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Detailing on Eastlake Furniture Chair

Detailing on Eastlake Chair

-Pamela Y. Wiggins
In contrast with other Victorian styles of furniture produced in America featuring classical motifs, Eastlake furniture is more geometric and incorporates modest curves. It sometimes includes mild Renaissance Revival and medieval influences that do not overwhelm the design. Ornamental carving seen on these pieces is lightly incised rather than deeply carved. Wood grains were often emphasized, with oak and cherry often used in Eastlake pieces.

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