The Test of Time


This beautiful Louis XVI Settee has been recovered in an ikat fabric that perfectly marries contemporary style with a classic shape.

One of my favorite aspects of antiques is their timeless quality. The word “antique” inherently indicates that whatever object it is describing is old, but I love that each pieces comes with its own unique history. Refinished, recovered, restored, or still in the original form, antiques almost have a romantic air about them that is tied to their past. A gorgeous armoire that began its life in a French chateau years and years ago could now be used in your bedroom.

The bones of antique pieces are what allow the pieces to stand the test of time. Classic details lend to the ever-changing interior trends. A chair that began with a pattern in the 1920s may have been then recovered in the oh-so-trendy harvest gold of the 1960s. Today, this same chair may boast a contemporary chevron patterned fabric.

Today we feature this Louis XVI Settee. It has been recovered in a beautiful cream and peach ikat fabric that is on trend with the style today. However, the timeless style makes this piece investment worthy. In 10, 20, 30 years, this piece will still be perfect for any décor – you would simply recover it if your style evolves. As you plan a room, be sure to keep in mind the classic and timeless shapes that allow them to remain forever in style.


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