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A French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. marble and ormolu pedestal column

List: $18,800.00

A French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. marble and ormolu pedestal column

List: $18,800.00

A handsome and high quality French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. pedestal column in marble and ormolu. The pedestal is raised by a square two tier Vert de Patricia marble base elegantly decorated by ormolu band with a richly... — Read More

  • Item # 10093
  • H: 52 in L: 12 in D: 12 in

    H: 132 cm L: 30 cm D: 30 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Marble/Stone, 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.
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