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Trends of Furniture in the Renaissance Period


Trends of Furniture in the Renaissance Period

Written By: John Cole
Date: 07/11/2015

The accurate moment of the start of the Renaissance is challenging to point to with certainty but Byran's life history of da Vinci narrates a story that passes on a broad approximation of the immediate point when the movement commenced. Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, appointed Leonardo da Vinci as the director of architecture and painting in 1494 and as the narrative proceeds, after subsequently acquiring the place the foremost thing Vinci did was to cast out all the Gothic art pieces and art works. In taking this action, da Vinci wanted to reintroduce the simple classical lines as used in Greek and Roman times.

Styles of furniture making built up incessantly under the Renaissance. The two indispensable pieces of furniture that most citizens bought was in the first place a wooden chest and then a bed. If you take a look at the wills that were made up at this point in time, you reveal that individuals often owned up to a 100 chests. These chests were serviceable not only in the household, where they could be employed for storage but were employed whilst travelling as well. Chests were wrought in all shapes and sizes and were constructed from varied types of woods. Many of the chests had wooden legs and many remained firm horizontal on the ground.

Beds were also an essential component part of any household. Of course, citizens built all kinds of beds but the rope beds were the most fashionable. A rope bed was made up of a rectangular framing of wood with ropes interlocking. In small households individuals used to sleep directly on the ropes, even though somewhat more rich people had got mattresses.
Besides the chests and the beds, there were diverse other types of articles of furniture also in use at this point in time. Familiar items of furniture with this identifiable added ornamentation would include chairs and tables. In the taverns and lodges, seating for the common public was also ornamented.

It is significant to mark that ornamentation for the masses under Renaissance did not imply gemstones and jewels but inherent patterns like banding on the slopes of the beds. Briefly, nothing ostentatious. Furniture manufacturers also used paneling which entailed their using embossed and inlayed panels of wood to present a new aspect to the articles of furniture. Elaborate designs were carved into the back paneling and sides of furniture pieces. The carvings would include anything from scenes of everyday life to natural landscapes.

A consideration of the Renaissance Era does not always include the futniture. As has been concisely drafted in this article, groundbreaking techniques and skillful clean lines became an inbuilt part of the articles of furniture that were made during this era. The furniture that was built during this time made a continuing affect due to the techniques that were produced during this time period.



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