ANTIQUE VICTORIAN FURNITURE
Antique Victorian Furniture .US specializes in the highest quality antique victorian furniture including antique executive desks, Victorian Wooton desks, victorian rolltop desks, victorian tables, victorian cabinets, antique victorian bookcases, antique victorian bed sets, victorian lighting, victorian chandeliers, victorian paintings, accent pieces, and 19th C. victorian office furniture. We stock the premeir antique victorian furniture makers like Herter Brothers furniture, R.J Horner, Wooton, Pottier & Stymus, Belter, Thomas Brooks, John Jelliff, Joseph Meeks, and Alexandre Roux. Victorian (1840-1910) The Victorian style draws its influence from gothic forms with heavy proportions, dark finish, elaborate carving, and ornamentation. It is named for Queen Victoria of England who reigned from 1837-1901 and was the first furniture style of mass production. Study a Victorian-style interior, and you'll come to the conclusion that it tends toward the frilly and feminine. Patterns, which often include floral designs, are used heavily. The is an excess in terms of furniture carvings, griffins, and the period saw the revival of pointy-topped Gothic pieces and heavy, ornate Renaissance furnishings.
Victorian furniture is popular with decorators and collectors alike, especially accent pieces such as tables, chairs, and decorative accessories. Use this guide to help you identify your furniture as Victorian in styling, and see what similar pieces have sold for at auction. Victorian furniture such as dining sets, antique Victorian cabinets and antique Victorian desks are popular with decorators and collectors alike, especially accent pieces such as tables, chairs, and decorative accessories.
The Victorian style came about during the 1800’s. Instead of the typical high class status being reserved for royalty, a new generation of successful industrialists also gained the recognition of being wealthy. A steady flow of money was created by the introduction of new factories paved the way for these industrialists to build themselves large homes and, with this rise of what had been the middle classes, the demand for furniture increased. The tastes of this new, wealthy class became the most influential during Victorian times and the change in furniture styles accompanied this rapidly growing new world.Victorian antique furniture refers to pieces made during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), and includes both mass produced pieces and those hand crafted in small shops by designers such as Herter Brothers, Allen and Brother, Merklen Brothers, John Henry Belter, Alexander Roux and R.J. Horner.
Although some designers like George Hunzinger put labels or stamps on all their furniture, many did not, so attributing a Victorian piece conclusively can require lots of research. In terms of wood, walnut is generally inferior to rosewood, which was used on higher end pieces.There are many, and very different, Victorian furniture styles. In fact, famous Victorian designer Charles Eastlake himself hated Rococo, which is mid 1850s Victorian.
Our genuine 19th C. Victorian fireplace mantels are available as is or carefully restored to mint condition. They can be accompanied by a selection of antique over mirrors, antique clock & candelabra sets Click Here, and antique bronze Click Here. Victorian Furniture .net is proud to be associated with one of the finest antique furniture companies in the world, Antiquarian Traders, who have been an established and recognized dealer in rare antiques for over 35 years. We have aquired over 15,000 antiques.
ANTIQUARIAN TRADERS is an authority on the turn of the 19th Century Victorian era. Antique Victorian furniture has beautifully carved wood on many upholstered pieces, from ottomans and chairs to sofas. Fabrics are often velvets, damasks and needlepoints, and the most popular colors include eggplant, bottle-green and red. Mahogany and Oak were especially popular; walnut is also found. Marble tops and marbleized wood were mainstays in Victorian furniture.
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