Antique French Beds
Few eras of furniture design are as sumptuous and refined as that of 17th and 18th Century France. Following the end of a period of turmoil, along with the crowning of Louis XIV, France had now risen to become one of the foremost powers (and therefore cultural influencers) in Europe. The furniture created at the time reflects this shift towards a period of creativity and indulgence: gilded bronze, exquisite textiles, fluid lines and exquisitely detailed motifs can be found on every inch of the furniture in the Palace of Versailles. Furniture-making was a highly regulated profession: to have to the right to produce and sell furniture, you had to belong to a guild – otherwise, you could be sentenced to jail or worse. Such is the beauty and quality of these pieces that furniture-makers today continue to mimic and find inspiration in pieces from this period of history, with many modern homes seeking to inject a touch of classic French elegance into their interiors. Get inspired by our range of French style pieces, and create your dream room in moments by browsing the collection today.