Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted walnut and tulipwood occasional table
Description: shaped banded drop-leaf top with cartouche outline above a drawer, on raised on slender cabriole legs excellent condition, sturdy
Date: Circa 1870
Measurements: Tall 31″ x Deep 20″ x Length 29″
A pretty table loosely based on mid-18th century French designs and adapting the English Pembroke table model. Louis XV style., Louis XV ( 1710 – 1774) was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1 September 1715 until his death. He succeeded his great-grandfather Louis XIV at the age of five. Until he reached maturity in 1723, his kingdom was ruled by Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, his first cousin twice removed, as Regent of France. Within the decorative arts, the Louis XV is synonymous with the French Rococo style, an ornate asymmetrical style using rocaille, shell and scroll motifs to create lavish and exuberant style pieces, executed at a later date reviving the Louis XV Style.