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A Country French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated wood and faux painted Sarrancolin marble buffet

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A lovely Country French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated wood and faux painted Sarrancolin marble buffet. The buffet is raised by a straight base with a fine mottled border which extends along to the elegantly curved sides. At the... — Read More

  • Item # 11457
  • H: 36.75 in L: 79.75 in D: 20.75 in

    H: 93 cm L: 203 cm D: 53 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Faux Painted Marble, Patinated Wood
  • Country French Read More, Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (Country French) - Defined by its combination of rustic and refined design, Country French is inspired by the homes in the French countryside. This style caught on quickly because of its comfort and casual elegance. Similar to the Provincial style, which is slightly more formal, Country French pieces display a softer and muted color palette. Woods are natural in color and worn, with painted pieces being distressed in appearance.
    (Louis XVI st.) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
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