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DECORATIVE PERIODS AND STYLES
 

Decorative periods are named for eras on the reigns of monarchs.
Decorative styles
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DECORATIVE PERIODS

Tudor Period                                                            1485 - 1603
Elizabethan Period                                                  1558 - 1603
Louis Xiv Period                                                      1643 - 1715
Jacobean Period                                                     1603 - 1685
Stuart Period                                                            1603 - 1714
Crowellian L Period                                                 1649 - 1660
Carolean Period                                                       1660 - 1685
William & Mary Period                                             1689 - 1702
Queen Anne Period                                                  1702 - 1714
Georgian Period                                                       1714 - 1820
Louis Xv Period                                                        1723 - 1774
Regency Period                                                        1800 - 1830
Empire Period                                                           1804 - 1815
Victorian Period                                                        1830 - 1901
Edwardian Period                                                     1901 - 1910

DECORATIVE STYLES

Inigo Jones                                                                  1572 - 1652
A.C. Boulle                                                                  1642 - 1732
Grinling Gibbons                                                        1648 - 1726
William Kent                                                                1684 - 1748
T. Chippendale                                                           1715 - 1762
A. Hepplewhite                                                           1727 - 1788
Adam Period                                                              1762 - 1794
Angelica Kaufmann                                                    1741 - 1807
T. Sheraton                                                                  1781 - 1806
Louis Xvi                                                                      1774 - 1793
T. Shearer                                                                    Circa 1780


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