19th Century American Furniture: History, Designers & Styles


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For the first half of the 19th century, American furniture was dominated by what broad aesthetic?

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1. What defined neoclassicism?

2. Which of these descriptions BEST fits American Federal style furniture

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will quiz your knowledge of American furniture in the 19th century. You'll be responsible for topics like the aesthetic American furniture during the first half of the 19th century and one of its major influences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Furniture in the American Federal style
  • American revivalism and the furniture it produced
  • Movement that came after Art Nouveau

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about American furniture in the 1800s and what it was like in the first half of the century
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the style that influenced American furniture during this period
  • Making connections - use your understanding of American revivalism and how it's connected to the furniture that was made in the 19th century

Additional Learning

You can learn more about American furniture with the lesson called 19th Century American Furniture: History, Designers & Styles. Follow along with these key subjects:

  • The shape of America's identity in the 1800s
  • Motifs of the Federal style
  • Empire style that became popular
  • The Late Classical style (ca. 1835-1850)
  • American furniture styles in the second half of the 19th century