corbeille a fleurs
Literally "flower basket." Characteristic of Louis XV style decoration.
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Item No. 946Pair 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
Item No. 281French, Louis XV period ottoman
Very rare sofa in carved giltwood having the characteristic corbeille shaped back and outward curved seat. 18th century.
78" wide by 32" deep by 39½" high (at back)