"Console, Wrought Iron And Gilded, Louis XV"Large console in Chinese, wrought iron, partially gilded, Louis XV, South of France, posterior marble top. Sun. (H x W x D): 180 x 55 x 90 cm. Very beautiful large rock console in Chinese made in the mid-eighteenth century in the South of France, probably in Provence. It consists of a beautiful curvy cross winding highlighting the central cartridge beaten cabbage leaf staple drawing a cartridge occupied by a fruit. On both sides of the pigtails fluttering in the void still enriched with golden acanthus. The legs arched cabriolet are powerful, thick, largely highlighted by large branches of acanthus hammered into the metal and gilded. On the base are already outlined trellis which forms the pattern of the nut. Indeed, it is occupied by a Chinese arranged next to his trellis fishing hut. To accentuate the Chinese character, the young fisherman smokes the long tobacco pipe. Beside him stands a tree treated in the Chinese taste, bare trunk, huge leaves or flowers placed on the trunk, without branch. This splendid piece is related to both the Louis XV taste and the chinoiserie whose period has become so infatuated. Castles like Barbentane, near Avignon, still retain a Chinese cabinet with its wallpapers. It is in this type of charming environment that our room should be ... Marble carved later.