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Period Style Guides

Periods of civilizations have given rise to styles of decorating that thrive to this day. Read about period styles and elements that distinguish them from others.
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A Library of Period Links
Interesting design links from virtual tours of castles, who's who, glossaries, architecture styles, and much more.

What is Period Style?
What is modern? Learn about styles of decorating that evolved through the ages from ancient times to the present.

A Timeline of Period Furniture
History of Furniture Timeline from 1550 to 1960 lists styles, materials and details.

Dezignare's Links on Periods and Styles
A library of net links on Art Deco, Arts & Crafts, furniture design, Frank Lloyd Wright, Gothic and Renaissance styles.

Evolution of Styles
A brief do-it-yourself guide to the evolution of period styles, including Queen Anne, Federal, Shaker and Arts & Crafts.

Furniture Glossary from House Beautiful
Short descriptions of design styles and terms, from House Beautiful online.

Furniture Timeline
A helpful chart listing major furniture periods throughout history, including sections at the bottom regarding the uses of various woods and construction methods.

Links to Info on the Aesthetic Movement
Use the scroll box on the left of the screen to get the links on Frank Lloyd Wright, Prairie School, Shingle Style, and more.

Online Furniture Style Guide
Click on a style name for detailed style information about Early American, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Federal, Shaker, and more.

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