Traditional Furniture Styles

Traditional Furniture Styles

Furniture has been a symbol of wealth and luxury for centuries, from the Jacobean era of the 1600s through contemporary Scandinavian design of the 1900s. Here is the summary of historical or traditional furniture styles – and the main features of these styles :

Korean Traditional House
Korean Traditional House

Jacobean (1600-1690): The Jacobean was carried out of the English Renaissance. Jacobean furniture is characterized by straight lines, ornate carvings and dark finish.

Jacobean Style Furniture
Jacobean Style Furniture

William and Mary (1690-1735): William and Mary furniture style was well-known in the late 17th and early 18th century and is characterized by Dutch and Chinese influences.

William And Mary Style Furniture
William And Mary Style Furniture

Queen Anne (1700-1755): Queen Anne furniture built during the reign of William III of England. It is characterized by cabriole legs, fiddle-backed chairs and drawer pulls with a shape of a bat wing.

Queen Anne Style Furniture
Queen Anne Style Furniture

Pennsylvania Dutch (1720-1830): This is an American furniture style with Germanic influences. It is characterized by simplicity and popular colorful folk painting cases.

Pennsylvania Dutch Style Furniture
Pennsylvania Dutch Style Furniture

Louis XVI (1760-1789): This was designed for Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution and influenced by Neoclassical design. This is characterized by the Greco-Roman influence, straight lines, classic motifs like fluting, and richly carved details.

Louis XVI Style Furniture
Louis XVI Style Furniture

Chippendale (1750-1790): This style was created by a maker of cabinet in London, Thomas Chippendale. It can be classified in Gothic, French, and Chinese influences and even the Queen Anne style. This is characterized by cabriole legs and the displacement of upper gable of tall cases.

Chippendale Style Furniture
Chippendale Style Furniture

Hepplewhite (1765-1800): Hepplewhite is named after George Hepplewhite , a London designer who was well-known in the early United States. It is characterized by its Neoclassical influence, delicate appearance, tapered legs and contrast plates and inlay.

Hepplewhite Style Furniture
Hepplewhite Style Furniture

Sheraton (1780-1820): The Sheraton style is named after George Sheraton, an English designer with Hepplewhite whose work overlaps. Sheraton is characterized by an almost severe simplicity, straight lines, in contrast to plates, and sometimes conical legs.

Sheraton Style Furniture
Sheraton Style Furniture

Federal (1780-1820): Federal is a combination of Hepplewhite and Sheraton styles. It is known for its straight lines gracefully, contrasting plates, neoclassical motifs and ornamentation

Federal Style Furniture
Federal Style Furniture

American Empire (1800-1840): This is a stylish French-inspired furniture that was popular in the US during the late 19th century and is known for classical ornamentation, carvings and dark finish.

American Empire Style Furniture
American Empire Style Furniture
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