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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South Jersey/Philadelphia things to do: Frankenstein, 'Poe Re-Deranged,' Stand Pup Comedy

Burlington County Times 20 Jan 2021
Downtown Haddonfield hosts ice sculpting and Winterfest Sidewalk Sale ... and 1 p.m. Jan. 23 ... More ... 21. During a visit to The Rosenbach visitors are invited to do the following.Take a socially-distanced guided tour of the Rosenbach brothers’ 19th-century townhouse to explore a collection of rare books, manuscripts, furniture, decorative arts and more....

Early Cecil Maguire work and Manus Walsh stained glass feature in auction

The Irish Times 16 Jan 2021
Furniture includes a pair of 19th century Gainsborough-style armchairs (€600-€800); a lovely George III mahogany butler’s tray (€600-€800); a pair of George III-style beside cabinets (€1,000-€1,250) and an early 20th century Kenneth and Lindsell tailor’s dummy....

Restaurateur Peter White’s lifetime collection sale to include notable artworks

The Irish Times 19 Dec 2020
... 19th C giltwood and gesso mirror €1,500–€2,000 ... The sale of about 350 lots comprises Irish, British and Continental paintings from the early 19th century to the present day along with some fine bronzes and prints, as well as antique furniture, china, silver and garden furniture....

Transformer Furniture Is Magic for Maximizing Minimal Spaces

Treehugger 15 Dec 2020
... developed "meubles à surprises," or, surprise furniture ... From the finest court furniture to a 19th-century cabinet bed to mod tables for the chic set, multifunction furniture allows for smart, smaller, and more minimal spaces – which is a transformation we can get behind....

Treasures and trinkets made for kings

Manila Bulletin 03 Dec 2020
But the piece of furniture reserved for the Ifugao Kadangyan or wealthy isn’t something that could easily be owned ... Another piece of furniture that commanded a high price is the Buencamino Aparador from the second quarter of the 19th century ... of the Baliuag style of furniture.” ....

Chairs came from turn-of-the century Nardi Hotel

Santa Barbara News-Press 30 Nov 2020
has two turn-of-the-20th-century chairs that carry significant Santa Barbara history ... In the early years of the 20th century, ... The chairs are styled in the Renaissance Revival tradition, hearkening to the Italian Renaissance, a style popular in the late 19th to early 20th centuries....

Trump's furniture fail: that's not a desk, Donald – it's a table for TV dinners

The Observer 27 Nov 2020
The furniture – an early-19th-century, Federal-style, occasional table to which the president’s seal of office has been clumsily attached – was not in the Oval Office, but in the much less imposing diplomatic reception room, which can be entered straight from the gardens ... Like his furniture, he is diminishing before our eyes....

4 secrets within the Moscow Kremlin (VIDEOS)

Russia Beyond 22 Nov 2020
A secret escalator inside the Mausoleum, never before seen footage of the insides of the Water-supply tower and more! ... Friday TV, a Russian entertainment channel, produced a documentary titled ‘Secrets of the Moscow Kremlin ... In this video, we can take a peek at the Emperor’s personal chambers with original furniture of the 19th century ... ....

Historically Speaking: Morrill Block thrived in Dover, until 1932 fire

Fosters 22 Nov 2020
Into the 20th century it became the offices of Thomas Reid, an eye doctor, and Emmet O'Gara, a GP ... (In the later part of the 19th century and early years of the 20th pianos were a popular item; no radios or TVs, so people were much more into home-made entertainment.) For a time, Dover offered several piano stores including an outpost of M....