Furniture Design

1. American 19th century

From the second quarter of the 18th century, American design in the same years that the United States was becoming a nation, developed its most popular and influential furniture styles. The Federal or Neo-Classic period until 1820, privileged the combination of classical Greek elements with the influence of English designers such as Thomas Sheraton ( 1751-1806). Until the end of the century, American craftsmanship was inspired by several 'revival' styles: therefore, Gothic, Rococo or Renaissance inspirations were mingled with the country's industrial engineering.

Tags / Neo Classic - American 19th century - Historicism - Craftsmanship - Industrial
Armchair, Anasazi, North America, Southwest region, c. 1780-1830
Armchair, Anasazi, North America, Southwest region, c. 1780-1830
Cylinder desk and bookcase, artist unknown, 1800-1810, Boston, Massachusetts
Cylinder desk and bookcase, artist unknown, 1800-1810, Boston, Massachusetts
A15: New York Parlor, 1850-70, Mrs. James Ward Thorne (American, 1882-1966), c. 1940 (The Art Institute of Chicago)
A15: New York Parlor, 1850-70, Mrs. James Ward Thorne (American, 1882-1966), c. 1940 (The Art Institute of Chicago)
Tall case clock, Silas Hoadley, c. 1820, decorated by Uriah Dyer, 1884
Tall case clock, Silas Hoadley, c. 1820, decorated by Uriah Dyer, 1884
Sofa, attributed to Charles A. Baudouine (American, 1808-1895), c. 1849-1854
Sofa, attributed to Charles A. Baudouine (American, 1808-1895), c. 1849-1854
Cylinder desk, artist unknown, Annapolis or Baltimore, Maryland, 1800-1810
Cylinder desk, artist unknown, Annapolis or Baltimore, Maryland, 1800-1810
Center table, unknown artist, c. 1862, New York, marquetry top by Joseph Cremer (active 1836-1878), Paris
Center table, unknown artist, c. 1862, New York, marquetry top by Joseph Cremer (active 1836-1878), Paris
American fabric, 19th century
American fabric, 19th century
A30: Georgia Double Parlor, c. 1850, Mrs. James Ward Thorne (American, 1882-1966),  c. 1940 (The Art Institute of Chicago)
A30: Georgia Double Parlor, c. 1850, Mrs. James Ward Thorne (American, 1882-1966), c. 1940 (The Art Institute of Chicago)
Parlor from the James Duncan Jr. House, Haverill, Massachusetts, c. 1805 with b attributed to Thomas Seymour (American, 1771-1848), 1810-15, Boston
Parlor from the James Duncan Jr. House, Haverill, Massachusetts, c. 1805 with b attributed to Thomas Seymour (American, 1771-1848), 1810-15, Boston
Parlor from the William C. Williams House, 1810-1811, Richmond, Virginia
Parlor from the William C. Williams House, 1810-1811, Richmond, Virginia
A14: Pennsylvania Drawing Room, 1834-36, Mrs. James Ward Thorne (American, 1882-1966), c. 1940 (The Art Institute of Chicago)
A14: Pennsylvania Drawing Room, 1834-36, Mrs. James Ward Thorne (American, 1882-1966), c. 1940 (The Art Institute of Chicago)
Sofa, workshop of Michael Allison (American, active 1800-1845), 1814-1817
Sofa, workshop of Michael Allison (American, active 1800-1845), 1814-1817
Mounted red/blue calico crib quilt, 1880-1890, handsewn on stretcher
Mounted red/blue calico crib quilt, 1880-1890, handsewn on stretcher
Sepentine-front chest of drawers, attributed to Langley Boardman (American, 1774-1833), 1800-1810
Sepentine-front chest of drawers, attributed to Langley Boardman (American, 1774-1833), 1800-1810
A11: Rhode Island Parlor, c. 1820, Mrs. James Ward Thorne (American, 1882-1966), c. 1940 (The Art Institute of Chicago)
A11: Rhode Island Parlor, c. 1820, Mrs. James Ward Thorne (American, 1882-1966), c. 1940 (The Art Institute of Chicago)
Pier table, Thomas Emmons (American, active 1812-1825), George Archibald (American, active 1813-1843), 1813-1825
Pier table, Thomas Emmons (American, active 1812-1825), George Archibald (American, active 1813-1843), 1813-1825
Side chair, maker unknown, c. 1816, painted by John Philip Fondé (1794-1831), Philadelphia
Side chair, maker unknown, c. 1816, painted by John Philip Fondé (1794-1831), Philadelphia
Drawing room of the Craig House, c. 1810, Baltimore, Maryland
Drawing room of the Craig House, c. 1810, Baltimore, Maryland
Charles and Rebekah Clark, collection of fine formal American furniture of the Classical period, 1810-1840
Charles and Rebekah Clark, collection of fine formal American furniture of the Classical period, 1810-1840
A36: California Living Room, 1850-1875, Mrs. James Ward Thorne (American, 1882-1966), c. 1940 (The Art Institute of Chicago)
A36: California Living Room, 1850-1875, Mrs. James Ward Thorne (American, 1882-1966), c. 1940 (The Art Institute of Chicago)
Chest, artist unknown, c. 1805-1820, Albany County, New York
Chest, artist unknown, c. 1805-1820, Albany County, New York
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