Renaissance

Renaissance Style Furniture

Elegant and beautiful, Renaissance style decor is a wonderful choice for those who enjoy comfortable but quality decor with rich colors and surface embellishments. It is named after the Renaissance era that emerged in Italy in the 15th century, focusing on the classical arts of ancient Rome and Greece. The look flourished again in 19th century France, when the newly prosperous middle class was eager to buy large, ornate and heavily carved furniture.

Extraordinary Furniture

 Some extraordinary antique furniture emerged from this Renaissance Revival era, and we are delighted to import these pieces dating to the late 1800s and early 1900s from Europe. We often hear about the advances in art and science during this period, but the Italian furniture that emerged during this time was a huge improvement from middle age furniture. Whether they were creating bookcases, marriage chests or credenzas, the craftsmen behind Italian Renaissance furniture were elite. 

For more information, we wrote this handy guide to the style on our blog! 

A Renaissance in Furniture

The antique Renaissance furniture is handsomely carved with classical motifs such as scrollwork, columns, arches, arabesques, flourishes, and mythical symbols including cherubs and gargoyle-like faces.

Henry II Style

The Renaissance Henry II style is very regal, with a great emphasis on classical symmetry in the carved arches and columns, stately pediments and attractive finials.

Antique French or English buffets or servers in the Henry II style are often crafted in beautiful oak or walnut wood, which has gained a rich patina from more than a century of age. The typical buffet will boast spindled galleries to serve as plate racks, often with bas-relief figures or scenes on the doors.

Renaissance Revival

Within this Renaissance Revival era, you also find the Hunting style of antique French furniture, a style originally designed to furnish royal hunting lodges and chateaux. These typically feature carved wild animals that you might see on the hunt, game birds and fish, mythical creatures such as griffins, and lavish foliage with fruits, flowers, leaves, vines and grapes. Our customers love this hand-carved furniture as it adds great character to a home.

Mechelen antique furniture is the heavily-carved Flemish version of French Hunting Style, named for the city of Mechelen in Belgium. Pieces are adorned with carvings of splendid lion heads, human faces and figurines. The rustic style looks impressive in buffets and cabinets, sometimes featuring stained glass doors.

Renaissance Furniture at EuroLuxHome.com

At EuroLuxHome.com, we've got a wide variety of French Renaissance and Italian Renaissance style furniture. Each of these pieces features the type of ornamentation you'd expect from this style. 

For your dining needs, we have a selection of dining tables and dining chairs in this furniture style. It will feel like 15th century Florence in your home!

Antique Chairs and more!

We also have a variety of seating options styled after the renaissance period. These features arm chairs. side chairs, high back chairs, and even a few throne chairs. Many of these chairs feature quality upholstery for added comfort. 

If you're looking for a furniture design that makes a statement, we'd recommend something like a sideboard or armoire in this style. Some of these pieces feature inlays and gilding for added luxury. 

In short, this style provides a certain sense of luxury to your interior design that can't be matched by other furniture styles. Browse our collection today! If you're in the mood for something else, we offer a wide variety of options in styles such as GothicVictorian and more!

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Renaissance FAQ

01 What influenced Renaissance furniture?

The Greek and Roman antiquities impacted Renaissance furniture in Italy, and its development was aided by the widespread interest in the arts among the wealthy. The Renaissance period's furniture, like that of the Gothic period, reflected architectural forms and ornamentation.

02 How do you tell if furniture is Renaissance Revival?

Turned and fluted legs, raised or inset burled panels, highly carved finials and crests, inset marble tops, and cookie-cut corners are all characteristics of the Renaissance Revival style. Black and gold incising, marquetry inlay, and bronze or brass mounts adorn several of the pieces.

03 What is Renaissance furniture?

Renaissance style furniture is based on, you guessed it, the Renaissance! Its features include ornate carvings and architectural themes such as columns. All carved into the sturdiest of sturdy woods.

04 How do I identify Renaissance style design?

Symmetry is an important part of Renaissance style. There are exceptions to every rule, of course, but generally speaking, symmetry is key. Look for columns and neoclassical motifs.

05 What Renaissance style furniture does EuroLuxHome.com offer?

Renaissance style decor is one of our most popular categories. A customer favorite is our selection of massive Renaissance sideboards. These pieces of living room or dining room furniture are sure to make a statement.

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  1. Antique Center Table Cocktail Coffee Renaissance Brass Accents Walnut Oys

    SKU: 25-42

    28.50H x 51.25W x 39.25D

    $10,519.00
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  2. Desk, Partners Desk, Decorative English Tudor Style

    SKU: BG-237

    31H x 74W x 39D

    $8,679.00
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  3. Jonathan Charles Windsor Library Table, Renaissance Carved Walnut, Lion

    SKU: JC-1931

    30.25H x 57.50W x 31.50D

    $7,779.00
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  4. Antique Buffet Renaissance Cherubs Server Sideboard Walnut French 1890

    SKU: 25-25

    100.50H x 69.75W x 23.75D

    $6,779.00
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  5. Chandelier CURREY QUORAM Neo-Classical Classical Hanging Discs Disc Small

    SKU: CC-2347

    17H x 32.50W x 32.50D

    $6,669.00
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