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Magnificent
French Console Table

A special piece beautifully carved in walnut. Its rich vocabulary of classical design element introduced centuries ago and still stands as a symbol of traditional taste and acquired attention to architectural detail.

OCT 18, 2021, 10:55PM

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Its classical detail reveal quintessential design elements of the Renaissance style.

Decorative Elements Introduced  Centuries Ago

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Cutting a striking profile with prominent acanthus motif, its classical detail reveal quintessential elements of the Renaissance style. As design symbol, these leaves are enduring because they’ve been used since the 5th century BC, most notably on temple of Apollo, according to historians. Given the plant’s background, its symbolic meaning, enduring life or long life and immortality, clearly seems to prevail. The design has survived centuries capturing history in its profile.

 

Another design element of the Renaissance was the circle and square. Here, we see the semi circle as an interplay in the framing of the acanthus leaf on the frieze of this console. 

The egg-and-dart design, set in rhythmically repeated patterns along the table’s surface edges infused a cohesive polished aesthetic. Adapted from ancient Greek and Roman architecture and often seen adoring classical cornices or atop iconic capitals and friezes as well as molding or trim, its visual appeal provides a regal and stately feel.

 

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