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A French 19th century Louis XVI st. kingwood and ormolu side table, likely by Durand

List: $7,900.00

A French 19th century Louis XVI st. kingwood and ormolu side table, likely by Durand

List: $7,900.00

A charming French 19th century Louis XVI st. kingwood and ormolu side table, likely by Durand. The oblong shaped three tiered table is raised by elegant topie shaped tapered legs with lovely ormolu foliate sabots. The bottom tier is enclosed... — Read More

  • Item # 7073
  • H: 28.25 in L: 20.5 in D: 15.25 in

    H: 72 cm L: 52 cm D: 39 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Kingwood, Ormolu
  • Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (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.
  • Gervais-Maximilien-Eugène Durand Read More
  • Gervais-Maximilien-Eugène Durand, Paris (1839-1920) Maison Durand was established in 1870 Paris, producing top quality 18th century style furniture. Durand participated at the Exposition Universelle in 1889, where he received a silver medal. Durand was commended as a very talented and modest cabinetmaker creating furniture of the highest caliber, not only the creator but also the designer of each piece, and notably following in the footsteps of Masters such as Beurdeley and Dasson. In 1890 his son Frederic-Louis joined him and the firm was renamed Durand et Fils
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