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English Antique Furniture Timeline

Viewing the history and development of furniture styles in time line form such as this is somewhat artificial but satisfies that part of the western mind which is very lateral and analytical.

Hover your mouse over the names of the English monarchs to put a face to a name.

Date:

Ruler:

Furniture Period:

Styles/
Influences:

Famous Designers:

1485

Henry VII




Early Tudor







English Renaissance
Gothic, Italianate, Flemish

.

1509

Henry VIII

1547

Edward VI

1553

Mary

1558

Elizabeth I

Late Tudor/
Elizabethan

1603

James I


Jacobean

1625

Charles I

1649

Cromwell

Commonwealth

1660

Charles II


Restoration/Carolean



Baroque
Dutch, Flemish, French



Gerrit Jensen,
Daniel Marot

1685

James II

1688

William III/
Mary II

William & Mary

1702

Anne

Queen Anne

1714

George I


Early Georgian


Palladian


William Kent

1727

George II

1760

George III


Mid Georgian

Rococo
French, Gothic, Chinese

Thomas Chippendale


Late Georgian



Regency



Neo-Classical


Robert Adam, George Hepplewhite, Thomas Sheraton

1820

George IV


Regency

Egyptian & Greek Revival


Thomas Hope

1830

William IV

1837

Victoria


Early Victorian

Eclectic Revivalist,
Gothic


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Late Victorian

Arts & Crafts, Art Furniture


William Morris

1901

Edward VII

Edwardian










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