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Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

ROCOCO STYLE

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts in the 18th century that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design. Rococo furniture, while greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, is often called Louis XV style — the movement having reached its best expression during that sybaritic French king’s reign.

The term “rococo” is thought to be a portmanteau of the French words rocaille and coquilles — “rock” and “shells” — organic motifs frequently used in architecture and design of the style.

When it comes to authentic Rococo furniture's characteristics, it is above all sensuous and social. The furniture of earlier eras in Europe had been heavy in every sense; the Rococo period saw the appearance of light-framed upholstered armchairs, side chairs and occasional tables that could easily be moved to form conversational circles.

The signal detail of Rococo furniture design is the gently curved cabriole, or S-shaped chair-, table-, and cabinet-leg. It imitates the bend of a tree limb or a flower stem. In a further reference to nature, furnishings were often asymmetrical and painted white, or in soft, pastel shades. Rococo has become a timeless style, and as the furniture pieces presented on 1stDibs demonstrate, its playful, sculptural forms can provide visual excitement to contemporary, clean-lined spaces.

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Style: Rococo
Dutch Rococo Marquetry Miniature Desk
Located in Essex, MA
With curved lid opening to a fitted interior with three drawers below and bracket feet. Beautifully crafted in a bombe form. Much time and skill went into making this piece. Sometime...
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1740s Dutch Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

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Walnut

Rococo Style Carved Oak-Wood Barometer with Thermometer
Located in Barntrup, DE
This barometer features a beautifully carved oak-wood frame with Rococo or Louis XV style leaf and rocaille details. Above the barometer, there is a thermometer in Celsius degrees. E...
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1920s European Vintage Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

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Glass, Oak

Antique French Barometer with Original Mercury Mechanism, 19th Century
Located in Belmont, MA
A very fine and palatial French 19th Louis XV style green painted with polychrome flower decor and gilt bronze-mounted barometer in the manner of La Maison Cam Opticien. Surmounted w...
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1860s French Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

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Bronze

Handmade Cast Stone Dove "Holy Spirit" Religious Plaque
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely work of art cast in stone and handcrafted by a favorite artisan friend from our travels. Equally beautiful both indoors in the home or hung out in the garden along an ivy cove...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Cast Stone

Lacquer Cabinet, Spa 1770, Chinoise
Located in Bamberg, DE
Spa, around 1770 In the 18th century, the Belgian town of Spa not only flourished as a famous health resort - its numerous mineral water sources were said to have important healing ...
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Mid-18th Century Belgian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

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Wood

18th Century Carved Bone Walking Stick Head On Ebony Base
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
18th century carved bone walking stick head on ebony base The head is highly engraved with acanthus leaves, head of a lion and an angel and with Rococo style patterns.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bone

French Rococo Style Gilt Bronze Clock and Barometer by Charpentier
Located in London, GB
Designed in the French Rococo style, this clock and barometer set have been beautifully ornamented with scrolling foliate gilt bronze forms. The two are diamond shaped, with symmetri...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

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Enamel, Ormolu, Bronze

18th Century Rococo Altar Vase Wood and Gilded Gesso
Located in Hastings, GB
18th Century Rococo Altar Vase, carved wood, with applied gesso that has been decorated using water gilding, tromp l'oeil and faux marbling paint techniques. An exceptional piece of ...
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1740s German Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

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Wood

Early 20th Century, Miniature Rococo Style Dutch Chest of Drawers Oak and Beech
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and hand crafted in 1900-1920. This beautiful miniature looks much nicer both in shape and in color when it is not in a picture. Somehow the lens makes it look less wide from t...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

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Brass

18th Century Italian Cross Adorned with Native Copper with Crystals & Kyanite
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th Century Italian cross adorned with native copper with crystals from White Pine Mine, Michigan and copper-plated kyanite on a crystal druzy in copper ore matrix base. The crucifi...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

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Rock Crystal, Copper

Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Tortoiseshell Clock and Barometer Set by Gleizes
By E. Gleizes Paris
Located in London, GB
Each with additional measuring instruments; the central enamel clock dial signed ‘Gleizes / 3 Place Vendôme a Paris’.
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Ormolu

19th Century French Turned Wood Crucifix with Porcelain Bisque Figure of Christ
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
19th century French turned wood crucifix with a porcelain bisque figure of Christ and coordinating cream details. The cream carved wood finials on the double-tiered base of the cross...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

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Porcelain, Wood

Ten Piece Set of 20th Century Rococo Style Continental 800 Silver Doll Furniture
Located in Middleburg, VA
Ten Piece Set of 20th Century Rococo Style Silver Doll Furniture Grouping of continental 800 silver doll furniture, each miniature exquisitely rendered in the historic rococo style ...
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20th Century Unknown Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

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Silver

Green Dinner Service by Cindy Sherman
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Cindy Sherman. Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson), designed 1990. 30-piece porcelain dinner service: including six each of presentation plates, dinner plates, salad plates, rimme...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

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Porcelain

The History of Furniture Hardcover Coffee Table Book
Located in Oakland Park, FL
The History of Furniture hardcover coffee table book This volume emphasizes the growing realization that furniture of great originality and interest has been made continually right ...
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1970s European Vintage Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Steinway Concert Grand Piano with Rosewood and Ebonized Case
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A lovely, fully restored 1866 Steinway & Sons concert grand piano with rosewood case. The elegantly carved Rococo-style scrolled legs and ornate foliate details are ebonized, produci...
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19th Century American Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

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Rosewood

Late 19th Silver-Plated American Hanukkah Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful, silver-plated Hanukkah lamp made in the United States. Typical of late 19th century revivalism in Judaica, the lamp is designed in a combination of styles such as the ro...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silver Plate

18th century Portrait of Lady Oil on Canvas in Giltwood Frame
Located in Savannah, GA
English oil on canvas portrait dating from the late 1700s painted in the manor of Joshua Reynolds. We believe the giltwood frame could be the original as it is right for the period. ...
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1790s English Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

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Canvas, Wood

19th Century Italian Sedan Chair
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
19th century Italian Sedan chair This is a mid-19th century piece, it is the Rococo style, in Green and Gold and upholstered inside in a heavy gold brocade, complete with cushion...
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Early 19th Century Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Late 19th to Early 20th Century Sedan Chair Miniature Table Top Display Cabinet
Located in San Francisco, CA
Late 19th to early 20th century sedan chair miniature table top display cabinet Charming custom made and hand painted miniature table top display Measures: 9.5" wide x 9.5" dee...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Wood Miniature Antique Spiral Staircase Architectural Model
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A brown, antique Walnut spiral staircase decor with Classic design with numerous steps and flat baluster supports on a square base, in a herringbone pattern, in good condition. Minia...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood, Walnut

18th Century Italian Crucifix with Kyanite, Calcite Crystals, & Baroque Pearls
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian crucifix with gold-plated kyanite, calcite crystals in matrix, and baroque pearls. The crucifix is originally from a church in Liguria. It is hand-carved and pai...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Rock Crystal, Gold Plate, Gold Leaf

Antique Russian Carved Sleigh
Located in New York, NY
Russian (18/19th Cent) ornately painted and carved sleigh with carved shell front sleigh
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Late 18th Century Russian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

Bronze Vienes Miniature Living Room Set
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bronze Vienes miniature living room set Miniature with enamel Origin France Circa 1930 Materials Bronze and enamel in perfect condition Rococo style 7 pieces Measurements of th...
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1930s Austrian Vintage Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bronze, Enamel

Opulent 18th Century Baroque Reliquary of Blood of Saint St. Francis '15th Cent'
Located in North Miami, FL
Opulent 18th century Baroque carved giltwood reliquary (a container for relics) monstrance with curled scroll design. It houses a first-class relic of the blood of the15th Century sa...
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15th Century and Earlier Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood, Giltwood

Rococo Carved Wood Console Table Base, 19th Century
Located in Bastrop, TX
Measures: 34.25” H x 63” L x 25.5” D.
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Early 19th Century Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

Important Early 18th Century Italian Carved Monstrance Reliquary Tabernacle
Located in Forney, TX
Important and historic, acquired from the estate of legendary American businessman, the late T. Boone Pickens, we're proud to offer this exceptional carved giltwood reliquary - monst...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Giltwood

Silver Incense Boat 'naviculae', Possibly Portugal, 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Naveta. Silver. Possibly Portugal, 18th century. Base with counterweight. With hallmarks. Naveta with oval foot decorated with relief elements and moldings, balustrade foot and bod...
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18th Century European Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silver, Other

Late 18th Century German Silver Hanukkah Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A late 18th century German silver Hanukkah lamp. This magnificent Hanukkah lamp has a shaped rococo cartouche backplate, chased with a swag of flowers and arched edges. The rectangle...
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Late 18th Century German Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silver

18th Century Italian Hand-Carved Polychrome GIlt Holy Water Font
Located in Milan, IT
From Italy, Marche central region, a polychrome carved holy water font mid-18th century, a shaped panel with carved and gilt scrolls and acanthus leaf details. A green edge decoratio...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Poplar

Royal Crown for Santo or Infant Jesus of Prague
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This gilt silver crown is made by three wide bands. These are embellished by silver festoons ornaments formed by scrolls and shells. Garnet stones bezel are scattered over them. Ther...
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20th Century European Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silver

Rococo Style Heavy White Metal Call Bell
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This a bronze color heavy white metal call bell with a stand and a small bell stick. The bell is adorned with some repousse bay leaves branches. It hangs from a hook in a stand made ...
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20th Century Unknown Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

Yellow Tea Service by Cindy Sherman
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Cindy Sherman has created this Limoges porcelain 21-piece tea service in a limited edition after the original design commissioned by the Madame De Pompadour (ne´e Poisson) in 1756 at...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

French 19th Century Rococo Style Miniature Painted Cabinet with Arching Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Rococo style miniature painted cabinet from the 19th century, with arching top, open shelves and two doors. Created in France during the 19th century, this miniature cabinet...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

18th Century Italian Wooden Carved Sarcophagus-Shaped Chest with Reliquary
Located in Palm Desert, CA
An Italian Rococo sarcophagus-shaped wooden chest of bombé rectangular form with richly carved gilt decoration on a distressed ebonized ground. The hinged pagoda top lid is skillfull...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood, Giltwood

Table Crucifix with Porcelain Corpus of Christ
Located in Antwerp, BE
The porcelain white imparts a transcendental character to the figures and this is highly suitable for religious depictions. Usually produced for royal commissions, these figures coun...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain, Wood

Wooden 19th Century Polychrome Sculpture Of A Medieval Tower
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
An early 19th century hand carved and painted sculpture of a medieval tower in wood.
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1790s Belgian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Hardwood

Pair of Italian Embroidered Silk Frames 18th Century with Saints Effigies
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of antique embroidered frames, rectangular shape, in ivory colored silk satin with embroidery in cotton and gold lamé of floral elements and love knots. These are devotional mon...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paste, Silk

Sculptural 18th Century Chalice with Calcite Crystals in Sphalerite on Lucite
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
Sculptural 18th century Italian wood chalice decorated with calcite crystals in sphalerite on a Lucite base. The hand carved and painted chalice is from a church in Liguria, Italy. T...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Rock Crystal

Rococo Style Gilt Bronze Cartel Clock and Barometer
Located in London, GB
In their elaborate use of C-scrolls, putti figures, stylised acanthus leaves and flowers, this clock and barometer are clearly Rococo in their style. The Rococo came into fashion in ...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Ormolu, Bronze, Enamel

Rococo South German Miniature Marquetry and Parquetry Commode, Mid-18th Century
Located in Spencertown, NY
The three drawers lined with jacquard silk pattern.
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Mid-18th Century German Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

Original Drawing, Circle of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 1696-1770 Venice, Italy
By Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Original Drawing, Circle of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 1696-1770 Venice, Italy Although we offer this old master drawing as circle of Tiepolo, we are convinced, based on the composi...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Antique Russian Carved Sleigh
Located in New York, NY
Russian (18/19th Cent) large painted and gilt trimmed carved sleigh with green velvet seat
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Early 19th Century Russian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood, Velvet, Giltwood

18th Century, Italian Giltwood Wall Bracket
Located in Stamford, CT
Unusual 18th century, Italian giltwood, painted and faux marble wall bracket or hanging shelf with winged putto support. With original wrought iron wall attachments.   
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Burmese Kammavaca Giltwood Box, Stand, and Manuscript, 18th/19th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A gorgeous Burmese carved and gold leafed teakwood stand and cover for a kammavaca manuscript, late 18th or early 19th century, Burma. The manuscript chest is heavily rococo influen...
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Early 19th Century Burmese Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Foil, Silver Leaf, Gold Leaf

18th Century Italian Processional Finial with Polished Agate Coral on an Agate
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian processional finial with polished agate coral on a coordinating agatized coral base. The finial originally came from a church in Tuscany. Polished agate cora...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Agate

Rare Mid-17th Century French Dieppe Magnetic Azimuth Dial
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). Having hinged lid with calibrated ...
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1680s French Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

Pair of 19th Century Italian Carved Giltwood Church Reliquary Mirrors on Stand
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in Italy circa 1820, each antique church reliquary sits on a rectangular base, and features hand carved scroll decor including a shell motif at the bottom. Both religious pie...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Mercury Glass, Giltwood

Giltwood Niche. Rococo, 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Hornacina formed by a back decorated with molding and a support for a sculpture decorated with a masque and vegetal motifs and topped by a split pediment with a central motif worked ...
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18th Century European Antique Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

Alexander Serebriakoff, Portraitiste D'interieurs 'Book'
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
A beautifully produced book, in a presentation box. Being one of a limited edition of only 5000 that were printed by Franco Maria Ricci, 148 pages with text in French and 43 tipped i...
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Late 20th Century Rococo Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

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