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French Empire Napoleonic Military Oil on Canvas Painting, Framed
Located in Dallas, TX
A French Empire Napoleonic military oil on canvas painting with a newer ebonized and gilded frame. The still life painting depicts French National pride during Napoleon times and mil...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

French Empire Period Pastel and Gouache Painting, circa 1810 in Giltwood Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Empire period floral pastel and gouache painting from the early 19th century, in giltwood frame. This French painting features an exquisite depiction of a bouquet of flowers...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Giltwood, Paint

Empire Frame Gold Leaf France with Russian Constructivism Painting
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Our o...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Paintings

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Wood, Paper

French Empire Portrait of Boy, circa 1810
Located in Doylestown, PA
A fine, lifesize oil-on-canvas portrait of a young boy dressed in period attire, holding a book titled “Dictionaire de France” In a period appropriate giltwood frame. Empire period, ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Paint

18th Century Paintings of Ottoman Empire Figures
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A remarkable trio of 18th century, oil-on-copper paintings of, Ottoman Empire figures in colorful robes and accouterments, posing in European style landscapes. Each figure is labeled...
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Antique 1770s French Paintings

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Copper

  • 18th Century Paintings of Ottoman Empire Figures
  • 18th Century Paintings of Ottoman Empire Figures
  • 18th Century Paintings of Ottoman Empire Figures
  • 18th Century Paintings of Ottoman Empire Figures
H 14.5 in. W 11.75 in. D 1.5 in.
Pair of French Empire Portraits of an Aristocratic Couple by Borel dated 1819
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A pair of original oil paintings on canvas depicting a handsome young aristocratic couple of the Directoire, early Empire period. They are each pictured from the waist up, she holdin...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

Early 19th Century Empire French Hand Painted Canvas Signed Louis A. David
Located in Dallas, TX
This monumental antique painted canvas "Le Cercle de Jeux" was created in France, circa 1810; the art work depicts a gambling scene in a very cozy game room. The scene features eight...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

Female Portrait of the Empire Era
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Elegant portrait of a young girl dating back to the Empire era. The beautiful antique frame is suitable for framing it. nr. O/6667.   
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

  • Female Portrait of the Empire Era
  • Female Portrait of the Empire Era
  • Female Portrait of the Empire Era
  • Female Portrait of the Empire Era
H 22.05 in. W 18.51 in. D 2.76 in.
19th Century Framed Antique Oil Painting of a French Court Scene
Located in New York, NY
French (19th Century) oil painting depicting a French 18th century court scene with figures next to a palace and pool in background in a rectangular oak and gilt trim frame.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Revival Paintings

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Paint

Empire Portrait Painting of Julie and Desiree Clary by Robert Lefevre
By Robert Jacques LeFevre
Located in Essex, MA
Period First Empire portrait of the Sisters Julie and Desiree Clary, Future Queens of Spain and Sweden by Robert Jacques Francois Lefevre (1755-1830) --Exquisitely Painted Subject...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Paintings

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Canvas

18th Century French Giltwood Framed Oil Painting Portrait of a Woman
Located in New York, NY
French (18th century) oil painting portrait of a woman holding grapes sitting next to a dog in a rectangular carved giltwood frame.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Empire Paintings

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Giltwood, Paint

Early 19th Century Empire Period Portrait of a Gentleman
Located in Doylestown, PA
A charming portrait of a young Empire period gentleman with an earring, under glass in a period gild wood frame. Oil pastel on paper, French, circa 1800.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Paper

French Trumeau Mirror Featuring an Oil Painting of Belisarius Begging For Alms
By François Pascal Simon Gérard
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
This trumeau mirror was likely made to fit over a fireplace, or a chest, in a French salon. The mirror and painting are presented in a carved and gilded wood frame with applied empir...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

18th Century French Oil Painting Portrait of a Woman and Child Holding a Torch
Located in New York, NY
French (18th-19th century) large oil painting portrait of a woman holding flowers and a child bearing a torch in an ornate carved rectangular giltwood frame.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Empire Paintings

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Paint, Giltwood

Miniature Portrait of a French Gentleman Dated 1825
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A finely painted oval miniature portrait on porcelain of a wealthy/aristocratic gentleman from the second empire period in France. The portrait is in an oval gilt bronze frame set in...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Porcelain

19th Century Scenes from the Life of Napoleon Paintings Oil on Canvas
Located in Milan, IT
19th Century Scenes from the life of Napoleon (2) Oil on canvas, 65 x 55 cm - with frame 78 x 70 cm The iconographic reconstruction of the paintings in question can take place t...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

Early 19th Century Pair of Reverse Glass Paintings by Lebelle
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of reverse glass paintings in gouache depicting two landscapes. One of them features a castle and a bath scene, the other one animals and various characters. The drawing is extr...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Giltwood, Paint

19th Century Painting by Robert Alexander Hillingford Napoleon and His Troops
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 19th century oil on canvas by Hillingford, British, 1828-1904. Entitled Napoleon with his troops oil on canvas 12,500.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

Early 19th Century French Hand Painted Crest on Metal in Carved Gilt Frame
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate an office or study with this elegant antique wall decor. Crafted in France circa 1830, and set in the original carved gilt frame, the art work on metal features a hand paint...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Sheet Metal

Pair of Wall Decoration 'En Grisaille' by Dufour, Paris, France, 19th Century
Located in Rome, IT
A fine pair of Papiers peints 'En Grisaille' from the psyche´ series manufactured by Dufour, Paris, after designs by Merry-Joseph Blondel and Louis Lafitte. -'Psyche´ about to stab ...
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Antique 19th Century European Empire Paintings

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Paper

Small Early 19th Century French Empire Mirror Gilded and Reverse Glass Painting
Located in Berlin, DE
This beautiful small early 19th century French Empire mirror is in its original condition. It is gilded, hand painted and has got a great reverse glass painting which shows a huntin...
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Antique 1810s French Empire Wall Mirrors

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Giltwood, Glass, Hardwood, Pine, Mirror

Highly Expressive Portrait Titled 'Le Terreur' by Claude-Marie Dubufe
By Claude Marie Dubufe
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A moving portrait of a young aristocratic French woman on her way to the guillotine during the French Revolution's infamous Reign of Terror that lasted about a year between 1793 and ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

Beautiful Early 19th Century Portrait
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautiful early 19th century portrait dated and signed at the back. Portrait attributed to Berthon, student of David "The young girl and the cat". Both turn away their eyes towar...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas, Giltwood

  • Beautiful Early 19th Century Portrait
  • Beautiful Early 19th Century Portrait
  • Beautiful Early 19th Century Portrait
  • Beautiful Early 19th Century Portrait
H 30 in. W 3 in. D 26 in.
Antique Purse Micromosaic Painting Gilt Metal Gold, France
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This unique and extremely rare antique purse is made out of fire guilt metal. The pouch is decorated with six oval and one round painting on glas imitating roman micro mosaics. The s...
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Antique 19th Century Empire More Objets d'Art and Vertu

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18k Gold, Gilt Metal

Fine Art French Chateau Panel, after Oil Painting by French Empire Artist
Located in Fairhope, AL
This large, Fine Art Masterpiece is a faithful yet nuanced replica of a Classic "French Chateau Panel" while the original Empire Oil Painting was rendered in 1661 by an Anonymous Fre...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Empire Paintings

Empire French Fine Pair of Pencil , Original Frames
Located in Isle sur la Sorgue, Provence
Pair of pencil drawing and black wash representing the entrance of the Grande Chartreuse on the side of the side of Fourvoirie and Sapey. Finesse design, including characters. Im...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Paintings

  • Empire French Fine Pair of Pencil , Original Frames
  • Empire French Fine Pair of Pencil , Original Frames
  • Empire French Fine Pair of Pencil , Original Frames
  • Empire French Fine Pair of Pencil , Original Frames
H 39.38 in. W 2.37 in. D 27.56 in.
19th Century French Military Painting
Located in Millbrook, NY
Nice French 19th C. oil-on-board Campaign painting.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Paintings

  • 19th Century French Military Painting
  • 19th Century French Military Painting
  • 19th Century French Military Painting
  • 19th Century French Military Painting
H 23.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 1 in.
"Still Life Painting of a Garden Terrace," Oil on Canvas, French, circa 1820
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas, Still Life Painting of a Garden Terrace, the foreground with a porcelain service on a red japanned chinoiserie small table, with musical instruments, against a velvet ...
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Antique 1820s French Empire Paintings

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Canvas, Giltwood

Empire Period Full-Length Portrait of General Ch. Lebrun, Attributed to Kinson
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Portrait Of General Anne-Charles Lebrun (1775-1859). Oil on canvas Attributed to Joseph Kinson (1770-1839). Dimensions without frame: 207cm x 130.5cm. Dimensions with frame: 226...
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Antique Early 1800s French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

French Early 1900s Guignol Hand-Painted Scenes on Canvas, Set of Three
Located in Petaluma, CA
French antique rare early 1900s Guignol scenes hand-painted. Oil paint on a canvas by Paul Foinet. Set of three. One scene is that of a middle age village street with a church in the...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

Early 19th Century French Oil on Canvas of a Man Dressed in Black
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine example of an antique ovular oil on canvas. The artwork depicts the image of a man dressed in black. Extensive writing on verso. Image measures: 8.25 W x 10.5 H.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

Large Portrait of Penitent Marie-Madeleine
Located in Paris, FR
Large portrait of penitent Marie-Madeleine in the cave of the "Sainte Baume" Early 19th century France Without frame: 53.1 x 36.6 inches.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

  • Large Portrait of Penitent Marie-Madeleine
  • Large Portrait of Penitent Marie-Madeleine
  • Large Portrait of Penitent Marie-Madeleine
  • Large Portrait of Penitent Marie-Madeleine
H 61.42 in. W 45.67 in. D 3.94 in.
Oil Painting of Young Man Empire Period France
Located in New York, NY
Oil Painting on canvas of a young man made during the Empire period.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

Early French Portrait, Empire Period
Located in Doylestown, PA
A charming oil-on-canvas portrait of a young man, signed and dated 1812, Paris in an antique giltwood frame. Canvas measures 20" W x 24" H.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

  • Early French Portrait, Empire Period
  • Early French Portrait, Empire Period
  • Early French Portrait, Empire Period
  • Early French Portrait, Empire Period
H 29 in. W 25 in. D 4 in.
Empire French Family Portrait Oil on Canvas
Located in Rome, IT
Portrait of a young family composed by father, mother and two child holding a flower basket. .Finely carved coeval gilt- wood frame . Oil on Canvas, in very good original condition...
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Early 19th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Large Empire Period Oil Painting Of Hebe
Located in Doylestown, PA
Impressive in size and quality, this oil-on-canvas painting depicts Hebe (goddess of youth and beauty, cup-bearer to the gods) kneeling at the altar of Jupiter, French Empire Period,...
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Antique 19th Century French Paintings

Empire Reverse Glass Painting with Pastoral Scene in the Taste of Jean-Baptiste
By Jean-Baptiste Huet
Located in Paris, FR
Oval reverse glass painting depicting a pastoral idyll in a forest, near a river, in the taste of Jean-Baptiste Huet. To the left of the picture, a shepherd in a toga is kneeling in ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

French Empire Period Portrait of a Young Flute Player by Louis-Francois Lejeune
By Louis François, Baron Lejeune
Located in Essex, MA
Important dedicatory portrait of a young boy flute or fife player signed and dated by Baron Louis-Francois Lejeun, 1806 The aristocratic young man in French Empire clothing holdin...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Paint

Collection of 6 Églomisé Zodiac Paintings, French, 19th Century
Located in Doylestown, PA
A partial set of 6 reverse paintings on glass, depicting the Zodiac signs, with a classically garbed female figure in each. Wood frame, early 19th century.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Glass

Large French Empire Portrait of a Gentleman - Circle of Ingres
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Early 19th century French oil on canvas portrait of a handsome young 'juriste' of the Napoleonic Code shown seated in upholstered Louis XV style chair at table with feathered cap and...
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Antique 19th Century French Paintings

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Gold Leaf

A Pair of French Late Empire Oils on Canvas Depicting a Sacristy
Located in Atlanta, GA
...and a ruined entry. the interior scenes painted with figures, one depicting a sacristy complete with period furnishings, vestments, font, and an oculus. the other the entry of a ...
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Antique 19th Century French Paintings

A Pair of Signed French Oils on Tin in Period Late Empire Frames
Located in Atlanta, GA
the pair of paintings depicting a rural passage and a stormy seas scene near a village, both in original period frames, one painting initialed "C.G. 1841" Please go to www.robuck....
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Antique 19th Century French Paintings

Man Portrait, 1849, France
Located in IT
Mid-19th century portrait of a man, oil on canvas in its wonderful original gold foil frame. First canvas. On the back there is a dedication dated 1849. Size: 52 x 62 cm.
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Antique 1850s French Empire Paintings

  • Man Portrait, 1849, France
  • Man Portrait, 1849, France
  • Man Portrait, 1849, France
  • Man Portrait, 1849, France
H 24.41 in. W 16.54 in. D 1.97 in.
Portrait of Christ in a Giltwood Empire Frame
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A beautiful and meaningful portrait of Jesus Christ in a gold-gilt Empire frame.
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Antique 19th Century French Other Paintings

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Giltwood

  • Portrait of Christ in a Giltwood Empire Frame
  • Portrait of Christ in a Giltwood Empire Frame
  • Portrait of Christ in a Giltwood Empire Frame
  • Portrait of Christ in a Giltwood Empire Frame
H 28 in. W 23.88 in. D 1.75 in.
Zeppelin over the Empire State Building by Lucio Perinotto, 2010
By Lucio Perinotto
Located in London, GB
Original monochrome oil on canvas, dated 2010, framed within a plain ebonized wooden frame and unglazed. Additional Notes: Lucio Perinotto was born in Bordeaux France in 1947 of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Paintings

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Canvas

Early 19th Century Reverse Glass Painting with Countryside Scene
Located in Paris, FR
Round, reverse glass painting with its frame, featuring a countryside scene near a river. In the foreground, two young fishermen sit on the grass. Behind them to the left, a man and ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Glass, Wood

19th C. French Signed Oil on Canvas with Sheep
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 19th century French oil on canvas in an exquisite gold leaf frame, featuring a shepherd and his flock of sheep returning to the pen at the end of the day. Beautiful sky with s...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

The Four Seasons in the Taste of Nicolas Fouché
Located in Paris, FR
Late 18th-early 19th century oil on cooper paintings featuring The Four Seasons. The allegorical characters are inspired by famous paintings and use the Renaissance iconography, with...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Wood, Paint

  • The Four Seasons in the Taste of Nicolas Fouché
  • The Four Seasons in the Taste of Nicolas Fouché
  • The Four Seasons in the Taste of Nicolas Fouché
  • The Four Seasons in the Taste of Nicolas Fouché
H 16.93 in. W 13.78 in. D 0.79 in.
Fine French Empire Portrait of Philippe Bardon, Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Fine Portrait of Philippe Bardon, Oil Painting French Schoo, early 19th Century Details of the sitter on the back Oil painting on canvas, framed Framed size: 30 x 25 inches Sensatio...
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Early 19th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

French Empire Period Portrait
Located in Doylestown, PA
A French Empire period portrait of a young boy, oil on canvas, circa 1800, in original painted frame.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

  • French Empire Period Portrait
  • French Empire Period Portrait
  • French Empire Period Portrait
  • French Empire Period Portrait
H 21 in. W 17.5 in. D 2 in.
Antique French Empire Portrait Oil on Canvas in Giltwood Frame
Located in Houston, TX
19th century French Empire portrait of a nobleman expertly executed on canvas in a giltwood frame. This period French Empire portrait has fine details, is in very good condition and ...
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Antique 1820s French Empire Paintings

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Canvas

1820's French Empire Period Portrait of a Dapper Young Gentleman - Large Oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Young Gentleman French School, 1820's oil painting on canvas, framed framed size: 28 x 24 inches Very fine and distinguished portrait of a young gentleman, very dapper in his ap...
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Mid-18th Century Rococo Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Set of Six Naive Paintings of French Soldiers Playing Instruments
Located in Pasadena, CA
This set of 6 whimsical oil paintings feature soldiers dressed in Napoleonic style costumes, playing different instruments. They are painted on board and framed in metal with a gun...
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Mid-20th Century French Empire Paintings

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Metal

Napoleon Portrait, Painting
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Oil on canvas napoleon portrait 19th century.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Paintings

  • Napoleon Portrait, Painting
  • Napoleon Portrait, Painting
  • Napoleon Portrait, Painting
  • Napoleon Portrait, Painting
H 35 in. W 29 in. D 3.5 in.
Pair of Early 19th Century Landscape Paintings
Located in Paris, FR
Two oil on panel paintings from the Empire period. They portray landscapes with a village in the background and several figures: a fisherman talking with a village woman on one, and ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

  • Pair of Early 19th Century Landscape Paintings
  • Pair of Early 19th Century Landscape Paintings
  • Pair of Early 19th Century Landscape Paintings
  • Pair of Early 19th Century Landscape Paintings
H 14.18 in. W 17.33 in. D 2.17 in.
Wallpaper on Canvas Manufactured by Dufour, France 19th Century
Located in Rome, IT
Papiers Peint 'En Grisaille' depicting, Psyche showing her jewelry to her sisters. One of a set of six French papier peints 'en grisaille', from the Psyché series, manufactured by...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

Museum Framed Pair of Miniature Portraits of Napoleon and Josephine, 1840s
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of miniature portraits in original frames matted and framed in a larger museum frame. The portraits of Napoleon and Josephine of exceptional quality, signed by the artist. T...
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Antique 1840s French Empire Paintings

Oil Paint Portrait of a Young Girl
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Beautiful oval oil painting, on board, 19th century, French, not signed. Great condition. Wood framed.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

  • Oil Paint Portrait of a Young Girl
  • Oil Paint Portrait of a Young Girl
  • Oil Paint Portrait of a Young Girl
  • Oil Paint Portrait of a Young Girl
H 19 in. W 15 in. D 1 in.
Charming Portrait of a Boy Dismounting a Pony
By Galot
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the miniaturist Galot and dated 1818, this painting retains it's original Empire gilt-wood frame, and reverse-painted and gilded glass. On the back is an inscription by Ma...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Giltwood

French Empire Painting with a Castle.
Located in Miami, FL
Empire Period French oil painting of a chateau in the French countryside. Very finely executed. Small and decorative.
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Antique 19th Century French Paintings

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Canvas

  • French Empire Painting  with a Castle.
  • French Empire Painting  with a Castle.
  • French Empire Painting  with a Castle.
  • French Empire Painting  with a Castle.
H 17.5 in. W 19.75 in. D 2.5 in.
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French Empire Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of French empire paintings for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, canvas and fabric, all French empire paintings available were constructed with great care. French empire paintings have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of French empire paintings to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Empire and Neoclassical French empire paintings are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made French empire paintings over the years, but those made by Claude Marie Dubufe, Galot and Louis François, Baron Lejeune are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are French Empire Paintings?

Prices for French empire paintings start at $750 and top out at $24,000 with the average selling for $4,590.

Finding the Right Paintings for You

When paired with the perfect frame, the right wall decorations can either subtly showcase your personality or steal the show altogether. 

The earliest paintings were created on the walls of caves, proving even our ancient ancestors knew that striking artwork is meant to be on display. Cave paintings on an Indonesian island are reportedly older than the earliest cave art in Spain and France, and the figurative paintings back then were produced with inorganic pigments like iron oxide. Later, the people of Ancient Greece — who learned about art from the Egyptians before them — conceived panel paintings of wax and tempera that were collected and publicly displayed. In the centuries that followed, artists would be commissioned to create large-scale wall murals and frescoed ceilings in sprawling European palaces and in the homes of the aristocracy.

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