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English furniture designs of the eighteenth century.

Peter Ward-Jackson

English furniture designs of the eighteenth century.

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Published by H.M.S.O in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

At head of title page: Victoria & Albert Museum.

ContributionsVictoria and Albert Museum.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18426566M
ISBN 100112902286

Child, GrahamWorld Mirrors —, London, His furniture is heavy in appearance and bears much carving, and as his tables and chairs were usually gilt the effect is very rich. His large wardrobe designs he embellished by arranging the beautiful mahogany graining in oval, round or rectangular panels to great advantage. Many of the Rococo designs were French in origin, but Chippendale modified some of them for the less flamboyant English market; among these are his French chairsbased on Louis XV designs.

Vernay, Arthur S. Machines which were worked by hand were being used and steam power was on its way in. Davidson, Marshall B. To this time belong the early specimens of our "grandfather" clocks, the old-fashioned bureau-bookcase, the chair with cabriole leg and claw-and-ball foot, and a flat-shaped "splat" in the back; mirrors with narrow walnut-wood moulded frames, the larger ones having the glass in two or three divisions, chests of drawers inclosed by two doors of walnut wood, veneered in patterns formed by the figure of the wood running different ways, and such smaller articles as the tripod stand for a basin, and the work table fitted with contrivances for winding silks, and other ladies' accessories: the harpsichord and spinet, the quaint card table with cabriole leg, sometimes ornamented with an eagle's head; and English lacquer made in imitation of that which originally came from China and Japan.

He was the last of the great eighteenth century designers although he was not, as his predecessors were, in direct contact with those who bought the furniture he had designed. English Cabinet Makers Office The painting shows a cabinet maker pointing to a design for a commode and bookcase which has been coloured for presentation to a client. In his designs Sheraton included a light type of chair, suitable for bedrooms or for hiring out in large numbers. His book of designs, The Gentleman and Cabinet Makers Director, was published first inenlarged inand is the most famous of its kind in any country.


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English furniture designs of the eighteenth century. book

Extant examples are more common than those of the ancient Near East: a wealth of bronze furniture was recovered at Pompeii; at Herculaneum even wood pieces were partly preserved.

In his designs Sheraton included a light type of chair, suitable for bedrooms or for hiring out in large numbers. From this old hierarchy of furniture derived the cumbersome court regulations concerning who may sit and on what, that persisted for centuries in the palaces and ceremonies of monarchs.

Folding headrests were probably for the use of travellers. No related posts. Load Next Page. Figure 12 Design for a wall bracket illustrated on pl. The legs often terminated in metal feet and sometimes were encased in bronze moldings, and the rails also were sometimes covered with bronze sheathing.

Chapter VI. English Furniture Of The Eighteenth Century

All rights reserved. Collard, FrancesRegency Furniture, 2nd edition, London, Rogers, John C. The figure to the right, pen in hand, is probably the bookkeeper. Early stools for ceremonial purposes were merely squared blocks of stone.

It is a pity he did not live long enough to complete the programme he had made out for his work and enjoy his extraordinary posthumous success. On tallboys he put the plainest rounded brass handles squared at corners or rounded with small brass backplates to fix them on.

They can be studied in his books. Tables with round and rectangular tops and three and four legs were common. Reprinted, Reading, Also, there are three cabinets in existence which have his name inlaid on the inside of a door. Cobb is recorded as being notorious for a very haughty manner, and stories are told of the difficulties into which this led him.

Machines which were worked by hand were being used and steam power was on its way in. Figure 9 China table attributed to Robert Harrold, Portsmouth, — An architect, and about the first in England who not only designed a mansion but also some of its contents.

Thomas Sheraton to The use of mahogany was becoming fashionable, for, although discovered as a rare wood more than a hundred years previously, it was not until the first quarter of the eighteenth century had turned, that it was extensively used in the manufacture of furniture.

Walkling, GillianTea Caddies, London, Georgian Adam Late 18th century Woods used: Mahogany Description: Straight, slender lines; heavy Greek classic influence; fluted columns; delicate low-relief carvings, especially draped garlands. Lenygon, FrancisFurniture in England from toLondon, Mahogany with maple.

In both size and profile, the cornice exactly matches the full-scale cornice detail illustrated in fig. The Egyptians used thin veneers of wood glued together for coffin cases; this gave great durability. Figure 15 Side chair, Boston, —Morrison H.

Heckscher English Furniture Pattern Books in Eighteenth-Century America Design for a wall bracket illustrated on pl.

42 of Thomas Johnson’s One Hundred and Fifty New Designs () engraving on paper. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, Design for a chimneypiece illustrated on pl. 7 of. Around the s they came to recognise the better properties of the walnut, which dense grain allowed for lighter and finer shapes of the furniture, and quickly turned into a most fashionable sylvaindez.comr, in the early eighteenth century, the walnuts in central Europe were nearly extinguished by a frosty winter and its numbers were significantly reduced.

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