Dating antique furniture styles

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Dating antique furniture styles

EARLY VICTORIAN Much furniture made in 1830-50 was still neoclassical, but heavier than Regency; some affinity with Charles X (French Restoration).

Skilled French workers sought refuge in Britain when Louis XIV of France ceased to protect Protestants, 1685.MID GEROGIAN George I, 1730-60 and the first year's of George III. In 1754, Chippendale's designs appear; Rib bon-back chairs, ornate gilt mirrors and con sole tables expressed the English interpretation of rococo.Some designs loosely followed French (Lou is XV) fashions. LATE GEROGIAN The George III period lasted from 1765 to I 1800, but the term is sometimes extended back to 1730.After 1570, a version of Renaissance style owing more to France and the Netherlands than to Italy found expression in fat turnings surmounted by Ionic capitals, solid inlay, carved caryatids, strapwork, split baluster turnings.JACOBEAN Strictly speaking, the reign of James I, (1603-25 ) but also used to cover that of Charles I (162549).Geometric moldings, split balusters, bobbin-turnings; popular until about 1720.

RESTORATION Sometimes known as Carolean, in reference to Charles II, restored to the throne in 1660. Dominant style is baroque but more Franco-Dutch than Italian.English craftsmen, having acquired foreign skills, adapted these to their own style.EARLY GEROGIAN George I and early years of George II until about 1730; mainly a continuation of the Queen Anne style, but rather heavier.If you are an American you will find it useful to understand the broad relationships between British and mainland European styles, and of course vice-versa. Paneled construction from dates from about 1480, the panels were often carved with linen-fold.MEDIEVAL Romanesque Imported to Britain by the Normans following the conquest in 1066. The coronation chair at Westminster Abbey has a back with a pointed arches made in 1296 by Master Walter of Durham, it was the first English piece firmly attributable to a named maker.Well, no, not the exact date it was created, because classic leg designs are copied to this day.