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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Jayne Wrightsman leaves over 375 works of art and $80m to the Met

The Art Newspaper 13 Nov 2019
Memorably, Jayne and Charles Wrightsman oversaw an initiative in the 1960s and 70s to enhance the museum’s French period rooms, filling them with 18th- and 19th-century French furniture, clocks, lamps, mirrors and wall paneling that had in some cases graced the lodgings of Louis XV and Louis XVI....

Chinese box sells for ten times estimate in busy auction week

The Irish Times 09 Nov 2019
Important furniture to include a 19th century Irish kidney-shaped desk (€1,400–€1,800) and an Irish demi-lune calamander and satinwood cross banded fold over tea table (€1,200–€1,800) See hegartyantiques.com Irish demi lune calamander & satinwood crossbanded fold over tea ......

ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Museum showcases 19th-century furniture

Aiken Standard 09 Nov 2019
Those who appreciate good design will enjoy examining the prime examples of the 19th century’s various aesthetic movements; in this regard, I found especially compelling Zeise’s decision to showcase in a circle in the middle of the exhibition eight sideboards from 1790 to 1890, all representing different variations on the same basic pattern....

What do you get in a €650 Advent calendar?

The Irish Times 09 Nov 2019
1950s blue armchairs in Adams’s mid-century sale Sputnik chairs ... They feature in James Adam’s auction of mid-century furniture on November 19th and carry an estimate of €1,500 to €2,000 plus buyers’s premium and VAT. adams.ie Neptune’s Ink shade on furniture and walls Black in blue ... Paint it on to update furniture....

8 Days a Week: Columbia arts and entertainment highlights Nov. 6-13

The Post and Courier 06 Nov 2019
Wednesday 6. Impressionistic landscapes are some of the most iconic (and oft-imitated) pieces in art history, and yet artists like Columbia’s Alicia Leeke can still find fresh, vivid ways of continuing the lineage of these abstract bits of beauty ... 16 ... to 7 p.m ... Arts ... Arts ... 19th Century South Carolina Furniture, and there are even waltz lessons ... ....

Baltimore design exhibit examines 'Glasgow style' of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, colleagues

Lancaster Online 27 Oct 2019
BALTIMORE — Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed furniture and buildings, created the decor for 19th-century tearooms around his home city in Scotland, produced lovely watercolor paintings and influenced late-19th-century aesthetic movements including art nouveau ... ....

A tiny Portobello redbrick gets a big green makeover

The Irish Times 19 Oct 2019
Underfoot the painted timber floors look like they’ve been there since the turn of the 20th century at least ... The deep restoration fully stripped it back and refitted it to keep the 19th-century character of the property. All doors and fitted furniture where handmade on site.”....

Couple operating online antique business expanding with a brick-and-mortar location in Whitehall

The Morning Call 18 Oct 2019
A new destination for vintage furniture and other hard-to-find treasures is coming soon to Whitehall Township. Madona Antiques Gallery, specializing in 18th and 19th century English, French and American furniture, is expected to open in about a month, following renovations of the former Young’s... ....

Charlotte Perriand Emerges From Modernism’s Shadows

CityLab 17 Oct 2019
A close collaborator of the architect Le Corbusier and friend to a host of major 20th-century ... Emerging from the heavy drapery and furniture that pervaded much of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Perriand looked to bring light, air, and space into even the tiniest of spaces....

My Favourite Room: Inside the Italian villa-style residence of an antiques dealer

Irish Independent 14 Oct 2019
Owner of two highly respected antique showrooms - one on Francis Street, Dublin's antique quarter; and one on 10th Street, New York, the antique epicentre of the States - Chantal is an expert on 18th and 19th-Century Irish and British furniture, yet she's also a mean golfer and has played with the likes of Bill Clinton....

Trash or Treasure: Long-running antique show this weekend in Bloomfield Hills

Detroit news 10 Oct 2019
Need a fix? Dealers from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin and Virginia will sell an extensive variety of pieces from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including antique and estate jewelry, china, glassware, linens, pottery, furniture, vintage clothing and ......

Chocolate pot and bleeding bowl among top silver lots at Townley Hall sale

The Irish Times 05 Oct 2019
19th-century satinwood Jamican work table by Ralph Turnbull, €1,000-€1,500 ... For equine lovers, the sale features many pieces of interest from a 19th-century rocking horse, €700-€1,000, to a huge Scottish iron horse trough by Walter McFarlane, €4,000-€6,000, and most interestingly, ......

Architects connect past, future at Deoksu Palace

Korea Times 03 Oct 2019
... that hit Korea in the late 19th century ... Lim researched lifestyle and design from the late 19th to early 20th century and designed six types of furniture, inspired by royal furniture and sedan chairs as well as Western furniture such as Charlotte Perriand's lounge chair....

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