV-period giltwood console table is lavishly carved with the naturalistic, voluptuous motifs. The console table reached the height of fashion during the Louis ...
Category

18th Century and Earlier French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Marble

18th Century Swedish Console
Located in Hudson, NY
Louis Quinze rococco Swedish painted console with faux marble top
Category

18th Century and Earlier Swedish Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Beech

Provencal Louis XV Period Buffet in Walnut, France c. 1750
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine Louis XV Buffet, constructed in Walnut, and accented with pierced Steel escutcheon plates & decorative mounts. Provencal in origin, and dating from the mid-18th century. T...
Category

18th Century French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Steel

Fine Pair of George III Giltwood Two-Light Sconces, 18th Century
Located in Westwood, NJ
Fine pair of Rococo carved giltwood two-light Girandoloe mirrors.
Category

18th Century and Earlier English Antique Rococo Period Collection

Important Royal German Rococo Mirror, Circa 1745-1755
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
An important and rare German silver- and gilt-wood Rococo mirror, probably Potsdam, in the manner of Johann Michael Hoppenhaupt (1709-1769), after designs by his master Johann August...
Category

18th Century and Earlier German Rococo Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Giltwood

Mid 18th century Italian Rococo Gilt-wood & Polychrome Painted Mirror
Located in Atlanta, GA
A 18th century Rococo gilt-wood and polychrome painted mirror with carved roses, Italian in origin and dating from the second half of the 18th century. For Many more fine antiques, ...
Category

Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Giltwood

18thc Regence chest
Located in Dallas, TX
18th c fine Regence rosewood and mahogany commode. Original marble top
Category

18th Century and Earlier French Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Marble

George II Giltwood Mirror, circa 1750
Located in Westwood, NJ
Fine George II carved and pierced giltwood mirror.
Category

18th Century English Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Wood

A Very Fine Rococo Giltwood Stool, 18th Century
Located in Sheffield, MA
The seat rail with C-scrolls and a scallop shell on cabriole legs headed by a foliate clasp and terminating in raised foliate scroll feet Height 15 in. Width 18 in. Depth 18 i...
Category

18th Century and Earlier French Antique Rococo Period Collection

Pair of Ormolu Bronze Louis XV Chenets
Located in Woodbury, CT
A magnificent pair of ormalu bronze chenets, retaining their original gilt. The female figure holds a fan, while the male holds an open snuff box. Both figures in 18th century dress....
Category

1760s French Louis XV Antique Rococo Period Collection

Materials

Ormolu

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