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French Provincial Decorative Objects

FRENCH PROVINCIAL STYLE

Removed from the fashions of the court, French Provincial style developed in the provinces of the country, such as Provence, Normandy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. Dating to the 17th and 18th centuries, French Provincial furniture was not as ostentatious as the designs being produced for the royal palaces, but elegant S-shape cabriole legs and ornate carvings elevated the sturdy chairs, sofas, tables and bedroom furniture intended for everyday use.

Although it varies by region, antique French Provincial furniture is unified by solid construction and an artisanal attention to design. While this furniture often followed the metropolitan trends — including the Rococo or neoclassical aesthetics of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI — since it was produced in the French countryside it was more subdued with nods to its rustic settings.

Local materials like fruitwoods, oak, beech and walnut were used to construct large French Provincial armoires for storage and comfortable armchairs with rush-woven seats. Wrought-iron elements and carvings like floral details and scallop patterns were common as ornamentation. Furniture was frequently painted white or other muted colors that coordinated with gilt and would acquire a patina of age over time. Other wood was just stained with vibrant fabric such as toile de Jouy, which sometimes depicted pastoral scenes, adding color as upholstery.

The style arrived in the United States after World War I, with soldiers returning home wanting furniture like what they had seen in the rural homes and castles of France. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, designer John Widdicomb split from his family business, the Widdicomb Furniture Company, and had been focusing on Louis XV– and French Provincial–style furnishings since the early 1900s. Other American manufacturers such as Baker, Drexel, Henredon and Thomasville also responded to demand. Today antique French Provincial pieces and reproductions continue to be popular.

Find a collection of antique French Provincial dining tables, seating, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: French Provincial
Paire De Chandeliers En Grès Noir De Jean Marais
Located in PARIS, FR
Paire de bougeoirs/chandeliers en grès noir de l'artiste Jean Marais. De grande taille, signés, ces bougeoirs ont été réalisés dans les années 60 par l'artiste qui dessinait beaucou...
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Mid-20th Century French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Stoneware

Primitive Antique 18th Century French Miner’s Whale Oil Lantern Brass Rooster 8"
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique early 18th century French miner’s whale oil lantern, decorated with a brass rooster and iron handle/hook.
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18th Century Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Brass

French 19th Century Tall Case Clock
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This fantastic solid oak case clock was crafted in France during the 19th century. A sharply carved bonet over a single door with glass panes for the dial case and pendulum to show t...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Stone, Marble, Metal, Brass

Tableau Huile sur Toile par Yves BRAYER " Les oliviers dans les Alpilles "
Located in VERSAILLES, FR
Ce tableau provient d'une collection particulière, il est inédit sur le marché. Il traduit l’aspect aride et sauvage des crêtes calcaires, par delà un paisible champ d’oliviers. Il p...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Paint

Antique French Faience Shaving Bowl
Located in New Orleans, LA
An antique French faience men's shaving bowl, having lovely and delicately hand painted birds and flowers. Signed en verso and with copper wire for wall hanging.   
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Faience, Pottery

Tableau Huile sur Toile par Yves BRAYER " Les oliviers dans les Alpilles "
Located in VERSAILLES, FR
Ce tableau provient d'une collection particulière, il est inédit sur le marché. Il traduit l’aspect aride et sauvage des crêtes calcaires, par delà un paisible champ d’oliviers. Il p...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Paint

Vintage Lalique France Bagatelle Frosted Crystal Love Birds in Foliage Vase 7"
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Lalique France Bagatelle frosted crystal vase featuring molded birds nestled among leaves and foliage.
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Late 20th Century French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Crystal

Enameled Cast Iron Rouen Urn
By E. Paris et Cie
Located in Houston, TX
Enameled Cast Iron Rouen Urn decorated in blue and red on white colors. This 19th century enameled urn is relatively large in size and may function both outdoors as a planter or indo...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Enamel, Iron

After Auguste Rodin "The Thinker" Bronze Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
After Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) "Le Penseur" patinated bronze statue sculpture depicting a seated nude man deep in thought, apparently unsigned, mounted on a green granite st...
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20th Century French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Neoclassical Tole Cachepot Planter
Located in Elkhart, IN
A gorgeous neoclassical style red & gold told cachepot planter with lion heads and paw feet Circa late 20th century Measures: 15.63"W x 8"D x 7.75"H Very good original vinta...
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Late 20th Century French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Metal

French Faience Tureen Desvres, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
French Faience Tureen attributed to Desvres Circa 1900. Inspired by Rouen maunufacture. Signed St Gilles Croix de vie.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Faience

Terracotta Majolica Pigeon Bavent Normandy
Located in Austin, TX
Terracotta Majolica Pigeon Bavent Normandy.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Terracotta

Antique French Pyrogene Match Holder
Located in High Point, NC
An intriguing vintage ceramic object. This earthy stoneware pyrogene was hand-thrown on the wheel, the combed ridges offer a convenient match strike surface. Once found in Parisian c...
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Antique French Pyrogene Match Holder
Located in High Point, NC
An intriguing vintage ceramic object. This earthy stoneware pyrogene was hand-thrown on the wheel, the combed ridges offer a convenient match strike surface. Once found in Parisian c...
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Reticulated Cast Iron Cachepot Planter
Located in Elkhart, IN
A beautiful baroque style white reticulated cast iron cachepot planter Italy, circa mid-20th century Measures: 17"W x 11"D x 3.5"H Good original vintage condition. Minor su...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Iron

Large Vintage French Kitchen Confit Stoneware Crock, Ceramic Pot
Located in Rümmingen, BW
Beautiful vintage french confit stoneware crock. These pots have been used for preserving food in the 19th century. The word confit comes from the French verb 'confire' which means t...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Rare Mid-19th Century French Terracotta Cruche, Orjol, Jar with Two Handles
Located in LIMOGNE-EN-QUERCY, FR
Rare Mid-19th Century French Terracotta Cruche, Orjol, Jar with two handles Large ceramic jug of French folk art with two handles (we can see on one of the pictures that a third han...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Sandstone

19th Century Maison Béranger Wooden and Metal Scale
Located in High Point, NC
A 19th century metal and wooden scale produced in France, this piece embodies the savoir-faire of its manufacturer, Maison Béranger. A rectangular wooden case covered with a black me...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal

French Faience Tureen Keller & Guerin Saint Clement, Circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
French Faience Tureen Keller & Guerin Saint Clement Circa 1900. Small tureen with plate decorated with flowers and coat of arms Aurillac. Measures: Plate / diameter 5.4" Tureen / ...
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Faience

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Glass Obelisk Candelabras by Baccarat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Glass Obelisk Candelabras by Baccarat. Handblown, etched and beveled translucent crystal. They also feature circular scalloped bases with demi...
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21st Century and Contemporary French French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Terracotta Majolica Bulldog Bavent Filmont, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Terracotta bulldog Bavent Filmont, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Terracotta

Set of Three Late 19th C. French Provinical Terracotta Yellow Confit Pots
Located in Southampton, NY
Set of Three Late 19th C. French Provinical Terracotta Yellow Confit Pots Three sizes of traditional earthenware pottery confit pots from South West France with yellow glaze. Lovely ...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Terracotta

Tiffany & Co. Black Shoulder Le Tallec Porcelain Box
Located in Marietta, GA
Beautiful Limoges pillbox, exclusively for Tiffany & Co., by Le Tallec. In very good condition, with a black background, and a flora & fauna motif.
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1980s French Vintage French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Rare Late 18th/Early 19th Century French Colored Straw Marquetry Sewing Box
Located in Forney, TX
A rare French marqueterie de paille (colored straw marquetry) sewing work box. Delicately hand-crafted in Provincial Burgundy, France, late 18th / early 19th century. An extremel...
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Early 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Straw

19th Century French Comtoise Grandfather Clock
Located in Winter Park, FL
A French country comtoise or grandfather clock with polychrome painted pine case and embossed pendulum. Original seven day Morbier movement, cleaned and in working order, having an e...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Enamel, Brass

Antique French Rose Triple Oval Picture Frame Carved Oak Black Forest, c1890
Located in Shreveport, LA
Antique French rose triple oval picture frame carved oak black forest c1890. Direct from France, a highly carved antique triple oval picture frame. The large frame has carved ser...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Oak

Alpine Folk Art Waxed Milk Bowl, France, c. 1850
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mountain Bowl for Goat's Milk
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1850s French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood

2 Antique French Painted Farmhouse Wine Cask Barrels Tables Planter Stands
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique wooden barrel shaped containers / jars / end tables or stands painted yellow and stenciled with the word Alkekenci (alkekengi – the winter cherry / strawberry groundcherry) s...
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Early 20th Century French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Hardwood, Paint

Vintage French Rose Glazed Earthenware Centerpiece Woven Tableware
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Orig...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Small Vintage French Kitchen Stoneware Crock, Ceramic Pot
Located in Rümmingen, BW
Available are 3 same-sized french stoneware crocks. Individually sourced in the south of France, this set of glazed stoneware crocks is a staple of any French kitchen or interior. Us...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Antique French Hand Blown Glass Demijohn Wine Bottle Jug in Woven Wicker Basket
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique hand blown green glass demijohn / bonbonne wine bottle in a woven wicker basket with handles. Measures: 21.5" x 19" x 29" / Bottle - 16.5" x 25.75" (Width x Depth x Height).
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Late 19th Century Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Wicker, Blown Glass

Dark Marble French Mortar
Located in Rümmingen, BW
Antique French marble mortar with a smooth surface and great patina. This mortar has some light surface wear due to its use. It is the perfect accent piece in any kitchen or interior...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble

Late 19th Century French Terracotta Confit Pot
Located in Winter Park, FL
A large earthenware confit pot from the Southwest of France with traditional yellow, ochre glaze. One of the tallest I have ever seen at 14" high. Some chips and hairline and losses ...
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Late 19th Century European Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Terracotta

French 19th Century Tall Blue Painted Tole and Parcel Gilt Pricket Candlesticks
Located in Firenze, IT
This pair of tall French 19th century blue painted tole and parcel gilt tin pricket candlesticks feature an elegant neoclassical Louis XVI shape. Each candleholder with inverted sca...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal, Tin

Terracotta Majolica Bulldog Bavent Normandy
Located in Austin, TX
Terracotta bulldog from Bavent (Normandy), circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Terracotta

Antique French Provincial Country Wooden Storage Caddy Tool Box Desk Organizer
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French provincial country wooden storage caddy tool box desk organizer. Item features an attractive distressed finish, wonderful patina, solid wood construction, quality craf...
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19th Century Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood

Terracotta Majolica Dog Bavent Normandy
Located in Austin, TX
Terracotta dog from Bavent (Normandy), circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Terracotta

Late 19th Century Antique French Cast Iron Medici Vases Garden Planter Urn
Located in Rümmingen, BW
Beautiful cast iron Medici Vase/urn from the late nineteenth/early twentieth century. Sourced in the south of France, this stunning vase has a beautiful cast Iron patina and an incre...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Iron

1960s Italian Designer Bamboo Rattan Bohemian French Riviera Basket Container
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern basket or container, perfect in any next to a sofa or in a bedroom as pillow or blanket storage as well as in any bathroom as bathrobe and ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Early 20th C. French Terracotta Vinaigrier or Vinegar Jug
Located in Winter Park, FL
An earthenware vinaigrier pot or vinegar jug from the Southwest of France with traditional yellow, ochre glaze. Some chips and losses to glaze. Retaining a cork. These ordinary earth...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Terracotta

Cobalt Blue Porcelain Egg Gold Gilt Hinged Lid Candle Trinket Box, 2 Pcs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Cobalt Blue Porcelain Egg Gold Gilt hinged lid candle trinket box - 2 pcs. Item featurs a porcelain construction, gold gilt details, raised on feet, small hinged box included. Circa ...
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Late 20th Century French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Vintage Teal-Blue Painted Candlestick
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage teal-blue painted candlestick, hand-carved from Spain. Topped with a tole candle-holder. Five available. Priced and sold individually $450 each. Height varies between 32 to 3...
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1930s Spanish Vintage French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Steel

Early 20th C. French Terracotta Vase or Confit Pot
Located in Winter Park, FL
An earthenware confit pot from the Southwest of France with traditional yellow, ochre glaze. Some chips and losses to glaze. These ordinary earthenware vessels were once used daily i...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Terracotta

Tiffany & Co. Black Shoulder Porcelain by Le Tallec
Located in Marietta, GA
Beautiful oval porcelain box, manufactured by Le Tallec, exclusively for Tiffany & Co. Bold black background with flora & fauna surrounding the piece. In very good estate condition,...
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1980s French Vintage French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Sandware Vase, Brown Color, French 1960
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Vase in Sandstone, in a brown color. With leaves decor pattern. French Riviera, it has been made in France circa 1960.
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1960s French Vintage French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Sandstone

Tabacco Pot, in Wood and Brass, Brown Color, French, 1970
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Tabacco box in wood. With brass. Leaf Decor pattern. Brown color. It has been made in France Circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

1960s Italian Designer Bamboo Rattan Bohemian French Riviera Basket Container
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern basket or container, perfect in any next to a sofa or in a bedroom as pillow or blanket storage as well as in any bathroom as bathrobe and ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

1960s Italian Bamboo Rattan Bohemian French Riviera Designer Stool
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern designer stool, perfect in any room next to a sofa or in a bedroom as well as in any bathroom. This charming piece is in the typical style ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Early 20th C. French Terracotta Vase or Confit Pot
Located in Winter Park, FL
An earthenware confit pot from the Southwest of France with traditional yellow, ochre glaze. Some chips and losses to glaze. These ordinary earthenware vessels were once used daily i...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Terracotta

Early 20th C French Hand Painted Faience CA Inkwell
Located in Winter Park, FL
A good French inkwell faience with great colors and details. Minors chips on the edges but overall condition. Signed CA with number 820. From Alcide Chaumeil's atelier in Paris acti...
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Early 20th Century European French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

19th Century Inlaid Box
Located in Madison, MS
This beautiful hand inlaid box has so many unique details and the high quality workmanship is evident. There are curves along each side of the box that give it a lovely feel. It has...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood

French Trompe L'oeil Pate Tureen Pillivuyt Mehun, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
French trompe L'oeil pate tureen Pillivuyt Mehun, circa 1900, Pate en croute.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Antique Black Marble French Mantel Clock by Jary Freres
Located in Sarasota, FL
This antique French Mantel Clock is made of black marble and inset with other colored marble These clock where made for TIFFANY, Bailey Bank & Biddle, etc. 19th Century marked (48) (...
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Belgian Black Marble, Brass

Vtg Filigree Gold French Vanity Set Perfume Bottles Clock Jewelry Box Tray 5 Pcs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Filigree gold French style vanity set 2 perfume bottles clock jewelry box tray - 5 Pcs. Item features amber beveled glass, ornate metal filigree, (1) vanity tray, (2) perfume...
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Mid-20th Century French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Metal

Large French Wicker Basket
Located in Houston, TX
Large French wicker basket, circa 1890-1929.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Wicker, Rattan, Wood

Bretton Carved Oak Decorative Pediment, Over Door
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Bretton carved oak decorative pediment, over door A lovely carved oak Pediment from an item of French Furniture This piece is very much in the Bretton style showing 2 very rela...
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Late 19th Century Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Oak

19th Century French Tall Case Clock or Horloge De Parquet
Located in Winter Park, FL
A fine early 19th century French Horloge De Parquet, or tall case clock, from Provence made of solid walnut. The case is in three parts with paneled sides and beautiful hand carvings...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique French Provincial Decorative Objects

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Walnut

French Terracotta Confit Pot
Located in Winter Park, FL
An earthenware confit pot from the Southwest of France with traditional yellow, ochre glaze. Some chips and losses to glaze. These ordinary earthenware vessels were once used daily i...
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Early 20th Century European French Provincial Decorative Objects

Materials

Terracotta

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