Thursday, November 13, 2008
Elizabethan Revival Furniture
Gothic and Elizabethan Revival furniture was more common in England than in America; however, the styles were adapted and found in America. Elizabethan Revival furniture was characterized by strapwork carving and twist turnings. This was subsequently interpreted as spool-turnings, particularly on beds. As the style progressed, bobbins, knobs, and spool turnings showed up on side tables, chairs, beds, and other forms. That period of furniture is often referred to as "Cottage" and dates from the late 19th century to about 1915.