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Louis XV Trumeau, possibly Paris, circa 1740

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Louis XV Trumeau, possibly Paris, circa 1740
This spectacular statement of the early Rococo Period in France, is truly a "one of a kind" object d'art. The thin, delicate, asymmetrical carving surrounding the painting and the mirror is exceptional. The painting, a "fete galante" is similar to those painted by the followers of Jean Watteau. Flanking the painting and mirror are boiseries panels with carved and centered roundels (matching pair). The dragon/griffin in the upper corners appear to have a peony flower around their necks. In the Tang Dynasty these were symbols of spring, used as a metaphor for the female beauty and reproduction. In the lower corners are wonderful cartouches that are found on a number of these early panels. Today, it is extremely rare to find rococo period carvings such as these assembled here outside of a museum or one of the grand hotels in Paris. Overall dimensions are 77" high by 65" wide.

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