Our French-style furniture is one of our signatures, and our Bordeaux collection is one of the most popular for good reason. Its graceful lines follow in the traditions of a style that took hold during the reign of Louis XIV.
The style of furniture and decorative arts of the Louis XIV era is well known for its, shall we say, exuberance; with every surface festooned with elaborate filigree, gold leaf, marquetry, and anything else that would fit. The Sun King was not known for his collaborative style, and state-sponsored departments of the arts were responsible for the strict application of his preferences.
Louis XIV dialed it back a bit, while still keeping some of that exuberance. Furniture of all types had painted accents and lacquers, often with shell and flower motifs. Table legs were curved and delicate, while desks, dressers, and chests also became rounded in the body. This romantic style became popular all over France.
HomesDirect365 have taken the best elements of the Louis XIV style and applied them to modern home decor in the Bordeaux matching range. Whether alone or as part of a full bedroom set, the items in this collection are striking yet versatile – surround them with colours and accessories as subtle or electric as you like.
Ivory writing table
This table is sweet and a little quirky – making it perfect for a shabby chic theme – from the carved details around the mirror to the swooping curves of its legs to the en-pointe look of its feet. But with seven handy drawers and ample surface, it offers more than good looks.
Also not just pretty to look at, this wardrobe has a smartly designed interior that makes it highly functional. You might wonder how you got along without it.
Chest of drawers
A chest of drawers with personality in its bowed surfaces, with a bit of weathering on the carved details, and delicate drawer pulls. Despite its commodious size, this dresser feels light thanks to its narrow legs and inches of space underneath.
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