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Rococo Bookcases

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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Exceptional 18thc Painted Venetian Secretary Desk
Located in New Orleans, LA
Fantastic painted Italian secretary with original designs, paint and interior silk fabric.
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Bookcases

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Lacquer, Wood

Romweber French Rococo Burl Wood Dining Cabinet or Bookcase, Circa 1930s
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Rococo Louis XV style china cabinet or bookcase By Romweber USA, Circa 1930s Exotic burled African avodire wood, with paint and gilt details, glass front d...
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1930s American Vintage Rococo Bookcases

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Glass, Burl, Paint

Pair of Italian Green Painted Rococo Style Bookcases
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian green painted Rococo style bookcases featuring arched cornice and iron grill doors. The cabinets are custom made reproductions.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Rococo Bookcases

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Wood, Paint

Antique Italian Rococo Bookcase or Cabinet Mostly Original Paint
Located in Chicago, IL
This unbelievable carved bookcase, was found in the home of a retired antique dealer, who resided in a small rural French village, in the south of France. Every item in her home, sho...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Bookcases

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Wood

French-Polished Italian Rococo Walnut Secretary Desk Bookcase, circa 1840
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a restored and French-polished Venetian secretary desk in burled walnut. The desk is absolutely gorgeous and in excellent condition and is a two-piece unit. There is a label ...
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1840s Italian Antique Rococo Bookcases

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Walnut

1870's Italian Library Showcase in Walnut with Side Windows Restored
Located in Buggiano, IT
Original Italian antique showcase bookcase, from a villa in the center of bologna. The cabinet has internal shelves, a very important upper gable, and is completely removable for ea...
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1870s Italian Antique Rococo Bookcases

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Walnut

18th Century Scandanvian Rococo Giltwood and Walnut Bureau Bookcase
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very impressive 18th Century Rococo carved giltwood and Walnut bureau bookcase, having wonderful scrolling foliate and plume decoration to the cornice, a single mirror door with gi...
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Late 18th Century Scandinavian Antique Rococo Bookcases

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Italian Painted Secretary
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A remarkable early 20th century Italian painted secretary is handcrafted out of maple wood and features its original intricate hand-painted design with silver leaf details throughout...
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1910s Italian Vintage Rococo Bookcases

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Brass, Silver Leaf

Bureau Bookcase Oak German Serpentine Front Original Brassware Working Locks
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
A large, museum quality, 18th century, German, oak bureau bookcase with a serpentine front, original brassware and working locks As fine an example of this model of German cabinet f...
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1740s German Antique Rococo Bookcases

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Oak

Dutch Kast or Glass Display Cupboard in Mahogany with Marquetry Inlays, c. 1800
Located in Miami, FL
An exceptionally beautiful Dutch kast or display cupboard in mahogany with floral and foliate marquetry inlays in various woods, and original hand-blown glass. Netherlands, circa 178...
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Late 18th Century Dutch Antique Rococo Bookcases

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Satinwood, Glass, Kingwood, Mahogany, Paint

18th Century French Walnut Étagère Vitrine Glass Door Display Cabinet
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th century French walnut étagère Vitrine display cabinet, with glass door and sides, and very unique pierced carving and design.
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Bookcases

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Glass, Walnut

18th Century Louis XV Provincial Walnut Secretaire
Located in New York, NY
Of unusually large scale; the upper section with arched cornice over a pair of wire-inset doors opening to fabric lined interior fitted with shelves; the lower section with a slant f...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Bookcases

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Walnut

Dutch Rococo Fruitwood Inlaid Oak Buffet or Bookcase
Located in Hudson, NY
Dutch 18th century Rococo buffet or bookcase inlaid overall with floral marquetry. The buffet or bookcase with shaped, molded double scroll shell cornice over a glass fitted interior...
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Mid-18th Century Dutch Antique Rococo Bookcases

Dutch Rococo Burl Walnut Bookcase Cabinet, circa 1770s
Located in Nordhavn, DK
A Dutch Rococo bookcase burl walnut cabinet, circa 1770s, in two parts. The arched and curved cornice molding above two glazed doors, the lower section with two short drawers above t...
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1770s Dutch Antique Rococo Bookcases

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Glass, Walnut

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