Little Books About Old Furniture. The Period of Queen Anne J.P. Blake

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Published: September 25th 2013

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Little Books About Old Furniture. The Period of Queen Anne  by  J.P. Blake

Little Books About Old Furniture. The Period of Queen Anne by J.P. Blake
September 25th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 143 pages | ISBN: | 9.80 Mb

Little Books About Old Furniture. The Period of Queen Anne by J. P. Blake & A. E. Reveirs-HopkinsThe sovereigns of England, unlike those of France, have seldom taken to themselves the task of acting as patrons of the fine arts. Therefore when weMoreLittle Books About Old Furniture.

The Period of Queen Anne by J. P. Blake & A. E. Reveirs-HopkinsThe sovereigns of England, unlike those of France, have seldom taken to themselves the task of acting as patrons of the fine arts. Therefore when we write of the Queen Anne period we do not refer to the influence of the undistinguished lady who for twelve years occupied the throne of England.

The term is merely convenient for the purpose of classification, embracing, as it does, the period from William and Mary to George I. during which the furniture had a strong family likeness and shows a development very much on the same line. The change, at the last quarter of the seventeenth century, from the Jacobean models to the Dutch, was probably the most important change that has come over English furniture. It was a change which strongly influenced Chippendale and his school, and remains with us to this day.The period from William and Mary to George I.

covered nearly forty years, during which the fashionable furniture was generally made from walnut-wood. No doubt walnut was used before the time of William and Mary, notably in the making of the well-known Stuart chairs with their caned backs and seats, but it did not come into general use until the time of William. It continued in fashion until the discovery of its liability to the attacks of the worm, combined with the advent of mahogany, removed it from public favour.

Walnut nevertheless remains a beautiful and interesting wood, and in the old examples the colour effects are probably unsurpassed in English furniture. Its liability to worming is probably exaggerated, and in the event of an attack generally yields to a treatment with paraffin.

Certainly the furniture of what is termed the Queen Anne period is in great request at the present day, and as the period was so short during which it was made, the supply is necessarily limited.



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