American Colonial: England Furniture

“Interiors follow vernacular medieval traditions. Scale is modest, function is important, and structure is visible.”
Finally we get actual whole spaces that are being furnished for specific functions. Rooms are being filled and the pieces are not pushed up against the walls like we have seen thus far. They almost have the total opposite mindset. The more the merrier.

Characteristics:
–most homes have basic furnishings as chairs, stools, tables, beds, and chests.
–the wealthy have the same objects only more of them
–furniture carries an architectural character to them with heavy joined construction, overlapping portions and applied pendants and bosses
–pieces are multifunctional and primarily follow the Elizabethan and Jacobean style

Here are some example of their furniture to get a better understanding: from top to bottom: the Hadley chest, a press cupboard, the Connecticut chest, the Carver chair, and the Lowboy table (William and Mary style).

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