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A Brief Look At: Eastlake Style

Eastlake style furniture may have originated in the Victorian era, but it is anything but traditional. This design was dreamed up by architect Charles Locke Eastlake in a time when the extravagance of the Rococo and Renaissance revival was more favored.

Eastlake preferred a simpler style over excessive carvings. Some of these elements included geometric shapes, fewer curves, and a greater emphasis on the grain of wood.

At Till Death Designs, our "El Matador" settee and "Kahlo" side chair are a couple of our favorite pieces, as they show how Eastlake's furniture was a style far beyond its time.