Furniture Timeline: A complete summary of antique furniture history.
Have you ever wondered what ‘time period’ the various styles of furniture were created?
If so, see the chart I have set up this furniture timeline for a quick overview on antiques and their origin. Of course you should keep in mind, that every style continuously gets rebuilt after the original was born. So for example a Baroque bed isn’t necessarily 300 years old! But then on the other hand an Art Nouveau buffet can never be 200 years old.
You will notice some time periods highlighted as a link. Click on that link to see furniture examples on our website. Please note, not all furniture is ‘period’ but only the manner or style of the period. We usually state right on the piece whether it is period or style so there is no confusion. Click the desired style for more information and illustrations.
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|Date||British Monarch||British Period||French Period||German Period||U.S.Period||Style||Wood|
|1558-1603||Elizabeth I||Elizabethan||Renaissance||Gothic||Oak period|
|1625-1649||Charles I||Carolean||Louis XIII||↓||Early Colonial||Baroque||↓|
|1660-1685||Charles II||Restoration||↓||↓||↓||↓||Walnut period|
|1689-1694||William & Mary||William & Mary||↓||↓||William & Mary||Rococo||↓|
|1694-1702||William III||William III||↓||Baroque||Dutch Colonial||↓||↓|
|1702-1714||Anne||Queen Anne||↓||↓||Queen Anne||↓||Early mahogany period|
|1714-1727||George I||Early Georgian||Régence||Rococo||↓||↓||↓|
|1727-1760||George II||↓||Louis XV||Neo-classicism||Chippendale||Neo-classical||Late mahogany period|
|1760-1811||George III||Late Georgian||Louis XVI||↓||Early Federal||↓||↓|
|1812-1820||↓||Regency||Restauration Charles X||Biedermeier||Late Federal||Regency||↓|
|1830-1837||William IV||William IV||Louis Philippe||Revival||↓||Eclectic||↓|
|1837-1901||Victoria||Victorian||2nd Empire Napoleon III||↓||Victorian||Arts & Crafts||↓|
|1901-1910||Edward VII||Edwardian||3rd Republic||Jugendstil||Art Nouveau||Art Nouveau||↓|
I have a Louis XIV 3/4 Sleigh Bed in Walnut that was french polished and restored in the ’80’s. A worker entered my home and destroyed the bed while I was gone. Do you know what this bed would be worth in today’s market? I just can’t find a price for it anywhere and I’ve even called France. Can you help me?
I’m not sure where you are from, as prices of these Sleigh Bed’s vary depending on which city you are in.
You will pay for more for a bed like this in New York or Los Angeles for example, then you would at our store in Vancouver.
Do you remember what you paid for it during the 1980’s?
If you can send us a photo to [email protected] my manager Gareth at the store could give you a ball park figure.
I am currently in Paris.