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Louis XV Sofas

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 Silver Giltwood Carved Three-Piece Salon or Parlor Suite
Located in Cranbrook, Kent
French Louis XV style Silver Giltwood Carved Three-Piece Salon or Parlor Suite Very fine original walnut frame three-piece salon suite, includes one settee and two armchairs, the sui...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Walnut

A French Louis XV style painted and carved sofa circa 1900.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Louis XV style painted and carved sofa circa 1900. This sofa has a nicely shaped back and new upholstery with two bolster pillows.
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Antique French Louis XV Painted Sofa
Located in Cathedral City, CA
The Antique French Louis XV style Painted Sofa harmoniously combines elegance, flair, and comfort in one exquisite piece. Embodying the graceful lines of Louis XV style, it boasts ca...
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20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Paint

Antique French Louis XV Painted Sofa Bed
Located in Cathedral City, CA
This Antique French Louis XV Painted Sofa Bed seamlessly blends elegance, flair, and comfort into a single piece. Showcasing the graceful, timeless lines of Louis XV style, it featur...
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20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Antique French Louis XV Canape Settee Sofa
Located in Southampton, NJ
A French, Louis XV style walnut canapé from the mid-19th century with wraparound back, scrolled arms & cabriole legs. Of heirloom quality featuring new cotton Linen upholstery and s...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Cotton, Linen, Walnut, Down

Louis XV style even arm sofa C 1910
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Louis XV style even arm sofa C 1910 having a nicely carved, painted frame and new fabric.
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Early 20th Century Louis XV Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

French Provincial Louis XV Style Serpentine Canape Sofa Settee
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous country French provincial canape sofa or settee made in the Louis XV taste. The sofa features a beechwood low profile carved frame with a serpentine back, arms, and apron. The settee has vintage upholstery fabric...
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20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Beech

Petit canapé corbeille de style Louis XV, bois doré et double cannage
Located in ROYÈRE-DE-VASSIVIÈRE, FR
Petit canapé corbeille de style Louis XV, bois doré et double cannage assise garnie d’un coussin en tissu soyeux de couleur rouge-framboise (taches) Bois sculpté à décor de roses et ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Giltwood

19th Century Swedish Canapé Sofa
Located in Houston, TX
19th century Swedish canapé sofa: beautifully carved, gray painted sofa adorned with exceptional foliate motif decoration. Newly upholstered with down-wrap cushion. Note: Regional d...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Upholstery, Down, Wood

18th century Louis XV sofa in walnut and first patina
Located in Cesena, FC
Louis XV Settee Epoch: 18th century Louis XV sofa, an elegant sofa from the art and refinement of the 18th century, made from walnut wood that lends an aura of nobility and warmth t...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Nutwood

Antique sofa, Sweden, circa 1870
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique sofa, Sweden, circa 1870. Very good condition. The upholstery is in original condition. Wood: walnut dimensions: height 98 cm seat height 42...
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1870s Swedish Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Walnut

Circa 1880 Italian Large Gilt wood LXV Style Confidente Sofa
Located in London, Park Royal
A rare antique find from Tuscany Italy. This 'Confidante' sofa, circa 1880, is in beautiful condition. The large frame is finely carved in the LXV style, with its original water gild...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Gold, Gold Leaf

louis xv sofa dating from the 19th century polychrome
Located in Somme-Leuze, BE
magnificent Louis XV Darant sofa from the 19th century with rich rocaille sculpture tapestry redone in the old style beautifully worked scrolled feet
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Oak

20th Century Louis XV Style Upholstered Sofa
Located in Southampton, NY
20th Century Louis XV Style Upholstered Sofa A French Louis XV style white washed wood frame sofa upholstered in a bright green-yellow cotton chinoiserie fabric. Front of sofa in a l...
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20th Century American Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Antique French Louis XV Velvet Sofa
Located in Malibu, CA
Stunning French antique Louis XV sofa hand carved frame in walnut even arm canape sofa, reupholstered in low pile Italian cotton velvet in chart...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Velvet, Walnut

Early 20th Century French Three Seater Sofa, Louis XV Style With Painted Frame
Located in London, GB
This a very well-made French three-seater sofa with 3 seat cushions, circa 1900, newly upholstered with a suede-like linen colour fabric, very resistant and easy to clean. The frame...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Late 19th Century French Large Gilt Frame Sofa Newly Upholstered
Located in London, GB
This is a very large and comfortable 19th-century sofa, newly upholstered with a hardwearing washable suede-like light grey fabric. This style of furniture was popular during the rei...
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1890s French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Antique French Louis Style Gilt Wood Sofa
Located in London, GB
A stunning and top quality antique French Louis style gilt wood sofa, dating from around the 1930’s period. It is beautifully made, with a gorgeous shape and beautiful carving. The ...
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1930s French Vintage Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Giltwood

Superb Carved Gilded 19th Century Louis XV French Provencal Sofa
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Superb quality, elegant, 19th century French Louis XV canape, settee or sofa, reupholstered in neutal creamy fabric. It has a beautifully shaped giltwood frame with a lovely flowin...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Silk, Giltwood

Vintage Rococo Cane Sofa Upholstered in European Hemp Linen Fabric with Down
Located in Brea, CA
Late 19th century to Early 20th century Rococo style sofa with original green and French gray color paint with original distress aged finish. Size: 80”w x 36”d x 39”h Seat H:21” Seat D 24” Arm H:25” Down seat cushion and down back cushions make this sofa so comfortable and cozy to sit in. Cane is in excellent condition with no breaks or sag. Frame is structurally sound and ready for daily use. The upholstery is in a european French Hemp linen...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Linen, Hemp, Cane, Wood, Down

Maison Jansen Stamped Sofa, Louis XV Style, France
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Rare Maison Jansen stamped French Louis XV style sofa with original grey patina, and clean lined cream upholstery. Lovely classical Louis XV shape, good width, seats three comfortabl...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XV Sofas

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Wood

18th Century French Provincial Louis XV Sofa
Located in Chicago, IL
Transport yourself to the opulence and sophistication of 18th century France with this exquisite Louis XV sofa, a testament to the era's grace and elegance. Its curvaceous serpentine...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Walnut

Louis XV Bench in Carved Oak, France, circa 1880
Located in VÉZELAY, FR
3-seater bench / sofa with carved oak structure and original off-white / beige fabric. Louis XV style, France, circa 1880-1920. In good general condition: - structure in excellent ...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Oak

French Sofa -Canape Luis xv Mink Color, Wood
Located in Valladolid, ES
Gorgeous Canapé- sofá en Corbeille, in Louis XV style, made of carved walnut wood with plant decorations and 19th century , recently re-upholstery in mink color loop wool or wool bo...
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1790s French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Silk, Wood

Antique French Louis XV Giltwood & Aubusson Tapestry Sofa C1860
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique French Louis XV style sofa offers giltwood frame with carved crest over Aubusson tapestry upholstered back and seat, covered scroll form arms and raised on cabriole legs w...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Tapestry, Giltwood

Antique French Carved Walnut Bergere Sofa
Located in London, GB
A stunning original French antique carved walnut sofa, with a caned seat and back. I would date this from around the 1860-1880’s period. It is of wonderful quality, with beautiful c...
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1870s French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Walnut

Louis XV Style Settee with Painted Finish
Located in Buchanan, NY
This elegant French 20th century settee in the Louis XV style, had a painted wooden frame in a delicate cream shade, harmonizing perfectly with the upholstery, a blend of pink flora...
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20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric

18th Century French Louis XV Walnut Sofa
Located in London, Park Royal
Sofa in Walnut,molded and sculpted backrest with triple convolution,recessed armrests,resting on eight arched serpentine legs. of the Louis XV Period. We can re cover the Sofa upon r...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

19th Century French Walnut Upholstered Three Seat Settee
Located in Tarry Town, NY
Elevate the charm and sophistication of your living space with this Lovely Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Style Three-Seat Settee, a masterpiece of classic design and craftsman...
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1830s French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

Antique Sofa Louis XV, Covered with Authentic Perfect Aubusson Tapestry
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
1910/M, Museum quality antique sofa, coating with an authentic Aubusson old tapestry. Unique piece! It has been completely unlined, in order to change ...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Wood

French Settee Sofa Louis XV by Meyer Gunther Martini
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent Palm Beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a French Louis XV Style settee sofa by Meyer Gunther Martini With 100% heavy cotton chevron patterned up...
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1980s Vintage Louis XV Sofas

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Cotton, Walnut

Early 20th Century Louis XV Style Painted Patina Newly Upholstered Arm Sofa
Located in Middleburg, VA
Early 20th century Louis XV Style Painted Patina Newly Upholstered Arm Sofa Nicely carved frame having worn painted patina and a lovely light gray linen upholstery. Includes to bols...
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Early 20th Century European Louis XV Sofas

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Linen, Oak

Fine Custom French Style Sofa
Located in Bridgeport, CT
From Apropos, New York City. A Louis XV style tub form sofa with a carved walnut frame. The curved crest rail with a carved palmette as the crest. Scrolled arm ends and short carved cabriole legs with floral motifs in front, and curved square legs in back. Upholstered overall in a pale green diamond...
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20th Century Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

19th Century Louis XV Style Sofa in Silk
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A late 19th Century French sofa in Louis XV Style, beech moulded frame carved with foliate detailing and curved back, standing on 5 elega...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Silk, Beech

Antique French Louis Xv Style Carved Giltwood Sofa
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a lovely antique French Louis XV style carved giltwood sofa. Note the carved shell back! The vintage fabric does show some wear but is wit...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Neoclassical Style Gitwood & Ebonized Walnut Desk, Modern
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Neoclassical Style gitwood & ebonized walnut desk, modern.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Giltwood

Arhaus Louis XV Style Loveseat or Sofa with Neutral Contrasting Seat Cushion
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Vintage French Louis XV style Arhaus Charlotte Collection sofa or couch featuring lovely and immaculate upholstery and classic carved wood frame. Beautiful contrasting original immac...
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1990s American Louis XV Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

1890s Louis XV Carved, Ebonized and Upholstered Sofa
Located in Germantown, MD
1890s Louis XV Carved, Ebonized and Upholstered Sofa. Beautiful hand carving and nicely ebonized. High Quality Velvet upholstery. Very comfortable and very firm seat with springs. Me...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Upholstery, Hardwood

Antique Louis XV Style French Sofa Canapé
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Antique Louis XV style French sofa canapé. This is a perfect piece to restyle by maybe gilding or painting the gorgeous carved frame and reupholstering.
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1950s American Vintage Louis XV Sofas

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Wood, Upholstery

18th Century Louis XV Fruitwood Settee in Aubusson Upholstery
Located in Stamford, CT
Louis XV fruitwood settee, late 18th century, the domed and padded back surmounted by a floral crest, joined by padded scrolling arms to the shaped seat, raised on molded cabriole le...
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Late 18th Century Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Fruitwood

A Large French Louis XV Canapé en Corbeille, Walnut - Louis Delanois JME
Located in Göttingen, NI
A Large French Louis XV Canapé en Corbeille, carved walnut Master Louis Delanois JME c. 1760 Provenance: Albrecht Neuhaus, Würzburg Literature: P...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Walnut

Antique French Louis XV Style Gilt Sofa
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description be sure to click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this listing. Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a lovely vi...
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Early 20th Century Louis XV Sofas

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Satin, Cotton

17th Century Louis XV 15 Walnut Italian Sofa Curvy Wings Long Leg Brown White
Located in Sanremo, IM
Sweet and wavy Italian winged sofa in walnut from the first half of the 18th century. with delicate fabric and absolutely of great value. Exceptional sofa, soft, refined possibly...
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1740s Italian Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Walnut

Large Walnut Sofa, Louis XV Period, 18th Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Large walnut sofa with carved crosspiece, 8 feet, and eventful armrests, Louis XV period The backrest and the upholstery of the armrests are removable The strapped seat is in good ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Walnut

Louis XV Painted Livingroom Suite, Settee, 4 Side Chairs, Center Table, Pedestal
Located in Stamford, CT
A seven piece parcel gilt and painted Italian salon set circa 1900. Comprised of a settee, four side chairs, marble top table and pedestal. Can p...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XV Sofas

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Wood

19th Century Louis XV Sofa Kanapee Solid Walnut
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid walnut, hand-carved frame. Green velvet, historical upholstery in good condition. (B-139).
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Walnut

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Giltwood Canapé with Aubusson Tapestry
Located in Dallas, TX
This exceptional antique Louis XV sofa from the annexes of the Chateau of Versailles was crafted in France, circa 1760. The hand carved canapé st...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Tapestry, Giltwood

French Louis XV Style Carved-Wood & Upholstered Settee
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style sofa from the mid-19th century. This antique settee from France upholstered features a gently arched top rail at back, carved acanthus leaves decorated the sk...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

French Country or Louis XV Style Finely Carved Walnut Sofa or Canape, circa 1920
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gorgeous vintage French Louis XV style carved walnut sofa. The item features beautifully carved floral accents, scroll work arms, and six cabriole legs, as well as a nice beige and g...
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20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Walnut

Painted Louis XV Style Canape in Navy Gingham Linen
Located in London, GB
A French carved and painted Louis XV style canape, in subtle greens and yellows, newly upholstered in navy gingham linen.
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1930s French Vintage Louis XV Sofas

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Fruitwood

19th Century French Hand Carved Hardwood Canapé in Louis XV Upholstery
Located in Houston, TX
1920s French gilt wood upholstered settee, canape or sofa in a beautiful chevron golden and white linen, finely carved and decorated Louis XV style canapes or loveseat sofas. This...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Hardwood

20th Century, French Sofa / canapé in antique Louis Quinze Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid beechwood, carved, colored and gilded. Semicircular ascending backrest frame with perforated rocaille crowning. Passive curved frame with richly r...
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20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Beech

1920s French Settee, Sofa or Canape One of Two in Gilt Wood Polished Cotton
Located in Stamford, CT
1920s French gilt wood upholstered settee, canape or sofa in black and white polished cotton. One of a compatible pair of finely carved and detailed water gilt decorated Louis XV sty...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Giltwood

19th Century Italian Louis XV Style Giltwood Loveseat
Located in Houston, TX
19th century Italian Louis XV style giltwood loveseat. Lovely 19th century Italian Louis XV style giltwood loveseat, sofa, canapé or settee. This antique sofa would work well in an ...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Giltwood

French Louis XV Transition Provençal Settee
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French Louis XV transition provençal settee, patinated wood frame, recent pale yellow down upholstery in pale yellow stripes and greenery. Though th...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Hand Carved, Louis XV Style Sofa Made By La Maison London
Located in London, Park Royal
Louis XV style, hand-carved, curved back, freestanding, sofa. Hand finished in antique white and lightly distressed. Upholstered in a Lelievre, damask, fabric with deep filled, feath...
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2010s British Louis XV Sofas

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Hardwood

20th Century Gold Wood and Fabric French Louis XV Style Sofa, 1920
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
French sofa from the early 20th century. Furniture in richly carved and gilded wood in Louis XV style of excellent quality. Sofa covered in fabric on the seat, back and armrests with...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Wood, Fabric

COLLAGE/CHESTER 3-Seat Sofa in capitonnè and Jacquard Flower Fabric - walnut
Located in Lentate sul Seveso, Monza e Brianza
Enter the world of artistic fusion with the Collage sofa by Ferruccio Laviani—an extraordinary piece that speaks the language of design diversity. This hand-made Italian masterpiece ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Louis XV Sofas

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Wood, Fabric, Walnut, Feathers

Louis Xv sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XV sofas 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 sofas created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, wall decorations and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XV sofas 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 sofas, popular names associated with this style include Ferruccio Laviani, Fratelli Boffi, French House & Garden, and La Maison London. 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 sofas differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $850 and tops out at $35,505 while the average work can sell for $4,077.

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