Tag Archives: antique furniture

Floral Furniture: Exploring Nature-Inspired Furniture Design

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Floral furniture speaks to the heart. Embracing organic qualities and nature in interior design can open up the emotional capacity of a room and make your home feel purposefully warm and stylish. And it’s a common thread that unites furniture styles throughout history. In today’s blog, we want to explore that common thread and follow […]

Baroque Design: Incorporating Opulence in the Modern Home

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Baroque design is unmistakable. It’s a deeply decorative design period, filled with ornate details and structural whimsy. As a period intrinsically connected to certain royal households, particularly that of King Louis XIV and Louis XV in France, it’s a truly opulent style and moment in history. In our Blog on the History of the Baroque […]

What is an Antique Commode? Uncovering a European Favorite

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The antique commode is one of the more elusive pieces of furniture in the Styylish catalogue. Often misidentified and confused for something else, it is both widely sought after and widely misunderstood. How can that be? First and foremost, the commode has a variable definition. It is the proper term for the antecedent of the […]

Anything But Sleepy: The History of Antique Nightstands

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An antique nightstand might be just what your bedroom needs. Also known as bedside tables, or nightstand end tables, nightstands have a fascinating history and timeless functionality. From the 19th century onwards, through art deco and mid-century modern, they have served an essential role in the history of homes everywhere. In today’s blog, we will […]

Beauty on the Moors: Exploring the Worpswede Artist Colony

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The Worpswede Artist Colony in the German state of Lower Saxony has been a breeding ground for creative pursuits for over a century. Its presence has had a profound effect on craftsmanship in the region. In today’s blog, we will explore the history of the colony and how it impacted the furniture craft in Lower […]

Dramatic Flourishes: Rococo Furniture in Focus

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Among the most glamorous furniture styles in antiques history is Rococo Furniture. Defined by the decorative swirls and grand décor of royal palaces and exorbitant wealth, authentic Rococo reverberates with elevated taste. While exploring the story of Styylish founder Silke Berlinghof in last week’s blog, we wanted to reacquaint you with the range of styles […]

A Life of Antique Furniture: Styylish and Silke Berlinghof

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Although the Styylish catalogue features a wide variety of interior design objects, it all began with antique furniture. And there is good reason for that. Our founder Silke Berlinghof comes from a long line of antiques dealers and auctioneers in Germany. Her story is the story of Styylish. The philosophy at the heart of Styylish, […]

A Subtle Surface: Uncovering the Mysteries of Wood Veneer

Many of the most striking pieces in our Styylish collection feature a wood veneer. A veneer is a decorative layer of fine wood covering the bulkier, structural wood beneath. It often embraces the natural shapes and lines found in the wood In today’s post, we want to take a look at the origins, techniques, and […]

The History of Antique Dressers: From Chest to Masterpiece

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There are perhaps no objects as versatile and appealing as antique dressers. With heaps of storage and a flat surface, they can fit seamlessly into any room – and elevate it with history and style. In last week’s blog, we covered the history of the armoire and it’s distinction to the wardrobe. We explored the […]

Wardrobe or Armoire: Distinctions in Antique Storage

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How do I know if I am looking at a wardrobe or armoire? In the canon of art history and antique furniture, certain terms from other languages, especially French and German, appear to describe distinct forms and features from various periods. In last week’s blog, we discovered the many ways in which a period (the […]