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Louis XVI Urns

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
Monumental 18th Century French Louis XVI Terracotta Urn
Located in Houston, TX
Monumental 18th century French Louis XVI terracotta urn. This stunning 18th century French Louis XVI terra cotta garden urn, garden ornament, jardiniere or planter has a Grecian fee...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Urns

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Pair of Tall and Decorative French Cast 3-Piece Lidded Garden Urns with Handles
Located in Dallas, TX
This beautiful pair of French urns, measure just over 5 feet tall. Each urn consists of three pieces of cast stone, all with nature-inspired motifs. Both lids are topped with a pinec...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Louis XVI Urns

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Pair 19th Century French Ormolu mounted Marble Cassolettes
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An exquisite pair of Louis XVI style 19th century French ormolu bronze and marble Cassolettes. Each mounted with top quality ormolu grapes, grape leaves, flanked by two Dionysus head...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Urns

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A Fine 18th Century Continental German Porcelain Decorated Urn
Located in New York, NY
Continental German (Berlin, late 18th Cent) porcelain pink and white decorated urn with a finial top cover and ram head sides, signed on bottom
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Late 18th Century German Antique Louis XVI Urns

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Exquisite Pair of Antique French Crystal and Dore Bronze Mounted Urns/Lamps
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite pair of very fine Antique French Louis XVI style hand diamond cut crystal and Dore bronze two handled covered urns/lamps. The campagna form dates back to the Greco Roman...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Urns

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Pair of Marble Urns with Cherubs, Signed A. Moreau
Located in Cypress, CA
Impressive large pair of French Louis XVI style hand carved white marble urns with cherubs, signed A.Moreau. Highly attractive and very decorative. late 20th century overall in good...
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