Tag: Dining Room Furniture

Robert Adam (1760-1795)

This style is named for architect Robert Adam, who studied ancient architecture in Italy. While in England, he designed furniture with classical details that would fit the character of his classically designed homes. The Adam…

Chippendale (1750-1790)

The Chippendale style is named after British designer and cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale, who published his furniture designs in “The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director” in 1754. In the United States, the Chippendale style was…

Pennsylvania Dutch (1720-1830)

Pennsylvania Dutch is a simple, utilitarian American country style of furniture with Germanic influences. It is characterized by colorful folk painting on case furniture.      Appearance Simple – Straight lines, simple design, and little…

Georgian (1714-1760)

The Georgian style is a more ornate version of Queen Anne with heavier proportions, elaborately carved cabriole legs terminating in a pad or ball-and-claw foot, ornate carvings, pierced back splats and the use of gilding.…

Colonial Furniture

The Colonial style combines characteristics of William and Mary, Queen Anne, and Chippendale. Colonial furniture tended to be more conservative and less ornate than English and European furniture of the same style period.   Appearance…

Queen Anne (1700-1755)

The Queen Anne style is a refinement of the William and Mary style with a moderate proportion and graceful appearance. It is characterized by cabriole legs terminating in a pad or drake foot, fiddle-back chair…

William and Mary (1690-1725)

William and Mary is a European influenced style, named after the reign of William and Mary of England (1689-1694). William and Mary has Dutch and Chinese influences. It is characterized by trumpet turned legs terminating…

Early American (1640-1700)

Early American furniture is rudimentary, utilitarian furniture made from local woods. It was brought from or modeled after European furniture styles, particularly from England, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Spain.   Appearance Simple – Straight…

Jacobean (1600-1690)

Jacobean (1600-1690) Jacobean is an English style of furniture, which is medieval in appearance with straight lines, rigid designs, sturdy construction, ornate carvings, and a dark finish. Much of Early American furniture was patterned after…

Periodic of Antique Furniture

Each furniture style has several different and distinctive design elements that can easily be identified and recalled. Louis XIV – French Baroque Furniture Style Louis XIV French style furniture is also called Baroque. Popular from…

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