By Jeffrey P. Greene
American furnishings Of The 18th Century bridges the space among the artwork of interval furnishings and the craft of furnishings making. Jeffrey Greenes meticulous study of types, makers and interval equipment produces a unprecedented mixture of historical past and procedure that's bursting with info and perception. eco-friendly first presents a accomplished survey of layout and building in accordance with the historic impacts and tastes of the interval. He then examines and explains real joinery, development and furnishings making equipment. all through, he presents drawings, illustrations and images. And in a separate, full-color part, he treats readers to a close-up examine 18 vital examples with a dialogue in their layout, building and inventive benefit. 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 types. It effectively hyperlinks the historical past, craft and development of those vintage masterworks in a gorgeous quantity of beauty and undying designs. hugely advised interpreting for antiquarians, creditors of 18th Century furnishings, and scholars of 18th Century Americana.
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Rectangular legs, wh ich had been th e exte nsion of th e vertical corne r st iles in fram e-and-pan el const ruction, were pha sed out in favor of plump turned ball feet . Simpl e, bold 20 C II A PT E R T WO mold ings graced th e top and bott om of the case, adding definiti on and flair. Halfrou nd moldi ngs on th e case front, eit her alone or in pairs and called arch or dou blearch mold ings, sur rou nded the plain drawer fro nt s. High ches ts By placing a chest of drawers on a stand, a new form of furnit ur e came to America in th e early 18th centu ry.
The drop-leaf diningtable was a form that was to continuefor most of the centu ry. Wi lliam and Mary drop-leaf tables have bold turnings and stretchers and often include a drawer at oneend. (COURTESYMUSEUM OF ART, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN) TA B L E. C ON N EC T I C UT. AFTE R 171 0. Butterfly tableswe re small drop-leaf tables, usually with splayed legs for increased stability, which featured hinged wingsto support the leaves. (COURTESYWADSWOR TH ATHENEUM. 1 A R Y I' E R IO 0 23 C hai rs Alt hough chairs were not su bject to mu ch st ructu ral change, th ey underw ent a t ransform ation to conform to th e Baroqu e ideals of th e day and embody many of th e impo rta nt elements of William and Mary design.
While it was to be anot her two centur ies before com me rcially prod uced pain ts were available, a number of naturally occurring pigments cou ld be grou nd with linseed oil from flax seed to make a very good paint. Some of thes e pigments were available locally, and others were imp orted. In urban areas th ere was enough of a demand for paint and decorati on to support a separate profession by the end of th e centur y. It is not known for certain wha t kind of stains (if any) were used in 17t h-cent u ry Am erica.