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French Louis XVI st. mid 19th century moucheté mahogany Parisian dessert console possibly by Grohé

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A stunning French Louis XVI st. mid 19th century moucheté mahogany and ormolu Parisian dessert console, possibly by Guillaume Grohé. The console is raised on fluted tapered legs with ormolu sabots and top caps. Above is a contoured tier with... — Read More

  • Item # 8749
  • H: 39.5 in L: 49.75 in D: 17 in

    H: 100 cm L: 126 cm D: 43 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Mahogany
  • 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.
  • Guillaume Grohé Read More
  • Guillaume Grohé (1805-1885) Grohé Frères was established in 1829, by the brothers Guillaume and Jean-Michel. Their creations were predominately in the Louis XVI style. A very successful Parisioan company with many patrons from the French royal household as well as H. M. Queen Victoria. The firm took part in all major exhibitions from 1834 to 1878 and won the highest distinctions. Guillaume was made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 1849. Pieces by Grohé are now in the permanent collections of leading French museums.
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French Louis XVI st. mid 19th century moucheté mahogany Parisian dessert console possibly by Grohé

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