‘Victoria’s reign had opened in the mist of the ‘battle of styles’ with so-called Grecian, gothic, Elizabethan, Italian Renaissance and French Rococo vying for popularity. From the mid century the most generally accepted style was, undoubtedly that based on curve.
The serpentine fronted cabinets, the curl panels, the round and oval tables and curvaceous seats and supports all with rounded off corners. The style, inspired initially by features of French rococo furniture and well served of strength of mahogany, was influenced by curvaceous shapes formed by new sprung upholstery.
- Curvaceous buttoned chair with free-standing scrolled arms and low cabriole legs.
- A fine example of English walnut and marquetry side cabinet – credenza of bowed outline, central door is inlaid with fruitwood scroll work.