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French Antiques sold by Antique dealers.

If you happen to be a connoisseur or a collector, a fine art lover, or just keen to visit, Fadparis has selected for you a range of furniture and art works among the ones presented by the sellers.

Are you looking for a XVIIIth Century special piece of furniture or a chandelier? Or perhaps a XIXth Century painting, a bronze, a decoration item? You will find here exquisite antiques.

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Old furniture with 12 drawers

Old furniture with 12 drawers

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Old furniture with 18 drawers

Old furniture with 18 drawers

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Industrial piece of furniture cloakroom in oak bank of france

Industrial piece of furniture cloakroom in oak bank of france

See it in category Craft furniture

Old furniture loakroom metal with 4 doors and shelf

Old furniture loakroom metal with 4 doors and shelf

See it in category Craft furniture

Antique Furniture Styles


Orientalism in the 19th

Orientalism in the 19th

Orientalism is a term that qualifies the fascination exerted by Near East countries and North Africa on many Occidental people, particularly painters, over the XIXth Century in the aftermath of the Napoleonian Conquest and, later, the French colonization.

Whereas many a depiction of Orient is the fruit of imagination rather than reality, some artists in search of direct experience, traveled to those countries.

Their work conditions were then very difficult, and sometimes even hazardous.

This is why watercolor was very useful to most of them under unfriendly skies. Vivid colors, realistic drawings, sensuality are typical of these testimonies, at a time when photography was still in infancy.

Louis XIV style furniture

Louis XIV style furniture

Louis XIV, king of France from 1643 to 1715, wanted furniture to bear the mark of his reign. Therefore furniture from that time, with overemphasised decorum and sophisticated woodwork, still stands as a marvel to the world's eyes.

Louis XIV style is a search for grandiose through perfect symmetry, use of gilded wood, luxurious brass, tin or tortoise shell marquetry, ciseled and gilded bronzes. Abundance is symbolised in rich ornaments by fruit and flower garlands.

Marquetry and harwood cabinets are ornamented with gilded bronze. In Louis XIV's time frameworks are usually in pinewood.

Console tables, pierglasses and chairs are in carved and gilded wood.

Gilded bronze or wood pendant lights are adorned with tassels. Chandeliers and hanging wall clocks are in gilded bronze. Lanterns and sconces are in wood or gilded bronze.

Tables have a marble or a colored stone marquetry top, supported by carved heavy legs. Table and seat legs often end in a lion's paw. Chairs are large and still have H or X stretchers, their legs and arms are scrolled.


Antique style furniture

Antique furniture from the XVIIth and XVIIIth century are of great value today. But many antiques do not date back from the time of their style: made fifty or a hundred years later, they are beautiful masterpieces, but as antiques they are less valuable. This subtlety is to be known.