18th Century French Louis XVI Period Giltwood Console Table


An opulent French Louis XVI period carved giltwood console table with its original marble top and dating from the 18th century. Rectangular in shape, this elegant neoclassical table is elaborately carved and decorated, its belt emblazoned on three sides with intricate olive garlands enclosed within string-of-pearl beaded frames. The main crosspiece has the addition of a semi-circular shaped centre, in which nestles a stunningly detailed wreath of roses. The belt and legs are connected on all four corners by rectangular rosette-carved blocks supported by acanthus-clad baluster-shaped knops. These top each elegant circular and tapered leg, each one deeply fluted on its lower half and terminating in an ornate cabochon and toupie-shaped foot. The top tray is of exquisite white and grey- veined marble, shaped and stepped at each corner and displaying a highly desirable patina. This superb console with its spectacular craftsmanship and timeless elegance is a testament to the skill of its maker and a fascinating piece of French history.

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Dimensions 140 × 65 × 90 cm

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