Height: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)Width: 67.5 in. (171.45 cm)Depth: 31 in. (78.74 cm)
An exceptional large 18th century Louis XV chateau table console "Table a Gibier", circa 1760. With original carved marble top and all original elements. This beautiful table can serve as a console in an entryway, to place a bust and lamps. The furniture of the Louis XV period (1715-1774) is characterized by curved forms, lightness, comfort and asymmetry; it replaced the more formal, boxlike and massive furniture of the Style Louis XIV. From 1730 until about 1750, the period known as the first style, it was much more asymmetrical, ornate and exuberant, in the fashion called rocaille. From circa 1750 to the King's death in 1774, a reaction set in against the excesses of the rocaille. The Second Style of Louis XV showed the influences of Neoclassicism Betwewen 1755 and 1760, the forms of furniture and interior decoration began to change into what became known as the Second Style Louis XV, or the Style Transition. The rocaille decoration remained, but became more discreet and restrained.