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Posts tagged 'rococo'

Curves in all the right places
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Curves in all the right places

Outrageous and witty, the Rococo movement’s flame burned brightly in the middle decades of the 18th Century. Chris Yeo looks at one of history’s most exuberant styles and poses the question: are you a Roundhead or a Cavalier? The British, as we are always told, are a reserved people. Along with fish and chips, our stiff upper lip is what we’re most famous for. I must admit that whenever I hear...
Spotlight on: Georgian furniture
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Spotlight on: Georgian furniture

No point in British history had such a profound and lasting impact on furniture design as the Georgian period. Let's take a closer look at this towering legacy. Georgian England The Georgian period counts for over a century of English history. Four consecutive George’s were on the throne, and it was a time of relative stability. Beginning with George I and ending with George IV, Georgian E...