So i was put through another final session of my wife watching (thank goodness) the final episode of Downton Abbey on PBS tonight. (no comment).
The one thing that i looked at and thought about past visits to some of those estate homes in the UK and museums is the woodworking and wooden trim.
The thought struck me and i decided to ask the question here,
Do you think we shall ever see a return to having pieces of furniture in a home that are finely crafted and endure. I don't just mean something made of all wood. I am thinking true fine craftsmanship with all sorts of inlay and carvings and curves and mostly veneered?
Seems to me we see all sorts in fashion recycle and i was wondering what you all think in this regard.
Have we reached a stage forever where we never see mankind value this kind of work again?
Yes i know the everyman can only afford Ikea etc but even in Edwardian era the everyman could not afford those kinds of piece of furniture.
My question is will the equivalent wealthy folk today once again seek out to have work of this type commissioned and i dont mean a single piece intended as a family heirloom. I am thinking of a fashion period where its more abundantly sought after.
Dont misinterpret my question, this is more a I wonder than any remote thought i may have of making anything of that sort never mind doing it as a living or business.