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Palais Royale Armoire by Michael Amini
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Palais Royale is warmly inspired by the beautiful Palais-Royal palace and garden located near the Ier arrondissement of Paris. It faces the Place du Palais-Royal, a square which was much enlarged by Baron Haussmann after the Rue de Rivoli was built for Napoleon. Palais-Royal was once the Paris seat of the Dukes of Orleans and the cadet branch of the ruling House of Bourbon, beginning with Louis XIV's brother, Philippe.
The Rococo style of this Palais Royal Collection takes pleasure in asymmetry, or 'contraste' - the practice of leaving elements unbalanced for effect. Accent carvings and details are seamlessly integrated into a flow of opposed c-scrolls and 'rocaille.' 'Contraste' was a Rococo innovation. 18th century Rococo styled rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry. Its lighthearted themes and intricate designs elevated Rococo to a major period in the development of European art in Paris, London, Turin, Venice, Naples and Sicily.
Fine Rococo style furniture also rose to a pre-eminence as the French upper classes sought to outfit their spacious Parisian boulevard homes in the fashionable style. In England, Thomas Chippendale transformed English furniture design through his adaptation and refinement of the Rococo style, although the most successful exponent of English Rococo was probably Thomas Johnson, a gifted carver and furniture designer working in London.
Add more luxury and magnificence to any designed living room with this splendid Armoire!
- Exclusive Palais Royale Collection
- Original Design from the Michael Amini Signature Series
- Birch Wood Solids & Cherry
- Walnut Primavera, Elm Burl and Maple
- Rich Rococo Cognac Finish
- Two Doors
- Three Drawers
- Armoire Includes: Base (71080B-35) and Hutch (71080T-35)
Armoire: 52.75"W x 24.5"D x 92"H
Weight: 425.00 lb