Country Homes Antiques Scotland. est; 1985
Full Uk delivery service; Mainland UK average, furniture £70
When it comes to bedroom antique furnishings at Country Homes Antiques we specialise in quality products. Items from the 18th,19th and 20th century. All of our products are of the highest standard and we aim to make sure our customers receive only the best antique bedroom furniture.
Georgian (18th century)
Three Georgian periods ran from 1714 to 1811. The earlier furniture styles were influenced by William & Mary and the Queen Anne walnut period of the early 1700’s. The early 18th cent furniture, the best of which was made of indigenous walnut came to an end with the arrival of Mahogany first imported to the UK around the 1740s. mahogany became very popular material used in making furniture for the wealthy due to the amazing quality of the timber and the high taxes on imports in the mid-18th century.
Georgian timbers more depth ( 1745-1811 )
The arrival of fine mahogany in this country furnished the start of a brilliant British furniture revolution never to have been surpassed. One of the foremost designers quick to realise the potential for this fine mahogany was Thomas Chippendale.
These timbers were brought back from Sandomingo, Honduras, and eventually South America. Now as we all know, near all gone. Furniture made from these fine timbers was made to last the millennium. We have now raped the forests but we at least still benefit from the products made by the craftspeople who were blest with these fine crafting timbers of the18th century.
Now this furniture after centuries of use carries a patina, character and warm appeal that nothing made today can match or is made to last as long. All antiques used today are free of a carbon footprint. Very poignant in today’s World of Ikea, furniture made to last 10 minutes before binning, or worse still, paying to have dumped. Read our article on the home page about Georgian furniture.
The Victorian Bedroom ( 19th century ) The longest period of all.
Often referred to as the style of decorative arts. During the Victorian era and it was extensively known as being very ornamental. It was influenced by interpretation and eclectic historic styles with the middle east and Asian effects. This is when veneers came to the fore as the finest mahogany was already beginning to run out.
The Edwardian Bedroom.
Edwardian furniture after the flamboyant and often large furniture of the Victorian era the Edwardian bedroom furniture became much more refined, heavily influenced by early 19th cent designers such as Hepplewhite, and Sheraton. (Revival furniture) back to the much finer lines of the late 18th-century furniture. Due to the lack of the finer 18th-century timbers, The Edwardian’s often compensated the lesser quality wood with inlays and cross banding, stringing etc to enhance the overall appearance. Mahogany from any period was still the timber to use for better furniture throughout the early 20th century.
Art Deco ( 1930’s )
Established in France just before World War1. It became renowned throughout the 1920s and 1930s and was heavily influenced by the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris. The look combines modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. It was one of the first international styles but declined in popularity at the beginning of World War 11. To be followed by what we now deem as ” Modernist ” or kitsch.
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