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Tables. Georgian drawing rooms have numerous small tables, reflecting society’s interest in inviting friends for tea, cards, and/or conversation. Tea tables also fold down, and tops may be round, oblong, rectangular, piecrust, or polygonal. They have legs or rest on a carved or fluted shaft terminating in a carved tripod called a claw. Dining tables have three parts: a center with drop leaves and two semicircular ends. The pieces are placed against the wall when not in use.


 Storage. Every fashionable Georgian drawing room has a commode. It has a straight, bombé, and/or serpentine-shaped front and sides. 


Beds. Four-poster beds are the most fashionable. Queen Anne types follow earlier forms, but Chippendale headboards are elaborately carved with Rococo, Chinese, or Gothic details.





Written by callawayinteriordesign

June 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm

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