An Approach to the reality of the canapé at the domestic interiors in Eighteenth-Century Burgos (Spain)

Cuadernos de Historia Moderna. 2013;38(0):139-161 DOI 10.5209/rev_CHMO.2013.v38.42639


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Journal Title: Cuadernos de Historia Moderna

ISSN: 0214-4018 (Print); 1988-2475 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Society/Institution: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History (General): Modern history, 1453-

Country of publisher: Spain

Language of fulltext: Spanish

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Francisco José Sanz de la Higuera (I.E.S. “Torreblanca” (Sevilla))


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<p>The presence and permeability of the canapé –a piece of furniture introduced in the bourgeoisie and nobility homes of Eighteenth Century Burgos–, showed –as it happened with the chest of drawers and other sophisticated furniture–, an increasing search of comfort and commodity. This was connected with the modernity arrived to Spain from Bourbon France. The achievement of a high status of elegance, luxury and distinction, was characteristic not only of the most ancient nobility but also of the social and professional ‘bourgeoisie’ in the public administration, lawyers, merchants and the military.</p>