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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 in a ball or Spanish foot, padded or caned chair seats, and Oriental lacquerwork.      Appearance Graceful and Refined – Elegant Appearance.(Federal style shown) Chair Arms Contoured – Arms curve inward. Straight – Arms are straight and perpendicular to the chair. Chair Back Material Cane – Woven rattan. Upholstered – Cushioned and fabric [...]

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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 lines, simple design, and little ornamentation.(Contemporary style shown) Chair Arms Simple Turning or Flat – Arms are straight with a simple turning or are flat. Straight – Arms are straight and perpendicular to the chair. Chair Back Material Wood – Solid wood, horizontal slats, vertical slats, or vertical splats. Chair Back Shape Banister – [...]

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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 this style.   Appearance Sturdy – Straight lines and a heavy proportion.(Arts and Craft style shown) Chair Arms Slopes to front posts – Arms slope down to meet posts from the seat. Chair Back Material Wood – Wood chair back. Chair Back Shape Solid – One piece or solid panel chair back. Chair Leg Shape Round [...]

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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 1643 to 1715, Louis XIV design is heavy, heroic and pompous. Known for its rich symmetrical form, great volume and opulence, it is masculine in appearance, based on classical examples of furniture and influenced by the Flemish, Italian and Spanish Baroque. Louis XIV Baroque French Furniture Design [...]

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Antique Furniture Style

A piece of furniture to be termed as antique should be at least a hundred years old. If you are a collector of Antique Furniture or want to pursue collecting antiques as a form of hobby then you should gather as much possible knowledge about furniture styles. It is best to study about different styles of Antique Furniture so that you are not duped by unscrupulous sellers who might sell you a reproduction at an exorbitant price. On the other hand, [...]

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Chippendale Furniture

Chippendale style of furniture is named after famous London cabinet-maker Henry Chippendale. Chippendale furniture is known for its amalgamation of several different furniture styles, which was the first of its kind. This style of furniture was very famous during the mid 18th century and today they are considered as antique furniture of great value. This style of furniture blended three distinct furniture styles namely Chinese, Rococo and Gothic to create a unique and harmonious style. Some of the best and [...]

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Finish for Antique Furniture wood

Many different finishes have been used to beautify and protect wood furniture through the centuries. Many historically authentic finishes were high maintenance, labor intensive, and not very durable, so the trend has been to more impervious and enduring finishes suitable for everyday living. Simple wax finishes have been used for many years, especially on rustic or country pine furnishings because of its soft and satiny look. Wax is easily restored or brightened with a new application, damaged or dull spots [...]

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Furniture hand painted

Hand painted finish is one of the finishing model that is liked by some peoples. Hand painted finish is a combination of art of painting with art of finishing the furniture. Paintings that are usually made on a canvas, it can also be done in a furniture product. The painting in the furniture will be an eye catching as the point of attraction in a furniture product. The painting will give the art value of the furniture and increase [...]

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Combination Finish Furniture

The growing of furniture industry at this time has made furniture finishing become very important. At the beginning of furniture industry, the finishing may be considered only as a complement to the furniture product. But now it has become one of the important factors to increase the selling value. The finishing is the aesthetic factor to meet the tastes of buyers and users of the furniture product. Finishing is a final touch to complete the design to generate the [...]

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Chippendale Wood furniture

Chippendale furniture style. Chippendale furniture was recorded as the high class furniture in the middle of the 18th century and its popular is still continue until today. The Chippendale model is still lot found on the market today mostly as the reproduction product. There are many furniture model designed with Chippendale as reference. The Chippendale is special style created by Thomas Chippendale, a famous furniture maker in the history of furniture. He was well known as the the British high [...]

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