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Louis XIV Furniture

LOUIS XIV STYLE

As opposed to the styles that would follow from the other 18th-century French kings, Louis XV and Louis XVI, antique Louis XIV furniture is rigid and imposing. It expresses opulence — even its armchairs, with their upright backs, straight legs and lavish ornamentation, look like thrones. Authentic Louis XIV sofas, a then newly emerging iteration of seating, are fully upholstered and often feature decoratively carved frames of walnut, chestnut or oak.

When French King Louis XIV established his royal court at Versailles in 1682, he transformed what was once a hunting lodge into a palace that declared his wealth and power through its design. Until his death in 1715, he reigned with a spirit of excess and absolute political dominance. The “Sun King,” as he called himself, believed that France revolved around him as planets do the sun. Louis XIV adopted the sun as his emblem, decorating the grounds with symbols of the sun and Apollo, the Greek god of the sun. As he stated, “There is nothing that indicates more clearly the magnificence of great princes than their superb palaces and their precious furniture.” He was a child when he became king in 1643, only shaping his style after he became absolute monarch in 1661.

Reflecting trends in French Baroque art, Louis XIV furniture characteristics included exuberant decoration. There were gilded bronze details including shells, suns, grotesques, lions and classical references like acanthus leaves. The years of growth in the country’s manufacturing, such as the tapestries and cabinets made at Gobelins, led to design innovations. The commode replaced the chest as a storage device, with drawers and a surface that could double as a desk.

The materials were luxurious, such as the popular tortoiseshell veneer technique that leading cabinetmaker Pierre Golle used in his designs. André-Charles Boulle, who became royal cabinetmaker in 1672, was a masterful artist of marquetry, using inlays of ebony, exotic woods and mother-of-pearl.

Find a collection of antique Louis XIV bedroom furniture, chairs, tables and other pieces on 1stDibs.

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Style: Louis XIV
Pair Of 19th Century Siena Marble & Ormolu Mounted Three Light Candelabra
Located in Dublin, IE
A beautiful pair of 19th century French Sienna Marble and ormolu candelabra, each with three out swept decorative leaf capped candleholders above a central tapering circular marble s...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Siena Marble, Ormolu

Antique Louis XIV Style Beech Wood Armchair
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Antique Louis XIV style beech wood armchair, early 19th century. With a cupids bow crest rail, serpentine shaped arms and arm supports os de mouton legs and double serpentine shaped ...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Upholstery, Beech

Pair of Louis XIV French Provincial Silver Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of late Louis XIV French Provincial candlesticks. Each: Girdled socket on chamfered and knopped square shaft; double-domed foot with stepped curvilinear rim. Marks for Boulogne-...
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Early 18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Silver

18th Century French Provincial Louis XIV Buffet à deux corps Cabinet
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
A 18th century French provincial Louis XIV buffet à deux corps. Probably from Alsace. Made of solid oak with new patina finish. Two-part, laterally coffered oak body with bevelled p...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Oak

A pair of early eighteenth century Italian cupboards
Located in London, GB
A highly unusual and rare pair of consoles or bedside cupboards of semi polygonal form with concave facades strikingly inlaid all over with walnut, olive and yew wood - one converted...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Olive, Walnut, Pine, Yew

Vintage Le Ore Italian Louis XIV Boulle Style Marquetry Mantel Clock & Stand 80"
Located in Dayton, OH
Stunning Italian Boulle style mantel clock by Le Ore New Art International. Le Ore is a small Italian family manufacturer that specializes in intricate and colorful wood inlay. Featu...
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Late 20th Century Louis XIV Furniture

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Gold Plate, Brass

The Montague Armchair, eight-way hand tied and upholstered in stripe silk
Located in London, GB
Drawing inspiration from a multitude of classical references, the Montague Armchair is endlessly comfortable and has been used again and again in Samantha Todhunter Design projects, ...
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2010s Portuguese Louis XIV Furniture

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Silk, Upholstery, Foam, Wood, Down, Feathers

Antique cast iron fireback with the French coat of arms 18th century
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
This exceptionally large fireback with the French coat of arms was made in the 18th century century. In the centre of a frame are the main arms, azure with three golden fleurs-de-lys...
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18th Century European Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Iron

Moustiers, Earthenware Planter, 18th Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Planter in Moustiers earthenware, decorated with musicians playing the flute under a tree and characters on the other side. Decorated with fruits and flowers in shades of green and y...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Earthenware

19th Century French Louis XIV Boulle Style Pedestal
Located in New York, NY
Impressive,very fine quality large antique 19 century pedestal in the Louis XIV period style of André-Charles Boulle (1642–1732) measuring 52 1/2 inches tall, with gilt bronze moun...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Brass

Antique Louis XIV Bolection Fireplace in Burgundy Hued Ribbon Campan Marble
Located in London, GB
An antique Louis XIV Chimneypiece in exceptionally beautiful, richly veined Ribbon Campan marble. The generously moulded bolection opening with rounded corners is set within a simple...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Marble

17th Century French Fireplace Trammel or Pot Hanger
Located in Soest, NL
17th century French Louis XIV period fireplace trammel. The trammel is hand forged of wrought iron. It is beautifully decorated and carved. The trammel was used for cooking to regul...
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17th Century Dutch Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Bold Antique French Baroque Bolection Fireplace in Green Marble
Located in London, GB
A large and dramatic French Baroque fireplace in boldly veined green Verde Naoussa marble with detailed spandrels a large shaped opening over ...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Marble

French Walnut Os de Mouton Chairs c1860 - PAIR
Located in Charlotte, NC
Newly recovered French Os de Mouton chairs c1860s. Sold as a pair. Walnut wood is beautiful. Designer upholstery in tiger print velvet. Add depth to a modern space or add playfulnes...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Walnut

Italian, Lucca, Ocre Painted and Stencil Gilt Mirror, early 18th century
Located in Atlanta, GA
of rectangular form and slightly convex with both inner and outer molded edges, the corners and centers of sides stenciled with punchwork designs and retaining faded gilding, now fit...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Wood

French Louis XIV Style 'Coat of Arms' Fireback / Backsplash, 20th Century
Located in Soest, NL
20th century French Louis XIV style fireback with a coat of arms. The fireback is made of cast iron and has a natural brown patina. Upon request it can be made black / pewter color...
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20th Century French Louis XIV Furniture

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Iron

17th Century French Fireplace Trammel or Pot Hanger
Located in Soest, NL
17th century French Louis XIV period fireplace trammel. The trammel is hand forged of wrought iron. It is beautifully decorated and carved. The trammel was used for cooking to regul...
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17th Century Dutch Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Italian, Tuscany likely Firenze, Carved Giltwood & Ocre Painted Mirror, ca. 1740
Located in Atlanta, GA
from the late Louis XIV period, of rectangular form and having a gilded outer edge, an ocre painted concave main surface, and a carved giltwood inner rabbet, now fitted with a modern...
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1740s Italian Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Giltwood

White Alabaster and Bronze Three-Light Pendant Chandelier, France, ca. 1920
Located in Barntrup, DE
Louis XIV-style black veined white alabaster pendant light with bronze fixtures. An adorable alabaster pendant light fixture from circa the 1920s. This antique and beautifully veined...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XIV Furniture

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Alabaster, Brass, Bronze

Rare Large 18th Century Louis XIV Period Blanket Chest
Located in Charlottesville, VA
Rare large Louis XIV period blanket chest, cassone, from the north of France, 18th Century, having original blue paint. A wide single-board top over the rectangular base, having a f...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Wood

Italian, Tivoli, Oil on Canvas, "Shepherd Among Flock Outside City Walls"
Located in Atlanta, GA
In the manner of and possibly school of Philipp Peter Roos also known in later years as “Rosa da Tivoli”, born 1655 in Frankfurt, Germany and died 1706 in Tivoli, Italy. Shepherd ...
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Late 17th Century Italian Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Paint

Italian Louis XIV Period Faux Leopard Tortoise Painted Mirror, early 18th cen.
Located in Atlanta, GA
Of rectangular form and with shaped molded edges this pinewood frame retains its original faux “leopard tortoise” patterned paint, the frame now with a modern “antiqued” mirror...
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1710s Italian Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Paint

French Louis XIV Style 'Arms of France' Fireback / Backsplash, 20th Century
Located in Soest, NL
20th century French Louis XIV style fireback with the Arms of France. A coat of arms of the House of Bourbon, an originally French royal house that became a major dynasty in Europe. ...
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20th Century French Louis XIV Furniture

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Iron

Italian, Piemontese, Late LXIV Period 3-Drawer Commode, 2nd quarter 18th cen.
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a serpentine shaped top with molded edge above a rectangular case housing three drawers with decorative brass hardware, raised on shaped bracket feet
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1740s French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Walnut

Antique French Game Rack, 17th - 18th Century
Located in Soest, NL
17th - 18th century French Louis XIV period game rack used for hanging game and birds. Can nowadays also be used for hanging various other items such as pots and pans. The crown is h...
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Early 18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Wrought Iron

French Louis XIV Style 'Arms of France' Fireback / Backsplash, 20th Century
Located in Soest, NL
20th century French Louis XIV style fireback with the Arms of France. A coat of arms of the House of Bourbon, an originally French royal house that became a major dynasty in Europe. ...
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20th Century French Louis XIV Furniture

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Iron

Louis XIV chest of drawers attributed to Thomas Hache
Located in Grenoble, FR
EXCEPTIONAL LOUIS XIV With rounded front uprights. It opens on the front with four drawers in three rows. Tilting handles and keyholes in gilded bronze. Usage and maintenance re...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Wood

French Louis XIV Style Wrought Iron 4-Light Lantern, 1st quarter 20th century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Hanging from a central ring the top with four scroll supports each with applied metal leaves, the body 4 sided with ball feet, retaining original 4-light cluster, standard wiring inc...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XIV Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Early 20th Century Georgian Style Two-Drawer Mahogany Side Table
Located in Germantown, MD
An Early 20th Century Georgian Style Two-Drawer Mahogany Side Table Tables measures 14" in width, 14" in depth and stands 30" tall. Excellent antique condition. Recently refinished
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20th Century Unknown Louis XIV Furniture

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Mahogany

19th Century French Louis XIV Style Carved Walnut Library Table Writing Desk
Located in Forney, TX
A finely carved French Louis XIV style walnut writing table. circa 1870 Hand carved in France in the late 19th century, exceptionally executed in grand King Louis 14th...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Faux Leather, Walnut

1950s French Louis XIV Style Hand Carved Giltwood Bench Wool Fabric Upholstery
Located in Miami, FL
An elegant French 20th Century Louis XIV Style giltwood bench. The decorative bench is raised on four legs with topie shape feet below a circular fluted tapered column. Above is the ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XIV Furniture

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Fabric, Wood, Giltwood

Italian Louis XIV Period Walnut Drop Leaf 1-Drawer Table, early 18th century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a nearly round top (when fully opened) with two drop leaves supported by buttress-form wings, housing one long drawer and raised on turned legs joined by a turned box stretche...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Walnut

Large French 17th-18th Century Louis XIV Trivet
Located in Soest, NL
17th-18th century French Louis XIV period trivet. It is used for heating up a pan or to keep it warm in front of the fire. In a good working condition.
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Late 17th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Antique Louis XIV Styled Gilt Bronze Candlesticks with Stylized Flowers
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of antique candlesticks are unsigned, but presumed to have originated from France and date to approximately 1880 and done in a Louis XIV style. The candlesticks are compose...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Bronze

19th Century Louis XIV Boulle Style Ebonized Side Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional antique (late 19th century) ebonized side cabinet in the French Louis XIV style with brass marquetry in the manner of André-Charles Boulle. With black granite top and fi...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Brass, Bronze

Louvre Paris Great Museums of The World Hardcover 1986
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Louvre Paris Great Museums Of The World Hardcover by editor Ragghianti, Carlo Ludovico.Vintage 1967 'Louvre Paris: Great Museums of the World' Hardcover Book! This book was published...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XIV Furniture

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Paper

Pair French Louis XIV Period Brass & Wrought Iron Andirons, early 18th century
Located in Atlanta, GA
With turned brass finials, slender standards, and brass masks of King Louis XIV, raised on wrought iron legs, excellent fire-worn patina
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Early 18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Bronze, Wrought Iron

A Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze and Marble Lamps
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An elegant pair of Louis VXI style Bronze and marble diminutive table lamps with oval marble body with three gilt bronze legs attached to a round base. The lamps are 21 inches tall,...
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1930s French Vintage Louis XIV Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Louis XIV-Style Painted Venetian Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
An early Louis XIV-style painted Venetian commode. Faux painted top above two drawers painted with fanciful flowers on the front. The sides of the commode are painted with birds and ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Wood, Paint

Pair of Os de Mouton Louis XIV Oak Stools New Upholstered in French Linen
Located in Barcelona, ES
French Os de Mouton Oak Stools, Pair Os de Mouton Louis XIV Pair of Oak Stools / Benches with French Linen Upholstery Pair of Louis XIV style Os de Mouton legs stools in french vintage linen upholstery, France, 1930s An early 20th century backless Louis XIV style benches or stools raised on four Os de Mouton hand carved oak wood legs with stretcher. These stylish banquettes have scrolled accents on the legs. These benches are in fully restored condition, structurally sound. Re-upholstered with a vintage french linen fabric...
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20th Century French Louis XIV Furniture

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Fabric, Wood, Walnut, Linen

17th / 18th C. French Louis XIV 'Arms of France' Fireback / Backsplash
Located in Soest, NL
17th / 18th century French Louis XIV period fireback with the Arms of France. A coat of arms of the House of Bourbon, an originally French royal house that became a major dynasty in ...
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Early 18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Iron

The Royal Boulle Marquetry Commode By Blake
By Robert Blake
Located in New Orleans, LA
This monumental Boulle commode was crafted by Robert Blake, one of the finest and most important English cabinetmakers of his time. It is modeled after the legendary pair of commodes...
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19th Century English Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

French Louis XIV Style Fire Grate, Fireplace Grate
Located in Soest, NL
20th century French Louis XIV style fireplace basket - fire basket made of brass and wrought iron. The total width of the front is 30.7 inch (78.0 cm) The basket is in a good condit...
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20th Century French Louis XIV Furniture

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Pair Of Andirons In Bronze And Wrought Iron, 19th Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Pair of bronze and wrought iron andirons, in the style of the 17th Century 19th century period good condition Height 57 cm 53 x 28 cm Free shipping to Paris, to your place or to ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Bronze, Wrought Iron

Set of 4 Bavaria Germany Porcelain Dishes Coasters
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of 4 Bareuther Waldsassen Bavaria Germany, ceramic small dishes coasters. Dimensions: 3.5" Diameter. The Porcelain dishes are stamped Bavaria Germany they were produced in the 19...
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Mid-20th Century German Louis XIV Furniture

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Leather, Porcelain

19th Century Bronze Candle Sconce
Located in Canton, MA
19th Century bronze candle sconce. beautiful casting of a ribbon and sheath of wheat. Two candle ups on slender arms. not electrified. Dimensions: Width: 8" Depth: 4.5" Height: 16"
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19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Bronze

old polychrome wooden coffered ceiling tiles dating from the 19th century
Located in Somme-Leuze, BE
magnificent and very rare ube slabs old residence from the south of France dating from the 19th century in polychrome wood set of 12 coffered ceiling tiles in polychrome woodwork wit...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Oak

Pair Of Antique Carved Oak Louis XV Style Fauteuil
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of vintage carved oak Louis XV style fauteuil with serpentine front, carved apron, beaded carvings and surmounted with carved shell motif. The chairs with manchettes, the uphols...
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Early 20th Century Louis XIV Furniture

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Fabric, Oak

Antique 19th Century Geometric French Walnut Writing Desk or Console Table
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
A highly decorative 19th Century Walnut Side Table with Frieze Drawer. The table displays some wonderful craftsmanship, with geometric panelling to the frieze, four baluster shaped l...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Walnut

Early 19th Century French Louis XIV Walnut Buffet à Deux Corps
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
French buffet à deux corps or cabinet in Louis XIV style. Early 19th century. Made from solid walnut. Two-part side-coffered walnut body consisting of a base cabinet with a slightly...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Walnut, Oak

Ladies' Writing Desk From the Early 20th Century in the Style of Louis XV
Located in Opole, PL
Ladies' Writing Desk From the Early 20th Century in the Style of Louis XV A ladies' writing desk inspired by the Louis XV style, dating back to before 1939. The furniture stands on ...
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Early 20th Century European Louis XIV Furniture

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Wood, Rosewood

Pair of Italian Louis XIV Period Dark Walnut & Upholstered Poltrone, ca. 1700
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having slightly leaning rectangular backrests, one curiously with two very small iron rings on its back, with shaped arms and downturned handles with turned arm supports, the tight u...
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Early 18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Walnut

French Louis XIV Style Fire Grate, Fireplace Grate
Located in Soest, NL
20th century French Louis XIV style fireplace basket - fire basket made of brass and wrought iron. The total width of the front is 27.8 inch (70.5 cm) The basket is in a good condit...
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20th Century French Louis XIV Furniture

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Brass, Wrought Iron

18th Century French Louis XIV Giltwood Wall Glass Mirror - Antique Décor
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An antique 18th Century double framed French Giltwood wall mirror, hand carved in wood with the original mirror plate, in good condition. Decorated with an elegant floral border. Min...
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Early 18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Mirror, Giltwood

French Louis XIV Style Fire Grate, Fireplace Grate
Located in Soest, NL
19th - 20th century French Louis XIV style fireplace basket - fire basket made of brass and wrought iron. The total width of the front is 27.8 inch (70.5 cm) The basket is in a good...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XIV Furniture

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Limoges France Dish in Royal Blue with Fragonard Couple and Fine Gold Metal Trim
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Limoges France Dish in Royal Blue with Fragonard Couple and Fine Gold Metal Trim. Elegant fine vintage Limoges porcelain with 22-karat gold painted trinket small dish vide poche catchall. French vintage Limoges dish in cobalt royal blue with fine gold trim and handles. The cobalt blue, rectangular shaped dish features a country scene with a courting couple after the Fragonard 19th...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XIV Furniture

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Gold Plate, Brass

Italian, Piemonte, LXIV Period Faceted Multi-Panel Mirror, Gilt Frame, ca. 1735
Located in Atlanta, GA
Retaining original mirrored surfaces, the central rectangular mirror plate surrounded by three distinct levels of smaller mirrored panels, a flat, an ascending, and a descending, wit...
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1730s Italian Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Mirror, Giltwood

Slate Sundial, Decorated And Dated 1704
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Slate sundial engraved and decorated with cornucopias, shells and a crown topped with the motto "In Hoc Signo Vinces", which can be translated as "by this sign you will overcome" and...
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Early 18th Century European Antique Louis XIV Furniture

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Slate

Louis Xiv furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XIV 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 building and garden elements, case pieces and storage cabinets, seating and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XIV furniture made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Italy pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original furniture, popular names associated with this style include La Maison London, Towle Silversmiths, Coduri of Lyon, France, and OMBRES ET FACETTES. 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 $65 and tops out at $1,176,864 while the average work can sell for $4,995.

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