Published at Friday, May 04th, 2018 - 11:49:38 AM. Dining Room. By Yannick Toinette.
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This traditional dining room features a spectacular crystal chandelier, but all the furnishings are also adorned with details that are characteristic of baroque style. Scrolls and foliage are used as ornamentation on the backs of the chairs, table edges and feet, as well as on the sideboard and buffet. The shapes of the dining chairs are reminiscent of baroque style, with the slightly curved front legs and flamboyant detailing at the head of the chair. In addition, the elegant silk upholstery is of the style used in the Rococo period.
Another hallmark of Baroque era interiors was marquetry of the type that is featured on this stunning round dining table. This era fueled the rise of great furniture designers and cabinet-makers, who were leading artists in the field of inlaying ebony wood with tortoise shell, brass and other metals. You don’t need many pieces of marquetry to make a statement and here, the table tales center stage under the opulent, but slightly modern crystal chandelier. The characteristics of the period are carried through the room with the unadorned wall panels, embellished buffet and damask upholstered chairs.
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