Queen Anne Furniture

Have you had a look at this fine early 18th century, Queen Anne period walnut and oak Chest of Drawers? A beautiful example with great colour & patina. The moulded rectangular cross banded top sits above two short and three long graduated inlaid drawers, standing on signature bun feet.

The "Queen Anne" style period was a quintessential one of the 18th century, exhibiting a beautiful blend of elegance and efficiency. Furniture from this style period responded to the new tastes of the contemporary consumer of that time. The Queen Anne style is such that it is still emulated by many contemporary makers of today.

Queen Anne period furniture drew inspiration from the "William and Mary," or "Early Baroque," which was Queen Anne's father's era. This style emphasised weighty lavish forms with rounded contours, dense scrollwork, organic accents.

Although the Queen Anne style drew inspiration from this style period, the designers of the time actively evolved the designs into a style that was more versatile with forms that were multi-functional. Some of the noted features of this style were S-curved chair backs, amply cushioned seats, and ergonomically-inspired back supports, offering a combination of class and comfort. This 19th century Wing Armchair we recently had in stock is a classic example of this fabulous design style.

Queen Anne furniture was a striking blend of subdued Baroque style that also echoed both Asian and Classical design styles. We often source beautiful furniture pieces from this style period. Have a look at our collection and archive to see more from this eclectic style period.

Queen Anne Furniture