Artisans of the Valley
Queen Anne, 1725-1750
Often called the "first modern furniture period."
Cabriole leg almost universal on all pieces with clean
Windsor and Bannister chairs.
Comfort and simplicity over ornament in all designs.
Primarily walnut, limited use of oak, pine, and ash.
Mahogany towards the end of the period.
Carving, when used, is simple and low in relief:
Scalloped shell, which appears at the knees of cariole
legs, the top of the chair rails, or the center of seat
frames. Acanthus and floral motifs.