WILLIAM AND MARY More foreign craftsmen (Dutch and French) I arrived in Britain following the accession of William of Orange and his wife Mary, the daughter of James II, in 1689.Fine cabinetmaking, walnut and ebony veneers and floral.First came the neo-classical style led by Adam - vertical lines, ovals, circles, columns, urns, disciplined carving, gilding and painting related to the Louis XVI style.Those of Sheraton 1791-4, providing a domestic, middle-class version of neo-classicism.Mass dining and bedroom suites; but parlor pieces more elegant, with some sofas and chairs fringed and deep-buttoned in Napoleon III style. LATE VICTORIAN Heavy Victorian styles persisted until about 1910, along with reproductions of English, French and Italian historic types, but the Arts and Crafts Movement, led by Mackintosh, Ashbee, Baillie Scott and Voysey introduced new ideas in sympathy with some aspects of European art nouveau, to which are often married commercial products that are partly an offshoot of the Edwardian revival of Sheraton styles in mahogany with inlaid decoration.There were serious attempts at reviving medieval craftsmanship by reformers, such as Morris. MODERNIST AND ART DECO The period between the two world wars, starked by genuine desire for greater I simplicity and honest, economically made furniture of the type produced by Heal and Russell, but in competition with mass-produced junk on the one hand and finely made but ex pensive products on the other.The wood chosen for a piece of English furniture can reveal much about where the piece was made, its date, and how expensive it might have been.We have compiled a list of the most commonly found woods in antique English furniture from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to help you identify various woods when purchasing your antiques.
It derives from the 1925 Arts Decoratifs exhibition in Paris, and only came to be applied to the style in the 1960s.
Legs are turned to trumpet shapes or scrolled and scroll develops into cabriole leg by the end of William's reign in 1702.
QUEEN ANNE During her reign, 1702- I 4, the cabriole leg donated; surfaces were veneered with walnut, but marquetry became less evident.
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).