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Pair of 19th Century Baroque Full Bed, Original Four Poster Lisbon Bed

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19th century Baroque bed, original Lisbon bed The measurements you can see in the listing is only for the shipping, the This Full size 4-poster bed is hand carved with elaborate details, spiral turned post, 3D open spiral twist spindles, and Moorish details represented by the repetition of arches. It is carved and turned from solid alder wood which is known for its natural distressing and characteristics. This bed is a current representation of Indo-Portuguese furniture. An era long passed and almost lost. Indo-Portuguese beginnings Moorish architecture is a variation of Islamic architecture. It developed as a group of individuals of Islamic faith spread from the Middle East to the Maghreb, an area which included parts of North Africa and Spain. Their architecture was noted for its unique characteristics, a result of the intertwined influences of culture and religion. Some of the most prominent examples of Moorish architecture can be found in Spain with most built between the beginning of the 12th century and the end of the 16th century. With this new cultural influence there came an advancement of ornamental art especially in Northern India. Resulting in carved furniture influenced by the styles and fashion from Arab states, Turkey and Persia. Cabinet and furniture making had a turning point during this period. Introducing elaborately carved wood and chest with inlay work, brass corners, metal rosette and knobs. The concept of more useful furniture such as the dressing table was discovered in Indian during this period. The Portuguese where the masters of navigation and conquest and started settlements on the Western coast of India. One being Goa in 1510 and in 1530 it became the capital of the Portuguese Eastern Empire. It was in Goa that the Portuguese were introduced to the blacksmiths and the art of carpentry, carving, and joinery. Likewise the Indians crossed to Lisbon and learned the techniques of the Portuguese and that was the beginning of Indo-Portuguese furniture. By the end of the 17th century the Goans had Indian influences meshed with the Western Era architecture. The locals had a desire for artistic furniture. Tables, benches, chairs, rocking chairs, easy chairs, stools, sofas, beds, day beds, cupboards, cabinet and chest came to be in favour as known today as Indo-Portuguese furniture. As trade heightened this type of furniture spread throughout Europe. When the 20th century came many where drawn to more simple lines and this style fell out of favour and many of the craftsmen that had passed along these techniques generation to generation where no more. Today there are a few artisans who are practicing this craft. This bed is a current representation of an era and craftsman long passed.This Full size 4-poster bed is hand carved with elaborate details, spiral turned post, 3D open spiral twist spindles, and Moorish details represented by the repetition of arches. It is carved and turned from solid alder wood which is known for its natural distressing and characteristics. This bed is a current representation of Indo-Portuguese furniture. An era long passed and almost lost. Indo-Portuguese beginnings Moorish architecture is a variation of Islamic architecture. It developed as a group of individuals of Islamic faith spread from the Middle East to the Maghreb, an area which included parts of North Africa and Spain. Their architecture was noted for its unique characteristics, a result of the intertwined influences of culture and religion. Some of the most prominent examples of Moorish architecture can be found in Spain with most built between the beginning of the 12th century and the end of the 16th century. With this new cultural influence there came an advancement of ornamental art especially in Northern India. Resulting in carved furniture influenced by the styles and fashion from Arab states, Turkey and Persia. Cabinet and furniture making had a turning point during this period. Introducing elaborately carved wood and chest with inlay work, brass corners, metal rosette and knobs. The concept of more useful furniture such as the dressing table was discovered in Indian during this period. The Portuguese where the masters of navigation and conquest and started settlements on the Western coast of India. One being Goa in 1510 and in 1530 it became the capital of the Portuguese Eastern Empire. It was in Goa that the Portuguese were introduced to the blacksmiths and the art of carpentry, carving, and joinery. Likewise the Indians crossed to Lisbon and learned the techniques of the Portuguese and that was the beginning of Indo-Portuguese furniture. By the end of the 17th century the Goans had Indian influences meshed with the Western Era architecture. The locals had a desire for artistic furniture. Tables, benches, chairs, rocking chairs, easy chairs, stools, sofas, beds, day beds, cupboards, cabinet and chest came to be in favour as known today as Indo-Portuguese furniture. As trade heightened this type of furniture spread throughout Europe. When the 20th century came many where drawn to more simple lines and this style fell out of favour and many of the craftsmen that had passed along these techniques generation to generation where no more. Today there are a few artisans who are practicing this craft. This bed is a current representation of an era and craftsman long passed.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 63.78 in (162 cm)Width: 43.71 in (111 cm)Depth: 80.71 in (205 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Baroque (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1880
  • Condition:
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1726235325702
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