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French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu statue signed Moreau

List: $8,900.00

French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu statue signed Moreau

List: $8,900.00

A charming French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu statue of two cherubs signed Moreau. The two playful winged cherubs are standing amidst a rocky terrain while one is whispering in the ear of the other. The cherubs are above... — Read More

  • Item # 9599
  • H: 13.25 in L: 14.25 in D: 6.5 in

    H: 34 cm L: 36 cm D: 17 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • 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.
  • Auguste Moreau Read More
  • Auguste Moreau (1834-1917), son of artist Jean-Baptist Moreau, Auguste was a renowned 19th century Parisian sculptor. Moreau attended l’École des Beaux Arts in Paris, and debuted in 1861 exhibiting often at the Exposition Universelle in France.
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