George III Tri-Top Mahogany Table c.1770 | Antique and Art Exchange

Metamorphic Furniture

The last part of the 18th century was a time of great innovation in virtually all areas. Much like today, many people were building things that would change the way we live. Metamorphic furniture is particularly interesting instance of innovation. Generally the ideas behind the innovations did not endure but the furniture, although rare, did. A metamorphic piece of furniture …

Fruitwood Chateau Armoire c. 1740 | Antique and Art Exchange

French Armoires

This week we are pleased to feature a beautiful selection of amoires. Many armoires can be as tall as 10 feet. Armoires were originally built for huge, chateau-like homes and are generally themselves reflections of the sheerly enormous spaces for which they were once intended. It is important to make the distinction between the different types of armoires. Such types …