A Spectacular Pair Of English Rococo Style Giltwood
A SPECTACULAR PAIR OF ENGLISH ROCOCO STYLE GILTWOOD CONSOLES
The two inch thick green and taupe marble tops with white veining and stepped half bullnose edges are supported by exuberantly carved and gilt aprons with a dramatic flare raised on cabriole legs with avian form feet. With the Rococo, the French upper classes and aristocracy had the perfect elegant and flamboyant new style with which to decorate their grand homes.
The Rococo in England was always thought of as the ""French taste."" While English architecture remained largely untouched by the Rococo, Thomas Chippendale transformed English furniture design through his adaptation and refinement of the style. This style was a world away from the heavy and dramatic carved wooden and un-gilt furniture of the Baroque period.
Chippendale designs fall into three main styles: Gothic, Rococo (called modern in the pattern book), and Chinese. Chippendale blended these disparate stylistic elements into harmonious and unified designs. The term Chippendale specifically refers to English furniture of the 1750s and ’60s made in a modified Rococo style.
Reference: Thomas Chippendale’s ""Gentleman and Cabinetmaker’s Director"", (1754)
Very good condition.
37˝ x 74 x 34 inches (95.3 x 188 x 86.4 cm).
Two pieces total.