So, I've decided to share a little of my favorites of what I've been doing with my history of furniture class. Approximately two-thirds of the assignments involve drawing out furniture from specific time periods, and there are definitely some images that I am excited to share.
The pointed arches and flamboyant tracery reflect the time period's relation with the church and the overlap of tradespeople working with church and residential projects.
The Spanish curule chair was very common throughout the renaissance period, and similar styles were found all over Europe.
These were normally made of fabrics with wooden frames, though these were also adorned with fringes, ornate finials, and structural runners.
While there were no purely upholstered pieces of furniture, these were the predecessor to all of the upholstery we have in furniture today. These were also the main ancestor to the modern day director's chair, as this one also folds through the middle.
The features of this console: the ornate carving, gilded in gold ormolu, its marble top, the cartouche motifs on each side, and flat back to be set against a wall are all features that have been interpreted and reinterpreted through the Rococo and Neoclassic Periods.
Though I truly wish I could have been more productive with my creative pursuits, I can't help but be glad for the improvements I've made in my drawing and artistic capabilities over this class. I do have a few more things form this one that I can share, and I certainly will if I am able. While this is definitely not a knit mitten or a crocheted shark, I am still counting it with interiors. With my degree pursuits in Interior Design, it seems to fit.
I hope you enjoyed! If you'd like to see more of these kinds of posts, please let me know either in the comments or by email! Thank you.