18th Century Furniture
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18th century transformer furniture blows away anything built today ... link to great video of it in action
18th century chest of drawers made by the cabinetmaker Martin Carlin in the Louvre's recently refurnished 18th-century wing.
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Bed rest, adjustable, England, c.1720. plaster & wood with padded red velvet supports. Used in a hospital or at home to support a person who had been confined to bed – perhaps for medical reasons. Has 6 different positions & is adjusted using a ratchet, the set of teeth on the edge of the support bars ensures the rest stays in position. The arm supports are also adjustable. Judging from the quality of the materials and design, the rest was used by a wealthy person. Wellcome Images. Ref: A602069
Armchair. Part of a suite of furniture made specifically for Antonia, Duchess of Roxton's writing room at TREAT, now occupied by the present and 6th Duchess, Deborah. Armchair designed by Georges Jacob (1739–1814, master 1765) and upholstered in white silk satin embroidered with colored silks. AUTUMN DUCHESS
Louis XV Bergere Chair in Green
1780 French Fall-front desk at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh - From the curators' comments: "As the rich bourgeoisie in Paris began to influence popular taste, undermining the Versailles monarchy's earlier absolute authority in such matters, more informal living in more intimate surroundings gained preference, and new furniture forms were designed to suit the new style of living."
Carnegie Museum of Art
detail of armchair en cabriolet (upholstered chair with concave back) with the signature mark of Marie-Antoinette on top by Séné Jean-Baptiste-Claude (1747-1803) c. 1788