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Renaissance Furniture


The Renaissance period that gives its name to the style of furniture that is becoming increasingly popular today, actually began in Tuscany at the end of the fourteenth century, but soon spread throughout the whole of Italy. Setting a new trend that finished the Middle Ages and led the way for a brighter and much more cultural future, more scientific advancement came about as did the style of a more complex guild of furniture makers.

Venetian Furniture

Venetian furniture is first attributed to the 18th and 19th centuries. Furniture was obviously around in the Venetian Republic before these centuries, but the Venetian period is typically classified as the 18th and 19th centuries. Venetian furniture styles ranged from cabinets, corner cabinets, banquettes, benches, shelves, and especially mirrors.

Italian Furniture

Italian furniture is a style of furniture that always holds worldwide appeal. It is a classical style with such charm and informality, and it is hardly surprising why it has become very popular indeed. Also known as the Tuscan style for the area of Italy in which these looks were first influenced, it is characterised by highly decorative designs that combine other materials that we normally associate with home furnishings such as marble and iron work. Italian furniture also combines unique architectural elements within the design, making it great to look at and also sturdy in structure for even the most riotous of homes.

French Furniture

Here we look at the history of French furniture from heavy medieval dowry coffers to intricate Louis XV marquetry to Art Deco.