The 19th century definitely is the century of decorative arts. A profusion of styles develops. The advent of bourgeoisie leads to the creation of numerous pieces of art and furniture. The art of interior decoration and design is at the same time intimate and luxuriant. Eclecticism is the prominent sign of the spirit of the time, combining mediaeval, Renaissance, Baroque, and neoclassical elements.Schmidt, Clara is the author of '19th Century Style ', published 2007 under ISBN 9782914199445 and ISBN 2914199449.