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Louis XV Home Accents

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
French Louis XV Style Bronze Fire Screen
Located in Dallas, TX
A 19th century French Louis XV style bronze fire screen.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

Louis XV Style Marble and Gilt Bronze Obelisk by Gherardo Degli Albizzi
Located in Florence, Tuscany
This Louis XV style black marble and gilt bronze obelisk by Gherardo Degli Albizzi is made by monolithc pieces of Portoro marble and high quality chiseled bronzes. The impressive dim...
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2010s Italian Louis XV Home Accents

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Marble, Bronze

French Louis XV Style Three-Panel Screen in Walnut
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A French Louis XV style three-panel screen in carved walnut with beveled glass and fabric-upholstered panels. Created in the late 19th century in Paris.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Fabric, Glass, Walnut

French Louis XV Style Four Panel Folding Dressing Screen
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A charmingly whimsical four panel painted folding screen in the Louis XV style. The screen is beautifully carved in the serpentine Louis XV style. Each panel is delicately hand paint...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Linen, Wood

19th Century Louis XV Style Walnut Three-Panel Folding Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive 19th century carved walnut three panel folding screen featuring a French ticking stripe upholstery. Made in the French Louis XV taste with a domed crest and shaped feet. ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Brass

19th Century 3-Fold Screen with Vernis Martin Panels in the Louis XV Style
Located in London, GB
A three-fold Vernis Martin screen In the Louis XV Manner The frame constructed from carved and gilded wood in the Rococo manner, the triptych Vernis Martin panels depicting idyll...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Giltwood, Paint

19th Century Louis XV Regency Gilded Screen and Fire Screen with Tapestries
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous 19th century Louis XV Regency gilded screen and fire screen with Tapestries. The Rococo style tapestries are in pristine condition and there is minor loss to the gilding on ...
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19th Century European Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Wool, Satin, Giltwood

French Louis XV Style 3-Fold Screen with Inlaid Panels
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19th Century) 3 fold screen with inlaid scenes and gilt trim.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Gold Leaf

Antique French Louis XV Gold Bronze Fire Screen, Circa 1865-1875
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Louis XV gold bronze fire screen, Circa 1865-1875.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Carved Gilt 3-Fold Screen with Embroidered Silk Panels
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19th Century) carved gilt 3 fold screen with blue silk embroidered panels and cornucopia design.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Gold Leaf

19th C. French Louis XV Style Hand Painted & Carved Petite Small Dressing Screen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful and Rare 19th Century Petite Hand Painted and Hand Carved 3 Section Dressing Screen in the Louis XV taste featuring very well done hand painted scenes on the shell carved c...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Wood, Paint, Fabric

Elegant Early 1900 Bronze and Wrought Iron Fire Screen with Mint Wire Mesh
Located in Lisse, NL
This antique French fire screen has amazing details.. If this beautifully handcrafted, circa 1910 fire screen is the right style to fit your fireplace and the size is correct for yo...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Home Accents

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Bronze, Wire

French Louis XV Style 3-Fold Screen with Toile Upholstered Panels
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19/20th Century) cerused wooden frame 3 fold screen with white satin upholstered panels in a red toile print.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Satin, Wood

French 18th Century 6-Panel Folding Screen
Located in Doylestown, PA
A Fabulous 18th Century Louis XV period paravent folding screen, circa 1780, each canvas panel measuring 24" wide and depicting various country scenes, above faux paneled trompe l'oe...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Canvas, Wood

Antique French Louis XV Gold Bronze Fire Screen, Circa 1880.
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Louis XV gold bronze fire screen, Circa 1880.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Bronze

19th Century Carved Mahogany and Floral Linen Fire Screen
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Antique Hand carved mahogany frame with floral lined upholstered interior. Grace and elegance for the fireplace when not in use. Message us for a shipping quote as this can be boxed...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Linen, Walnut

French 19th Century Blanket Chest or Trunk
Located in Atlanta, GA
Nice Line with a bit of curve on the feet, simple on the top, antiques by its age and very deco in an apartment.
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Oak

Fire Screen, Louis XV, Rocaille, Gilt Carved Wood
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Rare fire screen, Louis XV, Rocaille period. Three panels, with pleated silk upholstered front and back, 18th century, gilt carved wood. Front and back gilt. Great excellent cond...
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Early 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Wood

French 18th Century Blanket Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 18th century blanket chest.
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Mid-18th Century European Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Iron

18th Century Cherrywood and Rosewood Box
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Very large slurry box with parts in rosewood veneer, marquetry nets and geometric marquetry decorations on the top. The box rests on four Louis XV style arched feet. This box was pr...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Wood

19th Century Louis XV, Giltwood Three Fold Screen with Original Glass Panels
Located in Stamford, CT
Fine Louis XV style giltwood three fold screen with original glass panels newly upholstered in a cut velvet amethyst color fabric, French, 19th century. SXX
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1930s European Vintage Louis XV Home Accents

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Glass, Wood

Small French Folding Screen With Floral Tapestry
Located in Dallas, TX
Small Provincial folding screen with 4 arch-top panels with short cabriole legs inset with floral tapestry.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Home Accents

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Brass

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"Unbearable" a Large Bronze Bull and Bear Sculpture by Mark Y Harris
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French Painted Plaster Bust of Pierre Balguerie
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Plaster

Pair of French Forged Iron Candelabra
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A pair of French forged iron two-arm candelabra with a painted and parcel gilded finish.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Home Accents

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Carved Wood Grotto Style Sofa with a Metal Leaf Finish
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19th Century French Faux Rosewood Voltaire Chair
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Early 19th Century French Charles X Mahogany Pedestal Table with a Marble Top
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French Louis XV Style Iron Fireplace Screen
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Mid-Century French Hand Painted Four-Panel Folding Screen with Leather Trim
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Double Side Folding Screen 18th Century Painting, 7 Fold
Located in Brussels, Brussels
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French Louis XV Style Three Section Gold Gilt Wood Mirror Screen or Room Divider
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful early 20th century French Louis XV style gold giltwood dressing screen. Item features nicely etched and beveled glass panels, floral carvings throughout, shapely cabriole l...
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Early 20th Century European Louis XV Home Accents

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Beautiful French Gilded Carved Louis XV with Cherubs and Putti circa 1940
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful screen with painted figures of cherub and putti flying with doves of peace. The gilded frame is in good original condition and the painted scenes are still very g...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XV Home Accents

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French 19th Century Fire Screen
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality French 19th century Louis XV style ormolu fire screen, having classical scroll and foliate decoration.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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H 31 in. W 30 in. D 8 in.
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Gilt Aubusson Tapestry Fireplace Screen
H 46.5 in. W 28.5 in. D 15 in.
French Gilt Fireplace Screen
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
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Antique Louis XV Style French Room Divider Screen with Mirror
Located in Brea, CA
Antique French room divider screen with mirror, with original antique patina in raw natural wood, rubbed gilt, and creamy white. Carved in the Louis XV style, the mirror on the divid...
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20th Century British Louis XV Home Accents

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Wood

19th Century French Hand Painted Four-Panel Canvas Screen with Romantic Scenes
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a wall with this elegant antique screen; crafted in France circa 1870, the folding screen features four romantic scenes. Each scene is hand painted with pastel colors, and d...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Home Accents

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Canvas

Antique 19th Century Bronze and Wrought Iron Fire Screen with Mint Wire Mesh
Located in Lisse, NL
This antique French fire screen has amazing details and it is both marked and numbered. If this beautifully handcrafted, 19th century fire screen is the right style to fit your fire...
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Bronze, Wire

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