Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Bearable lightness

An early 19th Century Pennsylvania Sheraton cherry and mahogany games table.

Along with Thomas Chippendale and George Hepplewhite, Thomas Sheraton ( 1751 - 1806) was one of the most influential English furniture designers. His designs were distinctive in their grace and delicacy, and noted for their extensive use of satinwood and elegant inlays. His furniture design manuals, published between 1791 and 1803, set the fashion of English furniture.

Thomas Sheraton style (1780 -1820) dining chairs with pierced lattice work backs, stud upholstered seats and supported on turned and tapering front legs.

The Edwardian movement owed much to the neo-classical Sheraton style.

An Edwardian satinwood Sheraton revival console table with painted foliate decoration on square tapering legs.

The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book: Frontispiece and title page (vol. 1), plates 33 and 35 (vol. 2), 1793
Thomas Sheraton (British, 1751–1806)

From The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thomas Sheraton-Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book and Repository

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1 comment:

Renee Finberg said...

i need that book !!!