Antiques - Furniture
Reference: ZA6718

Louis XVI style table. France, 19th century.
Plated lid. Mahogany, rosewood, gilded bronze.
The legs, which maintain their respective sheaves, have a circular column shape starting from a die and ending in vase forms highlighted with garlands, fine moldings, plant elements and capitals similar to those of the classical Ionic order. The truncated cone profile of the legs closely follows the French Louis XVI models known as "pied à l'antique". From the dice of each two legs a semicircular chambrana arises, united the two in the center in another given, topped by a vase of profiles inspired by the classic art. The waist of the table presents semicircular forms on the smaller sides and a rectangular projection on the larger ones; It is flanked by two gilded bronze moldings, and has a decoration of plant elements in gold bronze on a green background, in addition to some dice remembering the classic triglyphs in the corners of the rectangular areas. The upper board, which follows these same lines, shows a decoration in marquetry drawing six-pointed stars thanks to a composition of cubes of geometric inlay. A drawer is hidden in one of the rectangular sides of the table.
Neoclassical furniture, in France, appears during the reign of Louis XV, from the 1750s, approximately. It retains certain details of the French Transition style (1750-1774 approximately) as its inspiration in Greco-Latin Antiquity, the popularization of geometric marquetry and the use of some curve. The Louis XVI style presents classicist scrolls, straight lines, classical architectural elements, symmetrical and clean shapes, not too much movement, etc.
It was very common in the nineteenth century to use in furniture styles prior to that century as inspiration for a series of creations. The table, which stands out both for the quality of its design and for the materials used in it, can be related to examples of cabinetmakers and firms as recognized as "Holland and Sons", whose creations inspired numerous works, or those of Adam Weisweiler (France, c.1750-after 1810), for example."

· Size: 118x70x76 cms

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