In recent years, furniture manufacturers have been turning to cheaper woods like walnut and yew due to the high cost of heavy oak. As they searched for more sources of wood, they began to create reproduction designer furniture using these kinds of woods as well as the exotic mahogany wood .Furniture is essential not only in our homes but also in offices. In the Middle Ages, heavy oak was favored for making furniture both plain and with intricate carved designs. The Renaissance period made a big impact in furniture design, with the Italian artistry of the 14th – 15th centuries reflected in design that showed influences from Greek and Roman craftsmanship. More lavish and luxurious designs surfaced in Northern and Southern Europe during the 17th century. More prominent are the elaborate Baroque designs integrating scrolled and flowery embellishments. Furniture design once again took a big turn in the 19th century. Neoclassicism became dominant in furniture style in the whole of Western Europe.
The most famous designer reproduction furniture carries the name Chippendale. A well-known British cabinet maker, Thomas Chippendale has left a legacy and his designs dating back as far as the 1700s are reproduced in the present day. The reproduction furniture industry refers to these pieces as ‘designer Irish Chippendale’ creations. Even though this reproduction furniture carrying his name is not in any way related to his family or company, the pieces were popular and received wide recognition. Some have even exceeded the original designs when it comes to quality and style. Hailing from the US, Anthony Hay created replicated furniture in Fredericksburg and Colonial Williamsburg. Other furniture makers emerged and created pieces that display European style of artistry. Most evident are the British styles like Chippendale. Scandinavia and Germany also heavily influenced the British style and design of furniture. British reproduction furniture manufacturers offer pieces that are elegant and sophisticated. Some well designed mahogany desks are even mistaken as designer creations. A rich colored hardwood, mahogany is one of the most valuable species of timber in the world.
It has an extraordinary pink shade that turns deep red brown with the passing of time. It is durable and less likely to dent or warp than other lumber like pine or oak. With this characteristic, furniture made of mahogany wood has an even and smoother grain pattern making it perfect for crafting fine furniture with a polished finish. Bespoke services are often offered by British reproduction furniture manufacturers using conventional furniture-making methods. All types of reproduction furniture is available in French, English, American and traditional designs. Many furniture manufacturers will also offer a great range of modern styles of furniture. Desks, tables, dining room sets, cabinets, beds, nightstands, buffets and bookshelves are just a few of the furniture items that can be made with mahogany. Mahogany desks are the best examples of reproduction designer furniture that will add style and comfort to the home or office. With original creation so much more expensive and difficult to obtain, furniture buyers who fancy designer antique furniture make a wise choice when they opt for reproduction designer furniture.
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