Uniquely American, the Stick Style in architecture reinterprets medieval half-timbered buildings and the new balloon framing construction method with wooden planks or sticks that form decorative surface patterns on exteriors.
Queen Anne originates in England as an attempt to create an image of home, tradition, and middle-class comfort. Highly eclectic, the style combines elements from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
Stick Style: applied to american buildings as a half-timbered appearance rendered in wood, the Stick Style develops during the 1850’s from concepts of the Picturesque, historicism, and Gothic Revival theory.
English Queen Anne: the style of choice of the middle class. Although its name suggests the early 18th century, highly eclectic Queen Anne includes characteristics from English vernacular, Elizabethan, Tudor, and Japanese architecture.
American Queen Anne: translate elements of English Queen Anne into wood and use it primarily for residences. Appeals to the home and ancestry toward the middle class.
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1. Types: primarily residential, state pavilions, and some churches.
2. Materials: Stickwood, composed of flat boards, creates panels that organize the structure. May be horizontal, vertical or diagonal.
3. Windows: One over one or two over two sash windows are most common although some have bay windows. Shutters are not used.
4. Roofs: Multiple steeply pitched roofs may be gabled, cross gabled, or hipped with wide eaves and large brackets beneath to support them.
5. Queen Anne: offices, schools, colleges, shops, pubs, hospitals, hotels, and churches. Materials used are normally brown brick with red brick trim or ONLY red brick.
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Types of furniture includes factory made office furniture of flat or rolltop desks and chairs is readily available and affordable.
Distincitve features from Queen Anne furniture features broken pediments, fretwork, turned balusters, columns, and pilasters. Characteristics of Sheraton, Adam, and Chippendale may mix together. The use of gold-finished oak, applied carving, and embossed decoration characterizes middle-class factory-made furniture.
Relationships in furniture has completed its migration from the perimeter of the room and is arranged neart lighting and for use. 🙂 FINALLY!
Symbols and Motifs:
Motifs include sunflowers, pediments, columns, spindles, scrollwork, quoins, Flemish gables, strapwork, swags, cherubs, flowers, and foliage.
Numerous brackets and shelves on furniture, the mantel, and wall shelves display blue and white porcelain and other ceramics. Japanese fans and peacock feathers may add an exotic touch. Stands hold plants and flowers. Mirrors, paintings, and prints may cover walls.