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Louis XV Wall Decorations

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
Set Of Five Hand Colored Snakes, Original Engravings, 18th Century
Located in Free Union, VA
A group of five fine original copperplate engravings, with good hand coloring and with plate marks visible. Double matted and framed in very chic new beveled mirrored frames. The eng...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Mirror, Paper

Mid-18th Century French Handwoven Aubusson Verdure Wall Tapestry
Located in Dallas, TX
This antique tapestry was handwoven in Aubusson, France, circa 1760. Rectangular in shape, the colorful wall decor depicts a wooded landscape scene with two large, mature trees in th...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Tapestry, Canvas

Animated Landscape Of Fishermen, Oil On Framed Canvas, 18th Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Pretty oil on canvas animated by fishermen bringing their net to the shore, under the gaze of a young woman and her child. In the background, various buildings and the sea can be see...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paint

Vestal reviving the sacred fire, French school, 18th century
Located in PARIS, FR
Young Vestal reviving the sacred fire. Oil on canvas, French school of the 1st half of the 18th c., follower of Jean RAOUX 1677-1734. In ancient Rome, the Vestals or Vestal Virgins w...
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Early 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Large Portrait Of Lady of quality, 18th Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Large portrait of a standing lady of quality, richly dressed in a dress with lace Oil on canvas from the 18th century, on a modern stretcher, old restorations, re-canvased (formerly...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paint

A Pair of Louis XV Style Gilt Wood Wall Shelves
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An unusual pair of Italian made gilt wood wall shelves. The Louis XV style with a lattice work center with Demilune top and scrolling details. 11 inches wide, 10.5 inches tall, 6 in...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut and Glass Wall Vitrine Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant and petite antique vitrine was crafted in France, circa 1780. The hanging cabinet features front curved legs over a scalloped apron, and both sides are embellished with ...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Glass, Walnut

17th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry with Classical Figures as Musicians
Located in Bradenton, FL
Flemish Verdure Tapestry with Classical Figures as Musicians, 17th Century. Rectangular in shape, the colorful piece depicts an outdoor scene near a fountain with a man playing a har...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Textile

18th Century French Aubusson Tapestry Wall Hanging
Located in Bradenton, FL
An antique 18th century handwoven French tapestry. This beautiful antique tapestry was woven in Aubusson, France, circa 1760. Rectangular in shape, the colorful piece depicts an out...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Textile

August Stephan Sedlacek (Austrian, 1868-1936) Oil on Canvas Violin Presentation
By Stephan Auguste Sedlacek
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Attributed to August Stephan Sedlacek (Austrian/German, 1868-1936) "The Violin Presentation" Oil on Canvas depicting an interior 18th century scene of...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Gesso, Canvas, Wood

France 18th Century Wallpaper with Landscape Scenes in Turquoise Color
Located in Brescia, IT
It is not easy to find this kind of hand drawed and hand-made French wallpaper in good conditions. The shining turquoise and the scenes of the games of the characters and jugglers i...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

19th Century, French Miniature Oil Painting In D'ore Bronze Frame - Signed
Located in Atlanta, GA
French, 19th century. A fine quality 19th century French miniature painting of beautiful lady. The oval painting is housed under a domed gla...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Bronze

Original Antique Print After Jean Honore Fragonard, circa 1920
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful print after Fragonard Lovely colors. Tipped in plate on good quality paper Chromolithograph Published circa 1920 The measurement given below is the white paper size, ...
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1920s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Set of Twelve 18th century Printer's Devices
Located in Toronto, CA
Set of twelve individual sheets with affixed printers' devices, each featuring individual designs along with wording in old french, dating from approximately 1700. Printers' devices ...
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Early 1700s French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

18th Century French Trumeau Mirror with Greek Myth Painting
Located in Winter Park, FL
An 18th century French Louis XVI style trumeau mirror with a large oil painting depicting The Abduction of Deianira after Guido Reni. Gilded wood frame with bright gilt finish is in ...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Giltwood, Mirror

Original Antique Print After Jean Baptiste Perroneau, circa 1920
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful print after Perronneau Lovely colors. Tipped in plate on good quality paper Chromolithograph Published circa 1920 The measurement given below is the white paper size,...
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1920s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Thomas Gainsborough, circa 1920
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful print after Gainsborough Lovely colors. Tipped in plate on good quality paper Chromolithograph Published circa 1920 The measurement given below is the white paper siz...
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1920s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Jean Antoine Watteau, circa 1920
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful print after Watteau Lovely colors. Tipped in plate on good quality paper Chromolithograph Published circa 1920 The measurement given below is the white paper size, no...
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1920s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Jean Marc Nattier, circa 1920
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful print after Nattier Lovely colors. Tipped in plate on good quality paper Chromolithograph Published circa 1920 The measurement given below is the white paper size, no...
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1920s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Circa 1850 Hand Carved Giltwood Wall Bracket from France
Located in Dallas, TX
Hand-carved in France, circa 1850, this elegant etagere features elements inspired by nature, known as the Rocaille style. The opulent giltwood wall shelf...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Wood, Giltwood

18th Century Grisaille 'Moonlight', in the style of Charles Lacroix de Marseille
Located in NICE, FR
We present you this exquisite grisaille painting representing a moonlit harbour scene in the style favoured by the French artist Charles-François Lacroix de Marseille (1700-1783). He...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Crayon

Pair of Large 18th Century French Boiserie Overdoor Paintings
Located in Dallas, TX
Once installed architecturally in a chateau in Normandy, France, this large pair of overdoors was painted in the 1700s and executed in a technique known as verdaille. Verdaille utilizes various shades of green to achieve a mesmerizing monochromatic effect. This technique’s rich history traces back to the 12th century when it was initially employed to create stained glass for Cistercian monasteries, where colorful art was prohibited, making these overdoors not only aesthetically captivating but also a piece of living art history. Interestingly, there is a hand-written transport note on the back of one of the overdoors (see detail photo) that mentions the paintings were to be shipped to a Madame DeFrance in Paris, at the rue St. Honore corner of la rue Dufour (freight pre-paid). These exquisite pieces are encompassed by wood frames adorned with lavish foliate carvings, beautifully painted in a soothing French gray hue. Each overdoor encapsulates a unique musical scene that transports you to the heart of 18th-century Europe. In the first painting, a man plays the uilleann pipe, a unique instrument with a bellow-driven mechanism that distinguishes it from a bagpipe. The musician has quite an audience, as two women, one cradling a sheep, and four more sheep next to a dog have gathered nearby. In the second painting, witness a captivating moment of courtship as a gentleman kneels before a woman with a tambourine in her hands. He presents a long woodwind instrument, possibly a carnyx, while a faithful dog rests nearby amidst a backdrop of gardening tools. These stunning French verdaille overdoors were once part of a themed boiserie room (most likely green in color and centered around music). They can once again be used to create a theme above a pair of interior doors or they can be hung as a unique set of artwork.
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Forest Landscape, Oil On Framed Canvas, 19th Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Large oil on canvas representing a lively forest: 2 horsemen embark with dogs on a path crossing a forest where men are collecting wood or drinking and eating, installed on a white s...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paint

Mid 18th Century Oil Painting Depicting a Scene with Courtesans on Canvas
By Charles-André van Loo
Located in NICE, FR
Title : Spanish Conversation, in the style of Carle Van Loo We present you this wonderful 18th century oil on canvas painting depicting three French courtesans, a nobleman, and his ...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

An Early Louis XV Carved And Giltwood Wall Bracket
Located in Bradenton, FL
Louis XIV carved and giltwood wall bracket. The serpentine top with a gadrooned border, the pierced acanthus and c-scroll apron centred by a laughing satyr mask. Medium size will fi...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Wood

Original Antique Print of A Portrait of A Lady After Francois Boucher, C.1900
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful print Chromolithograph Published by Connoisseur circa 1900 Unframed.
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Early 1900s English Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Clover Shaped Wall Panel or Plaque Decorated in Manner of Martin Brothers
Located in Nashville, TN
Done in the French lacquered or ‘ varnish ‘ manner as done previously by the brothers ‘ Martin ‘ (Vernis Martin ). In French interior design, vernis Martin is a type (or a number ...
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1910s French Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Wood

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Pair of large French ornate giltwood wall brackets
Located in Houston, TX
The gilding on this pair of brackets is original and beautifully executed The hand carving is well done and has many flourishing and scrolling Curves that make the presentation appe...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print of Don Antonio Nortega After Goya C.1900
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful print Chromolithograph Published by Connoisseur circa 1900 Unframed.
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Early 1900s English Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Pair of Large Louis XV Style Painted Wall Brackets, 19th Century France
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Large Louis XV Style Painted Wall Brackets, 19th Century France
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Wood

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print of The Garden After Antoine Watteau. C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Watteau Fine Steel engraving. Published by Virtue C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print of Aristocratic Ladies After Joshua Reynolds. C.1850
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful image after Joshua Reynolds Fine Steel engraving. Published by Jones & Co. C.1850 Unframed.
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1850s English Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

18th Century Italian Hand Carved Giltwood Display Wall Bracket Console
Located in Dallas, TX
Display a bust or a vase on this elegant antique wall corbel; crafted in Italy, circa 1760, the large gilt wood wall bracket features hand carved scroll and acanthus leaf motifs thro...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

C Fabini, Watercolor, The Sedan Chair, Late 19th Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Large and beautiful framed water-colour painting, representing a scene in an 18th century castle, where the sedan chair has just arrived to bring up its passenger; splendid decor of ...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paint

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Antique Print After Jean-Baptiste Greuze. 1912
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Beautiful image by Greuze Photogravure On good quality wove paper Published by Hutchinson & Co. , London. 1912 The measurement is the paper size Unframed
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1910s English Vintage Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Paper

French Mural Louis XV Tapestry Romantic Scenes Francois Boucher, Early 20th C
By JP Paris Panneaux Gobelins
Located in Labrit, Landes
French mural tapestry from the manufactory « Panneaux Gobelins » JP Paris Made circa 1900, this tapestry was made after a painting by François Boucher ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Wrought Iron

18th Century Aubusson Tapestry, 2m32h-2m71l
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Superb 18th century Aubusson tapestry representing a village scene from france tapestry in very good condition which has kept very beautiful colors in pastel tones and which is read...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

French 19th Century Trumeau Mirror with Ship Painting
Located in Winter Park, FL
An early 19th century French Louis XV style trumeau mirror with a large oil painting depicting a seascape with ships on a stormy coast. Canvas has an old repaired tear and was reline...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Mirror, Pine, Giltwood

Pair of Midcentury French Louis XV Romantic Colored Prints in Gilt Frames
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate an office or a study with this elegant pair of framed Louis XV antique prints. Crafted in Paris, France circa 1970 after Nicholas Delaunay (1739-1792), and set in a custom c...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Giltwood, Paper

19th Century Pair of Three-Light Gilt Bronze French Louis XV Style Appliques
Located in IT
Important pair of gilt bronze three-light wall appliques finely chiseled with rich rocaille decoration of foliage stylized. Style Louis XV, late 19th century. These appliques are s...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Bronze

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Wall Vitrine Cabinet with Glass
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant and petite antique vitrine was crafted in France, circa 1780. The hanging cabinet features a bonnet top decorated with hand carved inlaid floral and leaf motifs. The wall cabinet is dressed with the original front glass door and side panels. The Louis XV cabinet is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns a rich walnut patina. A perfect small display cabinet...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Glass, Walnut

Palladio Louis XV Giltwood Instrumental Wall Hanging
Located in Bradenton, FL
Vintage Palladio giltwood wall hanging of multiple musical instruments (violin, flute, horns) crested with large bow. Has metal Palladio name plate on back, along with a Palladio sti...
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Early 20th Century Italian Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Giltwood

19th Century Dark-Grey French Antique Louis XV Style Pinewood Wall Glass Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A French 19th century Louis XV style mirror, carved in Pinewood with Gesso finish and gilded, in good condition. The frame has the typical Rocaille décor. The antique mirror has its ...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wall Decorations

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Mirror, Pine, Giltwood

Louis Xv wall decorations for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XV wall decorations for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Early 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage wall decorations created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include wall decorations, building and garden elements, decorative objects and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with fabric, wood and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XV wall decorations made in a specific country, there are Europe, and France pieces for sale on 1stDibs. 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 wall decorations differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,800 and tops out at $47,500 while the average work can sell for $12,850.

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