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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 métal spiral stair case

Old métal spiral stair case

See it in category Spiral staircase

Steel low table

Steel low table

See it in category Craft furniture

Steel low table

Steel low table

See it in category Craft furniture

Old craft furniture

Old craft furniture

See it in category Craft furniture

Antique Furniture Styles


Louis XV style furniture

Louis XV style furniture

Louis XV, king of France from 1715 to 1774, inspired a lightened style compared to Louis XIV style owing to a major progress in seat fabrication: the perfect mastership of wood assemblage and resistance, which spared the use of stretchers, made the structure lighter, and dared curved legs. The curved legs, called "cabriole legs", are slender and graceful. This new style, chacteristic of chairs had an influence on furniture and ornaments.

With curved shapes and forms Louis XV style is considered feminine: light and sometimes asymmetrical furniture combining elegance and comfort. The desire for intimacy and comfort involved the use of soft colors: pink, cream, pastel for woodwork and upholstery.

Louis XV furniture are adorned with chiselled ormolu motifs. Rococo decorative elements are inspired by aquatic life: rocaille, foliage, acantha leaves, rush and cockleshells.

Lacquered panels and marquetry represent bouquets of flowers or musical instruments. A whole range of woods are used with glistening colors: rose, violet wood, palisander, box-tree, pear, plum. Frameworks are in oak.

Chairs are in hardwood: walnut, cherry, mahogany. They are painted or thoroughly gilded, covered with flower painted silk or caned. The belt becomes curved, horizontally and vertically. It is the beginning of the violin-back and cabriole-back chairs

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.


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.