Vintage Furniture For An Old World Charm

When people talk of the past, they refer to it as the good old days. There is nostalgia for all things old because there are moods and feelings associated with period objects and this is just as true for furniture as it is for vintage cars and garment styles that periodically undergo a renaissance. Vintage really never goes out of style.

When people talk of the past, they refer to it as the good old days. There is nostalgia for all things old because there are moods and feelings associated with period objects and this is just as true for furniture as it is for vintage cars and garment styles that periodically undergo a renaissance. Vintage really never goes out of style.

Vintage Furniture, Old world charm and nostalgia

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Consider contemporary furniture represented by Scandinavian styles. IKEA and Scandinavian furniture are all about straight, spare and functional lines with their own aesthetics. These are perfect for contemporaneous interiors. However, you will note that they lack the quintessential charm of ornate, highly stylized furniture so popular from the 15th to 19th century. Whether it is French period furniture, Italian Tuscan vintage furniture, English antiques or the traditional Indian style highly carved vintage furniture; you will find that this class of furniture has a personality and character of its own. When one looks at chairs, tables, dressers or even mirror frames and cupboards from past eras, they bring back memories of princely lifestyles. It is not surprising that vintage furniture is back in vogue given the nostalgic associations.

Richly Royal Looks

You can recreate the warm, rich, royal looks and gracious old world charm with vintage furniture. If you are passionate about genuine vintage furniture it could cost a bit of money and effort to find out antique furniture. However, you can spare yourself the trouble by simply going in for reproductions of vintage furniture. A typical round coffee table with a straight centre column giving way to highly stylized, curved cabriole or serpentine legs can be the perfect centerpiece. You could just as well choose old world end tables in rich brown varnish with a wooden top and gracefully curving legs.

trunkThat is just one item. You can go a step further by selecting period chairs, sofas and ornate tables with drawers to complete the ensemble. There is no lack of choices. The Baroque style with its typical high degree of ornamentation, carving and painting might just be the thing for you. Chinoiserie style, on the other hand, might appeal to people with different tastes with its Chinese style painted lacquer work. Closer home, in India if you want vintage reproductions you can head for Jodhpur or Jaipur in Rajasthan where you will find manufacturers offering reproductions of furniture used by Maharajas. Go to Saharanpur and pick from the highly stylized and carved furniture that includes the complete set of sofas, tables, chairs, mirror frames and everything else.

 

Whether it is Italian, French, English or Indian vintage furniture, there is no denying the fact that the highly stylized, carved, varnished or gilded furniture will add that touch of classical elegance to your interiors. Match these with a suitable rug and drapes and voila, you have a charmingly old world interior you can be proud of.

In a world marked by straight, spare lines, the ornate, elaborate and highly stylized vintage furniture stands apart. Comfort may not be the highest but looks are simply priceless and timeless.

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by Sandesh Dhanraj, on December 15, 2015