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Rococo Furniture

ROCOCO STYLE

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts in the 18th century that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design. Rococo furniture, while greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, is often called Louis XV style — the movement having reached its best expression during that sybaritic French king’s reign.

The term “rococo” is thought to be a portmanteau of the French words rocaille and coquilles — “rock” and “shells” — organic motifs frequently used in architecture and design of the style.

When it comes to authentic Rococo furniture's characteristics, it is above all sensuous and social. The furniture of earlier eras in Europe had been heavy in every sense; the Rococo period saw the appearance of light-framed upholstered armchairs, side chairs and occasional tables that could easily be moved to form conversational circles.

The signal detail of Rococo furniture design is the gently curved cabriole, or S-shaped chair-, table-, and cabinet-leg. It imitates the bend of a tree limb or a flower stem. In a further reference to nature, furnishings were often asymmetrical and painted white, or in soft, pastel shades. Rococo has become a timeless style, and as the furniture pieces presented on 1stDibs demonstrate, its playful, sculptural forms can provide visual excitement to contemporary, clean-lined spaces.

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Style: Rococo
Fine 18th Century Swedish Rococo Desk
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine 18th century Swedish black painted Rococo desk with four drawers and great proportions and shape. Ca 1760 Sweden.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Furniture

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Pine

Sculpture of a Saint, Village Madonna, Linden Wood, 19th Century, South Tirol
Located in Basel, BS
Sculpture of a saint, "Bauern-Madonna", linden wood, 19th century, South Tyrol. Half-plastic figure made of linden wood depicting Mary with a crown, holding the Christ Child on h...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Wood

Italian Rococo Parcel Gilt Armchair
Located in London, GB
A late 19th century large Rococo style armchair recovered in white Terry Towelling with a feathered cushion seat. The parcel gilt frame of scrolls, foliate and shells. with original ...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Giltwood

Large Pair 19th Century Gilded Mirrors
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A wonderfully impressive pair of 19th century Rococo style carved gilt gesso wall/pier glass mirrors. Each with scrolling 'C' scroll, foliate and pierced trellis decoration. Measure:...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Gesso

17th Century Italian Vase with a Chesapecten Shell & Crystal Point
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
17th century Italian vase with a chesapecten shell, crystal point, and fossil shells on a petrified wood base. This fragment is from a church in Florence. It was found and saved f...
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17th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Rock Crystal

Pair of Rococo Style Ormolu Wall Lights
Located in London, GB
Pair of bronze wall sconces exceptionally well modelled, each naturalistically formed with three-branches with lamp holders, formed from leaves and flowers.
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1940s French Vintage Rococo Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

Dutch Rococo Marquetry Miniature Desk
Located in Essex, MA
With curved lid opening to a fitted interior with three drawers below and bracket feet. Beautifully crafted in a bombe form. Much time and skill went into making this piece. Sometime...
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1740s Dutch Antique Rococo Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of Pink Vintage Fortuny Textile Pillows
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of custom pillows made with vintage printed Fortuny textile fronts and cream velvet backs with self cording. Down inserts, sewn closed.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Rococo Furniture

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Cotton, Linen, Down

Pair of Pink & Cream Fortuny Pillows
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of custom pillows made with vintage pink & cream Fortuny cotton fronts and cream colored velvet backs. Self cording, down inserts, sewn closed.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Rococo Furniture

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Cotton, Velvet, Down

Meissen Hand Painted Porcelain Set of Six Cabinet Plates
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a set of six Meissen cabinet round plates. The background of the plates are white with gilt details. The plates are reticulated in the borders and hand painted with different...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Rococo Furniture

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Porcelain

Rococo Style Carved Gold Giltwood Mirrors with Sconces, a Pair
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent pair of ornate giltwood shaped mirrors feature a surmounted carved phoenix bird with floral and foliage decoration enclosing a beveled mirror. Each has a projected two ar...
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Mid-20th Century Rococo Furniture

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Mirror, Wood, Giltwood

19th Century Swedish Painted Oval Pedestal Base with Scrolled Legs Side Table
Located in London, GB
A circa 19th century painted Swedish side or end table with an oval top. This useful table has been painted later. Turned pedestal base with three scrolled legs. Please note it is...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Furniture

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Wood

Sevres Style French Porcelain Trinket Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This a porcelain trinket box hinged lid depicting a hand painted 18th century pastoral scene of a young boy learning to play a guitar while his teacher is teaching him the musical no...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Porcelain

Derby Porcelain Figure of Neptune with a Dolphin, 1765-1830
Located in London, GB
This is a gorgeous porcelain figure of Neptune with a dolphin, shaped by Derby possibly as early as around the year 1765, and finished by Bloor Derby in 1829 or 1830. The figure is i...
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1760s English Antique Rococo Furniture

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Porcelain

Superb French Brass Rococo Fire Screen
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A superb French brass Rococo fire screen The Fire screen is a superb quality piece, it is has a very unusual shape with curves and a carrying handle to the top. The frame is ver...
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Mid-20th Century Rococo Furniture

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Brass

Sevres Style Hand Painted Porcelain Small Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Sevres style hand painted porcelain hinged small rectangular box. The background of the box is painted cobalt blue. It’s featuring in the front lid, a scene of some soldier...
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Furniture

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Porcelain

19th Century Viennese Enamel Table Clock with Fire-Gilding and Watteau Painting
Located in Vienna, AT
Finest Viennese Enamel work from around 1880: Body in the form of an elliptical cylinder, designed like an advertising column: stepped base, faceplate and all covers made of fire-gi...
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1880s Austrian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Brass

Rosenthal Classic Rose Coffee Service for Six People in Hand Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rosenthal Classic Rose coffee service for six people in hand painted porcelain with romantic scenes, Mid-20th century. Consisting of six coffee cups with saucers, coffee pot, sugar...
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Mid-20th Century German Rococo Furniture

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Porcelain

19th Century Pair of Rococo Ormolu Wall Lights by Henri Dasson
Located in London, GB
Exceptionally well modelled, each naturalistically formed with three-branches with lamp holders, formed from leaves and flowers. Wired for electricity A set of four wall lights of...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

Carved French Painted Louis XV Style Mirror, C. 1900's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Carved wood & painted French mirror with beautiful worn patina. Newer mirror inset.
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Early 1600s French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Mirror, Wood

Chest Sevres Very Good Condition
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chest sevres very good condition without repairs or restorations signed Libertem on the cover decorated on its 5 sides.
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Early 1900s French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Porcelain

Louis XV Style Italian Painted Console
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Louis XV style Italian painted console with acanthus leaf motif.
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20th Century Rococo Furniture

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Wood

Exceptional Pair of Very Fine Late 18th Century Venetian Open Armchairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A pair of early Venetian armchairs with exceptional form. Of heavy construction, carved and painted off-white with parcel gilt details. The shaped crest rails with carved leafy cente...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Wood

White Painted and Carved Wood Rococo Mirror
Located in Washington, DC
A white painted and carved wood Rococo mirror.
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Paint, Wood

Sevres Ceramica Chest Rococo Style
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sevres Ceramica chest Rococo style 19th century 1870 hand painted origin France Perfect unrestored condition natural wear.
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1870s French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Ceramic

Wonderful French Rococo Gilt Bronze Garland Cage Crystal Basket Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French Rococo gilt bronze garland cage & crystal basket chandelier with 6 candelabras light, completely rewired with new sockets and comes with chain canopy and mounting ...
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20th Century French Rococo Furniture

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Crystal, Bronze

Rococo Style Carved Oak-Wood Barometer with Thermometer
Located in Barntrup, DE
This barometer features a beautifully carved oak-wood frame with Rococo or Louis XV style leaf and rocaille details. Above the barometer, there is a thermometer in Celsius degrees. E...
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1920s European Vintage Rococo Furniture

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Glass, Oak

Parian Bust of Mme, Adelaide
Located in Woodbury, CT
Marie Adelaide de France, was a French princess, the sixth child, and the fourth daughter of King Louis XV of France and his consort, Marie Leszczynska. As the legitimate daughter of...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

19th Majolica Monkey Pianist Humidor Tobacco Jar Sarreguemines
Located in The Hills, TX
Amusing Majolica monkey pianist tobacco jar signed Sarreguemines, circa 1880.Rarely found complete with his lid the chimpanzee wear a costume of Oriental style, he play piano and two...
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1880s French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Majolica, Ceramic, Faience

18th Century Italian Mecca Candlestick with Phantom Quartz & Chalcedony Rosettes
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian mecca gold leaf candlestick with a red phantom crystal quartz point encased in Italian antique metal petal drip pan tray. The candlestick is decorated with chalc...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Quartz, Rock Crystal, Marble, Metal, Gold Leaf

Large Louis XV Serpentine Shape Period Commode
Located in Nashville, TN
A Rococo commode or chest with very fine original mercury fire gilt mounts. Nice faded cognac color. Simple clean lines and design. Marble top probably original and hand hewn (see r...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Marble, Metal

Italian Carved Wood Figural Card Stand, Receiver, Late 18th Century
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique Italian carved wood figural card stand or server. Life-sized figure in the form of a young cavalier holding a round tray, on a small pedestal base. 1EXA.
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Mid-19th Century Antique Rococo Furniture

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Wood

19th Century Italian Console Table
Located in London, GB
Late 19th century Italian console table. Painted and parcel-gilt with pierced frieze on fluted stretched supports with St Anne’s veined grey marble top. Salvaged from an English mano...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Marble

Antique Porcelain Mounted Gilt Metal Clock Set
Located in London, GB
This wonderful clock set displays many of the characteristics of the 18th century Rococo style. These include gracefulness, asymmetry, and the use of curved forms. The set, which inc...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

Pair of Italian Rococo Giltwood Mirrors
Located in Essex, MA
With original gilding in cleaned restored retail condition. Arched open crest with scroll and flower decoration over a mirror plate set in a conforming frame with open carved ear cor...
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1760s Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Pine

Meissen Potpourri Vase Wine Grapes Monkey Model 1002 by Eberlein Made circa 1860
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen nice Potpourri vase: Monkey eating wine grapes / lady with boy The details are stunningly scupltured = finest modelling! Design: Johann Friedrich Eberlein (1696-1749) / ...
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1860s German Antique Rococo Furniture

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Porcelain

Pair of Italian Diminutive Giltwood Mirror Back Wall Shelves
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of diminutive giltwood mirror back wall shelves. The giltwood frame having a single shelf for small nick knacks. Each having opposing column-form and carved sides and floral and...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Furniture

Materials

Wood

Pair of Faience Asparagus Bundles, France, 18th
Located in Bamberg, DE
France, c. 1775 Faience, marked on the base with the heraldic lily, the manufactory mark of Sceaux. The manufactory was especially known for its japonising decorations. But such ori...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Faience

Botanical Mezzotint of "Amaranthus" by Johann W. Weinmann-c. 1737-45
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Botanical by Johann Wilhelm Weimann (1683-1741) published this print "Amaranthus hybridus, L.15, ruber" pl. #90 in "Phytanthoza Iconographia" between 1737-1745. This work covered mos...
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1730s German Antique Rococo Furniture

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Giltwood, Paper

Sèvres Style Gilt Bronze and Porcelain Mantel Clock
Located in London, GB
This Sèvres style clock is an elegant piece of late 19th century design, which will make a wonderful addition to a mantelpiece. It has been beautifully cast in bronze and gilded (orm...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

Italian Giltwood Wreath Shaped Mirror
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian carved giltwood wreath shaped mirror with clear mirror inset.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Furniture

Materials

Mirror, Giltwood

19th-C. French Wrought Iron Draped Floral and Marble Top Console Table
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a lovely French wrought iron and marble top console table that could work in an interior setting to a covered garden patio. The black and white veined marble top is in very g...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Rococo Furniture

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Marble, Iron

Pair of 1750s Italian Piedmontese Rococo Blue-Painted and Parcel-Gilt Stools
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A pair of Italian Piedmontese Rococo period mid-18th century painted and parcel-gilt stools from the collection of designer Gary Tisdale-Woods, with cabriole legs and upholstery. Bor...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Massive Neoclassical Terracotta Garden Urn Campana-Form Depicting Goddesses
Located in Miami, FL
Monumental Italian neoclassical terracotta Campana-form garden urn . An extremely fine molded figural group of goddesses in back and front to the urn. Being exposed to the outdoor e...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Terracotta

French Louis XV Period Carved Wood Console Table with Marble Top, circa 1760
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV period carved wood console table with marble top from the mid-18th century. This French console table, circa 1760 features a shaped veined marble top sitting over a...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Marble

Large Italian Rococo Style Pine Trumeau Mirror
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large Italian Rococo style pine trumeau mirror. William Word Fine Antiques: Atlanta's source for antique interiors since 1956.
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20th Century Italian Rococo Furniture

Materials

Pine

Pair of gilt bronze Rocaille style candlesticks, circa 1940
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of chiseled and gilt bronze Rocaille style candlesticks mounted in lamps and standing on an asymmetrical base with guilloche. The central support is made of curved volutes toppe...
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Furniture

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Ormolu

Italian Fruitwood Venetian Style Carved Settee Canape
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous Italian fruitwood settee or canapé carved in the Venetian style. Features an interlocking design on the back decorated with small scrolls and quatrefoils. The arms measure 2...
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20th Century Italian Rococo Furniture

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Fruitwood, Fabric

Portuguese Colonial Brazilian Solid Rosewood Slant Lid Writing Desk
Located in Essex, MA
Made in Brazil and purchased as an antique in Rio De Janeiro in the 1950s. With slant lid top opening to a finely fitted compartment with drawers and cubbys and hidden compartments o...
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1760s Brazilian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Rosewood

Romantic Very Fine 19th Century Bronze Figure with Putti on Marble Base
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A gorgeous very fine 19th century heavy bronze statue in a dramatic pose having a cherub by her feet and a rouge marble base. Title is Crepuscule or Twilight by Hippolyte Francois Mo...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Inlaid Box by Alphonse Giroux & Cie
Located in Paris, FR
Rectangular box in ebony veneer inlaid with star patterns, all sides and the cover adorned with finely openwork and chiseled hinges in gilded bronze set with hard stone cabochons, si...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Ebony

Antique French Louis XV Style Ormolu Rococo Clock Set
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A very fine ormolu Rococo clock set by Charles Hour, circa 1880. It is beautifully modelled in the Rococo style of Louis XV in Ormolu (finely gilded bronze). Beautiful balloon shaped...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Ormolu

Meissen Wife of Tailor on Goat Model 155 by Eberlein, circa 1850
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen stunning figurine: Wife of tailor riding on goat Manufactory:  Meissen Dating: 19th century / made circa 1850 Material: white porcelain, glossy finish, finest painting ...
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1850s German Antique Rococo Furniture

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Porcelain

18th Century Pair of Italian Maiolica Flower Pots Milano, circa 1770
Located in Milano, IT
Maiolica flower pot “a mezzaluna” decorated with trompe l’oeil Pasquale Rubati Factory Milan, circa 1770 Measures: each 4.7 in (cm 12) x 5 in (cm 12.8) x 8.7 in (cm 22.4) lb 1.76 e...
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1770s Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Maiolica

Derby Porcelain Figure of Female Ranelagh Dancer, Rococo 1759-1769
Located in London, GB
This is a sublimely made porcelain figure of the female "Ranelagh Dancer", made by Derby between 1759 and 1769, which was the Rococo era. The figure would originally have had a male ...
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1760s English Antique Rococo Furniture

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Porcelain

Antique French Barometer with Original Mercury Mechanism, 19th Century
Located in Belmont, MA
A very fine and palatial French 19th Louis XV style green painted with polychrome flower decor and gilt bronze-mounted barometer in the manner of La Maison Cam Opticien. Surmounted w...
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1860s French Antique Rococo Furniture

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Bronze

Italian Rococo Giltwood Wall Mirror, 18th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Italian Rococo giltwood wall mirror, 18th century; large open work crest. Small etched mirror panel above main mirror panel.
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Furniture

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Giltwood

Pair Blue and White Delft Jars Hand-Painted 18th Century Netherlands circa 1780
Located in Katonah, NY
This pair of 18th-century Delft jars has a lovely distinctive style, taken from nature. The rich cobalt blue designs are hand-painted. We see curving and scrolling floral patterns. T...
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Late 18th Century Dutch Antique Rococo Furniture

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Delft

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