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A German 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and Oak wall decor plaque signed Gustav Grohe

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A stunning and most decorative German 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and Oak wall decor plaque signed Gustav Grohe. The wonderfully executed and exquisitely detailed ormolu plaque depicts charming Bacchanalian cherubs preparing the spoils of their hunt for a... — Read More

  • Item # 12390
  • H: 11.75 in L: 28.25 in D: 1.5 in

    H: 30 cm L: 72 cm D: 4 cm

  • Germany
  • 19th Century
  • Oak, 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.
  • Gustav Grohe Read More
  • Gustav Grohe was a German artist and bronze worker born in 1829 and active in Berlin. He participated in exhibitions of the Verein Berliner Künstler in 1869 and 1891, and a trade fair in 1879. He has made plaques for Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and still has medals in circulation. Grohe passed away in 1906 at the age of 77 in Berlin.
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