Decorative furniture designs: 17th – 19th century

Decorative furniture designs from 17th to 19th centuries(100 pages book)



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Decorative furniture designs from 17th to 19th centuries(100 pages book), ancient furniture history, antique designs furniture, antique furniture ideas
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Page 1.
Characteristic colorings and grain markings of principal constructional and decorative woods used in early times.


Page 2.
Fourteenth-century buttressed coffer.

Page 3.
Marriage coffer or cassone. In the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington. Italian (Florentine probably), ca. 1550.

Page 4.
Late Gothic schrank. In the Bavarian Museum, Munich, with hanging light (leuchterweibschen), from Albert Dürer’s house at Nuremburg.

Page 5.
Oak double hutch. The property of Guy Laking, Esq. , M.V.O., S. James Palace.

Page 6.
Carved oak dressoir–Louis XII. In the Musée Cluny, Paris.

Page 7.
Inlaid muniment chest. Presented by Sir Hugh Offley, when Lord Mayor of London in 1556, to St. Mary Overie, now St. Saviour’s, Southwark Cathedral.

Page 8.
The “king’s room,” Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk. The property of Sir Henry Paston Bedinfield. With its furniture and accessories re-arranged to show its court cupboard, “thrown” chair, linenfold panelling, bedstead, and other appointments

Page 9.
Oak press, Strangers’ Hall, Norwich. Wall fresco painting, West Stowe, ca. 1550.

Page 10.
 The panelled study at Groombridge Place, Kent. By permission of the Misses Saint.

Page 11.
The littlecote bedstead. The property of Vincent Robinson, Esquire, F. S. A., Parnham, Dorset.

Page 12.
Carved and inlaid oak court cupboard. The property of Mrs. Henry Branston, The Friary, Newark.

Page 13.
Inlaid nonesuch chest. The property of Francis Darwin, Esq., F.R.S., Cambridge, ca. 1580. Carved “drawinge” table, Shibden Hall, ca. 1600. Carved chimneypiece at Chiddenstone, Kent, ca. 1600. Earliest English wallpaper, at Borden Hall, ca. 1580.

Page 14.
Oak trestle table. The property of Walter Withall, esq., ca. 1570. “Mine host’s” chair. Formerly the property of Dr. Abel, ca. 1540.

Page 15.
Upholstered chair and couch with adjustable ends. The property of Lord Sackville, Knole Park, ca. 1600.

Page 16.
Carved oak armoire, bearing the cipher of Lambert Suavius of Liége, and dated 1540. In the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. Carved oak table, in the Musée Carnavalet, Paris.

Page 17.
Petite credence, François I, Musée de Cluny, Paris, ca. 1520.

page 18.
Henri Deux carved coffer, or bahut, ca. 1555. Donation Sauvageot, Musée du Louvre, Paris. Oak screen of the same French period, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Page 19.
Carved bourgouignon credenze. Donation Sauvegeot, Musée du Louvre, Paris, ca. 1550-1575.

Page 20.
Oak cabinet, with circular convex panels, having incised arabesque ornament filled in with black composition. Royal Scottish Musuem, Edinburgh. Walnut chair (chaise sans bras), with interlaced floral ornament on the back. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

page 21.
Vargueno cabinet of chestnut, ivory, etc., painted and gilt with wrought-iron and steel mounts: upon twisted, turned, and carved stand. Parnham collection.

Page 22.
Carved oak bedstead of Jeanne D’Albret, dated 1562. From the Château de Pau, mobillier national de France.

Page 23.
Wrought steel chair. The property of Earl Radnor, Longford Castle.

Page 24.
Group of late sixteenth-century continental furniture: Portuguese cabinet of chestnut, inlaid with ivory, ebony, and coloured woods, spiral turned arm-chair with silver finials and nails.

Page 25.
Some constructional and decorative woods in vogue during the seventeenth century.

Page 26.
Shovelboard table in the Hall of Littlecote. The property of Mr. L. Popham, and by permission of Mrs. Leopold Hirsch, ca. 1660.

Page 27.
Court cupboard buffet. The property of Sir Theodore Fry, Beechanger Court.

Page 28.
Carved oaken stairway, Godinton. By permission of George Ashley Dodd, Esq., D.L., J.P.

Page 29.
Oak Welsh dresser. The property of Henry Dann, Esq., ca. 1688.

Page 30.
Chimneypiece in the double cube room, Wilton House. By permission of the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery.

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Page 31.
A cabinet of oak and walnut, with ebony panels and columns, inlaid with rosewood and ivory engraved. Originally in Lochleven Castles, and long known as “Queen Mary’s Aumerie,” probably made by French or Flemish craftsmen.

Page 32.
The Putnam cupboard of English oak and cedar. Presented to the Essex Institute, Salem, by Miss Harriet Putnam Fowler. Carved settle of American Oak. Found in a stable at Barrington, Massachusetts. Now in Bulkeley collection.

Page 33.
Walnut kas inlaid and with painted medallions of Delft ware. The Pruyn Collection, Albany, U.S.A.

Page 34.
An early Virginian colonist’s parlour. Oak “drawinge” table, in the possession of the Pickering family, Salem, U. S. A., from 1636. Oak bible box, Connecticut Historical Society, U.S.A. Elder Brewster’s chair, Pilgrims’ Hall, Plymouth, Mass., U.S.A.

Page 35.
The “Rubens” cabinet–of ebony carved. Interior fittings inlaid and columns of tortoiseshell. From the royal collection at Windsor Castle. By permission of His Majesty.

Page 36.
Mirror, gueridons, and table overlaid with silver plaques. Presented by the Citizens of London to Charles II. From the royal collection at Windsor castle. By permission of His Majesty.

page 37.
Chimneypiece in coloured mosaic. Florentine. Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington. Table in coloured mosaic. Florentine. Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington.

Page 38.
Carved walnut bombé armoire with chased mounts. Property of Dr. Burghard. Carved oak stairway, Guildford.

Page 39.
Inlaid jewel casket of walnut wood. Panelled front sides and top. In the Wallace Collection, Hertford house.

Page 40.
Coffret de mariage. Boulle. Musée du Louvre, Paris.

page 41.
Armoire in ebony with inlays of engraved brass and white metal. Chased ormolu mountings. The royal monogram of L’s reversed within the turquoise blue oval medallions. Boulle. Designed by Jean Berain. In the Jones Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington.

page 42.
Kneehole writing table in red tortoiseshell. Lacquer steel top. Boulle. Gilt fauteuils, upholstered in tapestry. In Louis XIV, chambre a coucher, Versailles.

Page 43.
Panelling, from an old house near Holborn, with Grinling Gibbon [sic] carvings. Mirror frame, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington. Walnut table, late William and Mary, walnut chair, early William and Mary, property of Viscountess Wolseley. Charles Wesley’s walnut high-case clock, Wesley House, City Road.

Page 44.
Carved walnut darby and Joan settee. The property of Mr. N. C. Neill, ca. 1725.

Page 45.
Inlaid walnut bombé bureau-cabinet. Parnham collection, Beaminster, ca. 1725.

Page 46.
Queen Anne’s bed. Hampton Court Palce. Chest of drawers upon stand, property of Viscountess Wolseley. Wooden candleabra, property of Sir Spencer Ponsonby Fane.

Page 47.
Walnut inlaid writing-table. The property of Sir George Donaldson.

Page 48.
Red and gilt lacquer double chest of drawers. Property of Viscountess Wolseley.

Page 49.
Black lacquer settee, chairs and table, red lacquer mirror. Property of Viscountess Wolseley. Wall-paper at Wotton-Under-Edge. Property of V. R. Perkins, Esq.

Page 50.
A group of early eighteenth-century furniture, from the collection of W. H. Lever, Esq., M.P. Walnut cabinet-top scrutoire, veneered upon oak with bleached herring-boned bandings. Inlaid sycamore (“yellow”) clock. Carved tabouret, probably French.

Page 51.
Mahogany and gilt Georgian suite in the gallery and green drawing-room of Longford Castle. By permission of the Earl of Radnor, ca. 1730.

page 52.
Carved early Chippendale chairman’s chair. Property of Mrs. Storr, Edenbridge, ca. 1735.

Page 53.
Carved Chippendale library bookcase. Property of Dr. Burghard, Harley Street.

Page 54.
Shaped fret-rimmed gallery table. Chippendale school. By permission of William James, Esq., West Dean, ca. 1745.

Page 55.
Carved enclosed mahogany bookcase–style of Chippendale. French influence. Formerly the property of Sir Charles W. Domville, Santry Court, Dublin, ca. 1745.

Page 56.
Carved China case in Chippendale’s Chinese manner. A Chippendale Chinese chair, ca. 1750.

Page 57.
Curved commode table–Chippendale under French influence. Property of the Duke of Beaufort, ca. 1750. Incised and raised lacquered eight-fold screen-Chinese. Property of C. Wilson, Esq. ca. 1730.

Page 58.
Mahogany arm-chair, style of Chippendale. Property of Lt.-Col. G. B. Croft Lyons, ca. 1750.

Page 59.
The Chippendale Chinese room at Badminton House. Property of the Duke of Beaufort, ca. 1755.

Page 60.
Mahogany divisible dining-tables, dining room splat-back chairs. Property of Dr. Burghard, ca. 1755.

Page 61.
Mahogany cabinet-topped block-front scrutoir. Messrs. Brown & Ives, Bankers, Providence, U.S.A., ca. 1775. Mahogany and gilt constitution mirror. Hon. J. R. Buck, Hartford, Conn. U.S.A., ca. 1775.

Page 62.
Carved mahogany China cases. Adam influence. Property of Sir Faudel Phillips, ca. 1765.

Page 63.
White gilt and painted settee. Pergolesi influence. From the Orrock collection, ca. 1780.

Page 64.
Inlaid satinwood commode. Ormolu mounts. Property of Henry Hirsch, Esq., ca. 1780.

Page 65.
Carved mahogany pedestal sideboard. Property of W. Walters, Esq., Baltimore, U.S.A., ca. 1780. Oval wheel-back master’s chair. Property of the worshipful Company of Drapers, London.

Page 66.
Painted and lacquered sedan chair with domed top. Designed by the Brothers Adam for Lady Watkin Williams Wynn. Now in the Bethnal Green Museum, ca. 1776.

Page 67.
Some constructional and decorative woods in use during the eighteenth century.

Page 68.
Satinwood and mahogany inlaid dressing cabinet. In the king’s bedroom, West Dean Park, property of Hon. William James, ca. 1785.

Page 69.
A heppelwhite bedroom. Chintz-curtained inlaid satinwood bed from Dr. Horne’s collection. Inlaid satinwood dressing chest and mahogany wardrobe from Sir Walter Gilbey’s collection.

Page 70.
Satinwood dressing-table with medallions, painted in grisaille and floral festoons in natural colours, attributed to Angelica Kauffmann, R.A. or Cipriani, R.A. Property of Thomas Kirkley, Esq., Cleadon Park. Late eighteenth century.

Page 71.
Painted commode and chairs. Property of his grace the Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle. Late eighteenth century.

Page 72.
Wedgwood-Flaxman chimneypiece. Property of W. H. Lever, Esq., M. P., ca. 1790.

Page 73.
Austro-Hungarian peasant furniture. A living room of today furnished with traditional patterns of (at least) eighteenth-century antiquity.

Page 74.
Asiatic furniture from the collection of Lord Curzon of Kedleston, G.C.S.I, D.C.L., etc. Burmese carved and gilt doorway from Mandalay. Buddhist manuscript box (poongyi) and shrine (sadaik) of wood encrusted with coloured glass, Upper Burma. Dragons (chinthe) placed at the entrance of a temple, Mandalay. Indian chair of traditional design, from Portuguese Colony at Goa.

Page 75.
Panelled room: French. Style of the régence. Carved oak chair, Le Garde Meuble, Paris. Ormolu-mounted mahogany writing table. Ormolu-mounted bombé commode, by Charles Cressent. In the Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London.

page 76.
Bureau du roi Louis XV. French tansitional Louis XV-XVI style. Commenced in 1760, completed in 1769. Musée du Louvre, Paris. (Copy in the Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London.)

Page 77.
Upright secrétaire in parqueterie of various woods, with ormolu-mounted rosettes, etc. French transitional Louis XV-XVI style. Property of the Rt. Hon. Charles Stuart Wortley, M.P.

Page 78.
Escritoire a toilette. Believed to have been the property of Queen Marie Antoinette. French transitional Rococo-Louis XVI, but probably made, ca. 1780. Jones Bequest, Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington.

Page 79.
Gilt state bed of Queen Marie Antoinette. The Lyonnais silk hangings, designed by Phillippe de Lassale. In the chambre a coucher, Palais de Fontainbleau, France. French, style Louis XVI: The Barrière of empire period.

Page 80.
Jewel cabinet of Queen Marie Antoinette, of mahogany, gilt, inlaid, carved, and with painted plaques. French Louis XVI. Period, Pompeian-classic influence, ca. 1787. Palace of Versailles, France.

Page 81.
Salon de musique of Queen Marie Antoinette, Palace of Fontainebleau, France. Showing the following contemporary Louis XVI furniture: Carved and gilt console. Petit trianon, Versailles. Gilt settee in Beauvais tapestry. Palace of the Elysée, Paris. Table ormolu mounted and with Sèvres plaques: formerly the property of Queen Marie Antoinette. Jones bequest, South Kensington, London. Marqueterie cabinet ormolu mounted and with Sèvres plaques: formerly the property of Queen Marie Antoinette. Jones bequest, South Kensington, London. Marqueterie cabinet ormolu mounted and with Sèvres plaques. Jones bequest, South Kensington, London. Carved gilt chairs. Wallace collection, Manchester Square, London.

Page 82.
Jewel cabinet of Queen Marie Antoinette, of mahogany, gilt, inlaid, carved, and with painted plaques. French Louis XVI. Period, Pompeian-classic influence, ca. 1787. Palace of Versailles, France.

Page 83.
Salon de musique of Queen Marie Antoinette, Palace of Fontainebleau, France. Showing the following contemporary Louis XVI furniture: Carved and gilt console. Petit trianon, Versailles. Gilt settee in Beauvais tapestry. Palace of the Elysée, Paris. Table ormolu mounted and with Sèvres plaques: formerly the property of Queen Marie Antoinette. Jones bequest, South Kensington, London. Marqueterie cabinet ormolu mounted and with Sèvres plaques: formerly the property of Queen Marie Antoinette. Jones bequest, South Kensington, London. Marqueterie cabinet ormolu mounted and with Sèvres plaques. Jones bequest, South Kensington, London. Carved gilt chairs. Wallace collection, Manchester Square, London.

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Carved and gilt draped domed bed (lit a couronne), style Louis XVI. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, W. Bureau-toilette (or petit secrétaire) in marqueterie. Style, transitional Louis XV-XVI. Wallace collection, Hertford house, London W. Cartonnier in green lacquer, style, transitional Louis XV-XVI. Wallace collection.

page 85.
Carved gilt couch covered in rose brocade de Lyons. French: style, late Consulate. From the Chateau de Maisons-Laffitte, Paris. The property of T. Leman Hare, Esq.

Page 86.
Psyché and bed of Napoleon the First. French: style of the first empire, Chateau de Compiègne, France.

page 87.
Circular table of various marbles, with chased gilt mounts. French: style of the First Empire. Palace of Fontainebleau. Folding screen (paravent) of carved and gilt wood with silk panels. French: style of the First Empire.

Page 88.
Bureau de campagne and bureau en boîte of Napoleon the First, Chateau de la Malmaison, France.

Page 89.
The salle du trone in the Palace of Fontainebleau.

Page 90.
Further constructional and decorative woods in use.

Page 91.
Satinwood wardrobe, inlaid with tulipwood, harewood, holly, ebony, mahogany, and other woods. Style–late eighteenth century. Property of James Kirkley, Esq., Cleadon Park.

Page 92. The sisters inlaid double secrétaire and bookcase cabinet: Sheraton, ca. 1800. Property of His Grace Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle.

Page 93.
“Semi-circular” mahogany sideboard and knife-box. Inlaid and banded with satinwood, mahogany, and ebony; known in the United States as the Marie Antoinette Knox sideboard. The property of the Hon. James Phinney Baxter, president of Maine Historical Society, Portland, Maine, U.S.A.

Page 94.
Painted caned satinwood settee, part of a suite containing also two arm-chairs, late eighteenth century. Property of Lady Wernher.

page 95.
Inlaid mahogany cylinder-fall china and book case. Formerly in the Parnham collection, ca. 1790. “D”-shaped satinwood drawing and writing table. Property of Dr. Burghard. Work table, by Sheraton. Banner screens, late eighteenth century. Property of W. H. Spottiswoode, Esq.

page 96.
Carved satinwood barback settee, late eighteenth century. Property of R. W. Hudson, Esq., Park Lane. Painted and gilt table, ca. 1800. In the National Collection.

Page 97.
Painted and inlaid satinwood sideboard designed by Thomas Shearer, ca. 1789. Mahogany bracket clock. Property of the Bank of England.

Page 98.
Late eighteenth-century decorative furniture. In the drawing-room of R. W. Hudson, Esq., Park Lane, W. Satinwood and mahogany inlaid pianoforte, with Wedgwood plaques, ormolu mounts, panel and stars, presented by Manuel Godoy to the Queen of Spain in 1796. Painted satinwood chairs and shaped cabinet.

Page 99.
Inlaid and painted satinwood writing-desk cabinet, ormolu mounted. Style, late eighteenth century. Formerly in the Willett Collection.

Page 100.
Inlaid mahogany break-front bookcase. Designed by Thomas Sheraton for “The times” newspaper, and now the property of “The times” book club. Mahogany pedestal centre table. From the “cabinetmaker’s drawing book” published 1791-94. Mahogany high-case clock, late eighteenth century.

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