Rococo Antique Furniture

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The Rococo style (also called Rococco and, in French, Rocaille) is the most opulent, intentionally excessive version of the Louis XV form. It is characterized by exaggerated curves and extensive carving, sculpting, and ornamentation, most commonly including scrolls, seashells (fauna) and acanthus leaves (flora).

Very fine, Italian Rococo period console table
Item No. 933
Very fine, Italian Rococo period console table

In solid, elaborately carved giltwood with Serravezza marble top, pierced skirt centered by a Rococo foliate ornament, complex volute floral and foliate-carved cabriole legs, and arched foliate stretcher. Mid-18th century.

Provenance: Formerly part of the furnishings at The Audubon House, Key West, FL; previously on exhibition at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL.
Very fine, Italian, sculpted marble fountain base of large dimensions
Item No. 859
Very fine, Italian, sculpted marble fountain base of large dimensions

Sculpted in solid Carrara marble as a large shell supported by a child satyr and a putto upon a naturalistic base with integral foliate and shell-carved circular base. Circa 1850.

Provenance: From the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Meyer Naide, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By repute, acquired from the Philadelphia home of Pearl S. Buck.

47" high by 41" diameter
Pair of very fine, French, Louis XV style sconces
Item No. 1071
Pair of very fine, French, Louis XV style sconces

Of Rocaille form in bronze d'ore. Circa 1860.

20" high by 16" wide (each)
Exceptional, Louis XV style marble fireplace surround
Item No. 1069
Exceptional, 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
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period console
Item No. 1060
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period console

In solid, carved giltwood with original marble top.

51" wide by 34" high by 26" deep
Pair of Florentine, Rococo style girondelle mirrors
Item No. 1051
Pair of Florentine, Rococo style girondelle mirrors

In solid, carved giltwood with original etched glass, each mirror having three arms. Circa 1830.

51" tall by 35½" wide
Italian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded vitrine
Item No. 1041
Italian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded vitrine

With three interior shelves. Late 19th century.
Very fine, early Louis XV period overmantle mirror
Item No. 1003
Very fine, early Louis XV period overmantle mirror

In solid, carved giltwood with original mercury glass. Circa 1735-1740.

73" high by 47¼" wide
Fine, Venetian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded coiffeuse
Item No. 873
Fine, 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
Very fine, Venetian, Rococo period salon
Item No. 1001
Very fine, Venetian, Rococo period salon

Comprised of two fauteuils and matching canapé. In solid, carved walnut with Savonnerie tapestry. Mid-18th century.
Pair of very fine, Venetian, Rococo period tall-back armchairs
Item No. 999
Pair of very fine, Venetian, Rococo period tall-back armchairs

Each cartouche-shaped backrest with pierced foliate carved top rail, the downswept scrolled armrests, above the serpentine-fronted seat above a pierced apron, raised on cabriole legs with scrolled toes; upholstered à chassis. Circa 1730. Regilt.

48" tall (at back), 18½" tall (at seat) by 27" wide x 21½" deep
Fine, Venetian, Rococo style polychrome decorated desk
Item No. 894
Fine, Venetian, Rococo style polychrome decorated desk

The cartouche shaped top with tooled peach leather inset over a long center drawer, raised on cabriole legs, overall painted with simians at play all on a parchment ground. 19th century.

64½" wide by 30" deep by 32" high
French, Louis XV style firescreen
Item No. 998
French, Louis XV style firescreen

In solid, carved giltwood inset with Beauvais tapestry panel. Mid-19th century.
Rare, French, Rocaille style mirror
Item No. 993
Rare, French, Rocaille style mirror

In solid, carved giltwood. First half of the 19th century.

62" high by 52" wide
Very fine, Rocaille style, Baccarat, 18-light chandelier
Item No. 992
Very fine, Rocaille style, Baccarat, 18-light chandelier

In gilt bronze with fine, cut Baccarat crystal. Third quarter of the 19th century.

45" high by 30" diameter
Rare, Provençal, Regence period buffet presentoir a faience
Item No. 971
Rare, Provençal, Regence period buffet presentoir a faience

In solid, carved walnut with four doors. Rococo design. Chapeau de gendarme cornice and traverse ajourée. From Nimes, France circa 1715-1727.

109" high by 63" wide by 17" deep
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period console
Item No. 960
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period console

In solid, carved giltwood with original surface and original marble. Circa 1730.
Very fine, French, Louis XV period console
Item No. 958
Very fine, French, Louis XV period console

In solid, carved giltwood with original Brèche violet marble top; bottom stretcher having having four legs centered by a vigorously carved floral bouquet. Circa 1750.
Very fine, Roman, Rococo period console table
Item No. 949
Very fine, Roman, Rococo period console table

In solid, carved, silvered wood with original marble top. Third quarter of the 18th century.

48" wide by 35" high by 25" deep
Very fine, French Provençal, Louis XV period mirror in solid, carved giltwood
Item No. 898
Very fine, French Provençal, Louis XV period mirror in solid, carved giltwood

In the Rococo form, vigorously carved with grapes, leaves, vines, the whole surmounted by a crest in the form of a "corbeille a fleurs" (basket of flowers). With later plate glass. 18th century.

52" high by 34" wide



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