Eastlake Ornate Oak – 1875 – 1910
The Eastlake furniture style envisioned by its creator Charles Lock Eastlake came about in response to his dislike of the over-the-top Rococo Revival and Renaissance Revival styles popular during the Victorian era. Although Eastlake furniture is technically considered Victorian, being popular from 1870-1890, it breaks away from the excessive high relief carving, classical elements and numerous curves of other styles produced during this time frame.
Eastlake emphasized the beauty of wood grains, favouring oak and cherry, as well as rosewood or walnut if not obscured by dark varnish. In spite of his suggestions, however, many American furniture makers used ebonized wood for Oriental decoration on otherwise essentially Eastlake pieces.
H- 36” x W- 17.5” x D- 17”
Original Art – The Sacred Cow, Oil on Canvas