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.
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.
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 Gothic, Victorian and more!