The origin of furniture can be traced back to Ancient Egypt. We know examples of furniture through funerary objects and preserved paintings and reliefs. In Ancient Greece, furniture was enriched with materials such as metals and ivory. In the Roman Empire it becomes more simpler again.
Furniture adapted to the needs of society and in the Middle Age had a functional character that did not change until the 16th century. From this moment on, furniture will reflect the features of society, sober and stark pieces in the seventeenth century, very ornamented and ornate in the Rococo period, neoclassicism and historicism in the nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, the art deco style with geometric lines, the Bauhaus School of the 40s and 50s and the Nordic design with Alvar Aalto as its main representative stand out.
In Durán Arte y Subastas' on-site auction, online store and online auction, you will find interesting pieces of furniture from different periods and styles.