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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.

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,

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,

Hepplewhite (1780-90)*C Graceful oval emphasis          Large dining tables,
        (1785-1800)  *U Serpentine fronts, inlay        Card tables,
Sheraton (1790-1810) *C Graceful, more carving,         Drum table, Rectangular
         (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

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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