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Antique Furniture Styles
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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...
Chippendale Style Furniture
18th Century Antiques Chippendale English Furniture
An archetype of the finest English design and craftsmanship, Chippendale style furniture originated with cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale in the 18th century. The style was immediately popular and adopted across Europe and America – and it continues to be a favored style for sophisticated and traditional interiors today. Drawing inspiration from Gothic, Rococo and Chinese design, original-inspired Chippendale furnishings are often variable in their overall aesthetic but are consistent in their aura of luxury and elegance. Essential to Chippendale-style furniture is the use of fine hardwoods, such as mahogany and walnut, and often the presence of a dark finish, which emulates...