In the convivial atmosphere of our gallery “Aux-Rois-Louis” in the heart of the Périgord Noir (only a stone’s throw from the famous Lascaux Cave), we are proud to present a splendid array of period pottery and, in all shapes and sizes, a large collection of authentic classical or rare antique furniture made from a wide range of fine wood species. A wealth of veritable chefs-d’œuvre from the different regions of France.
Our new treasures:
‘Le saut de l’Ange’ – Oil on canvas – 18th century – Italy – [ME102]
Vertigo of love or temptation of the void, this beautiful oil painting in baroque style allegorically associates these two interpretations of the ‘The Angel’s Leap’, which, in either case, is not innocent.
Louis XVI cherrywood jump chest from the 18th century – South West of France – [ME086]
The Louis XVI style is inspired by the forms and ornamental motifs of Antiquity. Its charm comes from its revisiting of classicism by infusing it with more delicacy and lightness. This cherrywood jump chest illustrates how this renewal was able to express itself in the 18th century in the Provinces of the Kingdom of France…
Louis XIII Manor Table in Oak – 17th century – Corrèze – [ME091]
On the four legs of this beautiful dining room table, one can see wood turning reminiscent of the beginnings of the Louis XIII style. The central base of the crosspiece is reinforced by a support called “the fifth leg.”
Walnut Reception Table in Louis XIII style – 19th century – Périgord – [ME092]
What illuminates this large elegant table is its warm and clear patina, your honey, which warms both its 2 m long top and its entire base.
Oak Farm Table – 18th century – Auvergne – [MP040]
This kitchen table from a farm in Cantal has precisely this country and mountain charm linked to its squat, comforting structure. Flanked by two drawers, it is perched on two solid straight legs. Its massive base rests on a cat bar, which is particularly high.
Two inseparable walnut armed chairs – Louis XIII – Quercy – [ME089]
Would you like to take a seat next to your dear and tender partner, gentle lady? These two armed chairs were specifically designed for the couple of good society who were keen to bring them into their home to enjoy endless conversations by the fireplace.
Aux-Rois-Louis: Down through the ages
The “Aux-Rois-Louis” Salesroom Gallery reveals a whole page of our History: the emergence of a new way of life in Provincial France, generated by the splendour introduced into the court of Louis XIV (Louis the Great), the famous Sun King, in the 17ᵗʰ century. This movement was to gradually spread to the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie before reaching the peasant populations. It saw the creation of comfortable and sumptuous luxury furniture, made from the most outstanding types of wood.
This journey down through the ages, which the Aux-Rois-Louis Salesroom Gallery invites you to embark upon, will highlight the artistry of the cabinetmakers of days gone by. You will be able to feel for yourself the tangible trace of a savoir-faire no longer in existence. These highly skilled craftsmen have bequeathed to us, each in their own manner, each in their own way, a collection of genuine masterpieces bearing the stamp of their region. We invite you to come and discover first-hand this unique collection of Louis XIII, Louis XIV and Louis XV period furniture, crafted in the 17ᵗʰ, 18ᵗʰ and 19ᵗʰ centuries all over the country.
The Aux-Rois-Louis Gallery in Montignac-Lascaux in the Périgord Noir, close to the famous Lascaux Cave, offers a wide range of prices. We shall be more than happy to show you around.
Please call David to make an appointment: 06 78 92 61 98.
Visits and sales by appointment. For more details dial 06 78 92 61 98.
MONTIGNAC-LASCAUX, 45 km from Périgueux, 35 km from Brive, 27 km from Sarlat