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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
Rosewood settee
Located in London, England
Reupholstered French rosewood rococo style two seat settee on cabriole legs. Circa 1890. H 89cm (SH 47cm) x W 125cm x D 72cm
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1890s French Antique Rococo Sofas

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Rosewood

Pair 18th Century Italian Rococo Sofas
Located in Houston, TX
A stately pair of 18th Century Rococo sofas newly upholstered in a Scalamandré low pile ecru velvet. These handsome hand carved walnut beauties also have original side secret compar...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

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Walnut

Vintage Carved Rococo Clarence House Flame Sofa
Located in west palm beach, FL
Dramatic elegant rococo style carved intricate sofa upholstered in Clearance House Amelie Linen Velvet in Navy Red fabric. This immaculate sofa is dripping in custom details from the...
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Early 20th Century Rococo Sofas

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Upholstery, Velvet, Wood

Rococo sofa made in Stockholm, Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rococo tragsofa made in Stockholm, Sweden around 1770. The front is decorated with beautiful shells, that is distinctive for the Rococo period and also leaf carving on the front and ...
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1770s Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

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Wood

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

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Walnut

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

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Mohair, Wood, Linen

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

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Walnut

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

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Beech

Venetian Rococo Armchairs Sofa set hand-carved walnut , leather upholstered
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th Century Venetian Rococò armchairs and sofa by Atelier Cadorin Venice in hand-carved walnut and leather upholstered, wax polished Al...
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Early 20th Century Italian Rococo Sofas

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Walnut, Leather

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

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Paint, Upholstery, Wood

1950s, Danish sofa, vintage furniture velour, very good condition, mahogany wood
Located in Tarm, 82
1950s, Danish sofa in yellow vintage furniture velour. Very good condition: no smells, no stains, stable construction. Sofa was reupholstered about 15 years ago by craftsman. Brass s...
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1940s Danish Vintage Rococo Sofas

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Velvet, Mahogany

18th Century Swedish TragSofa Gustavian Original Patina
Located in Houston, TX
Imbued with the elegance of 18th-century Swedish design, this tragsofa emanates a timeless allure. Crafted with masterful artistry, its exquisite form showcases a harmonious blend of...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

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Wood, Paint

Italian Rococo Style Sofa in Fine Taupe / Gray Leather Upholstery and Mahogany
Located in Plainview, NY
An exquisite Italian Rococo Style leather and mahogany sofa. Imbued with the essence of opulence, this sofa is a symphony of fine craftsmanship and timeless design. Fashioned from th...
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20th Century Italian Rococo Sofas

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Leather, Mahogany

19th Century French Sofa and Two Chairs Set
Located in Madrid, ES
19th Century French Sofa and Two Chairs Set SOFA in richly inlaid and gilded wood, French manufacture h 114 x 190 x 65 cm TWO CHAIRS in ric...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Sofas

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Wood

18th Century Swedish Rococo Tragsofa
Located in Huntington, NY
An exquisite Swedish tragsofa with traditional Rococo shape and design (e.g. cabriole legs, curves and counter-curves) and Gustavian carvings (e.g. cross hatching, floral detail abov...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

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Linen, Wood, Paint

18th Century Swedish Rococo Sofa
Located in Huntington, NY
A Swedish Rococo sofa from Lindome. The raised sofa back crowns and undulating s-shaped front edges are exquisitely hand-carved in the form of shel...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

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Linen, Wood, Paint

Large French Giltwood Ornate Antique Sofa
Located in London, GB
Large French giltwood ornate antique sofa French, Early 20th Century Height 100cm, width 214cm, depth 75cm Upholstered with lavish decorative leopard...
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Sofas

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Upholstery, Giltwood

19th Century Antique Rococo Sofa
Located in ŚWINOUJŚCIE, 32
Beautiful carved rococo sofa from the late 19th century. Seat made of belts and springs, upholstery in very good condition. Stable construction, mahogan...
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19th Century Danish Antique Rococo Sofas

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Mahogany

19th Century Antique Italian, Carved, Polychrome Walnut with Griffins, Sofa!
Located in Austin, TX
Gorgeous 19th Century Antique Italian, Carved, Polychrome Walnut with Griffins, Sofa! Antique Sofa, Exceptional, Italian Carved Walnut with Griffins, 19th Century, 1800s!! Exceptional style antique Italian carved and polychrome walnut sofa. This gorgeous peach colored sofa has full figured griffin arms...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

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Fabric

Italian Rococo Revival Style Settee or Sofa with Heraldic Motif in Black & Beige
Located in Plainview, NY
19th-early 20th century settee / canape or loveseat in Rococo style having a fine Fabric. This is simply the finest find of wonderfully covered and carved oversized settee...
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Early 20th Century European Rococo Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Period Rococo Sofa
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
A period 18th century Rococo sofa with carved decorative detailing to the top and along the front stretcher. Four cabriolet legs tapering to ball and claw...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

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Wood

Northern Italian 18th Century Walnut Sofa
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Wonderful northern Italian 18th century walnut sofa. This sofa has a fantastic intricately hand-carved frame in the romantic rococo style. With outswept arms and raised on cabriole...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

Antique Italian Rococo Style Figural Lion Tufted Italian Leather Parlor Set
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique Italian Rococo Styled Hand-Carved Finely Detailed Figural Lion Motif Newly Upholstered Cognac Tufted Italian Leather 2pc Parlor Set. Absolutely Exquisite Antique Italian Rococo Styled , Hand-Carved Finely Detailed Figural Lion Motiff with Lions-Paw Arms and Beautifully Carved Scrolled Acanthus Leaf 2pc Arm-Chair & Sofa Parlor Set. The Set has been Completely Custom Upholstered in a Gorgeous Soft “Cognac” Tufted Back Italian Leather with all New High-Density Foam , an Absolutely Rare & Exquisite 2pc Antique Parlor Set...
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1890s Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

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Leather, Foam, Wood

Swedish 1780s Rococo Painted Trågsoffa with Carved Apron and Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Rococo period painted wood Trågsoffa from the late 18th century, with upholstered seat, shell carved apron, meander motifs and cabriole legs. Created in Sweden during the l...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Swedish Period Rococo 3-Chair Back Painted Sofa Bench, Early 18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Rococo style three-chair back sofa from the turn of the 18th and 19th century. This antique bench from Sweden features three carved back splats for resting, with sweetly carved flowers adorning the top of each chair rail, flanked within curvy wood arm rests at each far end. The skirt is has an elegantly draped from with shell carving embellishing the center. This piece is nicely presented upon four legs, which are supported with a turned H-stretcher. The front legs are cabriole style with rear legs squared and sabred. The upholstered seat is ready for a refreshment, the perfect opportunity to make this your own. This antique Swedish rococo style sofa...
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Early 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Period 18th Century Rococo Sofa
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Period 18th Century Rococo sofa from the area of Lindome, Sweden. It has exquisite carving, the whole standing on cabriolet legs tapering to the ball and...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

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Wood

Swedish 18th Century Transitional Sofa
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Exceptional Swedish 18th Century sofa with decorative carved detailing to the back and front stretcher. A fine example of a transitional sofa, betwe...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Sofas

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Wood

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

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Fabric, Walnut

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

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Upholstery, Wood

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...
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Early 20th Century German Rococo Sofas

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Antler, Upholstery

Italian Rococo Revival Style Settee or Sofa, Black and Beige Upholstery, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
19th-early 20th century settees / canapes or loveseats in Rococo style having a fine Fabric. This is simply the finest pair of wonderfully covered and carved oversized settees...
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Early 20th Century European Rococo Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Italian Venetian Carved Walnut Sofa, Correctly Restored c1700's Todd Hase Silk
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique original 106" 18th century northern Italian sofa. Expertly constructed with hand-carved walnut in the popular and romantic Rococo style, the padded a...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

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.
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

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Wood

18th Century Italian Walnut Sofa
Located in London, Park Royal
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, ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sofas

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Wood, Walnut

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, ca...
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18th Century European Antique Rococo Sofas

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Linen, Wood

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

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Fabric

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

Rococo sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Rococo sofas for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Early 20th Century, 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, folk art and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Rococo sofas made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and Scandinavia pieces for sale on 1stDibs. 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 $1,050 and tops out at $45,000 while the average work can sell for $8,454.

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