Posted by Ann on October 14, 1997 at 22:08:47:
In response to well said, and a tiny bit more, written by Caroline on October 14, 1997 at 21:12:34
] American antique dealers don't use the word at all- they seem to prefer "federalist" or "Colonial" to describe what was being made at the time.
In addition to these names for the period, doesn't "Empire" also apply? as in Napoleon's empire. To this day we call high waisted dresses "Empire Line".
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