A striking and fine Louis XV Style Centre Table in Giltwood with serpentine moulded edge ‘Rouge-Royal’ marble top.
The frieze of the Rococo apron is adorned with trellis panels, pierced cartouches and winged Cherubs. The legs and sides are decorated with foliate scrolls and rocaille. The elegant cabriole legs taper to a cross-frame with carved foliate central motif.
The ‘Rouge Royal’ marble quarry is located in Hautmont, Belgium. A crystalline limestone with shell fragments, white calcite flames and a pink beige background to a vibrant red marble. It was widely used in furniture and architectural elements during the construction of Versailles, explained its other widely used name “Red Louis XIV” as the Sun King adored this marble.