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French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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
Pair French, 19th Century Glazed Earthenware Plates
Located in Buisson, FR
Great pair of late 19th century Provencal earthenware plates France, circa 1880-1900 Good but weathered condition.
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Earthenware

Antique Oyster Plate by Carl Tielsch
Located in Ross, CA
Antique oyster plate made by Carl Tielsch in the late 19th century in Germany. The plate has six wells for oysters and a center well for lemon wedges. The background is a vivid yell...
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Late 19th Century German Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Antique German Oyster Plate by Carl Tielsch
Located in Ross, CA
Antique oyster plate made by Carl Tielsch in the late 19th century in Germany. The plate has six wells for oysters and a center well for lemon wedges. The background is a vivid turq...
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Late 19th Century German Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Antique German Oyster Plate by Carl Tielsch
Located in Ross, CA
Antique oyster plate made by Carl Tielsch in the late 19th century in Germany. The plate has six wells for oysters and a center well for lemon wedges. The background is a vivid pink...
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Late 19th Century German Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

Coupe décoration Vallauris Céramique Verte Francaise Côte-d'Azur 1970 Vintage
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Belle grande coupe en forme de feuille, de décoration ou à fruits. Elle a gardé toute la beauté de ses couleurs d'origine . Il est rare de trouver une coupe de couleurs verte et surt...
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1970s European Vintage French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Louche Les frères Cloutier en céramique dessin anthropomorphe Francaise 1950
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Louche à punch ou sangria, le manche en hêtre massif teinté tourné, la tête hémisphérique en céramique emmaillée avec un joli visage à l'intérieur. Elle est en parfait état . Objets ...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

French, 18th Century Glazed Earthenware Rouen Platter
Located in Buisson, FR
Very rare Rouen plate with beautiful blue decoration. Wonderful decorated with a bust , floral ornaments and guirlandes .France, circa 1750. Good condition H:3,5cm W:35cm D:23,5cm
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18th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Earthenware

French Faience Server Oyster Henriot Quimper Circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
French Faience Server Oyster with handle signed Henriot Quimper circa 1900.  
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Faience

Green Majolica Asparagus Platter Keller & Guerin Saint Clement, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Green Majolica asparagus platter by Keller and Guerin, manufacturer of Saint Clement, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic, Majolica

Majolica Asparagus Platter Keller & Guerin Saint Clement, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica asparagus platter by Keller and Guerin, manufacturer of Saint Clement, circa 1900.Trompe l’oeil napkin and pink chrysanthemums.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Majolica, Ceramic

Stunning Very Rare Vintage "DEVRES" Rouen France Big Tureen With Under Plate
Located in BAAMBRUGGE, NL
Stunning very rare to find vintage "Devres" Rouen France pottery big tureen with underplate. Look at the beautiful shape of the tureen with lovely handles and knob, particularly bea...
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1970s French Vintage French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Earthenware

19th Century French Moustiers Faience Oval Scalloped Floral Wall Platter
Located in Pearland, TX
A gorgeous antique 19th-Century French Moustiers hand painted oval faience floral wall platter. This rare decorative platter has remarkable details with a hand painted flower pot cen...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Faience

Antique French Papier Mache Tole Hand Painted Fruit Still Life and Bird Tray
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Papier Mache Tole Hand Painted Fruit Still Life and Bird Tray. Circa 19th Century. Measurements: 1.5" H x 31.5" W x 26" D
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19th Century Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Wood

Verre, Vase, Robert Picault en céramique Française Vallauris 1960/70 vintage
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Robert Picault (1919-2000) Céramiste de génie, ayant travaillé étroitement avec Picasso et Roger capron, il crée son propre alquifoux (mélange de de sulfure de plomb et de sable) et ...
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1960s French Vintage French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Italian Dark Green Verdi Marble butter cutting board 20th century
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Italian Dark Green Verdi Marble butter cutting board 20th century.
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20th Century Italian French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Marble, Metal

French Majolica Strawberry Orchies Cake Stand, circa 1880
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica strawberry Orchies cake stand circa 1880.
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Round French Provincial Hand Made Wooden Bowl Nr.2
Located in Rümmingen, BW
This Bowl is a blend of rustic charm and wood craftsmanship. Handcrafted by french traditional woodworkers, each bowl is a unique piece that captures the essence of the french provin...
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21st Century and Contemporary French French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Wood

Round French Provincial Hand Made Wooden Bowl Nr.1
Located in Rümmingen, BW
This Bowl is a blend of rustic charm and wood craftsmanship. Handcrafted by french traditional woodworkers, each bowl is a unique piece that captures the essence of the french provin...
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21st Century and Contemporary French French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Wood

French Provincial Hand Made Wooden Bowl Nr.1
Located in Rümmingen, BW
This Bowl is a blend of rustic charm and wood craftsmanship. Handcrafted by french traditional woodworker, each bowl is a unique piece that captures the essence of French provincial ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Wood

French Provincial Hand Made Wooden Bowl Nr.4
Located in Rümmingen, BW
This Bowl is a blend of rustic charm and wood craftsmanship. Handcrafted by french traditional woodworkers, each bowl is a unique piece that captures the essence of french provincial...
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21st Century and Contemporary French French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Wood

French Provincial Hand Made Wooden Bowl Nr.3
Located in Rümmingen, BW
This Bowl is a blend of rustic charm and wood craftsmanship. Handcrafted by french traditional woodworkers, each bowl is a unique piece that captures the essence of french provincial...
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21st Century and Contemporary French French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Wood

French Provincial Hand Made Wooden Bowl Nr.2
Located in Rümmingen, BW
This Bowl is a blend of rustic charm and wood craftsmanship. Handcrafted by french traditional woodworkers, each bowl is a unique piece that captures the essence of french provincial...
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21st Century and Contemporary French French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Wood

French Faience Handled Platter Desvres, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Antique French faience handled platter coat of arms wth dogs and floral pattern, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Faience

French Faience Handled Platter Desvres, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Antique French faience handled platter with coat of arms dogs and floral pattern, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Faience

Vintage French Wooden and Marble Plinth
Located in High Point, NC
This piece from early twentieth-century France can be used as a stand or pedestal for another piece of your collection, or a striking centerpiece. It has turned bulb-shaped legs pain...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Stone

French, 18th Century Glazed Earthenware Rouen Platter
Located in Buisson, FR
very rare Rouen plate with beautiful blue decoration. France, circa 1750 Good condition.
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18th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Earthenware

Caquelon Robert Picault céramique française vintage 1970
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Caquelon ou casserole en céramique grande taille de l'atelier Robert Picault qui était spécialisé dans la vaisselle culinaire. Les pièces de Robert Picault sont devenue des œuvres d'...
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1970s French Vintage French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

19th Century Sarreguemines Majolica Seaweed and Shell Barbotine Oyster Plate
Located in London, GB
Creating a wonderful display for Oysters or sea food this French Majolica oyster plate in lustrous deep colouring, but the well thought of maker Sarreguemines, circa 1890. Six scall...
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic, Earthenware

Antique French Majolica Platter by Orchies, c. 1890's
Located in Ross, CA
Vibrantly colored French majolica asparagus and artichoke platter made in the Orchies factory in the late 1800's. The tray has a scalloped rim , a turquoise background with artichoke...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Two French Provincial Ceramic Painted Green Round Small Serving Platters
Located in Milano, IT
A pair of French Provincial Ceramic Painted Green Round Small Serving Platters circa 19th Century. Could be used for serving snacks or as an ashtray or even a catch all.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Majolica Asparagus Server Longchamps circa 1930
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This Majolica ceramic, for the service of Asparagus. They were made in France in the 1930s. Their colors are white, green and purple. This is a serving dish.
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

French Majolica Oyster Platter Orchies, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Large French majolica oyster platter with handle Orchies, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Majolica, Ceramic

Early 19th Century French Pair of Glazed Terracotta Resin Dishes
Located in Labrit, Landes
Pair of resin dishes in glazed terracotta. In the South West of France, the country named Landes was a poor country having very few natural resources, the inhabitants lived on meager harvests whose land was manured by their flocks of sheep. The Landais also exploited the resin of the maritime pine: it was collected at the foot of the tree using a very artisanal technique which offered low yields: tapping with “crot” (from the Gascon cròt: hole). To harvest the resin, ancient resin workers dug a hole at the foot of the pine, generally between the roots, which they lined with moss. The resin obtained, if it had not crystallized on the care before arriving at the base of the pine, was full of impurities: twigs, sand, insects, and it contained very little turpentine. A first progress was to put dishes at the bottom of these holes which made it possible to collect the resin with fewer impurities, In 1844, the resin pot...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Terracotta

Large French Majolica Cake Stand, circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
French rustic Majolica cake stand circa 1890. Decorated with leaves and pink flowers.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Cheese Tray in Ceramic France 1970s White Color signed
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This cheese tray or platter is from France. It has been made in the 1970s. White Color. It is a Ceramic Cheese tray.
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1970s French Vintage French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

French Blue & White Faience Oyster Platter Moustiers Style, circa 1940
Located in Austin, TX
French blue & white Faience oyster platter Moustiers style, circa 1940. 12 inches diameter.
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1940s French Vintage French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Faience

Vintage Striped Cream Pot / Dessert Set With Tray by Limoges
Located in Ross, CA
Vintage yellow and white striped cream pot set made around 1960 in Limoges, France. This set would typically used in France for desserts such as chocolate, mousse or custard. Tray: ...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

Majolica Asparagus Server Platter circa XX Century
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This is ceramics, for the service of Asparagus. They were made in France in the XX Century. Their colors are white, green and purple. They are serving dishes.
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20th Century French French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

French Faience Server Oyster Henriot Quimper Circa 1920
Located in Austin, TX
French Faience Server Oyster signed Henriot Quimper. 3 platters servers and a saucer ( Larger to smaller 13.3" , h 1.6" / 10.5" , h 2.2" / 9.3" , h 2.6" ,total height 14 )  
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Faience

Cheese Tray in Ceramic France 1950s Blue Color signed Birds Decorative Patterns
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This cheese tray or platter is from France. It has been made in the 1970s. Blue Color. Model Oxford Signed
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Majolica Asparagus Platter Saint Clement, circa 1930
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica asparagus platter Saint Clement, circa 1930. Decorated with pink flowers.
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1930s French Vintage French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Majolica, Ceramic

Majolica Plates France circa 1880 Set of 4
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
They are two Majolica ceramics, for the service of Asparagus. They were made in France Circa 1880 Their colors are white, green and blue. They are serving dishes.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Antique Majolica Asparagus Plate With Sauce Well by Salins
Located in Ross, CA
A French majolica asparagus plate from the Salins-les-Bains region of France, made in the late 19th century. The plate has four white asparagus with purple tips, laying on a bed of g...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Decorative Plate Sarreguemines circa 1880 Signed Beige Blue Color
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This is a Majolica ceramic, for the Decorative use. It was made in France Circa 1880 His colors are Beige, green and Red. Made by Sarreguemines, sign
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Late 19th Century Sevres Style Porcelain Gilt Bronze Plate
Located in Pasadena, CA
Featuring the finest craftsmanship, materials, and design elements of its given era. Dating to the late 19th century, this gilt bronze center piece is done in the Sevres XVI style and was made in France. The porcelain serving dish or pedestal plate...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Bronze

Large ceramic serving dish, France 1950s Salins les Bains
Located in Herentals, BE
Large serving dish in pink glazed ceramic with salmon motif in relief. The dish was made in France at Salins les Bains around 1950. The item is marked...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Set of Vintage French Sarreguemines Et Digoin “Bayeux” Dinnerware
Located in New Orleans, LA
An entire set of French Vintage Sarreguemines et Digoin 'Bayeux' design 25, 9” dinner plates, 12 9” coup soup bowls, 4, 8” plates, 1, 9.5” pie plate, 1, 10.25” vegetable bowl, 1, 10.5” large bowl, and 1, 12.75” covered bowl in hand painted Cream with Green Norman House, 1930s. These are wonderful deep plates, bowls and serving pieces dating to around the 1930s in cream with a charming green Norman house and apple tree depicted. The stamp dates the plates between 1920 and 1960. The design Bayeux is very rare and hard to find. Bayeux is a town in Normandy France home of the famous Bayesu Tapestry and steeped in the history of William the Conquerer...
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1930s French Vintage French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Faience, Pottery

Majolica Dish France Sugar Pot, Dish and Cup circa 1880 Set of 3
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
we have a dish in green and red color diameter 29 cm High 3 cm A sugar Pot Diameter 16 High 13cm And a cup Diameter 14cm High 4cm it is in majolica made in France end of 19th Centur...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Majolica, Ceramic

Baccarat Empire Water Goblet Blown Glass
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful blown glass baccarat cups, discontinued and made in France.
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Mid-20th Century European French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Glass

19th Century Sarreguemines Majolica Seaweed and Shell Barbotine Oyster Plate
Located in London, GB
Creating a wonderful display for Oysters or sea food this French Majolica oyster plate in lustrous deep colouring, but the well thought of maker Sarreguemines...
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic, Earthenware

Majolica Fruits Plate Sarreguemines circa 1880 Signed Blue Color
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This is a Majolica ceramic, for the service Fruits. It was made in France Circa 1880 His colors are white, green and blue. it is serving dishes. Made by Sarreguemines, signed. Blue...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

19th Century Sarreguemines Majolica Seaweed and Shell Barbotine Oyster Plate
Located in London, GB
Creating a wonderful display for Oysters or sea food this French Majolica oyster plate in lustrous deep colouring, but the well thought of maker Sarreguemines, circa 1890. Six scallo...
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic, Earthenware

Majolica Fruits Plates Sarreguemines circa 1880 Set of 2 Signed Yellow Color
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
They are two Majolica ceramics, for the service Fruits. They were made in France Circa 1880 Their colors are white, green and blue. They are serving dishes. Made by Sarreguemines, s...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

French, 18th Century Glazed Earthenware Rouen Platter
Located in Buisson, FR
Rare Rouen plate with beautiful blue decoration. France, circa 1750 Good condition.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Earthenware

French Faience Henriot Quimper Platter
Located in San Antonio, TX
Bring a touch of French charm to your home with this beautiful French Faience Quimper Platter. Featuring stunning decorative floral ornaments within and around the plate, this platte...
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Faience

Dieulefit Poteries De Haute Provence Platter in Yellow Glaze
Located in Milano, IT
Dieulefit Poteries de Haute Provence Yellow glazed earthenware scalloped edge trimmed in brown serving platter from village of Dieulefit circa 1950's.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

19th Century Sarreguemines Majolica Seaweed and Shell Barbotine Oyster Plate
Located in London, GB
Creating a wonderful display for Oysters or sea food this French Majolica oyster plate in lustrous deep colouring, but the well thought of maker Sarreguemines, circa 1890. Six scallo...
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic, Earthenware

19th Century Sarreguemines Majolica Seaweed and Shell Barbotine Oyster Plate
Located in London, GB
Creating a wonderful display for Oysters or sea food this French Majolica oyster plate in lustrous deep colouring, but the well thought of maker Sarreguemines, circa 1890. Six scallo...
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic, Earthenware

French Provincial platters and serveware for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique French Provincial platters and serveware 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 platters and serveware created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, wall decorations, decorative objects and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with ceramic, earthenware and other materials. If you’re shopping for used French Provincial platters and serveware made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Austria pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original platters and serveware, popular names associated with this style include Sarreguemines, Henriot Quimper, Orchies, and Limoges. 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 platters and serveware differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $65 and tops out at $5,000 while the average work can sell for $480.

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