Category Archives: Furniture

Romantic Simplicity: Our Biedermeier Furniture For Sale

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In today’s blog, we want to introduce you to some of our Biedermeier furniture for sale. Our Biedermeier collection is a veritable treasure trove. And there is a reason why it’s one of our most popular styles (and a personal favorite of ours). Let us begin by recapping what we know about the style and […]

An Evolution of Style: The Vintage Desk in the 20th Century

Evolution Style: The Vintage Desk in the 20th Century

A Vintage desk is one that is less than one hundred years old, but nevertheless associated with an artisan period. We traveled through the history of 18th and 19th century antique desks in our blog post a few weeks ago. Last week, we took a closer look at the versatile antique secretary desk. Now we […]

Where Royals Wrote: The Antique Secretary Desk in Focus

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Few furniture styles in our collection stand out more than the antique secretary desk. Though various in size and origin, common traits deriving from their rich history unite the various secretary desks available on Styylish. In last week’s blog, we began to cover the history of antique desks in the 18th and 19th centuries. Before […]

From Palace to Home Office: The History of Antique Desks

Home Office: The History Of Antique Desk

Few objects are endowed with more history than antique desks. As emblems of their styles and period, they are among the most universally important pieces of furniture in world history. A desk is almost always composed of a top and legs. But a simple concept belies a rich history. Antique desks delight and surprise with […]

Art Deco Style: The Glamour of a New Century

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Art Deco Style encapsulated the wealth and influence of the industrial class at the turn of the 20th century. Combining modern ideas about shapes and elegance with glamorous materials and industrial processes, the movement came to represent the luxuries of a changing world. First appearing in France in the early 1900s, Art Deco Style derives […]

Bauhaus Furniture: Visions of Modernity in Weimar Germany

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The Bauhaus furniture style of the early 20th century embodied the change of the time. It arose out of a combination of the Arts and Crafts Movement and Modernism, two emblematic trends of the period. The name “Bauhaus,” which translates literally to “construction house” was the name of a German school of arts that operated between […]

Empire on the Road: A Brief History of Campaign Furniture

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Campaign furniture showcased the wealth and influence of history’s greatest Empires. The campaign style made use of ingenuous construction to provide both comfort and ease of travel. British officers made no small efforts to flaunt their power and stay comfortable when away from England. After all, they were representatives of the world’s most powerful cultural […]

Antique Game Table: Origins and Development

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The antique game table is a fascinating and versatile piece of furniture, with a rich and varied history. Television and PlayStations weren’t always the entertainment products of choice. As far back as thousands of years ago, people played board games like backgammon on gaming tables.  Antique game tables and card tables are some of the […]

Neoclassical Furniture: Everything You Need to Know

Neoclassical Furniture

The Neoclassical furniture era is an especially interesting antique period, because the classical eras of Ancient Greece and Rome directly inspired it. In this period, which came into being in the 18th century, we see a resurgence of long-lost classical motifs, the art and style of ancient Greco-Roman domains. We also know this style as […]

Biedermeier Style Furniture: How Do You Identify It?

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So you’re wondering how to identify Biedermeier style furniture? The Biedermeier period makes for an excellent first step into antique furniture, due the refined, clean lines and informal style. These all accommodate modern style well. There is simply something distinctly modern about Biedermeier furniture, despite the fact that it’s nearly 200 years old! This, coupled […]