Types of Furniture and Decoration During the Dynastic Period
Furniture and Decoration are a term used to describe a wide variety of art works ranging from paintings to sculptures. These are created in the form of furnishing items for residential homes, office space, theatres and other public places. More often than not these are meant to enhance the beauty of the place where they are displayed. Art and design is a very broad subject and it encompasses a great range of skills. Some of the more common art forms include painting, architecture, sculpture, printmaking, woodcarving, furniture design and textiles.
Furniture and Decoration is usually of two types – practical and non-practical. Practical pieces of furniture and decoration make the best performing in a space. They are the best performing when placed in places where they can easily be seen and appreciated by the viewer. Such places may include offices, museums and public spaces. However, such pieces of furniture and decoration do not necessarily have to be made of the most expensive materials and the best artisans. Such pieces of furniture and decorations can be made from any material with a combination of color, fabrics and textures to bring out the best in the particular type of material placed in the room or in the office.
The most common materials that can be used for making such pieces of furniture and decorations are wood and metal. Wood is the preferred choice of the craftsman for making wooden sculptures of all shapes and sizes. Examples of such woody products made from the Greek root are olivewood, cypress and pine. On the other hand, metal can be used to create pieces of Greek furniture which are made from either bronze or iron.
There are also some interesting examples of this type of Greek furniture which have been found in museums in Europe. One of the most famous and popular examples of such wooden products is the Etruscan Furniture which is a type of lampwork which uses a walnut base and has a walnut shade which is attached to the underside of the lamp. In addition to such an ornamental piece, there are some other types of wood art nouveau furniture which are created by using wooden carvings. For example, a shepherd’s cradle is made from wood which has a leather covering over it. It was one of the most common pieces of Etruscan furniture which can still be seen in various museums all over the world.
Another type of popular and attractive Greek furniture and ornament which uses wood as its main material is the Roman furniture. Roman lamps, tables, chairs, and other such decorative furnishings can be made using oak, ash, cherry and ebony wood. These woods were widely available since the Romans settled on the Island of Sicily many centuries ago. The most well-known examples of these types of wooden products from the Romans are the sofas, chairs, dining tables, lamp shades, and table runners which were made using Ebony wood.
Some other types of furniture which were used during the dynastic period were the sofas and chairs which were decorating using ivory and gold. For the most part, this form of furniture was used for interior use and not for exterior decoration. Moreover, some of the more beautiful Egyptian furniture during the dynastic period was made using bronze. This was a very fortunate development as bronze was then considered a new material that could actually be used for extremely heavy objects.