Table Louis XIV, oak and ebony wood, marble tabletop, gilded wood. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Brussels, Belgium). Made with CapturingReality.
Louis XIV furniture was massive and lavishly covered with sculpture and ornament of gilded bronze in the earlier part of his personal reign (1660 - 1690). After about 1690, thanks in large part to the furniture designer Andre Charles Boulle, a more original and delicate style appeared. It was based on the use of marquetry, the inlay of piece of ebony and other rare woods. Furniture was inlaid with thin plaques of ebony, copper, mother of pearl, and exotic woods of different colors in elaborate designs.
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