Louis-Philippe antiques are characterised by elegant lines that combine robustness and restraint. Aiming for absolute comfort, simplicity was back in fashion, and decorative elements were practically inexistent. The furniture is more utilitarian than ornamental. It was inspired by the furniture from the era of Louis XV combined with a renewed interest in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Industrialised manufacture was being developed, which explains the almost complete absence of moulding and bronze elements. The most commonly used woods were veneered mahogany, cherry, and walnut. The surfaces are flat, and the sides straight with rounded edges. There are, however, some characteristic features of the Louis-Philippe style: the armrests turned in ram’s horns, motifs of frog’s legs, and floral and landscape motifs.