If it ain't Baroque...

This is a furniture trend that I cannot understand or get my head around.  I am slightly jealous of people who have spaces big enough to accommodate this furniture but I still HATE IT! 

And it's not just at Restoration Hardware, it's everywhere!

Unfortunately, styles come back so we can see this again in another 50 years or so.  Here's a version from the 1960s in blue velvet no less.

I sincerely hope I did not offend everyone who rushed to Restoration Hardware to buy one of these lovely beauties.  No offense to RH which I LOVE (and which has the world's best towels), but what were you thinking??