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French Provincial Dinner Plates

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
Plate in French Faïence, Red and Green Color, 19th Century, Rooster
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
The plate is in faience. It has been made in France, during the 19th century. The pattern decor is a rooster and the main colors green and red.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Faience

Majolica Oyster Plate Longchamp, circa 1930
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica oyster plate Longchamp, circa 1930.
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1930s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Majolica

French Majolica Oyster Aqua Turquoise Plate Sarreguemines, circa 1870
Located in Austin, TX
French aqua turquoise Majolica oyster plate signed Sarreguemines Majolica, circa 1870. 6 shells and space for the lemon on the center.
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1870s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

19th Century French Faience Oyster Plate Desvres
Located in Austin, TX
19th Century French Faience Oyster Plate. Decorated with flowers , marked Bordeaux.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Faience

19th Century French Faience Oyster Plate Desvres
Located in Austin, TX
19th Century French Faience Oyster Plate. Decorated with flowers , marked Bordeaux.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Faience

Assiette Cerart Monaco céramique Francaise multicolore Côte-d'Azur 1950 Vintage
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Assiette de décoration, richement décorée de fleurs multicolores en céramique Francaise . Elle est en superbe état . Son décor est un parfait témoignage du savoir faire dans l'art de...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

French Majolica Asparagus Plate, circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
Unusual French Majolica asparagus plate with 3 spaces unsigned, circa 1890.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

French Majolica Asparagus Plate, circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
Unusual French Majolica asparagus plate with 3 spaces unsigned, circa 1890.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Large Majolica Oyster Platter Sarreguemines, Circa 1920
Located in Austin, TX
Large French Majolica oyster platter signed Sarreguemines circa 1920. Diameter / 14.5".
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

French Majolica Celadon Oyster Plate Orchies, circa 1910
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica oyster plate Orchies, circa 1910. Celadon color.
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1910s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

French Majolica Oyster Plate Orchies, circa 1910
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica oyster plate Orchies, circa 1910.
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1910s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

French Majolica Celadon Oyster Plate Orchies, circa 1910
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica oyster plate Orchies, circa 1910. Celadon color.
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1910s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

French Majolica Oyster Plate Longchamp, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica oyster plate signed Longchamp, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

French Majolica Celadon Oyster Plate Orchies, circa 1910
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica oyster plate Orchies, circa 1910. Celadon color.
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1910s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

19th Century French Faience Flowers Plate Moustiers Style
Located in Austin, TX
19th Century French faience plate with flowers Moustiers style.  
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Faience

Majolica Three Shells Oyster Wall Plate Longchamp, circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
Rare 19th Majolica three shells oyster wall plate signed longchamp. Diameter / 8 inches.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica, Pottery

Majolica Three Shells Oyster Wall Plate Longchamp, circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
Rare 19th Majolica three shells oyster wall plate signed longchamp. Diameter / 8 inches.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica, Pottery

French Majolica Celadon Oyster Plate Orchies, circa 1910
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica Celadon oyster plate Orchies, circa 1910.
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1910s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

19th Century French Blue & White Faience Soup Plate Sarreguemines
Located in Austin, TX
19th century French blue and white faience soup plate signed "Francois" Sarreguemines.
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience

French Majolica Bird & Grapes Plate Sarreguemines, circa 1880
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica bird with grapes plate signed Sarreguemines, circa 1880.
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience

Majolica Oyster Plate Longchamp, circa 1930
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica oyster plate Longchamp, circa 1930.
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1930s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic, Majolica

Majolica Oyster Plate Longchamp, circa 1930
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica oyster plate Longchamp, circa 1930.
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1930s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

Materials

Majolica, Ceramic

French Majolica Bird & Grapes Plate Sarreguemines, circa 1880
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica bird with grapes plate signed Sarreguemines, circa 1880.
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience

12 Dinner Plates 'Moustiers' by Longchamp France
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A charming set of 12 dinner plates made by the renowned Burgundy-based earthenware specialists Longchamp, and dating from around 1950. The pattern is called ...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Faience

French Majolica Bird Swallow Plate Sarreguemines, circa 1880
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica bird swallow plate signed Sarreguemines, circa 1880.
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience

Majolica Paradise Bird & Flowers Salins Plate, circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica Paradise bird and flowers Salins plate, circa 1890.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Majolica Oyster Plate Sarreguemines Digoin, circa 1920
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica oyster plate Sarreguemines, circa 1920. 6 shells and space for the lemon on the center.
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

French Majolica Bird Swallow Plate Sarreguemines, circa 1880
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica bird swallow plate signed Sarreguemines, circa 1880.
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience

Assiettes Saint Clément en céramique barbotine Francaise 1950 Vintage (lot 5)
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Lot de 5 assiettes extra plate, richement décorées de papillons rouges et fleurs oranges. Les couleurs sont encore très vives. Aucun fêle ni ébréchure. La Faïencerie de Lunéville - ...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Majolica Paradise Bird & Flowers Salins Plate, circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica Paradise bird and flowers Salins plate, circa 1890.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Majolica Oyster Plate Sarreguemines Digoin, circa 1920
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica oyster plate Sarreguemines, circa 1920. 6 shells and space for the lemon on the center.
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

French Faience Plate Henriot Quimper Circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
French Faience Plate Henriot Quimper Circa 1900. Breton with a flute. 8 inches diameter.  
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Faience

French Faïence Salins Barbotine Majolica Asparagus & Artichoke Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French earthenware, majolica glazed asparagus and artichoke plate, a mold by Salins, circa 1900-1910. A spray of asparagus spears lay across the centre of the plate, an artichoke ...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

Sarreguemines French Faïence Majolica Fruit and Leaf Plates, Set of Six
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An assembled set of six Sarreguemines French faïence, majolica plates, each showing a different fruit on an ochre yellow ground of overlapping leaves, circa 1930s. This group shows ...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Faience

French Majolica Oyster Plate Longchamp, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica oyster plate signed Longchamp, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

19th Century Majolica Oyster Plate Longchamp
Located in Austin, TX
Green Majolica oyster plate, six white wells on a green basket weave, circa 1890 signed Longchamp.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Majolica

French Majolica Bird & Holly Plate Sarreguemines, circa 1880
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica bird with holly plate signed Sarreguemines, circa 1880.
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience

French Majolica Bird & Grapes Plate Sarreguemines, circa 1880
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica bird with grapes plate signed Sarreguemines, circa 1880. Very rare yellow background,
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience

Majolica Oyster Plate Sarreguemines, circa 1870
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica oyster plate Sarreguemines, circa 1870. 6 Shells and space for the lemon on the center. Older model.
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1870s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

French Rustic Faience Plate Circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
French Rustic Faience Plate Circa 1900. Signed PB Auvergne.  
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Faience

French Faience Flowers Plate Moustiers Style
Located in Austin, TX
French faience plate with flowers Moustiers style Martres Tolosane, circa 1940.  
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1940s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Faience

Majolica Oyster Plate Sarreguemines, circa 1870
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica oyster plate Sarreguemines, circa 1870. 6 Shells and space for the lemon on the center. Older model.
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1870s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

19th Century French Faïence Pays Rustique Provençal Oyster Plate, B
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French faïence rustic Provençal oyster plate, maker unknown, circa 1880. A central sauce well modeled as a lemon, surrounded by six gray scallop shell shaped wells. Detailed mold w...
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

Materials

Earthenware

French Faience Flowers Plate Moustiers Style
Located in Austin, TX
French faience plate with flowers Moustiers style Martres Tolosane, circa 1940.  
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1940s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

Materials

Faience

French Oval Faience Platter With Flowers Moustiers Style
Located in Austin, TX
French Oval Faience Platter With Flowers Moustiers Style.  
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1940s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

Materials

Faience

19th Century Blue & White Seaweeds Oyster Plate Bordeaux
Located in Austin, TX
Elegant blue & white oyster plate signed Bordeaux Vieillard, circa 1890. Six wells surrounded by blue seaweeds of different kinds.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Majolica Aqua Seaweeds Plate Gien, Circa 1890
By Gien
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica aqua turquoise shell plate with seaweeds signed Gien, circa 1890.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Rustic French Plate Saint Amand Circa 1920
Located in Austin, TX
Rustic French Plate signed Hamage Saint Amand Circa 1920.
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience

Majolica Bunnies Family Plate Choisy le Roi, circa 1880
Located in Austin, TX
Lovely and charming French Majolica plate with rabbits family eaten cabbage signed Choisy le Roi, circa 1880. (Plates made for Higgins and Seiter Ne...
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience

French Majolica Oyster Plate Saint Clement, circa 1950
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica oyster plate Saint Clement, circa 1950.
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Pair of French Faience Plate Coat of Arms Saint Clement, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of French Faience Plate Coat of Arms signed Keller & Guerin Saint Clement, circa 1900. Decorated with coat of arms and lions. Neo Renaissance style.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Vallauris fish service with 12 plates and serving platter 1960
Located in LA FERTÉ-SOUS-JOUARRE, FR
This mid-century fish service from the 1950s/60s, crafted by the Vallauris manufacturer, embodies both captivating aesthetics and practical functionality. The set consists of a large...
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1960s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Assiette décorative Robert Picault en céramique française Vallauris 1970 vintage
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Assiette décorative de Robert Picault un petit trou derrière le manche est prévu pour l'accrocher au mur. Autre plus elle a été réalisé par Robert Picault en personne et non par ses ...
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1970s European Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

18th Century Faience Earthenware Plate (C) hand painted, French circa 1780
By Faience Manufacturing Company
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very decorative French Faience plate dinner plate made from tin-glazed earthenware (pottery) which we date to the late 18th century. The plate has a pan shaped base with n...
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Late 18th Century French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

Ancient Enameled Glaze Plates Model "English Style" white Color 20th France
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
The set of Enameled Glaze large plates, is from Luneville. The model is "english Style". It is made during the 20 th Century. White Color
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20th Century French French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Large Majolica Oyster Platter Sarreguemines, Circa 1920
Located in Austin, TX
Large French Majolica oyster platter signed Sarreguemines circa 1920. Measure: diameter / 14.5".
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Set 5 dinner plate Basket Garden Villeroy Boch
Located in LA FERTÉ-SOUS-JOUARRE, FR
Enjoy harmonious porcelain settings with a nostalgic decor. Basket Garden is a modern twist on the tableware classic from the 1970s. The fruit basket with its characteristic grid pat...
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1990s German French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

19th Century Blue & White Seaweeds Oyster Plate Bordeaux
Located in Austin, TX
Elegant blue & white oyster plate signed Bordeaux Vieillard, circa 1890. Six wells surrounded by blue seaweeds of different kinds.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

French Provincial dinner plates for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique French Provincial dinner plates for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage dinner plates created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, wall decorations, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with ceramic, earthenware and other materials. If you’re shopping for used French Provincial dinner plates 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 dinner plates, popular names associated with this style include Sarreguemines, Saint Clément, Longchamp, and Creil et Montereau. 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 dinner plates differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $85 and tops out at $1,800 while the average work can sell for $295.

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