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Louis XV Barware

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
Rare Solid Bronze Etched Glass Regency Tantatlus Set Circa 1900
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is an outstanding solid bronze French Louis XV style 1890-1900s era tantalus set with a complete set of two different kinds of cordials and decanters. It has its original key an...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Barware

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Bronze

13-Piece Early 20th Century Crystal Liquor Set - Moser
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A lovely crystal liquor set, made by the famous brand Moser Karlsbad. The glasses have a beautiful green gradient colour and gold colored accents. The matching decanter makes this ...
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1920s Czech Vintage Louis XV Barware

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Rock Crystal

Rafraichissoir Serving Table Based on a Design by Joseph Gengenbach Dit Canabas
By Joseph Canabas
Located in Atlanta, GA
A late 19th century Louis XV style Rafraichissoir based on a design by renowned cabinet maker Joseph Gengenbach dit Canabas (1715 - 1797). The rafraichissoir was developed in the 18th century as a result of the need for privacy and thanks to the implementation of a new room, the dining room. The 18th century French aristocracy had a need for a breakfast, luncheon or dinner without eavesdropping by nosy servants. And so, the rafraichissoir came into being. A small table on casters...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Barware

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Marble, Silver Plate, Brass

Cut Glass Decanter Set in Gilt Bronze and Glass Case, In the Style of Baccarat
Located in Miami, FL
A delightfully designed gilt bronze and etched crystal glass set, in the style of Baccarat. The set includes fourteen glasses and four decanters with etched embellishments. The set is placed on a lift out custom gilt tray inside...
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20th Century French Louis XV Barware

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Bronze, Ormolu

French Louis XV Carved Pine 18 Wine Bottles "Cave a Vin" Display Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
This narrow, antique wine storage cabinet was crafted in western France using old timber. Built of pine wood, the tall and thin cabinet sits on four small scroll feet under a scalloped apron. The piece features six shelves embellished with decorative carvings and each row holds three bottles, for a total of 18. The wine storage is decorated with the words “Petrus Cave” printed on the front. The cabinet is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns a rich walnut patina; it would make a useful addition to a kitchen or wine cellar without taking up too much room. Château Pétrus is a Bordeaux, France, wine estate located in the Pomerol appellation near its eastern border to Saint-Émilion. A small estate of just 11.4 hectares (28 acres), it produces a red wine entirely from Merlot grapes (since the end of 2010), and produces no second wine. Although the wines of Pomerol have never been classified, Pétrus is widely regarded as the outstanding wine of the appellation. Pétrus leads a duo of Pomerol estates in extreme prices, along with Le Pin, that rank consistently among the world's most expensive wines. Indeed, a 750ml bottle of Pétrus wine...
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2010s French Louis XV Barware

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Pine

Rococo Style Liquor Bar Tantalus Liquor Cabinet with Bronze Mounts, 1920s
Located in Barntrup, DE
Elegant French Rococo or Louis XV style Liquor Cabinet or Tantalus / Cave à liqueur, circa the 1920s, made of precious wood veneers and decorated with bronze mounts. Set contains a ...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XV Barware

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Bronze

Vintage French Louis XV Carved Pine 20-Bottle Wine Cabinet Titled "Sauvignon"
Located in Dallas, TX
This narrow, antique wine storage cabinet was crafted in western France using old timber. Built of pine wood, the tall and thin cabinet si...
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2010s French Louis XV Barware

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Pine

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20th Century Edwardian Silver Plated and Cut Glass Tantalus, circa 1900
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Vintage Baccarat Talleyrand Crystal Decanter
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Cut Crystal Decanter by Baccarat 'Nancy'
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A very chic round whisky decanter with stopper in clear cut crystal by Baccarat, in the 'Nancy' pattern, which was first produced in 1909. Diamond-cut on its lower half with a textur...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Barware

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1970s Chrome Modernist Three Tier Bar Cart
Located in Saint Louis, MO
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Empire Baccarat Style Ormolu Mounted Decanter
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Empire Baccarat Style Ormolu Mounted Decanter, An exquisite example, with faceted stopper, the bottle fitted with a finely cast and gilt four panel all...
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Murano Blue White Zanfirico Ribbons Italian Art Glass Decanter Shot Glasses Set
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous antique Venetian, early Murano hand blown blue and white ribbons Italian art glass seven piece liquor decanter and shot glasses set...
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Early 20th Century Italian Louis XV Barware

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Six-Piece Cut Crystal Liquors Set Four Decanters, Claret & Pitcher, 19th Century
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This is a rare and exceptional 19th century crystal drinks set attributed to Baccarat. The service consists of four matching decanters, a claret jug and a matching water pitcher. Eac...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Barware

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Crystal

Dorothy Thorpe Etched Glass and Lucite Tray
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco serving tray by Dorothy Thorpe. The tray has signature etched floral motif, with rope twist Lucite handles. Excellent original condition, marked with the Thorpe cartouche.
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1940s American Vintage Louis XV Barware

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Glass, Lucite

Venetian Blue Murano Glass Etched Mirror Tray
Located in Barcelona, ES
Venetian mirrored tray with twisted blue and clear glass rope and etched details. Italy, 1940s. This eye-catching mirrored tray is surrounnded by...
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20th Century Italian Louis XV Barware

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Vintage Industrial Style Two-Tier Stainless Steel Bar Cart Rolling Version
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage industrial style two-tier stainless steel rolling bar cart Each shelf has a detachable tray.  
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Late 20th Century American Louis XV Barware

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Stainless Steel

'Vanitas Decanter' Hand Blown Glass Decanter by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Vanitas Decanter' Hand Blown Glass Decanter by Simone Crestani Vanitas Decanter is one of the pieces from the Vanitas Collection. "Vanitas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Louis XV Barware

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Vintage French Louis XV Carved Pine 20-Bottle Wine Cabinet Titled "Sauvignon"
Located in Dallas, TX
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Style Silver Plate Champagne Bucket
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This early twentieth century French silver plate champagne bucket features a classic Louis XV style spiraling scallop on the sides. The bucket is appointed with a handle on each side...
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French Louis XV Carved Pine 21 Wine Bottle Display "Cave a Vin" Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
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Coolest French Antique Silver Plated Champagne Bucket / Wine Cooler, circa 1900
Located in Lisse, NL
Probably unique and certainly remarkable antique cooler. If you are looking for the perfect decorative bottle cooler for your home or restaurant then ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Barware

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Early 20th Century French Blown Glass and Repousse Pewter Wine Carafe Decanter
Located in Dallas, TX
Serve your favorite Bordeaux with style in this elegant antique decanter. Crafted in France circa 1920, the carafe stands on a round silver base over the blown glass, and dressed wit...
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Pewter

French Louis XV Carved Fourteen Wine Bottle Storage Cabinet "Cave a Vin"
Located in Dallas, TX
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19th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Thirty Five Wine Bottles Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
Keep your wine bottles locked and safe in this elegant antique display cabinet. Crafted in western France circa 1860, the bonnetiere stands on scrolled fee...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Barware

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French Louis XV Carved Patinated Ten Wine Bottle Display "Cave a Vin" Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
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French Louis XV Style Gilt Metal Mounted Tantalus / Bar
Located in Stamford, CT
French Louis XV style gilt metal mounted Tantalus / bar. An almost perfect 19th century Tantalus set having a satin wood inlaid and bronze mounted box that fully opens to displace a ...
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Late 19th Century Walnut Planter or Jardinière, Lemonwood Inlay and Brass Insert
Located in Fayetteville, AR
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19th Century French Crystal and Pewter Silvered Wine Carafe Decanter
Located in Dallas, TX
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Louis XV Carved Fourteen Wine Bottle Storage Cabinet "Cave a Vin"
Located in Dallas, TX
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2010s French Louis XV Barware

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Louis Xv barware for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XV barware for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage barware created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, case pieces and storage cabinets, decorative objects and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, wood and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XV barware made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Czech Republic pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original barware, popular names associated with this style include and Moser. 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 barware differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $800 and tops out at $7,700 while the average work can sell for $2,300.

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