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Antique French Chest of Drawers Louis Style

French Vitrines, Cabinets and  French Curios

French Marquetry Commodes Marble in Bombe Style

French Occasional Tables with Marble Tops


French Wooden Pedestals and  French Marble Stands


French Antique Center Table

French Secretary Desks Office Furniture and Ladies Writing Desks

French Antique Buffets, Vaisseliers,  Louis XV Buffets


Antique French Night Stand


French Side Corner  Cabinets

 

French  Dressers with Drawers

French Antique Cupboards and Credenzas

Antique French Jewelry Table

French Louis XV End Tables

French Louis XV Side Tables

French Chess Tables, Poker Tables and Game Tables

French Bar Cabinet and French Semanier

 


French Louis XV Period, Bureau Plat Louis  XVI Desks

French Antique Desk Chair

French Marble column, Pedestals

French Marble Fireplaces, Mantels

French Occasional Marble Table

French  Louis Wall Bronze Scones 

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Antique marble history and types

The widespread use of marble began in the 1st century BCE in Rome, and by the time of Augustus, buildings were going up everywhere in marble. By then, over fifty varieties were known and special receiving docks were set up along the Tiber for the importation from all over the Roman Empire.

Cosmati work Architectural decoration in mosaic and marble inlay found in Roman church interiors dates from the 12th to the 14th c. The first name Cosmas was frequently given in two of the families who practised the technique, the style of the Cosmati which derives from a marble craftsman called "Cosmas" who presumably went to Rome from Byzantium. The Cosmati work is a type of mosaic technique in which tiny triangles and squares of coloured stone (red porphyry, green serpentine, and white and other coloured marbles) and glass paste were arranged in patterns and combined with large, stone disks and strips to produce geometric designs. Doubtlessy, the decorative repertoire of cosmatesque pavements draws inspiration from varoius sources, yet their style seems to be mainly influenced by the Montecassino basilica's pavement. Indeed, the first cosmatesque pavement was most likely made in the last quarter of the 11th century, precisely between 1066 and 1071, when the Montecassino Abbott Desiderius invited marble workers from Costantinople to lay a new pavement in the abbet's basilica. Now the cosmatesque pavement is covered by a eighteenth-century floor, in a hollow space under the new abbey, rebuil after the damages suffered during World War II.
The antique marble used in the laying of the pavement usually were red and serpentine green porphyry as well as white, giallo antico, and pavonazzetto marble, which was interchangebly used one for the other so as to obtain tonal hues based on dark porphyry and light marble, layng the former in the centre of the composition. In this way, the pattern would be stressed by the contrast between dark and light colours, so as to give the surface a colourful and lively design.

This typical Italian technique, famous throughout the world, was revived in sixteenth-century in Rome, and then especially in Florence, where mind-boggling examples are to be seen in the Medici Tombs and Opificio delle Pietre Dure. In the Metropolitan Museum of New York is the most famous antique marble inlaid table, originally situated in the Farnese's Palace in Rome.The stone and marble work did not undergo many variations fron the ancient times to today, keeping most of the antique tradition in the artistic production and in the specialized craftsmenship.