Louis XIV Style Console
An Extraordinary Pair of Italian Louis XIV Style Carved Giltwood Side Tables (Consoles) of Monumental Proportions Surmounted with a Fine Raised Rosso Levanto Marble Tops
The consoles are of breakthrough form raised upon eight square tapered legs joined at the top by a wide cornice form apron. The whole further ornamented by bold applied carved giltwood scrolled and foliate form decorations centering a stylized mask.
The Side Tables are in excellent condition retaining brilliantly burnished gilding throughout.
Notes Pertaining to Gilding:
This magnificent Side Table/Console displays a specific technique of gilding which is referred to as “a quisa di metallo”, meaning “in simulation of metalwork”. This process requires a technical mastery which gives the carved wood the appearance of gilded metal such as ormolu (gilt-bronze).
Dimensions: Length: 104"; Height: 42"; Depth: 24";
The professional opinion of Loyd•Paxton, Inc. considers the above-described offering to be:
Circa: Late Nineteenth Century
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