|Forum topic by Dallas||posted 03-31-2012 06:05 PM||1253 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-31-2012 06:05 PM
OK ladies and gentlemen, here is a question that has plagued me for years.
What defines a particular style of building or furniture or basic design?
I grew up in a few houses that were ‘Craftsman’ style when I was young, but as I grow older I’m told they are closer to being Cape Cod Bungalow. Just for information, the houses were built in the 1910’s to 1930’s in Oregon and Western Idaho. Lot’s of crown moulding, shadow details in the mop boards, wainscot, pocket doors, etc. There was usually even a huge fireplace in the parlor/living room that had a massive mantel and a lot of carving and/or molding in the surrounding field.
We had a bunch of furniture that dad had refinished that would have been called late Victorian or Craftsman.
Then there was the Hoosier cabinet…. it had pegs for joints together, but couldn’t be called ‘Shaker’ style, there was just entirely too much embellishment in the raised panels and stiles/rails.
Dad was a master cabinet maker and would never add any embellishments to stuff mom brought home for him to restore so the extra mouldings and fancy stuff had to have been original.
Unfortunately, dad died a few years back so I can’t ask him anymore. I sure miss him.
It’s now up to you to define all this stuff for me, and if you happen to stop by the old homestead, I be happy to fix some chile rellenos to repay you for your efforts.
-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!