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Gothic furniture

Suppose you want to arrange a room or office in this Gothic style. Well, the desire is quite commendable: the Gothic style is one of the most recognizable and distinctive art styles, it has some solemnity, festivity, and, however, the monumentality, in which everyone will see what he likes. Someone pleasing vaulted ceiling, some gorgeous stained glass, somebody paid tribute to the Gothic chest or chair, and someone even dare to enter in daily use carved Cabinet bookcase.

The European Gothic style, as an aesthetic tradition in architecture and design originated as an alternative to the Romanesque style: heavy, solid, pragmatic. Built and decorated in the Gothic style monasteries, churches, the town hall have a more elegant silhouette, filled with sculptures, arches, polarome-flying buttresses, ornate carvings, stained glass Windows, etc.

The building, built in the Gothic style, as if towards the sky (this was possible due to the newly invented system of frame construction), there are high Windows, the spires which crown the roof, and inside the room are made out by painting on wood or frescoes, tapestries, fine Flemish carpets. Respectively, the Gothic furniture is simple, elegant, but also subject to the same artistic canons: vaulted ceiling, patterned ornaments, carving in the shape of leaves, shields, and roses.

Another ornament,which lets you accurately distinguish the furniture in the Gothic style, is this thread in the form of folds and draperies or scroll leather with a woven edge. In addition, the Gothic carvers was considered good form to depict the coats of arms, various garlands and swirls.

The revolution in furniture was no less than the resistance of the Gothic Romanesque style in architecture. Moreover, the furnishings for the most part copied in the tree architecture of cathedrals: rounded chair back, stretched up, like a dome, hollow, imitating the arch and the legs are in the form of columns.

In General, all the furniture that we use now, would be unthinkable without Gothic: in fact it led to the manufacture of tables and chairs on the basis of the framework, to things easy, graceful, richly adorned with painting and with gold.

The Gothic furniture from the North and West of Europe was manufactured from oak or walnut, on the South and East appeared furniture made of spruce, pine and cedar. There are items that we still use today, such as a Desk with plenty of drawers, sliding tables, but there are things lost to us the meaning of value: cabinets for the storage of Christmas cakes, credenza and tresuary (all the cupboards of different species).

At the geographical level, it is almost impossible to single out anyone: gorgeous Gothic furniture, beds, chests, cabinets, washrooms accessories produced in Tyrol, a beautiful Hungarian Gothic items – desks, library cabinets.

Italian Gothic furniture, perhaps the least expressive, because in this country a priority artistic tradition always was classicism, taking roots from antiquity, but the Lombard and Tuscan shaped chests are very interesting. However, and other separate gilded items originating from Florence or Siena attractive to collectors.

Surface finish Spanish Gothic furniture the most diverse, especially because of geometrical and vegetative ornaments, the decor is added in the Moorish style.

Interestingly, Gothic style in furniture and architecture, being extremely expressive, varied, decorative, nevertheless, reigned Supreme not always. Enough to enjoy them, the world realized that the classical antique tradition has its own timeless merits, and flamboyant Gothic objects can serve as a spectacular accent strokes, but to oversaturate them a modern space should not be.