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The 18th century console begins its artistic journey with the Regency style. Comprising a marble top panel and meticulously crafted wooden openwork, the Regency console soon adopts the Louis XV-style deer hoof. In a perfect pairing with the trumeau mirror or pier glass, the antique Louis XV console maintains a more decorative than utilitarian function by relying on the general décor of the room.
The 18th century Transition console embodies the link between the rococo style of the Louis XV console and the neoclassical aesthetic of that of the Louis XVI period. Indeed, it was during the reign of Louis XVI that the dresser-console and sideboard appeared. At the conclusion of the 18th century, the Directoire console would affirm a greater sobriety by adopting a return to a simplicity of shapes and ornamentation.