French Napoleon III Antique Furniture and Interior Decorations

The French are known for l’art de vivre – the art of living. From fine wine and architecture to arts and Napoleon III antique furniture, they appreciate only the finest things in life! When it comes to antique furniture and other exclusive decorative arts, France is the only country where politics had always highly affected
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Japanese Art during the Meiji Period

The Shoguns, who ruled Japan during the Edo Period (1603-1867), had followed an isolationist policy called ‘Sakoku’. During this very long period of isolation, Japan severely limited its relations with the outside world. While this self-imposed isolation helped the country’s economy and also caused the growth of local culture, it produced many negative effects in
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Golden Age of French Furniture – A Guilded System

The French are famous for their fine taste in everything, whether it’s food, art, architecture or furniture!! Like French art, French furniture also has a long history, but the eighteenth century is considered as the Golden age of French Furniture. It was during this time that the most refined and beautiful Royal furniture was made
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Ottoman Delights – Power & Trade

The Ottoman Empire, established at the end of 13th century, was one of the largest and most powerful empires of the world. From the 14th century till the early 20th century, most of the Northern Africa, Western Asia and Southeastern Europe were under the control of the Ottomans. The Empire became the most powerful under
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Political Impact on British Furniture Design During the Regency Period

Politically the Regency period was one of great unrest. The execution of the French king Louis XVI was the culmination of a number of mini revolutions that finally gained the momentum to topple the French ancien régime. The vacuum left as those in new power fought to gain control of the situation led to years
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