Antique Victorian furniture dating from Queen Victoria’s era 1837 to 1901 was the era of new wealth into Britain and so many more pieces of antique furniture was built than any earlier eras. Pieces from this period depicted different fashions from old to new designs, very often highly polished and as the period progressed, some pieces were heavily carved. Because of the large amount of furniture built there are many examples on the market today, still in quality woods and very well hand crafted.
Earlier examples can be seen simpler in design still with earlier influences in the design but this soon changed as larger houses were built to sustain the huge growth in the middle class and so furnishings were more widely produced to fulfill this new demand. The new fashion was larger impressive pieces with rounded, curved, bow front or serpentine fronted shapes and high gloss French polish. These pieces well suited the larger rooms in the new houses and offered people to show there fine pieces to their best potential. More carved elaborate decoration or inlay was used and the most used woods were oak, Mahogany and walnut. Comfort was a big factor when it came to seating and upholstery was a must for any home. Victorian antique furniture was not only solid, well built using quality woods but also beautifully finished and because of this many pieces are still in super condition today, with a wonderful aged patina and character. This is why you can find quality examples for sale on antiques world from specialist dealers selling across the united kingdom and who also offer worldwide delivery, so browse at the fine examples available and contact the seller direct if anything is of interest as I am sure they will be available to help with any enquiries you may have about the fine pieces they have on offer.
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