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Louis XVI Lanterns

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 Pair of Antique Patinated Bronze Satirical Mask Wall Lights Sconces
Located in Plainview, NY
A 19th century pair of antique patinated bronze satirical mask wall sconces. Each having been wired for one light this very fine cast bronze wall lights leave attention to detail und...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Small Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Lantern
Located in London, GB
A small Louis XVI style gilt bronze lantern modelled after the Versailles Model. Of hexagonal form surmounted by a corona cast with fleur-de-lys and scallop shells. French, ci...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Old Brass and Clear Crystal Four-Light Lantern
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A large Louis XVI style old brass and clear crystal cylindrical lantern with a central four-light candelabra cluster, France, 1930-1939. This lantern is in very good condition, no da...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Lanterns

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Brass

20th century, French Gilt Bronze Four Lights Lantern Chandelier
Located in IT
20th century, French Gilt Bronze Four Lights Lantern Chandelier This four-light gilded bronze lantern was made in France in the early 20th century. The central element is circular...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

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 Lanterns

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Bronze

Certified Maison Baguès Paris Lantern
Located in Paris, FR
#2099 Maison Baguès brass lantern. Finish: Nitrate gold. Louis XVI Lantern.  
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21st Century and Contemporary French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Elegant Louis XVI Gilded Bronze Lantern by Millet, France, Circa 1880
Located in PARIS, FR
Signed MILLET A PARIS Elegant ovoid shaped Louis XVI style ormolu lantern. It is composed of a central cut crystal body adorned with acanthus leaves suspended by knotted ropes for...
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Crystal, Bronze

Large Cylindrical Lantern in Louis XVI Style Brass Glass Pendant Lighting
Located in Berlin, DE
More available large cylindrical lantern in Louis XVI style brass glass pendant lighting Measures: height without chain 86 cm, diameter 40 cm. Weight (approximately): 10kg. Number ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Louis XVI Lanterns

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Brass

19th Century French Copper Lantern
Located in Houston, TX
19th century French copper lantern with glass panels. Lanterns can be wired for electricity or fitted for use with gas for an additional cost.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Copper, Iron

Pair of Large Vintage Brass Lanterns
Located in Isle Sur Sorgue, FR
Pair of large vintage brass lanterns. In the style of Louis XVI. It is very rare to find a pair of this size. In the style of Maison Jansen..
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Brass

Palatial and Large Antique French Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Figural Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A palatial and large antique French Louis XVI gilt bronze figural double tier multi light chandelier of exquisite craftsmanship embellished with the most intricate detail and further...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Turn of the Century Ormolu Three-Light Lantern
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French Louis XVI st. turn of the century ormolu three light lantern. The lantern has a circular base with fitted glass panes within ormolu frames. Centered by a twisted or...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Ormolu

Classical Lantern Brass Glass Gold Pendant Lighting Lanterne
Located in Berlin, DE
More available large cylindrical lantern brass glass pendant lighting Measures: height without chain 90 cm, diagonal 50 cm. Weight (approximately): 10kg. Number of lights: 4-li...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Louis XVI Lanterns

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Brass

Pair of 19th Century French Bronze Dore Arched Crystal Three-Light Lanterns
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A fine antique Louis XVI style bronze doré and crystal lanterns, france, late 19th century. Finely cast, hand-chassed and hand-chiseled French fire-gilded bronze with crystal arched ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Crystal, Bronze

19th Century Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Lantern
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional 19th century French Louis XVI gilt bronze lantern. This fixture has beautiful decorative details and 4 lights. Makes an impressive statement!
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Fine Pair Doré Etched Bow Bronze Louis XVI Lantern Fixtures Curved Glass Panels
Located in Roslyn, NY
An elegant pair of doré bronze five-light lanterns with etched ribbed bronze trim on top and bottom of the lanterns are fluted reed trim with cross bows around a curved glass panel a...
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1930s Italian Vintage Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Louis XVI Brass Round Lantern with Rams Heads and Chain Swags
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A large quality neoclassical hall lantern of fine design and execution in the Louis XVI taste. Convex glass panels are set within heavy cast brass details include a pierced brass gal...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Brass

Fine 18th Century French Louis XVI Style Fire-Gilded Bronze Electried Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A fine, large Louis XVI style fire-gilded chandelier, France, late 18th century. This wonderful piece is finely elaborate in precise detail decorated with elegant foliate, flowers an...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

French Ormolu & Glass Lantern
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
French ormolu & glass lantern, second available, each one with six 8" x 23" glass panels and 15" hanging interior candelabra with six lights. Sold separately, the price is for one la...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Ormolu

Classical Lantern Brass Glass Gold Pendant Lighting Lanterne
Located in Berlin, DE
More available large cylindrical lantern brass glass pendant lighting Measures: height without chain 70 cm, diagonal 35 cm. Weight (approximately): 6kg. Number of lights: 4-lig...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Louis XVI Lanterns

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Brass

French Neoclassical Gilt Lacquered Brass and Glass Oval Four-Light Lantern
Located in New York, NY
The top surmounted by four scrolling volutes. Elegant form and substantial size.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Brass

French Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Antique Candelabra Wall Sconce, 19th Century
Located in Shippensburg, PA
This is an exceptionally well cast gilt bronze wall sconce in the taste of the Louis XVI period, likely crafted during the last quarter of the 19th century. The careful chiseling of ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Painted and Giltwood Six Sided Lantern
Located in Atlanta, GA
Painted and giltwood six-sided lantern. Three lights.
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Late 20th Century Italian Louis XVI Lanterns

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Wood

Pair of Fine Antique French Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Figural Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
A pair of fine antique French Louis XVI style gilt bronze eight-arm chandeliers of superb workmanship embellished neoclassical hand chased motifs and further adorned with figural mas...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

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 Lanterns

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Bronze

Beautiful French Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Circular Lantern
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful French Louis XVI style cast and gilt bronze circular six lights lantern. Beautiful original gilding and circular glass.
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Large French Louis XVI Style Iron and Bronze Wall Lanterns, French, circa 1860
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of extraordinary and very large size Louis XVI style iron, bronze and bronze doré hanging lanterns with scrolling wall-mounted brackets. Completely reconditioned and restored...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze, Iron

Louis XVI Bronze Hall Lantern
Located in Westwood, NJ
A fine French Louis XVI gilt bronze three arm hall lantern with serpentine sides, bronze swags, flame urn for finials, acorns, and acanthus leaf decorations.
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Antique 19th Century French Dore Bronze and Glass Figural Seven-Light Lantern
Located in New York, NY
A fabulous antique 19th century Louis XVI style French dore bronze and glass figural seven-light lantern. Beautifully cast, hand-chassed and hand-chiseled with the finest quality of ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Fine French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Eight-Light Chandelier
By Pierre Gouthiere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine 19th century Louis XVI style gilt bronze eight-light chandelier with superb quality chasing and gilt, the arms surmounted with floral decorations in the form of a bouquet...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Neoclassical Gilded Bronze Glass Lantern
Located in Middleburg, VA
Fine quality Louis XVI style interior lantern adds the perfect touch of class to a hallway or entryway. Large proportions made of gilt bronze with neoclassical architectural details ...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Cylindrical Lantern
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Magnificent Gilt Bronze Louis XVI style Lantern, profusely decorated with garlands of flowers. Four original curved glass panels. Exquisite Detail. 4 lights. France, circa 1900. ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Bronze Dore Glass Pendant Lantern Lamp
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI-Style (20th Century) bronze dore hanging lantern pendant lamp with 3 arm fixture and beaded festoon with tassels.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze and Cut Rock Crystal Multi Light Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A large French Louis XVI gilt bronze and cut rock crystal multi light chandelier of superb quality embellished with cut rock crystal prisms, flowers, vases, chains and further adorne...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

Louis XVI Style Lantern
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine & Elegant Gilt Bronze Louis XVI style lantern. Curved Glass Panels. Pair available. France, circa 1920. Dimensions: Height 28" Diameter 16" CW5190.
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Bronze Dore and Glass Hanging Lantern
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI-style (20th Century) lantern with a dome shaped glass shade held by a bronze dore ram head collar supported by 3 chains to a canopy with a central 3 light rod.
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20th Century Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

French Gilt Bronze Louis XVI Style Hall Lantern
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very fine and decorative French Gilt Bronze Louis XVI style Hall Lantern. Fine Quality. Single Glass Globe (no panels). 4 Lights. France, circa 1920. CW5187.
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Bronze Dore Hanging Lantern Pendant Lamp
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI-style (19th Century) bronze dore 4 arm hanging lantern / pendant lamp with festoon design and 4 glass panels
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Wonderful French Louis XVI Gilt Bronze and Curved Panel Glass Lantern Fixture
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French Louis XVI gilt bronze and curved panel glass lantern fixture with 5 candelabra sockets, rewired and ready to install with chain canopy and mounting hardware.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze and Cut-Glass Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Fine French 19th-20th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze and Beaded Cut-Glass Basket Style Eight-Light Chandelier with a Floral and Fruits Center Rim and a Floral Canopy. Circa: P...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Palatial Large French Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Ribbon & Bow Swag Lantern Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
Exquisite French Louis XVI style gilt bronze three-light lantern fixture adorned with bronze beaded swags and finished with a center medallion of a bow. Measures: 36" H x 18" W.
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Stunning Antique Hallway or Stairwell Pendant w. Four Bronze Ram Head Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and highly stylish, gilt bronze and glass entry hall fixture. In the earliest days of electric lighting, designers worked closely together with artists & artisans and together ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Brass, Bronze

Palatial Large French Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Ribbon & Bow Swag Lantern Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
Exquisite French Louis XVI style gilt bronze three-light lantern fixture adorned with bronze beaded swags and finished with a center medallion of a bow. Measures: 36" H x 18" W.
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Pair of Louis XVI Style Monumental Dore Bronze Rams Head Etched Glass Lanterns
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Louis XVI style monumental doré bronze ram's head etched glass lanterns. These spectacular one of a kind Lanterns are simply too stunning to behold. The frosted and etched st...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

Palatial and Large Antique French Louis XVI Cut Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A palatial and large antique French Louis XVI cut crystal multi light chandelier of exceptional craftsmanship embellished with hand handcut crystal arms, cut crystal prisms and furth...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Crystal

Antique Neoclassical Style Glass and Gilt Bronze Lantern
Located in London, GB
Antique Neoclassical style glass and gilt bronze lantern, French, late 19th century Measures: Height 46cm, diameter 21cm This fine, antique lantern was made after an 18th centur...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Ormolu, Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Bronze Doré 4-Light Lantern with Porcelain Flowers
Located in San Francisco, CA
With arching openwork top above a square-form body tapering to a foliate pendant knob; decorated overall with later porcelain flower heads which can be easily removed.
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

French Hexagonal Hall Lantern
Located in Westwood, NJ
French bronze hexagonal three-light hall lantern with a putti figure holding the central light cluster.
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Early 1900s European Antique Louis XVI Lanterns

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Brass

Huge French Louis XVI Style Brass Bronze Lantern with Curved Cut Glass Panels
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Very large Louis XVI style four-light hexagonal lantern, France, 1920-1930. The lantern is made of solid brass with integrated cast bronze details, six curved sides with curved cut g...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze, Brass

Antique Lantern French Palatial (#15 Pairs w/#16) 29 Avail. Buy 2+ Shipping FREE
Located in Brenham, TX
I'm offering a total of 29 Palatial Lanterns on my 1st Dibs store.   ****The Lantern pictured in this listing is LANTERN #15, and my restorer chose it as a PAIR with LANTERN #16 (...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Aluminum

Antique Lantern French Palatial (#1 of 29 Available) Buy 2+ and Shipping is FREE
Located in Brenham, TX
I'm offering a total of 29 Palatial lanterns on my 1st Dibs store.   ****The Lantern pictured in this listing is LANTERN #1, and my restorer chose it as a single lantern that can ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Aluminum

Antique Lantern French Palatial (#7 of 29 Available) Buy 2+ and Shipping is FREE
Located in Brenham, TX
I'm offering a total of 29 Palatial Lanterns on my 1st Dibs store.   ****The Lantern pictured in this listing is LANTERN #7, and my restorer chose it as a single lantern that can ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Aluminum

Antique Lantern French Palatial (#4 of 29 Available) Buy 2+ and Shipping is FREE
Located in Brenham, TX
I'm offering a total of 29 Palatial Lanterns on my 1st Dibs store.   ****The Lantern pictured in this listing is LANTERN #4, and my restorer chose it as a single lantern that can ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Aluminum

Antique Lantern French Palatial (#19 Pairs w/#20) 29 Avail. Buy 2+ Shipping FREE
Located in Brenham, TX
I'm offering a total of 29 Palatial Lanterns on my 1st Dibs store.   ****The Lantern pictured in this listing is LANTERN #19, and my restorer chose it as a PAIR with LANTERN #20 (...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Aluminum

Antique Lantern French Palatial (#16 Pairs w/#15) 29 Avail. Buy 2+ Shipping FREE
Located in Brenham, TX
****The Lantern pictured in this listing is LANTERN #16, and my restorer chose it as a PAIR with LANTERN #15 (listed separately). This lantern, LANTERN #16, can be purchased by its...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Aluminum

Antique Lantern French Palatial (#10 of 29 Available) Buy 2+ Shipping is FREE
Located in Brenham, TX
I'm offering a total of 29 Palatial Lanterns on my 1st Dibs store.   ****The Lantern pictured in this listing is LANTERN #10, and my restorer chose it as a single lantern that can...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Aluminum

Antique Lantern French Palatial (#25 Pairs w/#26) 29 Avail. Buy 2+ Shipping FREE
Located in Brenham, TX
The Lantern pictured in this listing is Lantern #25 Details for This Lantern (Lantern #25): • color is dark green w/ yellow panes • cast aluminum and plexiglass • weighs appr...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Aluminum

Antique Lantern French Palatial (#26 Pairs w/#25) 29 Avail. Buy 2+ Shipping FREE
Located in Brenham, TX
The Lantern pictured in this listing is Lantern #26 Details for This Lantern (Lantern #26): • color is dark green w/ yellow panes • cast aluminum and plexiglass • weighs appro...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Aluminum

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