Venice, Louis XIV
Pair of torches with mirror
(2) Walnut, cm 120 x 60
Venice, Louis XIV
The forms are grandiose but at the same time severe connect this pair of torches with mirror to the Venetian production of the early eighteenth century, to correlate to the so-called Louis XIV - official style during the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715).
King Louis XIV (better known as Sun King) was able, right from the start, to give an imprint to the tradition and social customs, and influence the French culture in all the arts, including the realization of the furnishings.
The Sun King encouraged France to develop an original and autonomous style, which did not derive from the European styles in vogue at the time: saw stylistic exclusivity as a tool to characterize his reign and also symbolically enlarge his image as absolute monarch.
The Sun king did not particularly like the Baroque style, too showy and complex for him; he decided to add more references to the classical forms both in the shapes and in the decorations. Thus was born a style that can be defined baroque classicism. Louis XIV furniture is characterized by a mixture of classical and baroque elements, both French and Dutch and Italian influence; they are imposing and majestic, rich in inlays and decorations, and are often gilded and plated with polychrome woods.
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