By Frank Farmer Loomis IV
Grasp old types Painlessly
Not convinced the right way to inform Chippendale from Queen Anne, or artwork Deco from paintings Nouveau? examine the simple manner with the author's enjoyable kind. Frank Farmer Loomis IV is a professional communicator who is familiar with tips on how to interact scholars with anecdotes and humor. If you're trying to find transparent, basic factors instead of unpronounceable phrases like corbeille a fleurs (flower basket) or sang de boeuf (red glaze), you've come to the proper position, as he'll "demystify the entire difficult twaddle" for you. And whereas you're studying, detect your antiquing character and the way antiquing can decrease stress.
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Pine’s current popularity is in no small part due to its neutral color, which goes so well with furniture crafted from other woods. Gram pointed out another perk coming from pine’s light coloring. Unlike darker woods such as mahogany or walnut, pine hides dust better, reducing housework. This beautiful pine cupboard made in Virginia dates from the mid-1800s. 7/22/05 10:04:31 PM All About Woods | 47 Staining and Varnishing It is sometimes hard to distinguish woods because of stains that have been applied.
Many 1700s cabinetmakers, besides being decorators, operated as informal conﬁdents for female clients. ” Along with spoon backs, progress in the comfort department materialized again when a responsive craftsman widened the standard tiny seat into a more commodious horseshoe shape. How wholeheartedly welcomed this enhancement must have been in the days of hoop skirts. Sitting on a Queen Anne chair, our backs and posteriors are certainly grateful for those two features. The Cabriole Leg “Cabriole” legs, the primary trait of Queen Anne, make identifying this style a snap.
Abraham Lincoln moved into the White House, decorating tastes changed dramatically. Most goods for homes, whether chairs or teapots, were being machine-made rather than produced by hand, which was a much slower and more expensive process. By the 1870s, prosperity bloomed, and the number of middle-class households rose dramatically. Such abundance, plus more aﬀordable and plentiful furnishings, increased clutter. Forsythes’ Auctions Here’s another lavish chair from the Victorian era. indd 34 7/22/05 10:02:09 PM Forsythes’ Auctions What’s Your Antiques Personality?
Antiques 101: A Crash Course in Everything Antique by Frank Farmer Loomis IV