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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Winston-Salem Journal 29 Feb 2024
Visitors will learn about early 19th century North Carolina history, gardening, laundering, open hearth cooking and more ... Furniture-Making in the Piedmont, 1830-1890” Exhibit Opening ... Experience mid-19th century Piedmont’s small shop furniture making as it transitioned from custom piece work to large-scale factory furniture....

'This is history': Vendors reflect as Austin Antique Mall prepares to close after 40 years

Austin American-Statesman 21 Feb 2024
As he walked around the Austin Antique Mall, Michael Conner pointed out the quirky and rare collectibles for sale at various booths. He picked up a brass bell, and as he gave it a gentle shake, the bell let out a high-pitched jingle ... Her three booths feature an abundance of furniture, art and lighting, mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries....

5 OLDEST restaurants in Moscow (PHOTOS)

Russia Beyond 14 Feb 2024
In this museum-restaurant, from the entrance, you immediately get into the atmosphere of an vintage aristocratic mansion, where antique furniture and decor elements of the 19th-20th centuries have been carefully preserved ... hall has fireplaces from the 19th century. ....