Console Table

A work made of wood, oak, gesso, and gilding.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of wood, oak, gesso, and gilding.

Date:

c. 1735

Artist:

Attributed to François Roumier
French, 1701-1748
Paris, France

About this artwork

The symmetric design of this table, which was meant to be attached to a wall, places it in the early phase of the Rococo style known as Régence, or French Regency. Named for Philippe II, duc d’Orléans, who served as regent to Louis XV for eight years, the style marked a transition from courtly Baroque formality and grandeur to a more sophisticated, frivolous, and intimate sensibility. By the time Louis XV took power, however, the style had evolved into the full-blown asymmetry of the Rococo.

On View

European Decorative Art, Gallery 216

Artist

François Roumier

Title

Console Table

Origin

France

Date

1730–1740

Medium

Wood, oak, gesso, and gilding

Dimensions

90.2 × 157.5 × 72.4 cm (35 1/2 × 62 × 28 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip K. Wrigley through The Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1966.396

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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