19th Century European Furniture (excluding British)
France dominated the European furniture scene as her extraordinary cultural influences were much encouraged, if not created, by the aspirations of the two Napoleons who wished to recreate that country's earlier grandeur. This is not to underestimate, however, other influences such as Turkish, Moorish, African, Far and Mid-Eastern, which filtered in through neighbouring European countries and were often incorporated into furniture designs throughout the Continent.
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Venetian decorative walnut sideboard 1870s Frontispiece
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acanthus apron armchair art nouveau baroque Beurdeley Biedermeier boulle brass cabinet maker cabriole legs carcass carved carver centre table century style chair colour common copy cupboard door drawer Early twentieth century ebony eighteenth century elegant Empire style England English Exhibition feature figures Florentine flowers frame France frieze furniture German gilding gilt giltwood Gothic gueridon heavy illustrated influence inlaid Italian Italy ivory kingwood kingwood veneers late nineteenth century legs lock look Louis XV style Louis XVI mahogany mannerist marble top marquetry metalwork meuble d'appui mid-nineteenth century mirror moulded nineteenth century normally original overall painted panels Paris period piece of furniture pietre dure plaques poor quality popular porcelain porcelain mounted quarter nineteenth century Renaissance revival rococo scroll SEAT FURNITURE settee seventeenth century shape side cabinet similar stamped stretcher tulipwood typical unusual upholstery veneers Vernis Martin Vienna vitrine walnut wood workshops XVI style