GOBELINS

Contrary to popular styling of the early Renaissance period, King Louis XIV encouraged elaborate carving and scrollwork, and richly-traced fruit and floral motifs, swags and leafage. His designers often embellished with a free, lavish interpretation of the Renaissance’s classical lines and proportions. Intricately carved from top to bottom with “Buhl” styling—which developed in the late 1600s—virtually every popular motif of Renaissance France is found in the Gobelins table.  Nowhere else can such exquisite detail be found on a table designed to replicate a historic showpiece and intended for practical use.

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