Like many of its European neighbors, Dutch furniture was influenced by styles adopted by monarchs of powerful countries in the 18th and 19th century. While they followed the lines of the styles of the time, the Dutch also created their own distinct styling, mostly noted by their voluptuous, sturdy and highly decorative look. They often crafted in the bombe style, with lovely curved substructures exotic veneers. As a colonizing culture, the Dutch had access to woods from all over the world and used them in their furniture making. While many pieces were crafted out of mahogany and inlaid with these exotic woods, we also see burl walnut, oak and other domestic woods being used. Dutch furniture is beautifully crafted and well-adorned without being overly ornate. You will find examples with carved or cast statues, scrolled details and serpentine lines. Then there are those that are much simpler, with cleaner lines for a less formal style. Below we showcase some of our best examples of Dutch craftsmanship:
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