19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Hall Tree

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79H x 41.5W x 12D; surface 31.5H

Location: Dallas


19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Hall Tree represents the epitome of neoclassical grace, form and timelessness!  Executed in sumptuous French walnut, it features an architecture inspired by the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.  The two-tiered crown consists of several tiers of molding atop a panel flanked with pyramidal blocks with intricately cast brass hangers alternating with rosettes and fluting.  Below is the upper tier, centered with an arched, beveled mirror atop which has been overlaid with carved floral garlands centered with an heraldic crest.  Flanking the mirror are two bounty-of-the-earth sprays in full relief appearing to be tied with ribbon to the double hangers, above which appear more relief carving, with fluted pilasters on each edge, also fitted with brass hangers, outside of which appear corbel forms above and below carved with acanthus leaf motif.  Centered below the mirror is an intaglio carved panel featuring a shell and folaite design.  At the center of the work is a console providing a modest surface, a glove drawer with carved accents and brass ring pull flanked by corbels, and curved brass umbrella holders linking the console back to the edge of the hall tree.  More fluted corners with raised panels carved with subtle foliate designs continue down to the base, with tapered and fluted columns holding up the console, finishing with two pie-shaped tin drip pans which have survived with the piece, finishing with base molding and feet to lift it off the floor.
Circa 1870s
Measures 79H x 41.5W x 12D; surface 31.5H

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