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Louis XV Dinner Plates

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
Limoges Porcelain Set of 50 Piece Dinner Service with Gilt Edges and Monogramme
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A superb 50-piece dinner service in delicate white Limoges porcelain, each piece edged with a fine rim of gilt, and bearing the elaborately formed monogramme 'DP'. Lids and handles a...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

A Set of 12 French Hand Painted Porcelain Luncheon Accent Plates, Circa 1890
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A set of 12 hand painted floral and gilt decorated luncheon accent plates, the 8.5 inches plates with elegant borders and center medallion, late 19th Century, marked Haviland Limoges...
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1890s French Antique Louis XV Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of 6 Sèvres Style Porcelain Plates, France, Circa 1880
Located in PARIS, FR
Beautiful set of six porcelain plates, comprising two plates decorated in the center with golden branches on a gros bleu background, and adorned on the border with four bouquets of polychrome flowers in flowery oval gilt cartouches, and four plates decorated in the center with a bouquet of polychrome flowers on a white background and on the border with three birds in landscapes placed in flowery oval gilt cartouches on a gros bleu background. The Sèvres factory of soft-paste porcelain was created, about 1738 at Vincennes by bankers and financiers with the aim of making true or “hard-paste” porcelain, like Meissen did. In 1753 Louis XV, became a major shareholder and the manufactory was transferred to Sèvres, closer to Versailles and the château de Bellevue, acquired by the Marquise de Pompadour. The Marquise took a personal interest in Sèvres activities, and encouraged production. In 1759, Louis XV bought out the other shareholders and Sèvres became the exclusive property of the France Crown. From then, the manufactory mark was a crossed Ls (the royal monogram...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of 12 Important Samson Porcelain Dinner Plates from Woolworth Estate
Located in New Haven, CT
Set of 12 Samson porcelain cabinet plates elaborately hand decorated in 24 carat raised Gold Cabinet Plates with the Crest of Chateau de Tuileries. The set is a Family Heirloom from ...
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Early 20th Century European Louis XV Dinner Plates

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Orchies French Faïence Majolica Louis XV Style Asparagus Plate, circa 1880
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Majolica glazed French faïence barbotine asparagus plate, Orchies, circa 1880. In the style of Louis XV with dimensional mold work and unusual glazing in pink, green and auberg...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

Plate 19th Pewter No Marks
Located in Diest, Vlaams Brabant
Pewter plate 41 cm No marks 19th century or earlier.
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Set of 12 Cobalt and Gilt Limoges Dinner Plates in Arabesque Design, circa 1900
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Set of Twelve Sèvres Azure Blue Plates in Their Original Case, circa 1840
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
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10 Limoges Porcelain Dinner Plates with Hand-Painted Grapevines
Located in Copenhagen, DK
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Set of 12 English Porcelain Botanical Plates, Spode, circa 1900
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French Porcelain 6-Well Oyster Plate, c.1890
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Set of 12 Havilland- Limoges Dinner Plates, Six Fish and Crustacean Designs
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Set of 6 - Ahrenfeldt Limoges for Richard Briggs Boston Gilt Enamel Dinner Plate
Located in Atlanta, GA
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Orchies French Faïence Majolica Louis XV Style Asparagus Plate, circa 1880
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Ten Royal Doulton Dinner Plates, Bailey Banks and Biddle
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12 Floral French Faience Plates from the Estate of Paul & Bunny Mellon
Located in Hudson, NY
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Louis Xv dinner plates for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XV dinner plates for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Early 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 and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with ceramic, porcelain and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XV dinner plates made in a specific country, there are Europe, and France pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original dinner plates, popular names associated with this style include Limoges, and Orchies. 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 $323 and tops out at $5,800 while the average work can sell for $1,295.

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