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Louis XVI Wall Decorations

LOUIS XVI STYLE

Reflecting the final era of royal opulence before the upheaval of the French Revolution, antique Louis XVI furniture features more angular shapes than the Rococo curves of the Louis XV style, harkening back to the imposing grandeur of Louis XIV.

Dating between 1750 and 1800, an era that overlapped with the last king of France whose reign was cut short by the guillotine, Louis XVI furniture, known as the goût grec, is emblematic of the neoclassical revision that French furniture underwent during the second half of the 18th century.

Authentic Louis XVI furniture characteristics include clean lines and carved details such as scrolls and acanthus flourishes that were inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. This was informed by a burgeoning interest in antiquity in the 18th century, owing to new archaeological excavations at sites including Pompeii and Herculaneum. It largely eclipsed the more East Asian–influenced ornamentation of Louis XV for something more geometric and symmetrical.

The Louis XVI style was defined by what was being created for the palatial rooms at Versailles and Fontainebleau, particularly for the queen, with cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener being a favorite of Marie-Antoinette’s for his luxurious pieces accented with gilded bronze and marquetry. Furniture maker Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené was also a major designer of the period, with his pieces for the royal residences adorned with giltwood and neoclassical touches like tapered columns for chair legs and laurel leaf carvings. Cabinetmaker Adam Weisweiler occasionally incorporated into his furniture porcelain panels produced by Sèvres, a popular manufacturer of European ceramics that served the crown with serveware, vases and other decorative objects.

Find a collection of antique Louis XVI seating, tables, cabinets and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Louis XVI
Carved Wood Architectural Polychrome Painted Overdoor Fragment Panel
Located in Nashville, TN
Paneling or boiseries overdoor (maybe a ballroom panel)with a cranberry red ground cartouche against overall French chalky lemon green panel. Central panel flanked by palm fronds and...
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20th Century Italian Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Wood

French Grisaille Oil on Canvas of Putti
Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular depicting five cherubs, French style frame.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Pair of 18th Century French Louis XVI Wall Shelves
Located in Chicago, IL
An exquisite pair of 18th century French Louis XVI wall brackets with water-gilt highlights, fluted bases that resemble shells, and faux-marble painted tops. Perfect for flanking a m...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Gold Leaf

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Pastel, In The Manner Of François Boucher
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most charming and finely detailed French 19th century Louis XVI st. pastel, in the manner of François Boucher. The pastel is framed within its original giltwood border with richly ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Giltwood

Pair of Italian 19th Century Louis XVI St. Mother of Pearl and Mecca Wall Decor
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking pair of Italian 19th century Louis XVI st. mother of pearl and Mecca reserve painted on glass wall decor. Each beautiful and most decorative wall decor is set within their...
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19th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Mother-of-Pearl, Wood

Louis XVI Period Trophy Panel
Located in Doylestown, PA
A Louis XVI period parcel gilt and gesso decorated trophy panel from a boiserie or trumeau circa 1790, the gilt decoration includes musical instruments, florets, swags and other motifs.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

Gilt bronze ! Tiebacks for Curtains or Belts or Scarfs
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Pair of elegant antique giltbronze French tiebacks for curtains. Look to other ones also: all beautiful! ref. O/6770-6      
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Watercolor Painting
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. watercolor painting, in the manner of Francois Boucher. The beautiful hand painted watercolor depicts Boucher's painting...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Giltwood

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Still Life Painting
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning French 19th century Louis XVI st. still life painting. The painting is set within its original giltwood frame with an elegant mottled border and finely carved foliate desi...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Giltwood

French Louis XVI Lady in Blue Portrait
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI (18th Cent) oil painting portrait of a lady in a blue dress with lace trim & flowers in her hair holding a book seated next to a large urn in a stripped carved frame...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

French Miniature Portrait of Marie Antoinette
Located in London, GB
This portrait miniature, which depicts Marie Antoinette, is after a famous original by Le Brun. The current miniature is finely and skillfully painted, rendering an accurate represen...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Metal, Enamel

Louis XVI Style Eagle Crested Barometer, France, 1838
By D. T. Letorey
Located in Atlanta, GA
Crested double-headed eagle atop an oval giltwood and painted black frame with neoclassical borders and carved designs. The dial with metal arms and exposed thermometer coil, and...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Giltwood, Glass, Paint

French Louis XVI 18th Century Painted and Hand Carved Wooden Boiserie Panel
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI period painted and hand carved wooden boiseries panel from the late 18th century, with monogram, swag and fruit motifs. Born in France during the second half of th...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Wood

Pair of 18th Century Pastel Portraits of French Aristocrats by Charles Noel
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of Framed Pastel Portraits of French Aristocrats, signed and dated by Charles Nicolas Noel, 1765 The Gentleman with Aristocratic clothes and holding a document of importance....
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Parchment Paper

Barometer in Gilded Wood, Louis XVI Period
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Barometer in gilded wood, Louis XVI period, adorned with ribbons and oval shape. French work realized in the 18th century. Dimensions : H 86 x W 51 x D 7 cm.  
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

Aubusson Pastoral Tapestry, 18th Century
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Authentic Aubusson Tapestry. Fortune Teller scene near a river flanked by grazing cows, against a background of woods with an arcade bridge and ruins and with further buildings in t...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Romantic French 18th C Giltwood Carved Architectural Fragment Wall Sculpture
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Lovely carved giltwood architectural fragment, very old, salvaged from France having a romantic shape with wreath, bow and leaves.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

Pair of Louis XVI Style with Engravings, 19th Century
Located in Beaune, FR
Lovely pair of Louis XVI style frames with pretty engravings depicting social ball scenes on the inside.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Wood

Curtain Rod in Gilded Wood with Rich Coping
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
M/1693 - Wonderful unique old curtain rod : large 194 cm. ! with a rich coping - single piece - See all sides at the bottom of the description - No comment. You can see.    
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Early 20th Century Italian Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Fruitwood

18th Century French Louis XVI Period Oil on Canvas Still-Life Frame Painting
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI period oil on canvas still life framed painting from the 18th century, depicting a jug and fruits. Created in France during the 18th century, this oil on canvas pa...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood

Louis XVI Gilt-Wood Barometer & Thermometer, France c. 1780
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Louis XVI Period Barometer & Thermometer Combination, originating in France & dating from the last quarter of the 18th century. The workings enclosed by a gilt-wood case with carve...
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1780s French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Giltwood, Glass

French 18th Century Southern Landscapes Three-Leaf Folding Screen or Paravent
Located in Berlin, DE
French 18th Century Southern Landscapes Three-Leaf Folding Screen or Paravent Charming French late 18th century three-leaf screen or paravent made of hand painted burlap on wooden f...
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1780s French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Canvas

French, Gold Silk Embroidered Curtains with Fringe
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French, gold silk embroidered curtains with fringe. Exceptional quality, from a fine Swiss Estate. Dimensions: Total length including pompom fringe: 101” Length excluding pompom...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Fabric, Silk

Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer Thermometer with Crinkled Ribbon Motif
Located in Dallas, TX
This well-carved French aneroid barometer and thermometer is from the late 1700’s. The gilded scientific instrument is a beautiful example of a period Louis XVI piece. The top of ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

Antique Louis XVI 1775 Paris Beech Wood Barometer and Thermometer for a Hunter
Located in Munich, DE
Extraordinary and rare Louis XVI barometer and thermometer carved exquisitely in beech wood circa 1775. This wonderful object ist beautifully carved, gilt and painted, it has been ma...
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1770s French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Beech

French Copper Lavabo with Brass Accents on Later Board, 18th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
18th century French copper lavabo with brass accents on later board.  
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18th Century Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Copper

18th Century Painting Historical Scene "Betsabea in the Bathroom"
Located in Firenze, FI
Oil painting on canvas in a carved and painted wooden frame, depicting the mythological scene of "BEZZEBEA in the bathroom". The story tells of this beautiful woman wife of one of DA...
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1780s Italian Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Rare Matched Pair of Louis XVI Style Wall Vitrines by Zwiener, circa 1890
Located in London, GB
A rare and unusual matched pair of Louis XVI style gilt bronze-mounted wall vitrines by Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener. French, circa 1890. Signed ‘E. Zwiener’ to the base of the bro...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Giltwood Frame with Decorative Carved Design, Early 20th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Very Large Louis XVI Style Giltwood Frame with Decorative Carved Designs, Early 20th Century. Fantastic frame that could be use as is to be a piece of art on the wall or add a paint...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

18th Century Aubusson Verdure Tapestry, France
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Superb Aubusson tapestry Louis XVI period with his border representing a verdure with a castle, ancient ruins as well as several birds and a fox catching a rabbit Superb decor and...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Wool

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Oil on Canvas Still Life Paintings
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fine and very decorative pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. oil on canvas still life paintings. Each oval shaped painting is set within their original elegant giltwood frame...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Giltwood

French Gilt Bronze and Blue and White Jasperware Clock and Barometer Set
By Carcany & Robin
Located in London, GB
A fine quality clock and barometer set by Carcany and Robin, after models on exhibition in the Louvre Museum, Paris. In the Louis XVI manner, of banjo form, the cases being in cr...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Bronze

Antique 18th Century Parrot Engraving by François Nicolas Martinet
Located in London, GB
A very decorative engravings of a parrot, by François Nicolas Martinet, from Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, 1770–1786. France, circa 1770–80. Why we like it Exquisitely engrave...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Paper

Ca. Late 17th-Early 18th C. Oil on Canvas in the Manner of Peter Lely, Portrait
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A lined canvas. Portrait of a handsome youth dressed in a white shirt with lace trim, a brown gilt embellished jacket and a metal cuirass. He is draped in a gilt embellished dark gre...
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Early 18th Century European Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Wood

Large Framed Etching of Versailles – Vue Particulière de la Chapelle du Château
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Large framed French Etching of Versailles – Vue Particulière de la Chapelle du Château de Versailles Pair available on the Versailles Theme. From Mis en Demeure, Paris.
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Late 20th Century French Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paper

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Patinated Wall Decor Panels
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated wall decor panels. Each panel displays beautiful finely detailed intertwining berried laurel branches tied with charmin...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Wood

French Painted Figural & Foliage Architectural Three Panel Folding Screen C 1780
Located in Charleston, SC
French Painted Figural & Foliage Architectural Three Panel Folding Screen Late 18th century. Each panel measures 23.75 wide / Total of 71.25 length
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1780s French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Paint

Louis XVI Gilt-Wood Console 'as Wall Bracket'
Located in New York, NY
This fine & rare gilt-wood Louis XVI bracket, in the form of a console table.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Wood

Set of Four 18th Century Parrot Prints Ornithological Engravings
Located in London, GB
A very decorative set of four of engravings of parrots, by François Nicolas Martinet, from Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, 1770–1786. France, circa 1770–80. Original hand-colored...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Paper

Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Mount
Located in Essex, MA
With two birds signifying marriage over a quiver and torch. Ormolu almost pristine.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Bronze, Ormolu

Late 19th Century French Young Girl with Bird Pastel Portrait in Gilt Frame
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a study, bedroom, or living space with this beautiful antique pastel masterpiece. Created in France circa 1880, the artwork depicts a young blonde girl sitting in a chair se...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Giltwood

Large Pair of Italian Louis XVI Style Giltwood Wall Brackets or Wall Consoles
Located in Houston, TX
Large pair of Italian Louis XVI style giltwood wall brackets or wall consoles. This lovely pair of Italian gilt wood wall brackets have a large surface area to accommodate prized col...
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1890s Italian Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

19th Century French Louis XVI Wall Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Louis XVI wall cabinet is the perfect choice to add panache to a room's decor. Ideal for the bathroom, it was crafted from solid oak and hand carved in the classi...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Bronze

Pair of 18th Century Ornithological Engravings Bird Prints by Martinet
Located in London, GB
A very decorative pair of ornithological engravings, by François Nicolas Martinet, from Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, 1770–1786. France, circa 1770–80. Original hand-colored co...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Paper

Print of an Interior Bath
Located in New York, NY
A lovely print featuring a French "Salle de Bain", matted and finished in a gilt wood frame.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Paper

19th Century Louis XVI Wall Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Louis XVI wall cabinet is a charming diminutive piece that is perfect for cozy niches, bathrooms and water closets! The boldly molded crown combines with the stepped-up ...
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1870s French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Brass

French Louis XVI Style Painted Porcelain Plaque of Napoleon in a Battle Scene in
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI-style (19th Century) miniature painted porcelain plaque of a battle scene with Napoleon mounted on a white horse in a gilt brass oval frame with a bow knot top.  
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19th Century Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Metal, Brass

18th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely period French Louis XVI giltwood barometer with beautiful patina. This antique French Louis XVI gilt wood barometer will add a touch of elegance to any home.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

Italian 18th Century Louis XVI Period Oil on Canvas Still Life Painting
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful Italian 18th century Louis XVI period oil on canvas still life painting. The painting depicts a lovely colorful abundance of wonderfully executed fruit and flowers set ou...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood

Antique Signed Original Oil Painting Landscape with Gothic Church
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant 19th century original oil on canvas painting of a European landscape with a Gothic church as the centerpiece. The work of art and frame are both in great condition which is u...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Giltwood

Set of Four Parrot Engravings by Martinet, 18th Century
Located in London, GB
A very decorative set of four of engravings of parrots, by François Nicolas Martinet, from Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, 1770–1786. France, circa 1770–80. Why we like them Ori...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Paper

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Set of Three Large Painted Panels
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely decorative, French 19th century Louis XVI st., set of three large painted panels, with four sides. All are on canvas, later applied on board. Each with a yellow backgrou...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Wood

18th Century Parisian Giltwood Barometer Thermometer
Located in Dallas, TX
This lovely giltwood barometer and thermometer was hand-carved during the Louis XVI period in Paris, France. During the late 1700’s, barometers were typically only owned by wealthy f...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Iron

Louis XVI Period Gilt Wood Barometer
Located in Vista, CA
Louis XVI period Gilt wood barometer.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

19th C. Italian Pietra Dura Plaque of Elderly Man with Wine, Signed O. Innocenti
Located in New York, NY
An impressive fine quality 19th century Italian Pietra Dura plaque of an elderly man holding a jug of wine, signed in the top right corner Oreste Innocenti. Depicts a smiling man clu...
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1860s Italian Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Carrara Marble, Agate, Alabaster, Marble, Belgian Black Marble, Breccia ...

Grand 19th Century French Louis XVI Hand-Carved Oak Panel, over 9 Feet Tall
Located in Dallas, TX
This grand 19th century French Louis XVI hand-carved oak panel is over nine feet tall! Makes is a great choice for dramatic adding a touch of style to any narrow space! Hand-sculpted...
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1870s French Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Oak

American 19th Century Louis XVI St. Patinated Bronze Plaque Of George Washington
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and very high quality American 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze plaque of George Washington by Anthony W. Jones circa 1858. The plaque displays an exceptional ...
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19th Century American Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Bronze

Pair of 18th Century Terracotta Trophy Reliefs
By Giueseppe Maria Bonzanigo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A rare pair of very finely modeled terracotta plaques set in period frames in the manner of Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1743-1820). Each rectangular work contains allegories of the Art...
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1780s Italian Antique Louis XVI Wall Decorations

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Terracotta, Giltwood

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