The bed, the most important piece of furniture in the bedroom, was found only in royal and imperial mansions during Antiquity. The other dwellings had mats or straw and wood arrangements. Beds evolved in Europe in the middle Ages. They were made in oak or walnut, topped with a canopy covered with thick fabrics to keep warm. They could also be wardrobe-beds. During the Renaissance period, guests were ushered to the anteroom. Beds became secondary although essential. In the 16th century they were popularized; the wood was sculpted, painted, and sometimes ivory and ebony inlaid. The 17th century brought pomp to households, the beds became more luxurious. Day beds became fashionable during Louis XV and Louis XVI reign, later to become chaise longue in the 20th century. Canopy was detached from the bed, eventually it disappeared. During the first Empire beds were made out of mahogany and decorated with bronze mounts, today they are sought after by collectors. Industrial production of beds appeared during the reign of Louis-Philippe. In the 20th century fine beds were designed by sculptors like Albert Féraud or designers like Jacques Adnet, Jean Prouvé and André Arbus

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80s, 90s, Beds, 20th century
1200 €
Beds, 19th century
4500 €
Beds, 20th century
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Louis XVI, Directory, Beds, 19th century
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Art nouveau, Art deco, Beds
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