Start Dating antique furniture styles

Dating antique furniture styles

After 1570, a version of Renaissance style owing more to France and the Netherlands than to Italy found expression in fat turnings surmounted by Ionic capitals, solid inlay, carved caryatids, strapwork, split baluster turnings.

Well, no, not the exact date it was created, because classic leg designs are copied to this day.

But a leg CAN tell you when a style was first introduced and that is one important step in identifying an antique's age and period.

Mass dining and bedroom suites; but parlor pieces more elegant, with some sofas and chairs fringed and deep-buttoned in Napoleon III style. LATE VICTORIAN Heavy Victorian styles persisted until about 1910, along with reproductions of English, French and Italian historic types, but the Arts and Crafts Movement, led by Mackintosh, Ashbee, Baillie Scott and Voysey introduced new ideas in sympathy with some aspects of European art nouveau, to which are often married commercial products that are partly an offshoot of the Edwardian revival of Sheraton styles in mahogany with inlaid decoration.