This pair of painted demi-lune tables were hand-carved, circa 1880s, in France in the style of Louis XVI. The statuesque tables feature a more recent white finish with areas that have developed a gray patination.
True to the style that prevailed during the reign of Louis XVI, the long legs are straight. In this case, the legs are fluted and taper towards the bottom, terminating in arrow feet. At the top of each leg, just beneath a fluted rectangular joinery, is a ring of foliage. Each joinery is topped by a protrusion to the demi-lune top (the top has a thin cavetto molding to the edge), with a carved latticework frieze. Our carved and painted Louis XVI-style demi-lune tables can be placed in just about any room as separate consoles or positioned back-to-back as a center table for an entry hall.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor nicks and rubs. Traces of old restoration work, coupled with recent professional fills. Some of the legs slightly splay to the side, but the tables are stable. The painted finish is not original.