Details Make the Difference in Baroque, Rococo Style Furniture


It’s golden with ornate embellishments, upholstered in beautiful silk: It’s a baroque sofa. Or is it a Rococo style sofa? Both of these furniture styles are beautiful and in demand, but do you know the difference between Baroque and Rococo?

When exploring these styles, it becomes apparent that while each has defining characteristics, there are good reasons why it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between Baroque and Rococo.

According to Stip International – and Webster’s dictionary — the term baroque likely arises from the Portuguese word, “barocco,” which means “uneven pearl.” The style typically uses classical orders and ornaments in a free and sculptural way that evokes movement and has a dramatic effect. Baroque style permeated most parts of culture, including gardens, architecture, music and art.


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