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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
Pair French Zinc Agave Plant Specimen Sculptures
Located in Richmond, VA
Mid-century French zinc sculptures on removable stands. Could be displayed inside or out. Incredibly chic on top of a large armoire or console. Also charming in an urn or terracotta...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

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Zinc

Antique French 19th C Japy Fil Classical Figure Bronze Slate Marble Mantel Clock
Located in Dayton, OH
A beautiful 19th Century French Mantel Clock. Features a seated woman in the thinker position. She is wearing a large flowing dress, sitting on a Klismos chair with footed raised ove...
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Late 19th Century Antique French Provincial Furniture

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Slate, Bronze

19th-century French School terracotta bust
Located in Long Island City, NY
19th-century French School terracotta bust on a red marble base. Dimensions: 25"H ( Overall ) 19"H x 17"W x 9"D Period: 20th Century Condition: Good condition. Wear consistent wit...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

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Marble

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

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Rush, Walnut, Paint

French Empire Escritoire Chest Desk 1880 Mahogany
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Classic French Empire escritoire / desk Crafted from mahogany with ormolu fittings Great space saving piece as both a desk and a chest of drawers We ...
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1880s Antique French Provincial Furniture

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Mahogany

19th Century French Glazed Terracotta Vessel
Located in Wembley, GB
A large terracotta vessel with partial iridescent glaze. French, 19C. Stock ref. #2232 Approx. 40 x 28 x 28 cm 15.7 x 11.0 x 11.0 "
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

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Terracotta

Vintage Faux Bamboo Nightstand or Side Table With Marble Top #1
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

French Landscape Oil Painting By Daniel Clesse
Located in Charlotte, NC
Amazing, rich colors in this horizontal landscape of a southern France countryside village by French painter Daniel Clesse. Clesse was born in 1932 in Paris. He moved to South of Fr...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Paint

18th Century French Oak Serpentine Commode
Located in Edenbridge, GB
A Wonderful 19th Century French Provincial bleached oak commode with original hinges and hardware.The serpentine shape and intricate carving on the drawer fronts show the quality of ...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

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Oak

Antique Period French Provincial Carved Walnut Bench Coffer Late 18th Century
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Late 18th Century French Provincial Carved Walnut Coffer Bench, having a hinged rectangular top, above a carved paneled walnut front, and rising on a molded base. Hardwood constructi...
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Late 18th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

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Walnut

1960s French Riviera Bamboo & Rattan Rocking Armchair
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A mid 20th century French Riviera bamboo and rattan rocking armchair. Bamboo frame and hand woven herringbone rattan on the seat, back and arms. Very elegant design and certainly as ...
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20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

Pair of 19th C. French Giltwood Cache Rideauxs "Curtain Covers"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 19th century French giltwood cache rideaus The window coverings, designed for hanging draperies, showcase an elegant but simple design with beautiful gilding.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

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Giltwood

Light Green Floral French Provincial Square Needlepoint Pillow Case
Located in New York, NY
Light green Floral French Provincial square needlepoint pillow. Made of wool with an ivory cotton cloth backing. It is new and has never been used. Measures: 16 x 16 inches. Kindly ...
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1990s Chinese French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wool

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

Pair of Petite French Cherry Wood Bedside Cabinets or Tables
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Pair of Petite French Cherry Wood Bedside Cabinets or Tables This is a pretty pair of cabinets or chevets, they stand on shaped cabriole legs and a small gallery around the top, one...
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1910s Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Cherry

Diminutive 18th Century French Provincial Wall Console
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fine little 18th century wall console with original hand-chiseled marble top. All wood pegged construction. Mint condition.
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Late 18th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

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Marble

Pair of 19th Century highly decorative Parisian vases
Located in London, GB
Pair of Paris two handled vases, delicately painted with kitten amongst flowers on a bluish ground, painted all around with a variety of coloured flowers.
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Pair of French Wrought Iron Sconces with Mirrored Backs
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, AR
Pair of French Wrought Iron Sconces with Mirrored Backs
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Iron

French Provincial Mahogany Table, 'Mid-18th Century'
Located in London, GB
A French Provincial mahogany table (mid-18th century). With hoof feet.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

Antique French Provincial Fruitwood Side Table, Circa 1900.
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Provincial fruitwood side table, Circa 1900.
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

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Fruitwood

Early 19th Century French Provincial Night Stand
Located in Middleburg, VA
Early 19th Century French Provincial Night Stand. Made of Highly Figured Circassian Walnut with a rich color and original patination. Single drawer and cupboard. Made in the Loire V...
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Early 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

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Walnut

Shahkar Light Brown French Provincial Square Needlepoint Pillow Case
Located in New York, NY
New French Provincial square needlepoint pillow case It measures 16 x 16 inches. Please note this piece ships flat and without an insert.
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1990s Chinese French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wool

Large Painted Trumeau
Located in Washington, DC
A large painted trumeau with a plaster chariot decoration on the top.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Mirror, Plaster, Wood, Paint

Mid-20th Century Walnut Wood Square Top Pedestal Table
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-20th century walnut wood square top pedestal table (3 items available).
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Italian Provincial Drop-Leaf Dining Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
Italian Provincial drop-leaf dining table with chestnut burl, mahogany, oak & acacia parquetry. Extending from square to round with fold under leaves on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wood

Vintage French Style Wrought Iron Chaise Longue with Cushion
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage French style wrought iron chaise longue with cushion The wrought iron patio or porch garden chaise longue has two wheels for easy ...
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2010s Spanish French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Antique French Provincial Louis Cherry Walnut Rafraichissoir Wine Cooler Table
Located in Dayton, OH
Exceptional Rafraichissoir Wine / Champagne Cooler Table in Cherry and Walnut, circa 1930s Features a marble tray top and ingot mold with two m...
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1930s Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Marble, Metal

Charming 18th Century Provincial Side Table
Located in Buchanan, MI
Charming 18th century Provincial side table, great old color and patination. Rectangular top over single drawer raised on cabriole legs.
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18th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wood

French Vintage Style Bistro Folding Iron Chair, Indoor & Outdoor
Located in Miami, FL
French vintage style bistro folding iron chair. Price per item.
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2010s Spanish French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Iron

A pair of cassolettes
Located in Washington, DC
A pair of cassolettes - carved wood and gilt - rare and very decorative
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wood

A Pair of Painted Three Arm Chandeliers
Located in Washington, DC
A Pair of Painted Three Arm Cast Iron Round Chandeliers
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20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Iron

Two Pairs of Napoleon III Cast Iron Lamps
Located in Washington, DC
Wonderful patina on these two pairs of cast iron finial lamps. The bases are made of wood. Newly wired. $ 2500 a pair.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

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Iron

19th Century French Provincial Three-Piece Clock Set
Located in London, GB
A fine quality three-piece French gilt red marble and bronze clock set comprising two three branch candelabra and a mantel clock. The clock has a whi...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Marble, Bronze

1960s Italian Bamboo Rattan Bohemian French Riviera Round Serving Bar Cart
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern serving bar cart trolley probably by the Italian Vittorio Bonacina featuring two shelves, with the ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Furniture

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

1960s French Cabriole Sofa
Located in High Point, NC
Baroque curves and French cane gift this sofa an innate lightness and grace. Made in France in the 1960s, a classic cabriole silhouette creates a generous yet elegant seat. Cream-col...
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1960s French Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Hardwood

Large Vintage French Verdure Style Landscape Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
This lovely tapestry was handcrafted by skilled artists using the exact same method of weaving used in 16th century. Handwoven in Wool and measuring 6.10 x 12.4 ft. Excellent cond...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

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Tapestry, Wool

French, Oak Child's School Desk c. 1900's
Located in London, GB
This French 1900's Oak child's school desk is a rare find that exudes immense character. The desk bears the markings of many children who have used it over the years, adding to its c...
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Oak

french provincial primitive wooden footed fruit bowl
Located in Rümmingen, BW
On offer is this lovely French provincial wooden footed bowl. Its imperfect and rough appearance is typical for objects found in the south of France. This bowl can be used to displa...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wood

Early 20th C. Louis XVI Petite Desk/ Writing Table
Located in East Hampton, NY
A wonderful early 20th Century French Louis XVI style writing desk in ebonized black finish. Dating to around the 1940’s with original brass mounts and leather top. This is the epi...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of 6 French Provincial Style Tufted Yellow Leather Arm Chair Fauteuils
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Set of 6 French Provincial Style Tufted Yellow Leather Arm Chair Fauteuils
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wood

Pair of Decorative Gold Figural French Gilt Brass Table Lamps
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Pair of beautiful and intricate French style figural lamps with swords and laurel leaves, and lovely double bird finials. Pull cord for either of the two bulbs in each lamp! #5590 D...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Brass

Set of Ten French Provincial Linen Upholstered Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This set of 10 French Provincial dining chairs showcases a classic and refined design. The eyebrow shaped tops of these chairs add a unique architectural element that brings soft cu...
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20th Century French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Linen, Wood

French Golden Oak Bedside Cabinet or Night Table
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
French golden oak bedside cabinet or night table. This piece is a very attractive piece made in Golden Oak and Fruitwood, it appears to have 6...
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Late 19th Century Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Oak

Dos Gallos Custom Demi Lune Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is our custom Demi Lune cabinet. As shown20150 in walnut, with a custom, medium distressed finish. Can be made in any size and finish. All our custom pieces are bench made and h...
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21st Century and Contemporary American French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Oak, Walnut

French Country Walnut Buffet Sideboard
Located in Westwood, NJ
Crafted from solid walnut, this piece resonates with durability and a timeless aesthetic. Its generous dimensions, measuring 96 inches in width, 12 inches in depth, and standing 43 i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wood

Reclaimed Pine White Buffet Sideboard
Located in Westwood, NJ
Beautifully finished in a serene whitewash. Perfect for those who appreciate the allure of rustic yet refined design, this sideboard marries functionality with a heartfelt nod to the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Jaspe Country Pitcher
Located in Ross, CA
Jaspe terracotta glazed ceramic country pitcher with a background of butter yellow with a swirl pattern of blue and burnt umber. Made in the Savoie region of France toward the end of...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Terracotta

Antique Pair of French Art Deco Distressed Brown Leather Wingback Lounge Chairs
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Spectacular pair of French Art Deco distressed lounge chairs made of distressed brown leather, with a wingback. The chairs are in good vintage condition. Both of them have new seat c...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Leather

French Oval Marble Top Cafe Table with Exceptional Metal Base
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Versatile French marble top oval cafe table or writing desk with a classic Provincial iron base. Marble is a stunning beige marble with veining. Very nice edge on all four sides - an...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Marble, Metal

French Provincial green Beige Commode Chest of drawers
Located in Valladolid, ES
The 18th century French commode is a stunning example of furniture from that era. In this case it,s a large Commode as a chest !!!!It features two drawers, providing ample storage sp...
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1790s French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Metal

French Round Marble Top Cafe Bistro Table with Wonderful Metal Base
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Versatile French marble top round cafe table or bistro table with a classic Provence iron base. Marble is a stunning white, beige and subtle plum with veining. Could be in the center...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Marble, Metal

Larage French Marble Top Dining Table with Iron Base with Maker's Name
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stunning large versatile French marble top rectangular cafe table or writing desk with a classic Provencal green iron base. Marble is a stunning dark green marble with lovely veining...
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Marble, Metal

Christofle French Silverplate Hotel De France Oyster Forks- Set of 6
Located in Ross, CA
Hotel silver oyster /seafood forks crafted by Christofle in France in the 1960's. Made in the Vendome pattern for the Hotel de France.
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1960s European Vintage French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Silver Plate

Lillian August Bureau Chest
Located in Bradenton, FL
A Lillian August small bureau. Three hand dovetailed drawers open with round metal handles against round beveled backplates. The top drawer is separated into three compartments, and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Metal

Custom Storage Bench "Baxter" by foley&cox HOME
Located in Hudson, NY
Custom storage bench on plinth base with leather pull hardware. Shown in medium walnut and upholstered in a natural linen fabric. Also available in white or black lacquer, light ceru...
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2010s American French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Metal

Pierre Patrick Frey Gien Porcelain Flowers 6 Luncheon Salad Plate
Located in Valladolid, ES
Pierre Patrick Frey Gien Porcelain flowers 6 Luncheon Salad Plate Fine Chinoiserie French Gien porcelain from the lux atelier Pierre or Patrick Frey in the flowers pattern. Condi...
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1990s French French Provincial Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

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

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

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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