Pair of baluster shaped Rouge griotte marble pedestals

A pair pedestals or consoles 

Cherry Red Marble. Pair of baluster-shaped consoles, with a belly pan.

France, 17th century

Dimensions : h : 29,9 in- W : 26,7 in – D : 11,8 in

Rouge Griotte marble was one the favorite marbles of King Louis XIV, who in 1692 decreed his quarries exploitation "royal quarries". He ordered many fireplaces for the royal apartments of the Palace of versailles, which have the distinction of presenting few ornaments of gilded bronze to emphasize the beauty of the stone. (See for example the fireplace of the office of King Louis XIV). 

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