Six Drawer Hi Chest Louis XVI Style Maison Jansen Stamped
The style fits into the neoclassical periods of style (1795-99), and is known for is distinct use of neoclassical architectural forms, and clean lines.
The furniture styles often feature minimal carving compared to previous french styles. Wood grained veneers were carried over, and painted or waxed wood became popular as well as decorative painting.
Furniture became more angular and severe compared to the previous curved styles. Elongated and simple clear lines became the style. Directoire also had very sparse detail compared to Louis XV furniture. Ornamentation that was present was often based on ancient Roman objects recovered from Pompeii volcano excavations. Directoire furniture was the last phase of the Louis XVI style.
A French Louis XIV painted vanity by Maison Jansen Finished in cream paint and parcel-gilt finish. The vanity has bow-front top with mirrored door and bronze finials over a desk fitted with five banded drawers and a brown leather top pull-out surface Raised on fluted legs By Jansen. Circa 1940's