By Jeffrey P. Greene
American furnishings Of The 18th Century bridges the space among the paintings of interval furnishings and the craft of furnishings making. Jeffrey Greenes meticulous examine of types, makers and interval equipment produces an extraordinary blend of heritage and strategy that's bursting with details and perception. eco-friendly first offers a complete survey of layout and building in response to the old affects and tastes of the interval. He then examines and explains real joinery, development and furnishings making tools. all through, he offers drawings, illustrations and pictures. And in a separate, full-color part, he treats readers to a close-up examine 18 vital examples with a dialogue in their layout, development and inventive advantage. American furnishings Of The 18th Century captures the spirit of an age that boasted William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Neoclassical and different enduring makers and kinds. It effectively hyperlinks the historical past, craft and development of those vintage masterworks in a stunning quantity of splendor and undying designs. hugely steered analyzing for antiquarians, creditors of 18th Century furnishings, and scholars of 18th Century Americana.
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Springs were not used duri ng the 18th centu ry, and COUCH . BOSTON AREA . 1710-1730 . Couchesare stylistically linked to the chairs of the peri od and share many similarities in their backs and turnings. The back of this example is hinged for reclinin g. (COURTESYMUSEUM OF FINE ARTS. BOSTON) EASY CHAIR. BOSTON. 1710 -172 5. Fully upholstered easy chairs first appeared in the Willi am and Mary period. The upholstery on this chair is an accurate reconstruction of the appearanceof the original. The seat cushion is thick because springs were not used in 18th-century upholstered pieces.
COURTESY HISTORIC DEERFiElD) CHEST WITH DRAWERS . WETHERSFIELD . CONNECTICUT . 16 7 5-1 71 0. This chest is attributed to Peter Blin of Wethersfield. The design, includingthe shallow relief carving of the sunflower and the use of half-tu rnings, is nearly identical to several other chests attributed to him. (COURTESYWETHERSFiElD HISTORICAL SOCIETY) of th e most prolific practition ers of this style was Peter Blin of Wethersfield , Co nnectic ut, wh o was working during th e last qu arter of th e cent u ry.
On e of th ese Fren ch Protestants was Daniel Marot (1662 -1 752). Marot was an arch itect and a designer of both furniture and orn ame nt . He fled to Holland and th en came to England with William III. Marot served as King William 's architect before return ing to Holl and in 1698. He brou ght with him a decidedly French taste in th e style of Loui s XIV, and int rodu ced some det ails th at were to become synonymo us with th e William and Mary style. Amo ng th ese are cross stre tc hers and th e turned leg in th e trumpet and inverted cup shape.