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A French 19th century Louis XVI st. Kingwood and Vert Campan marble vanity sink cabinet attributed to Maison Krieger

List: $42,500.00

A French 19th century Louis XVI st. Kingwood and Vert Campan marble vanity sink cabinet attributed to Maison Krieger

List: $42,500.00

An exceptional and extremely unique French 19th century Louis XVI st. Kingwood and Vert Campan marble vanity sink cabinet attributed to Maison Krieger. The one door twelve drawer vanity is raised by a straight base with a fine wrap around... — Read More

  • Item # 6998
  • H: 46.25 in L: 52.5 in D: 22 in

    H: 117 cm L: 133 cm D: 56 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Copper, Kingwood, Marble/Stone, 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.
  • Maison Krieger Read More
  • Maison Krieger was founded by Antoine and Nicolas Krieger in Paris in 1826. Producing and taking part in major exhibitions of the 19th century, including the Exposition Universelle and the 1849 Exposition des Produits de l'Industrie in Paris. Receiving a medal for their exhibition at the Universal Exhibitions of 1851 in London, and again in 1855, Paris. Maison Krieger created many pieces in Louis XV and Louis XVI styles, as well as 18th century and Empire designs. Maison Krieger is recorded to have been an active client of François Linke.
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