Tuesday, July 15, 2014

For The Love Of Rococo Tables

More From 

Chicago Art Institute

Pier Table and Pair of Torche'res
Gessoed and Gilt Oak and Marble

Knee-Hole Dressing Table
Walnut and Gilt-Brass Mounts

Not one of my favorites... 
Too much like tables that I have seen 
from the 1970s and 1980s.

Closeup of the table above.


Simple in design
Looks like Cherry to me.

Gilt and Lacquer.

Looks like Ebony to me.
Can you see the amazing painting of birds and floras here?

Gilt and Marquetry
Claw-foot and Bust of a Lady

Globe-Shaped Work Table
Austria, Vienna
Fruitwood and Fruitwood Veneers (Interior)
With Ebonizing and Gilding

Sorry - it was so glossy that every picture fuzzed, and this is the best out of all of them.
At least you can get an idea how wonderful it is, though!

Fall-Front Desk
Austria, Vienna
Various Woods and Gilt-Bronze Mounts

Look at the amazing griffon's there!
Also, the stars. I can't really tell what is in the wreath, but can you make out the many layers of locks???

Pedestal Table
Mahogany with Ebony and Metal Inlays,
Gilt Bronze Mounts and Ornaments

Claw-feet and wonderful detail. Can you see the gilt braces at the top?

Here is the top of the 1810 Pedestal Table from the base that is above.
Absolutely crazy inlays!! Yes, that is all wood-work.

Gilt and and Wood

This is what is known as a "Harp", "Double-Harp", or "Lyre", or "Double-Lyre" design. Can you see them on the side there? The top one is upside-down sitting on another.

Inlaid Wood on Wood Side Table
Classic and Lyre Design

Looks like Ebony and Oak
What do you think?

Closeup of the Classic and Lyre Table above
I just couldn't NOT take a closeup.  This is just amazing!
There is a different Greek scene on each side, and on opposing fronts on the top, as well.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rococo Console Table

Chicago Art Institute

c. 1735

Attributed to Francois Roumier
(Active 1701-48)
Wood, Oak, Gesso, and Gilding
Gift of Philip K. Wrigley Through the Antiquarian Society

The symmetric design of this table, which was meant to be attached to a wall, places it in the early phase of the Rococo style known as Re'gence, or French Regency. Named for Philippe II, duc d'Orle'ans, who served as regent to Louis XV for eight years, the style marked a transition from courtly Baroque formality and grandeur to a more sophisticated, frivolous, and intimate sensibility. By the time Louis XV took power, however, the style had evolved into the full-blown asymmetry of the Rococo.
(Wall plaque)

All photographs by me.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Rose Manual Part Five

By: Robert Buist: Nurseryman And Seedgrower 

Copywrite: Taylor Speer-Sims
Murfreesboro, TN: The Sassy Countess, 2014

Continued From Part Four

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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