French bronze and iron tabernacle converted into an occasional table or side table. IHS insignia on the front door which is the symbol for "Jesus." Cabinet is raised on four Louis XIV style square tapered legs joined by an Baroque Louis XIV style hand forged X iron stretcher.
The Baroque style became prominent during the reign of King Louis XIV, France's self proclaimed "Sun King". Beloved king and longest reigning monarch for 72 years. Adopting the sun as his emblem, the symbol of "Apollo" who he associated himself with, "god of peace and the arts". Like Apollo, Louis XIV was a warrior fighting to restore peace in his country. It was crucial for him to establish an image of power and strength, which he expressed in his majestic furniture style and palaces. Elaborate furniture with rectangular forms, square and tapering legs or slightly S-Scrolled fluted legs connected by a stretcher. This dramatic design is classic and compliments a classical setting or adds exuberant contrasting highlights to modern or contemporary interiors.
Place of Origin: France
Period: Circa 1880
Dimensions: (32.75"h, 12"w, 12"d)
Condition: Excellent Antique Condition
Wear: Wear consistint with age and use.