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( Above Photo: Gilt Pedestal Stands Louis XVI Carved Tables )
Gilt pedestal stands are some of the most popular antique collectibles on the market today. They are elegant, exquisitely built, and also highly-functional. Given that these furniture pieces were hand-crafted, they feature intricate details that make them very desirable.
Like any other antique pieces, gilt pedestal stands have been built over several centuries and have distinctive features, depending on when they were constructed. So, how do you tell a gilt pedestal stand from any other furniture piece? The following are some of the features that make pedestal stands to stand out:
( Above Photo: Pair Italian Gilt Pedestal Stands Rococo Tables )
Most gilt pedestal stands are made from wood, usually mahogany. However, the pieces may have additional materials such as marble, bronze, and gilt. There are also several pedestal stands featuring porcelain, enamel, and onyx as part of their materials. The kind of materials used largely depends on the designer and the period when the piece of furniture was made.
Pedestal stands may have anything from one leg – also called a pedestal – to four legs. It all depends on what the designer had in mind. Therefore, it’s not uncommon to find pedestal stands with two legs – one on each side. Four-legged pedestal stands would normally have slender legs connected by a common stretcher. They are shaped like plant stands.
( Above Photo: Pair French Porcelain Pedestal Stands Louis XVI Floral Gilt )
Even though commonly called gilt pedestal stands, these furniture pieces may have varied decorations. Of course, some of them are ebonized to create high contrast with the gilt finish. Others, especially the two-legged pieces, feature fluted bronze columns. Those with bronze mounts mostly feature Egyptian motifs such as the sphinx. Besides ormolu mounts, some pedestal stands have hand-painted porcelain plaques and multicolored champleve enamel designs.
It was in the power of the designer to give a gilt pedestal any features they pleased. Thus, some two-legged pedestals had gilded bronze lion paws while others had revolving tops. It all depended on what the designer intended to achieve. In some cases, designers topped these pedestals with a capital composed of a square-shaped green onyx.
On the necks, the designers would use champleve enamels and husks trails in the form of stylized latticework, flowers, and foliage. Instead of the usual legs, these pedestals stand on flared, differently-colored marble plinths. On some mahogany pedestals, it is not uncommon to find friezes with pull-out slides. These pieces mostly stood on tapering legs.
( Above Photo: Pair Empire Pedestal Tables Bombe Form Plant Stands )
As you can see, gilt pedestal stands are highly-decorative furniture pieces that can transform an ordinary room into an example of well-executed interior décor. Pedestal stands can complement interior décor elements by matching colors and brings out unique elements through contrast.
They are also highly functional and can help you to display other art pieces and potted plants and flowers. These furniture pieces can stand virtually anywhere within the home. Thus, you can place them in the living room, bedroom, etc.
In conclusion, gilt pedestal stands are worth purchasing for anyone looking to transform their home’s interior décor and display key items. If you’re looking for an elegant pedestal stand to purchase, talk to us today!
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