Louis XV Style French Wood Console Table with White Matte Lacquer Finish
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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Peculiar and elegant French console table; the upper top, with a beautifully shaped form, has been originally painted in such a way as to obtain a stone effect; under the top, we find a convenient drawer; the four legs, with a square section, go tapering downward, and on the bottom, they are joined by a top that takes up the profile of the upper one; the entire console table has been painted with a matte lacquer, then skillfully decorated with neoclassical motifs (see the flounce under the upper shelf); very rich but timelessly elegant is the decoration of the lower shelf; all the decorations form a refined and pleasant but not excessive aesthetic complex, in fact, we can deduce that the console table was placed in a country residence of which noble Parisian family; its right size, symmetry, and balance of proportions make our piece of furniture a valuable and versatile object that can be placed without difficulty in any type of environment. The console table was produced in the neoclassical style between 1770 and 1774 by a craft workshop in the French town of Liffon-le-Grand located in the Vosges department in the Grand Est region, an area famous for woodworking. The time of its making is the regency period of Louis XV the "Beloved," but from 1750 until the king's death, a different style of furniture emerged, identified in France as Louis XVI and in the rest of Europe as Neoclassical, in which classical antiquity became a source of inspiration in the search for harmonies and proportions and where straight lines prevailed and the use of decoration was reduced. The neoclassical Louis XVI style, sober and orderly, had legitimacy even before the king's coronation in 1774. Around 1760 signs of a profound renewal began to appear in the structure of the furniture. Slowly curves reduced their momentum to give way to straight lines and surfaces became flat: the taste for classical antiquity, aroused by the archaeological discoveries at Herculaneum and Pompeii, became increasingly sensitive and concentrated in a skillful reworking of classical elements to give rise to the neoclassical style (Louis XVI in France) that would spread from the 1770s throughout Europe. Since the early 1700s, there have been splendid examples of lacquered furniture with patinas in shades of white and ivory; Marie Antoinette, the Bonaparte sisters, and Marie Louise of Austria championed this typically French fashion of making furniture graceful and romantic with patinas in pastel tones: the famous powder blue, antique white, and powder pink. Only a light restoration was carried out on the console table without removing the signs of the time that tell its story and make it fascinating and important. Measures width cm.101, depth cm.53, height cm.80. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.
18th century (1700-1799)
Place of origin:
80H x 101W x 53D
31,50H x 39,76W x 20,87D
Creator / Artist:
Refurbished; Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Only a light restoration was carried out on the console table without removing the signs of the time that tell its story and make it fascinating and important.
International - YES
Bazaar Sas Furniture
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