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French 19th century Louis XV style kingwood and ormolu Bureau Plat, signed KAHN

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An important and handsome French 19th century Louis XV style kingwood and ormolu Bureau Plat, modeled after one by Charles Cressent, made by E. Kahn & Cie. The desk is raised on elegant cabriole legs with wraparound paw feet ormolu... — Read More

  • Item # 6576
  • H: 30.5 in L: 79 in D: 40 in

    H: 77 cm L: 201 cm D: 102 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Kingwood, Ormolu
  • Louis XV st. Read More
  • (Louis XV st.) - Also known as Louis Quinze or Rocaille, this style followed the traditions of French décor, until it took on a life and look of its own with decorations and motifs becoming more exuberant. The style was heavily influenced by the mistress of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour, and marked the beginning of the Rococo movement. In his old age, from 1750 – 1774, Louis XV showed more signs of constraint in his design style and this period showed more signs of French Neoclassicism.
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