Posts Tagged ‘16th Century’
Every element you put into your home defines its style. Thus, you have to be mindful of what you omit and include. If you have a general theme in mind, you have to work your way backwards and determine what materials will help you establish things clearer. As far as neoclassical homes go, you will have to think about planar qualities among your furnishings, flat projections and recessions in its structure, panelings and sculptural bas-reliefs as well as the use of white applications in different areas, which means white granite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms and marble fireplaces in studies and living rooms.
As an architectural style, Neoclassicism actually represents a number of historical approaches including Federal, Greek Revival and Georgian. And even Antebellum houses and Beaux Arts are considered to be under this category. It started out back in 1922 and was the result of the marriage between Late Baroque and Romantic Classicism. It is described as the recreation of a distant, lost world, encapsulated in fantasy, with evocative and picturesque features. Read the rest of this entry »
Since the beginning of the 13th century the region of Kirman in Iran has been producing high quality rugs and carpets. There are many antique Kirman rugs in circulation today with antique dealers and collectors of fine arts and crafts clambering to get their hands on them, if and when they become available on the open market.
Kirman is a city and province in south central Iran with around 60,000 inhabitants, and to this day they are still producing rugs of the highest quality. Because of its isolation Kirman survived the invasions relatively unscathed, which meant their arts, crafts, carpets and rugs prospered far better than many of the other surrounding regions did during this time. Read the rest of this entry »
It is rare to gather furniture pre-16th Century anywhere other than in a museum. It seems that collectors have only been able to find pieces from the Tudor period (1485-1600) onwards and even these are relatively small in number.
Until the middle of the 17th Century, furniture was fairly simple, made of oak with peg joins. Some items were painted or inlaid, but the décor, if any, was usually carving. The most celebrated items found today are panelled oak chests, ancient for linen, some of which are hand-carved with architectural shapes or grotesque figures. If the carving is too geometrical and regular is possible that the whole fraction is a unfounded or at least that the decoration has been “improved” or added more recently. Read the rest of this entry »