Indulgent And Intricate Rococo Style
There are few items that can truly transform your home, furniture than emanates style, class and ultimate beauty.
As one of our most popular and sought after ranges, the Rococo range is the ultimate in antique French furniture…
so why French…
Think of afternoons in the graceful streets of Paris. A leisurely stroll on the French Riviera as the sun gradually rises,
or a hot cafe’ au lait in a Parisian cafe whilst observing the great beauty of a sunset. No one lives as well as the French…
Art, romance, fine foods and wine. The French know how to live in style. Their sensibility emanates from their homes
where they enjoy furnishings and decorative arts that span centuries of great art and style. So for the ultimate in antique
French and shabby chic furnishings, look no further than the Rococo collection.
Rococo design is not for those who favour the ‘less is more’ approach to interiors. With its riotous ruffles and frilly carving,
the 18th-century style is indulgent, intricate and gloriously over-the-top. And almost three centuries after it first took
European high society by storm, the ornate look is making a return to our High Streets — from Antique French mirrors
to intricately hand carved furniture pieces. The Rococo style is a timeless and glamorous statement piece for any home!
If we look at history of Rococo styled furniture, the name ‘rococo’ is generally accepted as being a combination of the
French word ‘rocaille’ (meaning stone) and ‘coquilles’ (meaning shell) due to the reliance on these items as decorative motifs.
It may also be derived from the Italian word ‘barocco’ (meaning Baroque) as it is not dissimilar from the popular Baroque
style antique French furniture which preceded it. Characterised by delicate, curved outlines, rock and scallop shell decorations
and with asymmetrical details Rococo differs from Baroque which leaned more towards symmetrical details.
Rococo furniture is often seen as being in harmony with the excesses seen during the reign of Louis XV. During
this period furniture became more ornately decorated and extravagant with wood being painted, enamelled,
gilded and carved.
Whatever you’re historical preference, Homesdirect365 will have the perfect piece to suit everyone’s individual style.
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