American Furniture Periods

It is important to realize that American Furniture Periods do not always hold to a rigid time frame. The dates below are only a reference point.

William and Mary

1640-1720

Queen Anne

1720-1755

Chippendale

1755-1790

Hepplewhite

1790-1810

Sheraton

1810-1825

Empire – Classical

1820-1840

Victorian

1840-1870

Craft-Revival

1870-1930

Modern 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.