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Louis XV Boxes

LOUIS XV STYLE

The style of 18th-century French furniture was guided by the court. When Louis XV, who reigned from 1715–74, focused royal life on the smaller salons of Versailles rather than its grand chambers, it transformed the aesthetics away from the imposing and angular furniture that characterized the style of Louis XIV. A broader focus on comfort and more delicate forms define antique Louis XV furniture, with nature-inspired carvings, wood inlays, curved cabriole legs, asymmetrical shapes and rounded oval seat backs. The furnishings changed throughout the king’s life, as he ascended to the throne as a child and then grew to establish his own tastes.

Pieces like the bergère, an upholstered armchair with a wide cushion that fit the flowing dresses in fashion at the time, reflected this more informal court. Introduced at the start of Louis XV’s reign, bergère chairs in this style were deeper and broader than other chairs of the period.

Louis XV tapestries and carpets tended to be floral and colorful, and design elements were borrowed from Asia. Dutch-born cabinetmaker Bernard van Risenburgh brought lacquer techniques influenced by Japan and China into his luxuriously made furniture. Along with its fine details, the furniture of the era also featured new innovations including mechanical devices. Jean François Oeben, a royal cabinetmaker, created such intricate pieces as a mechanical table for Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV’s mistress. It involved a sliding top and a writing surface that extended from its marquetry panels.

During the later years of Louis XV’s reign, there was a shift from the ostentatious rocaille style, part of the exuberantly decorative Rococo movement in Europe for which designers such as Nicolas Pineau and Juste-Aurèle Meissonier are known. The style under Louis XVI would return to boxier forms, but with a neoclassical touch inspired by the ancient world.

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Style: Louis XV
Antique Karl Griesbaum Singing Bird Box Automaton
Located in Paris, FR
Rectangular music box in gilded brass and polychrome enamel. The music box is adorned on the sides with translucent blue enamel panels and medallions depicting representing an alpine...
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Early 1900s German Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Vermeil, Enamel

Old Paris Porcelain Bombé Shaped White Glazed Box-Hinged and Footed
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Large Old Paris Porcelain box with a white glaze in the form of a bombé commode. The top panel is of a nude woman with two dogs. The front panel is of frollicking putti's. The nic...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Metal

Rose and Violet Wood Box, Louis XV Style
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Rose and violet wood box, Louis XV style, Napoleon III period, 19th century, interior in rosewood with its original chips. Measures: H: 6 cm, W: 31 cm, D: 23 cm.
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1870s European Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Rosewood

Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Panetiere from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
This exquisite, antique fruitwood panetiere was carved in Southern France, circa 1850. In 18th century Provence, the panetiere (or bread box), was used as a practical wall cabinet in...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Walnut

Box Forming Box For Aperitif Glasses, Crystal Sèvres Glasses
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Box forming box for aperitif glasses, crystal Sèvres glasses, box decor forms 3 books on the history of France, a drawer on the lower part. Measures: H 21cm, W 33cm, W 27cm.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Boxes

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Crystal

Louis XV French Gold Snuffbox by Germain Chayé
Located in New Orleans, LA
This luxurious Louis XV-period gold snuffbox was crafted by master French goldsmith Germain Chayé. Formed of 18-karat yellow gold, this exceptional box displays remarkable artistry w...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Gold

Francois Linke Attributed Bronze Petite Jewelry Vitrine Display Table C1880s
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a spectacular piece. The finest possible bronze casting and the most unique design combine to produce a rare vitrine for jewelry or other unique objects. The cabinet is in ve...
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1870s French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Bronze

Large Gold Candy Box 18th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Large and circular box featuring two shades of gold. The removable lid is embellished with detailed, concentric lines and with a central medallion representing a dove flying over a f...
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1750s French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Gold

19th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Wall Panetière Cabinet from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
This beautiful antique fruitwood hanging panetière was crafted in Provence, circa 1830. This decorative cabinet stands on scrolled escargot feet over a intricate scalloped apron; it ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Walnut

French Antique Bronze and Cut Glass Pink Decorative Jewelry Box
Located in Plainview, NY
A beautiful antique 19th century French Louis XV bronze and cut glass jewelry box. The bronze inlay features four wingless putti in each corner and a women (man) face sculpted in th...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Bronze

Early 20th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Bombe Salt Box from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, antique fruitwood salt box was crafted in southern, France, circa 1920. The ornate, decorative, walnut box sits on delicate escargot feet over a scalloped apron decorat...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Boxes

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Walnut

French Louis XV Style Paint Decorated Petite Commode Jewelry Box, Circa 1970
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful jewelry box made in the Louis XV style. The piece is in good condition and measures 15 inches wide x 8 deep x 13 inches tall.
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1970s European Vintage Louis XV Boxes

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Fruitwood

Porcelain Jewellery Box in the Sèvres Style
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Beautiful pink and white porcelain jewellery box in the Sèvres style. With paintings in cartouches, gilt bronze trim. In perfect condition. Measures: H: 15 cm, W: 35 cm, D: 28 cm.
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1870s French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Porcelain

Vintage French Louis XV Marble Top Miniature Bombe Commode Jewelry Box Chest
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Louis XV marble top inlaid miniature bombe commode jewelry box chest. Item features shaped marble top, kingwood inlay throughout, brass/bronze ormolu, beautiful wood g...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Louis XV Boxes

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Marble

Onyx, Champlevé and Gilt Bronze Jewelry Box, Louis XV Style, France, circa 1890
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Onyx, champlevé and gilt bronze jewelry box. Louis XV style, France, circa 1890.
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1890s French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Onyx, Bronze

18th Century Box Martin Varnish and Gold Mount Signed Bardin
Located in Paris, FR
Cylindrical box in Martin varnish and gold mount. The box has two compartments with removable lids. Each lid is decorated with a miniature. On one of the lids, a man in Armor is pres...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Gold

Gold, Enamel, Tortoiseshell and Lacquer Box, Louis XV Period
By Julien Alaterre
Located in Paris, FR
Circular box in several shades of gold, enamel, and composite materials. The box features varnish or tortoiseshell powder inlaid with thin bands of pink gold. A yellow gold mounting ...
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1760s French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Gold, Enamel

Baccart Style Crystal Storage Box
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic Baccarat style hand-cut lead crystal and gold-plated box dates to the 1960s and will make a beautiful addition to your dressing table to hold many possibilities...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Boxes

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Louis XV Gilt Japanned Domed Casket First Half 18th Century
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). Decorated overall with figures, bu...
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1750s French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Iron

19th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Bombe Salt Box from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, antique fruitwood salt box was crafted in southern, France, circa 1880. The ornate, decorative, walnut box sits on delicate escargot feet and features beautiful carving...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Walnut

19th Century French Carved Walnut Jewelry Box with Painted Pastoral Scenes Tiles
By H. Fragonard
Located in Dallas, TX
Store jewelry on your vanity or closet with this beautifully carved antique fruitwood jewelry box. Crafted in France, circa 1860, the elegant cabinet sits on small, ornate feet over ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Enamel

Louis XV Gold-Mounted Lacquer Snuff Box
Located in Spencertown, NY
The cover and base inset with gouache miniatures of the front and back of a chateau, signed Andre inv. with tortoiseshell lined interior maker's mark JG cross between, Paris, 1762-1768.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Gold

Louis XV Style Boulle Marquetry Jewelry Box, France, 1865
Located in Paris, FR
Louis XV style jewelry or decorative box in Boulle Marquetry style in red tortoiseshell mother of pearl and pewter with 2 fine delicate golden bronze lingotières, inside the cartouch...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Brass, Copper, Bronze

Exquisite Jewel Casket in the Louis XV Manner
Located in London, GB
An exquisite jewel casket in the Louis XV Manner Employing a finely grained book-matched tulipwood, the whole extensively crossbanded with kingwood having gilt bronze mounts and i...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Bronze, Ormolu

Mid-19th Century Limoges Enamel Flask
Located in Paris, FR
Small flask in Limoges enamel and silver mounts with its original stopper. All of its surfaces are decorated with figures set in a gallant landscape. On the body, a couple of young l...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Silver, Enamel

Varnish and Gold Pique-Work Box, Mid 18th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Red circular box with an inlaid wave pattern in pink and white gold. The removable lid is embellished with an exceptional composition in black lacquer and piqué work. The composition...
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1750s French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Gold

Louis XV Style Tortoiseshell and Brass Case
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis XV style tortoiseshell and brass case, Napoleon III period, 19th century, interior in rosewood with compartments for the pieces. Measures: H: 5 cm, W: 31 cm, D: 24 cm.
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1870s European Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Brass

A Louis XV Ormolu mounted Tulipwood, Kingwood & Parquetry Collectors Cabinet
By Jean-François Oeben
Located in Sheffield, MA
A Fine Louis XV Ormolu mounted Tulipwood, Kingwood & Parquetry Collectors Cabinet Mid 18th Century Attributed to Jean-François Oeben The shaped marble top over a shaped cabinet with...
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18th Century and Earlier French Antique Louis XV Boxes

Fine 19th Century French Gilt Bronze and Cut Crystal Tantalus
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French bronze & glass tantalus set with (4) gold decorated glass decanters with (14) cordials glasses in fitted bronze insert set in French bronze & glass case - Measure...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Bronze

18th Century Cherrywood and Rosewood Box
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Very large slurry box with parts in rosewood veneer, marquetry nets and geometric marquetry decorations on the top. The box rests on four Louis XV style arched feet. This box was pr...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Wood

Renaissance Style circa 1790 German Sterling Silver Gilt Snuff Box
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). Germany, circa 1740 Of rectangular...
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Mid-18th Century German Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Silver

Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bombe Shaped Table Box, circa 1870
Located in London, GB
An exceptional Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted bombe shaped table box. French, circa 1870. This exceptional box is finely mounted with exceptional gilt-bronze figural mount...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Bronze

Louis XV, 18th Century Perfume Box-Cave a Parfum
Located in Doylestown, PA
Rare 18th century travel perfume box, coffret parfumeur a odeur, Louis XV. Beautifully figured rosewood with geometric inlay to the lid of tropical woods, original key and original c...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Sterling Silver

18th Century Louis XV Painted Silver Leaf Display Case Tabernacolo, circa 1770
Located in Encinitas, CA
An elegantly detailed, late 18th century Louis XV period wooden display case, golden yellow lacquer with silver leaf accents. As a reliquary or tabernacolo, the box may have been use...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Silver Leaf

Miniature Provençale Louis XV Period 1725 Apprentice Commode with Lift Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Provençale Louis XV period miniature apprentice commode from the early 18th century, with lift top and cabriole legs. Born in Provence during the reign of King Louis XV, thi...
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Early 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Bronze

French Louis XV Period 5 Combination Locking Strong Box, Mid-18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
The first to our eyes this remarkable "safe" is entirely original with 5 working dials in combination to lock this box, the rectangular top having rounded corners above a conforming ...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Boxes

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Walnut

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