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A French 18th century Louis XVI period mahogany, ormolu, brass and Carrara console stamped J.B. VASSOU

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A stunning and high quality French 18th century Louis XVI period mahogany, ormolu, brass and white Carrara marble freestanding console stamped J.B. VASSOU. The console is raised by four extremely elegant circular tapered legs with fine fluted designs, fitted brass... — Read More

  • Item # 9862
  • H: 34 in L: 50.5 in D: 18.25 in

    H: 86 cm L: 128 cm D: 46 cm

  • France
  • 18th Century
  • Brass, Mahogany, Marble/Stone, Ormolu
  • Louis XVI Period Read More
  • (Louis XVI Period) - 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.
  • Jean Baptiste Vassou Read More
  • Jean Baptiste Vassou (1739-1807) was a Parisian Master Cabinetmaker who received Master on January 28, 1767. His workshop was active during the end of King Louis XV's rein however he was most active during the 19 year rein of Louis XVI. His workshop was passed on to his son in 1799.
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