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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KOVELS; Animal footstools started with Dimitri Omersa in London

The Maryville Daily Times 24 Jul 2021
Footstools were used to elevate the feet of a person sitting in a chair as long ago as ancient Egypt. The stool was usually rectangular with four small feet. In the following centuries, footstools were made as long rectangles with four or more feet ... Footstools were often made to match the upholstered furniture in the 19th and early 20th centuries ... Q ... A....

Historic Lakeman House in Old Town Murrieta will be torn down

The Press Enterprise 24 Jul 2021
Among the items found were a 19th-century journal; an assortment of musical instruments and antique furniture; and an original deed to the city of Murrieta, signed by the city’s namesake, Juan Murrieta ... of ... She said the home — and the artifacts found inside — really told the story of what 19th and 20th-century Murrieta was like....

Music & Makers Festival

The Greeneville Sun 14 Jul 2021
Sit in on a panel discussion “Furniture Design and Function; 19th Century — Now” from 1.30-2.30 p.m ... and Annie Evelyn, contemporary furniture maker and co-founder of Crafting the Future, a collective of artists working together to provide equitable opportunities in the arts....

House museum tours for available on Saturday

Pontiac Daily Leader 13 Jul 2021
The three Pontiac "House Museums" administered by The Livingston County Historical Society will be open for free public tours once again this Saturday, July 17, from 1-3 p.m ... The Jones House, at 314 E ... The David Strevell House, at 401 W ... The renovation allowed for half of the downstairs to be furnished in donated 19th Century furniture....

What I Rent: Tom and Josh, £1,650 a month for a one-bedroom flat in Clapham Old Town, London

Metro UK 13 Jul 2021
One of the main ways we have made the place feel like home is to bring in our own furniture ... Josh had all the bedroom furniture and I had most of the furniture we needed for the living room so the only thing we had to buy was a sofa ... Determined mum transforms 19th century property into 'dream' home....

Kovels Antiques: Toy wagons were often used by newsboys to deliver papers

Winston-Salem Journal 09 Jul 2021
Porcelain vase, tied satchel form, etched dragons, yellow glaze, cinched rope twist neck, folded rim, marked, six-character seal, Chinese, 19th century, 7 inches, $370 ... Bank, Security Safe Deposit, cast iron, embossed letters and scrolls, two lion heads and ring handles, hinged, opens to three drawers, 19th century, 8 7 inches, $500....

Retired MLB pitcher Kenny Rogers lists $13M Texas palace

New York Post 26 Jun 2021
More On.. Celebrity Real Estate ... Realtor.com ... Realtor.com ... Sitting rooms have 19th century-inspired furniture, millwork and detailed carved fireplaces ... Two sitting rooms feature decadent crown molding, 19th century-inspired furniture, millwork, detailed carved fireplaces, framed portrait paintings and vast windows inviting natural light into the rooms ... ....

Urn owned by former Tulsan sells for $225,000

Tulsa World 25 Jun 2021
The urn, determined to be the work of Thomas Hope, a noted 19th-century English furniture designer, was part of an auction of decorative arts held June 22 at the Dallas-based Heritage Auctions ... ....

Reader’s platform rocking chair is likely 100 years old

Citrus County Chronicle 20 Jun 2021
John Sikorski. SIKORSKI'S ATTIC. Dear John ... There is no visible tag, stamp or carving on the rocking chair ... Thank you. — B.V., Citrus Springs ... They were manufactured in large quantities by numerous furniture companies. The time of production of your rocker was the late 19th to early 20th century, so it is over 100 years old and officially antique ... ....

Final sales of the season leave auction buyers spoiled for choice

The Irish Times 19 Jun 2021
A century ago this year, Howard-Bury was appointed to lead the first Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition, and while on that jaunt found footprints at high altitude ... Highlights include a pair of 19th-century mahogany bookcases (lot 95, €1,000-€2,000) and lot 288, a rare 19th-century elm kitchen table on tapered legs (€600-€1,200)....

Jan 6. riot caused $1.5 million in damage to Capitol, and US prosecutors want defendants to pay

Stars and Stripes 03 Jun 2021
WASHINGTON — U.S. prosecutors this week put a price tag on damage to the U.S. Capitol from the Jan ... The U.S ... In the aftermath of the attack, authorities reported historical art and furniture was damaged, a 19th-century gold mirror was smashed and residue from gas agents and fire extinguishers was left behind ... related stories ... ....

Inflation is soaring in the US and UK—here's what it means for the art market

The Art Newspaper 26 May 2021
Within the trade, while new styles such as minimalism, conceptualism and post-modern art were developed, in the more quantifiable resale market, it was Modern paintings, prints and antiquarian books, followed by furniture, silver, English 18th and 19th century pictures, Chinese ......

Colorful canvas folding chairs are back for summer

Post Bulletin 21 May 2021
Nostalgic folding canvas chairs are back in style, with bold reds and yellows, purples and oranges. Not much information is available regarding the history of these chairs, but they likely appeared in the late 19th century when folks started heading to the lakes and seashore. This was considered portable camp furniture that was easy to carry ... Landrey....