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Denoting a style of English furniture or architecture characteristic of the early 18th century. The furniture is noted for its simple, proportioned style and for its cabriole legs and walnut veneer; the architecture is characterized by the use of red brick in simple, basically rectangular designs.
- ‘The earliest dated examples - a Queen Anne slant-lid desk and high chest - were made in 1762, a full generation after the introduction of the style in Boston.’
- ‘This second base, with its delicate curving legs, brings to mind a Queen Anne sideboard.’
- ‘Later they went on to Bridgehampton, where they took a short break while Reinhart purchased a Queen Anne table.’
- ‘While other men had pictures of their sweethearts in their breast pockets, he carried a photo of a Queen Anne chair.’
- ‘An expanded view of a Queen Anne chair back showing the mortice-and-tenon construction of a genuine 18th century piece of American furniture’
- ‘Architect Frank Messenger designed the extensions in the Sanderson style, adding a Queen Anne stick-style verandah.’
- ‘Designs range from a rustic thatched model to a castle, to a Queen Anne House in miniature, all built to the same standards as handmade exterior joinery for a house and designed to be situated permanently outdoors.’
- ‘For example, a pair of ornate jugs may have been altered into the ‘antique’ style which was so sought after in the early 19th century, by using the bodies from a Queen Anne ale jug, c.1700, and casting the spouts and handles at a later date.’
- ‘In succeeding years the museum has slowly filled out its Newport holdings, most recently with a Queen Anne dressing table, the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cole, in 1994.’
- ‘He retired in 1979, because of increasing deafness, and settled with his wife and two of his children in a Queen Anne farmhouse in Gloucestershire, which he restored himself.’
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