corbeille a fleurs

Literally "flower basket." Characteristic of Louis XV style decoration.


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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, French Provenšal, Louis XV period mirror in solid, carved giltwood
Item No. 898
Very fine, French Provenšal, 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
French, Louis XV period buffet deux corps
Item No. 492
French, Louis XV period buffet deux corps

In solid oak with chapeau de gendarme cornice above "corbeille a fleurs" carved motif. 18th century from Normandy (Paye de Caux).

French, Louis XV period ottoman
Item No. 281
French, 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)