Dating antique furniture styles
These trends can also be seen in other places like the Chrysler Building, Empire State building, Radio City Music Hall.In this era it is also when King Tut was discovered (1924).The hardware used was larger bail pulls with escutcheons. It was influenced by Chinese and Gothic and had the look of Georgian. A great book for this style is Thomas Chippendale the Gentleman and Cabinet makerâ€™s Directory. This style incorporates Hepplewhite, Sheraton, and early American Classical (Empire). Classical decorations, tapered legs, and brass oval shaped bail type pulls. This was influenced by French Empire, Greek, Roman, and Egyptian design.Woods for this period were walnut, cherry and maple. In this era of furniture proportions changed also the names where no longer monarch names (I.e. The Federal style induced a new style called Neo-classicism. In this style the backs of chairs do not touch the seats. This style had classical lines, graceful, delicate, simple design. It was made for looks most of it was not the comfortable. They used black stained wood with gold ormolu mountings and trims. The main types of woods used where Mahogany and veneer. This was influenced by cabinet makers in New York Phyfe and Lannuier. Woods used where Mahogany veneers with rich colors. There where many different Influences from Gothic, Renaissance Revival, Greco-Egyptian Revival.Schweitzer Linen has traveled the world over and curated some truly gorgeous and unique decorative objects and furniture from various eras which are available to purchase.The following will help you learn more about them and why they are so unique. Victorians loved embellishment, not only on their clothing, but for all objects in their homes.
Metal, leather, and plastic was being introduced; the clean lines and Danish modern were getting popular.Victorian design in general, and specifically furnishings, is widely viewed as having indulged in a grand use of ornament.The Victorian era is known for its interpretation and eclectic revival of historic styles mixed with the introduction of Middle East and Asian influences in furniture, fittings, interior design and décor.This was a simplified version of English Stuart pieces. The William and Mary style used burled veneers (fancy grained wood like burled walnut).They also had tear drop pulls Spanish feet, and were mainly made of walnut. This style brought abrupt changes in the furniture world.
This is one of the most reproduced styles of furniture. It has the look of Louis XVI and of the non-European countries.