Eustis Estate

Bed Chamber Bedroom Suite

This bedroom set is made in a style known as Eastlake, a subset of the Aesthetic Movement. The name comes from the writings of English designer Charles Eastlake whose Hints on Household Taste, published in England in 1868, inspired the decoration that dominated here and in England for much of the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Noted for its rectilinearity and incised lines, the style often called for wood painted black to imitate ebony. The clear finish on this set is less common as is the use of ornamental tiles which was more often done in England than America. Suites of bedroom furniture that included tables, chairs, and washstands were popular here and abroad.