During the Renaissance, Florence Italy was the world center for fine art. Baroque and Rococo pieces were highly sought after with many Europeans desiring them for their homes.
Florentine style furniture started with the carvings, which then dictated the painting, gilding, and veneers. Pieces were first primed with white gesso and then embellished with gilt for a more luxurious effect.
Florentine style antiques can be found throughout a number of decorating styles, particularly in French Country and Hollywood Regency designs. Combining several styles of furniture together such as French/English Regency and Neo-Classical will ensure you have all the decorating elements for your signature Florentine space.