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Rococo Furniture

ROCOCO STYLE

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts in the 18th century that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design. Rococo furniture, while greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, 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.

When it comes to authentic Rococo furniture's characteristics, it 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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Style:Rococo
19th C. French Rococo Style Giltwood Console
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French Louis XV style painted & parcel gold gilt console standing on two cabriole legs connected by a center stretcher with finial. The finish is beautifully worn, showing the wood u...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Giltwood

Side Table Swedish Rococo Black Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Side table Swedish Rococo black Sweden. Side table Rococo period 1750-1775 refinished in our Laserow Black. Wavy frieze and S shaped legs. Rounded corners on the table top.
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Furniture

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Wood

Large French, Louis XV, Beauvais Style Tapestry in Boucher Rococo Taste
Located in Nashville, TN
Large, tightly woven in Pompadour pink with floral festoons and garlands (an Aubusson feel ) encasing allegorical figure possibly after Fragonard's 'L'Aurore or Dawn. BvB (Beauvais )...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Tapestry

Blue Venetian and Silver Gilt Cabinet, circa 1950
Located in Kennesaw, GA
Wow! There are no words for how beautiful this Venetian cabinet is. The exterior is blue with silver gilt trim. The floral color explosion is predominantly oranges and greens. The in...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Furniture

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Silk, Pine, Paint

Pair of Rococo Style Carved Giltwood Mirrors by Solei Hebert
By C. Bournique & C. / Solei Hebert
Located in London, GB
A large pair of Italian Rococo style carved giltwood mirrors by Solei Hebert. Of impressive scale at over 248 cm (98 inches) high this fine pair of giltwood mirrors have arched cr...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Mirror, Giltwood

Sculptural 17-18th Century Italian Vase with Agate Coral and Fossil Shells
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
17th or 18th century Italian fragment vase with agate coral, zig zag oyster fossil arms, fossil shells, and a baroque pearl on a polished petrified wood base. This fragment is fro...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Agate, Coral

Pair of Italian Rococo Style Mirrors by C. Bournique & C.
Located in London, GB
A Fine Pair of Italian Rococo Style Carved Giltwood Mirrors by C. Bournique & C. / Solei Hebert. The most distinctive feature of this fine pair of mirrors is the outset scroll an...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Giltwood

21st Century Hand Decorated Bombed Pink Ottoman by Modenese Gastone
Located in PADOVA, IT
Boasting a bold and curvy silhouette, this classic baroque-inspired ottoman is an example of exquisite craftsmanship by the Italian producer Modenese Gastone Interiors. It combines r...
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2010s Italian Rococo Furniture

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Antique Royal Worcester Spilsbury Roses Pot Pourri Vase with Cover
Located in Antrim, GB
Fabulous antique Royal Worcester pedestal pot pourri vase with cover of lobed baluster form with bead and strap work moulded lower section, the waisted pedestal supported by four scr...
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1930s English Vintage Rococo Furniture

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Ceramic

Italian Rococo Parcel Gilt Armchair
Located in London, GB
A late 19th century large Rococo style armchair recovered in white Terry Towelling with a feathered cushion seat. The parcel gilt frame of scrolls, foliate and shells. with original ...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Giltwood

Pair of Venetian Giltwood Mirrors
Located in Essex, MA
The arched mirror plate set in a conforming frame with a rococo frame with carved details.
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1750s Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Wood, Giltwood

Pair of Italian Rococo Style Night Stands
Located in Cypress, CA
Impressive Pair of bronze mounted Italian Rococo style walnut side chests (small commodes) with four drawers, 20th century Beautiful proportion and very practical, structurally soun...
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Late 20th Century Italian Rococo Furniture

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Bronze

KPM Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Rococo Style Clock Set
Located in London, GB
KPM porcelain and gilt bronze Rococo style clock set German, late 19th century Measures; Clock on base: Height 51cm, width 36cm, depth 17cm Candelabra: Height 47cm, width 27cm, de...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Rococo Furniture

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Ormolu

Louis XV Style Flat Desk in Black Lacquer from the 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Louis XV style flat desk in black lacquer from the 19th century. It opens with 3 drawers and rests on 4 arched feet ending in bronze clogs. Contoured bronze moldings on the belt and ...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Wood

Exceptional Pair of Very Fine Late 18th Century Venetian Open Armchairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A pair of early Venetian armchairs with exceptional form. Of heavy construction, carved and painted off-white with parcel gilt details. The shaped crest rails with carved leafy cente...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Wood

Swedish Rococo Footstool
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Wonderful Swedish 18th century Stockholm-made footstool. This pine stool has wonderful rococo curves with a scalloped apron and carved cabriole legs. It has been repainted in ...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Furniture

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Wood

English Sheffield Silver Plate Repro, Rococo Style Three-Section Mirror Plateau
Located in Charleston, SC
Finest quality reproduction English Sheffield silver-plate Rococo style three-section mirror plateau -Antique copy- Made in Sheffield, England. Fabulous early 19th century style ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Rococo Furniture

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Silver Plate

Rococo Giltwood Console Table with Cabriole Legs
Located in Larkspur, CA
Early 19th century elaborately hand carved Italian giltwood and polychrome Rococo console table. The apron features carved foliate scrolls culminating in a middle shell medallion. Th...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Giltwood

Chest Sevres Very Good Condition
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chest sevres very good condition without repairs or restorations signed Libertem on the cover decorated on its 5 sides.
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Early 1900s French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Porcelain

Italian Hand Carved Florentine Gilt Chairs with Original Animal Print Fabric
Located in South Hamilton, MA
Pair of Italian 18th century hand-carved florentine gilt chairs Louis V style with cartouche back with original zebra/ animal print upholstery, paint loss, faded, gilt loss Measures...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Italian Rococo Revival Carved Rosewood Wall Mirrors "Manner of Gotti"
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Rococo Revival-style (19th century) rosewood wall mirrors with carved figures and kingwood, brass, and mother of pearl inlay. (in the manner of Gotti) (priced as pair).
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Brass

Italian, Lombardia, Shaped Walnut and Inlaid 1-Drawer Table, 18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Exceptional and rare the tabletop with rounded front corners and notched rear corners with a small gallery edge at the sides and rear, the veneered top with a centered medallion of b...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Walnut

Serge Roche Style Carved Wall Brackets
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Carved wall brackets in the style of Serge Roche with scroll form and brushed gilt finish.
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20th Century Rococo Furniture

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Wood

Meissen Two Centrepieces Fruit Bowls Cherubs Model A 59 Kaendler Made circa 1860
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen a pair of most remarkable centrepieces / fruit bowls: each of them decorated with a pair of cherubs (male and female) Measures / dimensions: height 16.14 inches width o...
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1860s German Antique Rococo Furniture

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Porcelain

Antique Pair of Giltwood Florentine Rococo Picture Frame, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a beautifully pair of Florentine Rococo giltwood picture frames, circa 1870 in date. The period photographs set in their original highly decorative Florentine giltwood fra...
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1870s Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Giltwood

Porcelain Garniture with Flowers and Angels. Germany, circa 1900
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Porcelain garniture with flowers and angels. Germany, circa 1900. Candelabras dimensions: 26 cm depth, 27 cm width, 52 cm height. Clock dimensions: 16 cm depth, 36 cm width, 54 c...
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Early 20th Century German Rococo Furniture

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Porcelain

Sèvres Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Porcelain Clock Set
Located in London, GB
This magnificent five-piece clock set is designed in the style of 18th century porcelain produced by the famous Sèvres Manufactory in France. The set is comprised of a mantel clock, ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

Group of 18th Century Portrait Etchings
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Eight-line etching portraits by Jacobus Houbraken (Holland, 1698-1770). From Thomas Birch (1705-1766), 'The Heads of illustrious persons of Great Britain', published in 1747. Compris...
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Mid-18th Century British Antique Rococo Furniture

Materials

Paper

Rococo Style Carved Oak-Wood Barometer with Thermometer
Located in Barntrup, DE
This barometer features a beautifully carved oak-wood frame with Rococo or Louis XV style leaf and rocaille details. Above the barometer, there is a thermometer in Celsius degrees. E...
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1920s European Vintage Rococo Furniture

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Glass, Oak

George II Antique Sterling Silver Oil and Vinegar Set by Samuel Wood in 1751
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1751 by Samuel Wood, this striking, George II, antique sterling silver oil and vinegar set, is in the Rococo taste, and is engraved to one side with a crest. ...
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1750s English Antique Rococo Furniture

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Sterling Silver

Italian Carved Parcel-Gilt Lantern
Located in Port Chester, NY
Italian Rococo style carved painted and gilded hall lantern with carved shells, acanthus leaves, and berries.
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Late 20th Century European Rococo Furniture

Materials

Wood

18th Century Italian Mecca Candlestick with Phantom Quartz & Chalcedony Rosettes
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian mecca gold leaf candlestick with a red phantom crystal quartz point encased in Italian antique metal petal drip pan tray. The candlestick is decorated with chalc...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Quartz, Rock Crystal, Marble, Metal, Gold Leaf

Carved and Painted Floral Wall Hanging, circa 1900
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Carved wood and painted floral wall hanging depicting a beautiful carved urn adorned with flowers throughout.
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Early 1900s Spanish Antique Rococo Furniture

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Wood

Romantic Very Fine 19th Century Bronze Figure with Putti on Marble Base
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A gorgeous very fine 19th century heavy bronze statue in a dramatic pose having a cherub by her feet and a rouge marble base. Title is Crepuscule or Twilight by Hippolyte Francois Mo...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

2 Lights Artistic Casting Wall Sconce in 24kt Gold Finish and Scholler Pendants
Located in PADOVA, IT
Elegant shiny artistic casting wall sconce by Modenese Gastone Luxury Interiors. Mainly used in bespoke residential projects, this scrupulously moulded wall sconce features a baroque...
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2010s Italian Rococo Furniture

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Crystal, Bronze, Gold Leaf

Pair of Antique Metallic and Chenille Embroidered Pillows
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of custom pillows made with 19th century French metallic and chenille embroidered applique combined with contemporary silk and trims to create a pair of magnificent bed or sof...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Metallic Thread

19th Majolica Monkey Pianist Humidor Tobacco Jar Sarreguemines
Located in The Hills, TX
Amusing Majolica monkey pianist tobacco jar signed Sarreguemines, circa 1880.Rarely found complete with his lid the chimpanzee wear a costume of Oriental style, he play piano and two...
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1880s French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Majolica, Ceramic, Faience

Murano Chandelier, by Venini & Co.
Located in Manchester, MA
This traditional elegant five-arm chandelier was manufactured in Venice by the Venini Family in the 1950s. It is made of clear glass with 24-karat gold inclusions.
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1950s Italian Vintage Rococo Furniture

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Blown Glass

19th Century Pair of Italian Tole' Rococo Porcelain Flowered Sconces
Located in Sarasota, FL
These handmade sconces have two lights each, electric with handmade porcelain flowers 19th century (re-wired later circa 1940s).
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Rococo Style Gilt Bronze and Sèvres Style Porcelain Clock Garniture
Located in London, GB
This large and impressive clock garniture set consists of a central clock and a pair of flanking vases. The three pieces are extremely finely decorated with painted cartouches of fly...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Ormolu

Meissen Figurines Cherubs Allegory of Arithmetic Model 12 by Acier, circa 1860
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen Gorgeous cherub figurines group: Allegory of Arithmetic. Designer: Michael Victor Acier (1736-1799). Design made circa 1774 / this model of cherubs' group had been mad...
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1860s German Antique Rococo Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

18th Century Walnut Console from the Emilia
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-18th century walnut console from the Emilia.
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Swedish 18th Century Rococo Carved Giltwood Wall Clock
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
A superb 18th century Swedish giltwood wall clock with eight day movement, signed by the clockmaker: "Rundelius Stockholm" (Anders Rundelius 1746-1809). Original gilding with histori...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Furniture

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Giltwood

Antique Italian Hand Painted Carved Wood and Gesso Pedestal with Marble Top
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Done in the Rococo style and dating from the mid-19th century, this substantial hand carved and painted gesso over wood pedestal presents with a ball motif decoration cascading down ...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Wood

Richly Carved Antique Venetian Giltwood Mirror, Circa 1850
Located in Dallas, TX
From Italy, circa 1850, this richly carved Venetian giltwood mirror features a small roughly circular mirror inset in an elaborate crown A stylized shell with acanthus tips emanat...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Giltwood, Mirror

Antique Clock Garniture with Sèvres Style Porcelain and Ormolu
Located in London, GB
This fantastic porcelain clock garniture contains three vases, one of which has been mounted with a ormolu clock dial with jewels surrounding it. The vases are decorated in the style...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Ormolu

Pair of 19th Century Bronze Chenets Lamps
Located in Pasadena, CA
A pair of 19th century French Chenets of solid brass, which are intricately detailed with Rocailles and floral elements. Now fitted as lamps (110w) on custom wood bases. Sold withou...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Bronze

Pair Of Metal Rococo Wall Sconces
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Pair of Iron Rococo wall sconces, brass. The sconces are classic rococo gilded with scrolled design. Beautiful on a dining room or hallway wall, they make a statement any place in yo...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Iron

Finely Cast Pair of Rococo Wall Lights
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A pair of finely cast, Rococo wall lights with three arms. Sinuously carved in leaf and foliage.  
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Late 20th Century English Rococo Furniture

Materials

Metal

Massive Neoclassical Terracotta Garden Urn Campana-Form Depicting Goddesses
Located in Miami, FL
Monumental Italian neoclassical terracotta Campana-form garden urn . An extremely fine molded figural group of goddesses in back and front to the urn. Being exposed to the outdoor e...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Terracotta

Continental 19th Century Gold Oval Frame Carved Royal Crown and Acanthus Leaves
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful gold continental oval frame from the 19th century. It is covered in carved detailing with acanthus leaves and a large crown at the top. It could easily be used as a pictur...
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1880s Antique Rococo Furniture

French Antique Gold, Diamond and Ruby Boudoir Clock
By Andre Durand
Located in London, GB
The clock is in gold in the form of a putto pushing a barrel-laden wheelbarrow. The putto wears a yoke over his shoulders set with diamonds. The barrel is mounted with precious stone...
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Furniture

Materials

Stone, Gold

Very Decorative Gilt Mirror
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4412 large giltwood wall mirror, having exceptional cresting with scrolls, flowers and leaves to top, and original bevelled mirror plate in finely carved frame. This mirror been re...
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20th Century European Rococo Furniture

Materials

Giltwood

Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Tortoiseshell Clock and Barometer Set by Gleizes
By E. Gleizes Paris
Located in London, GB
Each with additional measuring instruments; the central enamel clock dial signed ‘Gleizes / 3 Place Vendôme a Paris’.
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

Materials

Ormolu

Pair of Dandola Patterned Fortuny Pillows
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of custom pillows made with Dandola patterned Fortuny in a tortoise and gold coloration. Silk taffeta backs with self-cording. Down inserts.
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Late 20th Century Italian Rococo Furniture

Materials

Cotton, Silk

Pair of 1750s Italian Piedmontese Rococo Blue-Painted and Parcel-Gilt Stools
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A pair of Italian Piedmontese Rococo period mid-18th century painted and parcel-gilt stools from the collection of designer Gary Tisdale-Woods, with cabriole legs and upholstery. Bor...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

A French 19th Century Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Bracket Clock
Located in Armadale, Victoria
The French red tortoiseshell case with urn finial, foliated bronze mounts with dragon heads to the shoulder and lower leaf molded crest, the English dial stamped 'J.W. Benson 25 Old ...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Rococo Furniture

Materials

Bronze

German Rococo Silver Gilt Coffee Pot, Nuremberg, 17th-18th century
Located in Kensington, MD
A rare and true rococo fantasy coffee pot. Fire-gilded vermeil, gilt silver, repousse with mannerist detailing including lobes, garlands, grotesque masques, scrolls, and rocaille. Ma...
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17th Century German Antique Rococo Furniture

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Silver, Vermeil