The Neo-classical period of the 18th Century introduced the use of balance and symmetry to interior architecture. This revival of styles which originated in Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt was reinterpreted by leading architects and designers such as Robert Adams and Thomas Hope. This period was a strong contrast to the more ornate Rococo and Baroque periods which had preceded. Neo-classicism is characterized by linearity, lightness and proportion with emphasis on the relationship of individual pieces of furniture and decorative art to enhance the symmetry of the entire room. Utilizing paired decorative accents of classic furniture and art within the design of a room introduces an elegant uniformity. The proportions of the space immediately become harmonious, ordered and aesthetically pleasing.
We have included some examples of pairs from our collection, a pair of very fine 18th Century Georgian open splat chairs with beautifully carved detail, a simple elegant pair of Biedermeier chairs, a pair of fine Twentieth Century Corinthian column lamps with acanthus leaf and shell motif terminating on tripod paw feet in the manner of Thomas Hope and a 19th Century pair of colourful ceramic Venetian style harlequin figures are amongst others for you to peruse at your leisure. Please browse through our website to see some of our fine pieces in both our Dublin and New York Galleries.