The Baroque, both in the fine and decorative arts, was defined by its opulence and luxury, and its ability to convey a sense of drama through rich and sensuous color schemes and attention to detail. Originating in 17th century Europe, the lavish and ornate Baroque aesthetic was quickly espoused by royalty and religious orders who implemented it to create some of the most exquisite palaces and churches – such as St. Peter’s Basilica and Versailles. Employing deep color palettes to accentuate gilded accents and lustrous finishes, every detail of the Baroque interior was attended to with the utmost care; furnishings often exhibit intricate hand-carving, luxuriant upholstery such as damask and brocade, and gold leaf. While later aesthetic movements such as Rococo adopted a visually lighter tone, the Baroque evoked a greater degree of sublimity and grandeur through the use of a darker palette punctuated by brilliant gold details, large mirrors and crystal chandeliers. Further, the common use of dark hardwood greaten the resplendent and dramatic aesthetic of the style. The Baroque home is one of unrestrained sumptuousness and extravagance, grounded by an unwavering dedication to superior quality and craftsmanship, and an atmosphere of old-world splendor. (text by Sotheby's Home)
Spanish carved wood.
Clawfoot sideboard with caryatids and stylized lion's heads.
Refurbished with leather panel and nailhead trim.
Natural aging and wear.
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