The very first comprehensive work on Louis-Philippe furniture, this book surveys the most important furniture types, stylistic features, woods, mounts and fittings and cloth upholstery. During the years between 1850 and 1870, furniture was made throughout Europe, which borrowed stylistically from Rococo forms. Between the Biedermeier era and the subsequent period, during which industrialism took hold in Germany, the Louis-Philippe style, named after the monarch who took advantage of the July 1830 revolution to declare himself the King of France, developed a formal idiom distinctively its own. The most memorable event of this period is surely the industrialization of furniture making, with the creation of tools and machines that enabled pieces to be cut and then assembled much more quickly and easily, leading to the manufacture of furniture that middle classes can easily afford. Text in English and German.