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Among the furniture that can be found in a living room, it is normal to notice the presence of an old buffet , although originally, this piece of furniture is located in the dining room. Indeed, as it is composed of several compartments, including drawers and shelves. It was used to keep dishes and cutlery. Today, its use is no longer limited to...

Among the furniture that can be found in a living room, it is normal to notice the presence of an old buffet , although originally, this piece of furniture is located in the dining room. Indeed, as it is composed of several compartments, including drawers and shelves. It was used to keep dishes and cutlery. Today, its use is no longer limited to kitchenware.

The Louis XV sideboard in marquetry, a storage cabinet with curves and precious wood inlays

In terms of Boulle marquetry, the Louis XV sideboard adopts a sober and elegant style. It comes with one or two doors, to give on discrete storage spaces. The particularity of this piece of furniture lies in its frame as well as in the finish. Indeed, it is made from a solid wood and finished with a marquetry decoration Boulle precious and exotic wood. A royal decoration, worthy of a king of France. Always on the finish, its fittings are made of bronze and the top is sometimes made with a marble top.

Buffet style Louis XVI, bronze and marble top, for a sober decoration of the royal era

Putting an end to the Transition style, the buffed XVI buffet returns to straight lines, sober and simple. The boulle buffet will only be discovered at the time of Napoleon III. Thus, the Louis XVI style emphasizes geometric shapes, largelyinspired by the discovery of ancient remains such as Pompeii. Even the structure of furniture is enhanced with the adoption of rectilinear forms. It is clear the few decorative elements of the furniture. Indeed, these ornaments are symmetrical. It was inspired by the shape of the vegetal nature and the ancient themes. In this classic finish, we find the ribbon bow, the drapery and the festoon. As for the trampling of the piece of furniture, it always repeats the antique style of which the square column or the fluted foot.

The Empire buffet with one or two doors, a unique style with boulle marquetry

The   Empire style Napoleon III buffet draws its influence from the Emperor Napoleon I. This décor is inspired by Egyptian decoration and military campaigns, which is the origin of the boulle buffet . Note somewhat austere finishes with straight lines and flat surfaces. In the finish, we notice the presence of caryatids, the great wealth of bronze ornaments as well as the angles of some furniture. The Empire style is martial and mythological, with warrior subjects, lions, sphinxes, laurel wreaths and winged victories.

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