Offered is the French Louis XVI style side table with two inset plates, one as the feature centerpiece on top and yet another between the stretchers. The rim of the table along with the legs and stretchers are all hand carved gesso and gilded. The top plate is signed on the top and the bottom, is hand painted and features a gorgeous maiden entertained by four lovely cherubs/angels as they play among the clouds. The intricacy of the carvings exemplifies why the French were unsurpassed in this skill. This is a superb example of French mastery of carving, painting, style and gilding in one piece.
20" H x 23" diameter