Black Lacquer Montespan Bed by Fabulous & Baroque

Quick Definition of "Baroque": "style of art or architecture emphasizing a dramatic, often strained effect and typified by bold, curving forms, elaborate ornamentation, and overall balance of disparate parts." Though it's nice to put it into words, a quick glance at the Black Lacquer Royal Fortune Montespan Bed is enough to intuit as much, especially since the piece's manufacturer is none other than Fabulous and Baroque.

Black Lacquer Royal Fortune Montespan Bed. Manufactured by Fabulous & Baroque.

The Royal Fortune Montespan Bed is Luscious and Luxurious

While I haven't seen the price point on this particular piece of elaborately ornamented furniture, I could reasonably speculate that-given the piece's ornate and luxurious aspect-that "Fabulous and Broque" might be a more precise descriptor. Not so, says the manufacturer, as F&B specializes in "creating fabulous and baroque style furniture at friendly prices."

Black Lacquer Montespan Bed by Fabulous & Baroque

Just so, "Fabulous, Friendly, and Baroque" probably sounds good to those in the market for big gestures, for bold statements in bedroom decor. The Black Lacquer Montespan Bed makes specific reference to one of Louis XIV's mistresses,  French noblewoman Françoise Ath©naïs de Rochechouart de Mortemart, Marquise of Montespan-"the most celebrated maîtresse en titre of King Louis XIV of France, by whom she had seven children."

Black Lacquer Montespan Bed by Fabulous & Baroque

Fans of the Baroque certainly know that said Marquise enkindled the King's passions to no small degree and was thus said to be the "true queen of France." Small wonder, then, that the King provided her with the most elaborate, the most luxurious, the most eye-catching and texturally-intriguing of beds in all of France. Now, thanks to the foresight of Fabulous and Baroque, it can be your very own.

Black Lacquer Royal Fortune Montespan Bed. Manufactured by Fabulous & Baroque.

The Black Lacquer Montespan Bed is made of hand-carved Mahogany. Optional details include flowers, leaves, and scrolls. Contact F&B if you have an alternative vision for the Montespan Bed, as additional custom colors and finishes are available.

About the Manufacturer: "Fabulous" may be the ultimate descriptor for the historical aesthetic known as the Baroque, especially among those who admire the look in its contemporary forms. To get a good dose of same, have a look at the wares proffered by manufacturer Fabulous & Baroque. Offerings include tables, beds, chairs, divans, armoires, chests, dressers, and mirrors, each appointed in dramatic, elaborate fashion reminiscent of the era of Louis XIV. In contrast with the furnishings of that Royal House, the Fabulous & Baroque Collection is affordable, so you can satisfy your yen for historical excess without breaking the bank.

Posted December 20, 2011 by Joseph Starr

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