Baroque Furniture Characteristics. Baroque Style. What exactly is it?

Baroque is a style of unity imposed upon rich and massy detail. Baroque Art” originated in Rome at the beginning of the 17th century. Baroque favors higher volumes, exaggerates decorations, adds colossal sculptures, huge furniture etc. Baroque is a style in which painters, sculptors, and architects rummaged emotion, movement, and variety in their works. Baroque furniture characteristics as well as baroque décor entails a style which designers show and display emotion, movement, and variety. Baroque furniture characteristics might also imply the piece in its entirety while still displaying rich and massy detail. Baroque favors higher volumes, exaggerates decorations and adds colossal sculptures. “Baroque is a style characterized by exaggeration of movement, decorative excess, dramatic effects, exuberance and a grandeur that is at times pompous.

The Décor of Royalty!

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”.

Baroque Décor History

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.

What About Your Palace?

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 


Baroque Gold Foil Lamp with Shade Item: 33810 With elaborate designs distinctive of Baroque-style furnishings, this lamp will be a graceful addition to your home. Gold foil alabastrite base with gold fabric shade. 25″ high. In Stock Suggested Retail Price: $69.95 Everyday Low Price: $41.97 (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


Peacock Bookends Item: 38437 Elegance and beauty abound in this pair of captivating bookends! Jewel-tone greens and golds glimmer against the deepest tones of mahogany; intricate filigree borders and majestic peacocks recall the renowned artistry of the Art Nouveau period. A stunning addition to your library! Polyresin. Each is 7 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ x 6″ high. Pair. In Stock                                                      Suggested Retail Price: $19.95 Everyday Low Price: $11.97 (40% Off)                                                          CLICK HERE TO VIEW ITEM_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Peacock Candleholder Item: 38435 Add theatrical drama and exquisite sophistication to a table setting or mantle with this tall, shapely peacock candle column, richly rendered in deepest emerald green and glinting burnished gold. Especially glamorous when displayed in arrangements of two or more! Polyresin and metal. Candle not included. 5 1/4″ diameter x 16″ high. In Stock                                                                   Suggested Retail Price: $29.95 Everyday Low Price: $17.97 (40% Off)                                                          CLICK HERE TO VIEW ITEM





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