In the style of Louis XIV
Style: In stile Luigi XIV
Time: XIX Secolo - 1800
Year: 1850 ca.
Main essence: Ebony
Material: Veneer of Ebony
Impressive 19th Century Louis XIV sideboard made up of two side doors with glasses and a central door with inlaid panel. The whole cabinet is ebony veneered with turtle inserts engraved with pewter and brass. The central door, the richest panel, is embellished with important chiseled and golden bronzes; A lion head with acanthus leaf wings rests on a base with volutes and profile masks ending in a 'lambrecchino' curtain; Underneath these bronzes a gorgeous mask dominates a frame with lateral goat heads and leopard paws. Four monumental brass and bronze columns, resting and ending with bronze capitals divide the architecture of the item. Brass covered top edge. Under the top, a frame with subsequent bronze leaves, with the central door frame and those between the columns, increases the contrast of gold with the ebony of the brass threads. In the plinths of the base under which the feet stand, the golden bronze lion heads are housed. Six turned feet with golden bronze collar hold it all. Double chiseled and golden bronze door locks, inside red velvet. The key features a chiseled handle with the patron's coat of arms, quadripartite coat of arms with two lions and two squares with diamonds, surmounted by an imperial crown recognizable in the heraldry of the elector of Bavaria. Manufactured in Germany, circa 1850.
Good condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Any damage or loss is displayed as completely as possible in the pictures.
Notes historical bibliographic:
The furniture presented here suggests, for its monumentality the place in a great hall from the palace. Originally there were certainly two or four, a sister was sold on the antiquities market in london in 2016. The construction and the taste of Louis XIV, virtually a copy of the furniture Boulle, we do not date to the middle of the century, or shortly before, when the revival of the Sun king is at its peak and not yet tainted by the various influences of styles which characterize the productions of the epoch Napoleon III. And' the handle of the key that makes us assume that the furniture was purchased to decorate the castles of the Bavarian King, Ludwig II of Wittelsbach, who reigned from 1864 to 1886. Ludwig was known as an eccentric whose legacy is intertwined with the history of art and architecture, he commissioned the construction of several extravagant castles, fairy-tale, often with the furnishings in the taste of Louis XIV, which are used primarily for the Linderhof palace; inside the palace iconography reflects the charm of Ludovico for the Ancient Regime, the French. He believed, indeed, the "King Moon", in analogy with the "Sun King" Louis XIV of France.
In stile Luigi XIV:
Ripresa stilistica, del 900, delle forme proprie dello stile Luigi XIV (1650-1720)
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