7 posts tagged Antique Periods

Arts and Crafts Gallery

The Arts and Crafts Gallery. A few illustrated examples of Arts and Crafts wares. An arts and crafts gallery to provide a brief look at the exceptional quality and superb design available to the arts and crafts collector. The arts and crafts designers rejected the banality and inferior quality of industrially produced decorative arts by promoting a return to a handcrafted medieval style craftsmanship. This can be seen in works by artists such as William Morris, William de Morgan, ... Continue Reading

Arts and Crafts Artists

Arts and Crafts Artists from William Morris to Gustav Stickley, William de Morgan and Christopher Dresser. In 1861 the english designer William Morris started the arts and crafts movement in an effort to improve the tastes of the Victorian public. A great many artists and designers of the time, supported the Arts and Crafts movement They looked upon the mass produced industrialised wares as bland, inferior and lacking any soul. These Arts and Crafts artists and designers helped create an ... Continue Reading

Arts and Crafts Guilds

The Guilds and Schools of the Arts & Crafts movement. The Arts and Crafts guilds, their history and influences, from John Ruskin and William Morris to William de Morgan and Charles Ashbee. The technological upheaval of the industrial revolution transformed Victorian Britain from a largely agrarian and rural society into a country with many urban conurbations, with the working classes enduring terrible conditions and mindless repetitive work. From the 1850s John Ruskin championed the ... Continue Reading

Arts and Crafts

Your Guide to Collecting Arts & Crafts antiques and the Arts and Crafts Style The Arts and Crafts movement, its style and its influences, from William Morris to Gustav Stickley and William de Morgan. In 1861 the english designer William Morris started the arts and crafts movement in an effort to improve the tastes of the victorian public. William Morris hoped to overcome the banality and inferior quality of industrially produced decorative arts by promoting a return to medieval style ... Continue Reading
The Art Deco style and its influences from Charles Rennie Mackintosh to Josef Hoffmann, Clarice Cliff and Le Corbusier. The ever popular art deco style is an architectural and decorative-arts style, popular from 1910 to 1940. Art Deco is characterised by highly stylised natural and geometric forms and ornaments, which are usually strongly symmetrical. Outstanding American examples of Art Deco are the Chrysler Building and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Some of the century's ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (F)

The Antiques Marks Glossary and Antique Terms F Covering antique terms beginning with the letter 'F', everything from faberge to fusee and faience to furstenberg. Below you will find antique related words or antique terms begining with 'f' covering everything from faberge to fusee and many more that you might find useful. The list is not exhaustive but we will add to it as time goes by. The descriptions detailed are only intended to be relevant to how the word or term relates to ... Continue Reading

Louis Majorelle (1859 to 1926)

Louis Majorelle (1859-1926) was a French decorator and furniture designer. Marjorelle manufactured his own designs, in the French tradition of the ébéniste. His full name is Louis Jean Sylvestre Majorelle He was one of the outstanding designers of furniture in the Art Nouveau style and after 1901 formally served as one of the vice-presidents of the École de Nancy. In 1861, his father, Auguste Majorelle (1825 - 1879), who was also a furniture designer and manufacturer, moved the family ... Continue Reading