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Louis XIV-Style Console Table
- This impressively carved Italian console table is crafted in the opulent Louis XIV style
- Topped with red marble, the base is covered in carved decoration
- Carved elements include a lion's mask, a shield surrounded by oak branches and maidens at each leg
- It exemplifies the grand furnishings popular with the upper classes during the early 19th century
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Certainly a special commission, the base is lavishly carved in stunning detail from a rich hardwood with traces of gilding. Acanthus leaves and floral swags curve around the base, while four beautiful maidens lend support to the tabletop. Other striking decorative elements include a lion’s mask and a shield surrounded by oak branches, a traditional symbol of strength, stability and nobility.
This console table perfectly illustrates the design conventions that dictated late 18th- and early 19th-century interiors. The console table reached the height of fashion during this period and was often considered more a part of the architecture than merely a piece of furniture. It was believed that no single element of the interior stood alone, with everything from upholstery to hardware serving to unify the room's design. A console table, then, was considered an integral part of the wall and the entire room.
96" wide x 21 1/4" deep x 42 3/8" high