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Antique Furniture Styles

Figuring out antique furniture styles can be really confusing. Ideas have been inspired over the centuries from many cultures and continents, then taken again and tweaked to satisfy the modes of the time.

Even today, you can see elements of the 50's and 60's creeping in to furniture design as well as the textile industry. 

So I have put together a simple timeline for you which you will find further down the page.

Below you can choose a period that interests you, e.g. Queen Anne, the links are in blue - click on them and you will be presented with pictures of the style.

It will take me a while to correlate all this information so please be patient with me until I can put the links in.

Antique Furniture Periods and Styles

Dates U.K.
Period
French
Period
German
Period
Style
1558-1603 Elizabethian Renaissance Renaissance
(to c1650)
Gothic
1603-1625 Jacobean
1625-1649 Carolean Louis XIII
(1610-1643)
Baroque
(c1620-1700)
1649-1660 Cromwellian Louis XIV
(1643-1715)
Renaissance/
Baroque
(c1650-1700)
1660-1685 Restoration
1685-1689 Restoration
1689-1694 William & Mary
1694-1702 William III Rococo
(c1695-1760)
1702-1714 Queen Anne Baroque
(c1700-1730)
1714-1727 Early Georgian Régence
(1715-1723)
1727-1760 Early Georgian

Chippendale
Louis XV
(1723-1774)
Rococo
(c1730-1760)
1760-1811 Late Georgian Louis XVI
(1774-1793)


Directoire
(1793-1799)

Empire
(1799-1815)
Neoclassicism
(c1760-1800)

Zopf
(1770-1799)

Empire
(c1800-1815)
Neoclassical
(c1755-1805)



Empire
(c1799-1815)
1812-1820 Regency Restauration
(1815-1830)
Biedermeier
(c1815-1848)
Regency
(c1812-1830)
1820-1830 Regency
1830-1837 William IV Louis Philippe
(1830-1848)

2nd Empire
(1848-1870)

3rd Republic
(1871-1940)
Revival
(c1830-1880)


Jugendstil
(c1880-1920)
Eclectic
(c1830-1880)



Arts & Ceafts
(1880-1900)
1837-1901 Victorian
1901-1910 Edwardian Art Noveau
(c1900-1920)


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