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  1. 1. Furniture Styles Morgan Ridulfo
  2. 2. Queen Anne <ul><li>Curved legs are common, which this bureau has. It is ornate in a refined, elegant way. Walnut is the preferred wood. </li></ul><ul><li>This style would most commonly be found in an elegant, understated house. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chippendale <ul><li>Chippendale furniture-named for Thomas Chippendale is a combination of several styles. It is very nature inspired, with fruit and leaves as carvings. The finest pieces of this furniture are crafted from mahogany, though other wood was used </li></ul><ul><li>This style would most likely be seen in a very elaborate, old timey house. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Federal <ul><li>Federal furniture can be identified by it’s sheer simplicity and straight lines. It is often upholstered and has an oil varnish, and sometimes paint over the wood. It can be crafted out of many types of wood including maple, cherry and rosewood. </li></ul><ul><li>This style is seen in many households today, though slightly more modernized. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Modern/Contemporary <ul><li>Modern style is not made for comfort, it is very minimalist, this is a strong characteristic. Many modern and contemporary pieces are very artistic looking and quite colorful. </li></ul><ul><li>These pieces would feel most comfortable in the contemporary, box style homes going up around America today. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ar Nouveau <ul><li>Ar Nouveau, or ‘New Art’ in English introduced new materials to furniture, including glass and metal casts in the late 1800s. It was fairly ornate, though not gaudy. </li></ul><ul><li>It would feel at home in a similar style house as Queen Anne furniture . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Shaker <ul><li>This style is based on pure simplicity and function, only designed to be useful. It was brought to America in the early 1700s. </li></ul><ul><li>The only houses I can think of this in are very few current American homes and of course, the Shaker homes. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Empire <ul><li>This style is the neo classical during the late 1700s-early 1800s. It originated because of Napoleon's desire for extreme luxury. It is commonly made form mahogany and has elaborate carvings and gold filigree. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no current homes that I can think of that would use this style for a functioning piece of furniture. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Hepplewhite <ul><li>George Hepplewhite, a London cabinet maker created this furniture in the late 1700s. It is characterized by straight legs and painting and inlay work as opposed to elaborate carvings. It was often upholstered with patterns of small birds and flowers. </li></ul><ul><li>Most likely only used as antiques in upper class homes today. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Duncan Phyfe <ul><li>This style is characterized by carved legs and neoclassical motifs. All of the seats are upholstered with fabric such as brocade, needlepoint and satin. The wood is maple, rosewood or cherry wood and is usually oil varnished. </li></ul><ul><li>Most likely only used as art in modern homes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Baroque <ul><li>Baroque furniture was often gilt and included many expensive design elements. The upholstery was often leather or plush fabric with ornate curved legs and arms. </li></ul><ul><li>This furniture would most likely be found in very elegant, wealthy homes. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Spanish Baroque <ul><li>The wood often used for Spanish Baroque was walnut, and it was ornate, but not quite as ornate as Baroque. </li></ul><ul><li>The house that is would most likely be found in would be adobe houses in Texas or New Mexico </li></ul>