Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Queen Anne Furniture is Classic, 1926 vintage catalog

2396701, Getty Images /Hulton Archive, Family Eating Meal Together, 1940
The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, 1970

Better Homes and Gardens The New Decorating Book,1981

Queen Anne is the oldest English furniture style that is still widely imitated in America today.  

The furniture before this time was mostly made of oak and had straight turned legs in the William and Mary style.  You just don't see this style immitated that much in today's decorating.

Custom image, William and Mary Furniture, The History and Dutch Influence

Queen Anne reigned in England from 1702-1714.  During this time pieces became graceful with a cabriole leg and a shell/sunburst/fan motif.  America was imitating this style twenty years after the English made it popular in England., Queen Anne style

The Queen Anne style continues to be reproduced and imitated, throughout every decade and combined with many other pieces to make many different looks.  Now that's a classic!

Here is a set for sale on Craigslist.  Change out the pink fabric and you are in business!

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