DO YOU KNOW YOUR FRENCH ANTIQUE DESK STYLES?
Step into the world of French Furniture as we embark on a decorative arts refresher. Instead of delving into the entirety of French furniture, we’ll focus on just desks. By doing so, we can truly grasp the distinct style differences and the fascinating historical influences that shaped their designs.
Our spotlight will be on three remarkable styles – Regency, Louis XV, and Louis XVI desks, or as the French call them, “bureau plats.” Each of these styles hails from consecutive periods in French decorative history, offering us a unique glimpse into the evolution of artistic expression and design.
Many individuals find it challenging to differentiate between the Louis styles, and as a designer, it’s crucial to avoid this major faux pas. We’ll weave a rich tapestry of stories that unravel the broader context of each decorative style, effectively serving as a comprehensive glossary of decorative arts terms with juicy backstories, intricate decorative elements, and the exquisite creations that epitomize each era. Moreover, we’ll indulge in a bit of gossip about the intriguing players and shenanigans that shaped French history during these times. Believe me, French history is far from dull –
So, join us on this enthralling journey through the ages, as we explore the fascinating world of French Furniture and the stories behind some of its most iconic desks. [Read more…] about French Furniture: Three Desks, Three Styles