Category Archives: Interior Decorations History

From Palace to Home Office: The History of Antique Desks

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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 […]

The SS Art Deco: A Fictional Journey With Art Deco Artists

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From carpentry to glassblowing, metalsmithing to embroidery, Art Deco Artists revolutionized every artisan craft in their quest for modern design. The widely varied skillsets, backgrounds, and sensibilities of the luminaries that defined the Art Deco Movement contributed to the versatility of the period. We return to the world of Art Deco today to learn more […]

Designing the Twenties: A Closer Look at Art Deco Decoration

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From the luxuriant pages of The Great Gatsby to the enduring splendor of Rockefeller Plaza in New York, Art Deco Decoration has long caught the eye of tastemakers and dreamers. It carries with it a certain magic, capturing the past modernity of another century and the opulence of urban refinement. Here at Styylish, we specialize […]

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 […]

The Secretary Desk- Interesting Facts about its History

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The ‘secretary desk’ has a long and interesting history. The desk has derived its name from the French term ‘secretaire’ which literally translates to a rectangular desk (the height is greater than the width). Jean-Francois Oeben – Louis XV’s royal cabinetmaker – is believed to be the creator of the original secretaire desk. Renowned for […]

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

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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 […]