There are many, and very different, Victorian furniture styles.
In fact, famous Victorian designer Charles Eastlake himself hated Rococo, which is mid 1850s Victorian.
Victorian furniture is popular today, probably due to it’s accessibility more than the aesthetics.
There was plenty of furniture made due to the change in history of methods of manufacture, the machine had taken over and was able to produce mass amounts of Victorian furniture to satisfy the vast demand by the middle class people that desired it.
Early armchairs often had loose seat cushions stuffed with feathers.
After the 1830s, cushion designed advanced a bit and included springs, padding and webbing.
Modern upholstered chairs may feature a tag listing both manufacturer and serial number or design name, which can be looked up on the manufacturer's website or on collector websites.
Mass-produced chairs from the 19th century to modern times are often stamped with a manufacturer's mark.
The factories had changed, the designers no longer had direct contact with the customer.
The dark Japanned, lacquered, frames are beautifully highlighted with mother of pearl inlaid garlands, foliate and floral detail accentuated by gold leaf highlights.
The splayed tapering and turned front legs and circular section rear are united by a box stretcher with the fore most delicately turned.
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