arbaletteA serpentine form characteristic of the finest Louis XV commodes, buffets, and consoles.
Antiques from Our Gallery
Item No. 1076Very fine, French, Louis XV period console table
In solid, carved giltwood; of Rocaille form with arbalette front, cabriole legs, acanthus ornament, original, Breche marble top, and upper and lower cartouche (pierced shell aprons). Mid-18th century.
Item No. 1069Exceptional, Louis XV style marble fireplace surround
Sculpted in Sarrancolin marble, which was called "The Marble of Kings" because it was extracted from royal quarries beginning in 1692 under the reign of Louis XIV.
Of arbalette form with concave sides having elaborately beveled mantle (6 bevels) and original cast iron interior and hearth. Circa 1830-1840.
72" wide by 46" high by 18½" deep
Item No. 873Fine, Venetian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded coiffeuse
In sculpted and blue-painted wood with gold accents, the lower part of arbalette form with a single, central drawer, top in faux marble, the legs of cabriole form; the upper part having a mirror with original mercury glass supported by two arms; the whole being of curvilinear form with a floral and shell motif. Circa 1850.
60½" high by 39" wide by 18" deep