Rare pair of corner consoles to hang in lime wood gilded with the leaf.
Model with symmetrical decoration of scrolls in "ram's horn" centered on medallions of busts of emperor and empress suspended by garlands of laurels, and ending with seed bases.
Great quality of sculpture.
Very good condition, original gilding. (small alterations)
Parisian work of the Louis XV period around 1760 after the drawings of the ornamentalist Jean Charles Delafosse (1734-1789).
Height: 35 cm; Width by sides: 20 cm; Central depth: 25 cm
In spite of the presence of rocaille reminiscences such as the acanthus leaves, the purity and symmetry of the design of our pair of consoles allow us to date them to the 1760s.
This period, when the rocaille style became more refined, marked the beginning of the return to the antique and clearly marked the beginning of neoclassicism.
We find most of the successful ingredients of the Parisian ornamentalist Jean-Charles Delafosse, who was one of the greatest representatives of this new style.
The return of symmetry, the very pronounced "ram's horn" scrolls from the Ionic capitals of antiquity, the laurel garlands, the antique medallions or the seeded bases are indeed characteristic of his style and can be found abundantly in his collection "Nouvelle iconologie historique".
Used in the first part of the 18th century to present oriental porcelain in the salons of the nobility, these small gilded wooden consoles to be hung have come down to us mostly as wall lights, but rarely as corner versions like the pair we present.
Very discreet while being subtly decorated, they will highlight the most precious objects.
Price : on request