Basic English Furniture Styles The following criteria will help you determine if your old furniture is an English-made antique. Queen Anne Early 18th century Woods used: Walnut, also, cherry, mahogany, maple and oak. Description: Graceful curves, curved (cabriole) leg, with no rungs or stretchers; minimal decoration, very simple; scallop-shell mount.
Christopher Howe trained as a sculptor, and has been collecting rare furniture and objects for decades (his clients have included Lucien Freud, who favored his "esoterically shabby chairs to use in his portraits"). Go to Howe to see the range.