Baroque Furniture Characteristics. Baroque Style. What exactly is it?
Baroque decor was borrowed more or less directly from Louis XIV’s Versailles Palace. Louis XIV utilized the Baroque style in order to display and promote the idea of his regal glory, especially with his palace at Versailles. The Versailles, with its grandiose combination of architecture, sculpture, painting, decoration, and (not least) the art of the gardener–represents one of the supreme examples of the Baroque fusion of the arts to create an overwhelmingly impressive whole.
The rich and famous see the dramatic style of Baroque architecture and art as a means to impress visitors and express immense power and control. The Baroque style was also popular among the Roman Catholic Church in order to communicate religious themes that would touch the soul with “emotion”.
During the 18th century, Baroque gradually gave way to the lighter, more decorative Rococo style. This type of art, which dated from about 1550 to 1750, was sometimes considered to be excessively decorated and overly complicated. Cherub Decorations: Angel and Cherub Statues, Sculptures, Figurines, Wall Decor and Fountains Visit for unique angel and cherub decorations from statues, wall decor, home accents to almost anything with the angel and cherub theme Navigate Cherub Accents.
Baroque furniture characteristics include small detail to create the final massive piece. Some of the furniture of this period contained cherubs which are lavishly and articulately depicted in much of the Gothic and Baroque decor interwoven into richly detailed corbels and brackets as well as making up much of the decorative aspects of a warm fireplace or adding a decorative accent for a furniture or sofa seat. Imagine a Baroque décor, gold-leaf gilded furniture, draperies, velour, frescos, music scores and cherubs come together in order to create the one single piece of furniture. Therefore, it is proper to say that baroque furniture characteristics would entail that the furniture or art be profusely ornamented and highly detailed, sporting gold, marble, nymphs, shepherdesses, cherubs, angels, mirrors and the like.
Decorate your “palace” in baroque style to impress and show power and glory. Look for items to decorate with that have Baroque furniture characteristics as described above and your home will appear to be your palace! Here are a few of the items Leah’s Mart has chosen which would be a great addition to your Baroque style palace décor:
Baroque Wall Ensemble Item: 21310 Baroque mirror, shelf and candle sconce set. Plastic. 7″ x 11″ high. In Stock Suggested Retail Price: $12.95 Everyday Low Price: $7.77 (40% Off) CLICK HERE TO VIEW ITEM
Baroque-Style Wall Ensemble Item: 34243 Baroque-style wall furnishings, ornately carved and painted gold. Mirror, shelf, and two sconces (tapers only) complete the set. Mirror: 18 3/8″ x 1 3/8″ x 26 1/4″ high. In Stock Suggested Retail Price: $119.95 Everyday Low Price: $71.97 (40% Off) CLICK HERE TO VIEW ITEM
Italian Baroque Cherub Clock Item: 33310 A majestic time piece, full of Italian Baroque splendor! Gilded alabastrite is cast to create the cherubs, claw feet, and other flourishes that make this clock so special. Uses 1 AA battery, not included. 13″ x 7″ x 22 1/2″ high. In Stock Suggested Retail Price: $99.95 Everyday Low Price: $59.97 (40% Off) CLICK HERE TO VIEW ITEM __________________________________________________________________________________________________
Peacock Clock Item: 38436 This stately clock is a glorious addition to any decor, be it Baroque, Art Deco or Tropical anywhere your imagination desires! Sumptuous highlights of gold and green add extravagance to an incredibly detailed peacock carving. Simply striking! Polyresin with glass. Requires one AA battery (not included). 5 1/2″ x 4″ x 9 3/4″ high. In Stock Suggested Retail Price: $24.95 Everyday Low Price: $14.97 (40% Off) CLICK HERE TO VIEW ITEM