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Louis XVI Furniture

LOUIS XVI STYLE

Reflecting the final era of royal opulence before the upheaval of the French Revolution, antique Louis XVI furniture features more angular shapes than the Rococo curves of the Louis XV style, harkening back to the imposing grandeur of Louis XIV.

Dating between 1750 and 1800, an era that overlapped with the last king of France whose reign was cut short by the guillotine, Louis XVI furniture, known as the goût grec, is emblematic of the neoclassical revision that French furniture underwent during the second half of the 18th century.

Authentic Louis XVI furniture characteristics include clean lines and carved details such as scrolls and acanthus flourishes that were inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. This was informed by a burgeoning interest in antiquity in the 18th century, owing to new archaeological excavations at sites including Pompeii and Herculaneum. It largely eclipsed the more East Asian–influenced ornamentation of Louis XV for something more geometric and symmetrical.

The Louis XVI style was defined by what was being created for the palatial rooms at Versailles and Fontainebleau, particularly for the queen, with cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener being a favorite of Marie-Antoinette’s for his luxurious pieces accented with gilded bronze and marquetry. Furniture maker Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené was also a major designer of the period, with his pieces for the royal residences adorned with giltwood and neoclassical touches like tapered columns for chair legs and laurel leaf carvings. Cabinetmaker Adam Weisweiler occasionally incorporated into his furniture porcelain panels produced by Sèvres, a popular manufacturer of European ceramics that served the crown with serveware, vases and other decorative objects.

Find a collection of antique Louis XVI seating, tables, cabinets and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Louis XVI
Louis XVI Style French Buffet
Located in Austin, TX
Buffet in the Louis XVI style from France, finished with an ebony lustrous French polish of museum quality. This case piece has three molded doors that open to interior shelving and ...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Brass

Regence Double Cane Bergere Chairs, Pair
Located in Southampton, NJ
A pair of Regence Double Cane Arm Chairs of classic European styling with hand-carved detailing on the wood frames, tight upholstered seats and tapered, turned legs. Rarely used cond...
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2010s Unknown Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Louis XVI Style French Coffee Table
Located in Austin, TX
Coffee table of ebonized mahogany from France in the Louis XVI style. This table features four tapered legs and gilt brass adornment throughout. There is gilt brass trim around the o...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

Louis XVI Ebonized Chest of Drawers
Located in Austin, TX
Chest of drawers from France in the Louis XVI Style. This piece is made of mahogany that has been fully ebonized and finished with a lustrous French polish. There are two smaller dov...
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1910s French Vintage Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Brass

Set of Six Louis XVI Style Painted Cane Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Whimsical painted set of six French dining chairs crafted in the Louis XVI taste. The set consists of four side chairs and two host armchairs measuring 23 inches wide and deep. The c...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Cane, Beech

19th Century French LXVI Style Long Console Table
Located in Charleston, SC
A great 19th century painted French LXVI style Console table / store display table in oak and pine wood wiht tree large drawers: two with old-fashioned brass drawer pulls and one key...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Brass

Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Plum Pudding Mahogany Writing Desk
Located in Dallas, TX
Late 19th century Louis XVI style plum pudding mahogany writing desk, having rectangular top with an inset writing surface, gilt enbosset trim, over three drawers with gilt metal ban...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Bronze

1 Sofa + 4 Armchairs Louis XVI Style Golden Wood Living Room Set, 20th Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Large Louis XVI style living room set in gilded wood, composed of a large basket sofa and 4 armchairs with medallion backs. Overall this living room is presentable, but the seatings...
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20th Century Italian Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Wood

French Louis XVI Style Bookcase
Located in Austin, TX
Bookcase from France in the Louis XVI style. This piece is ebonized and finished with a lustrous, museum-quality French polish. There are three doors that open to adjustable interior...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Carved Stools or Tabourets
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful pair of weathered Louis XVI style carved stools or tabourets. Gilding and giltpaint France, circa 1850, weathered, small losses and old repairs. More pictures available o...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

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Wood

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Writing Table
Located in Dallas, TX
A 19th century French Louis XVI style small writing table with tooled brown leather top and bronze fittings. This charming and versatile table can be used as an end table, bedside ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Vienna porcelain - 4 cups and saucers, 1781
Located in DELFT, NL
Set of 4 cups and saucers with decoration of gilt flower sprays and blue border by the Kaiserlich priviglierte Porzellan Fabrique in Vienna. It was founded in 1718 and continued unti...
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Late 18th Century Austrian Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Late 19thC French Kingwood Jardiniere Planter
Located in Altrincham, GB
Late 19thC French Ebonised and Kingwood Planter/Jardiniere/Wine Cooler with Ormolu Decorations on Cabriole Legs - 23"w x 16"d x 31"h
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Ebony, Kingwood

19th Century Louis XVI style Giltwood Console Mirror
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A superb quality Louis XVI style giltwood parclose wall mirror, rectangular in shape and featuring an unusual glass 'bubble' design set into all four sides of its ornate gilt frame. ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Giltwood

Louis XVI Ebonized Chest
Located in Austin, TX
Chest in the Louis XVI style made of ebonized wood finished with a lustrous French polish of museum quality. This piece features three dovetailed drawers, each featuring cast brass p...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Brass

A 19th Century French Walnut Drop Leaf Dining Table
Located in Dallas, TX
A French early 19th century walnut drop leaf dining table with mahogany parquetry banding and round fluted legs. This versatile table was once an extension dining table that was lon...
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Early 19th Century Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Mahogany, Walnut

French Louis XVI Buffet “a l’Etrusque”
Located in Austin, TX
Buffet from France in the Louis XVI style. This piece is made of striped mahogany with striking hand-crafted detail throughout. There are two doors that open to interior shelving. In...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

Pair of Beaux Arts Style Brass and Crystal Mirrored Reflector Wall Brackets
Located in Germantown, MD
A magnificent Pair Pair of Beaux Arts Style Brass and Crystal Mirrored Reflector Wall Brackets. All pendulums in place. Great vintage condition. Measure 10.5" in width, 5.5" in dept...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XVI Furniture

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Pair Of Italian Louis XVI Style Gilt Wood and Metal Two Light Wall Sconces
Located in Germantown, MD
A magnificent Pair Of Italian Louis XVI Style Gilt Wood and Metal Two Light Wall Sconces in great vintage condition. Measure 10" in width, 6" in depth and 15.5" in height.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Metal

Louis XVI Style Mahogany Queen Bed with Bronze Ormolu
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome French Louis XVI style queen size bed featuring mahogany veneered foot and headboard decorated with bronze ormolu. The bed includes headboard, footboard, and two side rails ...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Brass, Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Bench or Diminutive Settee
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Exquisite French mahogany bench seat or diminutive settee crafted in the style of a small daybed. The hand-carved frame features an arched head and f...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood

French Kidney Shaped Brass Galleried Table
Located in London, GB
A pretty French Kidney Shaped Table. Having a composite marble effect top with a pierced brass gallery. Lower oval book shelf with gallery and book-matched veneers. Standing on sma...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Brass

Late 19th Century Louis XV Style Game Tables, Pair available
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a classic pair of late 19th century mahogany and king wood Louis XV style inlaid game tables with the top opening to reveal a leather-inset, supported by graceful slender cab...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Ormolu

Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI style Medici Vases
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A superb pair of hand-painted Medici vases in fabulous polychrome 'Porcelain de Paris' in the Louis XVI style, and standing on sturdy, square bases. Dating from the 19th century, the...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Fabulous Pair of 18th Century Drum Cupboards
Located in Buxton, GB
This exceptional pair of Italian Polychromed drum cupboards from the 18th century that exude elegance and grandeur. The design and craftsmanship of these Cupboards are a testament to...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Wood

Pair of Antique French Sevres Style Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Covered Vases
Located in New York, NY
A Pair of Exquisite Antique French Sevres style cobalt porcelain gilt bronze mounted covered urns. Each unique covered vase is hand painted and g...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Writing Table or Desk with Leather Top by Maison Leger
Located in Austin, TX
A fine French writing table or desk of ormolu mounted walnut and mahogany, in the Louis XVI style, featuring an inset embossed leather top framed with an inlaid pattern of mahogany, with brass trim around the edge, with three drawers with brass hardware and escutcheons, finished inlaid back, and resting on tapering legs with decorative ormolu accents. The lockplate to the central drawer signed 'Mson Léger / 28, Place des Vosges, Paris' Dimensions are H 29.25 in x W 55 in x D 27.57 in Maison Léger (also known as Emile Léger...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

19th Century French Louis XVI Marquetry Kingwood Inset Marble Top with Lock
Located in Germantown, MD
A 19th Century French Louis XVI Kingwood Marquetry and Marble Insrt Top with Lock and working key for all three flawlessly opening and closing drawers. 17.75" in width, 13" in depth...
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19th Century Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Kingwood

French Louis XVI Style Painted Armchairs with Richly Carved Décor, Sold Each
Located in Atlanta, GA
Two French Louis XVI style painted wood armchairs from the 19th century with carved décor including twisted rope motifs, acanthus leaves, rosettes and petite beads. These French Loui...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

19th Century Set of Twelve Antique Sterling Silver 'Entremet' Knives
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A set of twelve antique sterling silver 'Entremet' knives, the blades hallmarked with the 950/100 Minerva head stamp and offered in their original blue silk-lined presentation case. ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

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Sterling Silver

Niermann Weeks Danish Commode
Located in Norwalk, CT
This quality crafted piece, titled The Danish Commode by its makers at the esteemed furniture company, Niermann Weeks was inspired by nineteenth century French style, as interpreted...
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Early 2000s Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Wood

Louis XVI Style Antique French Buffet
Located in Austin, TX
Buffet from France made of cherry wood with a French polish finish of museum-quality. There are three dovetailed drawers above three doors that open to adjustable interior shelving. ...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Pair of 18th century Louis XVI Armchairs, Provincial France
Located in Leimen, DE
Discover a stunning pair of 18th century French Provincial Louis XVI armchairs featuring elegant oval-shaped backs. These exquisite armchairs showcase the timeless beauty of Louis XV...
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1780s French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Louis XVI Armchairs, Provincial France 18th century
Located in Leimen, DE
Discover a stunning pair of 18th century French Provincial Louis XVI armchairs featuring elegant oval-shaped backs. These exquisite armchairs showcase the timeless beauty of Louis XV...
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1780s French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Louis XVI Mahogany Chest of Drawers
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Louis XVI mahogany chest of drawers with brass hardware and a marble top, circa 1800. With a grey, black and white marble top with molded front and side edges and canted front corner...
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Late 18th Century European Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Marble, Brass

Antique 18th Century French Walnut Nursery Armchair Wicker Reed Seat
Located in Munich, DE
This so called nursery chair was handcrafted in the late 18th century century. The legs of the chair are made out of turned wood. The seat is artfully covered with rope made out of t...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Reed, Wood

Louis XVI Style Writing Table or Desk with Leather Top from France
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome French writing table or desk in the Louis XVI style, featuring a leather top inset into a moulded top over a frieze of three drawers, with paneled sides and brass accents,...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

19th Century French Hand Carved Painted in Green Two Stories Cupboard Louis XVI
Located in Sofia, BG
19th Century French cupboard made of solid wood. It is beautifully hand carved and than hand painted in light green with gilt wood decoration. The piece has two parts with shelfs and...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Wood

French Louis XVI Style Bookcase
Located in Austin, TX
Bookcase from France in the Louis XVI style made of mahogany that has been finished with a lustrous French polish of museum-quality. This piece features gilt brass hardware and trim ...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

Antique French Louis XVI Style Chest
Located in Austin, TX
Chest of drawers from France in the Louis XVI Style. This piece is made of mahogany that has been fully ebonized and finished with a lustrous French polish. There are three smaller d...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

French Antique Louis XVI Style Desk
Located in Austin, TX
Writing desk from France in the Louis XVI style. This piece has been ebonized and finished with a lustrous French polish. There are three dovetailed drawers all with brass original h...
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Brass

Antique Amethyst Cut Glass and Gilt Bronze Neoclassical Vase
Located in New York, NY
Lovely antique campana form vase in the French Louis XVI style crafted from amethyst colored cut glass with gilt bronze mounts with Bacchus mask handles and grapevines, rim with egg-...
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Early 20th Century Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Bronze

19th C. Louis XVI Style Inlaid Mahogany Marble Top Side Table W/ Brass Fittings
Located in Germantown, MD
A 19th Century Louis XVI Style Inlaid Mahogany Side Table With Brass Fittings on Tapered Leg and a very rich venous marble top.
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Late 19th Century Unknown Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Mahogany, Satinwood

Set of Six French Louis XVI Style Cane Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive set of six mahogany dining chairs crafted from mahogany. The chairs feature a large square back with woven honeycomb cane inset. Crafted in the grand neoclassical Louis X...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Cane, Wood

Antique French Louis XVI Style Carved Oval Gesso & Giltwood Mirror
Located in Bridgeport, CT
An antique gesso and wood carved oval giltwood mirror with a faint sage washed panel, beaded trim, finely fluted border surmounted by scrolling motifs. The mirror is crested with a s...
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19th Century Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Mirror, Plaster, Giltwood

Louis XVI Style Demilune Buffet
Located in Austin, TX
Buffet or enfilade from France made of a solid mahogany that has been finished in a museum-quality French polish for a lustrous effect. There are five doors that open to adjustable i...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

French Louis XVI Style Console Table with a White Finish And Green Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
A French Louis XVI style painted wood console table with a green marble top. This beautiful console is a great size for a hall or as a serving piece in a dining room. It has a later...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Marble

1950s Robert Irwin Louis XVI Burl Walnut Dressing Table / Vanity
Located in Germantown, MD
A 1940s Robert Irwin Co. Furniture Louis XVI Style Burl Walnut Dressing Table / Vanity Measures 52" in width, 20" in depth and 30" in height. knee clearance is 24.5".
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Mirror, Fruitwood

Mid Century Thomasville Louis XVI Fruitwood Mirrored Dressing Table / Vanit
Located in Germantown, MD
A Mid Century Thomasville Louis XVI style Fruitwood Mirrored Dressing Table / Vanity. Measures 51" in width, 20" in depth and 30" in height close, and 48" in height open. knee is 22....
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Mirror, Fruitwood

Irwing French Louis XVI Style Burl Walnut Full Size Bedframe
Located in Germantown, MD
A full size burl walnut , full size bedframe by Robert W. Irwin Furniture Co., USA, 1940s. Great vintage condition. Measures 58" in width, 46.5" in height at the headboard, 28" high ...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Wood, Walnut, Burl

French Louis XVI Serpentine Walnut Bombe Marble Commode Nightstand Petite Chest
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid 20th Century French Louis XVI style bedside stand / bombe chest / commode / nightstand / end table. Made of walnut featuring a marquetry design of flowers and acanthus leaves wi...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Marble

Late 19th Century Brass Andirons
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
A smartly styled pair of andirons, brass, late 19th century, Louis XVI style, torchieres with flame finials. 20" h., 8 1/2" d. Whitehall Antiques is a family business that has been ...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of fine Antique German silver and cut crystal decanters
Located in New York, NY
A pair of unique Antique German silver and cut crystal octagonal form decanters with stoppers. Each unique cut crystal decanter is mounted in hand chased filigree silver depicting fi...
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19th Century German Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Crystal, Silver

French Antique Louis XVI Chest of Drawers
Located in Austin, TX
Chest of drawers from France in the Louis XVI style. This piece is made of mahogany that has been fully ebonized and finished with a lustrous French polish of museum-quality. There a...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

18th c. German Louis Period XVI Beech Wood Armchair in Original Paint
Located in Wichita, KS
A beautiful 18th c. Louis XVI period armchair from northern Germany made of beech wood, hand scraped to the original paint and newly upholstered in linen fabric with nail head trim. ...
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18th Century German Antique Louis XVI Furniture

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Linen, Beech, Paint

Round Louis XVI Mahogany Side Table with Inlays
Located in Kastrup, DK
An elegant and beautiful early 19th-century Empire side table in mahogany with inlays of walnut and satinwood. The tabletop features a central floral inlay. The apron has satinwood i...
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Early 19th Century Danish Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Mahogany, Satinwood, Walnut

Elegant Louis XVI Style Carved & Painted Wood Bench
Located in Dallas, TX
Inspired by an antique French, Louis XVI window bench or daybed. Hand carved wooden frame with a grayish white finish, low guards to either end ...
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20th Century Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Mohair, Wood

Pair of Antique Gilt Bronze & French Marble Urns Now Designer Lamps
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Pair of Antique Gilt Bronze & French Marble Urns Now Designer Lamps.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Furniture

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Louis Xvi furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XVI 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 decorative objects, tables, lighting and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XVI 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 Oggetti D'Arte, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, François Linke, and Maison Jansen. 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 $3 and tops out at $833,747 while the average work can sell for $6,700.

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