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    Antique Furniture Styles

    Art Deco Art Furniture Art Nouveau Arts and Crafts Chippendale Classical Eastlake Elizabethan Empire Federal French Restoration Furniture Styles Gothic Revival Hepplewhite Interior Decorating Louis XVI Modern Naturalistic Neo Greek Queen Anne Renaissance Revival Rococo Revival Sheraton Victorian William and Mary

    Antique Furniture Styles

    Furniture styles can be determined by remembering what design elements each one embraces. Here are some of the major design elements that define each period. WILLIAM AND MARY, 1690-1730 This style is named for the English King William of Orange and his consort, Mary. New colonists in America brought their English furniture traditions with them and tried to translate these styles using native woods. Their furniture was practical and sturdy.  Lines of this furniture style tend to be crisp, while facades might be decorated with bold grains of walnut or maple veneers, framed by inlaid bands. Moldings and turnings are...

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    Arts and Crafts Movement

    Arts and Crafts Interior Decorating

    Arts and Crafts Movement

    The Arts and Crafts movement was an international trend in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920, emerging in Japan in the 1920s as the Mingei movement.  It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms, and often used medieval, romantic, or folk styles of decoration. It advocated economic and social reform and was essentially anti-industrial.  It had a strong influence on the arts in Europe until it was displaced by Modernism in the 1930s, and its influence continued among craft makers, designers, and town planners long...

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