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European & Mediterranean Furniture

Welcome to Furniture Styles' look at the Mediterranean and European furniture traditions through history and the major periods, designs, designers, and models that have influenced furniture making in Europe and throughout the world.

The story of English furniture tradition and heritage is an interesting mirror of English history generally, with at first little home grown developments of any interest, then an assimilation of foreign influence and a flowering of great energy and creation, spreading across the world, until final decline.

The heritage of French furniture and Italian furniture occupy a special position in the history of european furniture being the birthplaces of the two most influential themes of antique european style furniture, the baroque and the rococo.

The impact of the German furniture style has been most felt of more recent times and has some importance in the area of modern European furniture as does Scandinavian furniture.

And finally we take a look at the Mediterranean world specifically, Moroccan furniture and Spanish furniture.

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