A Louis XIV armchair of the middle period, with curved legs and curved underbraces. Gilded wood and tapestry . . 40

A typical Louis XIV sofa upholstered in tapestry, designed in the manner of Berain 49

A finely carved Louis XIV table of gilded wood with marble top from the Chateau de Vaux 49

Late Louis XIV side chairs of oak with upholstery of Genoese velvet 50

A Louis XIV table and small cabinet in the style of Boulle, made of ebony with gilt and bronze mounts 50

Late Louis XIV armchair with curved legs, upholstered in tapestry. The details are balanced 59

Louis XV armchair of carved walnut, upholstered in brocatelle.

Note the unbalanced details in the carving 59

Louis XV console of carved and gilded wood, with marble top 60

A Louis XV table of polished oak with carving typical of the period 60

A Louis XV armchair with cane seat and back 65

Louis XV armchair of walnut, upholstered with tapestry . . 65

A Louis XVI armchair with square back and seat of cane and frame of carved walnut 66

A Louis XVI armchair with oval back, of painted and gilded wood upholstered 66

Louis XVI parlor in the Hotel Manhattan, New York. A good example of the modern application of the style 75

Typical Empire console table of mahogany with ormolu decorations and a mirror at the back 76

Three-legged round table with mosaic top, gryphon supports, and the flaming torch in the center 76

A typical drop-front desk of the Empire period, showing the round pillars, vertical form, and ormolu mounts ... 85

A fauteuil gondole. Note the concave back, curved rear legs, and swan-neck arms 86

Another, built of mahogany, with brocade upholstery and with metal mounts 86

A typical bed of the Empire period, built of mahogany, enriched with ormolu mounts 86

The Empire style. Napoleon's throne room at Fontainebleau . 91

Typical Jacobean press cupboard of oak. 1650-1675 ... 92

Dining table of the plainer Jacobean type. 1650-1675 ... 92

Small table, late Jacobean, of oak and walnut, showing the popular spiral turning 97

An oak gate-leg table of about 1685, with carved legs and supports. Turned legs were more common 97

Oak wainscot chair of about 1650, showing the Jacobean variation of the Tudor rose in the carving 98

A typical Restoration chair with scroll-work carving, cane seat and back, and the Flemish feet 98

Roundabout chair of the late seventeenth century, with rush bottom and with the Spanish foot in front 98

English cabinet, embellished with marketry of the Dutch type.

Period of William and Mary 107

Cane-back armchairs of the William and Mary period, showing the French influence of Daniel Marot 107

High chest of drawers of the William and Mary period with

Flemish paneling and bell-turned supports 108

Late Queen Anne highboy of walnut veneer, with Dutch legs, broken-arch pediment, and brass fittings 108

A small stand of the Queen Anne period, with two drop leaves supported on swinging cabriole legs of the Dutch type . 113

Early Georgian chair of walnut veneer, showing the ball-and-

claw feet of 1715 and after 113

A cabinet for china designed by Chippendale in modified

Chinese style 114

Tripod tea-table with lacquered piecrust top and ball-and-claw feet 114

Chippendale chair, with pierced splat 119

Chippendale chair, ladder-back type 119

Hepplewhite shield-back armchair 119

Sheraton chair with rectangular back 119

Hepplewhite mahogany pier table with square legs, inlaid with satinwood 120

A typical Sheraton table with inlay on the front and with tapering, reeded legs 120

American "fancy" chair of the early nineteenth century . . 133

A typical lyre-back chair made by Duncan Phyfe . . . .133

Three types of American Windsor armchairs of the late eighteenth century 133

Library stand of mahogany, by Phyfe 134

A good example of the work of Duncan Phyfe, the American cabinet-maker. A drop-leaf table of mahogany . . . 134

One of Phyfe's eight-legged sofas. The back panels are beautifully carved and the slight swing of the arms is most graceful 134

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