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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
19th Century Small Pair of French Chiseled Gilded Bronze Candlesticks
Located in IT
19th century, small pair of French chiseled gilded bronze candlesticks The elegant and refined pair of bronze candlesticks finely chiselled and gilded was made in France circa mid...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Ormolu, Bronze

Pair of French Brass Tric Trac Game Table Candlesticks, Louis XVI c1780
Located in valatie, NY
Pair of French brass tric trac game table candlesticks, Louis XVI c1780. Traditional construction with a peg which was inserted into a conforming hole on the table playing surface wh...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Brass

French Six-Light Bronze Lantern with Decorative Garland, Late 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
French six-light bronze lantern with decorative garland, late 19th century.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

19th Century, Pair of French Git Bronze Candlesticks with Vestals
By Auguste a Paris
Located in IT
19th century, pair of French git bronze candlesticks with Vestals These two chiselled and gilt bronze candlesticks were made at the beginning of the 19th century and are inspired...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

Pair of Doré Bronze Mtd Rouge Marble 9-Arm Candelabras, Signed by Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
A fantastic pair of Louis XVI style doré bronze mounted rouge marble 9-arm candelabras with doré Bronze Hercules Masks and doré bronze swirling S-style handles, signed Barbedienne. T...
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1860s French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Marble, Bronze

French 19th-20th Century Louis XVI Style Beaded Glass and Gilt-Metal Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine French 19th-20th century Louis XVI style beaded glass and gilt-metal basket thirteen-light chandelier, the pierced gilt-metal center rim with wreaths and tied-bows, surmounted...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Metal

French Louis XVI Style 2-Light Pair Girandoles
Located in Vero Beach, FL
French Louis XVI Style 2-Light Pair Girandoles French Louis XVI-style 2-light pair of brass and crystal girandoles. Each girandole is surmounted with a faceted crystal finial and ...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Baguès Style French Brass Flower and Leaf Table Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of smaller scale French brass table or buffet lamps. Decorated with glass rosettes and leaves, and finely crafted foliate embellishments. Base is bass and mirrored glass. Each...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XVI More Lighting

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Brass

Pair of Wall Lights 19th Century Louis XVI
Located in Warsaw, PL
Mirror sconce made of chiseled brass plated with 24 carats gold. Flowers garlands, ram heads. 2 lights.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Style Bronze Chandelier with Quiver of Arrows
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This mid-twentieth century French Louis XVI style bronze chandelier features a central quiver of arrows detailed with rosettes and finished with an acanthus leaf finial. Its four arm...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

Rare Large Louis XVI Empire Style Bronze and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Plainview, NY
A magnificent large rare Louis XVI style bronze and crystal chandelier with 16 arms/ candelabras and electrified inside with 7 candelabra light source. The basket shaped chandelier ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Knot & Tassel Appliqué Wall Candle Sconces
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing matching pair of gilt bronze sconces in the shape of knotted ribbons holding two candle arms. These amazing set were produced in the 19th-century in France. Both remarkabl...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Brass, Bronze

Two-Light Sconces Bronze from the 19th Century Italy Tuscany
Located in Buggiano, IT
Two-light bronze wall light from the 19th century in Louis XVI style. Given the weight and size, it will be delivered in a specific wooden case for export, packed in bubble wrap. I...
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1880s Italian Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

Pair of Louis XVI Style Dore Bow Knot Wall Sconces with Two Scroll Arms
Located in Warsaw, PL
"Pair of candle sconces with two scroll arms made from ormolu gives a preeminent and grandiose feel. With a splendid golden color, lavish but no less aesthetic, the pair of antique w...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Gold Plate, Bronze

19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu Cherub Chandelier After Pierre Gouthiere
By Pierre Gouthiere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A superb quality French, 19th century Louis XVI style ormolu figural six-light whimsical chandelier with figures of cherubs, after the model by Pierre Gouthiere in the cabinet dore´ ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Ormolu

Stunning Antique Large and Heavy Bronze & Alabaster Pendant / Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful and handcrafted antique pendant. If you are looking for a sizeable, top quality and excellent condition antique pendant then this fine specimen from circa 1890-1910 should...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Alabaster, Bronze

Louis XVI Style Pair of Bronze Wall Sconces with Quiver, French Work
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This pair of wall sconces is made of bronze. These sconces are in the style of Louis XVI with quivers. This is a French work, circa 1960.
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1960s French Vintage Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

18th Century Italian Giltwood and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
The elegant and finely carved giltwood central base with 18 "S" scrolled gilt bronze arms decorated with hundreds of precious crystal drops creating garlands joined by different leve...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Cut Glass

Pair of 19th Century Hand Painted Porcelain de Sevres Lamps, Gilt Bronze Mounts
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of fine quality Louis XVI style French Sevres pink porcelain and gilt bronze-mounted lamps. One side is painted with cherubs in the manner of Watteau, the famous 18th century ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

French Maison Baguès Attributed Eight-Light Crystal Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Chic French 1940s Maison Baguès attributed bronze or brass and crystal eight-light chandelier. This stunning French crystal chandelier has been newly wired for U.S. market and would ...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

20th Century Classic French Chandelier in antique Louis Seize Style bronze
Located in Berlin, DE
Massively beautifully chiselled brass metal, gilded. Strongly ornamented baluster shafts, of which sixteen volute-like curved luminaries emerge. Vase-shaped grommets on profiled eave...
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20th Century French Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

Large Hand Carved Antique Alabaster Pendant Chandelier Top Quality Fixture, 1910
Located in Lisse, NL
Top class light fixture with a stunning alabaster shade of 20 inches in diameter. Thanks to its unique design, its large size and its excellent condition this alabaster chandelier w...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI More Lighting

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Alabaster, Metal, Brass

Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style French Dore Bronze Mounted Baccarat Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style French Dore Bronze Mounted Baccarat Swirling Crystal Table Lamps. Each piece is beautiful with the finest and most dense French Baccarat Cryst...
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Extra Large Antique White Alabaster & Gilt Bronze Louis Seize Style Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Early twentieth century, majestic work-of-art light fixture. With early 20th century lighting in general (and alabaster fixtures in particular) as one of our specialities, we were...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI More Lighting

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Alabaster, Bronze

French 19th Century Crystal and Brass Chandelier
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This exquisite French chandelier has 12 lights and is thoroughly adorned with beautiful drop pendant crystals. These are surmounted by crystal stars and rosettes intended to conceal ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

Pair 19th Century French Sevres Style Candelabra
Located in Brighton, Sussex
Pair late 19th century French sevres style porcelain and gilded ormolu five brach candelabra, with scrolling foliate decoration, turquoise ground porcelain urns the the centre with i...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Ormolu

French Maison Baguès Style Eight-Light Crystal Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Chic French Maison Baguès inspired silvered bronze and crystal eight-light chandelier. This stunning crystal chandelier is newly wired for U.S. market and can be suspended from a cha...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Louis XVI Style Cast Patinated Brass Two Candle Sconce, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Louis XVI style cast patinated brass two-candle sconce with intricate details of flames and foliage throughout, scrolled arms lead to bobeches, 19th century. Professionally polished.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Brass

Italian Giltwood and Crystal Chandelier 18th Century Great Beauty
Located in Rome, IT
The elegant and finely carved giltwood central base with 18 "S " scrolled gilt bronze arms decorated with hundreds of precious crystal drops creating garlands joined by different lev...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

Pair 19th Century French 7 Arm Dore Bronze & Crystal Candelabras Signed Baccarat
Located in New York, NY
A large magnificent pair of 19th century French Louis XVI Style seven arm dore bronze and crystal cupid candelabras, Signed Baccarat. Each candelabra is beautiful with seven dore bro...
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1860s French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Wall Sconces - a Pair
Located in Morristown, NJ
20th c., a pair of two light wall sconces. French horn arms, with a ribbon and tassel backplate, adorned with wrapped foliate sprig at center. Impressed "P" mark to back. Each sconc...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Louis XVI More Lighting

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Metal, Bronze

Murano Glass Chandelier Attributed to Seguso
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning murano glass chandelier attributed to Seguso. This chic murano glass 10 light chandelier has an unusual faceted bottom finial. This Murano chandelier has been newly wired t...
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1940s Italian Vintage Louis XVI More Lighting

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of French 19th C. Blue Opalescent Crystal Tulip Form Lustres W/ Gilt Decor
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style blue opalescent crystal tulip form lustre/girandole/candle sticks with hand-painted enamel designs and gilt decoration. Each ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal

Antique Bronze Hall Lantern,France
Located in Antwerp, BE
A French gilded bronze antique hall lantern, the brass bulbous candle sconces, surrounded by four sectional circular decorative embellishments faceted leave filigree details decorati...
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

Antique Italian Beaded and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning antique Italian beaded and crystal chandelier from the 1920s. This unusual Italian crystal chandelier has a crown at the top and an interesting swirl design to the beaded po...
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1920s Italian Vintage Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal

Rare Set of Four Classic French Bow Bronze Sconces
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very fine and rare set of Classic French antique sconces. Tall ribbon forms with bows at the top, open half circles with vines and berries in the center. The three leafy scrolled lig...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

Pr French 19th C. Dore Bronze Mntd Green Marble/Porphyry Lamps, Att. H. Dasson
Located in New York, NY
A fantastic and quite large pair of French Louis XVI style dore bronze mounted green marble or possibly Greenish/Grey Porphyry Pot-Pourri vases mounted as lamps, attributed to Henry ...
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Porphyry, Marble, Bronze

Set of Four Fine French Louis XVI Period Doré Bronze Electrified Wall Sconces
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
An extremely elegant and high quality set of four Louis XVI period doré bronze (fire-gilded bronze) wall candle holders, wonderfully elaborate in fine and precise detail, decorated w...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

Pair of Louis XVI Doré Bronze and Wedgwood Three-Light Sconces, E. F. Caldwell
Located in New York, NY
A fabulous and unique pair of antique Louis XVI style doré bronze and wedgwood mounted three-light sconces/wall appliques signed by E. F. Caldwell & Co New York, signed by the Caldwe...
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1890s American Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Bronze and Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1920s
Located in Barntrup, DE
This adorable antique French ceiling light features a very decorative massive bronze fixture and beautifully shaped glass lampshade, centered with bronze pinecone finial. One socket...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

Bronze Seven-Light Candelabra After Clodion Cast, Suse Frères French circa 1890
Located in London, GB
A fine pair of gilt and patinated bronze seven-light candelabra, after a model by Clodion, Cast by Suse Frères. Stamped 'Susse Fres'. The candelabra are in the form of patinat...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

French Baccarat Gilt Bronze and Crystal Twelve-Arm Chandelier, Circa 1820
Located in Charleston, SC
French Baccarat gilt bronze and crystal twelve-arm chandelier with a gilt floral canopy, cascading crystal prisms flanking a centered spiral crystal column , twelve gilt floral scrol...
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1820s French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Pair Louis XVI Style Gilt-Metal & Champlevé Enamel 5-Light Wall-lights-Sconces
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A large and impressive pair of Louis XVI style gilt-metal and champlevé enamel five-light figural wall lights (sconces - appliques) after the model by Pierre-Philippe Thomire (French...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Louis XVI More Lighting

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Metal, Bronze, Enamel

Italian Giltwood and Crystal Chandelier 18th Century Great Beauty
Located in Rome, IT
The elegant and finely carved giltwood central base with 18 "S" scrolled gilt bronze arms decorated with hundreds of precious crystal drops creating garlands joined by different leve...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Cut Glass

Pair of 19th C. French Giltwood Emerald Green Opaline Crystal and Enamel Lamps
Located in New York, NY
An incredible pair of 19th century French giltwood Emerald green opaline crystal and Enamel lamps, attributed to Baccarat. Each of these is made with the finest hand-cut French emera...
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1850s French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal

Pair of French Cassolettes Marble and Ormolu Bronze Table Lamps. Circa 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of French cassolettes marble and ormolu bronze table lamps with rams head mounts, floral ribbon swags, hoof feet, and terminating on tripod base with decorative medallions and b...
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1810s French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Marble, Ormolu

Monumental French Louis XVI Style Bronze Sconces Maison Baguès Attributed
Located in Houston, TX
Magnificent heavy pair of French Louis XVI brass sconces. This pair of fabulous well cast French 1940s bronze sconces have been newly wired for U.S. market. (Attributed to Maison Bag...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

Pair of Monumental French Louis XVI Style Five-Arm Dore Bronze Sconces
Located in New York, NY
An incredible and monumental pair of 19th century French Louis XVI style five-arm fore bronze sconces. Each sconce is of a monumental size. Most sconces of this era are between two a...
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1870s French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Wood Chandelier, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
French Louis XVI style wood chandelier, 19th century. US wired.  
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Cut-Glass Candelabra
Located in London, GB
Six-light candelabra, ormolu with a glass spike surmount and two rows of hanging glass daggers and beads, one above and one below the six candles.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal, Ormolu

Pair of Louis XVI Style Bronze Chandeliers
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Louis XVI style bronze chandeliers. A large and impressive palatial pair of gilt bronze chandelier having 13 lighted arms with four bulbs on the interior of the large frosted...
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Late 20th Century Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

Pair of French 1940s Gilt Louis XVI Style Sconces
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of French 1940s gilt bronze two armed sconces in the Louis XVI style. Very good vintage condition, need to be wired. Ref #: LS0408-11 Dimensions: 12"H x 10"W x 5"D
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1940s French Vintage Louis XVI More Lighting

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Ormolu

Pair Large Antique Wall Mount Light Sconces Gilt Bronze Hunt Trumpet Bronze Dore
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Pair gilt bronze trumpet wall sconces bronze Doré Hunting Lodge. Theme The hunt. For a high end design and mood light in a living room, entryway or library. Magnificent and imposing...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Bronze and Crystal Candelabra Table Lamps, Set of 2
Located in Barntrup, DE
Pair of French Louis XVI style bronze and crystal candelabra table lamps. These impressive table lamps feature five bronze arms, embellished with hanging cut crystal prisms that refl...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Venetian Glass and Gilt Metal Sconces – A Pair
Located in Canton, MA
Early 20th Century Venetian glass flower sconces. The petals are blown glass in green with pink tips. The the rest of the sconces are in the shape of the flower stem with a bow tied ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Louis XVI More Lighting

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Metal

Double Branched Silver Candlestick
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Double branched silver candlestick Dimensions: 15.5” H x 10.5” W x 5.5” D Base diameter 5.5”.
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Late 20th Century French Louis XVI More Lighting

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Silver

Pair of Gilt Bronze and Crystal Sconces, French 19th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Magnificent large French 19 century pair of Louis XV style ormolu mounted and cut crystal Five light sconces. Meticulous attention has been given to every details, the sconces are b...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze, Ormolu

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Torchieres
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of French Louis XVI style candelabra torchieres.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI More Lighting

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Wood

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