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Antique Furniture by Period

16th Century

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16th Century Furniture is more plentiful than the previous periods, but was still of a basic style. The more expensive 16th Century Furniture was usually made of Oak and ... See more. was heavy in weight. Furniture from this period was made to last, and was expecte to last for generations. Most of the furniture during the 16th Century was made for the growing middle classes, and the poor were continued to live in simple huts with little furniture.

17th Century

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Furniture in the 17th Century had become much more comfortable and finely decorated than previous periods. Furniture for the wealthy was in growing demand and was mainly made out of ... See more. oak, although walnut and mahogany became popular material choices towards the end of the 17th Century. New ways of decorating the wood were used, inlcuding veneering. New types of furniture were introduced, and chest of drawers became particularly common.

18th Century

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Furniture in the 18th Century period saw a growth and emphasis on comfort. Very comfortable upholstered furniture was a growing trend, and luxury fine furniture makers like Thomas Chippendale ... See more. and George Hepplewhite were making their mark on the industry.


1900s for sale

1900s antique furniture is furniture from the decade 1901 - 1910. Antique furniture from this period was influenced heavily by the end of the Victorian era and the beginning of the Edwardian era.     


1910s for sale

Antique furniture between 1911 - 1920 was heavily influenced in the earlier years by the end of the Edwardian era. The Edwardian era had come away from the clutter ... See more. and dark colour of the Victorian era, and was a breath of fresh air, with fresh and light colours.


1920s for sale

Antique furniture between 1921 - 1930 was a glamourous decade for antique furniture as the interior design profession was employed to create fancy, extravagant rooms. Furniture from the ... See more. period played a key role in the rise of interior design. The style from the decade was glamorous, sophisticated and influenced by exotic touches from Africa and the Orient. Other influences include Art Deco and modernism.


1930s for sale

The 1930s decade saw antique furniture influenced by modernism, art deco and Scandinavian design. More than 4 million homes had been built between 1919 and 1939, as people moved ... See more. to newly created suburbs. The style from the era was streamlined, box shaped, chrome and modernist style.


1940s for sale

The 1940s decade span from 1940 - 1949, the period was the end of the Art Deco period. Antique furniture from the 1940s decade was made from wood mainly, and ... See more. was a time that consumers were starting to purchase furniture in sets, so the furniture in the house would match. Consumers buying furniture in sets led to a growth in mass-produced furniture and therefore lighter materials, like glass, resins, vinyl, polystyrene and fiberglass were used to help keep costs down.


1950s for sale

1950s furniture is from 1950 - 1959 and was an influential period, as it was the era that brought about massive changes in the home, due to the post-war boom. ... See more. Open-plan living was a growing theme in the home, and the era was influenced by the 1930s, surrealism and modernism. New materials were being used to continue to keep costs down due to the growing mass production of furniture, e.g. PVC, Formica, rubber, aluminium, vinyl, plastics, fibreglass.

19th Century

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The poor and rich divide was ever present during the 19th Century and wealthy Victorians had begun living in very comfortable housing, which meant furniture was as important as ever, ... See more. particularly good quality furniture for status. For the first time items of furniture were mass produced and meant it became cheaper. Unfortunately, the mass production of furniture also lead to a slight fall in design standards.

20th Century

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At the beginning of the 20th century the standard of living had improved to a point where most homes were able to afford decent quality furniture. The standard working ... See more. class home typically had two rooms downstairs, the front room and back room. Households used the front room to display their best, and this was where the nicest furniture was kept to show off to visitors. New styles of furniture were introduced during the 20th Century, including the Art Deco movement which followed the earlier Art Nouveau style, as European furniture makers began to have their influence on British households.

Art Deco

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Art Deco Furniture is from the Art Deco movement which began in the early 20thC. The end of the World War influenced the movement, as post-war society was full of ... See more. optimism for the future and designers wanted to reflect this new hope in their furniture designs. Art Deco furnishings reflect vibrant and playful styles.

Art Nouveau (1890 - 1910)

Art Nouveau (1890 - 1910) for sale

Art Nouveau furniture is from between 1890 - 1910. Art Nouveau was one of the first styles of the 20th century modern era. Instead of looking back at the ... See more. past glories of previous eras, like Victorian, Edwardian etc., designers started taking their inspiration from what they started seeing around them, in particular the natural world. Art Nouveau furniture is particularly influenced by the arts and crafts movement and rococo styles.

Arts and Crafts (1860 -1910)

Arts and Crafts (1860 -1910) for sale

Arts and Crafts furniture is furniture from between 1860 and 1910. Arts and Crafts furniture is a major part of the international arts and crafts movement, which saw ... See more. designers and makers resorting back to tradition craftsmanship techniques using simple forms. Medieval styles of decoration were popular and the build quality is generally superb.

Early 19th Century

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Early 19th Century Furniture usually refers to furniture from the period 1800 - 1825. Major periods of influence to the early 19th Century include Regency and Georgian. Other influences ... See more. include the industrial revolution and the Napoleonic era.

Early 20th Century

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Early 20th Century Furnitue usually refers to the dates between 1900 - 1925. Major influences on this period of furniture design and making include the Arts & Crafts movement, ... See more. the latter years of the Art Nouveau movement, the early Art Deco stock, the Edwardian styled furniture and the end of the Victorian period.

Early Victorian

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Furniture from the Early Victorian period is typically made from Mahogany, Burr Walnut, Rosewood and Ebony materials. There was plenty of furniture made during the Victorian era as methods ... See more. of manufacturing changed to make it easier to produce quality furniture. The machine began to take over to produce mass amounts of Victorian furniture to satisfy the growing middle class demand. The early Victorian main style was Gothic Revival (1830 - 1860) and was designed with church in mind, arches, spires, trefoils and crockets were often used to style furniture.

Edwardian (1901–1914)

Edwardian (1901–1914) for sale

Edwardian furniture is from the period 1901 - 1914 and marked a new era with a new king and style of interior design. Heavy, dark cluttered Victorian style furniture ... See more. was being overtaken by lighter and more cheerful Edwardian furniture. The style was fresh and light, informal with flowers and floral patterns common. Bamboo and wicker furniture with pastel colours was a growing trend. Influences for the era include Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts.

George V

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Furniture from the George V reflected his reign as king. He was the King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, as well as emperor of India. ... See more. He lived a long life from 1865 and 1936.

Georgian (1714 to 1837)

Georgian (1714 to 1837) for sale

The Georgian period was between the years 1714 and 1837. The Georgian style of furniture incorporates a century of reign by the three Georges. The Georgian period can often ... See more. be divided into different eras, the Palladian, early and late Georgian. The style of furniture from the era is harmonious, symmetrical with a pale colour scheme or woodwork.

Late 19th Century

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Late 19th Century furniture is furniture from 1875 - 1900. Furniture from this time was heavily influenced by periods such as Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and early ... See more. Edwardian. The Victorian renaissance revival and Eastlake Aesthetic Movement were two of the most influential styles of the time.

Late 20th Century

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Late 20th Century Furniture covers the Retro and Vintage styles associated with furniture design from the 1960s onwards. From the 1950s the Retro andVintage styles blossomed into a full blown ... See more. design movement which is still influential today.

Late Victorian

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Antique Furniture form the Late Victorian period which span from 1860 - 1901. The two main styles were the Renaissance Revival (1860 - 1890) and the Eastlake and Aesthetic Movement ... See more. (1880 – 1901). The Eastlake and Aesthetic Movement moved away from the complicated designs of previous eras and went back to natural elements, as such furniture was often styled with flowers and leaves.

Mid 19th Century

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Mid 19th Century furniture is from the middle of the 19th century, usually around the 1850s. Furniture from this time, particularly in Britain, was heavily influenced by the Victorian era ... See more. and their styles and distinguished designs reflect this.

Mid 20th Century

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Mid 20th Century furniture relates to the post-1940s era and the birth of Retro and Vintage designs which took the furniture industry by storm in the 1950’s through to the 60s and 70s.

Mid Victorian

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Mid Victorian Antique Furniture is inspired by two main revivals during the Mid Victorian era, the Rococo and Renaissance, both were considered complicated in design with a huge amount of attention to detail.

Post 1940s

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Post 1940s furniture is from an era soon after the Second World War. The Vintage period had been born in the 1920s and was gathering pace, as reflected by Post 1940s furniture pieces.

Regency (1811 - 1820)

Regency (1811 - 1820) for sale

Regency Antique Furniture is from the Regency era which ran from 1811 until 1820. Named after the Prince of Wales, who became the proxy of King George III, named ... See more. Prince Regent. The Regency Period refers to the general period of 1800 to 1830, particularly from a furniture point of view.


Retro for sale

Retro furniture is a style of furniture that is usually associated with the 1950s to the 1980s. The style of retro furniture pays homage to the popular styles of the ... See more. decades of 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Victorian (1837–1901)

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Victorian Furniture is from the Victorian period dating between 1837 and 1901. It was an era of British history dominated by Queen Victoria and her influence. It is a rich ... See more. and diverse area for furniture collectors and antique buyers.