Queen Anne Sofa Tables
- (in drop-leaf table (furniture))
- are similar to Pembroke tables and usually have longer and narrower tops. They were specifically designed for placement directly in front of sofas for serving tea, writing, dining, or other convenient uses.
- A sofa table is not unlike a Pembroke table, having similar folding flaps which are hinged and can be raised and held by concealed brackets. The flaps are, however, at the narrow ends of the top, and the supports of the table vary in design; they are never straight, as in the Pembroke.
- 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 Queen Anne Style in Britain means either the English Baroque architectural style roughly of the reign of Queen Anne (1702–14), or a revived form that was popular in the last quarter of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th century.
- She reigned from 1702-14. The style of red brick domestic architecture which was springing up in the 1870s in South Kensington and elsewhere was called “Queen Anne”.
- Queen Anne (also recorded as Ann) (ca. 1650 - ca. 1715) succeeded to the position of chief of the Pamunkey tribe in 1686 after her aunt Cockacoeske died. This was nearly a decade after Bacon's Rebellion.
The Reluctant Queen: The Story of Anne of York (A Queens of England Novel)
In 1470, a reluctant Lady Anne Neville is betrothed by her father, the politically ambitious Earl of Warwick, to Edward, Prince of Wales. A gentle yet fiercely intelligent woman, Anne has already given her heart to the prince’s younger brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Unable to oppose her father’s will, she finds herself in line for the throne of England—an obligation that she does not want. Yet fate intervenes when Edward is killed at the Battle of Tewkesbury. Anne suddenly finds herself free to marry the man she loves—and who loves her in return. The ceremony is held at Westminster Abbey, and the duke and duchess make a happy home at
Middleham Castle, where both spent much of their childhood. Their life is idyllic, until the reigning king dies and a whirlwind of dynastic maneuvering leads to his children being declared illegitimate. Richard inherits the throne as King Richard III, and Anne is crowned queen consort, a destiny she thought she had successfully avoided. Her husband’s reign lasts two years, two months, and two days—and in that short time Anne witnesses the true toll that wearing the crown takes on Richard, the last king from the House of York.
Joseph G. Stansfield House, Mt. Carmel
230 E. 6th Street, Mt. Carmel, IL.
Another George Barber design, #37 from the "Modern Dwellings" catalog. Thanks to drmitch57 for the ID!!
My mom who lives in Mt Carmel said this house was recently featured on a home tour. They provide the following info:
· Attorney John Rhine has owned the house since 1981 and he bought it from Dr. Allen Cato. Dr. Cato purchased the house from the estate of T. W. (Top) George. Rose and Bill King were the previous owners who purchased from Wirth, purchased from J. G. Stansfield and family.
· Built by J. G. Stansfield, construction finished in 1891. The architect was George Barber (from Knoxville, TN) and is a Queen Anne Victorian style. Barber was quite famous for his Victorian house designs. There are 2 other houses in the U.S. built from the same plan, one in Atteboro, MA and one in St. John, WA. The original cost would have been around $6,000.
· There are 4 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, den, family room, full finished basement and third story. The second story has a maid’s quarters.
· There are 3 sets of pocket doors which are all perfectly functioning and 2 crystal chandeliers, one in the foyer and one in the parlor which is said to be from France according to Stansfield family members.
· The flooring on the first floor is all original and all the woodwork is original including the exterior doors. Much of the woodwork is quarter sawn oak which was purchased in Germany. Mr. Stansfield often went on buying trips in Europe for goods for his department store at the corner of 4th and Market and purchased his lumber there. Workmen at the house always comment on the fine craftsmanship of the home. The flooring on the 2nd story has been replaced with new hardwood.
· There are 4 leaded glass windows in the house and the front entry door has beveled glass which is original. The family room has an Italian marble fireplace. A photo of John’s ancestor, Charles Rhine, in his civil war uniform hangs over the fireplace. A den is entered from the family room.
· T. W. (Top) George bought the house in 1961 and remodeled it. When built there were no bathrooms indoors and the first bathroom was added downstairs just off the kitchen in a room which was formerly the pantry. A set of before and after photos was taken by the George family and they were part of the estate papers of Mr. George which were in the possession of the estate attorney, George W. Woodcock and were given to John Rhine.
· On top of the buffet in the dining room is a binder of information about the house, including photos from 1961 before and after remodeling, floor plans for this house and an article about Barber houses, including this one and the 2 others in the U.S. The painting on the west wall of the dining room is of the back yard of the U. S. Embassy in Moscow where John spent some time. The living room contains an antique oriental rug purchased from the estate of Lou Connett. The painting over the sofa is by Yvonne Mira, a South American painter, whose subjects are always faceless.
· The front foyer opens onto a front porch. The foyer is designed to hold a piano. Oak fretwork graces the oak stairway. The hallway coat closet has a bullet switch to turn on the light fixture which was added by T. W. George who was very far sighted in his remodeling of the house, using only the best of materials but still not changing the original fine flooring and woodwork.
· At the top of the stairs is the library used as an office by John. The bookcase seems to be original with changes only in the doors. The door at the end of the hall opens onto a wonderful porch which is very private.
· Across the hall from the library is the guest bedroom with an antique walnut empire bed with a fine construction and it is a family piece. Some of the other furnishings are antique family pieces, purchased antiques and reproductions in keeping with the time period. This room was originally used as an upstairs sitting room by the Stansfield’s with a doorway to the master bedroom which was next in the hallway. This next room will be remodeled into two bathrooms soon, each with an entry from the adjoining room.
· The current master bedroom is across the hall and has its own bath. Notice that the closet doors are papered the same as the walls in the room.
· The basement has a bar, area used for card parties and a home theatre complete with modern theatre seating; surround sound and leather recliners in the first row. The basement also includes a bathroom which includes a dog bath (built by T. W. George). The original tile in this bathroom has been replaced with marble. The basement remodel in 1961 added a complete second kitchen. At that time there was a maid on the 2nd floor who lived in and a yard man/handy man that lived in the basement.
Chief of Mission's Residence
(1946) In the library, deep mahogany furniture, silk upholstery with Chinese motifs, atop a floor of green jade. The chairs and sofa provide the comfort and convenience. A bronze plated chandelier, matching color window curtains and sofa. Beige carpet. Above the 18th Century fireplace is oil by G. E. Luvis, on the ledge is a sports trophy belonging to Ambassador Dawson. The room is completed with practical mahogany coffee tables next to elegant Queen Anne and Chippendale chairs.
The residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay was completed and officially inaugurated in September, 1942.
(1946) Biblioteca de la residencia. Los muebles de caoba oscura, tapizados en seda con motivos chinos, sobre fondo verde jade. Los sillones y el sofa tienen el confort y la comodidad requeridos por el lugar, en beige liso y floreado. Arana de bronce plateado, el cortinado de la ventana del mismo tono que el tapiz del sofa. Alfombra beige, lisa. Sobre la estufa de fines del siglo XVIII, un oleo de G. E. Luvis, en la repisa, un trofeo deportivo propiedad del embajador Dawson. Decoracion completada con practicas mesas auxiliares, de caoba, junto a los elegantes sillones Queen Anne y Chippendale.
La residencia del Embajador de los Estados Unidos en Uruguay se completo y fue oficialmente inaugurada en setiembre de 1942.
[Photo: Editorial Anales S.A. (1946)]
queen anne sofa tables
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