What Is Eastlake Furniture?

Eastlake furniture is a Victorian furniture style envisioned by an English architect known as Charles L. Eastlake. This style was a result of Eastlake’s dislike for Renaissance Revival and Rococo Revival styles that were widespread during the Victorian era.

Charles Eastlake designed furniture, but employed cabinet makers to physical construct the pieces. Eastlake furniture was popular between 1870 and 1890, and avoided the numerous curves, excessive high relief carving and classical elements of other styles from the Victorian era. Eastlake style is more geometric and incorporates moderate curves. It includes some influences from medieval and Renaissance Revival styles. Carvings on Eastlake furniture are shallow compared to other styles.