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Rococo

Rococo furniture is known for its curves and carving in the form of flowers, acanthus and of course rocaille.

The German 'Schreibschrank' Bureau or Tabernakel Secretaire remains popular - often taking on very grand proportions.


Seating is comfortable and the Chaise-Longue arrives around the middle of the 1700s.

Commodes were masterpieces with inlay and marquetry, curves and carving.

Furniture of the general population took on some of the curves and flounces found on the furniture of the important and rich contingent but in a much more reserved fashion.

These curves are mostly on chairs, tables and commodes (fronts) and the insets of cupboard doors - the carcass remaining mostly square as in the Baroque period.

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