Grand Louis XIV Marble Top Buffet

2007-0155A (Click to Inquire About This Item)

45.5H x 102.5W x 28D

Location: Dallas


Crafted on a grand scale from solid French white oak, the detailed carvings of this master work are truly a marvel to behold! Stylized foliates and dolphins compete for your attention with bounty-of-the-earth motifs, and bold molding including carved pilasters with corinthian corbels adorn the multi-faceted facade. Sumptuous marble top, contoured and beveled to follow the intricate casework below, is accented by a step-back architecture with mitered cornerposts for visual intrigue from any angle.
Ancient Greek and Roman designs provided the inspiration for early renaissance antique furniture. Originating in Italy, the style quickly swept over the royal palaces and courts of France. What started under the reign of Francois I was perfected and refined under the reign of his son Henri II. It was a long and distinctive period in history encompassing new directions and discoveries of art & architecture which ultimately influenced furniture styles.
Circa 1860s.
Measures 45.5H x 102.5W x 28D