A French Rococo Revival console table with Carrara marble top, giltwood base and stag carving from the mid-19th century. This French console table was born in the 1850s, at a time when the first President of France, Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, organized his coup d'état to become the second Emperor of France, Napoléon III. France, then the rest of Europe, is then going to experience a renewed taste for the Rococo style that was so dear to King Louis XV. Our console table is an excellent example of this Rococo Revival period. Featuring a marble top made of white Carrara marble - the same kind of marble that Michelangelo used for the David - with a serpentine shape and skillfully done bevel, the piece is raised on an exquisite giltwood base with two cabriole legs. The oversized apron catches all the attention with the delicacy of its carving. The central section is adorned with a magnificent stag head standing out on oak leaves. Delicate C-scrolls lead our eye to the knees, decorated with rocailles from which cascading flowers are hanging. The elegance of the Rococo Silhouette, combined with the beautifully contrasting giltwood and white marble make this French 1850s console table an excellent choice for any living room, foyer or hallway.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 331/4"W x 19"D x 35" H
Inventory Number: DD168