from ArtLex Visual Dictionary-Furniture design with illustrations
of examples from throughout history. Link to periods in art history.
History–at Interiordezine.com, where features of each period are
highlighted to provide an understanding of the style and how it was
Styles–essays, articles, and pictures on the history, development
and enduring traditions, periods and eras of home furniture styles from
around the world both major and minor.
Timeline–Presented by the Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery at the
University of Victoria in British Columbia, this timeline of styles
from the 16th through 20th centuries shows the furniture period, prominent
furniture makers and designers, design influences, typical timbers,
design introductions, and decoration details.
Furniture Style Guide from Connected Lines describes and dates nineteen
popular furniture styles and their distinctive components, beginning
with Jacobean style of the 1600s through Scandinavian Contemporary of
Reading Room at Portobello.com.au offers an overview of the styles
of European, English, American, Australian and Scandinavian furniture.
For each style, exemplary photographs of furniture pieces are provided.
Furniture of the Seventeenth and
Foundry Castings–located in Kent, England offers a fully-illustrated and
detailed mail order catalogue of 900 fittings dating back to the
seventeenth-century, including a variety of furniture mounts,
a range of escutcheon pins, hand-cut nails and more.
Furniture of the Nineteenth and Twentieth
Arts & Crafts Home–A design source for home decoration, this
excellent and comprehensive British site has numerous photographs of
Arts & Crafts furniture, decoration and accessories. Its Research
section includes information on books, antiques, architecture, biographies,
interiors, movement histories, societies, places of interest, plus a
chronology of the movement.
& Crafts Museum–from the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum,
this site features furniture and objects of the British Arts and Crafts
Movement. Included are sections on techniques, style, and the Arts &
Crafts today as well as a taster of the extensive archives, drawings
and designs not normally on view. The site provides a reading list,
and details of events, exhibitions, places to visit, and contemporary
Arts & Crafts Society Home Page–includes an events calendar,
a searchable bibliography of A&C related resources, a forum for
interactive discussion with experts, researchers and collectors, and
a marketplace for services and merchandise.
Furniture-brief essay on American furniture made ca. 1876, from
the Smithsonian Preservation Quarterly.
Modern-specializing in the finest re-issues of modern furniture
classics from Knoll, Vitra and others.
"meeting place for twentieth century design connoisseurs,"
this French site features furniture, lighting, and decorative objects,
with nearly all color images. Look for their virtual exhibition featuring
More than 500 designers and manufacturers.