Artisans of the Valley
The last of the great periods was the Victorian.
All furniture produced since has been reproductions,
except for modern furniture of steel and plastic.
No new outstanding styles have appeared, and they
probably will not, because the era of hand-sculptured
furniture is over, made obsolete by the machine and
rising labor costs.
These things have made the costs of antiques rise out of
the ordinary person's reach. The only fine furniture
being produced today is hand-made reproductions by
the few craftsmen left.