How to Differentiate Victorian Furniture from the Designs Available Now?
Aarsun is known for its handcrafted furniture carved out from hardwood such as Sheesham and Teak Wood by artisans from Saharanpur. We have a wide range of furniture styles available: Italian, baroque, rococo, Queen Anne style, Chippendale, Chesterfield, and many more. It really depends on the client what is required.
However, the majority of the customization requests we receive are for Victorian Furniture.
History for Victorian Furniture:
In the 1800s, the Victorian furniture was designed during the reign of Queen Victoria of the British Empire. Soon the furniture made a place among the royal families.
For the first time, ordinary comfort was becoming an important factor in the design and making of furniture. Victorian Furniture was specially designed in solid hardwood. It is a mixture of many other styles including Gothic, Tudor, Elizabethan, Rococo, and Neoclassic, with Gothic and Rococo being the most common. Due to the mixture of many styles, Victorian furniture cannot be identified easily. However, it does have its own charisma and authenticity.
The heavy fabric was used in furniture to make them look antique and royal. This high-style furniture is known for its intricate carving.
Characteristics of Victorian Furniture
Different type of Patterns:
Intricate carving is the main characteristic of Victorian furniture. The carving can be floral, leaf, arch, or it can be linear or curvy. It can also be a mixture of these patterns also. Further, this style can be determined by angular shape and lines with carving as in the image below:
Originally, Victorian Furniture was primarily made from Walnut and Mahogany wood. At Aarsun today, we primarily use Teak Wood or Rosewood for making those intricate carvings. Teak Wood and Rosewood are among the top hardwood types for making wooden furniture in India.
Color & Finishing:
To be specific, the design is highly appreciated in Dark Polish or Paint to match the 1800s theme. We also provide Silver, Rose Gold, and Antique Gold. The furniture can also be polished or paint in dual shades (White & Gold/Walnut & Black) or with highlighting to give depth and clarity to the intricate carvings on the units.
During the era, velvet and leather were the most liked fabric. The time period saw the people in awe with the plump seats covered with fabric and cushions. Various types of fabric were used and color was usually dark. Nowadays, in order to match the modern seating arrangements, clients often go with monotones or lighter floral patterns, and also have replaced leather with leatherette or faux leather as it is called sometimes.
Among the new modern styles, the old and majestic look of antique furniture gives a new perspective and a positive change from the common looks we see at homes. The Victorian-era furniture units hold an emotional value and they are closer to nature with their floral patterns all over.
Victorian Furniture tops the list of luxury furniture units often sought by the buyers. It is not only about the luxurious feel of the units, but it is also about getting something that can be cherished for years and years. As said earlier, these units are handcrafted in the finest quality woods which in turn gives them the strength to endure almost every season of the year. One can rightfully say that Victorian furniture can be passed onto future generations without any thought.
The Key Points or Benefits of Victorian Furniture:
- It is Royal no doubt
- It does not go Out of Style
- It is not at all Common
- It can definitely be a center of attraction at your place
So, rather than going for a standard design, you can always go for something that will be uniquely yours. At Aarsun, each unit is customized as per your choice. Victorian Furniture in itself has great options, and with the power of customization, you can get what you want.