Neoclassical Daybed, Switzerland 19th century
The Neoclassical Daybed
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.
In ancient Greece, daybeds or klines as they were called would often be placed in areas of the home where guests would congregate. As we use couches or sofas today, the daybed was a place for leisure and socializing.