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.

Latest News for: 19th century furniture


Young chairmakers taking hotseat at new arts hub at Marchmont House in Borders

Scotsman 23 Jun 2020
But his legacy, as the keeper of furniture-making practices dating back to the 19th century, is now secure, with ......

When you have a lifetime of stuff to let go, experts help with hard decisions

The Oregonian 11 Jun 2020
When boomers, Gen Xers and millennials inherit their parents’ furniture and knick-knacks, odds are good they don’t have the space or desire to keep it all ... Both Newton and Dobesh said that most 18th-, 19th- and early 20th-century furniture — often called just “brown furniture” — has a very low market value today....

Looking Back with Aurore Eaton: New Hampshire’s Shakers — ‘Put your hands to work ..’

Union Leader 08 Jun 2020
Producing food for their own consumption through extensive farming operations, constructing their own buildings, and making their own furniture and other goods was a hallmark of the Shaker villages ... As more ornate Victorian furniture styles became popular later in the 19th century, the Shakers added understated embellishments to suit current tastes....

Wooden panels are beautiful examples of parquetry

Citrus County Chronicle 24 May 2020
The Berkey & Gay Furniture Company was located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They were in business from the mid-19th century and continued until the mid-20th century. By the 1880s they had become one of the most recognized furniture companies in America ... Berkey & Gay furniture has become widely recognized in the antiques marketplace....

What is the Laughing Cavalier not wearing? The great British art quiz

The Guardian 22 May 2020
Built during the 18th and 19th centuries by successive marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the collection was given to the British nation in 1897, so that it could be kept ......

Recovered beauties: a vintage armchair will have your back

The Irish Times 16 May 2020
“What makes these chairs special is their proportions, the quality leather, the overhaul of inner springs done onsite in our workshop, and the historical connection to Williams & Gibton, one of Dublin’s finest early 19th-century furniture makers,” he explains....

Salvage sale of the century from a curious collector

The Irish Times 16 May 2020
... cast iron piece that would suit a formal garden, and a large selection of outdoor seating and occasional furniture, from a tuk-tuk repurposed as garden seating, which Derry bought in Indonesia, to a 19th-century coffin carrier that would make an interesting plant stand....

Casa de Memoria marks anniversary with online auctions for a cause

Manila Standard Today 14 May 2020
... “Sala Gaspar” and Betsy Westendorp de Brias’ “Summer Nights in Madrid.” The May 31 event will also bring valuable Spanish Neoclassical furniture pieces to the modern times like a 19th-century sofa and a six-piece set of Carlos IV side chairs....

This interior design boot camp puts potential tastemakers through their paces

The Los Angeles Times 24 Apr 2020
Ireland’s design-tasting tour began at Dos Gallos, a shop offering ceramics, custom goods and an impressive collection of 18th and 19th century furniture, all curated by owners Gail and Charles Boswell, whose business Ireland said she’s patronized for 25 years....

‘Little Women’ fans are losing it over a water bottle and Hydro Flask left on-screen

The Daily Dot 02 Apr 2020
Yet one scene contains two subtle props that are driving fans wild ... Spotted behind Chalamet, resting atop 19th-century furniture, are the Poland Spring water bottle and Hydro Flask ... the hydroflask in little women was symbolism for the patriarchy being upheld throughout the day and into centuries— kyra (@qhantomthread) March 29, 2020. no one. ... ....

Museum Matters: The kitchen where beaten biscuits were made

The Daily Post-Athenian 18 Mar 2020
The McMinn County Living Heritage Museum has a display of furniture pieces and cooking tools used during the 19th Century that show how bread and biscuits were made ... It is at this table where our 19th Century woman did her hardest work while making “beaten biscuits.”....

Christie’s to auction treasures from Robert Ellsworth’s Asian art collection

The National 16 Mar 2020
The living room held some of the finest examples of classic Chinese huanghuali wooden furniture ever assembled, including a set of four very rare huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs dating from the 17th-century Ming era ... His greatest contribution was in the field of 19th- and 20th-century Chinese painting, however....