Canadiana in Toronto and GTA

The term Canadiana refers to furniture that was made in Canada in the late 1800s. In the early 20th Century, many pieces were either discarded as junk or sold to the United States. Ironically, the style gained popularity in the 1960s once again, which subsequently increased the demand for authentic Canadiana pieces here in Canada.

Canadiana, especially if it was made in Quebec, takes its inspiration from the French Style furniture of the Old World.

Defining Colonial – Canadiana Characteristics:

Handcrafted: Because Canadiana was primarily made in the rural parts of Canada by the local population (small town carpenters etc.), authentic Canadiana is always hand-made.

Tone: A very warm and cozy feel in tandem with a light hue directly contrasts the darker and heavier look of European furniture.

Material: Pine was the primary material used to craft Canadiana. Applying oil gave the pine even more shine with an almost glowing look.

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