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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To paint, or not to paint

Santa Barbara News-Press 08 Aug 2022
But through the 18th and 19th centuries, painted furniture was considered of more value than non-painted if the quality of the wood was sub-par — and we will see why ... you can’t do anything useful, girls, you can paint furniture and boxes,” and that was in the early 19th century....

Historic letters to be auctioned in Amesbury next week

Newburyport Daily News 29 Jul 2022
JacquesJack” and Grace Weil were considered to be among the most successful, mid-20th century antique dealers in Greater Boston ... Weil Antiques Shop in Marblehead in the mid-20th century and also became known as experts in Americana ... We’ve got Civil War things and furniture from the 18th, 19th and 20th century....

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