Furniture Styles Katelyn Nickerson 3 rd Mrs. Miller
Queen Anne http://www.finewoodcarving.com/furniture/queena.jpg Influenced by Queen Anne herself, this style, from 1725 to 1760, was known for its simplicity in curved lines. Overstuffed upholstered pieces and chairs without stretchers were types of furniture that were influenced by this style. Although simple and delicate, I would use this furniture with similar wooden pieces that convey elegance.
Chippendale http://www.riverforksimports.com/images/products/KRS269A.jpg Named after Thomas Chippendale, this furniture was popular between 1760 to 1785. This style was a combination of lesser styles that included French and Rocco. They are known for the natural designs and images of birds, leaves, fruits and flowers. Popular features included the square leg in furniture and classic curved fronts on chests of drawers. When using this chair, I would place it in a dining room to convey a classic and elegant feel.
Federal Style http://www.chrisgrayfurniture.com/img-lrg/demilune-table.jpg This style was prominent from 1785 to 1810 and was marked by elegant simplicity and clear geometric shapes. When using this style, I would not place it with any curved lines, it belongs around simple and geometric shapes in a hallway or entryway.
Modern http://www.furniturestoreblog.com/2008/11/19/b_b_italia_modern_italian_furniture_with_integrity.html Modern styled furniture, which became popular in the twentieth century, utilized architectural materials, such as marble, glass stone, wood, and even plastics. This style is simple yet functional, therefore I would place it in an open area allowing it to be an accented feature.
Art Nouveau http://blackteacup.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/artnouveau1.jpg A late nineteenth century to early twentieth century European style, this style of furniture was based off of the patterns of natural forms. For example, branches, leaves, and flames. This piece of furniture would definitely be placed in a simple room with deep woods and curves allowing it to be the focal point.
Shaker http://www.furniturestoreblog.com/2007/05/28/characteristics_of_shaker_furniture.html Based off of simplicity, its form showed useful designs and good workmanship. In 1744, when the Shakers came in an escape from religious persecution, this style of furniture became popular. These designs are a good representation of repetition and gradation that should go out on a wrap around porch.
Empire http://www.philaantiques.com/images/loan_pics/2007/worktable1.jpg Influenced by the French Empire, this style was an elaborate design instituted in France during the period between the War of 1812 to 1830. When using this piece I would place it in a master bedroom due to the elegance that this style brings to a room.
Hepplewhite https://www.invitinghome.com/store/images/T/chair_6777s.jpg Designed by an English cabinet maker in the 1700s, George Hepplewhite, this style is known for the variety of chair backs that include the forms of shields and hearts. If I were to use this style, I would put it in a dinning room to convey its movement and harmony.
Duncan Phyfe http://www.mahoganymasterpieces.com/Images/big_image/88_duncan%20phyfe%20sofa.jpg Designed by the most famous Early American cabinet makers, this style was almost all done in mahogany with chair legs that often curved to the side. Tables had designs of finely carved pillars or supported on lyre-shaped bases. I would like to use this style because it has a great symmetrical balance and adds a harmonious feel.
Baroque http://www.curatedobject.us/photos/uncategorized/2008/04/09/7602357821.jpg This style emphasized the fullness of size, scale and proportion. It was an Italiano outgrowth of the late Renaissance where the Italians used twisted turnings, broken and reserved curves. Materials used were marble, ivory and bronze. This style presents elaborate detail and symmetrical carvings that mimic the Renaissance period.
Spanish Baroque http://archive.liveauctioneers.com/archive4/skinnerinc/19562/0707_1_lg.jpg This style was characterized by richly carved and gilt decorations. Backs of chairs were pierced with interlaced geometric patterns or floral motifs. Arms of chairs were set at sharp angles and not connected to the back of the chair. If I were to use this style, my intentions would to emphasis the intricate detail in its wood carvings.
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