Northern Italian Renaissance

These works were carried out in a new style under the guidance of Italian masters. It is interesting to note that the distribution of the new style in France was very slow, and the Gothic tradition preserved in pieces of furniture for a long time. Thus, while in Paris and its suburbs have a lot of consecutive years, were manufactured furniture in the style of Francis I, on the outskirts of France, in Brittany and other provinces have continued to make up to half of the seventeenth century. Gothic chests and cabinets that are characteristic of its proportions, details and ornamentation to the XV century. If, during the rule of the Gothic style, the main material for making furniture was oak, but now it has taken place walnut. Style of Francis I in the furniture is characterized by the influx of Italian ornament in the Gothic form.

Pilasters and cornices, panels with arabesques, head in profile with long necks, the prisoners in rich garlands, ribbons fluttering – all this points to the motives of the Northern Italian Renaissance. Chairs with high backs, stools, tables, chests, cabinets, etc. postavtsy, keeping the principles of Gothic design, bear the elements of Renaissance ornamentation. Relief carving Gothic furniture was made in one plane, in the style of Francis I; multileveledness carved ornaments attached to all the wealth of previously bare edges and planes of the furniture. Jambs, panels, cornices, pediments are burdened with the details of ornamentation, which are connected in some spots, each of which has a different center.