19th Century Rococo Style Console Table

Southern German carved giltwood console in Rococo style. The cabriole shaped legs are adorned with rocaille scrolls, foliage motifs and climbing leaves, with a massive asymmetrical floral element to the centre and sides of the frieze. With a Rouge Royal marble top of serpentine outline

Southern Germany, early 19th Century

The curling lines of the console are explicitly Rococo in manner, the finely carved vine-like leaves climbing up through the undulating forms of the frame. Such is the naturalistic manner and realisation of the leaves, which dominate the design, that the console almost anticipates the emerging style of Art Nouveau, with its flowing organic shapes, extraneously carved elements and sinuous lines ( a movement which borrowed heavily from the Rococo itself)
H 82.5cm x W 161cm x D 70cm
H 32.49" x W 63.41" x D 27.57"


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