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French Provincial Furniture

FRENCH PROVINCIAL STYLE

Removed from the fashions of the court, French Provincial style developed in the provinces of the country, such as Provence, Normandy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. Dating to the 17th and 18th centuries, French Provincial furniture was not as ostentatious as the designs being produced for the royal palaces, but elegant S-shape cabriole legs and ornate carvings elevated the sturdy chairs, sofas, tables and bedroom furniture intended for everyday use.

Although it varies by region, antique French Provincial furniture is unified by solid construction and an artisanal attention to design. While this furniture often followed the metropolitan trends — including the Rococo or neoclassical aesthetics of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI — since it was produced in the French countryside it was more subdued with nods to its rustic settings.

Local materials like fruitwoods, oak, beech and walnut were used to construct large French Provincial armoires for storage and comfortable armchairs with rush-woven seats. Wrought-iron elements and carvings like floral details and scallop patterns were common as ornamentation. Furniture was frequently painted white or other muted colors that coordinated with gilt and would acquire a patina of age over time. Other wood was just stained with vibrant fabric such as toile de Jouy, which sometimes depicted pastoral scenes, adding color as upholstery.

The style arrived in the United States after World War I, with soldiers returning home wanting furniture like what they had seen in the rural homes and castles of France. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, designer John Widdicomb split from his family business, the Widdicomb Furniture Company, and had been focusing on Louis XV– and French Provincial–style furnishings since the early 1900s. Other American manufacturers such as Baker, Drexel, Henredon and Thomasville also responded to demand. Today antique French Provincial pieces and reproductions continue to be popular.

Find a collection of antique French Provincial dining tables, seating, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: French Provincial
Floral French Provincial Style Lumbar Needlepoint Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pastel colored Floral French Provincial style Lumbar needlepoint pillow. Made of wool with a cream colored backing. It measures 17 x 13 inches. Needlepoint on the front is Pristine a...
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1990s Chinese French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wool

1960s French Country Pine Serpentine Server or Cabinet by Grange
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a 1960s French pine serving piece by Grange Furniture. The construction is wide planked pine. It is in very good condition with intentional distressing. It has turquoise pain...
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1960s French Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Brass

French 19th Century Walnut Writing Table or Desk with Lions and Shield Crest
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Antique French accent table or side table that would make a stunning writing table or desk as well, sure to add elegance and museum quality interest in any room in the home! Direct f...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Pair of bronze and crystals French sconces
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of crystals wall sconces, France circa 1900s. The French sconces have a bronze frame with a Lyre shape. The antique sconces are fully ornate with crystals: a few of them in past...
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Agnès Escala, huge zoomorphic owl ceramic lamp, unique work, France 1970s
Located in leucate, FR
Huge sculpted ceramic owl lamp. Unique work created by the renowned French ceramist Agnes Escala. Lamp with subdued lighting, caused by 2 bulbs with chrome caps and its openwork bod...
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1970s French Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Antique french Silver Plated ARGENTAL Cutlery Flatware set of 146 pieces 1920's
Located in BAAMBRUGGE, NL
Very extensive beautiful antique silver plated cutlery set of the brand 'Argental' This simple shape (border with cross band) makes it wonderful to combine with beautiful tableware, ...
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Metal

1950s French Bergere Wing Armchairs - a Pair
Located in Elkton, MD
1950s French Bergere Wing Armchairs - a Pair
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1950s Unknown Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Set of Antique French Silver-Plated Cutlery "King's Pattern - Shell Shape
Located in BAAMBRUGGE, NL
Beautiful set of antique French silver-plated cutlery divided into 8 boxes. Incredible beautiful quality silver-plated cutlery with the "Shell Shape" or "King's Pattern" There are a...
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Silver Plate

Rare Antique Old Paris Porcelain - Porcelaine de Paris - Mantel Table Clock
Located in BAAMBRUGGE, NL
Beautiful antique clock of French Old Paris Porcelain (Porcelaine de Paris) This clock is completely made of 1 pieces of porcelain with a couple in love, a dog and basket with fruit...
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Set of Eight French Country Ladder Back Armchairs w/ Rush Seats
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of eight French Provincial Ladderback armchairs with rush seats, crafted by Le Monde du Bois, a French furniture manufacturer in the early 1900's. These chairs beautifully captu...
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1930s French Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Rush, Wood

Warsaw Cabinetmaker French Provincial Bonnet Top Bombe Armoire Cabinets, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage warsaw cabinetmaker French Provincial bonnet top bombe armoire cabinets - a pair. Item features bonnet top bombe form, solid wood construction, b...
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Mid-20th Century North American French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Cherry

18th Century French Oak Farmhouse Table
Located in Charleston, SC
French Oak Farmhouse Table, ideal as a console or writing table. The top consists of three oak planks and the bottom is a French walnut. The legs and base have mortise and tenon jo...
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18th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Pair of 19th Century French Zinc Pinecone Roof Finials
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful pair of zinc Pinecone roof finials. France, circa 1850-1900. Weathered. Measurement is individual.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Zinc

French Modern, Hand Crafted Bobbin Side Table in Oak, Mid-20th Century
Located in Odense, DK
A classic French Modern handcrafted side table in a warm toned oak. Made in the 1950s by a French cabinetmaker. Crafted with care and attention to detail, this side table exudes eleg...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Oak

Plate in French Faïence, Red and Green Color, 19th Century, Rooster
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
The plate is in faience. It has been made in France, during the 19th century. The pattern decor is a rooster and the main colors green and red.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Faience

Massive Early Terracotta Olive Jar
Located in Houston, TX
Massive early terracotta olive jar dating to 19th century, Tuscany. Nice natural patina. Its dramatic scale makes this jar an excellent decorative...
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19th Century Italian Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Terracotta

18th Century Large Oak Farmhouse Dining Table
Located in Billingshurst, GB
8th Century large oak farmhouse dining table with one drawer on the end. This 18th century large farmhouse dining table is a remarkable an...
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Late 18th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Oak

Custom Lavender Sachet w/ Antique Applique
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautifully crafted lavender sachet with intricate details. The green velvet paired with a 19-century French metallic & chenille flower create a u...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Metallic Thread

Custom Lavender Sachet w/ Antique Applique
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautifully crafted lavender sachet with intricate details. The soft celadon paired with 3 19th-century French metallic and chenille flowers create a u...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Metallic Thread

Pair French, 19th Century Glazed Earthenware Plates
Located in Buisson, FR
Great pair of late 19th century Provencal earthenware plates France, circa 1880-1900 Good but weathered condition.
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Earthenware

French Louis XV Provincial Style Corner Cupboard
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV provincial style carved oak corner cupboard or encoignure, one curved paneled door, raised on cabriole feet, French maker plate to back. Dimensions: 33.75" H x 20"...
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Mid-20th Century French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Oak

Italian 1950s Ship Chandelier
Located in London, GB
This very decorative chandelier was hand made in Italy in the 1950s. It has beautiful beaded detail to create the hull, rigging and sails, with an interesting crow's nest at the top ...
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1950s Italian Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Crystal, Metal

French, 17/ 18th Century Hand Forged Iron Candleholder
Located in Buisson, FR
Very old and beautiful hand forged iron candleholder. France, circa 1650-1750. Weathered.
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17th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Iron

Mid Century French Provincial Down Filled Blue Velvet Floral Day Sofa Couch 98"
Located in Dayton, OH
Retro Mid Century French Provincial day sofa by Interior Crafts. Features scalloped frame with cabriole legs and raised blue velvet upholstery with duck down filled back cushions. ...
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Mid-20th Century French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Hardwood

French Provincial 19th Century Pot à Confit Pottery Planter with Yellow Glaze
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Provincial pot à confit pottery from the 19th century with yellow glaze and two handles. Immerse yourself in the rustic charm and warmth of this French Provincial pot à conf...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Pottery

Century Furniture Signature Settee French Inspired Black Flocked Loveseat Elkins
Located in Dayton, OH
Century Furniture signature settee French inspired black flocked loveseat Elkins Beautifully upholstered in a flocked floral fabric. This settee was the signature model before the...
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Late 20th Century French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

Collection of Four Rare French, 19th Century, Wooden Chopping or Cutting Boards
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful collection of four wooden chopping-cutting boards. Great statement on your counter-top, France, circa 1850-1900. Weathered. Measures: H:27-55,5cm W:13-30cm D:2-3cm . M...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wood

Pair of Bobbin corner chairs, wood and straw, France, early 20th century
Located in LYON, FR
Nice pair of two corner chairs, also called Bobbin chairs, made in France between the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. They were common pieces ...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Straw, Wood

19th Century French Buffet à deux corps in Ash Wood
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
A French buffet à deux corps cabinet. Circa mid 19th century. Solidly crafted in ash wood. Two-part, laterally coffered and partially veneered in burl wood, consisting of a two-doo...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Ash, Burl

Swiss Alp Escabelle Three Legs Side Chair, French, Early 20th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
Side chair, Swiss Alp escabelle, three legs chair French, circa 1900 Massive carved wood, brutalist Characterful Good condition, solid and sound ...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wood

An Italian carved and painted giltwood King size headboard circa 1900.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An Italian carved and painted giltwood King size headboard with upholstered panel circa 1900. This headboard is designed to be hung on the wall and can be used with or without the pl...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Set of 8 French Modern Brutalist Chairs, Charles Dudouyt Style, Made in 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
A charming set of 8 brutalist dining chairs in solid stained oak & wool seats. Made by a French cabinetmaker in the 1950s. A sculptura...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Oak, Wool

1930's French Gilt Bronze Light Fixture with Crystals
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1930's French Bagues gilt bronze light fixture with crystals inset.
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1930s French Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Yellow Glazed French Provincial Double Handled Pot à Confit Pottery
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Provincial pot à confit pottery from the 20th century with yellow glaze, two lateral handles and rustic character. Step into the rustic charm of the French countryside with ...
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20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Pottery

A carved walnut French bed having a shaped head and footboard circa 1920.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French walnut bed C 1920 having wonderful carvings throughout. The footboard featuring fully carved posts and acanthus carved feet. The fabric is old and you wil probably want to rep...
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

French Provincial Walnut Cabinet c1890
Located in Trensacq, FR
Provincial French walnut cabinet c1890 Provincial French walnut cabinet, circa 1890. Beautiful one of a kind, walnut cabinet with panelled sides and charmingly decorated with hear...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Walnut

19th Century Rustic French Provincial Pot à Confit with Yellow Glaze and Handles
Located in Atlanta, GA
A rustic French Provincial pot à confit from the 19th century with yellow glaze and double handles. Immerse yourself in the charm of rural France with t...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Pottery

19th Century French Provincial Yellow Glazed, Double Handles Pot à Confit
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Provincial pottery pot à confit from the 19th century with yellow glaze, double handles and rustic character. This French Provincial pot à confit, hailing from the 19th cent...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Pottery

Spanish Leather and Wood Chairs, 1940s, Set of 4
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
This is still quality from the past. Spring core seat that can still proudly present itself full of stability. The leather is a little cracked here and there, but this fits perfectl...
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1960s Spanish Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Seagrass, Wood

19th Century French Painted Console w/ Carved Swags & Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century French provincial painted console with hand-carved intricate detailing of garlands, rosettes, and laurel leaf designs. The four carved legs connected by a center stretch...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wood, Paint

Majolica Oyster Plate Sarreguemines Digoin, circa 1920
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica oyster plate Sarreguemines, circa 1920. 6 shells and space for the lemon on the center.
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Majolica Oyster Plate Sarreguemines Digoin, circa 1920
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica oyster plate Sarreguemines, circa 1920. 6 shells and space for the lemon on the center.
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of French End Table w/ Drawers and Granite Tops C. 1930's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of French Provincial painted side tables, each with two drawers and brass hardware, standing on cabriole legs ending in hoofed feet. The granite tops feature a blend of cream, ...
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1930s French Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Granite

Set of Eight French Leather Tufted Dining Chairs C. 1940
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of eight French Provincial style dining chairs, featuring two armchairs and six side chairs upholstered in distressed tufted leather with nailhead trim detail. The chairs stand ...
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1940s French Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood, Paint

TALL Antique French Louis XV Bench Settle Pew Carved Tiger Oak Chest Foyer Entry
Located in Shreveport, LA
TALL Antique French Louis XV Bench Settle Pew Carved Tiger Oak Chest Foyer Entry Piece. Direct from France, a stunning antique French hall bench with superb carvings and a majestic ...
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Oak

Henredon French Provincial Louis XV Cream Lacquered Nightstands, Pair
Located in South Bend, IN
A stylish pair of French Provincial Louis XV style nightstands By Henredon USA, Circa 1960s Carved cream lacquered walnut, with olive green trim, and original brass hardware. Mea...
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1960s American Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Brass

French Country Red Painted and Gold Gilt Rush Seat Dining Chairs, Set of Eight
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of eight French Provincial or French Country dining chairs In the manner of Henredon USA, Late 20th Century Carved red painted and gold gilt solid walnut frames, wi...
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Late 20th Century American French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Rush, Walnut, Paint

Limoges Marihuana Gold Rimmed Apothecary Jar
Located in Stamford, CT
Limoges Marihuana porcelain gold rim apothecary jar. Signed on the underside.
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Vintage Faux Bamboo Nightstand or Side Table With White Marble Top #2
Located in Bradenton, FL
Charming vintage faux bamboo nightstand or side table with brown marble top. Table features a top drawer and a bottom shelf with door opening, and four turned post legs for support. ...
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20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Marble

Very Large French 19th Century Louis Philippe Mirror/Overmantle
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Very Large French 19th Century Louis Philippe Mirror/Overmantle This is a very Large Example of a Louis Philippe Mirror/Overmantel, the 3” moulded mirror frame has been given paint...
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19th Century Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Mirror

French Provincial Cream/Off White Arm Chairs - a Pair
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Add a touch of classic elegance to your space with these French Provincial Cream/Off White Arm Chairs. Featuring intricate detailing and a graceful silhouette, these chairs are uphol...
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20th Century American French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Fabric

Antique French Figural Needlepoint Box Footstool Ottoman on Mahogany Legs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Figural Needlepoint Box Footstool Ottoman on Mahogany Legs. Item featured believed to be a vintage custom made item using Antique French needlepoint tapestry and vinta...
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Early 20th Century French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

French Mid 19th Century Oval Walnut Vendange Table with Tilting Mechanism
Located in Wells, ME
French solid walnut oval vendange table. Vendange tables were traditionally used in the vineyards to set out lunch for the workers during the growing and harvest seasons. They ti...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Provincial Ebonized Display Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
Provincial-style pine painted display cabinet. The display case has remarkably subtle details such as slightly splayed legs that are tapered and encase the bottom shelf. Crown moldin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wood

Pair Of French Country Slipper Chairs
Located in Bradenton, FL
Pair of French country slipper chairs with wide comfortable seats. Upholstered chairs have beautifully shaped backs and are raised on scrolled cabriole legs. Upholstery is in a small...
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20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Textile, Wood

1950s French Footstool in Scalamandré 'Polar Bear - Blue Frost' Mohair
Located in Richmond, VA
Listed is an absolutely stunning, 1950s French Provincial footstool. The piece has been newly reupholstered in Scalamandrés 'Polar Bear' mohair velvet in the 'Blue Frost' colorway fr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Mohair, Wood

Late 18th-Century French Corner Cabinets with Marble Tops: Restored Elegance
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dive into the opulence of the late 18th century with our extraordinary pair of French corner cabinets, a testament to exquisite craftsmanship and timeless design. Masterfully crafted...
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1770s French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Marble, Brass

19th Century European Inlaid Decorative Lap Desk Box
Located in Richmond, VA
Offered is an exquisite, 19th Century European lap desk box with abalone and wood inlay. Brass escutcheon and felt velvet lining. Does not include original key.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Brass

French Provincial furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique French Provincial furniture 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 furniture created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include case pieces and storage cabinets, tables, serveware, ceramics, silver and glass and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used French Provincial furniture made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original furniture, popular names associated with this style include Baker Furniture Company, Maison Baguès, Sarreguemines, and Henredon. 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 furniture differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $18 and tops out at $125,000 while the average work can sell for $1,997.

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