Early Georgian Furniture 1714-1760
Early Georgian furniture saw the cabriole leg remaining popular and later these gradually ended in ball and claw feet.
The Walnut Period ended around 1730.
With the removal of the import tax Mahogany became the chosen wood used by the cabinet makers.
Mahogany being a lovely crisp hard wood was perfect for carving.
Its wonderful rich colour and fine pores made it easy to polish up.
Georgian I & II furniture
During the reign of George I (1714-27) the British Baroque continued to evolve and the Queen Anne Style persisted.
The architectural forms of furniture - Palladian style - became popular during the reign of George II (1727-60), influenced by designers such as William Kent who were in turn inspired by 17th century Italian architecture.