Exploring the Charm of Antique Stools and Vintage Seating
4 December 2023
17 February 2014
Spectacular architecture was always a strong point of France. As for art, though initially it was influenced more by the Gothic styles, after some inspiration from the Italians, slowly and steadily French art began to take shape and fine arts started becoming another strong forte of the French.
Initially during the middle ages, furniture used to be sparse and mostly improvised.
The French started their affair with all that is arty during the Renaissance period that is the early 15th century after their invasion of Italy. These brought in a lot of difference to the furniture and other decorative items.
The craftsman and artisans began producing fine artifacts such as pictures, soft furnishings, various versatile objets d’art, as well as some very beautiful furniture items that are sought after even today.
The chests started being replaced by the cabinets and even chairs started becoming padded and more comfortable.