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Louis XV Furniture

LOUIS XV STYLE

The style of 18th-century French furniture was guided by the court. When Louis XV, who reigned from 1715–74, focused royal life on the smaller salons of Versailles rather than its grand chambers, it transformed the aesthetics away from the imposing and angular furniture that characterized the style of Louis XIV. A broader focus on comfort and more delicate forms define antique Louis XV furniture, with nature-inspired carvings, wood inlays, curved cabriole legs, asymmetrical shapes and rounded oval seat backs. The furnishings changed throughout the king’s life, as he ascended to the throne as a child and then grew to establish his own tastes.

Pieces like the bergère, an upholstered armchair with a wide cushion that fit the flowing dresses in fashion at the time, reflected this more informal court. Introduced at the start of Louis XV’s reign, bergère chairs in this style were deeper and broader than other chairs of the period.

Louis XV tapestries and carpets tended to be floral and colorful, and design elements were borrowed from Asia. Dutch-born cabinetmaker Bernard van Risenburgh brought lacquer techniques influenced by Japan and China into his luxuriously made furniture. Along with its fine details, the furniture of the era also featured new innovations including mechanical devices. Jean François Oeben, a royal cabinetmaker, created such intricate pieces as a mechanical table for Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV’s mistress. It involved a sliding top and a writing surface that extended from its marquetry panels.

During the later years of Louis XV’s reign, there was a shift from the ostentatious rocaille style, part of the exuberantly decorative Rococo movement in Europe for which designers such as Nicolas Pineau and Juste-Aurèle Meissonier are known. The style under Louis XVI would return to boxier forms, but with a neoclassical touch inspired by the ancient world.

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Style: Louis XV
19th Century French Louis XV Commode
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This extraordinary French 19th-century Louis XV commode is in great condition, is beautifully crafted out of wood bronze & marble combination, and is fully restored by our expert pro...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Stone, Marble, Bronze

Louis XV-Style French giltwood occasional table/pedestal with alabaster top
Located in Houston, TX
The gilding on this piece is exceptional in quality with a light Patina and it is in beautiful condition. The shaping on this piece Is superb with oval sides and the the top is a pal...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Giltwood

Antique Dutch Brass Log Holder or Basket, Late 18th Century
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Antique log holder or firewood basket. Striking Dutch design from the late 18th Century. Solid patinated brass with the original wrought iron handle. This wonderful Louis...
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Late 18th Century Dutch Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Brass, Wrought Iron

19th Century, Fireplace of Blue Fleuri Marble in Style of Louis XV
Located in Made, NL
Beautiful compact fireplace of Blue Fleuri marble from the 19th century! This fireplace dates from the 19th century and is in the style of Louis XV with a scallop in the middle and o...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Marble

Beautiful Luxury French Antique Front Fireplace Carrara Marmer
Located in Oostvoorne, NL
Beautiful Luxury French antique front fireplace Carrara marble. A beautiful French fireplace from Paris. This fireplace has a beautiful slim Silhouette which, in combination with th...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Marble

Vintage French Louis XV Style Gilded Bronze Lantern
Located in New Orleans, LA
A vintage 1930’s French Louis XV style gilt bronze and cut glass lantern with three lights. Each of the glass panels having a beautiful cut star in the center. The frame with an elab...
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1930s French Vintage Louis XV Furniture

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Bronze

Pair of French Giltwood consoles with white marble tops
Located in Houston, TX
These giltwood pieces are exceptional because the giltwood is in very Good condition with the original patina. The marble has not chips, Restorations or stains. The floral and foliat...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Giltwood

Pair 19th Century Louis XV Style Giltwood Fauteuils
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 19th century Louis XV style giltwood armchairs newly upholstered in a creamy ecru velvet with nailhead detail. Also available C.O.M.    
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Wood

Louis XV Provincial Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Louis XV provincial walnut chest of drawers, 18th century. With a rectangular top with S and C scroll designs on the front molded edge, 3 drawers with heavy brass hardware resting on...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Brass

Antique French Tapestry Louis XV Beauvais Antique Silk Tapestry France
Located in New York, NY
Rare Antique French Tapestry Fine Silk Louis XV Signed Beauvais 4'6" X 8'7" (5' x 9') 137cmx262cm Circa 1773 "This is a very fine rare authentic Antique French Louis XV Tapestry...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Silk

An Outstanding Antique French Six Arm Gilded Bronze Chandelier
Located in New Orleans, LA
A fine early 20th century gilded bronze six light chandelier having later off-white silk shades. The center stem issuing finely cast foliate arms and bobesch presenting a chic French...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Furniture

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Bronze

19th Century Fireplace of Paonazzo Marble in Style of Louis XV
Located in Made, NL
Beautiful unique and exclusive fireplace of Paonazzo marble from the 19th century! This antique French fireplace is in the style of Louis XV and has a scallop in the middle and on th...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Marble

Antique Limestone Louis XV Fireplace Mantel
Located in Haarlem, Noord-Holland
A nice and tall French Louis XV fireplace in soft tone Limestone from the Burgundy area. This very delicate carved mantel is in a lovely original condition and comes with deep ret...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Limestone

French Louis XV Bombe Marble Top Bronze Mounted Marquetry Chest or Commode
Located in Plainview, NY
An exquisite Fine Louis XV green shaped marble top two-drawer bombe chest or commode. The commode offers two dovetails fitted drawers and features beautiful marquetry inlaid curved c...
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20th Century Louis XV Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

French Luxury Antique Carrara Marble Half Circulation Fireplace
Located in Oostvoorne, NL
Luxury Antique French half circular fireplace made of Carrara marble. This beautiful fireplace has a beautiful thick front from which a shell has been protruded. This luxurious Frenc...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Marble

Set of Eight Louis XV Style Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of eight Louis XV Style mahogany dining chairs, in bare frames. We can Upholster to suit you .
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Late 20th Century French Louis XV Furniture

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Mahogany

20th Century Desk Bureau Plat in Antique Louis XV Style Mahogany veneer
Located in Berlin, DE
In Bois-Satiné veneer, all-round full-length mirror veneer with seed beads. Extremely fine, floral, bronze fittings in the form of chutes, handmade patinated bronze. Rosewood veneere...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XV Furniture

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Mahogany

20th Century antique Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Writing Table Piano Black
Located in Berlin, DE
Bureau plat writing table in the style of Louis XV style, silvered bronze fittings. Piano lacquer black on solid beech wood. Heavily arched, four-sided passively curved tripod frame ...
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20th Century French Louis XV Furniture

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Beech

18th Century France Louis XV Walnut Warrobes Armoires
Located in Roma, RM
French Provencal closet, walnut wood, 1.60 cm wide at the body, 1.80 at the hat. Top quality wood, remains well proportioned even though it has huge measures. Present only one shel...
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1780s French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Walnut

18th Century Venezia Louis XV Walnut Bureau Secretaire, 1750s
Located in Roma, RM
Small Italian secretaire from the center, city of Venice, circa 1750, walnut slab, inside of the flap moved with drawers, you can see the fineness of having covered with wood the loc...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Walnut

18th Century Pair of Italian Louis XV Walnut Cabinet Secretaires Trumeau 1750s
Located in Roma, RM
Very rare pair of Trumeau Italians, coming from the city of Verona, Louis XV era, they are a frontal and not a right and left pair, sometimes the nobles commissioned the pairs of fur...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Walnut, Giltwood

18th Century Venetian Louis XV Hand Carved Lacquered Gilt Console Table
Located in Roma, RM
Important Italian console table, city of Venice, late Louis XV period, of incredible beauty and proportions. Finely hand-carved with shapes of flowers and acanthus leaves on the legs...
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1760s Italian Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Giltwood, Lacquer, Wood

19th Century Louis XV Purple Ebony Chest of Drawers with Marble Top, 1880s
Located in Roma, RM
Chest of drawers French, late 19th century, in purple ebony, top in original yellow royal pink marble, accompanied by original bronze applications. In full Louis XV style, sinuous an...
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1890s French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Ebony

Carved and Gilt Louis XVI Style Mirror
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Highly-detailed gilt carved Louis XVI style mirror, the arched top with finely-carved ribbons and swags, the sides and bottom of the frame with reeded classical details. Antiqued 'ha...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Furniture

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Wood, Giltwood

French Louis XV Style Walnut Cane Bench
Located in Houston, TX
French Louis XV style walnut cane bench. This stunning bench is a light shade of walnut and the cane seat is in very good tight condition. Our versatile French bench would work well ...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XV Furniture

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Walnut

Continental Louis XV Style Beaded Giltwood Footstool
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely Continental Louis XV style hand beaded gilt wood footstool or tuffet. This beautiful gilt footstool is in great condition and would work perfect as a display stand for a doll ...
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Early 1900s European Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Giltwood, Beads

Louis XV Style Six-Leg Walnut Tufted Bench
Located in New York, NY
French style, carved walnut six-leg tufted bench. The bench has a newly upholstered seat.
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1950s Vintage Louis XV Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Beautiful Antique Louis XV Style 12-Light Rock Crystal Chandelier, circa 1880
Located in London, GB
A beautiful antique Louis XV style rock crystal chandeliers dating from circa 1880. Featuring 12 lights with 4 obelisks. Large rock crystal plaques with rock crystal garlands linking...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Rock Crystal, Brass

Pair of 19th Century Louis XV Style Commodes
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Beautiful pair of 19th century Louis XV style serpentine fronted commodes. These commodes have been later hand-painted in a neo-classical style with the use of Prussian blue on a li...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Wood, Paint

French Flat Desk Louis XV Style, Mid-Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
This writing table in the Louis XV style was made in France in the mid 20th century. The tray is protected by a glass, is in a excellent condition: the veneer and the leather adorned...
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1950s French Vintage Louis XV Furniture

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Leather, Glass, Wood

Cage Shaped Chandelier in Bronze and Crystal, Late 19th Early 20th Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Bronze cage-shaped chandelier with golden patina and crystal: it lights up thanks to 9 arms of light. Very good condition, no lack of pendant; electricity redone (european standar...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Crystal, Bronze

French Walnut Bed US Queen UK King Louis XV Revival Rocaille Style, late 19th C.
Located in Labrit, Landes
French walnut carved bed in the rocaille style US queen size or UK king size bed, easily movable thanks to its wheels. This bed will take a standard US Queen or UK king size mattress...
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1890s French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of Small Console Tables French Brackets Wall Mounted Shelves Louis XV Style
Located in Labrit, Landes
Small pair of console tables unusual demilune wall-mounted shelves, Shells and vegetal decoration Curved feet Very good condition Shipping: L81 P40 H86 17kg
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1980s French Vintage Louis XV Furniture

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Wood

19th Century French Sterling Silver Folding
Located in LEGNY, FR
Folding travel case in sterling silver and silver filled with rococo style decoration which includes a spoon (18.5 cm) a fork (18.5 cm) and a knife (17.5 cm) with metal blade. Pun...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Sterling Silver

Midcentury Large Swedish Decorative Louis XV Style Chest of Drawers with Marble
Located in London, GB
A large decorative bombé chest commode in Louis the VX style with intricate rosewood marquetry. The chest is embellished with ornate ormolu mounts on the corners, the handle and the ...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Louis XV Furniture

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Rosewood

Large Walnut Sofa, Louis XV Period, 18th Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Large walnut sofa with carved crosspiece, 8 feet, and eventful armrests, Louis XV period The backrest and the upholstery of the armrests are removable The strapped seat is in g...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Walnut

Four '4' Louis XV Style Armchairs in Carved and Gilt Wood, France, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Four (4) Louis XV style armchairs in carved and gilt wood. France, 19th century. Measurements: 96 x 60 x 63 cm. Good condition.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Wood

French Mahogany and Marble-Top Set of Two Coffee Table with Bronze Mounts
Located in Miami, FL
This elegant set of Louis XV style tables with marble top are made of mahogany with marquetry in four sides edges, with four tapered legs. The tables has exquisite detailed bronze mo...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Louis XV Furniture

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Bronze

Set of Four 19th Century French Louis XV Style Fauteuil Arm Chairs
Located in La Plata, MD
Featured a wonderful full set of four French Louis XV style fauteuil arm chairs carved out of walnut. The chairs are carved in the traditional manor with cabriole legs. The chairs ar...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Walnut

20th Century Inlaid Wood Italian Louis XV Style Trumeau Desk, 1960
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Italian trumeau from 20th century. Louis XV style furniture nicely inlaid in walnut, maple and fruitwood. Double body trumeau equipped with two drawers and fall-front in the lower pa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Furniture

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Wood

Louis XV Style Walnut Bedroom Suite
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A 19th century Louis XV style bedroom suite made from walnut, including a mirrored armoire, queen-size bed frame, dressing table with mirror, and nightstand. Dimensions - Arm...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Walnut

Luxurious French Antique Front Fireplace Including Floor Plate
Located in Oostvoorne, NL
Luxurious French antique front fireplace including floor plate. A beautiful typical French antique fireplace. This fireplace is supplied with a floor plate made of Carrara marble....
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Marble

Fine Baccarat Louis XV Style Cut Crystal Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A fine French Louis XV style Baccarat chandelier, in gilt & silvered bronze and hung throughout with crystal in smoked quartz & rose quartz. The spires and ball at the bottom are all...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Bronze

Special Luxury French Antique Circulation Fireplace Carrara Marble
Located in Oostvoorne, NL
Very Luxurious French Antique Circulation Fireplace Carrara Marble. A very luxurious antique circular fireplace made of Carrara marble. This unique fireplace has a beautiful semic...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Marble

Pair Of Louis XV Style Carved Walnut & Marble Console Tables
Located in London, GB
A pair of French carved walnut Louis XV style console tables, with serpentine veined off white marble tops.
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1830s French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Walnut

Pair Antique French Louis XV Marquetry Marble Top Nightstands
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair Antique French Louis XV Marquetry marble top nightstands offer a lot of style in diminutive packages! The subtle contours and scroll forms are evident in the cornerposts and leg...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Furniture

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Siena Marble, Brass

French Black Lacquered Louis XV Style Writing Desk with Bronze Mounts
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful vintage French black lacquered Louis XV style writing desk with bronze mounts. A very elegant piece that makes an impressive statement!
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Furniture

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Bronze

French Gilt bronze chandelier in the Louis XV taste, nine light with floral swag
Located in Houston, TX
This nine light chandelier is 20 th century with a central standard decorated With floral swags issuing a tier of three arms over six arms, electrified. The wiring is good and ready ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Furniture

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Bronze

French 19th Century Bronze and Crystal Chandelier
Located in London, GB
An elaborate bronze and crystal 10 arm chandelier. The scrolled foliate bronze frame, decorated with lead crystal centre stem and faceted dish beneath with a large crystal ball centr...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Crystal, Bronze

Pair of Large Louis XV Style Giltwood Fauteuil with Tapestry
Located in Nashville, TN
Pair of unusually large and commodious giltwood fauteuil with probably 18th century chinoiserie tapestry later associated (and after a conservation process ). The floral tapestry emb...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Pair of Louis XV Styled Giltwood Consoles with Thick Violette Marble Tops
Located in Nashville, TN
Of cul-de-lampe form, light in design. With carved and applied decorations, matte and water gilding. Red bole Showing in pretty contrast through the gilding. Wear and use, but what y...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Marble

19th Century Louis XV Marble Top Commode
Located in Norwood, NJ
19th century Louis XV style marble top, serpentine, marquetry commode with bronze ormolu mounts. Features 2 drawers.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Bronze

Louis XV French Gold Snuffbox by Germain Chayé
Located in New Orleans, LA
This luxurious Louis XV-period gold snuffbox was crafted by master French goldsmith Germain Chayé. Formed of 18-karat yellow gold, this exceptional box displays remarkable artistry w...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Gold

Louis XV Style Writing Desk by François Linke
Located in New Orleans, LA
Superior craftsmanship and elegant bronze work characterize this tambour front roll top writing desk by François Linke, the most important French ébéniste of his time. Linke is celeb...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Bronze

19th Century French Secrétaire by Durand
Located in New Orleans, LA
Superior craftsmanship and intricate marquetry characterize this rare secrétaire by Gervais-Maximilien-Eugène Durand, one of the most popular French ébénistes of the 19th century. Th...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

Pair of Imposing Antique French Chambord Garden Urns
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
An imposing pair of antique Chambord garden urns, in reconstituted stone, with a nicely weathered appearance in keeping with their age and outdoor use. These exquisite garden piece...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Furniture

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Stone

French Louis XV Style Carved Oak Table with Specimen Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine French Louis XV style carved oak table with robust cabriole legs and carved apron. It has a lovely old patina dating from the mid 19th century. The table has a very special an...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Marble

19th Century French Hand Carved and Painted Console in Louis XV Style
Located in Sofia, BG
This is a French hand carved walnut console raised on a single leg richly decorated with typical floral elements in Louis XV style. It is carefully hand painted in light beige with g...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Furniture

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Walnut

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