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A French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu bust of a young maiden signed A. Rollé

List: $9,400.00

A French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu bust of a young maiden signed A. Rollé

List: $9,400.00

A striking French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu bust of a young maiden signed A. Rollé. The bust is raised by a square patinated bronze base below a circular ormolu socle pedestal with a mottled border. The beautiful maiden... — Read More

  • Item # 10761
  • H: 23.5 in L: 9.75 in D: 8.5 in

    H: 60 cm L: 25 cm D: 22 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Ormolu, Patinated Bronze
  • 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.
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