Vote for the best period style

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by bluemoon, Nov 26, 2016.


Which furniture / decor style direction do you like most?

  1. Hepplewhite

    0 vote(s)
  2. Chippendale

    4 vote(s)
  3. Baroque

    0 vote(s)
  4. Rococo

    1 vote(s)
  5. Neoclassical, sheraton

    3 vote(s)
  6. Gustavian (Louis XVI)

    1 vote(s)
  7. Empire (federal), biedermeier

    6 vote(s)
  8. Distinctively Victorian styles

    7 vote(s)
  9. Art nouveau

    9 vote(s)
  10. Art deco

    9 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. bluemoon

    bluemoon Member

    You may choose up to three options. If your preferred style direction isn't on the list, just comment and tell us about it.
    Grouping the styles into 10 options wasn't easy because many of them overlap and branch out to different variations.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2016
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  2. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member

    Art Deco, Victorian - Gothic & Renaissance revival imparticular
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  3. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

  4. bluemoon

    bluemoon Member

    Is it the same as arts and crafts?
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  5. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    I should think so.
  6. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Art Nouveau (jewelry, glassware), Art Deco (architecture, ceramics, jewelry), Victorian (jewelry).

    Wait...only 3?????????? I'm going to cheat.
    Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts (furniture)
  7. lauragarnet

    lauragarnet Well-Known Member

    I could never make up my mind. Each has it's merits. Just call me eclectic, LOL.
  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I'd have added in British Arts and Crafts and Georgian. Neat vote!
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  9. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Arts and Crafts from both sides of the pond. Macintosh to Wright (if you could call his Prairie House furnishings A & C. ;)
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  10. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy Well-Known Member

    Victorian for me all the way.
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  11. Charliebfc

    Charliebfc Well-Known Member

    Art Nouveau in furniture and metal work , Also Chippendale in furniture , And Victorian style in Glassware and jewellery ,

    I like the Victorian use of Black jet stone in there jewellery and some household carvings ,
  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Arts & Crafts from both sides of the Atlantic - just about anything. Art Nouveau for graphics, metalwork and some of the clothes. Mid-century for furniture and jewelry design.
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  13. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    I voted for Victorian, A.N, and A.D. They're my favourite styles/groups of styles. I've always been a HUGE fan of Art Deco. Art Noveau not so much, but I do still like it if it's something really fancy. And I love Victorian styling.
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  14. bluemoon

    bluemoon Member

    Baroque is the least beloved one so far. The gustavian style also doesn't have votes and I think that's because most Americans probably aren't very familiar with it.

    Personally I found it hard to choose because I like most of these styles, my least favourites being art deco and chippendale.
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  15. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    I like plain Georgian oak or arts and crafts
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  16. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Oh, and I forgot, for printed material, Art Deco and Art Nouveau. You can't beat those wonderful Deco travel posters with ocean liners...and Alphonse Mucha's Nouveau designs - YUM!
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  17. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    I love those posters too and have quite a few though I don't think I have any that old. More 50s and 60s maybe 70s.
  18. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    My preference is Arts and Crafts. Generally prefer the English/Scottish variant but there is plenty from the US I like. Chose Deco, Art Nouveau, and Empire/Biedermeier from the list. Surprised that no one has mentioned Mid Century Modern. I also like it a lot but you can only have so much stuff, so it tends to get regulated to inventory for the most part. If I ever had a dedicated guest room, I would like to do a funky MCM room.
  19. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The way they play with light. Love Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but my absolute favourite is the Horta house in Brussels:
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  20. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

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