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Louis XV Lighting

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
Louis XV Style Twelve-Light Teardrop Chandelier
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elegant Louis XV style twelve-light gilt metal chandelier with scrolled arms and foliate bobeches topped by wax candle lights. Decorated with 78 huge, cut crystal teardrops hanging f...
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20th Century American Louis XV Lighting

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Metal

Crystal & Bronze Louis XV Style Chandelier with 12 Lights, 19th Century France
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century Louis XV style bronze frame chandelier with crystal pendants and 12 lights.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

19th Century Baccarat French White Glass Couple of Luis XV Style Sconces
Located in Valladolid, ES
An amazing couple of glass and golden glass Baccarat white glass sconces. In a Luis XV style and Napoleon III period. With 2 arms and a central shaft all in carved crystal at diamond...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal

Beautiful Antique Louis XV Style 12-Light Rock Crystal Chandelier, circa 1880
Located in London, GB
A beautiful antique Louis XV style rock crystal chandeliers dating from circa 1880. Featuring 12 lights with 4 obelisks. Large rock crystal plaques with rock crystal garlands linking...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Rock Crystal, Brass

Gold Gilded Louie Sconces XV Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Grate castings in bronze. And with real 24K gold antique plate finish. Sconces in the Contemporary style of French Louie xv . Left and Right sides .Each twisted-form sconce is suppor...
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1990s North American Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

19th Century Louis XV Style Ten-Lighted Luminaire Wall Light
Located in Berlin, DE
An important, monumental Rococo wall applications in the style of the 18th century. Ten-lighted luminaire. Bronze chiselled. Flat wall sign made from reliefed volutes and acanthus le...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Antique Country French Painted Wrought Iron Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Country French painted wrought iron chandelier is a delightfully artistic work of the metalsmith's craft! From the laurels highlighted in gold on the canopy to the acanthus p...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Wrought Iron

Antique Louis XV Style Five-Panel Bronze Hall Lantern
Located in Montreal, QC
Antique French Louis XV style bronze lantern. This traditional form is found often in French chateaux and Parisian hotels. This particular example dates from the Belle Époque period....
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

20th Century Louis XV-Style French Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Prince Louis XV-style French chandelier. Finely chased and gilded bronze. Twelfth. Volute-cover ring for elongated, articulated, in the middle basket-shaped shank with pin end. In e...
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20th Century Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Pair of French Hand Painted Porcelain Lamps
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of hand painted French porcelain lamps with gilt bases. The urn form with gilt rams head handles. These are a diminutive size, 20.5 inches tall to the top of a shade. These sh...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XV Lighting

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Porcelain

Rock Crystal Pendant Bagues Style French Louis XV Sconces
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful pair of sconces with genuine cut rock crystals and traditional crystal as well. They are from the 1990s era and are Italian. They each measure 10.25 inches wide x...
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1990s Italian Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Rock Crystal

Large Pair of Louis XV Ormolu Five-Light Wall Lights in the Style of Caffieri
By Jacques Caffieri
Located in Boston, MA
Each sconce of asymmetrical rocaille design with foliate-cast backplate issuing five foliate S and C- scrolling candle arms mounted throughout with stylized leaf-tip motifs. Drilled ...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Two Antique Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze and Marble Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
These exquisite gilt bronze (ormolu) lamps were crafted in the late 19th century in France. With their classically-inspired urns, scrolls, foliage, flower and fruit swags, these lamp...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Marble, Ormolu, Bronze

French Vintage Five-Light Bronze Chandelier
Located in Chicago, IL
Petite French bronze chandelier from the 1930s measuring only 14.5" in diameter with a very nice gently aged patina to the metal. Thoroughly cleaned, new American sockets installed a...
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1930s French Vintage Louis XV Lighting

Pair of Louis XV Style Gilt, Two-Light Sconces
Located in Washington, DC
Pair of Louis XV style gilt, two-light sconces, hand carved and electrified. Sold as a Pair Price reflects price for Pair.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Louis XV Lighting

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Wood

Large Gilt Bronze Chateau Lantern
Located in Westwood, NJ
A very fine pair of large gilt bronze four light 'Chateau' lanterns.
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20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

8 French Louis XV Style Bronze and Crystal Lyre Sconces
Located in New York, NY
8 French Louis XV-style (20th Century) bronze and crystal wall sconces with three arms and lyre design. (PRICED EACH)
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20th Century Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

19th Century Pair of Ormolu Candelabras in Louis XV Style
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of candelabras with two branches of light each in gilt and sculpted bronze. Their decor is inspired by Rocaille motifs of asymmetrical foliage that coils upward, creating a live...
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1860s French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze, Ormolu

French Gilt-Bronze Chandelier with Exceptional Crystals
Located in Pembroke, MA
French Louis XV style gilt-bronze and crystal chandelier, electrified with six lights. This chandelier features exceptional, large cut crystal pendalogues, stars and rosettes, and a ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Ormolu

Pair of 18th or 19th Century Polychrome Tole and Porcelain Wall Light
Located in Berlin, DE
A pair of 18th or 19th century Louis XV style two-armed polychrome painted tole wall lights adorned with painted porcelain flowers. Each central foliate backplate issuing two scrolle...
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19th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Tôle

Very Fine Gilt Bronze & Crystal Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very fine gilt bronze & crystal Louis XV "Cage" style chandelier. 9 Lights. France, circa 1900. Dimensions: height 38" diameter 24" CW4432.
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

20th Century Louis XV Style Cast-Bronze Candelabra Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Monumental highly significant candelabra in Louis XV style. Unusual, finely engraved and cast bronze. Balustrade formed, profile-framed corpus connected with wide, ornamental relief...
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20th Century Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Unusual Pair of French Tole and Iron Sconces with White Porcelain Flowers
Located in valatie, NY
Unusual pair of 2 light, 19th century French tole and iron wall sconces with white porcelain flowers. A pair of sconces, the iron backs have an usual shape and surface. It is not typ...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Tin, Iron

Superb Pair of Finely Carved 18th Century French Candlesticks
Located in Dallas, TX
This pair of candlesticks was produced in France in the 1700’s. Unlike most antique wooden candlesticks, these were made to display the skill of the carver, therefore they remain in ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Iron

French Louis XV-Style Bronze Ormolu And Crystal Sconces
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous, French 1940s pair of bronze and crystal sconces in the Louis XV style. Each sconce features a bronze-doré frame with fine ormolu details and crystal pendants. The sc...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV Style Girandole Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XV st. electrified Baccarat crystal and ormolu Girandole lamps. Each five arm, two light lamp is raised by a fine circular ormolu base wi...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Ormolu

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Wall Sconce by Gherardo Degli Albizzi
Located in Florence, Tuscany
This Louis XV style gilt bronze wall sconce by Gherardo Degli Albizzi is beautifully cast in the traditional manner with all the sumptuous movement of the Rococo period, having three...
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2010s Italian Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Porcelain and Ormolu Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful French 19th century Louis XV st. porcelain and ormolu lamp. The lamp is raised by a striking richly chased ormolu base with fine foliate designs and Greek keys in a satin...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Ormolu

18th Century, Giltwood Pair of Italian Louis XV Candle Wall Sconce with Mirror
Located in IT
Pair of Piedmontese Italian candle wall sconce in carved and gilded wood with mirror. Turin (Italy), Louis XV period, mid-18th century The precious pair of sconce, made around th...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Giltwood, Mirror

Pair of French Louis XV Style Bronze and Crystal Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XV-style (20th Century) bronze dore wall sconces with three arms and decorative crystals. (PRICED AS Pair)
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20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Solo Wall Light Sconce Glass Shade Louis XV Revival, Mid 20th Century
Located in Mimizan, FR
Solo wall light sconce Louis XV revival, mid 20th century Small light with good glass shade with one very small mark on not very visible This will be re-wired and tested to USA or ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Wrought Iron

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV St. Ormolu and Porcelain Sconces
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming and most decorative true pair of French 19th century Louis XV st. ormolu and porcelain sconces. Each two arm Blanc de Chine sconce is centered by a superb intricately deta...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Ormolu

Vintage Pair of Elaborate French Louis XV Style Wall Sconces
Located in Bronx, NY
This vintage pair of 19th century French doré bronze and crystal wall sconces are in the style of Louis XV. Each of these stunning sconces features five doré bronze & crystal extende...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Pair of Louis XV Style Two-Light Wall Sconces Modelled as Children Sgn. J Cheret
Located in Montreal, QC
Modelled as infants, this charming pair are exuberantly cast in full relief. The giggling playful child holds an upraised torch in each hand with a joyous expression, full of life an...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV St. Ormolu Three-Arm Sconces
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming true pair of French 19th century Louis XV st. ormolu three arm sconces. Each sconce is centered by a lovely scrolled foliate design in a striking satin and burnished finis...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Ormolu

Pair of Italian 19th Century Louis XV St. Chandeliers
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sensational pair of Italian 19th century Louis XV st. gilt metal, giltwood, crystal and cut glass chandeliers. Each most impressive twenty four light chandelier is centered by a st...
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19th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Metal

Pair of Antique Onyx & Brass Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
A stunning matched pair of vintage brass and onyx table lamps. These were most likely made in France, they date from the 1930-50’s. The design is beautiful and these are of lovely...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Onyx, Brass

Pair of Louis XV Style Wall Lights
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of Louis XV style wall lights, bronze and pendants, 20th century. Measures: H: 36 cm, W: 25 cm, D: 13 cm.
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20th Century European Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Pair of Rococo Style Gilt Bronze Sconces
Located in London, GB
Pair of Rococo style gilt bronze sconces French, 19th Century Measures: Height 50cm, width 31cm, depth 16cm This elegant pair of sconces beautifully demonstrates the Rococo, or ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Ormolu

Set of Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Wall Sconces By Gherardo Degli Albizzi
Located in Florence, Tuscany
Set of Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Wall Sconces By Gherardo Degli Albizzi Beautifully cast in the traditional manner with all the sumptuous movement of the Rococo period, having three...
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2010s Italian Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

18th C. Ormolu Rock Crystal 16-Light Chandelier hanging ceiling light pendant LA
Located in West Hollywood, CA
A sensational and rare French mid-18th century Louis XV transition Louis XVI period rock crystal and ormolu with an exceptional 16-light chandelier. The chandelier is showered by an ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Metal, Metallic Thread

Louis XV Style Brass with Crystal Chandelier Style of Maison Jansen
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautiful and quite elegant chandelier with eight different shapes of beveled and cut glass prisms. Center cut glass bishop. Five lights to illuminate an intimate setting.
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1930s French Vintage Louis XV Lighting

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Brass

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV-Style Brass & Mirror Sconces
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
Pair of French 19th century Louis XV-style brass and mirror sconces. The hand beveled oval mirrors are surrounded by cherubs. The sconces have two arms each with candle covers for th...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Brass

A very fine iron chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very fine iron chandelier featuring round shields and S-shaped arms with hand hammered acanthus leaves. France, circa 1900. 6 lights Measures: 40" H 36" W CW4775.  
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Iron

French Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Porcelain and Tole Two-Light Table Lamp
Located in Vero Beach, FL
French Louis XV style ormolu mounted porcelain and tole two-light table lamp. Antique 19th century ormolu and tole two-light table lamp decorated with Saxon 18th and 19th century ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Ormolu

Large French Iron, Gilt Iron, Crystal and Rock Crystal Chandelier
Located in Hollywood, FL
The corona with plumed iron with crystal drops above a scrolling iron and gilt iron framework with further crystal drops above a central body emanating beaded crystal and arms all wi...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Iron

Large French Bronze Louis XV Style Lantern, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and large Louis XV style lantern. Striking French design from the 1900s. Solid bronze six sided cage with six original glass shades. Extra large chain which can be sho...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Pair of 18th Century Italian Carved Giltwood and Polychrome Wall Sconces
Located in Dallas, TX
Make a statement of elegance in your home with this important pair of antique wall sconces; crafted in Italy circa 1780, and shaped as a shield, each fixture has three metal arms. Ea...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Metal

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Ormolu Chandelier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely unique French 19th century Louis XV st. ormolu chandelier, signed by Vian and after a model by Jean-Jacques Caffieri. The nine arm chandelier is centered by ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Ormolu

19th Century French Rock Crystal Chandelier, gilded Cage,surface wired
Located in San Francisco, CA
A beautiful and well balanced French mid-19th century rock crystal and white gold over iron chandelier, a rock crystal center spire, drops and ropes. The chandelier is centered by a ...
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1860s French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Rock Crystal

Early 20th Century French Verdigris Iron Six-Light Chandelier with Fleur-de-Lys
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, scrolling, oblong chandelier would make a lovely addition to a home of any style. Crafted in France circa 1900, the iron light fixture features six scrolled arms newly ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Iron

Impressive Belle Époque Lantern in the Louis XV Manner
Located in London, GB
An Important Lantern In the Louis XV Manner Constructed in gilt bronze, the ovoid body composed of six blown crystal facets interspersed with ormolu acanthus-stylized scrolls, th...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Ormolu

French Louis XV Style Ormolu Chandelier, 19th Century Signed BR
Located in Cypress, CA
Sensational 19th century French Louis XV style doré bronze two-tier 42-light chandelier with birds. Signed BR. The exquisite doré bronze chandelier is surmounted in an ormolu aca...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

19th Century Gilt Bronze and Crystal Chandelier from the Spelling Manor
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Spelling Manor living-room chandelier. A very Fine and Palatial French 19th century Louis XV style gilt bronze and Crystal Thirty-Three Light Twelve candelabra Chandelier attribu...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Pair of Large Scale French 19th Century Louis XV St. Ormolu Candelabra Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely high quality true pair of large scale French 19th century Louis XV st. ormolu candelabra lamps. Each seven arm candelabra is raised by a beautiful wonderfull...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Ormolu

French Brass and Crystal Beaded Platfonier, circa 1940
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French brass and crystal beaded platfonnier. It is a perfect size for a small bathroom or closet.
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1940s French Vintage Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Gilt Bronze Wall Candlesticks in Rocaille Style
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of ormolu candlesticks with two arms of light in Louis XV style. With their decorations of moving foliage, these candleholders are typical of the Rocaille style. The binnacles a...
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1870s French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Pair of Louis XV Style Wall Sconces
Located in London, GB
A pair of French gilt bronze Louis XV style twin branch wall sconces.
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

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