The Classical Repertoire in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Venezuelan Furniture

This text written by Jorge F. Rivas compiles information about furniture in the classical style in Venezuela during the 18th and 19th centuries. He details the influences of Greek and Roman art, Rococo, Neoclassicism and Romanticism, among other styles, that made their way from Europe, the United States and China and were adopted to create a local style. Throughout, Rivas points at the political and economic difficulties that occurred from the War of Independence to the Republic, and later, the arrival of democracy, a period characterized by the search for a national style that reflected the new values of the republic.