Commonwealth (or Puritan)

Commonwealth furniture is also known as Puritan, Cromwellian and Middle Jacobean. Commonwealth furniture was a design devoid of ornate style. This style was characterized as straight and severe. Pieces were square and rectangle. Sturdy underbracing was used on chairs. Settees had straight backs and low seats. Upholstery pieces had dull or dismal fabrics. Oak was the favored wood. Most popular during the mid to late 1600’s.

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Cromwellian Or Puritan Furniture In England
Welcome To Puritan Furniture
Definitions Of English Commonwealth Furniture Period And Style
English Cromwellian Chairs Chairs In Puritan England Had No Carving Or Upholstery
Jacobean Furniture Styles