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Ros, and sconces, though less commonly on chairs and tables. The fluted column became an important feature of construction and ornament, both in woodwork and metal-work. On cabinets and such pieces this column appears in the form of a fluted pilaster, sometimes tapering to the floor, sometimes resting on claw-feet. Frequently the flutings were filled at intervals with quills or husks, often gilded. On chairs and tables the column takes the form of straight, round, vertical legs, fluted and...

Georgian Chair Styles

Georgian Chair

IT is no easy matter to condense a characterization of the furniture styles of the Georgian period, for the reason that those styles varied widely with the ascendency of one master cabinet-maker after another. It was, indeed, a period in which the names of the master-designers of furniture eclipsed those of the reigning sovereigns. In general it includes the reigns of George I 1714-1727 , which was the early Georgian period George II 1727-1760 , embracing the transition and Chippendale periods...

Table Renaissance French

Louis Xiv Chair With Crown And Tapestry

Europe, reaching its highest development in the fourteenth century. Gothic furniture was plain in form and architectural in character. Simple lines predominated, the decorative element being supplied by carving and pierced tracery. Much of it was built into the walls the rest was cumbersome and heavy. In England, Germany, and the Low Countries oak was the principal wood employed in France, chestnut in Italy, walnut in Spain, cypress. The carving was of a conventional, geometric character, but...

Repairing William And Mary Underbracing Table

William And Mary Furniture

Sheraton chair with rectangular back Hepplewhite mahogany pier table with square legs, inlaid with satinwood on the t p and front A typical Sheraton table with inlay on the front and with tapering, reeded legs proportion. The seats were usually upholstered. Hepplewhite preferred mahogany for most of his work, using satinwood and rosewood moderately to meet special demands. Hepplewhite was not a great carver like Chippendale, nor so finished an artist in inlay as was Sheraton, but he employed...