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(Fabulously Carved Walnut Figural Inlaid Library Table) Number two
Victorian Furniture (19th & 20th Century, 1837 – 1901)
This is the period when American Furniture Makers such as Belter, Meeks, Horner, Brooks, Herter Brothers, Roux, Pabst and Henkels came into prominence. Striving to embody classical perfection these artisans utilized components that had been funneled through 15th & 16th Century Italy . Hence the style is one that incorporated both ancient Greek and Italian Renaissance characteristics. The results are unusual hybrids, coupling elements such as Corinthian colonettes or caryatids with unusual partners like detailed dental work and petite pediments. These innovative interpretations of old trends created unique masterpieces that represent the very essence of American culture. During this time period, Rococo was the predominate style used with cabriole legs, S-and-C scrolls, and the naturalistic carvings of fruit, birds, flowers, and human busts.
On this occasion, I am featuring an item that was shown previously. A fabulously Carved Walnut Figural Inlaid Library Table. This library and or desk, beautifully inlaid-ed about it's top, with is an unusual pierced carved mahogany center table with an exquisitely detail lady atop padded lion feet. It