19th century

The 19th century (1 January 1801 – 31 December 1900) was the century marked by the collapse of the Spanish, First and Second French, Chinese,Holy Roman and Mughal empires. This paved the way for the growing influence of the British Empire, the Russian Empire, the United States, the German Empire, the Second French Colonial Empire and the Empire of Japan, with the British boasting unchallenged dominance after 1815. After the defeat of the French Empire and its allies in the Napoleonic Wars, the British and Russian empires expanded greatly, becoming the world's leading powers. The Russian Empire expanded in central and far eastern Asia. The British Empire grew rapidly in the first half of the century, especially with the expansion of vast territories in Canada, Australia, South Africa and heavily populated India, and in the last two decades of the century in Africa. By the end of the century, the British Empire controlled a fifth of the world's land and one quarter of the world's population. During the post Napoleonic era it enforced what became known as the Pax Britannica, which helped trade.

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Local history round-up: Watershed Irish moments remembered in Armagh village

The Irish Times 15 Jun 2019
The middle decades of the 18th century saw the linen boom which was followed by a thriving furniture trade in the middle of the 19th century and led to the village being called “Furnitureville.” ... In the early 19th century, Jacob Poole a Quaker farmer, collected 1,700 Yola words ......

Salcedo Auctions finds ‘paradise’ in new gallery

Manila Standard Today 30 May 2019
A late 19th-century 'Sous le palmier' sterling silver ornament ... A 19th-century, full-size all kamagong wardrobe closet. Rare antique furniture part of the auction includes a 19th-century, full-size, all kamagong wardrobe closet ... Its design elements are of the Neoclassical style that was revived in Europe in the early 19th century....

A passion collection: Exhibit highlights art and furniture owned by philanthropists Peter and Carolyn Lynch

Newburyport Daily News 22 May 2019
Obviously, we’ve abstracted it here, but it is that you go around the corner and there’s another beautiful painting, over another beautiful piece of furniture, grouped in an interesting way.” ... The first section features 18th- and early 19th-century furniture and American paintings from the 1850s to 1910 ... “Then we went to 17th century.”....

Eco-Conscious Artists Highlight of Prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show

Voa News 14 May 2019
His artistic goal is simple ... Shaking things up Tim Arnold's wooden boxes are inspired by the Shakers, a religious group known for its sturdy and simply designed furniture. "These are items that the Shakers used to store dry goods back in the 19th century,” he said, pointing to a collection of oval boxes made with thin, light-colored wood....

If only T. Boone Pickens’ table could talk

The Dallas Morning News 12 May 2019
Ann Kellogg Schooler, who designed the table, says the backstories make it more than used office furniture. “When you talk about what adds value to furniture, it’s provenance from all the people who’ve been at that table, the deals done and undone,” she says ... Schooler modeled it after an English 19th-century regency manor house table....

Abell Auction Co. Presents Exquisite Array of Fine Art, Antiques, 20th Century Design and Jewelry ...

The Saratogian 07 May 2019
A Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted marquetry grand piano signed by Francois Linke, one of the most important French furniture makers of the 19th century, will be among the stunning antiques, fine art, 20th century design and jewelry offered by Abell Auction Co ... 19 th century....

Of mice & moths: UK House’s battle against vermin

The Times of India 06 May 2019
Members of Parliament are grappling with an intractable problem that's infected the fabric of British political life, and has no end in sight. For once, it's not Brexit ... It wasn't intimidated," she said ... moths threaten to ruin upholstery on antique furniture and historic carpets created by AW Pugin, a 19th-century designer ... ....

Of mice and moths: UK Parliament's battle against vermin

Stars and Stripes 04 May 2019
Authorities spent $156,000 in the 2017-2018 financial year to contain mice, moths, rats and other pests on the Parliamentary estate, which as well as the 19th-century Houses of Parliament, includes Portcullis House, a building that opened in 2001, and a collection of smaller, neighboring buildings ... Pugin, a 19th-century designer....

Of mice and moths: UK Parliament’s battle against vermin

The Mercury News 04 May 2019
Authorities spent $156,000 (119,000 pounds) in the 2017-2018 financial year to contain mice, moths, rats and other pests on the Parliamentary estate, which as well as the 19th-century Houses of Parliament, includes Portcullis House, a building that opened in 2001, and a collection of smaller, neighboring buildings ... Pugin, a 19th-century designer....

Home, Sweet Home Opens Wednesday

The East Hampton Star 30 Apr 2019
At 14 James Lane, the museum has ceramics, textiles, and furniture from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, all from ......

Exhibition to feature Mexican-American artist

Reflector 29 Apr 2019
TARBORO — The spring exhibition in the gallery at the historic Blount-Bridgers House will feature the work of a Mexican-American artist whose work illustrates some of the harsh realities of immigrating to America ... congressman ... The first floor is home to a collection of 19th century furniture, furnishings and Edgecombe County memorabilia ... ....

Mapping the past in rare auction lots at Sheppards

The Irish Times 27 Apr 2019
Old maps capture a moment in history, and one of most frequently collected of all maps are those by 16th century cartographer Abraham Ortelius ... Lot 1097 is a 19th century French ormolu mounted corner cabinet, which originally came from Westport House, the ancestral home of Grace O’MalleyPirate Queen of Connacht (€8,000-€12,000)....

Determining the value of an unusual old rocking chair with split oak seat

Arkansas Online 20 Apr 2019
Looking at the quality of the work plus the overall design, we think it is post-Civil War with a probable date of origin in the late third quarter or early fourth quarter of the 19th century ... Instead, it is an adaptation of the 18th- and early 19th-century Windsor furniture that was made in England and North America....