Furniture has a long history, and different periods of time and different regions have formed different styles. Furniture is an artistic expression, so its style and other art have much in common. There are several typical artistic styles that every antique furniture collector must understand.
This is the artistic style that originated in Italy in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. It is a new style transformed by the Renaissance style. The furniture manufacturing of this period is famous for its luxurious decoration and decoration. The wood inlay process is also in perfect condition at this time.
Baroque-style furniture is often equipped with large engravings and gold foil veneers. Sometimes some famous painters’ works are also engraved on the copper plate as a decoration for the furniture. More expensive Baroque furniture will also feature ivory inlays or ebony decorations. The antique furniture of this style is mostly made of walnut.
The Baroque style that broke the routine of the Renaissance style was once considered a depreciation of classical art. But its own dynamic (curve lines), luxury and passion make it soon Van Man throughout Europe and Latin America. The baroque furniture varies from country to country, such as the French Louis XIV Baroque and the British William and Mary Baroque. At the same time, from the perspective of social class, Baroque can also be divided into two different categories, one is the royal aristocratic style, and the other is the middle class style.
The typical furniture of the early Renaissance was the box. But the box is not just a place to store all kinds of items, it is also used as a table, a seat and a travel cabinet. Over time, people added various accessories to the box, and slowly formed the sofas, wardrobes, and treasure seats that we are familiar with now.
The Renaissance furniture was classically styled, with Byzantine decorations, mostly engraving. It is worth mentioning that the Renaissance style lasted for more than a century and was quickly accepted by European countries and slowly added to the characteristics of their own country. This is also the first style that forms the characteristics of each nation. So when we talk about the antique furniture of the cultural renaissance style, we also pay attention to the country, the Italian style, the French style, the British style, the German style, and the wood used. Britain uses more oak, French ebony furniture is expensive and slowly replaced by pear wood, but the surface is covered with ebony.
The Rococo style was born in the 18th century in France, the late Louis XIV, and its development and prevalence was in the Louis XV era, so this art style and style is also known as the Louis XV. The Rococo style is also considered to be the end of the Baroque style, a “betrayal” of it. Compared to the previous Baroque style and the later post-classical style, Rococo furniture broke the original furniture manufacturing structure pattern, using a lot of beautiful S-curve to make furniture as a whole. Rococo furniture maintains a beautiful Baroque style, but at the same time the overall lightness is not bulky, beautiful in appearance, exquisite workmanship, and wavy lines such as slim girls.