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English And American Furniture

A Pictorial Handbook Of Fine Furniture Made In Great Britain And In The American Colonies

by Herbert Cescinsky

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Furniture,
  • Antiques & Collectibles / Furniture,
  • Antiques & Collectibles,
  • Antiques / Collectibles,
  • Antiques/Collectibles

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9537145M
    ISBN 10054808999X
    ISBN 109780548089996
    OCLC/WorldCa172976090

    While American colonial furniture was distinctly functional, often serving more than one purpose, simple in design, and heavy looking, it was just as likely to employ Renaissance forms long outmoded in Europe as it was the more up-to-date baroque decorative elements that emphasized carving. Both were much admired and copied. Until Victorian times, shellac was the only clear surface finish; lacquer and varnish were not developed until the mids. Design motifs continue to reflect an interest in the classics of Greece and Egypt. Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

    The middle block was mildly concave causing the blocks on either side to appear slightly projecting. Lines are crisp, with some use of controlled curves. Original labels bearing these names are sometimes found on furniture pieces from this period, giving further provenance. A variety of indigenous soft and hardwoods, such as pine, birch, maple, oak, hickory, and later walnut, were easily available to colonial furniture craftsmen. Handmade dovetails almost always indicate a piece made before Drawing on the latest scholarship, this comprehensive, lavishly illustrated survey tells the story of the evolution of American furniture from the 17th century to the present.

    These legs usually tapered from the top and terminated in claw feet, and the bronze and stone examples which are occasionally found show carved flutings on the front of the legs and scroll ornament at the side below the table tops. Here, in the hands of William Savery, the highboy became the trophy of the Rococo in America. Two new furniture forms were created in this period. The immediate results were acceleration in the division of labor and a significant reduction in cost, as well as constant striving for novelty combined with elegance. Starting aboutthe fundamental baroque qualities of the William and Mary style began to merge with the more sophisticated Queen Anne forms. The use of marble for tabletops was quite popular, but expect to find the corners shaped to conform to the overall scrolling form.


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English And American Furniture book

Carved decoration in the form of scallop shells, leaves and flowers, particularly roses, and acanthus further add to the ornamentation of this style of furniture. When Watson died inhe left Elfe his estate and personal belongings. As in Europe, the Baroque came in several variations.

Drawing upon previously unpublished material and new research, this equally well-designed book contains hundreds of illustrations, making it an invaluable resource for art historians, dealers, and collectors.

Identifying Antique Furniture

Rural cabinetmakers, by contrast, could do it all. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art Walnut was popular around the s.

12 Periods of American Furniture

And, for those desiring the look, good quality modern furniture is also made in this style. Superior craftsmanship and excellent design. With its lean and taut S-shaped cabriolet legs, pad, trifid, or pointed feet, it dominated the American British colonies for the next three decades.

A new domestic element was the Bible box. Other than what might be needed structurally, it is often difficult to find a straight element in Rococo Revival furniture.

Unfortunately, the selection of terms is arbitrary and eclecticsuggesting that he was increasingly more interested in the eccentric. In he opened large showrooms in Manhattan. Frank Lloyd Wright is the undisputed leader.

Legs vary from straight to baluster-turned forms to English And American Furniture book turned. The style was only popular in clusters, but did entice makers from larger metropolitan areas, such as Boston and New Orleans, to embrace the style. Shelves: high-school This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Known as Empire, it had an emphasis on the classical world of Greece, Egypt and other ancient European influences. In Hellenistic times headrests and footrests were carved and decorated with bronze medallions carrying busts of children, satyrs, or heads of birds and animals in high relief.

Exceptionally popular and widely published, the twelve-sided House of Tomorrow and the all-glass Crystal House, both designed by Chicago architects George and Fred Keck, showed Bauhaus-inspired furniture designed by Leland Atwood.

The volume examines the history of furniture manufacturing, sources of inspiration and types of material as well as technological aspects. Here, in the hands of William Savery, the highboy became the trophy of the Rococo in America.

Out went simple, bulky, and functional rural furniture. Woods used were again dark, but more native woods, such as oak, maple and pine, were incorporated. Walter Papst in Germany designed the first one-piece plastic table in Boxes, often elaborately painted, or baskets were used for keeping clothes or other objects.

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