Georgian

1714-1838 The Georgian period extends well over a Century and saw four King George’s on the English throne. Georgian furniture began as a heavy and ornate development of the Queen Anne style but soon refined. Chippendale is the most notable furniture style of Georgian times, characterised by intricate carved seat backs and the Ball & Claw foot, a style which gained popularity when Thomas Chippendale published his furniture designs in ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Directory’ in 1754 reflecting an English Vogue for French, Chinese and Gothic tastes. In the latter years of the 17th Century the Chippendale style was superseded by the designs of Adam, Sheraton and Hepplewhite where a more formal style was adopted using straight lines and horizontal slats.

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