FLOWER STAND, LOUIS XVI
carved, sculpted and gilt wood
This rare Louis XVI piece of furniture, which was once used as a flower stand in elegant, grand interiors, is characterized by the all-over exuberant phytomorphic decorations. The upper vessel, designed to hold flowers, is grafted onto a stem decorated with curved acanthus leaves, which appear above a procession of ovules, surrounded by three perimetral scrolls that connect it to the base.
The latter, molded and surmounted by a leafed cluster, rests on three legs with flying buttresses decorated, like the scrolls on the upper part, with Greek fret design.
Piedmont, second half of the 18th century
cm 93 h, cm 43 diameter