This intimate moment between the Sun King and Madame de Maintenon, the latter momentarily setting aside her embroidery to admire her beloved Highness, is portrayed with strokes of infinite delicacy characteristic of the illustrious painter Jean-Gabriel de Lépaulle. It reveals the singularity of the Louis XIV style, inheriting the purity of the Louis XIII style and already heading towards the whimsy in curves and roundness of the Louis XV style. This magnificent masterpiece, discovered on the Christian Le Serbon Gallery website, invites us with delight into the atmosphere of Louis XIV furniture, combining elegance and harmony. Click on this image to learn more about this artwork: https://www.galerie-leserbon.fr/francois-gabriel-lepaulle-louis-xiv-maintenon-hateau-pontchartrain/
Cherry Wood Salon Table – Louis XIV – 18th Century – South West – [ME112]
Echoing the splendours of the Court of Louis XIV, one can envision this small cherry wood salon table surrounded by comfortable armchairs and placed in front of a fireplace, in the salon located on the first floor of the castle in Périgord for which it was commissioned. One finds oneself in this sumptuous salon to chat over a famous local vintner’s herbal tea from a good local vintage. This small salon table asserts its Louis XIV style with the turned balustrade of its base, connected by an H-shaped stretcher and supported by four curved feet. Another typically Louis XIV feature is the blackened mouldings in relief on the side rails. It is worth noting that this cherry wood salon table is equipped with a drawer that spans its entire width.
Width: 75 cm, Height: 72 cm, Depth: 60 cm