Articles of Interest

Victorian Style Era
Victorian Era (1837-1901)

The Victorian era of Great Britain is considered the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire. It is often defined as the years from 1837 to 1901, when Queen Victoria (often referred to as the greatest and most beloved of all the British monarchs) reigned, though many historians believe that the passage of the Reform Act 1832 marks the true inception of a new cultural era. More
Art Nouveau Style Era
Art Nouveau (1980 - 1920)

Art Nouveau or "New Free Style" was popular near the end of the 19th century, it was a style that was considered modern.  It was a style of architecture however Art Nouveau was most successfully practiced in the decorative arts.  It quickly influenced everything from jewelry to furniture.  Some characteristics of this style are sinuous, flowing lines and curves and it was mainly organic forms inspired by nature. More
Art Deco Style era
Art Deco (1920 - 1935)

During the period between the two World Wars, an eclectic design style developed that later became known as Art Deco. The name was derived from the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Industriels et Modernes, held in Paris, which celebrated living in the modern world. Today, "Art Deco" is used to refer to a mix of styles from the 1920s and 1930s. More
Retro era style Retro (1935 - 1959)

The Retro Era came right after the Art Deco era and all the glamour that was seen in the 20’s and 30’s. However, this was also the time of World War II; women had to go back into the work force to compensate for absent men off at war. Many were taking on what was considered at the time men’s work. Women were seen in factories and wearing trousers instead of dresses. More

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