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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Rocking chair more interesting than usual

The Post-Star 24 Sep 2023
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 18thand early 19th-century Windsor furniture that was made in England and North America....

A new taste in antiques

Detroit news 21 Sep 2023
I collect antique watercolor renderings of rooms, reverse-painted glass portraits from the 19th century, American painted furniture, vintage wicker, portrait miniatures, quilts, and some very specific things like handmade coronation mugs from 1953 (not the industrially produced kind)....

Miller selling truckloads of antiques, collectibles

Messenger-Inquirer 20 Sep 2023
Sixty years ago, Deanna Miller persuaded her husband, Hal, to go to an antique store with her. He wasn’t impressed ... The barns kept getting fuller and fuller ... to 2 p.m ... There are figurines, oil lamps, toys, paintings, tools from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, glassware, some furniture, Roy Rogers comics, western movie posters and a lot more ... 26....

A guide to the top 10 hotels, according to World’s 50 Best

The National 20 Sep 2023
Chi's keen sense of design also includes contemporary artworks by Damien Hirst and the 19th-century British sculpture artist Henry Moore ... Fine Italian craftsmanship comes together with the elegance of the Baroque era in ornate antique furniture, original frescoes, 19th-century portraits and Murano chandeliers....

What's it worth on eBay: Mission Oak table

Telegraph Herald 17 Sep 2023
An antique mission oak arts and crafts side table is a piece of furniture that hails from the arts and crafts movement, which was prominent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly in the United States. Mission-style furniture ... ....

DRI seizes historical artefacts, antiques worth Rs 27 crore at Mundra port

Indian Express 12 Sep 2023
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized historical artefacts and antique furniture of European style worth over Rs 26.8 crore, which were allegedly smuggled, at Mundra port in Gujarat\u2019s Kutch ... Some of the articles date back to the 19th century,\u201d the statement said....

The proud, cultured Chinese consumers whose taste for rosewood and blackwood carved Cantonese furniture has ...

South China Morning Post 12 Sep 2023
In the 18th and 19th centuries, Cantonese furniture was the benchmark of Chinese craftsmanship for the outside world, and renewed domestic demand for high-quality items is seeing traditional skill sets revived ... ....

At Mundra, DRI seizes antiques, paintings worth ₹26.8 cr from UAE container

Hindustan Times 12 Sep 2023
... vintage utensils, paintings, antique furniture, and other valuable heritage items. “Some of these artifacts date back to the 19th century and are made from precious materials such as gold, silver and adorned with gold or silver coatings,” the statement said....

India's anti-smuggling agency seizes antiques worth over 3 mln USD

China.dot.org 12 Sep 2023
NEW DELHI, Sept ... dollars, officials said Tuesday ... "During examination, the container was found to be containing old statues, vintage utensils, paintings, antique furniture, and other valuable heritage goods. Some of the articles date back to the 19th century," the ministry said ... "Such items have huge demand in the illicit market."...