Combining luxury and order, the Formal Furniture style brings elegant design elements into play. Formal style furniture creates a sense of occasion in any room with grace and purpose, exhibiting characteristics that include gentle fluid lines and ornate carvings within the design. The Formal Furniture style is also referred to as Traditional, Louis Philippe, Victorian, or Queen Anne furniture and brings contributions of each to its lovely display. A formal room is balanced, plush and elegant, yet comfortable, refined and familiar. Traditional furniture is warm and inviting, always offering a first-rate comfort factor. A traditional dining room is curved and classic, allowing room to grow as new design styles emerge. The 19th century French style named after King Louis Philippe contributes to the Formal Furniture design with simpler, rounder and softer lines with little ornamentation. Refined with little decoration reflects the influence of Louis Philippe furniture.
Queen Victoria who ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1837-1901 was known to love the ornate, and Victorian style furniture tended to be a heavy form that showcased intricate carvings for every room. Rounding out the formal furniture category is the Queen Anne style named after Queen Anne of England who reigned from 1701-1714. Queen Anne style furniture set the standard for period formal furniture with its gentle, fluid lines and delicate features. Queen Anne furniture brought with it smaller, lighter furnishings gracefully curved and tapered in a delicate fashion.
From formal dining room sets to gracefully arched sleigh beds to the round soft edges of our living room accent tables, our Formal Furniture collection exhibits all the comfort and elegance of a formal presentation in any room of the home.