A beautiful example of Louis XV style, this painted side table with leather top was hand-carved in France during the latter half of the 1800’s. The octagonal top table has been covered with a deep green leather that has been adorned with a gold foliate and cornucopia border. In the center of the leather is a golden cross-shaped motif, comprised of interlaced scrolls and volutes. The leather does not extend to the edges of the top, leaving a thin border of painted gray wood surrounded by white egg and dart carvings along the edges.
Each side features a shaped apron embellished with Rococo carvings surrounded by floral margents inset within geometric molding. The motifs alternate between a parted leaf above a pair of curled leaves and a scalloped shell flanked by a pair of leafy C-srolls. Beneath each shell is a floral margent that adorns the top of a long cabriole leg. Each leg terminates in a roquillard, which is a scrolled foot in the shape of an acanthus leaf. All four legs are joined by S-scroll connectors carved with diminishing beading and curled leaves. The scrolls terminate along the side of a central noix with cavetto molding. Our 19th century painted Louis XV style table with leather top will make a fantastic side table in a living room or a center table in a foyer/entry hall.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including scratches and discoloration to leather top. Minor losses and rubs to wood. Buildup to the carved edges of the top.