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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How women ran business empires in Tsarist Russia

Russia Beyond 03 Dec 2021
Galina Ulianova, about half of Russian charity givers in the 18th-19th centuries were women ... Meanwhile, in 19th century Europe, married women didn’t have the right to own any property, or defend themselves in court independently of their husbands ... In the 19th century, half of the businesswomen in Russia hailed from noble families....

The Mast-Head: A Dominy Plea

The East Hampton Star 02 Dec 2021
The Dominys were a leading family of furniture makers and craftsmen here in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Three generations of Dominy men built houses, barns, windmills, furniture, gunstocks, clocks, and coffins ... Dominy furniture, as one of the museum’s centerpiece exhibits....

Rare Edades early work, historical Antonio Luna photo go under the hammer

The Manila Times 26 Nov 2021
As in all major sales of Philippine collectibles, exquisitely crafted antique hardwood furniture and ecclesiastical pieces are on offer, among these. a pair of 19th century Ilocos 4-post comodas, an 18th century pair of molave altar / retablo columns, as well as an imposing retablo minór....

The enduring appeal of Arts and Crafts homes

The Spectator 23 Nov 2021
Roused by philosopher and theorist John Ruskin’s belief that art, nature and the moral health of a society were directly linked, and that anything machine-made was distinctly dishonest, other architects, makers and artistic and crafts societies heeded the call throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries....

Menallen Township antique store operating in former one-room schoolhouse

Herald-Standard 19 Nov 2021
The former classroom, known as Grace School, operated from 1846 to 1927 ... The store sells local stoneware and pottery, pewter crafts, quilts, folk art and antique furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, selections of Pennsylvania, German and Amish furniture and other antique pieces, all from a collection that Crawford has amassed over the years....

Masterpieces of National Artists and more go on sale at ‘Under The Tree’ auction

Manila Bulletin 10 Nov 2021
As in all major sales of Philippine collectibles, exquisitely crafted antique hardwood furniture and ecclesiastical pieces are on offer, such as a pair of 19th century Ilocos four-post comodas, an 18th-century pair of molave altar/retablo columns, as well as an imposing retablo minór....

Antiques are popular again. At interior designer David Edwards' home, they never went out of style.

The Advocate 08 Nov 2021
Antique furniture is starting to make a comeback, but for�interior designer David Allen Edwards, it never really went out of style. Edwards' home in Spanish Town is overflowing with fine 18th- and 19th-century antiques.� ... "I do see French and English furniture escalating....

Treasure Hunt

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 06 Nov 2021
Barry ended up in Savannah, Ga., where he made furniture until his return to Philadelphia in 1798. Barry partnered with his son Joseph, and they are considered to be in the top ranks of American late 18th- and early 19th-century furniture makers working in the Federal style as well as the American Classical and Gothic styles....

Riba House of the Year: Crofter’s cottage is fit for a billionaire

The Times/The Sunday Times 28 Oct 2021
It was originally built in the 19th Century, appearing on the first Ordnance Survey map of the area,....

Sikorski's Attic: Commercial grade chest of drawers has little collector interest

The Gainesville Sun 23 Oct 2021
My adult daughter purchased this dresser at a used furniture store about 10 years ago ... It might have been made in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a furniture manufacturing mecca during the mid-19th century and on into the 20th century. Some dealers and book authors on antique furniture refer to this type of furniture as Depression Era furniture....

Assembly Room, a four-restaurant dining hall, opening soon in downtown New Britain

Hartford Courant 21 Oct 2021
A dining hall with four restaurants and a bar will open in a few weeks in downtown New Britain, filling the first floor of a five-story 1885 building that recently had its upper floors converted into 44 apartments ... Advertisement ... For decades starting in the late 19th century, the five-story building was home to BC Porter & Sons furniture store ... ....

Art&Antiques: A return to treasure foraging for collectors and casual browsers

The Irish Times 14 Oct 2021
He is also offering a 19th century French bird’s eye maple and rosewood Wellington chest/Semainier (€950) ... His Irish Vernacular, Pine Furniture and Collectibles Sale is showcasing 18th and 19th century furniture which was built by ordinary people from whatever wood and materials were available....

OMG, I Want That House: Bridgehampton, NY

The Daily Beast 10 Oct 2021
COVID brought about many changes to American life, including what we like to call the Great Hamptons Migration of 2020 ... But there’s at least one gem still up for grabs ... Here, the flavor of the 19th-century, courtesy of Shaker-inspired furniture, is paired with peak modernism thanks to a contemporary take on book display and a flood of natural light ... ....