Category Archives: Styylish History

Our Beloved Coffee Tables: Origins and Innovation 

Coffee tables- Styylish

The good old coffee table. Who doesn’t love coffee tables? The centerpieces of every respectable home for centuries, these low-rising objects are a site of togetherness – and history. In today’s blog, we will trace the rise of the coffee table at the hand of our Styylish catalog. Maybe you’ll find exactly the piece you’ve […]

Young Royal Taste: Exploring English Regency Furniture

English Regency Furniture- Styylish

The Power of the Prince Regent In English Regency Furniture What is English Regency furniture? It’s a term you’ve doubtlessly encountered before, perhaps even while scrolling through our catalog. In this post, we will dive into the history and typical features of the English Regency style. Along the way, you’ll learn about ways you can […]

Fit For A King: Louis XV Style Furniture & History

Louis XV Style & History Not many styles have held such influence through the centuries as that of Louis XV.   Louis XV reigned from 1715-1774. This period reinvigorated French furniture and breathed new life into the older Baroque style. This style’s feminity starkly contrasted the masculine characteristics embodied by Louis XIV furniture.  Louis XV style […]

Exploring Our Biedermeier Tables: A Buying Guide

Biedermeier Tables- Styylish

Biedermeier Tables may just be the perfect antique for a modern home. Unfailingly versatile, they have a uniquely wood-driven aesthetic that makes them perfect for combination with both contemporary pieces and other antiques. Fans of Styylish will be familiar with the Biedermeier style by now. It is one of our most sought-after design periods – […]

Barrel Chair History: The Origins of a Living Room Favorite

Barrel Chair History- Styylish

What could there possibly be to say about barrel chair history, you ask. Though perhaps a versatile and comfortable seating shape, it cannot possibly carry significant history. Prepare to be surprised! In our last blog, we walked you through all the different kinds of barrel chairs you can find in the Styylish catalog. From Empire-style […]

The Remarkable Natural Art of Dutch Marquetry Furniture

Dutch Marquetry Furniture- Styylish

Dutch Marquetry furniture embodies the very best of antique European design objects. With some of the most intricate and awe-inspiring wood designs in 18th and 19th-century furniture making, Dutch artisans set the standard for Northern European design. Now you can bring their artful crafts into your modern home. In today’s blog, we will explore the most […]

Jean-Henri Riesener and the Formulations of Late Baroque Style

Jean Henri Riesener- Desk of Marie Antoinette- Styylish

The work of German cabinetmaker Jean Henri Riesener (he worked primarily in France) exemplifies the transition between the Baroque and Neoclassical styles. Notable for his exquisite use of Baroque-style decorative elements in the context of more rigorously geometric pieces, Riesener made a name for himself at the court of Louis XVI. Indeed, he was said […]

Seeing Stripes: The Features of Tiger Oak Furniture

Baroque Side Table- detail of carved rocaille- styylish

Tiger oak furniture is a 19th-century favorite. Featuring visible lines in their veneer, pieces of tiger oak relate to the regal predator only in that regard. But their elegance and timeless appeal match the grace of the animal. In today’s blog, we will explore the history and characteristics of tiger oak furniture and see how it […]

Cross-Continental Glamor: French Empire Furniture in Context

French Empire Furniture- Styylish

French Empire furniture is characterized by its visual power. Coinciding with Napoleon’s conquests of Europe, it brings a slice of his empire into every room it adorns. Here at Styylish, we want to inspire you to connect the treasures of that period with contemporary pieces and ideas. Empire pieces do not have to be intimidating. […]

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 […]