Friday, September 30, 2011

Couches....Renaissace, Baroque and Rococo period

The main features of Renaissance-style furniture are: heavy dignified appearance, clean and rigorous lines, harmonious proportion of facade, the use of classical architectural decoration.

The Baroque style had flourished under the previous French king, Louis XIV. It was characterised by strong, dramatic and symmetrical forms. They use profuse ornaments
in the furniture, such as marble, nymphs, shepherdesses, cherubs, angels, mirrors and the like.

The Rococo style displays an interest in delicate and playful natural forms, particularly shell and wave-like motifs that are often seen on the legs of armoires, tables and chairs. Seashells and foliage are also often carved onto beds and into the frames of mirrors.Decoration tended to be asymmetrical.

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