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Louis XV Decorative Objects

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
Very Fine Pair of 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Figural Candelabra
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A very fine pair of 19th century parcel gilt bronze figural twin branch candelabra, executed in the manner of Claude Michel (Clodion) 1738-1814. Both depicting figures of a satyr & p...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Very Good Pair of Louis XV Style Silvered Bronze Candelabra, France Circa 1870
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A very handsome pair of 19th century silvered bronze 3 branch candelabra in the style of Louis XV. Both showing a trio of richly cast foliate shaped branches fitted with detachable t...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Pair of 19th Century Italian Carved Silver Leaf Candle Holders
Located in Dallas, TX
Add an air of elegance to your home with this pair of antique candlesticks. Crafted in Italy circa 1880, each candle holder stands on a sturdy triangle base decorated with hand carve...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Silver Leaf

Superb Pair of Finely Carved 18th Century French Candlesticks
Located in Dallas, TX
This pair of candlesticks was produced in France in the 1700’s. Unlike most antique wooden candlesticks, these were made to display the skill of the carver, therefore they remain in ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Iron

19th Century Japanese Painted Imari Shall Bowl on Bronze Dore Stand
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a console with this antique Imari bowl for a small dose of oriental design in your home. Crafted in Japan circa 1860, the circular porcelain vide-poche sits on an ornate Lou...
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Mid-19th Century Japanese Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Original Louis XV Candlesticks, Silver Leaf and Mecca Gilding, Italy, 1740-1750
Located in Torino, IT
Original Louis XV candlesticks, silver leaf and 'mecca' gilding Origin Italy Period 1740-1750 Model Side stanchions Materials Carved wood, silver leaf and 'mecca' gil...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Wood

Shipping Free, 19th Century Silvered Bronze Inkstand Signed Boin Taburet, Paris
Located in Lisse, NL
Louis XV style inkstand with chinoiserie design, lacquered top. This rare and stylish inkstand is a work of the house Boin-Taburet, goldsmith in Paris. This impressive size inkstand...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Silver Plate

Pair of French Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Candlesticks, 19th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
This pair of French bronze dore candlesticks are from the 19th century and are in the style of Rocaille Louis XV. Standing at over 10 inches tall, these French candle holders are ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

19th Century French Louis XV Hand Painted Faience Mantel Clock Signed HB Quimper
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a mantel or a shelf with this elegant and colorful antique clock. Crafted in Brittany France circa 1890, the ceramic clock stands on an attached base ending with scroll feet...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Faience

French 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Pink Porcelain Carriage Clock
Located in London, GB
A carriage clock in the Louis XV manner The ornate and shaped gilt bronze case having putti at the angles, surmounted by two winged putti, one proffering a laurel wreath; dressed ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Set of Four French 19th Century Louis XV St. Ormolu Candelabras
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A superb and most impressive set of four French 19th century Louis XV st. ormolu candelabras, signed by Robert Frères. Each candelabra is raised by an elegant scalloped shape base wi...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Ormolu

Pair of 18th Century Large Carved Candlesticks
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of tall 18th century candlesticks. All original finish and structure. One of the candlesticks tilts to the right. Beautiful carving and all original paint.
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Wood

French 18th Century Silver “Rafraîchissoir” or “Verrière”, circa 1750-1760
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French 18th century silver “Rafraîchissoir” or “Verrière”, circa 1750-1760 Dimensions: 12.75" W x 8" D x 4" H.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Silver

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Wall Sconce by Gherardo Degli Albizzi
Located in Florence, Tuscany
This Louis XV style gilt bronze wall sconce by Gherardo Degli Albizzi is beautifully cast in the traditional manner with all the sumptuous movement of the Rococo period, having three...
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2010s Italian Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Louis XV Ormolu Mantel Clock by S. Marti Et Cie with Garniture Set
Located in Miami, FL
The case of this Louis XV period mantel clock was made by Samuel Marti et Cie to whom a silver medal was awarded in 1889. This exceptional piece is decorated with a scrolled leaf mot...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Crystal, Ormolu, Bronze

Louis XV Bronze Mounted Chinese Export Centerpiece Bowl or Vase
Located in Plainview, NY
An exquisite Louis XV style bronze mounted Chinese Export centerpiece bowl. The porcelain bowl is finely hand painted with exotic birds, dragon fruits and plants. The bowl features t...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Pair of Candelabra Ormolu Bronze
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Whimsical pair of candelabra 6 lights and on the top you have a cabochon to extinguish the candles on this time. This is very rare to have it generally all the cabochon was lost by t...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Gilt and Patinated Clock Set, Attributed to Linke
Located in London, GB
With its abundance of curves, scrolling foliage, its charming putti figures, and general theatricality and opulence, this clock set is clearly inspired by French decorative arts of t...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

Fine 18th Century French Horn and Gilt Bronze Bracket Clock Stamped Marchand
Located in Rome, IT
An early Louis XV green stained horn and gilt bronze-mounted bracket clock, the clock second quarter of 18th century, the dial inscribed 'Causard Her du Roy a la Cour,' the case sta...
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18th Century and Earlier French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

Louis XV Style Bronze-Mounted Verni Martin Painted Clock and Sconce Garniture
Located in New York, NY
Very unusual and exceptional quality Louis XV style three-piece, French, 19th century bronze-mounted hand-painted Verni Martin clock barometer and sconces garniture set.
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Pair of Gilt Bronze Wall Candlesticks in Rocaille Style
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of ormolu candlesticks with two arms of light in Louis XV style. With their decorations of moving foliage, these candleholders are typical of the Rocaille style. The binnacles a...
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1870s French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Pair of Bronze Cherubs on Marble Bases
Located in London, by appointment only
A fine pair of mid-18th century French bronze cherubs standing contrapposto, one playing an instrument and the other holding a knife opening a oyster shell. Both standing besides tre...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

19th Century, Pair of French Gilt Bronze Candlesticks, Louis XV Style
Located in IT
19th century, Pair of French Gilt Bronze Candlesticks, Louis XV style This pair of small candlesticks was made of gilded bronze in France in the 19th century, inspired by the Loui...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

20th Century French Porcelain Barbotine Composition with Young Beauty on Swing
By (After) Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a shelf or a bookcase with this colorful antique Majolica figure sculpture. Crafted in France, circa 1920, the large, intricate, sculptural piece features a young woman bala...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Mantle Clock in the Rocco Taste
Located in Montreal, QC
This charming and exuberant clock is highly ornamental. From the Bacchic group of bibulous cherubs on top, to the dolphin and scrolling feet, the maker has inserted scrolls, fruiting...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

19th Century Louis XV Style Mantel Clock
Located in Belmont, MA
Unique French 19th century mantel clock. This exquisite mantel clock has a Sevres porcelain dial plate and other Sevres porcelain decorations. The movement with spring suspension. ...
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1890s French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Ormolu

Bronze Sculpture by Guillaume Coustou
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Guillaume Coustou (1677 - 1746) "Le cheval de Marly", sculpture in bronze Measures: H: 57 cm W: 47 cm D: 22 cm.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

19th Century French Louis XV Rococo Bronze Dore Clock with Wall Support
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in Paris, France circa 1860, the antique time keeper can be used as a mantel clock or placed on the original wall bracket; the clock and stand are decorated throughout with f...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

French Louis XV or Rococo Style French Bronze Candelabras with Dolphins, a Pair
Located in Barntrup, DE
An adorable pair of Louis XV or Rococo style bronze candelabras. The decoration of the candelabras is very rich and characteristic of the Rococo style. The scrolling Rococo arms with...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

19th Century French Louis XV Hand Painted Porcelain Cache Pot from Gien
By Gien
Located in Dallas, TX
Created in France circa 1890 by the Gien factory, the antique planter is round in shape and stands on a circular base decorated with acanthus leaf motifs. The large cache pot feature...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

French Gilt Bronze and Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Jardinière
Located in London, GB
French gilt bronze and Chinese cloisonné enamel jardinière French and Chinese, early 20th century Measures: Height 63cm, width 58cm, depth 40cm This piece is a superb example of...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Ormolu, Bronze, Enamel

Elaborate Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Cartel Clock, circa 1890
Located in London, GB
An elaborate Louis XV style gilt-bronze cartel clock. French, circa 1890. Surmounted by a Bacchanalian figure, this elaborately cast cartel clock has a white enamel circular d...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Bronze Candelabras, Napoleon III Period, Signed Christofle
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A pair of Louis XV style silvered bronze candelabras, Napoleon III period, signed Christofle and numbered, perfect condition. Measures: H: 78 cm, D: 40 cm.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Set of Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Wall Sconces By Gherardo Degli Albizzi
Located in Florence, Tuscany
Set of Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Wall Sconces By Gherardo Degli Albizzi Beautifully cast in the traditional manner with all the sumptuous movement of the Rococo period, having three...
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2010s Italian Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Bisque Goat's Head Vase, 19th Century Period
By Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis, the Elder
Located in Paris, FR
Porcelain bisque vase with poly-lobed neck, the handles decorated with goats holding bunches of grapes in their mouths, after a model close to Duplessis called Goat's Head. The vase ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Pair of Monumental Crystal, Rock Crystal and Brass Candelabras. Great Scale
Located in Buchanan, MI
Spectacular pair of monumental crystal, rock crystal and brass candelabra. Electrified. Great Scale And Proportions.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Brass

Ewer Early 20th Century
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Very nice ewer, carafe from the early 20th century. The body is made of smooth glass while the foot, handle and spout are made of pewter, a very rare element and one of the oldest kn...
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Early 20th Century Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Tin

Important 18th Century French Horn and Gilt Bronze Bracket Clock Signed Marchand
Located in Rome, IT
An early Louis XV green stained horn and gilt bronze-mounted bracket clock, the clock second quarter of 18th century, the dial inscribed 'Causard Her du Roy a la Cour,' the case sta...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Important Covered Vase Attributed to F. Linke, France, Circa 1880
Located in PARIS, FR
Important curved shape Louis XV style covered vase with godrons, in marble, gilded and chiseled bronze, attributed to F. Linke. The lid is topped by a pomegranate with foliage, the b...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Rare French 18th Century Louis XV Vernis Martin Cartel Clock by Festeau le Jeune
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
The clock case decorated overall with very fine ‘Vernis Martin’ lacquer paint with floral sprays and garlands. The waisted case with pierced foliate bronze mounts and surmounted by a...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Garniture Clock Set
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Extremely decorative Louis XV style turquoise porcelain three-piece garniture clock set with bronze doré' mounts. (Turquoise foo dogs Chinese export; turquoise flowers and ormolu mou...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Clodion, Pair of Ewers in Bronze with Two Patinas, Late 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
After Clodion. Pair of bronze ewers with two patinas representing bacchanalia scenes after Clodion. Circular base with gadroon piedouche decorated with beads and vine leaves friez...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Fine French Antique Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Putti Bacchanale Clock
Located in New York, NY
Fine French 19th century gilt bronze figural Louis XV style clock. The crest showing a pair of Bacchanale subject putti, one reclining on a naturalistic rocky outcropping with a chal...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Set of Four Rococo Style Patinated and Gilt Bronze Sconces
Located in London, GB
These sconces (wall lights) are wonderful examples of the 18th century Louis XV style, which was fashionably revived in the 19th century. The style was characterised by its rocaille ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Ormolu, Bronze

19th Century Louis XV Pair of Brēche Violette Marble Vases
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A pair of Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted breche violette marble vases, late 19th century.
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Late 19th Century Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

19th Century French Sevres Pair of Porcelain Bronze Covered Vases
Located in Guaynabo, PR
The dark blue background of the porcelain vases stand on a gilded carved octagonal pedestal. The base is decorated with gilt scrolls of acanthus leaves and foliage. The front center ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

19th Century French Signed Regulator, Rosewood Case
Located in Dallas, TX
Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted tall case clock The circular silvered dial with block roman and Arabic numerals, above the elongated designed rosewood case with hinged door.  
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Rosewood

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Grandfather Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and extremely high quality French mid-19th century Louis XV st. kingwood, tulipwood, and ormolu grandfather clock. The clock is raised by a fine scalloped shaped kingwo...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Ormolu

Corne Verte Pair of Louis XV Banjo Barometer / Clock
Located in London, by appointment only
A rare companion pair of banjo Barometer and clock with green backed horn veneer 'Corne Verte' and gilt ormolu mounts, the barometer's white enamel face signed F Lesage, Paris. Both ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Cartel Clock by Raingo Freres Paris
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A fine gilded bronze French cartel (wall clock) in the Louis XV rococo style. A Chinese figure sits atop the clock case holding an umbrella aloft, a young child to one side of her, a...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Gilt and Patinated Bronze Mantel Clock by Balthazar
By Michel Baltazar
Located in London, GB
This mantel clock beautifully illustrates the classical myth of ‘The Abduction of Europa’. In this story, the god Zeus falls in love with a mortal woman called Europa. To seduce her,...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

Dancing Bacchantes and Putti after Clodion
Located in Paris, FR
Large bronze group with brown patina after Claude Michel, called Clodion (French, 1738-1814). The statuette features two young bacchantes and three putti. The bacchantes are crowned ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Mantel Clock 18th Century Louis XV Period
Located in Warsaw, PL
The clock is in excellent and perfect working condition. In addition, it was recently cleaned and serviced by a professional clockmaker. The eight-days going movement has a wire sus...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Louis XV Style Photo Frame in Gilt Bronze, Late 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis XV style photo frame in gilt bronze adorned with rococo vegetal motifs, acanthus leaves, shells and scrolls. Work realized at the end of the 19th century. Dimensions: 30 ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Mantel Clock 18th Century Louis XV Period by Moutiguij À Moudidier
Located in Warsaw, PL
Louis XVI portico clock Pendulum called "portico" in white and gilted bronze. The enamelled dial, including Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals for the minutes, is enc...
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18th Century Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Mantel Clock 18th Century Louis XV Period by Pochon À Paris
Located in Warsaw, PL
This Louis XV clock is richly decorated in gilded bronze and white marble. The pillars, set in four delicate bronze consoles, are topped with leaf vases. This elegant decoration, co...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Fine Quality Louis XV-Style Gilt Bronze Figural Mantel Clock
Located in New York, NY
The 8-day time and strike movement with silk thread suspension, dial signed "Raingo Freres, A Paris”. Origin: French Date: Mid/late 19th century Dimension: 23 in. x 27 in. x 12 in.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Pair of Large Rococo Style Gilt Bronze and Malachite Candelabra
Located in London, GB
Pair of large Rococo style gilt bronze and malachite candelabra French, 20th century Dimensions: Height 167cm, width 75cm, depth 70cm This pair of very large malachite and ormol...
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20th Century French Louis XV Decorative Objects

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Malachite, Bronze, Ormolu

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