Bombe or Bombay: The History and Modern Popularity of Rococo French Furnishings







Bombay is a city in India. Bomb is an adjective that describes how something curves or swells outwards. A wooden chest that has curved drawers or sides would be considered a bomb box.

Originally, the ornate classic designs that would be too delicate and sport for many mythological visuals for most of today's households were held high by French monarch Louis XIV, who was extremely strict about the artistic standards of French furniture in the early 18th century. After his death, his successor took a much more relaxed approach to construction standards and gave craftsmen the freedom to be a little more "wild" in his work. This new style of woodworking was called the Rococo style during the Regency period in France's history.

The curve of the coffins became popular during this period and this type of furniture has been regarded as the highlight of the history of French furniture. In fact, after England's Charles II returned from exile in France, he introduced some of these same styles in the English woodworking trade, which transformed the formerly pure furniture designs in England at that time. The successor to Louis XIV (Louis XV) and the regent who ruled until Louis XV was of age (Philippe, the Duke of Orleans) was the ruler of this creative bomb, so some furniture styles are today called Louis Philippe style.

The decorative style of furniture during this period utilized many techniques and artistic signals from Chinese art. Asymmetric flowers, plant and cockleshell decorations were cut either from wood or painted on with a Chinese technique called painting. The period also began the additional creativity of woodworkers who created boxes with autumn fronts, secret compartments and boxes that would be opened mechanically at the touch of a button. Another popular feature with all Regency furniture was the convertible legs, which were curved and ended with a scroll at the foot.

Furniture manufactured during this period was also affected by the fact that the middle class markets increased, which inspired them to create larger houses that required interior design. Since the royal trend of hosting many social encounters in the salon (a reception room in a large house) grew among middle-class people who were good enough to entertain, they begin to look for smaller chairs, sofas and other furnishings that want so much from the furniture in one room matches and is comfortable and comfortable while still looking good.

These ideals are still true today, as many people strive to match the style and even intricate carvings on furniture, wish that it is also comfortable and functional for its guests, while being comfortable to save space in a smaller item or offer hidden storage spaces. Although many households today would not provide their homes with the level of furniture made during the Regency period in France, but many bombers still retain a subtle influence of the ornate nature that would exaggerate a modern home. So don't be afraid to add a small class to your home. Find a room that can thematically handle a more classic ornate furnishings, such as a bomb shed that will add culture and comfort to your room.