AMERICAN

FURNITURE PERIODS


It is important to realize that American Furniture Periods

do not always hold to a ridged time frame.
The dates below are only a reference point.

 

  • William and Mary ............... 1640 - 1720
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  • Queen Anne ...................... 1720 - 1755
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  • Chippendale ...................... 1755 - 1790
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  • Hepplewhite ...................... 1790 - 1810
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  • Sheraton ........................... 1810 - 1825
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  • Empire .............................. 1820 - 1840
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  • Victorian ............................ 1840 - 1870
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  • Craft - Revival ...................................... 1870 - 1930
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  • Moderne to Contemporary .................... 1917 - 1980
  • When collecting American Furniture, your first approach should be,

    FORM, DESIGN & PROPORTION,

    no matter what Period of Time you prefer.

    Your next procedure is to learn the Knowledge of Stylistic Features, Structure,Woods and their Oxidation, Cabinetmaking Techniques,as well as, Restoration Techniques..

    It is important to follow these steps to create a Collection of Quality.

    The True Collector recognizes that the merits of the Collection

    is not only measured by its Beauty but also its Authenticity.

     

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