Know Your English Furniture

Pembroke table in George III style in mahogany

There's always been a special relationship between the British and America— especially when it comes to English antiques. British styles tended to be the dominant influence on American colonial furniture-makers in the 17th and 18th centuries; many characteristically American pieces, such as Hitchcock chairs and Shaker furniture, developed as a variation of English archetypes. Today, antiques with a British provenance tend to be the most accessible to collectors—and often the most popular.

Below is a listing of articles on quintessentially British antique furniture, furniture elements, and styles from the 17th through the 19th centuries.

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English Furniture:

For more information on furniture from England, take a look at the following features:

English Furniture Elements

Furniture Styles With British Origin