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An Italian 17th century Louis XIV period white Carrara marble statue

List: $59,500.00

A magnificent Italian 17th century Louis XIV period, circa 1680 white Carrara marble statue of a man and his dog. The striking statue, carved out of one solid marble block, is raised on a rectangular base. The extremely well sculpted... — Read More

  • Item # 7689
  • H: 65 in L: 22 in D: 17 in

    H: 165 cm L: 56 cm D: 43 cm

  • Italy
  • 17th Century
  • Marble/Stone
  • Louis XIV Period Read More
  • (Louis XIV Period) - Louis XIV style, also known as French Classicism, was thought of and intended to glorify the Sun King and his reign via the majesty and harmony of its style. Louis XIV's style consisted of three different time periods with French Classicism being the first and under the control of regent Anne of Austria. The second period was under the personal rule of the King and became more classical, ostentatious, and victorious, culminating in the building of the Chateau of Versailles. Later in the second phase of King Louis XIV’s reign, came the invention of marquetry which changed French furniture with the decoration of different colors and woods. Most famous for his creations during this period is André Charles Boulle.
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An Italian 17th century Louis XIV period white Carrara marble statue