Furniture. Wednesday , November 01st , 2017 - 00:09:08 AM
The Empire style furniture is massive, in grand scale and very masculine. It has a severe, heavy, masculine look with no carving. The wood carving which is very common in the previous styles of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI is generally replaced with wood veneers polished to a high sheen. To equalize the bareness of wood veneer, metal gilts are used to adorn the furniture. A good clue to identifying the Empire style is the vulgar use of ormolu mounts. Ormolus are gilt-metal decorations usually in different decorative motifs. These are usually drawn from antique sources or patriotic inspiration. There are motifs derived from Egyptian archeology. Falcon, sphinxes, cobras, obelisks, winged lions are just some of these Egyptian inspired decorations. Napoleon's fascination with his conquest of Egypt and later on the excavation of ruins by the French Egyptologists created so much interest in everything related to Egypt.
I've never met anyone who regrets buying a leather sofa. For all the reasons given, and many more, it is a piece of furniture definitely worth taking a look at if if you are in the market.
Paint protects the surface of a piece of furniture from wear and tear. Besides, it also protects it against extreme weather conditions. It is also used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the furniture. You can paint it in your favorite color so as to match with the rest of the dcor. Painting enhances its aesthetic appeal to a great extent. Simply giving a fresh coat of paint to an old, worn-out piece of furniture can render it a brand new look. Often, coloring can save you the cost of replacing it, since it can take care of cracks, peels, and other imperfections on the surface of the furniture. However, you need to be well informed about the type of paint you should apply on your furniture. You cannot apply the same paint that you use on your patio furniture on your kitchen cabinets. You need to choose the best available paint for the particular type of furniture. In case you are clueless about the various types of furniture paints available and their specific purpose, you may benefit from reading this article.
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