Colonial

Colonial

Colonial period from 1700-1780 (and the Federal Period from 1780-1820) typically follow the styles popular in Europe at the time: William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, and English Neo-Classical styles (Hepplewhite & Sharaton), however, the American versions of these styles were characteristically simplified.

Tapestry and a variety of Jacquard fabrics, including damask, dominated upholstery textiles, alongside chintz floral calicos, porcelains and wall-papers depicting European interpretations of Indian, Chinese and Moghul motifs. Jacobean embroidery and needlepoint also persisted as popular motifs in the American Colonies well into the 18th century. Other popular motifs of the period include stripes, leaves, vines, urns, seashells, and, pineapples.