Colonial Furniture

The name of this style is derived from the Colonial days of the United States and was the outgrowth of the furniture brought over from the mother country of the various colonies.

The New England and Virginia settlements were made by the English, and the?- furniture was mostly of the Georgian period, Chippendale, Sheraton, Adam, etc. New Orleans was settled by the French and here we find furniture of the Louis and Empire periods. To New York came the Dutch with their Dutch and Flemish furniture, so we have three distinct types of Colonial furniture—Dutch, English and French. The Colonial style was developed from these by making them plainer, leaving off ornament and simplifying them in every way possible, but retaining the original outlines and proportions. Ii must be borne in mind that Colonial furniture and Colonial styles are two separate things. Many of the pieces which nave come down to us from the Colonial days are pure Ch'ppendale, Sheraton or other styles and are recognized as such nowadays, so we find the Colonial style of today is the result of the gradual development of ideas derived from this old furniture just as in the past, new styles were the outgrowth of the older ones.

'Strictly speaking, the name Colonial would only apply to furniture in this country before the Declaration of Independence. If this classification was observed, it would disqualify half of the furniture now owned by antiquarian and historical societies. So it has become customary to classify as Color ial, furniture made for some years after 1776. This old funiture has been gradually gathered in museums and private collections, and there are a number of books devoted entirely to Colonial furniture, so it is the purpose of this book to only show a few of the more interestmg examples. ^

Period Styles Furniture

Early istj Century Spii"t E'-tt^m Chair. Ruai B. ttom Chair belor.Ktd »1 WiHiatj Ptnn in Boston.

Louis Xvi Armchair Drawing

Louis XVI. Style. Sh.iraton Style.

Chairs ownei by Gejrgj Washington.

Colonial Furniture Style

Empirt Chair, made in Parii, brought Empire Chair from the !ibriry of Najfoleor to the United Statts, and owned I. Afterwards iwntd it. New by President Mum s. Orleans, I 1.

Empirt Chair, made in Parii, brought Empire Chair from the !ibriry of Najfoleor to the United Statts, and owned I. Afterwards iwntd it. New by President Mum s. Orleans, I 1.

Spanish Foot Chairs

Caí « Chair with Spanish Foot. Owned by Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Conn.

Cane Chair, 17'h Century English Style. Owri.d Ky the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Conn.

Relaxing Chairs

Caí « Chair with Spanish Foot. Owned by Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Conn.

Cane Chair, 17'h Century English Style. Owri.d Ky the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Conn.

Dutch Chairs.

Owned by the American Antiquarian Society Worcester, Mass.

Modern Worchester Sofa

Sofa of the Early 19th Century Type, Owned by Worcester Society of Antiquity, Worcester, Mass.

Sofa in the Sheraton Style. Owned by the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass.
American Antiquarian Society Furniture
Tbnmas Jeffersin's IVsV-

George Washington's Desk, owned by Historical Society of Perirsy'^ar.ia.,

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How To Sell Furniture

Types Of Furniture To Sell. There are many types of products you can sell. You just need to determine who your target market is and what specific item they want. Or you could sell a couple different ones in a package deal.

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