antique "long chaise", lamp,
sofa, dining table, sofa, arm chairs, pedestal and cabinet in
Victorian age furniture
1689 - 1702
The Victorian age of the United Kingdom was the period of Queen
Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.
The Victorian age coincided with the Belle Époque Europe and the Gilded
Age of the United States.
The Victorian age furniture draws its influence from gothic forms
with heavy proportions, dark finish, elaborate carving, and
Victorian age furniture has a strong Rococo and Louis XV influence.
Exaggerated curves, lush upholstery and decorative carvings are
Samuel Pratt patented in 1828 the coiled spring for use in upholstery.
To accommodate the springs in chairs, upholstery on seat had to be
improved in quality and seats were made deeper. This meant that chair
legs became shorter.
The early part of this period, machines beginning to replace hand
labour in furniture production.
Iron also made its appearance in the early Victorian furniture style.
The factories had changed, the designers of Victorian age no
longer had direct contact with the customer.
were the woods of choice with oak
(usually stained dark)
making something of a comeback from the depths of time.
Tables had often marble tops.