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Chairs from the Art Deco period (1910 to 1930)

Many of you have surely heard of the chairs of the art deco era. What does it consist of? Don't panic. We're here to guide you.

Origins from the Art Deco era

This term first appeared at the international exhibition of modern decorative and industrial arts in Paris. In France, the term art and deco was very popular from 1900.

It was not until 20 years later that this style was much appreciated by people from the upper bourgeoisie.

The specificity of the chairs of the art deco era

Be aware that all the furniture that was designed between 1910 and 1930 emphasizes colors and patterns. Some designers also use floral patterned wallpaper.

They draw inspiration from chromium, metals and wood. For a friendly luxury atmosphere, you can install your art deco armchair in your living room.

Aside from that, the art deco-era armchairs were designed with faux leather seats.

Chairs of Louis XIV and Louis XVI

After the advent of the art deco era, Louis XIV-style armchairs were very popular. As the name suggests, it was the furniture styles during the reign of Louis XIV, that is, between 1661 and 1715.

Louis XIV armchairs

Louis XIV is known as a great art lover. This is what made France famous and praised.

The specifics of Louis XIV's armchairs

Empire chairs are recognized for their imposing styles with perfect symmetry. Indeed, art must be well done in order to be able to appreciate it at its true value. In general, the chairs of this period have padded and imposing backs. To add a touch of glamour, the feet have been designed either as a balustre or as a console.

The material used: they were designed using precious wood: mahogany, oak, almond and others. Sometimes artists use unusual components such as bone, ivory, scales and others.

Also be aware that the most commonly used decorative elements are acanthus flowers and lily.

Louis XV armchairs

Unlike the styles of Louis XIV armchairs, its design is simple. The Louis XV armchairs marked the years 1725 to 1750.

The specifics of Louis XV's armchairs

With its curved feet and in the shape of small animal legs, the aviator chairs marked the period of humanism. The most commonly used decorations are foliage, rockery and rushes. These make the beauty and splendor of Louis XV armchairs.

Louis XVI armchairs

Rococo armchairs marked the years 1774 to 1785. It is recognized thanks to the choice of decorative elements. Indeed, they are more marked by flower patterns. They were designed using solid wood and wrought iron.

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