Posted by Beth on July 06, 1997 at 01:53:05:
In reply to Re: Regency Furniture Styles posted by Ann on July 04, 1997 at 00:45:12
] "The transformation from order to artful chaos was begun with the Scottish-born architect Robert Adam....Adam is credited with bringing the neo-classical style to England. Adam preferred pastel shades on ceilings as well as walls, set off with white decoration and some gilding..." (p 89)
] Furniture designers of this era included, Adams himself, Thomas Chippendale the Elder (1718-1779) (p. 92), George Hepplewhite (d. 1786) (p. 95), Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806) (p. 96), and the Gillows workshops in Lancaster (p. 100).
] I think that's enough for now!
Oh, no! Don't stop now, this is a great topic!
It is interesting to note that Adam and his contemporaries were often hired by a family to create the entire "look" for the interior of a home. These individuals, often best known as furniture makers, designed both the furniture as well as moldings and other architectural features in order to follow through on a theme. Adam's mirrors, IM very HO are incredibly beautiful, using delicate tracery that looks like beading on a necklace.
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