FRANCE ÉPOQUE RÉGENCE
CONSOLE "AT THE TROPHY" Gilded
H. 80 cm, W. 124 cm, D. 34 cm
This superb carved and gilded wood console is centered of a trophy including a torch, a quiver and a helmet. It is framed by large scrolls and acanthus leaves unfolding in large volutes.
The arched feet are flanked at the top by a female mask topped with foliage.
In the lower part, two dragons embrace the base of their long tails.
The spacer is centered by a "nut" representing a grimacing mask. All the ornamental vocabulary of the Regency is present in this work and testifies to the influence of sculptors and ornamentalists such as Jules Degoullons, André Legoupil, Marin Bellan who belonged to the Société des Bâtiments du Roi or Gilles-Marie Oppenordt (figs. 1, 2 and 3). Many common characteristics can be found in the projects drawn or materially realized of these figures.
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