built from hardwoods
such as Walnut and later from Mahogany
would of been fashionablein the Georgian period. Some plaster decorations
painted and gilted would of also be found. Softwood such as pine and
fir would of been a cheaper material used in kitchens and servant quarters.
furniture pieces in enteraining areas would of been sideboards, console
table with marble tops, drinks cabinets, card tables and glass fronted
built in bookcases. In the bedrooms and dressing rooms; wooden four
poster beds with heavy drapes to keep out the draughts, wash stands
on furniture would of been carved swags, fruit, flowers and leaves.
Claw and ball feet could be found on chair and table legs.
Chippendale(1718 - 1779) was a cabinet maker and interior designer.
He was commissioned to design furniture for many large houses and collaborated
with Robert Adams. Chippendale published his furniture designs in The
Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director.
Hepplewhite(1727- 1786) was a cabinet and chair maker. His wife
published his original designs in The
Cabinet Maker and Upholsterers Guide in 1788. The neoclassical
Hepplewhite style is most recognised by his shield back chair, made
of delicate contrasting veneers, a slender balanced design with uncarved
period was influenced by the French empire and Egyptian
temple. Hieroglyphics, animal heads and eagles were commonly used as
decorations. The oval gilt
plaster framed mirror with gilt balls could often be found in on Regency
Mahogany sideboard 2& 3. Card table 4. Wash Stand 5. Four poster
& Son Antiques
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Links to Articles
Homes - Georgian
furniture 'made from barn planks': Times Online
4 Homes Forum
Frith Photo Archive
Architecture: Britain Express
at Buildings: Pevsner Architectural Guides