Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10.08.2019, 14:15
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Zürich
Posts: 225
Groaned at 20 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 198 Times in 101 Posts
Rjellsch is considered knowledgeableRjellsch is considered knowledgeableRjellsch is considered knowledgeable
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.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Rjellsch for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 10.08.2019, 14:58
aSwissInTheUS's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Zurich area
Posts: 10,269
Groaned at 78 Times in 69 Posts
Thanked 15,526 Times in 6,895 Posts
aSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond repute
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"
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank aSwissInTheUS for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 10.08.2019, 18:46
Cherub's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Baselstadt
Posts: 63
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 66 Times in 28 Posts
Cherub is considered knowledgeableCherub is considered knowledgeableCherub is considered knowledgeable
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
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Cherub for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 10.08.2019, 19:04
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Küsnacht, Switzerland
Posts: 3,939
Groaned at 81 Times in 76 Posts
Thanked 7,725 Times in 3,606 Posts
Blueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond repute
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/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10.08.2019, 19:21
Cherub's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Baselstadt
Posts: 63
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 66 Times in 28 Posts
Cherub is considered knowledgeableCherub is considered knowledgeableCherub is considered knowledgeable
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.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Cherub for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 10.08.2019, 21:24
roegner's Avatar
Moderately Dutch
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 8,605
Groaned at 298 Times in 245 Posts
Thanked 9,263 Times in 4,697 Posts
roegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Does this furniture have a style name?

Quote:
View Post

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.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11.08.2019, 15:10
Cherub's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Baselstadt
Posts: 63
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 66 Times in 28 Posts
Cherub is considered knowledgeableCherub is considered knowledgeableCherub is considered knowledgeable
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.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Cherub for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does anyone have this ACNE Sahara hooded jacket/coat? vintahee Daily life 2 18.09.2013 08:36
Does anyone have experience with this Montessori school in Zurich? IrisFlower Family matters/health 10 02.11.2011 18:56
Does anyone know the name of this rental agency... Boogaloo Housing in general 6 06.02.2011 18:43
Does your car have a name? MacGregor's Daughter General off-topic 46 17.05.2010 10:35
G-permit (cross-border commuter) Does anyone have any experience with this? lux_interior Permits/visas/government 3 06.11.2009 17:04


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:58.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0