Category Archives: Styylish History

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 […]

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

Art Deco A Fictional Journey With Art Deco Artist

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 […]

Dreaming in Silver: The Life and Art of Georg Jensen

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G eorg Jensenwas a Danish designer and silversmith. He is the founder of Danish design company Georg Jensen A/S, which has been operational since 1904. Born in 1866, Jensen contributed designs to the Art Nouveau period, which later inspired art movements like Art Deco. You can read more about Art Deco Style and its foundations in […]

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

Bauhaus furniture

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 […]