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Louis XVI Dinner Plates

LOUIS XVI STYLE

Reflecting the final era of royal opulence before the upheaval of the French Revolution, antique Louis XVI furniture features more angular shapes than the Rococo curves of the Louis XV style, harkening back to the imposing grandeur of Louis XIV.

Dating between 1750 and 1800, an era that overlapped with the last king of France whose reign was cut short by the guillotine, Louis XVI furniture, known as the goût grec, is emblematic of the neoclassical revision that French furniture underwent during the second half of the 18th century.

Authentic Louis XVI furniture characteristics include clean lines and carved details such as scrolls and acanthus flourishes that were inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. This was informed by a burgeoning interest in antiquity in the 18th century, owing to new archaeological excavations at sites including Pompeii and Herculaneum. It largely eclipsed the more East Asian–influenced ornamentation of Louis XV for something more geometric and symmetrical.

The Louis XVI style was defined by what was being created for the palatial rooms at Versailles and Fontainebleau, particularly for the queen, with cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener being a favorite of Marie-Antoinette’s for his luxurious pieces accented with gilded bronze and marquetry. Furniture maker Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené was also a major designer of the period, with his pieces for the royal residences adorned with giltwood and neoclassical touches like tapered columns for chair legs and laurel leaf carvings. Cabinetmaker Adam Weisweiler occasionally incorporated into his furniture porcelain panels produced by Sèvres, a popular manufacturer of European ceramics that served the crown with serveware, vases and other decorative objects.

Find a collection of antique Louis XVI seating, tables, cabinets and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Louis XVI
Antique Limoges Porcelain Set of 12 Dinner Plates
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A set of 12 stylish dinner plates in delicate white Limoges porcelain, each piece edged with a fine rim of gilt, and bearing the elaborately formed monogramme 'DP'. Dating from the l...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

18th Century Nevers French Revolution Tin-Glazed Faïence Dish, Bastille Tower
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French revolution tin-glazed earthenware dish, made in Nevers, circa 1790. Showing a yellow battlement often thought to be the Bastille, the image of the tower represents the defen...
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18th Century Nevers French Revolution Tin-Glazed Faïence Dish, the End of Famine
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Revolution tin-glazed earthenware dish, made in Nevers, circa 1790. Showing a plump figure along side a basket of flowers beneath de l’arbre de la Liberté. The full body of...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

Porcelain Transfer Decorate / Gilt Dinner Service Plate For 11 People
Located in Tarry Town, NY
Dine in timeless elegance with our Porcelain Painted and Gilt Floral Bouquet Decorated Set of Eleven Dinner Plates, a stunning creation from the mid-20th century by Coronet Chinaware...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Louis XVI Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Silver Plated Covered Dish
Located in Miami, FL
Covered vegetable, meat or cheese dish. Classical LXVI style dishes. This special type of dish made to protect the food for getting not hot enough before serving. Very precious an...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XVI Dinner Plates

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Set 10 18th C. French Sevres Dark Blue Ground, Impasto Gilded Bird Décor Plates
Located in New York, NY
A Magnificent Set of Ten 18th Century French Sevres Dark Blue Ground, Impasto Gilded Decoration, with Variable Center Bird Decorations. The outer rim is decorated in a notched gold b...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Dinner Plates

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Sèvres Style Porcelain Plate Depicting King Louis XVI
Located in London, GB
This exquisite antique porcelain plate was crafted in the style of the famous Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory and depicts King Louis XVI of France...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Antique Set of Porcelain Dishes Sprig Decorated
Located in Katonah, NY
We are pleased to offer this set of twelve lovely antique porcelain dishes decorated in the "Sprig" pattern. They were made by Coalport in the early 19th century, circa 1810. The dishes have vibrant enameled colors with lush green leaves and sprigs of lavender and purple cornflowers...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Louis XVI Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

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Antique 18th Century Dutch Delft Faience Floral Plate
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Louis Xvi dinner plates for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XVI 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 and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with ceramic, earthenware and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XVI dinner plates made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and England pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original dinner plates, popular names associated with this style include and Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres. 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 $520 and tops out at $24,800 while the average work can sell for $925.

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