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Does this furniture have a style name?

Because there seems to be a vast amount of knowledge here, I've attached a photo and am wondering if anyone knows what style of furniture it might represent. I don't know too much other than its a wood construction and in two pieces. Age is probably not more than 100 years.

I've Google images searched and found some similar styles but there are many that look similar and I'm curious if anything could be specific. Thanks.

Theta part was moved for the picture and can stand alone. It's not off center as a design element.
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Re: Does this furniture have a style name?

Look a bit like a medieval piece of furniture which means, as it is modern era: Historismus

Historismus could be seen today as a retro style, as in "lets bring the cool old shit back as we think it might had looked back then"
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Re: Does this furniture have a style name?

i think in Britain it would perhaps be referred to as Jacobean reproduction. Original Jacobean pieces are from the early 1600s and the era of the Stuart Kings starting with James I.

I studied English Architecture and Furniture from 1603 - 1750 as part of my history degree
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Re: Does this furniture have a style name?

I'd say it's mid-Victorian Gothic revival or 19th century French Renaissance revival because the individual elements are mismatched. I wouldn't put fleur de lys with barleytwist. There's some similar styling here...

https://www.sellingantiques.co.uk/54...ey-twist-1880/
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Re: Does this furniture have a style name?

I had 4 old diningroom chairs with barley twist legs that I bought for £100 in London years ago. The antique seller told me they were from about 1885. I cleaned them up and reupholstered them, kept them for about 25 years as they were high back and really comfy. Gave them away to charity last year when I cleared my house in Scotland as they would not have looked right in my apartment here.
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Re: Does this furniture have a style name?

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I studied English Architecture and Furniture from 1603 - 1750 as part of my history degree
I´d love to have a go at that ! Sounds interesting

And good to hear, seems my thesis on the connection between Parzival and the Cathars in the South of France was not that strange.
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Re: Does this furniture have a style name?

It had the potential to be a great course, unfortunately the lecturer was as dry as dust and very temperamental with mature students The bright side was we learned all about great architects like Wren, Hawksmoor and Vanbrugh. When I worked in London for years I loved the simplicity of Wren's city churches.

The 2 years of my degree I really enjoyed were where I took courses in Cinema and Society up to 1960. They were about how cinema in Britain and Hollywood reflected and dealt with what was going on in society. It also looked in depth into things like censorship. We got to watch some cracking movies on Monday afternoons.

I'm a huge fan of going to the cinema, I was very ill for 2 years and when I felt well well enough being in the cinema meant I could sit in the dark and lose myself for a couple of hours; I wasn't that lady who was sick. I go to a tiny place in Basel that only has about 30 seats, the guy who has it runs it as a hobby and shows Indie films, mainly strange horror and sci fi. What he's done with the interior is fab, it's been fitted out with stuff from a cinema that closed down.
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