Aesthetic Style argued that there need not be a useful or practical purpose to art “Art for Arts Sake" was the slogan of the time.

Design Element

  • Simple lines
  • Natural inlays, marquetry, and cloisonne
  • Decoration asymmetrical
  • Simple but bright colors of blue, green, and yellow interior colors were used to decorate the dark
  • Furniture was ebonized with gilt highlights
  • Strong Far Eastern influence
  • Prominent use of natural elements such as flowers, birds, ginkgo leaves, and peacock feathers


Here are a few examples of Aesthetic Style furniture.   Click on any image to zoom in.

Aesthetic table

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