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A pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Mahogany, Kingwood, Rosewood, ormolu, and Rosso Levanto cabinet vitrines attributed to Mercier Frères, Paris

List: $62,500.00

A pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Mahogany, Kingwood, Rosewood, ormolu, and Rosso Levanto cabinet vitrines attributed to Mercier Frères, Paris

List: $62,500.00

An impressive and very high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Mahogany, Kingwood, Rosewood, ormolu, and Rosso Levanto cabinet vitrines attributed to Mercier Frères, Paris. Each cabinet is raised by elegant topie shaped feet with fine foliate... — Read More

  • Item # 5762
  • H: 72.5 in L: 45.75 in D: 16 in

    H: 184 cm L: 116 cm D: 41 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Mahogany, 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.
  • Mercier Frères, Paris Read More
  • Mercier Frères, Paris was founded by André Mercier in 1828. A high quality fine furniture manufacturer, located at 100 Faubourg Saint-Antoine , Paris  Mercier Frères was commissioned by European aristocrats to custom create furnishings with exquisite details and quality ormolu decorations as well as the finest woods and marbles of the period. Mercier Frères participated at the Exposition Universelle in 1867 and 1900. They also expanded to another location called the Palais de Marbre on the Champs Élysées and also to Argentina and New York city.
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