acanthus

A leaf used in Classical ornament, particularly on Corinthian capitals (the tops of Corinthian columns); frequently found on furniture as carved decoration or cast bronze ornament, particularly from the French, Louis XVI period.


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Large, Italian, Louis XVI period carved console
Item No. 931
Large, Italian, Louis XVI period carved console

From Torino with medallions, garlands, and acanthus leaves carved in solid linden wood. Original blue, gray, and beige Brocatello marble top. Circa 1780

56" wide by 25" deep by 35" high
Spanish, Renaissance period walnut caixa
Item No. 945
Spanish, Renaissance period walnut caixa

The rectangular moulded top above carved panels depicting shell-headed flowering urn flanked by acanthus and divided by scrolled pilasters, the sides carved conformingly, with moulded plinth and scrolled feet, the feet replaced. Late 16th or early 17th century.

30¾" high by 63½" wide by 27¼" deep
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period mirror a parcloses
Item No. 977
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period mirror a parcloses

In solid giltwood vigorously carved with flowers and acanthus leaves; the upper pierced cartouche centered by a winged dragon. Circa 1735.

59" high by 36" wide
Very fine, Empire period chandelier
Item No. 1077
Very fine, Empire period chandelier

In gilt bronze and patinated bronze, elaborately chased with ten arms, ornamented with winged angels crowned with laurel leaves, acanthus leaf corona, pinecone finial, and five chains adorned with acanthus leaves and grapes. Circa 1810.

Very fine, French, Louis XV period console table
Item No. 1076
Very 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.

Pair of fine, Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, painted and parcel gilded fauteuils
Item No. 1066
Pair of fine, Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, painted and parcel gilded fauteuils

Of large dimensions with rounded backs draped with acanthus leaves, having Greek key apron and arms terminating in acanthus leaf carving; the front legs tapered and fluted, the rear legs of sabre form. Circa 1800.

41" high by 26" wide by 24" deep
Very fine, English Regency period, rosewood and brass-inlaid center table
Item No. 892
Very fine, English Regency period, rosewood and brass-inlaid center table

With original tilt-top mechanism, giltwood acanthus leaf and faux rosewood grain stem, and unusual square plinth (base) resting upon four bronze winged claw feet. Attributed to George Smith, circa 1805-1810.

Pair of fine, French, Louis XV-XVI Transition period console tables
Item No. 946
Pair of fine, French, Louis XV-XVI Transition period console tables

In solid carved giltwood, each having an upper cartouche pierced with roses and lower cartouche centered with corbeille a fleurs (basket of flowers), the whole vigorously carved in guilloche (repeating, interlocking circles) motif, having volutes (scrolls) and acanthus leaves. With Breche marble tops in beige with rose veining. Circa 1765.

34½" high by 27½" wide by 17" deep
Very fine, Spanish, Neoclassical, flame mahogany and parcel-gilt coiffeuse
Item No. 824
Very fine, Spanish, Neoclassical, flame mahogany and parcel-gilt coiffeuse

The whole resting upon four acanthus-leaf decorated feet; the upper compartment with looking glass of large dimensions between two Corinthian columns resting upon a single drawer; The lower compartment having three drawers, with the top drawer opening to reveal a writing compartment; Circa 1820.

Provenance: Collection d' Ariane Dandois.

82" high by 34¾" wide by 20¼" deep