This is anmonumentalfine andelegant FrenchLouis XVIIIcarved giltwood console table with matching Trumeau mirror, circa 1820 in date.
The beautifully carved giltwood marble topped console, has a shaped marble top over a conforming carved decorative frieze with a central shell crest and trailing foliate devices. It is all raised on carved legs with rosettes and toupie feet, the shaped stretcher having an elaborately carved acanthus leaf crest.
Thepanelled mirror with a beautiful crest at the top is inset with an oil painting, on copper, in the manner of Francois Boucher. The painting depicts a romantic scene with a young man affirming his love to a graceful damsel.
There is no mistaking the superb quality and suave design of this piece, which is certain to transform a special place in your home.
Relive the unparalleled opulence of a bygone era with this truly grand console and trumeau mirror.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 320 x Width 149 x Depth 47
Dimensions in inches:
Height 10 foot, 6 inches x Width 4 foot, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches
Our reference: A2264
Louis XVIII (1755– 1824)
Was King of France from April 1814 to March 1815 and again from July 1815 to September 1824.
He became king with the Bourbon Restoration of the monarchy after the overthrow of Napoleon I. He ruled a constitutional monarchy, meaning he was not the main leader of his government. However, unlike some constitutional monarchs, he did have some influence in politics.
Born in Versailles, he was the brother of Louis XVI of France and in early life was known as the Comte de Provence. He remained in Paris after the French Revolution began in 1789 but escaped to Belgium two years later. After Louis XVI's execution in 1793 and the death of Louis XVI's son in 1795, he called himself Louis XVIII. He lived as an exile in various European countries until he became king after Napoleon's first abdication in 1814. On Napoleon's return to power in 1815, however, Louis again fled to Belgium; later the same year he was restored to the throne after Napoleon's final defeat at Waterloo. He remained on the throne until his death in 1824.
Antiques.co.uk Ref: K78ECDT56
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