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Baroque Centerpieces

BAROQUE STYLE

The decadence of the Baroque style, in which ornate furnishings were layered against paneled walls, painted ceilings, stately chandeliers and, above all, gilding, expressed the power of the church and monarchy through design that celebrated excess. And its influence was omnipresent — antique Baroque furniture was created in the first design style that truly had a global impact.

Theatrical and lavish, Baroque was prevalent across Europe from the 17th to mid-18th century and spread around the world through colonialism, including in Asia, Africa and the Americas. While Baroque originated in Italy and achieved some of its most fantastic forms in the late-period Roman Baroque, it was adapted to meet the tastes and materials in each region. French Baroque furniture informed Louis XIV style and added drama to Versailles. In Spain, the Baroque movement influenced the elaborate Churrigueresque style in which architecture was dripping with ornamental details. In South German Baroque, furniture was made with bold geometric patterns.

Compared to Renaissance furniture, which was more subdued in its proportions, Baroque furniture was extravagant in all aspects, from its shape to its materials.

Allegorical and mythical figures were often sculpted in the wood, along with motifs like scrolling floral forms and acanthus leaves that gave the impression of tangles of dense foliage. Novel techniques and materials such as marquetry, gesso and lacquer — which were used with exotic woods and were employed by cabinetmakers such as André-Charles Boulle, Gerrit Jensen and James Moore — reflected the growth of international trade. Baroque furniture characteristics include a range of decorative elements — a single furnishing could feature everything from carved gilded wood to gilt bronze, lending chairs, mirrors, console tables and other pieces a sense of motion.

Find a collection of authentic antique Baroque tables, lighting, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Baroque
Delft, Large Blue and White Armorial Charger, 1650-1680
Located in Verviers, BE
Blue and white armorial charger. Delft or Haarlem, 1650-1680 This large charger has a wide-spreading flange and is decorated in the center with a coat of arms in blue, made up of ...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Centerpieces

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Delftware, Blue and White Armorial Dish, Harlingen Dated 1744
By Dutch Originals
Located in Verviers, BE
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20th Century Italian Solid Silver Italian Centrepiece
Located in VALENZA, IT
Baroque style centerpiece in 800 solid silver, completely handmade and subsequently embossed and chiseled. The edge of the centerpiece was embossed with fruit motifs and masks, typi...
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1980s Italian Vintage Baroque Centerpieces

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Delft, Large Blue and White Chinoiserie Dish, 1670
By Dutch Originals
Located in Verviers, BE
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20th Century Italian Solid Silver Italian Centrepiece
Located in VALENZA, IT
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1980s Italian Vintage Baroque Centerpieces

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Delft, Blue and White Dragon Dish Mark AIK, Period J van der Kool '1722-1757'
By Dutch Originals
Located in Verviers, BE
Blue and white dragon dish. Delft, 1722-1757 The Greek A pottery Mark: AIK, period J van der Kool (1722-1757) Dish with blue and white decoration of a dragon on a dense ground of...
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Pair Hand Carved Wood Finials Vase Shape Centerpiece Urns Antiques Los Angeles
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Beautiful Pair of late 18th century Italian Baroque style carved wood finials urns . Worn distressed delicate carvings with signs of the decades left behind an outstanding patina. Th...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Centerpieces

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Italy Richard Ginori Doccia Mid-18th Century Porcelain Soup Bowl Red Blue Decor
Located in Brescia, IT
This is a beautiful piece made in Italy by Richard Ginori in the late 18th century. The elegant handmade decor in red and blue is called ‘Corean’ inspired by Oriental style. A piece...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Centerpieces

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Delft, Blue and White Charger with a Shepherd in a Landscape, 1670-1700
By Dutch Originals
Located in Verviers, BE
Blue and white charger with a shepherd in a landscape The charger has a wide-spreading flange and is painted in blue with a shepherd in a water landscape. He wears a hat and carri...
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Large Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Centrepiece Candelabrum by Barnards 1854
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1854 by Barnards, this stunning, Victorian, antique sterling silver Centrepiece, features a central glass bowl and 5 spaces for candles. The centrepiece is ri...
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20th Century Italian Stering Silver Baroque revival round Tureen plus dish
By L'artigiano dell' Argento
Located in VALENZA, IT
Sterling Silver Baroque style tureen with handles and base. The round shape is embellished with chisels, typical of the Baroque style. The tureen is placed on a round waved plate wh...
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Late 20th Century Italian Baroque Centerpieces

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Elegant English 19th Century Sheffield Silver Plate Embellished Mirrored Plateau
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful 19th century silver plate plateau has a rich floral embellishment with circular mirror. The beautiful patina adds to the look of this antique plateau. Original numbered fe...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Baroque Centerpieces

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Copper, Silver, Silver Plate

Spectacular Set of Porcelain Table Decorations by Volkstedt
Located in Litchfield, CT
Porzellanfabrik, Thuringen, Germany, circa 1920s, by Aelteste Volkstedter. To set a breathtaking table, first give each guest their own unique porcelain sculpture …. This dramatic co...
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Delft, Large Blue and White Dish with Flower Vase, 1750, the Three Bells Pottery
By Dutch Originals
Located in Verviers, BE
Blue and white dish with flower vase. Delft, 1740-1760 The Three Bells pottery. Mark: three bells Dish with a scalloped rim painted in blue showing a vase with several flowers an...
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18th Century Italian Maiolica Centerpiece Bassano Venice, circa 1750
Located in Milano, IT
Maiolica centerpiece Pasquale Antonibon factory Nove di Bassano, Venice, 1740-1770. Measures: 1.85 in x 19.21 in x 15.27 in 4.7 cm X 48.8 cm X 38.8 cm. lb 5.29 (kg 2.4) State of co...
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1750s Italian Antique Baroque Centerpieces

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20th Century Italian Sterling Silver Baroque Jatte Centrepiece
Located in VALENZA, IT
This type of centerpiece was very much in vogue in the prestigious and aristocratic houses of the 1700s. It was used to contain fruit or be decorated with floral compositions and po...
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1990s Italian Baroque Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver

Italy Richard Ginori 1750 Porcelain Bowl
Located in Brescia, IT
Richard Ginori 1750 porcelain bowl with floral orange and blue decor handmade This amazing Richard Ginori porcelain bowl is painted with a floral decor in orange and blue. A beau...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Centerpieces

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Porcelain

France Mid-18th Century Porcelain Soup Bowl Flowers and Fruits Drawings
Located in Brescia, IT
This is an antique porcelain piece made in Strasburgo, France in the mid-18th century. The beauty of the drawings let understand the high level of the French manufacture. It was lo...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Baroque Centerpieces

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Porcelain

William IV Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece With Side Bowls or Candleholders
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1834 by Robinson, Edkins & Aston, this beautiful, William IV, Antique, sterling silver centrepiece, has a central glass bowl, and 4 smaller bowls which ca...
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1830s English Antique Baroque Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver

Dutch Patinated Copper Jardiniere in the Baroque Style
Located in Stamford, CT
19th century Dutch patinated copper jardiniere in the Baroque style.
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19th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Centerpieces

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Gold-Foiled Venetian Glass Vase or Centerpiece
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Wonderful gold-foiled glass vase with découpage technique, made by a Venetian artist - O/5444 - Complete with the large plate LU 137923583852 - Special offer for the two items: € 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Baroque Centerpieces

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Gold Leaf

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