If you are still in doubt about the vintage style, maybe you haven’t seen the right revival furniture. Today we will explain you some of the history of revival pieces, and show you a selection of images with the most beautiful revival furniture that you have ever seen. Because new doesn’t always mean good. Sometimes old can be better…
Furniture of the Rococo Revival period hearkened back to the mid-18th century, and the reign of Louis XV. Made of walnut, mahogany, or rosewood, tables, chairs and sofas have cabriole legs and often feature naturalistic carvings of fruit, flowers, and leaves.
Curvaceous shapes ruled: the fronts of dressers are often serpentine-shaped and the corners are rounded; leaf or fruit carved pulls decorate the drawers.
The cabinetmaker who put Rococo Revival on the map was John Henry Belter, a New York manufacturer who used a technique of laminating the wood – usually rosewood – and then forming it into the scrolls and curves so beloved by 18th century French designers – though they might have found his lavish use of them a bit de trop.