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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
Carved Wood Piano Leg Table Lamp
Located in Denver, CO
Late 19th century hand carved piano leg fashioned as a table lamp. The primitive yet detailed carving speaks to an era of craftmanship and quality. Striped ...
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Late 19th Century Polish Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Wood

Late 19th Century Louis XV Style Chandelier
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Late 19th century Louis XV style 6-light chandelier, French. Scrolling verdigris iron with gilt acanthus & floret bobeches. Glass ball drops e...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Iron

1900, French, Iron & Crystal Chandelier
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Circa 1900, Louis XV style, 6-light gilt iron & crystal chandelier, French. Very good quality, S & C scrolled iron work with abundant tear-drop, faceted diamond, and ball drops accented with rosettes & beads. Panel swirled bobeches. Founded by Mabel Bason during the height of the Great Depression, We are the top trusted source for antiques in the Triangle since 1930. The Lindquist family has been in the antiques business...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Iron

Early 20th Century French Louis XV Bronze Dore Eight-Light Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Created in France circa 1920 and built of bronze in the Louis XV style, the elegant antique chandelier is round in shape over a thick central stem and decorated with figural motifs in high relief around the main body; newly wired, it features eight ornate arms embellished with acanthus leaves...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Pair of Large Mid-Century Venetian Glass Nine-Arm Two-Tier Sconces
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Pair of classical Venetian nine-arm sconces from Italy. Glass two-tier sconce with three-light on upper and six below. Decorated with cut faceted prisms....
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1940s Italian Vintage Louis XV Lighting

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Iron

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

Brass Chandelier in Louis XV Style
Located in Chorzów, PL
A historic chandelier in the style of Louis XV from circa 1920. Year: circa 1920. Origin: France.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Brass

19th Century French Louis XV Patinated Bronze Dore Eight-Light Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in France, circa 1880, the important chandelier features four cherubs on the upper part decorated with crossed torches, Fleurs-de-Lys, cartouche shapes, and angel faces with scrolled motifs. The eight-arm lights have been rewired to US standard and are embellished with decorative wax candle sleeve covers. The intricate and heavy chandelier...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Early 18th C. Régence Ormolu Chandelier, Keck Collection, Sotheby's 5 Dec 1991
Located in Morristown, NJ
Early 18th C., France, a Régence Ormolu Chandelier from The Keck Collection, sold Sotheby's 5 Dec 1991. The six light chandelier with a support composed of a gadrooned baluster-shape...
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1720s French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze, Ormolu

Early 20th Century Dark Bronze and Crystal Louis XV Chandelier
Located in Canton, MA
Twelve light chandelier, Darkened bronze with crystals. Mid 20th Century. Completely Rewired and Restored, UL Listed.
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Mid-20th Century European Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

French antique gilded trio wall lamps
Located in STRAČOV, CZ
French antique gilded trio wall lamps Beautiful French wall lamps in gilded bronze. The lamps were made in the 19th century. The lamps are richly decorated with a floral motif. The ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

French antique gilded wall lamps pair
Located in STRAČOV, CZ
French antique gilded wall lamps pair Beautiful French wall lamps in gilded bronze. The lamps were made in the 19th century. The lamps are richly decorated with a floral motif. The ...
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1870s French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Pair Of Venetian Wall Sconces In Mordore, Gold And Yellow Murano Glass
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Pair of Venetian wall sconces in bronze, gold and yellow Murano glass on two levels, a shine very barely visible on a cut cfr photo
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Early 20th Century Italian Louis XV Lighting

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Metal

Louis XV Style French Crystal and Bronze Sconces, a Pair
Located in Winter Park, FL
A pair of Louis XV style French Art Deco Period cast bronze and crystal sconces. Good quality heavy casting with five candle lights and a variety of cut crystal prisms and pendalogue...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Venetian Rezzonico Chandelier In Colorless And Red Venice Glass Circa 1920
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Rezzonico Venetian chandelier in colorless and red Venetian glass Circa 1920, New electrification
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Lighting

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Metal

Louis XV Style Bronze And Crystal Chandelier
Located in Bradenton, FL
Louis XV Style French Bronze And Crystal chandelier. Chandelier is embellished with hanging cut crystals and nine electrified lights.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

19th century gilt bronze French chandelier in the style of Louis XV
Located in SON EN BREUGEL, NL
A stunning & unique large gilt bronze French chandelier in the style of Louis XV. Cage form; With 24 lights spread over three levels. Richly decorated with beautiful quality clear Ba...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Antique French chandelier with clear and soft coloured crystals
Located in SON EN BREUGEL, NL
Beautiful crystal chandelier with 6 lights around the chandelier and 4 small lights inside. Cage form; In the centre there is a crystal poignard with an extra light fitting. The who...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal

Bronze and Baccarat crystal French chandelier in the style of Louis XV
Located in SON EN BREUGEL, NL
A beautiful French chandelier with 8 lights around the chandelier. With original dark patina. 'Cage' form; With 12 scrolled candle arms and 4 main 'cage' arms. On the 'cage' arms the...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

20th Century Louis XV Style Girandole Table Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
Exclusive Girandole in the Louis Quinze style. Brass, chiseled. On three-legged curved plinth with three flared feet with garland trim. High baluster-shaped body. Outgoing nine passi...
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20th Century Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

A pair of wall lamps, Western Europe, early 20th century
Located in Chorzów, PL
Wall lamps from the beginning of the 20th century, Western Europe. Dimensions: height 30 cm / width 13 cm / depth 12 cm
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1920s German Vintage Louis XV Lighting

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Brass

Chandelier In Golden Wood And Brass, Central Europe Circa 1900
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Chandelier in gilded wood and brass, Central Europe around 1900
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Brass

A pair of gilt bronze French wall lights
Located in SON EN BREUGEL, NL
An elegant pair of two gilt bronze French wall lights, each with 3 lights. ​​​​​​With rocaille decoration. Style -Louis XV Place of origin- France Period- 20th c. The total height ...
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20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Venetian Rezzonico Chandelier In Colorless Murano Glass Circa 1920
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Venetian rezzonico chandelier in colorless Murano glass circa 1920, 9 arms of light
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Early 20th Century Italian Louis XV Lighting

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Metal

1920s Italian Giltwood Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
1920s Italian eight arm Louis XV style gilt wood chandelier.
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Early 20th Century Italian Louis XV Lighting

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Wood

French 19th century Louis XV st. Crystal, Glass and Ormolu Girandoles
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant and high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XV st. Crystal, Glass and Ormolu Girandoles. Each six light lamp is raised by a fine triangular pierced Ormolu base with...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Ormolu

Gilt-Brass Cage-Form Crystal 4-Light Chandelier
Located in Alexandria, VA
This charming fixture is made distinctive by its beautiful amber ball prisms as well as the small citron beads that adorn it. It was handmade in Italy, inspired by Louis XV garden fi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

Venetian Rezzonico Chandelier In Multicolored Murano Glass Circa 1900
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Rezzonico Venetian chandelier in multicolored Murano glass, 6 arms of light, Weight 17,25 kg
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Lighting

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Metal

Wonderful French Bronze Louis XV Porcelain Flowers Basket Ribbon Top Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful French bronze & amethyst crystal Louis XV Style porcelain flowers, basket form chandelier with ribbon & bow top< having 6 candelabra lights each taking 40 watts per socket.
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20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Venetian Chandelier In Colorless Murano Glass Highlighted With English Green
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Venetian chandelier in colorless Murano glass highlighted with English green, multicolored flowers, Circa 1920 6 arms of light, New electrification
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Early 20th Century Italian Louis XV Lighting

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Metal

19th Century Gilt Bronze Louis XV Lantern
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional 19th century French gilt bronze Louis XV lantern. Featuring beautiful scrolling shapes and decorative finials. Exquisite!
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Bronze Bird Cage Chandelier with Crystal Pears Apples Grapes
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Louis XV style crystal bird cage chandelier. Twelve-light chandelier with pear, grape and apple prisms.
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20th Century Italian Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Wrought Iron

Italian Floral Crystal Beaded Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage, 1940s Italian gilt-iron and crystal beaded chandelier with 3 interior candelabra lights. The chandelier retains it’s original gilt finish with minor wear. An abundance of flowers made from crystal prisms give this fixture a crisp and beautiful sparkle. Wired and in working condition, it requires 3 candelabra bulbs. A ceiling canopy and 36” chain...
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1940s Italian Vintage Louis XV Lighting

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Iron

Set of Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Wall Sconces By Gherardo Degli Albizzi
Located in Florence, Tuscany
A fine set of French Louis XV style gilt bronze sconces By Gherardo Degli Albizzi Beautifully cast in the traditional manner with all the sumptu...
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2010s Italian Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Important Gilt Bronze Chandelier Trimmed With Glass Balls, Circa 1890
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Gilt bronze chandelier garnished with glass balls, new electrification, 10 arms of light
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Late 19th Century European Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Metal

A Pair of Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Pink Marble Vases, Fitted As Lamps
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Pair of Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Pink Marble Vases, Fitted As Lamps. Each vase of fleur de Pêcher marble entwined with rich gilt-bronze r...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Marble, Ormolu

French Gilt bronze chandelier in the Louis XV taste, nine light with floral swag
Located in Houston, TX
This nine light chandelier is 20 th century with a central standard decorated With floral swags issuing a tier of three arms over six arms, electrified. The wiring is good and ready ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Pair Sevres Louis XV Style Bronze Mounted Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Our pair of antique porcelain table lamps with finely cast and gilt and polished bronze mounts in the Rose Pompadour pattern of Sevres date fr...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Pair of Large Vintage French Louis XV Style Sconces attributed to Maison Baguès
Located in Chicago, IL
This glamorous pair of Louis XV-style sconces is attributed to Maison Baguès. Designed with a tole skeleton base and a mirrored back panel adorned with crystals forming a blossoming ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Large Chandelier In Gilt Bronze And Baccarat Crystal
Located in BARSAC, FR
Magnificent large cage-shaped chandelier in gilded bronze presenting a beautiful and generous ornamentation in Baccarat crystal composed of large pendants, daggers (4 daggers in the ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

French Cut- Crystal 16 Light Chandelier, 19th Century
Located in Rome, IT
A French Louis XV style silvered-metal and cut- crystal sixteen-light chandelier. The caged body surmounted with 16 scrolled candle-arms with a leave finish ,all surmounted with cut...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Venetian Chandelier In Colorless And Red Murano Glass 5 Arms Of Light
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Venetian chandelier in colorless and red Murano glass 5 arms of light, New electrification Around 1950
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Lighting

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Metal

Wonderful Large French Dore Bronze Rococo Louis XV Lantern Chandelier Fixture
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Large French Dore Bronze Rococo Louis XV Style With Original Bent / Curved Blown Glass 6 Candelabra Light Lantern Chandelier Fixture Recently Rewired And Comes With Chai...
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20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Pair Of Girandoles In Bronze And Cut Crystal Circa 1900
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Pair Of Girandoles In Bronze And Cut Crystal Circa 1900
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

French Gilt Bronze and Cut-Glass, 14-Light Chandelier, 19th Century
Located in Rome, IT
Exceptional French gilt bronze and cut-glass fourteen-light chandelier, the cage with faceted pendants. Measures: 125 x 100 cm. Rewired. Repaired. Good Condition. Frame is original,...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Vintage Maria Theresa Austrian Crystal 15 Lite Chandelier
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Vintage Maria Theresa Austrian Crystal 15 Lite Chandelier
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal

Fine Louis XV Crystal and Bronze 24-Light Chandelier
Located in Westwood, NJ
Fine Louis XV crystal and bronze 24-light two-tier chandelier, mid-19th century.
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1850s French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal

Pair of 18th Century Louis XV Brass Sconces
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
An elegant pair of French Louis XV period brass sconces. This stunning pair of non wired sconces are made of solid brass. The stylized backplate has all the classic Rococo patterns f...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Brass

Pair of Large Gilt Bronze Wall Sconces Louis XV Style
Located in SAINTE-COLOMBE, FR
Pair of Large Gilt Bronze Wall Sconces Louis XV Style These large and impressive gilt bronze wall sconces each support three beautifully decorated out-swept arms stemming from the ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Gilt Bronze & Cut Crystal Globe
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Very Fine & Decorative Louis XV style Gilt Bronze & Cut Crystal Globe. 1 light. France, circa 1910. Dimensions: Height 13" Diameter 8" CW5078
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1910s French Vintage Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Venetian Rezzonico Chandelier In Multicolored Murano Glass Circa 1920
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Rezzonico chandelier in blown, pulled and pinched Murano glass, 9 sconces
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20th Century Louis XV Lighting

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Glass

Elegant Pair of Brass Hunting Horn and Hoof Form Wall Lights
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Louis XV style three horn lights each with oak branch form supports with oak leaves. Bows on the crest and at the center, the terminal with oak leaves and tassels and Hoof form on th...
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20th Century Unknown Louis XV Lighting

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Brass

Six-light gilt bronze cage Chandelier with cut crystal pendants and daggers
Located in Paris, FR
Large six-light cage chandelier, with its gilded bronze frame, richly adorned with tassels and cut crystals as well as glass daggers. It ends with a faceted ball. This Louis XV-style...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Exceptional pair of rock crystal chandeliers in the classic Louis XV style
Located in London, GB
An exceptional pair of rock crystal chandeliers in the classical Louis XV style with unusual dimensions of 2.4m in height, 1.2m diameter. Each chandelier is composed of 45 main light...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Louis XV Lighting

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

Early 20th Century Bronze French Style 4 Light Chandelier With Shades
Located in Long Branch, NJ
Gorgeous Early 20th Century Bronze French Style 4 Light Chandelier With Shades Dimensions : 38" Tall X 18" Wide X 18" Deep This gorgeous chandelier was made in the early 20th centu...
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Early 20th Century American Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Early 19th Century Louis XV Nine-Arm Rock Crystal & Bronze Sculptural Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This elegant rock crystal and gilded bronze nine-arm chandelier was realized in France, during the early 19th century. It features a central baluster body carved in rock crystal from...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

Louis XV Gilt Bronze and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant Louis XV gilt bronze and crystal chandelier. Featuring gorgeous scrolling arms with leaves and a decorative base. Exceptional quality! Circa 1880
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19th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

French Style Bronze 18 Light Chandelier By Mariner Model 18430 Royal Heritage
Located in Long Branch, NJ
​French Style Bronze 18 Light Chandelier By Mariner Model 18430 Royal Heritage Dimensions : 42" Wide X 42" Tall X 41" Deep This chandelier is made by Mariner and is the model 18430...
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2010s Spanish Louis XV Lighting

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Bronze

Louis Xv lighting for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XV lighting 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 lighting created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include lighting, decorative objects, mirrors and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, bronze and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XV lighting made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Italy pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original lighting, popular names associated with this style include OMBRES ET FACETTES, Gherardo Degli Albizzi, Baccarat, and Maison Baguès. 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 lighting differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $88 and tops out at $658,829 while the average work can sell for $6,408.

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