Furniture & Accessories
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Overview:All furniture considered antique derives from one of these basic sources - Gallic or Gothic; Oriental; Classic being from Egypt Greece, Dutch. Other more modern (less than 100 years) sources have, of course, been added and are considered collectible and some extremely valuable, but NOT antique.
* C stands for on continent. Styles were considerbly earlier in Europe than in the United States
* U United States adopted the style
Listed here are furniture periods including their characteristics and, some of the manufacturers. Later periods "revived" some of the basic styles and in some cases they were combined.
PERIOD/DATE CHARACTERISTICS EXAMPLES/MANUFACTURERS Jacobean (1603-60) Straight Lines, Heavy Gateleg tables, banister backs Restoration(1660-88) Squat proportions, Carving Solid carved backs William & Mary Turnings & Scrolling Wing chair, high backs, (1688-1702) * C Drop pulls upholstered (1700-1725) * U Marquetry, Lacquer, Inlay Chests of Drawers, Secretary Queen Anne (1702-20)*C Graceful lines, Shell carv. High backs, Shaped backs, arms (1725-50)*U Cabriole leg, fan shapes Kneehole desk, Drop leaf table Chippendale (1745-70)*C Superior construction, Pembroke table, piecrust edges, (1755-90)*U veneer, gilding, claw & ball Fretwork, small tables, rosettes Hepplewhite (1780-90)*C Graceful oval emphasis Large dining tables, sideboards (1785-1800) *U Serpentine fronts, inlay Card tables, shield-shapes Sheraton (1790-1810) *C Graceful, more carving, Drum table, Rectangular backs (1795-1815) *U Reeding, half rounds Chests with mirrors, Saber legs United States: Federal (1800-1815) Classic lines Eagle tables, lyre pedestals England: and motifs, Stars, feathers Pier tables, back splats, Regency (1810-1830) rosettes France: Directoire (1795-1805) Empire (1804-14) American Empire Ball feet, columns, molding Sleigh bed,i (1815-40) reeded legs, side chairs
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