Styles of Antique Furnishings

Antique furniture dealers are a great place to find furnishings or a great accent piece for your home. Antique furnishings can fit into any type of home or style aesthetic. Some may choose antique furnishings to match an older home or they may be used to accent a contemporary style structure. Antiques can often draw a deep historical connection for people when they realize the age of the pieces that they find at antique furniture dealers.

Antique Rococo Furniture

The Rococo Period began in 1720 in France. This was during the reign of King Louis XV of France. This period has been called the Louis XV or the Louis Quinze period. Madamede Pompadour, the official mistress of King Louis XV employed the stylish marchards-merciers. These merchants transformed or made various pieces for homes in Paris.

Antique Victorian Furniture

The style we refer to as Victorian today 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.

Vintage Furniture

Vintage furniture is something that many people take pride in owning and even collecting if they have an extreme interest. It is stylish and can have a nice aura that it gives off to place the owners in an era of time that they may have a passion for but were not lucky enough to live during that time period to experience everything that it has to offer. Instead, they can live and embrace it through their home decor.