About Louis Philippe
Understated elegance is the hallmark of Louis Philippe-style furniture. Simple, soft lines combine with the minimum number of embellishments to make this classic 19th century French style popular in the modern era. The traditional wood grain finish turns any drab room into an elegant salon. The Louis Philippe-style features solid dark woods, such as walnut and mahogany. There are also versions made from solid Acacia and Acacia veneers. If you covet authentic antique pieces seen in museums or stately homes, you can find contemporary versions on eBay. Look for new and used Louis Philippe-style wardrobes, chests of drawers, sleigh beds, and display cabinets. Make the furniture the centrepiece and select wallpaper and flooring that matches the style. Alternatively, combine it with pieces from other eras and add a mirror for a more eclectic look. Louis Philippe-style furniture adds sophistication and refinement to any room, whether you live in a town or the countryside.