Category Archives: furniture

Posted on 13 August, 2017

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Late Victorian/Edwardian Dollhouse found on AnniesMinis

Late Victorian Furniture

A revolution was about to take place. Artists and designers revolted against the machine age that replaced an individual’s talent. In furniture, the Arts/Aesthetics and Arts & Crafts movements would round out the Victorian era. And a book would be the focal point.

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Posted by Patrick Owens


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Posted on 17 May, 2017

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The 18th Century Room Setting as it appeared in 1917. (C) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

18th Century Room Setting

Curator Sarah Wood found that one of the most exciting parts of redisplaying the dolls’ house gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum has been reviving the so-called ‘18th-century room setting’. This intriguing group of furniture, cutlery, kitchenware, wooden panels, and dolls was purchased by the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1877 when it was bought for £20 from a Staffordshire woman named Mrs. Thornhill.

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Posted by Patrick Owens

Categories: dioramas, dolls, furniture, Victorian


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Posted on 02 October, 2016

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Coffer with fruitwood, oak, elmwood, and ebony. Click on the photo for a video on the technique.

French Baroque Furniture

Two styles of Baroque vie for dominance – Italian and French. In furniture, I vote for the French. The long reign of King Louis XIV (171-1774) marked the beginning of a series of distinct period furniture styles, the first being Baroque. Some of the most beautiful and refined furniture ever made, displaying the highest level of artistic and technical ability, was created in Paris during the eighteenth century.

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Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: Baroque, furniture


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Posted on 16 September, 2016

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Thorne Room (unidentified)

Mid-Victorian Furniture

Mid-Victorian furniture design continued the practice of reviving and blending old styles. Add to that, increased world trade introduced middle-eastern and Asian elements to the mix. No particular style dominated. Rather, furniture designers drew inspiration from Elizabethan, Neoclassical and other periods. And it could all be done with machines.

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Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: furniture, Victorian


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