The style of furniture during the reign if Louis XVI was greatly influenced by discoveries at the archeological sites at Herculaneum and Pompeii. The transition from the baroque and rocaille style to the neoclassical style had begun towards the end of Louis XV’s reign around 1760. After his death in 1774 his grandson Louis XVI aged 20 became King of France. The young king had little interest in the arts but his wife, Marie-Antoinette, gave her protection to artists and ordered large amounts of furniture in the neoclassical style, which was inspired by Greco-Roman art. The wealthy nobles followed the trend set by her and furnished their chateaux and Paris town houses in the new style.
The console table, which had first appeared under Louis XV, was designed to be used against or attached to the wall. It was decorated only on the front and sides. Unlike the highly-ornamented consoles of Louis XV’s era, Louis XVI style consoles had an elegant simplicity. Shah Gilani, ISFD, designed this Louis XVI Console with this in view. Carving is done entirely by hand by a skilled ebanista. The GILANI menuisiers and ébénistes have outdone themselves in creating this masterpiece. The exquisite console is offered in a variety of finishes and accents. Custom sizing is available.
Ours is an artisanal product made in a traditional and non-mechanized way. We are able to design and manufacture consoles ranging in style from traditional through art nouveau and art deco, to modern and contemporary. One of the special services we offer is the ability to customize our product to fit the client’s specification. Drawings are made and finish samples prepared for client approval. Custom work is our specialty.
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