While the reign of Charles X as King of France was short-lived (1824-1830), his influence on furniture style was significant. Our hand-carved mahogany and marble center table was produced at the end of this period, circa 1830.
Under the guidance of Charles X, furniture lines were softened, with volute scrolls providing an abundance of curves. Each of the three legs have been carved with an acanthus leaf that terminates in a volute scroll, which is know as a roquillard. The legs gracefully transition into monopodial ball and claw feet. Each of the feet has a small caster beneath, allowing the table to be moved about easily. Comfort and handling ability were two major components of Charles X furniture.
The tripartite legs emanate from thick fluting which embellishes the base of the center column. Large gadrooned lobes adorn the bulbous upper part of the base beneath concentric molding. The 2 ¼” thick apron has been constructed with veneer that accentuates the channeled molding that encircles the border of the marble top. The 1 ¼” thick circular marble features a lovely, muddled veining, with gray, white, and red tones that mesh well with the reddish-brown color of the mahogany. The Charles X mahogany and marble table can be placed in any foyer or large entry hall. It can also be used in a living room, library, or game room.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor age separations and losses, specifically to one leg. Light scratches and fleabites to marble with buildup. Light staining to the wood base.