The Art of Furniture Encyclopedia: Marble

We continue our series of The Art of Furniture Encyclopedia with a material often found in English antique furniture: marble. Marble is the rock formed from a mineral or texture change of sedentary carbonate rocks, usually limestone or dolomite rock, and is most commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.  The natural state … Continue reading The Art of Furniture Encyclopedia: Marble

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Friday is for Females: Elizabeth Gumley

Most, if not all, of the cabinet makers we have focused on in previous posts have been male.  Cabinetmaking was a field dominated by men, but that doesn't mean that there weren't successful and prolific female artisans as well.  Elizabeth Gumley is a perfect example.  Gumley was part of a renowned family of cabinetmakers in … Continue reading Friday is for Females: Elizabeth Gumley

The Art of Furniture Encyclopedia: Mayhew & Ince

We are continuing our series entitled The Art of Furniture, an online encyclopedia of furniture and decorative arts.  In our previous posts, we looked at Queen Anne and the furniture associated with her reign followed by a look at a particular material and style, burr. Today we are highlighting the work of an influential cabinetmaking … Continue reading The Art of Furniture Encyclopedia: Mayhew & Ince

The Art of Furniture Encyclopedia: Queen Anne

We are starting a new series that will tie into one of our new digital efforts: 'The Art of Furniture,' an online encyclopedia of furniture and decorative arts.  The encyclopedia will look at major themes related to furniture history: stylistic periods, English monarchs, materials, techniques, and many more. Each entry will be accompanied with examples … Continue reading The Art of Furniture Encyclopedia: Queen Anne