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French 19th century Louis XVI st. kingwood and ormolu buffet, by Charles Bernel, Paris

List: $42,500.00

French 19th century Louis XVI st. kingwood and ormolu buffet, by Charles Bernel, Paris

List: $42,500.00

A high quality and very impressive French 19th century Louis XVI st. kingwood, tulipwood and ormolu buffet, by Charles Bernel, Paris. The buffet is raised on topie shaped feet with ormolu top cap below the curved frieze accented with an... — Read More

  • Item # 8245
  • H: 35.5 in L: 71 in D: 21.5 in

    H: 90 cm L: 180 cm D: 55 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Kingwood, Ormolu, Tulipwood
  • 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.
  • Charles Bernel Read More
  • Charles Bernel was a renowned French Ébéniste in the late 19th century. Bernel was one of a few highly skilled cabinetmakers producing furniture in the manner of earlier styles. Among his high caliber contemporaries were Paul Somani, Henry Dasson and Francois Linke, who are all noted for their high quality creations. Among Bernel’s esteemed clientele was H.M. Queen Mary, who owned a gilt bronze mounted fire screen that was placed in her Audience room at Buckingham Palace, London.  King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine of Denmark also had one presented to them during a visit to Paris.
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