UKauctioneers Blog

The World of Auctions at your Fingertips

Tag

the story of style

Late Victorian Style 1870 – 1914

Late Victorian Style Rebellion While late Victorian consumers revelled in the comforts that mass production offered, designers sought the industrial craftsmanship of earlier centuries. They paved the way for the progressive styles that would influence modern furniture. Clutter, heavy curtains… Continue reading →

Mid-Victorian Style 1850 – 1870

The Celebration Of Industry The image of mid-Victorian style remains a sombre drawing room with red wallpaper, heavy curtains and thickly upholstered seating. Ornaments and knick-knacks fill every available surface. Mid-Victorian style is often dismissed as lack of style. As… Continue reading →

Early Victorian Style 1830 – 1850

Early Victorian middle classes began to influence style in Britain after the regency, spending their incomes on comfortable goods. In William IV’s brief reign (1830-1837)  hints of the more romantic designs to come started emerging. Prosperity boomed, thanks to factories, mines… Continue reading →

The Rococo Style – 1700AD

Adapted from the original Baroque style, the French Rococo style moved away from the ‘masculine’ elements of the original movement and became more ‘feminine’. The style encompassed architecture, interior design, painting, as well as others. Critics accused the style of… Continue reading →

The Renaissance: 1400 – 1600AD

During the 13th and 14th centuries, scholars transformed the medieval style of life in an urge to investigate everything. A rebirth – a renaissance – took place in the poetry, philosophy, science, art and architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome…. Continue reading →

The Late Georgian Style 1760 – 1800

A marked change in decorative style coincided with the start of George III’s reign in 1760. Not that the devout, industrious 22-year-old king had much to do with the change. He became a cultured and devoted family man with an… Continue reading →

© 2017 UKauctioneers Blog — Powered by WordPress

Theme by UKAuctioneersUp ↑

Share for a chance to win FREE live bidding in your next 2 auctions!