Victorian Furniture, Victorian Furniture Style, Melbourne, Sydney
Victorian Furniture Style
Heavier Proportions, Abundant And Elegant In Design
This furniture style is named after the English Queen Victoria who reigned from 1837-1901.
Victorian furniture has a strong Rococo and Louis XV influence. Exaggerated curves, lush upholstery and decorative carvings are featured. A Victorian room traditionally has an abundant and cluttered look, characterised by a slightly stronger feel than French, with heavier proportions.
Victorian furniture is still shaped, curved and elegant in design, but created to suite a thicker room with a heavy cornice and skirting and bolder, more substantial ceiling roses. Elegant leather with diamond buttoning is used to accentuate the Gentleman’s chair while plush, colourful fabrics are preferred by the ladies.
English rooms were smaller and colder. To accommodate for English climate rooms were decorated more closely together to give the impression of a warmer atmosphere. Fluted legs and corbels decorating pieces toned back the room features. A lot of strong curves were used in Victorian Furniture and turned legs often started with a heavy, balled feature at the top. Heavy timber rails were used and often, roll front drawers were a feature.
Victorian Furniture, strong and heavy proportions.
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