Home

furniture Directory


More
furniture Articles

WRITERS WANTED! (click-me)

Feature Article:

Contemporary Bedroom Furniture: Today's Trends
Contemporary bedroom trends today combine all sorts of stylistic elements to create a look that is unique. Contemporary home décor combines the traditional with the modern, and local trends with global influences. While contemporary design,...

Office Furniture: Save Money When Setting Up Your Office
Getting the right office furniture is part and parcel of setting up a business operation. That applies to simple home offices as well as large multi-city enterprises and everything in between. Here are several things you can do to ensure...

worldabooks.com

Empire Furniture For Home Decorating

worldabooks.com       Navigation

Choosing up the hardwood floor or the home decorating plan or idea that better fits in with Empire furniture can be a little bit difficult. There are some very good books of designs to base your decor idea. You can then get from them interesting complements and ornaments for all the corners of your house, of course based on the colonial style. One the most famous books at the date was the - Illustrated history of furniture, by Frederick Litchfield. You can read some tips from that book along the following paragraphs. We want to encourage the readers to follow its ideas because they can help you to find your own style.

Materials And Ornaments For Careful Finishes

On secretaries and tables, a common ornament of this description of furniture, is a column of mahogany, with a capital and base of bronze (either gilt, part gilt, or green), in the form of the head of a sphinx with the foot of an animal; console tables are supported by sphinxes and griffins; and candelabra and wall brackets for candles have winged figures of females, stiff in modeling and constrained in attitude, but almost invariably of good material with careful finish.

The bas-reliefs in metal which ornament the panels of the friezes of cabinets, or the marble bases of clocks, are either reproductions of mythological subjects from old Italian gems and seals, or represent the battles of the Emperor, in which Napoleon is portrayed as a Roman general. There was plenty of room to replace so much that had disappeared during the Revolution, and a vast quantity of decorative furniture was made during the few years which elapsed before the disaster of Waterloo caused the disappearance of a power which had been almost meteoric in its career.

What Books To Consult

The best authority on Empire Furniture is the book of designs, published in 1809 by the architects Percier and Fontaine, which is the more valuable as a work of reference, from the fact that every design represented was actually carried out, and is not a mere exercise of fancy, as is the case with many such books. In the preface the authors modestly state that they are entirely indebted to the antique for the reproduction of the different ornaments; and the originals, from which some of the designs were taken,are still preserved in a fragmentary form in the Museum of the Vatican.

Classic Designs And Ideas

An arm chair and a stool, together with that of the tripod table which are favorable examples of the richly-mounted and more decorative furniture of this style. While they are not free from the stiffness and constraint which are inseparable from classic designs as applied to furniture, the rich color of the mahogany, the high finish and good gilding of the bronze mounts, and the costly silk with which they are covered, render them attractive and give them a value of their own. By reading the books proposed above you definitely can break the look of the interior design of your house, and will learn how to include empire furniture into home decorating ideas and plans.

About the author:

Andrew Caxton runs the online magazine on home decorating and design http://www.home-decorating-reviews.com. Your guide on home decorating and how to choose from hundreds of decor ideas and tips. Andrew's site will inspire you to capture the look you want. Find reviews about flooring, area rugs, blinds, railings, furniture and much more.

worldabooks.com

More Reading:


THREE TIPS ON CHOOSING STYLISH FURNITURE

A Guide to Good Furniture Care

Garden Furniture A Touch of Exuberance to Your Landscape

Make Smart Home Office Furniture Choices

Outdoor Patio Furniture Exploring the Benefits of Teak

 
Upholstery Fabric Will Give Your Furniture a New Look

Baby furniture for all your babies needs

How To Find Quality Log Furniture And A Trustworthy Retailer

Decorating With Furniture In The Outdoor Garden

Metal Outdoor Furniture Explained

furniture Home

furniture Directory

Additional Reading


Should I finish my log furniture?
Should I finish my log furniture? The natural look of log furniture is one of the reasons it is becoming a more popular home décor not only for the log home market, but other home styles as well. We are frequently asked this question. I want to keep...

What to Look For When Choosing Baby Furniture
If you're a new parent, be aware that you baby will probably spend more time in the nursery than anywhere else. So you do need to make it absolutely safe abd comfortable. Make it attractive and well organized too. To get started, decide...

Building An Effective Furniture Sales Web Site
Web sites that feature products – especially furniture or other large items – require a careful balance of text and images to convey the value of each product. Let’s face it. Consumers like to see, feel, and “experience” a product before they make...



 

 

Internet Search for: furniture, which

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

 

Copyright    worldabooks.com