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French Louis XVI st. ormolu festive figural statues, signed Devaulx

List: $24,800.00

A most impressive and nicely scaled pair of French Louis XVI st. ormolu festive figural statues, signed Devaulx. On the left she is leaning on a tree stump, draped in a flowing garment with a tambourine in one hand and... — Read More

  • Item # 9598
  • H: 25.5 in D: 9 in

    H: 65 cm D: 23 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Ebonized Fruitwood, 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.
  • François-Théodore Devaulx Read More
  • François-Théodore Devaulx (1808-1871).A renowned Parisian scultor. Devaulx was a student at L'ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1823. In 1833 he obtained the Silver Medal at the Rome Exposition and more medals in various other Expositions in 1845, 1872 and 1849.
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French Louis XVI st. ormolu festive figural statues, signed Devaulx