Chair and table legs exhibit many of the features that distinguish furniture styles; the leg is usually a good indicator of type. Early Georgian furniture is based on Queen Anne; later styles show classic influence.
Louis XV (fifteenth) furniture is also referred to as Rococo. These chairs are distinguishable by their curved forms, absence of stretchers, cabriole legs, and delicate, feminine appearance. Guide to Louis-style Chairs Do you know your Louis chairs?
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BENT CHAIR ID: Thonet patented a process of bending under heat several layers of wood veneer glued together and laminated.and used the new material to create curved back-rails and legs on chairs, contoured headboards for beds and scrolled arms for sofas.
Chair styles used in the book. Bentwood: Late Fiddle: Characteristic of Queen Anne style. Sheaf: Can also be a splat which is pierced in the same style. Late Pierced Splat: Characteristic of Chippendale designs.
Classic and beautiful - the Bowback Bench by Vermont based cabinetmaker Jas Becker. The bench is inspired by traditional Shaker Windsor benches and is made from cherry with ash spindles and maple legs. Read more: Jas Becker
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