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Louis XV Rugs and Carpets

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
Antique French Aubusson Pastoral Tapestry with Louis XV Style, La Danse
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77763, antique French Aubusson pastoral tapestry with Louis XV style, La Danse. Drawing inspiration from Jacques-Nicolas Juillard, Jean-Baptiste Huet, and François Boucher, this hand...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Savonnerie Aubusson Floor Rug
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Antique French Savonnerie Palace Size Rug with Rococo and Chintz Style
Located in Dallas, TX
73397 Antique French Savonnerie Palace Size Rug with Rococo and Chintz Style 17'00 x 21'00. Drawing inspiration from Mario Buatta and Chintz style, this antique French Savonnerie pal...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Rugs and Carpets

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Antique European Tapestry
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An antique European tapestry from the first quarter of the 20th century.
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Rugs and Carpets

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Late 19th Century Antique French Aubusson Rug with Louis XV Rococo Style
Located in Dallas, TX
74394 Late 19th Century Antique French Aubusson Palace Rug with Louis XV Rococo Style 14'06 x 25'03. Say Oui as you feast your eyes upon this late 19th century hand-woven wool antiqu...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Rugs and Carpets

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Antique French Savonnerie Rug in the Style of Louis XV
Located in New York, NY
An antique French Savonnerie rug handmade during the early 20th century in the Louis XV style.
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Early 18th Century French Tapestry ( 4'9" x 8'6" - 144 x 260 cm )
Located in New York, NY
Early 18th Century French Tapestry ( 4'9" x 8'6" - 144 x 260 cm )
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Mid-20th Century Handmade Persian Sickle Leaf Tabriz Room Size Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Tabriz room size carpet handmade during the mid-20th century with a sickle leaf and vine scroll design over a black field. This classic pattern can also be found on...
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Antique Persian Mahal Area Rug with French Rococo and Louis XV Style
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72864 Antique Persian Mahal Area Rug with French Rococo and Louis XV Style. This hand knotted wool antique Persian Mahal area rug features a delicate center medallion framed by shall...
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Contemporary Louis XV Style Aubusson in Ivory, Rose, Blue and Grey
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A handmade contemporary reproduction of the timeless French Aubusson carpet in the style of Louis XV. The floral pattern consists of colors including rose, blue, and grey, over an Iv...
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Antique European Carpet, Louis XV Style
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This coarsely knotted carpet with glossy wool has a simple large spiral acanthus design in teal n the warm brown ground. The main salmon-brown border shows more acanthus volutes, wit...
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