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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Treasures: Card table’s refinishing hurts its value

Decatur Daily 15 Jul 2019
By the late 18th and early 19th century, card tables were quite common in American and British homes ... But as sad as the refinished state of the card table is, its bigger problem is it is Victorian and probably dates to the third quarter of the 19th century....
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New museum event showcases the 18th and 19th centuries

New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung 06 Jul 2019
A brand new monthly event taking place at the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture will give families a chance to step back in time and learn more about 18th and 19th century Texas .......
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Art, artifacts from Nantucket estate of Yankee Candle founder up for auction

Business Journal 03 Jul 2019
This first appeared on MassLive.com. Yankee Candle founder Michael J. Kittredge II is selling a pair of five-foot-long cast bronze plaques — pieces that once adorned an ornate 19th century ship’s gangway, and that more recently adorned his Nantucket estate. He’s also selling furniture, artwork, pinball games, two cars and a ship’s wheel ... Rafael… ... ....
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Escape to the country

Irish Independent 28 Jun 2019
For anyone buying a house like I’d advise making offers on key pieces of correctly scaled furniture to the vendors.” She is most proud of the big dining table and chairs which have been with the house since the 19th century and may even have been bought when the house when it was first built in 1826....
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Escape to the country: How designer transformed Lea House into her family’s dream

Irish Independent 28 Jun 2019
For anyone buying a house like I’d advise making offers on key pieces of correctly scaled furniture to the vendors.” She is most proud of the big dining table and chairs which have been with the house since the 19th century and may even have been bought when the house when it was first built in 1826....
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Tradition shines through at Stephenson House’s annual backyard gathering

The Intelligencer 23 Jun 2019
EDWARDSVILLE — The rain let up just in time for the annual Ben’s Bluegrass, BBQ & Beer Bash Saturday at 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House ... The event boasted music, food and games for kids and adults ... The walls are painted like they would have been in the early 19th century and it contains period furniture pieces throughout ... ....
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Television: 'Antique Roadshow' has a busy day at Winterthur

The Trentonian 23 Jun 2019
One of the items that excited him at Winterthur was a print of a bald eagle that was used in an advertisement for a threshing company in the late 19th century. In the furniture department, Andrew Brunk is telling a woman the chair she bought for a pittance at a yard sale in worth ......
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Bowl where family kept tennis balls turned out to be £4,000,000 treasure

Metro UK 18 Jun 2019
Perhaps you also own a priceless Chinese artefact (Picture. KollerAuctions/BNPS). Remember that old bowl you’re using to store keys and batteries in? ... A British auction house dismissed it as a cheap 19th century copy when they once valued it and as a result the bowl was used as an ordinary piece of furniture ... They thought it was 19th century ... ....
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Local history round-up: Watershed Irish moments remembered in Armagh village

The Irish Times 15 Jun 2019
The middle decades of the 18th century saw the linen boom which was followed by a thriving furniture trade in the middle of the 19th century and led to the village being called “Furnitureville.” ... In the early 19th century, Jacob Poole a Quaker farmer, collected 1,700 Yola words ......
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Salcedo Auctions finds ‘paradise’ in new gallery

Manila Standard Today 30 May 2019
A late 19th-century 'Sous le palmier' sterling silver ornament ... A 19th-century, full-size all kamagong wardrobe closet. Rare antique furniture part of the auction includes a 19th-century, full-size, all kamagong wardrobe closet ... Its design elements are of the Neoclassical style that was revived in Europe in the early 19th century....
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A passion collection: Exhibit highlights art and furniture owned by philanthropists Peter and Carolyn Lynch

Newburyport Daily News 22 May 2019
Obviously, we’ve abstracted it here, but it is that you go around the corner and there’s another beautiful painting, over another beautiful piece of furniture, grouped in an interesting way.” ... The first section features 18th- and early 19th-century furniture and American paintings from the 1850s to 1910 ... “Then we went to 17th century.”....
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Eco-Conscious Artists Highlight of Prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show

Voa News 14 May 2019
His artistic goal is simple ... Shaking things up Tim Arnold's wooden boxes are inspired by the Shakers, a religious group known for its sturdy and simply designed furniture. "These are items that the Shakers used to store dry goods back in the 19th century,” he said, pointing to a collection of oval boxes made with thin, light-colored wood....
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If only T. Boone Pickens’ table could talk

The Dallas Morning News 12 May 2019
Ann Kellogg Schooler, who designed the table, says the backstories make it more than used office furniture. “When you talk about what adds value to furniture, it’s provenance from all the people who’ve been at that table, the deals done and undone,” she says ... Schooler modeled it after an English 19th-century regency manor house table....

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