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Rococo Sofas

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
19th Century French Canapé Sofa in Rococo / Louis XV Style
Located in Nordhavn, DK
French Canapé sofa in Rococo / Louis XV style. Black and gold painted oak. Upholstered with gray linen fabrics with golden embroidery.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Linen, Oak

18th Century Unique Swedish Painted Rococo Folk Art Sofa
Located in Kramfors, SE
Unique folk art rococo sofa from an old farm house in Vålådalen in Jämtland in Sweden. The village is located a couple of Scandinavian miles from Sweden’s largest ski resort Åre. The...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Pine

Danish Period Rococo 18th Century Sofa with Beautiful Floral Carved Details
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Danish period Rococo sofa from the 18th century. This antique Danish sofa features a beautifully carved wood frame in a floral and leaf motif, carved scrolling knuckles, a gently v...
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18th Century European Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Linen, Wood

Carved "Trag Roccoco" Sofa
Located in Washington, DC
A painted and beautifully carved "Trag Rococo" sofa, with original upholstery.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Paint, Upholstery, Wood

Italian 18th Century Rococo Walnut Sofa with Cabriole Legs and New Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian Rococo walnut sofa from the 18th century, with cabriole legs and new upholstery. Created in Italy during the 18th century, this walnut sofa features a rectangular back wit...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

18th Century Scandinavian Settee
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique 18th century Scandinavian carved fruit wood settee ( Sweden or Denmark in origin ) with early period joinery construction and beautiful glowing warm surface colors. Circa 178...
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18th Century Scandinavian Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Fruitwood

Louis XV Solid Conversation Sofa
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Louis XV conversation sofa, thick structure, solid in original patina.
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1890s Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Long 18th Century Carved and Parcel-Gilt Spanish / Portuguese Settee
Located in Troy, NY
Exceptional, long open arm walnut sofa with carved and gilt accents, the cabriole legs ending in ball and claw feet and joined by stretchers.
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Early 18th Century Spanish Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Walnut

19th Century Swedish Rococo Inspired Sofa, circa 1880
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A white/grey painted Swedish sofa with Rococo inspiration from the cabriole legs, carved flowers and foliage to the scrolling frame and the curved shape of the sofa. The sofa has bee...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

18th Century French Rococo Painted Sofa
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Magnificent French Rococo or late Baroque painted sofa decorated with a whimsical Rocaille carved frame. Encased in scroll designs reminiscent of Versailles grottos. Newly refurbishe...
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Mohair, Wood, Linen

Italian, Venezia, Shaped and Carved Rococo Period Walnut Divano, 3rdq 18th Cen.
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a slightly arched crest rail with a carved finial the back curving into the sides with carved detail at handles, the seat rail punctuated by carved squares above the slightly ...
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1760s Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Walnut

Swedish Blue Painted 3 Person Rococo Sofa Settee, circa 1780-1790
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large three person Rococo sofa in blue hand painted decoration in great sturdy condition.
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Wood

Italian Venetian Carved Walnut Sofa, Correctly Restored circa 1700's
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique o riginal 106" 18th century northern Italian sofa. Expertly constructed with hand-carved walnut in the popular and romantic Rococo style, the padded and domed back is joined ...
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18th Century and Earlier Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Walnut

Italian 18th Century Rococo Carved Walnut Sofa or Canape
Located in Berlin, DE
Italian 18th century rococo carved walnut sofa or canape Standing on four cabriole legs with stylized foliage a carved rocaille shaped apron with a padded seat. The padded back wi...
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1760s Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Walnut

Mid-19th Century Swedish Rococo Style Sofa
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A mid-19th century Swedish Rococo style sofa with original cream paintwork and giltwood detailing to laurel central wreath and border barley twists. The sofa has been upholstered to ...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Wood

18th Century Italian Walnut Sofa
Located in London, GB
Beautiful 18th century Italian sofa in carved walnut. Has the detail of an impish sprite in the carving at the centre of the backrest which, typical of its period, would have been a ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Wood, Walnut

19th Century Italian Rococo Sofa
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautifully carved sofa with original cream and yellow paint finish. Rococo detailing. New upholstery.
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

18th Century Italian Rococo Painted Canape au Chasse
Located in Atlanta, GA
Chinoiserie painted triple back canape in hues of red, gold, and turquoise with removable upholstered seat and back panels, 18th century, Italy.
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Period Louis XV Grey Painted Canape
Located in Hudson, NY
This fine sofa made in France circa 1750 is from the period of the reign of Louis XV. The carved beech wood frame is decorated with flowers and extensively modeled rails. The piece i...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Beech

Antique German Antler Settee with Rococo Style Upholstery
Located in London, GB
Antique German antler settee with Rococo style upholstery German, early 20th century Dimensions: Height 108cm, width 212cm, depth 80cm This unusual sofa, an example of 'antler-s...
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Early 20th Century German Rococo Sofas

Materials

Antler, Upholstery

18th Century Italian Grey Painted Rococo Sofa or Settee
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Italian late 18th century grey painted Rococo sofa Complimentary delivery to most areas of London, UK.
Category

Late 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Wood

Sofa Settee Swedish Rococo Period Raw Finish Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Sofa Settee Swedish Rococo Period Raw Finish Sweden. An all original sofa made during the Rococo period 1750-1775 in Sweden. Frame in a raw wood finish decorated with carvings typica...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

Materials

Wood

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