Antiques in Style is a source of joy for me to create, and hopefully will be a source of inspiration for you! The variety, artistry and history of the antiques and vintage pieces that surround us every day provide pleasure, beauty and sometimes even intrigue. The classics never go out of style, and each era, country, and even artisan's interpretations create an environment that is always full of surprises. It is truly a pleasure to bring such timeless style together for every client and follower of my blog. And of course, your input is always welcome!
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In this installment of our series, we continue with nineteenth century France ~ a period that was pivotal in the history of antique French furniture. Within the first decade, Europe witnessed the fall of Napoleon whose very name struck fear in the hearts of English and European citizens and nobility. His aftermath led to a restoration of the established French monarchy, culminating in the reign of Louis Philippe. Political turmoil was averted when France ushered in its Second and final Empire, witnessing Bonaparte’s nephew, Napoleon III, taking his place in French history. All of this simultaneously occurred during the formative decades of an even more significant and far-reaching epoch ~ the so-called Second Industrial Revolution, which had a profound effect on the style and production of French antiques.