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17th Century Console

The 17th century console only appears in the third period of the Louis XIV style. Intended to be placed against a wall, it is called a console d'applique or "wall-mounted console". Its two console legs give it its name. The first Louis XIV console designs have four legs. They can be joined by an X or H crossbar. The 17th century antique console is crafted of richly carved and gilded wood on its three sides.

It comprises a scrolled and carved marble top, marquetry, Florentine mosaic or Egyptian porphyry. It was used for placing game when returning from the hunt. Its legs are bowed towards the inside. They are decorated with exceptional carvings: masks or women's faces bordered with garlands or foliated scrolls, typical of the Louis XIV style.