The 12 Periods of American Furniture

Mahogony Chippendale Chair original design by Thomas Chippendale. Period Furniture

12 Periods of American Furniture Previous Next Early American (1640 to 1700) The Early American period was really the first period where a distinct style began to appear within furniture pieces in the colonies that went beyond mere practicality. Colonial (1700 to 1780) The Colonial period was heavily influenced by pieces from England during this time (including William and Mary, Queen Anne, and Chippendale), although the American versions tended to be far less ornamental and more conservative. Pennsylvania Dutch (1720 to 1830) The Pennsylvania Dutch period was marked by heavy German influences. The pieces were simple and utilitarian, with the […]