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A Concise History of American Period Furniture
By Stanley D. Saperstein
Georgian, 1714-1795 (1806 ???)
The Georgian period covers the reigns of George I, II, and III. The period is the richest in terms of new styles and famous craftsmen who invented the styles. The period is broken into two parts, Early Georgian (1714-1740) and Late Georgian (1740-1795). It is the Late Georgian that the great craftsmen were dominant. The Late period is broken into Chippendale, Sheraton, Adam, and Hepplewhite.
Early Georgian characteristics: The most notable was the real antique value. The reason for this is that after 1803 machines started taking over and construction methods deteriorated, with the use of screws, poor glues, and bad designs. It is not only the age of the pieces, however, that gives it value, but the greatness of the design, construction, and carving. I intend to carry on the tradition of fine craftsmanship of the great periods.
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