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Louis XVI Sculptures

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
A French Gilt Bronze Satyr Claude Michel Clodion (French, 1738-1814)
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). Modeled as a satyr, incised CLODION...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Patinated Bronze & Ormolu Statue Of A Cherub
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated Bronze and Ormolu statue of a young cherub. The statue is raised by a square Gris St. Anne marble base on Ormo...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Set of 4 19th C. French Patinated Bronze Marble Mounted Busts of Philosophers
Located in New York, NY
A Set of Four 19th Century French Patinated Bronze Marble Mounted Busts of Philosophers. The stunning patina adorning each bust accentuates the intricate facial expressions, breath...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Pair Of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Patinated Bronze And Alabaster Statues
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated Bronze and Alabaster statues. Each wonderful statue is raised on a circular Alabaster base with a fine mottled band. Th...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Pair Of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu & Rouge Griotte Marble Statues
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming pair of French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. Ormolu and Rouge Griotte marble statues. Each statue is raised on a wonderful circular Rouge Griotte marble pedestal with a t...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Ormolu

Pair of Carved Giltwood Sphinx and Griffin Form in Neoclassical Caricature
Located in Nashville, TN
Probably Mdme. Pompadour and Mdme. DuBarry caricatures, popular motif in the 19th century. On coral colored marble bases, and probably of architectural origin. Great color contrast b...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Wood

Pair of gilt Bronze Putti on Pedestals, probably France, Late 18th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of gilt bronzes in the form of winged putti with raised arms and opposite design. The putti stand on round bases with volute finials, pearl staff and medallions. The putti origi...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Bronze

Monumental French Ormolu Mted Bust of Alexander The Great, F. Girardon, 1800s
By François Girardon
Located in New York, NY
A Monumental and Rare 19th Century French Ormolu Mounted Multi-Marble Bust of Alexander The Great, After The Model by Francois Girardon. Drawing inspiration from the renowned "Bust of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC)" housed in the esteemed Palace of Versailles, this monumental work of art showcases exceptional craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, serving as a testament to the creator's artistic prowess. Central to this magnificent sculpture is the resplendent red marble face, neck, and hair of Alexander the Great. Capturing the youthful essence of the conqueror, the sculptor depicts him as a young man with a clean-shaven countenance, his moderately long curls delicately cascading from beneath a remarkably unadorned helmet, save for a magnificent plume. The red marble harmoniously accentuates the life-like features of Alexander, imparting an air of regal elegance to the composition. Adding to the allure of this remarkable sculpture is an ormolu robe cascading over Alexander's shoulders, exuding an aura of nobility and power. Of particular note, the breastplate bears an embossed ormolu mask of a deity in profile, surrounded by elegantly sweeping acanthus leaves, paying homage to the influential forces that shaped the life of this great conqueror. Once again, the sublime combination of precious metal and marble amplifies the robe's magnificence, further accentuated by the presence of an ormolu body chain swaying gracefully from Alexander's left shoulder to his right hip. The selection of marbles for the cuirass and plinth serves as an additional testament to the artist's commitment to crafting a visually striking and harmonious composition. The grey marble cuirass complements the overall color scheme of the bust while providing a subtle contrast to the red marble features. At the neck, a pleated ormolu linen undergarment discreetly peeks out, showcasing the artist's meticulous attention to intricate details and enhancing the sculpture's depth. The original Alexander The Great Bust...
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1870s French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Italian Marble Bust of The Grandparents, Titled: Rimembranze, Signed Vichi
Located in New York, NY
A monumental 19th C. Italian Marble Bust of The Grandparents, Titled: Rimembranze, Signed Vichi. Presenting an exquisite Italian masterpiece from the 1800s, we have a captivating white Carrara marble bust group entitled "Rimembranze" (Remembrance). This remarkable sculpture portrays an endearing elderly couple locked in a tender embrace, their love emanating through the gentle touch of the man's hand on the lady's chin and face. The profound affection and mesmerizing connection between them are beautifully captured in the expressions gracing their faces. Renowned for his exceptional talent, Ferdinando Vichi meticulously crafted this sculpture, paying meticulous attention to every detail. The couple's wrinkles, veins, and musculature, as well as the delicate rendering of their clothing and expressions, are expertly brought to life by Vichi's craftsmanship, establishing this artwork as one of his most remarkable and meticulously executed pieces. The sculpture rests on a contrasting black marble base with the title "Rimembranze" etched into the side, further enhancing its aesthetic appeal. Vichi's artistry is truly captivating. The old woman's knitted shawl, meticulously fashioned out of marble, appears astonishingly lifelike, while the choice of beautiful white marble exudes a refreshing allure. The old man's playful gesture of touching the lady's chin is captured with natural grace and warmth. Vichi's exceptional ability to sculpt fabric with such finesse creates an illusion of softness that defies the medium of marble itself. The remarkable attention to detail, from the intricately carved wrinkles and smile lines to the depiction of a lifetime shared in joy, evokes a profound sense of admiration. Ferdinando Vichi, a member of the esteemed Florentine School and associated with the Bazzanti Gallery in Florence, Italy, was part of a talented group of Tuscan sculptors. His body of work encompasses a wide range of subjects, including romantic busts, orientalist themes, and Renaissance-inspired models. Similar to his contemporaries from the late nineteenth century, Vichi often drew inspiration from romantic and tender subjects. This is exemplified in the beautifully detailed marble group depicting an elderly man's playful courtship and deep love for his wife. This 19th-century Italian marble group titled "Rimembranze" is signed by the esteemed artist Ferdinando Vichi, who was associated with the renowned Pietro Barzanti...
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19th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble

Sevres Bisque Porcelain, Toilet of Venus figural group, after Boizot
Located in Toronto, CA
This is a stunning bisque fired porcelain figural group depicting the Toilet of Venus in the Louis XVI style. The sculpture was originally modelled by Louis-Simon Boizot (French, 174...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Sculptures

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Porcelain

Ostrich Egg on Louis XVI Style Brass Stand
Located in New York, NY
Ostrich egg upon a Louis XVI style brass stand with foliate motif. Dimensions: 8.25" H x 4.5" diameter. Dealer: S138XX.
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20th Century Louis XVI Sculptures

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Brass

18th Century White-Grey French Pair of Walnut Putti aux Vases, Antique Cherubs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A white-grey pair of Louis XVI Epoque Putti or Cherubs statuettes. Hand sculpted and patinated in Walnut in their original antique condition. This Parisian pair of putti are facing e...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Walnut

Pair of 18th Century Statues
Located in TOULOUSE, FR
Pair of statues representing women dressed in the antique style holding torches. Patinated terracotta stucco. Louis XVI period XVIIIth century.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Terracotta

Mid-20th Century French Hand Painted Faience Brown Elephant Garden Seat
Located in Dallas, TX
This colorful vintage porcelain garden seat was found in France. Crafted circa 1960, the large ceramic seating shaped as an elephant with his trunk lowered is heavily decorated in or...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Sculptures

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Ceramic, Faience

Antique French Plaster Architectural with Female Mascaron, Late 19th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautiful plaster architectural from the late 1800s, depicting a female mascaron surmounting a highly scrolled coat of arms shield. The young wom...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Plaster

Italian 19th Century Louis XVI St. Marble, Ormolu, and Terra Cotta Statue
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional Italian 19th century Louis XVI st. Terra Cotta, ormolu and Sarrancolin marble statue attributed to Clodion. The statue is raised by it original elegant circular Sarran...
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19th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Ormolu

18th Century Old Wooden Mannequin
Located in Badia Polesine, RO
Youthful mannequin made of beech wood with original lacquer finish. Natural size, of Italian origin and realistically sculpted. The entire structure is well-proportioned, and of grea...
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1770s Italian Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Wood

19th Century Pair of Gilt Bronze Dolphin Decorated Trays
Located in Wilmington, DE
A very Lovely Pair Of Dolphin Decorated Gilt Bronze ‘Vide Poches’! The beautifully chiseled Dolphins are pictured in the typical Louis XVI Style with their raised tails doubli...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Bronze, Ormolu

Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Andirons
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of Louis XVI style Gilt Bronze Andirons. Very beautiful pair of gilt bronze andirons in the Louis XVI style, beautiful gilding and chasing of the 19th century, Napoleon III p...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Bronze

Meissen Porcelain Figurine Depicting Rape of Europa
Located in New York, NY
Our porcelain figurine from Meissen depicts Europa riding Jupiter, disquised as a bull, depicting the Rape of Europa from Ovid's Metamorphosis. It tells of the abduction of Europ...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Porcelain

Pair of Meissen Porcelain Models of Brown Fieldfare Birds
Located in New York, NY
A pair of 20th century Meissen Porcelain models of brown fieldfare birds. Each is naturalistically modeled perched on a white tree stomp with ferns and flowers. They are truly beautiful and very collectable as Meissen porcelain birds...
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1920s German Vintage Louis XVI Sculptures

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Porcelain

Antique French Gilt Bronze and Lapis Lazuli Mantel Clock after Falconet
Located in London, GB
French sculptor Etienne-Maurice Falconet (1716-1791) is the inspiration for this beautiful, sumptuous mantel clock. His clock, crafted in the late 18th Century and now on display at the Louvre Museum, caused such a stir when it was exhibited over 100 years later, at the Great Exhibition in Paris in 1900 that one reviewer claimed that it "attracted so much admiration from the crowds gathered around that the pressure was sufficient at times to endanger its safety." As well as this famed 'Three Graces...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Lapis Lazuli, Ormolu, Bronze

Capodimonte, Enamelled Porcelain Group, Putti with Flowers After Badessi
Located in BARSAC, FR
Capodimonte factory in Italy near Naples. Enamelled porcelain group presenting three putti playing with sheaves of rosebuds, one of them carrying a basket on his head. Signed L...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Porcelain

Scheibe Alsbach Kister Porcelain Nude Putti Riding Thuringian Goat Figurine
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Vintage Scheibe Alsbach Kister German porcelain nude putti riding thuringian goat figurine. Additional information: Materials: Porcelain Color: Pink B...
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Early 20th Century Louis XVI Sculptures

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Porcelain

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Patinated Terra Cotta Statue Signed by Bouat
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and most charming French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated Terra Cotta statue signed by Bouat. The statue is raised by a rectangular base with a fine ground design and...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Terracotta

Pair of Terracotta Lion Statues, 18th Century
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Resting on pedestals, this pair of terracotta lions was made in the 18th century. These terracotta lions are based on ancient iconography and are inspired from the 17th and 18th c...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Terracotta

Petite Gilt Bronze and Porcelain Bust of a Young Lady
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A lovely gilt bronze bust depicting an elegant young lady, with fashionable frilled bonnet, finely draped clothing and a serene expression. Mounted on a deep blue porcelain and bronz...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Sculptures

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Bronze

Pair of 19th Century French Majolica/Fiance Models of Lions Perched on Stands
Located in New York, NY
A Pair of 19th century French Majolica/Fiance Models of Lions Perched on stands. Each is wonderfully hand painted in vibrant purple and blue colorways. The bases are green and each i...
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Ceramic

Pair of Porcelain Perfume Bottles
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of porcelain perfume bottles, Pair of German porcelain bottles of the 19th Century, very beautiful quality of the painted decorations...
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19th Century European Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Porcelain

True Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu, Bronze & Porphyry Statues
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and extremely high quality true pair of French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI st. ormolu, patinated bronze and Porphyry statues. Each impressive statue is raised by a recta...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

True Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Bronze & Ormolu Statues
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and very high quality true pair of French 19th century Louis XVI St. Ormolu and patinated bronze statues signed A. Mahuet. Each small scale statue depicting summer and au...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Bronze, Ormolu

19th Century Louis XVI Style Mantel Clock of a Lion Signed Festeau Le Jeune
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
The clock is signed by the Clockmaker Festeau Le Jeune. The case after a design of François Vion in form of a lion supporting a cylindrical case draped with ribbon tied laurel swags ...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Bronze, Ormolu And Marble Statue
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An impressive and very high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze, ormolu and Rouge Griotte marble statue. The exceptional statue, modeled after the horses of Ma...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

True Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Bronze Statues of Soldiers
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and very high quality true pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze statues of soldiers. Each statue is raised by a pentagonal base with a fine mottled d...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Bronze and Marble Statue of a Bull
By R. Durquet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and most impressive French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze and Rouge Griotte marble statue of a bull signed R. Durquet. The statue is raised by a rectangular R...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

French, 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu and Marble Statue Signed Sèvres
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and most charming French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and white Carrara marble statue signed Sèvres. The statue is raised by a white Carrara marble base with an eleg...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Ormolu

True Pair of French, 19th Century Louis XVI St Bronze, Ormolu and Marble Statues
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and most elegant true pair of French, 19th century Louis XVI St, patinated bronze, ormolu and Gris St. Anne marble statues. Each statue is raised by a striking circular G...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

19th C. Meissen Porcelain Figure of a Sultana Riding an Elephant with a Crown
Located in New York, NY
An Elaborate 19th century Meissen Porcelain Figure of a Sultana Riding an Elephant. After the model by P.J. Reinicke and J.J. Kändler, the Sultana sitting on the elephants back and h...
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1860s German Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Porcelain

19th Century French Patinated Cast Iron Female Bust Signed Barbezat & Cie
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant bust was sculpted in France, circa 1880. The sculpture sits on an integral round base and depicts a young beauty in traditional Louis XVI clothing; the art work is signe...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Iron

Pair of German Porcelain Yellow Birds Perched on Tree Branches
Located in New York, NY
A Marvelous Pair of German Porcelain Birds in the Louis XVI Style. Each bird is hand-carved and hand-painted and can be seen perched on a tree br...
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20th Century German Louis XVI Sculptures

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Porcelain

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Statue
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A remarkable and most decorative French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and patinated bronze statue. The statue is raised by an elegant stepped circular ormolu base below the circu...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Ormolu, Bronze

19th Century Bronze Tazza Dish, Casted by Oudry, Paris
By A. Oudry
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful antique bronze tazza, a bowl on a high foot. The bowl is decorated with graceful flowers and dates from the late 19th century. Multicolored patina. The bowl is signed Oudry, a well-known French designer of bronze statues and ornamental objects. The tazza is of a very fine quality and in good condition. L. Oudry & Cie stands for Leopold Oudry...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu and Bronze Statue of a Pheasant
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and patinated bronze statue of a pheasant, signed Dubucand. The impressive statue is raised by a circular mottled...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Bronze, Ormolu

Carl Thieme, Dresden Hand Painted & Gilded Porcelain Figure, Germany, C. 1910
Located in Chatham, ON
CARL THIEME (Factory / Manufacturer) - Potschappel (Village / Location) - Antique Dresden hand painted, decorated and gilded porcelain figure of a...
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Early 20th Century German Louis XVI Sculptures

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Porcelain

19th Century French Louis XVI Carved Pedestal
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century French Louis XVI carved pedestal is the most exquisite way to display your prized sculpture, vase or objet d'art! Hand-crafted exclusively from old-growth quarter-sawn o...
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Oak

True Pair Of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Belle Époque Period Busts
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and high quality true pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Belle Époque period patinated bronze, ormolu, Rouge Griotte, and black Belgian marble busts attributed to F...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Rench 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu and Bronze Statue Signed by Moigniez
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and very high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and patinated bronze statue signed by Jules Moigniez. The statue is raised by an elegant mottled oblong ormo...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Bronze, Ormolu

Tall Pair of Neoclassical Carved Giltwood Wall Trophies or Appliques
Located in Nashville, TN
Presents very well, each trophy( possibly a grand tour souvenir ) of matte lemony gilt with water gilt accents. The set an allegory to Arts, music , sciences, and architecture, Of c...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Sculptures

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Wood

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu And Patinated Bronze Statue
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An outstanding French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and patinated bronze statue titled Eudore & Cymodoccé. The statue is raised by an elegant oblong base with a fine wrap around ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Bronze, Ormolu

19th Century Sevres Biscuit Group of Three Frolicking Puttos
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
19th century Sevres biscuit group of three frolicking puttos France, Date Lettered 1884 A splendid example of 19th century Sevres biscuit porcelain...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Ceramic, Wood

Terra Cotta Bust of Marie Antoinette, Terra Cotta Bust of Marie Antoinette
By Jean-Baptiste Nini 1
Located in Vista, CA
After Jean-Baptiste Nini (French, 1717-1786) inscribed "J. B. Nini, 1780" on shoulder of bust. Mounted in a neoclassical gilt-brass surround. In a technique of his own inventi...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Terracotta

French 19th C Gilt and Patinated Bronze Group of Gloria Victis, by A. Mercie
Located in New York, NY
An Incredible and Large Gilt and Patinated Bronze Group of Gloria Victis, a Winged Figure of Victory with a Fallen Warrior. This incredible bronze piece was cast after a model by Maarius-Jean-Antonin Mercié, This model is signed 'F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR PARIS' demonstrating that it was cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne's foundry, the best bronzier of the 19th century. The base is further signed 'A. Mercie' and stamped 'Réduction Mécanique' with an inscription of '659'. The figure is mounted on a Belgian noir marble base with various stepped edges. Gloria Victis is one the most well-known and important bronze casts of the 19th Century. The quality of this particular model is absolutely incredible and all the marking indicate that this particular piece is one of the finest produced by the Foundry. A student of Jouffroy and de Falguière at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié (1845-1916) won the Grand Prix de Rome at 23 years old with his work Thésée vainqueur du Minotaure. In 1872, he sent the plaster model of his work David vainqueur to the Salon, for which he won the first class medal. At the same time, he received La croix de la Légion d'honneur at the Villa Medici. His return to Paris, in 1874, issued in a long and brilliant career with numerous commissions, notably the monuments for Louis-Philippe and Queen Marie-Amélie for the Royal Chapel at Dreux (1886). By the age of 30 Mercié was already very well-known and his Gloria Victis received resounding success when it was exhibited at the Salon, in 1874 (in plaster) and in 1875 (in bronze). This work exalted the heroism and the patriotic sentiments aroused by the disasters of 1870. His predilection for patriotic subjects is shown in many of his works such as Quand même...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Belgian Black Marble, Bronze

Pair French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu Figural Chenets, by Henry Dasson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and rare pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style Ormolu Figural Chenets, by Henry Dasson (French, 1825-1896). The finely chased satin and mercury gilt bronze andirons...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Enamel, Ormolu

Italian 19th Century Alabaster Statue and Marble Pedestal
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely high quality Italian 19th century Alabaster statue and marble pedestal. The statue is raised on a striking Italian 19th cent...
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19th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble

18th or 19th Century White Marble Bust of a Young Woman
Located in Berlin, DE
The marble bust facing frontal with her eyes looking to her right. The hair fastened in a skillfull knot behind, the drapery covers her shoulders and breasts, with another section un...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Carrara Marble

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Bronze of the Rescue of Andromeda
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze of the Rescue of Andromeda signed L. Gregoire. This striking bronze portrays Perseus, who was provided...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Bronze, Ormolu and Marble Statue
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming and very high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze, ormolu, and Notre Dame marble statue signed Clodion. The statue is raised on an elegant Notre Dam...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Bronze, Ormolu and Marble Statue of a Cherub
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming and very elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze, ormolu, and Rouge Griotte marble statue of a cherub signed Lemire. The statue is raised on an oval Rou...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Louis Xvi sculptures for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XVI sculptures for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Mid-20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage sculptures created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include decorative objects, serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, building and garden elements and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, bronze and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XVI sculptures made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Germany pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original sculptures, popular names associated with this style include Claude Michel Clodion, Meissen Porcelain, Charles G. Lemire, and August Moreau. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for sculptures differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $180 and tops out at $280,000 while the average work can sell for $10,816.

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