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A French Turn-of-the-Century Louis XVI st. ormolu and mirrored three piece coffee table by Maison Jansen

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An exquisite French Turn-of-the-Century Louis XVI st. ormolu and mirrored three piece coffee table by Maison Jansen. The table is raised by unique and most decorative square tapered double legs connected by an elegant and impressive 'X' shaped stretcher. Above... — Read More

  • Item # 11046
  • H: 19.25 in L: 68 in D: 27 in

    H: 49 cm L: 173 cm D: 69 cm

  • France
  • Turn-of-the-Century
  • Mirror, 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 Jansen (Jean-Henri Jansen) Read More
  • Jean-Henri Jansen (1854-1929) Maison Jansen had an outstanding reputation internationally. In 1885 Jansen was awarded a Silver Medal at both the 1883 Amsterdam Exhibition and the 1889 Éxposition Universelle in Paris. Jansen’s commissions included pieces for William III of the Netherlands, Alfonso XII of Spain and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Maison Jansen internationally renowned and were clients of François Linke.
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