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A French 18th century Louis XVI period dessert console signed Parfat

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A sensational and extremely high quality French 18th century Louis XVI period dessert console, signed Pafrat. The console is raised by handsome fluted tapered legs with brass filettes and ormolu bands. The bottom frieze with a foliate acorn ormolu band... — Read More

  • Item # 4068
  • H: 35 in L: 42.5 in D: 14 in

    H: 89 cm L: 108 cm D: 36 cm

  • France
  • 18th Century
  • Mahogany, 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-Jacques Pafrat Read More
  • ( D. 1793) A renowned master cabinet maker towards the end of King Louis XVI reign. Working with Master Martin Carlin he created a luncheon table for Queen Marie Antoinette who presented it to Lady Auckland of England and is now housed at the Kensington Museum. Other examples of his work can be viewed at the Chateau de Versailles.
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A French 18th century Louis XVI period dessert console signed Parfat

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